What is the most important smartphone feature to you?

Nowadays, there are smartphones out there for everybody. We’ve got huge displays and stereo speakers for media consumption on the go, but we also have ones with smaller screens and compact bodies for those that just need a reliable phone that’s not easy to drop. We’ve got devices with super-powerful hardware or handsets with extra-long battery life (sometimes these are not mutually exclusive). We’ve got ones with amazing cameras and ones that are tough and rugged, capable of withstanding a more active lifestyle.

Of course, a person’s wants and needs will evolve throughout their life. The …

Ultra slow motion is almost as important as 4K 60 FPS footage?

This year, as always, phone manufacturers are pushing the hardware on their smartphones up to threshold and beyond, especially when it comes to cameras. While imagery is consistently good among the different brands’ top-tier devices, extra features that challenge the hardware have been introduced. Like 4K recording at 60 FPS, or the new ultra-slow-motion recording at the mind-boggling 960 FPS.

While these are currently features found on the Xperia XZ2, Galaxy S9, and iPhone X, rest assured that the competitors will look to add similar ones to their phones this year. It is at this thought …

4K 60 FPS recording or Super slow motion? Which of these camera features is more important to you?

With smartphones getting pretty even in power and screen quality nowadays, everyone is looking for ways to make their product stand out. We have the good old custom user interfaces doing a complete Android reskin, we’ve also got the ones that rock a pure Android experience and touting it as an advantage. Some are going well out of their way to add AI features where their usefulness is often questioned, and others will look into incorporating a ton of ways to securely lock your phone.

But the good old camera race is still ongoing. Nowadays, since everyone makes cameras that are more or less …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ teardown reveals similarity to last year's model, with some important changes

The iFixit tear down of the Samsung Galaxy S9+ mostly revealed exactly what you were probably expecting. What you might not have known was that the specs of the battery inside the unit (3.85V, 3,500mAh and 13.48Wh) match up exactly with the battery used on the ill fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Now just because the specs are the same doesn’t mean that the battery is the same, because it is not. It’s just an interesting coincidence between Sammy’s new premium handset and the twice recalled Galaxy Note 7. Exploding batteries inside the latter model forced Samsung to get the device out of consumers’ …

Samsung shifting focus: being first in everything is no longer that important, says boss

Now that the Galaxy S9 is out there and still being a hot buzzword, Samsung’s head of Mobile DJ Koh spoke at a press conference with Korean reporters, discussing what lies ahead. And it seems there will be a slight shift in strategies — one that will change what we expect to see from Sammy in the years to come.

When talking about hardware innovation, some reporters pointed to Chinese manufacturers that already have an in-display fingerprint scanner in their phones (we assume that’d be Vivo) and that foldable displays are already being seen in different places than just Samsung leaks.

In …

Microsoft adds an important tool to OneNote for Android

Microsoft is trying to make OneNote a much easier app to work with on Android devices. The latest update brings a much need tool – lasso. Apparently, many OneNote users requested the feature that would allow them to freely select ink drawings and other content on their page.

But that’s not the only new addition to OneNote, as the changelog also mentions Android users will now be able to change the size of images and move text and images around on the page. The option to change sizes of content should allow you to keep things more organized.

Aside from the usual bug fixes and performance …

5 of the most important skills data analysts can learn using Microsoft programs


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Are you the type of person who flaunts their Excel and Powerpoint skills at every opportunity? Microsoft’s Office Suite is pretty much essential to any kind of job, and knowing how to use it efficiently can make a big difference in how you do your work. But there are a few Microsoft apps that aren’t as well known and can make your life much easier if you work with data regularly. 

Being a data-driven worker makes you a more desirable candidate, so even if you think you might not need these skills, think again. Read more…

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17 Instagram accounts showcase how important feminism is in 2018


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There’s no surprise that feminism was the word of the year in 2017. After 2016’s political rollercoaster, people began using their voices, platforms, and actions to demand change. 

However, the overwhelming demand to stay in touch with what’s going on in the world can be exhausting especially when it comes to social media. But, there are many accounts using their online presence to spread more good than bad.

They’ve made it their job to promote empowerment, information and overall positivity for the next 12 months.  Read more…

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Google's Pichai: AI is one of the most important things being developed by mankind

Google CEO Sundar Pichai had some interesting things to say about Artificial Intelligence (AI) while taping a television interview show a couple of days ago. The executive said that “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire.” Pichai said that AI could end up helping mankind discover a cure for cancer, or a solution to the world’s climate change problems.

When asked about the technology’s impact on jobs, Pichai admitted that some people should be worried, but added that in general, the world needs to “embrace …

Important changes coming to Pokemon GO for Android and iOS after latest update

Pokemon GO is still a phenomenon, as millions of people all over the world continue to play and enjoy Niantic’s game. However, in order to keep players engaged for a longer time, the developer needs to add new content, gameplay features, as well as improvements as often as possible.

The newest update for Pokemon GO arrives on both the Android and iOS platforms and promises some important enhancements to the game. For example, no less than 50 additional Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region can now be caught.

Also, the real-world weather conditions …