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Not Good: Just 45,000 iPhone X Units Available at Launch?
it's rumored the problem pertains to the front-facing camera's dot projector
apple  mobile  rumor 
7 hours ago by jasonsamuels
Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint plan merger without selling assets
The companies’ announcement of a merger agreement, currently expected to come either in late October or early November, will focus on the potential benefits of the deal for U.S. consumers, including the advancement of next-generation 5G wireless technology, which requires considerable investment
wireless  business  rumor  t-mobile  sprint 
12 hours ago by jasonsamuels
Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10 - ExtremeTech
Based on reports from customers who have been contacted by system builders, Microsoft is planning to change the way it licenses Windows 10 going forward. Instead of letting the OEM decide which SKUs get which version, it will be based on the processor inside the machine. For a system with four or fewer cores, a Windows license is expected to increase $70. For a machine with more than four cores, Microsoft is looking at a $230 price increase for the manufacturer.
Microsoft  windows  rumor 
5 days ago by jasonsamuels
Galaxy Note 9 Will Boast Feature We Wish iPhone X Had
What's interesting about his claim, however, is that Samsung won't be able to get the fingerprint sensor running in the Galaxy S9, which could make its debut as early as late-February. Instead, it appears Samsung will need more time to get it to work and will therefore wait until the Galaxy Note 9 launches next August or September in order to offer the long-awaited feature.
samsung  mobile  gadgetluv  rumor 
6 days ago by jasonsamuels
Fake news in Idaho
Detailed heartbreaking story of a rumor that spread out of control
rumor  hatred  idaho  politics  journalism  fake  news 
18 days ago by nelson
Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: Here’s How They’ll be Different
HTC will be bringing some of its own features to the Pixel 2, according to reports.
Chief among them is a Squeeze for Assistant feature that will allow you to squeeze the sides of the Pixel 2 to activate its built-in Google Assistant. The feature could work even when the smartphone is asleep
HTC  google  pixel  mobile  gadgetluv  rumor 
20 days ago by jasonsamuels
T-Mobile and Sprint stock-for-stock deal to reflect 'at market' price
The exchange ratio for the stocks is expected to be at market, the sources said. The companies are hoping to reach an agreement by the third week of October
sprint  t-mobile  business  rumor 
21 days ago by jasonsamuels
Foldable Galaxy X Could Arrive Soon to Fight iPhone X
The South Korea National Radio Research Agency now lists a Samsung device with the codename SM-G888N0, according to BGR. That's the same codename Samsung is using for its foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X. The listing was published Sept. 21.
samsung  mobile  innovation  rumor  gadgetluv 
21 days ago by jasonsamuels
Don't Let the Sprint/T-Mobile Zombie Merger Rise Again | Sascha Segan | PCMag.com
According to CNBC, T-Mobile and Sprint are once again considering a merger. The combined company would be run by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, but Sprint's majority owner, Softbank, would have a major interest. This is a horrible idea. It would lead to higher prices, worse service, and massive job cuts.
wireless  opinion  sprint  t-mobile  rumor  business 
26 days ago by jasonsamuels
Galaxy S9 Camera Could Put iPhone X to Shame
A 1,000-fps camera would allow the S9 to capture motion in extreme detail, and give you a host of new ways to manipulate your photos and videos. The feature is already available in the Sony Xperia XZ1, which is widely considered to have one of the best smartphone cameras on the market.
samsung  mobile  photography  rumor  gadgetluv 
28 days ago by jasonsamuels
When did Apple begin to think different about the iPhone Home button? | Computerworld
Most iPhone users touch the Home button dozens of times each day, but Apple plans to lose it in iPhone 8. When did Apple begin to think different about Home?
Apple is now expected to lose the Home button on the iPhone 8, replacing it with gesture controls. The decision sounded quite shocking, but on closer reflection, Apple appears to have been hedging its bets on the future of the Home button for longer than we thought.
iphone8  rumor  ui/ue 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
Truth in Jest? | Hazlitt
"This is why C.K.’s failure to address these allegations is not a good enough reason for his fans to avoid the difficult, uncomfortable issues they bring up. If you like this guy’s work because of its ethical spine, and yet you can keep enjoying it exactly the same way once these allegations are introduced—without any traces of concern or creeping dread or cognitive dissonance or confusion or frustration—then maybe it’s worth thinking about why they’re so easy for you to ignore. This is the exact same idea that runs under C.K.’s work like a third rail, makes him seem so insightful: the moments when an issue is small enough for you to register it and then turn away comfortably are the moments when it probably deserves your closest scrutiny."
hazlitt.net  louis_ck  comedian  abuse  assault  rumor  tig_notaro  2017  2010s  empathy  emma_healey  truth  privilege  betrayal  jen_kirkman  culture  silence  tv  writing  essay 
5 weeks ago by cluebucket
iPhone X: Software leak appears to confirm name, features, and specs | Ars Technica
Meanwhile, iPhone 8 is an updated iPhone 7 with a glass back, and wireless charging.
Apple's latest and greatest iPhone is called the iPhone X, according to information pulled from a leaked "Gold Master" of iOS 11, the operating system said to power the new phone.
The same software leak also reveals the existence of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are based on a similar design to the existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. According to 9to5Mac, which was one of two blogs able to download iOS 11 before it was pulled from Apple's servers, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus feature a faster processor, wireless charging, and a new glass back panel.
ios11  leak  rumor  security  iphone8  iphoneX 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: WSJ: No Touch ID in D22
The Wall Street Journal, under the byline “Yoko Kubota in Tokyo, Tripp Mickle in San Francisco, and Takashi Mochizuki in Tokyo”...
By this account, it sounds like Apple is rushing D22 to market, before it’s actually good enough to ship. But it really depends who the Journal’s sources are. With two of the bylined reporters in Tokyo, it seems very possible the sources are in the supply chain, not at Apple.
It all comes down to how good the facial recognition is. If it’s as fast, reliable, trustworthy, and convenient as Touch ID, then omitting Touch ID is a legitimate design choice. Forward progress on biometrics. If it’s worse than Touch ID in any meaningful way, it’s an inexcusable mistake.
iphone8  rumor  touchID  daring_fireball 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
iPhone (Pro?) Size Comparisons and Naming — MacSparky
Redmond Pie took a mock-up iPhone (Pro/Edition/8) and compared it to existing and past iPhones. Most interesting to me is the picture below pitting it against a 7 Plus.
For existing plus-sized customers, the phone would get smaller and have fewer pixels. However, with the edge-to-edge display, it appears you’ll get more vertical space, which is what I want most anyway. This product hasn’t even been announced yet and I’m already lusting for one.
iphone8  rumor 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Google rumored to buy HTC's phone arm, and it makes total sense
If the HTC acquisition actually goes through, things could be quite different from Google's Motorola acquisition. The most obvious change is that Google is already producing its own branded phones this time and desperately needs something to set its phones apart from competitors. 
google  HTC  android  business  rumor 
5 weeks ago by jasonsamuels
Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alternatives
According to Kuo, "Apple is in urgent need of finding a second source of OLED." Any diversity in the supply chain will take time, however, as competing display makers need to not only ramp up OLED output, but also master manufacturing of the next-generation display technology to meet Apple's quality control standards.
apple  samsung  mobile  rumor  display 
5 weeks ago by jasonsamuels

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