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TikTok has been banned in India. (Source: The News Minute)

TikTok video app banned from Google and Apple app stores in Indian jurisdiction

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has ordered Google and Apple to remove the app TikTok from their respective stores. This ban has followed allegations that the service increases the risk of child abuse...
Apple betting big on Arcade subscription service, has reportedly poured US $500 million into project

Apple betting big on Arcade subscription service, has reportedly poured US $500 million into project

Apple is throwing US $500 million behind its upcoming Arcade gaming subscription service, according to a report by Financial Times. The service could be a big payoff for Apple; devs that release games via Arcade will be bound to a...
The ACM is investigating the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Source: ACM)

A Dutch competition authority is investigating Apple, Google for the possibility of app-store monopoly

Google and Apple provide and maintain 2 of the largest app markets in the world. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets has decided to investigate them with regard to how third-party developers are treated on these platform...
iOS 13 may introduce a list of long-awaited features. (Source: YouTube)

Dark Mode may make it to the next major iOS update

A new report indicates that iOS 12's successor may gain a system-wide dark mode. In addition, this OS upgrade will lose the requirement for a profile in order to manage fonts. iPads may also get a version of Safari that defaults t...
Criminals using Android are at risk thanks to Google SensorVault (Source: Notebookcheck)

Use an Android phone, commit a crime, Google SensorVault could help police nab you

A new series by the New York Times investigating privacy has uncovered a Google database known internally as SensorVault. Police have been able to access the database to help identify suspects based on their movements recorded in ...
The iPhone SE range was discontinued in 2018. (Source: Amazon)

The iPhone SE is currently available from US$249 in the Apple online store

The iPhone SE has made another unexpected appearance on Apple’s online store. Several different-colored variants are listed and there is even a 128 GB version available. Prices for the diminutive iPhone SE start at US$249 and they...
Skype for Mobile now allows for screen-sharing. (Source: Digital Trends)

New Skype Insider Preview build adds screen-sharing on iOS and Android

Skype for Mobile now offers the user an option to share their screen with a caller. This could enable people on a Skype call to share things such as slideshows, webpages, a homescreen and so on. The new function is found in the '....
Apple iPad Air (2019) Tablet Review

91% Apple iPad Air (2019) Tablet Review

Reheated fare. This year, Apple has revived a product label that was already thought dead and has fit some new hardware into an old case. The newly created tablet positions itself between the entry-level iPad and the Pro models and faces the high-end competition from Android in terms of its price. Our test will show whether this is a recipe for success.
Apple A12 Bionic | Apple A12 Bionic GPU | 10.5" | 456 g
PUBG has been banned in Nepal. (Source: Polygon)

Nepalese authorities order nationwide ban on PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is one of the Korean studio Bluehole's biggest success stories. However, some state regulators seem not to like it as much as its millions of players do. Nepal is the latest countr...
The OnePlus 6T is popular with former Samsung Galaxy owners according to a new report. (Source: OnePlus)

Most Pixel 3 or OnePlus 6T switchers previously owned a Galaxy

A new study from Counterpoint Research has shed a little light on Samsung’s smartphone sales woes. Although still the number one smartphone maker in the world, its profits have taken a big hit with lower sales of its premium devic...
Disney+ may or may not disrupt major players such as Netflix later this year. (Source: Disney)

More details on new Disney+ streaming service to be made available soon

The new Disney+ streaming service will entail a mixture of old and new shows from all of the studios under its umbrella. This, therefore, includes Lucasfilm, 21st Century Fox, Pixar and Marvel. Therefore, Netflix may indeed forfei...
The alleged new app icons for discrete Apple Podcast and TV apps. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Apple to phase iTunes out in favor of standalone media apps in future versions of macOS

iTunes, the unified account by which Apple apps and services are accessed on devices such as Macs, seems to have been around forever. However, it also appears that this is no longer the case. A 9to5Mac contributor has confirmed ru...
The action-cam market is said to grow steadily over the next few years. (Source: MEC.ca)

Action-cam market set to be worth US$10.25 billion by 2026

The action camera market is projected to be worth over $10 billion in 7 years. It has been found to be made up of the popular brands in this space, such as GoPro, Sony, Olympus, Garmin and others. This market is reportedly driven ...
India is now one of YouTube's biggest markets. (Source: Rotor Videos)

YouTube calculates that it has 265 million active users in India, expects this to roughly double by 2020

YouTube has amassed a 265 million-stong user based in the Indian market. Speaking at a recent Google conference, the service's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, projected that this number would grow further to 500 million by next year. The exe...
Black Desert coming to iOS and Android mobile devices later in 2019

Black Desert Mobile coming to Android and iOS later this year

With gross sales on PC and Xbox One of over US$1 billion, Black Desert can be definitely considered a successful MMORPG. Since other titles made the same move in the last years, it is not surprising that this game will launch for ...
There may be an official version of WhatsApp for iPad soon. (Source: Techpluto)

WhatsApp may be preparing a version of its app for iPad

WhatsApp has nearly always been available on iOS, but not on iPads. However, as these tablets come with SIM-enabled variants, some users would probably like the option. The app's developers may now be working on a new beta that is...
Huawei has said it will sell 5G modems to Apple. (Source: VOIP.review)

Apple may have a new prospect for 5G modems: Huawei

Apple may be obliged to delay its adoption of 5G until 2020 at the earliest. This is due to its ongoing feud with Qualcomm, who, as it is claimed, will not sell the necessary hardware to the Cupertino company. More recently, Huawe...
We pit Apple's Airpods 2 against Samsung's new Galaxy Buds. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Apple AirPods 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds

Apple's AirPods are the best-selling Bluetooth headphones for good reason. They offer ease of use and excellent sound relative to their size. Samsung, however, has never been content to let Apple have all the limelight and has just released its latest contender in the category, the new Galaxy Buds. Apple has already launched its counterpunch, the AirPods version 2.0. Which of the two comes out on top in a head-to-head battle? Read on to find out.
Bitmoji Party Snapchat mobile game, Snap Games now live early April 2019 (Source: Snapchat on YouTube)

Snap Games brings in-app gaming to Snapchat

Previously known internally as "Project Cognac," Snapchat's in-app gaming platform is now live as "Snap Games." The six launch titles are Bitmoji Party, Tiny Royale, Snake Squad, C.A.T.S. Drift Race, Zombie Rescue Squad, and Alpha...
Australian retailer has extended its unprecedented flagship iPhone price cuts. (Screenshot: Notebookcheck)

Australia’s JB Hi-Fi extends massive AU$320 iPhone Xs discounts till 1 June

Major Australian consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has extended its massive AU$320 discount on the 512GB variants of the iPhone Xs model until 1 June. The initial price cut was already unprecedented for current-generation fla...
Netflix has killed off AirPlay support in its iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Netflix drops AirPlay support for Netflix, breaks iOS user hearts

Netflix has dropped something of a bomb on iOS users who like streaming its service over AirPlay. Effective immediately, Netflix will no longer support AirPlay, Apple’s proprietary steaming protocol, just as it goes mainstream on ...
The MiLi Table Mate pad can be installed on any non-metallic surface. (Source: MiLi)

MiLi wants to make any table into a wireless charging accessory

MiLi is a company that integrates its Furniture Mate wireless-charging pad into any table-top. It aims this product at those in the service industry and also to those who want decor that can charge an increasing number of phones a...
Can the Galaxy S10's fingerprint scanner be hacked? (Source: Phone Arena)

Samsung Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor reported hacked on Reddit

The under-display fingerprint sensor built into the new Samsung Galaxy S10 is often perceived as the most secure. This is due to its state-of-the-art, ultrasonic nature that builds a 3D map of the user biometric in question. A Red...
The new iPad Mini has many 'classic' Apple features. (Source: 9to5Mac)

New iPad Mini found to be less breakable than new iPad Pro

The iPad Mini has been refreshed for 2019. Saying that, it does not have many new features, besides the A12 Bionic chip that is also found in the latest iPhones. This new little slate went through JerryRigEverything's tests, and w...
Google Duplex's expanded roll-out may now be in effect. (Source: Google)

Google Duplex is now migrating to phones beside Pixels

Duplex is the strikingly realistic voice-enabled arm of the Google Assistant. It can carry out tasks such as booking tables at restaurants for smartphone users in 43 US states. It had been restricted to doing so on Pixel-line phon...
The AirPower has been cancelled some 18 months after being officially introduced by Apple. (Source: Apple)

The prevailing theory about why AirPower failed

The ultimate demise of the AirPower charging mat appears to have been foretold by Apple insider Sonny Dickson several months ago. In the absence of any official word from Apple, other than it cancelled AirPower because it couldn’t...
The Apple A12 Bionic smokes its main competition including the Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820 and Kirin 980. (Source: Apple)

In yet another blow, Apple loses its lead A-series chip engineer

Gerard Williams III, the lead designer of Apple’s industry-leading custom A-series ARM-based chips has left the company according to a CNET report. The departure couldn’t have come at a worse time for Apple which has been reeling ...
Royole has won 2 Red Dot Design Awards for 2019. (Source: Royole)

The Royole FlexPai wins a 2019 Red Dot Design Award

The FlexPai by the start-up Royole can be thought of as the first flexible phone. This achievement has been rewarded by a Design Award from Red Dot. The company has also won a second such prize for another of its products: a flexi...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs. the Apple iPhone XS Max. (Source: YouTube/PhoneBuff)

Samsung Galaxy S10+ beaten by iPhone XS Max in PhoneBuff's drop test; barely scrapes into top 10 rankings

A new video posted by YouTube channel PhoneBuff has pitted the Samsung Galaxy S10+ against the iPhone XS Max in a series of brutal drop tests. Although the flagship from the South Korean manufacturer is wrapped in Corning’s Gorill...
Lyft is now trading on the Nasdaq. (Source: Investor's Business Daily)

Lyft has started trading on the Nasdaq

Lyft has successfully completed its IPO in the US, and is trading on the Nasdaq platform as of today (March 29, 2019). It had been estimated to start at US$72 per share; however, this value is now closer to $88. This, then, is the...
Apple currently has eight active major Exchange and Repair Extension Programs for faulty products. (Screenshot: Notebookcheck)

Faulty Apple product? Check this list of active device repair programs

Despite Apple’s reputation for build quality and design it has been having a few quality issues of late, particularly with regard to its MacBook line. A search on Apple’s website has revealed all of the products in its lineup that...
iOS 12.2 may help iPad Pro 11-inch variant to register input properly. (Source: Apple)

New iOS 12 update appears to fix known 11-inch iPad Pro 2018 screen issue

According to a pattern of online user reports, the smaller variant of the iPad Pro 2018 is afflicted by a bug that throws its touch-responses off when a glass screen protector is installed. This results in a host of ill effects, f...
Facebook is banning all pages related to white nationalism and white separatism. (Source: Facebook)

Facebook announces banning of all white nationalist and white separatist groups

Facebook has announced that it is finally cracking down on white nationalism and white separatism on both Facebook and Instagram. The move follows live streaming of an attack on two New Zealand mosques which was also shared repeat...
Australia retailer JB Hi-Fi is offering an AU$320 (US$226) discount on the iPhone Xs 512GB models. (Screenshot: Notebookcheck)

Major Australian retailer slashes over AU$300 off iPhone Xs 512 GB models

Apple, as many will be aware, rarely if ever offers discounts on its products. However, in further confirmation that iPhone sales have cooled, major Australian retailer JB Hi-Fi has slashed an incredible AU$320 (US$226) off the pr...
Titanium Apple Card for shopping at locations without Apple Pay support

Apple Card coming to the US this summer to help you "lead a healthier financial life"

Apple Card brings together hardware, software, and services to deliver a complete financial management and payment experience focused on providing "a healthier financial life" to its customers. This solution comes with a rewards p...
Apple News+ unveiled by Tim Cook

Apple unveils its magazine reading service News+, don't expect anything revolutionary

Apple News just got a spinoff that includes 300 magazine subscriptions and is simply called News+. Available for US$9.99 a month (the first month is free), this service is also rolling out in Canada in both French and English. Aus...
Firefox for iPad with split-screen support (Source: Firefox on YouTube)

Mozilla launches Firefox for iPad with split-screen support and more

Mozilla's Firefox for iOS has finally received an update with a set of features tailored for the iPad tablet, such as tab management, split-screen support, single-click private browsing, a comprehensive set of keyboard shortcuts (...
Is this the new 10.5-inch iPad Air or the old 10.5-inch iPad Pro? Your guess is as good as ours. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Apple is becoming synonymous with boring

Apple used to be the tech company that led consumer technology design unchallenged. After a week of rehashed designs masquerading as, in at least one instance, “all new” product launches, the company feels like it is asleep at the...
Huawei CFO was in possession of an iPhone, iPad and MacBook when arrested in Canada recently. (Source: The Strait Times)

Arrested Huawei CFO was in possession of an iPhone, iPad and MacBook

Arrested Huawei CFO and daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, has had further embarrassment heaped on her. As if getting arrested in Canada at the request of the US government on espionage charges isn’t enough, it has no...
PUBG Mobile is now one year old, celebrating with Season 6 and update 0.11.5

PUBG Mobile celebrates first anniversary with multiple in-game goodies and enhancements

The first anniversary of PUBG for mobile devices comes with the Season 6 Royale Pass, parties on Spawn Island with fireworks and loot crates with special rewards, randomly spawned birthday cakes, dynamic weather on Erangel and Mir...
The iPad Air comes in 64 GB and 256 GB storage variants. (Source: Apple)

Apple A12 Bionic SoC in latest iPad tablet destroys Android competition in alleged Geekbench single- and multi-core tests

Apple has just launched the new iPad Air and iPad mini tablets, and it seems one of them may have already been tested on Geekbench. Apparently, the integrated A12 Bionic chip scored an incredibly high multi-core score of 11,607, p...
Call of Duty now official (Source: Call of Duty | Home)

Activision unveils Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile is now official and should hit Android and iOS handsets later this year. Although there will not be a battle royale mode at launch, Activision has confirmed that this free-to-play title should offer this treat ...
Repent or face the wrath of the WhatsApp overlords. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp is now banning users of third-party apps - GBWhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus

Over the past week or so, WhatsApp has taken to enforcing its strict anti-third-party policies. The company considers third-party versions of the messenger a security risk and is now banning users of such apps. GB WhatsApp and Wha...
Can you get your phone back after it goes missing? (Source: Asurion)

An insurance company publishes its report on successful stolen or lost device recovery research

A mobile insurance and device company, Asurion, has announced its findings on a study about missing devices and cases in which their owners managed to get them back. The company reported that having a lockscreen showing a contact ...
Apple will host its first launch event of 2019 on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater. (Image source: Apple)

Apple confirms event for March 25 and hints at unveiling something TV-related

The Cupertino-based company has now confirmed its latest launch event, which it will host in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25. The event will run from 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) or 17:00 Coordinated Universa...
The OnePlus 6T on T-Mobile can now use RCS messaging. (Source: T-Mobile )

The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T is in line for RCS messaging via an update

The 6T is the first OnePlus flagship to be sold through a US carrier: T-Mobile. These units are now receiving a notification for a new update that confers RCS messaging. This new form of messaging on Android brings expanded featur...
Hilsenteger with his S10+, a Pixel 3 and the video that apparently hacked Face Unlock. (Source: YouTube)

Face Unlock fails again? YouTuber highlights a possible flaw in Galaxy S10+ security

The popular tech YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger has posted a video to his channel claiming that the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series' Face Unlock security can be hacked. Hilsenteger demonstrated this by holding his Galaxy S10+ up to a 2n...
Apple AR glasses patent. (Source: Patently Apple)

Apple AR glasses set for late 2019 or early 2020 release, needs iPhone

Ming-Chi Kuo is back to stick another thorn in Apple’s side with more news about Apple’s future product plans. This time around, Kuo has revealed that Apple’s rumoured augmented reality glasses could be coming as soon as late 2019...
Image via Apple's App Store (on iPhone SE).

Latest PlayStation 4 update brings Remote Play support to iOS devices

Thanks to the latest update for the PlayStation 4 and the addition of an officially supported app in the Apple App Store, the PS4's Remote Play is now available on compatible iOS devices. However, since iOS doesn't natively suppor...
Nintendo games may be part of a microtransaction problem. (Source: Geek Insider)

Nintendo asks its mobile-gaming partners to rein in their microtransactions

According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has at least started to intervene in order to prevent disproportional amounts of in-game transactions in the titles it has licensed to Android and iOS developers. This...

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