Category Archives: Smartphones

  • Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has a killer feature that nobody’s talking about

    Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is packed full of awesome new features like the new larger screen, face recognition and Bixby AI assistant. But there’s one pretty killer feature on the phone Samsung didn’t bother to mention at its Unpacked event on Wednesday. That feature: a built-in GIF maker. It’s not like the Smart Select GIF maker […]

  • 5 things Samsung’s Bixby A.I. service will do

    Could artificial intelligence make devices easier to use? According to Samsung, it sure can, and that’s what it the company out to prove with its Bixby AI service. Bixby is being loaded on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, which were announced on Wednesday. Bixby is an agent that can help the smartphones talk, recommend […]

  • Scammers scare iPhone users into paying to unlock not-really-locked Safari

    Apple yesterday patched a bug in the iOS version of Safari that had been used by criminals to spook users into paying $125 or more because they assumed the browser was broken. The flaw, fixed in Monday’s iOS 10.3 update, had been reported to Apple a month ago by researchers at San Francisco-based mobile security […]

  • Samsung may retake momentum with the S8 smartphone

    Samsung has a lot riding on its next smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which debuts on Wednesday at an event in New York City. Reports on new features of the S8 have been unusually abundant. Many of the reports were confirmed by Computerworld with seven industry insiders who spoke on the condition they not be named. […]

  • HOW IBM PLANS TO EXPAND MOBILEFIRST FOR IOS PROGRAM

    Apple and IBM’s program for iOS mobile app development in the enterprise is broadening its reach this year as more businesses pursue apps that can transform how their employees work, according to IBM. “We are engaged with more than 1,000 clients across the world,” says Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM’s general manager in charge of the MobileFirst […]

  • WHAT MARKETING PROS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIVE VIDEO IN 2017

    Fake news on Facebook. Trump’s Twitter tantrums. Snapchat Spectacles. Social media delivered plenty of surprises in 2016. For digital advertisers and marketers who’ve been paying attention, however, the biggest social media trend expected in 2017 shouldn’t be surprising at all: live video. Livestreamed video took off on social in 2016, and many believe 2017 will […]

  • Your smart fridge is about to make our IoT security nightmare so much worse

    LAS VEGAS — Each year, CES plays host to some of the most compelling innovations in the tech industry: self-driving cars, virtual reality, robots, drones and televisions that get bigger and thinner each year. Not to mention Wi-Fi and bluetooth sensors embedded into just about every previously mundane appliance and object imaginable. Want Amazon’s Alexa […]

  • Everything we think we know about the next iPhone

    The iPhone turns 10 this year, which means it’s time for Apple to shake things up. (No more dongles, please.) Thankfully, a number of rumors from the past several months suggest that a major redesign might be in store. Let’s dive in. Three new iPhones As we wrote in November, Apple will reportedly release three […]

  • It’s time to accept reality Android users. The headphone jack’s going away.

    If you haven’t gotten over Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, then make it your New Year’s resolution to do so because Android phones are almost certainly going to follow suit and gut the port. Word on the street is HTC’s next flagship phone, expected to be unveiled on Thursday, will be […]

  • Report on Russian hacking suggests Telegram may not be as secure as you think

    In the midst of all the fallout that came in the wake of Buzzfeed’s publication of an unverified dossier that claims President-Elect Donald Trump has definite ties to Russia was an uncomfortable revelation for security-minded people everywhere: one of the most trusted encrypted messaging apps might not be as safe as its users think. Telegram, […]

  • HTC’s new flagship has two displays, but no headphone jack

    As expected, HTC has joined the league of players that believe headphone jacks are relics of the past and don’t deserve their 3.5mm space on modern smartphones. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer today unveiled two new smartphones in its new “U” lineup: “its first phablet in a while” HTC U Ultra and “aggressively priced” HTC U […]

  • ZTE ZMAX PRO REVIEW: A BUDGET-FRIENDLY BEHEMOTH OF A SMARTPHONE

    ZTE has already shown us how much phone you can get for $200 with the Grand X Max 2 for Cricket Wireless. And now, in a bid to outdo itself, ZTE takes aim at the $180 price point with the ZMax Pro for T-Mobile users. The ZMax Pro boasts a six-inch HD screen, expandable storage, […]