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We took the iPhone XS and XR into 26 foot deep water. Only one survived

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The iPhone XR and XS are not waterproof. But they are water resistant, and you can take them for a swim without too much concern. According to Apple, the iPhone XR can survive a dunk up to 1 metre for 30 minutes (IP67). The more expensive iPhone XS and XS Max can withstand double that: 2 metres for 30 minutes (IP68). But outside the official ratings, how deep can these phones really go? We’ve already put the XS to the test in our earlier water test, and it survived being submerged in chlorinated pool water for 30 minutes. It...

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Africa’s Largest Mobile Network To Sell $20 ‘Smart Feature Phone’

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MTN’s $25 device is “the world’s first 3G smart feature phone” .MTN A new attempt at giving emerging markets a cheap smartphone – this time costing about $20-$25 – was launched by MTN, Africa’s largest cellular operator, in a partnership with China Mobile, chipmaker Unisoc and feature phone operating system KaiOS. Calling it “the world’s first 3G smart feature phone,” MTN CEO Rob Shuter said the device will beginning selling in the first quarter of next year in Nigeria and South Africa first, which are its...

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Here are the five biggest iPad Pro problems, because no device is perfect

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The 2018 iPad Pro is undoubtedly the best iPad ever made. It’s chock full of cutting edge features like desktop-grade performance, a completely revamped design, a modernized display, Face ID biometric authentication and support for the brand new Apple Pencil, but no device is perfect. The 2018 iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Despite its many benefits, there are a few major issues with Apple’s latest tablet, and we have selected five problems to highlight in hopes that the information can help potential buyers or upgraders make a final...

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T-Mobile Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus: Everything you need to know

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Last year, T-Mobile launched its own line of branded smartphones made by TCL-owned Alcatel. As a follow-up to the original Revvl, the carrier has unveiled its next-generation devices — the Revvl 2 and Revvl 2 Plus. The new smartphones come with a sleeker design than their predecessors and also differ in terms of specs. Both smartphones are now available for purchase through T-Mobile. Here’s everything you need to know. Revvl 2 Design and display The Revvl 2 doesn’t differ too much from its predecessor in terms of design — but it does look a...

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Apple Loop: New iPhone Problems, MacBook Security Concerns, iPhone Sales Force Risky Decisions

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Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes faulty iPhone screens, Apple ID locking out customers, poor iPhone sales, a lot of glue holding the iPad Pro together, security concerns in the new Mac machines, and where are the alternative USB-C to lightning cables? Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes). An employee holds an iPhone Apple XS...

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After overtaking Apple in smartphones, Huawei is aiming for No. 1 by 2020

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<!– –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Tech Walk around any major city in China, and you’ll see Huawei stores and ads everywhere. That’s because it’s the number one player in the world’s biggest smartphone market, and has become a major contender on the world stage. The Chinese technology firm overtook Apple to become the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor by market share at the end of the second quarter of the year and has set its sights on the number one spot — currently held by Samsung — by 2020....

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I tested the new iPad Pro and it still can’t replace my laptop like Apple says it can

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<!– –> MENUSEARCH QUOTES Tech Guide When Apple announced the new iPad Pro last month, it tried yet again to drive one point home: the iPad can replace your computer. The company even said that iPads are outselling laptops from all the top traditional computer makers. Here’s the problem: I’ve never seen the iPad as much more than a machine that’s good for watching movies on airplanes and getting light work done here and there. Does the new iPad Pro change that? No, it doesn’t. I’ve been testing...

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Sharp gives Aquos R2 Compact smartphone a dual-notch design (VIDEO)

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The Sharp Aquos R2 Compact with its two-notch screen. — Picture courtesy of Sharp TOKYO, Nov 16 — Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp took the tech world by surprise with its new smartphone, the Aquos R2 Compact, which has not one but two notches — an interesting choice. One notch is located at the top of the screen to make way for the camera, while the second cutout at the bottom of the display contours the fingerprint reader. Two separate notches are cut into this smartphone’s virtually borderless 5.2-inch LCD display...

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The iPhone X can be hacked to pull your recently deleted files

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Two hackers have collected a bounty of $50,000 for finding an exploit in the iPhone X that lets you recover a previously deleted photo or file. During a mobile contest where hackers located bugs in iOS and Android, two hackers Richard Zhu and Amat Cama uncovered the vulnerability today and presented it in a demo. So far, Apple has been notified about the bug but it remains accessible at least until the next iOS update, as first reported by Forbes. While the attack requires some access to the target device, researchers believe it could be...

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Apple’s New iPad Pros: The Pros and Cons

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My iPad has saved me, professionally, more than any other device. I’ve used an iPad almost daily since I bought the original in 2010. (I’ve bought seven over the years.) The iPad’s portability, connectivity, stability, and battery have allowed me to file stories from around the globe when my laptop couldn’t because either the battery died or Wi-Fi was unavailable. But it’s not always easy. The iPad, and, more specifically, iOS, demands you to be intimately familiar with its quirks and workarounds to make the most efficient use of the tablet,...

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