iPhone 7 Plus Blue

This is the iPhone 7 in deep blue, and it’s gorgeous

This is the iPhone 7 in deep blue, and it’s gorgeous

By on June 13, 2016 at 9:43 AM.

The iPhone 7 won’t be official for quite some time, but most leaks suggest that the final design of Apple’s 2016 flagship smartphones will be strikingly similar to the iPhone 6s series. But just because the iPhone maker isn’t going for a radical redesign just yet, it doesn’t mean the new iPhones will be boring. Just last week, designer Martin Hajek used the latest leaked 3D renders of the iPhone 7 and schematics to create concept images of the phone, and the results were spectacular. Hajek is now back with his interpretation of a new rumor that emerged since then: The iPhone 7 will come supposedly come in a brand new blue color.

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Siri iOS 10 Mac OS

WSJ: A smarter-than-ever Siri is coming to iPhone and the Mac

By on June 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

WSJ: A smarter-than-ever Siri is coming to iPhone and the Mac

Apple’s annual WWDC conference is about to get underway in California, with the iPhone maker expected to unveil major upgrades across operating systems. iOS 10 and Mac OS X 10.12 will be the most important announcements of the show, though Apple should also detail tvOS and watchOS advancements. Multiple reports claimed that Apple will focus on Siri at the show, with the digital voice-based virtual assistant expected to get smarter, but also to be available on the Mac. More →

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Lenovo C+ Folio Foldable Smartphones

Watch these smartphones bend and even fold in half

By on June 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Watch these smartphones bend and even fold in half

In addition to demoing products that will soon hit stores like the Lenovo PHAB2 series and the Motorola Moto Z family, Lenovo briefly covered a few concept products during its Tech World keynote event this week. The company even showcased a couple of very cool prototypes, including a foldable smartphone that can be turned into a wearable device, and a bendable tablet that becomes a phablet.

It’s time to meet the C+ and the Folio.

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Barack Obama Smartphone

Barack Obama tells Jimmy Fallon why his smartphone is so embarrassing

By on June 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Barack Obama tells Jimmy Fallon why his smartphone is so embarrassing

Barack Obama may be the most powerful man in the world, but his smartphone game is in need of repair. In fact, the smartphone you currently have in your pocket is probably more advanced than the one he’s using. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon yesterday, Obama said that while he has a smartphone of sorts, its functionality is extremely limited due to security concerns.

So while we’re all busy tweeting, texting, taking photos and more, Obama remains stuck on the sidelines. In an amusing anecdote, Obama recalled the conversation that accompanied him receiving his new phone, with his handlers saying “this is a great phone, state of the art, but it doesn’t take pictures, you can’t text, the phone doesn’t work, and you can’t play your music on it.”

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Apple iPhone 7 Intel

10 years too late, Intel is finally going to supply iPhone parts

By on June 10, 2016 at 3:45 PM.

10 years too late, Intel is finally going to supply iPhone parts

When the iPhone first launched, Intel had a stranglehold over processors for consumer electronics. A decade later, and the giant has managed to completely screw up the mobile revolution. Every major smartphone is running an ARM processor, and Intel’s nowhere to be seen.

The company has taken the tiniest step in reversing that change, with Bloomberg reporting that Intel will make modems for Apple’s next iPhone. That places it among other such titans of industry as MediaTek and TSMC.

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Bluetooth 5 Standard Specs

Next-gen Bluetooth will make wireless headphones tolerable

By on June 10, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

Next-gen Bluetooth will make wireless headphones tolerable

You may be right to be annoyed that your regular headphones won’t work with new devices, including the Moto Z family, that don’t have a regular 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple has already received plenty of criticism after rumors suggested the iPhone 7 will also lack a standard audio port. But wireless tech is about to get a lot better, making wireless accessories, including headphones, a lot more interesting.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is going to announce a new standard next week, a significant upgrade over the current Bluetooth 4.x tech. More →

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Galaxy S7 Vs HTC 10

Video pits the world’s two best smartphone cameras against each other

Video pits the world’s two best smartphone cameras against each other

By on June 10, 2016 at 1:17 PM.

Only two smartphones have ever managed to score an 88 following DxOMark’s extensive testing. Depending on how you feel about DxOMark, that could certainly be construed as a big deal. The first phone to garner the impressive score was Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge, which packs what is without question one of the most impressive smartphone cameras the world has ever seen. Then in April, the HTC 10 managed to earn the same score of 88 following the site’s customary battery of tests.

While both of these cameras are fantastic and they were each awarded the same score, they’re certainly not equals across the board. Each phone has its own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to mobile photography, and a recent video showdown does a great job of comparing these two flagship smartphones. More →

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iPhone 7 Colors

iPhone 7 may ditch the Space Gray model for a bold new color option

By on June 10, 2016 at 10:29 AM.

iPhone 7 may ditch the Space Gray model for a bold new color option

A somewhat sketchy rumor from Macotakara relays that Apple with the iPhone 7 might completely do away with the tried and true Space Grey iPhone and replace it with a brand new Deep Blue model. If the report is to be believed, Apple’s iPhone 7 would be available in the following colors: Deep Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver.

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Moto Z Force Headphone Jack

Motorola killed the headphone jack and nobody noticed

By on June 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Motorola killed the headphone jack and nobody noticed

Lenovo’s Tech World keynote was packed with announcements, some of them being a lot more interesting to consumers than others. Right at the end, Lenovo unveiled its newest Android flagship devices – or a second family of hot Android devices, considering that the PHAB2 Tango smartphones were also announced at the event. There are many interesting things about the Moto Z devices presented yesterday, ultra-thin handsets that bring modularity to Motorola’s lineup of mobile products. One of them is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack, which absolutely nobody noticed during the event.

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iPhone Manufacturing

Why moving iPhone production to the United States will never happen

By on June 9, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

Why moving iPhone production to the United States will never happen

The sad reality is that politicians today can engender widespread support by issuing sweeping declarations about topics and issues they truly know nothing about. While such examples are plentiful, today we’re going to focus on statements that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have made about Apple in recent months.

During the course of the ongoing U.S. Presidential campaign, both Trump and Sanders have issued statements calling for Apple to begin manufacturing the iPhone in the United States. Trump in particular was rather assertive on the issue, stating that if he is elected President, he’d make sure that Apple  “builds their damn computers in this country.”

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Lenovo Tech World 2016

The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

The 6 most exciting things unveiled at Lenovo’s big event

By on June 9, 2016 at 2:45 PM.

Lenovo Tech World 2016 is now behind us and while it wasn’t necessarily the most hotly anticipated event of the season — WWDC and E3 both begin on Monday — it was still an action-packed show during which we saw some exciting new products take shape. The star of the show had to be the new Lenovo PHAB2 Pro, which is the first smartphone in the world to bring Google’s Project Tango augmented reality solution to life, but Motorola’s new phones were also high points during today’s festivities.

In this article, we’ll run through all of the biggest and most exciting things unveiled during Lenovo Tech World 2016. More →

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