Author Archives: Lynn Oldshue

About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue is a PR professional who has worked with the Birmingham Zoo, Coca – Cola , the Alabama Theatre, and the Saenger Theatre. She has covered personal finance issues for 10 years. Lynn can be contacted at [email protected]

Will a Galaxy S9 Launch in 2018 Be Enough to Overtake Apple?

Each year, Apple launches a new iPhone, and Samsung follows up with an update to their Galaxy phone. 2018 will be no exception, as rumor has it that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy s9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in February … Continue reading

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Half of Flickr Photos Taken on Smartphones

According to Flickr’s 2017 Year in Review, half of all photos uploaded to their site were taken on a smartphone, up from 48% in 2016. DSLR uploads were also on the rise (33% from 25% in 2016). Point-and-shoot uploads suffered … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Case on Cellphone Privacy

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on whether a police officer first needs a search warrant to get location information from a suspect’s cell phone carrier. The case, Carpenter v. United States, stems from the … Continue reading

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What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality, or AR, has been available for gaming systems, such as the Nintendo 3DS, since 2012, but as mobile phones begin to replace portable gaming devices, smartphone developers have also started to adopt this technology. But what is AR? AR … Continue reading

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Stash vs. Acorns: Which is the Best Investment App

While research indicates Millennials fear investing, new apps are making it easier than ever for this tech-savvy generation to do so. Two of the most popular are Stash and Acorns. Both make investing easy and automatic, but each will appeal … Continue reading

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What Does Cell Phone Insurance Cover?

When you buy a cell phone from a major carrier, you usually have the option of adding insurance on the phone. Much like car insurance or homeowner’s insurance, this is a policy that pays for the cost of repair or … Continue reading

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Huawei’s Mate 10 Will Feature AI Chip

While consumers are already using AI personal assistants such as Siri and Cortana, China’s Huawei is taking artificial intelligence on mobile devices to the next level. Unlike cloud-based AI assistants, Huawei’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will feature a … Continue reading

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Samsung Image Sensors Could Create Slimmer Smartphones

Samsung announced its upcoming phones will feature ISOCELL image sensors, which will do away with the smartphone camera “bump” without losing picture quality. The company has unveiled two ISOCELL sensors, and each have different perks. The first is the 1.28-micrometer ISOCELL Fast … Continue reading

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Blackberry Returns But Without the Keyboard

Blackberry, which stopped producing mobile devices in 2016, is back in the hardware business after partnering with Chinese company TCL. The BlackBerry Motion, which operates on Android, has dropped the keyboard and offers a 5.5″ 1080p display. Other features of … Continue reading

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Saudi Female Students Can Now Carry Cell Phones

Last week, a royal decree in Saudi Arabia gave women the right to drive. Now, female college students can now bring their cell phones to college campuses. Education Minister Ahmad Al Eisa reached this decision because parents complained their daughters … Continue reading

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