Still wants to force tech companies to install backdoors to encryption
The US Department of Justice is refusing to give up on its plans to force tech companies to build tools into smartphones and other devices that would allow access to encrypted data in criminal investigations.
Three year cycle is with us for ever
Beancounters at Gartner have added up some numbers and reached the same conclusion as everyone else that the smartphone boom is over and people will only start replacing them once every three years instead of yearly.
Mario is driving onto your mobile drivers
Now that Nintendo has already released hits such as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run on both iOS and Android, it's choosen to bring its signature death race to the market. Nintendo haa teased the next instalment of its mobile market takeover: Mario Kart Tour.
Something a little more French
The French always have a problem when it comes to English words entering their language and have been desperately coming up with something to replace those nasty roast-beef eating words which come from the world of tech.
Walking into smartphone users
Japan’s train stations are seeing a new form of vigilante – grumpy old men who don’t like people using smartphones.
Nine out of 10 smartphones
While the fruity cargo-cult Apple and its minions in the Tame Apple Press want you to believe that iOS is the most successful operating system, Google Android really is the clear winner.
And a quarter of video game consoles
If you are fond of buying cheap smartphones and games consoles from China then you should be aware that a big chunk of them are fake.
Market stagnation from an industry led only by Microsoft and Intel
While most notebook brand vendors expect the notebook industry to grow steadily in 2017 as a result of increases in shipments, at least one ODM vendor is claiming that the proliferation of more feature-rich smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices is still a good reason to consider otherwise.
This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.
Profit leapt by 50 percent
Samsung’s bottom line was not really harmed by the Note 7 fiasco and the outfit saw its fourth-quarter profit leap 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years.