Samsung goes its own way with the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live

At its Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung revealed a lot of good stuff. But we’re here talk about two things: the Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live. In case that’s not clear, we’re talking about a smartwatch and a pair of true wireless headphones. Without further ado, let’s get into it. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 We learnt quite a lot about the company’s smartwatch when its firmware leaked at the end of June, but now, well, we know more, motherfuckers. First off, yeah, this is the second Samsung Galaxy Watch, as the company decided to skip the number two. But,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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Hey Google, can you sort out the Docs iPad app please?

You want niché content? Then damn, you’ve got it — because this is a call for Google to sort out the Docs iPad app. Look, it’s not bad. It works. But it’s driving me mad. Why? Because it’s not completely compatible with iPad Magic Keyboard. Yes, I can type, but selecting text is a nightmare. And this isn’t on. Let’s backtrack though. Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a tablet renaissance. After using an iPad properly for the first time in years, my whole opinion on the technology changed and, since then, it’s become my lockdown life companion. Now, alongside… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad,Google...
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We charted the screen-to-body ratio of Google Pixel phones

One of the most noticeable differences between today’s phones and those of five years ago is the screen-to-body ratio. Bezel sizes have dropped and we now have a lot more screen. The other week I looked at how this had changed on iPhones, but I’m currently intrigued about other phone manufacturers. Specifically, I wanted to learn about the screen-to-body ratio of Google Pixel phones over time. Before we go on though, a definition. The screen-to-body ratio is simply a number that shows what percentage of a phone’s front is screen compared to, well, not screen. The bigger the number, the bigger… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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COVID got the world addicted to (computer) tablets — we made some pie charts about it

While most industries suffered during the pandemic, things went well for one technological sector: tablet computers. According to a recent report from analyst firm IDC, the global tablet market recorded 18.6% year-over-year growth in Q2 of 2020. In actual numbers, this meant there were 38.6 million tablets shipped across the world during that three month period. What’s impressive about this is the tablet market saw a decline over the two quarters prior to this, suggesting that, for once, coronavirus actually helped an industry. Who did well? Five companies dominated the tablet market, with Apple coming out at the top spot with a… This story continues at The Next Web...
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6 things I learned about the Meizu 17 Pro’s design after our steamy week together

I’ve been a fan of Meizu phones for the past few years. The devices manage to be reliable, well-built, and reasonably priced — a tough combination to go wrong with. Anyway, the company recently released the Meizu 17 Pro. And I got my hands on one. Now, rather than just doing a straightforward review, I thought I’d focus more on the design and user experience. Specifically, in a listicle format. You can’t stop me. HERE WE GO! The ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro are delicious Not only do the ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro look great, but… This story continues at The Next Web...
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We charted the battery life of Google Pixel phones

One of the biggest stories around the launch of the Pixel 4 was its reduced battery life in comparison to the previous model. Now, with the Pixel 4a still in purgatory — but supposedly coming out soon (??) — I had a thought: what would a comparison of the battery life of Google Pixel phones look like? Did the Pixel 4 range have a battery that was that bad? How has this evolved across different devices? Well, we made some graphs to find out. Because, well, yes, I’ve got little better to do. And what of it? First though, the methodology. How we… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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Designers rejoice! Photoshop’s iPad app makes it way easier to select subjects

I’ve been on an iPad journey the last couple of months. I hadn’t used one of Apple’s tablets regularly for almost a decade, giving me a lot to catch up on. And one of those things was the iPad Photoshop app. When I last used Apple’s tablet, there was no proper Photoshop app on there. Which didn’t bother me. But these days — because graphic design has become my passion — I was excited to give it a go. Unfortunately though, I was left disappointed with Photoshop’s iPad app. For someone used to the desktop version, it’s nowhere near as powerful and… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad...
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Graphic novels are the ideal medium to get through these troubled times

I’ve always found great respite in media, but the pandemic has impacted this in ways I didn’t expect. For example, I thought this would be the ideal time to catch-up on TV, and binge some of those series that I’d missed — but… I really haven’t felt like watching much of anything to be honest. But there has been one medium that’s grabbed my attention throughout COVID: graphic novels and comic books. And you know what? This is the ideal time to either rediscover or explore them for the first time — and I’m here to help. And also wax lyrical… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Medium...
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We estimated how much the new braided iPhone cable will cost consumers

Yesterday, a new iPhone cable leaked. Woah, hold on, don’t leave. Basically, it’s rumored the iPhone 12 won’t come with a crappy plastic wire. Oh no. Instead, we’re going to get a new braided iPhone cable with USB-C to Lightning connections. You can pump your fists in excitement now. And, also, because you’re very nice, here’s a photo of it: iPhone 12 series will be equipped with USB-C to Lightning braided data cable (via. 充电头网) pic.twitter.com/mla5HCKGRU — DuanRui (@duanrui1205) July 14, 2020 This is another part of Apple’s overall plan of removing the charger from the box of the iPhone 12 —… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone...
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Here’s how to scan a QR code on an iPhone

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Get comfortable and let me spin you a yarn you’ll one day tell your children. Last week, I went out for lunch. It does get better. Anyway, the cafe I went to had taken COVID precautions and removed all physical menus. In their place was a QR code stuck on each table. The idea was you scan it and are directed to a PDF of the menu online. I huffed and puffed about how irritating… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone...
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