Pocketnow Daily: Apple is KILLING Face ID & The Notch?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible changes coming in future iPhones, upgrades in the Nintendo Switch and more
New video shows just how durable is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Here we have proof that the foldable panels in the Samsung Galaxy Fold are pretty resistant and that they will work correctly for quite some time
Xiaomi, OnePlus fingered for high-radiation phones by German regulator [U]
A German radiation regulator conducted updated tests on many major phones and found many to break the country’s SAR limits.
SIM-free iPhone XS
The iPhone X outlasts both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max in battery life
Apparently last years iPhone X has proven to be better than this year’s iPhone Xs and iPhone XS Max, at least when talking about battery life
Huawei SuperCharge crowned best of fast charging standards
SuperCharge beat out Google and Apple’s simpler systems as well as other adapter-based systems like OnePlus’s Dash Charge and Motorola’s Turbo Charge.
“Limited testing” of Google Duplex beginning in weeks
The public at-large wil not be able to participate in this testing of Google’s AI-powered concierge service, but we do get insight into what it does.
Sprint tries pricing for “Ultimate Unlimited” plan with more hotspot and free Hulu
Here’s the thing, though: Sprint only offers one unlimited data plan that allows for streaming at up to 1080p. At least one plan in the new offerings is referred to as “SD.”
So far, Fuchsia OS looks good on a Pixelbook
More things work on it than we’d thought, but it’s still a very broken experience. And yet, there’s progress and a clear idea of what Fuchsia wants to be.
Google’s Fuchsia OS sets sights on Pixelbook and other devices
Testing has begun on all sorts of hardware including the Chrome OS-running Pixelbook. Ways to install Fuchsia have been found.
Direct from Instagram puts focus on interpersonal pic sharing
Imagine a Snapchat stripped of curated content, just stuff from friends. Now imagine Instagram stuffing payment systems and bots and stickers…
There’s faster wireless charging, but no significant gains on iPhone X
A 7.5W wireless charge session will generate 20 perccent more power than a 5W charge. A 12W wire will get just under double a 5W charge can to an iPhone X.
Once again, Qualcomm modems are better than Intel modems in iPhone X
If you’re on Sprint, US Cellular or Verizon, your iPhone X should theoretically perform better than ones on AT&T or T-Mobile.
Facebook facial recognition method in the works for authentication
Facebook is trying to see if it can start booking users into its system by scanning their faces. Android and iOS devices are expected to take it on.
Huawei Mate 10’s Kirin 970 hits 1.2Gbps downlink, looks to step in with the crowd
The Kirin 970 will be the first to strive for gigabit speeds on the Huawei Mate 10 as Qualcomm prepares for release early next year.
More Google Play Store design tweaks put app profiles on cards
More design tweaks for the way you’ll see apps on the Play Store include putting them on cards as part of top chart lists.
Source says Verizon HTC device in testing has Snapdragon 835
The next true HTC flagship will be a while yet, it seems, and with conditions surrounding the current Qualcomm powerhouse chipset, we’ll have to be patient.
And now, an HP Elite x3 water test video…
The Windows 10 Mobile phone is aimed at enterprise users who may end up taking their work everywhere they go, so it IS worth a test or two…
Google Pixel water resistance tested for an hour
One whole hour. But only in a small bowl of water. Still, the Google Pixel showed incredible endurance when other phones break apart in liquids.
iPhone 7 Plus modems analyzed, Qualcomm deemed better than Intel
That is according to tests done that show a large and consistent cell reception performance gap between GSM and CDMA iPhones.