The iPhone X is almost all screen. It's beautiful, but it comes with a big change: There's no home button anymore. And that changes a lot of things about everyday use. Many of the familiar screen gestures have changed. Down is up and up is down. When it comes to how the iPhone X operates, you'll find that you need to learn some new swiping tricks. Now playing: Watch this: Your iPhone X survival guide: New moves, no home button 3:07 The home button's old functions have migrated to other places. Specifically, the side button -- the newly elongated version of what we used to call the power or "sleep/wake" button -- takes on some new duties, too. Is that off-putting? Don't let it be. I've been living with the iPhone X for a few days, and and it feels unusual at first, but I'm getting the hang of it.Here's our guide on how to survive.Unlocking the phone with Face ID No more home button means no more Touch ID. Thankfully, Face ID works well -- and it's fast, too. Look at the … [Read more...] about iPhone X: How to survive with no home button
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It's still amazing to think that a seeming conspiracy theory was true: On Dec. 20, Apple admitted it'd been secretly slowing down iPhones as their batteries aged. The company's explanation: The throttled speeds kept those phones from unexpectedly shutting down. That explanation wasn't enough for some, who accused Apple of quietly driving people to upgrade their phones to fill the company's coffers. Lawsuits have already been filed. Now, just over a week later, Apple has issued a formal apology to its customers that tackles the accusation head-on. It also promises a $29 battery replacement that, Apple says, will immediately return an iPhone 6 or later model to its original performance. The new batteries, which normally cost $79, will be available starting in January and through 2018, the company said Thursday in a message to customers on its site. Update, Dec. 30: Apple has changed its mind about January. You can purchase the new batteries immediately.In addition, Apple … [Read more...] about Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdowns, slashes price of battery fix
Bixby is about to take over Samsung's digital world.Samsung's at CES 2019, talking up how it's supercharging Bixby through various partnerships and moving into new areas like robotics. The digital assistant now will help people manage their health routines using new Samsung robots or check whether their car's gas tank is full.Apps like Google Maps and Gmail will soon work with the digital assistant, Samsung said Monday during its press conference at CES in Las Vegas, and Bixby will be able to do even more on Samsung's smart refrigerators and washing machines, like searching iTunes or letting you know which wash cycle to choose. The company is betting on artificial intelligence as the next major wave of computing. Samsung expects the technology to link its products together and let consumers do more with their electronics. And it aims to have Bixby in as many of its products as possible, as fast as possible. Now playing: Watch this: Samsung debuts … [Read more...] about Hey Bixby, control my new Samsung TV, fridge — and robot from CES 2019
It’s your all-in-one iPhone settings screen, accessible with a swipe up from the bottom of the display (or a swipe down from the top-right corner on an iPhone X or a double-tap of the Home button on an iPad). But do you know what all the Control Center options and switches actually do? And how you can make the most of them? To customize it on any device, open up the Settings app then choose Control Center from the list: Turn the Access Within Apps toggle switch to off to restrict Control Center to the Home screen, and tap Customize Controls to set which options appear on the panel. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what all these things do. Airplane Mode Activate airplane mode and all connectivity gets cut off—mobile data, wi-fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop and any personal hotspots you might have running. Use it when you’re on an actual airplane, or to troubleshoot connectivity problems, or to save battery life, or just because you … [Read more...] about Every Single Setting in iOS Control Center and How Each One Works
Smartphones will become obsolete, replaced by a new generation of wearable communication devices that will change the way we interact with the world. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images Today, nearly eight in 10 Americans own a smartphone, and we've become accustomed to using them for everything from listening to music, taking pictures, reading news and posting on social media to shopping and making financial transactions. For many people, smartphones have taken the place of once common everyday implements like tape measures, flashlights and wristwatches. Smartphones have transformed everyday life so much that it's easy to forget that they only became popular a little more than 10 years ago. That's when Apple released the iPhone, which combined mobile internet access and computing power with a multi-touch screen interface, making it possible to do pretty much everything by tapping, flicking and pinching with your thumb and forefinger. A recent survey found that smartphone users now spend … [Read more...] about What Will Replace the Smartphone?