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The biggest trends in telecom: 2018 and beyond

With 2017 now nearly two full months removed, and with the bulk of 2018 on the horizon, the telecommunications industry sits at an interesting crossroads of new trends, developments, and other impacting variables. There is a lot in store for this still-thriving industry — both in the foreground and far down the line. Here are […]

Is smartphone use beginning to decline?

Is smartphone usage beginning to decline? According to Wired.com there are many reasons why the market has settled, but the biggest is this: everyone who wants a smartphone has one, and the phones they’re buying are so good that they don’t need to upgrade as often. As a nation and a world, we are now […]

Faces and fingerprints: impending changes to smartphone security

It has long been commonplace in science fiction and futuristic fantasy, but facial recognition and fingerprint scanning have quickly become a tangible reality in modern technology. Recently, I discussed how this technology has been used as a major focal point for Apple’s newest device, the iPhone X, and this feature alone has caused a rift […]

A closer look at the iPhone X

“Say hello to the future.” Apple’s slogan for its newest mega-smartphone device, the iPhone X, is far from original or catchy, yet it seems to capture a profound point in few words: the iPhone X (pronounced “ten,” contrary to semi-popular belief) touts itself as the “future” of the smartphone market — the biggest push against […]

Future implications of the smartphone app market (Pt. 2)

It is no secret that smartphones have embedded themselves in many aspects of our daily lives — from travel navigation to mindless animal video entertainment. Many of these offerings are accessed via mobile apps, which typically act as housing units for a specific service or function. These apps have become incredibly prevalent, standing as household […]

Established telecom stocks – 2017

The end of the year is closing in quicker than many are currently aware, and soon 2018 will presumably give way to its own set of breakthroughs, implications, and rising names within the telecommunications industry. However, with a little less than four months left in 2017, there are still a variety of promising telecom names […]

Future implications of the smartphone app market (Pt. 1)

It is no secret that smartphones have embedded themselves in multiple aspects of our daily lives — from travel navigation to mindless animal video entertainment, and everything in between. Many of these offerings are accessed via mobile apps, which typically act as housing units for a specific service or function. These apps have become just […]

How the smartphone killed the iPod

  Back in July, Apple announced that it would be ending production of the iPod nano and shuffle, “ending an era” in mobile music entertainment and leaving just the iPod touch as its only continued remnant. There are several factors that could be taken into consideration when pondering the death of this longstanding iconic device, […]

The potential challenges of moving to 5G

The fifth generation of mobile telecommunications technology (5G) is growing closer to becoming a commercial reality. As industry leaders continue to adapt to the increasing demands and expectations of mobile device users, their collective perception of 5G has continued to grow, resulting in a fledgling idea of which innovations will result in the best user […]

Mobile web has been endangered, but is far from extinct

Many smartphone owners likely remember the era of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), or a late-90s standard in which phone users were able to “access information over a wireless network.” WAP set a precedent for mobile internet access, despite providing this convenience at the expense of choppy, limited usability. This standard served as an important foundation […]

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