Mobile

Apple releases from WWDC 2018

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/06/04/apple-releases-first-ios-12-macos-1014-mojave-watchos-5-and-tvos-12 Apple had on Monday’s WWDC 2018 a keynote presentation that announced new product updates. Apple issued initial beta versions of its upcoming platform upgrades, including iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm’s website leaked millions of Americans’ real-time locations | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cell-phone-tracking-firm-exposed-millions-of-americans-real-time-locations/ Another week and another privacy disaster. Now a company that collects the real-time location data on millions of cell phone customers across North America had a bug in its website that may have exposed nearly every cell phone customer in the US and Canada, some 200 million customers. The LocationSmart page required explicit consent

Something has gone terribly wrong with Finland – it has become an emblem of mobi | Pocket Gamer.biz | PGbiz

http://www.pocketgamer.biz/comment-and-opinion/67926/something-has-gone-terribly-wrong-with-finland-it-has-become-an-emblem-of-mobile-game-industry-stagnation/ There is no country as tightly bound to the mobile games industry as Finland, where the success of local champions has become a totemic part of national identity. Nokia’s Snake mobile phone game had been an astonishing success in 1997. Rovio’s Angry Birds took flight in early 2010. In the summer of 2012, Supercell

Mobile Trends 2018

Here is my collection of relevant trend for smart phones in 2018: It seems that crazy growth times in smart phone markets are over at least for some time. The eight-year-long smartphone bubble in China has abruptly come to an end, in yet another warning sign that the global synchronized growth narrative is merely an

Samsung Galaxy S9+ and S9 Teardowns

Is Samsung Galaxy S9+ the fanciest Android phone at the moment? Only teardown will tell if this phone is a true contender, or just a weird AR Emoji machine. Read Samsung Galaxy S9+ Teardown by iFixit: two blades for changing aperture versus the usual five on normal cameras; battery, iris scanner, front cam are basically

The day that changed your phone forever | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/06/a-day-that-changed-your-phone/ It’s the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. iPhone at the end of June 2007 was a glimpse of the future. A couple of months later, the entire native app experience was unlocked.

Rating the big smartphone makers at MWC 2018 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/27/rating-the-big-smartphone-makers-at-mwc-2018/ This article gives good overview of smart phone maker announcements made by biggest manufacturers. Based of this it seems that the years of big mobile innovations are over. Many years of business growth has slowed as people keep using their phones for longer time. And the announcements don’t seem to be able to change

Mobile World Congress 2018: You Can’t Teach an AI to Run a Telecom Network—Yet – IEEE Spectrum

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/teaching-an-artificial-intelligence-to-operate-a-telecommunications-network-isnt-possibleyet AI, which telecos have already leveraged in some situations, might be able to help solve some of communications service providers’ (CSPs) problems. But CSPs have been slow to adopt artificial intelligence, because the initial problems AI was developed to address didn’t really affect them. “There’s a lot of opportunity to use AI in the

Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/23/google-publicly-launches-arcore-1-0-on-13-phones-will-begin-expanding-lens-availability/ With ARCore’s launch, developers are now able to put their own augmented reality (AR) creations into the Play Store and users able to take a first shot at phone. Just a small subset of all of the Android phones out there today. Google has already been working with companies like Snap, Sony, Wayfare, Porsche

Why batteries are holding up tech breakthroughs — and what’s happening now

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/02/21/batteries-holding-tech-breakthroughs-whats-happening-now/ Despite incremental advancements, batteries haven’t changed all that much over the past decade. Major brands are investing in better environmental efficiency, and small tweaks that improve storage and performance, but the typical “battery” is still fundamentally the same. There is stagnation in the realm of batteries.