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iOS 12: Setting up an alternative appearance using Face ID on iPhone X

In iOS 12, Apple introduces the ability to add an “alternative appearance” to Face ID on a single iPhone X device. Although Cupertino hasn’t …

iOS

The next-gen Apple Watch is poised to be an even bigger upgrade than we expected

The original incarnation of the Apple Watch was certainly novel and ambitious, but there’s no disputing that the device had its fair share of …

Smartwatches

iPhone SE, iPhone 6s suffer fast battery drain on iOS 11.4

Dozens of user reports on the Apple support community claim that their iPhones are suffering from expedited battery drain on iOS 11.4.<p>Specifically, …

Mobile Technology

My biggest WWDC disappointment: iCloud free tier is still 5GB

The WWDC keynote has come and gone. Apple announced a lot of exciting changes to iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. I can’t wait to see what developers can do with all of the new APIs, and how these products are refined ahead of their fall releases. Be sure to stay on 9to5mac.com this summer to follow …

iOS 12 compatibility should shame Android makers into action

iOS 12 has just been revealed this week and it ended up being a mixed bag, satisfying some while disappointing others. But one thing about the next …

OnePlus 6’s face unlock can be bypassed with a printed photo

Android has had its own face unlock smart lock built into the OS since Ice Cream Sandwich, but it didn’t really become popular until recently. But, unlike what Apple included in the iPhone X, these solutions are much less secure and can easily be tricked.<p>In a video you can watch at the bottom of …

After dropping $18,000 worth of phones, these are the toughest

We all know that feeling. You're walking along the street, answering a text message, when someone bumps you, and your phone goes flying onto the concrete. Will your phone hold up, or will it crack under the pressure?<p>At Tom's Guide, we test phones to see which is the fastest, which has the best …

Stunning OnePlus 6 wallpapers look awesome on iPhone X

OnePlus revealed its latest flagship on Tuesday with an edge-to-edge display inspired by iPhone X. The OnePlus 6 is the Chinese company’s prettiest smartphone yet, and it ships with a bunch of gorgeous wallpapers that look awesome on any home screen.<p>Download them for your iPhone right here.<p>Designer …

New report says iPhone SE 2 will be exclusively assembled in India

Countless iPhone rumors are debunked every year in the lead-up to a new release cycle, but some refuse to die, no matter how little evidence there is …

iOS 11 bugs are so common they now appear in Apple ads

Blink and you’ll miss it<p>If you blink during Apple’s latest iPhone ad, you might miss a weird little animation bug. It’s right at the end of a slickly produced commercial, where the text from an iMessage escapes the animated bubble it’s supposed to stay inside. It’s a minor issue and easy to brush …

Philips Hue Entertainment is a smart lighting game-changer

It's been a busy CES for color-changing light. Nanoleaf made a splash by teasing its newest color-changing, touch-sensitive light panels. Then, Lifx followed suit with the impressive-looking Lifx Tiles.<p>Now, it's the team at Philips Hue's turn, and this year, their sights are set on entertainment, …

Video: Next generation iPhone SE 2 may have a glass back for Qi charging

According to a recent rumor, the next-generation "iPhone SE 2" may feature a glass back just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, suggesting it will …

SanDisk's tiny 1TB USB-C stick is the perfect smartphone upgrade

There's a kind of weird pleasure to be derived from the ever-shrinking size of data storage. Sandisk's latest prototype at CES 2018 continues the company's tradition of space crunching, with a one-terabyte USB-C dongle for your next laptop, tablet or Android phone. And, well, what else can I say? …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup May Include Second-Generation iPhone SE

Apple is planning to launch a second-generation iPhone SE in 2018 to target the mid-range smartphone market, according to a new report on predicted global smartphone production growth in 2018 shared this morning by Taiwanese market research firm TrendForce.<p>The first iPhone SE was introduced in the …

Mobile Technology

Why iOS 11.2.5 Could Be Apple’s Most Important Update in Months

Apple’s upcoming iOS 11.2.5 may just become one of the most important iOS updates in recent history — and we’re not even sure what it’ll contain …

Apple will replace your iPhone battery even if it passes tests

Apple now has $29/£25 iPhone battery replacements available as an apology for its approach to handset slowdowns. But do you need to wait until your iPhone <i>actually</i> slows down before paying for a fresh power pack? Apparently not. <i>MacRumors</i> has confirmed an <i>iGeneration</i> report that Apple will replace the …

iPhone

LG kicks off CES’s giant, expensive TV race with an 88-inch 8K OLED display

LG is pushing TV displays to ever-greater sizes and resolutions (and, most likely, prices) for the upcoming CES 2018. <i>Engadget</i> writes that the company will be showing off a new 88-inch OLED display with an 8K resolution, with the expectation that it will one day be fitted into the biggest and …

Apple iOS 11.2.5 Release: It's A Big One

So far Apple iOS 11.2.5 is a mystery. Why Apple has jumped four version numbers (from iOS 11.2.1) is a mystery. What it contains is a mystery. But following the last week of iPhone power throttling revelations (and a fully deserved backlash), the upcoming iOS 11.2.5 just became the biggest and most …

iOS

There is a 40% chance Apple will acquire Netflix, according to Citi

There is a 40% likelihood that Apple will acquire Netflix now that US President Trump's corporate tax cut has been passed, according to Citi analysts Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant.<p>The cut in corporate taxes, along with a one-time allowance for companies to repatriate cash stored overseas without a …

Forget Your iPhone X, Ignore The Samsung Galaxy And Pixel 2 XL, This Is Your Smartphone Of 2017

Once more I have the curious challenge of picking my ‘Smartphone of the Year’. Thanks to the industry pretty much agreeing on the performance and specifications expected from a flagship handset, I’m going to need to use a rather dangerous criteria – personal judgement. After all, if this was to be …

Phones

Apple Watch Launched 2018 With Watch Face Easter Egg

No fireworks, no problem.<p>If you didn’t have a chance to experience fireworks last night, Apple Watch surprises its owners with a newly-added fireworks feature to ring in 2018.<p>Introduced with the watchOS 4, the animation overlays the watch face the moment the clock strikes 00:00. A similar gesture …

Apple Watch

MIUI 9 set to get iPhone X's gesture navigation

If we are to convey our honest opinion about Xiaomi, the company takes a lot of inspiration from Apple products for its entire product lineup. Right …

Apps

How to Turn off Haptic Feedback on iPhone

Starting with the iPhone 7 and beyond, Haptic Feedback is a common tactile way for your iPhone to respond to some gestures in the form of a small vibration. For example, on the iPhone 7, there isn't a physically pressable Home button; so Apple added Haptic Feedback to the Home button, which you …

Does your old iPhone feel slow? Here’s what to do before you sue Apple

By now you’ve probably heard that Apple has intentionally slowed down iPhones, just as some conspiracy theorists have been saying for all those …

Smartwatches were finally worth our time this year

This time last year the forecast for wearables was gloomy.<p>Research firm eMarketer had slashed its 2016 wearables growth outlook from 60 percent to just under 25 percent. The smartwatch market had declined more than 51 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to market researcher IDC. …

HTC and Motorola say they don’t slow old phones like Apple does

HTC and Motorola say they don’t throttle their phones’ processor speeds as their batteries age, something Apple last week acknowledged doing to prevent errors after iPhone owners documented slowdowns. In emails to <i>The Verge</i>, both companies said they do not employ similar practices with their …

Snapchat just copied Facebook with this new feature

Snapchat copies Facebook for once<p>It’s the end of the year, which means being bombarded with roundups about the year that was on social media networks like Facebook and Instagram. Now, Snapchat has also entered the fun (and riffed off Facebook for once, rather than the other way around) and now …

The Verge 2017 tech report card: Apple

If you only care about Apple’s products and not Apple as a corporate entity, I’m going to have to be the bearer of bad news: this year was the year it became impossible to disassociate tech products from the humans and corporate cultures from which they sprung.<p>It was the year the tech industry’s …

Apple faces lawsuits over its intentional slowing of older iPhones

Apple is facing lawsuits over the revelations that it intentionally slows down older iPhones without user consent.<p>Apple has admitted to slowing down the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE when their batteries are either old, cold or have a low charge to prevent abrupt shutdowns.<p>Two separate class-action …

Mobile Technology

Report Claims iPhone X Sales Not as Strong as Expected in the U.S.

Sources in the semiconductor packaging and testing service industry claim that pre-orders for the iPhone X are not as strong as expected in some markets, such as the U.S., Taiwan, and Singapore, although supply remains tight in other markets including Japan (via <i>DigiTimes</i>).<p>In contrast, Apple Watch …

Mobile Technology