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Tag: Smartphone

iPhone is Storing Location Data on Users Even with Location Services Off

iPhone is Storing Location Data on Users Even with Location Services Off
If you are the sort that really takes your privacy seriously and you use an iPhone or an Android smartphone you may have been following the privacy scandal recently in the news. It was discovered that both the iPhone (and Android) devices were tracking users’ locations and could be used…

T-Mobile G2X to Get Gingerbread Update Soon

T-Mobile G2X to Get Gingerbread Update Soon
I mentioned early this month that the T-Mobile G2x smartphone had hit eBay early after a geek managed to buy one before they were supposed to launch. That early smartphone sold for a whopping $800 (USD). The G2x is now available on the network for anyone to walk in and…
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Compufon Smartphone Has Tablet and Netbook Add-ons, Wants to be Inside Every Gadget With a Display

Compufon Smartphone Has Tablet and Netbook Add-ons, Wants to be Inside Every Gadget With a Display
If you think that the Motorola Atrix is a step in the right direction for mobile devices, then you should definitely keep an eye out for the Compufon. Made by Kosmaz Technologies, the Android-powered smartphone has both tablet and netbook modes. And this is not a concept; Kosmaz claims that…

Early Release T-Mobile LG G2x Sold on eBay for $799

Early Release T-Mobile LG G2x Sold on eBay for $799
Geeks are an interesting lot. We all want to be the first to get our hands on things no matter if you are a car geek, a game geek, or a gadget geek. Being first is cool, unless the first release of something has big issues, and then things aren’t…

New Casio G-SHOCK Always Tells the Same Time as Your Phone

New Casio G-SHOCK Always Tells the Same Time as Your Phone
The new Casio G-SHOCK watch will come with Bluetooth connectivity so that it can adjust time all over the world by connecting with your smartphone to constantly keep its time in sync, including timezone changes. That’s kind of interesting because you won’t have to set your watch back or forth…

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Hiding Inside Some Galaxy S II Smartphones

NVIDIA Tegra 2 Hiding Inside Some Galaxy S II Smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone was unveiled a while back, and the thing looks really nice and has solid specifications. Apparently, some of the smartphones will be packing NVIDIA Tegra 2 under the hood and others won’t. How can you tell which has Tegra 2 inside before you buy…

Fujitsu Unveils the World’s Second Dual Touchscreen Android Phone

Fujitsu Unveils the World’s Second Dual Touchscreen Android Phone
Kyocera caught everyone’s attention when they introduced Echo, a dual touchscreen phone running Android. The Echo didn’t stay unique for long though, because Fujitsu recently showed off their own dual touchscreen Android phone at the Mobile World Congress 2011. The yet unnamed smartphone is different from the Echo in that…

Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?

Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?
If you are a user of the Starbucks app that lets you pay for your coffee using a barcode on your smartphone screen, you need to be aware of a very easy to take advantage of vulnerability in the app. It’s not a security issue where someone can hack into…

Kyocera Echo: 2 Screens, 1 Phone

Kyocera Echo: 2 Screens, 1 Phone
Kyocera isn’t exactly well known in the smartphone industry. Until today that is, with the unveiling of the Echo, which has two 3.5″ touchscreens that can be used as a single 4.7″ screen with an equivalent resolution of 960 x 800. The Echo runs Android 2.2, but some of the…

Nokia Not as Lame as We Thought: Bubbles is Cool

Nokia Not as Lame as We Thought: Bubbles is Cool
Nokia isn’t a cool company in my book. I have never seen a phone for Nokia that I looked at and thought, “Wow that is cool.” Mostly I look at Nokia and think booooring. Nokia Beta Labs has rolled out a really cool new download for Nokia owners today that…

VideoSurf Mobile App: Search For Video Using Video

VideoSurf Mobile App: Search For Video Using Video
It’s as if Xzibit came up with the idea behind VideoSurf: “Yo dawg, I heard you like videos, so we made it so you can search for videos using videos.” Currently in development, the smartphone app will let users find more information about a video and the people in it…

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time
A start-up company called Viewdle showed off some interesting smartphone software at CES. Their app can recognize faces in real time and automatically tag them, using either data from social networks or a user-created database from videos and photos on the phone itself.  Obviously it’ll take care of the hassle…

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline

BodyMedia Wireless Armband BW Helps You Manage Your Waistline
BodyMedia unveiled their latest FIT Armband BW that will connect to your devices using Bluetooth. This means that it will connect to iOS devices, as well as cell phones, etc. It will collect information about how many calories are burned, steps are taken, and real time physical activity. The software…

LG Optimus Black Smartphone Revealed

LG Optimus Black Smartphone Revealed
LG’s new slimline smartphone offers a svelte 9.2mm profile, and a new display LG calls “NOVA.” The new tech offers a super-bright screen that outputs 700 nits of brightness, and is about 15% more energy-efficient than prior LG smartphone displays. It’s also designed to work well both in indoor and…

LG Optimus 2X Web Browser Speeds By iPhone 4

LG Optimus 2X Web Browser Speeds By iPhone 4
If you’ve got any doubts that having the latest mobile hardware in hand won’t improve your web-surfing experiences, look no further than this video demo showing off the LG Optimus 2X smartphone compared to the iPhone 4.…

Ford Sync Destinations App: Sync your Ride with your Phone

Ford Sync Destinations App: Sync your Ride with your Phone
It’s safe to say that smartphones are becoming the center of digital life of most of the people in the US. When you are lost, you simply open Google Maps, and you’re found. When you need to check up on prices, you just open the right app and then you’ve…
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