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AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

Bay Area photography startup Polarr announced this morning that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A. The new round of funding, led by Threshold Ventures with participation from Pear Ventures and Cota Capital, brings the startup’s total funding to around $12.5 million, according to the latest Crunchbase figures. At the moment, the company is probably best known for its photography app for iOS and Android, which utilizes machine learning and AI to improve image editing. The company says it...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Photography, Samsung, Qualcomm, Cota Capital, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Apple, Polarr, Pear Ventures, Recent Funding, Borui Wang, Threshold Ventures


Global smartphone growth stalled in Q4, up just 1.2% for the full year: Gartner

Gartner’s smartphone marketshare data for the just gone holiday quarter highlights the challenge for device makers going into the world’s biggest mobile trade show which kicks off in Barcelona next week: The analyst’s data shows global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 2018, with growth of just 0.1 per cent over 2017’s holiday quarter, and 408.4 million units shipped. tl;dr: high end handset buyers decided not to bother upgrading their shiny slabs of touch-sensitive glass. Gartner says Apple ...
Tags: Travel, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Mobile, Asia, Europe, China, Samsung, Barcelona, Smartphone, Smartphones, Asia Pacific, Middle East


Want Samsung’s new folding phone? It will cost you $2,000

By Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovative funk that has beset the smartphones market. The phone, announced Wednesday in San Francisco, will be called the Galaxy Fold and will sell for $1,980 when it is released April 26. In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo are a pair of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones during a product preview in San Francisco. At left is th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York City, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Huawei, Idc, Samsung Galaxy, Newsom, Justin Denison, Samsung Apple


Apple has made some big changes in recent months — here's a look at the top new hires and moves you might have missed (AAPL)

For Apple, 2019 is already shaping up to be a year marked by change. Following the company’s announcement in November that it would no longer break out iPhone unit sales in earnings reports, the firm is making several key leadership changes as it prioritizes other emerging product segments like digital services, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, which The Wall Street Journal outlined in a report on Monday. The changes are likely part of an ongoing effort by Apple to reduce its re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Cook, Mac, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Tesla, Bloomberg, United States, Lg, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, John Gruber, Aapl


This massive Chinese phone company outsmarted Apple in China and India, and now it's heading to the West

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is the fifth biggest phone maker in the world and has outsmarted Apple in China and India. Oppo is largely unknown in the West, but it has teased an official UK launch on January 29. It's part of a family of other massive smartphone brands such as Vivo and OnePlus. Oppo will find it tough to break into the UK market, but does have a reputation for adding cool new features to its smartphones. Apple might be the defining smartphone company in the West, but there's ...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, UK, California, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Barcelona, West, Xiaomi, Huawei, Wood, Mobile World Congress


A massive Chinese phone company that outsmarted Apple in China and India is now heading to the West

The Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is the fifth-biggest phone maker in the world and has outsmarted Apple in China and India. Oppo is largely unknown in the West, but it has teased an official UK launch on Tuesday. It's part of a family of other massive smartphone brands such as Vivo and OnePlus. Oppo will find it tough to break in to the UK market, but it does have a reputation for adding cool new features to its smartphones. Apple may be the defining smartphone company in the West, but there...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, UK, California, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, West, Xiaomi, Huawei, Wood, Mobile World Congress, Vivo


Two Chinese smartphone makers most people in the US have never heard of are innovating faster than any other company — even Apple and Samsung

Vivo and Meizu, two Chinese companies you may not have heard of, revealed smartphone concepts that don't have any ports or buttons.  Instead, they're using newer technologies to replace these things, all while keeping the familiar smartphone design. Meanwhile, other smartphone makers are sticking to more traditional technologies, which now look outdated in comparison to Vivo and Meizu's concepts.  In 2016, Apple's Phil Schiller infamously said that the company removed the headphone jack from ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, China, US, Samsung, Trends, Vivo, Phil Schiller, Meizu, Samsung Apple, jack Vivo


Apple’s 2020 iPhones said to adopt OLED display panels

Apple could drop LCD displays for its 2020 iPhones for the all-OLED line-up, according to a new report from the WSJ. This move would allow for more flexible handset design. However, this isn't the first time we are hearing such reports, but the new claim adds more weight to the speculation.  The new report suggests that Apple's LCD panel supplier Japan Display is seeking investor help that will put it on firmer ground before the switch to OLED-only iPhones takes place. This shift to OLED from...
Tags: Apple, Japan, China, Blogging, Rumors, Iphones, Lg Display, Samsung Apple


Apple is bring iTunes content to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Ahead of Apple’s plans to introduce its own streaming service this year, the company has partnered with Samsung to allow iTunes content to be accessible on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung announced this morning that it will offer access to iTunes Movies and TV shows through a new “iTunes Movies and TV” app on its Smart TVs across 100 countries, and it will offer AirPlay 2 support on its Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide. Samsung is the first TV maker to have direct access to iTunes content though ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Eddy Cue, Internet Software and Services, Samsung UHD, Samsung Smart, Samsung Smart TV, Bixby, Samsung Apple, Given Apple, Roku Fire TV Apple, Microsoft Movies TV Vudu


Apple is bringing iTunes content to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Ahead of Apple’s plans to introduce its own streaming service this year, the company has partnered with Samsung to allow iTunes content to be accessible on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung announced this morning that it will offer access to iTunes Movies and TV shows through a new “iTunes Movies and TV” app on its Smart TVs across 100 countries, and it will offer AirPlay 2 support on its Smart TVs in 190 countries worldwide. Samsung is the first TV maker to have direct access to iTunes content though ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Tech, Eddy Cue, Internet Software and Services, Samsung UHD, Samsung Smart, Samsung Smart TV, Bixby, Samsung Apple, Given Apple, Roku Fire TV Apple, Microsoft Movies TV Vudu


iOS 12.1 arrives tomorrow with Group FaceTime and camera improvements

Looks like Apple’s not saving all of its news for the big event in Brooklyn tomorrow. The company just revealed that the latest version of iOS is arriving tomorrow in time for the iPad reveal. The biggest addition here is the long-awaited arrival of Group FaceTime, something the company’s been talking up since WWDC. The update to the video chat app lets up to 32 people participate at once.  The system now autodetects speakers, prioritizing them at the top of the list. Everyone drops ...
Tags: Apple, Ios, TC, Tech, Brooklyn, Facetime, Samsung Apple


This smartphone has 5 cameras — here's what it's like

The LG V40 ThinQ is the latest flagship smartphone from LG. In order to compete with Samsung, Apple, and Google LG has packed a ton of features into this device. The V40 ThinQ has 5 cameras — two front-facing cameras and a triple camera system on the back. There's also a 6.4-inch screen, headphone jack, and Hi-Fi amp. Following is a transcript of the video. Antonio Villas-Boas: I've been using LG's brand new V40 ThinQ smartphone for the last few days and I've come away so far pretty impressed. I...
Tags: Google, Trends, Lg, Samsung Apple, Google Home, Antonio Villas Boas, Google LG


Is Your Small Business Using AI Yet? It Should Be

? It’s been another busy week for small businesses here with plenty of good and exciting news on the economy. But I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about some of the other top stories I found this week on Small Business Trends for the latest This Week in Small Business. In this week’s show, you’ll see that I’m alone for half of it. That’s because I was at the latest Inbound conference . You can check out my in-depth conversation with Jon Dick of HubSpot here and he’s also featured later...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Small Business, Berlin, New York City, US, Sales, Reagan, FLO, Dell, North, Lg, Florence, South Carolina, Ifa, Larry Kim


New HTC Phone Offers High End Features at a Business Friendly Cost

The flagship phones from Samsung, Apple and Google might get all the headlines, but they are not the phones the vast majority of the people around the world buy. The new HTC U12 Life, on the other hand, is in that sweet spot when it comes to price, so it will get the attention of budget-conscious buyers who want value for every dollar — including small business owners. HTC U12 Life Smartphone The announcement of the HTC U12 Life was made in Berlin ahead of the 2018 IFA trade show. And as more...
Tags: Google, Europe, Berlin, US, Sales, Xiaomi, Htc, Ifa, Samsung Apple, Technology Trends, mAh Connectivity NFC, Moonlight Blue


Samsung’s Galaxy Note9 Has A Powerful Battery & Lots Of Storage — But It’s Pricey

The season for buying a new phone is officially upon us: From now through October, you can expect the biggest tech companies — Samsung, Apple, and Google — to drop the latest versions in their much-hyped device lineups.Today marks the first official reveal: Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note9, the newest in its Note series, which has overcome past controversy to earn standout reviews and a strong fanbase. Fans of the Note will pleased to know that many of its trademark features — a larger form fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fashion, Music, Samsung, Netflix, Samsung Apple, Mary G Ross


Vivo X21 Review

Gone are the days when Samsung, Apple, and other reputed OEMs made some path breaking innovations. Out of nowhere came the Chinese handset makers like Vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus slowly started dominating the Indian market like no one did. Earlier this year at CES 2018, Vivo showcased the world’s first smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner that uses Clear ID FS9500 optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics. Later the company went on to announce the smartphone with In-display fingerprint sc...
Tags: Reviews, China, India, Blogging, Vivo, Synaptics, Samsung Apple, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 Review, X21 Review, Vivo Xiaomi OnePlus, CES 2018 Vivo


Morning Docket: 05.25.18

* Harvey Weinstein has turned himself in to the NYPD. [Vox] * Happy GDPR Day! [Wall Street Journal] * Emmet Flood attended the DOJ's briefing for congressional leaders because defense attorneys are always allowed to attend internal conversations about law enforcement tactics in ongoing investigations. [Talking Points Memo] * Elon Musk may want to put away the Twitter machine for a bit now that he's stepped into possible labor law violations. [Engadget] * The Samsung-Apple war continues with ...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology, Law, Samsung, Rape, Harvey Weinstein, Intellectual Property, Department Of Justice, Doj, Gdpr, Engadget, Robert Mueller, Samsung Apple, Morning Docket


Take a look at the OnePlus 6 — a beautiful new smartphone that costs almost $200 less than the Galaxy S9

OnePlus revealed its latest smartphone — the OnePlus 6 — on Wednesday during an event in London.  With the new model, you're getting the latest specs for 2018 and some new design elements,  but overall, the OnePlus 6 is a minor update from its predecessor, the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus has consistently offered top Android specs and performance for significantly lower price tags than the competition from big names like Samsung, Apple, and LG. It appears to be the same for the OnePlus 6, but the compan...
Tags: London, US, Trends, Lg, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Eagle, Samsung Apple


Microsoft, Corel, and the “Article of Manufacture”

Guest Post by Sarah Burstein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law (Tweet @design_law) Microsoft v. Corel, Order Regarding Post-Trial Motions (N.D. Cal. 2018) A district judge recently issued a decision that—if affirmed by the Federal Circuit—could have major implications for design patent law and policy. Microsoft accused Corel of infringing five utility patents and four design patents. The four design patents all claimed designs for particular elements of t...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Samsung, United States, Uspto, Microsoft Office, Patent, FN, Federal Circuit, Corel, DaVila, Samsung Apple, Hruby, Sarah Burstein


Samsung, Apple Reportedly Working On Ultrasonic In-Display Fingerprint Scanners

In-display fingerprint sensors are what a lot of consumers are expecting from future flagship smartphones. A new report claims that both Apple and Samsung are working on ultrasonic fingerprint scanners to make this possible.
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Samsung Apple


ZTE postpones earnings report after being slapped with U.S. exports ban

ZTE will postpone the release of its quarterly earnings report after the United States government banned American companies from selling goods to the Chinese telecom and smartphone maker. In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange, ZTE said that its earnings report, originally set to be released on Thursday, is now delayed to an undetermined date. About a year ago, ZTE pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea. Its deal with the U.S. government included penalt...
Tags: Google, TC, North Korea, China, Tech, Iran, Smartphones, United States, Huawei, Qualcomm, ZTE, Department of Commerce, U S Department of Commerce, Samsung Apple, Components, Exports Ban


Mid-range Pixel phone part of Alphabet’s plan to break into emerging markets

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, may be following the lead of Samsung, Apple and other smartphone manufacturers. The company is rumored to be developing a mid-range Pixel smartphone for emerging markets. The post Mid-range Pixel phone part of Alphabet’s plan to break into emerging markets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Alphabet, Google Alphabet, Samsung Apple, Android Army, Google Pixel phones


10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, FB, INTC)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Tech stocks lost more than $90 billion (£64.5 billion) in value on Monday, when the US stock market took a massive plunge. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google saw a fall in share price ranging from 2.8% to 5.1%, according to CNBC. 2. Silicon Valley's trial of the decade has kicked off, with Google-owned Waymo accusing Uber of stealing its self-driving car IP and of wanting to win at any cost. Uber's lawyers said there was "...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Congress, US, Trends, Tech, Intel, SEC, Silicon Valley, App Store, Seattle, Telegram, Cnbc


Samsung and Apple defend top two spots in the global smartphone market (AAPL)

Global smartphones sales continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017, and increased 3% from the same period last year according to data collected by Gartner. Global market leaders Samsung and Apple were able to defend the two top spots from Chinese competitors despite increased competition. As we can see in this chart from , Samsung saw the most impressive quarter overall, with a whopping 19.3% increase in sales. According to Gartner, the last time Samsung saw this type of growth was the fou...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Gartner, Jeff Bezos, Samsung Apple, Gartner Global


Hands-on: The OnePlus 5T closes the flagship gap with tiny bezels and better photos

When the OnePlus 5 arrived earlier this year, it was the closest the company had ever come to its original ‘flagship killer’ mantra. But for many potential buyers, there was one thing holding it back in after a year full of excellent smartphones: Bezels. Cue the OnePlus 5T. After months of rumors and speculation, the OnePlus 5T is now official, and it’s looking to close the gap with the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google’s flagships, but at a much lower price. It’ll start at $499 when it goes o...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Startups, Gadgets, Insider, Samsung Apple


Researchers find serious exploits in Samsung, Apple and Huawei phones

Tencent Keen Security Lab exposed a troubling Wi-Fi exploit where hackers could use a series of bugs to gain execution and escalate privilege on the iPhone 7 to install a rogue app. The post Researchers find serious exploits in Samsung, Apple and Huawei phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Mobile Security, Trends, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Apple, Android Army, Pwn2own, Tencent Keen Security Lab


The New iPhone May Get A Golden Upgrade

When Apple unveiled a rose gold version of its new iPhone, the iPhone 6s, it set off a multi-industry trend in 2015. Though Apple created it in part to appeal to Chinese customers, the color, which was more pink than it was gold, quickly spread to fashion shows, makeup, and even Blake Lively's engagement ring.But it's been two years since rose gold made its debut, and as with anything over time, the color's popularity has lost a bit of its sheen. Fear not, bling lovers. There are rumors of a sh...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Samsung, NFL, Blake, Pat McGrath, Samsung Apple, Benjamin Geskin, Geskin, Trump Admin Rolling Back DACANASA


Nokia 8 Hopes To Outshine Apple and Samsung with the 'Bothie'

Nokia has launched the most important new handset in its attempts to revitalize the once world-beating brand for the modern smartphone era dominated by Samsung, Apple and China's Huawei. The Nokia 8 [shown above] marks the culmination of efforts to bring the Finnish telecoms brand back to the mainstream handset market, which kicked off six months ago with the nostalgia-inducing remake of the classic Nokia 3310 feature phone. The Android flagship smartphone, designed to compete with the likes o...
Tags: Facebook, China, Nokia, Samsung, Lg, Huawei, Zeiss, Carl Zeiss, Samsung Apple, HMD Global, Juho Sarvikas, Apple Google Huawei


Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie

Flagship Android smartphone has dual cameras, spatial audio and aluminium body, but will be relying on brand nostalgia to stand out against rivalsNokia has launched the most important new handset in its attempts to revitalise the once world-beating brand for the modern smartphone era dominated by Samsung, Apple and China’s Huawei.The Nokia 8 marks the culmination of efforts to bring the Finnish telecoms brand back to the mainstream handset market, which kicked off six months ago with the nostalg...
Tags: Apple, Android, Business, Technology, China, Nokia, Samsung, World news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Computing, Samsung Apple


The HTC U11 is a good smartphone — but that's still not enough to save the company (HTCXF)

The HTC U11 is the company's latest flagship smartphone, the first one critics have largely agreed on as great in years. Some went as far as saying that this is a comeback device for HTC. The company has had significant financial struggles over the past few years. No matter how good it is, the HTC U11 can't do much in terms of "saving" the company. HTC has been an interesting company to follow over the past few years. The Taiwanese firm was regarded as one of the most compelling Android phone...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Htc, Lg, Oled, Huawei, Ultrapixel, Andy Rubin, Samsung Apple, HTCXF, Vlad Savov, LG Sony