HOBI weekly blog recap 8/21-8/25

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 8/21-8/25 Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8 Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. Certain e-scrap metals excluded…

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 8

Samsung revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device at a conference yesterday. The device’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, experienced a public failure after all devices were recalled due to combusting batteries. The new device has four color options, black, blue, gray and gold, and features an edge-to-edge display, an improved stylus and a…

Users are most concerned about security when using a smartphone, survey shows

A survey conducted by Creative Strategies indicates users are most concerned about data privacy and security when using a smartphone device. The survey interviewed 800 U.S. consumers about the importance of data security and privacy when using various devices and services. According to the firm’s findings, 60 percent of interviewees indicated security matters the most…

More than 340 million smartphones shipped during Q2 2017

IDC reports 341.6 million smartphones were shipped during the second quarter of 2017. Overall shipments decreased 1.3 percent from second quarter 2016, but major OEMs including Samsung and Apple maintained their number of shipments, or saw positive shipment growth. Samsung led last quarter’s shipments, shipping 79.8 million units, with Apple following behind, having shipped 41.0…

HOBI weekly blog recap 7/31-8/4

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/31-8/4 Smartphones added to EPEAT program’s registry EPEAT, a Green Electronics Council program, announced the addition of mobile devices to their environmentally-friendly electronics registry on Monday. Previously, the EPEAT registry included computers, displays, TVs and imaging equipment. Global E-Waste Statistics Partnership begins new…

Smartphones added to EPEAT program’s registry

EPEAT, a Green Electronics Council program, announced the addition of mobile devices to their environmentally-friendly electronics registry on Monday. Previously, the EPEAT registry included computers, displays, TVs and imaging equipment. The EPEAT program provides environmental ratings for electronics that “makes it easy to select high-performance electronics that meet an organization’s IT and sustainability goals.” These…