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Projected Smartphone Sales Growth For 2016 Only At 0.6 Percent

Projected Smartphone Sales Growth For 2016 Only At 0.6 Percent

by Staff on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Market research firm IDC has published its latest projections for 2016, and it appears that this year will end having accumulated smartphone shipments of around 1.45 billion units around the world.

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NHTSA Proposes Driver Mode For Smartphones To Reduce Accidents

NHTSA Proposes Driver Mode For Smartphones To Reduce Accidents

by Staff on Monday, November 28, 2016

Drivers of today already make use of interfaces such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that allow their smartphones to be paired with the vehicles they are driving. Moreover, these interfaces already do a neat job of shutting off features that might cause distractions for those behind the wheel.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Pokemon Go Gets Updated With Tracking System And New Creature

Pokemon Go Gets Updated With Tracking System And New Creature

by Staff on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pokemon Go is a phenomenally cool mobile game and all, but few would say that its tracking system was world class. Some even claim that third party trackers actually do a better job compared to the app’s own system. What was worse was that the creators of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs, kept shutting third party systems.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Facebook Testing Feature That Allows Users To Detect Free Wi-Fi

Facebook Testing Feature That Allows Users To Detect Free Wi-Fi

by Staff on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Facebook has already started testing a feature that will help its users spot places where they can enjoy access to a free Wi-Fi connection. As a matter of fact, this new feature is actually being rolled out in a few countries around the world, especially among iOS powered devices that have the social media giant’s app installed.

 

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9 Out Of Ten Owners Of Samsung Devices Likely To Give The Brand Another Shot

9 Out Of Ten Owners Of Samsung Devices Likely To Give The Brand Another Shot

by Staff on Monday, November 21, 2016

Despite the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, it appears that a vast majority of existing owners of Samsung mobile devices still want to purchase a handset from the

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Is It Getting Harder And Harder For People To Try Out New Mobile Apps?

Is It Getting Harder And Harder For People To Try Out New Mobile Apps?

by Staff on Friday, November 18, 2016

It appears so, or at least as indicated in a new state of the industry report published by Adobe. Most users of today seem to be sticking to familiar mobile apps instead of giving new apps a shot. And interestingly, the rate of app abandonment is also on the rise, with the number of app installs only increasing 6 percent year over year.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Introducing iDentifi: A Mobile App For The Visually Impaired

Introducing iDentifi: A Mobile App For The Visually Impaired

by Staff on Thursday, November 17, 2016

iDentifi is a new mobile app (it can be downloaded for free from the App Store) that allows users to point their smartphone’s camera at a specific object, and then get a description of the object immediately afterwards.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Google Rolling Out New Features For Its Allo Messaging App

Google Rolling Out New Features For Its Allo Messaging App

by Staff on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

As stated by Google when it revealed the newest features of Google Allo, its messaging app, it turns out that people only use 3 percent of all emoji existing today. In other words, the remaining 97 percent of all emoji are all but underused.

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Google Starts Rolling Out Improved Version Of Google Play Music

Google Starts Rolling Out Improved Version Of Google Play Music

by Staff on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It was a long wait for fans of Google Play Music, but finally, Google is starting the deployment of a new and improved version of its music streaming service.

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Appears in: Mobile, smartphone, Smartphones

Apple Pay Partners With 24 NPOs

Apple Pay Partners With 24 NPOs

by Staff on Monday, November 14, 2016

Apple has joined forces with 24 nonprofit organizations in order to let mobile users make full use of Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile operating system, in donating money to charity.

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