Category Archives: Mobile Devices

How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

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Reggie Brown carefully ran his fingers over the blunt, admiring its tightly rolled perfection. It was almost a shame to smoke such a work of art. He leaned back on the couch in his Kimball Hall dorm room at Stanford University as he discussed the weekend’s social events with two of his former fraternity brothers, […]

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Xiaomi to sell Redmi Note 5 exclusively on Flipkart from 14 February

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In the run up to the launch of the Redmi Note 5 in India on 14 February, Indian ecommerce giant Flipkart has suggested that Xiaomi will be selling the phone exclusively on Flipkart.com this Valentine’s Day.  In the teaser, Flipkart has also hinted that the phone could be named Redmi Note 5. This tweet comes […]

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Script’s app lets parents digitally sign school permission slips, pay for field trips

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Schools are often late to taking advantage of new technologies, so today still do much of their business over paper forms. One pain point in particular – for school administrators, teachers and parents alike – is handling permission forms for activities and field trips. A young startup called Script aims to help. Schools can use […]

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LG V30S tipped to finally bring the upgrades the V30 needed

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LG is rumored to be announcing a revised version of the LG V30 at MWC and we’re now hearing more about what that phone might offer.  Dubbed the LG V30S, the souped-up version of one of last year’s best Android phones will bring some features that the V30 was lacking to make it competitive in […]

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Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

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How can Facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? By letting them downvote inappropriate comments to hide them. Facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch. But what Facebook does with signals about problematic comments could raise new questions about censorship, and […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: what we want to see

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Updated: A new Samsung patent shows a phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, adding to the evidence that the Galaxy Note 9 might have such a feature. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the biggest phones Samsung’s ever made, not to mention one of the best, and there’s no doubt […]

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Facebook Messenger’s ‘Your Emoji’ status tells friends what’s up

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Want to let friends know you’re trying to party, hit the gym, focus on work or grab a drink? That’s the idea behind a powerful new feature Facebook Messenger is testing called Your Emoji. Akin to offline meetup app Down to Lunch, it lets you overlay a chosen emoji on your Messenger profile pic for […]

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Apple may not throttle your iPhone X or iPhone 8

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It’s now well-known that Apple has been slowing down iPhones as they age, but if you’re worried that the same thing will be done to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus you might not need to be, as the company has suggested that it may not need to throttle them. The slowing […]

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Patreon Lens is Snapchat for creators’ paid fans only

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Exclusive content is how creators get patrons to pay them a monthly subscription fee on Patreon, so the startup is equipping them with a Snapchat-like tool to turn their private lives into “behind-the-scenes” footage. Patreon Lens launches today within Patreon’s iOS and Android apps so creators can share photos and videos that disappear in 24 […]

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Best phones with big display in India

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Big screen smartphones have been the rage for a while now. Initially popularised by Samsung and other first tier smartphone makers, big screens quickly trickled down to the mid-range and then the budget smartphone segment, with companies like Xiaomi, Motorola and others capitalising on the trend. However, not all displays are created equal. If you […]

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