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Smartphone makers are pricing themselves out of the market

Smartphone makers are pricing themselves out of the market While demand for entry-level and mid-price smartphones has remained strong, global sales of high-end smartphones like the iPhone XS and XS Max have steadily declined over the past year, according to a new report from Gartner. Less innovation in top-of-the-line smartphones coupled with steep price […]

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Innovation infatuation Sometimes, a crazy type of technology comes along that you just know is going to change everything — to usher in a completely new style of productivity and revolutionize the very way we work, play, and sing our silly ol’ sailor songs. I hate to be the curmudgeonly old […]

20 things we learned about the Apple Car project

20 things we learned about the Apple Car project While vague on the surface, the Apple white paper detailing its approach to self-driving cars reveals some additional insights into its approach to autonomous vehicle development. As above, so below Publication of the report followed a February 2019 disclosure that revealed Apple’s safety drivers to […]

Apple’s plan to integrate iOS, macOS apps could mean renewed focus on desktops

Apple’s plan to integrate iOS, macOS apps could mean renewed focus on desktops Apple plans to make it easier foe developers to create apps that, for the first time, can be used across all the company’s mobile and desktop platforms, according to a new Bloomberg news report. At its upcoming World Wide Developers Conference […]

Apple is learning why shortcut security is a bad idea

Apple is learning why shortcut security is a bad idea When Apple launched its enterprise developer certificate program — which helps enterprises make their homegrown apps for employee use-only available through iTunes — it had to make a difficult convenience-vs.-security decision: how much hassle to put IT managers through to get their internal apps […]

People like iPhone SE, but Apple doesn't seem to care

People like iPhone SE, but Apple doesn’t seem to care Apple has put yet another batch of iPhone SE smartphones up for sale at its clearance store – it keeps selling them, people keep buying them, but will the company ever get the message? People like the iPhone SE Apple invented the user interface, […]

New non-security Win10 patches fix numerous bugs, but where’s version 1809?

New non-security Win10 patches fix numerous bugs, but where’s version 1809? On the Third Tuesday of this month, Microsoft released cumulative updates for all of its surviving Windows 10 versions save one: KB 4487029 for Win10 version 1803 takes the build up to 17134.619; KB 4487021 for Win10 version 1709 moves the build to […]

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials We’ve heard plenty about how Android apps on Chrome OS are a big deal, but when you first find yourself staring at the Google Play Store on a dual-purpose device, it can be tough to know where to begin. Chromebooks were already quite capable without Android apps in […]

Microsoft delays Windows 7's update-signing deadline to July

Microsoft delays Windows 7’s update-signing deadline to July Microsoft has revised its schedule to dump support for an outdated cryptographic hash standard by postponing the deadline for Windows 7. Microsoft, like other software vendors, digitally “signs” updates before they are distributed via the Internet. SHA-1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1), which debuted in 1995, was […]

Slack targets developers with Block Kit UI framework

Slack targets developers with Block Kit UI framework Slack has launched Block Kit, a UI framework made up of stackable “blocks” that lets developers display information more effectively within app messages. The tool was first announced at Slack’s developer conference, Spec, and is now generally available alongside Block Kit Builder, a live prototyping tool […]