Tag Archive: iPhones


The EU may push iPhones to adopt the USB-C that Androids prefer

It is finally time to end the tyranny of the Lightning connector.

What you need to know The European Parliament voted to force phone manufacturers to use a common charging standard. Apple is the lone manufacturer not using USB-C for phone charging. The European Commission must now write the laws that would be enforcable in the EU.

The European Union has officially encouraged phone manufacturers to use a common standard for ports and charging cords, but one  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S10 5G finally has 3D face unlock like iPhones

It works using the ToF sensor on the front.

What you need to know With One UI 2,0, Samsung is enabling 3D facial recognition on the Galaxy S10 5G. It uses the ToF sensor on the front to map your face in three dimensions. The end result is a far more secure facial unlocking experience that cannot easily be fooled with a picture of your face.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is the most expensive, and the most  [Read More…]

The new iPhones are just big enough upgrades to make people care

The only ‘feature’ that matters is that it’s still an iPhone.

Another year, another Apple announcement that was somehow both hyped and eventually disappointing. The star of the show, per usual, was the latest iPhone: the interestingly named iPhone 11 Pro. Building on the iPhone XS from last year, Apple made its typical move of slightly refreshing the hardware, adding a few features, and claiming its revolutionary status.

Look at the slide above from the launch event.  [Read More…]

There are new iPhones coming: Here’s how to watch the event

There’s nothing like a little competition to keep things interesting.

Every September, like clockwork, Apple announces a bunch of new products, including new iPhones — three of them these days — along with new versions of the Apple Watch, iPads, Macs, and maybe even a new set of AirPods that everyone loves to hate.

Here’s how to follow along with the event in case you want to… vent.

Apple September 2019 Special Event Preview

Apple’s September 2019  [Read More…]

Google uncovers multiple malicious sites that hacked iPhones for years

Google says the hacked websites received thousands of visitors per week.

What you need to know Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) found a number of a malicious websites that were being used to attack iPhones. The malicious websites were reportedly targeting iPhone users for a period of at least two years. iOS vulnerabilities that were being exploited by hackers were patched after Google reported its findings to Apple.

The Project Zero team at Google has announced that  [Read More…]

Qualcomm bans the sale of iPhones in another country, this time Germany

How many more countries will follow?

On December 10, Qualcomm announced that it had succeeded in a court case that got certain iPhone models banned from being sold in China. A little over a week later, we’re now seeing the same thing happen in Germany.

Per Qualcomm:

The injunction covers all models of iPhones that contain the infringing functionalities and apply to Apple’s European Union entities as well as Apple Incorporated. The judgment is immediately enforceable once  [Read More…]

Apple ordered to stop selling iPhones in China due to patent infringements

Qualcomm has scored another victory in its ongoing dispute with Apple.

Qualcomm and Apple have been at each other’s throats for seemingly endless months over various patent disputes, and in the latest development of this saga, Qualcomm’s seeing another victory. In a press release issued by the company on December 10, 2018, it announced the following:

The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of  [Read More…]

It’s 2018 and Android phones still can’t compare to the iPhone’s Taptic Engine

Just like on your favorite gaming controller, good haptic feedback can make all the difference in the world on your phone.

You’ve probably heard of Apple’s Taptic Engine before. It’s the vibration motor that first appeared on the iPhone 6S, eventually running out the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and consequent models. It’s also what allowed Apple to replicate the clicking button of the old days on newer iPhones with nothing more than a firm buzz  [Read More…]

WhatsApp is unveiling its own emoji, but they look a lot like the iPhone’s

WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, starting with the Android app.

Love them or hate them, emoji are a great way to convey meaning with text messages. With plain text, it can be difficult to gauge someone’s emotions. Emoji can be used to better understand the messages intent, or at least make the message prettier. Because of their expressive nature, emoji are often updated to reflect different moods.

Emojipedia reports that WhatsApp has begun using  [Read More…]

Google Photos allows for free unlimited photo and video storage, even for iPhones and iPads

One of the major benefits in owning a smartphone is the camera that you always have on hand to take a picture of a memory that you don’t want to forget. Sporting events, children, recitals, vacation, food and our cats are all things we love to take pictures of and many of us take so