The reason Apple pulled Telegram was more serious than we thought

Last week, Apple removed the Telegram from the App Store saying that it received complaints claiming “inappropriate content” was hosted on the chat platform.

Telegram creator Pavel Durov immediately reacted to Apple’s decision to take down the app by saying that he plans to implement protections that would prevent “inappropriate content” from being distributed via the chat app.

At that time, we did not know the nature of the “inappropriate content” that Telegram was accused of hosting, but Apple’s Phil Schiller recently responded to the question in an email addressed to one of the …

Kylie Jenner had a baby, and the loveliest reason for keeping her a secret


Kylie Jenner’s baby girl was born on Feb. 1. 

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s pregnancy — her first, with rapper Travis Scott — has been the subject of much rumor and speculation, but Jenner herself has kept quiet on the facts of the situation. Turns out, there’s a reason for that.

“I’m sorry for keeping you in the dark through all the assumptions. I understand you’re used to me bringing you along on all my journeys,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

“My pregnancy was one I chose not to do in front of the world. I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress free, and healthy way I know how. I knew my baby would feel every stress and every emotion so I chose to do it this way for my little life and our happiness.” Read more…

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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander missed their own wedding for a pretty good reason


To be fair, the World Series is a pretty big deal.

Kate Upton and her husband Justin Verlander appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday night and revealed what is possibly the biggest ever double-booking of their lives. On the day the couple were meant to be wed in Italy, Verlander was actually scheduled to play game seven of the World Series.

Considering the fact that Verlander’s team the Houston Astros went on to win, it was probably a good call. Read more…

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The reason for those smooth iPhone X gestures? 120Hz touch input sampling

Before actually getting to use the iPhone X last week, we were a bit on the fence about its new gesture-based navigation of swiping up, holding, or flipping through recent apps. Could these really replace the simple act of tapping the legacy home key? 

Our worries, it turned out during the review process, were in vain. Not only are the gestures very intuitive, and easy to become second nature, but also the sheer responsiveness of the display while executing those made us wonder what could be behind the smooth operation. We din’t encounter a …

The reason for Apple's record profit forecast? Apparently, the iPhone X costs $358 to make

“We expect revenue to be between $84 billion and $87 billion.” This simple sentence mentioned on the fly by CEO Tim Cook during a conference call with investors discussing Apple’s current quarter forecast, have sent the stock on an upward trajectory since Friday, the day the iPhone X was released. If this revenue number pans out, and Apple is usually conservative with estimates, this will mark the most bountiful quarter for any company… in history.

Given the rumors that the iPhone 8 lags in sales compared to the iPhone 7, and is even overcome by the iPhone 8 …

Is there any reason to buy the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone X? Yeah, there are a few

This year’s Apple iPhone event was marked by a very special appearance — the iPhone X. For the first time ever, Apple introduced a total of three handsets — the familiar-looking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus combo and the futuristic, nearly all-screen iPhone X.

By now, you are probably well aware that the latter has a starting price set at $999. On one hand — that’s quite costly. On the other — the phone certainly has enough of an allure factor to make you want to shell out.

So, is there any reason to go for the “regular” iPhone 8, other than it being a full $300 cheaper …

And the main reason not to buy the iPhone 8 is… iPhone X (poll results)

We asked you what would be your main reasons for abstaining from buying the new iPhone 8, and, guess what, it’s the iPhone X, just as analysts are predicting. The iPhone 8 Plus now sells on par with the iPhone 8, which has never happened since Apple began announcing two phones instead of one, and it’s mostly because folks are waiting on the iPhone X, say carrier reps. 
The next big reason (21% of our 2952 respondents) for not getting the iPhone 8 is that your current iPhone works fine for you, while the legacy “surfboard” design that is getting …

Another reason why dogs are the best. Oh, and Chris Evans.


The purest, sweetest love story of summer 2017 has come to an appropriately slobbery conclusion: Chris Evans has officially been reunited with his dog, Dodger.

And because Evans is the Best Chris, he’s shared video footage so all of us can bask in their joy.

After 10 long

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 3, 2017

It’s quite a turnaround from that harrowing time two months ago when we all thought Dodger was dead, thanks to this accidentally cryptic tweet by Evans:

Really missing this guy right

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 8, 2017 Read more…

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Apple's future iPhones might be the reason for Samsung's rumored OLED super factory

According to insightful industry insiders, Samsung might be poised to build another OLED factory that will essentially reaffirm it as the global leader in OLED display manufacturing. The factory will be built in South Korea in two stages. The first stage of the construction expected to last anywhere between six months to a year and will kick off OLED display panels production sometime in 2019. The second stage of the construction will further expand the new factory and will finish by 2021. The investment is said to cost Samsung some 16.3 trillin Korean Won. 
The …

OnePlus had no real reason to abandon the OnePlus 2, and it won’t need one for the 5, either

Good news, everybody – the OnePlus 5 is finally official! What this hopefully means is that the company’s hype campaign for the device will thankfully die down soon, at least for a short amount of time. But aggressive and slightly irritating as it was, it sure worked: the 5 is eagerly being awaited by a ton of fans, nevermind its slightly higher price and… unimaginative design.

But everyone out there who’s considering buying the device should know exactly what they’re getting into. Consider the following article as a word of advice: for all of its great marketing, …