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68% of Canadians Now Own Smartphones, but Same Frustrations Remain

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
Mobile continues to experience substantial growth in Canada, with smartphone ownership increasing by 24% year-over-year. According to an annual survey from Catalyst on Canada’s mobile landscape, smartphone penetration now sits at 68%, up from 55% in 2014. Most smartphone owners are now on their second or third device. In 2014, the mean number of smartphones [...]

16 smartphones that ‘killed’ the iPhone

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
Ever since the iPhone became a bonafide hit, critics and tech pundits have been predicting that it was only a matter of time before Apple’s iconic smartphone would fall from grace. Whether it was Apple’s staunch refusal to support mobile flash or the company’s admittedly bizarre App Store rejection policies, there has never been a shortage of reasons tech [...]

Turn your smartphone’s notification LED into a cool music visualizer

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
You probably only ever notice your smartphone’s LED notification light when you have new alerts, but it can do so much more. If your handset is rooted, a new app called LED Music Effect can turn it into an awesomely colorful visualizer for your favorite tunes. The free app, available from Google Play, causes your [...]

AAA road safety campaign shows real videos of teenage car crashes while using smartphones

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has put online video clips from real car crashes caused by 16-19 year old drivers using smartphones while driving. The videos, which show both the view through the windscreen and a view of the driver, are designed to make real the dangers of distracted driving. None of the crashes featured in the [...]

Tell GR: Which Nintendo Franchise Would Be Best Suited for Smartphones?

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
Just last week, Nintendo announced a partnership with DeNA to bring its IP to mobile devices. Company president and CEO Satoru Iwata has been holding out on making games for smartphones and tablets for quite some time, but it looks like the Big N has finally caved in. Read more on GameRevolution.com

LogMeIn’s Rescue Lens Lets Customer Support Reps See The Problem Through Your Smartphone’s Camera

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
 LogMeIn, the makers of a variety of remote access solutions for business and personal use, is today launching a new service that will allow any company to provide video-assisted customer support, using only the camera on a customer’s iOS or Android mobile device. The idea is that a customer support representative would be able to [...]

7 days in smartphones: Dear Microsoft, please don’t eat my Android phone

by Gizmoration March 20, 2015
Your princess isn’t in another smartphone It’s Friday. You’re giddy with excitement. It can only mean one thing…7 days in smartphones is back again! Forget being "social" with your so-called "friends", stay here in the dark with as we try to make you laugh. Once. It’s the best we can hope for. Catch up on [...]

7 days in smartphones: Dear Microsoft, please don’t eat my Android phone

by Gizmoration March 20, 2015
Your princess isn’t in another smartphone It’s Friday. You’re giddy with excitement. It can only mean one thing…7 days in smartphones is back again! Forget being "social" with your so-called "friends", stay here in the dark with as we try to make you laugh. Once. It’s the best we can hope for. Catch up on [...]

Take your pick from the latest Android smartphones in our next-gen giveaway [Deal]

by Gizmoration March 19, 2015
Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose your prize when you win a giveaway? Well, with Cult of Android Deals, you can. Our next-gen smartphone giveaway lets you choose between the latest crop of devices from Samsung, HTC, and LG — and it couldn’t be easier to enter. Before you scroll down and find [...]

Microsoft is making Windows 10 ROMs for Android smartphones

by Gizmoration March 18, 2015
Swapping Android for Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year may not require you to buy a brand new smartphone. Microsoft is working on ROMs that will allow users to swap Google’s operating system for its own on selected devices. Microsoft is currently working with Xiaomi to develop a Windows 10 ROM — [...]

A close look at the Windows 10 system requirements for smartphones, tablets and PCs

by Gizmoration March 18, 2015
Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will officially launch this summer. Once it is given the green light, the new operating system will be made available as a free upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users. And to really get the market share ball rolling immediately after the release, Microsoft welcomes [...]

Nintendo games coming to smartphones, Nintendo NX hardware in development

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
Nintendo has announced that they will be teaming up with fellow Japanese company DeNa to bring your favourite Nintendo characters into the exciting world of smartphone and tablet games. According to a Nintendo spokesman the two companies “intend to jointly operate new gaming applications featuring Nintendo IP, which they will develop specifically for smart devices”. [...]

Nintendo Bringing Mario and Other Games to Smartphones and Tablets

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that iconic franchises such as Mario, Pokemon and Zelda could soon be available on devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. Nintendo will purchase a 10% stake in DeNA for ¥22 [...]

Nintendo is finally going to start making games for smartphones

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
Nintendo is to release games featuring its flagship characters on smartphones for the first time, The Wall Street Journal reports. Historically, Nintendo has closely guarded its intellectual properties. Its characters — Mario, Bowzer, Zelda and Link, Samus, and more — are some of the most recognisable and iconic figures in gaming. Its own forays into [...]

Nintendo Partners With DeNA To Bring Its Games And IP To Smartphones

by Gizmoration March 17, 2015
 Nintendo is finally bringing its games and characters to mobile after the company announced an alliance with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA. The duo announced a collaboration that will see them jointly develop games for “smart devices.” Secondly, a service that lets users play games across a variety of devices, including mobile devices, PCs and Nintendo’s own consoles… [...]

Apple will offer Android switchers gift cards to trade-in rival smartphones for iPhones

by Gizmoration March 16, 2015
  Apple is preparing to launch another program to boost iPhone sales in its stores, a stated goal of CEO Tim Cook.According to sources, Apple will soon introduce a new recycling and trade-in program that will accept non-Apple smartphones, notably including Android devices, in exchange for gift cards to be used toward the purchase of new iPhones. In [...]

Sony finally brings Lollipop to its Xperia Z3 smartphones

by Gizmoration March 16, 2015
It’s been more than four months since Android 5.0 Lollipop made its debut, and Sony has finally gotten around to bringing the software to its flagship Xperia Z3 series. The software boasts a refreshed look that’s pretty similar to pure Android, plus lots of new features. The update is currently reaching Xperia Z3 and Xperia [...]

Updated: The best smartphones of 2015 – Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6S and more

by Gizmoration March 13, 2015
The best smartphones of 2015: Intro Mobile phone line-ups are a little like Hollywood movie franchises, and by now we have a pretty good idea of what we should be expecting to see over the next 12 months as all the big players will be producing sequels to their blockbusters of 2014. What’s the top [...]

7 Days in Smartphones: 7 days in smartphones: How Apple murdered time

by Gizmoration March 13, 2015
Rejoice! It’s once again time to gaze upon TechRadar’s roundup of all things smartphone, tablet and wearable related, this week brought to you by red wine, caffeine and copious cold and flu nasal spray. A flick of the wrist This week kicked off to a promising start with Apple’s much anticipated Spring Forward event. Both [...]

Smartwatches like the Apple Watch are worse for driver distraction than smartphones, shows UK safety tests

by Gizmoration March 13, 2015
UK safety tests have shown that using a smartwatch while driving is more dangerous than using a smartphone, reports the Huffington Post. The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in Wokingham, Berks showed that a driver reading a message on an Apple Watch would take 2.52 seconds to react to an emergency manoeuvre, whereas a driver talking to another [...]

 
 
 
 

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