Tag Archives: Smartphones
If you own an Android-based Smartphone and use Pizza Hut’s app (yes, ordering a pizza also just became potentially dangerous for your privacies’ health) said application and over 100 others make you susceptible to a host of malicious issues!
South Korea’s governmental ruling mandating the installation of an application (created by the government no-less) monitoring Smartphone usage of those 19 and under is not without (major) controversy… even Orwell could not have imagined this!
Although TV watching is declining, kids age 5 to 16 are spending an average of 6 and a half hours per day in front of a screen (i.e., Gaming, Smartphone, Tablet, etc.) which should come as no surprise is a … Continue reading
Given that it is the world’s first, crowd-sourced, Smartphone, perhaps it is also safe to call it the ‘world’s first, un-Smartphone?’ Nevertheless, this handset has the potential to further than acceptance of this OS (if their non-app-approach takes hold and … Continue reading
Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘Cover Wall’ partnership with Google Play is an excellent medium to open up the organization’s coffers to a decentralized, digital base versus sticking to their printed (legacy) orientation.
Given the current maturation within the Smartphone / Tablet-space, is yet another OS (by Samsung) actually needed (let alone welcome?)
Given that innovation is arguably not the firm’s strongest suit (look no further than Apple’s lawsuit regarding copyright infringements) it will be interesting to see how their Tizen OS differentiates itself from the current industry titans’ offerings.
Samsung’s Z1 Smartphone powered by their homegrown OS is the firm’s earnest attempt to decouple itself from being dependent on Google’s Android OS. Outside of South Korea where a strong degree of nationalism denotes allegiance the the nation’s domestically-spawned ‘Chaebols’, … Continue reading
While arguably it is nothing to tout, should it really come as any surprise that the Black Market for stolen Smartphones is robust? (Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/5pqcxW
Google’s ‘Contributor’ allows end-users to pay a nominal-fee (at this juncture anyway) in order to view ad-free websites… look for lots of copy-cat ideas to continue as the ‘net matures and firms seeks additional revenue streams. (Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/hSQ9OA Google Contributor: http://goo.gl/HGaTnp