Nokia tallies strong feature phone sales in third quarter of 2017, led by iconic 3310

Research firm Counterpoint Research pulled out its trusty slide rule and computed that during the third quarter of 2017, which covered July through September, Nokia licensee HMD Global sold 2.8 million Nokia smartphones worldwide. During the same time frame, the company sold 13.5 million Nokia feature phones. For the quarter, Nokia placed 16th among smartphone manufacturers and third among those producing feature phones. Combined, Nokia was the eighth largest handset producer worldwide for Q3.

The 2.8 million smartphones that Nokia sold globally during the third quarter easily topped the …

Genius ushers in 2018 with iconic moment from Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj's 'Feeling Myself'


There’s only one person in this entire damn universe with the power to command the world to stop—Beyoncé. 

In the final milliseconds of 2017, the dulcet sound of Beyoncé ordered the world—and year— to stop. And, as 2018 began, she gave the world permission to “carry on.” 

This was no coincidence, friends. Ingenious Twitter user @xavierliciouss spent New Year’s Eve conducting an extremely important experiment involving “Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. 

“So I tested out the theory that if you play “Feeling Myself” by Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé at exactly 11:58:50 pm on New Year’s Eve, Beyoncé will say “world stop” in 2017 and “Carry on” in 2018, AND BITCH IT WORKEDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!” she wrote. Read more…

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Iconic MMORPG RuneScape is coming to mobile this winter

RuneScape, the massively popular MMORPG, is coming to mobile devices this winter. This was announced today by its developers – Jagex Ltd. The mobile version will not be separate from the PC one, however. Instead, they will be touch-optimized clients that will allow for cross-platform play.

RuneScape began its life as a Java-based browser MMORPG all the way back in 2001, and it’s been enjoying massive success ever since. The game has gone through a huge number of improvements over its 16-year lifespan, with the last one being the release of a standalone non-browser …

Wonder Woman mashups frame iconic women as your favorite superhero


The success of Wonder Woman at the box office is leading to predictions of a $100 million opening weekend and waves of praise on social media

And while Wonder Woman was already iconic, the film is inspiring brilliant new fan artwork, including this series of mashups from our old friend, Brazil-based artist Butcher Billy

Billy’s new series takes the familiar look of Wonder Woman and applies it to some of the most famous women in entertainment history, including the late singer Amy Winehouse, Siouxsie Sioux (leader singer of rock group Siouxsie and the Banshees), and actor Lindsay Lohan. Read more…

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A small History of iPhone (From iPhone to iPhone 6, seven years of Apple’s iconic smartphone)

A small History of iPhone (From iPhone to iPhone 6, seven years of Apple’s iconic smartphone)

In early 2007 Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone. Designed to “reinvent the phone,” Apple’s iPhone has revolutionized smart phones and shaped the industry into what it is today. The first iPhone mixed a capacitive 3.5-inch multi-touch display with touch-optimized software in a simple package that was unlike anything else on the market. Over the last seven years, Apple has refined and tweaked its iPhone into what it is today.

Apple has used combinations of metal, plastic, and glass to shape and form its ideas of what a modern smart phone should look like throughout the history of the iPhone. Major redesigns with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 saw Apple push the boundaries of smart phone hardware, all while competitors were catching up. Now that the smart phone industry is moving to larger screens, Apple has been forced to respond with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Read on to see exactly how Apple evolved its iPhone hardware over the years, in our history

Where it all began:

Apple’s first iPhone debuted in 2007 with the trademark home button, a metal rear casing, and just a 3.5-inch display. Its capacitive touch screen laid the foundations for modern smart phones.

iPhone 3GS:

Apple’s third iPhone is practically identical to its second. The iPhone 3GS has the same plastic rear, but Apple made the iPhone text stand out with a silver color. Inside, Apple focused on speed improvements and a 3-megapixel camera capable of recording video. Apple also introduced a voice control feature alongside a highly requested cut, copy, and paste feature in iOS 3.

iPhone 4:

Apple’s first major redesign of the iPhone featured a combination of stainless steel and glass. Both the front and back of the iPhone 4 is covered in glass, and the square and flat look is a radical departure from the previous 3GS model. Apple also introduced a forward-facing camera with FaceTime, a 3.5-inch Retina display, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash. iphone4_verge_super_wide
iPhone 4S:

Just like the 3G to 3GS upgrade, Apple’s iPhone 4S looks identical to the iPhone 4. After the infamous antennagate episode with the iPhone 4, the 4S improved on the dual-antenna design capsulated in the stainless steel band, all while gaining a faster processor, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, and support for the Siri digital assistant.

iPhone 5:

Apple’s second major redesign of the iPhone arrived with the iPhone 5. An all-new aluminum design encased a larger 4-inch display into the thinnest and lightest iPhone so far. Surprisingly light to hold, the iPhone 5 also included an improved 8-megapixel camera with a sapphire crystal lens cover and HD FaceTime camera at the front. Alongside the radical design, Apple switched to a new Lightning connector and redesigned its EarPod headphones.

iPhone 5C:

While many were expecting the iPhone 5C to be a budget iPhone, it debuted as an iPhone 5 with a plastic rear. That made it slightly cheaper, but its internal components are identical to the iPhone 5. While Apple had always stuck to black and white color combinations for its iPhone, the iPhone 5C introduced some much needed color to the range.

iPhone 5S:

Continuing the S trend, Apple’s iPhone 5S is almost identical in appearance to the iPhone 5 at first glance. New color combinations differentiate it from the 5, and a gold option offered an alternative to the typical black or white. Apple also redesigned its home button for the first time with the iPhone 5S, adding a fingerprint Touch ID sensor to unlock the device by simply touching your finger on the home button.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

Apple’s latest iPhones have one unmistakeable feature: size. The iPhone 6 is has a 4.7-inch display, and the iPhone 6 Plus jumps to 5.5 inches. Both have Retina HD displays with a curved body and NFC chips for Apple Pay, but the iPhone 6 Plus includes optical image stabilization with its 8-megapixel camera.

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