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Mar, 2018

Compact Drone Upgrade Takes Selfies to the Next Level

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Anyone who engages in social media is likely to be thoroughly familiar with the phenomenon of selfies. The proliferation of smartphones has allowed us to easily capture fun and flattering images of ourselves with the simple click of a button. These images can be uploaded from our devices as profile pictures on various social media platforms, or just shared with friends and followers. Over the years, the art of selfie-taking has evolved along with smartphone technology. Front-facing cameras, photo-filtering apps, and selfie sticks have led to new effects and angles, letting […]

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Mar, 2018

Moviphone: A Projector in a Phone

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Smartphones are great for a lot of things, but group presentations aren’t one of them. It’s not much fun to crowd people around a tiny screen. But what if you had a projector in a phone? That could be useful for everything from showing photos to doing business presentations. That’s what the Moviphone, introduced at CES 2018, offers. In addition to being a general-purpose Android Nougat smartphone, it features a 50-lumen Laser-MEMS projector which can project an image up to 200 diagonal inches. It can run up to four hours with […]

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Mar, 2018

This Month In Mobile News: Your Vape Pen is Now A Phone Accessory!

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Smartphones have become one of the most carried items in our pockets these days, and their capabilities are increasing every day with better hardware and new advances in technology. The smartphone has truly become the digital multi-tool of our generation, and you will be hard pressed to find someone without a smartphone in their pocket and a bevy of useful apps at their fingertips. Now, people are starting to accessorize the outside of their phones with useful gadgets as well and because of this, the niche phone case market has […]

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21

Jan, 2018

Phone Acting Up? Check Your Settings! (Part 2)

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Welcome back to the second half of our two-part article on how to diagnose a misbehaving phone. When a smartphone has begun to act up for no reason, responding strangely, flickering, or failing to use your favorite features, there are one of two things wrong. Either the settings have been messed with or your phone needs repairs. You can fix the first kind of problem at home and if that doesn’t work, call a professional. last time we talked about how other people, apps, and updates might change your settings […]

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Jan, 2018

Phone Acting Up? Check Your Settings! (Part 1)

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Smartphones are finicky devices. Many people have faced the situation in which their phone takes damage and, to their relief, the phone seems totally fine. It’s not until hours or even days later that something small starts to misbehave like a flickering screen or a fast-draining battery. Naturally, they suspect the fall as the culprit and start thinking in terms of smartphone repair, but this isn’t always the case. There are settings on any mobile device that, if changed without your knowledge, could masquerade as damage. Before you commit to […]

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Jan, 2018

This Month in Mobile News: Bloomberg Debuts TicToc on Twitter

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The media and money making machine known as New York’s Bloomberg group has made a foray into social media news with its first global news network streaming online and live on Twitter. This launch is part of a continued effort by Twitter to collaborate with a wide range of broadcasters and media groups to reach more of their users with a wide array of content. Over the next few months, Twitter has been transforming their general platform into a place where people come to find televised or broadcast content. Bloomberg’s […]

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Jan, 2018

Know the Parts of Your Smartphone

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If you are one of those people who, no matter how careful you are, your smartphone always somehow gets damaged, it can help to be good at basic repairs. This can seriously bring down your replacement and repair bills while at the same time building your skills as an amateur technician. Many models of smartphones have fairly simple repair procedures for most of the parts you care about. From the screen to the speaker jack, it is possible for you to learn how to fix almost everything about your phone at […]

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Dec, 2017

This Month in Mobile News: Grammarly Announces Keyboard for Android

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Like many of us you’ve probably noticed that the grammar and syntax of text messaging have dramatically diminished. Aside from the occasional strict grammar aficionado most of us rush through our text messages, forgetting punctuation and simple lessons like “i” before “e,” and simply go on typing out our dinner plans. Fortunately, the Grammarly keyboard makes each of your text messages more legible and more precise. Grammarly is one of the premier grammar checking and editing software options available on the Internet, with many writers professionals and academics trusting it for […]

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Nov, 2017

In the News: New QR Code Apps Are Transforming Mobile Payment

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Anyone who has visited a foreign country knows what a hassle it is to handle street vendors. From currency exchanges to intense bargaining, purchasing anything from these vendors is a complicated process. But luckily, a group of entrepreneurs in Thailand are starting to modernize this process. They have created a new mobile app that allows tourists and locals alike to buy items from street vendors…using their mobile phones! Street vendors simply put a QR code in the front of their booth and allow their customers to scan it with their […]

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Nov, 2017

iOS 11 Issues That Can Be Fixed and Why Some Can’t

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Ah, the Apple iOS 11, the do-everything system including the system that is hosting a lot of bugs. Apple is working like mad to fix them. Some iOS 11 issues you’ll just have to wait for or wait on hold on the helpline while listening to music that is supposed to make you mellow but doesn’t. Happily, you can fix some problems yourself even if you are not a tech. Following are some common iOS 11 issues and some easy fixes: Not enough space to install Apple’s latest update requires more […]

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