Samsung Curve

Here’s how thoroughly the smartphone has annihilated other gadgets

03:35 AM | businessinsider.com

Mobile World Congress, the smartphone world’s biggest conference of the year, kicks off in a few days. Though Samsung’s Galaxy S8 isn’t likely to make an appearance, several new, not-crazily-different phones are still expected to be on display. With this year also being the tenth anniversary of the iPhone — which effectively kicked off the smartphone era — surveying the phones at MWC is also a good time to look back at how much the smartphone has altered the tech industry at large.


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Apple probes iPhone 7 Plus explosion

03:21 AM | New York Post

Apple is looking into an incident in which an Arizona teen’s iPhone 7 Plus “blew up” while she was charging the smartphone, according to Variety.com. “We are in touch with the customer and looking into it,” an Apple representative told the Web site Mashable, which originally reported the news.

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, March's Surprise Smartphone, Tim Cook's Boring iPhone Plan

02:26 AM | Forbes.com

This week’s Apple Loop includes new iPhone models for March, more storage for the iPhone 8, Apple dropping TouchID, why the iPhone 8 will be boring, the slow success of Apple Pay, a magic hinge for the new MacBook Pro, the redesigned Overcast app, and judging Apple’s acquisition strategy.


Samsung VR

Android Circuit: Delayed Galaxy S8 Launches March 29, On Sale Late April, New Features Leaked

02:02 AM | Forbes.com

This week’s Android Circuit includes the Galaxy S8 release date, cost, and new images, Nokia’s flagship handset, the handsets expected to launch at MWC, Samsung’s dramatic fall after the Note 7, Blu’s new handset, Microsoft’s continued invasion of Android, and a possible Oreo with Android 8.

X-Box

Two major Windows 10 updates could be in store for 2017

01:58 AM | Yahoo.com

The Creators Update, the next major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system, will be available to users free of charge from spring 2017. Likely to roll out first of all to testers in the Windows Insider program, the update probably won't be publicly available until early 2018.

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