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Now the Galaxy Note 9 Blows Up!

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Woman claims that just after midnight on September 3, while traveling in a lift, her phone “became extremely hot”. She then claims to have stopped using the phone, and placed it in her bag. Shortly after, she said she “heard a whistling and screeching sound, and…noticed thick smoke” pouring out from her purse.

Trapped alone in the lift and “and scared to death,” she dropped the phone and started smashing elevator buttons, the thick smoke making it hard to see.

Reaching the lobby, she kicked the sizzling phone out of the elevator.

The mobile didn’t stop burning until a good Samaritan grabbed it with a cloth and plunked it into a bucket of water, Chung claims in the Queens Supreme Court lawsuit.

The fire left her unable to contact clients and ruined everything in her bag, claims Chung, who called the experience totally “traumatic

 

Battling Smart Phone Addiction

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A recent survey, developed by Motorola and an expert from Harvard University, found more than half of Generation Z respondents described their phone as a best friend, and 35 percent of respondents agreed they spend too much on their smartphone.

Apple and Google  have launched different devices to help consumers better manage the time we spend on our digital devices. Apple recently launched the Screen Time tool for the iPhone — and Google released Digital Wellbeing, a similar tool for Android devices and other Google products.

For those who tend to check their phone often, Screen Time has a section dedicated to letting you know how many times you’ve picked up your phone. You can see the total number of pickups and the average amount of times you pick up your phone per hour. It’ll also tell you between what times you picked up your phone the most. For example, our most pickups at one point was 33 times between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Digital Well Being

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Hidden Smart Phone Codes

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Android codes

Function Code
Info/Test menu (opens a menu where you can get detailed information about your phone, data usage statistics, and more) *#*#4636#*#*
Analog and backlight test *#*#0842#*#*
Display IMEI number (The IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity, is a unique identification number for every phone, which can be useful in case your phone goes missing) *#06#
LCD Display test *#*#0*#*#*
Display camera info *#*#34971539#*#*
Completely wipe phone and reinstall firmware *2767*3855#
Display MAC address *#*#232338#*#*
Display Bluetooth address *#*#232337#*#
Field test (allows you to precisely gauge the strength of signals your phone is receiving, in case you are curious or want to install a signal boosting system) *#*#7262626#*#*
Quick GPS Test *#*#1472365#*#*

iPhone codes

Function Code
Field test mode (provides info about cell signal, including more precise reception reading) *3001#12345#
Check call forwarding number (you can designate another number to redirect calls to when your phone is busy) *#67#
IMEI number *#06#
Enable call waiting *43#
Disable call waiting #43#
Enhanced full rate (EFR) mode — This mode improves reception at the cost of battery life *3370#
Anonymous call (Your number won’t show up on the receiver’s caller ID) Input *67 before you enter a phone number

 

Lawsuit blames Price Fixing For The Rising Costs Of Smart Phones

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Hagens Berman, a law firm with a long track record of class-action advocacy, believes that Samsung, Hynix, and Micron have colluded to limit the supply of certain DRAM products, which has driven an increase in prices. The firm is filing a class-action on behalf of US consumers of smartphones and computing devices, saying that anyone who purchased a smartphone or computer between July 1, 2016 and Feb. 1, 2018 may have overpaid and could be due restitution.

Did you purchase a smartphone or computer from 2016-2017?

Click For More You May Have A Case

Worst Smart Phones Created

HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Thunderbolt

Motorola Droid Bionic

Motorola Droid Bionic

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Microsoft Kin One

Microsoft Kin One

HTC ChaCha

HTC ChaCha

Asus Garminfone

Asus Garminfone

HTC Evo 3D

HTC Evo 3D

Samsung Fascinate

Samsung Fascinate

 

Toddler In China ‘Disables/Locks iPhone For 47 Years

 A mother in China is furious after her toddler managed to lock her iPhone for 47 years. The two-year-old boy in Shanghai disabled his mother’s iPhone for the equivalent of 47 years after playing with it and repeatedly entering the wrong passcode, according to a Chinese media report. The phone was given to the child to watch educational videos online. The mother returned home one day and when she checked the phone found it had been disabled for 25 million minutes, equivalent to 47 years. 

Apple store technician in Shanghai was quoted as saying that the woman could either wait years to try to input her passcode again or wipe the contents of the handset clean and then reinstall files. The woman decided to erase all the phone data and do a factory reset. The woman has been waiting for two months and the problem has not been rectified.

The report sparked a debate online in China. Some parents said the mother should never have allowed her child to play with the phone alone. Others said she should have backed up the data stored on her phone elsewhere so that if something went wrong she could easily retrieve it.

 

Higher Priced Smartphones Mean Lower Purchases

This year and last, Samsung, Apple, and, recently, Google set the bar higher for smartphones pushing their price bar higher than ever before. It was somewhat necessary to recoup the costs of R&D, production, marketing, and the like. It also helped inflate the smartphones’ status as premium products to die for. It appears that they may be digging their own graves in the long run.

High-end components, of course, are more expensive than more common ones, but the rate of price increase doesn’t seem proportional to the build costs. The gap seems to grow even more for each new generation of smartphones.

Business considerations aside, this rise in prices has a double-edged effect on consumers. On the one hand, they paint the picture of a product that only a few can afford, which has the ironic effect of making it even more desirable. Apple has been doing it for years.

On the other hand, it is actually and factually something very few people can afford. That ultimately meant that fewer people actually bought the new phones, which may have contributed to last month’s decline in smartphone shipments last quarter, when the most expensive non-luxury phones shipped for the first time. 

The lower sales numbers become an even bigger problem in the context of the current practice of releasing flagship smartphones every year. Some, like Samsung, even release twice a year. Others release multiple ones at the same time or spread them over the months. Long story short, there are dozens of new phones every year.

The smartphone market is changing and so is user habits. Smartphone vendors aren’t, although some, like LG and HTC, may have noticed, even though they already had lower prices. Samsung may have seen clues, but it isn’t one to change directions so quickly. Apple is one that’s unlikely to change at all. High-end smartphones are becoming luxury items that very few can afford. And whatever few can afford, very few will buy. And that may spell trouble for the companies that rely on them to survive.

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