Tim Cook won’t compromise Mac and iPad by combining them

Tim Cook generally stays quiet about Apple’s plans, but there’s one thing he’s open about: his company’s laptops and tablets aren’t going to merge together. It’s a question that comes up every couple of years. Which is understandable, given the recent rumors that macOS is migrating to the same type of processors as iOS, allegedly […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

AT&T Rejiggers Prepaid Plans and Discounts

AT&T today overhauled how it organizes its AT&T Prepaid service plans. Specifically, the company is now offering more data and higher discounts for multi-line accounts. First, the $50 plan now includes 8 GB of high-speed data. Second, the $85 unlimited plan improves the allotment of high-speed mobile hotspot data from 6 GB per month to 10 GB per month. Once these allotments are met or exceeded, data will be throttled…

Motorola Making Gains in U.S. Market

Lenovo is finding renewed success for its Motorola phone business in the U.S. market, according to company executives. The company announced four new affordable Android phones today, all of which are being picked up by U.S. carriers. "We are going to be more broadly ranged across all North American carriers in 2018", said company spokesperson Cassandra McCormack. The new g-series phones will be available through carriers and unlocked, while two…

Verizon Smart Family Is A Refreshed Way to Manage Kids' Smartphones

Verizon Wireless today debuted Verizon Smart Family, a revamped service to help parents keep track of how their kids use their phones. The app allows parents to manage screen time by pausing the internet, to check battery status, and to view texts and calls. Verizon Smart Family provides more fine-tuned content filters, which help parents block inappropriate web sites and apps. The service also includes an optional location-tracking feature with…

Hands On with the Moto g6

Motorola's g-series phones have a long-held reputation for value and quality. With the 2018 incarnation, Moto is trying harder than ever to bring high-end features and design to a low price point. For $250, you get a metal body, curved glass back, full-HD screen with 2:1 ratio, dual camera with portrait mode and object recognition, USB-C, fast charging, a fingerprint reader, an ultrasonic sensor that lights up the screen as…

AI boosts Microsoft Translator for iPhone

Microsoft Translator has been around for a while, but this app is getting a huge improvement: artificial intelligence-powered translations even when the iPhone is offline. Using translation apps in a foreign country can be nerve wracking.  Such software almost always depends on remote servers to do the hard work. Microsoft, however, has squeezed the necessary […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

‘Trustjacking’ is the dangerous new iPhone hack you’ve never heard of

You might want to think twice before plugging your iPhone into a friends laptop for a quick charge. Security researchers have discovered an all-new type of iOS hack called “trustjacking” that uses one of a little-known WiFi feature to access a device’s data, even when the targeted device isn’t in the same location anymore. The […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Smart lock lets you unlock your home with Apple Watch

If you’re forever losing your keys, why bother using them at all? Now you can unlock your doors using your Apple Watch, thanks to the August Smart Lock. It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get into your home, and you don’t even need your iPhone. Smart devices have made our lives that […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Google Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication in Gmail

Google has reduced the complexity of using two-factor authentication for Gmail in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of the tool. Moving forward, iPhone and iPad users can receive security prompts within Gmail. Previously, users needed to have both Gmail and the Google mobile app in order to use two-factor authentication. Google says this new method, which puts two-factor entirely within Gmail, should be easier to use…