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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 11, 2017

Budget Smartphones Are About To Get Better And Cheaper With Android Oreo Go Whereas Apple can develop iOS knowing exactly the hardware on which it will run, Google has to build Android unsure if the software will operate on a … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—December 4, 2017

US Supreme Court Looks into Cell Phone Tracking Our mobile phones are troves of personal, private information, and the US Supreme Court weighed on Thursday how easily police should be able to get it. In a case seen as a landmark for … Continue reading

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Best Holiday Smartphone Deals

Even if you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, never fear. You can still get a great deal on smartphones this holiday season. It is unlikely Apple lovers will find massive sales on the iPhone X (though some carriers are … 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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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 27, 2017

Smartphones Sales Break All Records on Black Friday Smartphone transactions hit a record high in the US on Black Friday as shoppers thronged retail stores as well as went online to celebrate. According to Adobe Digital Insights mobile transactions were “hitting record highs”. … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 20, 2017

Smartphones a Likely Culprit in the Recent Decline in Teen Mental Health In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent … Continue reading

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Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Recent research from Deloitte indicates many Americans are addicted to their cell phones. Cell phone addiction even has a name, nomophobia, which is when a user experiences real psychological difficulties due to their mobile device: everything from panicking if they … 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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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review—November 13, 2017

US Smartphone Shipments Dip in Third Quarter Smartphone shipments in the US dipped 2% year-over-year (YoY) in Q3 2017 to 39.5 million units, down from 6% YoY growth and 40 million units in the year-ago quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. … Continue reading

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What are Fi-Compatible Phones?

With the release of Google’s Pixel series, the company stressed that the phones were Project Fi-compatible, which may have left some customers wondering, what are Fi-compatible phones? Project Fi promises to help users find the fastest service automatically by analyzing … Continue reading

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