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Basically, stop complaining about smartphones at museums

“But a new survey shows that smartphones and mobile technology can actually enhance the museum-going experience” reports fastcompany.com. Cuseum, a Boston-based startup that helps nonprofits and cultural institutions with technology solutions, surveyed museum-goers and found that things like augmented reality and smartphone apps vastly improved the museum-going experience. Source: fastcompany.com Share This:

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Two photos of Tiger Woods taken 16 years apart show how much smartphones have changed the world

“The shocking difference between 2002 and 2018 was pointed out by Ryder Cup and European Tour content director Jamie Kennedy in a viral tweet: While Business Insider couldn’t identify the specific events in the photos above, even pics from Friday show Tiger playing in front of a wall of smartphones” writes Kif Leswing for businessinsider.com. If there is one place where you can watch Tiger play golf without smartphones, it’s at the Masters, which has a strict no-cell-phone policy. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Security flaws in ZTE phones mean they can be hacked to spy on users 

“Smartphones sold by Chinese technology company ZTE are vulnerable to cyberattacks because of a series of security flaws that could let hackers read emails and messages, it has been reported” writes James Cook for telegraph.co.uk. Fifth Domain reports that research into security flaws in smartphones that was funded by the US Department of Homeland Security found that the phones were released with vulnerabilities that could give hackers access to the devices. The full research into the flaws is expected to be announced at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers

“Samsung has released two new versions of its flagship Galaxy line of smartphones since the S7 debuted in 2016” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LONDON (Reuters) – Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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China’s Huawei says it may become the top smartphone maker by the end of 2019

“China’s Huawei Technologies, which overtook Apple as the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor in the June quarter, forecast global smartphone shipments exceeding 200 million this year, a recovery after a sharp slowdown last year” reports cnbc.com. Huawei had shipped 153 million smartphones last year, up just 10 percent over 2016.The shipments forecast comes as a slowdown in the world’s biggest smartphone market, China, has eased.The Chinese market is key for Huawei as it has come under fire from the United States, Australia and other nations over concerns it could facilitate Chinese…

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Huawei sees smartphone shipments rebounding in 2018 to over 200 million

“Huawei [HWT.UL] had shipped 153 million smartphones last year, up just 10 percent over 2016” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The shipments forecast comes as a slowdown in the world’s biggest smartphone market, China, has eased.HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which overtook Apple Inc as the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor in the June quarter, forecast global smartphone shipments exceeding 200 million this year, a recovery after a sharp slowdown last year.The Chinese market is key for Huawei as it has come under fire from the…

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France’s total ban on smartphones in schools is too extreme

“The new law, however, would ban mobile devices even during meals, says Engadget” reports slashgear.com. Opinion: France’s total ban on smartphones in schools is too extreme A few days ago, French lawmakers passed legislation that was written to protect children from growing up like zombies enslaved to their smartphones and tablets.It also doesn’t prohibit the use of official school devices, so Apple, Google, and Microsoft can breathe easy.Such mobile devices will be banned in schools for children up to 15 years of age, both inside and outside classes. Source: slashgear.com Share…

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France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

“The French Parliament voted overwhelmingly (62-1) on Monday to ban smartphones and personal tablets from schools” writes Diamond Naga Siu for mashable.com. France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during instruction hours since 2010, but the new ban prohibits students aged 3 to 15 from even bringing their devices to school.French newspaper Le Monde reported that these devices will only be allowed for educational purposes or for students with a disability. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Huawei overtakes Apple as world No. 2 smartphone seller, gains ground in China

“The estimated rise in market share comes as a slowdown in the world’s biggest smartphone market, China, eased” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Analysts, however, expressed concerns over the whether the improvement in the Chinese market was sustainable.While the rate of decline has eased, the Chinese market is expected to weaken in the following quarters, Canalys said.The Chinese market is key for Huawei as it has come under fire from the United States, Australia and other nations over concerns it could facilitate Chinese government spying. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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China’s Huawei pulls ahead of Apple to become number-two smartphone seller in the world

“Apple reported strong results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday but the iPhone-maker lost its position as the world’s number-two smartphone vendor, according to multiple analyses” writes Joan Cros for cnbc.com. Those numbers put Huawei with 15.8 percent share of the market and Apple with 12.1 percent, according to IDC. Analysts said that Huawei was adding more top-end features into its flagship smartphones.Research firms International Data Corporation (IDC), Counterpoint Research, IHS Markit and Canalys all reported that Chinese smartphone maker Huawei leapfrogged Apple to second place, based on the…

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