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iPhone X: The five worst features in Apple's best phone

There’s a lot to like, but Apple needs to rethink some things for 2018's iPhones.<p>For well over two months, my days have ended and begun with the iPhone X. Compared to older iPhones, the X feels impressively fast, slim and, with 5.8 inches of screen space, satisfyingly spacious. But as I've grown to …

Mobile Technology

Google Cloud Woos Developers With Automated Machine Learning Tools That Do The Hard Part Themselves

Google is wooing developers with new machine learning tools that automate the process.<p>Google Cloud announced Cloud AutoML on Wednesday, introducing the service as one that will make machine learning more accessible to applications from healthcare to retail. The service will be available to Google …

Machine Learning

100+ Alexa skills every Echo owner should know about

Christmas has come and gone and the odds are high you received an Echo device; maybe it was the flagship model, maybe it was the smaller Dot or the …

Smart Homes

People still aren't buying smartwatches — and it's only going to get worse

Wearable technology still isn't catching up.<p>Despite a year full of exciting new smartwatches, tech-enabled clothing and jewelry, and fitness-activity trackers galore, the growth of the wearables market is still on the decline, according to a new report from the research firm eMarketer.<p>In fact, the …

Wearable Tech

Italy Launches a New Wireless Network for the Internet of Things

Similar networks built on LTE-M and NB-IoT technology are now operating in 21 countries Photo: Telecom Italia Photo: Telecom Italia <b>Try It:</b> A smart …

Internet of Things

First FDA Approval For Clinical Cloud-Based Deep Learning In Healthcare

The first FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting is a big step forward for AI and machine learning in healthcare and industry as a whole.<p>Arterys’s medical imaging platform has been approved to be put into use to help doctors diagnose heart problems. It uses …

Machine Learning

Apple iOS 10 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 10 is here and the case to upgrade is a strong one thanks to a multitude of major new features. And this case gets even stronger given all the secret features iOS 10 also hides beneath the surface…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

IOS 10

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

The Apple Watch is a flop -- or is it?

en_US<p>article<p>Estimates suggest that the Apple Watch may already be a $6-billion business.<p>https://marketingland.com/apple-watch-flop-174403<p>Marketing …

Amazon Put Alexa in Millions of Homes: Is Yours Next?

Amazon’s voice-controlled bot, built into its new Tap and Echo Dot speakers, shows how gadgets become more useful when you can just talk to them<p>Millions of people in the last year or so have bought microphones so that Amazon.com could listen in on them at home. I’m one. And I just got more, built …

Smart Homes

Smartwatches now more popular than Swiss watches, thanks to Apple

For the first time, smartwatch shipments have outpaced those of their luxury brethren, according to market research.<p>The venerable Swiss wristwatch industry may have a smartwatch problem.<p>Global shipments of smartwatches outpaced those of Swiss watches in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to …

Wearable Tech

The conspiracy theorists who have taken over Poland

Jarosław Kaczyński has convinced Poland that it is threatened by a shadowy leftwing cabal – and become the country’s most powerful man<p>In late January 1993, three years after the abolition of the Soviet-imposed Polish People’s Republic, a crowd of 5,000 demonstrators marched on the Warsaw residence …

Europe

Apple slaughters the competition in year-end benchmark roundup

Synthetic benchmarks: are they the end-all, be-all of device rankings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯<p>Really, though, even if the dream of a single figure that reliably …

Phones

Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015

Despite a late arrival to the wearables market, Apple claimed the top spot in terms of device sales, according to new research from Juniper out this week, which stated that the Apple Watch accounted for over 50 percent of smartwatch sales in 2015. Even more impressive is the fact Apple’s Watch only …

Smartwatches

Full iPhone? 10 Tips To Clear Up Space

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a 2014 class-action lawsuit against Apple brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and clear …

Apps

Apple's CEO On Encryption: "You Can't Have A Back Door That's Only For The Good Guys"

There’s a burning debate – bordering on a battle – between the U.S. government and technology companies over encryption.<p>The government asserts that encryption – when it is so strong that the police can not eavesdrop on communications in their efforts to catch and prosecute criminals – is a bad …

Privacy

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Here are 7 people who returned their Apple Watch

Is this a trend?<p>After the New York Times published fashion writer Vanessa Friedman’s charming piece about “breaking up” with her Apple Watch, I …

Smartwatches

How Apple Is Invading Our Bodies

<i>For the full story, read this week’s TIME magazine.</i><p>With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Tuesday in Cupertino, California, Apple is attempting to put …

Apple Watch

Samsung’s iPhone nightmare is far from over, and now it’s affecting Google

One of the factors that contributed to Samsung’s weak quarters last year is the iPhone 6 family of smartphones. Apple sold a record-breaking number …

A third of new iPhone users in Europe are switching from Android

Apple's attempts to convince Android users to switch to iOS are having an effect in Europe. New data from Kantar WorldPanel shows that in the first quarter of 2015, close to 33 percent of new iPhone sales were to former Android users — something that Apple CEO Tim Cook boasted about during Apple's …

iPhone

Apple TV Continues To Evolve As A Smart Home Hub

Since the release of Apple TV in 2007, the $99 set-top box has long been referred to as a “hobby” project for Apple. But lately, it’s become much more important than that for the Cupertino tech giant. The company reported that it sold more than $1 billion Apple TVs in 2013 and has around 20 million …

5 Reasons iPhone Is More Secure Than Android

Security isn't the first thing most people think of when they start shopping for a smartphone. We care a lot more about apps, ease of use, price—and …

Apple Pay

What The Teen Survey On iPhone, iPad And Watch Means For Apple

Piper Jaffray’s Apple analyst, Gene Munster, released his Fall 2014 Teen Survey which shows that teens have an increased propensity to buy the new iPhones vs. their intentions in the Spring survey. Their plans for tablets are heavily weighted to Apple’s iPads and not many plan to buy an Apple Watch.<p>…

Why Apple Pay might succeed where Google, PayPal, and Visa have failed

Apple may be in the process of creating a better climate for mobile payments to succeed in the United States.<p>The payment sector is watching to see if Apple and its popular iPhone can get consumers to adopt near-field communication (NFC) methods to pay for things. NFC technology enables devices, …

iPhone 6 Could Lock Out NSA, Law Enforcement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The intelligence community and American law enforcement officials are none too happy with Apple, <i>The</i> …

Consumer Reports tests Apple's iPhone 5 and 6 for bends against Android rivals

Phones perform above Apple's own stated limits, and latest HTC One<p>Yesterday <i>The Verge</i> took you inside one of the buildings where Apple stress tests its devices, including iPhones, for wear and tear. The company's line is that the iPhone is more than tough enough to exist in your pocket, as well as …

Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home

Apple may be getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, Apple TV, to make it support HomeKit, according to a person with knowledge of the program. HomeKit is Apple’s protocol for allowing connected home …

iPhone 5s remains world’s best-selling phone, iPhone 5c takes number 5 slot

Sales channel data from 35 countries compiled by Counterpoint shows that the iPhone 5s remained the world’s best-selling phone as of May, some eight months after its launch. This backs up a report from ABI Research that the phone had retained the number one slot through Q1.<p>Apple’s iPhone 5s …

Apple's iPhone 5s Still The Top Selling Smartphone Worldwide

Counterpoint research released its worldwide smartphone survey for February and it showed that Apple’s iPhones were in the top two positions with the 5s and 5c in first and second place. The 5s has also been the top selling smartphone worldwide since it was launched six months ago. Samsung’s Galaxy …