E-Commerce and Online Retail

Two Powerful Acronyms That Will Spur Retail in India – Forbes

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A customer tries out cosmetics at a retail brand store in a mall in Bangalore (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images) Today’s in-store retail technology has the power to connect consumer data to physical goods, deriving actionable insights like never before. In the long run, these tech-support solutions could optimize in-store sales, track buying trends and preferences, and increase operational efficiency, thereby improving store performance and increasing revenues. Early adoption of such technologies…

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts – Reuters

Thursday, November 02, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to build entertainment features for iPhone X customers, such as pinning a three-dimensional mask…

The retail wreck is far from over, but there is one name you can still buy – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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The iPhone X was originally planned for 2018 – The Verge

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Apple’s release of both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X has always been seemed a little strange, and now we know why: the company had originally intended to release the redesigned X in 2018, according to an interview with Mashable about the making of the new phone. Related iPhone X review: face the future Dan Riccio, the SVP of hardware engineering at Apple, describes how Apple had originally intended…

Watch how Apple’s amazing new Animoji mimic your face on the iPhone X – CNBC

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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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….