Day: March 8, 2018

Android Continues to Have More Loyal Customers Than iOS

Android customers continue to be loyal to the Android operating system than iOS users are to the iOS operating system, according to new data shared today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Android saw a 91 percent loyalty rate in 2017, compared to 86 percent for iOS, with loyalty rates for the two operating systems remaining …

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How to Create a Custom Ringtone Vibration on Your iPhone

You can create custom sounds and ringtones for alerts, texts, phone calls, and more on your iPhone, but did you know the same functionality exists for vibrations? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Instead of using the set vibration patterns Apple has available, you can create your own vibrations using simple touch …

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Apple's Dr. Dre Hosting Free Anderson .Paak Concert in London

Apple is sponsoring a London concert that will feature Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, the company announced on its Apple Music Twitter account this morning. The one-night-only concert, hosted by Apple Music exec Dr. Dre, will take place on March 13, 2018 at O2 Academy Brixton, one of London’s most popular music venues. Just …

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Netflix Subscriber Data Reveals 70% of Global Streaming Ends Up on TVs, 10% on Phones

Netflix this week gave a briefing to a group of reporters in its Los Gatos, California company headquarters, revealing data about its subscribers’ device streaming habits and how these habits might change over the course of a few months (via Recode). While the information isn’t particularly shocking, it is one of the rare times that …

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 Called 'Worthy Rival' to iPhone X as Reviews Hit

Galaxy S9 and S9+ reviews are officially out, and they’re mostly positive. The consensus is that Samsung’s latest smartphones are iterative but improved versions of its already-impressive Galaxy S8 devices. We’ve linked a handful of the reviews below for anyone interested, but since we’re an Apple-centric website, we’ve chose to specifically highlight some comparisons made …

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Apple and Tim Cook Celebrate International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day, which recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Apple is celebrating the day by highlighting a selection of songs, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts created by, about, or inspired by women across Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks, as it did last year. Look for featured banners …

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August Announces Doorbell Cam Owners Now Have 24 Hours of Free Video Storage

Smart lock and doorbell maker August, which was acquired by Assa Abloy last October, today announced that all August Doorbell Cam Pro and Doorbell Cam owners will now have access to 24 hours of free video storage under a new subscription plan. Called the “Basic August Video Recording” subscription, users will be able to replay …

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Nintendo Celebrating Mario Day With 50% Price Drop on 'Super Mario Run' in iOS App Store

This Saturday, March 10 is “Mario Day,” a day when Nintendo celebrates its mascot Mario “and his many awesome fans” around the world. Although the full plan for the company’s celebrations on Saturday have not yet been revealed, one part has and it focuses on the iPhone and Android game Super Mario Run (via TouchArcade). …

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Netflix to Debut New Vertical Preview Feature on Mobile Next Month

Netflix is set to introduce a new movie and show preview mode to its iOS app next month (via Variety). Announced on Wednesday at the company’s Lab Days press event in California, the upcoming feature will mean Netflix subscribers can watch 30-second previews displayed as vertical video on mobile devices. The previews will appear as …

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How to Control and Tweak a True Tone Display on iPhone and iPad

Last year, Apple brought a display feature called True Tone to its flagship iPhone line-up for the first time, following the technology’s debut in 2016 with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. True Tone works by adjusting the color temperature of a device’s screen to match the surrounding ambient light, so that images on the display appear …

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Apple Releases 2018 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

Apple today released its 2018 Supplier Responsibility Report, which provides a look into Code of Conduct violations in the Apple supply chain and outlines progress made with new programs promoting health and education awareness. Apple provides supplier responsibility progress reports on an annual basis in an effort to be transparent about the steps it takes …

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California to Introduce 'Right to Repair' Bill Requiring Smartphone Manufacturers to Offer Repair Info and Parts

California is preparing to join several other states with a new Right to Repair bill, which will require smartphone manufacturers to provide repair information, replacement parts, and diagnostic tools to product owners and independent repair shops. California Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman this afternoon announced plans to introduce the new California Right to Repair Act. Eggman …

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