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Bill Gates switches to Android phone

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Image copyright Reuters Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one. “Recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone,” he said, speaking on Fox News Sunday. Microsoft’s own Windows-powered phones have failed to make a significant impact on the smartphone market, which is dominated by devices running Google’s Android operating system. However, Mr Gates said he had installed lots of Microsoft apps on his phone. When asked whether he also had an...

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The big question for Apple is how many people are waiting for the iPhone X

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The iPhone X.YouTube/MKBHD Two new iPhones went on sale this weekend, but lines were not as long as they’ve been for previous iPhone launches. This has investors and analysts asking: Are Apple customers and fans passing on the iPhone 8 and waiting to see the $999 iPhone X? The iPhone X will be the most expensive and technologically advanced iPhone when it hits stores November 3. Wamsi Mohan, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said in a research note published Monday that it was too early to say whether the iPhone 8 was a hit,...

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Re-Packaging Apps To Sell: What Will It Take?

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Is the app marketplace dying a slow death? Consumers have certainly gotten past the novelty phase, with more than half of U.S. smartphone users downloading a grand total of zero new apps each month. So, does that mean consumers are moving on, or simply that they are expecting more from apps and their developers? If it’s the latter, what will it take to hold their attention – more visibility from the Apple App Store? Better malware defenses from Google Play? A whole new approach – say, allowing developers to skip the overhead costs and...

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iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Tests Reveal Apple’s Biggest Upgrade

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The benchmarking gurus at DxO have recently rated the new Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus cameras – and proclaimed them the best they’ve ever tested. With a DxOMark Mobile score of 94, the iPhone 8 Plus edges ahead of the 92 points scored by the smaller iPhone 8, but both of the new iPhone models outperform the 90 points jointly achieved by the Google Pixel and HTC U11. With most of the hype surrounding the all-new iPhone X flagship, it’s easy to overlook the under-the-hood improvements made in the mass market iPhone 8 and iPhone 8...

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Steve Jobs would have given iOS 11′s design an ‘F’

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Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 11, comes out today, and Steve Jobs probably would’ve been super pissed if he were still alive. HackerNoon’s Ryan Lau has posted a comprehensive breakdown that calls attention to all the ways iOS 11′s design is flawed. From misaligned titles and margins to inconsistent design elements, it would appear Apple’s slipped up on the details. SEE ALSO: 8 reasons why buying an iPhone 8 makes more sense than the iPhone X For almost everybody (including myself), you probably...

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I’m perfectly happy with the iPhone 8 I bought — there’s no need to wait for the X

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Designer reveals all the ways iOS 11′s design is flawed – Mashable

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Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 11, comes out today, and Steve Jobs probably would’ve been super pissed if he were still alive. HackerNoon’s Ryan Lau has posted a comprehensive breakdown that calls attention to all the ways iOS 11′s design is flawed. From misaligned titles and margins to inconsistent design elements, it would appear Apple’s slipped up on the details. SEE ALSO: 8 reasons why buying an iPhone 8 makes more sense than the iPhone X For almost everybody (including myself), you probably...

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iPhone 8 is seeing some tiny launch day lines

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Apple Stores are usually faced with intimidatingly long lines on the morning of a new iPhone launch, but that largely didn’t seem to be the case today. As various reports and queuers have pointed out, some Apple Stores have very short lines out front for the iPhone 8, if they have anyone at all. Reuters said that there were fewer than 30 people at Apple’s Sydney store, which usually has hundreds out front. And it described a “less lively mood in Asia” than for previous launches. In Pasadena, California, ABC7 reporter Chelsea Edwards posted a...

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Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system arrives today

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Brief: Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system is available today, opening up several new features that marketers can use to reach a mass audience of iPhone and iPad users. Mobile applications can take advantage of augmented reality features in the new operating system to offer immersive shopping experiences, product demonstrations and virtual billboards. Apple redesigned the App Store to make searching for apps and games easier. The store features interviews with software developers to help users learn more about the features in an app. This...

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Google sets its sights on the iPhone with HTC deal

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Of the three most influential companies in smartphone design, Nokia fragmented into a million pieces after being bought out by Microsoft, Apple is still going strong, and Google just bought the third with its $1.1 billion deal with HTC. The reason why Google acquired what looks to be the majority of HTC’s phone design and engineering team is simple, and it’s been obvious for over a year: Google is serious about becoming a hardware company. Early in 2016, Google created a new hardware division and re-hired Motorola chief Rick Osterloh to run...

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