Alex Reich

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How To: Never Use a Scanner Again — Copy Text Straight from a Book or Document with Google Assistant's Lens

While certainly faster than writing by hand, manually typing passages from a book or document can be slow and frustrating. But thanks to Google …

Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Pixel 2 XL: a new low-light photo champion?

Samsung’s 2018 flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, is the first in the world with an f/1.5 lens aperture. But set aside all the hype about it being part of a dual-aperture system. What I really wanted to know about this change is how it might improve Samsung’s low-light imaging. Having the widest …

Tom Brady Gave a Filmmaker Unusual Access to His Private Life

Tom Brady was leading a tour through a set of fat binders that he keeps in his den, with each one devoted to one of the 18 seasons he has played in the N.F.L. This one, marked “2016,” began with a particular memento.<p>“I still keep this,” Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, said, holding a …

NFL

Apple is being sued for intentionally slowing down iPhones and not telling anyone

That didn’t take long.<p>On Dec. 20, Apple admitted that it had been throttling the processing power on iPhones with older batteries, ostensibly to keep them working for longer. While the company maintains it did this with consumers’ interest in mind, it didn’t ever tell them. Some critics noted that …

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Understanding user privacy in the age of smart speakers

Voice is becoming a primary interface. It’s in many of the technologies we use on a daily basis, like our home appliances, cars, and mobile apps. We can turn off the lights, order takeout, buy our weekly groceries, or listen to our favorite albums, all by using one of the most natural interfaces of …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 219th edition of Android Apps Weekly! Here are the big headlines from the last week:<p>There were two big app and game sales this week for Black Friday. The first was Nvidia for their Shield platform. There are dozens of games on sale ranging from AAA titles to indie stuff. That sale …

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

<i>Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown</i>. Apple shocked the industry in the holiday quarter when it catapulted past a declining Samsung to steal back …

HTC can't get no respect

HTC

Method in madness: why does Samsung Galaxy S6 lack microSD and a removable battery?

Many of you have expressed no small measure of dismay over the latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S, particularly that it lacks a micro-SD card and a removable back. I’ll be the first to admit that I shared this feeling initially, at least until I gave it a little more thought and …

Phones

Incoming Google Play Store update brings a handful of design changes

An update to the Google Play Store should be making its way to a device near you sometime soon, and will bring along a few design changes. Google’s own Kirill Grouchnikov teased today on Google+ that an update to the Play Store should be in our hands shortly. In fact, the hashtag Grouchnikov used …

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 quick look

Whether imagined or real, the rivalry between Apple and Samsung is almost legendary. And nothing brings this rivalry to the fore more than a new flagship release from either company. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched in September 2014, and now Samsung has unveiled its latest creation, …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

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5 old-school smartphones that are still awesome to use, according to Android fans

The life of a smartphone is typically very short and it seems like even the hottest Android phone will seem obsolete after only a year. With this in …

Google Launches Invite Program To Bring Inbox To Google Apps For Work Customers

Last Fall, Google started its (slow) rollout of Inbox, its completely redesigned email experience for Gmail on the web and mobile. Even today, it’s still an invite-only service (but invites are pretty easy to come by these days). Until now, however, it wasn’t possible to use Inbox with Google Apps …