Good things are happening with Google Voice. While the app normally stays fairly quiet, the last few months have shown a lot of positive attention is going into the service. The surface-level changes in this update aren’t too major, but a teardown shows that users will soon get a vastly improved voicemail system that features on-device recording and support for multiple messages.
A look through the latest Google Voice doesn’t appear to bring much in the way of changes, but there are a few curious tweaks to the text visible in Settings.
Apple captured a record 51 percent share of revenue in the worldwide smartphone industry last quarter, which encompassed the launch of the iPhone X, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
iPhone revenue totaled $61.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, as Apple disclosed in its earnings report earlier this month. Strategy Analytics estimates Apple’s smartphone revenue was three times higher than its nearest rival Samsung and seven times more than Chinese competitor Huawei.
Apple accounted for more smartphone revenue than the rest of the entire industry combined in the quarter, driven by “solid demand” for the iPhone X, said Strategy Analytics executive director Neil Mawston.
iPhone’s average selling price was $796 last quarter, up from $695 in year-ago quarter, which Strategy Analytics estimates to be almost three times higher than the overall industry average. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the quarter, but it didn’t disclose how many of those sales were iPhone X models.
Priced at $999 and up, the iPhone X has undoubtedly helped Apple increase its revenue share in the smartphone industry. What’s more important is profits, however, and the iPhone often accounts for over 100 percent of net income in the smartphone industry when factoring in the losses posted by some rivals.
As the AppleInsider podcast approaches 160 episodes, one of the most common questions we still receive is how the show itself is produced. Our host Victor Marks offers a rundown of his process, including the hardware and software used to bring the weekly news program to life. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Like a permanent undertone to the dissonance of busy urban centers or nature’s own harmonious melodies, the Earth itself hums a low-frequency tune. The permanent drone, which has baffled scientists for a while now, comes from continuous vibrations too faint to be detected without a specialized instrument.
Now, for the first time ever, scientists have captured Earth’s hum — its “song,” if you will. They measured the constant humming from from the Indian Ocean seafloor using special spherical Ocean-Bottom Seismometers (OCBs).
“It’s like taking a piano and slamming all the keys at the same time,” Spahr Webb, a professor at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory not associated with the study, told National Geographic. “Except they’re not nice harmonics. They’re oddball frequencies.”
Days ago, a Redditor discovered that their Lovense remote control app was unknowingly recording audio of a six-minute intimate session between the user and their significant other. It happened while they used the app to control the Lovense vibrator i… Engadget RSS Feed
Just one day into his job as White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci announced on Twitter that he’d be deleting past tweets. Not only is this a highly counterintuitive move for the person charged with communicating between the Trump administration and the press — not to mention a weird understanding of the term “full transparency” — it’s also patently ineffective.
His tweets have already been repeated, shared and downloaded all over the internet. So even if Scaramucci deletes them, they still exist.
Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters
The internet has already had a lot of fun with Scaramucci’s old tweets, including one where he misattributed a quote to Mark Twain. It inspired a deluge of tweets with purposefully incorrect sourcing. He’s also written plenty of tweets that don’t square with his new boss.
Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt and live like its heaven on earth. MarkTwain
On the evening of July 15th, two Minneapolis police officers responded to a 911 call in the city’s upscale Fulton neighborhood. When the officers arrived, Justine Damond — a 40-year-old, white Australian woman wearing pajamas — emerged outside and stood next to the cruiser’s driver’s side window. She described the incident that caused her to call 911 — a possible sexual assault in the alleyway behind the home that she shared with her fiancé, whom she planned to marry the following month.
Because the two cops in the cruiser failed to record the interaction, it’s unclear what happened next. What we do know is that, during the interaction, the officer in the passenger’s seat, Mohamed Noor, pulled out his firearm and shot Damond through…