E-Commerce and Online Retail

Android security: Google patches dozens of dangerous bugs, including some in Oreo – ZDNet

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Google’s own Pixel and Nexus devices should soon be updated with the complete patch, which will arrive as part of the upgrade to Android Oreo. Image: Jason Cipriani/CNET Google has detailed but not yet released the September patch that brings fixes for Android, the Linux kernel, and components from Broadcom, Qualcomm, and MediaTek. The most severe issue fixed in the September Android update comes from Android’s troublesome media framework. It…

Apple starts teasing new features coming to iPhone and iPad – CNBC

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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iPhone 8 Leaks Expose Apple’s Expensive Secrets – Forbes – Forbes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

We know almost everything about the iPhone 8, from its design and new user interface to the potentially revolutionary screen unlock and even the one disappointing omission. But Apple ’s biggest secret is going to hit you in the pocket…  With the iPhone 8 launch now very close disbelief remains regarding the phone’s most controversial component: its price. This is because few can believe Apple will ask over 50% more…

What Will Apple’s New iPhone Be Called? We Rounded Up the Possible Names – TIME

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

While Apple has kept understandably quiet about its next iPhones, incessant leaks have painted a picture of what we can expect: a new design with an OLED screen that dominates the phone’s front, a 3D sensor for facial recognition and the removal of the home button are all part of Apple’s next major iPhone, according to multiple reports. But one piece of information that’s been less consistently bandied by rumormongers…

Xiaomi’s first phone running stock Android looks impressive and costs less than $250 – TechCrunch

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone will launch the day before the next iPhone, but Chinese firm has offered another new arrival before that date — and it marks a departure from the usual. That’s because Xiaomi has unveiled its first device running Google’s Android One software, and it’s called the Mi A1. The device was launched at a press event in India today and it is the first to go to market…

How Apple’s iPhone has improved since its 2007 debut – Yahoo Finance

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

iPhone 3GS (June 2009) The “S,” Steve Jobs said, stood for “speed.” This phone was faster in every way. Its camera got bumped up to three megapixels, and gained a long list of features: auto-focus, tap-to-focus, exposure lock, auto white balance, auto macro shots, “rule of thirds” grid lines, and a 5x digital zoom. A new magnetometer permitted the creation of the Compass app. Software: Video recording! And voice control…

Apple Vs. Samsung: 3 Things iPhone 8 Must Do To Succeed – Seeking Alpha

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Having recently visited Seoul this week, I had a hands-on demo of Samsung’s (OTC:SSNLF) Galaxy Note 8 to learn what Samsung is doing well for their newest product launch. It’s no coincidence that the features announced in the Note 8 are also what we expect Apple to be launching soon; after all, Samsung is poised to be the premier supplier of OLED displays to Apple. Now that the next iPhone…

America is facing a ‘retail refugee crisis’ as thousands of stores shut down and millions of people become the … – Business Insider

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The retail industry is losing scores of jobs. AP/Elaine Thompson The retail landscape looks like it’s about to get rougher for everyone — especially those on the lowest rung of the ladder. Retail is the largest employer in the US, employing an estimated 4.6 million people in full- or part-time jobs. But estimates also say that the sector has shed more than 89,000 jobs in general merchandise stores alone between last October and…

When will the iPhone’s price drop? – CNET

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Apple One week from today, Apple will almost certainly announce the iPhone 8. What does that mean for iPhone 7 ($834.99 at Amazon Marketplace) pricing? Historically, when Apple introduces a new model, previous models get a $100 price cut almost immediately. That would give the iPhone 7 a starting price of $549, while the iPhone 7 Plus ($795.25 at Amazon Marketplace) would drop to a starting price of $669. However,…

Apple’s Next iPhone Is Already Facing a Stronger Field From Samsung, LG, and Sony – Fortune

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Apple will unveil its newest iPhones in one week, and possibly an upgraded smartwatch, as well. But the rest of the industry has been trying to anticipate Apple’s moves with new phones and watches of their own. And the competition is bringing more useful new features to consumers than ever. At the IFA trade show in Berlin last week, LG, Sony, and Lenovo’s Motorola introduced new phones. And after announcing…

Stealth, lightweight Android breaks cover – The Register

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

It’s 16 months since Google declared Android One not dead, so it’s time to declare it not dead all over again. First announced in 2014 by current Google CEO Pichai, Android One was intended to be Google’s way of bringing order to the anarchic phone market on the Indian subcontinent. It looked promising; the continent was just turning from durable feature phones to low-cost Android, but fragmentation was the norm….

Your iPhone and iPad will soon get these five useful new features – CNBC

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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How to install Android Oreo on your phone right now – Popular Science

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

For Pixel and Nexus devices, you do have another option: a manual update. This involves downloading the full Android 8.0 Oreo code, which Google has published online (appearing publicly on the internet is what makes a new Android version “official”). Sadly, this code is optimized for certain devices (specifically Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P phones), so you can’t just slap it on a Samsung Galaxy S8 or…

Xiaomi’s first phone running stock Android looks impressive and costs less than $250 – TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Xiaomi’s newest flagship smartphone will launch the day before the next iPhone, but Chinese firm has offered another new arrival before that date — and it marks a departure from the usual. That’s because Xiaomi has unveiled its first device running Google’s Android One software, and it’s called the Mi A1. The device was launched at a press event in India today and it is the first to go to market…

The hype around the iPhone 8 isn’t getting through to people – Business Insider

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A render showing how the iPhone 8 may look, based on leaks. Benjamin Geskin In tech circles, the unveiling of a new iPhone at an event next week is eagerly anticipated, with Apple expected to display a radically redesigned smartphone that marks 10 years since the launch of the first iPhone. But it sounds as if this hype still isn’t shared by the wider public. Piper Jaffray surveyed more than…

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is a flagship Android One phone for India – The Verge

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Xiaomi has announced the Mi A1, a new flagship phone largely focused on the Indian market with the tagline of “created by Xiaomi, powered by Google.” It has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a metal body, and a dual-camera system that includes a secondary telephoto lens for 2x zooming and portraits with shallow depth of field. If that sounds familiar, well, Xiaomi isn’t shy about it: The Mi A1 has Qualcomm’s…

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Stunning Shock – Forbes

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

With the presumptive launch of the new iPhone just over a week away, almost everything is known about Tim Cook’s tenth-anniversary handset. It’s unlikely there’s going to be a genuine ‘one more thing’ to surprise the crowd, but Apple’s latest smartphone is still able to deliver a shock. All $1200 of a shock. Oscar Luna Martinez Artists Impression of the iPhone 8 (image: Oscar Luna Martinez) While there are a…

New iPhone 8 Leak Reveals Apple’s Stunning Shock – Forbes

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

With the presumptive launch of the new iPhone just over a week away, almost everything is known about Tim Cook’s tenth-anniversary handset. It’s unlikely there’s going to be a genuine ‘one more thing’ to surprise the crowd, but Apple’s latest smartphone is still able to deliver a shock. All $1200 of a shock. Oscar Luna Martinez Artists Impression of the iPhone 8 (image: Oscar Luna Martinez) While there are a…

If Your iPhone Is Busted, Find Out What Apple Will Fix And What They Won’t – Forbes

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Pexels I swear, it came like this. It’s a scene that plays out every day at the Apple Store by my house. Customer with iPhone: “My phone is broken.” Apple Genius: “Well let’s see what the problem is and get your iPhone working again. When did it start acting up?” Customer: “Well after my cousin tore it apart and put in a new battery for me-“ AG: “Is your cousin,…