I'm still not sure how it happened, the sequence of events that allowed me to exit the house without my credit cards, my cash or my ID. There was my purse in its usual spot near the door. And there I was, slinging a coat over my arm, looping my backpack over my shoulder and shoving the phone I use, a Samsung-loaned Galaxy S9 Plus review unit, into my back pocket as I left to wait for my ride.I pay my bills on time, floss my teeth and sweep the floor. Leaving my purse at home just isn't me. Unless you count that one time I grabbed my airline snacks, but forgot the paper ticket at home. And I guess I did leave a credit card sticking out of a taxi cab reader last month at CES, but usually I'm the vision of responsibility. Now here I was, facing a day with the phone as my only source of money and ID. Good thing that months before I had loaded my credit card number into Samsung Pay, Samsung's mobile wallet for contactless payments. Samsung Pay and I are old friends. More … [Read more...] about I forgot my wallet, but why aren’t mobile payments filling the gap?
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When Apple’s original iPhone first debuted in 2007, it was the simple alternative to a market full of overcomplicated smartphones. Platforms like Symbian, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Mobile were a mess. Sure, they got the job done, but people really only used smartphones that ran these platforms because there were no better options out there. Don’t believe me? Where are Symbian, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile now? Exactly. Apple’s iOS platform, which was called iPhone OS back then, removed all of the cumbersome junk. It offered a straightforward experience that focused solely on improving key interactions. Then, over time, Apple added in more in more functionality as well as support for third-party apps. Needless to say, the iPhone grew more and more complicated over the years as new functionality was added. Now, after a decade, so many new features have been added that it’s impossible to remember them all. Don't Miss: Your home internet isn’t as fast (or … [Read more...] about A collection of underrated iPhone features you probably forgot about
Good news, Apple loyalists: You won’t have to burn $1,000 on your next iPhone. That’s because for about $750, you can have the iPhone XR, which is just as fast and nearly as capable as its more expensive counterparts. The cheaper iPhone, which becomes available this Friday, is the model that most people should buy. This year’s other iPhones — namely the XS and XS Max devices, which cost about $1,000 and $1,100 and are already in stores — are luxury devices better suited for enthusiasts willing to spend a premium for superior cameras or a jumbo screen. For everyone else, the XR is perfectly adequate and has few downsides. Its 6.1-inch screen, which is based on LCD, an older display technology, looks ever so slightly inferior to the OLED screens on the XS phones — but you would need to be a movie buff to notice the difference. The XR’s single-lens camera is also less capable than the dual-lens cameras on the XS models. Yet the XR can still … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone XR Review: A Cheaper Phone Suited to Most of Us
Last December, Bobbi Brown left her namesake cosmetics company after 25 years of corporate life. But the former makeup mogul is as busy as ever. From her new headquarters in her hometown of Montclair, N.J., the entrepreneur and mother of three is building a lifestyle brand, working on a new boutique hotel, and learning to be a health coach in her spare time. Read on to find out how she gets it done. On her mornings: I wake up around 5:45 a.m. because my husband and my dog get up. Every day I have 16 ounces of water, and then I walk over to my Nespresso and make a double espresso with a tablespoon of Laird Hamilton Coconut Powder — it’s unbelievably delicious. I head over to my couch where my dog jumps on my lap and I pull out my iPad. The first thing I look at is the New York Post; then I look through emails and check my Instagram. Right now I am doing four different Instagram accounts: @justbobbibrown, @thegeorge_inn, which is a new … [Read more...] about How I Get It Done: Bobbi Brown
In multiple ways, the new iPad Pro that debuted last fall was a classic Apple update–bold, clever, and willing to challenge users’ short-term expectations in the interest of long-term progress. The company gave the tablet a striking new industrial design with squared-off edges, more screen, and less bezel. It ditched familiar features with abandon, swapping out Touch ID for Face ID and Lightning for USB-C, forgoing a home button, and eliminating the sacred headphone jack. Apple also introduced a new version of the Pencil pressure-sensitive stylus that clings magnetically to the iPad Pro’s edge for storage and charges while it’s doing so–a tremendous improvement to what was already one of its best products. By contrast, the new iPad Mini is comfort food. More than three years after Apple last upgraded its smallest tablet, it’s given us a new version that looks just like the old one, with the same 7.9-inch screen size and starting price of $399. This … [Read more...] about New Apple iPad Mini review: renovated, not reimagined
His multinational holding company owns a chunk of Apple, but Berkshire Hathaway's billionaire founder Warren Buffett still uses a $20 flip phone. The Oracle of Omaha showed off his vintage technology Thursday during a talk at The Gatehouse's Hands Up for Success luncheon, CNBC reported. "Here's my phone, incidentally. Alexander Graham Bell lent it to me, and I forgot to return it," Buffett joked about his Samsung SCH-U320, which sells for between $20-$30 on Ebay, the news outlet reported. Although Apple is Berkshire's largest investment — it holds 5.5 percent of the tech company — Buffett does not have hands-on experience with its product line, and has yet to set up an iPhone X, CNBC reported. He does use an iPad to poke around for stock prices and research, the news outlet reported. "A fellow sent me a '10' the other day, but I'm not using it yet," Buffett said, CNBC reported. "Very nice fellow. He even explained it. I think he pretended he was writing to a … [Read more...] about Report: Apple Investor Buffett Uses Vintage Flip Phone