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Windows Phone jumps to third place in smartphone market

May 16th, 2013
Microsoft's mobile OS surpassed BlackBerry in smartphone shipments and market share during the first quarter of 2013, says IDC. [Read more]
    




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MorePhone: Paper-Thin, Flexible Smartphone Curls When it Receives a Call

May 1st, 2013

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If you prefer to keep your phone on silent but end up with a bunch of missed calls and unread messages, you will love this bendable smartphone! Designed by researchers at Queen’s University Human Media Lab in Canada, the MorePhone is a paper-thin smartphone that flexes when it receives a text or call. It is based on thin-film, flexible display technologies and organic user interfaces that allow computers to take any shape or form.

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Judge holds self in contempt for his smartphone

April 15th, 2013
IONIA, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan judge whose smartphone disrupted a hearing in his own courtroom has held himself in contempt and paid $25 for the infraction....


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Smartphone innovation: Where we’re going next (Smartphones Unlocked)

April 13th, 2013
Smartphone advancements are on the edge of transforming in some crazy ways, but it isn't like you think. [Read more]
    




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For Many, Smartphones Are Their BFFs, IDC Study Finds

March 28th, 2013
Is your best relationship with your smartphone? A new IDC report, sponsored by Facebook, suggests it might be.

The key finding of the study, "Always Connected -- How Smartphones and Social Keep Us Engaged," is that "mobile + social = connectedness." The sense of being always connected is the key driver, according to IDC, and it spans any divisions between demographics, brands, services or applications. And, the report points out, the key thing to remember is that, although they are called phones, these devices are actually pocketable, personal computers.

For most users, the smartphone spends more time with its users than any family member or friend. Sixty-three percent of smartphone owners have their phone with them for all but one hour in the awake part of a day, while nearly 80 percent have it for all but two hours. About half of everyone in the U.S. has a smartphone, slightly more than 180 million people this year. By 2017, that's expected to reach more than 220 million users.

'Increased Social Connectedness'

Four out of five smartphone owners tend to connect via their smartphone within 15 minutes of awakening in the morning. In fact, 62 percent reach for it as soon as they wake up, including 44 percent who use it as an alarm clock. Those numbers are even higher for 18- to 24-year-olds. "Rather than feeling overwhelmed by it," the report said, "we enjoy and value this increased social connectedness."

The smartphone is embedded in activities through the day. Nearly half of respondents use it during errands, while shopping, while making dinner or even at the gym. Social apps that have built-in calls-to-action, like posting status updates and check-ins, are driving use at social events. As with daily activities, the smartphone is heavily used for social communication, most notably for Facebook, during such social activities...



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Teen smartphone ownership skyrockets in U.S.

March 13th, 2013
A new Pew survey shows that 37 percent of all teenagers own a smartphone, and for many of them it's their main way to access the Internet. [Read more]



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Hackathon’s Goal: A Smartphone Game That Scores Points for Cancer Research

March 2nd, 2013
A UK-based charity is sponsoring a weekend hackathon, but those invited won't be using their coding talents to advance any business causes. The 40 programmers, gamers, graphic designers and other specialists will spend the time designing a smartphone game that can let average users help with cancer research, and three of the world's largest technology companies -- Amazon, Facebook and Google -- will be assisting in that effort. Cancer Research UK is organizing the event.



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Smart bracelet glows with smartphone notifications

March 1st, 2013
Turn off your ringer and get your smartphone alerts and notifications in a rainbow of colors with the Embrace+ smart bracelet. [Read more]



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All Things Appy: 5 Best Apple Lifestyle Apps

February 27th, 2013
The introduction of the smartphone can be credited with inspiring many so-called lifestyle improvements -- not the least of which stems from its ability to multitask. Junk that alarm clock and makeup mirror, and gear up for fashion, shopping and art. Along with an analog-digital flip-style numerical clock with multiple alarms, current weather is beautifully superimposed over various wallpapers on the Nightstand Central for iPad Free Alarm Clock.



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Samsung Knox targets BlackBerry’s turf

February 26th, 2013

Samsung is making a major move into the corporate smartphone market once dominated by BlackBerry with the announcement of new software that allows a single device to be used for work and play.



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