Yesterday Google unveiled a new way to access Google Translate that did not require constant app switching using a new feature called Tap to Translate. Today they are revealing a new feature that works in a similar manner to super power search inquiries. Instead of a chat head type interface, access is embedded in the new Google keyboard called Gboard. Inexplicably, Google decided to release this only for the iPhone at this time. Read more
For many people, the camera on their smartphone is the most important feature of the device. Most companies realize this, so over the past few years we’ve seen tons of improvements to mobile cameras with just about every new iteration of flagships. Samsung’s latest, the Galaxy S7, was hyped up on its photo shooting capabilities, and with good reason; it’s arguably the best camera you can find in a smartphone. Read more
On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel put the new iPhone SE in the hands of people on the streets of Los Angeles. The problem? Kimmel doesn’t actually have the iPhone SE nor does anyone know they’re not holding Apple’s newest phone. In fact, the people shown in the Jimmy Kimmel Live segment are holding an iPhone 5 in their left and right hands. But it sure is fun to watch people think they have an unreleased device in their hands before the rest of the world when it’s something from a few years ago.
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Google has been working on a mobile keyboard for iPhone and iPad behind the scenes “for months”, a report from The Verge claims.
Just in case you’ve been hanging out under a rock all, Apple announced a couple of new devices this and some fancy new watchbands. You’ll very likely hear lots about those devices and accessories over the next few weeks and months, and I’m sure Apple has a set of commercials ready to go on all of your favorite networks, so we won’t recap the event for you. But we will talk about Apple’s new, small iPhone SE and how dangerous it can be to Android OEMs. Read more
Eric Schmidt may have accidentally stirred up a little controversy by using something other than an Android phone to take pictures at the world Go championship tournament where Google’s own AlphaGo AI is attempting to beat the best player in the world. Read more
Update (2/9/16): In the hours following our post, Apple CEO Tim Cook pulled the tweet that included the blurry photo. Justin Herrick, EIC of Talk Android, noticed Cook’s sly move when checking a tweet of his own that linked to the Apple CEO’s.
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According to SamMobile, Samsung could release all of its apps on Apple’s platform before the end of the year, also said to be working on a Gear Fit Manager for iOS.
Samsung and LG are about to land a big deal with Apple. Both companies will be supplying the displays for future iPhones. It is said that LG’s deal is very close to being done, all they have to do is sign the contracts.
Apple usually receives accolades for the design of their devices, from computers to phones to tablets. However, the new Apple Smart Battery Case is raising some eyebrows as it seems to stray from the typical clean lines produced by the company. The accessory also provided LG and ASUS some fodder to take some potshots at Apple in some tweets. Read more