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Leaked Photos Give us the First Look at OnePlus 5T; Modified Version of Oppo R11s? - Technology Personalized

The rumor mill is abuzz with the impending launch of OnePlus 5T. As we had reported earlier, OnePlus is expected to launch an updated version of their current flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, sometime next month. We now have access to some screen grabs which apparently show the teasers from the company’s own website with information on the OnePlus 5T.

oneplus-5t

One of the photos shows a big (possible 5.99-inch) smartphone with 18:9 bezel-less display, with the FHD+ resolution. It reads “Larger Screen. Same Footprint”. This coincides with the earlier rumor of OnePlus updating the 5 to 5T with a bigger bezel-less display and virtually keeping everything else the same. In fact, the OnePlus 5 is out of stock in the US for a few days now, and that has added fuel to the fire.

oneplus-5t-2

The leaked pictures show a nearly bezel-less phone with a small panel (chin?) on top and an equally sized panel on the...


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Leaked Photos Give us the First Look at OnePlus 5T; Modified Version of Oppo R11s? - Technology Personalized

The rumor mill is abuzz with the impending launch of OnePlus 5T. As we had reported earlier, OnePlus is expected to launch an updated version of their current flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5, sometime next month. We now have access to some screen grabs which apparently show the teasers from the company’s own website with information on the OnePlus 5T.

oneplus-5t

One of the photos shows a big (possible 5.99-inch) smartphone with 18:9 bezel-less display, with the FHD+ resolution. It reads “Larger Screen. Same Footprint”. This coincides with the earlier rumor of OnePlus updating the 5 to 5T with a bigger bezel-less display and virtually keeping everything else the same. In fact, the OnePlus 5 is out of stock in the US for a few days now, and that has added fuel to the fire.

oneplus-5t-2

The leaked pictures show a nearly bezel-less phone with a small panel (chin?) on top and an equally sized panel on the...


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Apple quietly kills off 256-gigabyte iPhone 7 - ZDNet

If you want a high capacity iPhone, you're going to have to be quick if you don't want to buy the iPhone 8 or wait for the iPhone X.

Must read: Here's why your old iPhone feels slow -- and what you can do about it

Older iPhones represent great value. Following the launch of a new iPhone you can pick up what was hot only a few days prior at a nicely discounted price.

But it seems that Apple is wising up to this consumer trick, because it appears that the company quietlyvpulled the 256-gigabyte iPhone 7 from sale on September 12, the same day it unveiled the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.

But while Apple has discontinued these handsets, the carriers are still getting rid of old stock. At Verizon, the 256GB iPhone 7 sells for $100 less than a similarly equipped iPhone 8 ($749.99 compared to $849.99).


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Twitter tests longer character limit

You may soon get to say a lot more on Twitter.

The social media giant announced it is testing a longer character limit.

The change will extend the current 140 characters to 280 for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

Users won’t see this change right away, though.

Only a small percentage will be testing it at first, and according to the company, it is just a test and there is no guarantee this change will be available to everyone.

Via Business Insider:  http://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-character-limit-expanded-280-characters-2017-9 

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Mac OS High Sierra makes the Mac a teeny, tiny bit better — for free

It’s no shock that Apple puts most of its effort into improving the iPhone. The iPhone is a cash cow big enough to be heard from the moon.

The Mac, on the other hand, constitutes only a puny 12 percent of Apple’s revenue.

So Mac fans should be grateful, I guess, that the mothership still releases another free version of the Mac OS every fall. These upgrades (usually) make all of our Macs better without our having to spend a penny.

The one Apple released this week (available in the Mac app store) is called Mac OS High Sierra (macOS 10.13). As the new name suggests, it’s just a refinement of last year’s Mac OS Sierra. In fact, you could sum up what’s new in an article about as short as this one.

Safari upgrades

Apple has continued to work on Safari, its Web browser, and says that the new version is the fastest desktop Web browser in the world.

It also uses less power. Apple claims that...


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MIZUHO: Here's why Facebook has 'a realistic opportunity' to enter China in 2018

Facebook has a "realistic opportunity" to enter China in 2018, Mizuho analyst James Lee wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday.

Lee came to the conclusion after meeting "various industry contacts" in China during a recent trip. He outlined a few factors that he believes increase the likelihood of Facebook finally entering the country next year:

  • Facebook's recent appointment of an executive to manage relations with China will help the company "understand the regulatory requirement and negotiate Facebook's operating structure in China," said Lee in the note, a copy of which was obtained by Business Insider. Facebook recently tapped William Shuai from LinkedIn to lead government relations in the country, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Facebook's current approach of helping Chinese advertisers sell ads overseas "appears to

    be aligned with Chinese government's policy to globalize...


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Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?

YouTube is there for you. It has a whole library of high-quality, 320kbps audio tracks and sound effects that you can download royalty-free and add to your videos. (Or listen to in your free time. We won’t judge.)

Adapted from “Pogue’s Basics: Tech” (Flatiron Press), by David Pogue.

More from David Pogue:

iPhone 8 reviewed: Nice, but nothing to buzz about

The $999, eyebrow-raising iPhone X: David Pogue’s hands-on review

A ride on OurBus, the world’s first company to crowdsource its routes

T-Mobile COO: Why we make investments like free Netflix that ‘seem crazy’ 

Pogue’s Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Ossia thinks it’s licked the problems with through-the-air charging

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is ambitious, powerful, and half-bakedIs through-the-air charging a hoax? 

Pogue’s Basics: The secret...


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Read more: Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Pogue's Basics: Access YouTube's free music and sound effects

Want to add some cool sound effects or music to your YouTube video (or any video)?

YouTube is there for you. It has a whole library of high-quality, 320kbps audio tracks and sound effects that you can download royalty-free and add to your videos. (Or listen to in your free time. We won’t judge.)

Adapted from “Pogue’s Basics: Tech” (Flatiron Press), by David Pogue.

More from David Pogue:

iPhone 8 reviewed: Nice, but nothing to buzz about

The $999, eyebrow-raising iPhone X: David Pogue’s hands-on review

A ride on OurBus, the world’s first company to crowdsource its routes

T-Mobile COO: Why we make investments like free Netflix that ‘seem crazy’ 

Pogue’s Basics: Link to a Facebook post

Ossia thinks it’s licked the problems with through-the-air charging

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant is ambitious, powerful, and half-bakedIs through-the-air charging a hoax? 

Pogue’s Basics: The secret...


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Apple's wireless charger may not ship with the new iPhones at launch

(Samsung's wireless charger for smartphones.Steve Kovach/Tech Insider)
Apple is expected to include wireless charging as a core feature in the iPhones it launches on Tuesday, but Apple's own wireless charger may not ship along the new iPhones. 

A new report from Apple's Asian supply chain indicates that Apple still needs "technological breakthroughs" before it can start mass-producing its wireless charger.

"Apple's own-brand wireless charger is not expected to debut on Tuesday," KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote on Tuesday in a note to investors seen by Business Insider. 

"Which we believe is primarily because Apple has higher requirements for wireless charger RF specifications, so there will be no definite mass production timetable prior to technological breakthroughs," he continued. 

However, you may be able to charge up the next-generation iPhone X with third-party...


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Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple’s (AAPL) App Store doesn’t just boost the iPhone and iPad — it’s a boon for an entire subsection of the economy. Without the App Store, we likely wouldn’t have things like Uber, Seamless, Lyft, Snapchat (SNAP) or Tinder. Heck, even companies like Spotify, Facebook (FB) Messenger and Yelp (YELP) wouldn’t be nearly as popular if they weren’t available as apps.

In other words, the App Store is a hugely important piece of Apple’s pie. What’s more, App Store developers have pulled in more than $70 billion for themselves as of January 2017.

But, unfortunately for us, the App Store is a mishmash of different app categories and icons that make it difficult to navigate and tough to discover new apps, even for long-time iPhone users.

Thankfully, mercifully, Apple is updating the App Store in a big way for iOS 11. From a cleaner design to auto-playing video previews and editorial pieces...


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Read more: Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple’s (AAPL) App Store doesn’t just boost the iPhone and iPad — it’s a boon for an entire subsection of the economy. Without the App Store, we likely wouldn’t have things like Uber, Seamless, Lyft, Snapchat (SNAP) or Tinder. Heck, even companies like Spotify, Facebook (FB) Messenger and Yelp (YELP) wouldn’t be nearly as popular if they weren’t available as apps.

In other words, the App Store is a hugely important piece of Apple’s pie. What’s more, App Store developers have pulled in more than $70 billion for themselves as of January 2017.

But, unfortunately for us, the App Store is a mishmash of different app categories and icons that make it difficult to navigate and tough to discover new apps, even for long-time iPhone users.

Thankfully, mercifully, Apple is updating the App Store in a big way for iOS 11. From a cleaner design to auto-playing video previews and editorial pieces...


Read full article on News YH Tech


Read more: Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

Apple’s (AAPL) App Store doesn’t just boost the iPhone and iPad — it’s a boon for an entire subsection of the economy. Without the App Store, we likely wouldn’t have things like Uber, Seamless, Lyft, Snapchat (SNAP) or Tinder. Heck, even companies like Spotify, Facebook (FB) Messenger and Yelp (YELP) wouldn’t be nearly as popular if they weren’t available as apps.

In other words, the App Store is a hugely important piece of Apple’s pie. What’s more, App Store developers have pulled in more than $70 billion for themselves as of January 2017.

But, unfortunately for us, the App Store is a mishmash of different app categories and icons that make it difficult to navigate and tough to discover new apps, even for long-time iPhone users.

Thankfully, mercifully, Apple is updating the App Store in a big way for iOS 11. From a cleaner design to auto-playing video previews and editorial pieces...


Read full article on News YH Tech


Read more: Apple's App Store is about to get a lot better with iOS 11

The top 8 features we expect from Apple's next iPhone

This Tuesday, Sept. 12 (AAPL) Apple will unveil its highly anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone. And while the notoriously secretive company isn’t giving us any information about the handset — we’re not even sure if it’s going to be the iPhone X or iPhone 8 or if we’ll see both — that hasn’t stopped plenty of leaks and rumors from hitting the web.

And it’s thanks to the never-ending drip of those leaks, and a bit of insider information, that we’ve been able to put together a near-complete picture of what Apple plans to serve up with the next iPhone.

These are the top 8 updates we expect from Apple’s iPhone 8. Or is it the X? You know what, after reports from this weekend, we’re just going to go with iPhone X.

Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone X and iPhone 8 at an event on its Cupertino campus on Sept. 12.

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The best alternatives to Apple's iPhone 8

Apple’s (AAPL) much-hyped iPhone 8 is nearly upon us, and we’re as excited as the next person to see what the Cupertino, California-based company has cooked up this time around. Will the 8 match up with all of the rumors we’ve read over the past few months? Will it be the greatest iPhone yet? Will it give you the power of heart like that one kid from “Captain Planet?” God, I hope not.

If you’re an Android user, though, you probably don’t care about any of that. In fact, you’re probably wondering what the best alternatives to Apple’s upcoming handset are. Well lucky you, because that’s exactly what we’re serving up.

If you’re not into the iPhone, these are the phones to get.

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Why Equifax needs to give up some details about how it got hacked

Since news broke on Thursday that Equifax (EFX) had the personal data of some 143 million Americans — including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers — stolen, things have stuck to the script with depressing predictability.

Equifax’s blows a larger hole in our collective privacy than most data breaches. But in most other ways, it’s the same old sorry story.

Once again, a company collected data that’s both sensitive and often mandatory to function in much of American society while allowing us little oversight of its use. Then it managed to lose control of this information. It’s now trying to make up for that with the standard remedy of a year of free identity-theft monitoring services.

And once again, it’s not acting like we need to know much about how it got hacked.

July’s news in September

Equifax’s news Thursday was...


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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: A big phone with bigger expectations

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, the follow-up to the Note 7 — or as it’s more commonly called, one of the worst public relations disasters in the history of consumer electronics — is finally here. And it’s quite the encore.

Not only has the handset been completely redesigned from the Note 7, but it’s also got a larger display and, more importantly, a new dual-lens rear camera designed specifically to take on Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus.

But the Note 8 looks to have some stiff competition in Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming iPhone 8. Samsung’s handset, however, offers plenty of appealing features including a gorgeous display, impressive performance and, best of all, a battery Samsung says won’t explode. It’s certainly a fantastic smartphone, but might not be for everyone, especially if you don’t want to spend nearly $1,000.**

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The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

This is a big week for YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL). It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!

There’s a new logo in town.

 

It’s time. As the YouTube blog points out, “When YouTube launched 12 years ago, it was a single website that supported one video format, 320×240 at 4:3 aspect ratio.” 320×240 pixels? Man, that’s not even big enough for the YouTube logo these days.

Which, by the way, is new, along with new fonts and new colors. The logo plays down the TV-ness of the old one, since, you know—who watches TV sets anymore?

On the desktop, you get four juicy new features:

  • The weird Theater Mode button, which never really did much, now does something great. It makes the video fill the screen except for the menu bar and YouTube controls. It’s...

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Read more: The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

This is a big week for YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL). It’s getting a new design and new features—all of which have been in the works, carefully and methodically, for a very long time, and all of which, as far as I’m concerned, are welcome!

There’s a new logo in town.

 

It’s time. As the YouTube blog points out, “When YouTube launched 12 years ago, it was a single website that supported one video format, 320×240 at 4:3 aspect ratio.” 320×240 pixels? Man, that’s not even big enough for the YouTube logo these days.

Which, by the way, is new, along with new fonts and new colors. The logo plays down the TV-ness of the old one, since, you know—who watches TV sets anymore?

On the desktop, you get four juicy new features:

  • The weird Theater Mode button, which never really did much, now does something great. It makes the video fill the screen except for the menu bar and YouTube controls. It’s...

Read full article on News YH Tech


Read more: The 5 best new features of this week's YouTube redesign

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

BERLIN — Living in the United States and seeing every other electronics-producing country try to sell its gadgets to us, it can be easy to think that the digital universe revolves around us. And most of the time that’s true.

But spending days touring dozens of halls of tech exhibits here at the IFA trade show proved that sometimes manufacturers will decide that our money is no good.

Electrolux’s camera-equipped oven

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Electrolux’s camera-equipped oven lets look in on your latest culinary masterpiece while you watch Netflix on your couch.

Fridge cameras have become an old-school technology — even if you opt out of buying some fridge-computer hybrid like Samsung’s Family Hub, you’ll soon be able to buy aftermarket fridge cams — but the Swedish firm AB Electrolux is a bit ahead of the industry in adding a camera to an oven.

In a demo, a rep showed how the camera,...


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Read more: 4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

BERLIN — Living in the United States and seeing every other electronics-producing country try to sell its gadgets to us, it can be easy to think that the digital universe revolves around us. And most of the time that’s true.

But spending days touring dozens of halls of tech exhibits here at the IFA trade show proved that sometimes manufacturers will decide that our money is no good.

Electrolux’s camera-equipped oven

View photos

Electrolux’s camera-equipped oven lets look in on your latest culinary masterpiece while you watch Netflix on your couch.

Fridge cameras have become an old-school technology — even if you opt out of buying some fridge-computer hybrid like Samsung’s Family Hub, you’ll soon be able to buy aftermarket fridge cams — but the Swedish firm AB Electrolux is a bit ahead of the industry in adding a camera to an oven.

In a demo, a rep showed how the camera,...


Read full article on News YH Tech


Read more: 4 amazing new gadgets you can't get in the US

 

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