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Newcastle City Council forks out more than £12000 on smartphones for traffic wardens

ChronicleLive - ‎18 hours ago‎
Newcastle City Council has confirmed it will be buying smartphones for 50 traffic wardens priced at £250, making a total of £12,500.

Beware Smartphones, Someone Might Be Listening: Intelligence Bureau Alert

NDTV - ‎10 hours ago‎
There have been instances where smartphones made in a neighbouring country have been infected with virus to drag out information, officials said.
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Is time travel real? The unexplained pictures that shouldn't show smartphones and laptops - but do

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎17 hours ago‎
Tim Cook has made this 1670 painting go viral after spotting what looks like an iPhone in it. The Apple boss told a tech event in Amsterdam: "I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented, but now I'm not so sure!
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Microsoft to stop manufacturing smartphones

Daily Sabah - ‎6 hours ago‎
"Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company's smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs," it said in a statement, adding 1,350 of those jobs would be eliminated in Finland where its smartphones have ...
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Google's New Project Could Change the Future of Smartphones

TIME - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Google wants make modifying your smartphone as easy as rearranging Lego blocks. That's the premise of Project Ara, a plan to make phones with parts that can be easily snapped on and off, allowing for an unprecedented level of customization.

Don't bring Smartphones in sensitive meetings - home ministry tells officials

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
Keep a close eye on your smartphone as it could be potentially dangerous to country's security! Intelligence Bureau has warned to all the ministries and departments dealing with sensitive information.
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5 best smartphones in the market right now

DailyO - ‎36 minutes ago‎
If you're in the market to buy a new smartphone, this is arguably the best time for you. Tonnes of new phones are getting launched left right and centre.
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Bendable smartphones coming this year, Chinese start-up says

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A little-known start-up in China is gunning to be the first to sell bendable smartphones this year, seeking to upstage Samsung, which has started to dabble in flexible-screen technology.
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Three to trial ad–blocking on its smartphones

uSwitch.com (Tech) - ‎19 hours ago‎
At the moment, any smartphone users who want to block ads need to download an app and install it on their device. Blocking ads means smartphone owners use less data, with web browsers and certain apps running faster. Speaking of the plans, Three's ...

India aims to become global hub for manufacturing smartphones

ZDNet - ‎May 25, 2016‎
With the Indian government determined to promote local manufacturing in 25 sectors including electronic equipment, around two dozen new smartphone assembling units have been established by various companies in less than two years in India, as part of ...

Smartphones Lead Diners to Restaurants

eMarketer - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Indeed, data from RetailMeNot revealed that a majority of respondents had used their smartphone to find a restaurant location.
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Nokia's re-entry into smartphones is a tough call

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Nokia name had not disappeared from mobile phones: in 2013's doomed, overdue attempt to establish a foothold in the smartphone world, Steve Ballmer's Microsoft paid €5.4bn (£4.2bn) to acquire the phone unit. But the plan was ambitious from the ...
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This foldable screen could make smartphones exciting again

Mashable - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Smartphones have become so boring. The hardware and the software have matured to the point where all phones practically look the same and Android and iOS have started borrowing features from each other.

Smartphones unlocking various possibilities for Pakistanis

DunyaNews Pakistan (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
It includes over 3 million 3G & 4G connections and over 12% smartphones penetration, keeping Pakistan connected more than ever.

Smartphones drive electro-IT sales up in Romania

Romania-Insider.com - ‎18 hours ago‎
Romania's technical consumer goods market (electro-IT) went up by 15.2% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period of 2015 as Romanians bought more smartphones. The total electro-IT sales reached EUR 521 million, up from EUR 450 ...

Smartphones: China's ZTE plans sales push

Independent Online - ‎19 hours ago‎
Hong Kong - ZTE Corporation, China's second-largest maker of networking gear, plans to open 23 flagship stores by the end of this year to drive sales of its smartphones and consumer devices. About 20 outlets will be created in major Chinese cities ...

Virtual reality can be the lifeline for smartphones

gulfnews.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Google's annual developers' conference, known as the I/O, has now become what Apple's events have ceased to be: A window into the near future of consumer tech.
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HTC launches new range of smartphones

Hindu Business Line - ‎18 hours ago‎
Smartphone manufacturer, HTC, on Thursday announced a slew of launches targeted at different consumer groups. To be available from next month, the company announced the launch of global flagship, HTC 10, in India priced at ₹52,990.

9 best waterproof-smartphones available in India

Economic Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Who says smartphones need to kept away from water? There are number of smartphones available in the market across price segments that can withstand rain or a careless fall in the puddle.
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Cool ways to repurpose old smartphones

Economic Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Luckily , smartphones have cameras and WiFi built in and you don't need to worry too much about the quality of video, how much memory the phone has, what version operating system it has or how long the battery lasts (just keep it plugged in).
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