Advertisement The smartphone notch has been the cause of a lot of debate for nearly two years. Some love the notch, others hate it. Regardless, it’s a design trend that has caught on among smartphone manufacturers and consumers around the world.In this article, we’ll explain why smartphone notches have become so widespread, and why they’re likely to disappear from phones soon.Going Bezel-LessPictured above are three devices. The original iPhone from 2007, the iPhone 6S from 2015, and the iPhone X from 2017. While the iPhone 6S was released much closer to the iPhone X, its look has more in common with the original iPhone because of the top and bottom bezels.The bezel is the width of the area around the screen. This is normally measured in terms of screen-to-body ratio, which is the amount of space the screen occupies in comparison to the rest of a device. The higher the ratio, the smaller the bezels.The original iPhone had a screen-to-body ratio of 52%, while the … [Read more...] about Smartphone Notches: Why They’re So Popular and Why They’re Going Away
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Cloud Print becomes the latest product to face Google death squad Users have just over a year to find a better solution. For the past few weeks, my home WiFi has been powered by the Google Nest Wifi, and it has been a mostly uneventful experience. The Nest Wifi still needs a modem to function, so it will be an additional piece of clutter, but it focuses on doing one thing well, and it does improve WiFi reception in the previous blackspots of my abode. The kit has two parts as standard: The white and round base router that connects to your modem, and a similarly white and round extension point. Setup is dead simple if you follow the instructions, and do not attempt to scan the QR code on the base on the units yourself -- it's a waste of time, they return garbage unless scanned by the Google Home app. The network is controlled out of the Home app on a very basic level, and users that want some more settings need to install a separate Google WiFi, but it is a far cry from the sort of … [Read more...] about Can you trust Google to keep your WiFi running until 2030?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Time to switch Still rocking the OnePlus 3/3T? It's time to switch to the OnePlus 6. Harish Jonnalagadda 24 May 2018 38 Unlike most manufacturers, OnePlus focuses exclusively on the mid-range segment, preferring to introduce new models once every six months rather than compete across price tiers. While the strategy has served the manufacturer very well in recent years, the six-month release cycle means a new phone — with upgraded hardware — is always around the corner. The OnePlus 6 is the latest device from the company, coming just six months after the launch of the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 6 introduces several improvements over its predecessor, including a new design, upgraded internals, and a new camera, but there isn't a strong enough reason to upgrade as the 5T is still a very capable device. However, if you're coming from the OnePlus 3 or 3T, the answer isn't as straightforward.Buy one … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs. OnePlus 3T & OnePlus 3: Should you upgrade?