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Apple needs to simplify iPhone naming

Are iPhone model names confusing buyers?

First, in 2017, there was the X (as in "ten"), the first iPhone not to use traditional digits in its name.Then, earlier this year, Apple released a trio of speedier, hipper phones with some most unfortunate names: the XR, XS and XS Max.To add to this fun alphabet soup...
Project Fi on iPhone

Mobile News: Google’s Project Fi cell service now available for iPhone (Settings screenshot)

11.28.2018 UPDATE: Fi is officially here for iPhone (5S or newer). You can sign up here. Also, Google has renamed and re-branded the service as simply Google Fi. To activate Fi on an iPhone, insert a Fi SIM, download the Google Fi app, and follow the instructions. You'll need to...
Yongnuo YN450 mirrorless camera runs Android OS

Trendspotting: Are mirrorless smartphone cameras the next big thing for consumers?

Things are changing dramatically in the camera market these days. Smartphones -- mostly iPhone and Androids -- have all but killed the point-and-shoot compact camera. Entry level DSLRs have also been hurt by the built-in cameras in our phones which are increasingly more than "good enough."And this year the...
Panasonic GH5 with Rokinon 35mm lens

Trendspotting: Digital stills camera market still in turmoil (Report)

A new report reveals something that we already pretty much know: the camera market is (mostly) still in turmoil.According to CIPA, shipments in the overall segment "Digital Still Camera" is down approximately 24% year-over-year.Hit the hardest appears to be camera with built-in lenses which seems to have fallen about...
Moment Anamorphic Lens for Apple iPhone

Now is the Moment: Shooting anamorphic video on an iPhone

Moment's sold out Kickstarter campaign, in addition to recent, high profile announcements from RED Digital Cinema and Blackmagic Design suggest the mobile filmmaking category could be a huge market opportunity.

Trendspotting: Smartphone sales hit a wall – for first time ever shipments don’t grow y/y (Report)

Almost all of us have smartphones. And even if they're a year or two old, they get the job done, making it increasingly difficult for companies like Apple, Samsung and Google to convince us to upgrade.
Apple to remove iPhone X notch by 2019 - Tech News

Apple to (finally) eliminate iPhone notch?

Oh, the irony. Apple plans to remove notch from the iPhone X and subsequent models. Meantime Google has added notch support to Android as several phone makers copy Apple's (quirky) design.

Trendspotting: Are slow iPhone X sales and Samsung’s struggling mobile business a canary in a coal mine for smartphone sales?

Because my 3-year-old Motorola Nexus 6 does the job just fine and doesn't require a second mortgage to buy.
It's all abut that notch

Will Apple abruptly cancel iPhone X or was this the plan all along?

Either way, Apple is about to take it up a notch.
Android Wear and Pebble

Android Wear 2.0 availability – where in the world is Google’s latest wearable OS?

First there was fragmentation on the smartphone version of Android. Now, it looks like the same curse is striking the smartwatch version.Android Wear 2.0 was announced in 2016 at Google I/O at the Shoreline in Mountain View. Yet, today, over a year later, few Wear watches are actually running...