Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • 12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

    With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of some not-so-obvious features in the iPhone X. Matthew Panzarino also wrote a thorough review… Read More

  • Samsung posts another record profit thanks to its chips business

    Samsung posts another record profit thanks to its chips business

    Samsung posted another record quarter, and it again has its components business to thank for more stellar results. The Korea tech giant shrugged off scandals, which include a jail sentence for its de facto leader and last year’s Note 7 saga, to record a 14.53 trillion won ($12.92 billion) profit for the recent Q3 2017 period. Revenue came in at 62.05 trillion won ($55.18 billion), up… Read More

  • Apple’s spat with Qualcomm may reportedly escalate to the hardware level

    Apple’s spat with Qualcomm may reportedly escalate to the hardware level

    Apple and Qualcomm’s feud appears to be escalating further heading into the fourth quarter, as a new report by The Wall Street Journal this evening indicates Apple is designing iPhones and iPads that would not include Qualcomm’s components. Instead, Apple may opt to work with Intel and possibly MediaTek for its modem chips, according to the report. This would be another… Read More

  • No, iPhones don’t have a special folder for your sexy pics

    No, iPhones don’t have a special folder for your sexy pics

    It’s understandable when things change as fast as they do these days that it takes a bit for our ideas of how things work to catch up to how they actually work. One misunderstanding worth clearing up is the suggestion that Apple (or Google, or whoever) is somewhere maintaining a special folder in which all your naughty pics are kept. You’re right to be suspicious, but that’s… Read More

  • Instagram injects 2X bigger Stories previews mid-feed

    Instagram injects 2X bigger Stories previews mid-feed

    Instagram Stories is doing so well, the app wants to ensure you don’t just scroll by its Snapchat clone. Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it has redesigned its mid-feed re-engagement box for Stories to show preview tiles of people’s slideshows that are twice as big as the Stories bar atop the feed. The box appears slotted between traditional permanent posts part way down the feed. Read More

  • iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

    iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

    Apple is finally back to growth in China. The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys. The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million shipments during the three-month period. It noted also that the iPhone 8… Read More

  • Concrn is a 911 alternative that helps people during mental health crises

    Concrn is a 911 alternative that helps people during mental health crises

    Eighty percent of the calls the San Francisco Police Department receives are related to mental health, but the police are oftentimes not the best people to respond to those situations. That’s where non-profit startup Concrn comes in. Concrn is a mobile app that enables people to help those experiencing mental health crises by connecting them with compassionate responders. Since launching… Read More

  • iPhone X pre-orders are being scalped on eBay for $1,500, on average

    iPhone X pre-orders are being scalped on eBay for $1,500, on average

    Demand for the iPhone X has been “off the charts,” according to Apple, which led to the new device selling out in a matter of minutes. Well, that and the limited quantities available at launch. Because of the scarcity of the hotly anticipated device, sellers have been scalping their pre-order confirmations on eBay, hoping to cash in on consumer demand. Read More

  • Here’s a chart that shows why financial earnings are a big deal

    Here’s a chart that shows why financial earnings are a big deal

    So, we’re midway through earnings season, and as you’ve probably seen, we’ve covered a majority of the big companies that have reported thus far. There are plenty more that have reported, and there are still more to come, but these are the periods that generally have the most impact on the best public barometer of a company’s success: its stock price. Read More

  • Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need

    Apollo for iOS is the only Reddit app you need

    Former Apple intern Christian Selig says he wasn’t happy with the selection of iOS apps for browsing Reddit, so he decided to build his own. The developer this week launched his own Reddit client called Apollo, which offers a beautifully designed browsing experience for either iPhone or iPad, as well as customizable gestures, a media viewer and more. Read More

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