Category Archives: Smartphones

  • How to delete and deactivate Instagram: A step-by-step guide

    So you’ve had enough of Instagram. Maybe you’ve become obsessed with scrolling through the rich kids of Instagram’s feeds, or you’re sick of seeing food porn around every corner. You may be annoyed at the adverts Instagram recently introduced, and is rumoured to be increasing over the coming months. If any of these apply, or you’re […]

  • Facebook introduces new ad metrics and promises that more are coming

    Facebook says it’s introducing a number of new measurements for businesses that buy ads and own Facebook Pages. Last year, the company admitted that it had been misreporting some metrics — individually, none of the mistakes seemed particularly serious, but cumulatively, they created the impression that the company needs to work harder on transparency for […]

  • Ford creates a new dedicated Robotics and AI Research team

    Ford’s recent executive shuffle was bound to lead to reorganization throughout the company, but the addition of a new Robotics and AI Research team operating under Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering department seems like it was inevitable either way, given the industry’s trajectory. Ford’s VP of Research and Engineering and CTO Dr. Ken Washington revealed […]

  • Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

    Salesforce launched three AI tools for developers today at the TrailheaDX developer conference. These algorithms, which fall under the new Einstein Platform Services, enable third-party developers to add Einstein intelligence to applications built on top of the Salesforce platform. The new services include sentiment and intent analysis and some pretty sophisticated image recognition analysis tools, […]

  • 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 […]