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Sprint reveals its first six 5G cities, coming in 2019

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

The first U.S. cities supporting Sprint's upcoming 5G network will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., the carrier announced on Tuesday.


Early benchmarks shows Samsung Galaxy S9 well behind iPhone X in processor performance

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a slower processor than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, according to early benchmarks of Samsung's new device, after tests of the Android smartphone's Exynos 9810 chip reveal it to lag far behind the Apple-created A10 and A11 processors.


New Apple 'Switch to iPhone' ads promote support & environmental footprint

02/26/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple on Monday debuted four new "Switch to iPhone" ads, as well as another brief how-to guide for the smartphone.


Cellebrite advertises its ability to unlock devices running iOS 11, including the iPhone X, to government agencies

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Cellebrite, the Israeli security firm believed to have helped the FBI unlock an iPhone during the San Bernardino investigation, is claiming it is capable of bypassing the security of devices running iOS 11 and older versions, including recently launched hardware including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.


'Alto's Odyssey' developers tout economics and ease of development for Apple devices

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

The developers of "Alto's Odyssey" have skewed toward supporting Apple's iPhone and iPad for several reasons, above all ease of development, a new interview reveals.


2018 iPhone lineup may include biggest ever with 6.5-inch screen, budget model with Face ID

02/26/2018, 01:02 pm

More rumors are circulating that Apple is planning a trio of iPhones in the fall of 2018, with one the largest ever produced by the company, and all three incorporating Face ID authentication technology.


Sony guns for AirPods' all-wireless market with Siri-enabled Xperia Ear Duo

02/26/2018, 12:02 pm

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony announced the Xperia Ear Duo, a new pair of all-wireless earbuds compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, as well as Google Assistant.


Samsung defends Galaxy S9's 'AR Emoji,' says feature doesn't copy iPhone X's Animoji

02/26/2018, 11:02 am

"AR Emoji" -- a feature on the newly-announced Galaxy S9 -- has been in development for many years, and isn't a copy of the Animoji found on Apple's iPhone X, said Samsung mobile head D.J. Koh.


Apple-backed Israel Machine Vision Conference to feature talk on iPhone X's TrueDepth camera

02/25/2018, 08:02 pm

Apple is helping to sponsor March's Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv, where the company will also have an expert on hand to talk about the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X.


Apple Australia airs four wedding-themed 'First Dance' ads for iPhone X

02/25/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple this weekend premiered four new "Shot on iPhone" ads for the iPhone X in Australia, all themed around first dances at weddings.


Photos of purported 'iPhone X Plus' display assembly reveal LG manufacturing

02/25/2018, 12:02 am

A pair of images posted to a Chinese blog on Saturday purportedly offer a first look at Apple's next-generation "iPhone X Plus" handset, a 6.5-inch device rumored to see release later this year.


The Smartphone Endgame: Who wins once shipment volumes peak?

02/24/2018, 12:02 pm

For decades, market research firms have been confidently asserting that the "winners" in PCs, tablets, smartphones and other consumer electronics are not firms that are profitable or even sustainable, but merely those shipping the largest volumes at any given time. This has enabled them to crown a successive line of failed players, then rapidly move on to a new "winner," often within the same year. The bigger problem for this sort of flawgic is that the game itself is changing.


Audio vendor makes questionable claim that Apple will release iOS 11.3 before end of February

02/24/2018, 11:02 am

In response to a user's question, audio gear manufacturer Shure claims that a bug introduced with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will be rectified with iOS 11.3 -- and also has said that it is "due out next week."


Chinese discount phone makers were supposed to rival Apple's iPhone globally. Instead, they're dying off within China

02/23/2018, 11:02 am

Ever since iPhones officially went on sale in China back in 2009, pundits have claimed that local production of cheaper smartphones would not only block Apple's growth prospects in China but also invade smartphone markets globally. They were wrong, here's why.


Director Steven Soderbergh's shot-on-iPhone 'Unsane' feature premieres at Berlin film festival

02/22/2018, 10:02 pm

Acclaimed Hollywood director Steven Soderbergh spoke to the press at the premiere of his latest feature film, "Unsane," at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday, expounding on the benefits of using an iPhone to shoot the psychological thriller.


Latest Apple Pay & Instacart tie-up offers free delivery through Feb. 28

02/22/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple has once again partnered with Instacart to promote Apple Pay, enabling free delivery for people who order groceries through Instacart's iPhone and iPad app.


Informal testing finds Apple Maps arrival times are 'intentionally conservative' to provide a good user experience

02/22/2018, 03:02 pm

A months-long, quasi-scientific test of the three leading car navigation apps -- Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze -- found that Apple's software regularly overestimates trip times, which may help drivers arrive on time or even early.


Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

New data from market analyst firm Gartner saw Apple's holiday percent of sales slightly drop to 17.9 percent, with Samsung holding a slight edge at 18.2 percent in a contracting market fighting a consumer base reluctant to upgrade.


Apple Pay used by estimated 127M users globally, but analyst claims only 16 percent of iPhones used for payments

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay by its users has reportedly jumped, it is claimed the mobile payments service is still being used by a relatively small proportion of iPhone users.


Apple's latest iPhone X ad touts development of Portrait Lighting

02/22/2018, 01:02 am

Apple in a new iPhone X commercial posted to its YouTube channel on Wednesday provides a closer look at the handset's Portrait Lighting feature, showing how powerful image processing software is used to create studio quality photos without a studio.