Tag Archive: Smartphone


Verizon adds $20 fee to all smartphone upgrades

Verizon will soon start charging a $ 20 fee for anyone upgrading their smartphone with pretty much no loopholes to get out of it. Yes, a carrier is introducing a new fee without much explanation and customers are forced to deal with it. Shocking, I know. The new fee goes into effect April 4. Verizon currently […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

Nintendo’s first smartphone game hits the U.S. on March 31

The wait for Nintendo’s first smartphone game is almost over if you live in the U.S. Miitomo, which racked up a whopping 1 million downloads in three days after making its debut in Japan a fortnight ago, will be available on Android and iOS on Thursday, March 31. Miitomo isn’t the Super Mario game you were hoping to get on […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

It’s official: Galaxy S7 has the best smartphone camera on the market

Countless YouTube videos and reviews have demonstrated just how impressive Samsung’s new smartphone camera is in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but just how good is it compared to the rest of them? According to the experts at DxOMark, it’s the best you can get right now. Samsung actually took some megapixels away from the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 is the smartphone to beat in 2016 [Review]

Building a smartphone that beats the Galaxy S6 has likely been Samsung’s biggest challenge so far. How do you improve upon an already stellar design and one of the best smartphone cameras on the market? You build the Galaxy S7. With its curved glass back, larger battery, Dual Pixel camera and even more powerful internals, the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

Rival smartphone makers are desperate to rip off 3D Touch

3D Touch was the single biggest selling point of the iPhone 6s, so naturally every other smartphone vendor is tripping over themselves and each other to add their own version of Apple’s pressure-sensitive iPhone feature to their next handset. Because of this, a new report claims that force sensing module shipments will grow by a […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

‘Peak smartphone’ is why Tim Cook is so hot for switchers

Apple convinced us we couldn’t live without a smartphone. Now many of us have a smartphone in hand and Apple may be facing the curse side of the blessing — finding new customers for the iPhone. Credit Suisse recently issued a report to investors that further fuels speculation that iPhone sales will dip for the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

This smartphone case will print out your snapshots

The early pioneers of photography, the ones who nearly choked to death inhaling toxic chemicals needed for making prints, would probably faint if they could see there is a smartphone case with a built-in photo printer. The Prynt Case, a smash hit on Kickstarter earlier this year, is now shipping to the nearly 9,000 people […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

How to shield your kid from smartphone cyberbullies

Gabriella van Rij thinks we all need to be kinder to each other — especially online. To that end, she’s leading a kindness movement aimed at eliminating the cyberbullying that can happen when kids get their mitts on the hottest gifts around: smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad. “The truth is,” says van […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

Xiaomi’s first smartphone with 3D Touch hits a snag

Xiaomi’s efforts to follow Apple into adopting pressure-sensitive smartphone displays has hit a roadblock, with the Chinese company struggling to source suitable components at a reasonable price. This almost certainly means that Xiaomi fans will have to wait longer for its first handset with 3D Touch. According to a recent report, Xiaomi has already begun working to bring […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]

This headset turns your smartphone into a virtual reality gateway [Deals]

The age of virtual reality is here, and you’re probably closer to taking part in this exciting new form of interaction and storytelling than you think. If you’ve got a smart phone, you’ve got most of what you need to drop into virtual reality today — the only other thing you’ll need is something like […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

[Read More…]