Gerald Patterson, owner of Busted Cell Repair and Services, opened the Tupelo, Miss., cellphone repair shop after learning how to fix phones as a Best Buy Mobile employee. Patterson, who also likes to teach customers how to better use the features of their phones, hopes to franchise his company one day.
There's a general preference for larger smartphones worldwide, although the precise dimensions vary, according to a survey by Strategy Analytics. Five-inch screens are widely preferred, although a growing minority of US users say 6.3 inches is ideal.
Verizon is offering customers the option to purchase the new Palm smartphone, an "ultra-mobile" device that features a 3.3-inch display and runs a full version of Android 8.1. The phone is envisioned as an "add-on" device that shares a number with a primary phone for users who want to spend less time on their smartphones without sacrificing the functionality that comes with apps.
Aluminum flagship phones, already a dying breed, may have breathed their last breath with Google's release this week of the all-glass Pixel 3 and XL handsets, Vlad Savov writes. Apple, which launched its first aluminum phone with the iPhone 6S, moved away from the metal in 2017 even as some critics have complained about the fragility of glass phones.
Samsung has announced its Galaxy A9 smartphone, which features a four-lens rear camera system aimed at bolstering the company's mid-range smartphone lineup, which Samsung hopes will appeal to the younger audience. The four camera lenses include a 24-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel camera that allows depth-of-field effects, while the smartphone includes a Snapdragon 660 processor, 3,800 mAh battery and 6.3-inch Full HD+ panel.
The right approach can help small-business owners avoid common pitfalls such as cash-flow problems or the loss of key information when an employee leaves. Here's a look at how to tackle these and other business challenges.
Instagram Direct Messages can allow your business to keep in touch with consumers, many of whom may pose identical questions. Jenn Herman explains how to create quick replies to address these common queries.
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