Items tagged with: smartphone

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

Attackers exploit 0-day vulnerability that gives full control of Android phones | Ars Technica

Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Google’s Android mobile operating system that can give them full control of at least 18 different phone models, including four different Pixel models, a member of Google’s Project Zero research group said on Thursday night.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #Google #Android #Pixel #hacking #security

New Android zero-day affects millions of devices | TechRadar

According to Google's researchers, the vulnerability impacts the Pixel 2, Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi A1, Oppo A3, Moto Z3, LG phones running Oreo and the Samsung S7, S8 and S9 running Android version 8 or higher.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #Android #security

Google announces Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool for creating mobile shortcuts | TechCrunch

Google today announced Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool that allows you to create shortcuts for common multi-step tasks with the help of the Google Assistant. In that respect, Action Blocks isn’t all that different from Shortcuts on iOS, for example, but Google is specifically looking at this as an accessibility feature for people with cognitive disabilities.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #Android #Assistant #ActionBlocks
Google announces Action Blocks, a new accessibility tool for creating mobile shortcuts

iPhone 11 Scratches Frustrating Early Buyers | GottaBeMobile

Apple boasted that the glass on the new iPhone 11 is the “toughest ever in a smartphone,” during the announcement in September, but we’re seeing reports of iPhone 11 models easily scratching after just over a week in the wild.

The growing number of complaints on the Apple Discussion Forums are approaching the level where some users are questioning if this is a manufacturing issue. If enough complaints arise, Apple may have a ScratchGate on its hands.
#technology #smartphone #Apple #iPhone #ScratchGate
iPhone 11 Scratches Frustrating Early Buyers

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?! | OMG! Ubuntu!

We finally have a much better look at how the Purism Librem 5 Linux phone is shaping up — and anyone worried about input lag and choppy animations can breath a sigh of relief.
#technology #computing #linux #Purism #Librem #smartphone
New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

Purism’s Librem 5 phone starts shipping—a fully open GNU/Linux phone | Ars Technica

Purism, the maker of a line of built-for-Linux laptops, is now shipping a built-for-Linux smartphone. The company announced this week that the Librem 5 smartphone is now shipping to early backers of the crowdsourced, $699 smartphone project.
#technology #smartphone #Gnu #Linux #Librem

/e/ is selling Google-free Android phones (in Europe) | Liliputing

It’s hard to develop a new smartphone operating system from scratch. But forking one is another story.

So when developer Gaël Duval wanted to create a smartphone operating system that emphasized privacy, he started with Android… and then stripped all the proprietary Google services he could.
What if there were a sudden huge demand in Google-free Android phones?

#technology #smartphone #Android #Google #GaelDuval
/e/ is selling Google-free Android phones (in Europe)

Samsung's 43.7-megapixel sensor has the tiniest pixels yet | Engadget

Samsung's latest smartphone camera sensor above is under 5mm wide, but it has a resolution of 43.7 megapixels -- more than most DSLRs. That means the pixels on the "Isocell Slim GH1" are just 0.7 micrometers wide, beating the 0.8-micrometer pixels on Samsung's 64- and 108-megapixel sensors. "That will enable sleeker and more streamlined designs as well as excellent imaging experiences in tomorrow's smartphones," said image sensor VP Yongin Park in a press release.
#technology #smartphone #photography #camera #Samsung

Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

Apple has barely released iOS 13, but you might be getting another significant revision mere days later. The company has told Engadget it's moving the releases of iPadOS and iOS 13.1 to September 24th, or nearly a week before the originally scheduled September 30th debut.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #tablet #Apple #iOS #iPadOS

Wanted to buy the Huawei Mate 30? You'll probably struggle in the UK and Europe | TechRadar

If you were thinking of buying a Huawei Mate 30 series smartphone as your next device, you may struggle to get one. A new report suggests the whole family of phones won't be launching in the UK, as well as a number of other European countries.
Huawei make some of the best Android phones on the market. If you can't get your hands on one of these, you know who's to blame.

#technology #mobile #smartphone #Huawei #Mate30
Does anyone here have any experiences with Fairphones?
The idea sounds lovely: a modular built repairable phone running vanilla Android with at least 5yrs support and as a fair trade product.

Anyone can order spare parts.
It really is repairable. See this post by @Mikel Diaspora for an independent report (thanks for the pointer, Mikel).

#Fairphone #repair #Fair-trade #Android #smartphone
Does anyone here have any experiences with Fairphones?
The idea sounds lovely: a modular built repairable phone running vanilla Android with at least 5yrs support and as a fair trade product.

Anyone can order spare parts.
It really is repairable. See this post by @Mikel Diaspora for an independent report (thanks for the pointer, Mikel).

#Fairphone #repair #Fair-trade #Android #smartphone

Google Pixel 4 XL 5G rumored to arrive with more power than 4 and 4 XL | TechRadar

As well as the widely-rumored Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, it looks like we could see a Google Pixel 4 XL 5G, which wouldn't just have faster data, but also more power.

At least, that's what a Geekbench 5 listing spotted by IndiaShopps suggests. The phone in the listing is unambiguously called the 'Google Pixel 4 XL 5G' and it's shown as having 8GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855 chipset.
#technology #smartphone #Google #Pixel #5G

There might not be a Samsung Galaxy S11 or Note 11 | TechRadar

Samsung is going to keep making high-end phones, but according to Evan Blass (a reputable leaker) it might merge the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note ranges, possibly eliminating both names in the process.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #Samsung #Galaxy

SIM-based attack has been used to spy on people for two years

phone's software. AdaptiveMobile Security researchers say they've discovered a new vulnerability, nicknamed Simjacker, that's being used to surveil people's devices by an unnamed surveillance company. The technique sends SMS messages containing instructions for an old [email protected] Browser app supported on some carriers' SIM cards.
#technology #mobile #smartphone #security #privacy
#Frage #Smartphone
Was ist das für ein Bildschirm?
Ich glaub ich hab ausversehen das Zweitgerät auf null Prozent Akku laufen lassen. Sollte ich paniken? Ich will nichts ändern, sondern einfach starten. Was drücke ich am sichersten?
(Ich glaub das Lineage-Logo war vorher kurz zu sehen, dann ist das OS ja noch da, irgendwie..)
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