[Update: John Gruber adds that a new form factor is coming this year too:
“It’s hard to overstate just how big a deal this could be. No mention in Businessweek’s report, though, of the all-new form factor that I’ve heard is coming for this year’s new watches.”
This would mark the first external change since the Apple Watch debuted.]
Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning to release an updated Apple Watch model by the end of this year with built-in cellular connectivity. B…
Next-gen audio is here in the form of Dolby Atmos and Netflix has now announced a string of movies that will support the first true 3D sound platform on its video streaming service. For the unfamiliar, Dolby Atmos improves on the typical surround sound experience – which features left, right, back, and front audio feeds – by extending the audio sound above the audience as well. While the tech isn’t featured on very many platforms for the moment, it is expected to proliferate at least as rapidly as 4K UHD and HDR have. The first movie to receive the new audio enhancements on Netflix’s service is called “Okja.” The film follows in the same vein as previou…
The same week that a Google Docs phishing scam made the news, Google has announced new anti-phishing features for the Gmail for Android app.
Google says that it’s implementing anti-phishing security checks in Gmail for Android. When you get an email with a link to a site that Gmail has identified as a forgery, you’ll get a warning message to say that it could be a phishing scam. You can then either go back or continue to the site if you think that it’s safe.
This is a nice addition to the Gmail for Android app. Not only does it help folks to identify potential phishing scams, but it shows them a full-screen warning when a scam is likely so that the user can’t miss it…
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Sometimes the white balance of a photo just doesn’t look right, especially in spur-of-the-moment situations, so Google is looking to help photographers out.
Today Google announced that it is adding an auto white balance feature to Google Photos. With it, Google Photos will automatically adjust the white balance of a photo you’ve got selected, cleaning things up a bit. The app will also help with saturation…
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Huawei Says They’re Adding Amazon Alexa to the Mate 9
At the start of November, Huawei officially announced the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and the Mate 9 Porsche Design phones to the world. We had seen multiple rumors of this device leading up to the official announcement, so it wasn’t a complete surprise when it …
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