First look at Samsung’s sleek Galaxy Watch Active

It was easy to miss amid all the foldable phone hype, but Samsung revealed its latest smartwatch Wednesday at its Unpacked event: the $199 Galaxy Watch Active. But just because it didn’t have much time in the spotlight doesn’t mean the Galaxy Watch Active  isn’t worth checking out. While Samsung’s prior smartwatches have tended to […]

[Column] Ian Fogg: Understanding mobile experience in the growth continent of Africa

Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time, download speeds vary from just 4.4 Mbps in Senegal to 14.4 Mbps in South Africa. […]

Galaxy S8 has received the AR Emoji and Super Slow-Motion update

Samsung released a new firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 last week amid reports that it could be porting the AR Emoji feature to last year’s phablet. That’s precisely what this firmware update did. It also brought the Super Slow-Motion video mode in addition to the security patch for the month of September 2018. We […]

Microsoft Finally Agrees to Replace Surface Pro 4s With Horrible Screen Flickering That Can’t Be Patched

Microsoft has finally called a mulligan and will just replace Surface Pro 4 models that are experiencing screen flickering that makes the tablet-laptop hybrids unusable, Ars Technica reported. According to a Microsoft blog post, the company has determined that flickering issues that plagued numerous users—some of who resorted to drastic and ill-advised solutions like throwing […]

Netflix is currently having issues with logging in on iOS 11.4

“I come home to Netflix on my iPad not being auto logged in anymore. A restart, closing the app, and power cycle on the iPad later I get ahold of Netflix support and they are aware of the issue. Any device on 11.4 will have issues logging in” says a friend chatting with me last […]

Apple Shares New iPhone X Photography Tutorial Videos With a Soccer Theme

Apple this morning shared five new iPhone X photography tutorial videos on its websiteand YouTube channel, with each taking a football (soccer in the U.S.) theme to celebrate the first day of the World Cup. Each short video walks users through a series of step-by-step instructions on how to use the special shooting modes featured on the […]

Top 5 Foldable Smartphones to Expect in 2019

The age of folding smartphones is coming. We know as patents for foldable phones are being filed in an ever-increasing number, with all the big players like Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola and more positioning themselves to come to market in the strongest and most innovative position possible. Smarter Living has rounded up the five […]

iOS will soon disable USB connection if left locked for a week

In a move seemingly designed specifically to frustrate law enforcement, Apple is adding a security feature to iOS that totally disables data being sent over USB if the device isn’t unlocked for a period of 7 days. This spoils many methods for exploiting that connection to coax information out of the device without the user’s consent. […]

Review: Huawei’s P20 Pro is a shiny phone with a strong personality

t’s been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device. I’ve played with this phone for a few weeks and it’s one of the most interesting Android phones currently available. The P20 Pro is a solid successor to the P10 and a good alternative to other flagship phones, such as the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9. But […]

Drone technology is now dangerous enough to kill for

There are certain classes of technology that, by their nature, put those who possess their secrets in danger: Nuclear weapons. Ballistic missiles. Advanced encryption software. Now, add unmanned aerial vehicles—drones—to that list. A Palestinian electrical engineer who had published research on drones was assassinated in Malaysia, the Wall Street Journal reported(paywall). A helmeted person on a […]

EU probes Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers. Apple announced the deal with London-based Shazam, worth a reported $400 million, in December last year in a fresh bid to secure an edge in the […]

The only reasons to stay with the iPhone right now have nothing to do with the iPhone

My iPhone X is fine. I picked up the $1,000 rectangle of glass and aluminum on launch day. I’ve been on Apple’s upgrade program since it launched in 2015, which means I pay a monthly fee, currently $56, and get each new iPhone as it’s released every year. I switched my main phone from Android to iPhone […]

We Took Apart Some Beats Headphones and Here’s What We Found

It’s nearly impossible to be on a train, fly on a plane or walk down the street without spotting the iconic “b” logo. Beats has been extremely successful in marketing its headphones and now enjoys large market appeal. But with a sky-high retail price of $199, is there more to Beats than meets the eye? […]

Huawei P20 phone ‘can see in the dark’

Huawei’s latest smartphone can take photos in near-dark conditions without using its flash or a tripod. The P20 Pro takes exposures lasting up to six seconds to get enough light. It then uses artificial intelligence to deliver sharp images and avoid the blurring and smearing normally associated with employing this technique handheld. The Chinese company […]

Siri won’t be reading hidden notifications out loud for much longer

The bug will get fixed in an upcoming update. A fix is coming for a bug that led Siri to speak notifications out loud that were hidden behind the lock screen should someone ask about them. “We are aware of this issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update,” Apple confirmed to Engadget. It’s […]

Why we advocate gender friendly technology – LG

As global economy continues to digitize and transform women seem to suffer from persistent inequalities which even deepen on a daily basis. Women disproportionately hold jobs susceptible to automation whereas fields with employment growth are characterized by low female representation. When it comes to food preparation, a number of innovations would go a long way […]

How hackers can access your MacBook without password

Hackers now have a new way to easily access your Mac. A new bug has been discovered in the Mac version of the Google Chrome Remote Desktop app. It allows hackers to access an admin account on Apple Macs via the Google extension, bypassing the need for a password. The security flaw was unearthed by […]

Apple Skirts Tech Addiction Issue in Response to Worried Investors | Smartphones | TechNewsWorld

ple on Monday responded to an open letter from investors who called for the company to address the negative impact of the iPhone on children and teens. Though the company listed a number of controls provided to help parents screen content, it offered little to address the investors’ chief concern: the amount of time teens […]

Tech Takes Front Seat at Detroit Auto Show | Transportation | TechNewsWorld

In recent years, CES largely has usurped the North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the “first auto show of the year.” Automakers have used the annual Las Vegas shindig for all things consumer electronics to highlight the latest technology in vehicles. So perhaps it was fitting that this year NAIAS, more commonly known […]

Huawei’s Mate 10 phones have big screens, small bezels, and AI hardware

Huawei has announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, two new phones that occupy the highest end of its lineup. The Mate 10 phones see the Chinese giant get on board with the skinny-bezel trend of 2017 while leveraging its ability in silicon design to supposedly improve AI-related performance. The main difference between the […]

Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun to resign citing ‘unprecedented crisis’

Kwon Oh-hyun, Samsung Electronics’ CEO, vice chairman, and the head of its hugely successful components business, has announced his resignation. He will step down from the CEO role, as well as his positions on the board and as CEO of Samsung Display, in March 2018. “It is something I had been thinking long and hard […]

BlackBerry’s water-resistant Motion revealed in leak

© Provided by Engadget BlackBerry’s decision to embrace Android may not restore the brand to its former glory, but it’s been a promising start. We were impressed with its latest phone, the KeyOne, which catered to classicists with its hardware keyboard. But, its followup, will onceagain ditch the brand’s defining physical characteristic — at least, […]

Turns out Pixel 2’s unlimited photo storage has a limit

Google’s promise of unlimited storage for the newly launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL isn’t so free and open after all. The company announced on Wednesday that owners of any Pixel phone will be able to store all the photos and videos they want to online in Google Photos for as long as they use a […]

MTN Group Appoints Ebenezer Asante as New Regional Vice President

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 6, 2017 – MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as Vice President (VP) of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017.  The role became vacant when then VP, Godfrey Motsa, was appointed CEO of MTN South Africa. Karl Toriola, VP for West and […]

How to Get the Old Volume Control Back on Windows 10

Though many people (some begrudgingly) have moved onto Windows 10, some still prefer the way Windows 7 worked. Thankfully, it’s not hard to make Windows 10 look more like Windows 7, and you can even bring back some of the best lost features with some workarounds.How to Make Windows 10 Look More Like Windows 7 How to Make Windows […]

Google’s Pixel Buds Can Translate Foreign Languages

Google has unveiled its own brand of wireless earbuds. The Pixel Buds are primarily made for listening to music, podcasts, and whatever else you listen to on your smartphone. However, they also offer access to Google Assistant and the real-time translation of 40 foreign languages. Let’s not bury the lede here. Google has ditched the headphone […]

iPhone X Alternative? 9 Smartphones With Better Value

With Apple charging more and more for its phones, you may need an iPhone X alternative. Thanks to Microsoft and Google, there are a lot of smartphones that do everything Apple does — for much less money.Apple Announces iPhone X & iPhone 8: Everything You Need to Know Apple Announces iPhone X & iPhone 8: Everything You Need […]

The Headphone Jack Is Dead and I Blame Google

Google has unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. These new smartphones both run on Android, both share an aesthetically pleasing design sensibility, and both are missing the 3.5mm headphone jack. That’s right, folks, Google has joined the Apple-led ranks and killed the headphone jack. In September 2016, Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone […]

How to Share Your Wi-Fi Without Password in iOS 11

One of the coolest features in iOS 11 has to be the ability to share your Wi-Fi password with other iOS 11 users. No more having to remember where you wrote your Wi-Fi password down and no more having to read out a long string of letters and numbers.You Can Now Download iOS 11 on Your iPhone […]

Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it

At my high school, it wasn’t “cool” to make an effort during PE. I distinctly remember being told this during a basketball game where I out-hustled a kid six inches taller than me for a rebound. I paused for a moment, and then went back to hustling. “Nah,” I thought to myself. “I’d rather win.” […]

The Pixel 2/Home Mini bundle is a big deal for Google Assistant

Today’s Google event was a non-stop two hour deluge of Assistant news. Yet one small, overlooked announcement may have been the biggest bit boost to the company’s burgeoning AI ecosystem so far. The simple decision to include a Home Mini in early Pixel 2shipments could prove a more successful method for spreading the Assistant gospel than anything Google […]

Google dropped the Pixel’s headphone jack to lay the groundwork for a bezel-free phone

Another domino has fallen in the march toward a post-headphone jack world. Today Google became the latest company to drop the once ubiquitous port from its phones, though it hardly devoted any time to its own courageous move. The driving motivation for dropping the jack is pretty clear after a quick survey of the mobile landscape: the […]

Total Control allows you to control phones from PC

Looking for a way to configure your computer to be able to control your smart phone? Occasionally we need to control our mobile phones from a computer. For example, the phone screens are broken, touch screens become unresponsive, you need to type a lot, you want to watch something in bigger screen, etc. Total Control […]

iPhone 8 Plus may be the ‘most expensive’ Apple smartphone to make so far

he new Apple iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64GB of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to $288.08, higher than any previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit. After $7.36 in basic manufacturing costs are added, Apple‘s total cost to make the iPhone 8 Plus […]

The cheap Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker may be introduced alongside Nokia 2

There are many rumors running around regarding HMD’s plans for the remaining of the year. Many expect the Finnish company to announce at least one more Android smartphone, probably the Nokia 2. The budget-friendly smartphone is said to go official alongside one more Nokia-branded device, which we thought it would be the Nokia 7 or Nokia 9. […]

Apple explains how Face ID learns from its mistakes

The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID)…. The statistical probability is different for twins and siblings that look like you and among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed. If you’re concerned about this, we recommend using a passcode to authenticate.

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