The iPhone 8 could start shipping in October/November, but supply may be limited for months; ‘Face ID’ to replace Touch ID?

The upcoming anniversary iPhone that Apple is expected to unveil this autumn, dubbed the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, are arguably the most rumoured and anticipated handsets this year. However, related tips and leaks have often been contradictory and quickly rebutted by consecutive speculations, but that’s the case with pretty much any hotshot flagship lineup.

Yesterday we reported that Apple’s 2017 set of iPhones is already on the production belts and that the iPhone 8 will not arrive later than the ‘S’ variants, unlike what previous rumours had suggested. The leak also …


Of course UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will replace prime minister Theresa May

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The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May.

The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. 

That self-inflicted blow, and the surge of the Labour party, has led to calls for her resignation. Now the Washington Post reports that some conservative politicians from her own party are using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to plot who will replace the embattled prime minister:   Read more…

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A year after the Error 53 fiasco, Apple is now making it easier to replace your iPhone's fingerprint sensor

Getting your broken iPhone repaired isn’t exactly a fun experience – going through the official channels means either hoping your local Genius Bar isn’t overbooked (if you have one at all, that is), or sending your device for a mail-in repair, which can take a considerable amount of time as well. Of course there’s always the option of going to an unlicensed service location, but doing often bears the risk of getting a sub-par repair job, or even an outright broken device.

But in some cases, such as when the Touch ID on your device breaks, the latter …

Google will finally replace the terrible blob emoji with not-so-terrible ones in Android O

There are different styles of emoji, but none look as freaky and weird as Google’s blobs. The Android emoji shaped like strange, thumb-people evoke the opposite of the cheerful feeling one gets when looking at other emoji. Not just that, they are completely misguiding: emojis sent from other platforms convey one feeling, and when you receive them on an Android device and see a completely different melted blob, you may simply fail to understand the message. The Android emoji are simply wrong.
And finally, Google has realized this too: it is …

Samsung DeX review: the S8 won't replace your desktop PC

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Samsung had an idea: what if, instead of constantly juggling between a smartphone and a desktop, one could simply use their phone to do all of their daily work, simply plugging it into a dock when in need of a bigger screen? Okay, when we say “Samsung had an idea”, we actually mean something more in line with “a bunch of companies, including Microsoft, Splashtop, and Jide, had an idea which never really took off for a variety reasons, and Samsung is now trying it out as well” – but that sure isn’t as catchy.

And it’s easy to see why this would be an attractive …

Have a broken Apple iPad 4? Apple will replace it with an iPad Air 2

The Apple iPad 4 was launched back in 2012. It was the first of Apple’s iOS powered slabs to employ the company’s proprietary Lightning port. At the time, it also was a major improvement with double the processing and graphics power compared to the previous model. With inventories of the iPad 4 basically non-existent, Apple doesn’t have any more units lying around to replace any busted models.

But don’t fret. If you qualify for a replacement slab, Apple will be more than happy to send you 2014’s Apple iPad Air 2 instead. An internal memo from Apple that was leaked reads, “Starting March …

WSJ: Next iPhones will replace Lightning connector with USB-C

According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple could displace the proprietary Lightning connector of its iPhone series in favor of USB Type-C, and the 2017 models could be among the first recipients. 

Cupertino has doubled down on its Lightning technology in recent years. Indeed, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus ditched the 3.5 mm earphone jack, prompting a surge in demand for Lightning accessories and peripherals. On the other hand, Apple has adorned recent MacBooks with USB Type-C ports aplenty, and this creates quite the conflict. For example, how does one use their …