Posts made in July, 2017

Android could soon show how much battery your wireless headphones have left

By on Jul 31, 2017 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

Google is going to make it a bit easier to check the battery level on Bluetooth devices connected to your phone. As spotted by XDA Developers, the Android Open Source Project has added support for “[retrieving] battery level information of [a] remote device.” When this makes its way to a full Android release, it should allow an Android phone to display the battery...

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Apple’s A11 CPU Is Going To DESTROY Qualcomm’s Snapdragon …

By on Jul 31, 2017 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

Pretty much since the modern smartphone debuted ten years ago, iPhones have always beat Android devices in real-world usage tests. These are tests that measure how quickly a phone operates when doing common things like opening large files, playing HD videos, playing graphics-intensive games, and doing less processor intensive stuff like sending emails, texts, and...

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Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough

By on Jul 30, 2017 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

The aluminum, $180 Nokia 6 (right) looks and feels as solid as the $800 iPhone 6s Plus. Photo by Rick Broida/CNET I’ve been an iPhone user since the beginning. Occasionally I’ve dabbled in Android, but my brain just likes iOS better. My wallet, however, is increasingly frustrated. Although I’ve been perfectly happy with my iPhone 6S Plus, which I...

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The Internet’s future lies with its next billion users

By on Jul 30, 2017 in Mobile Design | 0 comments

It created a kind of traffic jam for writers. So Ofili took inspiration from Nigeria’s okada motorcycle taxis – which can cut through Lagos’s traffic whenever it’s slow – to design Okadabooks, a nimble mobile app that lets Africans quickly and easily publish smartphone books. Today, Nigerians can get 10,000 titles on the app, many of...

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