At Pocketnow, we encourage responsible driving habits despite our overwhelming passion for mobile technology. Indeed, Motorola has found ways to help out those who are at the wheel stay connected and on the right path. But other owners of phones without even a “Car Mode” or those who just don’t bother, they do put themselves at risk with their eyes on their palms and not on the road.
But can we really pinpoint a recent spike in traffic-related deaths in the United States to smartphones? The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinks so, [...]
Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store.
Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you’re the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you’re getting and how it fits the person you’re getting it for.
Like a sommelier does with wine, we’re given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when [...]
Hong Kong-based hardware manufacturer Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility from Google last year and it finalized that acquisition last year. But just because a deal’s done doesn’t mean it takes time and treasure to readjust things. As a result, it needed to clean house not only within Motorola, but within itself. And for earnings reporting reasons, Lenovo’s had to use some of its money to make that happen.
Revenues were up 16 percent from last year to $12.2 billion. But with the conversion of its smartphone production to its Motorola subsidiary as well as other [...]
BlackBerry is still committed to BB10 support, but given the recently-released, high-profile and high-in-demand Priv, you’d think that the company seems a little torn in its software development. But it wouldn’t make sense for the Canada-based OEM to just go one-and-done with the whole Android deal, right? Especially considering that the Priv is considered as “step one” towards getting its devices unit back to profitability.
Enter the BlackBerry “Vienna,” a phone much like the BlackBerry Priv (codenamed “Venice,” so watch out for [...]
This amorphous blob we keep referring to as “China” has been a tough topic to tackle for us at Pocketnow. The sheer enormity of the market, the hundreds, even thousands of component and device manufacturers and trends so short-lived, they seem concurrent enough to contradict each other all combine to inhibit understanding of the Chinese consumer.
Well, fun fact: China covers 3.7 million square miles of megalopolises and nowheres with a government that has commercial interests in every part of it. So it’s not surprising to hear that the country is home to 1.3 [...]
Law enforcement and tech companies are at odds on the subject of encryption. It’s encryption so thorough that even the tech companies can’t decrypt it. Encrypted phones from suspects and victims have stopped homicide investigations. But for those who refuse to incriminate themselves, the issue comes down to basic property and knowledge rights.
It seems that the United Kingdom has taken to statute to force Silicon Valley-types into its hand on the topic of encrypted communications.
The Investigatory Powers Bill gives law enforcement — from spy agency MI5 to the [...]
This is something to be proud of, as opposed to that Galaxy Note 5 modification that voids your warranty. It’s also flexing Sharp’s muscle in its homeland, too.
A special edition Sharp AQUOS SH-M02 (that’s the official model name, by the way) will be made available by 7-Eleven to some 30,000 lucky fans on November 2. The extra EVA-20 designation marks the 20th anniversary of the anime series Evangelion.
This is actually the second such special Evangelion/Sharp collaborated smartphone this year. The first one was distributed through NTT [...]
Google is web search around here. Below all the smartphones and IoT devices and Fiber and that kind of goodness, Alphabet makes money having Google put up advertisements to those who look for things on this here internet. But where that traffic comes from matters and with the introduction of full-scale ad-blocking on iOS 9 (which Google Play has previously shunned), we have some issues to chew over.
The big news comes from Amit Singhal, Google SVP of search, at re/code’s Code/Mobile conference:
This summer for the first time we are getting more searches on mobile [...]