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Kiosks such as these are one of the easiest routes to cash for an old phone. (Source: YouTube)

Need money for an old phone? Local stores and kiosks are the safest bet, but not necessarily the most profitable

The online device valuer Flipsy.com has released the results of a new study on the best way to sell a phone in 2019. Marketplaces - both in a user's vicinity and online - emerged as those associated with the greatest payouts, albe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 18:15:00 +0200
Evidently, bokeh on the iPhone 11 Pro still needs some work. (Source: MKBHD)

Apparently, portrait shots on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro phones are as bad as ever

Apple's iPhones have consistently been some of the best camera phones on the market. There seems to be a recurring issue over the past few generations, though: messy portraits. The new iPhones still manage to have that niggling fa...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:19:00 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Smartphone Review: Triple rear-facing cameras and more power than you could shake a stick at

Live Review The smaller of the two iPhone Pros is also probably the most compact flagship smartphone on the market. Apple equips the 5.8-inch device with triple rear-facing cameras, a larger battery and WiFi 6 among other changes from last year's model. The iPhone 11 Pro does not include a 5G modem, nor is there a 5G SKU either. Read on in our live review to find out whether this latest iPhone will be crowned the best smartphone of 2019.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 5.8" | 188 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:03:37 +0200
Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Apple iPhone 11 Smartphone Review: More than just an affordable Apple smartphone

Live Review New colours, dual rear-facing cameras, WiFi 6 and a bigger battery, those are the improvements that the iPhone 11 has over the iPhone XR in a nutshell. Read in our detailed live review to see whether the cheapest of this year's iPhones can live up to expectations.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.1" | 194 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:06:36 +0200
The iPhone 11 series has already been covered extensively, despite only being announced a few days ago. (Image source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max: A summary of initial reviews

The first reviews of the new iPhone 11 series have gone live, so before we have finished with ours, we thought it would be apt to summarise the prevailing views of Apple's new babies. Camera innovations like the new ultra-wide sen...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:44:00 +0200
Vivaldi 2.8 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.8 drops earlier than expected, but without any major changes

Vivaldi 2.8.1664.35 arrives less than three weeks since the release of the 2.7 update, but it only features various tweaks and fixes that aim to provide "a smoother browsing experience" alongside images toggle via keyboard and a f...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 18:04:00 +0200
Apple iPhone XS Pro Max

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Smartphone Review: A leap forwards or more of the same?

Live Review Apple returns with three new iPhones, just as it did last year. The biggest and heaviest among them is the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which aims to convince those who like big screens and even photographers with its high-quality triple rear-facing cameras. We put Apple's latest most expensive iPhone under the microscope in this live review.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 226 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:04:12 +0200
The iPhone 11 smartphones feature two or three camera sensors inside square-shaped housings. (Image source: Apple)

If you hate the square camera design for the Apple iPhone 11 then you're going to loathe the next-gen iPad Pro

An image of an apparent final design mockup of the next-generation Apple iPad Pro has found its way online, and if you are not a fan of Apple’s choice for the main camera design on the iPhone 11 series then there’s a good chance y...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:33:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Xcode finding quashes iPhone RAM rumors, confirms all 2019 models have 4 GB

New findings in Apple's Xcode confirm earlier AnTuTu posts showing that the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 4 GB of RAM. While the iPhone XR from last year had only 3 GB of RAM, both the iPhone XS and XS M...
Sam Medley, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:56:00 +0200
The iPhone 11 Pro Max has a 25% larger battery than its predecessor. (Image source: Apple)

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max looks set to be a battery life champ

The rumours were true, Apple has finally equipped an iPhone with a large battery. Early teardowns show that the company's latest flagship of flagships includes a sizable upgrade over the iPhone XS Max, which should help give it st...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:58:00 +0200
The JAM Audio Live Free truly wireless earbuds. (Source: JAM Audio)

JAM Audio claims that its new true wireless earbuds can last over 54 hours per charge

The Live Free truly wireless earbuds are the latest products from the company JAM Audio. It is claimed that they are smaller and more comfortable than their predecessors. They also come in a handy case that is rated for a battery ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:48:00 +0200
The new PRT-B50 PRO TREK watch. (Source: Casio)

The CASIO PRT-B50 is the first PRO TREK analog watch to have Smartphone Link and 4 environmental sensors

The PRT-B50 is a new PRO TREK model that can connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Unlike some other Casio watches with this ability, however, this new product has a non-digital watchface. Its physical hands can be used to do...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:43:00 +0200
iOS 13 coming this Thursday (Source: Wccftech)

iOS 13 is finally launching this week

The long-awaited iOS 13 update is coming this Thursday and the list of compatible devices starts with the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and the iPhone SE. The changes it will bring include a Dark Mode, faster Face ID, a new home screen, and m...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:17:00 +0200
AnTuTu scores for what are allegedly the iPhone 11 series. (Source: GizmoChina)

AnTuTu appears to confirm 4GB of RAM for all 3 new iPhones

AnTuTu Benchmark has reported that it has completed testing of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. They have all scored well over 400,000 points each, meaning that they can probably compete well with equally new Androids. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:33:00 +0200
A wall outlet for the future. (Source: Leviton)

A new power socket with USB type C Power Delivery ports has modern devices in mind

Leviton's new duplex wall socket also has in-built USB outputs. These welcome and increasingly welcome upgrades to electrical fittings are type-C ports with the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard. This means they are rated to charge...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:44:00 +0200
The Apple A13 Bionic's GPU is 2.9x faster than that of the A12 Bionic. (Source: The Verge)

Apple offers an in-depth look at the A13 Bionic GPU's Metal Engine enhancements

Following the launch of the latest iPhones at its September 2019 event, Apple has detailed some of the improvements to Metal Engine on the A13 Bionic and how developers can implement them in their apps. These improvements result i...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:37:00 +0200
The non-offending side of the iPhone 11 Pro. (Image source: Apple)

Trypophobia rears its unholy head once more thanks to the Apple iPhone 11 Pro and its rear triple camera system

People suffering from trypophobia have been posting negative comments on social media about the new iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max due to their rear main camera arrangements. It wasn’t that long ago that another flagship smar...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:36:00 +0200
Despite its fast A13 Bionic SoC, the iPhone 11 pro still packs only 4 GB of RAM. (Source: Apple)

iPhone 11 Pro allegedly pops up on Geekbench, A13 Bionic destroys Android-based SoCs

Despite its measly 4 GB of RAM, the alleged iPhone 11 Pro spotted on Geekbench still managed to crush all competing Android-based devices, mostly thanks to the superior A13 Bionic SoC, which breaks the 5,000 and 13,000-point mark ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200
Time to celebrate the arrival of the new Apple iPhones. (Image source: Apple)

The Apple iPhone family welcomes the new additions of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have all finally been officially revealed by Apple. The new smartphones feature high-performance A13 Bionic chips and standout camera systems: a dual setup for the regular iPhone...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 03:03:00 +0200
The seventh-generation 2019 iPad costs from US$329. (Image source: Apple)

Apple's 2019 iPad: The seventh-generation tablet goes large

Apple has now unveiled the latest addition to its iPad lineup in the shape of the seventh-generation iPad. The new tablet has increased in size from its 2018 predecessor, growing from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches. The device is curre...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:48:00 +0200
Apple Arcade goes live on November 1, 2019. (Source: Apple)

Apple's TV+ and Arcade titles, formats and pricing structures are outlined in full

The latest Apple keynote introduced the new iPhones and iPad, yet did not stop there. It also outlined the company's new gaming- and TV-streaming services in detail. They will both go live in November 2019, cost US$4.99 per month ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:13:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 will be available from September 20. (Image source: Apple)

The competition needs to watch out: Apple Watch Series 5 does so much more than just tell the time

Among a host of other revelations at the recent Apple Special Event, the Cupertino company also officially announced the Apple Watch Series 5. The latest iteration of the highly successful smartwatch features an Always-On Retina d...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:11:00 +0200
UWB is found in the iPhones 11 Pro and Pro Max only. (Source: YouTube)

Apple develops a proprietary short-range communication system for the iPhones 11 Pro

The Apple U1 chip is new hardware that controls ultrawide band (UWB) energy transfers between devices. This enables compatible products to locate each other and exchange data in a way non-U1-enabled counterparts cannot. These new ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:08:00 +0200
Trade-ins for the new iPhones are live now. (Source: YouTube)

Apple channels Samsung with its new iPhone 11 trade-in program

Earlier in the year, we learned that Samsung would offer up to US$600 off the price of a new Galaxy Note 10 phone - in exchange for the right used device, that is. Now, Apple is doing the same for its new line of iPhones. These ne...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 18:35:00 +0200
Fastest mobile SoC? We'll find out in a few days. (Source: The Verge)

A closer look at the A13 Bionic SoC powering Apple's new iPhone 11 models

The new A13 Bionic is still a hexa-core CPU chip, but, thanks to TSMC's latest 7 nm EUV manufacturing process, this SoC now integrates 8.5 billion transistors. It also features a new quad-core GPU plus an octa-core NPU, and all of...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:30:00 +0200
Apple claims its new products are 'all-new' -- they aren't. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Sorry Apple, your 'new' products are not 'all-new'

Apple and its market machine is in full spin mode following the launch of the iPhone 11 range along with the Watch Series 5 and 10.2-inch iPad. Yes, it is true these devices are new. However, I take exception to Apple labeling the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:58:00 +0200
Apple could be preparing to amaze everyone with a resurrected AirPower charging mat. (Image source: iMore)

AirPower resurrected and full iPhone 11 details revealed: names, models, prices, and release dates

According to a recently leaked image, the Apple iPhone 11 series will feature smartphones ranging from an entry-level US$749 device all the way up to an eye-watering US$1,299 top-end model. The picture shows that the top two SKUs ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 22:16:00 +0200
The Huawei Freebuds 3. (Source: Huawei)

IFA 2019 | Huawei unveils the FreeBuds 3: AirPod-alikes but with a round charging case

Huawei has taken to IFA to unveil new wireless earbuds alongside the Kirin 990 SoC. They are the latest in the Freebuds line of wearables, and are thus AirPod clones (in their looks at least). These 3rd-gen products have a dedicat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 17:20:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 has been accused of being an iPhone 11 clone. (Image source: Twitter/Ben Geskin)

An Apple Special Event is coming, so time for a coincidental Google Pixel 4 leak: Handsets in black, white, and orange

An image showing three Google Pixel 4 smartphones in different colors has seemingly leaked on Weibo. Unsurprisingly, both a black and white SKU are visible, but the choice for the third color has caused some eyebrows to be raised....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 19:35:00 +0200
The reversible Type-C connector will be used for the new USB4 standard. (Source: Notebookcheck)

USB4 spec finalized, brings Thunderbolt 3 compatibility and speeds up to 40 Gbps

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has finalized the specification for USB4. A few things are different this time around including the way the it named, as well as its support for another standard in the form of Thunderbolt 3.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 04 Sep 2019 13:35:00 +0200
The iPhone "11" is now projected to look like this. (Source: GizmoChina)

The iPhone 11 series will get Wi-Fi 6, according to the latest leak

An increasingly familiar name in tech rumor circles has posted on Twitter concerning the 2019 iPhones. This spec-heavy leak asserts that Apple will indeed stick with the screen sizes chosen by the company over the last few years f...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 17:59:00 +0200
Some Apple Watches may be in line for a free repair. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch 2 and 3 units are eligible for a free screen replacement from Apple

Apple has issued a recall of its second- and third-generation Watches in order to address a screen fault that may develop in these devices. The company is, therefore, offering a free replacement for this component. A customer can ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 23:39:00 +0200
The Xiaomi AirDots Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

2nd-gen Xiaomi AirPod clones inadvertently make their way onto Weibo

The AirDots Pro are Xiaomi devices that conform to the "toothbrush" form factor of truly-wireless earbuds. Chinese social media users have spotted what looks like their packaging, but with a new product name, in a photograph. The ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 20:12:00 +0200
Independent repair shops will soon be able to offer official iPhone replacement parts. (Image source: iFixit)

Apple: Independent repair shops to be allowed access to official iPhone spare parts

In a surprising move, Apple announced yesterday that it will supply independent repair shops with iPhone spare parts. Undoubtedly, the decision will benefit consumers, who are currently tied into paying exorbitant prices for in-st...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:15:00 +0200
Apple's next big launch event will take place on September 10. (Source: Apple)

Apple issues invites for a September 10 iPhone event

Apple has issued invites to the press for its 2019 iPhone event. Dubbed “By innovation only” the new generation of iPhones will be officially unveiled on September 10 that the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cuperti...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 09:12:00 +0200
Apple continues to sell fewer iPhones and is now in danger of being overtaken by Xiaomi for the number 3 global smartphone vendor position. (Source: Apple)

Gartner: Huawei, Samsung up in Q2 smartphone sales, Apple down and under threat from Xiaomi

Despite the cards being stacked against it last quarter, Huawei managed to record an increase in smartphone sales of 16.5 percent for the quarter, while Samsung also saw a 3.8 percent bump. Apple, on the other hand, continued its ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:39:00 +0200
WoW Classic European realms - English language (Source: Own)

WoW Classic has launched globally and is quite popular already

WoW Classic is finally available globally and, although it is supposed to recreate the state of the game after patch 1.12.1, this title comes with a few new bugs as well. However, WoW Classic is very popular right now and Blizzard...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 27 Aug 2019 20:53:00 +0200
The Liberate Air earbuds. (Source: House of Marley)

The new truly-wireless earbuds from House of Marley are made from 100% recycled materials

The Liberate Air earphones are made from reclaimed silicone and have a bamboo finish. In addition, they have a charging case described as made from recycled aluminium, wood, cotton and plastic. These new House of Marley products a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 24 Aug 2019 18:23:00 +0200
The triple-cam setup on the back appears to be the only design change on the new iPhone 11 models. (Source: AppleSfera)

Bloomberg leaks fresh list of iPhone 11 features

Analysts say that the iPhone 11 models look very similar to last year's models, as Apple decided to keep the same screen sizes and notches. There are, however, new features like the Matrix co-processor, AI-assisted triple-cam setu...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:33:00 +0200
The stylus might only be present on the iPhone 11 Max models. (Source: Mobilefun)

Olixar leaks iPhone 11 cases with stylus cutouts

The alleged renders coming from Olixar show three leather cases with stylus cutouts. The stylus might be an exclusive feature of the iPhone Max variants, which could become the direct competitor for Samsung's future Galaxy Note ph...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:42:00 +0200
Keeping your Apple Card looking this good won't be easy. (Source: Apple)

Laughably, Apple's fancy titanium credit card can get discolored if left in a leather wallet

In yet another episode that will go down in the list of embarrassments for Apple, its new-fangled titanium Apple Card credit card can apparently become permanently discolored if it makes contact with fabrics like leather and denim...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:33:00 +0200
YouTube Music can now be used from within Waze. (Source: Google)

Waze adds YouTube Music integration to its Android/iOS app

The popular navigation aid Waze has had the ability to control the audio from several music streaming apps for some time. YouTube Music is the latest example of these. Users who subscribe to the Premium version of this service can...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:49:00 +0200
Vivaldi 2.7 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.7 launches with better sound controls, smoother navigation, and more

The first Vivaldi release after the summer break, labeled 2.7.1628.30, comes with no less than 63 bug fixes and four new features. These new features include fast access to User Profiles, an option that allows stopping (in advance...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:55:00 +0200
Image via Twitter user @yosy1692

Apple accidentally rolls back security patch in iOS 12.4 update, making jailbreaking possible

An oversight by Apple caused an old security bug to be reintroduced with iOS 12.4. While the bug had been patched in iOS 12.3, the exploit is present in the latest operating system from Apple and can be used for jailbreaking on co...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:46:00 +0200
Buffering videos could soon be a thing of the past on congested Wi-Fi networks. (Source: Getty Images)

Sick of Wi-Fi video buffering? MIT may have found a solution

A team from MIT CSAIL has developed a solution that can dramatically improve streaming video quality over Wi-Fi networks. Dubbed Minerva, it has been shown to reduce buffering by 50 percent and can even improve image fidelity in a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:53:00 +0200
The Apple Watch 4's successor might be released soon. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch screens may step up to micro-LED, but not until 2020

In a new research note written for TF International Securities, the tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that he now believes that Apple will switch to micro-LED for its sixth-generation Watch. In the meantime, the Series 5 will s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:05:00 +0200
The XS and XS Max. That's the zenith of iPhone-name complications...right? (Source: MacRumors)

New accessory listings appear to confirm 2019 iPhone names

The tech world has largely been operating on the theory that the next generation of Apple smartphones will be called something along the lines of 'iPhone 11' for some time now. A French blog claims to have caught a leak from a cas...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:14:00 +0200
Facebook paid human contractors to listen to and transcribe audio from users

Facebook paid human contractors to listen to and transcribe audio from users

According to employees familiar with the practice, Facebook has been hiring outside contractors to listen to and transcribe user audio. While Facebook claims the transcriptions were done to improve the voice-to-text transcription ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 14 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0200
This MacBook Pro might not be allowed on a plane. (Source: GadgetGuy)

The FAA bans certain MacBook Pros from airplanes

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has told airlines that there are MacBook Pros out there that cannot be brought onto commercial flights. The notebooks in question are those that were recalled by Apple earlier this year for ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:53:00 +0200
WoW Classic servers going live on August 13 for name reservation and realm selection Molten Core raid boss Ragnaros (Source: Blizzard News)

WoW Classic servers will go live tomorrow for name reservation and realm selection

Although the full launch remains scheduled for August 27, the WoW Classic servers will go live tomorrow. This is not another beta test, but a chance for those with an active subscription or game time on their WoW account to reserv...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:08:00 +0200

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