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Apple announces iOS 10

What a surprise. Apple just unveiled iOS 10 at its annual developer conference. The tenth major iteration of the operating system for iPhones and iPads comes with a bunch of new features, some small and some bigger — Apple is releasing a public beta next month. “It is the biggest iOS release ever …

Apps

Samsung's Latest Galaxy Phone Is Pretty Much Indestructible

Samsung’s latest ruggedised flagship phone was finally revealed last week after numerous leaks. Sure enough, it’s a lot chunkier (30g heavier and 2mm …

Phones

Report claims that Samsung is considering moving all of its devices to Tizen

According to a report today from Korean publication Korea Times, Samsung, the company that recently regained the top spot from Apple as number one smartphone OEM in the US, is considering moving all of its devices to its own Tizen operating system. This news follows a report from Fast Company last …

LinkedIn cancels Apple WWDC viewing party

LinkedIn has had a busy morning.<p>The company announced it would be acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion on the same day that Apple's developer conference kicked off at1 p.m.<p>LinkedIn had planned a viewing party in San Francisco so that its Apple developers could watch the World Wide Developers …

Apple

The shape-shifting Maru OS is now available for the Nexus 5

Cat not included<p>Maru OS lets phones run both Android and Debian Linux, and now, months after being in private beta mode, all Nexus 5 users can put the operating system on their device. Their phone will run like a Linux desktop when it’s connected to an external display, mouse, and keyboard. It's …

Android News

Apple unveils iOS 10, its biggest update ever

The next big iOS update for iPhones and iPads was unveiled by Apple today at WWDC and it comes with some gigantic new features to go along with an even bigger Siri upgrade.<p>iOS 10 is the “mother of all releases” according to Tim Cook. It comes with 10 big new features that make Siri more powerful …

'Now on Tap' available without Google Now access

Google has been busy updating Google Now, specifically, Now on Tap. As you know, Google Now uses a card system which gives you relevant information, when you need it, thanks to its tight integration with Gmail and other Google apps.<p>Now on Tap is a more recent service launched by the search giant …

Google Now

Android apps and the Play Store show up briefly for some Chrome OS users

Last year, Google began letting developers test and run their Android apps on Chrome with the App Runtime for Chrome (ARC). Google appears close to officially releasing the feature by launching a version of the Play Store for Chrome OS.<p>The discovery of the feature comes from Reddit user <i>TheWiseYoda</i> …

Qualcomm says it's fine to fast-charge your phone over USB-C

Technically, USB-C and fast-charging methods like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 3.0 aren't supposed to mix. As Google's Benson Leung (a frequent crusader for good USB implementations) noted last fall, the USB-C spec explicitly forbids the variable voltage tricks that QC3.0 and others use to top up your …

Google Play Store may be coming to Chrome OS

Google has been working on getting Android apps on Chrome for a while. We saw the release of the ARC Welder tool in April 2015, helping developers …

Google Play

The best free ways to send secure, private emails

So you’ve decided you want private and anonymous email.<p>It sure can be useful. “Normal” email is about as secure as a postcard. After it’s sent and …

Tech Giants Agree: The FBI's Case Against Apple Is a Joke

In a wide-ranging show of solidarity, dozens of Apple's tech industry competitors and contemporaries filed amicus briefs today in support of the …

No liquid in Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s liquid cooling as shown in a teardown

After the numerous reviews, comparisons, analyses, and durability tests, it’s time to open the Galaxy S7. A recent Galaxy S7 edge teardown by …

Meizu Pro 6 POLED display begs for NEXUS release

This week a set of images of a so-called Meizu Pro 6 have been released, and with them, a concept just begging to be Google’s next Nexus. The timing …

Phones

The evidence is stacking up that Apple will launch a new iPhone this month

In a longer story about the jumbo-sized iPad Pro and how it's catching on among creatives and professionals, Brian X. Chen writes:<p>"Apple also plans to introduce another new iPad model alongside a smaller iPhone in an event this month, according to a person briefed on the devices, who spoke on the …

iPhone

Run Windows 98 entirely in your browser

I’m a sucker for old-school operating systems running in ways that feel impossible and now there’s a way to run Windows 98 or a bunch of Linux distributions in your browser, no plugin required.<p>With browser-based Windows 98 you can relive the glory days of the past by playing Minesweeper, changing …

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet prices slashed by $200

Early last year, Dell began selling its range of high-end Venue 8 7000 tablets, but despite boasting some very unique features, they were on the more expensive side of the market. That is not the case right now though, as Dell has lopped a huge $200 off the cost of its 16GB and 32GB models.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

Oculus VR founder says they won’t support Mac until Apple ‘releases a good computer’

What role Apple should play in virtual reality has been debated for a while now, but one major VR company today had a few things to say about Apple as a whole. Speaking to ShackNews at the Microsoft Windows 10 Showcase in San Francisco, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey was asked about the …

Sketchy leak says that HTC is bringing 3D Touch-like features to the next Nexus

Display technologies have experienced numerous improvements over the years, from mere augmentations in terms of resolution to more advanced processes dedicated to lamination of the panels getting closer to the actual glass, enhancements in color reproduction and all sorts of works devoted to power …

12 Most Lust-Worthy Products From the Mobile World Congress 2016 | Men's Health

Here Is the Year's Most Lust-Worthy Mobile Gear<p>We surveyed the 2016 Mobile World Congress for the top consumer devices—and one stunning, pro-level bonus pick<p>Samsung<p>Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, is Europe’s jamboree of all things handheld—from smartphones and tablets, to wearables and VR …

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

Samsung reveals high-end, low-power chips for midrange phones

Samsung has announced that it's bringing its 14nm Exynos chips to cheaper smartphones. These are smaller chips that are both more efficient and more powerful, and given that the company is already putting the technology to use on competitors' chips (namely, Qualcomm's), it's no surprise to see the …

Tim Cook: FBI backdoor order is 'chilling' and 'dangerous'

After it emerged that the FBI was demanding that Apple create a backdoor in its iOS software to help agents access information on the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, CEO Tim Cook has taken the unusual step of publicly commenting on the matter. In an open letter posted to the company's website, …

Apple publishes letter responding to FBI iPhone unlock demand: ‘an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers’

Apple has just posted an open letter in response to the FBI unlock request for iPhone data in a San Bernardino court case, signed by Tim Cook. Apple says that the FBI court order is an unprecedented step which threatens the security of its customers. With ‘implications far beyond the legal case at …

new Samsung Galaxy S7 images, specs and video

Mobile World Congress 2016 is right around the corner and we are packing our bags to head to Barcelona. There will be plenty of goods to show you from the show, but there is no doubt there will be a huge focus on the next big thing from Samsung.<p>Yes, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S7 again. …

Phones

iPhone 5se release date: Apple to launch smaller handset and iPad Air 3 soon after March event

The release date of the new, smaller iPhone has been revealed.<p>The iPhone 5se and the new iPad Air 3 are both scheduled to be released on 18 March, …

Mobile Technology

The screen on Samsung's next Galaxy phone might have an 'always-on' feature

It's a feature on Google's Android Wear smartwatches and Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch that lets you glance at the watch to tell the time with a basic black and white watch face without having to wake up its screen.<p>In turn, the smartwatch saves on battery because the screen doesn't need to light up …

Wear OS

Huawei Mate 8 coming to the U.S. says the WSJ

Huawei's powerhouse Mate 8 may be coming to the states, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>People "familiar with the matter" say we'll see the Mate …

San Francisco