Tag Archives: mobile

DxOMark Mobile Adds Bokeh, Zoom, Motion Camera Tests

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Each new generation of mobile devices further erases the line between phone photography and so-called serious photography. Already the most popular cameras in the world by far, phones continue to encroach on the domain of standalone cameras. There’s no better evidence of this than this week’s overhaul of DxOMark’s Mobile phone camera scores. Probably the world’s most-widely cited image benchmark for phones, DxOMark Mobile gauges how well mobile devices capture quality images. But until now, its ...

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Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past 11 years, the Tor Project has focused on offering a secure browser that prevents websites or censors from determining what content you browse or how you use the internet. The system has never been perfect (no form of computer security is), but it’s still a critical way that end users in the Global South (developing countries) can bypass attempts to censor the Internet and access the “full” version. Now, Tor is expanding ...

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Yakuza Online Brings The Series To PC And Mobile

As part of the new line Yakuza games, Sega has announced that Yakuza Online, a free-to-play mobile and PC title, will debut in Japan in 2018. Gematsu reports that Yakuza Online will be the first in this new series of Yakuza games set after the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. This title will follow new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga in Kamurocho, Tokyo. He’s returning to the streets after 17 years in prison, looking to overtake the control the Omi Alliance has in the city. Of course, Kasuga couldn’t ...

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Android Oreo is Google's new mobile OS

Google unveils new phone, VR headset, and Chromecast We finally have a name for Google’s latest mobile operating system: Android Oreo. Android Oreo, previously codenamed Android O, was announced in March. The software has been in preview for a few months so developers could update their apps. Android Oreo will first be available on Google devices, including the Pixel and Nexus lines. The launch date has not yet been announced. The new operating system name continues Google’s tradition of naming its Android updates after sweets. Previous names include Nougat, Marshmallow, ...

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Manchester attack: 'Hero' denies bank card and mobile phone theft

A man who was hailed a hero after the Manchester Arena attack has denied stealing a bank card and mobile phone at the venue on the night of the blast. Chris Parker, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of theft on Tuesday. He was remanded into custody following the hearing at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. Mr Parker was reported to have comforted a seriously injured girl and a woman who died in his arms. He was charged with stealing a purse and contents from Pauline ...

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Microsoft Dumps Mobile References, Declares AI Top Priority in 2017

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Satya Nadella took control of Microsoft, he’s been referring to the company as competing in a “mobile-first, cloud-first world.” It’s a phrase he’s used for years, even as he’s shut down Windows Phone manufacturing and essentially killed Microsoft’s mobile ambitions. The latest sign that Windows 10 Mobile is a dead OS walking is courtesy of Microsoft’s annual report. The company’s vision statement in its latest form 10-K filing reads: Microsoft is a technology ...

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Windows Phone ‘Died’ Today, Windows 10 Mobile Charitably on Life Support

Back in 2010, Microsoft launched a major new mobile operating system based on an all-new design UI language, app model, and structure. It was explicitly aimed at the consumer market, rather than the enterprise or business segments. This version of the OS, known as Windows Phone 7, was later supplanted by Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, which jettisoned the Windows CE-based core of WP7 in favor of Windows NT, and generally moved Redmond’s mobile and desktop operating systems into closer step with each other. Today, Microsoft ended Windows ...

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Virgin Mobile Reinvents Phone Subsidies With iPhone-Only Deal

For many of us in the United States, getting a new phone with a massive subsidy every two years was a longtime ritual. With that subsidy came the baggage of locked phones, two-year contracts, and early termination fees. In general, consumers have welcomed the shift away from that system to the more open approach of paying separately for an unlocked phone and for service — usually on a month-to-month basis. However, the phone subsidy was addictive. It meant that you felt okay about upgrading your phone every two years, even if you ...

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Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown

More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the wheel immediately after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, figures show. UK police caught almost 6,000 drivers using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March. The numbers were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. In March, the penalty for using a phone while driving doubled to £200 and six penalty points. Under the rules, new drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing ...

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New Call Of Duty Mobile Game In Production By Candy Crush Creator

The Call of Duty franchise is getting a new mobile adaptation from one of the world’s most iconic mobile games studios. King, first famous for creating Candy Crush and now run by Call of Duty owner Activision Blizzard, is currently working on the new mobile game. “Our challenge as a team is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, while breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre,” reads its recruiting website. There are ...

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