At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality


When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics.But the gamble to rebuild the early smartphone pioneer’s reputation failed, as its market share

‘ransomware’ can send your private photos to all your friends


HACKERS have been threatening to leak photos, browsing history and sensitive information by sending it to everyone in their contact list unless a fee is paid. SMARTPHONE owners have been warned about a scary new piece of “ ransomware ” designed to send victims’ private photographs to all the contacts in

How to save battery smartphones or gadgets


Sick of your battery running down at the wrong moment? Follow these tips to keep your smart device’s energy levels up. WE’VE all felt the sinking feeling of watching our phone run out of battery power.But there are a few things you can do to make sure your smartphone doesn’t sputter