The wonderful topic of “kill switches” in smart phones has arisen again with three major cities claiming a directly connection between iPhone theft and the addition of a kill switch into Apple devices. Now the news is pushing stories with titles claiming a 50% reduction in “smart phone” theft. These claims are simply not true. The first thing to note is that Apple is not the only company with a smart phone and the second is that there was already a reduction in theft of Apple device prior to the lunch of the iPhone 6. The demand and allure of the iPhone 5 line was not really enough to get a thief’s hear racing.
Everyone owns a mobile phone these days, it is just one of those things that you have. If you were to ask people what they like about their phone you might hear about this or that app, the display or a few other things. What you won’t hear about is the charging system or how much they love the cable they have to use. There really is not much exciting about charging a mobile device. However, there are a few companies that are trying to change all of that. One of these is Patriot. They have been working on a magnetic charging system that is intended to help make keeping your phone running easier. So let’s take a look at Patriot’s FUEL ion charging system.
New photos of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Phone device have leaked. This time the represent the new cheapest device on this mobile platform, Luma 530 which will be the successor of the famous model 520 which is currently the best selling Windows Phone device.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has proudly announced that their flagship model Mi3 has surpassed 10 million copies sold. The unit started selling in October last year and is at the moment available only in five countries: China (excluding Hong Kong), Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Rumors about the new iPhone are coming from all over the internet. First, the Taiwanese media unearthed information that the new Apple smartphone should be launched in August this year, earlier than usual. However, Apple is a company known for keeping the tradition, so they will probably not do something out of ordinary this time.
The company IDC announced this week that the deliveries of tablets in the 2014 were worse than expected, primarily due to the rise in popularity of smartphones with big screen (phablets). New revised forecasts now claim that by the end of this year will be supplied 245 million tablets (previous forecast predicted the delivery of 260 million tablets).
A few photos that claim to show yet unknown model of Lenovo mobile phone appeared on Chinese social network Weibo. Apparently these are the photos from the presentation within the company,which one of the guests was able to smuggle, and sell to the public. From them we can clearly see the new flagship model from Lenovo, allegedly with the name Vibe Z2 Pro.
According to rumors brought by the Wall Street Journal, which are as always coming from "sources close to the company", Google is preparing to begin production of the new tablet. This device should be produced in 4000 copies already next month, which will serve as a test series to test the prototype.
Users who do not want or simply do not have enough room on their Android devices for attachments that they received via Gmail service, can now save their attachments via new options. The new version of the Gmail application for Android devices will be able to directly store attachments received via Gmail in Google's data storage service - Google Drive.