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  • How to Stop Waking Up the iPhone

    October 27, 2017 3:30 PM 18

    Q. I just got a new iPhone and have noticed that every time I pick it up or move it, the screen pops on by itself instead of me turning it on with the switch. Is this a problem with the phone? A. The iPhone 6s and later models include a feature called Raise to Wake that senses when you pick up the device and then automatically flips on the display screen

  • Google Pixel 2, Essential Phone: Avoid the iPhone X Wait

    October 27, 2017 2:11 PM 16

    Most of the time, I'm an Apple (AAPL) iPhone user. However, two review units of beautiful phones showed up the other day using Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google unit’s Android operating system, and I decided to give them a try. The duo, one of which is Google’s own “Pixel 2 XL,” a sequel to last year's model, and the other of which is the “Essential Phone

  • Harman Kardon Invoke supports voice-activated Skype calling

    October 27, 2017 1:41 PM 12

    Skype has been a popular messaging app for quite some time but recently its dominant position has been rightfully challenged. That apart, Skype has been platform agnostic and is available across Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, and Android Wear smartwatches. The Harman Kardon Invoke comes equipped with seven-far field microphones designed to capture 360° sound

  • Apple now sells an expensive leather sleeve for 12-inch MacBooks

    October 27, 2017 10:34 AM 12

    $149 buys you European leather and a microfibre lining Apple has quietly released an elegant looking leather sleeve for 12-inch MacBooks that’s blind-embossed with the company’s logo. It’s the first sleeve of its kind from Apple, which until now has only sold third-party MacBook cases. Apple says the design allows you to charge your laptop while it’s sitting

  • We talk about the Pixel 2 XL's display problem (The 3:59, Ep. 306)

    October 26, 2017 5:27 PM 16

    We dive into the new Google phone's screen woes, Twitter banning Russia Today and Sputnik ads and Amazon's earnings preview. You may want to hold off on the Google Pixel 2 XL. Or, at least, watch your display really closely. Reviews of the jumbo version of Google's flagship phone have generally been positive, but there are concerns about "burn-in," or leaving

  • Google rolls out latest developer preview of Android Oreo 8.1

    October 26, 2017 1:12 PM 13

    SAN FRANCISCO: Ahead of the mobile software's release to the public in December, Google has started rolling out the latest developer preview Android Oreo 8.1, the media reported. The recently released developer preview is only compatible with the devices Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. The developer preview can also be downloaded

  • Insomniac wants to make a Sunset Overdrive sequel, but it needs a publisher

    October 25, 2017 12:03 AM 16

    Insomniac seems like an awfully busy studio. In 2016, it released a new Ratchet & Clank, the GameStop-published Song of the Deep, and three Oculus games. Currently, it's working on the most high-profile Spider-Man title in at least a decade. Despite having a lot on its plate over the past few years, Insomniac would be happy to revisit one of its most beloved

  • AMD’s GPU driver update promises big gains in Destiny 2 and other games

    October 24, 2017 5:23 PM 13

    AMD has a new Crimson ReLive 17.10.2 driver package available that is supposed to deliver significantly improved performance in several games compared to the previous 17.10.1 driver release. According to the release notes, Radeon RX Vega 56 owners who run Destiny 2 at 2560x1440 will see up to a 43 percent improvement in performance by installing the new driver

  • HMD Global to hold event on October 31, may launch Nokia 7 in India

    October 24, 2017 6:23 AM 13

    HMD Global has sent out a press invite for an event on October 31 in Gurugram, Haryana. Details of the event are not yet known, but it invites attendees to “unveil the next milestone for Nokia phones.” It is possible that the company may launch the brand new Nokia 7 smartphone in India. To recall, HMD Global launched the Nokia 7 smartphone in China a few days ago. The device

  • Brendan ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN’ Greene Hints at PUBG Physical Release for Xbox One

    October 23, 2017 11:05 AM 102

    Brendan Greene, the creator of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) has hinted a physical Xbox One release. In the interview, the creator of the multiplayer battle-royale also said that he rather sees the game as service rather than developing a sequel. “We still want to polish and refine, add more maps, add more assets,” he said. PUBG was released for PC in early-access