Techmeme
September 13, 2016, 5:05 PM

Top News

Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: great camera, display, and improved battery life but lack of new design is a let down and transition to wireless audio will be rough  —  In-depth with the new phones, the AirPods, A10 Fusion, the cameras, and more.  —  Up until now, every one of Apple's iPhone hardware updates has been additive.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are more rugged than previous versions, thanks to waterproofing, making them a must-have for loyal iOS users ready for an upgrade  —  Okay, everyone, calm down.  —  BuzzFeed News / Apple  —  Last week, the internet exploded in enraged disbelief when Apple unveiled …
Hope King / CNNMoney:
Sprint says the first three days of presales for new iPhones are up 375% vs last year; T-Mobile says the preorders are about 4x more than iPhone 6  —  Demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus appears to be on fire.  —  T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) announced on Tuesday pre-orders for Apple's …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says there was an issue with iOS 10 software updates impacting some devices during first hour of availability, and affected users can update via iTunes  —  Update: Apple has released a statement saying that the following iOS 10 update issues should now be resolved:
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: next year's iPhone will have a full-screen front face with the virtual button built directly into the screen  —  Apple's iPhone, just short of 10 years old, has hit puberty.  —  Like adolescents coping with awkward changes to their bodies, the iPhone 7, due for release on Friday, introduces some uncomfortable transitions.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it will cap Note7 charging at 60% in OTA update, starting Sept. 20 in S. Korea, is in talks with telcos from 9 other countries for similar rollouts  —  Samsung will limit the battery charging cap for Galaxy Note 7 users to 60 percent through a Over-the-Air (OTA) software upgrade on September 20 following more explosions.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Eyeo, the company behind Adblock Plus, launches an ad exchange to help marketers display “acceptable ads” to users; Google and AppNexus are partners  —  Eyeo, the company behind the popular online ad blocking software Adblock Plus, said Tuesday it's launching an online advertising service …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple AirPods review: intelligent pairing, impressive sensors, but mediocre sound, audio controls are convoluted, and they look awkward when in use  —  Nothing pairs better with a controversial move like killing the headphone jack from the most popular consumer product in history than releasing …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Sony releases software update for PS4 in preparation for new models, adds folders, HDR support for all PS4 consoles, streaming in 1080p, and more  —  The 4.00 update adds folders, HDR, and a new UI  —  Sony's biggest PlayStation 4 software update yet is now available, refreshing the console's interface …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Sports science helps football players get back on the field  —  See how the Seattle Seahawks use data to help players work as hard at recovery as they do on game day.
eero:
New security features from eero Plus  —  Protect all your connected devices with VPN, 1Password, Malwarebytes, and Ad blocking.
Smartsheet:
How to Automate Repetitive, Manual Tasks  —  Nearly half of information workers spend 25% of their work week on low-level tasks.  Automation can offer a competitive edge; read the free report.
Zoho:
23 and Counting: Localize Recruitment with Zoho Recruit  —  Isn't it very comforting to be able to work with a software that speaks your native tongue?  Switch to Zoho Recruit, that now supports hiring in 23 languages.
Worldpay:
2017 Global Payments Report  —  Your ultimate guide to the world of payments in 36 markets.  Visit the microsite and download a free copy of the report.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:05 PM ET, September 13, 2016.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Chris Smith / BGR:
Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: