Why you shouldn’t download iOS 12 just yet

As fun as it is to help test new features, it's important to remember it's called a beta for a reason. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET With the release of iOS 12 via Apple's public beta program, it...

We tried out Apple Memoji on iOS 12. They’re already pretty great

Sorry, Samsung. Apple may have nailed it. Even Tim Cook has made a Memoji.James Martin/CNET Everyone's making avatars now: Nintendo started it with its Mii in 2006, on the wildly popular Wii console. Microsoft quickly "borrowed" that...

You can now download Apple’s iOS 12 public beta. Bring on the Memoji

Get ready for plenty of animated selfie emoji -- but you won't be able to use Siri Shortcuts until the final version of the software is available this fall. Apple's iOS 12...

Lucid wants to bring 3D robot vision to your phone’s cameras

A company that once made eyes for Westworld-like robots adapted its depth-sensing software to work on dual-rear camera phones. Dual-rear cameras could get more powerful by using depth-sensing software originally designed for...

Samsung may release three Galaxy S10 models, one with a triple camera

Samsung may take a page from the Huawei P20 playbook. The triple-camera setup on the Huawei P20 Pro. Samsung could be making a Galaxy S10 for everyone. The Korean tech giant may launch three...

iOS 12 beta now available: What’s cool so far, and what’s missing

Memoji? Yes! AR and Shortcuts? Not so much. Sarah Tew/CNET The open beta for iOS 12 is available today, and -- unlike the developer beta that launched on June 4 -- anyone can download it. I've been trying...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an Android phone for the masses

This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200. The Redmi Note 5 from Xiaomi is a large-screen phone for cheap. César Salza / CNET Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has plenty of great hits,...

Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

US justices say law enforcement needs a warrant to follow your digital footprints. The Supreme Court rules police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. Alex Wong / Getty...

These phones do at least one thing better than the iPhone X and Galaxy...

Each of these phones does something the iPhone and Galaxy S9 can't. Juan Garzon / CNET Today, every phone is more or less a rectangular slab along the lines of the iPhone X ($800 at...

Logitech’s school-targeted Crayon stylus is so good, Apple should copy it for iPad

Logitech's education-targeted keyboard case and stylus work with the newest iPad but have features anyone would like. Crayon is great, but it's just meant for schools (and the sixth-gen iPad). Sarah Tew/CNET Apple's latest iPad push to take...