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The Netgear Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System supports Wi-Fi 6. (Source: Netgear)

Netgear releases new Orbi Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System

Netgear has rolled out its latest mesh Wi-Fi system consisting of a base and one or more satellite units. The new Orbi Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi System also features the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) standard for speeds up to 1.2 Gbps.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:56:00 +0200
Pharrell has helped with the some of the colors on the new Beats Solo Pro. (Source: Beats)

Apple drops new Beats Solo Pro with active noise cancelling

Apple’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beats has launched an all-new Beats Solo Pro range. Effectively the Beats Solo 4, the all-new design also brings improved audio performance as well as active noise cancelling to the Solo line for th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:59:00 +0200
The new Pixel Buds. (Source: Google)

Google launches its first pair of true wireless earbuds

Google unveiled its second-generation Pixel Buds at its 2019 'Made By' event. They are truly wireless products that, as the OEM claims, have been designed to be as compact and streamlined as possible. Nevertheless, they are rated...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:21:00 +0200
Time to learn some starboard, aft, port, and bow moves. (Image source: Twitter/KrispyLeaks)

Boat battle royale: Fortnite Chapter 2 gets accidentally leaked on the App Store

Fans of the hugely successful battle royale title Fortnite will be excited to learn that a sequel could be on the way. While many gamers are awaiting the next season of the smash hit, an image that briefly appeared on the iOS App ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 03:11:00 +0200
Image via Apple.

Apple Arcade adds 5 more games to iOS, now boasts 80 titles

Apple's Arcade game subscription service welcomed 5 new titles to iOS and tvOS and 2 new titles to macOS this week. The new games bring the total number of games available in Apple Arcade to 80 for iOS and tvOS and 61 for macOS, s...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:45:00 +0200
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Apple may be rushing to develop its own 5G modem by 2022

A source familiar with the matter claims that Apple is developing an in-house 5G modem for release in 2022, according to a report from Fast Company earlier today. The source says that a 2022 release date is "really pushing it," bu...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:22:00 +0200
image via Activision

Call of Duty Mobile hits 100 million downloads in its first week, shattering record

Call of Duty Mobile recently claimed the award for most downloads in the first week after launch for any mobile game in history, surpassing 100 million unique installs after its first week. Sensor Tower estimates peg total downloa...
Sam Medley, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:59:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Apple is now selling Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller

Apple now sells the Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller through its online store. The move is likely due to Apple's recent push into the gaming market. Considering the latest OS updates for all Apple devices (e.g., iOS 13, iPadOS, ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:31:00 +0200
Some wireless chargers may be restricted under iOS 13.1. (Source: ChargerLab)

Researchers claim Apple restricts wireless charger speeds in iOS 13.1

The blog ChargerLab claims to have found that some wireless chargers are being restricted to 5 watts (W) of power while iPhones are placed on them with the new iOS update, whereas the same devices could deliver 7.5W under the olde...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 05 Oct 2019 22:07:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

87% Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Colourful - New colours, dual rear-facing cameras, Wi-Fi 6 and a bigger battery; those are the improvements that the iPhone 11 has over the iPhone XR in a nutshell. Read in our detailed live review to see whether the cheapest of this year's iPhones can live up to expectations.
Update: Live Review completed.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 00:19:08 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

88% Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

A compact luxury - The smaller of the two iPhone Pros is also probably the most compact flagship smartphone on the market. Apple equips the 5.8-inch device with triple rear-facing cameras, a larger battery and W-iFi 6 among other changes from last year's model. The iPhone 11 Pro does not include a 5G modem, nor is there a 5G SKU either. Read on in our live review to find out whether this latest iPhone will be crowned the best smartphone of 2019.
Update: Live Review finished.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 188 g
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 20:19:02 +0200
A new vulnerability may open a way for a jailbreak for almost every iPhone ever made. (Image via Hindustan Times)

New exploit, dubbed checkm8, might lead to permanent jailbreak for multiple iPhone models

A new vulnerability found in the bootrom of iPhones ranging from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X may pave a new path for a permanent jailbreak method. While no jailbreak method that exploits the vulnerability yet exis...
Sam Medley, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 23:47:00 +0200
Could the 2020 iPhone finally eliminate the dreaded notch? (Source: @BenGeskin)

First plausible 2020 iPhone render based on rumored protoype hits the mark

The first plausible iPhone rumor for 2020 has emerged and it looks like it could solve one of the biggest design issues with the current iPhone design. Based on a rumored prototype design doing the rounds at Cupertino, the 2020 iP...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:30:00 +0200
The Xbox One can work with the Assistant now. (Source: Polygon)

The Xbox One gains a beta for Google Assistant integration

Xbox consoles are steadily upgrading in order to use the more popular virtual assistant platforms. The latest of these is Google Assistant. Those who wish to connect the two can join a forum group for a new public beta update and ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:52:00 +0200
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Mario Kart Tour launches, hits top spot in iOS App Store

Nintendo's latest title to hit the smartphone market exploded out of the gates yesterday. Mario Kart Tour launched on iOS yesterday and quickly hit the top spot in the App Store for 58 countries. However, the game's freemium prici...
Sam Medley, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:02:00 +0200
The new Canon EOS M200. (Source: Canon)

Canon tackles smartphones that encroach on photography with the new EOS M200

Canon has released a new mirrorless camera that can record 4K vertical videos and then share them directly to social media. The EOS M200 has a 24.1MP APS-C sensor and CMOS auto-focus. It can also record in 60fps FHD and has a ligh...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:12:00 +0200
Apple Music is getting new features. (Source: Apple)

Apple Music upgrades to a dark theme and Chromecast support

Music is a rather unique Apple app in that it is cross-platform (or, in other words, has an Android version). Its latest updates also make it compatible with Google's Chromecast. It has also acquired a dark mode, presumably to ali...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 20:14:00 +0200
An analysis of Twitter sentiment directed at iPhones. (Source: Eagle Alpha)

Apple's social media stock may be down in the wake of the new iPhones

A firm that analyses user attitudes toward specific subjects (e.g. companies) on Twitter claims to have shown that recent sentiment with regard to iPhones on this platform has deteriorated compared to that in 2018. Its research ma...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:58:00 +0200
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a great handheld gaming console, but it only exists because of the success of the original hybrid Switch. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: Nintendo Switch Lite

The Nintendo Switch Lite aims to slot into handheld gaming console niche that continues to exist because not everyone likes to use virtual controls. But given the ongoing sales success of the original Switch, is there really any reason for its existence?
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:18:00 +0200
There may be a new kind of feature phone in the works. (Source: Your Tech Dose)

A new leak alleges the development of a Nokia feature phone with Android

Most feature phones (simple phones with physical buttons) typically run on alternative software such as KaiOS. However, a blogger has posted a video of what appears to be one of these devices running Android. This phone, linked to...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 20:19:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Xcode finding quashes iPhone RAM rumors, confirms all 2019 models have 4 GB

New findings in Apple's Xcode confirm earlier AnTuTu posts showing that the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 4 GB of RAM. While the iPhone XR from last year had only 3 GB of RAM, both the iPhone XS and XS M...
Sam Medley, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:56:00 +0200
iOS 13 coming this Thursday (Source: Wccftech)

iOS 13 is finally launching this week

The long-awaited iOS 13 update is coming this Thursday and the list of compatible devices starts with the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and the iPhone SE. The changes it will bring include a Dark Mode, faster Face ID, a new home screen, and m...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200
AnTuTu scores for what are allegedly the iPhone 11 series. (Source: GizmoChina)

AnTuTu appears to confirm 4GB of RAM for all 3 new iPhones

AnTuTu Benchmark has reported that it has completed testing of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. They have all scored well over 400,000 points each, meaning that they can probably compete well with equally new Androids. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:33:00 +0200
Despite its fast A13 Bionic SoC, the iPhone 11 pro still packs only 4 GB of RAM. (Source: Apple)

iPhone 11 Pro allegedly pops up on Geekbench, A13 Bionic destroys Android-based SoCs

Despite its measly 4 GB of RAM, the alleged iPhone 11 Pro spotted on Geekbench still managed to crush all competing Android-based devices, mostly thanks to the superior A13 Bionic SoC, which breaks the 5,000 and 13,000-point mark ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200
Time to celebrate the arrival of the new Apple iPhones. (Image source: Apple)

The Apple iPhone family welcomes the new additions of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have all finally been officially revealed by Apple. The new smartphones feature high-performance A13 Bionic chips and standout camera systems: a dual setup for the regular iPhone...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 03:03:00 +0200
The seventh-generation 2019 iPad costs from US$329. (Image source: Apple)

Apple's 2019 iPad: The seventh-generation tablet goes large

Apple has now unveiled the latest addition to its iPad lineup in the shape of the seventh-generation iPad. The new tablet has increased in size from its 2018 predecessor, growing from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches. The device is curre...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:48:00 +0200
Apple claims its new products are 'all-new' -- they aren't. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Sorry Apple, your 'new' products are not 'all-new'

Apple and its market machine is in full spin mode following the launch of the iPhone 11 range along with the Watch Series 5 and 10.2-inch iPad. Yes, it is true these devices are new. However, I take exception to Apple labeling the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:58:00 +0200
Apple could be preparing to amaze everyone with a resurrected AirPower charging mat. (Image source: iMore)

AirPower resurrected and full iPhone 11 details revealed: names, models, prices, and release dates

According to a recently leaked image, the Apple iPhone 11 series will feature smartphones ranging from an entry-level US$749 device all the way up to an eye-watering US$1,299 top-end model. The picture shows that the top two SKUs ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:16:00 +0200
The new JBL Pulse 4 in action. (Source: JBL)

IFA 2019 | JBL introduces the Pulse 4, a 20W portable LED speaker

The JBL Pulse 4 is the latest in a series of portable Bluetooth speakers that also light up as they stream audio. This iteration also has an IPX7 rating and an estimated 12 hours of playback. Its LEDs are controlled by a proprieta...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 00:05:00 +0200
Image via Google

Android 10 released for Pixel handsets, some Essential Phones

The latest version of Android, Android 10, is now rolling out to all Pixel handsets and non-Sprint Essential Phones. The update brings some dramatic changes to the look and feel of Android; navigation is shifting to a fully gestur...
Sam Medley, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:48:00 +0200
The new Fitbit Versa 2 comes with Amazon Alexa support. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Versa 2 launched with Alexa, new premium health subscription service

Fitbit has launched its second-generation Versa health and fitness smartwatch. The key upgrades include support for Amazon Alexa voice recognition and the addition of enhanced sleep tracking.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 10:33:00 +0200
Apple's next big launch event will take place on September 10. (Source: Apple)

Apple issues invites for a September 10 iPhone event

Apple has issued invites to the press for its 2019 iPhone event. Dubbed “By innovation only” the new generation of iPhones will be officially unveiled on September 10 that the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cuperti...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:12:00 +0200
Apple continues to sell fewer iPhones and is now in danger of being overtaken by Xiaomi for the number 3 global smartphone vendor position. (Source: Apple)

Gartner: Huawei, Samsung up in Q2 smartphone sales, Apple down and under threat from Xiaomi

Despite the cards being stacked against it last quarter, Huawei managed to record an increase in smartphone sales of 16.5 percent for the quarter, while Samsung also saw a 3.8 percent bump. Apple, on the other hand, continued its ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:39:00 +0200
YouTube Music can now be used from within Waze. (Source: Google)

Waze adds YouTube Music integration to its Android/iOS app

The popular navigation aid Waze has had the ability to control the audio from several music streaming apps for some time. YouTube Music is the latest example of these. Users who subscribe to the Premium version of this service can...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:49:00 +0200
Image via Twitter user @yosy1692

Apple accidentally rolls back security patch in iOS 12.4 update, making jailbreaking possible

An oversight by Apple caused an old security bug to be reintroduced with iOS 12.4. While the bug had been patched in iOS 12.3, the exploit is present in the latest operating system from Apple and can be used for jailbreaking on co...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:46:00 +0200
Buffering videos could soon be a thing of the past on congested Wi-Fi networks. (Source: Getty Images)

Sick of Wi-Fi video buffering? MIT may have found a solution

A team from MIT CSAIL has developed a solution that can dramatically improve streaming video quality over Wi-Fi networks. Dubbed Minerva, it has been shown to reduce buffering by 50 percent and can even improve image fidelity in a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:53:00 +0200
Misfit Vapor X smartwatch retail box (Source: Misfit)

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100-powered Misfit Vapor X now available for just US$199.99

Available for just US$199.99 — down from a full retail price of US$279.99 — for a limited period, the brand-new Misfit Vapor X is an excellent deal. This Wear OS-driven smart wearable is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 310...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:16:00 +0200
Live View superimposes AR directions on your phone screen. (Source: Google)

Google Maps AR navigation to hit non-Pixel phones soon

AR-assisted navigation is one of the most interesting - and possibly useful - aspects of the Google Maps app to be unveiled in recent years. Unfortunately, it was also introduced as a Pixel exclusive. Now, however, it may be avail...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:07:00 +0200
The US phone accessories market will keep going strong into the 2020's. (Source: Pixabay)

The US phone accessory market is to be worth US$74 billion by 2026

The market for accessories such as screen protectors, cases and power banks in the US is now projected to attain a value of US$74.43 billion in 7 years. Headphones took the biggest piece (nearly 25%) of this space last year, and m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:49:00 +0200
The AI-powered YI Home Camera 3. (Source: YI)

The latest YI home security camera has AI for smarter, more selective user alerts

The YI Home Camera 3 is an AI-powered security camera. It notifies the user about possible intrusions - however, it solves the problem of potentially indiscriminate, unnecessary messages by using its new software to judge which on...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:57:00 +0200
Ride-sharing is getting more pervasive in urban areas. (Source: Flickr)

The top 4 ride-hailing services are now worth more than US$166 billion combined

Many people have gotten used to summoning a ride in a paid driver's car from their phone. A new analysis of this market indicates that such services (known collectively as "shared mobility") now challenge the traditional industrie...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 18:43:00 +0200
Image via Facebook

Apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp may need redesigns thanks to iOS 13's background access restrictions

iOS 13 will bring a few new features to iPhones upon its release later this year, several of which are focused on protecting user privacy. One such update will block background processes from collecting user data, something that s...
Sam Medley, Wed, 07 Aug 2019 05:02:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 now official (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung intros the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch is powered by the Exynos 9110 SoC and comes in two sizes — 40 and 44 mm — both with a Super AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels. Available in LTE and non-LTE versions, this new smart wea...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:13:00 +0200
The in-app ad market is thought to keep growing in strenght until 2025. (Source: MarTech Today)

The in-app ad market may be worth well over US$200 billion by 2025

The market for in-app advertisements worldwide is now projected to be worth approximately US$226 billion in 6 years, according to the latest research. Of these, ads on Android are thought to be capable of the highest growth. In ad...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:26:00 +0200
The 5G tech market may have the potential to explode over the coming years. (Source: AMR)

5G technology is now projected to build a market worth over US$600 billion by 2026

The 5G tech market is now thought to be capable of hitting US$667.9 billion by the middle of the next decade. This is particularly impressive as it is also projected to accrue only $5.54 billion by 2020. This growth may be driven ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 03 Aug 2019 18:00:00 +0200
The HomePod captured more inadvertant Siri recordings than other devices like the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple suspends Siri eavesdropping program in wake of privacy scandal

Apple has suspended a controversial Siri grading program that allowed contractors to listen to recordings of customers using the voice recognition software. The purportedly privacy focused company was caught out by a whistleblower...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200
The Reon Pocket may act as a personal thermostat. (Source: Sony)

Sony puts a personal, wearable air-conditioner up for crowdfunding

Sony has invented a product called the Reon Pocket. It is a device that can change a user's personal temperature (or their perception of it, at least) while worn on the body. This unusual product is currently a part of the OEM's c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 23:17:00 +0200
GoPro will start to amalgamate its 2 main apps in the future. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro app to be updated with improved editing features

GoPro has announced that it will refresh the companion app for its action-cameras. The updates will integrate Quik editing features directly into said app. This will enable the user to apply filters and convert footage into storie...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 23:00:00 +0200
Realme has posted relatively phenomenal growth this quarter. (Source: Realme)

Realme sees an 848% increase in its global smartphone shipments compared to this time last year

The OPPO sub-brand Realme's volume of smartphone shipments worldwide has increased from approximately 500,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (2Q2018) to about 4.7 million in 2Q2019. In other words, this has grown 8.48 times year-on-ye...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:32:00 +0200
Google Maps has some upcoming enhancements for its Lists. (Source: Google)

Google Maps introduces the ability to add notes to its Lists feature

A new server-side update to Google Maps has been observed to allow the user to add their own notes to their items in this app's Lists facility. Users can also now re-arrange said items to their own liking, or in (for example) alph...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:21:00 +0200

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