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Phone addiction not driven by notifications, study finds - BBC News

Smartphone addiction is unlikely to be caused by notifications, a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) suggests.
It found that 89% of interactions with phones were unprompted, with only 11% responding to an alert.
Group chats were also considered a "source of distress" for participants in the study.
Scrolling features on Instagram and Facebook led to the longest interactions, the research found.
#technology #tech #smartphone #mobile
 

UK mobile phone firms to be banned from selling locked handsets | Money | The Guardian

Mobile phone companies are to be banned from selling devices that are locked into specific networks, the UK communications regulator has ruled.
#technology #tech #mobile #smartphone
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 

#Apple Helps #FBI Track Down #GeorgeFloyd Protester Accused Of Firebombing Cop Cars


Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/09/16/apple-helps-fbi-track-down-george-floyd-protester-accused-of-firebombing-cop-cars/
The case shows how Apple is willing to help even where the context of the crime is controversial, namely the Black Lives Matter protests. That’s despite President #Trump and Attorney General William Barr lambasting the company for failing to help track down serious criminals while caving in to the demands of the Chinese #government.
#police #usa #surveillance #crime #blacklivesmatter #technology #tracking #smartphone
 

hat jemand nen Smartphone über für mich?


Mein s4 wurde geklaut.. :(
Und das s3 hier lagt ultra und hat nur 50% funktionierende bluetooth ubd WLAN module...

#smartphone #basar #community #hilfe #handy
 

hat jemand nen Smartphone über für mich?


Mein s4 wurde geklaut.. :(
Und das s3 hier lagt ultra und hat nur 50% funktionierende bluetooth ubd WLAN module...

#smartphone #basar #community #hilfe #handy
 

MFT ‘Alice’ concept camera promises smartphone AI with interchangeable lenses | Digital Photography Review

A team of engineers, data scientists and content creators have come together to produce a camera that it says marries the quality of Micro Four Thirds with the artificial intelligence of a smartphone to ‘change and challenge the concept of the digital camera for the next decade’. Alice is a camera that uses a MFT sensor and lens mount, and which is controlled by a smartphone app.
#photography #camera #smartphone #technology #tech
 
blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing…

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#blind #cat hugs #smartphone #favorite #piano #animatedgif
 
blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing…

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#blind #cat hugs #smartphone #favorite #piano #animatedgif
 
blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing…

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#blind #cat hugs #smartphone #favorite #piano #animatedgif
 

Police taking 'excessive' data from mobile phones | BBC News

Police in England and Wales are taking "excessive" amounts of personal data from smartphones during investigations, the UK's data watchdog has warned.
Taking too much data may deter people from reporting crime or assisting the police, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said.
Exactly right.

#technology #tech #smartphone #police #privacy #security
 

Mein PinePhone ist da


Heute war es endlich so weit. Der Postbote hat mir mein PinePhone in der Community Edition: UBports an die Wohnungstür geliefert. Ich musste noch 46,09€ für den Zoll nachzahlen.

Meine ersten Eindrücke von dem Gerät sind sehr gut. Ubuntu Touch ist in dieser Edition auf dem Gerät vorinstalliert.




Die Einrichtung des Systems war Ubuntu-typisch; also sehr einfach. 😀 Mein ersten Bootvorgang nahm ich vom Gerät vor und testete später den Boot von der MicroSD-Karte. Es geht also ein Dualboot; wenn man so will.

Ich werde in der nächsten Zeit das Gerät und verschiedene Distributionen testen und Anleitungen verfassen.
Für die ganz Neugierigen sei gesagt:
-Telefon und SMS per SIM-Karte funzt

Das PinePhone ist ein vollwertiger Computer, bei dem man Hardware(Akku, Kamera, Kabel...) austauschen kann. Diese Dinge sind im PINE Store erhältlich.

Ich kann das PinePhone LinuxUsern empfehlen, die Interesse an der Entwicklung von Linux Distributionen für Smartphones haben.
Es sollte jedem klar sein, dass noch nicht alle Funktionen in der GUI laufen. Mein Eindruck des Entwicklungsstandes der Linux-Smartphones-Distributionen, ist vergleichbar, wie Linux auf dem Desktop vor 15 Jahren.
Da sind viele Computernutzer auf Linux umgestiegen und dadurch haben sich die Desktops sehr schnell weiter entwickelt.
Ein ähnliche Entwicklung sehe ich nun auch für die Linux-Smartphones. Denn bis zum PinePhone, gab es bisher überhaupt gar keine Hardware für Linux-Smartphones.

#Linux #Smartphone #Pinephone #ubuntutouch #ubports
 

Mein PinePhone ist da


Heute war es endlich so weit. Der Postbote hat mir mein PinePhone in der Community Edition: UBports an die Wohnungstür geliefert. Ich musste noch 46,09€ für den Zoll nachzahlen.

Meine ersten Eindrücke von dem Gerät sind sehr gut. Ubuntu Touch ist in dieser Edition auf dem Gerät vorinstalliert.




Die Einrichtung des Systems war Ubuntu-typisch; also sehr einfach. 😀 Mein ersten Bootvorgang nahm ich vom Gerät vor und testete später den Boot von der MicroSD-Karte. Es geht also ein Dualboot; wenn man so will.

Ich werde in der nächsten Zeit das Gerät und verschiedene Distributionen testen und Anleitungen verfassen.
Für die ganz Neugierigen sei gesagt:
-Telefon und SMS per SIM-Karte funzt

Das PinePhone ist ein vollwertiger Computer, bei dem man Hardware(Akku, Kamera, Kabel...) austauschen kann. Diese Dinge sind im PINE Store erhältlich.

Ich kann das PinePhone LinuxUsern empfehlen, die Interesse an der Entwicklung von Linux Distributionen für Smartphones haben.
Es sollte jedem klar sein, dass noch nicht alle Funktionen in der GUI laufen. Mein Eindruck des Entwicklungsstandes der Linux-Smartphones-Distributionen, ist vergleichbar, wie Linux auf dem Desktop vor 15 Jahren.
Da sind viele Computernutzer auf Linux umgestiegen und dadurch haben sich die Desktops sehr schnell weiter entwickelt.
Ein ähnliche Entwicklung sehe ich nun auch für die Linux-Smartphones. Denn bis zum PinePhone, gab es bisher überhaupt gar keine Hardware für Linux-Smartphones.

#Linux #Smartphone #Pinephone #ubuntutouch #ubports
 

Coronavirus: 'Razor blades in anti-5G posters' on telegraph poles | BBC News

Razor blades have been hidden behind anti-5G posters on telegraph poles, telecoms engineers are being warned.
OpenReach workers were told to take care after blades and needles were found behind protest signs.
It comes amid a rise in the number of attacks on engineers, fuelled by a conspiracy theory wrongly linking 5G and coronavirus.
That special kind of stupid raises its ugly head again.

#technology #tech #mobile #smartphone #5G #ConspiracyTheories
 

UK mobile users want refunds for unused data in lockdown | TechRadar

Lockdown measures in the UK have caused a reduction in mobile data consumption that has left customers with a combined 165 million GB in unused allowances, according to research from uSwitch.
Are you in this position? Are you thinking of asking for a refund?

#technology #tech #mobile #smartphone #internet
 
Today I'm happy to release new research I've been working on for a while: 0-click RCE via #MMS in all modern Samsung phones (released 2015+), due to numerous bugs in a little-known custom "Qmage" image codec supported by Skia on #Samsung devices.

source: https://twitter.com/j00ru/status/1258066559765004295

#smartphone #mobile #fail #software #bug #fail #security #news
 
Today I'm happy to release new research I've been working on for a while: 0-click RCE via #MMS in all modern Samsung phones (released 2015+), due to numerous bugs in a little-known custom "Qmage" image codec supported by Skia on #Samsung devices.

source: https://twitter.com/j00ru/status/1258066559765004295

#smartphone #mobile #fail #software #bug #fail #security #news
 

You Can Now Buy a PinePhone Preloaded with Ubuntu Touch | OMG! Ubuntu!

Linux phone enthusiasts will be pleased to hear a new version of the PinePhone is available to pre-order — and it comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu Touch.
#technology #tech #Linux #smartphone #PinePhone
You Can Now Buy a PinePhone Preloaded with Ubuntu Touch
 

Elon #Musk regularly destroys his phones for 'security purposes'


source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7589861/Court-documents-reveal-Elon-Musk-regularly-destroys-phones-switches-security-purposes.html

#security #privacy #phone #smartphone #news
 

The Smartphone Has Ruined Space - The Atlantic

With a phone, anywhere else is always just a tap away.
A vaguely interesting essay on how the ubiquity of the smartphone has made your location largely irrelevant. The author, oddly in my opinion, uses TV/video program selection as a metaphor; in the past, people used to say that jet travel made everywhere seem the same, and all of the airports and all of the cities look the same. I'm typing this on my iPad on the train, but I might as well be in my living room, or a coffee bar, or just about anywhere else.

#technology #tech #smartphone #essay
 

PinePhone 'Brave Heart' Starts Shipping, Here's What to Expect | OMG! Ubuntu!

If you were plucky enough to pre-order a PinePhone Brave Heart edition last month you may be interested to know that devices start shipping from January 17, 2020.
#technology #tech #Linux #smartphone #PinePhone
PinePhone ‘Brave Heart’ Starts Shipping, Here’s What to Expect
 

A new battery could keep your phone charged for five days | New Scientist

A new lithium-sulphur battery with an ultra-high capacity could lead to drastically cheaper electric cars and grid energy storage.

Mahdokht Shaibani at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and her colleagues have developed a battery with a capacity five times higher than that of lithium-ion batteries. The battery maintains an efficiency of 99 per cent for more than 200 cycles, and a smartphone-sized version would be able to keep a phone charged for five days.
#technology #tech #energy #battery #smartphone
 

Frage | Frio Theme nicht für Smartphones gedacht?

Frage an !Friendica Support

Hallo Zusammen, ich nutze Friendica ja am Desktop, auf dem Smartphone und auch auf dem Tablet. Dabei kommt das Theme Frio zum Einsatz. Allerdings ist mir dabei aufgefallen das beim Erstellen von Frio offenbar nicht viel Wert auf die Nutzung auf dem Smartphone gelegt wurde. Oft wird der Platz sehr ineffektiv genutzt und das Erstellen und Kommentieren von Beiträgen ist ein Krampf. Das sieht dann so aus:



Dank @Steffen K9 🐰 weiß ich inzwischen wie der klassische Composer aktiviert werden kann. Das sieht dann beim Erstellen von Beiträgen folgendermaßen aus, also um Welten besser:



Meine Frage ist nun wie Eure Erfahrungen mit Friendica und Frio im Zusammenhang mit dem Smartphone ist. Irgendwie habe ich das Gefühl das es nur auf den Desktop optimiert wurde.

Tags: #de #frage #frio #theme #smartphone #mobile #ravenbird #2020-01-03
 

Compact camera vs smartphone shootout: It's not even close | Android Authority

Point-and-shoot camera sales have seen a significant decline worldwide according to many studies. With smartphone cameras improving exponentially in the past few years, it raises the question: Are point-and-shoot cameras actually worth it anymore, or should you just buy a top camera phone? We decided to put it to the test with a compact camera vs smartphone shootout.
Is this the test you've been waiting for? It's not even close. It's like asking which is the best paintbrush.

#technology #tech #photography #CompactCamera #smartphone #shooutout
Compact camera vs smartphone shootout: It’s not even close
 

Apple's Emergency SOS feature foils attempted sexual assault | Apple Insider

An iPhone owner this week credited Apple's Emergency SOS feature with thwarting a sexual assault attempt in Virginia Beach, Va., an attack that could have turned deadly had police not received the automated alert.
#technology #smartphone #Apple #iPhone #security
 

Watch 4 Linux-Based Mobile OSes Running on the PinePhone | OMG! Ubuntu!

The PinePhone lets you distro hop on your phone! There are multiple Linux mobile OSes planning to support the device. And as the SD card is bootable, it’ll be easy to switch between systems too!
#technology #smartphone #Linux #PinePhone
Watch 4 Linux-Based Mobile OSes Running on the PinePhone
 

10 Quick Beginner Tips for Fantastic Mobile Phone Photography | DPS

Photography is such an important part of our everyday life, and now we have photography at our fingertips with mobile phones. This article will share with you some simple tips so you can achieve awesome, and memorable mobile phone photography.
#photography #tutorial #smartphone #MobilePhone
10 Quick Beginner Tips for Fantastic Mobile Phone Photography
 

Huawei to get some Google Services alternatives ready by December | Android Authority

“We have our own HMS [Huawei Mobile Services – ed] and are trying to build a mobile ecosystem,” Peng was quoted as saying. “Most of the key apps such as navigation, payments, gaming and messaging will be ready by December end.”
Trying to get away from Google but not ready for open-source?

#technology #smartphone #Google #Android #Huawei
Huawei says some of its Google replacement apps will be ready by end of year
 

Apple's satellite program aims to send data directly to an iPhone | Apple Insider

Apple's satellite effort it began in 2017 may be starting to accelerate, with the company reportedly on a hiring spree to further its orbital ambitions.
#technology #communications #smartphone #comsat
 

UK plans to ban sales of locked mobile phones | Engadget

The UK's communications regulator is proposing a rule to ban carriers from selling phones that are tied to their networks. O2, Sky, Three, Virgin Mobile and some smaller carriers already offer unlocked phones, but Ofcom wants the likes of BT Mobile/EE, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone to do the same. It's also seeking better clarity for customers about whether their handset is locked.
#technology #telephony #smartphone #MobilePhone #Ofcom
 

Purism's Librem 5 Linux smartphone getting a price hike in 2020 (also Purism sells servers now) - Liliputing

Purism got its start by selling laptops loaded with free and open source Linux-based software with an emphasis on privacy and security features. This year the company expanded into the smartphone space with the introduction of the Librem 5 smartphone (which recently started shipping in small quantities).

Now the company is moving into new territory with the launch of a line of Librem servers priced at $2699 and up… and the Purism has also announced that its smartphone is getting a price hike.
#technology #smartphone #Linux #Librem
Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone getting a price hike in 2020 (also Purism sells servers now)
 

Windows 10 now lets you make phone calls direct from your PC | TechRadar

Windows 10 users with Android smartphones will doubtless be pleased to learn that the feature which lets you make (and receive) phone calls direct from your PC via the Your Phone app is now being rolled out to everyone.

The Calls feature was introduced in testing back in October, and comes with a number of neat tricks, including the ability to seamlessly transfer calls between your PC and phone as you wish.
#technology #Windows #Android #smartphone #telephony
 

The SMS upgrade RCS is now available for all Android users in the US | TechRadar

You may have already heard of RCS or Rich Communication Services: it's an upgrade to the SMS protocol that Google is trying to get adopted more widely, and it's now live for all Android users in the US, on any carrier.

The news was confirmed by Google Communications Suite Lead Sanaz Ahari on Twitter, though you may need to update both the default Google Messages app for Android and Carrier Services on your phone to get the functionality.

RCS is already live in the UK and France. As for the rest of the world, Ahari told users to "stay tuned" regarding when the technology might roll out even further. In terms of US support, Google is ahead of schedule.
#technology #smartphone #SMS #RCS #Android #Google
 

Google is sending text messages from your phone without telling you. Here's why. -|Android Authority

As 9to5Google noted today, Android users reported their phones sent out text messages on their own over the past few months. As if that wasn’t creepy enough, those messages were sent to Google. The good news is this isn’t spam or a phishing attempt.
The bad news is it's Google.

#technology #Google #smartphone #SMS
Google is sending text messages from your phone without telling you. Here’s why.
 

Who needs 108MP? Why I'm sticking with 12MP camera phones | Android Authority

It’s 2019 and several big players in the industry — Apple, Samsung, and Google — are still using 12MP cameras in their flagship devices. Considering 40 megapixels has been common for years and Xiaomi has just put a 108MP main sensor in its latest flagship, what gives? Why haven’t the big guns been putting more importance on the resolution of their cameras? It’s quite simple: 12MP is the current ideal resolution for smartphone sensors.
#technology #photography #smartphone
Who needs 108MP? Here’s why a 12MP camera phone is more than enough.
 

Pour one out for Windows 10 Mobile as it reaches end of support | Liliputing

Consider the plug pulled — support for Windows 10 Mobile officially ended on December 10th, 2019.
Not many sites reporting this news, unsurprisingly. Might have been good if MS had developed a version of Android that would run on its most recent smartphones. But there's no percentage in it for them. After all, people bought Windows 10 Mobile because they wanted Windows 10 Mobile.

#technology #Microsoft #smartphone #WindowsMobile
Pour one out for Windows 10 Mobile as it reaches end of support
 

Librem 5 backers have begun receiving their Linux phones | Ars Technica

On November 27, Ars reader Azdle posted a comment to the thread—"Just because I can, hello from my freshly-received Librem 5 phone! (And, no, I don't work for Purism, I'm just an early backer."
#technology #smartphone #Linux #Librem
 

Massive Android Exploit Lets Hackers Control Your Camera, Affects 'Hundreds of Millions' of Users | PetaPixel

A security firm has discovered a major Android exploit that would allow hackers to take control of your smartphone’s camera in the background and use it to take pictures or record video while the phone is locked. The security report reveals that the exploit affects Google and Samsung smartphones, bringing the tally of affected users into the “hundreds of millions.”
#technology #smartphone #Android #hacking #security #privacy
Massive Android Exploit Lets Hackers Control Your Camera, Affects ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Users
 

Desktop Linux Apps Running on the PinePhone [Video]| OMG! Ubuntu!

A big selling point of the PinePhone is that it supports the mainline Linux kernel, thus traditional Linux distros and regular desktop Linux software.
Now, desktop Linux apps are rarely tailored for touch input on a desktop, laptop or tablet screen, much less touch input on a space constrained mobile one.
But the ability to run Linux apps on the PinePhone device is something a fair few folks are curious about.
#technology #smartphone #Linux #Pinephone
Desktop Linux Apps Running on the PinePhone [Video]
 

Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated) | Engadget

Microsoft's changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and other Cortana content won't pop up in either the app or Microsoft Launcher, and a version of the Launcher will arrive after January with Cortana removed. You can still expect Cortana material to show up in the To Do app, but you won't have a central place to create it on your phone.
Will Cortana be the new Clippy?

#technology #smartphone #assistant #AI #ArtificialAssistant #Microsoft #Cortana
 

DJI wants to let anyone with a smartphone monitor nearby drones | The Verge

DJI is working on technology that would let anyone with a smartphone keep track of airborne drones that are nearby, according to Reuters. The news was announced amid a broader push for data transparency in the drone industry.

The tracking technology will be made available to the public via a smartphone app, DJI said. Using only Wi-Fi, a person could use the app to identify a nearby drone’s identification number, as well as location, altitude, speed, and direction of the drone. The application could be made available in 2020, pending regulatory approval. The Chinese company said the purpose of the new technology was “enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.”
#technology #drone #DJI #smartphone
 

Apple is quietly working on the perfect iPhone | BGR

A well-known patent describing an iPhone with a wraparound display was published all the way back in 2013, prompting speculation at the time, and in the years that followed, that Apple would make such a phone (see the concept image above).
You know that scenario where you pick up your phone and switch it on, only to see that it's already in some app that you didn't intend to open - the Photos app, say, with all the photos selected and a dialog asking you to Confirm Delete? Well, bring on the wrap-around screens!

#technology #Apple #iPhone #smartphone
 

iOS 13.1.3 is the latest software update from Apple to fix iPhone and iPad bugs | 9to5Mac

Apple is releasing iOS 13.1.3 to the public today with further bug fixes and performance improvements. The update, alongside iPadOS 13.1.3, is rolling out to now to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

Update: Apple has also released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina, find the full release notes below.
#technology #Apple #smartphone #iOS #computing #MacOS
iOS 13.1.3 is the latest software update from Apple to fix iPhone and iPad bugs [U]
 

Apple’s iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts | The Verge

In a new research report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that prices for the rumored iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, MacRumors reports. Alongside the new pricing information, Kuo also used the report to re-iterate several of his previous predictions for the device, including that it will be powered by the iPhone 11’s A13 chip, will have 3GB of RAM, and will be released in the first quarter of next year.
#technology #smartphone #Apple #iPhone #iPhoneSE2
 

Researchers Developed a Lens that's 1000x Thinner than Regular Optics | PetaPixel

A team of researchers from the University of Utah have made a major breakthrough in optics by developing a new kind of flat lens that’s only ten microns thick, making it “a thousand times thinner than regular lenses.” And apparently, it doesn’t sacrifice performance.
#science #optics #photography #smartphone
Researchers Developed a Lens that’s 1000x Thinner than Regular Optics
 

Hipstamatic is Back with a Free Camera App for Analog Photography Lovers

On October 1st, inventor of the smartphone photo filter Hipstamatic made its grand return to the spotlight by releasing Hipstamatic X: a free iOS camera app that hopes to “bring all the joy, quirk, and randomness of film photography to your pocket.”
#technology #smartphone #Apple #iOS #iPhone #photography #Hipstamatic
Hipstamatic is Back with a Free Camera App for Analog Photography Lovers
 
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