Good battery life is becoming an increasing concern for smartphone owners: a working phone = happiness. So many of our everyday functions are now conducted with the swipe of a finger. Tasks like shopping, paying bills, playing games, creating music and interacting with friends are now normal things to do on a smartphone… and those are just a few of the things you lose when your battery goes dead. A recent survey done by SwiftKey shows that out of 23,000 smartphone users surveyed, 59 percent of those looking to buy a new smartphone thought good battery life was essential. Just how important was that? Only 32 percent of the group said price was an essential decision maker. [Read more...]
Four short years may not seem that far away, but considering how fast things are moving a lot will have changed. This beautifully rendered information graphic looks at what our internet world will look like in 2015. What is truly astounding about these predictions are not necessarily the technologies that will arise, but more the numbers of people that will be using them: Neo Labels, creators of this well made piece, predict more people will access the internet by mobile device than desktop or laptop by only 2014. Check out their 15 key conclusions at digitallife.neolabels.com [Read more...]
Shot in HD, entirely on the new Nokia N8 smart phone, this film features remote controlled dragonflies, fantastic images of the Norwegian countryside and men in bright, colorful costumes… what more could one want?
Directed by Thomas Hilland and with music by Kap Bambino, make sure to also check out the making-of video below to see how they used these tiny, portable phones to make everything feel so big.