Apple still rules the US smartphone market, Samsung is catching up soon

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Apple still rules the US smartphone market, Samsung is catching up soon

Apple is still the leader in the US smartphone market but it needs to pull up all its socks as Samsung is fast catching up with its stunning range of Android-based devices, a new report has revealed. According to US-based market research firm Parks Associates, Apple is still well in the lead compared to competing manufacturers, holding 40 percent of the smartphone market while Samsung holds around 31 percent of the market and LG is next in line with 10 percent.  More →
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Don’t snatch smartphones from students during exams, says expert

By on February 11, 2016 at 11:56 AM.

Don’t snatch smartphones from students during exams, says expert

Smartphones should not be taken away from students during examinations as it amount to "torture", an Indian-origin professor has said. Dr Sugata Mitra, a professor at UK's Newcastle University, asked curriculum designers and teachers to embrace the Internet not just as a tool of learning, but to include it as a subject in the curriculum just as any other such as Physics, Chemistry, Math or English. More →
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Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

By on February 10, 2016 at 7:16 PM.

Indian smartphone market showing signs of maturing, sales likely to dip in one year: Survey

India's smartphone market is showing signs of maturity as lesser number of consumers are planning to buy new devices in the next one year, says a survey. "Smartphone market has reached maturity...the percentage of consumers planning to purchase a smartphone in the next 12 months has dropped from a peak of 80 percent in 2014 to 68 percent," a survey conducted by Accenture said. More →
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Hydrogen fuel cell powered smartphones could last a week on a single charge

By on February 10, 2016 at 4:07 PM.

Hydrogen fuel cell powered smartphones could last a week on a single charge

With this new technology, your phone could get an entire week's battery life in a single charge. "Give us more juice" was the cry from tech enthusiasts at this year's CES 2016 held in January in Las Vegas and the number one item on their tech wish list was better battery life, Fortune said in its survey report. To this increasing demand, Intelligent Energy -- a 27-year-old British company working on clean power technology has an answer. More →
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No, mobile phone radiations don’t cause brain cancer, say health experts

By on February 9, 2016 at 1:53 PM.

No, mobile phone radiations don’t cause brain cancer, say health experts

If you are terrified after reading studies claiming that cellphone radiation is a menacing health hazard and can even cause brain cancer, nothing could be farther from the truth. According to health experts, radiations emitted from cellphones will not give you brain cancer but, yes, excessive cell phone use can lead to other health conditions, especially among children. Some time back, the World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), classified mobile phone use and other radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as a possible carcinogen but with a rider that there is no research to back the claim.  More →
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OPPO F1 smartphone now available in Delhi: Price, specifications and features

By on February 9, 2016 at 10:11 AM.

OPPO F1 smartphone now available in Delhi: Price, specifications and features

Driven by positive response, Chinese device-maker OPPO Mobiles has started selling its mobile photography-focused devices F1 and F1 Plus in Delhi, with Bollywood and Telugu film actress Rhea Chakraborty becoming the first customer to own the "selfie expert".“I am so thrilled at being the first one to be able to use the 'selfie expert’ OPPO F1. I love taking selfies and am sure that my new phone will help me take the best selfies every time I want to," a company statement quoted Chakraborty as saying.  More →
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Messaging, entertainment are equally important for smartphone users: Report

By on February 8, 2016 at 6:42 PM.

Messaging, entertainment are equally important for smartphone users: Report

Smartphone users spend as much time on seeking entertainment as texting to connect with friends and family, according to a recent study. The survey, conducted by US-based media and consumer research company GfK MRI from September-November 2015, found that 22 percent of time spent on smartphones was devoted to games, music, web surfing, and watching streamed content, which was the same proportion devoted to texting.  More →
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9 easy tips to clear your Android’s internal storage

By on February 5, 2016 at 12:19 PM.

9 easy tips to clear your Android’s internal storage

No matter which Android smartphone or tablet one uses, most often we do come across storage space issues. Sooner or later, the phone keeps prompting an error “storage space running out.” This is especially true in case of budget smartphones that come with around 4GB and 8GB of internal storage. There are many ways to free up the storage space on Android smartphones or tablets. And it’s fairly simple. If you are facing this problem, check out the nine easy ways you can reclaim space on your Android device. More →
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