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Apple's new iMacs could be unveiled soon, according to a new leak

Apple could unveil new iMac alongside the iPad Pro on April 20

Twitter leaker L0vetodream speculates that Apple will bedazzle the world with its new ARM-based iMacs at the Spring Loaded event on April 20. While the tipster has been fairly accurate about previous Apple-related predictions, the...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:30:00 +0200
Schematic and CAD leaks point to a notably larger rear camera array on the forthcoming iPhone 13 models from Apple. (Image: EverythingApplePro/Macrumors)

Purported iPhone 13 schematic and CAD leaks point to larger rear camera array on all models

Leaked schematics and CADs of the forthcoming iPhone 13 have revealed a larger rear camera array. This contradicts at least one recent report, but would align the expected camera improvements expected come with Apple’s next-gener...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:57:00 +0200
A concept render of an iPhone with under-display Face ID system. (Image: Macrumors)

All-screen iPhone with no notch and under-display Face ID due in 2023 says Kuo

Apple is prepping an under-display Face ID system for its iPhones, according to renowned Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo. The system will debut in Apple’s 2023 models and will mean the elimination of the controversial display notch cr...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:42:00 +0200
Sony is prepping a major mobile gaming initiative. (Image: Sony)

Sony plans big push into mobile gaming under the PlayStation banner

Sony is cooking up a big push into mobile gaming with a new mobile gaming strategy taking shape. The company’s plans have been revealed in a job posting for a new Head of Mobile, PlayStation Studios ad to be located in either San ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 12 Apr 2021 02:10:00 +0200
One UI? On my iPhone? (Image via MacRumors)

Samsung gives iPhone users a taste of the "other side" with iTest web app

A new web app from Samsung New Zealand helps iPhone users try out Samsung's smartphone interface without buying a new phone. The iTest app is an interactive simulation of Samsung's One UI. However, many of the "apps" and features ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:09:00 +0200
The THX Onyx is an on-the-go audiophile's dream. (Image: THX)

The THX Onyx USB-C dongle is a MQA with hi-res audio DAC, works with iPhones, Androids, PCs and Macs

THX has unveiled the Onyx, a portable hi-res audio DAC that is compatible with both Android and iPhones as well as PCs and Macs. The new device features a high-quality ESS DAC, a THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA) and includ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 12:53:00 +0200
Is the Surface Pro 7

Microsoft compares apples to oranges in a new ad pitting the Surface Pro 7 against the iPad Pro 12.9

Microsoft, in an all-out offensive, released a new commercial comparing the Surface Pro 7 to the iPad Pro. While the commercial makes some good points, it omits some key comparisons important to many consumers and overall ignores ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:58:00 +0200
A highly-anticipated feature could be coming to WhatsApp soon

WhatsApp will soon allow users to transfer chats between Android and iOS devices

A future version of WhatsApp will let users migrate their chats data across platforms. The feature is currently available in a beta version of the app and only allows iOS to Android transfers. There is no word as to when it will b...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0200
NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition is one of the latest titles on Apple Arcade. (Image: 2K Games)

Apple announces Arcade expansion with new titles, "Classics" and "Greats" sections added

Apple has announced an expansion to its Apple Arcade subscription gaming service. Along with new titles including NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, Star Trek: Legends and The Oregon Trail, it has added two new categories called Timeless Cl...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 11:13:00 +0200
Cortana on Android and iOS is no more. (Image source: Microsoft)

Cortana on Android and iOS is no more; Microsoft recommends using its To Do app instead

Microsoft has pulled the Cortana apps for Android and iOS from their respective app stores. The move comes after Microsoft announced that it would stop supporting its Cortana mobile apps, but it also has disabled functionality on ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:01:00 +0200
A 2023 iPhone SE could feature a notchless punch hole display. (Image: Cult of Mac)

A notchless iPhone of our dreams could launch as a redesigned iPhone SE in 2023

Apple’s next iPhone SE refresh is expected to feature the same “classic” design and 4.7-inch LCD display when it launches in 2022. However, it sounds like a purported 2023 iPhone SE model will be much more interesting with a rumor...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 12:10:00 +0200
PUBG Mobile has amassed an impressive 1 billion downloads

PUBG Mobile becomes the third mobile game to cross 1 billion downloads on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

The massively-popular PUBG Mobile has finally crossed the magical 1 billion downloads mark on Android and iOS. The game continues to remain relevant despite being banned in one of the most lucrative markets in the world, India. PU...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 19:52:00 +0100
The 2021 iPad Pro could sport an Apple A14X system-on-a-chip. (Image source: Apple/Wccftech - edited)

New iPad Pro tablets look set to be powered by A14X SoC that can deliver Apple M1-like performance

It has been reported that the upcoming Apple iPad Pro refresh might feature A14X chips that can offer performance on a similar level as the M1 silicon. The information in regard to the A14X SoC has derived from code for iOS 14.5, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:01:00 +0100
The new Touch ID tech could make its way to the iPhone 12's successor (Image source: Apple)

Apple's rumored off-axis light-based Touch ID system could make its way onto the iPhone 13, alongside Face ID

A US patent filing strongly hints at Apple's plans for the future of Touch ID. Cupertino's alleged "off-axis angular light" based fingerprint scanning tech has the potential to work faster while being more secure than existing und...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:21:00 +0100
The next key upgrade for the iPad Air line is epxected to be the addition of an OLED display. (Image: Apple)

Kuo: OLED iPad Air and mini-LED MacBook Air inbound for 2022

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new research note forecasting that Apple’s ‘Air’ models will get upgraded displays in 2022. According to Kuo, the iPad Air will get an upgraded OLED display in the second half of 2022 while ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:33:00 +0100
The next-gen Apple AirPods will feature an upgraded AirPods Pro-like design, improved audio and better battery life. (Image: Gizmochina)

Latest AirPods 3 leak confirms AirPods Pro-like redesign, tips improved audio, longer battery life, March 23 launch

The latest AirPods 3 leak seems to confirm that Apple’s major redesign of its next-gen buds will lean heavily on the look of the AirPods Pro. There will be important differences, however, including a lack of silicone ear tips and ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 03:08:00 +0100
An x-ray of an iPhone 12 showing internal packaging including the battery. (Image: Creative Electron)

Apple patents point to larger batteries in future iPhones by eliminating wasted space and using anti-swelling tech

Two newly discovered Apple patents reveal how the company may be working to improve the battery life of its devices. One seeks to eliminate potential wasted space inside an iPhone while the other would utilize smart technologies t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 12 Mar 2021 11:07:00 +0100
You can finally transfer your iCloud Photos to Google Photos. (Image: Apple)

Apple finally makes it possible to move photos from iCloud Photos to Google Photos

Apple has launched a new cloud-based tool for transferring user photos from iCloud Photos to Google Photos. Previously, users would have had to download photos from iCloud Photos and manually reupload them to Google Photos, a labo...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:57:00 +0100
The Marshall Mode II are the first TWS earbuds from the famous marque. (Image: Marshall)

Marshall joins the TWS party with the Mode II Earbuds

Marshall has launched its first TWS earbuds joining a highly competitive field of listening options. The new Marshall Mode II true wireless earbuds of course carry the famous Marshall name to help them stand out from the crowd, bu...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 10:50:00 +0100
In Fantasian for Apple Arcade, monsters can be banished to the Dimengeon to await their ultimate demise collectively. (Image via Mistwalker)

New JRPG from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi coming to Apple Arcade

Fantasian is a new JRPG headed for Apple Arcade. Written by Hironobu Sakaguchi and featuring a soundtrack by Nobuo Uematsu, Fantasian throws players into a multi-dimensional world constructed from over 150 hand-made dioramas. Game...
Sam Medley, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:39:00 +0100
PUBG: New State is coming to iOS and Android later this year. (Image: Krafton)

PUBG: New State is coming to iOS and Android, puts a futuristic and dystopian spin on the franchise

The rumored new PUBG title is real and it is called PUBG: New State. The game features everything gamers have loved about the original title, but is set in 2051 with more advanced weapons and technology necessitating new tactics t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:14:00 +0100
If Apple does relase a foldable iPhone, it could look like this concept render. (Image: iOS Beta News)

iPhone foldable still years from launch, might not see the light of day

Apple has been working on at least two different foldable iPhone prototypes or concepts with a view to potentially bringing one of the designs to market. However, a new report suggests that the company is only lukewarm on the idea...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 04:01:00 +0100
Epic Games files more legal action against Apple. (Source: Epic Games)

Epic Games brings its "Free Fortnite" battle to European shores with a new EC antitrust complaint

Epic Games has stepped its dispute with Apple over developer remuneration by filing an official antitrust complaint with the European Commission (EC). It alleges that competition in the app-distribution and payment markets has bee...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:19:00 +0100
An image of a third-party MagSafe battery pack already on the market. (Image: Charge Fast)

Apple working on MagSafe wireless power bank charging accessory for iPhone 12

Apple is working on a new yet to be announced external battery pack for the iPhone 12 range. The accessory will use Apple’s MagSafe magnetic adapter tech to attach to the rear of an iPhone and charge wirelessly over the Qi protoco...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 09:05:00 +0100
Google is moving on with its Stadia project. (Source: Google)

Google announces plan to bring 100 or more new games to Stadia in 2021, Far Cry 6 included

Google has effectively given up on making first-party games for its streaming service Stadia. However, it has committed to bringing more titles from external studios to the platform in the course of 2021. They are slated to includ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 23:56:00 +0100
Matte is allegedly back again in the

The iPhone 13 Pro is slated to boast an always-on feature for its 120Hz ProMotion display

The next Pro-grade iPhones are currently tipped to get LTPO displays. They are also rumored to finally upgrade to 120Hz refresh rates – and to always-on displays, according to the latest leak. The successors to the 12 series are a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 23:03:00 +0100
WhatsApp faces opposition to its plans in India. (Source: WhatsApp)

India’s Supreme Court admonishes WhatsApp over user privacy

The WhatsApp privacy policy change, in which the company will oblige users to agree to hand the data they have given it to Facebook, has caused controversy and virtual boycotts worldwide. However, the EU market is effectively immu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 15 Feb 2021 21:57:00 +0100
Even though the iPhone 12 Mini hasn't sold well, Apple may still launch an iPhone 13 Mini. (Image via Apple)

Apple iPhone 13 Mini still on the table despite lagging sales of iPhone 12 Mini

Despite low sales of the iPhone 12 Mini, sources have told noted tipster Jon Prosser that Apple will launch an iPhone 13 Mini. According to these sources, the main reason the iPhone 12 Mini floundered was the success of the iPhone...
Sam Medley, Sun, 14 Feb 2021 22:57:00 +0100
A new law could change how apps are distributed on iOS and Android. (Image: royalty free)

Proposed law in North Dakota may force Apple and Google to allow alternative app stores on mobile phones

A proposed North Dakota law will force Apple and Google to allow developers alternative options for distributing iOS and Android apps, respectively. The bill will also allow developers to receive in-app payments through any method...
Sam Medley, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 19:05:00 +0100
Contact tracing apps seem to work, at least according to Oxford University. (Image source: Yahoo News)

Researchers claim that the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app has prevented almost 600,000 infections in England and Wales

According to new data from Oxford University, the Contact Tracing app may already saved thousands of lives in England and Wales by telling more than 1.7 million people to isolate. Apparently, the app has been downloaded over 21 mi...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 23:46:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 (Pro model pictured) have sold in their millions in the US market. (Image source: Apple/Counterpoint - edited)

Gargantuan iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 sales help Apple almost erase Motorola and Alcatel from the US market as the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 just keep Google alive

A Counterpoint report has stated that Apple managed to sell over 9.5 million iPhones in the US market alone in December 2020. This gave the iPhone 12 maker a huge 64% of the market share, leaving Samsung in second on 20%. Google m...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 07 Feb 2021 10:51:00 +0100
The latest app rankings by download. (Source: SensorTower)

Telegram is the most downloaded mobile app for January 2021 as WhatsApp slips to fifth

Telegram was #9 on SensorTower's list of most downloaded (non-game) mobile app in December 2020. Fast forward one month, however, and it had jumped up to #1. WhatsApp and Instagram were #3 and #4 at the end of 2020, but fell to #5...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 06 Feb 2021 21:49:00 +0100
iOS 14.4 can use a new hardware message. (Source: YouTube)

iOS 14.4 contains a new anti-independent repair message along with security upgrades

The latest version of iOS (14.4) is now available as a stable update. Installing it causes a new kind of "important hardware message" to pop up should an iPhone detect that its rear camera module has been unofficially replaced. Ap...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 16:50:00 +0100
League of Legends: Wild Rift

League of Legends: Wild Rift Android benchmarks and iOS benchmarks

MOBA on mobile. With Wild Rift, League of Legends has been completely redeveloped for mobile devices. In this way, mobile gamers can also take part in the fast-paced action in the fantasy realm of Runeterra. We give an overview of the game and test its performance on various smartphones.
Florian Schmitt, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 22:49:00 +0100
Despite overall sales growth the iPhone 12 Mini continues to be an underperformer (Image source: Apple)

iPhone 12 series projected to sell over 55 million units by Q1 2021: budget iPhone 12 Mini flops, however

A recent Cowen analysts' reports paints a rosy picture for Apple iPhone sales this year. The complete iPhone 12 lineup is expected to sell over 55 million units by the end of Q1 2021. The iPhone 12 Mini, however, Apple's budget pl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:22:00 +0100
newhacker1746 managed to get the Ubuntu CLI and GUI up and running on his iPhone (Image source: Daniel Rodriguez)

A hacker managed to get Ubuntu up and running on an iPhone 7

Redditor newhacker1746 managed to get Ubuntu up and running on an A10-powered Apple iPhone 7, after using the Checkra1n jailbreak exploit.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:14:00 +0100
The new HP Elite Wireless Earbuds. (Source: HP)

CES 2021 | The HP Elite Wireless Earbuds are a new option for work video calls

HP asserts that its new Elite-series earbuds are an enterprise-grade way of introducing wireless audio into your professional online conferencing set-up. They are rated for both passive and active noise cancellation (PNC and ANC),...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 02:00:00 +0100
According to the Mac Otakara report, we could see an updated Apple AirPods Pro as early as April (Image source: Apple)

Mac Otakara report hints that a new iPhone SE and AirPods Pro are set to arrive in April

According to a report by the Japan-based publication, Apple suppliers in China are already working on a new iPhone SE version, alongside the AirPods Pro 2. While further details about the devices aren’t, we expect to hear more in ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 10 Jan 2021 13:56:00 +0100
The App Store is a money-making machine. (Image: App Store logo w/ edits)

Apple App Store customers spend almost US$2 billion over Christmas week, $540 million on New Year's Day alone

Apple App Store users spent a record US$540 million on New Year's Day, capping off a week that saw total App Store spending of $1.8 billion. The App Store continues to be one of Apple's most successful lines of business; since its...
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 19:39:00 +0100
A Galaxy Z Flip-like iPhone foldable concept. (Image: iOS Beta News)

Two distinct foldable iPhone prototypes pass Foxconn durability testing

Foxconn is said to have successfully completed durability testing for two different Apple iPhone foldable prototypes. According to Taiwanese supply chain rag, Money UDN, the two prototypes are said to resemble the Samsung Galaxy Z...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 03 Jan 2021 06:09:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

90% Apple iPhone 12 mini Review - Small smartphone with small display

So cute! Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger, but Apple offers a real alternative with the iPhone 12 mini, which is unique in the high-end segment with its 5.4-inch screen. However, the small form factor also poses problems. Find out whether Apple's mini mix works out in this review.
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 5.40" | 133 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 25 Dec 2020 04:01:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 M1

The new Apple MacBook Pro 13 M1 is very good, but where are the Pro features compared to the MacBook Air?

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 is much more powerful and manages longer battery runtimes thanks to the new M1 processor. However, there are not many reasons why you should not just get the more affordable MacBook Air.
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 22 Dec 2020 02:07:00 +0100
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

91% Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

Revolutionary or unnecessary? In addition to the MacBook Air, Apple also equips the entry-level MacBook Pro 13 with the new M1 processor. The performance is much higher than before, but can it justify the higher price compared to the MacBook Air? And are there any other differences?
Apple M1 | Apple M1 8-Core GPU | 13.30" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 20 Dec 2020 01:38:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 runs well on Android and iOS devices. (Image source: Apple & CD Projekt Red)

Cyberpunk 2077 runs better on iPhones and iPads than it does on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One

With Google Stadia available on iPhones and iPads via a web app, people have been seeing how well Cyberpunk 2077 runs. It turns out the likes of the iPhone 12 Pro do a better job of playing CD Projekt Red's latest triple-A title t...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Dec 2020 15:13:00 +0100
Stadia is now available on another platform. (Source: Google)

Google's Stadia comes to iOS via Safari web app

Google's game streaming platform Stadia is now available on iOS. It is not on the App Store, however, having taken NVIDIA GeForce NOW's route as a web app onto iPhones. Therefore, users with these devices can now log into the sevi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Dec 2020 00:11:00 +0100
iOS 14 has a new update. (Source: Apple)

The new iOS update adds AirPods Max support, SMS receipt failure fix and 25fps recording

Apple has now issued iOS and iPadOS updates to version 14.3. It contains some previously-promised features, which include ProRAW support in the Pro iPhone 12 variants, not to mention Apple Fitness+. It also reportedly fixes some i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 14 Dec 2020 23:58:00 +0100
The maker of Cydia is suing Apple to force the Cupertino colossus to allow other app distribution methods on iOS. (Image via Cydia)

Founder of Cydia, the jailbroken iOS app store, files suit against Apple for anti-competitive behavior

Jay Freeman, the developer of the Cydia app store, has filed suit against Apple for monopolistic practices that have shut alternative app distribution methods out of iOS. If Freeman wins this suit, it could force Apple to allow an...
Sam Medley, Fri, 11 Dec 2020 23:17:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 12 and other models apparently suffer from battery drain issues on iOS 14.2 (Source: Apple)

Not on iOS 14.2 yet? Might want to wait for the next update, because this one causes severe battery drain

In addition to the shortened battery life, the bug that seems to be affecting various handsets on iOS 14.2 also leads to longer charge times than usual. According to some users, their handsets (older ones in most cases, but also i...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:21:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

89% Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Smartphone Review – Large High-End Apple Phone

Ginormous performance. LiDAR sensor, ceramic shield, 5G, MagSafe. Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max high-end smartphone features the latest technology, albeit the differences to the iPhone 12 Pro are small. Find out in our test who this ginormous smartphone is for.
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 6.70" | 228 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 02:29:00 +0100
Apple is offering gift cards or discounts with its Black Friday through Cyber Monday event. (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Apple gift card giveaway Black Friday through Cyber Monday: US$150/£120/€150 with a MacBook Pro 16 purchase or US$50/£40/€50 with an iPhone 11

Apple is running a gift card giveaway Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Qualifying purchases will see the buyer rewarded with a card worth from US$25/£20/€25 up to US$150/£120/€150. The deal includes many major Apple products suc...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 07:44:00 +0100
The new MacBook Air with Apple M1 SoC costs from US$999. (Image source: Apple)

ARM-based M1 in MacBook Air destroys AnTuTu benchmark and all the Apple silicon can go home now

The ARM-based Apple M1 chip has made a star turn appearance on the AnTuTu benchmark as the key component in a MacBook Air. The M1 managed to rack up way over one million points, leaving the Apple silicon, including the A12Z Bionic...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:17:00 +0100
NVIDIA's GeForce Now web app could offer iPhone and iPad users a PC gaming experience if Apple doesn't clamp down (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA bypasses Apple's streaming restrictions by launching GeForce Now as a Safari web app

Bypassing Apple's onerous restrictions on game streaming apps on the iOS App Store, including individual game certification and approval, NVIDIA recently launched a beta version of its GeForce Now service as a web app for the Safa...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:38:00 +0100
Ashley Johnson has been nominated for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II. (Image source: Sony)

The Last of Us Part II dominates The Game Awards 2020 nominations while indie title Hades leads the chasing pack

The PlayStation 4 smash-hit adventure game The Last of Us Part II has amassed 10 nominations for The Game Awards 2020, including in the Game of the Year category. Indie hit Hades managed to grab eight nominations, while the critic...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:52:00 +0100
How big are the differences between the iPhone 11 Pro's and 12 Pro's cameras?

Camera Comparison: Apple iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 11 Pro

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro has finally arrived, and it does everything better. How well does, for example, the camera perform? And how much better is it than last year’s iPhone 11 Pro’s? Do the minor differences found on the spec sheet really justify switching? Let’s find out!
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:33:00 +0100
iPad Air 4 and iPhone 12 Pro are both based around the A14

Apple A14 Bionic Performance Differences

News from our test lab: The various Apple A14 Bionic-based devices seem to differ in terms of performance. Some of these differences may actually be on purpose. Find out more below.
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:33:00 +0100
iPhone 12 Pro OLED flicker

iPhone 12 Pro: Pulse Width Modulation for the OLED Display

Straight from our test lab: just like all OLED displays the iPhone 12 Pro’s will also be utilizing Pulse Width Modulation for brightness regulation. We took a closer look at it and would like to present you with our findings.
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:33:00 +0100
Some OriginOS features. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo unveils OriginOS, a new software skin packed full of custom features

Vivo held its Developer Conference today (November 18, 2020). This event was dominated by the introduction of OriginOS, a new UI the OEM has developed in order to replace Funtouch OS on its smartphones. With its adaptive, dynamic ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 and Apple iPhone 11 are two of the world's best-selling smartphones. (Image source: Xiaomi/Apple - edited)

Redmi Note 9 ships in its millions for Q3 2020 but can't hold a candle to the global popularity of the iPhone 11

Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi have taken up all 10 places in the Q3 2020 table for most shipped smartphones of the quarter. While Samsung has five different Galaxy A-branded devices in the charts and Xiaomi has great results with the...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 15:55:00 +0100
iSH is a Unix shell for iOS. (Image via iSH)

Unix shell app for iOS threatened with removal, but Apple backtracks on decision

An app that allows iOS users to run a Unix shell on their iDevice was under threat of removal from the App Store. However, Apple apparently reversed its decision, allowing the app to stay up. This could open the door for more scri...
Sam Medley, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 04:52:00 +0100
Square Enix reports a good half-year of business. (Source: Square Enix)

Square Enix reports its latest half-yearly financial results

Square Enix has published its earnings report for the last 6 months (ending on September 30, 2020). It claims to have made 172.7 billion yen (~US$1.7 billion), or 46% more in sales year-on-year (YoY), for this period. This was att...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 08 Nov 2020 22:25:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 12

88% Apple iPhone 12 Smartphone Review - Apple phone with 5G

New old look. The iPhone 12 is more angular than its predecessor and finally features 5G and an OLDED display. It is a lot lighter and slimmer than last year's model. Find out whether Apple has once again landed a big hit in our review.
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 6.10" | 162 g
Florian Schmitt, Sat, 07 Nov 2020 18:05:00 +0100
WhatsApp is rolling out new disappearing messages and storage management featuares to iOS and Android users. (Image Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp rolling out disappearing messages and storage management tool for iOS and Android, new Vacation Mode in testing

WhatsApp is gradually rolling out two new features to iOS and Android users. Disappearing messages brings added privacy to WhatsApp chats by deleting messages automatically within seven days. There's also a new storage management ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 04 Nov 2020 16:11:00 +0100
The TONE FREEs are back, with ANC this time. (Source: LG)

The latest version of LG's signature TWS earbuds have ANC

LG now has a few generations of its TONE FREE AirPod-clones under its belt. Now, it has announced a new one. These buds look much like the old, except that they support active noise-cancelling (ANC) this time. Their series' UVnano...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:39:00 +0100
The Huami Amazfit Pop comes in pink, black, and turquoise. (Image source: Huami - edited)

Huami Amazfit Pop smartwatch launched: Flagship features such as blood oxygen level measurement and atrial fibrillation monitoring for just 349 yuan (US$52)

Huami has launched the Amazfit Pop smartwatch in China for a surprisingly low price: 349 yuan (US$52). The bright and breezy wearable features non-medical grade monitors for blood oxygen saturation, atrial fibrillation, sleep qual...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:41:00 +0200
Apple's new iPhone 12 range uses last year's Snapdragon X55 modem. (Image: Apple)

Apple's iPhone 12 range uses Qualcomm's superseded Snapdragon X55 5G modems

We now have one potential explanation for why the new iPhone 12 models drain battery more quickly than they otherwise might. Although Apple is using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G modem, it is the older X55 component from last year, rat...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:22:00 +0200
The EZVIZ C3X camera. (Source: EZVIZ)

EZVIZ releases the C3X night-vision security camera in the UK

The C3X is an external home-security camera of the type that integrates AI so as to distinguish potentially dangerous moving objects such as people and cars in the vicinity from others such as animals. Its maker EZVIZ also claims ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:54:00 +0200
While the iPhone 12 Mini is

Xiaomi Mi 11 SE or Redmi K40 Mini could be on the cards thanks to iPhone 12 Mini admiration

A social media post by Lu Weibing has led to some speculation that Xiaomi or Redmi could be planning a diminutive variant of a future flagship along the lines of the iPhone 12 Mini. A Xiaomi Mi 11 SE or Redmi K40 Mini would certai...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 11:43:00 +0200
The new Enco X earbuds. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO Enco X are new ANC TWS earbuds tuned by Dynaudio

OPPO has launched the latest addition to its Enco series of TWS earbuds. They are equipped with a dual-core chipset to control their active noise cancelling (ANC) features. The OEM also describes them as having been developed in p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:14:00 +0200
The iTouch Sport 2. (Source: iTouch)

iTouch launches its Sport 2 Smartwatch with a new body-temperature sensor

iTouch is a wearables brand with a main presence in the United States. It has announced its second-gen Sport smartwatch, which has a new kind of sensor: one that tracks body temperature and alerts the user if it becomes elevated. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Oct 2020 18:17:00 +0200
The upcoming iPhone 12 could lack a 120 Hz display to ensure adequate battery life (Image source: EverythingApplePro)

With Apple allegedly prioritizing battery life and 5G on the iPhone 12, iPhones might only get 120 Hz displays next year

Tipster @jon_prosser claimed that Apple's alleged decision to skip on a 120 Hz iPhone 12 display was "100 percent" because of battery life concerns, with the 5G radio taking priority. This might mean that 120 Hz displays will only...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 12 Oct 2020 20:31:00 +0200

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)