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4 features that are set to disappear from future smartphones

4 Features That Are Set to DISAPPEAR From Future Smartphones

Future phones will probably have no charging ports or physical buttons. Phone manufacturers have repeatedly cut out smartphone features ranging from headphone jacks to removable batteries. They do it to either execute clever business strategies or replace the components with better alternatives. In addition to the features that have become obsolete, there are others that…

Best smartphones for seniors

Best Smartphones For Seniors

If you are a senior who is looking for a new smartphone, the experience shouldn’t be any different from that of a young person shopping for their next device. There are a number of options available that can fit all your needs, as well as your budget. There are phones that come with features specifically…

Technology and relationships: (don’t) hold the phone!

Technology and Relationships: (Don’t) Hold the Phone!

Thanks to dating sites and apps like OKCupid and Tinder, finding a potential partner has never been easier. With a few swipes, some messages here and there, dates are easy to come by. More and more, people are turning to these resources. While there’s nothing wrong with getting a little bit of a push in…

Nexpaq to unveil first modular smartphone case in august

Nexpaq to Unveil First Modular Smartphone Case in August

Many people who own smartphones also want to have a good case to protect it from falls and shattering. But many cases on the market are no longer just simple silicon, plastic, or rubberized shells. Some are also designed to serve as personal accessories like card carriers, wallets, and portable chargers. Interest is increasing in so-called…

App turns smartphones into pocket seismometers

App Turns Smartphones Into Pocket Seismometers

Sensors in smartphones, like GPS sensors and accelerometers, help the device understand its own location as well as what direction it is being pointed in. These sensors also have the potential to be able to detect earthquakes in the future. Can Your Smartphone Sense Earthquakes? A graduate student from the University of California, Berkeley, named…

Ampy: powering smartphones with human energy

AMPY: Powering Smartphones With Human Energy

A few weeks ago I found myself in an bad situation. After visiting and shopping with my mom in a town that was an hour away from where I lived, I got stuck in traffic on the way home. This in and of itself isn’t such a bad thing, but I had a middle schooler who…

Ebay guides give the lowdown on your smartphone

eBay Guides Give The Lowdown On Your Smartphone

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of eBay for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking to sell that iPhone 5 and snatch up the lastest Samsung Galaxy iteration? Maybe you just want to know a few tips and tricks about smartphone photography? No matter what information you might be looking…

Your guide to california’s cell phone “kill switch” law

Your Guide to California’s Cell Phone “Kill Switch” Law

Starting mid-2015, all cellphones sold in the state of California will need to include a built-in device that will enable a phone’s owner to wipe and disable the phone remotely — also known as a “kill switch”. The new law will be the first of it’s kind in the U.S., having finally passed the state’s Senate…

Windows phone 8. 1 os update

Windows Phone 8.1 OS Update

The Windows Phone 8 OS is finally getting its first major update. While the phone’s software has had three smaller updates, this is the first one big enough to move it from 8.0 to 8.1, bring the phone software up to speed with its desktop counterpart. The Main Features Wallpaper: Something we assume is universal to all smartphones,…

Introducing paperfold: flip smart phones

Introducing PaperFold: Flip Smart Phones

Only a few years ago, phones that flipped open were revolutionary. Then phones with slide out keyboards took their place. Then phones with touch screens. Then full on smart phones. Now, the flip phones are coming back, combined with the smart phones. Queens University Media lab may have given birth to the next design of…

Snooperscope: night vision for your smartphone or tablet

Snooperscope: Night Vision for your Smartphone or Tablet

Here’s a list of essentials for the pro Smartphone photographer: macro, telephoto and wide-angle lenses, a tripod and mount and a preferred photo-capturing app. With all of these combined, you will be able to capture spectacular photos and videos…in daylight. What about nighttime photography? Most high-grade video cameras, and a few DSLR cameras, have night-vision capabilities. A…

Swivl: a remote-controlled dolly for your iphone

Swivl: A Remote-Controlled Dolly for Your iPhone

There are many great gadgets out there to enhance you’re the video capabilities of your iPhone: external microphones, clip-on lenses, tripods, and countless editing software and apps. Really the only thing you are missing is a camera dolly, which comes in handy for getting moving shots with steady aim and a precise angle. Better yet,…

Sphero 2. 0: the infamous robotic ball revamped

Sphero 2.0: The Infamous Robotic Ball Revamped

If you are following Smartphone-controlled gadgets, I’m sure that you have come across this neat little thing called the Sphero. If not, here’s what it is in a nutshell: The Sphero is a baseball-sized orb that you can roll around just using your Smartphone. It links to your phone’s Bluetooth network, so no Wi-Fi is…

Ipin: a laser pointer for your iphone

iPin: A Laser Pointer for Your iPhone

A laser pointer is always a nice gadget to have with you at all times. They come in handy for presentations and pointing out distant objects at night, not to mention the countless hours of entertainment that arise from watching your cat desperately chase the tiny dot around the house. However, like many great things…

3 helpful ways to utilize dictation software on your phone

3 Helpful Ways To Utilize Dictation Software On Your Phone

Dictation software has come a long way since secretaries spent their time making notes for executives. Formal programs, like Dragon Diction, have come down in price. All program varieties of it, no matter the cost of ownership, feature advanced technologies that are better able to differentiate between words. In fact, most laptops, tablets, and phones…