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We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure

We’re shocked (shocked!) that White House staffers’ favorite secure messaging app is probably not that secure That question is at the heart of a lawsuit alleging that a messaging app beloved by White House staff isn't as secure as it claims to be.The self-described "confidential messenger" app Confide, however, is trying.

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug

The 'digital wellness lady' is on a mission to make you unplug Step into the Center for Digital Wellness and you'll likely hear people chatting and that's about it.That's OK, she said in a phone call last week— at least they are trying.

This Japanese App Can Speak To You Like A Real Person

This Japanese App Can Speak To You Like A Real Person If you’ve ever wished you could talk to your phone or some sort of app the way you can speak to real people, there’s an awesome new smartphone application in Japan that’s working to do just that.With a conversation library of over 30,000 words, she can also come up with the right words to say when you speak to her.

Woman casually browsed social media on her phone while doctors operated on her

Woman casually browsed social media on her phone while doctors operated on her A 69-year-old patient in the eastern Chinese region of Hangzhou is making the news for using her phone, while undergoing a procedure on her legs.The patient, surnamed Zhu, was allowed to bring her phone into the operating theatre as her doctor wanted her to be more relaxed while she underwent a varicose vein surgery.

Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don't Tell You What You Think They Do

Why Smartphone Speed Tests Don't Tell You What You Think They Do The two phones open the same apps one after another to see which one gets done first.Let’s be clear, synthetic benchmarks also don’t tell you what it’s like to use a phone, but these “app races” aren’t much better.

Samsung and LG are working hard on phones that are basically all screen

Samsung and LG are working hard on phones that are basically all screen Just look at Samsung's Galaxy S8 and its "infinity display" which covers 83% of the front or the LG G6's "full vision" display and its 80% screen-to-body ratio.Both Samsung and LG are reportedly working on displays with curved edges on all four sides as opposed to on two (like on Samsung's flagship phones).

Smartphone adoption will soon match total population in Brazil

Smartphone adoption will soon match total population in Brazil While the world’s growing population continues to present a challenge with respect to food and energy production, the smartphone industry seems to be having no trouble keeping pace — at least in Brazil.In that country, it is estimated that this mobile device adoption will match the country’s population in the next two years.

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone

Kim Kardashian's gonna have to wait a little longer to get the new BlackBerry KEYone April's almost over, so where the hell is Kim Kardashian's next phone, the BlackBerry KEYone?Originally slated to launch by the end of this month, the Android-powered KEYone, will now arrive in the U.

Goddamn it Samsung, just let the Galaxy Note 7 stay dead

Goddamn it Samsung, just let the Galaxy Note 7 stay dead The recycled/refurbished/reworked "Galaxy Note 7 R" as it'll reportedly be called, will look identical to the original Note 7 and have the same functions.The only change to the Note 7 R will be its battery capacity: 3,200 mAh instead of the original 3,500 mAh.

The rise of artificial intelligence has given birth to something beyond smartphones

The rise of artificial intelligence has given birth to something beyond smartphones With innovation at fever pitch in India and beyond, redefining the “smart” in smartphone is no mean feat.As the resident PA that resides in the Panasonic Eluga Ray series of smartphones, Arbo could be to you what Jarvis is to Iron Man, given half the chance.

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers

Whoops. Millions of Android phones are wide open to hackers A group of researchers has determined that hundreds of apps in the store have a gaping security hole that potentially allows hackers to implant malware and steal data from millions of Android smartphones.According to a paper detailing the alleged flaw, the problem lies within apps that create open ports on cellphones.

Worldwide smartphone shipments heat up - despite exploding devices

Worldwide smartphone shipments heat up - despite exploding devices A study from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed a rise in smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2017.Program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers, Ryan Reith says the results further prove that the smartphone industry is not dead and that growth still exists.

Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate

Finally, an app to restrict kids' smartphone time that they won't hate The new app, called Samsung Marshmallow (not related to Android Marshmallow, the OS), allows parents to set a group of permitted apps on their kids' devices, as well as enforce daily time limits, and a bedtime.These include Amazon stored value cards, or coupons to use at stores like Best Buy, Sephora, and Dunkin' Donuts.

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones

Microsoft's future phones might not even look like phones Despite launching its last flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, in November 2015, Microsoft's not giving up on phones yet.In fact, Microsoft's future devices may not even look like phones as we know them today, according to the company's CEO.

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone

2.5-inch Jelly Wants To Be The World's Smallest Smartphone Most of today’s smartphones follow a familiar design: clamp the thinnest casing with the narrowest bezels possible around a large display.It’s also not a real phone yet, but its makers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn their concept into a real device.

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions

Nissan Uses A Faraday Cage To Combat Phone Distractions You know, the shield made of conductive metal mesh invented by Michael Faraday in the 1830s.They call it “Signal Shield,” and it repels cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week

Xiaomi to open first Mi Home store in India next week The first Mi Home store in the country is scheduled to launch in Bangalore next week, where consumers can experience a range of Xiaomi products.Other countries that have Xiaomi’s Mi Home stores are China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone

7 reasons why you shouldn't buy the BlackBerry KEYone I gotta hand it to BlackBerry for getting everyone so hyped for its new flagship KEYOne phone.On the one hand, it's the best BlackBerry in years, finally successfully melding Android with a touchscreen, a physical keyboard, and a striking metal design.

Huawei launches stylish and feature-packed mid-range phone in NZ

Huawei launches stylish and feature-packed mid-range phone in NZ 7GHz octa-core Kirin 655 processor and 3GB RAM, the Nova Lite packs a punch to allow users a decent operational speed with uninterrupted performance for a non-stop lifestyle.The Nova Lite also has large amount of storage, with 32GB of internal storage that is able to be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android.Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv.