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The great smartphone panic of 2018

“Smartphone separation anxiety is set to become an increasingly widespread problem. Smartphones are so central to our lives that being separated from them for any length of time can put people into a high state of anxiety – and the problem, it seems, is only going to get worse. Many people will be familiar with the uneasy feeling of being without a mobile phone for just a short period of time, and scientists now believe they understand why this happens.”

What’s the appropriate social media response to the burgeoning panic about smartphones and social media? Maybe it’s #FirstWorldProblems or perhaps #ThisIsWhyWeCantHaveNiceThings? I will admit a soft spot for a good GIF based on the classic Battlestar Galactica catchphrase, “All of this has happened before. All of this will happen again.” Seems appropriate given how that TV show was about a technology backlash that keeps happening over and over again.

And so it is with concerns about the social consequences of media tech. The 17th-century French scholar Adrien Baillet fretted that “the multitude of books which grows every day in prodigious fashion” would destroy civilization just like the “fall of the Roman Empire.”…


Read more: http://theweek.com/articles/747593/great-smartphone-panic-2018

New LG G6 leaked image shows us its top right side

Aren’t you all excited for this new  gadget?


The official-looking images of the upcoming LG G6 just keep on leaking. A few days ago we saw a shot of the top half of the device and its left side, and today it’s time to take a closer look at its right side. That said, it’s becoming pretty odd that these pictures all leave out the G6’s bottom half – is there something in there we aren’t supposed to see?

That’s anyone’s guess at this point. Anyway, today’s image shows an identical design to the one from earlier in the week, so it’s clearly of the same phone. Once again we get to wonder at the G6’s minimal top and side bezels, as well as its rounded corners and metal construction.

The SIM card tray is front and center in this depiction, and it looks way too long to house just a SIM, so we assume that it will take a microSD card too, for storage expansion.


Read more: http://www.gsmarena.com/new_lg_g6_leaked_image_shows_us_its_top_right_side-news-23007.php


Nokia is back! But the question is, can it keep up to the leading brands?


The legend mobile brand Nokia brand is now officially back in the smartphone game as today HMD Global and announced the Android 7.0 Nougat-powered Nokia 6. Currently Nokia’s latest phone is available in China and its an mid-range device, so we need wait more for launch of premium Nokia 6 globally.
Nokia 6 Android Based Smartphone And Nokia is Back in Game

Nokia 6 comes with an aluminium unibody carved from a single solid block of 6000 series aluminium.Whereas look of Nokia 6 is more premium then its price tag.


Nokia 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53, Adreno 505 GPU and an ample 4GB of RAM. It’s built around a 5.5” 1080p screen that has a curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass sheet on top.


See more: http://gsmtube.com/news/nokia-6-android-based-smartphone-and-nokia-is-back-in-game-8088.html

BlackBerry CEO confirms a device with a physical keyboard is in the works

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed in a TV interview that his company is in fact working on a new smartphone that will have a physical keyboard. Once a staple item in any BlackBerry design, the physical QWERTY keyboard has been missing from both of the company’s most recent handsets, the DTEK50 and DTEK60. Those are full-touchscreen designs.

Chen unfortunately didn’t detail this upcoming smartphone at all, not even mentioning whether it will adopt a candybar form factor or if it’s going to be a slider like the Priv. That said, such a phone has been rumored for quite a while now, and the rumors talked about it being a ‘classic’ BlackBerry design, sans sliding mechanism.

It’s supposedly got the internal codename Mercury, and it might end up looking like what you see in the image above. The phone is said to come with a 4.5-inch Full HD touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 18 MP rear camera, an 8 MP selfie snapper, and a 3,400 mAh battery. It should run Android 7.0 Nougat from day one.

Like the DTEK50 and DTEK60, both of which are actually made by Alcatel parent company TCL, the Mercury too will probably not be a BlackBerry product, but one created by a partner. That partner company would then be licensing the use of the BlackBerry brand and software suite on it. This is the new business model for BlackBerry, announced back in September.


Source: http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_ceo_confirms_a_device_with_a_physical_keyboard_is_in_the_works-news-21591.php

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Everything you need to know

The long wait is over! Here are the details of the new iPhone Model.


At long last, the iPhone 7 is here. At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Apple continued its traditional naming structure with the introduction of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. We’ve been playing around with the upcoming iOS 10 operating system in beta for the better part of two months, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship with the new OS (read more about iOS 10 here), but we were excited to learn more about the actual phones.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhones, and trust us, there’s a lot of interesting changes.

Waterproof design and durability

The iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus aren’t part of Apple’s major update cycle — you’ll have to wait for next year’s model for that, and of course rumors are already abound — but they do have some awesome new abilities.

Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are (finally!) water- and dust-resistant (IP67), meaning you’re free to get them wet without worry. That means you’ll be able to take either of them underwater for about 30 minutes, up to 1 meter deep.

The two new devices maintain the same aluminum body and don’t look a ton different than 2015’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. They even share the same respective screen sizes: a 4.7-inch display on the 7, and a 5.5-inch screen for the 7 Plus. The Plus sports a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and its smaller brother packs 1,334 x 750 pixels. Both screens are 25 percent brighter than the 6S and display a wide color gamut.

Related: Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus looks almost ready to take off

But the differences are still noticeable. Both of them feature a “pristine, mirror-like surface” and a high-gloss finish.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-iphone-7-news-2-2/

Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 over battery flaw

When asked about it, Samsung’s smartphone business head Koh Dong Jin just said that it’s a “heartbreaking amount.”- talking about the number of units recalled.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems are just heating up.

The South Korean electronics giant on Friday said that because of a problem with the Galaxy Note 7 battery it would halt sales of the new device around the world. It’s also recalling and replacing those phones already sold.

The company’s flagship device has been on sale for just two weeks. Samsung said Friday that it has sold 2.5 million of the phones worldwide to date.

The recall comes at a critical time for Samsung, as Apple prepares to unveil its latest iPhone on Sept. 7. If the battery problem persists, it could threaten the momentum Samsung has enjoyed over the last few months, fueled by the success of the Galaxy S7. With the well-received launch of the Note 7 last month and the Gear S3 smartwatch at the IFA trade show this week, Samsung was starting to get its swagger back.

“There’s definitely damage done and the whole incident is detrimental to Samsung’s image,” said IDC analyst Tay Xiaohan. “The level of damage will depend on how Samsung addresses this issue quickly and solves the problem.”


Read more: http://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-confirms-global-recall-replacement-galaxy-note-7-faulty-battery/


Well perhaps, we can expect for the v20 to have better front camera(min. 8mp) wide angle as well and has longer battery life.

The LG V20 will be the next flagship phone from the South Korean manufacturer, with a confirmed September 6 launch date. Google has now stepped in and confirmed that the V20 will be the first phone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Read below for LG V20 price, release date, specs and features.

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LG V20 price and release date
New price and release date details for the LG V20 have emerged on Reddit. A redditor posted claims of inside information about the V20’s release on T-Mobile. According to the post, T-Mobile will begin accepting pre-orders on September 14, with a “likely” release date of September 23. The phone will reportedly cost $650. Other leaked details include three bonuses. The first is an extra battery and ‘enhanced hand grip’; bonus two is a memory module attachment, and the third is a year of Hulu and three Vudu rentals. The latter would be a T-Mobile exclusive.

LG has now set LG V20 release date. In a brief statement published on its site, the South Korean manufacturer will unveil the V20 on September 6 in San Francisco. The invitation posted with the announcement shows a pop-up booklet with the words ‘Play More’ scribbled over the top. This hints that the V20 could be the most versatile hardware offering from LG – an even more important device than the G5.

AndroidPIT LG V10 7
LG previously published a statement confirming the release of the LG V20 and its name. Not only that, but we know that it will run Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. Read more about that in the ‘Features’ section below.

With updates to Marshmallow creeping out slowly since it was released last year, the immediate availability of the latest Android version on a new device would come as welcome news to many potential LG customers. Along with the flagship specs it’s expected to have, LG added …


Read more: https://www.androidpit.com/lg-v20-price-release-date-specs-features

New update brings Samsung Cloud to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

“Get the latest update of Samsung’s newest smartphones.”


The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have started receiving a new update. Currently rolling out in Italy, the update brings Samsung Cloud, the cloud service that made its debut with the company’s recently unveiled Galaxy Note7 smartphone.

In addition, the update – which weighs in at around 152MB – also includes Android security patch for the month of …


Read more: http://www.gsmarena.com/new_update_brings_samsung_cloud_to_galaxy_s7_and_s7_edge-news-19949.php

How to Put the iPhone into Recovery Mode – Quick Tip

Know the basics of your gadget so that you won’t fret when unforeseen incidents happen.


iPhone’s recovery mode is one of the two important modes (the other one being DFU) which comes in handy when you want to downgrade your iPhone. People often confuse recovery with DFU but this mode is different.

Recovery Mode vs. DFU Mode

DFU mode is device firmware update mode: this is where you get to update your firmware. DFU is similar to Recovery in the way the device behaves and iTunes detects your iOS device. But the main difference in Recovery mode is the function: recovery mode is the only mode where you can downgrade your iPhone firmware.

Recovery mode can also be helpful to restore your iPhone.

How to Put the iPhone into Recovery Mode

How to Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode?

Step 1: Disconnect the iPhone from your PC/Mac

Step 2: Make sure iTunes is open on your PC/Mac

Step 3: Press and hold Home and Power button for about 10 seconds / till the screen goes blank

Step 4: Now, release the power button but keep holding the Home button.

Step 5: Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac via USB

Step 6: The iPhone display will now show the USB cable and the iTunes icon.

Step 7: iTunes will detect an iOS device in recovery mode. You’ve got your iPhone in recovery!


As said before, recovery mode is useful when you want to downgrade or restore your iPhone. For an update/upgrade, you might need to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

Getting iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

Exiting the recovery mode is simple.

  • Press and hold the Home and Power button for about 15 seconds …


Read more: http://www.igeeksblog.com/how-to-put-the-iphone-into-recovery-mode/

Walkie-Talkie Smartphone Handset

“Walkie talkies were once powerful and helpful tools also. Some time ago when mobile phones were not yet created, walkie talkies were utilized for constant correspondence and have created what we have today. All things considered, just a little number of individuals utilize a genuine walkie talkie these days. Despite the fact that it is a useful and helpful apparatus, why bring another gadget when you can have one in your cellular telephone?”

Photo by http://www.mobilevenue.com/

Photo by http://www.mobilevenue.com/

I only tend to see truck drivers with walkie-talkies these days as I drive past them. With the walkie-talkie smartphone handset, you can join in on that scene too.

The handset plugs in to the headphone port on any smartphone and has a microphone built in to the handset. To talk, you push the button. It has adjustable volume and the ability to pickup and end calls.

The handset requires 2 AAA batteries to run but other than that, its just plug and play.

Available from Perpetual Kid with a price tag of $19.99.


Read more: http://www.mobilevenue.com/walkie-talkie-smartphone-handset-03140453/