Mobile Phones – JVC Europe Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:19:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mobile Phones – JVC Europe 32 32 Nothing Phone (1) could reshape the mid-range smartphone space: find out why Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:19:46 +0000 Nothing Phone (1) pre-orders can start soon and before that, here’s everything you need to know about it.

We are already in July and the launch of Nothing Phone (1) is only two weeks away. And rumors also point to a possible pre-order any day, which is a big deal for those who joined the waitlist. The Nothing Phone (1) has been heavily hyped and is expected to be the next big thing in the world of affordable mid-range smartphones. We’ve already seen what the phone looks like and rumors have already told us what to expect under the hood.

So, if you’ve been waiting to pre-order the Nothing Phone (1) or have joined the waitlist, there are a few things you should know about the Nothing Phone (1). Unlike Carl Pei’s previous company, the Nothing Phone (1) will not be a flagship smartphone and that could set the tone for Nothing. For consumers, it could also change a lot of things. Take a look at how we think this phone could change the way we view affordable mid-range phones.

Nothing from the phone (1) could change things

All about design

The Nothing Phone (1) emphasizes design. Mid-range phones have mostly stuck with bland designs and do the same thing over and over again. Nothing shatters perception with a new age design focused on transparency. And these Glyph interface lights are sure to change the way we look at smartphone notifications.

Smart specs

The Nothing Phone (1) sticks to budget specs instead of going all out, which is a good thing right now. Having a mid-range chipset and the most common types of specs helps keep prices down, which Nothing is aiming for. After all, it’s affordability that helps sell a brand new trendy smartphone.

Apart from the cost, the specs are just effective and sufficient for its target audiences. Gamers are missing nothing and therefore having a mid-range Snapdragon 778G+ chipset makes sense. If Nothing OS is well optimized, the phone could be fast and smooth and maybe able to run casual games with ease.

Then there’s the display, which is expected to be a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz variable refresh rate. Again, on par with most mid-range Android devices, but this variable refresh rate is an ace up its sleeve.

The phone will have a 4500mAh battery which is again on par with the competition and good enough for an entire day. The presence of a 45W load is not going to excite geeks but should be enough.

And that’s the theme – all that is enough. Even the cameras are said to have a 50MP main sensor on the back, along with a 16MP ultra-wide camera. The front camera could also have a 16MP sensor.


Nothing did that with its first headphones last year by opting for an affordable price and nothing is repeated for the phone (1). Rumors suggest that the phone (1) could have a starting price of just under Rs. 35,000. For a Snapdragon 778G+ phone, that might be expensive, but the rest of the user experience might justify the premium. Nothing leaned on the hype and once the initial pool of reviews grew, expect nothing to spread it like wildfire.

Are you going to Dadar? First, take care of your cell phone Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:38:00 +0000

Over 200 mobile phone thefts recorded by Shivaji Park police in past three months; in contrast, all robbery cases in Andheri West amount to 108 for the same period

People shop outside Dadar station in November last year. Woodpecker/Ashish Raje

Dadar West, one of Mumbai’s busiest pockets, has become a hunting ground for mobile thieves, with more than 200 cases reported in the past three months. Known for its flower and vegetable markets and its proximity to the Siddhivinayak Temple, thousands of people from all over the city flock to Dadar every day, leaving it densely populated. Police also attributed the high number of cases to Commissioner Sanjay Pandey’s “no burking” policy.

People have lost their phones while walking on crowded streets, shopping or traveling by bus. In some cases, even people queuing to use public restrooms were not spared. According to Mumbai Police data, Shivaji Park Police Station recorded only 2 cases of theft in January and 3 cases next month. This may have been due to COVID restrictions which had reduced public travel. As the pandemic waned and people were back on the streets, the police station recorded 9 cases in March. Then the thieves went to kill.

In April the number rose to 80 from 67 in May, with 54 phones diverted so far this month from the Dadar area. In contrast, DN Nagar Police Station having jurisdiction over Andheri West recorded 108 cases of theft, including of mobile phones and other items, during the same period. The number rises to 18 for Andheri East.

Dadar West reported only 5 cases of theft in January-February.  Representation photo
Dadar West reported only 5 cases of theft in January-February. Representation photo

Omkar Salaskar’s iPhone 13 worth Rs 50,000 was stolen on June 16 while out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. In his complaint, the 18-year-old Dadar resident said he kept the mobile phone in the glove compartment of his car because its battery had run down. Later, he went for a late night drive around the city. As he got out of the car at 6 a.m., he found the phone missing.

On June 21, 27-year-old T Chakrapan was waiting for a BEST bus at the Plaza Cinema stop. As the neighborhood was crowded, he had put his cell phone in the left pocket of his pants. After getting on the bus, he realized that someone had stolen his phone, which he had bought a month ago.

That evening, Kiral Patil’s cell phone was picked up while shopping. In her complaint, the teacher said there was a huge crowd at 4pm and she kept her phone in her friend’s bag for safekeeping. About half an hour later, Patil’s husband called his friend’s phone to inform her that the complainant’s phone was off. Patil looked for her phone in the bag as well as the stores she had shopped at, but it was nowhere to be found.

“Action on all complaints”

Sources within the police department said Pandey came up with a ‘no burking’ policy after taking over as Mumbai police chief, which resulted in a large number of FIRs. When cops fire a complainant without recording their complaints, it’s called “burking” in police parlance.

“We have deployed our personnel to all robbery-prone locations, including gathering places as well as bus stops, to combat this threat,” Area 5 Deputy Police Commissioner Pranay Ashok said.

The police had some success and caught a few robbers who operated individually and committed crimes to fund their drug addiction. “Besides monitoring CCTV cameras, we also instructed our staff to board BEST buses and alert commuters to this threat,” an officer from Shivaji Park Police Station said.

Number of mobile phone thefts in Dadar West so far this month

]]> Muting your phone can cause more stress, not less | Health info Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:56:23 +0000

By Denise Mann Health Day Reporter

(Health Day)

MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Are you plagued by FOMO — “afraid of missing out”? In that case, silencing your smartphone might not be the stress reliever you think it is.

That’s the result of a new study that found many people check their phone far more when it’s on mute or vibrate than when it’s beeping and ringing.

“Without any ‘buzz’ or clear sound coming from their phones, people with high FOMO might use their phones even more,” said study author Mengqi. Liao, a doctoral candidate in communications at Penn State University.

For the study, 42% of 138 iPhone users chose vibration-only mode; 8.7% were on silent mode and the rest kept their bells on for four consecutive days. Before it started, people filled out a survey to see if they had FOMO, and they turned on the Screen Time tool on their phones so they could report accurate data to researchers.

Those who turned off their phone had the best time on social media and checked their phone more often than participants who did not turn off their device. Phone screen time was not only higher in people with FOMO, but turning off notifications also increased feelings of stress.

“Instead of muting or turning off all notifications on their phones to avoid distractions, users with high FOMO could customize their notifications settings and selectively turn off certain notifications,” Liao suggested.

That may mean turning on notifications from close family and friends to ease anxiety, she said.

“We hope that our study can inspire more personalized notification design or better notification design that could improve user experience on mobile phones, in addition to a simple do not disturb feature for everyone,” Liao said.

Two outside experts agreed that breaking up with your phone and overcoming FOMO will likely require more than silencing your device.

Therapists often tell people to turn off their phones so they can be more present in their daily lives, but this study suggests that may not be the best course of action for some people, says Thea Gallagher , assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

“The data points to something different if you have FOMO: you’ll be compulsively checking your phone even more because you think you’re missing notifications,” she said.

Gallagher suggested taking a physical break from your phone and trying to access the root of your FOMO.

Lovern Moseley, a child and adolescent psychologist at Boston Medical Center, agreed.

“FOMO is more of an issue for younger patients, teens and young people, but many of us struggle with being tethered to our phones and recognize the need to cut down on the time we spend on them,” Moseley said, who is also an assistant clinical professor at Boston University School of Medicine.

Smartphones are a double-edged sword, she said.

“They can be such a benefit in terms of having information at our fingertips, but they can also be a drawback because we reduce social interactions since we’re constantly on our phones,” Moseley said.

It’s not easy to break this habit, she added. Try to find a more fulfilling replacement behavior and accept that you may feel uncomfortable at first.

“That distress will go away at some point,” Moseley added.

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers advice on how to overcome FOMO.

SOURCES: Mengqi Liao, doctoral candidate in communications, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; Thea Gallagher, PsyD, assistant clinical professor, psychiatry, NYU Langone Health, New York; Lovern Moseley, PhD, child and adolescent psychologist, Boston Medical Center, and assistant clinical professor, psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Computers in human behaviorMay 26, 2022

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Clear your Android phone’s cookies and cache to get rid of excess junk files Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:11:50 +0000

Like on a PConce in a while, it is good to delete unnecessary files on your android phone. Clearing cookies and web browser cache from your Android phone is a good way to get rid of them, as they are likely to have accumulated during daily visits to many different websites. Whether your phone uses Google Chrome, Firefox or Samsung Internet, your browser collects and stores data every time you browse the web. This information is your cookies and cache, and it helps your phone quickly connect to your accounts and load frequently visited sites.

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But that data ends up accumulating, taking up space on your phone while probably including cookies that are tracking your browsing history for the purpose of serving personalized advertising. (I saw ads for glasses after visit some online stores to compare prices and styles, as well as cruise vacations after considering a few possible getaways.)

It doesn’t hurt to occasionally clear this data to keep your web browser light, running efficiently, and ideally storing as few tracking cookies as possible.

On Android, the steps differ slightly depending on the type of phone and web browser app you are using, so below we will see how to clear this data for the Google Chrome browser (often the default for many Android phones like the GooglePixel online), Samsung’s Internet browser (often the default on the Galaxy phone series) and the Mozilla Firefox browser. You can also check out our separate guide on how to Clear Your Cache on an iPhone Web Browser in case you also have a few Apple devices to clean.

The “Clear browsing data” menu in Chrome on Android.

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Google Chrome

You can delete your cookies and cache from the Android version of Google Chrome by first pressing the More button in the upper right corner of the browser, indicated by a column of three dots, then pressing Storythen Clear browsing data. You can also access it from Chrome Settings menu, touch Privacy and Security so what Clear browsing data.

Chrome also offers Basic and Advanced settings to erase your Navigation history, Cookies and site data and Cached images and files. You can use the Time interval drop-down list to select whether you want to delete all history or a selection from the last 24 hours up to the last four weeks. Tapping Advanced will also give you access to delete Saved passwords, Autofill form data and Site settings. After selecting what you want to delete, press the blue Erase data button. You may receive an additional prompt in case Chrome considers certain websites to be “important” to you, and if so, you’ll be given the option to confirm before erasing. Otherwise, if you don’t receive this prompt, Chrome will immediately perform the wipe as you requested.

Read more: Ditch Google Chrome and Use This Privacy-Focused Browser Instead

Samsung Internet

“Clear Data” and “Clear Cache” options for Samsung Internet.

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There are two different ways to clear the cache and cookie data of your Samsung internet browser. You can clear from the browser itself, or you can go through your phone’s Settings app.

To erase while in the Samsung Internet Browser app, first tap the Options button in the lower right corner represented by three horizontal lines, then Settings; scroll down and tap Personal datathen touch Delete browsing data to get a menu of options to delete. You can erase your Navigation history, Cookies and site data, Cached images and files, Passwords and Autofill forms in any combination. After typing Delete datayou will then receive a prompt asking you to confirm your choices before deleting them.

Going through the browser app itself offers the most customization of what you want to remove. However, if you want to access similar options from your phone’s settings menu, open the Settings app and press appsthen scroll down and tap Samsung Internet so what Storage.

At the bottom of storage, you get separate options for Empty the cache and Erase data. Tapping Empty the cache will immediately delete the cache, but Erase data displays a prompt that warns you that all app data will be permanently deleted, including files, settings, accounts, and databases. While it doesn’t specify cookies, this “go nuclear” approach should zap all remaining data, allowing you to restart the Samsung Internet Browser as if it were brand new.

Read more: Change These Android Settings to Get the Most Out of Your Phone


Just like with Google Chrome, you can clear cookies and cache from the Mozilla Firefox Android app. To access this function, press the After button to the right of the address bar, again symbolized by three vertically aligned dots. Then press Settings and scroll to Delete browsing data.

Mozilla Firefox’s “Delete Browsing Data” menu on Android.

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Of the three browsers we are talking about here, Firefox gives you the most options under the Delete browsing data menu, also allowing you to delete all Open tabsyour Navigation history and site data, Site permissions and even your Downloads folder beside Cookies and Cached images and files.

While you can’t choose a time range like you can for Chrome, you can be more specific about the type of data you want to delete.

Read more: Browser Privacy Settings to Change ASAP in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari

And Firefox has an extra option for those who never want to keep their browsing data after they finish using the app. Inside the settings is a Delete browsing data on exit option, which instructs Firefox to clear any combination of these same settings each time you quit the application. This is a useful feature if you want to keep the browser tidy and, for example, avoid accidentally passing your browser history to someone who might have stolen or had access to your phone.

To learn more, see everything you need to know about Google’s new operating system, Android 13including how to download the beta now. Also take a look at CNET’s list of best android apps and some settings you want to change on your current phone.

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6 Great Samsung Galaxy S22 Features You Can Find on Samsung’s Cheaper Phones Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:00:33 +0000

Samsung does a big song and dance on its high-end phones like the new Galaxy S22, showing off all the fun and useful features of these devices. However, if you cannot afford one of these high-end mobiles, you can assume that you cannot take advantage of these tools.

This is not the case because many more affordable Samsung phones also offer many great features featured on the Galaxy S devices. So if you are buying a Galaxy A mobile, like the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A53 or even the Budget Galaxy A13, you can use a lot of these functions.