Before the iPhone X launched last year, there were rumors of Apple working on getting the in-display fingerprint technology ready in time for use on the handset. However, as we all now know, that did not happen and Apple instead went with Face ID on the iPhone X. Android OEMs, however, have been in a race to launch phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The first day of IFA 2018 has already seen major OEMs like Dell and Acer unveil some impressive new laptops which can put Apple’s MacBook lineup to shame. Dell’s new Inspiron 7000 lineup has now entirely become a 2-in-1 laptop with some impressive upgrades.
Apple might be designing its own A-series chipsets for iPhones and iPads, but ultimately it licenses the ARM v7 instruction set from ARM. Since designing a CPU is an expensive and tedious job, ARM also releases reference CPU designs that other OEMs can base their CPUs on.
Ever since Apple launched the Apple Watch, Fitbit has seen its fortunes turn around. From dominating the wearable market to struggling to remain relevant, the company has been unable to cope up with Apple’s rapid pace of innovation. After the Ionic’s failure, Fitbit met with modest success with the Versa, a $200 fitness-oriented wearable.
Of late, MoviePass has been in the news for all the wrong reasons after it announced that it will be increasing its subscription prices and add surge pricing for popular movie tickets. Now, in a bid to pacify its users and stop all that criticism, MoviePass today announced that it will not be raising its subscription price to $14.95/month as it had previously announced.
Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, has announced that it will not be releasing the Android version of its game on the Google Play Store. Instead, it will make the game available through its official website and an Epic Installer for compatible Android devices.
We have heard a lot about Samsung’s foldable smartphone plans so far, but Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is looking to beat Samsung in its own game by releasing the world’s first foldable handset.
After being the first company to demo and launch a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner, Vivo has now unveiled a new 3D sensing technology. The Chinese OEM claims that its technology is more accurate than the existing Structured Light Technology which is used by Apple in its Face ID system.
Earlier this week, Oppo — one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world — unveiled its new flagship handset: the Find X. While Chinese companies launch a new smartphone almost every other week, the Find X sets the bar high in terms of innovation. And it does so without copying Apple.
Pocket Casts is widely believed to be one of the best podcast listening application for both Android and iOS. The app is now being acquired by a group of companies which includes NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life. They are among the top four podcast products so Pocket Casts is definitely going into the right hands.