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BlackBerry Key2 leaks just days before announcement

The next BlackBerry phone is supposed to be announced later this week, but thanks to <i>VentureBeat</i> reporter Evan Blass, we’re getting an early look at it. The new phone is called the BlackBerry Key2, and leaked images make it look like a refined version of the KeyOne, with a subdued gray and black …

Here's An Interview Question To Test If Millennial Candidates Are Actually Entitled Narcissists

Of all the charges that get leveled against millennials, the most pernicious, and ubiquitous, is that they’re entitled narcissists. Now, those charges are seriously overblown (and often completely inaccurate). But for the moment, let’s imagine that we do think the ‘entitled narcissist’ label fits …

Narcissism

Apple throws shade at Android in hilarious iPhone ads

Apple is back with a new set of ads aiming to get Android users to switch to iPhone. The two new ads showcase Portrait Mode and Portrait Lightning on the newest iPhones, while also bragging about the App Store’s security compared to Google Play.<p>Watch them both:<p>App Store<p>Portrait Mode<p>The iPhone X and …

First mobile phone call made 45 years ago today

A historic milestone occurred April 3, 1973: the very first call on a mobile phone. It was the phone equivalent of landing on the moon.<p>But that call wasn’t an inspirational message — some equivalent of “a giant leap for mankind.” Nope, Martin Cooper, who headed up Motorola’s team developing the …

Beartooth

The world's smartest walkie talkie.<p>Use your smartphone to talk, text, and track your friends without WiFi or cellular.<p>From dead zone to empowered …

Apple has 80 engineers working on a tiny chip that could increase battery life on iPhones

Apple has 80 engineers working on a part called a "PMIC," or a power management integrated circuit, Bankhaus Lampe analysts told clients on Tuesday in a research note seen by Bloomberg.<p>This new PMIC could be included in a new iPhone as soon as 2019, according to the analysts, citing unidentified …

So now hackers can use your phone's sensors to steal your PIN number

Yeah, so this isn't good.<p>What if the very act of tapping your smartphone's passcode was all it took to expose that code to hackers?<p>Are you sitting …

Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement

A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile devices’ hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit-PINs with 70 percent accuracy …

The most exciting thing about the iPhone 8 might not be its screen

The iPhone 8 rumors keep getting crazier.<p>A new report from Israeli tech site <i>The Verifier</i>claims the iPhone 8 will come with a "Smart Connector," …

How to enable two-factor authentication on Instagram

Instagram recently made two-factor authentication available to all of its users. Here's how you can use it to add an extra layer of security to your …

Foxconn Shares Riding High on Strong iPhone 8 Expectations

Shares in Taiwanese iPhone assembler Foxconn have reached decade-year highs over growing optimism about Apple's upcoming iPhone 8, due to launch in 2017.<p>According to a new <i>Bloomberg</i> report, Hon Hai Precision Industry – better known as Foxconn – has gained 29 percent in the last year on high …

BlackBerry hits rock bottom in phone market

Blackberry was king of the mountain eons ago, but the Canadian manufacturer just hit rock bottom — with a 0.0 percent market share, according to …

Mobile

Mobile Ransomware: How to Protect Against It

In our previous post, we looked at how malware can lock devices, as well as the scare tactics used to convince victims to pay the ransom. Now that we …

CES 2017: Henge Docks Debuts New Horizontal and Vertical Docking Stations for 2016 MacBook Pro

Henge Docks, known for its range of docks for Apple's line of notebooks and iOS devices, today introduced new docking stations designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. There are a total of three new docks: the Tethered Docking Station, the Vertical Docking Station, and the Horizontal Docking Station.<p>The …

How Microsoft rebounded to outshine Apple

Microsoft claims that more people are switching to Surface devices from Macs than ever before. That's a concept that would have been hard to picture …

Amarillo ISD recalled high school issued chromebooks

Updated:Sunday, August 19 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:18:34 GMT<p>The All-Stars from the Pineywoods battled Chinese Taipei less than 24 hours after …

WiGig's ready to save you from congested wireless networks

WiGig, a superfast wireless network technology, has passed a milestone that could help propel it out of obscurity and into a starring role in VR headsets, laptops, TVs and phones.<p>Backers like Intel and Qualcomm have tried for years to get people excited about WiGig, also known as the 802.11ad …

Under the hood: discover 13 hidden iPad features

Apple’s tablet has a host of easy-to-miss tricks, many of which work on the iPhone too. We take a tour… Continue reading...

How to Create an Apple ID for Kids Under 13 (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

Parents can create an Apple ID for their kids under the age of thirteen. This allows the child to be a part of the Family Sharing plan on iPhone, which includes access to FaceTime, Game Center, iMessage, iCloud, and iTunes. By creating an Apple ID for your child, you can also enable Ask to Buy, …

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Samsung unveils world's first UFS memory cards — the successor to microSD

What comes after microSD cards for removable storage? Samsung has the answer: UFS. The company announced today the world's first removable UFS (Universal Flash Storage) memory cards, offering storage capacity of either 32, 64, 128, or 256 gigabytes, and performance speeds that simply blow older …

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

But Microsoft has been urging calm, dropping lots of hints that the long-rumored Surface Phone, said to be due in 2017, will change everything. Microsoft has even said that it could put Apple and the iPhone on the defensive.<p>It's a nice idea.<p>But Intel, one of Microsoft's oldest and best partners, is …

How to Get Your Employees to Stop Wasting Time

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Flying Drone Billboards Are the Future We Deserve

When listing all the ways humanity is going to ruin the future, one that doesn’t often come up is the sun being blocked out by a horde of drone …

Hydrogen

Even Microsoft's Windows Phone chief is using an iPhone

Funny things happen when you’re no longer championing the least popular phone platform out there: you stop using it.<p>Joe Belfiore is technically the Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, but he took a year off starting in October 2015 for a worldwide trip.<p>Blockchain and …

New Surface Enterprise Initiative Will Further Windows 10 Adoption

From the beginning, Windows 10 was built for the enterprise. Feedback from millions of IT Pros helped shape our best enterprise version of Windows …

Eat24 finds iPhone customers healthier than their Android counterparts

Congrats, iPhone owners: Popular online food ordering service Eat24 has determined that you are healthier than users of Google’s Android. That’s based on data it collected from its mobile app over a three month period, tracking information regarding how ordering habits differed across the rival …

Breaking the Galaxy Note 5 is as easy as reinserting the stylus backwards

Owners of Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5 should be careful about how they handle the device's stylus. According to reports from various outlets, reinserting the Note 5's S Pen into the smartphone the wrong way can permanently disable the handset's stylus detection feature. This means that functions …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Xiaomi announces new flagship Redmi Note 2: Octa-core and full HD for $124

Just days after releasing its last new phone, Xiaomi has announced yet another device with competitive specs at a very disruptive price point. Xiaomi calls it ‘the new monster’ and for good reason.<p>The Redmi Note 2 was unveiled this morning, complete with a 64-bit octa-core Helio processor, a full …