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]

Samsung and Nokia Unveil New Phones at World Mobile Congress

Both Samsung and Nokia unveiled new smartphones at the 2018 World Mobile Congress in Madrid this weekend. Nokia Nokia introduced fives new phones at the event: Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6, Nokia 1, and Nokia 8110. The … Continue reading

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5G Phones Could Arrive in 2019

At Qualcomm’s 5G Day, the modem company announced a number of devices will be released as 5G-ready in 2019, including devices from LG, Nokia, Sony, and others, which will all use the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem. Qualcomm says … Continue reading

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Sony’s Next Smartphone Could Have OLED and Flexible Screen

The screen on Sony’s next Smartphone could rival the one on the iPhone X. Currently, Sony uses LCD screens for their phones, but Business Korea and other outlets are reporting that LG may be providing flexible organic light emitting diodes … Continue reading

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Is Your Teen Unhappy? Their Smartphone May Be to Blame

Researchers from the University of Georgia and San Diego State University have uncovered a correlation between the rise of smartphone technology and a decreasing level of happiness among teens, according to a study published in the journal Emotions. The authors … Continue reading

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New App Could Help Americans with Student Loans

Student loan debt in the United States has ballooned to $1.48 trillion, and 11.2% of borrowers are more than 90 days delinquent on their payments or in default. Even though the cost of education has risen and wages have remained … Continue reading

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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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