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Netflix adds HDR support on iOS for iPhone 8, iPhone X and 2017 iPad Pro

10 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Netflix has updated its iOS application with HDR support for newer devices, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the forthcoming iPhone X. It also works on the iPad Pro 12.9 and 10.5 from 2017, if you happen to have one of those devices. Netflix HDR streaming requires a premium subscription plan, as well as more recent hardware. Some of the newest Android phones have already offered...
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Should You Upgrade? Four Things To Know About Apple's iOS 11 Update

Should You Upgrade? Four Things To Know About Apple's iOS 11 Update

10 monthes ago   |   By Mobile Tech Today

Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won't need a spiffy iPhone 8 to get new maps, photos and other features and enhancements with Apple's free software update.
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Only 30 people line up for iPhone 8 at the Sydney Apple Store

Only 30 people line up for iPhone 8 at the Sydney Apple Store

10 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Traditionally, the launch of the latest new iPhone models has hundreds of people lined up in front of the Sydney Apple Store. While the ability to pre-order the handsets online has resulted in smaller gatherings in Sydney, today's launch of the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus has resulted in a new all-time low. Only 30 people made up the small line that was patiently waiting outside the store, hoping for the doors to open.
While the line might have been shorter, the passion and desire of those waiting was just the same as seen in previous years. Take Mazen Kourouche. He happened ...
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IPhone 8 and 8 Plus hit UK stores

10 monthes ago   |   By Mobile News CWP

Devices were unveiled last week in the Steve Jobs theatre on Apple's new campus
The latest iteration of the iPhone has arrived in the UK.
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Three, Vodafone and EE and is available in grey, silver and gold.
O2 are offering the iPhone 8 with 20GB of data for £63 per month and a £29.99 up front fee with Vodafone offering the same device with 26GB for £20 up front and £60 per month.
EE are offering the latest iPhone with 100GB for £9.99 up front and £67.99 per month with Three offering the iPhone 8 on a 12GB plan for £79 up front and...
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IPhone 8 Plus: First impressions

10 monthes ago   |   By ZDnet

Initial thoughts on Apple's new iPhone 8 Plus.
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The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

10 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case: AppleInsider confirmed today that a broken back won't qualify for a $29 screen replacement. It'll instead be subject to an "other damage" fee of $99 .
Apple gives users two screen replacements and two miscellaneous damage incidents at the $29 and $99 price respectively. After that point, the damage price jumps to $349 for the iPhone 8, and $399 for the...
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Protect your phone with the best: All-new Caseology iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus case lineup

Protect your phone with the best: All-new Caseology iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus case lineup

10 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

It might've seemed like this day would never come, but it's finally here: Apple has released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus! Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone lineup is far and away the best smartphone lineup the world has ever seen.
From the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to the upcoming iPhone X, all of Apple's new iPhones pack power and performance that are unrivaled. Forget about Android phones, recent benchmark tests show that the iPhone 8 and its A11 Bionic processor are even more powerful than the new MacBook Pro! It's incredible what Apple has accomplished with its new iPhone lineup...
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Apple is falling on the first day the iPhone 8 is being sold

Apple is falling on the first day the iPhone 8 is being sold

10 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Shares of Apple are down 1.69% to trade at $150.95 on the first day of availability for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
Shares have been falling since the company announced several new products, including the iPhone X, on September 12. Shares are down about 7.07%, or $11.91, since the market opened on the day of the launch event. That fall is equivalent to about $61 billion in value lost since the announcement.
Friday marks the first day the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available for sale. The flagship iPhone X was likely delayed due to component supply constraints and is set to be released on...
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Apple's iPhone 8 easily survives harsh durability test, also getting passing repairability grade

10 monthes ago   |   By Pocketnow

It's hard but not impossible to repair the iPhone 8 at home. But it's pretty much impossible to bend it and it's not easy to scratch either.
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The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launch today, but there's another iPhone you can get for $180 unlocked

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launch today, but there's another iPhone you can get for $180 unlocked

10 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Do you have between $700 and $950 burning a hole in your pocket right now? Good news: it's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launch day! Apple's hot new phones have finally hit store shelves, and there really aren't many lines so they should be easy to find if you want one. Of course, if you don't have $700+ to spend but still want a new iPhone, we still have good news for you. Amazon has killer deals going right now on a few different less expensive iPhone models, including a refurbished unlocked iPhone 5s starting at just $180! Or how about a brand new unlocked Space Gray iPhone 5s for $215?...
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DxOMark report: Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus set new standard for smartphone cameras

10 monthes ago   |   By ZDnet

The HTC U11 and Google Pixel reigned at the top of the DxOMark ratings for several months, but the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus just beat them out and set the new bar for smartphone cameras.
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IPhone 8 is seeing some tiny launch day lines

IPhone 8 is seeing some tiny launch day lines

10 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Apple Stores are usually faced with intimidatingly long lines on the morning of a new iPhone launch, but that largely didn't seem to the case today. As various reports and queuers have pointed out, some Apple Stores have very short lines out front for the iPhone 8 , if they have anyone at all.
Reuters said that there were fewer than 30 people at Apple's Sydney store, which usually has hundreds out front. And it described a “less lively mood in Asia” than for previous launches.
In Pasadena, California, ABC7reporter Chelsea Edwards posted a photo from outside of an Apple Store with no one in...
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IPhone 8 doesn't scratch and bend easily, and isn't too hard to repair

IPhone 8 doesn't scratch and bend easily, and isn't too hard to repair

10 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Available to buy starting today , Apple's iPhone 8 looks a lot like the iPhone 7, but it's upgraded in many ways. Design-wise, the new iPhone ditches the all-metal unibody construction of the iPhone 7 in favor of a metal + glass construction (Apple says this is "the most durable glass ever in a smartphone"). Thanks to this new design, the iPhone 8 has glass on the front and back, while its main chassis is made out of aerospace-grade 7000 Series aluminum.
But is the iPhone 8 as durable as the iPhone 7? Well, reliable phone tester JerryRigEverything ...
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Apple has done a horrible job advertising the iPhone 8

Apple has done a horrible job advertising the iPhone 8

10 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Let's say you have an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 6s, what are the benefits of upgrading to the iPhone 8? It's an important question that Apple has curiously and clumsily failed to answer. Sure, tech heads who intently watched Apple's keynote last week can spout off specs for days, but the case for upgrading to the iPhone 8 for the regular iPhone user is unusually murky. Now this isn't to say that the iPhone 8 isn't a worthy upgrade, but rather that Apple has done incredibly underwhelming job of informing the masses why the iPhone 8 is a worthy successor to the iPhone 7.
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'I'm not going to use it!': Apple fan reveals sweet reason he spent 11 days camping for new iPhone 8 

'I'm not going to use it!': Apple fan reveals sweet reason he spent 11 days camping for new iPhone 8 

10 monthes ago   |   By Telegraph


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Apple iPhone 8 teardown reveals an iPhone 7

10 monthes ago   |   By Liliputing

For the past few years Apple's iPhone release schedule has been fairly predictable: release a new model one year, and follow it up with a similar-looking phone featuring a spec bump. That's how we went from the iPhone 4 to 4S, 5 to 5S, and 6 to 6S. But this year the company is shaking...
Apple iPhone 8 teardown reveals an iPhone 7 is a post from: Liliputing
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IPhone 8 teardown has more bad news about repairability

IPhone 8 teardown has more bad news about repairability

10 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

The iPhone 8 is hitting stores today, and like clockwork, iFixit has delivered its teardown of Apple's latest flagship. With these iFixit teardowns, Apple products seem to be something of a mixed bag - while the iPad line can be notoriously hard to repair through DIY methods, the iPhone teardowns usually net middling-to-good review scores. In that regard, the iPhone...
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No crowds at Apple stores in China as iPhone 8 launches - CNET

10 monthes ago   |   By CNET

The iPhone 8's arrival was met with cold response in China, prompting staff at Apple stores to remove crowd control barricades.
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Apple iPhone 8 has arrived, here's everything you need to know

Apple iPhone 8 has arrived, here's everything you need to know

10 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Today's the day that the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are in stores across the world. The iPhone 8 isn't the exciting new Apple product this fall - that honor is reserved for the forthcoming iPhone X - but it is the new, mainstream iPhone that millions of people will be buying this year and next.
You already know what the iPhone 8 looks like - it's just like the last three generations of iPhones, but with a glass back. That glass back enables one new feature, wireless charging, and it makes the phone a little more comfortable to hold and a lot less slippery than its predecessors...
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Google's ambitions for China could trigger a crisis inside the company

Google's ambitions for China could trigger a crisis inside the company

On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets. Employees who had been pressing top executives for answers about the company's plans to... Read more ...

Disney et Lucasfilm auraient un projet de spin-off Star Wars sur Tatooine

Disney et Lucasfilm auraient un projet de spin-off Star Wars sur Tatooine

Les films Star Wars se multiplient depuis le rachat de Lucasfilm par Disney. Il y a l'histoire principale, et les spin-off. Selon une source, l'un d'entre eux se déroulerait... Read more ...

DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

DOJ asks Facebook to help it snoop on encrypted voice chats

The Department of Justice wants Facebook to give it access to encrypted voice chats as part of a criminal probe, according to a new report. The issue revolves around Messenger... Read more ...

Tesla short sellers raked in $1 billion, hours after Elon Musk revealed his...

Tesla short sellers raked in $1 billion, hours after Elon Musk revealed his struggles in an eye-opening interview

Tesla short sellers received a sizable payday, hours after The New York Times published an eye-opening interview with an emotional Elon Musk, the electric-car company's chief... Read more ...

Amazon is reportedly working on a Tivo competitor

Amazon is reportedly working on a Tivo competitor

Bloomberg reports today that Amazon is reportedly working on a new device that'll record live TV with the goal of letting users play content back on their phones later. The... Read more ...

Eve Technology Eve V review

Eve Technology Eve V review

Our Eve V review looks at a crowdsourced detachable tablet that checks some boxes for its backers. Its delay in making it to the market holds it back in some areas, and Eve... Read more ...

A 'Vampyr' TV show is on the way

A 'Vampyr' TV show is on the way

If you're looking for a new supernatural television series, you're in luck. Fox 21 Television Studios will produce a new show based on the video game Vampyr by the developer of... Read more ...

Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve unveils its Twitch competitor Steam TV

Valve has created its own Twitch competitor, and it's launching it today just in time for The International tournament. Steam.tv is Valve's new streaming site, and it's... Read more ...

'Star Wars Resistance' trailer shows off its anime style

'Star Wars Resistance' trailer shows off its anime style

Star Wars' latest animated series, Rebels, ended its four-season run this spring - but fans didn't have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last... Read more ...

NASA says Opportunity rover may never be the same, but hope remains

NASA says Opportunity rover may never be the same, but hope remains

NASA has published an update on its Opportunity rover, which fell silent after losing power during the ongoing Mars dust storm. The space agency reveals what may happen next... Read more ...