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The new 16-inch MacBook Pro has landed and very much earns its "Pro" designation, at least on paper. (Source: Apple)

The wait is over: new 16-inch MacBook Pro official with new Magic Keyboard, up to 64 GB RAM and 8 TB of SSD storage

The wait is over for long-suffering Apple MacBook Pro fans as the company’s rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro finally debuts. Among the headlining features is a new Magic Keyboard with scissor switch, up to 64 GB of RAM and the option t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:57:00 +0100
Top 10 Camera Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Camera Smartphones

November 2019 Update. Smile please! Here you will find the best smartphones for digital photography including a big picture comparison. Our list of the best camera smartphones is regularly updated, maintained, and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:48:00 +0100
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Compact Smartphones

November 2019 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:43:00 +0100
The Apple Watch Series 5 (Image via Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple Watch Series 6 will use flexible circuit boards for faster performance, better waterproofing

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 6 will mark a switch to flexible circuit boards made of liquid crystal polymer. These new circuit boards should make the Series 6 noticeable faster than the Series 5 and ma...
Sam Medley, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:27:00 +0100
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>90cm²)

November 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:28:00 +0100
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

November 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:41:00 +0100
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q4 2019 update Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:48:00 +0100
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

November 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:19:00 +0100
Apple releases iOS 13.2.2 to fix various bugs

Apple releases iOS 13.2.2 to fix various bugs

Apple release iOS 13.2.2 this week, bringing a fix to the RAM management bug introduced in iOS 13.2. There are a few other bug fixes and patches. Considering Apple's terrible track record with iOS 13, it may be prudent to wait a f...
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:39:00 +0100
Image via Apple

Apple still dominates smartwatch market, sees 51% growth in Q3 sales

Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch market; 47.9% of smartwatches sold in Q3 2019 were from Apple. The company enjoyed a 51% year-over-year growth from Q3 2018, bumping sales to 6.8 million units during the past quarter. Sa...
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:10:00 +0100
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Six more titles come to Apple Arcade

Six more games are now available for mobile devices through the Apple Arcade service. The monthly subscription service is fast approaching its goal of offering over 100 high-quality games for $5/month.
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:28:00 +0100
These icons are few and far between for some Pokémon GO players. (Source: Bulbapedia)

Niantic is addressing its current Pokéstop deficiency in Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO remains one of the world's most popular augmented-reality (AR) mobile games. However, it has a persistent discrepancy as a title in this ecosystem, which is a lack of Pokéstops, particularly in more isolated regions. Th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:35:00 +0100
The Apple Watch Series 5 has everything but the kitchen sink, and battery life. (Image source: Apple)

Apple Watch Series 5: The best smartwatch around? Only if you do not value battery life

Apple continues to dominate the smartwatch market, but is its latest iteration the best device of its kind? Part fashion accessory, part lifestyle smartwatch, but not a professional fitness tracker. We expected better battery life...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 23:42:00 +0100
AirPods Pro: Professional-grade wireless earbuds? (Image source: Apple)

Apple AirPods Pro: A US$250 charlatan?

Apple heralds its latest AirPods as a "Pro" product that offers amazing audio quality and immersive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), but do they live up to the hype? Our time with them would suggest otherwise, although they will l...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:46:00 +0100
The Apple iPhone 12 could be released in September 2020. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Fetching iPhone 12 concept renders highlight Apple's design strengths and weaknesses

Artistic concept renders for the Apple iPhone 12 have offered fans an idea of what the Cupertino company could be planning for the next generation of its popular smartphone range. The notch is still present but slightly more modes...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 07 Nov 2019 05:19:00 +0100
Apple seeds first developer beta of iOS 13.3

Apple seeds first developer beta of iOS 13.3

Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 13.3 yesterday. While the update seems to fix the RAM management issues discovered in iOS 13.2, it offers little else. In fact, a new bug in the iOS 13.3 beta disallows the use of Be...
Sam Medley, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:12:00 +0100
The reality is unlikely to match this 16-inch MacBook Pro concept. (Image source: EverythingApplePro)

Rumor | The 16-inch MacBook Pro will not be what we expect from Apple

While recent leaks suggest that Apple will soon introduce the 16-inch MacBook Pro, they also point towards the device not living up to the hype. Current evidence indicates that the new MacBook Pro will neither sport a major redesi...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:47:00 +0100
Dragon Age 4 teaser, launch might take place on December 4 (Source: BioWare)

BioWare teaser suggests that Dragon Age 4 could be unveiled next month

Although the launch date of the next Dragon Age game is not set in stone yet, BioWare has recently published a teaser on Twitter that labels December 4 as "Dragon 4ge Day" so at least some kind of Dragon Age 4-related official ann...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:38:00 +0100
The AirPods Pro bring plenty of features, but do they sound better than regular AirPods?

Apple AirPods Pro Review: Expensive earplugs or the real Hi-Fi deal?

Apple introduced the latest generation of its white earphones a few days ago, promising several improvements over existing AirPods. However, as iconic as its designs have been since the launch of the first iPod, the sound quality of Apple's earbuds have remained mediocre. Has the company finally mastered Hi-Fi audio quality or are the AirPods Pro just another step in the right direction?
Hannes Brecher, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:29:00 +0100
Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use AMD 5500M

Rumor | Rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro may use AMD 5500M

A recent claim made by a MacRumors contributor states that macOS 10.15.1 Catalina contains a string of code referencing the new AMD Radeon RX 5500M. This statement has kicked off rumors that the long-speculated 16-inch MacBook Pro...
Sam Medley, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 20:34:00 +0100
The new Edge logo is a stylisd 'e' that is also shaped like a cresting wave. (Source: Microsoft)

New MS Edge browser logo revelead as Chromium version nears release

Microsoft looks set finally break from its Internet Explorer past with a brand-new stylized e-shaped wave logo. The new look is undoubtedly fresh while just hinting enough at its past for those with a sense of nostalgia, but it is...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 09:39:00 +0100
The new Aukey Omni-Power range. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey gets up to date with the GaN- and graphene-enhanced Omni-Power fast-charger range

Aukey has unveiled its new Omni-Power series of accessories. The company claims that it integrates various state-of-the-art charging technologies, including a graphene skin, GaN and USB Power Delivery. This line includes new adapt...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 Nov 2019 23:46:00 +0100
Some Canalys figures on the smartphone market in 3Q2019. (Source: Canalys)

Samsung still leads the global smartphone market in the third quarter of 2019

Canalys and Strategy Analytics have just released their findings for the worldwide smartphone market's third-quarter performance for this year (3Q2019). The 2 groups have reported slightly different sets of statistics. However, th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:44:00 +0100
Orbita believes AI assistants can do a lot for healthcare. (Source: Orbita)

New research asserts many adults want smart assistants to help look after their health

Orbita, a company that makes a personal assistant-like AI platform focused on healthcare, has published the results of a study that shows this is what the US adults recruited to it want from their voice-controlled searches. It app...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:53:00 +0100
Vivaldi 2.9 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.9 has arrived with significant improvements in tow

The latest update, labeled 2.9.1705.31, is now available with multiple enhancements to the Vivaldi Menu, the ability to set global default preferences for requests based on sound, geolocation, camera, microphone, motion sensors, B...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:25:00 +0100
Your Phone via BLE is no more in the latest Windows 10 preview. (Source: The Verge)

Microsoft limits Your Phone screen mirroring compatibility in the latest Insider Preview build

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 has acted to effectively mimic iPhone syncing on Mac, but for Android devices. It has also allowed users with these devices to mirror their phone screens on PCs via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Howe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:21:00 +0100
Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro will have subtle, but important design changes. (Source: Apple)

New 16-inch MacBook Pro to retain Touch Bar but with physical, separated ESC key and Touch ID key

A new image of the next 16-inch MacBook Pro has been spotted in macOS 10.15.1 revealing a new approach to the Touch Bar. The device is also expected to drop Apple’s disastrous butterfly keyboard mechanism for a more traditional sc...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:00:00 +0100
Image via Nintendo

Mario Kart Tour finishes first month with 123.9 million downloads

Super Mario Kart is off to a phenomenal start. The mobile racing game hit 123.9 million downloads in its first month on the market, making it the most downloaded Nintendo smartphone game in its first month. However, total revenue ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:08:00 +0100
The Apple TV app is now rolling out to the latest Android TVs from Sony. (Source: Apple)

Apple TV app now surfacing on Sony Android TVs [Update]

Sony has joined the ranks of Samsung in offering the Apple TV app on its smart TVs. Users who own some of the newer models have noted that the latest firmware update introduces the Apple TV app to the collection of preinstalled ap...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:33:00 +0100
Apple pulls iOS 13.2 after multiple reports of bricked HomePod smart speakers

Apple pulls iOS 13.2 after multiple reports of bricked HomePod smart speakers

Do not install iOS 13.2. If you have a HomePod and have installed iOS 13.2, DO NOT RESET YOUR HOMEPOD. Multiple users are reporting that iOS 13.2, released yesterday, bricked their HomePod smart speakers. Apple has since pulled th...
Sam Medley, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:35:00 +0100
The CCMI may finally get RCS on phones in the US. (Source: Pixabay)

The US' "big 4" carriers announce a joint initiative to finally get RCS on more phones

The Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard has been touted as the ultimate messaging platform for some time. Unfortunately, its implementation and adoption worldwide could be described as sluggish at best. Therefore, Verizon, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 17:24:00 +0100
The Apple iPhone SE utilized the A9 SoC. (Image source: NDTV Gadgets)

iPhone SE 2 could be launched by Apple in March 2020 and will sell in the millions

A report from noted market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has detailed when Apple could set the long-awaited iPhone SE 2 into production. Apparently, the diminutive smartphone will start being mass manufactured in January 2020, with March s...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:40:00 +0100
iOS 13.2 released, bringing Deep Fusion, new emoji, and more

UPDATE: DO NOT INSTALL | iOS 13.2 released, bringing Deep Fusion, new emoji, and more

Apple launched iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 today. The update brings 60 new emoji, the ability to opt-out of sharing Siri interactions with Apple, and Apple's Deep Fusion image processing technology for the iPhone 11 family of smartph...
Sam Medley, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 05:20:00 +0100
Apple announces AirPods Pro: New design, higher price

Apple announces AirPods Pro: New design, higher price

Apple unveiled its new AirPods Pro wireless earbuds earlier today. The buds feature a new design and active noise cancellation. However, the $249 price tag is significantly higher ($90) than the current AirPods'. AirPods Pro will ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:53:00 +0100
An AirPods Pro render based on their leaks. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

AirPods Pro: The latest rumors point to new colors and water resistance

Apple's AirPods are currently projected to gain a Pro version soon, thanks to a recent slew of leaks and rumors. The latest of these may indicate that they will finally launch in colors besides white for a change. Furthermore, it ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:09:00 +0100
Smartwatches are increasingly popular, but could be more secure. (Source: TechRadar)

Nok Nok Labs claims that its new SDK can make smartwatches more secure and better equipped to take over from phones

The consumer-grade security development group Nok Nok Labs has unveiled its new SDK. It asserts that it is the first such app software capable of conferring FIDO-based authentication on smartwatches. This, then, may help users dep...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 14:34:00 +0100
Novelty cases are the least of a phone's worries at Halloween. (Source: Indie Crafts)

Halloween is one of the scariest times for your phone, new research finds

A recent study by the analyst group Asurion has concluded that being brought along to celebrate Halloween is one of the biggest potential nightmares a smartphone can go through. The risks of damage and other adversity these device...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 22:24:00 +0200
If any of these app icons are on your iPhone or iPad, uninstall them immediately. (Image via Wandera)

Trojan malware found in 17 apps on Apple App Store

Wandera, a security research firm, has found malware in 17 apps on the Apple App Store. The apps use a clicker trojan module to generate fraudulent web traffic in the background, likely to pump up ad revenue for specific websites....
Sam Medley, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:24:00 +0200
Google You Owe Us could cost Google up to £3.2 billion in damages. (Image source: Apple)

Did you own an iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012? You could be due up to £750 in compensation

iPhone owners could be due a hefty slice of compensation following a Court of Appeal judgment against Google. The complainant, Google You Owe Us, is seeking up to £3.2 billion (~US$4.1 billion) to compensate over 4 million iPhone ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 19:02:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 is currently limited to 4K30 fps video recording. (Source: Google)

New evidence points towards the Pixel 4 phones originally having 4K60 video recording

The Pixel 4 phones have caught a lot of flak for being unable to record 4K video at 60 fps. According to a discovery, however, it would seem that the devices were originally able to do that but the feature ended up not making it t...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:49:00 +0200
Apple iPad 7 2019

85% Apple iPad 7 2019 Tablet Review: Small changes with a big impact?

Now with keys. The iPad 7 2019 is a soft upgrade on the iPad that Apple released last year. The new iPad sports a new screen format, iPadOS and support for accessories such as the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but there are few major changes this year. Read on in this live review to find out whether the series of small changes can combine to make a big difference.
Update: Review completed.
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Florian Schmitt, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:02:00 +0200
If Apple wants to make the jump to 5 nm with the upcoming A14 SoC, iPhone production costs would potentially increase, leading to higher prices.  (Source: TechIncidents)

TSMC already sampling Apple's 5 nm A14 Bionic SoCs for 2020 iPhones

TSMC started sampling the A14 Bionic SoCs earlier than usual, as a recent Chinese report claims Apple already received the first engineering samples in late September. Apparently, there is also a downside to making the jump from 7...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:31:00 +0200
Wearables users are most concerned about their health-monitoring functions. (Source: Needpics)

Fitness tracker users are found to worry that their devices may not be accurate enough

A new study into user attitudes towards wearables found that health tracking is the most popular use of this electronics category. 36% of those polled reported concerns that these functions may not live up to reality, however. 10%...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:10:00 +0200
Image via iFixIt

iOS 13.1.3 update damaging some iPhone 11 handsets

Multiple users are reporting a failure of the Ultra WideBand U1 chip in their iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max after updating to iOS 13.1.3. While restoring an affected iPhone's firmware has solved the problem for so...
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:05:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Apple of my eye: Apple to release AR headset in 2020

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is planning on releasing its rumored AR glasses sometime in 2020. The glasses, while still in development, may eventually become a replacement product of the iPhone. However, a lot of work re...
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:21:00 +0200
The 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 could be unveiled in October. (Image source: MacGeneration)

Placeholders or products: Newly discovered icons for the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro fall flat at first sight

Icons of what could be the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 have been found in the beta code for macOS Catalina. Those hoping for a complete exterior redesign of the MBP might be disappointed by the images though, as the laptop featuring ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:51:00 +0200
Image via Apple.

Half of all iPhones upgraded to iOS 13 in first 26 days

Just 26 days after its release, Apple has reported that 50% of all iPhones are running iOS 13. Compared to the abysmal history of Android OEMs' software updates, the high adoption rates for the newer versions iOS continue to be a ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:39:00 +0200
Pharrell has helped with the some of the colors on the new Beats Solo Pro. (Source: Beats)

Apple drops new Beats Solo Pro with active noise cancelling

Apple’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beats has launched an all-new Beats Solo Pro range. Effectively the Beats Solo 4, the all-new design also brings improved audio performance as well as active noise cancelling to the Solo line for th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:59:00 +0200
The iPhone SE 2, a US$399 handset the size of an iPhone 8? (Image source: Apple)

iPhone SE 2: A US$399 and A13 Bionic-powered iPhone SE successor, but the size of an iPhone 8?

Are you in the market for a new iPhone, but do not like the size of the iPhone 11 series? Well, rumor has it that Apple is planning to bring an iPhone SE 2 to market in Q1 next year, and an A13 Bionic at that. However, the iPhone ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:42:00 +0200
Image via Apple.

Apple Arcade adds 5 more games to iOS, now boasts 80 titles

Apple's Arcade game subscription service welcomed 5 new titles to iOS and tvOS and 2 new titles to macOS this week. The new games bring the total number of games available in Apple Arcade to 80 for iOS and tvOS and 61 for macOS, s...
Sam Medley, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:45:00 +0200

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