We understand that it’s still quite early to even be talking about rumors and leaks surrounding a Google smartphone that won’t be announced for another six months. However, this is the first official mention of a Google Pixel successor, though probably by accident. XDA-Developers reports of a new AOSP commit (a modular piece of code dedicated for a particular function of the Android OS) called “Cherrypick . decide which Auto Selection Network UI to use.” has a description that mentions the Google Pixel 3. This change added the config because the HAL V_1_2 only supports Pixel 3, and…
Remember the Black Shark phone, you know, the one that left Snapdragon 845-shaped bite marks in AnTuTu and Geekbench? Well, here’s a teaser poster for it with a strong Razer vibe. The poster doesn’t say much beyond extolling the Snapdragon 845 chipset by Qualcomm. Still, notice how there’s no mention of Xiaomi, even though it owns part of Black Shark Technology Inc. A teaser poster for the Black Shark phone It looks like Xiaomi is trying to launch a gaming-focused sub-brand. The challenge to the Razer phone is obvious, but we shouldn’t forget the Acer Predator 6 phone (or maybe…
Snapchat now lets you @-tag someone in your Story, creating a swipe up “more” option that shows the tagged person’s name, handle, Bitmoji, and an Add button so you can follow them too. The feature could let friends call each other out in Stories, or promote their favorite influencers by making it easy for people to follow them. Snapchat now confirms to TechCrunch that… Read More
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During Apple’s latest keynote speech, the company’s executives took turns unwrapping some of the latest, greatest, and most powerful gadgets, including an all-new Siri-powered HomePod speaker, powerful new iPad Pro models, refreshed iMacs, MacBooks, and more. Additionally, Apple’s software engineering chief, Craig Federighi, gave us a sneak preview of just a few of the wicked-awesome features coming to iOS 11 this fall.
Unfortunately, given the jam-packed nature of WWDC this year, Federighi didn’t have time to show us all of the exciting new features baked into the upcoming update — but rather, he flashed a banner across the main display for all in attendance to see, outlining dozens of additional iOS 11 features. Here are eight of the most noteworthy among them.
8. Type to Siri
If you’re in a jam and you’d rather type to Siri instead of verbally summoning her, Apple has baked in a neat new Accessibility feature in iOS 11 which will allow you to do exactly that. This a great feature for people, like myself, who struggle with their speech and enunciation, as well as those whose accents have proven difficult for Siri to understand.
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