Tag Archive: Phones


Walmart slashes $100+ off iPhone and Galaxy phones

If you’re looking to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple’s brand new four-inch iPhone SE, Walmart has the offer for you! Stating today, customers can save $ 100 on all stocked iPhone models (including the larger sized models) and $ 150 off all Samsung phones. While not every store will carry the same […]

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Google’s new app transforms phones into VR cameras

Google has unleashed a free app that will let anyone with an Android phone take panoramic videos and record sound. Later, you’ll be able to use your virtual-reality headset of choice to relive those moments in 3-D. The app is called Cardboard Camera, after Google’s own build-it-yourself VR goggles, and it’s available now in the […]

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We spend 7 weeks per year staring at our phones, study claims

People aged 16 to 30 spend around 3.2 hours per day on mobile devices like iPhones and iPads, according to a new study by global market research company TNS. That translates as 49 days out of the year staring at miniature screens — with people reported to look at their phones a massive 150 times daily. […]

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Photos capture just how much our phones disconnect us

Quick – how often do you check your iPhone when you’re around other people? When you’re out dining? At home on the couch, maybe watching TV? At the bar? At parties? If you’re anything like the rest of us, the answer is somewhere between “often” and “far too often.” Photographer Eric Pickersgill noticed this phenomenon […]

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Microsoft’s new Lumia phones boast facial recognition, liquid cooling

Microsoft hopes to tempt you away from Android and iOS with a pair of flagship smartphones that boast built-in facial recognition and liquid cooling. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL scan your eyes instead of your fingerprints for lightning-fast unlocking, and they’re the first smartphones on the market powered by Windows 10. Microsoft’s new devices, which were announced […]

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How Microsoft’s ambitious new Lumia 950 phones compare to rivals

Microsoft’s new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have arrived, with high-end specifications, iris recognition technology, and the latest Windows 10 software. But do they have what it takes to persuade you to give up Android or iOS? Find out in our in-depth comparison below. We’ve put the Lumia 950 and 950 XL up against rival devices […]

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How Google’s new Nexus phones stack up against the competition

Following their big unveiling in San Francisco this morning, Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for pre-order. But should you buy one, or is your hard-earned cash better spent elsewhere? To help you decide, here’s a handy comparison that shows you how Google’s latest devices stack up against the competition from […]

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All the phones at the party become one sound system with AmpMe

The party is on, but there’s a problem: There’s no stereo or Bluetooth speaker for the music. But a startup out of Montreal has developed an app that allows partygoers to create a DIY sound system. AmpMe is an app that syncs streaming music across the many smartphones at that party to create one powerful […]

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Why Verizon killing subsidized phones is good for Apple

Verizon Wireless announced today that it’s killing subsidized phones for good, and will streamline its data offerings to just four plans. New subscribers will no longer have the option to get their iPhone subsidized when signing up for two-year contract, starting on August 13th. In order to get a new iPhone on Verizon, you’ll now have […]

First ‘mobile’ phones were a lot of junk in the trunk

When Lars Magnus Ericsson installed a telephone in his car, he proved you could communicate from the road. But while the first mobile phone was indeed mobile, it was anything but simple to use. Ericsson drove around Sweden and, when it was time to place a call, he would pull off to the side of […]