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How phone apps track us in secret

How phone apps track us in secret

It doesn't matter how many precautions you take to protect your privacy: if you are carrying a smartphone which is switched on, it is likely you are still being tracked. More than 100 mobile phone apps secretly leak information about the user's battery power, which can be used to calculate their location with alarming precision, experts have claimed. According to researchers at Stamford University, different mobile phone masts suck up users' battery power at different rates, making it possible to piece together someone's movement between so-called 'base stations'. The technique is...

Japan high school girls spend 7hrs a day on mobile: Survey

Japan high school girls spend 7hrs a day on mobile: Survey

High school girls in Japan spend an average of seven hours a day on their mobile phones, a new survey has found, with nearly 10 percent of them putting in at least 15 hours. Boys of the same age average just over four hours mobile phone use a day, the survey by information security...

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Microsoft looks to windows 10 for a jolt in mobile realm

Optimism is a renewable resource at Microsoft. In 2011, the company, in a belated attempt to catch up with Apple and Google in the smartphone world, announced a partnership with Nokia, the Finnish device maker, according to a New York Times report. “There are other mobile ecosystems,” Nokia and Microsoft executives said in a joint...

YotaPhone 2 dual-screen smartphone gets debut Dec 3

YotaPhone 2 dual-screen smartphone gets debut Dec 3

Smartphones are mostly similar, barring differences in performance, attention to detail and features that these days can seem pretty minor, especially on paper. YotaPhone is a different kettle of fish, a device from a Russian company that boasts a fairly standard smartphone display on one side, but also comes complete with a power-saving...

Bytes Reviews the Symphony Xplorer P10

Bytes Reviews the Symphony Xplorer P10

The P series by Symphony is back with Xplorer P10 - the mighty successor of P5. It is definitely multiple times better than its predecessor but just how good is it? Find out with Bytes To read the full review --> http://tinyurl.com/symphony-p-10

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone. "I...

GP, Symphony launch Mozilla's low-cost smartphone

GP, Symphony launch Mozilla's low-cost smartphone

Leading mobile operator Grameenphone and local handset brand Symphony yesterday launched a Tk 4,650 smartphone that runs on Mozilla's Firefox operating system.   This marks the first joint release of Mozilla's low-cost, open web smartphones by a mobile operator in Asia. The phone, called GoFox F15, is developed by Symphony, the leading mobile phone brand. Customers...

Smartphone app helps save baby's life

Smartphone app helps save baby's life

A Post Falls baby is alive after suffering a medical emergency only to be saved thanks to a mechanic who learned of the child's condition from a smartphone app, reports Fox News Insider. The incident started at Empire Dance Shop at 131 South Sherman in USA. The shop’s Store clerk, Lesley Reckord, a former lifeguard,...

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge

Samsung reveals Gear VR headset and Galaxy Edge

Samsung has unveiled a virtual reality headset and a smartphone whose screen bends around one of its sides. The new kit was revealed at the Ifa tech show in Berlin. In addition to the Gear VR and Note Edge, the company also showed off the fourth standard version of its large-screened Note smartphone, and a...

Mozilla comes up with $33 smartphone in India

Mozilla, a company best known for its Firefox browser, has launched a new low-cost smartphone in India that will retail for 1,999 rupees ($33; £19.90). The phone is only for sale on India's online shopping site, Snapdeal. The Intex Cloud FX runs on Mozilla's Firefox operating system and as such it will be the first low-cost device running that system available in Asia. India's emerging market is regarded as the world's fastest growing for low-cost smartphones. Various emerging markets across Asia are seen...

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