Friday, January 19, 2018

Apple wants you… to switch from Android to iPhone

"Life is easier on iPhone," Apple declares on a newly unveiled web page meant to woo Android users to switch. Source

The Pitch: It’s a bird, it’s an…electric airplane?

Introducing 'The Pitch,' a weekly column bringing you what's new and interesting in the world of startups and venture capital. Source

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 phones

Samsung will sell refurbished models of the phones it recalled and stopped making last year after they caught fire. Source

Samsung aims at Siri, Alexa with Bixby

Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant, will debut next week as a key feature of the new Galaxy S8 phone. Source

Mozilla Pockets a new app

Mozilla announced Monday that it's acquired Read It Later, the startup behind Pocket, an app and web site that allows users to save articles and videos to be read or viewed...

Exploding smartphones: Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 problems on the battery

Samsung announces result of investigations into its exploding Galaxy Note 7, blaming the problem on flawed batteries. Source

Google’s high-end phones scarce for buyers, but firm plans lower-end phones for U.S.: reports

Google's new high-end Pixel smartphones are mostly out of stock, and meanwhile the firm plans to bring lower-cost Android phones to the U.S. market, two new reports said. Source