Instagram will now send recommended posts to your feed from members you don't follow

Instagram has been updating its app to add new features or to spiff up old ones. Now, as an Instagram subscriber, you will start to receive posts in a new section called “Recommended for You,” even if they are from people whom you do not follow. Instagram will make the recommendations based on posts liked by other accounts that you do follow. The new section will contain anywhere from three to five recommended posts at a time.

This comes after Instagram announced a little more than two weeks ago that users can follow hashtags. This way, you can follow things that interest you, instead of …


Apple posts new video tutorial showing you how to use Apple Pay on the iPhone X

When Apple unveiled its tenth anniversary model in September, it was obvious that certain features would require some tweaking due to the replacement of Touch ID with Face ID. One of those features is Apple Pay. With other iPhone models that are compatible with Apple Pay, using the mobile payment service requires a press of the Touch ID button to verify the identity of the person making the payment. With the iPhone X, verifying the user’s identity is done with Face ID.

To show iPhone X owners how this is done, Apple has released a 41 second video titled “Apple Pay-How to pay with …

iPhone maker Foxconn posts 39% drop in profits, iPhone X production problems to blame?

Taiwanese company Foxconn, the main assembler of Apple products, reported a 39% slump in quarterly net profits. According to The Wall Street Journal, such a drop in margins was expected, but the results are notably worse than what analysts predicted. Foxconn hasn’t experienced such a quarter-over-quarter decline since the global recession of 2008.
The most probable cause for this downturn is a series of production bottlenecks surrounding the iPhone X. As you might know, the $1,000 flagship is the first Apple smartphone to feature an edge-to-edge …

Apple posts support page for iPhone X that advises how to reduce chances of burn-in on the screen

Apple has posted a support page about the Super Retina Display employed on the just launched Apple iPhone X. Among the topics is the OLED panel used on the phone. The iPhone X is the first iPhone ever to ditch LCD for OLED, and Apple felt it was appropriate to inform those who purchased the device what to expect from the screen. For example, Apple notes that if you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice shifts in color and hue. As Apple points out, “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior.”

Apple also cautions iPhone X users that over the long term, the OLED …

Sony posts infographic explaining when to expect the next major Android update for your Xperia phone

Sony Mobile is among the first smartphone brands to provide Android 8.0 Oreo to one of its products, the Xperia XZ Premium. However, if you don’t own Sony’s flagship, you probably wonder when exactly your phone will receive the highly-anticipated update.

For that matter, Sony Mobile wanted to give fans a heads up on when they can expect to receive a major Android update on their Xperia phones, chronologically speaking.

An infographic posted on Sony’s official blog explains the process of bringing a new Android update to Xperia devices. We get to learn how Android software moves from …

Bille Lourd posts a touching tribute on Carrie Fisher's birthday

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Saturday marks Carrie Fisher’s first birthday since her death last December. The Star Wars star would have turned 61 on Oct. 21. 

It’s a sad day, but Fisher’s family, friends, and fans are making the milestone a little less bittersweet with tributes to the actor and author. 

“You can be sure that Billie and I will have a moment in reflection on Carrie’s day,” Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, told E! News about his plans with Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd. 

Lourd posted a touching tribute to her mom on Instagram.  Read more…

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Samsung posts a "Thank You" for all its fans

The second half of last year was not a good time for Samsung’s reputation. It is the time when the Note 7 saga began – first with explosions, then with recalls, then with exploding devices that were re-released as “Safe”. Ouch! Needless to say, Samsung was hard at work trying to recollect all of the Note 7 units that were out there in the wild all the while posting a new apology at least once a week.

Now that the Galaxy S8 has been successful and the Note 8 is said to have passed meticulous testing, the company would like to thank those that remained loyal to the …

"Foxconn insider" reportedly posts camera samples from the Sharp Aquos S2

In China, a Weibo account belonging to Luo Zhongsheng, a senior vice president of Foxconn Technology Group, reveals photographs that allegedly came from the soon to be unveiled Sharp Aquos S2. More on that in a second. Images of the handset itself show a stunning edge-to-edge screen that
resemble some of the renders that have been leaked for the Apple iPhone 8. Two to three different variants of the S2 are expected.

Model number FS8016, rumored to be priced at the USD equivalent of $519, will carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 2048 resolution. Powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, …

HTC posts revenue decline for April as its U phones failed to catch on

HTC hasn’t shared its financial results for the first quarter, but it published its revenue for April and things aren’t looking up. The company sees a 9% decrease in revenue, with a 6% drop in total revenue year-over-year. This is an indicator that sales of HTC’s newest smartphones, the U Ultra and the U Play, came lower than expected.

Indeed, the devices failed to excite customers and reviewers, leaving both to expect a more memorable and intriguing product. The company has a big launch this month, unveiling the supposedly named HTC U 11 smartphone on May 16. As …

Samsung posts its second-best quarter ever, promises a new flagship release in late 2017

Today, Samsung Electronics has released its quarterly earnings report for Q1 2017, and it’s looking pretty good: the company has posted profits of 9.9 trillion won ($8.7 billion) across all of its businesses. However, profits from its mobile division have actually fallen compared to those in Q4 2016, despite an increase of device shipments.

Or in other words: Samsung sold more phones, but earned less money from them. The fault, interestingly, may lie in consumers’ great interest in the Galaxy S8, which launched just last week. To accommodate for …