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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Your iPhone X pre-order could come much sooner than you thought

November 4, 2017

Image: dustin drankoski/mashable If you were settling in to wait days or weeks for your iPhone X pre-order to come through, you might want to check again. Though Apple hasn’t made any formal announcements about changes in availability, many people are now reporting their iPhone X orders are being moved up several days, or even weeks, ahead of their original estimates.  SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X: Tracking the launch around…

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Razer’s first phone is for gamers who want the fastest screen and loud sound

November 2, 2017

Razer’s conquered PC accessories and even sells some of the sleekest and better gaming laptops ever created. And now it’s finally ready to take on the smartphone world-wide with the Razer Phone, a flagship Android phone designed specifically to be a mobile gaming and amusement powerhouse. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X evaluation: A fearless step into the future Though Razer is often to be considered as a startup because of…

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Is the iPhone X’s facial recognition twin compatible?

November 1, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable The iPhone X is finally here. If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on one, then you know that the lack of a home button means you have to relearn quite a few basic tasks, like taking screenshots. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X review: A bold step into the future While other tasks, like app-switching, have replaced the home button with swipe gestures, taking a…

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Samsung’s new wireless earbuds are good, but they’re no AirPods

November 1, 2017

The Gear IconX 2018's look less dorky than Apple's AirPods.Image: raymond wong/mashable Even if you still have a phone with a headphone jack, chances are you’re interested in true wireless earbuds — they’re the ones without a cable connecting the two nubs that go into your ears — because who actually likes wires? There’s a ton of wireless earbuds flooding the market this holiday season. Most are aimed at Apple’s…

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Someone’s trying to sell their iPhone X on eBay at a 5,100 percent markup

October 31, 2017

‘Tis the season… to be scalping! Just hours after Apple’s iPhone X went up for pre-order around the world, some asshole has already listed the hard-to-get-your-hands-on “all-screen” device for a whopping $59,999 on eBay. Screw this guy. But also screw anyone who’s stupid and desperate enough to buy it from him. SEE ALSO: Why foldable phones have no chance at succeeding Look, I take no joy in calling anyone an…

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