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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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Google Maps’ brilliant new feature is only available on a few devices

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Google has rolled-out picture-in-picture to its hugely-popular navigation software, Google Maps. The new functionality allows users to continue to follow directions from Google Maps while using another app. Picture-in-picture is accessed by tapping the Home Button during navigation, which shrinks the full-screen directions to a small square that floats atop the other apps on your device. Users can then launch a web search, reply to an urgent message, or pause music playback – while keeping an eye on the Google Maps route. Community Manager...

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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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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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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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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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Apple iOS 11 Has 25 Great Secret Features

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It’s the big one, Apple iOS 11 is here. Following Apple’s unveiling of the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and all new iPhone X, is perhaps the most ambitious iOS update yet and not only is it jammed full of new features but many great secret features as well. Let’s take a look 25 of the best hiding beneath the surface… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system updates for the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines. Apple Apple iOS 11 brings a lot of new...

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Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

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Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow Googlers are amazing folks we’ve already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we’re excited to see what we can do together as one team,” Rick Osterloh, Google’s hardware boss, wrote in a blog post. “The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC intellectual property.”...

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iOS 11 review: 10 things to try

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iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It’s coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you’re going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you’ll find that some things are very different than what you’re used to, but the core of how you get around and experience the OS will be the same. For example: the Control Center is wildly different and notifications have changed slightly, but you still have that comfortable (and comforting) grid of apps on the home screen. A lot is new,...

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Steve Jobs would have given iOS 11 design an ‘F’ grade – Mashable

Posted by on 7:38 am in Mobile Design | 0 comments

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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