We’re at Google I/O 2017!

It is time to dive right back into the mix of it, the heart of Silicon Valley. Google’s developer conference begins tomorrow, and again, the Shoreline Amphitheatre is the chosen venue. Last year, the weather was unseasonably warm for the South San Francisco Bay. This year, after a winter of heavy, heavy rains across Northern California, the weather is looking to be much more agreeable, sunny days with light winds and high temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s F (low 20s C). We know, you wish you were here.

Google’s decision to move the conference to a larger, outdoor venue was not universally …

Google to introduce a high-end VR headset at Google I/O?

Now that we’ve arrived at Google I/O, we hope to find out if there is any truth to the rumor about Google introducing a high-end stand alone VR headset during the developer conference. While the company’s previous two VR headsets required a smartphone to work, (Google Cardboard, Daydream VR) this new headset will be a standalone device similar to other high-end models such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

While this device could still come to market using the Daydream VR name, it is expected to be first to sport a feature that allows users to track their positions and movements without requiring …

Microsoft's OneNote app gets completely redesigned on iOS

If you’re part of the Office Insiders group, then you already know what’s new in the latest version of OneNote for iOS. Microsoft released a major update for the application a few weeks ago, but the new features were only available to beta testers.

Today, OneNote version 16.0 has been officially released in the App Store, so everyone can give it a try and check out the improvements added by developers. However, the first thing you’ll notice is the complete re-design of the iOS application.

Microsoft changed the way notes are organized by improving the layout. …

When midrange meets privacy: the Oukitel K4000 Plus wants to keep your secrets secret!

This story is sponsored by Oukitel. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!

Nowadays, privacy is a huge concern for smartphone users. With how much phones have grown in terms of hardware power, we do use them to generate and store a lot of stuff that we wouldn’t like to have leaked in the world — photos, messages, work emails and important documents, the works. Thus far, however, private features have mostly been exclusive to higher class smartphones. Well, …

How To Turn Your Computer Into A Free Phone

Well you can now!

I remember when my older brother was an exchange student back in the early 70’s. He went to the United States for a year and back in Denmark, we – his family, were always waiting for letters to hear, how he got along. The thought of just picking up the phone and calling across the Atlantic Sea was almost without reach for anybody else than the very well off.

We did call him once and paid a fortune for only 3 minutes. Those days are over. Thanks to technological breakthroughs anyone can make long lasting international calls for free or for very little money.

You can turn your computer into a free telephone simply by downloading the right software, and buy a headset with microphone which you can get for less than € 10. And then you are ready to go…

If you don’t want to be tied to the computer with a headset – get yourself a wireless internet phone or a wireless headset. It cost a little more, but it means you can curl up in the sofa while you are telling your friend in “Far-Far-Away” all about your new lover.

Calling everybody for free from your computer is still not possible – as the person you want to call will have to have downloaded the same software as you. And even though you might persuade your friends and family to do so – there will still be a lot out there, that haven’t got the required software. That’s not a problem. You can still call their landlines or mobiles with a calling plan and you can even buy an online phone number so everybody can call your computer from their landlines or mobiles.

There are many providers available and many different calling plans and you will have to sort out your calling needs before you choose what works best for you.

I am Danish, living in Spain – with family and friend in Denmark and the UK, so I have combined two calling plans.

I have one plan that allows me to call landlines in 20 different countries in Europe at any time and for as long as I like for only € 4.95 per month. To cover the rest, which in my case means mobile phones and occasional calls to countries outside of Europe, I buy credit. I top up my credit with € 10 at a time and most of the time my entire calling needs are covered for € 14.95 a month.

Source by: Dorte Holm Jensen
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Man sues his date for texting during a movie

We’ve all been angered at the movies by the guy or gal who is so selfish that he/she starts calling someone or texting while the movie is playing. There are so many ways how that can be annoying. First, there is the light from the screen, not to mention both sides of the conversation that can be heard. And the clacking of the keyboard created by texting can be a huge distraction to movie goers. That is why Theater Mode on the Apple Watch is so useful. It keeps the screen dark until you tap a button or press on the screen. The raise-to-wake feature is disabled, and sound is muted. Hopefully, …

Apple reminds us that it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day this Thursday through a series of inspiring videos

Apple is a company with a long history of always working towards making its products accessible by everyone. It is always trying to improve support for disabled people that can’t use the most commonly developed interfaces for one reason or another.

Mark A. Riccobono, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said that “Apple has done more for accessibility than any other company to date.” Even Stevie Wonder praised Apple for its huge advancement in making its hardware and software designs with accessibility in mind. “There’s nothing on the iPhone or iPad that you can do that I can’t …

OnePlus 5 prototype appears, dual rear camera and all

The photograph that accompanies this story, and almost looks like the OnePlus 3T except with a vertical dual-camera setup on back, is not the OnePlus 5. So why are we showing it to you? Because according to the source of the image, it is a prototype for the OnePlus 5 and can give us some idea of how the final version is going to look. Besides the addition of the dual-cameras, there seems to be more space between the three-way switch and the volume rocker on the left side of the phone.

The OnePlus 5 is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset …

Blackberry 8310 Curve – Your Personal Computer

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is very small and light phone, which only weighs a total of 111 grams. The dimensions of this small handset makes the handset easy for the user to hold, use and carry, which are 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm. It has a large colour screen and QWERTY keyboard dominating the front of the handset. The screen is 2.5 inches in size and displays up to sixty five thousand colours on the LCD screen. The mobile user can input text using the full QWERTY keyboard, which comes with a back light to enhance the individual keys. A trackball navigation tool allows the user to search through menus and features with ease.

The built-in media player allows the user to enjoy music playback in all popular music formats. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 supports a selection of ringing tone formats, which include MP3 tones, polyphonic tones and MIDI tones. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a business Smartphone, which comes with fun and everyday features including a digital camera feature. The camera is a 2 megapixel camera, which comes with easy to alter camera settings and with a zoom feature which allows the user to zoom in or out when taking a shot. The built-in flash feature provides the user with the ability to take picture in darker environments. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with video capabilities, which allow the user to record, playback, store and share video on their Smartphone.

A password protection feature allows the user to protect their smart phone’s data being stolen by others and the users can lock the keyboard when the handset is not in use to avoid the keyboard being pressed by accident. The voice dialling feature can help the users to make calls to frequently used contacts. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with easy to operate everyday features with a built in calendar, everyday to do list and an alarm clock feature. There is an option for sending vibration alert when the user is in a meeting type environment where a ringing handset would make a disturbance but the user will still know if that important call comes in as the BlackBerry 8310 will gently vibrate to let the user know that a call or new message has arrived.

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is equipped with a built in GPS navigation system, which allows the user to get direction to their next destination. The GPS navigation feature is available depending on the network provider of the BlackBerry Curve 8310. This small Smartphone is fitted with document viewing capabilities, which allow the user to view documents in popular document formats on their handset. The email service on the BlackBerry 8310 is a wireless email service, which allows the user to send and receive attachments with their emails. The user can send and receive a variety of messages, which include MMS picture messages, SMS text messages and online instant messages. The instant messaging service allows the user to communicate with contacts that are online when the user is online and allows the participants to share instant text and symbol messages with each other. The user can also access the World Wide Web and enjoy a mobile Internet experience on their Smartphone, which comes with a HTML Web browser complete with a RIM Wireless modem.

The BlackBerry 8310 Curve Red is loaded with a Quad Band Technology Smartphone, which covers GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 and provides the user with worldwide roaming. The network coverage is fully dependent on the network operator and may vary from place to place. The user can store their contacts, messages, music, ringing tones, pictures and much more on the phone internal memory which is 64 MB of Flash memory. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with an expandable memory option which allows the user to add a memory card to suit the user memory needs. The user can also connect their Smartphone to other devices using either a wireless Bluetooth connection or a cabled USB connection between devices to transfer files. The built in EDGE technology and GPRS allows the user to enjoy high speed data transfers. The user will feel fully in control of their business and personal life with the compact BlackBerry 8310 as their companion. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is packed with incredible features including camera, a multimedia player, a built-in GPS, voice dialling, black Berry Maps, email, instant messaging and web browser. The black Berry 8310 is the phone for everything that matters to the high-end users.

Source: Adam Caitlin

Making the HTC U11: from design to assembly, a smartphone is born

Today’s a very special day for HTC. Not only is the company launching its latest flagship smartphone, the new U 11, but the manufacturer is passing an important milestone, celebrating 20 years in the business. That’s brought us lots of memorable handsets like the Android-introducing HTC Dream, and the jack-of-all-trades HD2, all the way up to today’s modern portable powerhouses.

To help usher-in the era of the U 11 and its next 20 years making mobile devices, HTC invited us to Taiwan as it opened its doors to journalists for an unprecedented look at how the …