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Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The new iPhones will succeed the XR model that has shown sluggish demand, which according to Apple was due to weak sales in China. That led several electronics retailers in the world’s second largest economy to slash iPhone prices this week. Apple was not available for comment outside regular business hours.…

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Changing tack: Samsung to reveal some features of foldable phone this week

SEOUL (Reuters) – Keen to make its foldable smartphone the next big thing, Samsung Electronics Co will depart from its usual policy of keeping product plans highly secret and provide some details of the phone’s key features for app developers this week. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the…

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Uber extends safety features to passengers, drivers in Europe, Middle East

DUBAI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is to connect passengers and drivers directly to emergency services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as part of a wider rollout of largely existing safety features over the next few weeks. FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is displayed on a mobile phone in London, Britain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay The ride-hailing company, which plans to go public next year and could be valued at $120 billion according to a Wall Street Journal report, said the safety features would be gradually introduced…

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Herrera’s Spring line features Wes Gordon designs at N.Y. show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – High-society favorite brand Carolina Herrera on Monday showed the first collection since Herrera stepped down as the house’s creative force. Herrera, 79, whose timeless designs were worn by five first ladies, handed creative directorship of the label to American designer Wes Gordon in February. Gordon, who worked with the Venezuelan-born Herrera for a year, said “she wanted to be surprised today when she saw the collection. So this is her first time seeing everything.” The collection, with plaids, florals and bold prints, “is about a woman…

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N.Y.fashion show features models, styles addressing special needs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amid a week of shows dominated by fashion icons like Calvin Klein and Tom Ford, the Runway of Dreams Foundation gave a presentation on Wednesday devoted to stylish looks created specially for people with physical challenges. The Fashion Revolution event, held on the eve of the first official day of New York Fashion Week: The Shows previewing the hottest Spring 2019 looks, featured 30 models with disabilities who hit the runway wearing adaptive clothing by design houses Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Target. Designer and RODF founder…

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Skype U-turns on Snapchat-like features after complaints

Image copyright Skype Image caption The new layout of the Skype app Microsoft has announced it will remove a number of Snapchat-like features from its Skype messenger service. The software giant updated Skype in June 2017 but now says many customers feel the increasingly complicated features get in the way of its core uses, messaging and making phone calls. Microsoft will reduce the navigation options from five to three by removing the camera and highlights buttons. Many of the updates simply “didn’t resonate” with most users, it said. Media playback…

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Android Pie: Slicing up Google’s new features

Android Pie – the ninth version of Google’s mobile operating system – has launched. It introduces several features designed to encourage owners to moderate their use of their smartphones, including a new greyscale mode that kicks in at night. The chief of the firm’s London engineering team, Andrei Popescu, showed off this and other innovations to the BBC’s Leo Kelion. Read more Source link

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Pacific Ocean features in new royal Markle’s Coat of Arms

LONDON (Reuters) – A Coat of Arms has been created for U.S. actress Meghan Markle, who married Britain’s Prince Harry in a lavish ceremony watched by millions last weekend, featuring California’s state flower and a blue background to represent the Pacific Ocean. Britain’s Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex’s, new coat of arms can be seen in this undated handout illustration issued by Kensington Palace in London, Britain, May 25, 2018. Kensington Palace/Handout via REUTERS Meghan, who is now officially the Duchess of Sussex, joined Britain’s royal family when she wed…

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China’s Didi axes social features from carpooling service after passenger murder

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, will disable features such as profile pictures, ratings and public tags from its carpooling service, as it looks to win back trust following the killing of a passenger that sparked questions about safety. A man is seen in front of a Didi sign before a promotional event of its Hitch service for the Spring festival travel rush, in Beijing, China January 24, 2018. Picture taken January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA…

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