Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone - The  Verge

Black phones are boring, but sell. Yet for brands, color still matters

  The Galaxy S10 in Canary Yellow and Flamingo Pink. The foldable Galaxy Fold in Martian Green. OnePlus 6T in Thunder Purple. The list goes on. Every sales figure and expert tells us that people buy phones for their camera, battery and screen. But any product designer or marketer will tell you that color and finish matter, …

Verizon is also switching to Android Messages as default for RCS - The Verge

Wish Android had iMessages? Samsung and Google will supercharge your texts with RCS

Google and Samsung are working together to make texting on Android a lot more like Apple’s iMessages. On Wednesday, the duo announced that they have partnered to bring Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging to Android phones. RCS messaging brings new features to standard SMS texting. With RCS you can do things like text over WiFi, …

Apple cuts iPhone supplier orders for a second time this month -  NotebookCheck.net News

Apple reportedly cuts production orders for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Apple has reduced production orders in recent weeks for all three 2018 iPhone models, a report said Monday. The iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, unveiled in September, didn’t sell as well right off the bat as analysts expected, and Apple cast doubt about sales volumes for the current quarter as well.   Now The …

Chrome for Android will soon accept biometric authentication

Chrome is bringing web fingerprint login to MacBook Pros and Android phones

Another use for the fingerprint sensor on your MacBook Pro or Android phone: a password-free way to log into websites and web apps with the Chrome web browser. In the Chrome 70 beta, fingerprint web authentication is now enabled by default for Android and MacOS, according to an official Google blog post. (No word on Windows …

Samsung delays launch of $2,000 folding phone after problems with review  units - ABC News

Galaxy Fold’s screen woes and more: How my foldable review unit is doing so far

   Days after the first reports of bulging, flickering and malfunctioning Galaxy Fold screens surfaced, my review unit is still intact, and life with Samsung’s first foldable phone continues to hum along. As I type this, the Fold is recovering from an overnight battery drain test. Later this afternoon it resumes being put through its paces. …

U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Justice Department Antitrust Challenge to AT&T-Time  Warner Deal - WSJ

Justice Department won’t appeal AT&T-Time Warner decision

The cloud of legal uncertainty surrounding AT&T’s merger with Time Warner has lifted.   A US Appeals Court on Tuesday rejected a bid to unwind the merger between the companies. The merger was completed last year, following a six-week trial in which the US Department of Justice failed to convince a trial judge that the $85 …

Apple Announces the 2018 iPhones: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, & iPhone XR

IPhone XS: Ten S, Excess or Xtra Small? Welcome to iPhone’s 2018 naming problem

When Apple announced the iPhone X last September, it painted itself into a corner. With two ‘8s’ (the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) and a ‘ten’, the iPhone 9 was passed over, and a whole new Roman numbering system was on the table. Now, with three rumored new 2018 iPhones on deck for its big September 12 unveiling — …