Can my phone do that? Find hidden and hacking apps on your smartphone.

Smartphones are the obvious tech gadget to have in 2023. More than 85% of us own one. We use it for several hours a day for almost everything from texting, talking, and taking photos or videos – to shopping, working, communicating on social media, and so much more. However, are we making the most of … Read more

Metro Community College launches Smartphone Repair Academy

The Nebraska Urban League plans to expand its School and Youth Action programs with the largest single donation in its 90-year history, $2.9 million from philanthropist and author Mackenzie Scott. Jason DeWater was looking to expand his iFixOmaha electronics repair business outside of the Omaha metro area. But he did not have a staff of … Read more

Can a smartphone app boost memory?

Post on PinterestA smartphone app called HippoCamera may help us boost our memory. Photo credit: Maskot/Getty Images. A new study by researchers at the University of Toronto has presented a smartphone app that can enhance memories of life events. The app is designed to benefit people with memory impairments by simulating the function of the … Read more

Six smartphone tips for international travel in 2023

ChicagoAnd January 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — With the demand for travel growing after years of restrictions, international travel options are gaining in popularity. The US dollar is strong, which makes international travel particularly attractive, and according to a recent poll by MMGY Travel Intelligence, a quarter of Americans with travel plans within the next six … Read more

The global smartphone market has fallen into a downward spiral. Apple beat the odds.

The bear market and the accompanying macroeconomic uncertainty have taken their toll on even the most resilient of tech companies. One such example is an Apple (AAPL 0.04%). Despite delivering all records over time or quarterly in each of the previous four quarters, the company has been hit hard by economic headwinds that have persisted … Read more

The Pixel Fold is Google’s best chance to make a smartphone that matters

I love Google’s Pixel devices As far as the nerd is the next gadget, but I think we all know they don’t quite sell like hot cakes. Google had just a three percent share of the North American smartphone market in May 2022, according to market research firm Canalys, and anecdotally it’s much easier to … Read more

Two researchers aim to better understand Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis through smartphone surveys

Two California researchers aim to gain a real-time understanding of homelessness using a perhaps unexpected resource found among unhoused people: smartphones. Benjamin Henwood, a professor in the Susan Durack-Peck School of Social Work at USC, and Randall Kuhn, a professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA, began a research program surveying a … Read more

How to get the tablet-only Android taskbar on your smartphone for a new multitasking experience « Android :: Gadget Hacks

Android 12L and Android 13 have a tablet-only taskbar that lets you quickly open recent, suggested, or pinned apps and drag and drop apps in split-screen mode. While the taskbar is only for tablets and foldable devices, you can unlock this new feature for your Android smartphone with a little tinkering. On tablets, the taskbar … Read more

Resonant Link plans to release its first remote smartphone charger to the public this year

Resonant Link Phyo co-founder Aung Kyaw in South Burlington on Monday, January 9, 2023. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger SOUTH BURLINGTON — It’s 9:30 a.m. at Resonant Link’s headquarters, in an industrial park next to Ben & Jerry’s, and nearly every cubicle is still empty for two reasons, explains Rachel Allard, the company’s director of marketing: … Read more