It’s 2017 and for most of us, typing on a cold sheet of glass is the most natural of things.
But while tapping on a screen is second nature to us smartphone users, there’s nothing quite like the tactile punchiness of a physical keyboard.
If you find yourself longing for that classic BlackBerry experience, the new KEYone is everything you remembered from the good ol’ days, but with all the bells and whistles you expect from a smartphone of today.
Year in, year out, Mobile World Congress has been the go-to event for announcements on the newest smartphones with top-of-the-line mobile technology. This year, however, it isn’t the newest smartphone that has been making news at #MWC2017. On the contrary, it’s a simple GSM phone from the year 2000 that has the internet bursting with excitement.
While I love taking photos while traveling, soaking up the experience will always be my top priority.
I’m fine with quick snapshots knowing I can always go back and post-process my photos later. When you’re traveling, you don’t have the time to fiddle with manual controls, so when it comes down to it, shooting on auto is a compromise worth making.
For me a good smartphone is one that can quickly churn out photos that barely need any tweaking. This especially rings true when you’re on a holiday in one of the most fast-paced cities in the world: Hong Kong.
The recently concluded Samsung SEA Forum in Singapore showcased the brand’s best and newest products. From top-of-the-line TVs to robot vacuums and flashy wearables, this year’s lineup did not disappoint. Of all the useful and innovative contraptions, however, my favorite remains to be the Family Hub 2.0.
There’s a saying that goes “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” but Snapchat may not be feeling all too flattered after another blatant move to copy one of the app’s more popular features.
The feature, Snapchat Stories — a public compilation of snaps from a user’s day.
The culprit, Facebook. Yep, following Snapchat Stories clones finding their way to Instagram and Messenger (both Facebook properties), the world’s largest social network is bringing Snapchat’s bread and butter over to WhatsApp.
Now that the Galaxy Note 7 crisis is behind us, and with Samsung Executives promising the Note line will live on, fans can now begin imagining what Samsung’s next stylus-toting smartphone will be like.
Obviously, we expect it to be called the Note 8 — but did you know that there’s already been a Note 8?
My (very, very young) attempt at living a healthier lifestyle led me to create fitness goals for myself. Of course — to the dismay of a majority of the technology-dependent couch potatoes we’ve become — a huge chunk of this health plan involved learning to exercise and doing it regularly.
Drones can do a lot, from capturing breathtaking bird’s eye view videos, tracking your movement, and taking your selfies, to delivering what you shopped for online straight to your doorstep.
And after appearing in Super Bowl LI for Lady Gaga’s halftime show, Intel’s Hexacopter shows up in another sports stage.
I’m a 28-year-old girl living in 2017.
I’m unattached but unfazed. In true millennial fashion, my interests include finding the next big adventure, the politics of gender equality, social media, its implications, and framing the perfect Instagram photo.
Not since the original iPhone have we been blown away by a smartphone.
Sure, smartphones have come a long way, but not since the first iPhone launch more than a decade ago have we seen this big of a phone revolution.