Phones & Tablets

iOS 12 Beta Spotted to Contain References of Face ID Support on iPad

While Apple announced iOS 12 with a plethora of improvements at WWDC 2018 on Monday, it has now been spotted that this new iOS version has some references that suggest the arrival of Face ID on iPad. The feature that recognises facial features using a dedicated technology setup was first launched on the iPhone X last year and was rumoured ...

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Snapchat preps Snapkit platform to bring camera, login to other apps – TechCrunch

Leak says Snap will finally embrace developers Josh Constine @ / 20 hours Snapchat is secretly planning the launch of its first full-fledged developer platform, currently called Snapkit. The platform’s prototypes indicate it will let other apps offer a “login with Snapchat” options, use the Bitmoji avatars it acquired and host a version of Snap’s full-featured camera software that can ...

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WWDC 2018 Keynote Invites Sent by Apple, Will Be Live Streamed

Apple has invited the media for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote address, which will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on June 4 at 10am PT (10:30pm IST). The venue is the same place where a large number of developers will come together to see the new beta versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, ...

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Yes, HTC is working on a ‘blockchain phone’

A few weeks ahead of its latest flagship announcement, HTC just revealed another piece of hardware. While the Taiwanese company has consolidated much of its mobile offerings in recent years, it announced today at the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference in New York that its upcoming Exodus handset is embracing everyone’s favorite tech buzzword. So, what makes a phone a blockchain ...

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Android P Beta Announced at Google I/O 2018: New Features and Eligible Devices

Google at I/O 2018 unveiled Android P Beta (aka Android P Developer Preview 2). The build is now available for Google Pixel devices, as well as devices from manufacturers that have implemented Project Treble. These include the Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. ...

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You can now easily buy movie tickets with Google Assistant – TechCrunch

Google Assistant is gaining some new capabilities thanks to a deal with Fandango that should make ordering movie tickets a quick and easy process. Simply tell Google Assistant that you want to buy some movie tickets and you’ll see what’s playing nearby; you can dial in the specificity to find out just what’s playing at a specific theater or at ...

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Spotify misses on revenue in first earnings report with 170M users – TechCrunch

In Spotify’s first ever earnings report, the streaming music came up a little short, pulling in $1.36 billion revenue in Q1 2018. That’s compared to Wall Street’s estimates of $1.4 billion in revenue and an adjusted EPS loss of $0.34. Spotify hit 170 million monthly active users, up 6.9 percent from 159 million in Q4 2017 and 99 million ad-supported ...

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T-Mobile and Sprint have finally announced a merger agreement – TechCrunch

Sprint and T-Mobile, after years of going back and forth as to whether they are going to tie up two of the largest telecom providers in the U.S., have announced that the two companies have entered a merger agreement this morning. The merger will be an all-stock transaction, and will now be subject to regulatory approval. That latter part is ...

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Opera launches a new mobile browser – TechCrunch

Opera today announced a new mobile browser, Opera Touch, that shows that there’s still plenty of room for a competitor in the mobile browsing world. Opera Touch takes some ideas from the company’s experimental Opera Neon desktop browser and packages it into a highly usable package for Android, with an iOS version coming soon. It’s not so much that Touch ...

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Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear – TechCrunch

Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150. The company only sold 220,000 pairs of V1, with their limited functionality, ...

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The 5G wireless revolution will come, if your city council doesn’t block it first – TechCrunch

The excitement around 5G is palpable at the Brooklyn 5G Summit this week, and for good reason. Once the province of academic engineers, there is increasingly a consensus emerging among technology leaders that millimeter-wave technology is ready for prime time. Yet there remain large barriers to a successful rollout, particularly at the local government level. Those challenges could prevent the ...

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Dropbox rolls out a templates tool for its Paper online document service – TechCrunch

As Dropbox looks to woo larger and larger businesses with its strategy of building simpler collaboration tools than what’s on the market, it’s making some moves in its online document tool Paper to further reduce that friction today. Dropbox said it was rolling out a new tool for Dropbox Paper that allows users to get a paper document up and ...

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