Apple iOS 11 wish-list: system wide drag-and-drop, finder and more in this detailed concept

Apple’s iOS 9 truly redefined the tablet experience: it was a ground-breaking change that introduced split-screen multitasking and a ton of other functionality that paved the way towards the iPad as a computer that can do everything.
Unfortunately, since then, Apple has not really done much in terms of radical improvements in iOS, at least when it comes to the tablet side of things.
And now, just a few weeks before WWDC 2017, where Apple is expected to lift the cover off its new iOS 11, we are seeing MacStories’ Federico …


HTC U 11 hands-on: putting the squeeze on its competition

Earlier this year, HTC said “out with the old, in with the new,” as the company stepped away from some of its established smartphone branding, and introduced the new U series with the U Play and U Ultra. Sleek and shiny, the glass-enclosed handsets resembled little of the metallic unibody look of One-series phones. While this new direction for HTC’s lineup was interesting, it also felt a bit lacking: in the U Play we had a new mid-ranger, and the U Ultra served to satisfy that phablet itch, but neither felt like a traditional flagship; would we ever get a proper follow-up …

HTC U 11 video leak shows off Edge Sense in action, and more

A video leaked out this afternoon from an unknown third party that shows how the Edge Sense feature will work on the HTC U 11. The phone is expected to be unveiled by the manufacturer tomorrow, and the video has already been removed by YouTube. However, it has been posted on another site. The video reveals some of the functions of Edge Sense, a new feature that opens some applications when the bottom sides of the unit are squeezed together. Edge Sense gives the phone’s user the ability to snap a picture by using Edge Sense like a shutter button.

Squeezing in the sides also opens …

HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Update: According to reliable leakster Evan Blass, the device in question won’t, in fact, be named HTC U, but rather HTC U 11, though it’s up for debate whether this is an improvement. The article below has been edited to reflect the new information.
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, …

HTC U 11 might be cheaper than the U Ultra

We’re only about 72 hours away from the day when HTC will announce a new flagship smartphone – the HTC U 11. The handset should offer an attractive set of high-end specs, including a Snapdragon 835 processor, as well as a potentially innovative feature: Edge Sense, which lets you squeeze the device’s frame in order to interact with the UI.

Being a high-end product, the HTC U 11 will certainly not be cheap. And yet it might not be too expensive, either. A recent report from Taiwan (HTC’s home country) has it that the new flagship phone could be cheaper than the …

HTC U 11 will have an Edge Sense app to teach you how to squeeze

HTC’s next flagship smartphone, the HTC U 11, will come with a brand new feature called Edge Sense – utilizing the handset’s pressure-sensitive frame/bezel. Yesterday, an official HTC Edge Sense app briefly showed up on Google Play Store, inadvertently confirming the feature’s existence.

While HTC pulled the app from Google Play, we can still see some screenshots of it. 

Since Edge Sense is a new feature, its dedicated app will first take you through a short tutorial to “test your squeeze force.” It looks like you’ll be able to squeeze the frame of the U 11 and get …

HTC U 11 receives "3C" certification in China; compulsory test makes sure products are safe to use


Forewarned is forearmed they say, which is why certification labs exist around the world. These places take consumer devices and put them through a series of tough tests that replicate years of usage. This way, if a particular product is a fire hazard, or is likely to give someone a shock, manufacturers can be alerted by having the product fail the test. In China, every product imported, distributed or sold in the country must go through similar testing to receive its China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C).

According to a leaked image, the HTC U 11 (HTC U-3f) has received its CCC …

HTC U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording, new video teaser suggests

HTC wants us to get excited about its upcoming flagship smartphone – the HTC U 11. The handset will be officially announced next week, on May 16, but, before that, HTC released a new video teaser to keep our interest piqued.

HTC’s new video – embedded above – is quite short, and is accompanied by a “360 real-life recording” caption. From this, we can conclude that the U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording – or maybe 360-degree video recording, too? This is the second U 11 feature that HTC is (kind of) confirming, after the phone’s squeezable frame – apparently …

HTC U 11 arrives at GFXBench, stays long enough to drop off latest specs

With the HTC U 11 expected to be unveiled on May 16th, we already have an idea of what to expect from the phone specs-wise. Of course, it is always interesting to see what specs pop up on the benchmark sites. The HTC U 11 already appeared on Geekbench at the end of last month; exactly a month before that, it was featured on AnTuTu. Today, HTC’s next flagship phone surfaced on GFXBench.

According to GFXBench, the HTC U 11 will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution (QHD). Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core 2.4GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. …

Alleged HTC U 11 renders show a glossy red version of the phone

HTC U 11 – this is (likely) the name of the brand new flagship smartphone that HTC will announce later this month, on May 16. The company already released a few teasers showcasing bits and parts of the U 11, while also indirectly confirming a rumor: the new handset features a squeezeable frame (reportedly, this will be called Edge Sense).

Before HTC gets the chance to officially present its next generation flagship, it seems that we can already take a look at it – or at least at renders that reportedly show what the real device will look like. Revealed by …