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Apple’s best-selling phone isn’t iPhone X, Galaxy S9 fades

Apple’s best-selling phone isn’t iPhone X, Galaxy S9 fades

Apple might want to reconsider their next-phase set of iPhones if the rumors are true. Word was that Apple will be releasing three devices, all with iPhone X-like displays. In the weeks and months after the iPhone X was first released, that one phone dominated shipments around the world, according to Strategy Analytics back in Q1, 2018. Now it would appear that the tide has turned, somewhat - for sales, anyway.

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Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

Samsung is stepping up with tablets, so where’s Google?

All eyes may be on Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 and its imminent reveal, but it's a far bigger Android device that demonstrates just how much the mobile device market is crying out for innovation. The Galaxy Tab S4 leaked earlier this week, Samsung's upcoming Android tablet, that seems set to arrive amid general slate apathy from Google itself.

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Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Instagram now tells you when to stop scrolling

Trying to keep up with friends on social media can be a stressful task, especially if you have a lot of people populating your feed. At the same time, it can be difficult to know that you're seeing the newest posts on sites like Facebook and Instagram because of the way their respective feeds are arranged. Beginning today, Instagram is launching a new tool to help with that very problem.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs VS The world’s best phones

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs VS The world’s best phones

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now around a month out from release - give or take a couple weeks. Now's the time we take a peek at what we know - and how that stacks up against the competition. That means the Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X, and big sellers in China - especially those from Xiaomi. This isn't EVERY phone people will consider when the Note 9 is set for release - and not long after launch, there'll be even MORE competition. But it's a start!

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Niantic AR will traverse the real 3D world

Niantic AR will traverse the real 3D world

Today Niantic demonstrated "Niantic Real World Platform" - an Augmented Reality platform that's mightily impressive. This is a little bit different than what's offered by Apple with ARKit, and it's not exactly like what Google has with ARCore. Instead, it's got Pokemon. Instead, it's more focused on the sorts of situations presented in Pokemon GO - since that's where their work began. What they've got this week is a demonstration that'll make you smile.

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Pokemon Quest released on iPhone and Android: Here’s the trailer

Pokemon Quest released on iPhone and Android: Here’s the trailer

Shortly before E3 2018 kicked off, Nintendo announced a handful of new Pokemon games. One of those games was Pokemon Quest, a free-to-play title that launched first on Nintendo Switch with the promise of iOS and Android versions to follow. The wait for you mobile gamers is over, as Pokemon Quest is getting its iOS and Android release today.

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Instagram update adds video chat: Get it here

Instagram update adds video chat: Get it here

Instagram has received a rather big update on iOS and Android. Three new features are being added with this update, with the biggest and arguably most exciting of the three being video chat. Other new features include some additions to Explore and a handful of new camera effects.

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Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

Kuo: LCD iPhone in September, iPad Pro with Face ID

He may no longer be associated with KGI Securities (now working at TF International Securities), but Ming-Chi Kuo continues to do what he does best: predicting Apple’s next steps Given his track record, plus confirmation from other sources, his word is almost as good as gold. So when he notes that the 2018 LCD iPhone is not only real but also arriving in time for a September launch, you can almost count on it to happen just like that.

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The iPhone’s Amazon Alexa app finally adds voice control

The iPhone’s Amazon Alexa app finally adds voice control

Amazon's Alexa app for iOS has finally added the one thing bizarrely absent since it arrived on the App Store: the ability to actually interact with Alexa through it. The retailer introduced Alexa conversations to the Android app at the start of the year, but at the time only promised that it had iOS support for the same thing on the roadmap.

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Google Maps has a ton of personalization features launching today

Google Maps has a ton of personalization features launching today

Last month, Google detailed something of a makeover for Google Maps. Personalization seems to be the name of the game here, with Google attempting to make it easier to find places to eat or drink and things to do by revamping the Explore tab. Most of these changes are going live in Android and iOS today, giving frequent Google Maps users a chance to try them out for themselves.

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Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Apple will confuse your wallet in 2018

Today we're going to make sense of moves predicted for Apple in the year 2018 with special regard for the iPhone X and your wallet. In the year 2017, headlines that dominated Apple's iPhone event of the year centered on the price of the iPhone X. It was surprising to find an iPhone cost more than the top-tier devices of the past several years. In 2018, Apple may appear to pull a fast one with iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, much like they did with the newest version of the iPad.

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iOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it

iOS 12 public beta released: 4 reasons to try it

After being revealed at WWDC 2018 and going through a few rounds of developer testing, the iOS 12 public beta is officially here. Though most iPhone and iPad users will receive the update when it officially launches later this year (likely in September), there are quite a few reasons to check out the newest version of iOS today. iOS 12 actually seems to be one of the most exciting iOS releases we've had in a while, but here we'll highlight just a few of the reasons to try it.

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