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Nougat surpasses KitKat to become third most popular version of Android

6 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

While most of the world was watching Apple unveil its new lineup of iPhones yesterday, Google quietly updated its developer dashboard with the latest Android distribution numbers. Compared to past months , the Android landscape didn't change too much in September. Between 7.0 and 7.1, Nougat's total share of Android increased a modest 2.3 percentage points. All other versions of Google's operating system saw their percentage of the total Android pie decline. Of all the past versions of Android, KitKat witnessed the most precipitous drop. Following a 0.9 percentage point decline, Google...
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U.S. wireless carriers dial back discounts on new iPhones

U.S. wireless carriers dial back discounts on new iPhones

6 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. consumers who want Apple Inc's newest iPhones, including its most expensive model yet, the iPhone X, may find fewer deals as wireless carriers are less willing to offer subsidies on devices in a saturated market.
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Mingis on Tech: For the new iPhones, 'X' marks the spot

6 days ago   |   By Computerworld

Well, that was both enticing and disappointing - enticing because the upcoming iPhone X is just about everything the rumor mongers said it would be, disappointing because no one will get their hands on one until November. In case you were under a rock Tuesday, Apple unveiled its iPhones as expected, rolled out the new Apple Watch Series 3, announced that iOS 11 will be available Sept. 19 and even threw in a 4K-capable Apple TV for good measure. To read this article in full or to leave a comment,
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What is Apple's Portrait Lighting and how does it work on iPhone?

What is Apple's Portrait Lighting and how does it work on iPhone?

6 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

One way Apple differentiates its latest, premium iPhones over other models is by giving them exclusive features.This year, Apple has come up with a new camera feature known as Portrait Lighting. It's supposed make it easier for you to take photographs...
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'It's a game changer': the new iPhone has marketers bullish on augmented reality

'It's a game changer': the new iPhone has marketers bullish on augmented reality

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Marketers are bullish on augmented reality, with both Apple and Google embracing it.
Lowe's, Ikea and Cambria are a few brands already toying with their own apps.
Brands expect AR to take off because it has a lower barrier to entry and can be scaled easily.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is not the only one that's bullish on augmented reality. Marketers are suddenly dreaming big about AR.
Apple is all set to roll out iOS 11 next week, which among other things , will enable the iPhone's camera to integrate graphics into the real world. And several major brands, including Lowe's, Ikea and Cambria will...
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Pornhub stats reveal Apple fans went nuts for the iPhone X

Pornhub stats reveal Apple fans went nuts for the iPhone X

6 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Apple fans sure love a decent piece of hardware - or so does Pornhub traffic stats suggest. So much so, it turns out a significant chunk of people were more excited to tune it to yesterday's iPhone reveal event than to browse smut flicks. The porn heavyweight reports it saw a massive drop in traffic during the annual Apple keynote, which introduced the long-desired iPhone X. While the decline was most noticeable in the US, the same tendency unfolded worldwide. According to stats TNW obtained from Pornhub, the site saw a seven-percent decrease in traffic on American soil at 1PM ET...
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Apple might be right to undersell augmented reality

Apple might be right to undersell augmented reality

6 days ago   |   By The Verge

One of Apple's most interesting new mobile updates is an augmented reality toolkit called ARKit, which will show up on iPhones and iPads next week with iOS 11. Even before the official release, developers have used ARKit to realize some pretty clever ideas . But yesterday, ARKit felt like a minor sideshow to the big news of the day. Where Apple was effusive about augmented reality earlier this year at WWDC - and competitors Google and Facebook have steadily stressed it as a sea change in human-computer interaction - yesterday's event made it feel like an extra perk. Writer and VR / AR...
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Hands-on with the new $999 Apple iPhone X

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Apple usually releases one new phone model a year - this year they released two . The iPhone got its annual incremental upgrade with the iPhone 8, while Apple also debuted the new premium iPhone X. Here's what it's like in person .
The iPhone X will go on sale on November 3, with models starting at $999.
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Apple's huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

Apple's huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

Apple today is releasing its completely redesigned iOS App Store to the wider public, as part of the launch of the new iOS 11 operating system. First previewed at its Worldwide... Read more ...

The 17 biggest ways your iPhone will change when you update to iOS 11

The 17 biggest ways your iPhone will change when you update to iOS 11

Apple's annual update to its iPhone software is here. Apple released iOS 11 to everyone with a modern iPhone on Tuesday. You can download it now in Settings > General >... Read more ...

Review: iPhone 8

Review: iPhone 8

This is a camera review. There are a number of updates that should appeal in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, but the one question most upgraders are going to be asking is how good is... Read more ...

New 'Wolfenstein' trailer is a reminder to always fight fascism

New 'Wolfenstein' trailer is a reminder to always fight fascism

Nazis are the perfect video game enemy because they have zero redeeming qualities. It's something the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus development team at Machine Games knows... Read more ...

New Leak Shows Off Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

New Leak Shows Off Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4th, but there's not much left to find out. Read more ...

Microsoft Xbox boss Phil Spencer just got a big promotion, and will now...

Microsoft Xbox boss Phil Spencer just got a big promotion, and will now report directly to CEO Satya Nadella

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox group and the company's overall video game initiatives, was promoted today to the title of Executive Vice President of Gaming... Read more ...

HP's rugged Chromebook x360 convertible is available to all

HP's rugged Chromebook x360 convertible is available to all

If you saw HP's Chromebook x360 and yearned for the day when you didn't have to be a student to try it, you now have your chance. HP has made the 11-inch convertible Chrome OS... Read more ...

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, and people are posting terrifying...

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, and people are posting terrifying photos and videos on social media

A major earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday , and the damage appears to be severe. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake was magnitude 7.1 and originated about 75 to... Read more ...

Hulu's new interface and Live TV finally arrive on Roku devices

Hulu's new interface and Live TV finally arrive on Roku devices

Subscribers have been impatiently waiting for it, and now it is finally here: the new Hulu TV experience has arrived on Roku media devices. Though Amazon Fire TV is... Read more ...

Microsoft releases a Forza Motorsport 7 demo for Windows 10

Microsoft releases a Forza Motorsport 7 demo for Windows 10

Project Cars 2 releases Thursday and I don't know whether this is intentional or not, but Microsoft conveniently pushed a Forza Motorsport 7 demo to the Windows 10 store today... Read more ...