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Technology 'threatens map skills'
A reliance on sat-navs and smartphone map apps is undermining map-reading skills, the Royal Institute of Navigation says.
[BBC News]

Africa telecoms firm plans expansion
One of the leading operators of masts for mobile phones in Africa, Eaton Towers, has put together $350m for new acquisitions, alongside a major deal in Egypt.
[BBC News]

Africa telecoms firm plans expansion
One of the leading operators of masts for mobile phones in Africa, Eaton Towers, has put together $350m for new acquisitions, alongside a major deal in Egypt.
[BBC News Africa]

Microsoft turns Windows 10 Phones Into Desktops
Microsoft just demonstrated one of the intriguing possibilities from its single platform/multiple form factors approach for Windows 10: the ability to use your phone as your desktop computer. In contrast to Apple’s “Continuity,” which aims to make moving between phone, tablet and desktop seamless, (...)
[OSNews]

A smartphone with ultimate macro feature: DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope
Researchers have recently developed a device that can turn any smartphone into a DNA-scanning fluorescent microscope.
[Science daily]

Samsung back on top as world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer
Sales put Samsung back in front in terms of volume, but war with Apple over larger-screened phones takes its toll on profits Samsung has reclaimed the top spot in global smartphone sales, beating Apple and Lenovo, despite its profits slipping 39%. Samsung sold 83.2m smartphones globally in the (...)
[The Guardian]

LG's new G4 is a powerhouse phone wrapped in leather
LG's new flagship smartphone, the G4, is official. If you've been following this space, none of that should come as a surprise: virtually everything about the phone has either leaked or has already been announced by LG over the past few weeks. But the lack of surprise doesn't take away from the (...)
[OSNews]

Apple Watch vs. Moto 360
A detailed, complete, and fair (and not overly long) comparison between the Apple Watch and the Moto 360. While it's unlikely you're deciding between the two - unless you have both a recent iPhone and an Android phone - it may still be useful if you're up for a new phone and want to take the (...)
[OSNews]

Yahoo tests ears as phone ID system
Yahoo Labs develops a way of identifying smartphone owners by their ears, fists and palms.
[BBC]

Yahoo tests ears as phone ID system
Yahoo Labs develops a way of identifying smartphone owners by their ears, fists and palms.
[BBC News]

Microsoft faces US phone import ban
Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.
[BBC]

Microsoft faces US phone import ban
Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.
[BBC News]

Apple reports yet another record quarter
Apple sold 61.2 million iPhones during the quarter, up from 43.7 million a year earlier and a new March quarter record, while Mac sales were also strong with 4.56 million units sold, up from 4.1 million units in the year-ago quarter. iPad sales were down, however, falling to 12.6 million from (...)
[OSNews]

Smartphones pack huge batteries
New smartphones from Lenovo and Acer feature much bigger batteries than is the norm for a handset.
[BBC News]

Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens
Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers, according to a new study.
[Science daily]

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