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  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by Vandertoolen
    +15 +1

    5G Drains iPhone 12 Battery 20% Faster Than 4G in Benchmark

    After the first reviews for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro emerged yesterday, a new report by Tom's Guide reveals the extent of battery life reductions when using 5G. The report outlines a test wherein the iPhone surfs the web continuously at 150 nits of screen brightness, launching a new site every 30 seconds until the battery drains. Interestingly, the test was run on an iPhone 12 and 12 Pro both over 4G and 5G.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by weekendhobo
    +14 +1

    Apple's iPhone 12 comes without a charger: a smart waste-reduction move, or clever cash grab?

    Apple has released its new smartphone, the iPhone 12, without an accompanying charger or earbuds. Users have harshly criticised the company for this move and will have to purchase these accessories separately, if needed. While some see it as cost-cutting, or a way for Apple to profit further by forcing customers to buy the products separately, the technology giant said the goal was to reduce its carbon footprint.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by zobo
    +23 +1

    Samsung Trolls Apple For Not Providing Charger With iPhone 12. See ROFL Post

    Samsung threw some serious shade at Apple for not including a charger with its latest iPhone 12 smartphones. The lineup of the latest Apple phones was announced in a virtual event two days ago. Phones in the iPhone 12 series will ship without a charger or EarPods - a fact that led to much trolling of the brand on social media.

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by wildcat
    +22 +1

    The Triumphant Return of the Good Small Phone

    WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE between the iPhone 12 Mini and the iPhone 12? About three square inches of display. That’s it. Everything else is the same. Which makes this the first time in years that you’ve been able to buy a smaller phone that wasn’t also a worse phone—not just from Apple, but pretty much anywhere.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by zyery
    +16 +1

    A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021

    A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by kxh
    +20 +1

    Fairphone users can buy new camera without replacing the phone itself

    The Fairphone 3+'s new camera module is also available to Fairphone 3 owners.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by doodlegirl
    +23 +1

    OnePlus 8 Pro long-term review

    The OnePlus 8 Pro was the company's flagship smartphone for 2020. Starting at a steep $899, the OnePlus 8 Pro is easily the most expensive smartphone OnePlus has ever launched. For years now, OnePlus has been transitioning from its early days of being a 'Flagship Killer' to becoming the flagship. While the rebellious teen phase certainly made for good marketing, it's also not a sustainable business model, especially if the company had to keep up with the growing competition and maintain its performance standards.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by hiihii
    +14 +1

    Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

    Google and Apple have taken steps this year they say will help users shield themselves from hundreds of companies that compile profiles based on online behavior. Meanwhile, other companies are devising new ways to probe more deeply into other aspects of our lives.

  • Analysis
    5 years ago
    by wetwilly87
    +13 +1

    AT&T is about to raise fees for smartphone upgraders - everything you need to know

    Surprise, surprise! Upgrading to new smartphones on AT&T is about to get more expensive. Droid Life this week broke the news that starting on August 1st, AT&T is planning to raise upgrade fees for customers signing new two-year contracts with the carrier to $45, or $5 more than what it currently charges to activate a new device when you sign a two-year deal.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +27 +1

    2015 Was the Year We Started Buying Phones Like Cars

    For years, the process of buying a phone remained largely the same. You paid $200 for a flagship, or nothing for a clunker, and in exchange agreed to ride out a two-year contract with the carrier offering the best deal (or service) at the time. All that went away in 2015. People don’t buy phones like they used to. Now they buy them like cars. The key difference between how people bought phones then and now is consumers know what a phone really costs.

  • Review
    4 years ago
    by AdelleChattre
    +25 +1

    We Are Hopelessly Hooked

    We check our phones 221 times a day—an average of every 4.3 minutes—according to a UK study. This number actually may be too low, since people tend to underestimate their own mobile usage. In a 2015 Gallup survey, 61 percent of people said they checked their phones less frequently than others they knew. Our transformation into device people has happened with unprecedented suddenness. By Jacob Weisberg.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by TentativePrince
    +34 +1

    Digitally weary users switch to ‘dumb’ phones

    In January, British actor Eddie Redmayne made headlines around the world as he became the latest in a growing band of smartphone refuseniks. “It was a reaction against being glued permanently to my iPhone during waking hours,” he explained, turning instead to an old-fashioned “dumb phone” handset that could only make and take calls.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +29 +1

    Apple's iPhone SE announcement: what to expect

    Apple's next event is happening Monday, March 21st, when we're expecting it to unveil a new iPhone, a new iPad, and likely a bit more. The announcements are shaping up to be a sequel to those made at Apple's last event, held six months ago. There, Apple announced the iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, an expansion of Apple Watch designs, and updates to iOS. This month, picture all of that repeated, but smaller. The current speculation is...

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by wildcard
    +49 +1

    Why you shouldn't expect a long-lasting smartphone battery any time soon

    It's happened to everyone who owns a powerful smartphone. You wake up in the morning, reach over to your nightstand to pick up your phone, only to realize you forgot to plug in the charging cable. Now, the battery indicator is blinking red. You might as well kiss your productivity on the commute to work goodbye.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by TNY
    +35 +1

    This $99 box transforms any smartphone into a 3D printer. No, seriously

    If you’ve spent the last few years holding out for a 3D printer that costs under a hundred bucks, then we’ve got good news for you: The printer you’re waiting for is finally here, and it goes by the name of OLO. The device, which first popped up at last year’s Maker Faire in New York, has finally found its way onto Kickstarter — where it obliterated its $80K funding goal in just a few hours.

  • Analysis
    4 years ago
    by lostwonder
    +2 +1

    My HTC 10 hates the Pixel C charger

    All chargers are not equal, and I thought a silly mistake meant the end of my HTC 10.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by darvinhg
    +9 +1

    First look: the $17,000 Solarin Android phone

    Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy were front row at the London launch of a new super-secure Android smart phone Solarin on Tuesday. The top-of-the-range phone promises military-grade encryption technology to protect users' calls and messages and is aimed squarely at business leaders, celebrities, VIPs and the super-rich. Hailed by its makers as "the best smartphone in the world," Solarin has been two and a half years in development and is the first product unveiled by Israeli start-up Sirin Labs.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +17 +1

    America’s favorite smartphone isn’t an iPhone

    There’s little question that iPhone users love their smartphones. Regardless of how negative the current news cycle is, Apple’s iPhone lineup is still the best-selling smartphone line in the world by a wide margin. Studies and surveys also consistently show that Apple retains smartphone customers better than any other phone brand, and this has been the case for years. Interestingly, however, a new major study has found that a new smartphone is now the Apple of the American consumer’s eye.

  • Expression
    4 years ago
    by zyery
    +23 +1

    This is what it's like to use a $4 Android phone

    Four. That's how many US dollars the Freedom 251 costs. It's a shockingly low number, especially if you're used to doling out $600 for a flagship phone. And despite raising many eyebrows when it was unveiled by Indian company Ringing Bells back in February -- with some doubting that the phone would materialise at that price -- not only is the Freedom 251 real, it's also surprisingly decent.

  • Current Event
    4 years ago
    by hxxp
    +14 +1

    Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant

    Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that's advertised as being "water resistant" actually isn't. The problem appears limited to the Galaxy S7 Active, a rugged model available only through AT&T in the U.S. The standard S7 and S7 Edge models have the same claims on water resistance and passed tests. Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that is well respected for its product testing, said Friday that it can't recommend the Active because it doesn't meet Samsung's own claims.