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Here’s how to reset your iPhone X (instead of accidentally calling 911)

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Last night, I was in the middle of a karaoke bar, with disco lights strobing and Taylor Swift blaring around me, and the screen on my new iPhone X froze. On every iPhone released over the last 10 years, it’s been relatively easy to reset the phone when it crashed. You held down the home button and the power button, and eventually the screen will go black, and be replaced with Apple’s logo as it boots back up. But the iPhone X, as you may be aware, has no home button. I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do to bring it back to life. My...

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Google’s new Pixel 2 XL phone reviewed – the most Google phone you can buy

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Android is the most popular mobile operating system in the world – more than 80% of all smartphones across the globe run Android software of one kind or another. But Android’s maker Google has a problem – there are almost as many kinds of phones that run Android as there are phones that run Android. That’s a lot of different devices to test the software against – an impossible job, in fact. Now, in reality some phone makers dominate the market – Samsung in particular has a big reputation. But around this...

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Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android

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The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. OnePlus will tell you that this issue is down to its extremely stringent testing process, while Razer offers a similar boilerplate about working as fast as possible to deliver Android Oreo. But we’re now three months removed from Google’s grand Oreo launch, timed to coincide with this summer’s total eclipse, and all of these...

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iOS 11 vs. Android Oreo – Which Operating System is Better?

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Mobile operating systems are the ones that determine how a mobile phone works. There are two main rivals right now: iOS and Android. Coincidentally, they both released a new version recently. In fact, Apple announced its new OS just a month after Google announced its own. Naturally users began to compare these two right away, and the question remains: which one is better? It is almost impossible to determine which one is better, because they are both designed for different kind of devices and different users. However, this article will try to...

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Apple iOS 11.1.1 Starts Causing Problems

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Yes, we’re here. Again. In my Apple  iOS 11.1.1 guide I recommended only users affected by the bizarre autocorrect bug should upgrade. Why came down to reports of broken notifications, general instability and – you guessed it – terrible battery life. And one week later this has not improved… While clear graphical glitches in the broken notifications are clear to see but less widespread, the real concerns are the extent of app crashes and problematic battery life. The latter in particular is polarizing with @AppleSupport again...

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Researchers Hack Car Infotainment System and Find Sensitive User Data Inside

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People who are worried about their security will use a secure phone, lock down their computer, and use strong passwords for their online accounts. But how many people have considered that their car could be leaking their most sensitive data? A researcher who recently decided to investigate his car’s infotainment system found that it was not designed using modern software security principles, yet it stored a lot of personal information taken from his phone that could be valuable to hackers. Executing code on the car’s infotainment unit was...

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AirPods make for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand – The Verge

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Did you know that the charging case Apple ships with its AirPods makes for a surprisingly useful iPhone stand? Well, it does. The trick was revealed on Twitter by Omar Elfanek, developer of Tidings: It’s not perfect. The setup is precarious at best in my testing with an iPhone X and iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices, including my new $1,300 iPhone X, slid down the lid a few times whenever I accidentally bumped the table with a knee. Nevertheless, it works well enough, and I’ll definitely be using it in the future — I almost always carry...

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The iPhone X is a beautiful mess

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A week ago, I stood with hundreds of other people near a construction site on New York’s Fifth Avenue so that I could buy my piece of what Apple is calling the future. The iPhone X hit stores some 10 years after the first iPhone was released in 2007. That original device helped spur a revolution in the way that we communicate today, and has had profound impacts beyond the world of mobile computing, lowering the costs of parts that are found in all sorts of other products, from wearables to drones. Apple was at one point untouchable in the...

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Apple is reportedly working on a laser-based 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

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The 2017 iPhone X has only just come out, and everyone is still soaking in the animoji novelty, but rumours about Apple’s 2019 iPhone are already emerging. Bloomberg has come out with a report today that suggests Apple is developing a new “3D sensor” for the rear of the 2019 phone that will be used to improve the company’s developing augmented reality apps and services. The proposed system would work by firing lasers out of the device and measuring the time it takes for the reflection to get back to it to establish a depth map. Similar depth...

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How enterprises can design more effective mobility solutions

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The following is a guest article from Gary Lee, Chief Solutions Officer at Stratix Corporation. This has been a blockbuster year of mobile devices for the enterprise. Samsung debuted the Galaxy S8 earlier this year, and with business-friendly features such as the Knox 2.8 security platform, analysts predict sales in the millions among enterprise users. Meanwhile, Apple released the iPhone 8 in September and plans to roll out the iPhone X — its most expensive phone to date — in November. As a growing number of businesses use mobile to power...

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