New tech inside iPhone 11 is the future of everything

Apple introduced the new iPhones this week. It was all about the cameras. But no matter how good Apple’s lenses, camera electronics and computational photography AI gets, that’s all still an evolution of what everybody is already doing: taking selfies and cat videos. Apple didn’t even mention the real revolution, …

Hurry and order your iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green because they’re selling fast

It only took 20 minutes for some iPhones to sell out of their preorder allotment. And as you might have guessed, the most popular model is the biggest one in the newest color. While iPhone 11 stock seems to be plentiful, the iPhone 11 Pros are starting to slip. You can …

Apple is making its iPhones last longer. That’s a good thing

A cynic might argue that prolonging the lifetime of its smartphones runs counter to Apple’s interests. After all, the sooner iPhones break down, the sooner customers have to pony up the cash for a new one. For years, conspiracy theories of “planned obsolescence” have run rampant, full of anecdata of …

The real innovations at Apple’s iPhone 11 event were the prices, not the products

During Apple’s iPhone even Tuesday, the biggest applause breaks weren’t for the iPhone 11 Pro’s triple camera or the Apple Watch’s always-on display. They weren’t for Jason Momoa in the See trailer or the iPhone 11’s Night Mode. Rather, they were for the slides that are usually met with murmurs …

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10

What a long, strange trip it’s been. From its inaugural release to today, Android has transformed visually, conceptually and functionally — time and time again. Google’s mobile operating system may have started out scrappy, but holy moly, has it ever evolved. Here’s a fast-paced tour of Android version highlights from …

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

Google Assistant may not be perfect, but goodness gracious, is it ever growing. Seems rarely a month goes by these days where Google doesn’t announce some new capability for its platform-defying (and, some would argue, platform-creating) virtual assistant. But Assistant’s most significant growth spurt may still be ahead of us. …

Apple’s fall OS release schedule is weird—here’s when your device will be updated

Generally, Apple releases its big fall operating system updates at nearly the same time. We get the new iOS, tvOS, and watchOS all on the same day (or nearly so), and the new macOS within a week or two. Yes, there are further “point releases” to add features and fix …