Video: Galaxy S5 Draws Rush Of Trade-ins From Samsung Phone Owners; IPhone Users Uninterested By Clip Syndicate New flagship smartphone launches are often accompanied by a rush of users trading in older phone models as they upgrade, and data surrounding which models saw increased trade-in volumes can give us a good idea of where business is coming from as people purchase new phones. If data provided to BGR by Gazelle is any indication, early Galaxy S5 buyers were already Samsung device owners in large part, with a comparably small amount of new business coming over from the iPhone . ...Read More »
Motorola Will Soon Launch An Even Cheaper, Slimmer Android Handset By Grab Media, a blinkx company Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year, and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorolas best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper. ...Read More »
Google Earnings: Revenue Grows But Disappoints Market By Grab Media, a blinkx company Google posted its first quarter results on April 16. The company reported 19% year-on-year growth in revenues to $15.42 billion. However, the profits failed to enthuse the market which was expecting far better results. The company also reported lower traffic acquisition costs in absolute numbers and as a percentage of advertising revenues. Growth in revenues from mobile advertising drove a steep 9% year-over-year decline in cost-per-click. ...Read More »
Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check By Grab Media, a blinkx company A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print. Ben Schlabs, an American who works for German firm Security Research Labs GmbH, says the trick is identical to the one hackers used to unlock Apple's iPhone 5 last year. The flaw is potentially more serious than in the iPhone, because Schlabs says he was also able to trick the electronic payment app PayPal that uses Samsung's authentication system into accepting the fake fingerprint. ...Read More »
Turn Your Mobile Or Tablet Into A Microscope With This Amazing Lens By Grab Media, a blinkx company Just a few hours left and the Kickstarters campaign for the Micro Phone Lens 150x, a soft, pliable lens that can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope will be over. The initial goal of $50,000 has been more than doubled, with backers pledging more than $100,000. The lens sticks to a devices camera without any adhesive or glue and makes it possible to see things magnified on a screen with a resolution of 150x, comparable to a professional or laboratory microscope. ...Read More »
Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices By Grab Media, a blinkx company Google has a new standalone camera app available in the Google Play app store, and it can be installed on any smartphones or tablets running KitKat 4.4 or higher. According to Google,the new app will also be rolling out to other devices in the future. The app offers a 100 percent viewfinder to show you exactly what youre shooting without blocking the view with interface elements, and also offers a few trick modes for taking pictures including Lens Blur, Panorama, and Photo Sphere. ...Read More »
HTC Allows Devs To Tap Into The Power Of The One's Duo Camera By Grab Media, a blinkx company The HTC One (M8) brought with it a load of new camera features, including its unique Duo Camera setup on its back side. Now, the handset maker is opening up the code that powers the pair in a SDK preview for third-party devs. This means that apps can be designed specifically for the M8's cameras with DualLens and DimensionPlus APIs baked right in. In other words, developers will get their hands on that bokeh-style refocusing and multi-angled shot selection in addition to depth maps from the pair of cameras. Of course, only time will tell how eager app makers are to latch on to HTC's smartphone snapshooting tricks, but at least now they'll have the necessary tools to do so. ...Read More »
Smartphone Makers, Carriers Embrace Anti-theft Initiative By Grab Media, a blinkx company Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Starting in July 2015, all smartphones manufactured by the companies will come with free anti-theft tools preloaded on the devices or ready to be downloaded, according to wireless association CTIA, which announced the agreement on Tuesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft. ...Read More »
Video: Smartphone Makers, Carriers Embrace Anti-theft Initiative By Clip Syndicate Major U.S. wireless carriers and smartphone makers have agreed to introduce tools to enable users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, responding to pressure on the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. Starting in July 2015, all smartphones manufactured by the companies will come with free anti-theft tools preloaded on the devices or ready to be downloaded, according to wireless association CTIA, which announced the agreement on Tuesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft. ...Read More »
Intel Posts Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue By Grab Media, a blinkx company Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year, but revenue grew because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services. The chip maker said it earned $1.95 billion, or 38 cents per share, in the first quarter. That's down from $2.05 billion, or 40 cents per share, from a year earlier. A survey by FactSet says analysts were expecting earnings of 37 cents per share on revenue of $12.8 billion. ...Read More »
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