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Apple: Why Face ID had a harder start on iPhone than Touch ID

7 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Apple's switch to facial recognition to unlock the iPhone X has been a controversial topic with children unlocking their parent's phones and masks fooling the tech. Yet, Apple believes the tech can do a lot more than fingerprint scanners ever could. Phil Schiller - SVP of Worldwide Marketing at Apple - spoke to our sister site T3.com and said: "We knew what we created with the home button through the years. We knew it was no small thing to decide to replace that. "We believed we could make something that most of everybody would love, and would have the potential to be far greater over time...
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Apple has a new imitator on the block as the Leagoo S9 clones the iPhone X notch

Apple has a new imitator on the block as the Leagoo S9 clones the iPhone X notch

7 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and Apple's biggest flatterer to date has been Chinese brand Xiaomi , with its Mi Phone , Mi Pad , iOS-like Android skin and even website and keynote presentation cloning .
But another Chinese brand is seemingly aiming to take things one step further...
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LG G7 Could Sport Advanced Iris Scanner For Facial Recognition

LG G7 Could Sport Advanced Iris Scanner For Facial Recognition

7 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

With Apple launching the iPhone X with Face ID, the rumor mill has been churning out rumor after rumor suggesting that many Android OEMs are looking to include similar technology in their devices as well. In fact it seems that LG could be exploring something similar, thanks to a recently discovered patent by the folks at LetsGoDigital. According to the patent, it appears that LG is working on what appears to be an advanced iris scanner that could help facilitate facial recognition. It can adjust itself based on ambient light, which makes sense as our irises do get bigger/smaller depending...
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Apple shows off iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting in a series of new ads

Apple shows off iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting in a series of new ads

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Apple has uploaded three new ads to its YouTube channel, and we have a feeling we're going to see them a lot during the upcoming holiday season. These short commercials promote two of the hottest features of the iPhone X - Face ID and the Portrait Lighting mode.
The first one, "Introducing Portrait Lighting", demonstrates how the mode allows the user to add studio-quality lighting effects to their shots without the need for a professional photographer. The other two which are dubbed "Opens with a Glance" and "Adapts to Your Face" ...
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Bose QuietComfort 25 deal sees price slashed to just £139.95

Bose QuietComfort 25 deal sees price slashed to just £139.95

Let the Amazon Prime Day deal frenzy go straight to your head with these over-ear, noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. The QuietComfort 25 's usual retail price of £289.95... Read more ...

2018 iPhone 18W USB-C fast charger may not be sold separately at launch...

2018 iPhone 18W USB-C fast charger may not be sold separately at launch, limited to new iPhone purchases

A report last month suggested that Apple this year will bundle USB-C charge cables with the iPhone for the first time, including a USB-C charging block. Now, Macotakara reports... Read more ...

Instagram to Introduce Non-SMS Two-Factor Authentication to Prevent SIM Hacking

Instagram to Introduce Non-SMS Two-Factor Authentication to Prevent SIM Hacking

Instagram is planning to introduce a new two-factor authentication method that will not require a user's phone number and will instead work with authentication apps like Google... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 press photo shows yellow isn't a bad color choice

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 press photo shows yellow isn't a bad color choice

The Galaxy Note 9 looks a lot like the last year Note 8, but Samsung has a few surprises under its sleeve. If you haven't yet seen the promo poster that leaked last week, here... Read more ...

Apple gains ground on Samsung & Android as iOS activations rise in Q2, CIRP says

Apple gains ground on Samsung & Android as iOS activations rise in Q2, CIRP says

CIRP today has released its latest report covering the smartphone industry during Q2 of 2018. The data highlights Apple's growing share of smartphone activations, though it... Read more ...

Fast.com speed test app now measures your device's upload and latency speeds

Fast.com speed test app now measures your device's upload and latency speeds

For those who aren't happy with the accuracy of the Speedtest.net app, the Netflix Fast.com app relays information taken directly from Netflix's servers. Previously, the... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 render shows off dual-cameras, yellow S-Pen, first...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 render shows off dual-cameras, yellow S-Pen, first hands-on leaks

Samsung is prepped to launch its latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 9, at an event in just a couple of weeks. Today, we're getting our best look yet at the device. more... Read more ...

A yellow Galaxy Note 9 S Pen? Leak teases Samsung's wild new color

A yellow Galaxy Note 9 S Pen? Leak teases Samsung's wild new color

We know the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is coming August 9, and now we've got one more solid hint at what it's going to look like. The latest leak from Evan Blass, who leaks phone... Read more ...

The Essential Phone at $250 is the best smartphone deal of the year

The Essential Phone at $250 is the best smartphone deal of the year

It's Amazon Prime Day, and that means a large collection of deals that may or may not be a great value. We have a big post covering much of the tech stuff, but I wanted to... Read more ...

Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks

Mophie expands Lightning battery lineup with four new MFi power banks

Mophie has today introduced a new lineup of power banks that makes it more convenient than ever to keep your iPhone and iPad juiced up. All four of the latest portable... Read more ...