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Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV May Launch This Week Ever since Apple confirmed earlier this year that Amazon was finally bringing its Prime Video service to the Apple TV, many customers have been waiting impatiently for the service's arrival. Now, months later, Apple TV owners are still waiting.
Search Results From Siri and Spotlight on iOS and Macs Now Default to Google, not Bing Apple has made a change to the results people will see while using Siri and Spotlight on iOS devices and Macs.
PowerBar Adds a Horizontal Battery Bar to the iPhone Status Bar The Status bar is an essential part of iOS that displays a bunch of important information, such as the battery level, the WiFi signal, current time, cellular signal and so on. In a nutshell, it lets you quickly glance at important information. Now there's a new jailbreak tweak that brings an interesting new feature to the Status bar.
Levi's Commuter Trucker Smart Jacket With Jacquard Technology on Sale September 27 Earlier this year, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group, along with the Levi's company, unveiled a smart jacket called the Commuter Trucker. This jacket features Jacquard Technology inside, something that Google ATAP put together to build a connected apparel platform.
Looking for a rugged phone? Here are five models you can buy right now These days almost everyone uses a smartphone - either for leisure or for work - but there are some people who need their phone to work even in extreme environments. These folks might have a demanding job or lifestyle with constant exposure to environmental hazards.
Huawei Maimang 6 aka Mate 10 Lite now ready in China The Huawei Mate 10 is said to be ready in three variants: the basic Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and the Mate 10 Lite. The last model is believed to be the G10 or the Maimang 6 in China as per several leaks. The smartphone is finally unveiled in its home country but it will be officially called as the Huawei Mate 10 Lite internationally.
Cricket vs. Straight Talk: Which has the better prepaid phone plan? See how Cricket and Straight Talk measure up against each other. Cricket and Straight Talk have a few things in common. Both operate on AT&T's network and each do unlimited plans differently than any other pre-paid carrier.
LCD iPhones could go beyond six inches next year Monday, The Bell reported Apple might switch up iPhone sizes again next year by adding a larger-possibly more than six inches-LCD model into the mix. Orders for the new six plus-inch LCD panel have apparently been placed with Japan Display.
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Goes on Sale October 1 for $299 Back in August, Fitbit finally unveiled the smartwatch it has been working on for quite some time, officially calling it the Ionic. At the same time, the company revealed it would be priced at $299, as well as detailing its specifications and features that potential customers would get for paying the price tag.
IPhone X Notch: The Good and The Bad of Apple's Design Choice Several months before the iPhone X launch, leaked images suggested how the front profile of the smartphone was going to look. The accidentally-released HomePod firmware also gave us the first official look at, what has ended up becoming, the iPhone X's unique appearance.
BlackBerry Priv was officially announced two years ago today, are you still using it? Two years ago today, as part of their Q2 Fiscal 2016 results BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially announced plans to launch the company's first Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone known formally as Priv by BlackBerry. At the time, John Chen noted:.
OnePlus 3 and 3T now getting Oxygen OS 4.5: updates to camera and screen The OnePlus 3 and 3T forums have been buzzing with info on new updates. Some of the goodies from Open Beta 23/14 have been carried over to the stable release. Here痴 what痴 new with Oxygen OS 4.5.0. The camera gets the Shot on OnePlus watermark and there are new wallpapers with that watermark.
IPhone 8 Plus impresses in first fast charging tests - watch them here There are certainly flashier features and hardware updates on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, but it was about time that Apple caught up with its Android rivals and added fast charging to its smartphone line.
Phone protector made from spacesuit technology — $29.99 The PHOOZY is an intelligent capsule that was adapted from spacesuit technology to provide your smartphone protection from extreme weather. The outer Chromium shell is able to reflect over 90% of all solar radiation to help maintain a long lifespan for your devices.
Fairphone picks up new backers, plans expansion - Mobile World Live Ethical smartphone start-up Fairphone secured €6.5 million funding to "scale up its positive impact throughout the entire electronics value chain, including material sourcing, production, distribution and recycling".
IPhone 9 Release Date: Specs, features, price, news and more There's early excitement for the iPhone 9, so here's what we already know about the iPhone 9 release date, specs, features, price and more. Apple's yearly iPhone release cycle means that fans are always looking for the next big thing.
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Twitter tests lite Android app in Philippines - Mobile World Live Twitter is testing Twitter Lite, a pared down version of its Android app, in the Philippines in a move which could be crucial for the company as it struggles to add to its user base.
MacOS High Sierra checks your Mac's firmware weekly for tampering MacOS High Sierra, scheduled to make its public debut later today, includes a little known cool new security feature that runs a weekly check of your Mac's firmware integrity, helping protect the computer from sophisticated malware attacks.
Fitbit Ionic smartwatch globally goes on sale October 1 - Pocketnow For one thing, the Fitbit Ionic is slightly more affordable than the entry-level, cellular connectivity-lacking Apple Watch Series 3, at $299.95 vs $329 and up. It's also not that far behind in its global commercial rollout, confirmed earlier today to begin October 1.
How often do you buy music these days? What feels like forever ago now, Microsoft had its Zune media playback device. This was Microsoft's go at taking on Apple's iPod, and, well, here we are without a Zune to look at anymore. But I loved that thing. I had tried an iPod, and plenty of other alternatives, but the Zune and, eventually, the Zune HD, kept me quite content.
Huawei is nearing the launch of Android Oreo on the Mate 9 While other devices are continuing to be rumored and launched as we near the end of 2017, OEM's are also working on preparing the release of Android 8.0 Oreo. The latest of these OEM's to be seen working on an Oreo update is Huawei with the Mate 9.
MLB At Bat Augmented Reality Features Will Arrive in 2018 During Apple's September event, Apple executive Phil Schiller took some time to talk about a few key augmented reality features, which iOS 11 users would be able to enjoy on their devices thanks to the rollout of ARKit.
'IOTA's Journey' Is a Clever Turn-Based Puzzle Title, Releasing October 26th on the App Store If you go into IOTA's Journey expecting some profound, epic adventure, you may be slightly disappointed. Yes, the game tells the story of the titular character and his first few steps into an uncomfortable new world, but IOTA is not a boy, an animal, or some sort of superhero.
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