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Here's our first look at the upcoming iPhone 12 series

Latest iPhone 12 leak showcases screen sizes, LiDAR sensor, camera setup, and more

Apple's much-awaited iPhone 12 series is reportedly in its final prototyping stages. The base iPhone 12 will come with an 5.4 or 6.1-inch screen and two cameras, while the larger iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come with ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:29:00 +0200
The paid music-streaming market breakdown for 2019. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

Subscription-based music-streaming increased by 32% in 2019

According to a new Counterpoint Research report, music-streaming service subscriptions have increased in 2019 compared to 2018. Spotify has retained the top spot in this market year-on-year (YoY), also other popular platforms such...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Apr 2020 21:33:00 +0200
The average weekly gaming-app download counts shot up in 1Q2020. (Source: AppAnnie)

A new report details the time (and money) spent on apps in 2020 so far

A research group has released its report on app use and purchasing for the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). It has concluded that the average amount of time spent on them per week increased by 20% year-on-year (YoY). In addition, a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 05 Apr 2020 20:30:00 +0200
Future iPhones may function better around water. (Source: Pxhere)

The iPhone of the future may work underwater and have advanced auto-rotation

Apple has filed patents that would allow a device's screen to respond to the user while immersed in water and that allow for rotation that adapts to a human face's orientation. These documents' images suggest that they are intende...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:10:00 +0200
The new Blink Mini has plenty of features for just US$35. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon launches Blink Mini camera with motion detection for just US$35

Amazon has launched the Blink Mini, it’s latest home security camera. The diminutive device integrates seamlessly with Amazon’s other Blink products as well as its Alex line of voice-controlled devices.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:57:00 +0200
Screenshots from Spyjinx, the latest mobile game from Epic Games. (Source: Epic Games)

Epic Games partners with J.J. Abrams on Spyjinx mobile game for iOS, Android

Fortnite maker Epic Games has teamed with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams on a new mobile game for iOS and Android. Dubbed ‘Spyjinx’, the new game will pit players against each other in a multiplayer that mixes action-strategy with...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:55:00 +0200
The new Fitbit Charge 4. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit launches the Charge 4 and 4 Special Edition

Fitbit has unleashed its latest Charge 4 and 4 SE band-style wearables. These devices look much like their predecessors, but now pack advanced features such as on-board GPS. The OEM also claims that they are rated for up to 7 days...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:48:00 +0200
Multi-device support will come to a future version of WhatsApp

Future version of WhatsApp could let you run the application on multiple devices

Users will soon be able to use a single WhatsApp account across multiple devices. The feature was first spotted in the beta version of WhatsApp, and is expected to make its way to a stable release in the near future. The chances o...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:59:00 +0200
The new 2020 iPad Pro features a LiDAR scanner in its new camera array. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: 2020 11-inch iPad Pro with A12Z Bionic SoC, Wi-Fi 6 and LiDAR scanner

Apple’s new iPad Pro is here and, as usual, there is at least an element of controversy surrounding its launch. If it isn’t claims of Bendgate 3.0, it is the classic fanboy angst caused by our revelation that the A12Z powering the new iPad is a re-binned A12X with its 8th GPU enabled. We’ve got our hands on the 11-inch model and have some first impressions for you.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:59:00 +0200
Apple's market-leading mobile ARM-based SoCs are headed into 'several' new MacBooks and Macs in 2021. (Source: Apple)

Kuo: A wholesale transition for Apple to ARM MacBooks and Macs to start next year - as we predicted

In his latest research note, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has forecast that Apple will make a large-scale transition to ARM-based MacBooks and Macs in 2021. Previously Kuo had indicated 2021 would be when the first ARM-ba...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:23:00 +0100
Native trackpad support along with a new Magic Keyboard with touchpad brings intruiging possibilities. (Source: Apple)

Native trackpad support on iPad Pro opens the door to dual booting Windows 10 on ARM

Apple has long supported the ability for the Mac to be able to dual boot into Windows via Bootcamp. Now that it comes with native trackpad support, it opens up the intriguing possibility of dual booting into Windows 10 on ARM.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 02:07:00 +0100
The new Black Shark FunCooler Pro. (Source: Black Shark)

Xiaomi's Black Shark releases the FunCooler Pro for gaming phones

The Xiaomi sub-brand Black Shark has a new accessory: the FunCooler Pro. This, as it may sound, is a smartphone attachment with a fan intended to manage device temperatures while gaming. It has adjustable clamps, and may thus fit ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:44:00 +0100
AirPower as it was first conceived. (Source: Apple)

Rumor: iPhone 12 Pro could go portless, explains renewed interest in AirPower

The failed AirPower project has been revived within Apple, according to tipster Jon Prosser, because the company is keen to push forward with a portless iPhone. Although not calling out the iPhone 12 Pro to get a portless design, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:37:00 +0100
The new Reolink Lumus. (Source: Reolink)

The new Reolink Lumus Wi-Fi security camera also has a motion-activated spotlight

Most IP and Wi-Fi-connected home security cameras are designed to simply detect suspicious movement on a property. However, the Lumus may improve on such products from Reolink in that it also has a built-in spotlight. This augment...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Apple's AirPower Qi-enabled wireless charging mat was publicly announced then, embarrinsly, publicly cancelled. (Source: Apple)

Rumor: Apple is having a crack at resuscitating its failed AirPower charging mat

Apple is said to be working once again on its failed AirPower project. The tip comes from Jon Prosser who has been a fountain of hot Apple tips lately yesterday pointing to a 5G iPad Pro model he says will debut later this year.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:18:00 +0100
The new iPad Pro might not be so new come the end of 2020. (Source: Apple)

Rumor: Apple prepping 5G iPad Pro with A14X chip for late 2020

Tipster Jon Prosser has been particularly active lately with leaks camp out of the Apple camp. His latest is rather juicy predicting that Apple will release a iPad Pro model with 5G connectivity later this year with an all-new A14...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:09:00 +0100
The new Powerbeats earphones. (Source: Apple)

Apple releases new Powerbeats: less expensive than the Pros, but not TWS

Apple has debuted a refreshed pair of Powerbeats for 2020. These new products look much the same as their predecessors, although they have comparably extended battery life and Audio Sharing. They are available from now for ~US$150...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:00:00 +0100
The new iPad Pro continues to offer just 10 hours of battery life. (Source: Apple)

The new iPad Pro is exciting in many ways, but its battery life is pathetic

There is a lot to like about the new iPad Pro. Its new LiDAR scanner is certainly cutting-edge and its new Magic Keyboard accessory is everything Apple fans have been wanting. But its battery life continues to be stuck at 10 hours...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:40:00 +0100
The new LiDAR scanner sits to the right and inbetween the 10 MP and 12 MP cameras. (Source: Apple)

A closer look at the LiDAR scanner on the new iPad Pro

Instead of using a standard 3D ToF sensor for its new iPad Pro, Apple has upped the ante by using a LiDAR scanner instead. It has opted for the more advanced technology to take the augmented reality capabilities of the iPad Pro to...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 15:15:00 +0100
Yes, that is actually a trackpad on an offical Apple iPad Pro keyboard! (Source: Apple)

A closer look at the new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard with trackpad support

The wait is over for the long sought after trackpad support for Apple’s iPad range. The launch of the new iPad Pro also brings with it an all-new keyboard that drops the infamous butterfly mechanism in favor of Apple’s revised Mag...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:36:00 +0100
The Korg Kaosillator app for iOS and Android is free for a limited time. (Source: Korg)

Korg, Moog make synth apps free in response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus

With the new coronavirus forcing most of us to stay at home, we are all going to be looking for things to do to keep us entertained. Enter Korg and Moog, which have both made a couple of their popular synth apps available to downl...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 09:38:00 +0100
Apple is being selective about COVID-19-related apps in the App Store. (Image Source: Dice Insights)

Apple extremely wary about COVID-19 apps on the App Store

Apple has announced that only developers from specific credible entities can publish apps pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic on the App Store. This is being done to curb the spread of misinformation and provide users access to re...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:51:00 +0100
An alleged Apple A14 SoC has been racking up huge Geekbench 5 scores. (Image source: Web24 News)

Alleged Apple A14 Geekbench results show potential iPhone 12 chip clocked at 3.1 GHz outscoring all previous iPhone SoCs and even the iPad Pro

Some extraordinary Geekbench results for a supposed Apple A14 SoC have been posted on the Weibo social network. The apparent mixture of Geekbench 4 and 5 information reveals that the chip was clocked at 3,090 MHz and features 6 co...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:47:00 +0100
Apple's WWDC is going online for the first time. (Source: Apple)

Apple 'invents' a new kind of WWDC for 2020

Apple has announced that its WWDC event will not be live as usual this year. Instead, it will have an online format. This will include a "full program" of sessions and a keynote that will appeal to developers, consumers and other ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Mar 2020 21:25:00 +0100
Mozilla will update KaiOS in fundamental and vital ways soon. (Credit: TechAltar via YouTube)

Mozilla and KaiOS' new partnership may result in a better future for feature phones

Phones that run neither Android nor iOS have been falling behind in terms of their browser and web-based support. Mozilla and KaiOS (the mobile platform most likely to run on such devices) have addressed this through a new partner...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:19:00 +0100
The latest high-end Tag Heuer Connected Android Wear-powered smartwatch has landed. (Source: Tag Heuer)

Tag Heuer launches third-gen luxury Connected smartwatch powered by Qualcomm this time around

Swiss luxury watch maker Tag Heuer has launched its third-generation Connected smartwatch. The most notable change, in addition to a more refined design, is a switch from an Intel chipset to Qualcomm’s 2018 Snapdragon Wear 3100 So...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 11:45:00 +0100
The Apple Watch 6 might look like this. (Source: YouTube)

Apple Watch 6: a new leak may reveal some upcoming features

Some code allegedly derived from an as-yet unreleased version of iOS also reportedly offers insight into watchOS 7, software that may debut with the next Apple Watch. It hints at additions such as sleep tracking and a new mode for...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 22:37:00 +0100
The Vecnos 360 camera. (Source: Vecnos)

Vecnos teases an upcoming novel, ultra-compact 360-degree camera

Vecnos, a spin-off from Ricoh, has announced that it will release its first product soon. It will be a 360-degree camera that may compete with similar devices from GoPro or Insta360. However, this one may come in a much more porta...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 23:07:00 +0100
The new Casio EDIFICE ECB10. (Source: Casio)

Casio's latest EDIFICE watches have a full-time smartphone link

Casio has released analog watches that can use Bluetooth before. However, it claims that the most recent models with this feature are updated in that they stay connected to a phone on a more consistent basis. These new EDIFICE var...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Mar 2020 19:16:00 +0100
Image via Konami

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night launches on iOS and Android

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, widely regarded as one of the best games of all time, is now available on iOS and Android. The port retains the same beautiful pixel art as the PSX original. While gamers can use an on-screen vi...
Sam Medley, Thu, 05 Mar 2020 18:05:00 +0100
Dark mode for WhatsApp is now available. (Image Source: WhatsApp)

Hello Darkness: WhatsApp dark mode now rolling out globally to Android and iOS users

WhatsApp is globally rolling out dark mode for Android and iOS users after more than a month of beta testing. The Facebook-owned company says that dark mode is designed to lower eye strain in low light environments. While iOS user...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:17:00 +0100
The best video smartphones in the test: All against the iPhone

The best video smartphones in the test: All against the iPhone

Action! We test the best smartphones for videography and let them compete against each other in a direct comparison. The iPhone 11 Pro is considered to be the top device in this discipline, but the competition in the form of the Galaxy Note 10+, Mate 30 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi Note 10 can also convince. Find out which is the top smartphone in the review.
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:34:00 +0100
Apple's custom A-series ARM-based chipsets are market leading. (Source: Wccftech)

A wholesale transition for Apple to ARM-based chips is on the cards and here's why

Ming-Chi Kuo got tongues wagging this week with an investor note tipping the first ARM-based Mac will arrive in early 2021. While most people expect Apple to dip their toes in the water with a MacBook Air-like model, a wholesale transition from Intel x86 to to ARM in quick time is feasible.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 01 Mar 2020 06:40:00 +0100
The new Kami Wire-Free Outdoor Camera. (Source: Kami)

Kami releases its 100% wireless, weather-resistant outdoor IP security camera

Kami - YI Technology's new home-security brand - has released its new Wire-Free Outdoor Camera. As it lacks the need for connectivity hubs and has batteries that can be recharged in a USB-powered holder, it can be installed anywhe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 27 Feb 2020 21:24:00 +0100
Image via 91mobiles/Ben Geskin

Cards to grid: iOS 14 will bring grid-style multitask view to iPhone

A new video of an iPhone claimed to run iOS 14 shows off a new grid-style multitasking view similar to the one running on iPadOS. Ben Geskin, the tipster behind this video, claims that this multitasking view is one of four options...
Sam Medley, Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:53:00 +0100
Some private WhatsApp group invite links may be searchable. (Source: WhatsApp)

App researchers report that WhatsApp group invites are searchable online

WhatsApp sets a lot of store by the privacy in messaging it supposedly offers. However, allegations that links that invite new users to private groups are searchable online have recently emerged. This is due to the fact Google has...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:14:00 +0100
Apple could be releasing an iPad Pro with three cameras soon. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

Rumor | Apple may release new iPad Pro model in March

Apple may release a revamped version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. According to Digitimes, Apple will launch an iPad Pro 12.9 with a triple camera array similar to that found on the iPhone 11 Pro next month, though shipments won't pe...
Sam Medley, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 04:50:00 +0100
Coronavirus has sickened iPhone sales revenue. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

Apple lowers revenue expectations for Q1 2020 due to coronavirus

Apple will not hit its estimated revenue target for this quarter. Citing supply chain restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak and falling demand in China, the Cupertino colossus will pull in lower-than-expected revenue. Ap...
Sam Medley, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:58:00 +0100
The new Canon EOS Rebel T8i. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches the EOS Rebel T8i DSLR

The T8i is the latest in the EOS Rebel series made by Canon. It has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a 45-point all-cross form of auto-focus (AF) with Face Detect. This Rebel is also the first of its line to feature vertical video fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:36:00 +0100
The Snapdragon QTM525 5G antenna may not be used in the 2020 iPhone. (Image via Qualcomm)

Rumor | Apple to develop its own 5G hardware in-house

According to a source familiar with the subject, Apple is currently developing its own 5G antenna to better fit with the 2020 iPhone's design. While it is currently believed that Apple will opt for Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 04:25:00 +0100
Professor Oak joins the battle! (Image via The Official Pokemon YouTube channel)

Pokémon trainers can team up with Professor Oak and Mew in the latest Pokémon Masters update

The latest update for Pokémon Masters, a popular mobile game that takes place in the Pokémon universe, introduces Professor Oak and Mew as a sync pair. Players that complete the game's tutorial by March 15 will unlock the pair, as...
Sam Medley, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:03:00 +0100
Google Maps gets new looks with its 15th anniversary (Source: Google - The Keyword)

Google Maps turns 15, mobile app with new icon and interface rolls out

Last week, Google Maps celebrated its 15th anniversary and now the mobile apps receive an update that includes quite a few noticeable changes, both functional — more information about transit rides — and visual — a new icon and a ...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:19:00 +0100
The iPhone X can be cracked by Cellebrite's tool. (Source: Business Insider)

Cybersecurity experts: Android phones may now be more secure than iPhones

iPhones are way more secure than Androids, right? Apparently not. A new report with information from forensic experts heavily points towards the reverse being the case. Androids may now be more secure than iPhones, with a Huawei f...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2 will look dated, but will have fresh silicon inside. (Source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksblog)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Expect an avalanche of new Apple gear in 1H20

Well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued his latest research note on Apple’s 2020 product pipeline for TF International Securities and Apple fans are in for a treat if Kuo’s predictions materialize. Among new products ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 05:24:00 +0100
Smart speakers will continue to be big business in the near future. (Source: Google)

The smart speaker market may be worth nearly US$20 billion by 2024

Smart speakers are increasingly popular household items. Their market is now thought to be capable of growing until it is worth US$19.91 billion in 4 years. This success may be driven by the rise of 5G, urbanization, consumer inte...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:41:00 +0100
WiLAN has won a case against Apple. (Source: WiLAN)

Apple now owes WiLAN US$85 million

The Canadian tech patent development group WiLAN has won a court case against Apple in which the former asserted that the latter had used its intellectual property without permission. However, the actual damages involved were to b...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:20:00 +0100
The TV is still the most popular platform for videos. (Source: Philips)

The TV is still the preferred device for content consumption: new report

Today, the world seems filled with screens of high enough resolutions to consume the content they can show regardless of their size or portability. However, a new report shows that TVs have still managed to retain the greatest sha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:48:00 +0100
According to a new rumor, every phone that can run iOS 13 will be able to run iOS 14. (Image via Apple)

Rumor claims iOS 14 will still support iPhone SE, iPhone 6S

A new rumor from French website iPhonesoft claims that iOS 14 will be compatible with the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE. However, the upcoming version of iPadOS will supposedly drop support for the iPad Air 2 and iPad...
Sam Medley, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:57:00 +0100
Ultra-short videos have returned to the mobile device world. (Source: Byte)

Vine regenerates as Byte, a new 6-second video app

Byte has emerged from beta onto the Play Store and the App Store. It, much like its predecessor Vine, allows the user to make videos of 6 seconds in length. Both apps also have a creator in common, who hopes to bring a form of rev...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:03:00 +0100
According to a new report, the Olympus Tough TG-6 counts as an action-cam. (Source: Olympus)

The action-camera market will be worth nearly US$9 billion by 2025

Action cameras are a popular device category, particularly among those who want to record their rugged pursuits wherever they go. A new report indicates that the market in question will grow to be worth US$8.9 billion in the next ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:15:00 +0100

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