Mobile

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India Launch Expected on January 10

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India launch is round the corner, what with Amazon setting up a dedicated page for the handset a day ago. Now, Samsung has sent invites for an event it will host next week in India, which the company is calling “the year’s first big innovation.” This invite pretty much confirms the fact the Galaxy A8+ (2018) launch event will be held ... Read More »

iPhone Battery Replacement Programme Will Cost Apple $10 Billion From Reduced Sales: Barclays

Apple’s offer to replace old batteries at cheaper rates may affect new iPhone sales in 2018. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models. Apple had recently apologised for slowing down iPhone models and offered a new battery replacement programme. Under the ... Read More »

Moto Mods’ Latest Additions Are Vital Health Checkup and a Full-Sized QWERTY Keyboard

Lenovo brand Moto on Tuesday at CES 2018 announced the launch of two new products in its Moto Mod product lineup – the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod. Both these Moto Mods were developed with a combination of crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo, Moto’s Accelerator Program, and Moto Mod Development Kit distribution to developers. As before the Moto Mods will work ... Read More »

Samsung Faces French Legal Case Over Alleged Abuses in China

Two French campaign groups filed a legal case against Samsung in France on Thursday over the alleged use of child labour and other abuses in Chinese manufacturing plants working for the electronics giant. Accusing the company of misleading commercial practices, the NGOs Peuples Solidaires and Sherpa lodged a complaint in Paris against Samsung’s French subsidiary and international parent company. Based on research ... Read More »

BlackBerry Brand to Launch at Least 2 More Smartphones in 2018: TCL

BlackBerry licensee TCL Communication at CES 2018 announced it would be launching “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” in 2018. Just what these will, is uncertain. Separately, TCL Communication launched a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion and a new colour variant and dual-SIM version of the BlackBerry KEYone. Getting back to the two new BlackBerry smartphones – in a statement, Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry ... Read More »

Users with Android 8.1-powered Pixels and Nexuses are reporting swipe issues

Looks like the Android 8.1 update has brought along some annoying issues for users of Google’s Pixel and Nexus branded devices. A large number of reports on Reddit as well as the company’s own online forums indicate users are facing swipe-related problems with their units post the update. Reports say actions like swiping up to bring lock screen, swiping to ... Read More »

Zanco Tiny T1 Claimed to Be the World’s Smallest Mobile Phone

HIGHLIGHTS The tiny t1 can store up to 50 SMS messages and 50 call logs The mobile phone is smaller than a human thumb and lighter than a coin The phone supports only 2G bands, it does not have Internet access Claiming to be the ‘world’s smallest mobile phone’, the Zanco tiny t1 has been listed on a Kickstarter campaign. ... Read More »

vivo V7 arrives in Energetic Blue

A month ago vivo launched the V7 as a smaller version of the vivo V7+. And much like its bigger brother, an Energetic Blue color option of the device was introduced shortly after its release.    vivo V7 Energetic Blue official images A company spokesperson said the new variant “will make for a perfect gift” with Christmas around the corner. The impressive vivo V7 color option ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Facing Issues With Bundled Headphone Adapters, Some Users Claim

HIGHLIGHTS The bundled USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter not working for some users Pixel forum thread consists of numerous users with the same issue Android Oreo update has reportedly not fixed the issue Woes for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners seem endless, as multiple users have posted on the Pixel User Community forum about faulty headphone adapters that Google has bundled with both ... Read More »