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iOS 12 public beta review

Test shows how much the iOS 12 public beta can speed up an older iPhone

June 28th, 2018

When Apple announced iOS 12 at its developer conference earlier this month, there was an unusual lack of new features to show off. This year, we aren’t getting many fancily redesigned apps, new lock screens, or any of the major visual changes that iOS updates normally bring. Instead, Apple is pushing one feature above all …

iPhone X Plus vs. Pixel 3 XL

This iPhone X rumor is actually great news for the Pixel 3

June 28th, 2018

The second half of the year will bring us a bunch of new flagship handsets, including the Galaxy Note 9, new iPhone models, and the Pixel 3. In fact, we’re now seeing rumors detailing these products on a daily basis. But it’s rare to see a report about the next-gen iPhone bring good news to …

Apple’s Netflix streaming rival actually sounds interesting

June 28th, 2018

Apple is creating its own original content to take on streaming juggernaut Netflix, but also HBO and Hulu. The company has inked several high-profile content deals already, although we’re several months away from their launch. But how will Apple go about releasing them? A report a few weeks ago speculated that Apple might launch its …

Amazon Alexa questions

Few people are actually using Amazon’s Alexa to shop on Amazon

June 27th, 2018

British consumers are buying technology with embedded voice assistants and asking it do things like … help them boil an egg. That’s one of the somewhat surprising and totally British findings in a survey of more than 1,000 owners of smart speakers in the U.K. that was commissioned by digital agency Code Computerlove. Among the …

Verizon Visible MVNO: Cheapest unlimited

Verizon’s new MVNO keeps insisting it’s not an MVNO

June 27th, 2018

Earlier this year, it emerged that Verizon is very stealthily funding a company called Visible, which is offering a slightly different kind of wireless service. Subscribers currently need an invite to join, and if they manage to sneak in, they get a slightly restricted unlimited plan for $40, including unlimited calling and texting. Compared to …