Known for innovating by employing technology and features other companies have had in use for years and treating them as Brand F**king New, Apple is now rolling out wireless charging on its new line of iPhones. Despite hideous initial sales, there's likely to be a rush to buy up charging stations and IKEA — Sweden's most famous non-idiot export — is pulling a comfortable, flat-packed chair up next to Cupertino's money avalanche.
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The numbers don't lie: when it comes to raw performance, the new iPhone's A11 Bionic chip — designed in-house by Apple, just like previous barnstomers like the A10X Fusion — beats all competitors. No Android phone can come close, and even Apple's own MacBook Pro doesn't have the chops of the iPhone when it comes to bursts of pure speed.
macOS High Sierra is heading your way today, and while it's not packed with major new features to transform your Mac computing experience, there are some cool new tricks you should know about — here are 11 of them to get familiar with before the OS arrives on your machine.
iOS 11 comes with a pretty sweet array of augmented reality tricks. Unfortunately, one thing that is less real than before in the new operating system is user controls for wireless connectivity.
Among the many new features and updates iOS 11 will bring to your iPhone and iPad, there's one that some users might not actually want. Apple is finally neutering older 32-bit apps, which means that some of your favourite games or productivity tools simply won't load with iOS 11 installed.
Android smartphones with edge-to-edge screens, like the Samsung S8 or the Essential phone, have found elegant ways to deal with the devices' forward-facing cameras and sensors. But if you're an Android user who'd rather have a garish notch up top like the iPhone X, a new app called XOutOf10 will add a screen-blocking bar to whatever device you're using.
Apple teased us with the next version of iOS in June, revealing a bunch of new features at WWDC that wouldn't be ready until today — unless of course you love the thrill of a potentially buggy public beta, which has been available since the end of June. But if you like to play it safe, or if you simply never bothered getting your hands on the update early, today is the day my friends. Most of the world can now officially download iOS 11.
A few weeks ago, Google announced that it had teamed up with a mental health advocacy group to take a stab at addressing the US epidemic of depression. People who type the words "clinical depression" into Google search via mobile in the US are now presented automatically with a link to a screening questionnaire to assess their depression. The assertion that Google has the answer to everything just got taken to a whole new level.
Optus's contract plan pricing for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, just as pre-orders open. I think is an under-handed tactic to force you to jump onto a pre-order without carefully considering it, but in any case, here they are.
When the iPhone X eventually arrives in November it will come loaded with a futuristic camera module that, if all goes right, should let you securely open your phone with little more than a glance. The promise is enticing — a perfect blend of convenience and security that's hard to come by in mobile computing devices. After an impressive demo of the tech on Tuesday, we're left with a glaring question: If it works as intended, then what happens to Touch ID?