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TSMC's new 7nm FinFet fabrication process will be used for the Apple A12. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC 7nm FinFet plans give a big hint about Apple’s future iPhone chips, possibly MacBooks too

TSMC has revealed that its new 7nm FinFet process will deliver mobile chips that are at least 20 percent faster and 40 percent more efficient. It has also revealed that it has developed two separate 7nm FinFet tracks, one optimize...
Apple's 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. (Source: Apple)

Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has officially launched a battery replacement program for some of its recent non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros. The affected devices were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017.
Purported image of the iPhone SE 2 case showing a glass back. (Source: Slashleaks)

iPhone SE 2 could launch in May, Apple could be stuck with Samsung for OLED panels

Apple's iPhone SE sequel could be set for a May launch and will only feature upgraded internals for the most part, according to the latest rumors. Meanwhile, Apple looks like it will have to stick with Samsung as its sole supplier...
Daisy's robotic arm is able to tear down up to 200 handsets per hour. (Source: Apple)

Apple presents Daisy, the iPhone recycling robot

Daisy can dismantle up to 200 handsets per hour while salvaging a variety of materials that can be reused in future devices. This is part of Apple's GiveBack program that incentivizes users to turn in their old models for dismantl...
Since the iPhone SE 2 is said to still feature a 4-inch display, the dreaded notch is most likely to stay away from this model. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple iPhone SE 2 could be announced soon

A recent EEC approval filing revealed that Apple could be preparing to launch a slew of unannounced mobile devices and one of these could be the iPhone SE 2. No specific hardware specs were revealed in the EEC file, but the iPhone...
Microsoft Translator app in action with AI-powered translation (Source: Translator)

Microsoft Translator gets AI-driven offline language packs on Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire

Thanks to the optimizations done in the last few months, the Microsoft Translator app can now use AI-powered offline translation packs without the need of a processor with hardware-accelerated AI capabilities. The new packs are 23...
What Apple's September 2018 iPhone lineup could look like. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumored 6.1-inch notched LCD iPhone could start from just US$550

Apple could be set to introduce the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "9" starting from as low as US$550, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also predicts that Apple will start selling dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) iP...
Acer’s new CXI3 Chromebox series has landed with 8th Gen Intel chips. (Source: Acer)

New Acer Chomebox CXI3 series lands with 8th Gen Intel silicon

Acer has updated its Chromebox line with new 8th Gen Intel Core-series processors up to i7 variants. The new Chromebox CXI3 lineup also feature additional upgrades including USB Type-C ports and M2 SSDs.
Recent Apple leaks have included details about the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iOS 11's gold master code. (Source: Technologizer)

Apple memo about leaks gets leaked

An internal memo warning Apple employees about the consequences of leaking information has been leaked. The tech giant has suffered from a considerable number of leaks in the past, and the memo warns that leakers face losing their...
Telegram founder Pavel Durov, Russia bans Telegram mid-April 2018 (Source: Bloomberg)

Russian authorities ban Telegram

Less than a month since it managed to reach 200 million users within a 30-day period, Telegram Messenger has to take a serious blow as the Russian authorities decide to ban its use in the country. The reason for this decision is t...
Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018 (Source: Gartner)

Demand for PCs up 1.7 percent in EMEA as of Q1 2018

Sales of desktop PCs and laptops are continuing their downward trend into the new year according to Gartner. While EMEA is seeing a slight uptick, the sharper declines in other regions worldwide paint a more pessimistic picture. T...
Luminescence shock avoidance technology could also potentially save battery power. (Source: Gadget Hacks)

Apple patent deals with luminescence shock

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a patent application for “Luminescence shock avoidance in display devices” that was filed by Apple in December 2017. Luminescence shock occurs when a device is tu...
Pre-orders for the Apple HomePod were apparently strong, but sales of the device have been slow. (Source: Apple)

Apple has reportedly reduced HomePod production

A report from Bloomberg has stated that Apple has had to cut manufacturing orders with Inventec in regard to the HomePod. Apparently, the smart speaker has not been selling in huge numbers and Apple workers have commented that sto...
The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

The best alternatives to the Apple MacBook Pro 15

PowerBook. Apple's MacBook Pro 15 offers very high performance. But the world of Windows also has several interesting devices to offer in the area of high-performance 15-inch notebooks. Read on to find out more about our top competitors for Apple's high-end laptop. Updated January 2018.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Update April 2018. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Update April 2018. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Update April 2018. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Update April 2018. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
Image: Macrumors

Apple may copy Huawei's triple camera design next year

The trendsetter may become the copycat: rumors coming out of Taiwan speculate that Apple may be releasing an iPhone with three lenses in 2019, a design that may be inspired by Huawei's P20 Pro.
The Product Red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Special Editions dazzle in glorious red. (Source: Apple)

Apple announces Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has announced the impending release of the Product Red Special Edition iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The devices will be available to order from April 10 and physical units will start appearing in Apple stores in some countrie...
Apple has improved on their 2016 result of 93% of operations running on renewable energy. (Source: Cult of Mac)

Apple claims to be 100% green

Apple has published a press release today claiming that the company is now 100% powered by renewable energy. The tech giant has heavily invested in a number of sustainable energy projects such as wind farms and solar power product...
Image: Apple

Apple will release an updated Mac Pro desktop in 2019, and it will be a complete redesign

In an event hosted for creative professionals earlier today, Apple executives clarified that the new Mac Pro desktop will indeed be released in 2019. In a somewhat surprising move, Apple will be working with professionals outside ...
Is that an iPhone in your pocket...? (Source: Maxim)

Apple rumored to be working on touchless controls and curved screens

A report from Bloomberg has suggested that Apple is working on a couple of interesting features for future smartphone releases. The first feature is touchless gesture controls, which would enable the user to operate the phone by m...
Over one-quarter of all tablets shipped are Apple iPads (Image source: Apple)

Over one-quarter of all tablets shipped are Apple iPads

Analysts are skeptical that the new 2018 9.7-inch iPad with A10 Fusion SoC will be as successful as the last generation iPads. Apple is predicted to lose 0.8 percent of the tablet market YoY while Amazon and Huawei can gain as muc...
Instagram app on Apple Watch, discontinued as of early April 2018

Instagram discontinues its Apple Watch app

After big names like Amazon, eBay, and Twitter discontinued their apps for Apple Watch, the time has come for Instagram to do the same. The Instagram app for Apple's wearable will no longer provide a standalone experience once use...
Apple iPad 6 2018

90% Apple iPad 6 2018 Tablet Review

Now with Pencil support. Apple refreshes its iPad and equips the tablet with a new chip (SoC), and the Apple Pencil is now supported as well. This was reserved for the Pro models until now. Otherwise, there are not many new features, as you can see in our review of the 2018 iPad.
Apple A10 Fusion | Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 9.7" | 469 g
The Apple-designed A11 Bionic is one of the fastest mobile processors on the market. (Source: Apple)

Bloomberg: Apple dumping Intel for its own silicon by 2020

If Intel was counting on keeping Apple as a customer into the future, it might have to think again if a new report from Bloomberg is accurate. The Cupertino giant, which has long made the market-leading silicon powering its iPhone...
Apple iPhone 8 with battery problems

Batterygate: Over 63,000 South Korean customers file a lawsuit against Apple

Although Apple also had some problems with inflated batteries lately, the class action lawsuit involving no less than 63,767 South Korean customers has been filed to seek damages because of the company's intentional CPU throttling...
Palit eGPU enclosure, macOS gets eGPU support with macOS 10.13.4

Support for external graphics cards finally available in macOS

Although using an external GPU on a MacBook was possible in the past by booting up Windows on it, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 finally brings native support for external graphics processors to Apple's operating system. This update al...
Apple iOS 11.3 incorporates a new privacy icon alerting users when their personal data is required. (Source: Apple)

Privacy feature in iOS 11.3 lets users know when it wants your data

Apple has baked a new privacy feature into iOS 11.3, the latest software update for its iPhones and iPads. Following the update, a new icon will appear each time personal information is required to enable a service providing users...
Google Play audiobooks, now with bookmarks and smart resume late March 2018

Audiobooks on Google Play now feature Bookmarks, Smart Resume, and more

About two months since audiobooks became available for download and listening via Google Play and the iTunes Store for the first time, an update aims to improve the user's experience by adding bookmarks and smart resume capabiliti...
The Apple Watch will have a new look when Series 4 launches later this year. (Source: Apple)

Next-gen Apple Watch in the works with new design, larger display

Apple is currently working on an all-new design for its market-leading Apple Watch. The new watch will feature a 15 percent larger display and slicker look, marking the first redesign since its launch in 2015.
The Logitech Rugged 2 Combo case comes with a holder for the Logitech Crayon or Apple Pencil. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech reveals new accessories for sixth-generation iPad

Swiss computer-accessory manufacturer Logitech has announced a couple of new items specifically designed for the just-released sixth-generation iPad. Firstly, there is a stylus called the Logitech Crayon Digital Pencil that offers...
The next-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone could start from US$899 for a 64GB model. (Source: Apple)

Rumors point to a cheaper iPhone X sequel

Stung by lower than anticipated sales for its flagship iPhone X, Apple could be set to lower the entry point for the next-generation of OLED iPhones expected in September by US$100. This would bring the starting point for the next...
Foxconn is continuing its expansion plans with the acquisition of Belkin. (Source: Fortune)

Foxconn set to acquire Belkin, Linksys and Wemo

Foxconn is set to acquire Belkin, and with it, Linksys and Wemo. The US$866 million deal is, however, subject to review by the US Committee on Foreign Investment.
Telegram logo, mobile messaging app hits 200 million users in March 2018

Telegram hits 200 million active monthly users

The instant messaging app created by the founder of the social networking site VK continues to grow, although it still has a long road ahead until it can challenge Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Telegram Messenger was used by 200...
Samsung foldable phone concept, Apple foldable phone in the works, coming in 2020

First foldable iPhone could arrive in 2020

Although the next-gen iPhone flagships are not expected to feature any major changes in terms of design, insiders familiar with the inner workings of the Cupertino-based giant claim that Apple is currently working on a foldable sm...
Huawei spotted shamelessly advertising in front of an Apple store (Image source: GizChina)

Huawei spotted shamelessly advertising in front of an Apple store

Huawei deployed tall trucks conveniently parked in front of Apple and Samsung stores to inform users about the P20 reveal on 3/27. While the campaign is a borderline marketing stunt designed to draw attention and awareness, the sp...
LG patents MicroLED display technology for smartphones (Image source: Maxpixel)

LG betting on MicroLED technology for future smartphones

Samsung, Apple, and now LG will be ramping up R&D on the potential applications and commercialization of MicroLED panels for portable devices. The technology may eventually spill over to laptops since its advantages over LCD and e...
The current iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch screen. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple may reveal iPhone X Plus in September

It has been reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone X Plus in September. There has already been mention of three new iPhone variants coming this year from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, including a “giant high-end iPhone,” a...
Telegram facing troubles in Russia as of March 2018, forced to hand over user encryption keys to the local authorities

Telegram ordered to hand over user encryption keys by Russian authorities

Since Vladimir Putin will be in charge for a few more years, it looks like Telegram might end up being blocked in Russia. A set of laws introduced back in 2016 required Telegram to give the government a way to decrypt all user con...
Apple March 2018 launch event teaser Let's take a field trip

Apple confirms March 27 event, we should get ready for new iPads

The official invite that Apple has recently sent out contains the headline "Let's take a field trip." and the location of the March 27 event makes it all clear. The new Apple products will be unveiled at the Lane Tech College Prep...
Refurbished smartphones are making a dent in manufacturers' pockets (Source: CounterPoint Research)

Refurbished smartphones are now selling almost five times faster than the year before

Users are now purchasing refurbished smartphones more than ever due in part to slowing innovation and marginal design changes on the latest models. The hardest hit are mid-range smartphones as used high-end models from Apple or Sa...
Rumored entry-level Apple MacBook Air 13 may carry a Retina display (Image source: Apple)

Rumored entry-level 13-inch MacBook may carry a Retina display

Apple may finally be ditching its aging low resolution 13.3-inch 1440 x 900 pixel panels for a more up-to-date 2560 x 1600 variant manufactured by LG. The next generation 2018 MacBook Air is expected to be the first to carry these...
The latest innovations in mobile communication were once again shown off in Barcelona.

The Best Smartphones of MWC 2018

The pick of the crop. The Mobile World Congress is the biggest world fair for mobile technology and communication. This is why many manufacturers choose this event to introduce their latest and greatest smartphones. We picked out the best of the MWC for you.
Apple iPhone X flagship, Apple leads the Australian smartphone market again as of March 2018

Apple handsets bounce back in Australia

Mostly thanks to the release of the iPhone X in November, iOS handsets managed to grab the first spot in Australia during the last quarter of 2017. During the given period, Apple shipped 1.76 million handsets in Australia, which a...
Designers at Essential are working on the PH-2. (Source: GSMArena)

Is Essential solving the problem for notch haters?

Essential has filed a patent with the USPTO for “image capture with a camera integrated display.” Could this mean the American technology company is working on a method to remove the selfie camera from the polarizing top notch pos...
Bose Audio AR prototype sunglasses. (Source: Bose)

Bose surprises with audio-focused AR smart glasses

Bose has launched a new type of AR technology that it is calling Audio AR. The prototype sunglasses on show at SXSW use an audio layer to supplement a user's interaction with their surrounds to provide more information and context...
Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch (Source: Garmin)

Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch now official, coming next quarter

Estimated to begin reaching its first owners in about a month, the US$749.99 Garmin tactix Charlie is a premium GPS watch that features a 1.2-inch sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens, GPS with GLONASS support, as we...
The application for the patent was originally filed in 2016. (Source: Pixabay)

Future MacBooks could have crumb-resistant keyboards

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application made by Apple Inc. titled “ingress prevention for keyboards.” The wordy document features a number of technical drawings showing alternative examples...

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