Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new a new bill regarding user data, and that smartphone skull horn story.
Smartphones used to be a status symbol. But that has changed now that everyone has one. Now, the status symbol is in avoiding smartphones.
Not only are screens themselves cheap to make, but they also make things cheaper. Any place that can fit a screen in (classrooms, hospitals, airports, restaurants) can cut costs. And any activity that can happen on a screen becomes cheaper.
The rich do not live like this. The rich have grown afraid of screens. They want their children to play with blocks, and tech-free private schools are booming. Humans are more expensive, and rich people are willing and able to pay for them…All of this has led to a curious new reality: Human contact is becoming a luxury good.
Apple’s iPhone 8 was the top selling smartphone in May 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Plus came in second, followed by iPhone X.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the potential security threats in iOS 12’s Security Code AutoFill, plus they have some thoughts on Samsung smartphones randomly sending out photos.
Apple just rolled out a new webpage dubbed “Families” with tips on managing your children’s iPhone and iPad use.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple ending iTunes LP, plus they have something to say about the growing trend of recording and watching video on your smartphones in portrait mode.
AT&T plans to start rolling out its 5G wireless network in 12 cities this year, starting with Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia.
LAS VEGAS – Guys who want to protect their important bits from smartphone radiation should check out the Spartan radiation-blocking boxers. Spartan shows their underpants to Jeff Gamet at CES 2018.
Samsung just announced a new chip dubbed Exynos 9 Series 9810 for its upcoming smartphone models that sports what the company is calling “realistic face-tracking filters as well as stronger security when unlocking a device with one’s face.”
Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley told clients that Apple’s share of the profits from the smartphone industry dipped to 64% during the June quarter.
Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss a report claiming smartphones are responsible for increased teenage depression, plus Dave has some wireless mesh network tips.
The European Union seems to be taking a very different stance on digital encryption than the United States, so Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to shear their thoughts, plus they look at a proposed Colorado law blocking kids from buying smartphones.
Word leaked last week that Samsung’s official Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation would point to the device’s battery as the cause of the problem, and that’s exactly what the company said on Monday. Samsung also it’s delaying the launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphone as a result of its Note 7 investigation.
Musicians and other live performers could have a new way to stop attendees from using their smartphones to record video, photos, and audio at events thanks to a new patent from Apple. The iPhone and iPad maker was awarded a patent this week for a system that remotely disables recording with infrared signals. The system could be used in other ways, too, like blocking recording in secure facilities, or by governments to prevent free speech.
Google is reportedly working on a new smartphone to take on Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s phone De jour. Unlike its Nexus line, where partner companies are making the phones, Google plans to take complete control over this new line.