This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. New English words enter Swedish dictionaries every year, and that's only the tip of the iceberg: words become part of everyday speech long before linguists have the chance to document and define them. Over the past decade, there has been a surge in the number of Swedish schools teaching in English, and many hiring managers in Sweden's booming tech industry prioritize English language skills over Swedish. Swedes are so used to switching between the two that they'll often change how they pronounce their own names depending on whether they're introducing themselves to an English or Swedish speaker, so a David will elongate the 'a' and soften the 'd' sound for Anglophone acquaintances. Swedish has incorporated elements of English (and other languages) since the 1200s, and America's enormous political, economic, and cultural power after the Second World War … [Read more...] about Is Anglicization a threat to the Swedish language?
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Samsung’s back, offering the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in 2018. As usual, these will likely be the most popular Android devices sold among average Android consumers and that’s pretty high praise in an ecosystem with quite the assortment of devices from numerous OEMs. As they say, cream rises to the top, with Samsung’s latest hardware and camera experiences hardly ever straying from that idiom. Samsung has been dominating the Android market with a consistent experience, one that seems very reliable for all of its buyers. Will the Galaxy S9 and S9+ be more of the same from the Android king? Let’s find out. This is our Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ review! Note: Tim spent his review period with the Galaxy S9+, while Kellen used both the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The bulk of this review is from Tim’s perspective on the Galaxy S9+, with additional insights from Kellen on both the S9 and S9+. The Good Specs The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have all the specs you’d expect in 2018 and … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ Review
Qualcomm and Microsoft announced that the first wave of Always Connected PCs will arrive soon, but this new category of device isn’t exclusive to Qualcomm. Intel previously announced its own take on the concept, and AMD has plans for it, too. However, the nomenclature for these devices hasn’t been standardized for consumers very well. For example, Qualcomm’s announcement combines and conflates the always-connected concept and Windows 10 on Arm. Qualcomm-powered devices might be the first Always Connected PCs to hit the market, but Intel- and possibly AMD-powered ones will come, too. So what is an Always Connected PC? The term actually belongs to Microsoft--or at least, that’s where it originated. However, it’s interesting to note that it’s not trademarked, so anywhere you see “Always Connected PC” (capitalized), that’s not a proprietary term. With that in mind, this is what Microsoft considers an “always connected PC” … [Read more...] about What Does ‘Always Connected PC’ Actually Mean?
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42 0 1. (unregistered) After years of horrible customer service and a 'if you don't like it, lump it' attitude, Sprint expected to turn it around with one quarter of 'Hey, look at me. I'm the new user-friendly CEO.'? To be viable in this market you need three things; The best phones, the best rates and the best customer service. Sprint has yet to cross the line with this trifecta. Sprint needs to get to market quickly with the latest and greatest phones like the Touch Pro, and stick to the announced release dates. Delays make then look incompetent. Sprint needs to recognize that most 'everything' plans these days need to have sharing built in...at a sub one hundred dollar mark. Sprint also needs to realize that 3 months of 'Mr. Nice Guy' will not erase years of 'get lost'. posted on 09 Nov 2008, 13:44 0 13. (unregistered) did you really say trifecta??? you douchebag posted on 09 Nov 2008, 15:20 0 16. (unregistered) Literacy is lost … [Read more...] about Comments for : Q3 results: Sprint loses $326 million
Time just flies, and 2014 is nearing a close, but just before we draw the final line, it's time to take a look back at this year and the best apps that it brought to our iPhones and Androids. That's what our Awards section is all about - picking the finest works of the year, and filtering out all the mediocre ones. With no further ado, here is our selection of the best Android and iPhone apps of 2014. #26: Litely Price: Free Category: Photo editing Litely is a camera app that adds subtle, film-inspired tones to your photos quickly. #25: ProCamera 8 Price: $2.99 Category: Photography ProCamera 8 is a surprisingly simple camera app at the surface, that also hides many advanced features in a way that is unobtrusive yet easy to access. You can set ISO, shutter speed, white balance, exposure compensation, and you also have independent focus and exposure controls as an alternative control and that gives you a much deeper hold over the looks of your photograph. #24: Photo Sphere Price: Free … [Read more...] about PhoneArena Awards 2014: Best apps