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Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

August 25, 2015


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By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Worldwide sales growth for smartphones is slowing down, thanks to maturing markets, but remains strong, according to International Data Corp.’s quarterly mobile phone tracking report. The market intelligence forecaster expects global smartphone shipments ...

With New Mobile Apps, States Engage Citizens Via Smartphone

February 12, 2015


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By Jeffrey Stinson Stateline.org Are you tonight's designated driver looking for a sober place to hang out while your buddies drink? The state of California has a mobile application you can download that pinpoints welcoming places and money-saving deals while you wait to take everyone home. Are...

Growing App Industry Has Developers Racing To Keep Up

April 17, 2014


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By Andrew Wyrich The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT) Smartphone application developers say they are challenged by the glut of apps as well as the need to update their software to keep up with evolving phone technology, making creative pricing strategies essential to finding their niche. “The co...

Building An Indoor 3-D Map On The Spot, Via Smartphone

Building An Indoor 3-D Map On The Spot, Via Smartphone

Steve Alexander

March 20, 2014


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The view from the basement laboratory is breathtaking. Not the one out the tiny windows of the half-underground office. It’s on a smartphone that computer science Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis is using while walking around the depths of the University of Minnesota’s Walter Library. On the screen, a three-d...

Tech Review: A Strong Range Of New Bluetooth Tracking Devices

Jim Rossman

March 20, 2014


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Most of you are familiar with some popular uses of Bluetooth, such as wireless keyboards or mice. You also know Bluetooth as a term used to describe those small earpieces that help you make hands-free calls. If you have a fairly new car, it may have a Bluetooth link to connect your smartphone to make...

The RAZR is back but new and improved

The RAZR is back but new and improved

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

November 2, 2011


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Everybody can see that cell phones have come a pretty long way in the last 10 years. The first phones looked almost like candy bars and now we have widescreen smartphones that could be considered a small computer. While the huge lists of advanced features are what its all about today, many people may...

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