We’ve all been there before. That awkward situation when you desperately need a legitimate reason to excuse yourself, but there is none. You take your phone out, intensely praying that there’s a message from a friend, an email from the store you no longer shop from, a random call from an unimportant person…but that expensive smartphone of yours remain silent and unobtrusive. What if there was a smartphone feature that could get you out of this situation gracefully?
You may have heard in passing of a smartphone company named Gionee – it’s a Chinese smartphone maker that’s been steadily gaining a following outside of its home country. It also gained quite a bit of fame last year when it released the Elife S5.1, which held the world record for the thinnest smartphone for a little while. Yesterday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone, the Elife S7 which features a unique frame that promises to be harder to bend than the iPhone 6.
The news of its existence might have been accidently leaked out just before Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off earlier this week but nevertheless, here is one of Microsoft’s star for this year’s edition of MWC: the brand new Lumia 640. As you might able to tell from its name, the Lumia 640 is a lower mid-range model within Microsoft’s Lumia smartphone family.
Remember that OnePlus contest that required girls to take a picture of themselves and let the guys vote in order to stand a chance to win an invite to buy the OnePlus One? Needless to say, that contest didn’t go very well – prompting an apology from OnePlus. So what did the company do this time?
Samsung’s last flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, was the closest to match the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as the best all-round smartphone camera. Now that we know it has fitted the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge with the Sony IMX 240 camera sensor, how well does it perform this time?
While the numbers surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6’s camera sound impressive enough, I remember this time last year when Samsung was equally vocal about the Galaxy S5’s camera. As it turns out, one of the best features from the Galaxy Note 4 has been transferred into the Galaxy S6.
In the past, Google has made it a requirement for Android devices shipping with Lollipop to be encrypted by default. However, as it turns out, this is no longer the case; at least, for now. People started noticing about this change as they discover that encryption was not turned on by default on Android devices that came with Lollipop out of the box.