Category Archives: Smartphones

Study Reveals Britons Spend More Time On Tech Than Sleeping

A recent study by a UK Communications regulator reflects an excessive use of technology that disrupts our normal life.

Research by Ofcom reveals that UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s sleep of eight hours and 21 minutes.

Among those surveyed, more alarming are the habits of 16-24 years old who squeezed 9 hours 8 minutes each day by multi-tasking and using different media and devices at the same time.

For the first time since 2009, TV viewing has fallen to under 4 hours per day and people have turned to tablets and smartphones.

On a positive note however, the report suggests that children were  found to have an advanced understanding of technology devices, with six-year-olds having the same level of knowledge as the average 45-year-old.

Samsung Hints September 3 Release of Galaxy Note 4

Watch out iPhone 6, Note 4 will be unveiled a few day earlier.

Samsung has recently sent a teasing press invite with caption “READY? NOTE THE DATE!” The September “Unpacked” event will be held simultaneously in 3 cities – New York, Berlin and Beijing. The launch is in tradition with previous announcement of Note 3 last year at IFA Berlin .

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The new device  is anticipated to have a 5.7-inch screen, will feature a more premium feel  using metail in its casing,  minimum 32GB of storage, built-in water resistance and fingerprint scanner to unlock the device like S4. If the new jumbo smartphone is to follow last year’s arrangement, it could be available for market by September 24.

What Makes Amazon Fire Smartphone Stand Out?

Amazon’s first smartphone is finally out today. Basically, it is the world’s largest online store  packed in a gadget .  And there’s more about Fire phone that it wants to show off.

Online shopping has never been easier with instant access to  Amazon’s  extensive portal and the help of Firefly. Firefly is essentially scanning app you can use to compare prices. By just clicking a specific button, it can scan, identify bar codes,  business cards and various products among the 100 million items available- books, movies, music and pretty much anything you like. It can also recognize sound, including music and scenes in movies and TV shows. Then just click and purchase right away.

With These Casing, Your Smartphone Will Never Look The Same

Bored with your ordinary and lifeless smartphone casing? Check out the following casing that will stand you out and make people turn heads. Thinking about outside-the-box.

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Bring out the child in you with these Lego inspired casing.  You can actually make your own creation.

Get Ready Siri, BlackBerry Is Bouncing Back With Voice-Enabled Assistant

Move over Siri, Google Now and Cortana! Blackberry Assistant is here. The app, together with Blackberry Passport smartphone, will be available starting this  fall.

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The Assistant can perform various voice-activated tasks such as searching your inbox and calendar, access the web or social networks, writing and sending emails as well as creating calendar entries or even checking the weather.  It is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices, making it suitables for hands-free car use. The new feature will also complete tasks using the Passport’s new touch-sensitive physical keyboard, usually without leaving the app.