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Record numbers of iPhone users are switching to Android, study says. (Source: Apple)

iPhone loyalty drops to lowest level in years with 1-in-4 switching to Android

A new study suggests that iPhone loyalty is at an all-time low. According to BankMyCell, which tracks smartphone upgrades, iPhone users are switching in record numbers and they are largely turning to Samsung for their upgrade when...
The IP camera market may grow to a multi-billion-dollar worth in the next decade. (Source: Alert Watch)

The IP camera market is now projected to be worth approximately US$20 billion in 6 years

Internet-protocol (or IP) cameras shipments are thought to grow to over 100 million by 2025, or 20% more than there are now. These projections are part of newly-published research on the IP surveillance market. It is thought to be...
Apple iPhone 11/XI models (Source: Marques Brownlee on YouTube)

Unofficial video shows all three iPhone 11 models

The upcoming three smartphones by Apple — expected to hit the market as the iPhone 11 or iPhone XI family — have about the same size as their predecessors, but come with a triple rear camera setup with a rumored zoom factor of 3X....
Google AdSense Android app (Source: Google Play)

Google discontinues the AdSense apps for Android and iOS

Google has decided to focus its efforts on the AdSense mobile web interface and discontinue the mobile apps. Those using AdSense on mobile devices were probably expecting this, since the Android app has not been updated since Dece...
Apple iPod Touch 2019 (7th generation)

Apple iPod Touch 2019 Review: A music player for gamers

Still not grown up. The iPod was an important milestone on Apple's road to success with iTunes, but now all but the iPod Touch have been removed from sale. The anachronism is now in its 7th generation, but it can play more than just music.
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The standard iPad could get a look similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Air. (Source: Apple)

New iPads inbound suggests latest filings

Two new Eurasia Economic Commission filings by Apple show that the Cupertino giant is prepping five new iPads. Among these is thought to be the rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the ageing entry-level 9.7-inch iPad design.
The Nest Hello doorbell may gain the ability to protect against parcel theft soon. (Source:

Nest Hello doorbell to get delivery-monitoring update

The Nest Hello device is a smart doorbell with an inbuilt camera. A leak concerning a software update for this product has found that it may gain the ability to detect when a package has been delivered. This code may also allow fo...
The facial recognition market is set to roughly double in the next 5 years

The facial recognition market is set to roughly double in the next 5 years

Facial recognition is projected to continue to grow as an industry into the next decade. Its market is estimated at being worth US$3.2 billion now. However, this value is projected to grow to $7 billion by 2024.
App expenditures in the 1st half of 2019 showed healthy growth. (Source: SensorTower)

Nearly US$40 billion was spent on apps in the 1st half of 2019

The latest report from SensorTower shows that app purchases generated a revenue of US$39.7 billion in the 1st 6 months of 2019. This impressive figure also represents a 15% year-on-year increase in the same kind of spending. The A...
Sony launches WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones

Sony launches WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones

Sony has launched its latest truly wireless in-ear buds. The new WF-1000XM3 aims to deliver a light-weight alternative to Sony's hugely successful WH-1000XM3 wireless and noise cancelling over-ear headphones.
The YI Nightscape dash cam has Sony night vision. (Source: YI)

A new dash-cam from YI has the latest Sony night-vision sensor

YI (or Xiaoyi) is a company known for camera-related product and accessories, including dash-cams. Its newest version of these is the Nightscape, a 1080p, Wi-Fi enabled device with a 140-degree field of view. It also integrates So...
According to the WSJ, this might in fact be the first time Cook saw the iPhone Xr -- on launch day. (Source: Apple)

In rare rebuke, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly refutes WSJ article on Ive's reasons for departure

Apple CEO Tim Cook has lashed out at a Wall Street Journal article that reported Jony Ive decided to leave the company because Cook wasn't interested in design. In an email to sent to NBC's Dylan Byers, Cook refutes the story's cl...
Apple tablets, tablet market to hit US$600 billion in 2026

The tablet market is expected to hit US$600 billion by 2026

Although tablets were expected to go extinct, a new study by Future Market Insights predicts that the demand for such pieces of hardware "will surge extensively in the upcoming years" thanks to multiple reasons. This report claims...
Fast Share may appear on Google Account-enabled devices soon. (Source: XDA)

Google is now reportedly piloting Fast Share, an AirDrop alternative

Google may be working on a new way to send files between devices without necessarily relying on the internet. This new feature, called Fast Share, may be intended to compete with Apple's AirDrop. Unlike Android Beam, it involves t...
Mobile payments are rapidly headed for a trillion-dollar industry. (Source: CMO)

The mobile payments market is now estimated to jump to over US$1 trillion in value by 2022

Mobile payments are now thought of as a market capable of vast growth over the next 3 years. The latest figures put its worth at US$348 billion now; however, this is thought to grow to $1.3 trillion in 2022. It is projected to gro...
We probably won't be seeing photos of Cook and Ive together like this in future. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Jony Ive leaves Apple, but it's not on a design high

Apple fans were shocked by news that legendary design guru Jony Ive is leaving the company. While Ive has undoubtedly contributed significantly to numerous iconic Apple designs in the past, he is not, however, leaving Apple on a d...
Apple Chief Design Officer has announced he is leaving Apple to form his own design studio. (Source: Getty)

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive leaving the company, news wipes US$9B off Apple share value

In a major blow to the Apple its fabled Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has announced he is leaving the company. As the hand behind Apple’s most iconic designs, the news immediately triggered a negative reaction on Wall Street ...
The multi-platform Windows Calculator app can now be found on Uno. (Source: Uno)

Windows Calculator ports for Android, iOS and web are now available

Calculator for Windows 10 was placed on the open-source repository GitHub some months ago. Now, the developer Jérôme Laban has released iOS, Android and WebAssembly ports via the Uno platform. Therefore, nearly anyone with any dev...
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ARM's lead CPU architect Mike Filippo hired by Apple

Apple recently hired Mike Filippo, who formerly served as ARM's lead CPU architect. While this move may mean that Apple will begin developing an ARM-based MacBook (as so many have hoped the past few years), it is more likely that ...
The new setting in Google Location History. (Source: Google)

Auto-delete your Google Location History with this new setting

Google offers the option to store a timeline of places in which a user's location-enabled phone has been. The account-holder in question can also disable this ability and delete this information if they choose. The latest update t...
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite loading screen (Source: Own)

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite now live (almost) globally

Announced in early November 2017 and released as a Beta back in April/May (New Zealand/Australia), Harry Potter: Wizards Unite finally became available for the general public — on both Android and iOS — on June 21. However, this m...
There will be no sequel to the Pixel Slate and iPadOS probably put the final nail in its coffin. (Source: Google)

Opinion: Did iPadOS kill the Pixel Slate?

Tech fans were disappointed to learn that Google has officially killed off any plans for a successor to the Pixel Slate. While there had been suspicions the decision was made some time ago, it looks like the arrival of iPadOS migh...
Apple's first 5G iPhone will have to wait until 2020. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo: 2020 iPhones will go all OLED, include 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 5G models

The usually reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020. He also expects we will see a new smaller 5.4-inch model along with a larger 6.7-inch device both with 5G connectivity. The iPhon...
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend ...
KaiOS is thought to run on 100 million phones like these by now. (Source: KaiOS)

KaiOS set to expand on various vital levels in the coming year

KaiOS is the most prominent alternative to either iOS or Android on mobile devices. Its CEO, Sebastien Codeville, has just given an interview outlining this platform's directions and goals for the immediate future. They include gr...
The OnePlus 7 Pro in Almond. (Source:

The OnePlus 7 Pro Almond SKU goes on sale, may gain a new Android Q navigation gesture soon

OnePlus has released a new colorway for the 7 Pro. This SKU (Almond) is available in the US or Canada so far. In addition, development leaks indicate that the OEM is preparing the new 'back' gesture, which consists of swiping inwa...
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E3 2019 | You can test DOOM on iOS for free later this year

Bethesda is asking gamers to sign up for a beta test program for DOOM 2016 on iOS. The program is designed to test Bethesda's new Orion framework for game streaming. Selected users will be able to stream DOOM 2016 on their iOS dev...
A possible inspiration for Huawei's new non-Chinese-language OS name. (Source: Wikipedia)

Huawei's new smartphone OS may launch in August or September 2019

A "global" new outlet has tweeted that HongMeng OS, Huawei's new rumored official ROM for its mobile devices, will be known as Oak OS in non-Chinese markets. Furthermore, this putative new system will be unveiled in the first fall...
The new Reolink E1 Pro. (Source: Reolink)

Reolink releases a new Wi-Fi home security-cam with 355-degree pan and 50-degree tilt for under US$60

Reolink, a company already known for well-spec'd wireless security cameras, now launches the E1 Pro. This new option offers a wide range of coverage for an affordable price. It will also gain Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant comp...
Image via Square Enix

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Walk, a Pokemon-Go style mobile game

Dragon Quest Walk, an adventure AR game in the same vein as Pokemon Go, was announced earlier this week. Though details are sparse, the game seems to have players travel to real-world locations to battle monsters from the Dragon Q...
iOS 13 introduces Dark Mode for iPhones. (Source: YouTube)

WWDC19 | iOS 13 officially lives: Dark Mode, 30% faster Face ID, new keyboard, it's all here

The next upcoming version of Apple's mobile device OS has finally been released at WWDC 2019. It brings the long-awaited Dark Mode, in addition to improvements for many other iOS features and functions. They include a 'new' swipe ...
Apple's new iPadOS gives the iPad much needed Mac-like features including better multitasking. (Source: Apple)

WWDC19 | Apple unleashes the iPad with new iPadOS fork

Apple has finally let its iPad off the leash by releasing a new forked version of iOS that it is calling iPadOS. The change brings with it extended features and functionality that takes advantage of the iPad's larger canvas, deliv...
MacOS 10.15 throws out iTunes in favor of three dedicated apps

WWDC19 | MacOS 10.15 throws out iTunes in favor of three dedicated apps

The new version of macOS, 10.15 Catalina, is getting rid of iTunes in lieu of three dedicated media management apps. Replacing the storied software is Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. MacOS 10.15 will also use Finder to ...
The modern-day banana-phone. (Source: KICKmobiles)

The 2018 Nokia banana-phone now has WhatsApp

The 8110 (4G) is a reprise of a classic Nokia phone of the same name, released at MWC last year. However, its KaiOS meant that it had reduced functionality compared to the average Android or iOS device. With the roll-out of a comp...
What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone, except when it doesn't. (Source: 9to5Mac)

5,400 trackers found on iPhone bleeding up to 1.5 GB private data over a month

Apple likes to claim that buying an iPhone means buying into an ecosystem where user data is sacrosanct. An examination by the Washington Post demonstrates that the reality is quite a different picture.
Apple is working on an in-display fingerprint reader suggesting Face ID could be on the way out. (Source: Patently Apple)

2020 or 2021 iPhone could bring back Touch ID but in-display this time

Apple looks to be working on an in-display Touch ID solution for a future iPhone, possibly in time for a 2020 or 2021 release. With most of the flagship competition working hard to eliminate notches for a truly all-display design,...
Image via Blind

Is Apple's App Store a monopoly? Depends on who you ask

A recent survey run by Blind shed some light on what various tech employees think of Apple and the App Store. Apple's own employees largely believe the company doesn't hold a monopoly on iOS app distribution, but other companies (...
Pokemon GO gets new lure modules and characters (Source: Pokemon GO)

New characters and lure modules coming to Pokemon GO

Cherubi, Gible, Hippopotas, and other Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region are now coming to other areas. The latest Pokemon GO update also comes with a new Ground-type move (Earth Power), as well as Glacial Lure Mod...
Minecraft Earth now official free to play augmented reality mobile title (Source: Minecraft)

Minecraft Earth is a brand-new, free-to-play, 10th anniversary title to join the Minecraft family

The recently unveiled Minecraft Earth is a free-to-play, augmented reality Minecraft title to be added to the Minecraft universe. However, those interested can only sign up for a chance to play the limited beta — which is schedule...
Apple looks set to come to blows with third party developers over changes it plans to make to the App Store. (Image source: Time Magazine)

Apple to take on app developers with changes to the App Store to be announced next month

In changes to be announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple looks set to increase the number of its own Apps available on the App Store, directly challenging Google and Amazon. Changes look likely to increase ...
This potential new iPhone now has a CPU. (Source: HotHardware)

Apple's next smartphone SoC is now in production

Bloomberg reports that the processor for this year's generation of iPhones has now entered production. This SoC, likely to be known as the A13 chipset, has apparently already entered production by TSMC at a testing stage. However,...
The next "iPhone XR" is expected to have a wide notch and dual camera setup. (Image source: OnLeaks/Pricebaba)

Will Android OEMs still want to copy Apple after seeing renders and concept video of the iPhone XR's successor?

Concept renders and a brief video of the supposed successor of the iPhone XR have been published online. The device is expected to be the “cheap” member of the next series of iPhones and will wield lower specifications than the ot...
Spotify's claims against Apple may have sparked a new investigation of the latter. (Source: Consumer Reports)

EU set to investigate possible anti-trust behavior by Apple, based on Spotify's complaints

The Financial Times claims that its sources have told it that the EU will indeed probe Apple's potential anti-competition business practices. The decision follows 'surveys' of interested parties such as Spotify, who claim that the...
A user may see this message when trying to get their missing extension(s) back. (Source: Mozilla)

Firefox affected by bug that disables all the browser's extensions

Those who use the latest version of Firefox (66.6) may have noticed that their usual extensions have disappeared. This is due to a bug in this browser in which an expired certificate gives the impression that all of these add-ons ...
Some ads on Spotify may gain voice-control options in the US. (Source: TechCrunch)

Spotify reportedly pilots a new kind of in-app ad in the US

Spotify has reportedly rolled out a new kind of ad to grab user attention in the United States. The messages involved apparently encourage the user to give a voice command in order to navigate to relevant sponsored content. These ...
The Redmi 5A is marketed as the smartphone for everyone. (Image source: Xiaomi Redmi)

Report claims the Apple iPhone X was the world's best-selling smartphone in 2018 with Xiaomi's Redmi 5A being the best-selling Android device

A report from market analyst company Counterpoint Research has stated that Apple’s iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone in the world in 2018. Top 10 charts for both the world and China were shared online and while Apple has do...
Apple's iPhone sales continued to trend downwards in its fiscal Q2 2019 results. (Source: Apple)

iPhone sales continue to slide in Apple's latest quarterly report

Apple has reported its Q2 results for 2019 which showed that its iPhone sales have continued the downward trend first recorded in Q1. However, Apple stock was up seemingly in response to its services business which crested US$11 b...
Mario Kart Tour should be coming this summer. (Image source: Shack News)

Nintendo is looking for Android users to be Mario Kart Tour beta testers

Nintendo is currently looking for people to apply to the beta-testing phase of the upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour. At the moment, the company is only accepting applications from Android users (although the game is planned fo...
This Fortnite Emote is now the focus of a legal dispute. (Source: YouTube)

Fortnite faces legal battle over allegedly stolen likenesses in game's Emotes

A law firm has filed a suit against Epic Games on behalf of its client, a musician who believes his trademark appearance and moves have been stolen in order to build one of the Emotes found in the game Fortnite. These Emotes are B...
It is likely that Qualcomm will supply 5G modems for future versions of the iPad Pro too. (Image source: Apple)

Apple and Qualcomm are reportedly bringing 5G to the iPad Pro in 2021

A reliable Apple analyst has reported that the Cupertino-based company plans to bring 5G iPad Pros to market in 2021. The prediction comes just a week after Apple and Qualcomm made headlines for signing a deal to supply 5G modems ...


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