Category Archives: Smartphones

  • 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, […]

  • HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR IPHONE 6S IS ELIGIBLE FOR FREE BATTERY REPLACEMENT

    When my iPhone 6s started shutting down earlier this month even though it still had 20% or 30% battery life showing, I suspected maybe it was just getting too cold. After all, I’ve seen my iPhones be temperature sensitive in the past. But it turns out that the problem really stemmed from a bug in […]

  • LG G6 NEWS AND RUMORS

    LG bet it all on mods with the G5, but its “Friends” ecosystem hasn’t been a winner, and the company hasn’t released further modules to help build the range and entice us. LG will really have to blow the competition out of the water with its next flagship phone, which we expect will be called […]

  • The Google Pixel Has Been Rooted

    It was only a matter of time, really. Netherlands-based developer “Chainfire” posted the above photo yesterday showing the fruits of his labour: the Pixel, successfully rooted — after a bit of trial and error, of course. All the remains is to prepare the root for public consumption. Here’s Chainfire’s tweets announcing his “victory” over the […]

  • Aussie Telco Complaints Are Through The Roof

    Complaints to telecommunications providers are up by over 16 per cent, according to the latest report detailing the number of new landline, mobile and internet complaints the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) receives. Optus is the worst offender, while Amaysim proves the most loved among customers. The Telecommunications Complaints In Context report — a quarterly report […]