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7 laptops with the longest battery life

No matter how powerful its guts or how bright its display, if a laptop can't last longer than two or three hours, it's not doing its job. Whether …

Consumer Tech

Has Apple's iPhone, iPad hit a wall?

Negative comments offered by its chip supplier, TSMC, suggests a slowdown in demand for Apple's key mobile products.<p>One of Apple's key suppliers is calling for a rough next few months.<p>TSMC, the Taiwanese semiconductor giant responsible for building the chips that go into Apple's iPhones and iPads, …

Investing

What Apple CEO Tim Cook says he'd do if he were 'king for a day'

Under CEO Tim Cook's watch, Apple has sold hundreds of millions of iPhones, booked hundreds of billions of dollars in profit, and launched new products like AirPods and Apple Watch.<p>In fact, Cook says, he's never had a bad year as CEO of Apple.<p>"I've only had good years. No, seriously," he said in an …

Customers

The 8 Best Apple Watch Bands to Buy in 2018

Once you've laid out the money for the Apple Watch, you might find a nagging feeling that you can do far more to personalize it on your wrist. Enter …

Apple reportedly adding voice activation to new AirPods this year, water resistance next

Improved wireless chip and touch-free Siri activation highlight 2018 model refresh, according to report<p>Apple’s release plans for new AirPods models have been divulged in a Bloomberg report this morning. The Cupertino company is said to be planning to refresh the AirPods, first released in late …

Tech Trends

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign

The Snapchat redesign is here to stay, the company says in a response to a popular Change.org petition<p>Snap has officially responded to a hugely popular Change.org petition calling for the company to walk back the recent redesign of Snapchat. In a message signed by the Snapchat team and posted as a …

Social Media

iPhone X: Apple Customers Complain About Battery Life

The iPhone X has, for the most part, earned very good reviews. <i>CNET</i> gave Apple’s much-wanted smartphone four-and-a-half stars.<p>“[The] iPhone X is an …

Mobile Technology

Bookeen’s Saga is a middling Kindle alternative with a built-in case

How’s this for a press release headline? “Saga: the e-reader that changes the game of digital reading.” Compelling, right? within the first two sentences, Bookeen calls its new reader “disruptive” and “a whole new reading experience and adventure.” I could go on, of course, but the it’s really just …

Commuting

Google’s Pixel 2 fabric cases are well worth the steep price tag

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aren’t cheap phones in any capacity, so you’re going to want to protect your new investment. The best way to do that is with a case, and I can wholeheartedly recommend Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL fabric cases.<p>These new cases, announced alongside the Pixel 2 on …

Twitter security slammed after rogue employee deactivates Trump's account

Twitter’s internal security is in the spotlight after a rogue employee briefly deactivated President Donald Trump’s account on Thursday.<p>The social media site said that the account was taken down by a customer support employee during their last day with the company.<p>“Amazing. That this could happen …

Donald Trump

Apple Warns iPhone X Has A Nasty New Surprise

Google’s Pixel 2XL is a fabulous smartphone whose reputation has been dragged through the mud. This is due to its display which has a blue tint at angles and isolated reports of OLED ‘burn-in’. Now Apple has just warned the iPhone X, the most expensive iPhone ever released, carries the same</i> …

Mobile Technology

The big problem with wireless charging on my iPhone 8 Plus

by Jim Rossman<p>I've had the iPhone 8 Plus for about a month now, and while on launch day I thought I'd be most excited about wireless charging, I've …

Tech Trends

Windows 10 redesign: Major update to transform look of computer software this week

Windows 10 is in line for a major redesign this week.<p>Computers running the software will receive an update from tomorrow, which will transform the …

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

SHANGHAI — China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance ahead of a big Communist Party gathering next month.<p>The disabling in mainland China of the Facebook-owned app is a setback for the social media giant, whose chief executive, Mark …

China

iPhone 8/Plus Review: With this traditionally beautiful powerhouse, should you really wait for iPhone X?

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are Apple’s newest handsets introduced during its first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater at its also new Apple Park campus last week. But you can’t possibly consider the new phones without noting that Apple this year is breaking from tradition and launching a third …

Apple quietly discontinues red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, marks up 256 and 512GB iPad Pros

After jumping on the two-flagship bandwagon back in fall of 2014 with the simultaneous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch, Apple unveiled no less than three …

IPad Pro

Samsung, Galaxy J7+, dual camera, smartphone

Samsung has announced the long-rumoured Galaxy J7+ equipped with dual camera set-up, expanding the J7-series lineup, which included Galaxy J7 (2017) …

YouTube has a new look and, for the first time, a new logo

Taking the “Tube” out of its tube<p>For the last 12 years, YouTube’s logo has been a pair of anachronisms wrapped inside each other. “We have the word tube in a tube,” says Christopher Bettig, the head of YouTube’s art department. “This is weird. No one know what this is.” Tube is slang for a …

UI Design

Andy Rubin apologizes for Essential’s ‘humiliating’ customer data leak

After requiring customers who ordered the Essential phone to provide their driver’s license information over email to verify their shipping address, CEO Andy Rubin today apologized for the incident in a blog post, calling it “humiliating” and that he is “personally responsible for this error.”<p>The …

Personal Information

Nest’s new thermostat is intentionally boring

Designed to be forgettable<p>Nest is debuting a new version of its thermostat today, the first truly different model since the product was introduced in 2011. It’s called the Nest Thermostat E, and it can do nearly everything the regular Nest Thermostat can do, except it’s cheaper and housed in a …

Home Automation

Dev-ported Pixel Launcher makes every feature actually work

As AOSP assets get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo and we’re coming that much closer to the second-gen Pixel phones, it’s about time that we recognized a …

Android News

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

IT security

What is a bothie and could it finally kill the selfie?

What is a bothie and could it finally kill the selfie?<p>The selfie’s got to go – that much was clear when the ever-so-banal, pseudo-art first became a …

Mobile Technology

Lamborghini launches luxury smartphone ‘Alpha One’ for Rs 1.5 lakh

Available online and at a few stores in London and the UAE, it comes with a 20-MP camera, fingerprint sensor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 …

Mobile Technology

Moto G5S Plus to launch in India on August 29, will be Amazon exclusive

Meanwhile, Amazon India has also put out a teaser for Moto G5S Plus, which will be unveiled at 12 PM on the e-commerce platform.<p>Motorola is set to …

Google Android O launch date set for 21 August; solar eclipse to be a part of it- Technology News, Firstpost

And it's finally here! No! It's not the name for Google's next Android software update, but a launch date where Google will showcase all of its sweet …

Android News

This is how Snapchat keeps employees from leaking new features before product launches

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. is known as one of the most secretive companies in tech.<p>Aside from stringent non-disclosure agreements that employees sign when they join, one of the ways Snap maintains its culture of secrecy is by keeping a tight lid on upcoming features that employees get to test first …

Employment

iPhone 8 facial recognition will unlock your phone even when it’s lying down

The new iPhone 8 will be capable of unlocking with its face recognition even when it’s lying flat on your desk, a new report suggests.<p>The information is just the latest leak from a treasure trove of Apple code accidentally released just over one week ago. A line in the firmware refers to “Pearl,” …

New iPhone 8 'Cancellation' Reveals Apple's Gamble

iPhone 8 is Apple’s most important iPhone to date, it is also the most radical invention of the range so far. But while previous cancellations caused a stir, now the technology which enables so much of its design evolution has been hit the chopping block…<p>The news comes from none other than KGI …

Mobile Technology