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Hackers could conceivably leverage the Secure Enclave exploit to steal personal data and biometric info from iOS users (Image source: Panda Security)

Alarming “Unpatchable” exploit in Apple’s Secure Enclave could put the data of millions of users at risk, per Chinese hackers

According to Pangu Team, a Chinese hacker group, an “unpatchable” exploit has been uncovered for Apple’s Secure Enclave, the co-processor that stores keys for Face ID, Touch ID, and passwords. This potentially puts the personal da...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:51:00 +0200
Apple CFO Luca Maestri. (Image source: Patently Apple)

iPhone to officially ship "a few weeks later" than usual

Apple announced a pandemic busting Q3 2020 result today, but also getting headlines is that its iPhone 12 launch is officially delayed. During the earnings call, Apple CFO Luca Maestri also confirmed rumors that Apple’s new iPhone...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 31 Jul 2020 11:48:00 +0200
The Huawei TalkBand B6 is now available for pre-order. (Image source: Huawei/VMall)

Huawei TalkBand B6 launched: Three models of the fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset with blood oxygen monitor and Bluetooth 5.2 from 999 yuan (US$143)

Huawei has officially launched its new TalkBand B6 fitness tracker and Bluetooth headset combination wearable. Three editions of the Huawei TalkBand B6 have been released, with prices starting at 999 yuan (US$143). The versatile g...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:33:00 +0200
Mozilla is bringing out a VPN. (Source: Mozilla)

Mozilla now offers its own VPN

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has announced that it is also stepping into the virtual private network (VPN) arena. This new product apparently has over 280 servers in over 30 different countries, and has a no-logging or -tracking...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 24 Jul 2020 23:58:00 +0200
Zoom is now the most popular iOS app to download worldwide. (Source: Zoom)

Zoom destroys TikTok's record for downloads from the App Store in 2020

TikTok posted an impressive 67 million official downloads onto iOS devices in the US in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). However, in 2Q2020, this stat has been eclipsed by one of approximately 94 million by the collaboration ap...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 20 Jul 2020 19:23:00 +0200
YouTube has started offering content in HD to Indian users again. (Image source: YouTube)

YouTube ends the 480p bandwidth cap for Indian users

YouTube appears to have re-enabled HD streaming on its video platform its Indian userbase. The reversal comes several months after YouTube restricted videos to 480p in India, much to the annoyance of fans.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:42:00 +0200
TSMC says 5nm will deliver significant performance and efficiency gains. (Image: TSMC)

TSMC outlines 5nm chip gains in line for Apple's A14, Snapdragon 875 in conference call

TSMC has outlined its fabrication plans for its 5nm fabrication process and what that means for investors in its latest conference call. It is buoyant about what its 5nm node will mean for next generation mobile chips and says chi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 16 Jul 2020 11:40:00 +0200
The rumoured app might replace Apple’s current iTunes experience on Windows 10 (Image source: Apple)

iTunes on the Xbox Series X? Report indicates that Apple plans to release new Windows 10 app and it might just run on Microsoft’s new console

Italian outlet Aggiornamenti Lumia claims that Apple will be releasing an as-yet-unspecified new app for the Windows 10 platform. This rumor seems to be in consonance with speculation last year that Apple was working on a “next-ge...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:49:00 +0200
L-R: Apple iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE. (Image source: AppleInsider - edited)

US owners of certain iPhone 6 series or iPhone 7 series devices affected by "Batterygate" can now claim from Apple's US$500 million settlement payout pool

US owners of a number of iPhone 6 series smartphones and iPhone 7 series devices who were affected by the “Batterygate” controversy can now submit a claim via online form or by mail to get their share of Apple’s US$310 million to ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:56:00 +0200
iPhone 12 is expected to cost more while cutting down on EarPods, wall charger and now, battery capacity. (Image Source: Apple Insider)

iPhone 12 may cost US$50 or more than iPhone 11 and this is without EarPods, wall charger and now, significantly reduced battery capacity

Analyst Jeff Pu predicts that the upcoming iPhone 12 may start at a US$50 higher base price compared to the iPhone 11 owing to the inclusion of 5G and transition to an OLED display. This price rise is despite the fact that the iPh...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:15:00 +0200
LinkedIn allegedly snooped on user data present in the iOS clipboard (Image source: LinkedIn)

LinkedIn taken to court for allegedly snooping on sensitive user info like passwords and credit card details through clipboard data on its iOS app

A California resident filed a lawsuit against LinkedIn for allegedly snooping on user clipboard data on the social media app’s iOS version. The issue was brought to light thanks to a new privacy-oriented feature in iOS 14 that tel...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:36:00 +0200
iOS 14 reimagines the home screen (Image source: Apple)

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas just launched: how to update your iPhone 11 or iPad Pro

Apple recently launched the iOS 14 open beta program. iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the beta program can easily get hold of the first public beta build. iOS 14 features a number or improvements including a redesigned home scre...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 09 Jul 2020 22:55:00 +0200
Make sure to surf safely with  a reliable browser

Choosing the right web browser

All web browsers have the same basic purpose, but their differences are more than just stylistic. Here are the most important things to be aware of in terms of which software to surf the Internet with.
Christopher Thomas, Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:25:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4C global variant has been launched in Malaysia. (Image source: Shopee)

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4C global version with heart-rate monitor launched in Malaysia for just 99 MYR (US$23)

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4C has been launched in Malaysia. The global version of the budget activity tracker has gone on sale there for 99 MYR (US$23). The Mi Smart Band 4C is basically a rebranded Redmi Band and offers users a he...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 07 Jul 2020 04:20:00 +0200
Google investigating new ways to reduce Chrome CPU hogging. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Upcoming Chrome browser feature promises to deliver big battery gains for laptops

A new feature update coming to Chrome 86 looks set to make serious reductions in its resource usage. The experimental feature could extend battery life considerably on laptops by shutting down certain background tasks in open tabs...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:10:00 +0200
Image via ShutterStock (w/ edits)

What's old is new again: new iOS 14 features that were first seen on Android

Every year, Android and iOS get new features, and every year, the differences between the platforms diminish. The recent announcement of iOS 14 showcased a bevy of new features, and some of them will look quite familiar to Android...
Column by Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:34:00 +0200
Apple may consider continuing with the A13 Bionic in the 2021 iPhone SE.

2021 iPhone SE may see Apple continuing with the A13 Bionic SoC and an iPhone 8-esque design

The 2021 iPhone SE might continue sporting the same A13 Bionic SoC as the current iteration, according to information from known leaker Mauri QHD. This makes perfect sense as the A13 is a pretty powerful chip and gets hardly pushe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:22:00 +0200
The upcoming iPhone 12 may support 4K 240 Hz for slow-mo videos. (Image Source: EverythingApplePro)

iOS 14 code points to support for 4K 120 and 4k 240 fps video in the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 could feature 4K 120 fps and 4K 240 fps video recording, according to code unearthed in recent iOS 14 beta builds. This feature is likely to be restricted to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max model...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:07:00 +0200
A future iPhone may run full macOS and adapt according to the screen. (Image Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple rumored to be working on an iPhone running macOS and is apparently, very excited

Apple could be working on an iPhone prototype running a full-fledged macOS, according to insider information cited by Mauri QHD. While there is no way to confirm this, such a possibility is not a distant dream given that Apple has...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 28 Jun 2020 16:42:00 +0200
The iPhone SE (2020). (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The iPhone SE (2020) demolishes the competition in DxOMark's camera tests

The iPhone SE has finally made its way over to DxOMark for a thorough evaluation of its cameras' abilities. The US$399 phone impresses, keeping up with the Pixel 3a on all tests⁠—and outperforming similarly-priced phones.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 26 Jun 2020 19:15:00 +0200
There could be 4G variants of the iPhone 12 in the works. (Image source: AppleInsider)

Rumor | Apple iPhone 12 4G variant will be priced at US$549 according to unknown leaker

A leaker has claimed that Apple is considering releasing two 4G variants of its upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, and the smartphones will be priced at surprisingly low points for Apple devices. The unknown source has stated a price of U...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 25 Jun 2020 23:19:00 +0200
Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ Wear OS smartwatch Platinum version (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ now available with a 10% introductory discount, GPS support and 1 GB RAM in tow

With a full retail price of US$210, the Wear OS-driven TicWatch C2+ comes with 1 GB of memory, GPS support, 4 GB of internal storage, but uses the rather old Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100. This smartwatch sports Google Pay support...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:21:00 +0200
This may not have been the hit Nintendo hoped for. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo shows signs of giving up on the smartphone gaming market altogether

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Switch is inarguably one of the biggest hits of “lockdown life”. However, its mobile titles (Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, for example) have not exhibited the same level o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 23:18:00 +0200
iOS 14 has a few convenient new tricks up its sleeve. (Images via Apple)

WWDC 2020 | Apple announces iOS 14 with some nice aesthetic tweaks and several useful features

At WWDC 2020 today, Apple unveiled iOS 14. There are several quality-of-life improvements, some aesthetic changes, and quite a few new features for users to look forward to.
Sam Medley, Tue, 23 Jun 2020 05:46:00 +0200
Apple will transition its entire Mac lineup to Apple custom-silicon in the coming years. (Image Source: Apple)

WWDC 2020 | Apple confirms historic transition of entire Mac lineup from Intel to ARM; developers now have access to an A12Z Bionic-powered Mac Mini DTK for US$500

Apple has announced that it will transition its entire Mac lineup to ARM-based custom silicon over the next two years. Support for Apple silicon is now available in macOS Big Sur and developers can get started right away on a Deve...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:45:00 +0200
Apple WWDC 2020 may turn out to be a software-only affair. (Image Source: Apple)

WWDC 2020 may not see new hardware reveals; full transition to ARM expected starting from 13-inch MacBook Pro and redesigned iMac in late 2020 or early 2021

Apple's WWDC 2020 event may not showcase all the new hardware launches we've been expecting so far. Instead, Apple is expected to focus on new software updates and announce the existence of ARM-based Macs so as to get developers u...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:59:00 +0200
The Fobase Air Pro is an obvious Apple Watch clone. (Image source: Fobase)

Fobase Air and Air Pro Smartwatches: Blatant Apple Watch clones with 1.54-inch color screens and continuous heart-rate monitoring from US$29.99

The Chinese company Fobase has currently discounted its Fobase Air Smartwatch and Fobase Air Pro Smartwatch to US$29.99 and US$39.99, respectively. The obvious Apple Watch clones are packed with features such as heart-rate monitor...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 15 Jun 2020 22:09:00 +0200
The alleged iPhone 12 molds show the different-sized variants. (Image source: @Jin_Store)

Supposed Apple iPhone 12 molds and renders show different-sized smartphones with stylish iPad Pro design language but big notches

Images of alleged molds and renders of the Apple iPhone 12 series have been leaked online. There are several different-sized molds on show in the pictures, which seem to fit rumors of the iPhone 12 sporting a similar design langua...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 15 Jun 2020 05:04:00 +0200
Apple's WWDC 2020 schedule has been outlined. (Source: Apple)

Apple announces its virtual WWDC itinerary

Apple has released further details on the schedule of its upcoming WWDC 2020 event. All of its presentations will be streamed this year, although the e-conference will also debut the "all-new" Developer's Forum and some one-on-one...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 12 Jun 2020 18:58:00 +0200
The new Razer Kishi. (Source: Razer)

Razer releases its new Kishi universal mobile gaming controller

Razer has announced that its latest accessory for smartphone gaming, the Kishi, is now available to order. This model is designed to fit onto mobile devices of varying screen size to deliver Nintendo Switch-esque controls. It does...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Jun 2020 22:19:00 +0200
Record label agreements might mean that Apple Music won't immediately become part of an Apple subscription bundle (Image source: Apple)

"Apple Prime" to counter Amazon Prime? iOS 13.5.5 beta code hints at an Apple bundle with Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Music

Beta code for iOS 13.5.5 seems to indicate that Apple is considering launching a bundle subscription serving integrating different offerings like Apple News, Apple TV+, Apple Music, and possibly Apple Arcade. Can we expect this "A...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:28:00 +0200
A render of what the new iPad Air could look like. (Image: via

iPad Air fourth-gen to get display increase to 11-inches, Apple A13 Bionic SoC

A fresh rumor regarding the anticipated 2020 iPad Air fourth-generation model suggest that Apple will indeed go ahead with increasing the display size of the device from 10.5-inches to 11-inches. This gels with a previous rumor al...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:37:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro will most likely receive an iOS 14 update when the new OS arrives (Image source: Apple)

iOS 14 update: Will Google Translate become redundant on iPhone 12? AI-powered A14 Bionic Neural engine translation feature set to transform Safari and App Store

An early test build of iOS 14 apparently leverages Apple's Neural engine to enable seamless, in-app machine translation in Safari and other core Apple apps. If the implementation is sound, this could be a major boon for iOS 14 use...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:31:00 +0200
Business-grade phishing poses business-grade risks. (Source: Pixabay)

The rate of mobile phishing aimed at businesses grew by 37% by the end of March 2020

The security group Lookout has released the results of its latest study of fraud that targets phones or tablets owned by enterprises. It found that the number of such incidents grew by 37.1% between the last quarter of 2019 and th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:01:00 +0200
The Epic Games Store is coming to mobile devices

Epic Games Store coming to Android and iOS soon

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny said in an interview that the company plans on bringing the Epic Games Store to Android and iOS soon. The Fortnite launcher on Android has been rebranded as the Epic launcher, implying that its release co...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:51:00 +0200
One developer became US$100,000 richer after finding and reporting a critical security flaw to Apple's bounty programme. (Image source: TheDigitalWay / Pixabay)

Apple pays US$100,000 bounty to developer for finding critical login vulnerability

Apple has paid a US$100,000 bounty to Bhavuk Jain for a security vulnerability he found within the "Sign in with Apple" ability found on some websites and third-party applications. The bug could allow hackers to take full control ...
Craig Ward, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 06:02:00 +0200
Samsung has won the lion's share of iPhone 12 OLED display orders. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

80% of iPhone 12 displays to be supplied by Samsung, LG and BOE to pick up the rest

Apple frenemy Samsung has secured the supply of 80 percent of Apple’s iPhone 12 OLED display orders according to Digitimes. The remainder of the OLED panel supplies are said be supplied by both LG and BOE.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 14:21:00 +0200
Towers of Everland plays well in both landscape and portrait modes

Towers of Everland out on Apple Arcade: first-person dungeon crawler offers a premium alternative to The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Towers of Everland just landed on Apple Arcade. The first-person dungeon crawler offers a more light-hearted experience than The Elder Scrolls: Blades and Legends of Grimrock, without sacrificing content quality. However, poor per...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 23 May 2020 16:59:00 +0200
Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

A new iPhone for less than $500? Currently, only the iPhone SE (2020) makes this possible. This sounds like a good deal and while the smartphone offers many con...
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 22 May 2020 21:01:00 +0200
unc0vered's iOS 13.5 jailbreak will likely arrive sometime in the next couple days (Image source: WCCFTech)

iPhone 11 jailbreak update: Get ready for unc0ver 5.0.0: semi-untethered iOS jailbreak with Windows support, compatible with all iOS 13.5 iPhones and iPads

@unc0verTeam recently announced that a working, universal iOS 13.5 jailbreak will be arriving soon. The jailbreak is compatible with Windows, meaning iPhone and iPad users won't need to use a Mac to jailbreak their devices, as wit...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:42:00 +0200
iOS 13.5 includes user-friendly tweaks to make life during COVID just a bit easier (Image source: Apple)

Apple's COVID-19 iOS update: iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 deliver easier FaceID with masks on, COVID-19 exposure notifications API, and tweaks to FaceTime group calls

Apple's latest iOS 13.5 update includes tweaks to FaceID and FaceTime group chat that aim to improve user experience due to COVID-specific issues. The FaceID mask tweak makes it easier for users to unlock their iPhones and iPads w...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:15:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 3 is available on Amazon at a steep discount. (Image source: Amazon)

Apple Watch Series 3 sells for just US$231: enough to sway Galaxy Gear S3 and Fitbit Versa users?

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now available on Amazon for as low as US$231. This brings it into contention with the Galaxy Gear S3. However, LTE capabilities, superior build quality and tight iOS integration make the Series 3 a soli...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 May 2020 11:41:00 +0200
The Gobi app icon (Image Source; Josh Constine)

More Apple iOS 14 features get leaked

Apple's upcoming iOS 14 is bringing more augmented reality integration via apps such as Gobi that offer dining and shopping interactions through new circular QR codes. The Find My app will also be updated with audio and haptic cue...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 May 2020 14:23:00 +0200
Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

85% Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

An upgraded classic. With the second generation of the iPhone SE, Apple has visually recreated the iPhone 8. While this has resulted in a - for current standards - relatively compact smartphone with a few high-end features, the screen-to-body ratio is fairly poor. Meanwhile, the low base price is another plus for the iPhone SE 2.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 18 May 2020 09:15:00 +0200
Virtually test out a Sony TV in your house with its new app. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches a new AR app to help users choose which of its TVs to buy

Envision TV AR is a new Android and iOS app designed by Sony to help users reluctant to go outdoors shop for a new big-screen device in any case. It uses the augmented-reality (AR) features of a smartphone to virtually place Sony ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 17:41:00 +0200
1More's new neckbuds. (Source: 1More)

1More announces its latest Dual Driver wireless in-ear neckbuds with ANC

1More has introduced its new Dual Driver ANC Pro Wireless In-Ear Headphones. This new product is not truly wireless, but does improve on its predecessor through the addition of Bluetooth 5.0 and a Wind Noise Resistance mode on top...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 15 May 2020 16:53:00 +0200
Apple's Magic Keyboards causes rapid battery drain in some iPads

Magic Keyboard reportedly causes massive battery drain on some iPads

Several iPad users are complaining about accelerated battery drain when the tablet is paired with the keyboard. One user lost nearly 25% battery with just two hours of continuous keyboard use. The problem appears to be software ag...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 14 May 2020 19:26:00 +0200
The next version of the iPad Air may implement an in-display Touch ID fingerprint reader. (Image via

New iPad Air 2020 renders showcase in-display Touch ID and razor-thin bezels

New renders of the next iteration of Apple's iPad Air may bring a massive change to the tablet's design language. According to leaks obtained by Svetapple, the next iPad Air will feature minuscule bezels with an in-display Touch I...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 May 2020 18:36:00 +0200
There will be four iPhones to choose from this time around

iPhone 12 lineup to start at $649; base variants will come with 128GB storage

Prolific leaker Jon Prosser confirms that there will be four variants in the iPhone 12 series this year. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max will come with a 60Hz OLED display, 4GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup. Prices start at $649...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 11 May 2020 17:38:00 +0200
Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple legend Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone

Was a smartphone like the iPhone inevitable? Ken Kocienda, one of its designers doesn’t believe so. Rather, Kocienda argues in a tweet over the weekend that it was “an act of creativity” and that, as such, “It wasn’t inevitable”....
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 11 May 2020 12:53:00 +0200


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