Monthly Archives: February 2015

Flip Phones Making Strong Comeback in Japan

Remember the days when flip phones were considered “advanced technology”? They were colorful, functional, thin (for the time), and best of all, they fought the ever dreaded “butt dial.” Global growth in smartphone sales may have seemingly put flip phones … Continue reading

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Has Our Dependency on Smartphones Gone Too Far?

Consumers are well aware that smartphones have an “addictive” nature. These mobile devices allow us to stay connected with friends, family, and an endless supply of information no matter where we are. A new study from Apigee Institute and the Sandford … Continue reading

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World’s First Hands-Free Smartphone Hits the Market

The world’s first touch-free smartphone, known as Sesame Enable, has finally been introduced, allowing people with spinal cord injuries, ALS, cerebral palsy and other conditions to control their smartphones without the use of their hands. The phone uses head-tracking technology … Continue reading

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Kill Switches Drastically Cut Smartphone Theft

Smartphone theft in select major cities has dropped dramatically over the last 12 months, thanks in large part to the adoption of kill switches that remotely shut down smartphones. A new report from officials in New York, San Francisco and … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Smartphone Accessory Tests for STDs

A team of researchers from Columbia University have created a smartphone accessory that can test for HIV and syphilis. This could be a weapon in stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially in third world countries. The accessory is … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–February 23, 2015

NSA Helped British Intel Agency Steal Cell Phone Codes Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on … Continue reading

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Samsung to Launch 3-Sided Screen Galaxy Phone Next Month

Samsung is adding two more devices to its successful line of Galaxy smartphones next month, one of which has a three-sided display screen. This will help the South Korean manufacturer to compete with the recently released Apple iPhone 6 and … Continue reading

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Did Samsung Just Beat Apple in the Mobile Payment Market?

The mobile payment industry may have taken a seismic shift yesterday when Samsung announced it would acquire LoopPay for an undisclosed amount of money. The acquisition is seen as a major move by the South Korean company to compete with Apple Pay. … Continue reading

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New Site Shows Where Your Smartphone Works While Traveling

Traveling to another country and wondering if your smartphone will work? A new website called Will My Phone Work? tells you whether your specific phone will work in a certain area of the world. Every region of the world has its … Continue reading

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Key Apps Backfire by Helping Thieves Duplicate Keys

A new app known as KeyMe is under fire because it makes it easier for thieves to duplicate keys. While the original intent of the app was to help people get backup keys for their homes and cars, the program … Continue reading

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