Apple iPhone 7 Plus "Barbers" ad wins Best in Show award

Remember the ad for Portrait mode on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus that takes place in a barbershop? First released nearly a year ago, the ad was named Best in Show at the 97th ADA Awards. The annual event honors work done in the creative arts, which includes advertising. The commercial is set in a small barbershop in a small town. After one of the barbers in the quiet shop finishes with a customer, another barber snaps his portrait using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The portrait hangs in the window where it catches the attention of a passer-by who stops to get his haircut. And his portrait is snapped …


New feature in iOS 11.4 designed to prevent law enforcement from unlocking an iPhone

We recently told you about the GrayKey device, which unlocks Apple iPhone models and can even bypass encryption. With two Lightning cables sticking out of the box, this device can crack an iPhone in as quickly as three hours to as long as three days depending on the complexity of the passcode employed. This is obviously a tool that law enforcement agencies love; priced at $15,000 to $30,000, a purchase shouldn’t bust the budget of the FBI, CIA and big city police forces like the NYPD. But Apple has come up with a way to possibly thwart the machines made by companies like GrayShift and Cellebrite.

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Apple could introduce a triple-camera iPhone in 2019: report

Apple could release a triple-camera iPhone in 2019 according to a new report. With the company’s current lineup, both the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X boast the company’s dual-camera setup, while the smaller iPhone 8 sticks to a more traditional single camera. According to a new report, however, this could all change come next year. 

 
The new information claims Apple will launch at least one triple-camera smartphone in 2019, with this most likely being the range-topping second-generation iPhone X Plus. In regards to what the setup will actually entail, the report is pretty vague, …

The 6.5-inch 2018 iPhone X Plus will match the iPhone 8 Plus in size

The 2018 iPhone X Plus will reportedly match the dimensions of the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s been rumored for some time now that Apple will be introducing three new iPhone models in September, among which will be a plus-sized iPhone X. Now, according to a new report, it seems the new smartphone will be largely similar in size to last year’s iPhone 8 Plus.

Despite the iPhone X Plus being rumored to stretch its display to 6.5-inches – the iPhone 8 Plus boasts a much smaller 5.5-inch panel – the new smartphone will reportedly do so without drastically increasing in size. This will be achieved by …

Android discrimination? Apparently, bank loan algorithms prefer iPhone owners

Not to rain on Android owners’ parade, but banks and other lending institutions are increasingly using unorthodox variables to judge your credit worthiness, and the type of phone you carry seems to now be one of them.

Yep, the difference in default rates between Android and iPhone users is “equivalent to the difference in default rates between a median FICO score and the 80th percentile of the FICO score.” This gem was tucked inside a research paper that examines algorithmic credit score decisions, based on your digital footprint that complement the usual rating agency data.
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Apple releases iOS 11.4 developer and public betas; all new apps must support iPhone X

Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 4 to developers and a version for public beta testers. Developers will receive the update via the Apple Developer Center, or from an OTA update. The iOS 11.4 build includes ClassKit support. Introduced on March 27th along with the sixth generation Apple iPad, ClassKit allows developers to sync Apple’s school-based software with their educational apps. For example, with the not-yet released Schoolwork app, teachers can add a link that students use to get to specific parts of other apps for a class assignment.

A pair of features that were found in beta versions …

WhatsApp for iPhone updated with Picture-in-Picture mode, other improvements

WhatsApp has just released a new update for its iPhone version, which brings some improvements aimed at European users, as well as new features that should be available to everyone. The most important seems to be the new PiP ability that’s been teased for quite a long time.

The new Picture-in-Picture mode supports two services for the moment, Instagram and Facebook, which means that whenever you receive a link to a video hosted by one of these services, you’ll be able to play it right within WhatsApp.

Moreover, you’ll be able to continue to watch the video while navigating to another …

The Apple iPhone SE and the Moto Z2 Play are both $10 a month at Verizon for a limited time

For a limited time only, you can buy an Apple iPhone from Verizon for only $10 a month. No, for that price you’re not going to get the iPhone X, or any other recently released model. You’ll have to make do with the Apple iPhone SE, the company’s lowest price handset. With a 4-inch display, the iPhone SE looks exactly like the iPhone 5s, but is powered by the A9 chipset, which includes a dual-core CPU running at a clock speed of 1.84GHz. A 12MP camera adorns the back of the phone, and in front is a 1.2MP FaceTime camera.

Verizon had been asking for 24 monthly payments of $14.58 for the 32GB …

Gameloft launches Dungeon Hunter Champions on Android and iPhone

It’s been two months since Gameloft started to test its new entry in the Dungeon Hunter saga. Today, the French game developer and publisher announced the game if finally available worldwide on both the Android and iOS platforms.

Dungeon Hunter Champions is now ready for download on the App Store and Google Play and doesn’t require any upfront payments. Keep in mind though it does feature in-app purchases and one of the most expensive items that you can buy is the $99.99 Legendary Pack.

Apparently, Dungeon Hunter Champions want to be “a new breed of online action RPG (role-playing …

People en Espanol used the iPhone X camera for its story on the 50 most beautiful people

Over the years, we’ve seen the camera on the Apple iPhone used in situations where a more expensive setup is usually found. The iPhone camera has been used to film movies, music videos and magazine covers. The latest example can be found in the Spanish language version of People Magazine, People en Espanol. It happens to be the top selling Hispanic magazine in the United States and contains original content separate from the English language version. 

The issue of People en Espanol magazine in question includes a story on the 50 most beautiful people of 2018. You might not know many …