Smartphones

Smartphones | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos


asia china flag grunge stars pixabay etereuti

Huawei and Apple smartphones are both made in China – why is only one banned in Australia?

While Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been banned from the Australian 5G network rollout, Apple was welcomed with open arms despite also using China to produce phones. So, what’s the difference?

thumb
video

Foldable phones and 5G: Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019 | TECH(talk)

This year's MWC was mainly about 5G networking. And foldable phones. In fact, it was the foldables that stole the show, according to PC World's Michael Simon. He and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis chew over both topics in...

thumb
video

All about the Samsung Galaxy S10, MWC '19 and foldable phones | TECH(talk)

Samsung kicked off a busy week for mobile devices with the Samsung Galaxy S10 line-up, just ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress. That makes it a perfect time to talk about the S10, foldable phones and 5G networking.

thumb2
video

Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the update on their devices.

australia law legal

Australia and Huawei: Why the ban?

National security questions have resulted in mega smartphone manufacturer Huawei being banned by the Australian government from participating in the that nation’s 5G network rollout.

thumb
video

The sad state of the smartphone market | TECH(talk)

With smartphone sales slowing – even for the iconic iPhone – have we reached 'peak smartphone'? And if so, how does the industry innovate its way out of the funk?

mobile apps

Data Privacy Day 2019

GDPR was just the beginning. It started in the EU, but it’s waking up the world on just how much our privacy is being violated.

thumbnail
video

Mingis on Tech: All about the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) arrive this week, and after a few days of hands-on time with the new device, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum has some thoughts. He joins Executive Editor Ken Mingis and IDGE video producer Chris...

facial recognition access identification biotech

Why you shouldn’t use your face as your password

You can now use your face to lock your smartphone. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

template c100.00 06 41 13.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: 3 big slices of Android Pie

The newest version of Android is rolling out for Pixel devices already and – eventually – it'll arrive on other Android phones. Computerworld's JR Raphael details what users can look forward to, and why it matters.

template c100.00 08 03 11.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution, from services...to smartphones

Oracle joins other major tech vendors by rolling out its blockchain-as-a-service offering, and two smartphone makers plan to include the technology in new devices this year. Get the latest on the blockchain craze.

template c100.00 00 29 19.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: Why BlackBerry's Key2 phone is for 'masters of the universe'

BlackBerry's latest smartphone has a full-featured physical keyboard – no surprise there – and is aimed at users who want to really want to get work done, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

sequence 01.00 00 06 24.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

mobile security threat detection

Keep your mobile workforce safe: understand the threats

As you review your mobile security strategy, make sure the solutions you choose shield devices from infected apps, man-in-the-middle attacks, OS exploits, malicious links in SMS messages and other exploits.

sequence 01.00 00 06 11.still002
video

Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

sequence 01.00 00 31 14.still001
video

Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

ANDROID
video

How to move data between your Android phone and computer

A few simple swipes, and you're on your way to accessing the files and folders on your Android phone from your PC or Apple computer. JR Raphael walks you through these easy steps.

Ken Mingis talks iPhone 10
video

Mingis on Tech: Is Apple's iPhone X the best phone for business?

Apple's expensive new iPhone X has a lot going for it: Face ID security, an OLED display and, of course, iOS 11 – making it a top-notch option for enterprise users. But is it worth $1,149?

Load More