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2022 Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Apple M1 is enjoying a generous discount on Best Buy (Image source: NotebookcheckReviews)

Deal | Apple MacBook Pro 13 with M2, 8 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD sees a rare $400 discount

The 2022 Apple MacBook Pro launched as the first laptop with the Apple M2 chip. While it may look exactly like its predecessor, the newer processor makes it perform better and be more efficient. We also liked the build quality, di...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 26 Feb 2024 19:05
Is the Apple Ring on the way? (Source: Notebookcheck via DALL·E 3)

Apple Ring tipped to eventually follow MWC-bound Samsung Galaxy Ring onto the health tech market

Apple is reportedly mulling the expansion of its wearables range with rivals for devices such as the Oura Ring - not to mention the Meta/Ray-Ban glasses - then again, they may be a long way off compared to others such as next-gen ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Feb 2024 19:22
Researchers are concerned about the health impacts of devices like the Vision Pro. (Image: Apple)

Researchers warn against using headsets like the Apple Vision Pro daily

Researchers say that companies who are promoting the daily use of headsets like the Apple Vision Pro should exercise “caution and restraint” until further research is undertaken into their effects.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 25 Feb 2024 02:58
The Apple iPhone represents seven out of 10 of the world's best-selling smartphones.

Apple shocks the competition: iPhone dominates the top 10 best-selling smartphones with seven models

An atonishing success: Apple's iPhone now ranks in the top seven places of the world's top 10 best-selling smartphones. Apple's fiercest competitor, Samsung, only made it into the top 10 with three Galaxy A series smartphones, whi...
Ronald Matta, 23 Feb 2024 00:42
Apple is magnifying efforts towards its first foldable device, rumored for launch in 2025. (Source: Digital Chat Station via Weibo)

Apple ramps up work on its first foldable device slated for a 2025 launch, but it reportedly won't be an iPhone

Apple is ramping up efforts on its foldable project, aiming for a 2025 launch at the earliest, according to a recent MacRumors report citing a paywalled DigiTimes report. The device, distinct from the iPhone, resembles the form fa...
Sambit Saha, 22 Feb 2024 23:16
As it turns out, Warframe runs surprisingly smoothly on iOS and Apple hardware. (Image source: Digital Extremes)

Warframe mobile impresses with buttery-smooth performance on iPhone despite typical onscreen chaos

Warframe mobile only recently dropped for iOS, and while there have certainly been bugs, the overall impressions online are very positive, with even players on older devices, like the iPhone 11 impressed with the smoothness and gr...
Julian van der Merwe, 22 Feb 2024 01:18
Delta 1.5 brings some quality improvements to the iOS emulator. (Image via Delta w/ edits)

Delta v1.5 brings local multiplayer and more to popular iOS emulator

Delta is a fan favorite emulator for iOS that allows gamers to play classic Nintendo games. The newest update, available today, brings local multiplayer, AirPlay support, and other improvements and features.
Sam Medley, 21 Feb 2024 17:54
Apple Sports app will deliver quick access to scores, stats, and more (Image Source: Apple)

Apple unveils new app for sports fans

Apple has announced ‘Apple Sports’ - a new app designed for sports fans. Starting today, the app will be available to download for free for iPhone users in select regions.
Nitisha Upadhye, 21 Feb 2024 16:38
2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 features three Thunderbolt 4 ports, one HDMI 2.0, a single SD card reader, one 3.5 mm jack, and a MagSafe connector.

Deal | Open-box Apple MacBook Pro 14 with M1 Pro chip, 32 GB of RAM, and Liquid Retina XDR display drops to less than $1500

The 2021 MacBook Pro 14 with the Apple M1 Pro chip (14-core GPU), 32 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage is on sale for only $1,454.99 on Woot. The laptop which is in “New; Open Box” condition should make for a good deal considering ...
Fawad Murtaza, 21 Feb 2024 13:51
It has been more than a year since Apple last updated the iPad Pro with the M2 chip. (Source: Rahul Chakraborty on Unsplash)

2024 iPad Pro and iPad Air size leaks with thinner builds for Pros and familiar dimensions for new Air

Apple is reportedly taking the wraps off the new iPad Pro and Air models, alongside new MacBook Air notebooks, in March. A new leak has ousted the dimensions of all the upcoming iPads while suggesting that the 2024 iPad Pro device...
Fawad Murtaza, 21 Feb 2024 12:29
Hearts of Iron IV launcher after latest update (Source: Own)

Deal | Hearts of Iron IV discounted by up to 70% until next week

Released more than seven years ago, Hearts of Iron IV received multiple updates and will get a new country pack, namely Trial of Allegiance, in about two weeks. Those who still have to get started can grab the basic game or the St...
Codrut Nistor, 21 Feb 2024 12:00
The battery of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro is said to last longer than originally advertised. (Image: iFixit)

Apple doubles the advertised battery lifespan of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

The batteries of the Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro are said to have a significantly longer service life than Apple originally advertised, as internal tests have reevaluated the number of charging cycles the battery can withsta...
Hannes Brecher, 20 Feb 2024 23:22
Apple does not recommend attempting to dry wet smartphones in rice (Image: DariuszSankowski)

Apple warns against putting wet iPhones in rice, recommends alternative

Most high-end smartphones are waterproof nowadays, but water damage can never be completely ruled out. Apple is now admonishing users not to place a wet smartphone in rice, as is often recommended online.
Hannes Brecher, 20 Feb 2024 22:57
Apple Studio Display drops to its all-time low price on Amazon (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Apple Studio Display crashes to record-low price on Amazon

Apple launched the Studio Display with many unique features and a premium build quality. Even though the monitor is about two years old, the 5K Retina display with a six-speaker sound system is still a worthy pick for content crea...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 20 Feb 2024 19:35
Firefox 123 version details and Google Search visual update (Source: Own)

Firefox 123 launches sporting broken site reporting capabilities

Less than a month since the release of its predecessor, Firefox 123 arrives today packing a new feature with a self-explanatory name: Web Compatibility Reporting Tool. Additionally, Google Search users can enjoy a list of popular ...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Feb 2024 18:33
Apple is now selling refurbished M3 MacBook Pros. (Image via Apple)

Deal | Apple now selling refurbished models of all M3 MacBook Pro variants

Apple is now selling refurbished versions of MacBook Pros with the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips. Buying refurbished slashes up to $530 off the retail price of a MacBook.
Sam Medley, 20 Feb 2024 17:50
Another leak suggests iPhone 16 possibly featuring a vertical camera on the rear (Image source: @MajinBuOffical)

Alleged Apple iPhone 16 mold photos show iPhone 12-like vertical rear camera layout

Leaks about the standard Apple iPhone 16 possibly featuring a rear camera layout similar to the iPhone 12 are piling up. First, there was the schematic leak, then we had the camera chassis leak, and now, photos claiming to show th...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 20 Feb 2024 17:49
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (Source: Marvel)

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 dominated this year's D.I.C.E. Awards show

With no less than six wins, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 by Insomniac Games was closely followed by Baldur's Gate 3, which managed five wins during the 27th edition of the D.I.C.E. Awards. This video game industry awards show debuted in ...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Feb 2024 11:55
Apple is said to put in disadvantage music streaming services other than Apple Music on the iPhone. (Image: Jerry Zhang)

Apple faces 500 million euro EU fine after Spotify complaint

The European Union is set to impose a 500 million euro fine on Apple as a result of an investigation launched following a complaint by Spotify in 2019. iOS 17.4 will at least partially adjust the business practices criticized by S...
Hannes Brecher, 19 Feb 2024 14:10
Use your own gaming PC to play your games from anywhere (Source: NotebookCheck)

Forget the PlayStation Portal, here’s how to make a headless gaming PC and set up your own cloud gaming service

CheckMag You might ask what use a gaming PC is without a monitor, but the ability to store your PC in any room in the house and play games using any device you can attach a controller to does have its benefits. If you have a solid network ...
David Devey, 18 Feb 2024 20:37
The Vision Pro. (Source: Apple)

Apple Vision Pro return rates are relatively high, according to new estimate

Apple asserts that its inaugural Vision Pro will be to "spatial computing" as the iPhone was to personal mobile device use. However, if the Cupertino giant was hoping for universal acceptance of its new headset, it seems it is not...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Feb 2024 18:28
The leaked image points to a vertical camera layout for the upcoming iPhone 16 (Source: Majin Bu via Twitter)

iPhone 16 camera chassis leak confirms vertical camera layout similar to iPhone X from 2017

A leaked component image on Twitter suggests a redesigned camera layout for the upcoming iPhone 16, adding weight to previous rumors of a vertical configuration. Independently verified by MacRumors, this marks the first tangible c...
Sambit Saha, 18 Feb 2024 17:27
Apple is severely restricting the range of functions of web apps. (Image: William Hook)

Apple iPhone loses access to progressive web apps, blames EU for deleted features

In March, the Apple iPhone will gain access to alternative app stores and browser engines, but will lose the ability to use progressive web apps. In this way, Apple is ensuring that it can collect a fee for downloading each app, w...
Hannes Brecher, 17 Feb 2024 23:56
Apple working on integrating AI with Xcode allowing code generation and completion (Image generated by DALL-E)

Apple's upcoming Xcode update set to revolutionize developer workflow with AI integration

Apple is reportedly developing an Xcode update inspired by GitHub's CoPilot - using AI to generate code from natural language prompts, potentially expediting app development. This aligns with Apple's broader effort to integrate AI...
Sambit Saha, 16 Feb 2024 18:05
Apple looks to be continuing its neural processing gains with hardware changes in the next-generation iPhone. (Image source: Apple - edited)

iPhone 16 rumour promises powerful on-device generative AI thanks to massive NPU boost on A18 SoC

The iPhone's neural engine looks to be getting a substantial boost to keep up with a host of new generative AI features exclusive to the iPhone 16. For the first time since the iPhone 12, the Neural Engine will get a core-count bu...
Julian van der Merwe, 15 Feb 2024 19:54
DuckDuckGo Sync & Backup feature in action (Source: Own)

DuckDuckGo gets accountless Sync & Backup feature

Although not a product beyond version 1.0 yet, DuckDuckGo is a quite popular browser among those looking for privacy and security before anything else. Its latest update allows users to sync bookmarks, passwords, and email protect...
Codrut Nistor, 15 Feb 2024 19:38
"Mystical Panther" is one of four designs in Caviar's latest collection. (Image: Caviar)

Apple iPhone 15 Pro launched in 'Garden of Eden' Limited Edition on Valentine's Day

The latest limited edition of the Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max comes in four designs and adds gold, diamonds or leather to the smartphone, depending on the variant. As usual, the Caviar collection is extremely expensi...
Hannes Brecher, 14 Feb 2024 23:53
Warframe's iOS app looks to have a somewhat cluttered UI, as is common with mobile gaming. (Image source: Digital Extremes / Apple - edited)

Warframe iOS launch on-track for February 20 including day-one cross-platform save support

Warframe is scheduled to launch on iOS next week, while cross-platform save will purportedly be available for mobile versions of the game from the outset. The launch trailer reveals some surprisingly-detailed graphics, even if the...
Julian van der Merwe, 14 Feb 2024 07:30
The most affordable Samsung Galaxy S24 series phone gets an respectable score in DxOMark display test (Image source: DxOMark and Samsung [Edited])

Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S24 series phone beats iPhone 15 Pro Max in DxOMark display ranking

DxOMark recently tested the display of the most expensive smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S24 series, the S24 Ultra. It currently stands at the top position of the ranking. The team has now published the results of the cheapest p...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 13 Feb 2024 18:42
visionOS has a new update. (Source: Apple)

Apple Vision Pro gains reset function with new software update

Apple has released a new version of visionOS, its equivalent of iOS or iPadOS for the new Vision Pro. It fixes the ultra-premium headset's famous passcode bug, by which a unit might have even required a trip back to the Apple Stor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Feb 2024 17:47
iPhone 15 Pro Max, Galaxy S24 Ultra, ROG Phone 8 Pro and Razer Kishi v2 controller. (Image: Notebookcheck)

iPhone 15 Pro Max v Galaxy S24 Ultra v ROG Phone 8 Pro in gaming thermals test

We pit the iPhone 15 Pro Max against the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the ROG Phone 8 Pro in a real-world 30-minute gaming test to see which phone offers the best thermal performance.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 12 Feb 2024 04:13
VisionBook Air Max Ultra: a product from a YouTuber's creative and humorous imagination (Image: Luke Miani)

VisionBook Air Max Ultra: Finally a completely bezel-less Apple MacBook display

YouTuber Luke Miani introduces the VisionBook Air Max Ultra, a concept which adds a bezel-less display to a MacBook Air M2 / M1, making it both lighter and more compact. But how does it work and what are the practical benefits?
Marvin Gollor, 11 Feb 2024 14:50
The EyeSight feature as advertised on Apple's website looks almost nothing like this in reality. (Image: Apple)

Apple’s marketing of the Vision Pro EyeSight feature seems more virtual than reality

Apple’s EyeSight feature has been marketed as a key point of differentiation between its Vision Pro headset and other AR/VR headsets already on the market. However, in practice, the feature does not work anywhere near as well as i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 10 Feb 2024 13:49
The Best Compact Smartphones

The Best Compact Smartphones

Q1 2024 update. Smartphones with large display are a dime a dozen. However, things are rather bleak if you’re looking for a compact smartphone. Below, you will find the best compact smartphones reviewed by us.
Notebookcheck, 10 Feb 2024 11:06
She's smiling, but not because she is watching immersive 3D porn. (Image: Apple)

VR porn a no go for Apple Vision Pro users as capability blocked by Apple

Vision Pro early adopters have found - to their horror - that their new $3,500 is incapable of playing immersive spatialized pornography.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 09 Feb 2024 10:45
Questionable iPhone SE 4 leak showcases the phone with Dynamic Island (Image source: @upintheozone on X)

Rumor suggests Apple iPhone SE 4 will allegedly come with Dynamic Island

Most past reports about the iPhone SE 4 hinted that the device would have an iPhone 14 design with a notch. But a new rumor is suggesting otherwise, saying that the next budget-friendly Apple smartphone will feature Dynamic Island...
Abid Ahsan Shanto, 09 Feb 2024 10:43
Apple apps in Microsoft Store (Source: Own)

Microsoft Store welcomes Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices

Now out of preview, a state in which it was available since 2023, the Apple-branded app trio for Windows 10 and Windows 11 is available for download via the Microsoft Store. While Apple Music and Apple TV provide access to media c...
Codrut Nistor, 09 Feb 2024 01:47
iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 are available for download. (Image: Apple)

Apple releases iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1

An update wave for Apple users: iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, watchOS 10.3.1, tvOS 17.3.1 and macOS 14.3.1 have just been released. This means new updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the like.
Marcus Schwarten, 08 Feb 2024 23:48
Rocket Homes: now on Vision Pro. (Source: Rocket Homes)

Apple Vision Pro gets Rocket Homes and Wayfair support via new apps

Rocket Homes and Wayfair have announced that they see the Vision Pro's (astronomical) value as the ideal new platform for their respective sales apps. Accordingly, those with Apple's first-gen headset can now view their next dream...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Feb 2024 19:40
The iPhone 16 Pro Max is rumored to feature a bigger battery than the iPhone 15 Pro Max. (Source: Apple)

Alleged Apple iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, and iPhone 16 Pro Max battery capacities revealed in new leak

A new leak has now revealed alleged information on the battery capacities of three of the upcoming iPhone 16 lineup phones: the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. Two of the devices are reported to get battery upgra...
Ricci Rox, 07 Feb 2024 17:20
The KardiaBand is an ECG monitoring band designed for the Apple Watch. (Image source: Kardia)

Apple receives favorable ruling for lawsuit linked to ECG technology

A US judge has ruled in favor of Apple on an antitrust lawsuit filed by AliveCor. The complaint relates to ECG technology from the two companies and dates back to 2015. While Apple has welcomed the ruling, AliveCor indicated it wo...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 16:28
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 (above) has a 1.93-inch OLED display. (Image source: Apple)

Apple Watch Ultra with 2.12-inch microLED display delayed again

The release of an Apple Watch Ultra with a microLED display has reportedly been delayed again due to problems with mass production. The wearable would be the first of its kind from the brand, with benefits including higher brightn...
Polly Allcock, 07 Feb 2024 13:06
LG has a new Apple TV+ deal. (Source: LG)

LG Smart TVs and monitors can unlock Apple TV+ free trial for limited time

LG has announced that its smart displays come with complimentary access to Apple's TV Plus (or TV+) content for a limited time. The offer is open to all new and existing owners of eligible 4K or 8K TVs released over the past seven...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Feb 2024 21:56
February could be the final month of Apple's existing iPad Pro design. (Image source: Refargotohp)

Apple iPad Pro OLED models rumoured to start from $959 in lower than expected price increases

Contrary to earlier suggestions, Apple's upcoming iPad Pro OLED refresh is now expected to start at below $1,000. With apparent even price rises across the board, this would make the entry-level option approximately 20% more expen...
Alex Alderson, 06 Feb 2024 18:58
Apple uses plastic instead of glass on the outside of its $3,500 headset. Apple calls it "laminated glass". (Image: JerryRigEverything)

Apple Vision Pro durability test reveals easily scratchable plastic at the front of this $3,500 headset

Apple's fluffy $199 travel case makes perfect sense considering what JerryRigEverything's durability test and somewhat brutal teardown uncovered today. Anyone spending $3,500 on the first "Spatial Computing Headset" should handle ...
Alexander Fagot, 06 Feb 2024 09:58
Could the iPhone 16 look like this? (Source: Majin Bu via Twitter)

iPhone 16 depicted as 2024 flagship with almost 2020-style camera hump in new renders

The base-model iPhone had had dual rear cameras for the last few generations, and will again in 2024, according to the latest leaks. However, those shooters are also now expected to assume a design not seen since 2020 - then again...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Feb 2024 19:46
We will have to get used to it: The first Apple Vision Pro users are out and about in public spaces. Not always in a safe way. (Image: @imPatrickT)

Slightly weird to extreme cringe: The first Apple Vision Pro users appear in public

We can laugh all we want about the first videos mocking early adopters of Apples brand new Vision Pro headset in various public places but we might need to get used to people showing off their first and probably not last spatial c...
Alexander Fagot, 04 Feb 2024 14:15
It's not your imagination, the iPhone 15 Pro runs warmer at idle than previous iPhones. (Image: Notebookcheck)

Apple says iPhone 15 Pro running warm is "expected behavior", exploring graphene solution for iPhone 16 Pro

Apple considers iPhone 15 Pro models running warmer than previous iPhones to be “expected behavior”, we have learned. However, iPhone 16 Pro owners might look forward to different device behavior with Apple rumored to be exploring...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 04 Feb 2024 07:19
Juno offers the YouTube experience for visionOS that Google has refused to deliver (Image Source: Christian Selig)

Apple Vision Pro gets dedicated YouTube app but not from Google

Developer Christian Selig has just released Juno, a dedicated YouTube app for the Apple Vision Pro, weeks after YouTube stated that it will not be developing one. A more refined alternative to opening the YouTube website on Safari...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 03 Feb 2024 19:23
Apple Airpods (2nd Gen.) (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Apple Airpods (2nd Gen.) are available for $89.99 on Amazon

Equipped with the Apple H1 headphone chip, these wireless earbuds deliver rich, vivid audio for elevated listening experience. Now they are available for $39 less than their usual retail price.
Robert Gelo, 03 Feb 2024 10:38

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