Recently Apple has introduced a lot of few features, though its typing experience still leaves much to be desired. As far as we know iPhones are not one-handed anymore and this became one of the main complaints of the device. However it turned out there is actually a hidden one-handed keyboard that nobody is supposed to know about. A developer named Steve Troughton-Smith discovered it on the Apple device accidentally by hacking an Apple’s iOS Simulator.
Seems Samsung is doing everything to erase the damage caused by explosive Galaxy Note 7. Its brand new Galaxy C9 Pro is the first smartphone from Korean tech giant to feature 6GB RAM and latest Snapdragon 653 processor. The phone itself is likely to be a really nice one in terms of design and internal specifications. It features metal unibody design like most other newest Samsung smartphones. The Galaxy C9 Pro also has a new three string antenna design like Oppo’s R9s and R9s Plus and a huge 6-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. One more thing to gladden users is a secondary 16MP camera with f/1.9 aperture for bright selfies under low light.
A number of world-known tech giants Samsung, Lenovo, LG and Xiaomi are all presumably working on developing flexible phones. Some of the prototypes thereof were revealed lately. A week ago a half-minute video of Xiaomi’s phone with bendable screen was published by Youku. Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed any details about this and we don’t have info yet about the release date of the smartphone either. On the video one can see Xiaomi phone shown to be curved to fit into the user's hand. The video clip also shows the device running Xiaomi's latest MIUI 8 software while it is being operated by a user.
Micro-moments are spontaneous moments when consumers expect brands to address their needs with real-time relevance. Recently smartphones are used for this purpose more and more often. Such crucially important moments of contact with brands happen all the time and companies shall work out a special marketing strategy for them.
Here is a short guide in digital marketing with statistics, strategies and examples for mastering micro-moments.
Finding the Qibla is not always easy, especially if you are traveling around the world. However praying facing directly to Mecca has never been that easy with modern smartphone apps. All you need is to install it on your gadget and avoid electromagnetic fields. Here you can find a selection of the best apps of this kind.
The world of technology offers smart solutions to make religious lives of Muslims easier and more efficient. In this article you’ll find the most interesting and useful apps for faithful Muslims.
We’ve all suffered the inconvenience of dead phone. However, with a breakthrough in battery technologies a portable charger is the best solution. Sometimes that’s not always convenient (or even possible) to plug the USB charging cable in to your computer or to a wall-wart transformer especially if you’re traveling or are away from home. So what is an external battery pack? In short, this device lets you charge you handy, tab or any other gadget if there’s no possibility to plug your charging cable into the wall.
Let’s have a look at the main features you should consider while choosing a portable charger.
Take a walk outside and there are very big chances of seeing people taking some selfies. But they don’t seem to do it as we were used to. Yes, they’re using a selfie stick, by far the most popular smartphone accessory of the moment, also known as a monopod.
Engineers have developed a small autonomous electric generator that should be set on a human body and be powered by it. The device is created as a wearable wireless sensor and doesn’t require external charging.
The generator consists of a flexible thermoelectric plate. The plate on the skin surface covers an area of about seven square centimeters. Generation of electrical energy takes place due to the temperature difference between skin and air, which shall not be less than three degrees Celsius. The gadget transmits data on hydration to the smartphone.
The generator capacity is 40-50 microwatts per square centimeter of skin. If a person is engaged in active sports activities, the generated power is increased by three times. Nevertheless scientists point out at a low-power technology.
However the new device will not be sufficient to power smartphones of big diagonals but its energy should be enough for different sensors.
A great variety of mobile smart electronics motivated even TV developers. An unnamed partner of ZTE Company will present a TV-set (4K, 55-inch, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android) with the support for smartphones Nubia at January's Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES 2016).
Still we do not know exactly how it all will operate together; but apparently, the concept is identical to the one that is being promoted by Taiwanese group ASUSTeK where tablets are used as docking stations for the phones.
In other words, ZTE wants to make a smart TV not only a separate part of a living room with its own set of applications and information on it, but to combine its functionality with that a smartphone user is accustomed to. In this case, each family member will be able to have his own games and “cinemas” – all he needs is just to install a phone into the appropriate connector on the rear panel of a TV-set. Thus will help to avoid setting and filling by the content two different high-tech devices. For example, experts believe that this factor played a major role in the global recession of interest among users to a tablet as to the second unnecessary smart gadget.