smartphones

HMD is bringing a 5G smartphone and wireless earbuds to the US

September 22, 2020 0

Over the past four years or so, HMD has carved out a nice little niche for itself with its Nokia-branded handsets. The instant name recognition

How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization

September 21, 2020 0

You’ve probably seen the screenshots going around that show iOS home screens that differ considerably from the stock options that Apple provides. Yes, if you’re

MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce

September 18, 2020 0

Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical

Android 11 has arrived

September 8, 2020 0

Google today announced the launch of Android 11, the latest version of its mobile operating system. After a slightly longer public preview, users who own

Apple won’t force developers to let users opt out of tracking until next year

September 3, 2020 0

At its global developer conference in June, Apple said its forthcoming iOS 14 update would allow users to opt out of in-app ad tracking, a

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data

August 28, 2020 0

A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup

COVID-19 blamed as smartphone sales plummet 20% in Q2

August 25, 2020 0

The last couple of years have been tough on the smartphone industry, as sales plateaued and eventually eroded. But nothing could have prepared manufacturers for

Bluetooth SIG works to include wearables in COVID-19 exposure notification systems

August 18, 2020 0

Current smartphone-based exposure notification systems (ENS) like the one created jointly by Apple and Google are a clever way of leveraging modern technology to support

Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo arrives September 10 for $1,399

August 12, 2020 0

I can’t recall the last time people were this intrigued by a (non-Xbox) piece of Microsoft hardware. Announced a little under a year ago amid

Apple goes to war with the gaming industry

August 10, 2020 0

Most gamers may not view Apple as a games company to the same degree that they see Sony with PlayStation or Microsoft with Xbox, but

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