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Apple’s earnings call will be the calm before iPhone X superstorm

Apple is set to give investors their first glimpse of how well iPhone 8 sales are doing right on the eve of the iPhone X launch. The final Apple earnings call of 2017 is set to take place on Thursday November 2 at 2PM PT. Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter ended right after the iPhone 8 […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Listen to the iPhone X’s exclusive new ringtone

Apple fans that purchase the iPhone X will get an extra tree when devices finally start arriving later this week: an exclusive ringtone. Bundled inside the software for the iPhone X is an all-new ringtone called “Reflection.” The song has a melody that is somewhat similar to the iconic “Marimba” ringtone that launched with the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Hands On with the Razer Phone

Razer's first phone is designed explicitly for gamers. Unlike some past efforts by other companies, this one looks like a normal phone. It packs high-end technology, including a display with a variable refresh rate that crank up to 120 Hz. A number of other high-tech features and thoughtful design touches make this one of the best gaming phones we've seen to date, at least on paper. What's it like in…

Razer Fires Off Gaming-Focused Razer Phone

Razer today announced the Razer Phone, its first smartphone, with a focus on mobile gaming. The company bought NextBit, maker of the Robin phone, earlier this year and the Razer Phone was born from projects started at NextBit before the acquisition. The design is similar to the Robin in that it has a blocky shape and front-firing stereo speakers with independent amplifiers and a THX-certified DAC. The device boasts a…

Apple Adds Instrument Sound Library to GarageBand

Apple today updated its GarageBand music-creation tool for iPhones and iPads. To start, Apple says the revised app will be compatible with the display of the new iPhone X, which goes on sale Nov. 3. GarageBand now includes an expanded library of instruments, called the Sound Library, most of which are available as Group or pack downloads. According to Apple, all instruments in the Sound Library are free. The app…

Face ID can be slower than Touch ID, but you can speed it up

Face ID is the future, and it’s easy to see why. It’s significantly more secure than Touch ID, and it eliminates a number of big limitations. But it’s not quite perfect yet. Those who are lucky enough to have received a unit early from Apple have discovered that Face ID is slower than its predecessor. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Google Assistant Now Speaks Spanish and Italian

Google today made its Google Assistant available in a couple of Romance languages. The Google Assistant now speaks in Spanish and Italian on Android handsets. Google says Spanish is available in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain, while Italian is available in Italy. The Assistant already speaks English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese. Google says support for Spanish and Italian will roll out to end users over the next few…

Cricket Wireless Debuts the ZTE Overture 3

Cricket Wireless today announced the ZTE Overture 3, an inexpensive Android handset. The phone has a 5-inch FWVGA screen and it relies on a quad-core 1.1 GHz processor with 16 GB of storage. A 5-megapixel camera with flash adorns the rear, while a 2-megapixel camera sits on front. Both can capture video up to 720p HD. The phone is powered by a 2,115mAh battery. Others features include Bluetooth 4.2, GPS,…

These aggressive cases are futuristic armor for iPhone X

This post is brought to you by Zizo Wireless. Buying a new iPhone means being being constantly vigilant about not dropping the thing. As nice as the naked phones feel in-hand, no amount of tactile pleasure can overcome the terrible feeling of cracking the screen or worse. Now, with the iPhone X commanding a bank-busting […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Public testers can now try iOS 11.2

Members of Apple’s public beta testing program can already get in on the action with iOS 11.2. Apple released its newest batch of betas to public testers today giving members access to all the new features and fixes in the the first beta builds of iOS 11.2 and tvOS 11.2. If you haven’t signed up […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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