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Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy X Leaks, Nokia’s Surprising Promise, Microsoft’s Android Advance – Forbes

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, why one camera lens for the Pixel family is enough, what Google’s smartphones stand for, the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy X, Android Oreo’s market share, Nokia’s Android P updates, leaked details of Huawei’s Mate 10, and Microsoft’s Android launcher. Android…

Apple’s head designer Jony Ive explains how the iPhone X took 5 years of failure to create – Markets Insider

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Getty Apple’s iPhone X, which hits stores in November, took five years to develop, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive said on Friday. The device’s new design, which eliminates the home button in favor of a screen that takes up nearly the entire front of the phone, was the result of a development process full of failures, Ive said during an onstage interview at the New Yorker TechFest conference.  “I…

Apple is ‘looking into’ why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling – The Verge

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands, and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use. What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the…

Android Circuit: New Galaxy X Leaks, Nokia’s Surprising Promise, Microsoft’s Latest Android Advance – Forbes

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, why one camera lens for the Pixel family is enough, what Google’s smartphones stand for, the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy X, Android Oreo’s market share, Nokia’s Android P updates, leaked details of Huawei’s Mate 10, and Microsoft’s Android launcher. Android…

Apple’s Jony Ive on creating the iPhone: ‘loathing’ made us do it – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 07, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Everyone’s talking about the two smartphones, so we put them head to head. Find out how Google’s new Pixel compared to the iPhone X. USA TODAY Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker TechFest at Cedar Lake on October 6, 2017 in New York City.(Photo: Brian Ach, Getty Images for The New Yorker) /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table…

Benchmarks contradict ‘Apple slowed down my iPhone’ claims – TechCrunch

Saturday, October 07, 2017

It’s a refrain we all hear every year around September: “I swear, whenever they release a new iPhone, Apple makes all the old ones run worse to make you upgrade.” But thousands of performance tests conducted over the years by Futuremark users show that the conspiracy is mostly in your mind. If you don’t know Futuremark, it’s the company behind the benchmark software 3DMark (among others), which for years has…

Apple gave Uber’s app ‘unprecedented’ access to a secret back door that can record iPhone screens – Business Insider

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Uber’s iPhone app has a secret back door to powerful Apple features, allowing the ride-hailing service to potentially record a user’s screen and access other personal information without their knowledge. This access to special iPhone functions — which are so powerful that Apple almost always keeps them off-limits to outside companies — is not disclosed in any consumer-facing information…

Android Circuit: New Galaxy X Leaks, Nokia’s Surprising Promise, Pixel 2 Missing Hardware – Forbes

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, why one camera lens for the Pixel family works, what Google’s smartphones stand for, the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy X, Android Oreo’s market share, Nokia’s Android P updates, leaked details of Huawei’s Mate 10, and Microsoft’s Android launcher. Android Circuit…

Apple is ‘looking into’ why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling – The Verge

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands, and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use. What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the…

Benchmarks contradict ‘Apple slowed down my iPhone’ claims – TechCrunch

Saturday, October 07, 2017

It’s a refrain we all hear every year around September: “I swear, whenever they release a new iPhone, Apple makes all the old ones run worse to make you upgrade.” But thousands of performance tests conducted over the years by Futuremark users show that the conspiracy is mostly in your mind. If you don’t know Futuremark, it’s the company behind the benchmark software 3DMark (among others), which for years has…

Study: Apple isn’t slowing down your iPhone with iOS updates – TNW

Saturday, October 07, 2017

If you buy into the longstanding myth that Apple somehow slows down your older model iPhone in order to coax you into buying one of their newer models, a new study from Futuremark might leave you feeling a little disappointed. The study tested the performance of various iPhones over a period of about 18 months using the 3DMark benchmarking app. According to the results, an iPhone 5S suffered no decay…

Apple’s Jony Ive on creating the iPhone: ‘loathing’ made us do it – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 07, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Everyone’s talking about the two smartphones, so we put them head to head. Find out how Google’s new Pixel compared to the iPhone X. USA TODAY Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker TechFest at Cedar Lake on October 6, 2017 in New York City.(Photo: Brian Ach, Getty Images for The New Yorker) /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table…

Android Circuit: New Galaxy X Leaks, Nokia’s Surprising Promise, Pixel 2 Missing Hardware – Forbes

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, why one camera lens for the Pixel family works, what Google’s smartphones stand for, the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy X, Android Oreo’s market share, Nokia’s Android P updates, leaked details of Huawei’s Mate 10, and Microsoft’s Android launcher. Android Circuit…

Apple is ‘looking into’ why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling … – The Verge

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands, and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use. What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the…

Benchmarks contradict ‘Apple slowed down my iPhone’ claims – TechCrunch

Saturday, October 07, 2017

It’s a refrain we all hear every year around September: “I swear, whenever they release a new iPhone, Apple makes all the old ones run worse to make you upgrade.” But thousands of performance tests conducted over the years by Futuremark users show that the conspiracy is mostly in your mind. If you don’t know Futuremark, it’s the company behind the benchmark software 3DMark (among others), which for years has…

Apple ‘Investigating’ Serious New iPhone Failures – Forbes – Forbes

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Apple ’s new iPhones are the talk of the technology world. But following the chaotic launch of iOS 11 (and two equally problematic updates), reports of a serious fault with the iPhone 8 Plus is the last thing Apple needed… Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to…

Jony Ive on Jobs, creativity and why old cellphones sucked – CNET – CNET

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Jony Ive at the 2017 New Yorker TechFest in New York City. Brian Ach/Getty Images for The New Yorker A central, driving force for Jony Ive and Apple’s team to create the iPhone was the pedestrian lousiness of cellphones 10 years ago. “When we worked on the iPhone, certainly a significant part of our motivation was the loathing we had for the phones that we were using,” Ive, Apple’s chief…

Apple is ‘looking into’ why some iPhone 8 batteries are swelling – The Verge

Friday, October 06, 2017

Apple seems to have an iPhone 8 battery problem on its hands, and it’s not clear yet whether it’s occurring in just a handful of edge cases or in a larger batch of phones. Over the past week, reports have been coming out about iPhone 8s that have split apart either on arrival or after several days of use. What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the…

Apple ‘Investigating’ Serious New iPhone Failures – Forbes

Friday, October 06, 2017

Apple ’s new iPhones are the talk of the technology world. But following the chaotic launch of iOS 11 (and two equally problematic updates), reports of a serious fault with the iPhone 8 Plus is the last thing Apple needed… Speaking to the Independent, Apple confirmed it is investigating reports the iPhone 8 Plus is suffering from a severe battery failure which literally causes the sides of the smartphone to…

Apple gave Uber’s app ‘unprecedented’ access to a secret back door that can record iPhone screens – Business Insider

Friday, October 06, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Uber’s iPhone app has a secret back door to powerful Apple features, allowing the ride-hailing service to potentially record a user’s screen and access other personal information without their knowledge. This access to special iPhone functions — which are so powerful that Apple almost always keeps them off-limits to outside companies — is not disclosed in any consumer-facing information…