The Apple Watch Series 4 was a big step forward for Apple's wristwear: a refined design, a larger screen and some FDA-cleared ECG tech to boot. But this year's Apple Watch Series 5 could be even better. Even though the Apple Watch is the best smartwatch right now, that doesn't mean it's perfect. The Apple Watch is missing some important features present on some of its competitors, especially in fitness tracking. This is what we expect to see in the Apple Watch Series 5 based on current rumors -- and the Series 4's missing features. Now playing: Watch this: The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers on its fitness promises 6:29 Missing feature: Sleep tracking... Bloomberg ran a report back in February that Apple is planning to integrate advanced sleep tracking into the Apple Watch, but maybe not until 2020. The Apple Watch can't track sleep, at least not natively. Instead it relies on third-party sleep tracking apps that can be installed on the watch, but they're by no … [Read more...] about Apple Watch 5: Rumors, price, fitness features, battery and more
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Featured stories After iPhone: How long can Apple wait for the next big thing? Hey Apple: Forget AirPower. Get your accessories act together Does anyone really care about those monthly ‘market share’ numbers? Hyperloops & air taxis: Here's what life might look like in 2030 Want to buy an iPhone without spending too much money? Normally, we'd say that's impossible, but you're in luck: Apple recently issued its first profit warning since 2002. While that sounds gloomy for investors, it's good news for those of you who want to buy Apple products, as ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explained here. Also: Meet the new Diet iPhone: Could a fresh formula boost Apple's bottom line? He's predicted a downward effect on pricing. Don't expect Apple to cut its iPhone prices by half or anything dramatic like that, but you could see some models getting decent discounts over the next few months. In fact, there are great deals to be found already. Here are the … [Read more...] about The absolute best iPhone deals for January 2019
Over the last week or so, bloggers have been posting warm and fuzzy reflections about Android because we’ve just passed the 10th anniversary of the reveal of the T-Mobile G1, (AKA the HTC Dream, or colloquially the “G phone”), the platform’s first commercial device. Many folks—including this here blogger—had basically the same idea: Get your hands on the device (I took mine to T-Mobile for activation and they were all “nah”) take some photos or video, and wax about “back in the day.” Let me tell you something about back in the day: Android sucked. Even at the time, I don’t think anyone was confused about what was going on with Android or the T-Mobile G1. The notion of an open source alternative to the iPhone was appealing, but both the hardware and software were very nearly unusable. The phone was a vehicle for an idea that was barely conceived, let alone fully realized. Though its fun Sidekick-like slideout keyboard was … [Read more...] about Remember How Bad Android Was?
Academics from universities in Sweden and the UK have come up with a new technique that turns a smartphone's built-in speaker and microphone into a crude sonar system to steal phone unlock patterns from Android devices. The general idea behind this technique --named SonarSnoop-- is to use sound waves to track a user's finger position across a screen. The technique consists of using a malicious app on the device to emit sound waves from the phone's speakers at frequencies inaudible to the human ear --between 18kHz and 20kHz. Just like in the case of a submarine's sonar, the malicious app uses (the device's) microphones to pick up the sound waves bouncing back off nearby objects, which in this case is the user's finger(s). Depending on the placement of speakers and microphones on a device's case, machine learning algorithms can be built to read the collected data and determine possible unlock patterns. In a research paper published last week, academics from Lancaster … [Read more...] about SonarSnoop attack can steal smartphone unlock patterns
Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 will have Hancom Office S pre-installed on models sold in the US and China, the Korean software company announced. here's the Samsung Note 9 Should you upgrade to 512GB for $1,2950? Note 9 vs. iPhone X: We compare specs Reserve yours now for Aug. 24 delivery It's official: Galaxy Watch unveiled Will Note 9 suffer same fate as S9? (CNET) Nine reasons Galaxy Note 9 is best for business Galaxy Note 9 event: First look at Samsung's new phone Galaxy Note 9 is a bargain at $1250. Here's why Galaxy Note 9: 1TB of phone storage now a reality Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+ vs Pixel 2 XL vs Moto Z3 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy S9+ vs OnePlus 6 vs Huawei P20 Pro Hancam Office S is the mobile version of the firm's Hancom Office, its office suite. It has been available in North America since 2014, while it is making its debut in China on the Note 9. Hancom Office S offers its own counterparts to Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and is … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 9 to have Hancom Office S pre-installed in US and China