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Professional photographer’s take on the iPhone 8 Plus camera

As the iPhone 8 reviews come out, we will see a lot of different viewpoints discussing the various aspects of the phone. But there's something to be said about hearing the opinion of a professional photographer talking specifically about the new camera on the iPhone 8. And that's exactly what Austin Mann did after going around the state of Rajasthan in India and taking hundreds of pictures with his pre-production iPhone 8 Plus and describing it all in his blog post. The entire blog post in all its glory is linked below, but here are some of the key takeaways from it. Mann...



OnePlus will hold its next Open Ears community event in India next month

OnePlus will hold its next Open Ears community event in India on July 7. if you're not familiar with Open Ears - it's an event at which OnePlus meets with select users and fans to discuss specific topics related to OnePlus' services and products. The India-based Open Ears will focus on Products and OnePlus will hand pick 30 people to participate in the event - all expenses paid. Registration for the Open Ears event is open until June 12. OnePlus prides itself on being a community-driven company. It held previous Open Ears events in Hamburg and London, getting feedback from its...



Samsung starts mass producing 4 GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM

Could the Galaxy S6 break the norm and come with 4GB of RAM instead of the 3GB of RAM that is currently standard on most flagships? Whether that will happen remains to be seen, but Samsung is now making sure that it is actually an option as the company has started mass producing the industry’s first 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM modules for phones and tablets. Built on Samsung’s 20nm process, these RAM modules will offer an input/output data rate of up to 3200Mbps and up to 40 percent lower power consumption than LPDDR3 modules. (more…)

Google kills off instant search results as you type

Back in 2010, Google launched what at the time seemed like an amazing innovation in the search field: instant results. Google Instant has, for the past seven years or so, showed you the first page of results while you were typing your query. On computers, this has helped you save a lot of time coupled with the search giant's instant suggestions. But on mobile Google Instant makes no sense, given that your keyboard is taking up half your screen while you're typing, and most of the rest is obscured by your fingers anyway. And over 50% of all Google searches are made on mobile devices...



Concept: How we hope battery management in iOS 11.3 will look like

Apple has officially confirmed what Tim Cook announced in a speech earlier this month. "iOS 11.3 adds new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced. These can be found in Settings -> Battery and are available for iPhone 6 and later. Additionally, users can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off". Apple is still working on these features, so they didn't make the cut for the first iOS 11.3 beta. Before...