smartphone

  • This leaked look at the Google Pixel 2 XL’s front face is promising

    This leaked look at the Google Pixel 2 XL’s front face is promising

    Google’s Pixel 2 launch event is only a couple of days away, but the hype cycle is in high gear – and a new leak has me even more excited to see what Google officially unveils on Wednesday. Serial (and mostly accurate) leaker Evan Blass has posted images he says depict the Google Pixel 2 XL viewed from the front, including a display with minimal bezels that matches up with rumors… Read More

  • Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

    Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

    Essential is bringing the latest version of Android to its first smartphone, the aptly named “Phone.” The Android 8.0 release is already available for Google’s own flagship Pixel hardware, but Essential has previously talked about how it will endeavor to follow Google quickly when it comes to major software updates. Read More

  • The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

    The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

    At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade. The new interface looks fluid and intuitive. But it also — if you’ve been smartphone watching for long enough — engenders a distinct feeling of déjà vu… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Everything Apple 2017

    Apple releases the new iPhone X and iPhone 8, the latest version of the Apple Watch (Series 3) and Apple TV 4K. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • The iPhone 8 is the Apple phone for the rest of us

    The iPhone 8 is the Apple phone for the rest of us

    I heard some exchanges among attendees at today’s big Apple event that the iPhone 8 is a 7s in all but name. The sentiment isn’t too far off. Sure, it’s a bit of a dig, but it’s hard to argue the fact that the new phones are mostly refinements of their predecessor. But when you’re building on a foundation like the iPhone 7, that’s not really a bad thing. Read More

  • Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

    Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

    While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote in today’s Apple event as the company focused the bulk of attention on features like Face ID and Animoji. The most notable ARKit announcement was that Apple will be bringing face-tracking support to the AR platform on iPhone X. Read More

  • The iPhone lineup just got really compleX

    The iPhone lineup just got really compleX

    Steve Jobs said “Simple can be harder than complex,” so it looks like Apple is taking the easy route. Customers will now have to choose between 8 different iPhones with today’s addition of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X. That’s a tons of specs and options to compare, and we’re not even talking about color or storage size. Read More

  • This is how much the new iPhones will cost

    This is how much the new iPhones will cost

    At Apple’s big event today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. “No other devices in our lifetime have had the impact on the world that the iPhone has,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said today. Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called “Portrait Lighting” that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you’ve taken the photo using the Photos app. Read More

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