Google Home’s new trick: Remotely ‘broadcasting’ your messages

November 23, 2017

Google Home speakers just got a lot more useful. Google introduced a new feature for Google Assistant that allows you to remotely “broadcast” messages between your phone and a Google Home speaker, or between multiple speakers in the same house. SEE ALSO: Google Home error shows why digital assistants still have a long way to go The update, which is rolling out now, means that you can essentially use Google…

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How OnePlus was able to fast-track the OnePlus 5T in only five months

November 21, 2017

The OnePlus 5T might be best available payment Android value of its first year . Image: raymond wong/ mashable “When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to liberate the OnePlus 5T, ” Kyle Kiang, OnePlus’ head of global marketing, was just telling me a week before the brand-new phone’s splashy launch occurrence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a singular admission, but it fits perfectly with the Chinese startup’s…

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Apple’s new visitor center is as beautiful and ridiculous as you’d expect

November 21, 2017

Image: apple Steve Jobs’ last-place large-scale campaign is ultimately ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I’m talking, of course, about Apple’s famed “spaceship” campus. Though employees moved in months ago, and Apple propelled the iPhone X in the recently minted Steve Jobs Theatre , none of the campus has been open to the public — until now. On Friday, Apple officially…

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Apple 13in MacBook Pro (2017) review: battery life to get through a working day

November 17, 2017

With its build quality, excellent keyboard and improved longevity, this is one of the nicest computers you can buy but it will cost you Apples 13in MacBook Pro for 2017 now has battery life that matches the power of the hardware and the beauty of the design, even if it is still very expensive. When the new, redesigned MacBook Pro was iPhone X comes with with Face ID it perhaps…

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Google’s Pixel 2 takes better portrait photos with one camera than iPhone X and Note 8 do with two

November 12, 2017

Image: Raymond Wong/ Mashable You no longer need to buy a big and costly DSLR with a insanely enormous lens to get “professional-quality” photos with shallow profundity of field. If you have an iPhone( 7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X ), Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you can already get great pro-level kills with minimum exertion thanks to their “portrait modes”( “Live focus” on…

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The iPhone X display is bigger than it looksheres why

November 8, 2017

Image: bob al-greene/mashable Ten years ago, the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 resolution was considered large, spacious, and high-resolution. A decade later and the iPhone X‘s “Super Retina display” has so many pixels you could fit 14 of the original iPhone’s home screens onto its single OLED screen. How’s that for mind-blowing? SEE ALSO: If you own an iPhone X, you absolutely need to know this gesture…

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Download this: Rylo camera and app use 360-videos to create the perfect shot

November 7, 2017

Image: rylo When two former Instagram engineers team up on a camera, unsurprisingly, it’s the app that really counts.  That’s the premise of Rylo, a new 360-degree camera created by two former Instagram engineers. It launched this week after two years in development.  SEE ALSO: A visual history of the iPhone’s camera bump over the years At first glance, the pocket-sized camera doesn’t look too different from other 360-degree cameras….

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Apple iPhone X users may deal with the same issues as Pixel 2 XL users

November 7, 2017

The iPhone X display could have some issues.Image: dustin drankoski/mashable It turns out Apple’s iPhone X display could have some of the same issues as Google’s Pixel 2 XL. The iPhone X could be impacted by “burn-in” and other “visual changes” that commonly affect smartphones with OLED displays, according to a new Apple support document. SEE ALSO: Here’s why some apps will look bad on the iPhone X Burn-in happens…

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Apple doesn’t seem to care the iPhone’s camera bump is now massive

November 5, 2017

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to be able to see that the iPhone’s camera has improved significantly since Steve Jobs first unveiled the “Jesus phone” a decade ago and forever changed the world. Prioritizing photography has meant, however, a compromise (or “pragmatic optimization” according to chief design officer Jony Ive) to the iPhone’s industrial design: a camera bump.  We’ve had a few generations to get over the…

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Don’t expect your apps to look great on the iPhone X right away

November 4, 2017

Image: mashable/lili sams The iPhone X has the best display of any iPhone ever, but if you’re among the throngs of people lining up to buy one this week, don’t expect all your apps to look perfect right away. That’s because the changes Apple introduced with the iPhone X were so dramatic, developers have had to scramble to update their apps to optimize them for the device. And despite Apple’s…

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