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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

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.

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 iPhone X is Apple’s best phone ever

All these years, it seems, Apple’s been holding something back. There are, after all, certain real-world applications one must take into account: mass manufacturing and pricing being the big two. On

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 bul

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

This is the iPhone X

Today, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But in true Apple fashion, Tim Cook promised us "one more thing." Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, Apple is introducing the iPh

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 w

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 ta

The new iPhone 8 has a custom GPU designed by Apple with its new A11 Bionic chip

Apple is including a custom-designed GPU in the iPhone 8. GPUs excel at machine learning thanks to their ability to spread out the kinds of rapid calculations across an array of cores that are require

Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

As Apple prepares to unbox its new iPhones, Samsung has teased that it's aiming to launch a smartphone with a foldable screen next year...

Xiaomi aims to upstage the iPhone with successor to acclaimed bezel-less smartphone

Xiaomi’s bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone grabbed a huge amount of attention when it launched last October. Now the Chinese phone maker is getting more opportunistic with the follow-up version, whic

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by o

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets

CellSavers, the on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service, is rebranding its business to Puls and expanding its suite of services to include most smart devices in a home. The San Francisco-based

Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo

India-based messaging app Hike is back on the acquisition trail after it picked up Creo, a hardware company that previously released smartphones, streaming devices and an operating system. The price o

Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

Y Combinator-backed, MIT spin-out Escher Reality is building a cross-platform toolkit and custom backend for mobile AR developers -- aiming to lower the barrier to entry to building “compelling expe

LG confirms its next smartphone will feature a massive six-inch OLED screen

Less than 24 hours after a leak seemingly confirmed that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will pack a gigantic screen, LG has confirmed long-standing rumors that its next smartphone will feature an OL

Chinese smartphone makers closing the gap on iPhone, Samsung

While Samsung and Apple continued to occupy long-time number one and two spots in the global smartphone market in the second quarter of the year, Chinese Android OEMs Huawei, Oppo and Xiaomi are conti

Here’s an early look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s next major launch event on August 23, and already we have a full visual of the device it is expected to unveil — the Galaxy Note 8. That’s

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time
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