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Should fans skip iPhone 8 and buy the Galaxy S8? [Friday Night Fights]

You have to be impressed by the new Galaxy S8 — even if you’re a long-time iPhone fan. Samsung’s new phone boasts everything you could want in a smartphone, and it packages it all into a stunning curved-glass shell with an edge-to-edge Infinity Display. But can the Galaxy S8 help you forget about the iPhone 8? Should […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Ms. Pac-Man invades Google Maps for April Fools’

There’s just one day left in March which means a cornucopia of horrible tech “pranks” are about to be unleashed on the internet. Google is getting its gags out early and this year, the company’s April Fools’ Day prank is actually a lot of fun. Google Maps added a new feature for users this morning […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

iPhone 8 may get True Tone display and two 3D sensors

One of the best iPad Pro features may soon be heading to the iPhone. All three new iPhones in 2017 will get True Tone displays, according to the latest research note from analysts at Barclays that predict Apple will add a “full spectral sensing” ambient light sensor on each device. In their note, Barclay analysts […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Michael Phelps and Beyoncé lend a hand in colorful Apple Watch ad

Apple dropped a colorful new ad for the Apple Watch Series 2 this morning to promote the wearable’s fitness features and waterproof design. The fun new Apple Watch ad features the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, as he cruises through his swimming workout while Beyoncé’s song “Freedom” blasts throughout the video. Other […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

World’s thinnest iPhone case faces 21-foot drop test [Review]

Philadelphia-based company Mobile Outfitters is well-known for its ultra-strong iPhone screen protectors. Now it’s put all of its phone-protection know-how together to create the Fusion Bumper — the world’s thinnest iPhone case. At 1.9 mm thin, the Clear-Coat Fusion Bumper case for the iPhone 6, 6s and 7 has been drop-tested up to 20 feet. But, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple Patches 911 Bug Via iOS 10.3

Apple this week distributed iOS 10.3 and with it a plug for a serious vulnerability that impacted 911 call centers. Last fall, an Arizona man created code that forced iPhones to call 911 over and over. The code, which appeared as a link, spread via Twitter and it was later shared as a prank. The results led to thousands of unintentional calls to 911 centers is some 12 states around…

Apple targets students and travelers in new iPad Pro ads

Apple continued its new ad campaign series for the iPad Pro today by publishing some new ads that showcase how the tablet is the perfect laptop replacements. The three new ads are aimed at students and frequent travelers by highlighting the iPad Pro’s lightness, ability to carry textbooks and notes on the same screen, as […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Verizon to Test AppFlash Search Tool On Some Android Phones

Verizon Wireless is prepared to roll out a new search tool on select Android handsets over the next few weeks. The tool, called Appflash, was developed by Evie. AppFlash will serve as the device's default launcher, or essential home screen experience. Much like the Google Now launcher, AppFlash will take over the left home screen of select Android devices where it will present a search tool for seeking out movies,…

Middle East airlines lend iPads to skirt tablet ban

Two airlines from the Middle East are coming to the rescue of fliers that have been effected by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning the use of tablets and laptops on flights to the United States. Both Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways launched new electronics loaner programs for passengers this week, giving customers the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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