Brahm Shank (List Writer)
Self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur and tech enthusiast Brahm Shank is captivated by the impact of consumer tech: “It’s profoundly moving when people discover that the phone in their pocket or the tiny computer on their wrist has the power to enrich their lives in ways they never imagined.” Apple, Inc. and its unique position at the intersection of technology and the creative arts, resonates deeply with Brahm and his passion for helping people unleash their potential using technology. Over the years, Brahm has held various podcasts - including famed technologist David Pogue of The New York Times on topics such as Big Tech and digital wellness.
Nintendo Direct 2022: 6 thrilling games that will jumpstart late-night Switch gaming sessions
Following recent news regarding the cancellation of E3 2022, Nintendo opted to showcase a number of upcoming third-party games and one new Mario title via a short-form version of Nintendo Direct dubbed “Nintendo Direct Mini”. Take a look at these upcoming titles coming soon to the Nintendo Switch.
macOS Ventura: 5 helpful tips for using the Continuity Camera
At WWDC22 Apple introduced a breakthrough new way to leverage the sophisticated cameras on modern iPhones to deliver a unique set of webcam features that will work seamlessly between smartphones running iOS 16 and Macs running macOS Ventura. Take a deep dive into this flagship feature coming to compatible Macs and select iPhone models later this year.
Meta Quest 2 Pro: Noted analyst offers features and price prediction list
Renowned tech supply chain analyst and tech leaker Ming-Chi Kuo recently shared a number of predictions regarding a new mixed reality headset from Meta that is expected to launch later this year. The new headset is allegedly slated to include a number of high-end features catering specifically to professionals and metaverse enthusiasts alike. Take a look at what to expect from what analysts are dubbing the “Meta Quest 2 Pro”.
iOS 16 Beta 2: 4 deeply interesting changes not to miss
Apple recently released iOS/iPadOS 16 Beta 2 for registered developers with extended options for customizing the Lock Screen, new filtering tools in the Messages app, Apple Card enhancements, and more to help users stay organized. Take a deeper look at what is new in the latest beta release.
Meta Quest V41: 4 fantastic new features for metaverse fanatics
The latest software update for the Meta Quest debuts an incredibly intimate medium for hanging out with friends in the metaverse, deep integrations for Windows 11, and more options for parental controls. Polish your headset lenses, strap in, and take a look at what’s new!
macOS 13 Ventura: 4 features maddeningly not supported by Intel macs
When Apple execs marched onstage at WWDC 2022 to introduce macOS 13 Ventura, they were quick to demo a number of helpful productivity and continuity enhancements coming to the Mac later this year. However, they conveniently opted not to disclose just how many new features would remain Apple silicon exclusives. Here’s the fine print on the enhancements that will be missing for Intel Macs.
Apple Maps in iOS 16: 3 trip-enhancing features you may have missed
Apple recently previewed a number of features and enhancements coming to the Maps app in iOS/iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura this fall. Take a closer look at what Apple users can look forward to when they hit the road later this year, including Google Maps staples like multi-stop routing.
watchOS 9 Beta 1: 5 highly underrated features coming to your wrist this fall
During WWDC 2022, Apple announced the next major software release for the Apple Watch. Coming this fall, watchOS 9 will deliver an expansive array of health and fitness features while also enriching watch faces with refreshed aesthetics. Take a look at some of the top features coming to the next version of watchOS that you may have missed.
iPadOS 16 Beta 1: 4 notable enhancements for pros
At its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple saved the best for last with the introduction of iPadOS 16. The next version of Apple’s tablet-tailored operating system delivers rich enhancements to multitasking, expanded tools for professionals, and genuinely useful external display support. The catch? Most features are M1-exclusive.
iOS 16 Beta 1: 4 radical new features debuted at WWDC22
Apple debuted the next major version of iOS at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, including monumental lock screen enhancements, updates to Focus Mode, breakthrough machine learning implementations, and more. Take a quick look at what’s new and learn how to enable headlining features in iOS 16 Beta 1.
Apple Silicon leaks: 3 specs to expect from the M2 chip and A16 SoC
With refreshed Apple silicon undoubtedly on the horizon, self-proclaimed “leakers” have taken to social media, including “ShrimpApplePro” of Twitter, to issue their predictions on what could be next from the iPhone maker. While leaks should always be regarded with a healthy amount of caution and skepticism, they often provide a roughly accurate outlook on forthcoming technologies.
iOS 16: 4 innovative accessibility features that are changing the landscape
Ahead of WWDC 2022, Apple is already sharing a number of accessibility features coming to iOS 16 and watchOS 9 this fall. From auto-generated captioning, to LiDAR-enabled door detection, prepare to gain a distilled picture that reads between the lines to reveal the true details behind each and every one of these new capabilities.
iOS 15.5 takeaways: 6 undeniably helpful features and future indicators
Ahead of iOS 16 Beta 1 debuting early next month, Apple released the final build of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 for all iPhone and iPad users. While it may not seem like much has changed on the surface, the update features a host of notable changes and security enhancements. Take a deeper look at what’s new in iOS/iPadOS 15.5 and learn how a few lines of code could indicate what users can expect next from the Cupertino giant.
HP ZBook Studio G9: 4 top-notch features that make it an attractive purchase prospect
HP recently revealed a number of interesting specifications for its upcoming ZBook Studio G9 laptop releasing sometime in June 2022. Promising true desktop-class performance in an ultraportable form factor, this high-end computer spares no expense. Take a look at what to expect from the ZBook Studio G9 next month.
Pixel Buds Pro: 4 features Google blatantly borrowed from Apple
At its annual I/O event, Google revealed the new Pixel Buds Pro. Available for preorder this July, take a look at what Google’s high-end headphones offer for US$199. Are the Pixel Buds Pro an innovative leap forward or simply AirPods Pro with a whimsical paint job? Listen up! It’s the latter.
Android 13: 4 incredible new features revealed at I/O
At Google I/O 2022, the Mountain View tech giant revealed a number of exciting features coming to Android 13 later this year. Take a look at what to expect from the upcoming version of stock Android, including a more versatile Google Wallet and an innovative earthquake detection algorithm.
AirPods Pro 2: 3 rumored features that will bring music to your ears
This fall will mark three years since the AirPods Pro launched back in late 2019. While early adopters of the premium wireless headphones are surely suffering from the downsides of aging batteries, a second-gen model of AirPods Pro is expected to debut later this year, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. We take a deep dive into what users can expect from AirPods Pro 2.
Project Cambria: 5 bold features to expect from Meta's next headset
With Meta allegedly slated to reveal four new headsets over the next two years, perhaps the most anticipated addition to the lineup is Project Cambria. The next-gen headset is expected to feature breakthrough mixed reality technology for productivity-oriented workflows. Take a look at what to expect from Meta’s premium mixed reality device.
Pixel Watch leak: 4 eye-opening takeaways
Recently, #TeamPixel fans were given an alleged sneak peek at Google’s first dedicated smartwatch. In true iPhone 4 fashion, a near-final version of the device was found left behind at a bar in the US. Take a look at what to expect from the Pixel Watch this fall.
Android 13 Beta 1: 5 undeniably sweet features
With Android 13 Beta 1 rolling out to eligible developers ahead of its “platform stability” phase this June, many stock Android enthusiasts cannot wait to learn what is new in the latest build. Let’s take a closer look at what to expect from Android 13 when it’s released to the public later this year.
Apple's US$129 Thunderbolt Pro Cable: 4 reasons why it's so expensive
Apple had tech enthusiasts turning their heads when it released the new Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable alongside the Mac Studio and Studio Display earlier this year. At a hard-to-swallow US$129 for the 1.8-meter version, and an even heftier US$159 for the as yet unavailable 3-meter version, let’s take a look at why this cord carries such a steep price tag.
OnePlus Nord N20: 5 flagship-killing features
Earlier this week, OnePlus launched the Nord N20 in the United States. Available exclusively from T-Mobile starting at US$282, the Android smartphone packs in many flagship features for a third of the price. Beginning next week, OnePlus fans will be able to get their hands on this flagship killer. Take a look at what sets the N20 apart!
Pixel 6a rumors: 4 highly intriguing specs
Google is expected to debut a more affordable smartphone to join its Pixel lineup, dubbed the Pixel 6a, at its Google I/O event on May 11. Offering many of the same features and performance for a fraction of the price, here is what to expect from the Google Pixel 6a next month.
Meta Quest v39: 4 features coming to a metaverse near you
Meta announced that version 39 for the Meta Quest will be rolling out gradually over the coming weeks, enabling a new multitasking interface for all users, a brand new virtual space, and enhanced sharing capabilities for iOS users via the Oculus companion app. Take a look at what’s coming to a Meta headset near you.
iOS 15.4.1: 3 surprising reasons why iPhone users should update
Though Apple released iOS 15.4.1 just under a couple of weeks ago, many iPhone users still running an earlier version of iOS 15 may be at risk due to a major security flaw that Apple says “may have been actively exploited”. Take a look at what is new in Apple’s latest version of its iPhone operating system.
Google Maps update: 5 features that are finally here
Earlier this week, Google previewed a number of new features and enhancements that are making their way to Google Maps on iOS and Android in the coming months. While some new additions have users saying “finally” others are welcome changes sure to enhance the overall navigation experience.
OnePlus 10 Pro: 4 wildly compelling reasons to skip the new flagship smartphone
OnePlus has entered the flagship sphere once again, this time aiming to simplify its smartphone lineup with the introduction of the OnePlus 10 Pro. With a basic OnePlus 10 “non-pro” notably missing from its lineup, take a look at why Android users should skip the best of what OnePlus has to offer this year.
4 long-awaited PS4 and PS5 features finally coming to users worldwide
Sony recently issued a press release assuring PlayStation 5 users that a number of highly requested features, including HDMI 2.1 support and dynamic Variable Refresh Rate enhancements, would begin rolling out to users in the coming months. Take a look at what’s new on this list.
5 underrated iPhone gestures that supercharge any workflow
Get the most out of the iPhone with these incredible shortcuts that most users may not be familiar with. Use every tap, swipe, and long press to level up day-to-day productivity and become a true power user. By the end of this list users will wonder how they ever lived without these unbeatable shortcuts.
Apple Podcasts: 4 breakthrough improvements coming soon for creators
Next month, Apple plans on enabling a number of new tools and improvements for seasoned podcast creators and those seeking to get started on the platform. Take a closer look at what’s to come, including more nuanced metrics in the Analytics tab, new marketing tools for subscription-based shows, and more.
Worldwide Apple outage: 4 Apple services that you can use offline
Don’t let server outages slow you down. Apple services are meant to be used wherever and whenever! With a bit of preliminary planning users can enjoy these services completely off the grid. Follow the listed items below to prepare for what Apple fans are calling “the end” - AKA the next outage.
Ultimate MacBook Pro workspace: 3 docking accessories not to miss
With multi-screen continuity features like Universal Control and Apple’s Studio Display now available, the need for docking stands and other peripherals has become increasingly important. Take a look at these picks to level up your ultimate workspace.
Apple iOS 16: 4 features that fans want the most
Summer is just around the corner, and with it will come Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. This is where the Cupertino giant will demonstrate what is in store for its major software platforms later this year. Take a look at some of the most requested features that users want to see in the next iteration of iOS.
4 addictive songs from Apple's "Peek Performance" Event worthy of replay
Apple events often feature a unique soundtrack full of catchy songs by popular and up-and-coming indie artists. Give these bleeding-edge beats from Apple’s big event a listen while enjoying what new products Cupertino has offered up to its legion of fans.
4 amazing products revealed at Apple's "Peek Performance" Event
Apple’s Peek Performance event featured a number of new hardware announcements for midrange and professional users. Let’s break down some of the most impressive devices Apple revealed.
4 downright weird Apple products we'd like to forget
Apple often has a knack for striking the perfect balance between form and function. Other times the Cupertino giant completely misses the mark by prioritizing rampant minimalism and beauty over functionality. Let’s take a look at 4 notable times Apple clearly dropped the ball.
Top 4 Siri shortcuts on the iPhone that are downright impressive
The Shortcuts app can help you unleash new capabilities and enhance existing workflows on your iPhone. Not everyone has the time or patience to configure such complex automations. Check out these breakthrough shortcuts that you can install in just a few taps!
4 Meta Quest apps you won't want to miss
Congratulations on securing your Meta Quest headset and welcome to the metaverse. Believe it or not that’s not the cringiest thing you’ll hear this year. Just wait until your stepbrother tries to explain how he’s minting and selling NFTs in the metaverse even though he still cannot explain what blockchains are.
The 5 most indispensable iPhone shortcuts that every owner should know
Your iPhone is more capable than you think. Tap, swipe, and long press your way through these tips to get the most out of your favorite Apple smartphone. Remember to use these shortcuts to trim down your workflow and boost your productivity in ways you never imagined.
3 mildly infuriating reasons why Apple should kill the Lightning cable
Apple’s infamous Lightning connector has served as a sounding board for anti-Apple propaganda by Android fans and tech pundits alike for many years. Let’s brush the dust off this ancient I/O and explore all the reasons why Apple should retire the Lightning connector once and for all.
Top 3 things to expect from Apple's rumored Spring Event
Last year, Apple held a Spring Event chock-full of new hardware releases. Recent rumors suggest 2022 will be no different with a brand-new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and new Mac(s) expected at an upcoming virtual event in early March. Let’s take a look at what to expect!
3 genuinely upsetting things about the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup
Samsung is no stranger to broken promises, half truths, and retracted statements. Just ask foldable fans who wanted eSIM or Galaxy Buds Plus users who were looking forward to Multichannel Audio. The list could go on. Let’s take a look at where Samsung went wrong with its latest flagships.
Top 3 iPad apps you will absolutely love on your Apple Silicon Mac
Congratulations on getting your new Apple Silicon Mac! Whether you are the kind of user that spends most of your time doomscrolling Reddit, jamming out to your favorite tunes, or constantly glancing at your local weather, these simple apps will help you get started.
4 ways you can maximize battery life on your iPad
Whether you are trying to squeeze in the last few minutes of an in-flight movie, or struggling to meet that presentation deadline on time, we could all use a little more battery life on our iPad. Follow the tips on this list to squeeze more screen-on time out of your iPad in just a few taps.
3 features we really need to see in iPhone 14
For iPhone users looking to push their devices to the max, let us take a look at three highly-anticipated features that enthusiasts are hoping we will see in the iPhone 14 lineup later this year. “No-notch November” predictions aside, these alleged enhancements are sure to enhance any workflow.
3 wireless headphones every fitness fanatic should try
Step aside self-proclaimed audiophiles because this list is for active listeners who value durability, convenience, and just the right punch of bass needed to get those last few reps in. The fuss-free wireless headphones on this list can take a beating all while delivering great battery life and exceptional sound.
4 iOS 15.4 features to get excited for
Feeling like iPhone updates have been a bit of a snooze-fest lately? You are not alone. The good news is iOS 15.4 introduces a plethora of amazingly useful and highly requested features ahead of Apple’s next major iteration. Let’s explore 4 features from iOS 15.4 that you will be incredibly excited to try once it releases.
4 times Apple didn't deliver what was promised
From the slow and painful death of a so-called revolutionary charging mat to the promise of digital IDs in the Wallet app, let us take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the times our favorite fruit company served up a “bad apple” (AKA empty promises).
4 gamechanging keyboard shortcuts that every iPad user should know
Ready to level up your iPad workflow? These indispensable keyboard shortcuts will have you navigating iPadOS like a true whiz in no time. We are sharing handy key combos that will have you asking “What’s a computer?” all over again. Grab a keyboard and let’s get started.
4 Apple Watch apps that are actually worth it.
While Apple Watch became the number one best selling watch in the world, surpassing Rolex back in 2017, the smartwatch still feels very much like a unique utility for Apple enthusiasts. Here are four amazing apps that casual users and dedicated techies alike will find entertaining, useful, & packed full of utility.
3 completely ridiculous-looking Hi-Fi speakers
Have you ever taken a look at a new product and thought "what was this product design team thinking"? Hi-fi speakers are notorious for having their aesthetics overlooked in favor of a design that stands out, provides enhanced acoustic transparency, or delivers deeper bass. The profoundly unappealing Hi-Fi speakers on this list more than live up to this stigma by achieving what we can only define as "eyesore status".
3 essential features every Mac owner should use in macOS Monterey
Are you a "Mac Pro" or a Mac Novice? Think you know your Mac? Supercharge your workflow and maximize productivity using these key features. These features will have you saying "Hello" all over again! Don’t miss out on these Mac user must-haves that will help you win back more time in your day, extend your battery life, and gain crucial information in just a click.