Vasili Mavromatis

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Forget the New iPhones: Here's Why I Just Bought an 8 Plus

In less than two months, Apple is likely to hold a big new iPhone launch, where it will roll out its latest and greatest smartphones. So, just the …

IPhone 8

As Android P nears, the EU's Google fine could change phones forever

Even for Google, $5 billion isn't insignificant. In the last financial year, revenues at parent company Alphabet hit $110.8 billion, up $20bn on the …

Android News

Best value holiday destinations in Europe for families

Families looking for a holiday bargain this summer might want to check out Bulgaria's bustling Sunny Beach.<p>That's because the resort has been …

European Travel

Apple Inadvertently Revealed Its Next Big Thing and It's Not What You Think

Eclipsing yourself when you've just finished changing the world isn't easy, it's nearly impossible. But here's one way Apple might just pull it off, again!<p>There's a blessing in being a company as loved as Apple, but there's also a curse. When you're both that large and that innovative, the market …

Autonomous Vehicle

EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy

The European Union and Japan signed a huge free trade deal on Tuesday that cuts or eliminates tariffs on nearly all goods.<p>The agreement covers 600 million people and almost a third of the global economy. It's also a major endorsement of a global trading system that is under increasing threat from …

Economy

Report: Apple's iPhone 6 has the highest failure rate among iPhones -- but Samsung is worse

A recent study of the past five years’ worth of iPhone releases saw that the iPhone 6 was, hands down, the worst Apple handset release in recent memory. Both the iPhone 6 and 6s models (regular and Plus) topped the chart of least reliable Apple handsets, according to the <i>“State of Mobile Device</i> …

Mobile Technology

Malaysia’s pig-tail macaques eat rats, head first

Pig-tail macaques are seen as a menace on Malaysian palm oil plantations, but may be helping to reduce rodent populations.

Plantations

T-Mobile Announces International Plan Changes

I’ve been a T-Mobile customer for a couple of years now, and am thrilled with their overall value proposition. They’ve just announced some major …

T-Mobile

Everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 in Brooklyn, New York, and guess what? The phone is probably going to look a lot like …

Mobile Technology

Are You a Fan of Google Chrome’s New Look?

Perhaps it’s just me, but I don’t think the look of Google Chrome has altered all that much since it blinked into life in 2009. But that will shortly …

Google Chrome

Apple expects 2018 iPhones will bring the massive upgrade cycle it’s dreaming of

Apple will drop the iPhone X and iPhone SE from its list of available products this year, a new report claims. The reason? To help push a super cycle for the next-gen iPhone handsets that Apple supposedly believes will be, “far larger than normal cycles.”<p>The report, from analysts John Donovan and …

Mobile Technology

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

Genetics

Vivo's powerful NEX phone is more than just a pretty bezel-less face

Back in February, when we were still recovering from the barrage of Android devices that had a notch cut out of their displays similar to the iPhone X, Vivo blew people’s minds with its Apex concept phone, which featured a truly bezel-less display.<p>The company had figured out a way to hide sensors, …

Phones

Iceland is having the worst summer for 100 years – is Britain’s heatwave to blame?

As you enjoy the sunshine, spare a thought for Iceland. It is having the greyest, wettest summer since 1914, preceded by rain every single day in May.<p>According to Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jonsson, the UK heatwave is to blame for Iceland’s struggling ice-cream vendors, outdoor pools and …

Jet Stream

Samsung Galaxy S10 may get ‘entry-level’ variant w/ side-mounted fingerprint sensor, S10+ w/ triple-camera

We’re still pretty far out from the debut of the Galaxy S10, but rumors have already been coming out for quite some time. This morning, two new rumors are revealing some interesting details about Samsung’s forthcoming flagship family.<p>Starting things off, there’s a report from Korean news outlet <i>The</i> …

Phones

How To Fit More App Icons in Your iPhone’s Dock

- Jul 5, 2018<p>The little Dock at the bottom of your iPhone’s Home Screen is a great place to keep the icons of your most-used apps for quick access. …

Apps

This $379 Google Pixel is a great deal for an unlocked phone with a terrific camera

Worth it for the camera alone<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>If you’re in need of an unlocked Android phone that won’t cost …

Mobile Technology

British Couple's Greek Vacation 'Lasted 30 Minutes'

A young couple on their first foreign trip together found themselves being sent home from Greece 30 minutes after landing because they mislaid their …

Europe

Trump got a dose of Dutch bluntness from visiting prime minister

Most state leaders would avoid saying no to President Trump in a room full of reporters. But Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte isn't like most leaders.<p>Rutte, a liberal straight-shooter known for mopping up his own coffee spills and cycling to the Dutch King's palace in The Hague, met Monday with …

Donald Trump

It really pays to be an iOS developer

Want to make mad bank? Learn to program iOS apps. The career website Dice compiled average iOS developer salaries, and the numbers are a touch breathtaking.<p>The results are broken out by geographical area, with cities that have the highest costs of living also offering the most generous salaries. …

Salaries & Wages

Let’s enjoy these beautiful iPhone X and iPhone 9 renders while we wait for the real thing to launch

The new iPhones are at least two months away, but, like every year, we know an awful lot about the upcoming models. Apple is going to launch three …

Mobile Technology

Motorola One in white leaks out

There seem to be two “limited edition” colors en vogue these days. First is red, as seen by the recently announced OnePlus 6 not-Lava Red. And given …

Mobile Technology

How an Apple Genius mysteriously solved my aggressive iPhone charging problem

The story of my iPhone charging woes incited hundreds of emails and several suggestions. So I went to a different Apple store in search of a solution.<p>…

Mobile Technology

Get $100 for using this iPhone-only bank account

JPMorgan Chase now offers an all-digital bank account. Finn by Chase is for people who prefer to do everything on a phone, as this checking and saving account is only accessible on an iPhone or iPad.<p>To grab people’s attention, the bank will give $100 to new customers who complete at least 10 …

iOS Apps

Apple Maps is getting a complete redesign

Apple Maps is finally getting the redesign it needs.<p>In a deep dive with TechCrunch, Apple detailed the lengths it's gone to over the past few years …

Northern California

YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode is now available on Android for free

You know that cool feature that lets you watch videos while you’re using other apps? It’s called picture-in-picture (PiP), and YouTube is making it …

Apps

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

How to take screenshots in MacOS Mojave

If your workflow requires taking regular screenshots on your Mac, then you'll need to familiarize yourself with the new screenshot tool and keyboard shortcut with the MacOS Mojave update. (Also get to know the new Stacks and dark mode.)<p>Mojave's new screenshot shortcut<p>Mac screenshotters know that …

Operating Systems

Tsipras Says Greece Won't Go Back to Old Spending Ways

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke exclusively with Bloomberg's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at Bloomberg's European Headquarters in …

Europe

Your next Samsung phone could be a low-light beast thanks to new ISOCELL Plus tech

• Samsung’s new ISOCELL Plus camera sensors look set to deliver better color accuracy and light sensitivity in smartphone photos.<br>• The company has replaced the metal barriers between pixels with barriers made out of a new material.<br>• Samsung says the new technology will also result in improved …

Phones