samsung 

Samsung could soon launch a phone with a truly all-screen front

One of the main things that smartphone makers seem to be working towards at the moment is an all-screen design on their phones. By that we mean a front with no notch, bezel or punch-hole camera, and ideally no pop-up camera either, and it’s a goal that Samsung has reportedly reconfirmed that it’s aiming for. According to MyDrivers, South Korean media reported that Samsung is working on a “perfect full screen”, one which could be achieved by building the camera into the screen invisibly, much like an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This…

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Apple 

Twitter Charges With Memes After Apple Cancels AirPower Wireless Mat

Apple has bid goodbye to its “AirPower” product that was supposed to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod simultaneously. Originally announced in September 2017, Apple cited difficulty meeting its own standards, thereby chopping off the project.  “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project,” Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Apple, toldTechCrunch on Friday. “We apologise to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to…

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First, an iPad refresh. Now Apple updates iMacs with faster processors and graphics

Laptops long ago overtook the desktop as the go-to computer of choice for most consumers and business people. Lately, even Apple seemed to be overlooking its all-in-one iMac desktop line. On Tuesday, Apple provided its first consequential update to the iMac since June 2017, resulting in the kind of robust improvements that, in theory anyway, will mean something for power users, and, perhaps even diehard gamers. The new machines keep Apple’s previous screen sizes of 21.5 inches and 27 inches, starting at $1,299 and $1,799, respectively. Apple starts taking pre-orders today. Apple…

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Apple’s well-known secrecy causing strife with Hollywood producers

A report out of The New York Times has highlighted once more the culture clash that has happened as a tech company delves into Hollywood. The video production business, unlike the development of Apple’s latest iPhone, is a bit more open. Actors get snatched up, directors come aboard the next big film, and writers get overall deals tied to studios. As a result, video production is a far more public affair as the talent comes off the market. Content gets announced months, or years before it ever hits a screen, as trailers and…

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Social Media 

People Addicted To Social Media Have This In Common With Drug Addicts

According to a new study the decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers. It’s scary, but the research, designed to raise awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young adults online has shown that the risky decision-making behaviours of social media overusers is comparable to people battling substance addiction. Seventy-one participants between the ages of 18-35 took part in the study which first measured their psychological dependence on Facebook through a survey. Image: Getty Participants then performed 100 trials…

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Samsung to supply the 2019 iPhone XS Max with cheaper OLED panels

It’s a well-known secret that Samsung is the sole supplier for OLED panels for last year’s iPhone X and this year’s iPhone XS and XS Max. However, those panels take a good chunk of the overall production cost so Samsung is reportedly offering a more affordable option. But more affordable doesn’t mean worse. In fact, Samsung has incorporated the so-called Y-Octa panels found on the Galaxy Note9, S9 and S9+ that make use of the in-cell touch technology. It allows for thinner, lighter, much cheaper and will allow Apple to…

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Gadgets 

New Apple iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 come with the fastest mobile chipsets

If the new MacBook Air is the new MacBook, then the new iPad Pro is the new MacBook Air. Apple says it’s more powerful than 92% of laptops out there and it’s running the full-blown versions of Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk AutoCAD and, yes, it could easily transform into a laptop-like device with keyboard or even a desktop with an external monitor. There’s so much to cover, but we have to start with the new screens. With thinner bezels, Apple fit larger screen in the same body on the iPad…

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Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2

When Apple announced the Watch Series 4 in September a big focus was placed on the smartwatch’ ability to perform an electrocardiogram. But the feature was unavailable at launch. Now, Apple is activating it in the US through watchOS update 5.1.2. The update adds the ECG app to Watch Series 4 devices in the States (where the ECG is currently only available) and also unlocks irregular heart rate warnings on all Apple Watch from Series 1 through to Series 4. The Apple Watch will passively read your heart rate in…

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