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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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Smartphone Trends Expected in 2018

The holidays are here, and a 2018 is approaching. With a new year comes new technology, and we have compiled some of the most exciting smartphone trends to look for in 2018. Even Better Health Apps Many people are already … Continue reading

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5G Phones May Arrive By 2019

In a few years, your mobile device could be even faster. Qualcomm announced a successful 5G connection using a Snapdragon X50 modem and a test smartphone. At the 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong, Qualcomm said they plan to release 5G-compatible … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 Users Report “Swollen” Batteries

iPhone 8 Plus just hit shelves on September 22, and some users are already reporting problems. Users from Canada, China, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan claimed the battery of their new phone swelled and pushed the screen out of … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo Will Now Work as a Phone

The Amazon Echo can now be used to place phone calls to both mobile devices and landlines. This latest upgrade is an improvement on the Amazon Calling feature introduced in May. In the past, Echo users could only call other … Continue reading

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World Has More Mobile Phone Subscriptions than People

In 2017, mobile phone subscriptions are expected to rise to 7.74 billion, which exceeds the world’s population of approximately 7.5 billion people, according to recent research from the International Telecommunications Union (ICT). Mobile phone subscriptions have also penetrated the developing world. … Continue reading

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LG G6 Given Eco-Friendly Certification

The LG G6 smartphone has been given the ECOLOG Certification from the Green Electronics Council. The G6 is one of the first smartphones to be listed on the Green Electronics Council’s new mobile phone category on its online registry EPEAT, which gives … Continue reading

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Motorola Unveils New Super-Slim Smartphone

Motorola has unveiled a new, super-slim Android phone to their line-up, the Moto Z2 Force Edition. It features a crack- and shatter-free screen, dual 12MP cameras, and fast data speeds. Sturdy Construction The Moto Z2 Force features guaranteed ShatterShield technology, … Continue reading

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Samsung Launches Voice Capabilities for Bixby

Samsung announced that Bixby’s voice capabilities will be available for Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in the United States. Much like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, Bixby allows users to interact with their mobile device through a combination of voice … Continue reading

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Apple Unveils New Emojis

Apple announced they will introduce some new, more diverse emojis on iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year. The new emojis, which will join the thousands already available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, will represent a broader audience. … Continue reading

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