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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.…

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Design Schematics Reveal Camera Design

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Design Schematics Reveal Camera Design HIGHLIGHTS The schematic shows Galaxy S9 will have a smaller camera setup The Galaxy S9+ is expected to sport a bigger, dual camera module The fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera modules The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is all set to be announced at MWC 2018 next month. While there is no official confirmation on the design, specifications, or features from Samsung, the…

Apple is slowing down iPhones with old batteries

                                               Apple is slowing down iPhones with old batteries ​IPhone owners have discovered that replacing the battery in an old phone can boost its speed, suggesting that Apple is limiting the processing speed on phones with older batteries. Benchmark data from Geekbench backs up that theory, according to the…

There’s a new home for your phone’s fingerprint scanner: inside the screen

A new phone from Chinese maker Vivo has its fingerprint reader embedded in its screen, using a technology from Synaptics. As smartphones go all-screen, one design problem has bedevilled everyone from Samsung to Apple: Where to put the fingerprint scanner? At CES, a big tech component maker showed the first phone to try something new: putting it inside the screen. Other all-screen Android phones like the Galaxy S8 and Pixel…

Wireless charging on the iPhone 8 is just as slow as the included charger, but that could change with an upcoming iOS 11 update

  Android phones have had wireless charging for years, but Apple only now introduced the feature for its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X models. Better late than never, I suppose. Wireless charging is a nice, if not essential, feature to have. It’s slightly more convenient than reaching for your charging cable; just place your iPhone on a wireless charging pad as if it were resting on a table. No…

Apple just redesigned its App Store — here are all the ways it changed

When Apple's iOS 11 arrived on Tuesday, the App Store got a major overhaul. iOS 11, the latest version of the iPhone maker's mobile operating system, is full of plenty of new features and long-anticipated upgrades. But the App Store changed even more — it got a complete redesign. The new interface bears a striking resemblance to the Apple Music app, complete with a bold typeface and an emphasis on…

Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: Enough to make you forget the Note 7

After the nightmare that was the Galaxy Note 7, few people would've been surprised if Samsung killed the Note line entirely. But it didn't. As an insane number of leaks have suggested, the company still believes the world needs a high-end phablet with an S Pen, and it took over a historic armory in New York to show off its latest attempt. Say hello to the Galaxy Note 8: a huge, beautifully made…

Apple’s iPhone 8 – Coming in 2017

  2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and Apple has something major planned to celebrate the occasion. We've got several months to go until the launch of the iPhone 8, but because of Apple's ambitious plans for the device, there are already an abundance of rumors hinting at the impressive features coming in the 2017 iPhone. Apple is rumored to be testing more than 10 prototype iPhone…

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