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A new bug can crash any Apple device with just one simple character

A new bug can crash any Apple device with just one simple character A character from an Indian language is at the heart of a new bug concerning all of Apple's operating systems. As soon as the character shows up, whether typed or received as part of a text, applications crash and can even freeze an iPhone's springboard, possibly sending it in a bootloop. IOS, watchOS, and macOS are all…

AI features coming to smartphones

AI features coming to smartphones Huawei hails itself as the first mobile manufacturer to introduce a dedicated AI chip for smartphones Artificial intelligence is slowly making its way onto smartphones – and may be a staple feature on devices in 2018. Many smartphones released in the past year have included AI-focused hardware and software, from Google's Pixel phones to Apple's iPhones to Huawei's Mate line. These phones use AI in…

Google does $1.5b phone deal to take on Apple

Google does $1.5b phone deal to take on Apple Google officially closed its US$1.1 billion (NZ$1.5b) deal with HTC adding more than 2000 smartphone specialists to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will help Google wade deeper into designing its own consumer hardware and special-purpose chips -- like Apple. Google's most recent Pixel model came with a new image processor to improve the device's camera.…

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