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Shock: Apple Reveals Hidden Costs for New iPhone X – Inc.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Announced on September 12, 2017 at Apple’s annual Keynote, the new iPhone X will hit stores November 3. But, in the weeks and months running up to the smartphone’s on-sale date, eager technology aficionados have been incessantly keeping up to date with iPhone X and every little bit of information that’s been released around it — officially and unofficially. (Unfortunately, for one Apple engineer, his daughter Brooke Peterson’s unofficial YouTube introduction…

Fast Pair is Android’s answer to Apple’s effortless AirPods pairing – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple users are quickly growing accustomed to effortless wireless pairing between the iPhone (or Mac computers) and AirPods, but Google has been working on something that should remove at least some frustration from connecting Bluetooth gadgets to Android phones. Some speakers and headphones let you speed up the pairing process with NFC, which is pretty convenient, but now devices running Android 6.0 and above will get yet another, even better…

Should you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11.1? – ZDNet

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It seems that many are getting wise and pausing for a moment or two before tapping that “install” button as soon as new iOS updates appear. Must read: iPhone 8 tips: How to force restart, enter recovery, and DFU mode So, the question of the day is this; should you install iOS 11.1? The short answer, especially to anyone already running iOS 11 is a resounding “yes!” After all, who…

The iPhone X Takes Hand Gestures Too Far – Slate Magazine

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

We knew these changes were coming, but now that they’re here, some sound annoyingly finicky. Take, for example, the gesture for reachability, the feature that pulls the screen downward and makes it more friendly for one-handed use. You can invoke reachability by swiping downward on a small black “gesture bar” at the bottom of your iPhone X’s screen—a move that sounds simple but is still tricky to do. For some,…

With iPhone X, Apple is bringing sexy back to the iPhone – Mashable

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

I never planned to get the iPhone. When the original iPhone went on sale on June 29, 2007, I was rocking a Samsung A900 “Blade” flip phone, the company’s actually-pretty-decent copy of the storied Motorola RAZR phone. I was editor of a tech blog for NBCUniversal at the time, and my reporter, Stewart Wolpin, was at New York City’s flagship Apple Store covering the launch of the so-called “Jesus phone.”…

It’s looking like China’s getting really excited about the iPhone X – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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Fast Pair is Android’s answer to Apple’s effortless AirPods pairing – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple users are quickly growing accustomed to effortless wireless pairing between the iPhone (or Mac computers) and AirPods, but Google has been working on something that should remove at least some frustration from connecting Bluetooth gadgets to Android phones. Some speakers and headphones let you speed up the pairing process with NFC, which is pretty convenient, but now devices running Android 6.0 and above will get yet another, even better…

12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X – TechCrunch

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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iPhone sorts your semi-nude photos in ‘brassiere’ folder – CNET

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

iPhone users found they could find their semi-nude photos by searching the term “brassiere.” Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Some iPhone users are feeling exposed by a feature in their phones’ Photos app.  When they type in the word “brassiere” in the photo search function, iPhone users find pictures their phone thinks include bras. As it happens, those photos tend to be a little intimate. Word began spreading on Twitter on Monday about…

Apple: Survey Says Average iPhone Price is Going Higher, Says Piper – Barron’s

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

If it’s Tuesday, which it is, it must be time for an Apple (AAPL) iPhone assessment. Michael Olson with Piper Jaffray obliges, reiterating an Overweight rating on the stock, and raising his price target to $200 from $196. Olson conducted a survey of 300 consumers, using “Google Consumer Surveys, all of whom are current owners of an iPhone and came away with the overall impression a rising number of people who will…

Apple iPhone X Reviews: Tim Cook’s Rushed Vision Of An Awkward Future – Forbes

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple lifted the review embargo today on those with early access to the iPhone X (while the rest of the world has been asked to queue up outside their nearest Apple Store so Tim Cook and his team can get some pictures of the ‘demand’), but it’s been a day where the process has been slightly different. While some reviewers have had over a week with the device (including Forbes’…

Android ‘Fast Pair’ will quickly connect Bluetooth devices – Engadget

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

So long as your smartphone or tablet runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above and Google Play services 11.7+, it can use Fast Pair. The process bypasses the need to connect by fiddling with settings: Simply put a Fast Pair-equipped device in pairing mode and any Android phone or tablet will get a prompt to connect. Thus far, only the Google Pixel Buds and Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear have Fast Pair…

iPhone sorts your semi-nude photos in ‘brassiere’ folder – CNET

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

iPhone users found they could find their semi-nude photos by searching the term “brassiere.” Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Some iPhone users are feeling exposed by a feature in their phones’ Photos app.  When they type in the word “brassiere” in the photo search function, iPhone users find pictures their phone thinks include bras. As it happens, those photos tend to be a little intimate. Word began spreading on Twitter on Monday about…

Apple might build its next iPhone without Qualcomm chips – Engadget

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

After years of using Qualcomm’s chips in its hardware, Apple began embracing Intel in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And, both companies’ components again made the cut on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Yet, there’s still time for Apple to change its mind and make amends with Qualcomm — it has until until three months prior to the expected September launch of next year’s iPhone to switch suppliers….

The iPhone X camera vs. every iPhone ever – Mashable

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The iPhone’s camera took big leap this year. For most people, its cameras are better than a “real” camera, like a DSLR or mirrorless camera. With the iPhone X arriving on Nov. 3, there’s no better time to see just how far the iPhone’s camera (both front and back) has come from the original within the last decade. It’s truly incredible how much has improved. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X…

iPhone X review: face the future – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That means some fundamental aspects of the iPhone are totally different here — most notably, the home button and fingerprint sensor are gone, replaced by a new system of…

Review: iPhone X – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Alan Dye, who was responsible for leading the software design teams that had to decide how to handle the sensor package, says that it felt the most honest. “We’ve got this amazing True Depth camera system packed into this space at the upper center of the display. And we thought a lot about how to design for that. And ultimately we felt really comfortable with this notion of being really…

Apple might build its next iPhone without Qualcomm chips – Engadget

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

After years of using Qualcomm’s chips in its hardware, Apple began embracing Intel in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. And, both companies’ components again made the cut on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Yet, there’s still time for Apple to change its mind and make amends with Qualcomm — it has until until three months prior to the expected September launch of next year’s iPhone to switch suppliers….

Why did Apple let a few YouTubers scoop the first iPhone X reviews? – Recode

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Apple’s iPhone X — its most anticipated new phone in a very long time — goes on sale this Friday, Nov. 3. So sometime this week, as usual, you’ll be able to read and watch a bunch of serious-sounding reviews, as Professional Gadget Reviewers critique everything from bezels to battery life. But Apple did something different this year. It invited a handful of YouTubers you probably haven’t heard of to…