Bing! Microsoft's search app for the iPhone gets an updated home page

Shh. Listen carefully. Bing! There it is. That sound that you just imagined in your head is telling you that the Bing search app for the iPhone has been updated. And this new version (v.6.20) brings with it a redesigned home page that includes a custom news feed in the bottom half of the page. This feature will remember what kind of stories you like to read over time. Tapping on the “…” icon allows you to dislike a particular story or the source it came from. In addition, the new home page allows users to quickly access camera and voice search. The latter has also been re-designed to make it …


Latest Apple holiday ad features the iPhone X and AirPods

Apple is known for tugging at your heartstrings during the holiday shopping season. So perhaps we should say that Apple is known for pulling at both your heart and purse strings during the holidays. This year, Apple has some new products to splash across your television set and mobile screens. First among them, of course, is the Apple iPhone X, which stars in the spot along with the Bluetooth powered AirPods.

It’s a snowy afternoon in the city and young woman is walking on the sidewalk listening to some tunes through her AirPods. She whips out her new iPhone X and we see that she …

Apple iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL


Google’s been seriously stepping up its smartphone game ever since the launch of the Pixel last year, and for its second generation of handsets, we’re no longer just choosing between a big and a little model, but also between a Pixel with a conventional versus a new ultra-wide display.

But the Pixel 2 XL with its big face-filling screen isn’t the only new smartphone of its kind to just hit the block, and Apple’s grabbing headlines with a super-widescreen phone of its own, the new iPhone X.

How do these two late-2017 flagships stack up against each other? Let’s take a look.

Design

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Notch you worry: the best iOS apps optimized for the iPhone X

The Notch and the Horns. While that may sound like the name of an English pub, the horns on the two sides of the notch can actually serve a purpose with their active screen area, believe it or not, and we don’t mean simply showing the battery icon or network status. 

Apple sacrificed so many things to make the TrueDepth 3D face-mapping camera set on the iPhone X really good, that you might have already started wondering if it’s all been worth it. First off, Apple was so certain that Face ID can work flawlessly, that it disposed of the home button …

Rugged and armor cases for the iPhone X: protect your investment

That iPhone X sure is a pretty gem, yeah? It would be a shame if something happened to it…

Oh, no, wait, we’re not threatening you — it’s just that your $999+ investment has a slippery glass back and a huge chance that whatever side it falls on might cause a break. This may not be an issue in your everyday life if you happen to live a more peaceful lifestyle, but it’s a good idea to think about an armor case if you happen to go on long journeys from time to time, or hikes, bike rides, or just tend to bump against hard surfaces on a regular basis.

Whether …

Are there actual benefits to the 18:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone X and Note 8?

Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, signaling the proverbial Big Bang of the smartphone sector, we’ve seen a lot of different trends come and go. Instead of seeing devices becoming smaller and smaller, they started getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger displays in what was increasingly becoming a pocket-sized personal computer. Ten years after the first-generation iPhone, Apple launches the iPhone X, an impressive device as well as Apple’s first foray into a new trend for smartphones: the 18:9 aspect ratio.

Whether you’re a so-called “Apple fanboy” or an Android …

Samsung dares iPhone users to test the Note 8 via new Galaxy Experience Program

Samsung has just announced it will debut a new project that will allow customers to test its Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 smartphones for a month. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy Experience Program, the trial will kick off in South Korea on November 21 and it will end on November 27.

During the one-week period, a number of 10,000 people will be selected from those who apply for the program. They will be informed they’ve been picked for the trial on November 30. Between December 1-11, they’ll be handed a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8 when they visit Samsung Digital Plaza.

Samsung …

Apple confirms illegal iPhone X assembly shifts at Foxconn, says student interns worked 'voluntarily'

Foxconn, Apple’s embattled iPhone assembler, may be under fire again, after a Financial Times investigation discovered six student interns working overtime to put together the iPhone X in time for all those early preorders to be fulfilled. The youngsters slaved over the conveyor belts for 11 hours straight in multiple instances, which breaches Chinese laws that puts in place safeguards for student interns.

The report, however, notes that the students wanted to work the long shifts voluntarily, yet there is a whiff of hypocrisy here, as they have also been asked to work at …

Get an iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 for free (with trade-in) at U.S Cellular on Black Friday

With just a few days ahead of Black Friday, U.S. Cellular revealed its offerings and judging by what the carrier announced, many will be very pleased with these deals. But let’s start with the accessories that you’ll be able to get at the end of the week.

For example, the Google Home will be discounted by $50, while the LG Tones and Parrot Drones will be 30% off on Black Friday. On top of that, U.S. Cellular announced that customers who purchase at least $120 in accessories can pay for them on their bill over 12 months, $0 down and interest-free.

Moving on …

In case you missed it, check out T-Mobile's new ad starring Nick Cannon for its Apple iPhone 8 BOGO deal

If you caught Sunday night’s American Music Award, you might have seen T-Mobile’s new ad starring Nick Cannon. The ad focuses on a BOGO deal being offered by the nation’s third largest carrier as part of its #HolidayTWOgether ad campaign. With this deal, consumers will be able to buy an Apple iPhone 8 and get a second one for free. The 30-second spot apparently takes place on Christmas Eve when Santa and his son (little Saint Nick) make a loud arrival down a chimney.

Pops urges Junior to take notes. First, Santa tells his son that T-Mobile gives you two iPhone 8 units for the price …