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2 Days Ago   For years, Apple has been bringing its mobile, desktop and tablet platforms closer together. Features like Handoff and Continuity Camera make it easier to start working on an iPhone and continue on the Mac, for example.

2 Days Ago   The flagship, originally, is the ship (the maritime kind) that carries the fleet's commander. In the smartphone world, the term has become synonymous with the best phone a phone company currently offers.

3 Days Ago   Honda plans to shut down its sole car plant in the UK in 2022, cutting 3,500 jobs in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday. The Japanese car maker builds its hatchback Civic model at the plant in Swindon.

3 Days Ago   Samsung really hasn't been very good at keeping its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S10, under wraps. The phone leaked time and time again — we've seen photos from all sides and all of the specs — but the latest leak takes the biscuit: It's an official TV advertisement for the Galaxy S10.

3 Days Ago   Huawei has officially announced the launch date and place for its P30 flagship phone: March 26, Paris. The event was announced on Twitter with the tagline, "Rules were made to be rewritten." The short video accompanying the announcement indicates the P30 will have enhanced zoom capabilities, which is unsurprising given that the P20 was the first phone with three rear cameras and one of the best cameraphones around.

4 Days Ago   The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has assessed the dangers of using Huawei's 5G equipment, and it found that it's not such a big deal, Financial Times reported Sunday.

4 Days Ago   Apple will launch a ton of new gear this year, a new report claims. And some of it has been on our wish list for a long, long time.

7 Days Ago   This time next week, there will be dozens of new Android smartphones to choose from, and many of them will be unlike any other smartphone you've ever seen before.

9 Days Ago   Here's the trouble with letting apps know your location data: It's a potential privacy nightmare, but it also makes certain apps a lot more useful. Case in point: Google Maps.

9 Days Ago   We're one week removed from the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, where LG will be one of many smartphone companies to launch new flagship phones.

10 Days Ago   Reddit, the social news site, is now valued at $3 billion after raising $300 million in a series D funding round led by China's investment holding giant Tencent, Reuters reported Monday.

10 Days Ago   For most people, AR is Pokémon Go and little else. But for Apple, it's an important part of the company's future Apple just re-assigned Frank Casanove, former lead for iPhone Partner Marketing, into a new role: chief of Product Marketing for AR, Bloombreg reported Tuesday.

10 Days Ago   Have you ever tried right-clicking on a message in your Gmail inbox? Even if you have, you may not be using the resulting menu much, as it currently only offers three options: archive, mark as unread, and delete.

11 Days Ago   Microsoft might announce the new generation of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens, at an event later this month. On Monday, Microsoft's Technical Fellow for AI Perception and Mixed Reality in the Cloud (you gotta love Microsoft's job titles), Alex Kipman, published a teaser video for the event, and it sure makes it look like HoloLens 2 is coming.

11 Days Ago   In May 2018, during its annual I/O developer conference, Google announced a new feature for its Maps mobile app, called the AR Visual Positioning System. It provides navigation via a layer of augmented reality, plastered over actual reality as seen through your phone's camera.

14 Days Ago   In less than two weeks, Samsung will likely launch three new smartphones: The top-of-the-line Galaxy S10+, the somewhat-smaller flagship, Galaxy S10, and the slightly-cheaper-and-less-powerful Galaxy S10e.

14 Days Ago   Opera's bringing back its VPN (virtual private network) service, albeit in a slightly different format. In 2016, the company launched a free VPN app for Android (followed by an iOS launch) but the app was discontinued last year.

14 Days Ago   Following TechCrunch's report that certain iOS apps are using technology from a company called Glassbox to record everything a user does within the app, Apple has started telling app developers that they either need to disclose this to users or face getting banned from the App Store.

15 Days Ago   Facebook does not limit your News Feed to show posts from only 26 of your friends. While the idea that Facebook would limit its Feed like that sounds odd in the first place, it is a meme that's been making the rounds for over a year, and now Facebook has officially said it isn't true.

15 Days Ago   The apps and online services you use sometimes gather your data and use it for analytics or advertising purposes. There's no question about that. It's a fact of life at this point.

15 Days Ago   In a few weeks, LG will introduce its new flagship smartphone, the LG G8. As is customary, though, the company is already trickling out information about the new phone.

16 Days Ago   If you have multiple online accounts (you probably do), and you've been on the internet for more than a few years, chances are at least some of your passwords have ended up in the wrong hands.

16 Days Ago   Apple has named Deirdre O’Brien senior vice president of Retail + People. She replaces Angela Ahrendts who led the company's retail department for five years, and is leaving Apple in April.

16 Days Ago   Still waiting for that $35,000 Tesla Model 3? According to company CEO Elon Musk, it's already here, though you'll have to employ some suspension of disbelief to arrive at that number.

17 Days Ago   Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euros ($571 million) to France in back tax, Reuters reported Tuesday. Apple confirmed the agreement, but would not disclose the exact amount.

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