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Apple Watch fails to wow reviewers, stock drops - Reuters TV
Transcript >> The latest Apple Watch and Apple stock on Wednesday plagued by reviews pointing out connectivity and battery issues with the Series 3, Apple's first watch to be able to make a call without the iPhone around. The stock dropped over 2%. One report by a tech new site The Verge saying Apple's spokesperson admitted that the Watch Series 3 may stop using a cellular connection when it joins an unauthenticated WiFi network   Read More ...
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Google splashes out $1 billion on HTC smartphone deal
Google is doubling down on hardware. The U.S. search giant said Thursday it will pay $1.1 billion to get its hands on smartphone expertise from struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. Under the deal, Google will take on a team of specialist HTC employees and gain access to the Taiwanese firm's intellectual property, the companies said in a statement. Google said the move shows its commitment to developing smartphones and other devices   Read More ...
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Google splurges US$1.1 billion on HTC smartphone talent
Google is ramping up its efforts in the mobile space, with a US$1.1 billion purchase of HTC talent to play a key role in its development of smartphone hardware. The agreement sees Google bring HTC brainpower in-house to build Google products, while leaving HTC free to continue virtual reality and smartphone pursuits of its own. Google and HTC have already been working together for years, mixing its respective software and hardware know-how into consumer products like the HTC Dream, the Nexus One and more recently, the Google Pixel smartphone   Read More ...
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Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s () Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp () that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a former Motorola executive, to run its hardware division   Read More ...
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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion
Photo SAN FRANCISCO — Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of employees from the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC’s smartphone business in a bid to bring more hardware expertise to its own mobile technology operations. Google said many of those HTC employees are already working with the search giant on smartphones. Google is relying on HTC to manufacture the next version of its Pixel phone, which is expected to be announced on Oct   Read More ...
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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple’s next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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Our 9 favorite hidden features in iOS 11
Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11 is now available as a free download. The redesigned software packs in big changes and minor tweaks, some you may never even see. The update is available on smartphones as far back as the iPhone 5S. (For iPad compatibility, see here). Or you can wait and buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, which hits stores on Friday, or hold off for the iPhone X coming later this year   Read More ...
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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but hold onto your phone
Santa Clara,Calif. — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple’s next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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The new Apple Watch has problems connecting to networks but Apple says a fix is coming
In a review of the new Apple Watch Series 3 with GPS and cellular connectivity, The Verge noticed that the watch often didn't connect to networks properly. This resulted in an occasional inability to place or receive phone calls and text messages, or access Siri. Since that's a primary selling point of the cellular-connected Apple Watch Series 3, it's a pretty big deal   Read More ...
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Why the Apple Watch won't replace your doctor anytime soon
Apple is moving ahead with a plan to screen for disease with its Apple Watch, starting with a clinical study. Earlier this month, the company announced it is partnering with clinicians at Stanford to assess whether the smartwatch's heart rate monitor can accurately pick up on an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. That health condition, associated with blood clots and strokes, can be treated if detected   Read More ...
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As smartphones last longer, a $999 iPhone could spell trouble for wireless carriers
and more, smartphone users are sticking with their aging devices until they croak, and the sky-high price tag for Apple's newly unveiled iPhone X could accelerate that trend — to the detriment of mobile carriers. Over the past decade, mobile phone buyers have grown significantly more attached to their devices. The "replacement cycle" for wireless handsets ballooned to 24.9 months in 2016, more than half a year longer than it was in 2007, according to an August report from Recon Analytics   Read More ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out, and here's what people are saying
Reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3 — which includes GPS and optional cellular connectivity for placing phone calls on the go — are out. The consensus seems to be that it's convenient to have a watch with a connection when you don't have a cellphone, but that the battery life is pretty bad when you're using it in those situations   Read More ...
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Delphi partners with BlackBerry on self-driving system
The U.S. House approved a proposal that would allow automakers to obtain exemptions to deploy self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook. Delphi Automotive and BlackBerry are joining forces to develop self-driving vehicles. Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario, will provide the operating system for Delphi’s autonomous driving system, which is called Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning and is expected to launch in 2019   Read More ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 is having connectivity issues
The new Apple Watch hasn't shipped yet, but it's already running into some issues. The built-in cellular connection, a first for the Apple Watch, has been a major selling point for the Series 3. The watch is designed to rely less on the iPhone, and lets users answer calls, get texts, talk to Siri and access third-party apps without being tethered   Read More ...
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Apple says it’s fixing a problem the new Apple Watch has with its Internet connection
The main selling point of Apple's new version of its Watch is that the device can connect independently to cellular networks, making it possible to place calls or run navigation on its own without being tethered to the iPhone. But Apple on Wednesday acknowledged that this centerpiece feature isn't working as intended. Apple addressed the issues after two reviews of the Watch from the Wall Street Journal and the Verge cited problems with connectivity   Read More ...
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Apple Admits Its New Apple Watch Series 3 Has a Big Problem
Apple admits its new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular LTE connectivity , due out this Friday, September 22, has a serious problem. And it's one that seems burdensome enough to wave off would-be buyers until Apple issues an update. When that fix might arrive is anyone's guess, but the problem — noticed by outlets like The Verge and — manifests as intermittent cellular connectivity   Read More ...
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Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch
(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s () on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby. Several prominent reviewers said Wednesday they could not recommend the device because of cellular data connectivity glitches. The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models   Read More ...
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Our 9 favorite hidden features in iOS 11
Apple’s latest mobile operating system iOS 11 is now available as a free download. The redesigned software packs in big changes and minor tweaks, some you may never even see. The update is available on smartphones as far back as the iPhone 5S. (For iPad compatibility, see here). Or you can wait and buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, which hits stores on Friday, or hold off for the iPhone X coming later this year   Read More ...
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How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Using iTunes
Share Add to Technology Apple How to Back Up an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Using iTunes Learn how to back up your iOS device using iTunes in less than five minutes.   Read More ...
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Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. | A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple’s next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE doesn't work, and Apple just admitted it
Reviews of Apple's new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them. If you hadn't noticed, the new wearable's signature feature seems to be half-baked at best, with several reviews calling out the spotty LTE connectivity and the gadget's habit of trying to connect to unauthorized Wi-Fi networks   Read More ...
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Apple HomePod faces tough odds against Amazon Echo in connected home market
Four months before its anticipated launch, some experts have already discounted Apple HomePod’s prospects for success. HomePod, due in December, is Apple’s belated entry into the connected speaker market and a challenger to Amazon’s leader in the space, the Echo. These devices, which understand human commands, can be used to order food, play music, and look up information on Wikipedia. Connected speakers are part of a broader white-hot market for connected home devices, which Amazon, and Google hope to control against rival devices planned by number of others like Apple and Microsoft   Read More ...
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Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone
The latest Apple Watch clocks in with cellular. And that increases the ways you can use it without your iPhone. Case in point: I don’t typically wear a wristwatch in the shower or hot tub at my gym, even with a watch like this one that you can swim with. And I surely don’t do so just to make calls or receive notifications when I’m all wet   Read More ...
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Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet
By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next step toward an untethered world   Read More ...
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Apple Watch Series 3 Excels, Even if You Don’t Need Cellular
Photo To understand why you might want the new cellular Apple Watch, put yourself in the shoes of a wealthy person who drives a weekend car. (I promise this is a fun exercise.) In this scenario, your iPhone is like your everyday workhorse vehicle, with the muscle to speed through emails, calendar invitations and social media posts. But when it comes time to unwind, you can leave the house with just a cellular Apple Watch — the equivalent of the weekend car — and still have access to a lightweight phone that can handle calls and text messages   Read More ...
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Amazon working on first wearables to interact with Alexa
Amazon is working on its first wearable device: a pair of "smart glasses" that would allow its virtual assistant Alexa to be summoned any time, anywhere, according to people familiar with its plans. The device, which would tether wirelessly to a smartphone, is designed to look like a regular pair of spectacles so that it could be worn comfortably and unobtrusively, the people said   Read More ...
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Corporations will flock to iPhone 8 despite lukewarm reviews, predicts Gene Munster
The reviews for one of Apple's new iPhones, the iPhone 8, are in — and they're pretty lukewarm. But like a baseball team, Apple might still be able to win by "manufacturing runs," Gene Munster said. "Our estimates are that the number of active iPhones that are three years old or older is now entering about 300 million units," Munster Fast Money" on Tuesday   Read More ...
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Amazon working on 'smart glasses' as its first wearable device: FT
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.   Read More ...
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Apple’s iPhone 8 Receives Positive Reviews In The Face Of iPhone X
In a shocking change of pace, Apple has announced not two but three new phones slated for release this year – the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the ultra-futuristic iPhone X. The first two follow Apple’s habitual pattern of phone releases, with some significantly upgraded internal specs but minimal visual differences aside from a glass back and less wired ports   Read More ...
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Review: iPhone X aside, iPhone 8 is fine for most
The difference between Apple’s new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8 will do just fine for $300 less than the glitzy iPhone X, even though it won’t make your friends and colleagues jealous. It’s also available much sooner — this Friday — starting at almost $700   Read More ...
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4 things to know about Apple’s iOS 11 software update
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won’t need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update brings a variety of enhancements, including a new voice and functionality for the Siri virtual assistant and a new photo format to reduce file sizes   Read More ...
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Apple iPhone consumers are waiting for iPhone X
USA TODAY's Personal Tech Columnist Ed Baig has the lowdown on whether the iPhone8 is worth the buy or if you should wait for iPhone 10's release. USA TODAY. The new iPhone 8 Plus is displayed in the showroom after the new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone X might make your friends envious, but the iPhone 8 is the model for the masses   Read More ...
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Apple offers free software update
Sunnyvale, Calif. — Holding off on upgrading your trusty old iPhone? You won’t need a spiffy iPhone 8 in order to get new maps, photos and other features with a free software update Apple began rolling out Tuesday. The iOS 11 update brings a variety of enhancements, including a new voice and functionality for the Siri virtual assistant and a new photo format to reduce file sizes   Read More ...
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HP's rugged Chromebook x360 convertible is available to all
If you saw HP's Chromebook x360 and yearned for the day when you didn't have to be a student to try it, you now have your chance. HP has made the 11-inch convertible Chrome OS machine available to everyone, with a starting price of $300 in the US for a system with a 1.1GHz Celeron, 4GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage   Read More ...
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The iPhone 8 reviews are out and here's what people are saying
Reviews of the Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus hit Tuesday morning and there seems to be one common theme: hold off for the iPhone X. The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said this is "not the upgrade you're looking for," and noted that, while there are fun upgrades for portrait photos and augmented reality, the differences aren't enough to justify an upgrade from the iPhone 7   Read More ...
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How to use the best new feature coming to your iPhone and iPad
Apple on Tuesday rolled out its new iOS11 for iPhones and iPads. It's loaded with changes that , including a new App Store, new multitasking functions on the iPad and changes to Apple's fantastic News app. One of the best features is called Control Center, which gives you quick access to important iPhone functions. It's also customizable. Here's how to use and customize Control Center so that you can get the most from your iPhone and iPad   Read More ...
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Udacity's co-founder wore a dog on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt
Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun knows how to make an impression. At TechCrunch Disrupt, a conference that often draws some of the biggest names in tech, Thrun apparently wore a dog onstage with him during a presentation. The moment was captured by editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino, who had some fun with Thrun, testing out one feature of the new iPhone 8 camera in the quirky photo below   Read More ...
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IPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: The default option
I was at a party the other night with several people who knew I'd just been to Apple's annual iPhone launch event. After asking me tons of questions about the new Apple Park campus, they of course asked about the new iPhone — by which all of them meant the all-new iPhone X. More than one person didn't even know the iPhone 8 existed   Read More ...
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