Tag: Smartphones

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7 [VIDEO]

Samsung has now completely halted production of the Galaxy Note 7, after another spate of fires and explosions were reported involving replacement models the company issued to customers. On Monday, Samsung initially told buyers to stop using the smartphones and to turn them off while it looked into the safety concerns; early Tuesday, that notice…

Google Released Pixel, Pixel XL Phones

Google has just confirmed its Pixel smartphone, available in 5- and 5.5in versions as the Pixel and Pixel XL. Headline features include the new Google Assistant, which allows for natural dialogue between Google and a user to get the information they need, a 12.3Mp camera that has won the highest ever rating from DXOMark Mobile…

New iPhone Expected To Top Today’s Apple Event

On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and other company luminaries and guests will host an event in San Francisco, and the featured product is widely expected to be a new smartphone, the iPhone 7. According to rumors, the new iPhone will have no headphone jack, may have two cameras on the back of the larger…

Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note 7 Phones Over Exploding Batteries

Samsung on Friday recalled its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over a battery problem that can cause the devices to catch fire. The company has sold 2.5 million of the waterproof phones, which only made their debut on Aug. 19. Samsung said it had found 35 cases of faulty devices globally. The South Korean company’s…

Temporary Blindness Tied To Smartphone Use In Dark

Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon. The solution: Make sure to use both eyes when looking at your smartphone screen in…

Major Study Links Cellphones to Cancer

A link between cellphones and cancer has been found in a major U.S. study, officials said late Thursday. The peer-reviewed $25 million study was conducted over multiple years and found two types of tumors in male rats exposed to the same kind of radio frequencies emitted by the devices. The tumors were found in brain…

Apple Boost Apple TV, Unveils New iPad, Stylus And IOS 9 [VIDEO]

A jumbo-sized 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and a stylus called the Apple Pencil were among the new products demonstrated at Apple’s annual event held today in San Francisco. A new version of the Apple TV comes with a touch remote and Siri connectivity to search for programs, and CEO Tim Cook said in revealing the product,…

Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool

Apple fixes bug with lost iMessages & adds deregistration tool to make your Android messages not disappear It’s not uncommon for iPhone users to make the switch to Android β€” in fact, Google recently published guidelines to make that changeover easier for users. But one recurring complaint of Android adopters has been the iMessage issue.…

Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

Apple Inc said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but many will be shipped in October as…

Apple Event: iPhone 6, Watch, U2 Live & Apple Pay

Apple is expected to announce two new versions of the iPhone today, both with bigger screens than their predecessors, and to introduce a wearable device, nicknamed the iWatch, also expect something big from U2. Extending a decade-long connection with Apple, U2 will play a significant part in Apple’s event. The new phones are said to…

Toyota i-Road EVs trialled for last-mile car-sharing

Toyota’s electric i-Road three wheeler is shaping up as the ideal combination of the best attributes of a motorcycle (maneuverability, lightweight, narrow track, small footprint, low energy consumption, fun) and a car (weather-proof, safe, stable, easy to use) and trials have now begun in Japan using the i-Road in Toyota’s Ha:mo (Harmonious Mobility) vehicle-sharing project.…

A Satellite Device Designed to Provide a Wi-Fi Hotspot Anywhere in the World

Iridium GO!, from global mobile satellite communications company Iridium, is a battery-powered device that connects to Iridium’s satellites to create a Wi-Fi hotspot that extends to about 100 feet. Iridium GO! supports voice calls, email, and other applications, but it’s tied to data usage like any other mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The full technical specs for…

Apple-Samsung War Heads to Court

The latest round in Apple and Samsung’s bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters. In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung’s Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung…