A pair of videos that appear to depict prototype iOS 11 features have been found “deep within the iOS 11 beta image” by developer Guilherme Rambo, who has recently become known for digging deep into iOS code to suss out upcoming features.
According to Rambo, the files were created in May, suggesting they depict iOS 11 iPhone functionality that was scrapped rather than functionality that has not yet been implemented, but there’s technically no way to tell.
In the first 13 second video, the Lock screen is demonstrated. The i…
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Galaxy A5 (2016) August security patch update released
We’ve already seen it land on devices like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S8. The company is now rolling out the August security patch update for the Galaxy A5 (2016). The latest security update has been rolled out for this device soon after it received …
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A to launch today: Price, Specifications and everything we know so far
The TENAA listing suggests that the Redmi Note 5A will feature a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and will be powered by either a Snapdragon 425 or Snapdragon 430 SoC. The Redmi 4 is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 chipset so there is a possibility that …
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Nokia 8: sound and video that stand out from the crowd
Finnish company HMD Global, which now owns the license to market smartphones under the Nokia brand, has presented a model that features a case machined from a single block of aluminum, and a 5.3-inch Quad HD screen (2560×1440 pixels). Under the hood, the …
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A startup is using voice recognition during story time to bridge the digital and real worlds….
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Samsung reportedly bought up almost all available Snapdragon 845 chips
A rumor by the fairly reliable @ice suggests we may have a repeat of the first half of the year when Samsung hoarded all available supply of Qualcomm’s top chipset, leaving other makers to search for alternatives (like the 821) or delaying their H1 …
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Earlier this year, Google took the stage at its I/O developers conference to officially announce Android 8.0, the next big update to the operating system.
The company wasn’t keen on introducing the name of this version at the time, though. There was plenty of speculation, of course, including Android Oatmeal, but today Google has officially announced that Android 8.0 is Oreo.
As for what’s new in the upcoming operating system, that much we know. Google states that Android 8.0 Oreo offers two times faster boot speed, which was measured on the Google Pixel. There are also background limits on apps, so that the battery isn’t overly taxed by apps running in th…
Android and Me
Don’t expect Android phones to be able to match the upcoming iPhone’s 3D sensing technology any year soon. According to a new report from KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s competitor Qualcomm is working on its own 3D sensing tech, but it’s at least two years behind. And handset makers aren’t in a rush to embrace it […]
(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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It is starting to worry me how little the responses by tech firms will do to fix the problem of extreme views instead of just driving them underground. A good deal of the reason for this is the excessive focus firms now have on how they are run. Companies tend to be run tactically, with officials more likely to make decisions that will seem to make a problem go away within a quarter but that do not deal with the cause of the problem. For instance, stock buyback programs do push up stock prices — but they do nothing to increase company value….
Apple iPhone 5s Gold edition Hands On and Photo Gallery
The Apple iPhone 5s and 5c have been the fastest selling iPhones combined for Apple, with them seeing more than 9 million getting sold over just 3 days, but one thing that has been evading everyone’s hands and eyes has been the gold edition of the iPhone 5S.
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