iPhone 7 outsells iPhone 8, 8 Plus in Q3, report says

Apple’s 2016 flagship iPhone 7 was the world’s most popular smartphone last quarter, according to new figures from research firm Canalys.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/09/iphone-7-outsells-iphone-8-8-plus-in-q3-report-says.html

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6 steps for organizing your messy photo library

Using the most basic digital or smartphone camera, you can shoot thousands of photos, dump them onto a computer and then shoot thousands more. In seconds, you can edit a photo series in ways that would take days to develop in the darkroom. But our images are usually stored on our devices, often leaving duplicates to sort through.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/22/6-steps-for-organizing-your-messy-photo-library.html

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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos

Google Pixel 2 camera

There’s a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button

The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.

The original article can be found here: https://www.popsci.com/google-pixel-visual-core-smartphone-chip?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC

Apple is talking up the machine learning and AI capabilities of its next-gen smartphone, but what can the A11 Bionic actually do — and why are so many companies focusing on developing these types of solutions?

The post What to Expect From Apple’s Neural Engine in the A11 Bionic SoC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/255780-apple-neural-engine-a11-bionic-soc?source=Computing

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How Qualcomm will improve your smartphone's camera

Big changes are coming to your phone’s smartphone camera next year, with Qualcomm previewing an update to its image signal processor (ISP) that will better support features like face recognition and mixed reality.

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Mobile games’ most valuable tool: Access to you

The mobile videogame “Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes” frequently sends smartphone notifications to players, in some cases multiple times daily, persuading them to open the app to outfit Han Solo, Rey and other famous characters for battle.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/09/mobile-games-most-valuable-tool-access-to.html

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Three great smartphone buys for the summer

Summer is a lull in new smartphone announcements but that doesn’t mean good phones vanish if you’re in the market for a new device.Here are three worth a serious look.

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You won't have to wait until November to buy Apple's next-gen iPhone 8

For as popular as the iPhone already is, Apple’s iconic smartphone will take things to the next level once the iPhone 8 is released later this year. Said to feature a sleek new redesign with an edge-to-edge display, the iPhone 8 will likely spur the largest and most significant upgrade cycle Apple has seen yet. After all, seeing as how the iPhone form factor has more or less remained unchanged since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, current iPhone owners have been pining for something fresh and different for years now. And for anyone curious about the iPhone 8 form factor, we recently posted exclusive photos of what the final iPhone 8 design will likely look like.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/22/wont-have-to-wait-until-november-to-buy-apples-next-gen-iphone-8.html

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Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones

Adobe Sensei uses AI technology to enhance images

Adobe, Apple, and Google are all intent on making smartphone photography as capable as standalone-camera photography — maybe better. Adobe is teasing its vision for fixing portrait photos taken with mobile devices.

The post Adobe teases AI-based tools to make great portrait photos out of lousy ones appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/247255-adobe-teases-ai-based-tools-make-great-portrait-photos-lousy-ones?source=Computing

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Competition and Regulation Threaten Sharing Economy Markets


Eighty-three percent of U.S. broadband households, or more than 250 million consumers, own and use a smartphone. A recent beneficiary to this mass adoption has been the sharing economy phenomenon, which includes sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. These business models are augmented by real-time data including location, instant gratification, on-demand pricing, and easy payment options. Their ease and convenience have created perfect conditions for sharing economy apps to thrive.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84408.html?rss=1

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iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: battle of the screens

Will consumers care if their smartphone has a curved display? Smartphones with curved displays are trying to be the next big thing. But it’s not clear if consumers care.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/iphone-8-vs-galaxy-s8-battle-screens.html

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Trump's Not the Only One With a Phone Security Problem


Is your Android phone secure? President Donald Trump’s favorite smartphone reportedly is an older Android device. Security concerns flared recently, following indications that he sent some tweets from it. Of course, the president has been given a special secure device, but it’s not clear whether he is using it. My question is, if the president is not secure using an ordinary phone for his primary wireless communications… are any of us? This is the same security dilemma President Obama faced when he took office eight years ago.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84315.html?rss=1

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Galaxy S8 vs. ' iPhone 8': Samsung gets first crack at next-gen phone

Samsung is getting ready to tee up its next flagship Galaxy smartphone against a backdrop of growing rumors about rival Apple’s 2017 iPhone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/galaxy-s8-vs-iphone-8-samsung-gets-first-crack-at-next-gen-phone.html

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