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Since the week before Thanksgiving, I've been using the iPhone X. Prior to that, I was using the iPhone 8 Plus, which Apple loaned me. During the busy fall reviews season, I also used the Google Pixel 2 and briefly used the Essential smartphone. But this article isn't a round up of these new phones or a direct comparison of all four. It's about the iPhone X. Some of my fellow Verge writers determined that iPhone X is “easily the best smartphone ever made.” There are a lot of things to love about the iPhone X, including its ridiculously long [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: The Verge – Apple
Earlier this year at Microsoft's Build conference, the company revealed it was working with Apple to get iTunes included in the Windows Store. The promise was that it would be available by the end of 2017, but now it looks like that won't be happening. In a statement emailed to ZDnet, an Apple spokesperson said, “We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right." So at least there's some good news: Apple isn't scrapping the project entirely, and plans are still in place for [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: The Verge – Apple
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can't seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public. The CDPH asks people to decrease their use of these devices and suggests keeping your distance when… Read More [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
It's one thing for an autonomous car to strut its stuff on smooth, warm California tarmac, and quite another to do so on the frozen winter mix of northern Finland. Martti, a self-driving vehicle system homegrown in Finland, demonstrated just this in a record-setting drive along a treacherous (to normal drivers) Laplandish road. Martti is one of two cars designed by VTT Technical… Read More [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: TechCrunch
Apple has ordered a space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, Deadline reports. Moore will write the currently untitled series, while Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi (Fargo) will serve as executive producers. Moore's show is predicated on the idea that the space race of the Cold War never ended, according to Deadline. It's the third original scripted show to get a series order from Apple. Last month, Apple ordered the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories, and a drama about a network morning show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Moore's return to space drama is an exciting prospect [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: The Verge – Apple
Apple hinted earlier this year at WWDC that it was planning its own podcast analytics service so show creators could see how their podcasts are performing. The company has finally launched a beta version of that free service today, reports Recode, which gives more information on who is listening on Apple's Podcast app and their behaviors and preferences. The free analytics service can tell creators which episode a listener tuned out, the average completion rate of an episode, the total time listened, and time per device. It also reveals which countries listeners are from, for over 150 countries in which [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Source: The Verge – Apple