South Korean scientists have devised a new type of smartphone fingerprint sensor which will simplify device design, improve user experience and which can also sense tactile pressure and skin temperature enhancing security.
Plummeting demand in China has pushed global smartphone sales into decline during the first quarter of 2018, but shipments are expected to move back into growth in 2019, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
HTC will dismiss 25 percent of it's Taiwan-based manufacturing unit due to a drop in sales of its smartphones. The cut represents 1,500 jobs.
Computing now consumes 8% of the world's electricity and unless a new sustainable technology can be found "the information revolution will stall due to power hunger."
Deloitte Global predicts that 45% of global adult smartphone users in 2018 are worried they are using their phones too much at times and will try to limit their usage.
Global sales of smartphones continued to increase in the third quarter of 2017, with the Emerging APAC region showing the strongest growth.
The ACCC has put telco's on notice to expect greater scrutiny in 2017 as it focuses on consumer guarantees and educating buyers to know what they are entitled to under law.
Many companies are coming to the realisation that not all employees need the flagship top-of-the-line smartphone. Enter the Samsung Galaxy A5, to be available from Telstra next week, at $649 outright or $624 as part of a Telstra plan.
With Samsung deciding against launching its flagship Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress next week, all the attention is with Huawei, Nokia and LG who will unveil new handsets.
Just last week I heard about an Australian enterprise buying an extended warranty for their corporate iPhones because they had been told their Apple warranty "only lasts 12 months." At best this advice is a half-truth. At worse, it's downright misleading!