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The question of whether, and to what extent, cars are like phones has been gently bubbling along over the past few years as we’ve watched the nexus of innovation shifting from the technology we carry in our pocket to that which carries us along the roads. It’s obvious now that cars will experience transformative change like phones did before them, but how many parallels between the two are really there?

If you want to see a company doing its utmost to reduce the complexities of a car down to a familiar phone-like interface, you need look no further than Tesla and its new Model 3. This is the most affordable electric car in Tesla’s stable and it has the most aggressively stripped-down interior — from any manufacturer. There’s a 15-inch touchscreen in the middle of the dash and a couple of buttons on the steering wheel and that’s it. Given how Apple’s iPhone was the phone that made this “one touchscreen to rule them all” interface paradigm familiar in the first place, I thought it’d be ..

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iPhone 8 success depends on how well Apple responds to China challenges, say analysts

– Jul. 31st 2017 4:22 am PT

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The success of the iPhone 8 largely depends on how well Apple responds to the challenges it faces in China, say analysts. China is the world’s largest smartphone market, and for iPhone sales is second only to Apple’s home market of the USA.

Those challenges are significant ones. Greater China – which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan – is the only market where Apple saw a sales decline in the first half of the year. Revenue was down 13%, twice the drop it experienced in the previous year. Market share is now below 10%, from its peak of 13%.

Apple’s biggest challenge in China can be summed-up in one word …

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WeChat.

More than a messaging service and social network app, it’s effectively an entire ecosystem. Instead of downloading individual apps, many Chinese people do pretty much everything inside WeChat – including mobile payments. ..

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Austintown man selling iPhone gets stuck with phony moneyAustintown man selling iPhone gets stuck with phony moneyUpdated: Monday, July 31 2017 7:26 AM EDT2017-07-31 11:26:49 GMTAustintown Police are investigating a report of a man who says his attempt to sell his iPhone online left him holding an envelope full of phony money and no iPhone. According to a police report, the 18-year-old Austintown man placed an ad on the “Letgo” app to sell his iPhone 5s. He agreed to meet someone identifying himself as “Noah” in Wendy's restaurant parking lot on Mahoning Avenue last week to complete the transaction. When “Noah” and a wom…
More >>Austintown Police are investigating a report of a man who says his attempt to sell his iPhone online left him holding an envelope full of phony money and no iPhone. According to a police report, the 18-year-old Austintown man placed an ad on the “Letgo” app to sell his iPhone 5s. He agreed to meet someone identifying himself as “Noah” in Wendy's re..

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Microsoft first released its Windows Phone keyboard for the iPhone more than a year ago, with a unique one-handed mode. Microsoft is now removing it from the App Store and encouraging users to download SwiftKey instead, according to a support note spotted by Windows Central. “The Word Flow experiment is now complete,” reads the note.

Microsoft has tested out a number of iOS keyboards, and it now appears the company is focusing solely on SwiftKey after acquiring the app last year. We haven’t seen any major additions to SwitftKey since Microsoft acquired it, apart from a separate Swiftmoji emoji predictor in July last year. Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard now competes against the likes of Google’s Gboard keyboard and various other iOS and Android keyboards.

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The new iPhone is about to be launched. But you might not actually be able to buy it.

Apple's new handset is set to be revealed in just a few weeks, but analysts are already predicting that the top version of the phone won't actually be available for months after that.

That could prove damaging for Apple, which has built its business on bringing out phones on a guaranteed timetable – and having guaranteed millions of people coming to buy them.

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Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.

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A humanoid robot gestures during a demo at a stall in the Indian Machine Tools Expo, IMTEX/Tooltech 2017 held in Bangalore

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Apple Inc. is expected to show off its most elaborate and expensive iPhone yet in a couple of months, but those expectations are not helping iPhone sales right now.
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Chief Executive Tim Cook in May noted a “pause” in iPhone sales, blaming reports about a superpremium tenth-anniversary iPhone costing $1,000 or more that have arrived nonstop for months. That did nothing to stop the flood of reports on the new iPhone, which now suggest the pause could last into a new fiscal year.
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Consumers slowing down their purchases of iPhones ahead of a launch is nothing new, especially in the third quarter, which Apple will detail when it reports earnings after the market closes Tuesday. The April-June period has been Apple’s weakest every year since the company seemed to settle on September iPhone launches in 2012.
But Cook was discussing the second quarter, when Apple sold fewer iPhones than the year before and issued..

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The bezel-less iPhone takes shape

Guilherme Rambo

Trying to pin down the precise features of the next iPhone has been difficult of late. We’re all expecting a standard “S” model iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that won’t be radically different from last year’s, but we’re also expecting a high-end model. It appears, based on a tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, that at least one of those models will have face unlock. And the high-end model (alternately referred to as the “iPhone Pro,” “iPhone 8,” or even “iPhone X”) will have a bezel-less screen that wraps around the speaker and cameras at the top.

Troughton-Smith and other developers have been spending the past day examining the code inside the Apple HomePod, which pretty much contains most of the codebase for iPhones inside it. Apple accidentally pushed the firmware for the HomePod out yesterday, and a bunch of developers grabbed it. From that code, we’ve learned a bit about how the LED lights on the top may work, but it also is giv..

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The bezel-less iPhone takes shape

Guilherme Rambo

Trying to pin down the precise features of the next iPhone has been difficult of late. We’re all expecting a standard “S” model iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that won’t be radically different from last year’s, but we’re also expecting a high-end model. It appears, based on a tweet from developer Steve Troughton-Smith, that at least one of those models will have face unlock. And the high-end model (alternately referred to as the “iPhone Pro,” “iPhone 8,” or even “iPhone X”) will have a bezel-less screen that wraps around the speaker and cameras at the top.

Troughton-Smith and other developers have been spending the past day examining the code inside the Apple HomePod, which pretty much contains most of the codebase for iPhones inside it. Apple accidentally pushed the firmware for the HomePod out yesterday, and a bunch of developers grabbed it. From that code, we’ve learned a bit about how the LED lights on the top may work, but it also is giv..

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iPhone 8 Exclusive: Apple's Design Causes A Problem
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In recent weeks I have been able to obtain exclusive iPhone 8 renders and information on Apple's AAPL -0.69% biggest design changes, but now I can reveal they do cause one negative side effect… Working again with Nodus and leakers within Apple's …
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