South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Friday announced the availability NFC TecTile 2 tags that are compatible with the company's new Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Samsung's TecTile tags are small NFC (near field communication) stickers which can be easily programmed to execute certain tasks on a smartphones and other mobile devices when the device is brought into contact with them.
The much-awaited Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone has now been officially announced by Verizon Wireless; with the carrier revealing that the handset will be available from May 16.
According to the Verizon announcement, the upfront cost of the Lumia 928 - the latest handset in Nokia's Lumia series - will be $150, with a $50 mail-in rebate, and a two-year service contract.
Some of the most impressive features of the attractive-looking Lumia 928, which boasts sharp lines and a slim profile, include a big 4.5-inch AMOLED screen at 1280-by-768 resolution; a Snapdragon S4 processor;
A CNET report has disclosed that tech giant Apple is apparently flooded with demands from police officials to decrypt seized iPhones, so much so that the company has recently created a "waiting list" to tackle the deluge of iPhone decryption requests.
According to court documents, the encrypted iPhone 4S of a Kentucky man, who was accused of distributing crack cocaine, stymied the federal agents so much that they sought Apple's help in decrypting the handset, last year.
When it comes to choose a smartphone, Blackberry is the least desired, according to a fresh survey.
In the survey, which was conducted by Raymond James, people were asked which phone they would like to buy from the list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone next time. The survey found a whopping 71.4 per cent people saying that they would never choose a BlackBerry.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's iPhone once again emerged as the most popular handset, with just 19.7 per cent of the people surveyed saying they would never use this smartphone.
Foreseeing a large potential in Flash storage, IBM on Thursday announced its plans to invest $1 billion in Flash research and development.
Increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has lead to an unprecedented rise in demand for storage over the past few years, and IBM sees a solution in Flash memory that is capable of processing the data faster, more reliably, while consuming less energy than a hard disk drive (HDD).
Online anonymity is nearly impossible after making four phone calls, according to international team led by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
According to the research, information derived from mobile phone networks using only radio masts' locations could allow identifying the vast majority of people from information collected from only four phone calls.
Finnish handset maker Nokia's latest offering, the Lumia 620, is part of its efforts to regain its lost market share.
The Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone features a 3.8-inch, WVGA screen, which can surely not be considered over-sized. However, it is what one can expect for a £150-phone.
The manufacturer used its Clear Black screen technology in the development of the phone's screen. Thumbing over the glass fascia is also pleasant. Tests found no problems in reaching any of the four corners using thumbs. Typing is also comfortable, thanks to Windows Phone 8 OS' well sized & spaced keyboard.
Samsung has started upgrading its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet computers to Google's latest operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was the first device in the series to support the multi-windows feature that allows users to run two applications side by side on single screen. Now, after the latest update, this feature comes with a cascade view on the tablet that allows users to freely resize, move and selected applications in multiple views, running at the same time.
Stock in BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) gained more than 7 per cent in pre-market trading on Friday, thanks to an encouraging note from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek.
The Jefferies & Co. analyst boosted his price target on RIM stock from $13 to $19.50 a share, mainly on the back of the company's upcoming BlackBerry 10.
As of mid-morning on Friday, RIM shares were still trading up 4.6 per cent at $15.60 a piece, at the highest level since February last year.
With the newly-introduced Apple iPhone 5 to become available for pre-orders at midnight Pacific on Friday, September 14, potential buyers of the eagerly-awaited smartphone can select from a number of options, in terms of capacity, color, and carrier.
The iPhone 5 will be available in three storage versions: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, the respective US cost of which will be $199, $299, and $399, with a two-year service contract from the selected carrier – AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint.
In evidence of the fact that the upgrades to the Google Android operating system have been coming at a dizzying pace, the latest iteration of the software – the new ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ version – has now come aboard the Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset, which recently hit the store shelves in the UK.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus – the first handset to be equipped with the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade of the Android OS – has been a keenly awaited device; and is scheduled for availability in the other markets worldwide by the end of November.
Fearing that hackers can steal away precious information at community wi-fi areas, Google has declared today that it is going to provide a server-side patch in order to protect the Android cell phones from this susceptibility.
The representative of Google confirmed today that the company would be rolling out a fix that will take care of the possible concerns of the customers in certain situations when a third person being able to breach their security and privacy and have an contact with the information available in the customers’ cell phones.
iPhone 4 has released a new white piece of it. The consumers have been keen to get it so now they can go for it. The white iPhone has come to the floors of the market.
On the other hand Apple has released the white iPhone last June. It has released the iPhone 4 in black and then consumers have been clamouring for the white device.
Everybody knows that the Apple iPad 2 is the best-selling tablet. But is it actually true that it is the best.
To clear this doubt, an unidentified person has spent few weeks testing some of the iPad's leading competitors. He has found that in a surprising number of areas, including navigation, e-mail handling, and Web browsing, the other tablets actually crossed the iPad.
For further comparison he set aside raw hardware specs. Processor speed, RAM, and ports certainly were used but a tablet can have great specs and it was not comfortable to use it.
Recently a test has been conducted by The Wall Street Journal and has found that there is a collection of information done by the Apple Inc.'s iPhone. It is gathering and storing location information though the location services are turned off.
It has collected the data through cellphone towers and Wi-Fi access of the user’s phone. This data is not to be transmitted back to Apple. Apple has also refused to comment for the request.