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Microsoft Defender antivirus is coming to the Mac for the first time. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Defender to launch on the Mac

Microsoft has become much more open under current CEO Satya Nadella with apps made for macOS, iOS, Android and Linux. The latest step in this initiative is the porting of a version of Microsoft Defender antivirus software for macO...
Look familiar? These are the new Apple AirPods. (Source: Apple)

Apple releases AirPods 2 with new wireless charging case option

Apple's latest press release has unveiled the AirPods 2. These new earbuds integrate handsfree Siri activation, faster switching between different devices and wireless charging. However, their design is largely unchanged compared ...
OWC offers memory kits for the new 27-inch iMac. (Source: OWC)

OWC has prepared RAM upgrades for the 27-inch 2019 iMac already

OWC is a company that caters to iMac fans who want to upgrade their new Apple all-in-ones. It has announced its new Memory Kits for the 2019 27-inch iMac (the 5K model). As this new 2019 variant has 4 user-accessible slots, OWC is...
The Blue Yeti is apparently the best USB mic. (Source: Amazon)

The best USB microphone is made by Blue: new analysis

In a world where everyone seems to be a streamer or caster or some kind, a USB microphone may be a viable purchase. They combine the possible advantage of improved audio with a power source that is already built into your machine....
The LumiCharge is back with wireless charging this time. (Source: Lumicharge)

LumiCharge II: The teched-out desk lamp returns with a wireless-charging upgrade

LumiCharge made a good impression among tech correspondents with its first-gen desk lamp. This product had an LED clock, not to mention ways to charge iOS and Android smartphones with built-in wired connections. Now, the company i...
New iMacs are now available. (Source: Apple)

Apple has updated its iMac line-up for 2019

In a move that aligns with relevant rumors from days ago, Apple has upgraded its take on the all-in-one (AIO) PC. However, these new desktops are iMacs, not iMac Pros. Nevertheless, they now come with 8th- or 9th-gen Intel process...
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...
Apple iPad Air with smart keyboard and Apple Pencil (Source: Apple Newsroom)

Apple might upgrade the iMac Pro soon, 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini revealed today

Although Apple has already announced a March 25 event, it seems like the updated tablets will not be there, because the Cupertino-based tech giant has just introduced the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad Mini. However, the...
The Galaxy S10+ features an 8MP RGB depth camera and a 10MP selfie camera. (Source: Samsung)

The lack of a 3D ToF sensor on the Galaxy S10+ gives the iPhone Xs a clear edge with selfies

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 models pack a serious punch and have been getting very positive reviews on the whole. This includes the Galaxy S10+, which picks up dual-front facing cameras to go with its triple-rear facing camera arr...
Qualcomm has won a legal case against Apple. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm beats Apple in multi-million-dollar patent infringement case

Qualcomm has successfully pressed its latest legal complaint against Apple in a San Diego court. Its jury has ruled that the Cupertino company did in fact use 3 patents that did not belong to it in the making of its 2016-2018 iPho...
The Batfree strap boosts battery life for the Apple Watch. (Source: Togvu)

Batfree: the first "charging strap" for the Apple Watch

If smartwatches have one problem, it is their restricted battery capacities. The company Togvu has announced its "battery case" that may solve this problem for Apple Watch users. It is a strap for these devices that integrates wir...
This is indeed what the next iPhones may look like. (Source: AppleInsider)

2019 iPhones really are going to have square rear cameras: new leak

Some renders and rumors have asserted that the iPhones to be released this year will have triple rear cameras. This, apparently, will necessitate a Huawei Mate 20-esque square module for these sensors. MacOtakara has claimed that ...
In-ear Bluetooth headphones could pose a health risk, despite relatively low emissions. (Source: Notebookcheck)

If AirPods pose a potential health risk, what are the options?

Our article about the possible detrimental health effects of wireless devices including Apple’s AirPods, among others, seemed to strike a chord with a lot of readers. We are exposed to a lot of EMF radiation on a daily basis and 2...
New leaks suggest the iPad will have a new form factor this year. (Source: TrustedReviews)

There will be a "new" size of iPad this year: new leak

The relatively new, yet particularly accurate Apple leaker @coiiiiiiiin is back. This time, the tipster claims that 2 new iPads will be released in the near future. One will have a screen-size that is new to the series: 10.2 inche...
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 ...
The Your Phone app on the new Insider preview can mirror your Android's screen. (Source: Microsoft)

New Windows Insiders build allows for native Android screen-mirroring on PC; only works with certain phones so far

The latest build of Windows 10 available via the Insider program expands the functions of the Your Phone app on the OS. This service, which formerly gave Android users a more convenient way to move their files on their PCs, now su...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

March 2019 Update. 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

March 2019 Update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen surface areas above 90 cm² - 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.
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...
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

March 2019 update 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 (≤5-inch)

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

March 2019 Update. 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.
Do wireless headphones like Apple's AirPods post a cancer risk? (Source: Notebookcheck)

250 scientists sign petition warning of dangers posed by AirPods, other wireless devices

Concerns have been raised by a group of scientists about the possible carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic radiation emitted by modern devices. Of particular concern are wireless headphones like Apple’s popular AirPods as they ...
Will there be a new Core i7 and Core i5 MacBook Air?

Intel confirms the existence of the Core i7 processor in last year's mysterious MacBook Air-like device

A device codenamed AAPJ140K1,1 appeared on Geekbench last year running macOS Mojave and the hitherto unknown Intel Core i7-8510Y. Now, a recent product change notification document has seemingly confirmed the processor's existence...
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...
The Bluesphere charging stand allows for phone use during wireless charging. (Source: hurkins)

A new kind of smartphone stand may solve common wireless charging problem

Wireless charging is becoming increasingly popular with mobile device designers, particularly at the higher end of the market. However, it is associated with a potentially significant problem: the inability to use a phone effectiv...
Apple's next-gen flagships might get full underwater operation support (Source: Wccftech)

Apple's iPhone XI rumored to feature a display optimized for underwater operation

Although Apple's flagships are now water-resistant, the Cupertino-based company is apparently working on a next-gen display that actually works underwater. This could mean that the iPhone XI will feature a touchscreen that remains...
TVs are now at least as likely to connect to the Internet as to cables. (Source: Eicoff)

52% of US households with high-speed Internet now watch their streaming services on connected TVs: new report

A thin majority - 52% - of all households with broadband connections in the US now watch content that can be found, bought or sourced online on their connected TVs. These findings have been reported by Parks Associates. They have ...
These putative new iPhones may have to wait a long time for 5G. (Source: AppleInsider)

Apple's first 5G iPhone may end up even more delayed than currently thought

Bloomberg's most recent report on Apple and its next-generation modem woes suggest that the company is in even more trouble than previously imagined. Its choices for 5G hardware in future iPhones are apparently limited and come wi...
Tim Cook diplomatically refrained from correcting the POTUS. (Source: YouTube/The Guardian)

Donald Trump calls tech giant CEO "Tim Apple" during televised board meeting

During an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting held on March 6, President Donald Trump made a faux pas by calling the CEO of one of the world’s most famous technology companies “Tim Apple.” To his credit, Apple boss Ti...
iPhones with third-party batteries are now eligible for authorized Apple repairs. (Source: iFixit)

iPhones with third-party batteries are now eligible for authorized Apple repairs

iPhones whose batteries have been replaced by third-party repair shops are now eligible for service at Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). The new guidelines are applicable worldwide and provide for both ba...
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...
Apple Watch Series 4 wearable, Apple the leader of the wearable market in 2018 according to IDC

Apple dominated the wearable market in 2018

According to a fresh report by IDC, Apple shipped more than 46 million wearables in 2018 out of a total of 172.2 million such devices sold worldwide. Smartwatches accounted for almost 30 percent of the entire wearable market and A...
Pressure-sensitive, Digital Pens Review

Pressure-sensitive, Digital Pens Review

Excellent in ink? How well does the current set of pressure-sensitive digital pens from Apple, Wacom and Microsoft shape up compared to the real thing? Thomas Gasperlmair, a renowned illustrator, tests each pen for us to determine whether they can fit in with his current workflow and if cheap Chinese alternatives suffice too.
Messenger's dark mode is up and running. (Source: Facebook)

Facebook Messenger's Dark Mode is now available for activation

A new feature in Facebook's Messenger app - Dark Mode - has been in the works for some time now. A Redditor has recently noticed that it can be activated by sending a specific emoji. The new Mode may particularly benefit those wit...
Microsoft Edge is being re-vamped with numerous Chromium tweaks. (Source: Microsoft)

Images of Chromium-based Edge emerge online

The new version of Microsoft Edge, a browser whose development is now driven by that of Chromium's, has been leaked in a set of images by Neowin. They show a browser that will indeed ring a number of bells for those who follow the...
Energous is a start-up that claims to have developed a truly-wireless charging system. (Source: Energous)

Vivo has set up a collaboration to test out truly wireless charging tech for its phones

A start-up called Energous has announced a collaboration with Vivo. This move could bring Energous' over-the-air charging technology, WattUp 2.0, to the smartphone OEM's devices. Vivo has said that this move could alleviate "batte...
The AirPods 2 device might offer more color options than just white. (Source: Cult of Mac)

Leak claims AirPods 2 and case can be fully charged wirelessly in just 15 minutes

A new leak has claimed that Apple’s next generation of wireless earbuds will incorporate extremely fast charging technology. According to a post on Twitter made by XDA Portal writer Max Weinbach, the Apple AirPods 2 will be able t...
Microsoft Excel will convert photo data into tables soon. (Source: Microsoft)

New version of mobile MS Office can convert photos into Excel spreadsheets

Microsoft has announced a useful new feature for Office on phones or tablets: the ability to convert an image of a table into one in Excel. The app will use optical character recognition (OCR) and AI to deliver this promising new ...
Tim Cook hypes up yet to be revealed Apple products to shareholders. (Source: Macworld)

Apple set to "roll the dice' on some products Tim Cook says will "blow you away"

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised shareholders that it plans to bounce back from a weaker than expected holiday quarter by "rolling the dice" on new products that will "blow you away." Although not revealing what Apple has in stall,...
Currently apple watch customers have to resort to third party sleep tracking apps (Source: Shutterstock)

Slept late: Apple Watch will include sleep tracking feature in 2020

Apple’s smart watches may be able to recognize arrhythmic heart rates using its ECG function but they may have slept late another neat feature: sleep tracking. The manufacturer based in Cupertino is currently working on making imp...
TikTok now has over a billion downloads on major mobile app platforms. (Source: TikTok)

TikTok has amassed over a billion downloads on iOS and Android

The short-video app TikTok has seen its billionth download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store combined. It has also rivalled Facebook and surpassed Instagram for app install counts in 2018. It was also the most-downloade...
Except for the material, little is expected to change in terms of the Apple 5’s design.

Apple Watch Series 5: A tiny first glimpse into the future

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already letting us in on the details of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 5. Apparently, an expansion of the ECG support feature to include more countries and a return of the ceramic casing is in the ca...
The upcoming Apple iPhone's screen could double up as the speaker. (Source: USPTO)

The next Apple iPhone could sport a sound emitting display like the LG G8 ThinQ

The upcoming Apple iPhone's screen could double-up as a speaker going by the company's patent filing at the USPTO. The patent is not detailed explicitly but does point to hermetic sealing around the device. It also suggests reduct...
This potential feature is part of Google's Web development program. (Source: Google)

Chrome developers are preparing a new feature to make back/forward navigation faster

Google engineers are developing a 'back/forward cache' to reduce the latency with which Chrome returns to a previous page, or goes forward from one. This involves saving an entire webpage in memory, JavaScript included. While this...
The new GoPro HERO 7 Dusk White. (Source: GoPro)

The GoPro HERO7 Black now has a limited-edition variant

The HERO7 Black is the top-spec'd SKU of its GoPro camera series. It is now available in a limited-edition alternative finish, Dusk White. This version will be released on March 3, 2019 on gopro.com and selected retailers worldwid...
The RAVPower 14mm PD wall charger. (Source: RAVPower)

MWC19 | RAVPower releases its thinnest-ever 45W wall charger with PD

RAVPower, the well-known accessory-maker, has a stand at MWC this year. It showcases a new PD charger, an ultra-thin (14mm) 'wall wart' based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology. RAVPower also has a new wireless charging stand tha...
The Spigen Cota-enabled Forever Sleeve. (Source: Ossia)

MWC19 | Truly wireless charging is closer than ever thanks to a Spigen/Ossia partnership

The popular case-maker Spigen is collaborating with Ossia, a true-wireless charging pioneer, to bring a phone case that integrates the necessary Cota technology to market. The two groups have brought renders of this product (which...
According to a new report, smartphones are now the most popular form of consumer tech. (Source: YouTube)

Smartphones account for 59% of all spending on consumer electronics in 2018: tech author

Jim Harris, an author and speaker on disruptive innovations, has released a new report on consumer tech ahead of MWC 2019. In it, he claims that 59% of all the money spent in the same market in 2018 was expended on smartphones. Ha...
TSMC's main competitors are Intel and Samsung. (Source: KitGuru)

Apple A14 SoCs based on TSMC's 5 nm process could feature in iPhones by 2020

It has been reported that TSMC could have a 5 nm FinFET process ready for commercial use by 2020, and the rumored Apple A14 SoC would be one of the first chips to benefit from the advanced technology. The semiconductor foundry has...
Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

February 2019 Update. Current smartphones are not just getting bigger and faster, they are also getting more and more fragile with each generation. Besides the display, the case is often made of glass as well and therefore subject to shattering when dropped. However, special-made and certified rugged smartphones are made to withstand massive abuse even without any protective shells. Here are the best outdoor smartphones reviewed by us.

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