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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device

October 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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South Korean tech giant Samsung has urged owners of the Galaxy Note 7 to turn off its high-end smartphone while it investigates new reports of the device catching fire. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37614770

Google suspends Project Ara DIY smartphone work

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google has suspended work on Project Ara, its modular smartphone. The project, which the company launched in 2013. was designed to let users buy a basic phone and add different modules like a keyboard or other sensors, Google had announced during its developer conference I/O in May, its intentions to have a developer version ready […]

Sony, DJI and Lenovo show off new smartphone camera tech

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A gadget that makes smartphone videos look as if they were shot on a Steadicam and a plug-in that cuts the cost of 360-degree photography are among a range of new handset-enhancing camera products The new kit has been announced at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. The idea is to add capabilities that are […]

ZTE wants the public’s ideas for its next smartphone

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Electronics giant ZTE wants the public to help design one of its next mobile phones. The company has launched a website where people can submit their ideas and vote on those of others. Initial proposals have included a solar-panel case, a second screen that can rotate 360 degrees, and a modular design to connect with […]

Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Strong smartphone sales have helped Samsung Electronics post its best quarterly results in more than two years. Second-quarter operating profit jumped 18% to 8.1tn Korean won ($7.17bn; £5.46bn), in line with the company’s guidance issued in July. Operating profit at its mobile division soared 27% year-on-year to 4.3tn won. That is mainly driven by strong […]

How to Reduce Data Usage When Browsing the Web on a Smartphone

July 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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When you don’t have unlimited mobile data on your Android or iPhone, every megabyte counts. Mobile browsers like Google Chrome and Opera offer a built in data compression feature, allowing you to browse with less data. There are only a few small trade-offs here. If you want to use less data, enabling this feature will […]

How Smartphone Apps Can Help Treat Anxiety and Depression

May 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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There are all kinds of apps out there touting the ability to help people suffering from anxiety, depression, and any number of other disorders. Some are free, some are not. Some offer a total self-help approach, while others are geared more as an adjunct to traditional therapy. Join us as we take a look at whether […]

What Are “ZigBee” and “Z-Wave” Smarthome Products?

April 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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As you research new smarthome products to put in your home of the future, you’ll come across a lot of terms and categories that seem completely foreign. At the top of the list: “ZigBee” and “Z-Wave” products. What does this mean, and what’s the difference between the two? Zibgee and Z-Wave Are How Your Smarthome Gadgets […]

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Home Security Camera

April 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Setting up a simple home security camera is a great way to keep tabs on your house while you’re away. A dedicated system is great, but in a pinch, you can use an old, spare smartphone that you have lying around. You could, of course, buy an indoor security camera that’s ready to set up […]

Construction giant Dewalt unveils smartphone

April 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Construction giant Dewalt has entered the smartphone market with a tough Android-powered handset designed for building industry workers. The £379 ($544) device is designed to survive a 2m drop on to concrete and can operate in temperatures ranging from -20C to 60C. Rival firm Caterpillar has already established itself as a brand in the physically […]

Is your smartphone listening to you?

March 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It all began with a car crash. I was doing some ironing when my mum came in to tell me that a family friend had been killed in a road accident in Thailand. My phone was on the worktop behind me. But the next time I used the search engine on it, up popped the […]

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Mouse, Keyboard, and Remote Control for Your PC

February 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A mouse and keyboard isn’t always the most convenient way to control a PC, especially a media center PC you control from the couch. You can try to control your desktop with a game controller, but your smartphone will do the trick as well. This is made possible through a smartphone app and PC app combo called […]

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