New Samsung video shows how to switch from an iPhone to a Galaxy Note 8


If you own an iPhone, Samsung wants you to know that it’s
super easy to switch from it to a brand new Galaxy Note 8 (available in the US and other
markets since last week).

 

The first video embedded below – uploaded today on YouTube –
shows just how simple it can be to transfer your data and content from an old iPhone
to a Galaxy Note 8 – which you may have bought because, as Samsung puts it,
“you wanted to do bigger things.” You’ll have to connect your
iPhone to the Note 8 via cable, then use Samsung’s straightforward Smart Switch app. The Galaxy
Note 8 will transfer your stuff …


Apple iPhone X unveiling shows us that BlackBerry 10 was ahead of its time

Yesterday, when Apple showed off some of the gestures that Apple iPhone X users will be doing in order to get back to the home screen, or to multitask, it might have brought back some memories for those of you who used to use, or still use, BlackBerry 10. That’s right folks, the same swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone X screen that takes you back home at any time, is used to take you back home on the BlackBerry Passport!

Like the Apple iPhone X, the BlackBerry 10 models did not have a home button, which forced BlackBerry to come up with gestures to replace the functions that would have …

Video shows how the Apple iPhone X Face ID will work

Developers have been digging into the leaked Gold Master of iOS 11, looking for as many tidbits that they can find. One such developer, Guilherme Rambo, has found some information pertaining to the Face ID setup process for the Apple iPhone X. This is the tenth anniversary model that will feature an OLED panel. Apple was unable to embed fingerprint scanner Touch ID under the OLED screen. At the same time, it will be doing away with the home button. As a result, Apple had to resort to plan B. That apparently calls for the use of a front-facing camera that will use 3D scanning to recognize …

Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro front panel shows a 17:9 display with no rounded corners

Think of any device released in the past year or so that has one of those fancy new “bezel-less” designs — notice the one thing they all have in common? All of them — the Mi MIX, the G6, the S8, the Note 8, the V30, etc. — have the edges of their displays rounded off. This is a purely aesthetic choice (even though LG really wants you to think otherwise), and helps reduce the initial shock of the extra tall aspect ratio.

So when news first broke out that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature its own take on the full-screen design philosophy, …

Drone-shot video shows venue of Apple's September 12th event, the Steve Jobs Theater

The tenth anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone is being unveiled on September 12th. As you might know, the event is being held at the new Steve Jobs Theater. This would seem to be the perfect venue for the introduction of the Apple iPhone X. After all, Jobs’ first unveiling of the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007 was one of his most masterful and remembered public appearances. The CEO had everything working for him that day, including his sense of humor.

It’s only fitting that Jobs be some how involved in the unveiling of the tenth anniversary edition. The event taking place …

Pissed-off Harvey cat shows the internet how to triumph over adversity

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Cats tend to be cranky creatures even under the best of circumstances. So you can imagine how they might react to discovering that their homes have been inundated with up to several feet of water.

Or you can just look at the cat above, whose face really says it all.

Photographer Scott Olson captured this incredible image in Houston on August 30, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s tear through Houston. 

The internet being what it is, it didn’t take long for this little kitty to get meme-ified. Turns out cute cat + angry expression = the ideal projection of our collective rage, whether it’s about the devastation in Houston or just about life in general. Read more…

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Apple's VMI Guide shows what is and what isn't covered by the iPhone's warranty

Remember the day that the Apple iPhone 6 was released and a beaming young man from Perth appeared on live television to show off his new phone? In the rush of excitement, he opened his box only to see his brand new iPhone slide to the ground. Luckily, the phone apparently didn’t suffer any damage. But had things gone differently, would the young man’s new iPhone 6 been covered by the warranty?

Apple’s warranty generally covers the repair of certain damage that takes place during the first year of ownership. But when it comes to warranty coverage, nothing is ever so clear cut. Suppose …

LG V30 UX video shows your favorite features

The talk around the water cooler on Friday remained the LG V30. If taking pictures and video is your thing, the LG V30 should be at the top of your short list when it comes to deciding which new phone to buy. And on Friday, LG Mobile released a video titled LG V30: UX Video. The video shows the user experience of the phone including the always on display. Revised for the P-OLED screen that the LG V30 sports, the always on display can be customized for the user’s needs.

The always on display shows quick tools, notifications, battery settings, and controls for the music player. And …

Samsung Gear Sport shows up in leaked promo material, will offer 5 ATM water resistance

At this year’s IFA expo, Samsung is expected to launch no less than two* different wearables — one is the Gear Fit 2 Pro, which Samsung accidentally revealed on a couple of its regional websites yesterday, while the other is a hybrid smartwatch called the Gear Sport. 

We know criminally little about the latter, though — besides a schematic of its underside and the fact that it will run Tizen 3.0, the device has so far stayed under the radar. This changes today, however, as we’ve just gotten what appears to be our first — albeit a …

Leaked image shows the name (and mascot?) of the next Android OS version

Google has already scheduled an Android event for August 21 where we’re expecting the search giant to release the new version of its mobile platform. Google is referring to its iterative mobile platform as Android O, but the market name will be revealed tomorrow.

However, if you’ve been following the news then you already know there’s high chance that Google will announce Android Oreo on August 21. Evan Blass tweeted an image of what appears to be the future mascot of the next version of Android, along with the official name of the OS.

Google usually reveals a huge mascot at its headquarter …