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IPhone XS vs. iPhone X: Just how much better is the new camera?

The brand new iPhone XS looks pretty much the same as last year’s iPhone X on the outside. So you’d be forgiven for thinking the dual 12-megapixel cameras are also the same. But looks can be deceiving: there are actually a few significant differences in the detailed specs and image processing that make a big […]

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Robocalls blew up your phone in 2018

    If you got a call from a number you didn’t recognize last year (odds are, you got a few of those), it was likely one of the 26.3 billion robocalls made in the US in 2018, according to a report from Hiya. That breaks down to an average of 10 monthly calls per […]

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Samsung chips will get faster and easier on your battery

  Processor progress is harder to come by these days, but Samsung says it’ll build chips next year that will give you a bit more battery life or a bit more speed. Through improvements charted by Moore’s Law, chip electronic components called transistors get steadily smaller. On Monday, Samsung said it’s taken the next step […]

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Apple wants to keep half of subscription revenue from its news service, report says

Major publishers aren’t too happy about Apple’s proposed financial terms for its subscription news service, according to a Tuesday report by The Wall Street Journal. The tech giant told some news organizations it’d keep around half the subscription revenue from the rumored service, according to people familiar with the matter, the Journal said. The news service, which […]

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How 5G aims to end network latency

Just about everything you hear about 5G points out how its higher data speeds will let you download videos or update your apps much more quickly. Well, whoop-de-do. Faster data is helpful, but a different 5G benefit could actually be a bigger deal: reducing network communication delays called latency. Latency is the time it takes […]

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Apple’s iPhones hit a wall. Now we know how bad it is

When Apple warned earlier this month that sales over the holidays were as much as 11 percent lower than expected, it was a shock. Now it looks like a trend. On Tuesday, Apple forecast sales of between $55 billion and $59 billion for the second fiscal quarter, compared with average Wall Street estimates of about $59 […]

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Lightroom photo editing gets more competition from Darkroom, Luminar

Two software tools, Bergen’s Darkroom and Skylum’s Luminar, just got a bit better at challenging Adobe’s dominant Lightroom software for editing and cataloging photos. Darkroom, an iOS app, now has a version just for iPads for a better look at the photos you’re editing, more room for catalog operations and support for external keyboards to […]

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IPhone XS goes on sale, drawing smaller crowds but plenty of fans

The crowds might have been smaller than at last year’s iPhone X launch, but if you thought 11 years of launches would lessen the die-hard Apple fandom, think again. Apple’s newest iPhone models — the snappily-named iPhone XS (that’s ‘ten S’) and iPhone XS Max — are hitting stores around the world on Friday (officially […]

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No, Spotify isn’t using your GPS to kick you off your family plan

  Spotify Premium is cheaper if you share it with your family, but you may want to think twice if your family lives apart. According to Spotify’s website, the ‘Premium for Family’ plan can be shared with up to six people who live in the same household. To make sure that family plan members actually […]

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IPhone XS vs. Pixel 3: Which camera is better?

Can Google’s single rear camera on the Pixel 3 beat the two on Apple’s iPhone XS?   As camera quality becomes one of the most important factors in choosing a new phone, it’s time to compare the hottest two phones of 2018 so far.   Remember the Pixel 3 and 3 XL share the same […]

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