smartphones

Swappa Boneyard opens up for accessories, busted phones

Swappa Boneyard opens up for accessories, busted phones

Have a device that isn’t working right? Maybe the power button is busted, or the screen has a crack. You could have it fixed, but that might end up costing more than you’d like to spend. It could be time to sell it, but who wants a busted phone? Swappa is introducing the Boneyard, a place to buy and sell those phones you can’t sell elsewhere.

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Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Allegations that the Chinese government is using smartphones to spy on other nations have been around for a while - back in October 2012, for example, US lawmakers expressed concern over potential espionage. Despite the White House having found no evidence to support the concern, many have still proceeded carefully with the use of Chinese handsets, and now one has been spotted with pre-loaded spyware.

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Squeezing more run time out of your phone’s battery

Squeezing more run time out of your phone’s battery

Battery life is sacred for the mobile user, and despite steady improvements to battery technology (have you seen the urine battery?), the average user is still likely to find themselves in search of a convenient outlet at an inconvenient time. There are a few different ways to potentially improve your smartphone's run time, however, aiding in those moments you forget to bring along your portable battery charger.

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