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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...
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Trendspotting: Smartphone owners could drive interchangeable lens camera market in 2018

Another day, another camera report. There's seemingly a lot of them out there. And for good reason: the camera market is morphing dramatically.Thanks to the rise of the smartphone and software smarts known as computational photography, the cameras and images produced by today's smartphones -- namely flagship iPhones from...
Samsung Galaxy Watch price, features, news, reviews

Samsung Galaxy Watch is here, pre-orders start at $330 – sadly still runs Tizen OS

It's official. The new Samsung smartwatch runs Tizen. Not Android Wear OS, as many were hoping. Too bad about that.Aside from that unfortunate bit of news, Samsung is offering two sizes of the new Galaxy Watch -- the successor to the decidedly poorly received Gear S3. Galaxy Watch 42mm...
Wemo Mini Smart Plug, Wi-Fi Enabled, Works with Alexa and Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit

Smart Home News: Wemo Mini smart plug now works with Apple HomeKit

Wemo today announced that its Mini Wifi Smart Plug now supports Apple HomeKit.That means you can now use your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and even the HomePod speaker to control devices connected to the Wemo Mini plug. You can also use Siri to give voice commands -- "Siri, turn...
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.

Report: Apple iPhone brand loyalty hits 1 year high, far outpacing Samsung, LG, Motorola

The people have spoken. They love -- looooove -- their iPhones!At least if the latest brand loyalty report by CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners) has anything to say about the matter.For the quarter ended March 2018, phone activators remaining with the Apple brand (CIRP's definition of brand loyalty) exceeded...
Stringify App for Android and iPhone

Comcast gives IoT app Stringify refreshed look, now supports Lutron Caseta devices

Some good news this morning for those interested in all things smart home.Comcast this week released an updated version of its IFTTT-like app Stringify. Available on both Android and iPhone the app enables you to automate smart home tasks across platforms. For instance, if a SmartThings motion sensor detects...
Fitbit Versa review roundup

Wearable News: Fitbit Versa reviews are in, Pebble’s design ethos lives on

Versa is designed and marketed to bring Fitbit's take on the smartwatch to the masses. Translation: the company wants to sell a lot of them.Based on the initial wave of reviews for the Fitbit Versa ($199 base, $229 with NFC for Fitbit Pay), I'd say things are off to...
Fitbit Versa smartwatch - a Pebble for 2018?

Fitbit Versa looks a lot like a Pebble smartwatch… and that’s a good thing

This could be a very interesting smartwatch if Fitbit prices it right.