The 5G iPhone probably isn’t coming until 2020

Next year

Next year’s iPhone will surely be shiny, but it probably won’t have a 5G chip inside.Image: Dustin Drankoski/Mashable By Stan Schroeder2018-12-03 14:52:02 UTC Apple’s next iPhones, which are likely to come out in 2019, won’t come with a 5G modem, a Bloomberg report claims.  The report, which cites people familiar with Apple’s plans, claims Apple won’t launch a 5G iPhone until “at least” 2020. This means Apple will be at least a year behind rivals such as Samsung, who are

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Apple’s sky-high prices are here to stay

It’s not just you: Apple’s hardware is more expensive than ever. That may be bad news for your wallet, but it’s a trend that’s likely to continue — because it’s working. The company, which became the first ever to reach a $1 trillion market cap in August, just reported another record quarter, with revenue up 20 percent from the same time last year. And, yet, iPhone sales weren’t as strong as expected, with the company selling about same number of

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Google News bug chews up massive amounts of data in the background

Google News users report massive background data usage.

Google News users report massive background data usage.Image: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2018-10-23 02:02:50 UTC Google News is chewing up huge amounts of data in one very annoying bug. As reported by The Verge, Android users have complained about the issue since May, with the app mysteriously downloading gigabytes of mobile data in the background. A Google community manager acknowledged the problem in September, after unhappy users reported data usage as high as 24GB, resulting in excess charges that

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Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

Uber introduces minimum rating requirements for riders, so don't be a jerk

It’s long-known that Uber drivers who fall under a certain star rating face getting kicked off the platform, and now that threat will extend to riders. The ride-hailing company announced a new minimum average rating requirement for passengers in Australia and New Zealand, as per its update on its community guidelines. SEE ALSO: UberAir announces 5 countries that could host its flying taxi service Those changes will go into effect Sept. 19, and riders who veer too close to the

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Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

Google Chrome teases surprise as it celebrates 10 years

It’s hard to believe but it’s been 10 years since Google launched its web browser Chrome as a challenger to the hell that is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s default Safari, and the open source Firefox.  SEE ALSO: Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: One big step for Chrome OS And Chrome made sure to throw itself a little party over the holiday weekend, not only bringing cake but also teasing a surprise for Tuesday, Sept. 4.  In case you couldn’t tell…it’s

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Apple is reportedly doing away with free headphone jack dongles

Apple is reportedly doing away with free headphone jack dongles

It looks like iPhone users will soon live in a dongle-less future. Or, at least a future in which audio jack dongles are no longer free. A Barclays research note viewed by MacRumors says that the new 2018 iPhones will no longer come with the lightning port-to-headphone jack adapter. The maker of the dongle, Cirrus Logic, apparently confirmed the change to Barclays. SEE ALSO: It’s 2018, and dongle hell is still awful “Cirrus didn’t update its FY19 guide… but they

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Instagram just made it way too easy to accidentally unfollow someone

Instagram just made it way too easy to accidentally unfollow someone

Instagram used to have a safeguard in place to make sure you really, truly wanted to stop following someone on its mobile app.  If you clicked on the “unfollow” button (it looks like the top half of a person with a check mark next to it) intentionally or accidentally, it would ask if you were sure you wanted to unfollow that account, giving you a final chance to change your mind.  SEE ALSO: Instagram’s redesigned Explore tab is the newest

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Facebook bans 'InfoWars' founder Alex Jones for 30 days

Facebook bans 'InfoWars' founder Alex Jones for 30 days

A mere matter of days after InfoWars founder Alex Jones received yet another YouTube strike — but wasn’t banned — he’s been hit with a 30-day block on Facebook.  Jones received another strike on YouTube this week for violating community guidelines in four videos, which have since been taken down.  SEE ALSO: YouTube hits Alex Jones with yet another strike—but he’s still not banned A Facebook spokesperson confirmed in an email that the social network has enforced a 30-day time

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Google removes 'Don't Be Evil' motto from its Code of Conduct

Google removes 'Don't Be Evil' motto from its Code of Conduct

To be evil or not to be evil — that is the question, Google. It seems after years of the tech company’s commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding mantra, “Don’t Be Evil,” Google has removed the phrase from its Code of Conduct. So I guess that means evil is totally chill now?? Cool. Very cool and not at all concerning, right? SEE ALSO: We tested Google Lens at a Corgi meetup and it failed On Friday, Gizmodo noted that “Don’t Be

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