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Smartphone Apps and New Years Resolutions

Smartphone Apps and New Years Resolutions

So, another year is ending and a new one is about to begin. You know what that means. I'm not talking about the parties, but the resolutions that come after. And IT support wants to help. Here are smartphone apps and New Years resolutions. Well then, what are the three biggest New Years resolutions? They are: lose weight, quit smoking, and be a better person. There are apps for that. So let's look at the 8 Fit app. Yes, it's [...]

Apple's Battery Controversy

Apple’s Battery Controversy: What Will Change?

So Apple finds itself in hot water. Because they have to apologize, in letter, for their battery issues. Apparently, they were not truthful enough about poor performance with older iPhones. Apple's battery controversy: What will change? So here's one change. They admitted changes with old batteries slowed down iPhone speed. Then, they're offering new batteries. If you have an older iPhone hit with a bad older battery, then Apple will replace it for $29. Though they did apologize for being [...]

Mobile Black Friday

Mobile Black Friday: Could 2017 Set Records?

About a week from now, Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the American year, will take place. But people may not be running to the stores this year. In fact, they may be running to their smartphones. Mobile Black Friday: Could 2017 set records? I ask that because studies show mobile shopping will increase 45% from just 2015. They also expect mobile Black Friday sales to break records. Furthermore, they believe mobile sales will even beat desktop sales, for [...]

ESPN and Snapchat

ESPN and Snapchat Combine Media Skills

Everybody knows what ESPN is. Almost everybody knows what Shapchat is. But both try to expand their audience. So that's why ESPN and Snapchat combine media skills. ESPN will premiere a mini Sports Center. The premiere should happen at 5pm Eastern time today. Then they will have the show twice a day, 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening. This ESPN and Snapchat version will only last around five minutes. It will have sports news, game highlights (and [...]

Samsung mocks Apple

Samsung Mocks Apple: Tenth Anniversary Joke

They say politics is a contact sport. Apparently, so is computer repair and smartphone service. Because I saw a scathing ad by Samsung, attacking Apple's 10 year iPhone reign. Samsung mocks Apple: Tenth anniversary joke. If you ask many anti-Apple folks, they'll tell you the joke. Many say Apple gets the innovation credit for all things smartphone. But they'll point out it was Android or other companies that came up with most of the new features. Over the years, these [...]

India Second

India Second In Smartphone Sales…Beats USA

Some probably think the USA sales and consumes more smartphones than any nation in the world. But they are wrong. In fact, we're not even second...anymore. Because recent numbers put India second in smartphone sales...beating the USA. In Q3 2017, India sold over 40 million smartphones. Furthermore, in that quarter alone, smartphone sales went up 23%. This is enough to surpass the USA as second in the world in smartphone sales. But it's still not enough to be China, which [...]

Apple Face ID

Apple Face ID Causes Problems Right Before Release

As many of you know, Apple X is coming out next month. So one of the biggest features if Face ID: Apple X only unlocks if it matches your facial features. But this...ahem...selling point could be it's downfall. Apple Face ID causes problems right before release. So now, reports say Apple has to change their manufacturing and promotion game. They need to produce more senors quicker. They're panicking because they may not have enough iPhone X's even for the first [...]

Samsung...Best of Times...Worst of Times

Samsung…Best of Times…Worst of Times

There's good news and bad news about Samsung. So first, the good news: Samsung is having a Q3 2017 of the ages! Then the bad news: Oh-Hyun Kwon, the CEO and Vice-Chairman, resigned. It's Samsung...best of times...worst of times. Furthermore, as Kwon exited, he said his soon to be former company was in a huge crisis on all sides. He also called for new leadership. I find this funny because 2017 is a fairly good year for Samsung, at lest [...]

Kudos

Kudos: Teaching Kids to Respect Smartphones

How many parents worry about their kids being on smartphones too much? I'm sure there are many, but one app is doing something about it. Here is to Kudos: Teaching kids to respect smartphones. They made this app for children ages 8-13. So this app teaches kids of this age group to be responsible social media citizens. It also has around the clock moderation.  And they seem to be on their way. They moved to Silicon Valley, at a time [...]

iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy 8: Which Is Better

It's an argument many in computer repair have. We even have it in our Boston computer service shop. So do you prefer Apple or Samsung? Furthermore yet, iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy 8: Which is better? I ask this because they did a test between Apple's iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy 8. They wanted to see who has the best smartphone camera. They used DxO Mark for the tests. That's a non-bias source for testing cameras and phones from all [...]

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