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Are Smartphones Doomed to the Same Fate as Personal Computers?

Bloomberg - ‎11 hours ago‎
With consumers upgrading smartphones less often and first-time buyers harder to find, handset makers seem doomed to endure the same years-long sales decline as PC manufacturers.

Mcommerce's Rapid Growth Is Primarily Coming from Smartphones

eMarketer - ‎19 hours ago‎
Mobile commerce had a breakthrough year in 2015. Smartphone retail mcommerce sales in the US nearly doubled, driven by larger screens, smoother buying experiences, better mobile search and context-driven discovery.
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LeEco Explains How It Might Give Away Free Smartphones in India

NDTV - ‎16 hours ago‎
One of the biggest reasons for LeEco's success in China is its free hardware day. LeEco could remove the cost of buying smartphones altogether via content subscriptions. The concept could be carried over in India, LeEco COO Atul Jain confirmed.

Samsung shifts from smartphones to software

Business Insider - ‎22 hours ago‎
Samsung is looking beyond its line of popular smartphones to its operating system for growth, according to Japan Today. “Coding is the key of the future,” Samsung president of mobile communications Dongjin Koh told the audience at the company's annual ...
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Xiaomi and Huawei building curvy smartphones, too

TechnoBuffalo - ‎8 hours ago‎
South Korean giants Samsung and LG helped pave the way for curved-screen smartphones with their respective Edge and Flex series.

GoPro's Big Tech Problem: Smartphones

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
GoPro Inc. has a smartphone problem. The action-camera maker burst onto the scene a decade ago with small, light cameras that surfers, skiers and other extreme-sports athletes could take anywhere.

Millennials spend 3 hours a day on smartphones: study

CTV News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The data, released by Global Web Index (GWI) on Tuesday, finds that the amount of time young adults are devoting to their smartphones is growing quickly. In 2012, Millennials averaged 1.78 hours a day and that time has risen steadily every year since.
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Half of teens 'feel addicted' to smartphones. What's to be done?

Christian Science Monitor - ‎10 hours ago‎
"What people don't realize is that their smartphone is shaping them, it's conditioning them," says David Greenfield, founder of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of ...
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Open sesame: Law enforcement can compel you to unlock your smartphones by fingerprint, and it's totally legal

Android Authority (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Embedded biometric security devices, like the fingerprint sensors located on smartphones, are a simple one-step work-around to problematic passwords or patterns.

Cars with Dedicated Storage for Your Smartphones and Tablets

AutoGuide.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
Automakers are finally starting to understand the idea that we can't go anywhere without our smartphones, so a lot of new cars are designed with dedicated places to hold all your tech, which is a thoughtful little detail that deserves some recognition ...
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Samsung was the king of smartphones in the US during March

Phandroid.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple has enjoyed a nearly 12-month run as the top-selling smartphone OEM in the US. That run was brought to an end back in March by Samsung.

When Smartphones Become Too Addictive, Stylish Dumb Phones Offer a Respite

MIT Technology Review - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In a world overtaken by smartphones—72 percent of U.S. adults now have one, according to Pew Research Center data—Freeman sees the Punkt cell phone as a way to be less distracted, even if only for a little while.

Intel may have totally sunk Microsoft's latest plan to conquer smartphones

Yahoo News - ‎May 3, 2016‎
That feature is very cool, and potentially game-changing for places where smartphones are more affordable than PCs, like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's childhood home of India.

Shocking news: People do lots on their smartphones

InfoWorld - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Except in some quarters, the realization that people have made mobile devices -- particularly smartphones -- their key computing device is exactly that: a realization.

Top 5 smartphones: We pick the best smartphone you can buy

TechnoBuffalo - ‎May 2, 2016‎
We usually save our top 5 smartphone lists until the end of the year but, given the influx of new phones that have landed in our laps, we figured now would be just as good a time as ever to bring you a list of our favorites.
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Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X's Producer Talks Taking The Series To Smartphones

Siliconera - ‎21 hours ago‎
After the recent release of Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X, Siliconera caught up with the game's producer, Hironori Okayama, to talk about the development of the game, what excited him most about working with Disney and the series, and what the future ...

To Sell More Smartphones, Change How They're Bought and Sold

Huffington Post - ‎May 3, 2016‎
As the mobile sector continues to contract, the question of how companies can reach customers like Alvarado's Guatemalan neighbors becomes more pressing.
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Invisible Fingerprint Sensors Will Help Save Smartphone Design

WIRED - ‎May 3, 2016‎
A few years ago, smartphones began sprouting odd, circular growths. Sometimes these growths would appear on the front, other times on the back, but they pretty uniformly conquered high-end handsets with all the speed and subtlety of a virus.

Smartphones of the future: what to expect from your fondleslab by 2020

Inquirer - ‎May 2, 2016‎
THE SMARTPHONE MARKET has hit a bit of a lull. Sure, they've got bigger and faster (that's what she said) but it's been hard to get really excited about new phones recently beyond the fact that, well, they're new.

Fingerprint Security A Dud? Smartphones More Vulnerable From Biometric Security Scanner?

Parent Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The fact, however, remains that smartphone biometric security at its current state can be fooled. The tragedy is that the test conducted by The Verge reportedly used a simple smartphone biometric security hack method on iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
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