Tag: Phone

Starting in July, ‘988’ will direct people to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Science April 20, 2022 0 Comments

In July, the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) is launching a new dialpad shortcut for people looking to access the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — all you will have to do is dial “988” to be connected with trained crisis counselors. But a new poll conducted by  The Trevor Project in February has cast doubt on whether people…

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Hate The Notch? You Should See Next Year’s Phone Display Design Solution For It

Smartphones October 19, 2018 0 Comments

It used to be that nothing was certain but death and taxes, to quote Benjamin Franklin (who wasn’t actually the first to point this out, but is probably best known for the phrase). Well, we can add to that short list. In today’s landscape, certainties include death, taxes, and display notches on a growing number of smartphones. Some people don’t…

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More than 600 Android-running phone models were launched this past year

Technology May 1, 2016 0 Comments

Many children look at their collections of Pokemon cards and shout for all to hear, “They’re all mine!” It’s fair to wonder if Google had the same impulse when it took the stage at the Google I/O 2016 conference and declared that more than 600 phone models running Android were released in the last year. The company took this grand opportunity to…

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How to Encrypt Your Android Phone

Smartphones April 20, 2016 0 Comments

Google introduced full-device encryption back in Android Gingerbread (2.3.x), but it has undergone some dramatic changes since then. On some higher-end handsets running Lollipop (5.x) and higher, it’s enabled out-of-the-box, while on some older or lower-end devices, you have to turn it on yourself. Why You Might Want to Encrypt Your Phone Encryption stores your phone’s data in an unreadable, seemingly scrambled form.…

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