All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphone’

Google Lays Off 1,200 More Employees At Motorola

Google has the unenviable position turning around Motorola Mobility and making it profitable again. That means the company has to make some tough decisions that will affect its employees around the world. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has begun laying off 1,200 employees at its Motorola Mobility hardware division. The cuts are a result of Motorola’s inability to …

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Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking

Did you know that the federal government can request your smartphone location data without a warrant? It happens quite often, but there’s not been much progress made in the way of legislation curtailing this particular practice. One state has had enough, however, and it intends to put a stop to it. Slate reports that both the Texas state Senate and …

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Watch Yesterday’s HTC One Unveiling

HTC made it known yesterday that it’s serious about gaining back some smartphone marketshare this year with the HTC One. Unfortunately, only the press was allowed at the actual unveiling, and HTC neglected to livestream the event to all its fans. That bit of oversight has been rectified today. The HTC One unveiling is now up on YouTube for all …

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HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced

Today HTC officially announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One. The device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and 468 pixels per square inch. It has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2300mAh battery. It also has NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, and includes most of the features expected in a …

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Can The BlackBerry Z10 Help You Cheat At Scrabble?

Reviews of the latest BlackBerry phone – the BlackBerry Z10 – have been generally positive, but are not asking the tough questions. Can the BlackBerry Z10 make phone calls? Can it help you cheat at Scrabble? Can it play obnoxious memes during lunch? These are the questions that one brave reviewer has agreed to tackle. Sortable has reviewed the BlackBerry …

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Give Your Smartphone The Iron Throne Its Always Deserved

Are you sick of your iPhone 5 not having a dock to sit comfortably in? Are you a huge Game of Thrones fan? If you answered yes to both, this latest 3D printed creation may be just for you. Instructables user mstyle183 has recreated a miniature Iron Throne that will comfortably seat an iPhone 5 or other mobile devices. The …

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AT&T Reduces Its Return Policy From 30 Days To 14 Days

AT&T had a pretty generous return policy. Customers had 30 days to try out their new purchase to see if it fits their lifestyle. If not, they could return the device, and even cancel their service, without any penalties. Had is the keyword here as that generosity has come to an end. According to Phone Scoop, AT&T sent out an …

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Galaxy Note II to Launch on Verizon, Every Other Major U.S. Carrier

It appears that Samsung is on a roll that can’t be stopped. BriefMobile this weekend reported that an anonymous “reputable source” told them Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note II will be sold through Verizon. That means the Galaxy Note II will be the second Samsung phone to be released across all major U.S. carriers this year, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and …

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Smartphone Shipments Rising Faster Than Predicted

Marketing research firm IHS iSuppli this week announced that its research shows smartphone shipments rising much faster than previously predicted. According to its figures, iSuppli predicts that smartphone shipments will constitute 54% of the cell phone market next year. The firm has readjusted its outlook to also predict that more than one-third of cell phone shipments in 2016 will be …

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Microsoft And Nokia Want To Steal The iPhone 5’s Thunder

It’s pretty much a guarantee that Apple is going to show off the iPhone 5 at an event on September 12. The device will go on sale soon after and will sell millions of units before the end of the year. Microsoft apparently wants to get in on the smartphone action before it’s too late. Microsoft and Nokia have begun …

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Amazon Smartphone is Currently in the Works

An Amazon smartphone is rumored to be in the works, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. If these hushed whispers and nameless tips are to be believed, the device in-question would be powered by Google’s Android operating system. The company is looking to give Apple and the iPhone a run for its money, though industry insiders seem to feel that, …

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Dolphin Engine Says It’s The Fastest Browser on Android

Do you have a browser preference when you’re mobile browsing the web? Do you use the default factory browsers that come preinstalled or do you personalize the experience with a third-party browser of your choice? If you’re the kind of user who likes to try different software packages from smaller developers, the folks who develop the Dolphin Browser–which has been …

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