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Allphones: No longer just after making a sale

Frontliners of the gadget shops are often more concerned about making a sale than responding to queries or taking the time to know what the potential buyers really need their phones for.

Telecommunications companies are not exactly known for superior customer service. One need not look further than the long queues at the service centers and the irate messages on social media networks for incontrovertible evidence.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Five big trends in the mobile world

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From the release of connected bracelets, watches and even a smart toothbrush to a future of one-second high-definition movie downloads, the mobile world is developing rapidly.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs

This photo provided by Anki shows the toy race-car  company's new iPhone-controlled car game. At the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas,  Anki gave onlookers hands-on time with its high-tech game, Anki Drive, where several players control different toy cars on a plastic track that can roll up and go anywhere. AP

LAS VEGAS – The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, “wearable” computing was big, along with various 3-D technologies, especially 3-D printing. Wearable devices in the shape of smartwatches and head-mounted displays have been a staple of the [...]

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CES stage set for new wave of gadgets

Scott Turner of 3-D Systems Corp. and his 3-D printer wait to participate in C/NET's show during the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

As spending on gadgets flattens in a world obsessed with smartphones and tablets, the Consumer Electronics Show here hopes to be a launch pad for a new must-have device.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Internet of Things’ to take CES center stage

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From drones and smart cars to remote-controlled door locks and eyewear, the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show promises to showcase the “Internet of Things,” along with gadgets like smartphones and tablets.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple denies ‘backdoor’ NSA access

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Apple said Tuesday it had no “backdoor” in its products after a security researcher and a leaked document suggested the US National Security Agency had unfettered access to the iPhone.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung aims to topple Apple as No. 1 in tablets

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Samsung Electronics Co. has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung to debut smartphone with curved display

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 3, bottom left, and Galaxy Gears, wristwatches with a touchscreen displays, are displayed in a showroom at Samsung Electronics Co. headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. AP

Samsung Electronics says it is releasing a smartphone with a curved display — with a $1,000 price tag.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Review: Stylish makeover for Samsung Note phone

Moderator, English television presenter Jason Bradbury, left, and David Park of Samsung Marketing gesture during the presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch well ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show. AP

Samsung is giving its latest Galaxy Note smartphone a stylish makeover.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Apple revamps look of iPhone, iPad software

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Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone’s launch in 2007.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say

A hostess shows a smartwatch by Sony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Analysts say 2013 may be the year for the smartwatch because "the components have gotten small enough and cheap enough" and a large number of consumers now have smartphones that can connect to a wearable device. AFP

Amid much speculation on the future of the “smartwatch,” the consensus is growing: the time is right.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Samsung’s shift to innovative devices pays off

SAMSUNG’S new flagship mirrorless system camera

After breaking into the Top 10 best brands in the world last year, based on global consultancy firm Interbrand’s 2012 list of the World’s Most Valuable Brands, Samsung is now fully fired up to reach new heights.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Santiago seeks penalty vs use of gadgets in shows, theaters

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed a bill seeking to penalize the use of mobile phones, two-way radios and other electronic visual devices inside movie theaters, concert halls and other similar places.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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