What’s in your bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring tech YouTuber MKBHD. Marques Brownlee’s tech videos are known for their sharp and polished look, and that extends to Brownlee and his studio, too. When we arrive, he’s already waiting to take us up to his studio, a spacious room with an array of neatly organized equipment. He even offers our video team some lights as they set up. Brownlee started making YouTube videos in high school, and 10 years later, at the age of 25, his channel MKBHD is one of the most popular tech destinations on the site, with over 7 million subscribers and a billion total video views. Every January, it’s a tradition for Brownlee (and the rest of the tech press) to head to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, and we dropped by his studio in Kearny, New Jersey, to see how he’s getting ready. … [Read more...] about What’s in your bag, Marques Brownlee?
source YouTube/MKBHD Smartphones are really expensive right now. Two years ago, the starting price of the newest iPhone was $649. Today, the iPhone XR starts at $749, and the iPhone XS starts at $1,000. Other top phone makers have raised their prices in response to the iPhone. Google’s Pixel 3 XL starts at $900, LG’s V40 Thinq starts around $950, and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 starts at $1,000. Holding onto your current smartphone for as long as possible ensures you get the most value for your purchase – and it sends a strong signal to phone makers as well. Apple shocked the world in 2017 when it unveiled the iPhone X. source Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images But people were more shocked by the phone’s starting price of $1,000, than by its radical redesign. source Hollis Johnson Still, Apple’s strategy worked: <a … [Read more...] about Hold on to your current smartphone for as long as you can
By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 07:41 am PT (10:41 am ET) Just days after Nikkei Asian Review contrived the story that 20 Chinese firms were supposedly supporting Huawei in a boycott of Apple's iPhones, Huawei itself tweeted out an official New Years' greeting—from an iPhone. Huawei was the first Android maker to tweet from an iPhone in 2019 Despite an international incident involving the arrest of Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou on fraud charges related to violating U.S. trade sanctions against Iran, and the supposed Asian iPhone boycott announced by Nikkei, the Chinese phone maker's public relations group continued to use iPhones in the promotion of its brand, as noted by MKBHD video blogger Marques Brownlee. Screenshots of the Twitter incident were posted to China's popular Sina Weibo social network, where users posted colorful Chinese idioms that still skewer even when machine-translated into English: "Who requires Huawei employees to use Huawei mobile phones? … [Read more...] about Huawei celebrates Nikkei iPhone Ban by posting 2019 greeting from an iPhone
As I approached one month with the Google Pixel Slate, I placed an order for my own Intel Core m3 model while my Pixelbook sold on Swappa. There have been a lot of questions about the performance difference in these two models and after a few days I have yet to find any noticeable differences and am pleased that I was able to save $200 and get the Brydge G-Type keyboard with a total cost of the combo less than the Core i5 Pixel Slate. While I wanted a way to try to answer reader and listener questions about the Core m3 vs i5 models, it was Marques Brownlee that motivated me to create a video showing the performance of each of these models of the Pixel Slate. MKBHD posted a Google Pixel Slate review, but it wasn't until minute 6 out of 9:32 that we learned he had purchased the cheapest Pixel Slate with just 4GB of RAM and an Intel Celeron processor for $599. I would love to have seen the title of his review make it crystal clear he tested the cheapest Pixel Slate as the current … [Read more...] about Google Pixel Slate Intel Core m3 vs i5: Use the $200 savings to buy a keyboard
source YouTube/MKBHD You may have received a new iPhone this holiday season. Here are 33 great apps to download for it. Deciding which apps to download from Apple’s App Store can be daunting, especially when you have a new phone. After all, there are millions of apps choose from. We’ve rounded up 33 of the best apps you should download first on your iPhone. There are some obvious choices on this list, but we’ve also chosen a few hidden gems that the Tech Insider staff uses and loves. Let’s check them out: Citizen lets you see if there are emergencies or crimes nearby. source iTunes Citizen is a free app. Moment helps you track screen time. Apple has built-in tools, but a lot of people in the tech world use this app. source iTunes Moment is a free app with in-app purchases. Mindbody lets you book and search workout classes on the go. source iTunes Mindbody is a free app. The classes cost money. Duolingo helps you learn a new … [Read more...] about The first 33 apps you should download for your new iPhone