Mobile

USB-C Just Got a Huge Upgrade – What You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/usb-c-authentication-program,news-28949.html The USB Implementers Forum has plan to make popular cables and ports more secure and safer for users – and give more control to equipment makers. USB-C products have been the cause of power-surge damage to devices when users plug in a non-compliant charger and bad USB-C cable. Most users know that USB gadgets

5G trends for 2019

Here is my collection of relevant trend for 5G networks for 2019: The most newsworthy stories in wireless today are all about 5G. In 2019, we enter a cautious, early-adoption phase of this next generation of wireless technology. 2019 will be the year when we see the first commercial networks turning on and first handsets

Mobile Apps Are Selling Your Location

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/apps-selling-location,news-28798.html Back in October, Tom’s Guide reportedthat it’s possible for cheap mobile advertisements to spy on you through your phone. Sales of location-targeted advertising reached an estimated $21 billion this year. This morning, a report from the New York Times warns that smartphone apps do that also for profit: More than 1,000 popular apps contain

Samsung J5 smart phone teardown

Here is teardown of a broken Samsung J5 smart phone (SM-J510FN from 2016). Let’s open it: A Closeups of circuit board Not too much to see. Many parts were covered with metal cases soldered to circuit board. I did not see here any easy to fix problems (like loose connector) that would have allowed to

Damaged USB type C cables

USB type C connector is becoming more and more common in many devices. It is now a very common charging interface for modern smart phones. Generally USB C is more convient and more robust than micro-USB connector. But in those rare cases when something goes wrong, effect can be more severe. Where microUSB chargers normally

Happy 10th anniversary, Android | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/23/history-of-android-the-good-the-bad-the-nexus/ It has been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. This article is a brief retrospective on the last decade of

How to scale your website across all mobile devices and some other www tips

https://opensource.com/article/18/8/how-scale-your-website-across-all-devices According to this article the most successful websites are designed with a mobile-first approach. The significant year-over-year growth of online business transactions done via mobile devices has encouraged companies to build websites and e-commerce sites that look, feel, and function identically on computers and smart mobile devices. This article gives ideas how to build

Say hello to Android 9 Pie | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/say-hello-to-android-9-pie/ The nickname for just released Android 9 is “Pie.” If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to hear that Pie will start rolling out as an over-the-air update today. The same goes for every other device that was enrolled in the Android Beta and qualifying Android One devices. Everybody else, well, you