Monthly Archives: January 2015

Samsung Will Use Its Own Chips in Next Galaxy S Phone

Samsung will no longer be using microprocessing chips from Qualcomm in its Galaxy S phones. According to Bloomberg, this was due in part to the chip overheating in the company’s latest round of testing. Samsung announced it will use its own chips … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Ignores Credit Scores with Smartphone Equality

T-Mobile’s unconventional marketing approach took another turn this week when the nation’s third largest carrier announced it will offer its best plans and smartphones to all customers, regardless of their credit score or method of payment. The new program is … Continue reading

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Feds Aim to End DUIs with This New App

A new app backed by the federal government hopes to put a stop to DUI incidents. The app, known as ENDUI, estimates a person’s blood alcohol content and offers to hail a cab if the user is over the legal … Continue reading

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Smartphones Are the 4th Most Important Tool for Online Workers

A recent study from Pew Research analyzed the importance adult Internet users put on the various tools used for their full or part-time jobs. The survey revealed that email and the Internet are the most important communication tools overall, with … Continue reading

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How Secure is Apple Pay?

In their quarterly report this afternoon, Apple is expected to post record revenues and profits. Many analysts are curious how Apple Pay will be assessed after being in operation for a little over three months. While reviews have generally been … Continue reading

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WhiteAlbum App Brings Back Nostalgic Feel of Disposable Cameras

Remember the days of disposable cameras, when you got nervously excited every time you picked up your pictures at the print center? You didn’t know if they turned out well or whether you truly captured the moment. You just had … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–January 26, 2015

Apple Captured Half of U.S. Mobile Phone Activations in Q4 One out of every two mobile phones activated in the U.S. from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 were iPhones, according to a Consumer Intelligence Research Partners survey of 500 buyers. … Continue reading

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Google’s Entry Could Shake Up the Entire Wireless Industry

Google may be planning to sell wireless service by partnering with Sprint and T-Mobile, according to numerous media reports this week. If this does take place, it could be the beginning of a significant price war in the cell phone … Continue reading

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80% of Adult Internet Users Now Own a Smartphone

New research from GlobalWebIndex shows that 80% of adults that access the Internet own a smartphone. The quarterly survey, which assessed nearly 42,000 adult Internet users in 32 markets, found that the vast majority of adults used smartphones extensively in … Continue reading

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Google App Turns Your Smartphone into a Real Time Translator

The free Google Translate app just got an upgrade, turning your smartphone into a real-time translator. Simply point your camera at a sign, menu or recipe written in another language, and it will translate it into English. The new app … Continue reading

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