Blu Teases Vivo XI+ Flagship

Blu Products today said it plans to announce a new flagship phone at the end of the month. The Vivo XI+ will feature 128 GB of storage and 6 GB of RAM. Blu didn't say what other features the phone might have. The new device arrives in the midst of a revised strategy for Blu. The company says its previous pattern of releasing a lot of phones each year left…

Apple could pay a price for iPhone X’s outrageous success

A few months ago, analysts were predicting that terrible sales of the iPhone X would devastate the company. They were wrong. Today, an analyst says very strong sales of the iPhone X are going to damage Apple next year. Apple just can’t win.  “The iPhone X has been very successful and well received by consumers. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Expect a more powerful Mac mini Pro this fall

The last time Apple gave any love to the Mac mini was way back in 2014. But a refresh is reportedly coming. This inexpensive macOS desktop is apparently popular with developers and server farms. The 2018 mini is supposedly being created with these professionals in mind. The $499 base unit of the 2014 model has […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

‘Undo’ Sent Email Feature Comes to Gmail for Android

Gmail users on Android now have a few seconds to reconsider the email they may have just sent. Version 8.7 of the Gmail app for Android has added a new “undo” feature, similar to the one that appears on the desktop version of Gmail. For several seconds after sending an email, users can recall the message by pressing the new “undo” button that appears in the lower-right corner of the…

This is the date you can preorder your next iPhone

We already know quite a bit about the next-generation iPhones, and one of the remaining questions may have just been answered: when they’ll go on sale. A German wireless phone provider has leaked part what we want to know: the date preorders will begin. The most likely release date can be extrapolated from that. An […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

How Steve Jobs’ impossible demands sparked Wi-Fi revolution

How many important moments at Apple started with Steve Jobs being late to a meeting that ended with him making a seemingly impossible demand? This is exactly how one former executive of Lucent Technologies describes the birth of commercial Wi-Fi, which took place in a meeting room at Apple headquarters in Cupertino on April 20, […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

iOS 12 Developer Beta 9 Now Available to App Writers

Apple has made a new beta of iOS 12 available to its developer community. iOS 12 developer beta 9 was released today to registered developers. Apple didn't spell out any specific changes in this build other than bug fixes and improvements. iOS 12 includes a number of new features, such as improved notifications, memoji for the iPhone X, performance refinements, Screen Time for monitoring usage, and better security. The final…

Microsoft Asks Developers to Sunset their Windows Phone 8 Apps

Microsoft today said that it will soon cease accepting new apps for Windows Phone 8.x or 8/8.1. Microsoft will stop taking in new Windows Phone 8.x and 8/8.1 apps on October 31 of this year. Microsoft will stop pushing updates to apps for Windows Phone 8.x starting July 1, 2019, and will stop pushing updates to apps for Windows Phone 8/8.1 on July 1, 2023. Microsoft asks developers to consider…

FitBit Charge 3 Targets More Activities and Offers More Smartphone Integration

FitBit today announced the Charge 3, a fitness tracker that ups the ante thanks to a larger screen and smartwatch-like features. The Charge 3 has a heart rate monitor and tracks the rate 24/7. The software can show owners their heart rate zones in real time as they work out to ascertain if they are at a fat burn, cardio, or peak rate. The Charge 3 can automatically recognize a…