Microsoft Edge for iOS now supports 3D Touch

If you employ the mobile browser on your phone often, you might want to consider using the Microsoft Edge browser no matter which mobile OS you use. Smooth as silk, Edge allows users to browse across different devices, including your Windows 10 PC. The iOS version of the app has been updated and now works with 3D Touch to give users the ability to “peek” and “pop.”

Tap lightly on the Edge icon on your iPhone screen to see a preview of content. Pressing harder on the same spot will “pop” you into that content, making it “full screen.” The complete changelist from the update includes these …

Shooter games that use the iPhone's 3D Touch perfectly

Apple’s pressure-sensitive technology — 3D Touch — has been around since the iPhone 6s. That’s three generations of iPhones now and you’d think that game developers would already be using it by default. Sadly, however, it’s still rare to spot a game that uses 3D Touch, especially one that makes proper use of it, enhancing the gameplay experience. Especially when we are talking about shooter games.

If you think about it, shooters on a mobile device are the genre that benefits most from 3D Touch. The user doesn’t need to lift their right thumb from the screen in order …

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …

Apple SVP Federighi: Touch ID was not intended for multiple users

One difference between Touch ID and Face ID (besides the obvious fact that one is a fingerprint sensor and the other is a facial recognition system) is that the former inadvertently supports multiple users, while the latter does not. For the convenience of Touch ID users, multiple fingerprints can be registered so that you can touch the fingerprint button from different angles. This also can be used to allow more than one person to use the same Touch ID enabled iPhone model.

While there are some Apple iPhone X users who would have preferred Apple to offer Face ID support for multiple users …

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 …

Executive says Apple never tried to embed Touch ID on the back, front or side of iPhone X

During the winter, spring and summer, back in the days when everyone called the tenth anniversary version of the iPhone the Apple iPhone 8, there was a serious question about where Apple was going to put the Touch ID button. After all, the edge-to-edge screen was expected to leave no room for a front-facing  button for the fingerprint scanner. Quickly, rumors spread that Apple wanted to embed Touch ID under the display. And plan B was rumored to be a rear-facing Touch ID button.

The public really was hoping for a Touch ID button that would be placed under the display. Every time a render …

Essential Phone receiving another update that improves touch scrolling, adds security patches

The Essential Phone is getting another update, smaller than the previous one, which brings a couple of improvements and some security patches. The firmware version NMJ20D weighs in at 74MB, so this isn’t a large download at all.

The changelog mentions a security patch for KRACK WPA2 vulnerability, as well as the October security update that’s been released by Google earlier this month.

As far as the smartphone’s software is concerned, Essential says the update should improve touch scrolling. Also, the update is supposed to improve the performance of the …

The iPhone X has no fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) at all. How do you feel about that?

The fingerprint scanner is an almost ubiquitous feature if
we talk about recent high-end (and even mid-range) smartphones. Even so, as you
probably already know, Apple decided that its iPhone X will be just
fine without it. Thus, there’s no fingerprint sensor anywhere on the new smartphone. 


Previous rumors had it that Apple could try to embed a
fingerprint scanner into the 5.8-inch Super Retina screen of the iPhone X, since the device has no
physical home button. In the end, that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, the iPhone
X obviously does come with an authentication feature: …

Sony Xperia Touch now available for purchase in the U.S. for a small fortune

After introducing its interactive projector in Europe earlier in the summer, Sony announced the Xperia Touch is now available for purchase in the United States. T-Mobile is the only carrier in the country to offer the device through its brick and mortar stores, but Amazon is selling it as well.

Customers who want to buy the Xperia Touch interactive projector will have to come up with no less than $1699.99. Keep in mind that T-Mobile will only sell the device in select flagship stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

The Xperia Touch interactive projector …

3D Touch gesture to access the app switcher will return with future iOS 11 update

A gesture that Apple had to drop from iOS 11 due to a “technical constraint,” will return in a future update of the company’s mobile operating system. The dropped gesture allowed iPhone users to quickly reach the app switcher to switch between open apps. The user simply hard-pressed along the left edge of the screen, and swiped to the right and released. The user could then swipe to the right to see a carousal of open apps. Apps could be closed by flicking them up and off the screen.

This information was discovered in an email sent by Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, …