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Saturday, December 09, 2017

Why 2018 Could Be an Especially Lucrative Year for Apple and Its iPhone – Fortune

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Although 2017 will see Apple generate billions of dollars in profit and only add to its ever-growing cash hoard, 2018 looks even more promising. Several reports this week surfaced saying Apple could have a lucrative 2018. In addition to reports that Apple will offer three new iPhones next year in a bid to increase revenue in that critical product segment, the company’s AirPods earbuds are also set to soar. Get…

How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone – WIRED

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Any self-respecting paranoiac long ago taped over the webcam on their laptop—and for good measure, the cameras on their smartphone too. But for those truly concerned that their computers have been hacked and turned into spy tools, the microphones on those devices represent just as much of a security threat as the cameras. They would allow a hacked gadget to bug an entire room. The good news for the targets…

Android Circuit: New Galaxy S9 Hardware Leaks, Microsoft’s Android Ambition, Pixel 2 Secret Feature – Forbes

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes some new colors for the Galaxy S9, new Qualcomm and Exynos chips for Android, the ambitions of Android Go, Nokia 8 reviewed, Microsoft updates OneDrive on Android, Pixel 2’s secret AI core activated, and power user tips for the Pixel 2 XL. Android Circuit is here to remind you…

iPhone Xc concept imagines iPhone X features in an affordable, colorful package [Gallery] – 9to5Mac

Saturday, December 09, 2017

It’s easy to focus on the new tech we’ll see from Apple and its flagship iPhones in the coming years after the iPhone X has paved a whole new course. However, iDrop News today has shared an interesting concept for how the iPhone X might influence its entry-level models. Yep, iPhone X meets iPhone 5c. AirPods At first, the thought of an iPhone Xc might sound silly, but iDrop News shares…

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Friday, December 08, 2017

Apple may bring back the metal casing for a 2018 iPhone – CNET

Friday, December 08, 2017

Although Apple introduced a glass backing for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, the company may be taking a step back for the 2018 iPhone. Apple is reportedly working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a metal casing, according to Nikkei Asian Review. This design choice could give the future iPhone a body that’s more like the iPhone 7’s than the iPhone 8’s. Enlarge Image Kuo predicts…

The iPhone remains the most popular camera on Flickr, and it’s not even close – BGR

Friday, December 08, 2017

The original iPhone helped kickstart the modern-day smartphone revolution, and among other things, ultimately gave individuals the ability to take jaw-dropping photographs without having to carry around a dedicated point-and-shoot. Though original iPhone left much to be desired camera-wise, it didn’t take long for Apple to start throwing more and more engineering resources towards improving photo quality on the iPhone. With each passing year, it seems as if every new…

Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push – Reuters

Friday, December 08, 2017

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – In a small village shop near the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, store owner Lu Qiwei uses his smartphone to place orders to refill stocks of instant noodles, rice and drinks. Lu, 61, says he didn’t own a phone two years ago, but he’s now one of 600,000 people using a supply chain app made by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N), aimed at drawing…

Finding the best leather case for the iPhone X – The Verge – The Verge

Friday, December 08, 2017

The iPhone X is a great smartphone with one, fairly large flaw: it’s delicate. Not only is its dual-sided glass design delicate, but it’s also fairly slippery. On top of that, the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone to repair. At Apple, a screen replacement runs $279, while any other fix, including repairing the back of the phone, commands a heart-stopping $549. Purchasing AppleCare can reduce those costs dramatically,…

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Friday, December 01, 2017

How to pick the right iPhone for you – CNBC

Friday, December 01, 2017

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The iPhone X Fixes One Of Apple’s Most Annoying iOS Quirks – Forbes

Friday, December 01, 2017

Ian Morris The iPhone X keyboard gets a slight tweak that makes a big difference. I’ve got an iPhone X for a brief loan and I’ll be writing about it soon. But one of the things I noticed as I was using it is that the new, larger screen and redesigned keyboard fix one of my biggest gripes about iOS currently – that wretched voice dictation button. To explain, I…

DxO’s detachable One camera is available now for Android for $499 … – The Verge

Friday, December 01, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but Android users can finally get their hands on a USB-C version of DxO’s detachable smartphone camera — sort of. DxO isn’t doing an “official” launch of the Android camera just yet, but if you’d like to get in on the action early, you can sign up for the company’s “Early Access pack” for $499 over at the DxO website, according to Android Central….

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Results In: Shoppers Will Have Merry Christmas, Retailers Get Coal – Forbes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) Americans indulged in one of their favorite pastimes this past Thanksgiving weekend: Shopping. They were in full force gobbling up all the heavily discounted merchandise meant to entice them to the store and onto the internet. The National Retail Federation reported that more than 174 million Americans shopped from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, which beat the association’s pre-holiday prediction that 164 million consumers would indulge. Matthew Shay,…

Andy Rubin, Android Creator, Steps Away From Firm Amid Misconduct Report – New York Times

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

“Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual and did not involve any person who reported to him,” Michael Sitrick, the spokesman, said. “Mr. Rubin was never told by Google that he engaged in any misconduct while at Google and he did not, either while Google or since.” Google declined to comment on Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding Mr. Rubin’s departure. The company’s policies do not prohibit…

Simon wants to help startups establish a retail presence in malls – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It’s a strange time for e-commerce startups. While most of the retail world is trying to figure out how to make the shift from brick and mortar to online, most e-commerce startups are trying to do the opposite and find a way to let people discover and test out products in person without breaking the bank on a retail lease. So one unlikely player is trying to help them out –…

iPhone X paydirt: 6 million reportedly sold this weekend – CNET

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It was apparently a Black Friday bonanza for Apple. Over the long holiday weekend, buyers snapped up 6 million iPhone X handsets, according to analysts from Rosenblatt. The analysts estimate that this brings the total of iPhone Xs sold so far to about 15 million. That’s a lot of phones in just three weeks since the official sale date. The iPhone X, Apple’s most expensive iPhone ever, was one winner in a sales streak…