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Cooper: Students unplug and discover how to reconnect with world

In the past decade, I have occasionally bumped into students whose attention is confined to a telephone screen. I never used a so-called smartphone until my old cellphone became obsolete and have been curious about what people find so compelling about them. 549 more words


TCL, BlackBerry reveal partnership details and unveil upcoming ‘Mercury’ smartphone

LAS VEGAS — Almost like a couple that went on a few dates to gauge compatibility, TCL Corp. has made its courtship with BlackBerry Ltd. official at CES 2017, with the two announcing a partnership to utilize their respective resources. 989 more words

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Volkswagen app personalizes your car's settings with a phone

What is it?

The digital world is nothing if not ephemeral, so when Volkswagen’s big announcement at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is an app that didn’t actually do anything other than portray the future Volkswagen man-machine interaction, nobody batted an eye. 249 more words


BlackBerry licenses brand to Chinese phone maker TCL for future phones to be released globally

BlackBerry Ltd. agreed to give Chinese manufacturer TCL Corp. the right to use its brand on future phones and sell them around the world.

The deal, which was announced Thursday without terms, gives investors and fans of the ailing smartphone brand a clearer picture of the future of the device that helped usher in the mobile age. 241 more words

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Google, Rogers brings next generation text messages to Canada with RCS messaging for Android

RCS, the standard some have called Android’s best bet at an iMessage competitor, has arrived in Canada.

As of Tuesday, Rogers and Fido have started enabling the features associated with RCS for some of their customers. 264 more words

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Samsung is reportedly planning an all-screen front design for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones

Samsung Electronics Co. will create an all-screen front for the Galaxy S8 smartphones coming out next year and scrap the physical home button, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. 616 more words

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How to get – and keep – your car and phone talking

Problems with vehicle connectivity to personal electronic devices are quickly climbing the top-hit list ladder for customer complaints. The most common issue happens when a smart or regular cellphone won’t operate on a vehicle’s hands-free system. 514 more words