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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…

If your brand-new iPhone drowns like ours did, do this – CNET – CNET

Monday, November 13, 2017

This shouldn’t happen. James Martin/CNET Take a look at this picture of the gold iPhone 8 camera lens. Do you see the water droplets crowding together like an iridescent prism? It’s beautiful, but has no place in a camera, especially one rated to repel water and dust for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes. And yet, it happened to our phone. Here’s the scene. CNET tests the claim of…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

What to do if your brand-new iPhone drowns like ours did – CNET

Sunday, November 12, 2017

This shouldn’t happen. James Martin/CNET Take a look at this picture of the gold iPhone 8 camera lens. Do you see the water droplets crowding together like an iridescent prism? It’s beautiful, but has no place in a camera, especially one rated to repel water and dust for up to 3 feet and 30 minutes. And yet, it happened to our phone. Here’s the scene. CNET tests the claim of…

iPhone X Review: One Week, Five Raves, Two Rants – Forbes

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Credit: Apple iPhone X. The Phone X is the most radical upgrade from Apple since the iPhone 4. What follows is a brief review covering five things that impress and a couple that don’t after one week. Perfect size: Despite the big 5.8-inch display, the phone feels small in my hand. That’s amazing. More than any one thing, this has won me over to the X. I’ll note that the display is…

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X’s Face ID with a mask – Engadget

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The researchers maintain that they didn’t have to ‘cheat’ to make this work. The iPhone X was trained from a real person’s face, and it only required roughly $150 in supplies (not including the off-the-shelf 3D printer). The demo shows Face ID working in one try, too, although it’s not clear how many false starts Bkav had before producing a mask that worked smoothly. The company says it started working…

Ohio State fans creatively troll Apple’s iPhone glitch – ESPN

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Although Apple finally fixed a glitch that had recently plagued iPhones by autocorrecting the letter “I” to the letter “A” with a question-mark symbol, Ohio State fans weren’t ready to let the company off the hook just yet. During Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Michigan State, Buckeyes fans behind one of the end zones used strategically colored cards to configure themselves…

Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive – TechCrunch

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Lab tests on the recently released iPhone X put Apple’s new flagship in the highest tiers of quality when it comes to the display and camera, but it’s only in the former category that it truly leaves the competition behind. Of course, what’s the point of having great images if your screen can’t show them properly? Apple doesn’t tend to make their own displays; but while LG, Sharp and, in…

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

iPhone bug frustrates users typing ‘i’ – fox8.com

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

NEW YORK — iPhone? More like A?phone. Some Apple users have discovered a bug that automatically corrects the lower-case letter “i” to “A” and a question mark symbol. The issue appears to impact iPhone users on its most recent mobile software, iOS 11.1. The new software launched last Tuesday and features hundreds of new emoji. Not surprisingly, the bug is frustrating many Apple users. “WHY does my #iphone keep changing…

The NichePhone-S is a tiny little Android phone – The Verge

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

As Apple brings smartphones to bold new places, another company is trying to take us back to a simpler, calmer, and much cheaper time. FutureModel plans to release a surprisingly accurately named device called the NichePhone-S later this month that runs Android but doesn’t seem to do much more than make calls, send texts, and stream music. It’s similar in shape to a credit card and looks like an odd…

Some iPhone users can’t type the letter ‘i’ — here’s what’s going on and how to fix it – Business Insider

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

There’s a bug in Apple’s iOS 11.1 that automatically changes the letter “i” to an “A” with a question mark in a box. Following is a transcript of the video. A bug in Apple’s iOS 11.1 doesn’t let you type the letter “i.” The “i” becomes this … The problem likely comes from the auto-correct software or it could be linked to emojis. Some users get an “I” in the…

Samsung returns to mock iPhone X buyers in latest commercial … – The Verge

Monday, November 06, 2017

Samsung loves to mock Apple and its fans that line up outside stores to get the latest iPhone. While the Galaxy S8 maker hasn’t attacked Apple directly for some time, there’s a long history in and out of the courts thanks to a line of commercials. Samsung is returning to its attacks just in time for the iPhone X. A new commercial highlights the Samsung vs. Apple war, and plays…

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Monday, November 06, 2017

iPhone bug: People unable to write the letter I after Apple’s software update breaks their keyboards – The Independent

Monday, November 06, 2017

People with iPhones can’t write the letter “I”. The strange behaviour has caused consternation and confusion around the world, given that “i” is a rather important letter in the English language, as well as being a key part of the name of the iPhone, iPad and iOS 11, all of which are being hit by the bug. Thankfully, there’s a fix that makes your iPhone work properly. But it’s still not clear…

Apple Warns iPhone X Has A Nasty New Surprise – Forbes – Forbes

Monday, November 06, 2017

Google’s Pixel 2XL is a fabulous smartphone whose reputation has been dragged through the mud. This is due to its display which has a blue tint at angles and isolated reports of OLED ‘burn-in’. Now Apple has just warned the iPhone X, the most expensive iPhone ever released, carries the same risks…  ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best features / biggest problems hidden behind…