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First Look at the Foldable Moto Razr? – Droid Life

First Look at the Foldable Moto Razr? – Droid Life

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. Should Lenovo and Motorola revive the Razr brand (again), a report from just last week stated that they may do so with a $1,500 foldable phone that has a foldable display inside. A filing with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) could have given us our first look this morning. The filing shows off a dual-screened phone that looks a lot like previous Moto Razr flip phones. In fact, if you know the older Razr phones, the images at the top of the post might bring back some memories. There aren’t many details revealed by this possible-future phone, but you can see that when shut, you’ve got a smaller screen that sits above a camera. When opened, that small screen and camera move to the backside and you get a lengthy display inside. That display features a not...
The End Of Apple – Forbes

The End Of Apple – Forbes

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. “Oh man, that’s almost a month’s rent for me…”Here I am sitting in a cab in New York City. I’m headed uptown to Columbia University where we’ll hold the first-ever American Disruption Summit. (You can register to watch for free here.) The driver and I are talking about the absurd price tag of the latest Apple (AAPL) iPhone. He’s shocked when I tell him the cheapest model is $1,149. “Who can afford that?” he asks. Apple’s Imminent Crash Has Begun Apple has had an incredible decade. Since the iPhone debuted in 2007, the company’s sales have jumped tenfold. The stock has soared over 700%. And up until last November, it was the world’s largest publicly traded company. But two weeks...
Apple should give the iPhone XS and iPhone XR a permanent price cut – Business Insider

Apple should give the iPhone XS and iPhone XR a permanent price cut – Business Insider

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. John Gress/Reuters Apple has reportedly cut production for the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max twice in the past two months to accommodate lower-than-expected demand for the new phones. Apple has about nine months before it unveils its next-generation iPhones. The company has ample time to improve demand for its current phones, and a small adjustment to the price could make a big difference. Apple has an iPhone problem. For the past decade, the iPhone business has been Apple's main source of income and success. But that seems to be changing. On January 2, Apple announced that it missed its revenue targets for the all-important holiday quarter; results came in about 7% lower than expected. This led to Apple's stock taking a nosedive.  Apple CEO Tim Cook blamed most of the...
WhatsApp tightens limit on the number of people you can share messages with – CNN

WhatsApp tightens limit on the number of people you can share messages with – CNN

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. Following a six-month experiment in India, the messaging platform announced on Monday that it will restrict users globally to forwarding a message to only five chats at a time. The previous limit outside India was 20.WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook (FB), first imposed the five-chat limit in India — its biggest global market — in July after viral hoax messages resulted in more than a dozen lynchings. Many of the victims were mistaken as child abductors because of false rumors spread via WhatsApp. "The forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world," the company said in a statement, adding that the limits would help keep WhatsApp a private messaging platform for close contacts. "We'll continue to listen to user feedback about their experience, a...
Motorola to bring back Razr phone – KFOX El Paso

Motorola to bring back Razr phone – KFOX El Paso

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. Razr phone (Source: MGN Online)EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Motorola is expected to bring back the Razr phone with a few upgrades.The flip phone first came out in 2004. The new Razr phone is expected to be a smartphone with a foldable screen.The Wall Street Journal reported that the Razr will be sold exclusively through Verizon and will cost about $1,500.It’s expected to be released sometime in February... . Source link
Facebook’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb… – Reuters

Facebook’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to five recipients to curb… – Reuters

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. FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File PhotoJAKARTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”, company executives said on Monday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event in the Indonesian capital. Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups. The five-recipient limit expands globally a measure WhatsApp put into place in India in July after the spread of rumors on social media l...
The Android Pie list: Will my phone get the Android 9 update? – Notebookcheck.net

The Android Pie list: Will my phone get the Android 9 update? – Notebookcheck.net

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. Following manufacturers are already distributing or have announced an update to Android 9 Pie. (January 18, 2019):AsusAsus Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL): rollout in progressAsus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL): rollout in progressAsus Zenfone 5 Lite: not confirmed, but possibleAsus ROG Phone: not confirmed, but possibleBlackberryBlackBerry KEY2 LE​:​ not confirmed, but possibleBQBQ Aquaris X: announcedBQ Aquaris X Pro: announcedBQ Aquaris X2 (Android One): announcedBQ Aquaris X2 Pro (Android One): announcedBQ Aquaris V: announcedBQ Aquaris V Plus: announcedBQ Aquaris VS: announcedBQ Aquaris VS Plus: announcedChuwiChuwi Hi9 Air: announcedChuwi Hi9 Plus: announcedChuwi Hi9 Pro: announcedChuwi HiPad: announcedGoogleGoogle Pixel: update availableGoogle Pixel XL: update availableGoogle Pixel 2: upda...
Fortnite Ice Storm Challenges – Day 2 – Fortnite Insider

Fortnite Ice Storm Challenges – Day 2 – Fortnite Insider

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. Two new Fortnite Ice Storm challenges have been unlocked and are available to complete.The Fortnite Ice Storm event took place yesterday in which the Ice King broke free from the sphere above Polar Peak and covered the entire map in snow. Ice Fiends and Ice Legions are now in-game, spawning from Ice Shards.The first three Ice Storm challenges were unlocked yesterday after the event which were:Complete Ice Storm Challenges (6)Destroy Ice Fiends (250)Deal damage with explosive weapons to the Ice Legion (5000)Here are the two new Ice Storm challenges that are now available to complete:Fortnite Ice Storm Challenges – Day 2Destroy Ice Brutes (100)Deal damage with Assault Rifles or Pistols to the Ice Legion (10,000)Upon completing the Destroy Ice Fiends and deal damage with explosive w...