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How is Virtual Reality Working?

2016-12-18 16:04:18

Educational content is the top non-games category overall and appears as one of the top 3 content categories.  David MacQueen, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, told GSMpress that “Steam is the runaway winner with 871 total apps available, almost double that of its nearest rival, the Samsung Gear VR store with 445 apps. The Steam store provides...

How is Virtual Reality Working?

App Based Learning

2016-12-16 15:47:24

In a country with more than 1.4 million schools with more than 260 million students enrolled, it is understandable that a company that can tap into India’s “K-12” sector (reaching from Kindergarten to the 12th grade) is going to be pretty sizable. BYJU has managed just that as an “ed-tech” company and is the creator of the largest K-12 app in...

App Based Learning

King of Rebirth Strategy Game

2016-12-15 09:23:57

Following a successful soft launch, the popular undead world domination strategy game for mobile devices is now available on Google Play worldwide. Smartphone and tablet owners from across the globe can now join in on the fun. In King of Rebirth (which is published by R2Games), you assume the role of a newly risen Lord of the Undead as players vie for territory control...

King of Rebirth Strategy Game

Holy Grail of Bible Apps

2016-12-10 22:05:22

Since launching as one of the first 200 apps available in Apple's App Store in 2008, the Bible App has been installed on more than 250 million devices and in every country of the world. Featuring nearly 1,500 versions and supporting more than 1,000 languages, the Bible App helps people with busy, on-the-go lifestyles read the Bible at any time and in any place. "We are...

Holy Grail of Bible Apps

Activity Partner Finding App

2016-12-10 08:00:00
iOS

Don't worry about personality profiles, just find yourself an "activity partner" who can join in with your choice of sport or leisure activity - as long as you (and your prospective partner!) are an Apple user, as the Android version is still in development.  First, you select your activity, which can be as diverse as running and kayaking, and then browse through people...

Activity Partner Finding App

Wireless Charging Pad

2016-12-09 22:45:10

Los Angeles-based Bezalel Inc was founded in 2013 to design and manufacture wireless charging products that enable mobile device users to ditch the power cord, both at home and on-the-go, and they have done just that with the introduction of what they claim to be the world's fastest wireless charging pad, which can power up mobile devices 2.5 times faster than standard...

Wireless Charging Pad

Pocket Starships MMO Game Ranked Nr 1

2016-11-23 16:27:25

The mobile game’s publisher, SPYR, has announced that its third and final market in their European strategic outreach and targeted growth program has been successful in France, following previous successes in the German and Russian markets. Notable highest download rankings achieved for Pocket Starships in France's Apple App Store during the last week (Nov....

Pocket Starships MMO Game Ranked Nr 1

Exotic Leather iPhone Cases

2016-11-23 15:55:52

OtterBox is expanding its line of leather cases just in time to pick up the perfect fashionable gift. Strada Series is available now in new exotic leather patterns. The Strada Series cases cover an iPhone in a sleek protective shell with a high-end leather exterior, metallic accents, and ornate stitching. The design combines a classic, tailored look with slim...

Exotic Leather iPhone Cases

Apple Device Management

2016-11-20 15:22:16
iOS

Jamf Now, formerly Bushel, is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (or “MDM”) for the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. Device management is fast, accessible and affordable, so you can support your users without help from IT. Jamf points out that without a small business (or even personal) MDM solution, it can take a surprising amount of...

Apple Device Management

Cubot Cheetah 2 Smartphone Launched

2016-11-19 12:59:26

Cubot, a smartphone brand developed by Shenzhen Huafurui technology Co. Ltd, partnered last year with Cheetah Mobile, China's leading mobile utility app maker (its products include the popular Clean Master), to release the first Cubot Cheetah Phone, which proved to be a hot seller. This year, Cubot unveiled an enhanced version of the sleek smartphone having refined several...

Cubot Cheetah 2 Smartphone Launched

Cooking Classes by Phone

2016-11-18 12:43:53

One of the largest food brands, Allrecipes, has launched a program with Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, which already allows phone users to ask questions, play music, create to-do and shopping lists, and control smart devices using their voice. Thanks to the link up, you will now be able to get hands-free access to the vast collection of online recipes,...

Cooking Classes by Phone

Newer Apple Devices 2x as Likely to Crash as Android

2016-11-17 16:12:10

Q3 2016 State of Mobile Device Performance & Health Report Points to Crashing Apps and Overheating as Big Annoyances for iOS Users, With Pokemon GO App Highly Prone to Crashes Apple and Android waged in a perpetual battle for smartphone market share every quarter, device performance can often play a role in shaping the final results. According to the Q3 2016 State of...

Newer Apple Devices 2x as Likely to Crash as Android

Android Phones Sending Private Data to China

2016-11-16 22:22:31

The phones concerned were available through major US based online retailers and some of the same brands are available in the UK, for example, via Amazon. The researchers found that the core of the monitoring activities took place using a commercial Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update software system that was shipped with the Android devices they tested and were managed by a...

Android Phones Sending Private Data to China

Dual SIM Satellite and GSM Phone

2016-11-15 12:28:43

The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL bridges the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications, allowing users to move seamlessly in and out of terrestrial coverage to enjoy connectivity in any location. With a dedicated SIM slot for satellite communications and a second one for GSM communications, Thuraya's latest groundbreaking handset transforms usability and choice. Users can...

Dual SIM Satellite and GSM Phone

It seems that every week there’s at least one new cell phone, and there’s a new tablet almost as often. Every day there are rumours flooding the internet about new electronic devices that are under development. It can be really exciting watching this news! On our website you can find in one convenient place the daily news of these technologies, where we have sifted through the mass of information and chosen for you only the most interesting reports about tablets, smartphones and apps.

By reading this mobile device news section you will be among the first to know about new smartphones in the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy series, but we won’t omit important updates on other mobile devices that are less popular. There is likely to be some high tech news every day and this section will give you the most important and relevant information about the current state of the mobile device market. Some news items are market intelligence with details of further ббdevelopment of the mobile electronics world.

And of course this will give you the technical characteristics of the mobile devices, the differences between competing models, as well as the cost of new items. But that’s not all. Mobile operators also feature in these news stories, and not just the ones from your home market as we regularly cover news of foreign network operators. Don’t assume that this isn’t of interest to you, because there are occasions when an operator discounts some models by as much as 90%. If you find yourself in that operator’s country or know somebody there, you would be glad of the tip to acquire an interesting device for a pittance. We accept that some of these stories may be of less interest to you than others are, but we give you the mobile industry’s news on a daily basis. By daily reading you will always be aware of the most interesting developments in the world of mobile devices.

Many of these high tech updates are brief and can be read quickly. Contrast this with some of the stories that come from the official events organised by companies such as Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and others, with lots of detail and where some of the nuances of the presentations are key. Visit the news section regularly for a good read. Friends and colleagues will soon be surprised how much you know about modern tablets and smartphones!

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