Pebble’s approach was not to mimic what was on the smartphone, nor did it rely heavily on apps. Instead, Pebble watches brought up alerts, reminders and functions as they were needed. Pebble’s OS was both elegant and quirky and had a personality that was reminiscent of PalmOS or MacOS 9.
With the iPhone 7, Apple has once more responded emphatically the rising tide of competition by outfitting their phones with features and capabilities that will be hard for Android makers to match.
Initially, using smartphones to take photos was a convenience even if the quality, speed, and performance of these cameras was not ideal. Smartphone manufacturers have realized that photo quality on their smartphones is a major selling point and what keeps customers upgrading to the latest version of their chosen mobile devices.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone has less than 1 per cent of the global smartphone market and even if the company has managed to somehow integrate Windows 10’s features and applications on a limited scale, it seems that this isn’t enough for the company to keep rallying behind an evaporating market share.
Smartphones can be the quintessential travel accessory and great apps and services that work across borders can really take the sting out of long-haul flights and the general stress that modern travel brings with it.
By Ted Kritsonis
There is increasingly less and less that is secretive about Apple launch events. Virtually everything rumoured to be announced yesterday came to pass, revealing that the company is trying to shore up its credentials in mid-range smartphones, while pushing the iPad inextricably into “Pro” territory.
By Ted Kritsonis
A broken and damaged smartphone is less an annoyance and more an imposition on daily life, given the impact handsets have nowadays. The top carriers have expanded their warranty programs in covering these cases, and here is how they compare.
By Gadjo Sevilla
San Francisco: Apple dropped a number of product announcements at a special event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Revealed today were the expected new iPhone 6s models as well as a new Apple TV and a larger iPad Pro designed for enterprise and creatives.