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Galaxy S11 Fingerprint Reader To Be More Convenient To Use

A new report says that the Samsung Galaxy S11 fingerprint sensor will be better than its predecessor's. The handset will feature a larger Active Area Dimension (AAD) to improve ease of use. AAD is the area of the display that can detect a fingerprint. Fingerprint on Display (FOD) is a relatively new technology and currently, [...] Read More... The post Galaxy S11 Fingerprint Reader To Be More Convenient To Use appeared first on Android Headlines.

Hooray! Ikea’s long-anticipated Fyrtur smart blinds are finally on sale

I was talking to someone recently who installs a variety of tech solutions in homes who noted as an aside that smart blinds are very soon going to be the standard, default solution -- that there's just no reason to have the traditional set of blinds anymore, when you can have one that operates at the push of a button. That came to mind today in tandem with the news that Ikea has finally started the rollout of its Fyrtur smart blinds in some of its US stores after initially intending to release them earlier [..]

macOS beta may have given us an early look at the 16-inch MacBook Pro

It now seems almost certain that Apple is readying a new MacBook Pro for a launch in the near future.

Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things

Watches – they’ve been on our wrist, in our pocket, and on our walls – only to be put on chains and worn around our necks – for ages. Believe it or not, computer wearable watches have been around since the 70’s. From the Pulsar watch by the Hamilton Watch Company, to the Ruputer from […] The post Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things appeared first on Geekazine.com.

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional […]

New icons found in macOS suggest that 16-inch MacBook Pro release drawing near

At this point, it's overwhelmingly clear that the butterfly keyboard design Apple introduced on its late-2016 MacBook Pro marks one of the low points in Apple design. Though Apple would go on to make iterative improvements to the design, the bottom line is that the slimmer keyboard design proved to be unreliable and prone to breaking if even the slightest particle happened to lodge itself underneath a key. The good news is that Apple is reportedly planning to launch a slew of new MacBook models with the old[..]

Google just accidentally admitted that iPhones are more valuable than Pixels

When Google launched the Pixel line two years ago, two things were clear. One: The Nexus phone replacement was going to be a more expensive, premium Android meant to deliver a high-end Android experience. Two: The Pixels would copy the iPhone. Fast forward to the Pixel 4, and things haven’t really changed. Google may have introduced a cheaper Pixel phone earlier this year, but it doesn't compete with flagships. The high-end Pixel phones, Pixel 4 included, are still expensive - more expensive than the cheape[..]

The best cheap headphone deals and sales in October 2019

We've scoured the net for the best cheap headphone deals and sales from the top brands.

One of the Pixel 4’s best new features only works if you enable gesture navigation

The Pixel 4 is finally official, which means we’re no longer speculating on what it can or can’t do based on leaks. The phone has a bunch of signature features, including 3D face unlock, Motion Sense radar-based gestures, and a dual-lens rear camera, but those aren’t necessarily the best things about the phone. Yes, the camera upgrade is definitely noteworthy, but the Pixel 4 has a few tricks up its sleeve that aren’t available on other phones. One of them is inspired by the iPhone: The new Recorder app tha[..]

Report: Apple will announce AirPods Pro with noise cancelling this month

Apple may have announced three new iPhones last month, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the company is done for the year. A report from China Economic Daily suggests Apple plans to announce a ‘Pro’ version of its ubiquitous AirPods soon. Like, before the end of October soon. The most notable rumored update to the AirPods Pro is the inclusion of noise canceling. That would be a big boon to everyone who appreciates the reliability of Apple’s buds, but wants something that can actually block out sound too. Th[..]

New Privacy Bill Tells Facebook, Tech Giants "Mind Your Own Business"

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is looking to hold tech giants' feet to the fire with the recently reported introduction of a new privacy bill. Dubbed the Mind Your Own Business Act, the proposed legislation aims to provide agencies with tools to address growing concerns about privacy as it concerns tech companies. That broad description includes [...] Read More... The post New Privacy Bill Tells Facebook, Tech Giants "Mind Your Own Business" appeared first on Android Headlines.

iPad price cut at Walmart: save $100 on the 9.7-inch Apple iPad

The 9.7-inch Apple iPad is on sale at Walmart with a $100 price cut ahead of Black Friday.

Analyst Says Apple TV+ to See Over 100 Million Subscribers in its First Year

Apple could entice 100 million or more customers into paying for its premium video streaming service Apple TV+.

‘AirPods Pro’ to be Announced Within the Next Two Weeks: REPORT

The illusive next-generation Apple AirPods with noise cancellation will reportedly arrive this month, not 2020 as recently suggested.

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on October 18th

On the lookout for some nifty new apps to try on your iPhone or iPad? We've got you covered... and you won't need to spend a dime if you hurry. We sifted through hundreds of iOS apps on Friday morning to find the best of the bunch that are on sale for free. There's no telling when these deals might end though, so definitely get in on the action while you still can. This post covers paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. BGR is not affiliated [..]

Hidden Lightning Connector Discovered in Apple TV 4K’s Ethernet Port

Apple's TV 4K reportedly features a hidden Lightning connector, stealthily concealed inside of the Ethernet port on the back of the device.

Steamboat Willie to Disney Plus: a history of Disney domination

Since Steamboat Willie, Disney has built itself around new technologies – and dominated the entertainment industry.

macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta Possibly References Rumoured 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple is widely expected to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro this year.

Save 15% right now on Apple AirPods - why wait for Black Friday?

Walmart and Amazon cut AirPods prices across US and UK in amazing deals - all weeks ahead of Black Friday.

Noise-canceling AirPods could launch before October is out, says report

An upgraded AirPods Pro model is rumored to be on its way shortly – with active noise canceling.

The iPhone 11 convinced me that Apple’s a photography powerhouse again

It’s kind of poetically funny to post an iPhone camera review during the week of the new Pixel launch. Google’s phones have been fierce, and often overpowering rivals to iPhones, especially in the camera department. Last month, when Apple announced its new set of iPhones, it talked about cameras and their new features a lot. So, it was time to test out whether the company’s tall claims were true. Just so you know, we’ve used the iPhone 11 for this review. Camera specs Rear camera: 12-megapixel wide sensor w[..]

Is the Pixel 4’s most revolutionary new feature just a huge waste of time?

We can't tell you how happy we are that Google finally announced its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL flagship smartphones. It's not that we're actually any more excited about these new smartphones than any other new handsets that have been released in the recent past, though there's no question that Google's new phones are impressive. No, we're happy because the countless leaks and rumors have finally come to an end. A few leaks here and there are terrific because they give early adopters something to look forward t[..]

Report says Apple is about to surprise us with new ‘AirPods Pro’ that’ll launch in the next 2 weeks

Apple refreshed the AirPods earlier this year, but that was only a minor upgrade for the iconic wireless earphones. AirPods 2 got a case that can be recharged wirelessly and a brand new chip, but the device still looks exactly as the first-gen model — both of them are available in stores. But Apple is also expected to release a brand new AirPods version later this year, on in early 2020, which we’ve been referring to as AirPods 3. A new story from China claims the actual name of Apple’s next-gen AirPods is [..]

Fossil's latest Wear OS watches now make calls using iPhones

Fossil has acted on its promise to show more love to iPhone users with its Gen 5 smartwatches. An in-progress software update now lets the wristwear make calls using Apple's handsets, making them some of the first Wear OS devices with calling suppor...

Top Stories: Beats Solo Pro Headphones, Apple Leaks 16-Inch MacBook Pro, $399 'iPhone SE 2' and More

This week saw a new addition to Apple's Beats headphones lineup, while Apple appears to have leaked images of its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro in the new macOS 10.15.1 betas. Other top stories this week included rumored $399 pricing for the so-called "iPhone SE 2" coming early next year, the release of iOS 13.1.3, and more, so read on for all of the details! Apple Introduces $300 Beats Solo Pro Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Unfold-to-Power, and More Apple this week unveiled new Beats Solo Pro headphon[..]

New icons found in macOS suggest that 16-inch MacBook Pro release drawing near

At this point, it’s overwhelmingly clear that the butterfly keyboard design Apple introduced on its late-2016 MacBook Pro marks one of the low points in Apple design. Though Apple would go on to make iterative improvements to the design, the bottom line is that the slimmer keyboard design proved to be unreliable and prone to breaking if even the slightest particle happened to lodge itself underneath a key. The good news is that Apple is reportedly planning to launch a slew of new MacBook models with the old[..]

US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app censorship

In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple's decision earlier...

U.S. Lawmakers Call Apple's Move to Remove HKMap Live App 'Deeply Concerning'

U.S lawmakers on Friday sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing concern over Apple's decision to remove the HKMap Live app from the App Store after complaints from the Chinese Government. The letter [PDF] calls Apple's removal of the HKMap Live app "disappointing" and points out a prior quote from Tim Cook that reads "At Apple, we are not afraid to say that our values drive our curation decisions." The HKMap Live app, which was used by protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street c[..]

Apple Releases Beats Studio3 and BeatsX in New Colors, Adds New Lightning to 3.5mm Cable

Apple this week introduced Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in a new Camo Collection, available in either Forest Green or Sand Dune. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones in the Camo Collection are identical to prior Beats Studio3 headphones with Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling Technology, a built-in Apple-designed W1 chip, fast charging functionality, up to 22 hours battery life, and a $349 price point. Along with the new Camo Beats Studio3 Wireless, Apple has brought back previously available colors of the[..]

Apple Arcade Gains Four New Games, Including Ballistic Baseball and PAC-MAN Party Royale

Apple Arcade gained a batch of new games today for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The latest titles available include real-time player-versus-player baseball game "Ballistic Baseball," gravity-based puzzle game "Manifold Garden," the classic "PAC-MAN Party Royale," and horror-themed game "Things That Go Bump." Ballistic Baseball is not yet available on the Mac, but should be soon. Watch the trailers and gameplay videos below: Gameloft sent us details about Ballistic Baseball: Ballistic Baseball is a r[..]

A month on, Apple Arcade is too cheap to quit

It's been almost exactly a month since Apple Arcade launched. That means that a lot of free trials are about to expire, and it's time to decide: Is it actually worth your $5 a month? Like you, a number of Engadget editors have been testing out Arcade...

Quanta Reportedly Supplying Apple With 'Autonomous Driving Solutions'

While the status of Apple's electric vehicle plans are unclear at this point, hit-or-miss DigiTimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer is currently supplying Apple with unspecified "autonomous driving solutions." Tesla Autopilot illustration An excerpt from the paywalled report, emphasis ours: With the test of its autonomous vehicle, Quanta is now able to prove its ability in designing an autonomous driving platform, which is expected to assist the company to obtain more partnerships, said [..]

Pixel 4 and 4 XL specs vs. iPhone 11, Galaxy S10E and OnePlus 7T - CNET

We pit Google's new Pixel phones against their top Android and Apple competitors.

Blizzard Criticized By Bipartisan Group of US Lawmakers (Including Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

"If Blizzard wanted to keep politics out of its eSports scene, the Hearthstone publisher has failed miserably in just about every regard," reports Forbes. After suspending a player for his pro-Hong Kong protest, Blizzard faced a backlash which Forbes describes as "swift," "fierce," and "almost universal. From across the political spectrum, from socialist left to alt-right, gamers were incensed." Earlier today, Ron Wyden (D, Oregon) and Marco Rubio (R, Florida) signed a bipartisan letter addressed to Activis[..]

Blizzard Criticized By Bipartisan Group of US Lawmakers (Including Ron Wyden, Marco Rubio, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)

"If Blizzard wanted to keep politics out of its eSports scene, the Hearthstone publisher has failed miserably in just about every regard," reports Forbes. After suspending a player for his pro-Hong Kong protest, Blizzard faced a backlash which Forbes describes as "swift," "fierce," and "almost universal. From across the political spectrum, from socialist left to alt-right, gamers were incensed." Earlier today, Ron Wyden (D, Oregon) and Marco Rubio (R, Florida) signed a bipartisan letter addressed to Activis[..]

You can now subscribe to Twitch streamers on iOS, if you pay the Apple tax

You can now subscribe to your favorite streamers from your iOS device, provided you have an iOS device and have updated the Twitch app. Truly we are living in the future. Twitch announced the news at this year’s TwitchCon in San Diego, but the feature rolled out today. It’s a little different than your usual Twitch subscribing experience, and yes, it is Apple’s fault. The reason it’s taken this long for Twitch to offer subs through its iOS app is because Apple takes a 30 percent cut of any digital subscript[..]

AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. “Strong concern” over Apple’s decision The first, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, expresses “strong concern” over the company’s decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters from its App Store. The app, called HKMap, tracked police presence and was used by pro-democracy activists, but was removed earlier this month after Apple claimed it was [..]

Latest macOS Catalina beta hints at new 16-inch MacBook Pro

Image: MacGeneration Rumors have been circulating for months that Apple is readying a new, 16-inch MacBook Pro model — some reports claiming as early as this year — and we might have just gotten a first look at it, thanks to a new image hidden in the latest macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta that was uncovered by MacGeneration. The file apparently refers to a new MacBook Pro model designated “MacBookPro16,1” (which in and of itself just indicates that it’s a new model — the 16 here is likely just a coincidence bas[..]

UK consumers would rather ditch Facebook than Huawei

Messaging apps slammed for losing trust with their customers.

Apple TV+ Original “Dickinson” Holds Global Premiere in Brooklyn

Apple TV+ original "Dickinson" held its global premiere in Brooklyn, New York.

October 18, 1931: Passing of Thomas Alva Edison

A lot happened on this day that Thomas Edison was responsible for. In 1878, Edison brought electricity into the home. 1879 Edison manufacturers the first incandescent light bulb, which was tested on October 22nd. Two major leaps in the technology ago. But it was on October 18, 1931, Edison died of complications to diabetes in New Jersey. His […]

Budget smartphone maker Realme lands in Australia with four tempting handsets

Realme XT, 5, 5 Pro and C2 are all coming to Australia, offering premium specs like OLED and quad cameras at budget prices.

Costco Clearance: Apple’s iPhone 6s 128GB for $429.97

Apple's iPhone 6s is on clearance at Costco warehouses for $429.97.

Google copied a signature iPhone feature for the Pixel 4, but missed one huge element

Google confirmed the Pixel 4’s main features several months before actually announcing the phone, but that didn't stop the leaks. All the Pixel 4 rumors that followed were easy to verify, considering we all knew what the Pixel 4 would look like and what its signature features would be. Unsurprisingly, Google copied the iPhone again, with Apple continuing to be its main inspiration for the Pixel line so far. Not only did Google have to admit that it needed more cameras on the back of the phone to improve pho[..]

Half of all iPhones are already using iOS 13 while most other flagships are still waiting on Android 10

Apple has already reached a 50% adoption rate for iOS 13, and it's even higher when factoring out devices that can't update.

iOS 13 has already been installed on more than 50% of all iPhones

Even with all the chaos surrounding the launch of iOS 13 - which included a string of rushed beta releases, a whole host of bugs and issues, and an expedited rollout of iOS 13.1 - Apple says 50% of its iPhones are already running on iOS 13. This announcement comes less than one month after Apple seeded the first version of the software update to the public, which goes to show just how accustomed Apple fans are to staying up to date. Breaking down the adoption numbers further, Apple reveals that while 50% of[..]

iPhone 11 Pro just destroyed Android in comprehensive performance tests

There's something of a narrative that Apple's innovation in the smartphone space came to a grinding halt years ago. And while there is some truth to the fact that smartphone innovation on the whole has slowed in recent years, that's not to say that iPhone releases have been lacking in the new feature department. If anything, we've seemingly become so accustomed to new phones with better hardware and better software that we've arguably become immune to some of the more impressive advancements offered up by n[..]

55% of iPhones Introduced in Last 4 Years Now Have iOS 13 Installed

Apple has just shared the iOS 13 adoption statistics on the App Store Developers page.

Luna Display now supports older Macs as a secondary screen

Secondary display companies are among the latest to get a taste of Sherlocking, after Apple introduced Sidecar as part of the recent Catalina update. Honestly, the feature is far and away the best thing about the latest version of MacOS and as a number of third-party app developers have discovered over the decades, it’s hard […]

Netflix Subscribers Surge as Streaming Competition Looms from Apple, Disney

Both Apple and Disney are launching cheaper rivals to Netflix next month, in a major escalation of the video streaming wars.