By Daniel Eran Dilger Thursday, March 08, 2018, 05:30 am PT (08:30 am ET) Google's upcoming release of the next version of Android OS will abandon support for all Nexus-branded phones and its sole remaining tablet product, Pixel C, ending future updates for products that were sold two years ago. The decision isn't just Google's however; Qualcomm also plays a role in ending support for functional phones prematurely.The phones and tablet Google released alongside iPhone 6s are already abandoned The newly released Android P Developer Preview only lists support for Google's latest Pixel and Pixel 2 lines, devices that have only sold roughly 4.5 million units over the last two years. According to a report by Rob Amadeo for Ars Technica, Android P will not support Nexus 6P, 5X or any previous Nexus phones. It also drops support for Pixel C, the 2015 tablet device that appeared to be designed to run ChromeOS but was switched to Android shortly before its launch. It subsequently earned … [Read more...] about Google to kill support for iPhone 6s-era Nexus phones and all of its tablets in Android P
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Apple Pay Cash is technically part of Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system, but it lives in Apple's iMessage app.And all the money you receive via Apple Pay Cash will live on a virtual card called Apple Pay Cash card, which exists within Wallet, Apple's other app for storing credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, boarding passes, tickets, and more. So, are you confused yet? No worries.Pocket-lint has explained everything you need to know below.How does Apple Pay Cash work?iMessage appSometime after iOS 11 rolls out, Apple will allow person-to-person payments, just like apps Venmo, Square Cash, and believe it or not, Snapchat do. Apple Pay Cash is accessible through iOS 11's iMessage app. All you have to do is tap the Apple Pay thumbnail within the redesigned app drawer in iMessage. You can then set the payment amount, tap either request or pay, and approve the transaction.TouchID authenticationIf you're requesting money from someone, a link to make the payment … [Read more...] about What is Apple Pay Cash, how does it work, and when can you use it?
THE IPHONE X. Apple's 10th-anniversary smartphone went on sale across the globe on 3 November, with thousands of customers queueing to get their hands on the £1,000 handset. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is the company's first smartphone to feature a full-screen display, as it sets its sights on the likes of the Galaxy Note 8. There's also an all-new 'Super Retina' resolution, a reinforced glass design and support for wireless charging, with the iPhone X arriving with support for the Qi charging standard. See also: iPhone 8 release date, price and specs We've rounded up everything we know about the iPhone X below, and will update this article as soon as we hear more. Release datePre-orders for the iPhone X began on 27 October, before it started shipping on 3 November. At the time of writing, Apple is promising to ship out orders within 'two to four days', so you're guaranteed to get one in time for Chrismas. PriceApple is selling 64GB and 256GB versions of … [Read more...] about iPhone X price, deals and news: Analysts dramatically revise shipping forecasts amid ‘sluggish’ demand
“The only thing that’s changed is everything,” says the slogan Apple unveiled along side the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It’s an attempt to address the perception that the odd-year “s” updates to the iPhone line are minimal and uninteresting.Yes, the “s” models look more or less like their predecessors, but for quite a while Apple has used these cycles to upgrade a lot of the stuff on the inside. This year is no different: The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus offer some major improvements, with better cameras (front and back), much faster processors, more responsive Touch ID, and the single biggest improvement to the iPhone’s user interface in its history.But other than that, y’know, no big deal.Same style, different measurementsLet’s start with the part of the iPhone that doesn’t change on “s” models: The outside. While Apple’s new 2015 phones seem indistinguishable from last year’s models, if … [Read more...] about iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: The best iPhone ever, by a wide margin
Feature By Daniel Eran Dilger Thursday, March 01, 2018, 07:14 am PT (10:14 am ET) HomePod is a sophisticated computer dedicated to the task of producing immersive, room-filling sound. That's not all it can do, however. Equipped with the same A8 processor as Apple TV 4, it can also serve as a HomeKit hub for choreographing home accessories, even enabling remote access to your devices. Here's an in-depth look.The previous segment, How HomePod leverages Apple's silicon expertise to deliver advanced audio performance, focused on HomePod as a sophisticated audio system.A better Siri experience for HomeKit Your iPhone, iPad and the last two iOS-based generations of Apple TV can already serve as a hub for Siri home automation. However, HomePod makes a vastly improved controller for HomeKit accessories, as it is equipped with an array of six microphones that make it a much better Siri listener than the typical iOS device or Apple TV's Siri Remote. And because it purposely integrates with … [Read more...] about How HomePod serves as a hub for Siri HomeKit automation and entertainment