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Users to prefer smartphones and tablets over PCs and laptops by 2018
Friday, 12 Dec, 2014 – 4:00 | No Comment

Over 50 per cent of all users will turn to a smartphone or tablet before reaching for a desktop or laptop for all online activities by 2018, according to market research firm Gartner.

Google unveils low-cost Android One smartphones
Friday, 19 Sep, 2014 – 5:29 | No Comment

Google has unveiled the first three smartphones that will form part of Android One, the firm’s initiative to bringing affordable handsets to emerging markets.

Smartphone kill switch bill signed into law in California
Friday, 29 Aug, 2014 – 6:11 | No Comment

A new law that was signed into effect on Monday requires all smartphones manufactured after 1 July 2015 and sold within California to include a kill switch. This will allow users to remotely lock their phones and delete all data if they are stolen or lost.

Huawei smartphone deliveries soar by 62 per cent
Friday, 1 Aug, 2014 – 5:57 | No Comment

Thanks to stronger sales channels and higher brand awareness in other countries, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s smartphone shipments in the first half of 2014 surged 62 per cent compared to the same period a year ago, according to Reuters.

iPhone is most durable smartphone
Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014 – 3:38 | No Comment

While the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than its previous model, the iPhone 5s triumphed over all of them partly due to its smaller size, according to a new study.

Bill to require smartphone makers to install a kill switch
Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 5:16 | No Comment

New York officials have expressed their support for a bill that will require tablet and smartphone manufacturers to install a kill switch that will enable owners to delete data from devices if they are stolen.
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Resound Linx: Smartphone-adjustable hearing aid
Friday, 28 Feb, 2014 – 5:54 | No Comment

Denmark-based GN ReSound has developed a new smart hearing aid that is not only practical but can also be immediately worn by anyone suffering from a hearing impairment.

Samsung prepares for weak smartphone growth
Friday, 10 Jan, 2014 – 11:31 | No Comment

With Apple challenging its domination in China, Samsung is bracing for the weakest growth in its smartphone profits since 2007.
Samsung’s mobile devices business, which accounts for two thirds of the Korean firm’s profit, will come …

Google to pay fine for breaching smartphone privacy
Friday, 22 Nov, 2013 – 11:41 | No Comment

Google has agreed to pay US$17 million to 37 states as well as the District of Columbia for secretly tracking web users by setting up special digital files on their smartphones’ web browsers.
A press release …

Pplconnect unveils virtual smartphone platform
Friday, 13 Sep, 2013 – 6:33 | No Comment

Pplconnect has launched its private beta for a virtual smartphone platform that can be used anywhere as long as there is an internet connection.

New era for smartphone pioneer BlackBerry?
Friday, 16 Aug, 2013 – 9:28 | No Comment

After years of declining sales and failed makeovers as a result of stiff competition from rivals such as Android and Apple, BlackBerry has formed a special committee that will lay out strategic options such as the sale of the company and potential joint ventures.

55% of Americans own a smartphone
Friday, 12 Jul, 2013 – 10:55 | No Comment

Americans who own a smartphone are now quickly outnumbering those who do not have one. New research by the Pew Research Center found that over half of people in the US have a smartphone.