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Friday, November 17, 2017

Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android – The Verge

Friday, November 17, 2017

The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. OnePlus will tell you that this issue is down to its extremely stringent testing process, while Razer offers a similar boilerplate about working as fast as possible to deliver Android Oreo. But we’re now…

Source: Apple Is Looking To Intel To Power Super-fast 5G iPhone – Fast Company

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Battle For The iPhone Qualcomm has been supplying modems for the iPhone since 2011, and has a more mature and full-featured 5G modem. After a big R&D investment, the company announced the world’s first 5G modem–the Snapdragon X50–in October 2016. Intel–after its own gargantuan effort–won a share of the Apple modem business starting with 2016’s iPhone 7. The company has been willing to customize its products for Apple in…

iPhone X: How Apple’s Jony Ive Designed It | Time – Time Magazine – TIME

Friday, November 17, 2017

Apple helped bring personal computers into the home with its early Macs, revolutionized the way we listen to music with the iPod, and put a supercomputer in everyone’s pocket with the iPhone. In 2017, the Cupertino, Calif. company came for the smartphone—again —with its iPhone X, one of TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year. It’s the biggest change Apple has made to the iPhone in years, and a necessary…

Apple Design Chief Jonathan Ive on the iPhone X: We Had to Solve ‘Extraordinarily Complex Problems’ – TIME

Friday, November 17, 2017

Apple helped bring personal computers into the home with its early Macs, revolutionized the way we listen to music with the iPod, and put a supercomputer in everyone’s pocket with the iPhone. In 2017, the Cupertino, Calif. company came for the smartphone—again —with its iPhone X, one of TIME’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year. It’s the biggest change Apple has made to the iPhone in years, and a necessary…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

The 4 Reasons Why 2017 Is a Tipping Point for Retail – The Atlantic

Friday, November 17, 2017

A dead mall is more than just a hollowed-out commercial space. In many suburbs, malls are critical to the local economy and the community. Their death hurts jobs and local tax revenues. It’s possible that some of these defunct mall spaces may be reclaimed as fulfillment centers for e-commerce. Indeed, some of Amazon’s largest fulfillment centers are in places like Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Ruskin, Florida. But the “retail” workers there…

This 360-degree lens attaches to your iPhone camera – The Verge

Friday, November 17, 2017

There’s a new 360-degree lens you can attach to your iPhone to record photos and videos. The Fishball lens clips on with what the company calls a secure locking mechanism, and its system of fisheye lenses and mirrors let you shoot 360 degrees using the Fishball mobile app. There’s already a lens attachment called the Insta360 Nano, which turns your iPhone into a 360-degree camera, but the difference is that…

UK retail sales fall year on year for first time since 2013 – The Guardian

Friday, November 17, 2017

Rocketing food inflation and uncertainty about the outlook for the UK economy have sent retail sales tumbling to their first year-on-year fall since 2013. Food prices, which were 3.5% higher than a year earlier, helped push the volume of goods bought in shops and online down by 0.3% from October 2016. The month-on-month figure was more upbeat after it showed a 0.3% increase on the previous month following strong sales…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

This iPhone case doubles as a lint roller – The Verge

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A new tech startup called Stitched Products has introduced a new lineup of iPhone cases that remove unwanted lint and debris. Not only is the case supposed to keep dust off your phone, it’s also marketed to be a lint roller on the go for when your black clothes get those white specks all over them. In a Kickstarter video, you can see Stitched’s CEO Charles Shalhoub rub his case…

Shopping for an iPhone? These stores offer $200-$300 discounts for Black Friday – USA TODAY

Thursday, November 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Jefferson Graham shows how to do a hidden trick in Apple’s iOS11 operating system upgrade called “Long Exposure,” that turns running water into a cloud-like dream state, on #TalkingTech. USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — The iPhone, which is rarely discounted, is getting some major love from big-box retailers for the Thanksgiving shopping holiday.  Walmart has the best deal so far, offering $300 off in the form…

How to Charge Your iPhone Faster – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, November 16, 2017

0:55   Pence Laughs at the Chaos in Washington 11/14/2017 7:52PM Vice President Mike Pence paused, shook his head and smiled when he was asked how, as a “sensible Midwesterner,” he put up with all the “chaos and periodic silliness” in Washington. He took a question from the audience at the 2017 WSJ CEO Council. Photo: Denny Henry for WSJ

Our First Hints at How the Next iPhone Will Be Different – Slate Magazine

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This year, besides its external redesign, Apple’s 10th-anniversary handset most prominently features an upgraded front-facing camera capable of sensing depth. This TrueDepth camera, as it’s called, projects a network of 30,000 laser dots to build a highly accurate 3-D rendering of your face. This can then be used for biometric authentication, for powering the movements of Animoji characters (best experienced while singing karaoke), and for fun 360-degree selfie scenes, among other…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

This $150 mask beat Face ID on the iPhone X – The Verge

Monday, November 13, 2017

Vietnamese cybersecurity firm Bkav claims it’s been able to bypass the iPhone X’s Face ID feature using a mask. The mask is made to trick Apple’s depth mapping and the result is a kind of creepy hybrid monster head with realistic cutouts for the eyes, nose and mouth. Bkav says the mask is crafted through a combination of 3D printing, makeup, and 2D images. There’s also some “special processing done…

Android security: Google cracks down on apps that want to use accessibility services – ZDNet

Monday, November 13, 2017

Video: Quality over popularity – Google Play changes how it ranks apps Google has told Android developers that they won’t be able to publish their applications on the Google Play store if the app uses accessibility services for anything other than its intended purpose. Officially, accessibility services is an Android API designed to help people with disabilities use their smartphone by running in the background and aiding the user by…

iPhone X ‘notch remover’ now available in App Store – The Verge

Monday, November 13, 2017

If you have a burning hatred of the so-called “notch” on your new iPhone X then boy do I have good news for you. Apple just approved an app called Notch Remover despite its urging of developers to embrace the notch by not masking it: Don’t mask or call special attention to key display features. Don’t attempt to hide the device’s rounded corners, sensor housing, or indicator for accessing the…