The iPhone Xs face-scanner raises sketchy new privacy concerns

November 14, 2017

Blink away.Image: lili Sams/mashable The iPhone X is officially here, and with it comes a bevy of new bells and whistles that Apple promises justify the smartphone’s hefty price tag.  Once such feature is the front-facing TrueDepth camera, which powers both Face ID and gives us the lovely notch. However, according to an Apple contract recently shared with app developers, it also opens up users to a new and not…

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This Australian guy sold a spot in the iPhone X line on Instagram

November 9, 2017

Do what you gotta do, we guess.Image: lili sams/mashable If you’re going to line up for the iPhone X, why not make some money out of it?  Sydney kid Lee Cselko took advantage of the highly awaited smartphone’s expectedly long launch queues to save two spots in the line for Friday’s release date, reports Daily Mail. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X: Tracking the launch around the world Posting on Instagram,…

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Shibuya Crossing

November 2, 2017

Image: ambar del-moral I never thought that it would happen. And then it did. On a recent two-week vacation to Japan (my first time, and, yes, it was amazing if you must know), I finally ditched my “real” camera, a Sony A6300 interchangeable lens camera I bought about two years ago, and replaced it with the iPhone 8 Plus. And my trip was infinitely better because I left the Sony…

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Apple’s new emoji include the perfect way to say ‘I love you’

October 30, 2017

Image: mashable composite: apple Finally, iOS 11 is here in all its glory, and in case the software’s new features weren’t exciting enough, Apple is also releasing hundreds of new emoji. On Friday the company announced a trove of highly-anticipated emoji will be coming to iPhones and iPads, including more beloved food items, animals, smiley faces, and mythical creatures. Apple also announced it’s introducing gender-neutral characters in this update.  SEE…

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Sick of iOS 11? Here’s how to get rid of it

October 30, 2017

Image: Lili Sams / mashable We were all excited for iOS 11, but some of us were disappointed when we finally updated our phones. Specifically, those of us who still have the iPhone 6.  For iPhone 6 users like me, iOS 11 has created more issues than it’s actually solved. The new operating system has often slowed down our phones to the point where the novelty of new features is…

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‘Silicon Valley’ shows how ridiculous the new iPhone X truly is

October 24, 2017

Sometimes, it takes the cast of Silicon Valley to poke fun at the real world Silicon Valley. While the show masterfully ribs its own version of tech industry, a new cut from Funny or Die mashed scenes from Silicon Valley with Apple’s iPhone keynote to reveal the ridiculousness that is the IRL iPhone X.  Sure, the iPhone X is an impressive phone (it better be with that price tag), but…

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Buying a new car made me despise Apple

September 30, 2017

Apple Maps? Nooooooo!Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The day I bought my Chevy Bolt EV, I was excited to plug in my iPhone and use Apple CarPlay to run my favorite apps on the dashboard’s huge infotainment screen. My enthusiasm quickly disappeared, though, when CarPlay forced me to use Apple Maps for navigation. Nooooooooo! I took a deep breath and thought to myself, “Surely Apple Maps can’t be as bad as it…

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