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Selling your old iPhone? Here's how to avoid scams

Looking to get top dollar for your old iPhone in order to splurge on the new $1,000 iPhone X? Your best bet is to sell your old device instead of trading it in.<p>But private sales of expensive and easy-to-steal items like iPhones can be risky. We've all heard stories of people who became victims of a …

Money

The iPhone 8 is technically a gigabit LTE phone

At first blush, iFixit's tech autopsy on the iPhone 8 didn't reveal anything particularly notable, besides some different screws and a way to remove the glass backing. So far, so meh. But then when it came to the laundry list of chips and modems all crammed inside Apple's latest smartphones, we …

IPhone 8

Best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cases

IPhone 8

Essential Phone now available unlocked at Best Buy for $700

Shortly after launching at Sprint, the Essential Phone has made its way to Best Buy — both online and in stores. A quick check of stock around New York City shows that the unlocked, black Essential Phone is already available at many locations, though supply might vary depending on where you are. …

Essential Phone

iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 hit stores today

A week and a half after being unveiled on stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater, the iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 have hit just hit store shelves. As ever, eager fans were queued up at stores across the globe to be among the first to get their hands on the new products, though a number of …

Smartwatches

Netflix adds HDR support on iOS for iPhone 8, iPhone X and 2017 iPad Pro

Netflix has updated its iOS application with HDR support for newer devices, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the forthcoming iPhone X. It also works on the iPad Pro 12.9 and 10.5 from 2017, if you happen to have one of those devices.<p>Netflix HDR streaming requires a premium subscription …

IPad Pro

Save as much as $480 this fall with our 6 favorite smartphone deals

The beginning of fall is a great time of year to get a new smartphone. With companies like Apple and Samsung rolling out new flagship devices, it’s …

Phones

Moto G5S Plus goes on sale September 29th for $230

We said the Moto G5 and G5 Plus were "still the best budget phones" when we reviewed them earlier this year, and now Motorola is rolling out the upgraded version of its larger device. The G5S Plus improves on its predecessor with a larger screen (5.5-inches compared to 5.2), a rear camera module …

Tablets

How to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11 for real

In the good old days of iOS 10 (and previous versions), you could turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth whenever you felt like it by invoking Control Center …

iOS

BlackBerry Mobile 'Krypton' potentially appears in first leaked images

After making its way through FCC and Wi-FI Alliance certification without leaking, it appears images of ‘Krypton,’ BlackBerry Mobile’s next device, …

Mobile Technology

This iPhone 8-compatible Wireless Charging Stand is now just $13 Prime shipped

StarTOP (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Seneo Qi Wireless Charging Pad for <b>$12.95</b> <b>with free shipping</b> for Prime members or in orders $25. That takes $6 off the regular going rate and is the lowest offer we’ve tracked. It carries a 4.3/5 star rating from over 2,500 shoppers.<p>Looking to …

Gear & Gadgets

X Gon’ Give It To Ya

Thoughts on Apple’s iPhones 8 and iPhone X Keynote<p>Now that I’ve had a few days to digest it, I thought I’d share some thoughts/reactions I had to the …

Mission: Impossible

Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google<p>Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow Googlers are …

Mobile Technology

I spent $13 to add wireless charging to my iPhone

Finally!<p>With the arrival of the iPhone 8 ($699.00 at Apple) and iPhone X ($999.99 at Apple), Apple has finally answered the prayers of many an iPhone owner. Those models support wireless charging, meaning you no longer have to futz with Lightning cables; you can just lay the phone on a charging pad …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple’s helpful new videos show how to get the most of iOS 11

iPhone and iPad owners can finally enjoy iOS 11 starting today and Apple’s got some spanking new videos to help you dive right in.<p>Apple published a series of new how-to videos on iOS 11 that cover a range of topics like converting handwritten notes into type and editing photos. The helpful new …

iOS

Dive into the details of iOS 11: Is Apple still detail-oriented?

Few days ago, Apple had their fall special event at Steve Jobs Theater located inside Apple Park, unveiling the all screen iPhone X, and later …

iOS

Gmail finally turns addresses and phone numbers into links

Next time someone emails you an address, you no longer have to copypaste it on Maps after viewing it on Gmail or Inbox. Google has rolled out an update that gives its mail apps the power to turn addresses, phone numbers and email addresses into hyperlinks. It's definitely a welcome addition, …

Google

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a moment of high excitement. In the case of iOS 11, iPad users have the most to be excited about — including a new system-wide dock where favorite apps can live, and a bird’s eye view of recent …

iOS

Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they’ve created the only app you’ll need to access all your files, notes and links.<p>“We’re giving people a full control panel for the digital world,” founder Brian Cox told me.<p>Cox said he actually developed Index for his own personal use five years ago. And while he …

Disrupt NY

Zelle’s instant money transferring will make you rethink those other apps

<i>App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday</i> …

Banking

Bye bye Bixby: Samsung will let you disable AI button on the Galaxy S8

Why it matters to you<p>Frustrated by the Bixby Key on your Galaxy S8? Samsung has added the option to disable it in a new software update.<p>Owners of the …

Samsung

How to choose a wireless charger for an iPhone 8 or iPhone X

One of the biggest changes in Apple’s new iPhones is the long-awaited addition of wireless charging. Wireless charging has been around for years at this point, which has left time for a large ecosystem of accessories to build up.<p>So, if you’re an iPhone user, you’ll probably want some kind of …

Gear & Gadgets

Waze and Spotify integration arrives on iOS

Google-owned navigation app Waze announced a partnership earlier this year with music streaming service Spotify to put Spotify playlists right within the Waze app, and now the team-up is extending to iOS. The new integration is rolling out today, and adds a number of direct Spotify features within …

iOS

The iPhone X’s notch is basically a Kinect

Sometimes it's hard to tell exactly how fast technology is moving. "We put a man on the moon using the computing power of a handheld calculator," as Richard Hendricks reminds us in <i>Silicon Valley</i>. In 2017, I use my pocket supercomputer of a phone to tweet with brands.<p>But Apple's iPhone X provides a …

Augmented Reality

Why iPhones cost so much

The iPhone X (pronounced "10") will sell for $999 beginning Nov. 3. That's double what the first iPhone cost a decade ago, and more than any other …

Gear & Gadgets

Check out the best iPhone 8 cases so far

Apple has unveiled a trio of new iPhones and the smallest of the bunch is the iPhone 8. With a glass back, metal frame, and a 4.7-inch screen, this …

Gear & Gadgets

OK Google, what’s Android Auto? Here’s everything you need to know about it

Google, Apple, and car companies are in a relentless three-way tug-of-war for control of your dashboard. Automakers generally prefer that motorists …

Android Lollipop

Senator Franken asks Apple for privacy guarantees around FaceID data

A friendly letter from Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to Apple requests that the latter provide a few more details on the tech behind its Face ID system, which allows users to unlock their iPhone X using facial recognition.<p>It’s very far from a nastygram; the Senator pretty clearly just wants to cover a …

Privacy

Apple's new iPhones can fast-charge, if you have the right adapter

One of the biggest (and most widely predicted) improvements that Apple revealed at its event yesterday was the addition of wireless charging for the iPhone. The glass-backed phones will allow for Qi inductive wireless charging, which means that you can charge them using ubiquitous third-party …

Gear & Gadgets