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The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic wins a 2020 IF Design Award for its latest mini projector

The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector has won one of the IF Design Awards for 2020. It has been conferred due to its innovative and functional stand, which also doubles as a lens-protector when not in use. It also packs a bat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:28:00 +0100
The imaging sensor market may remain healthy until 2026. (Source: ResearchGate)

The image sensor market will be worth nearly US$30 billion by 2026

Imaging sensors are used in a huge variety of electronics, which include digital cameras and smartphones. Their market was worth US$15.93 billion in 2018, but is now projected to be worth $29.99 billion in 6 years. This is thought...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 23:01:00 +0100
The new Canon EOS Rebel T8i. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches the EOS Rebel T8i DSLR

The T8i is the latest in the EOS Rebel series made by Canon. It has a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a 45-point all-cross form of auto-focus (AF) with Face Detect. This Rebel is also the first of its line to feature vertical video fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:36:00 +0100
The Aria SONG X earbuds. (Source: Indiegogo)

SONG X: possibly the most unique TWS earbuds on Indiegogo

A company called Aria has put its new true-wireless (or TWS) earbuds up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. This isn't hugely unusual these days - however, these SONG X products distinguish themselves with an innovative "Star Ring" cha...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 20:22:00 +0100
The Snapdragon QTM525 5G antenna may not be used in the 2020 iPhone. (Image via Qualcomm)

Rumor | Apple to develop its own 5G hardware in-house

According to a source familiar with the subject, Apple is currently developing its own 5G antenna to better fit with the 2020 iPhone's design. While it is currently believed that Apple will opt for Qualcomm's Snapdragon X55 modem ...
Sam Medley, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 04:25:00 +0100
Professor Oak joins the battle! (Image via The Official Pokemon YouTube channel)

Pokémon trainers can team up with Professor Oak and Mew in the latest Pokémon Masters update

The latest update for Pokémon Masters, a popular mobile game that takes place in the Pokémon universe, introduces Professor Oak and Mew as a sync pair. Players that complete the game's tutorial by March 15 will unlock the pair, as...
Sam Medley, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 23:03:00 +0100
The notchless iPhone, "only at Apple", apparently. (Image source:

Rumour | Apple "reveals" unreleased notchless iPhone

Apple has been announcing products out of the blue lately, with the iPhone SE 2 rumoured to appear within the next few weeks. Some new iPad Pros may be on the horizon too, but we doubt a notchless iPhone is. Regardless, such a dev...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:40:00 +0100
The coronavirus will apparently not prevent Apple from launching the iPhone 12 series in September. (Image source: Apple)

Rumour | Coronavirus may delay the mass-production of the iPhone 12 series

Rumour has it that while the coronavirus outbreak will not affect the expected September release of the iPhone 12 series, it may delay the mass-production of Apple's next flagship handsets. Slated for a June start date, the outbre...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:03:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 series.

Galaxy S10e owners get shafted in the Galaxy S20 trade-in program

Samsung has opened up its Galaxy S20 series trade-in program for reservers and there looks to be a few issues with it. For one, owners of the Galaxy S10e get the short end of the stick.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:43:00 +0100
WhatsApp has over 2 billion users. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp announces it has over 2 billion users now

The popular online messaging service WhatsApp has reported that it has passed an important milestone: 2 billion users. It emphasized its simple, convenient and private interface in its statement on this matter. Furthermore, it ass...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:30:00 +0100
Apple iPhone SE 2: Evidence shows that Apple's next "budget" US$399 smartphone will be called the iPhone 9. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksBlog)

Apple iPhone SE 2: Evidence shows that Apple's next "budget" US$399 smartphone will be called the iPhone 9

Apple's next budget handset may have already entered mass-production, but there is still no consensus about what it will be called. While there has been plenty of talk about whether the device will arrive as the iPhone 9 or the iP...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:45:00 +0100
A concept render of the iPhone SE 2 / iPhone 9. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Mid-March launch date confirmed and fresh rumours about Apple's next budget smartphone featuring a larger display than the iPhone 8

Rumours about the iPhone SE 2 have been flying around for ages, with Apple now apparently set on releasing its next budget smartphone in mid-March. No fixed date has yet been offered but there is talk of the device, which may be s...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:13:00 +0100
WhatsApp Pay has approval to operate in India. (Source: WhatsApp)

WhatsApp acquires the OK to support payments in India

WhatsApp has secured approval to roll out a new facet of its service in India. It is a new payment platform that has just been approved by the relevant authories. This may help the Facebook-owned app compete effectively with other...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:52:00 +0100
Sadly, Apple isn’t working on a quantum mechanic-based smartphone camera (Image source: Cisco)

Putting the Mi Note 10, Galaxy S20, and Huawei P30 Pro to shame? Satirical “unlimited detail” iPhone exclusive raises questions about the future of smartphone tech

A satirical news report claimed that Apple’s working on an “unlimited detail” camera based on quantum mechanics. While this is not the case, the report raises questions about the possible role of quantum computing in the future of...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 14:07:00 +0100
The Flash wants to be all power banks to all users. (Source: Indiegogo)

The Flash power bank promises 100W USB type C charging, and just about everything else as well

Chargeasap, the company responsible for the Infinity Cable, has introduced another new product via Indiegogo. The Flash power bank is described as based on Tesla graphene-battery technology, which allows it to fill up at a maximal...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 22:37:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2 is rumoured to feature a 4.7-inch display. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

iPhone SE 2: New renders offer a look at Apple's rumoured next budget smartphone in an array of colours

With mass-production of the iPhone SE 2 rumoured to start in the next week or two, a popular YouTube channel has produced a new set of renders show what the device could look like. Combining the design of the iPhone 8 with new col...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:25:00 +0100
 Production of the iPhone SE 2 has apparently already started. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksblog)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: Apple's next budget smartphone expected to sell over 30 million units as trial production run begins

The iPhone SE 2 will arrive as soon as next month, according to the latest round of rumours. Analysts predict that the budget smartphone, expected to retail for around US$399, will sell over 30 million units too. The SE 2, which A...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 21:01:00 +0100
The iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) is rumored to use the same design as the iPhone 8 (Source: iGeekBlog & OnLeaks)

Rumor | Coronavirus won't delay production of the iPhone SE2 (iPhone 9) says Foxconn

Foxconn allegedly refutes claims that the Coronavirus outbreak will delay their ability to fullfill a recent 80 million unit order of iPhones. Among this order is rumored to be the new iPhone SE2 / iPhone 9, meaning that it would ...
Craig Ward, Sun, 02 Feb 2020 07:30:00 +0100
Flash memory has a new JEDEC standard. (Source: Wikipedia)

UFS 3.1 is now official: more speed for less power in potential future devices

The JEDEC solid-state assocation has unveiled UFS 3.1, the immediate successor for the memory standard found in some of the most premium smartphones out today. The organization asserts that it will build on its last generation in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 19:25:00 +0100
The HyperJuice GaN charger. (Source: HYPER)

The HyperJuice is the "world's first" 100W USB type C charger with GaN

HYPER has put its new charger up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Despite packing a maximum rate of 100 watts (W), it is described as even smaller than the MacBook Pro brick with the same kind of port. This is due to its gallium nit...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:43:00 +0100
The EU may ultimately prove the death of the Lightning connector. (Source: Wikipedia)

Update | The EU will force Apple to drop the Lightning port within its jurisdiction

The European Parliament has announced that it will hold a vote on a motion to write its 2014 Radio Equipment Directive into law. This would probably result in an obligation for mobile device OEMs to fit all products to be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:08:00 +0100
The iPhone X can be cracked by Cellebrite's tool. (Source: Business Insider)

Cybersecurity experts: Android phones may now be more secure than iPhones

iPhones are way more secure than Androids, right? Apparently not. A new report with information from forensic experts heavily points towards the reverse being the case. Androids may now be more secure than iPhones, with a Huawei f...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2 will look dated, but will have fresh silicon inside. (Source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksblog)

Ming-Chi Kuo: Expect an avalanche of new Apple gear in 1H20

Well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued his latest research note on Apple’s 2020 product pipeline for TF International Securities and Apple fans are in for a treat if Kuo’s predictions materialize. Among new products ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 05:24:00 +0100
Could this be the new iPhones' style? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

4 new SKUs, 4 new colors: new renders present ideas of how the iPhones 12 might look

Apple is currently believed to have more or less direct successors to the iPhone 11 series in the works. A new set of renders pull the latest leaks on these devices together. They show the different display sizes the 12 line might...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:53:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro Max. (Source: Gadgets Now)

Opinion | DxOMark somehow thinks the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes worse selfies than most other 2019 flagships

DxOMark has now tested the iPhone 11 Pro Max's selfie cameras, and given it a score that places it below other phones like the Galaxy S10+, Note 10+, Asus Zenfone 6, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. There's one problem with that, though—th...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:45:00 +0100
No iPhone X design for the SE 2, according to Evan Blass. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @iGeeksblog)

Rumour | iPhone SE 2: New leak reaffirms the outdated design of Apple's next budget smartphone

Were you hoping that the iPhone SE 2 would be a more compact version of the iPhone 11? Well, Apple may be returning to the design of the iPhone 8 after all, according to Evan Blass. The outbreak of the coronavirus may affect mass-...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:24:00 +0100
WiLAN has won a case against Apple. (Source: WiLAN)

Apple now owes WiLAN US$85 million

The Canadian tech patent development group WiLAN has won a court case against Apple in which the former asserted that the latter had used its intellectual property without permission. However, the actual damages involved were to b...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 23:20:00 +0100
According to a new rumor, every phone that can run iOS 13 will be able to run iOS 14. (Image via Apple)

Rumor claims iOS 14 will still support iPhone SE, iPhone 6S

A new rumor from French website iPhonesoft claims that iOS 14 will be compatible with the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and original iPhone SE. However, the upcoming version of iPadOS will supposedly drop support for the iPad Air 2 and iPad...
Sam Medley, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:57:00 +0100
Ultra-short videos have returned to the mobile device world. (Source: Byte)

Vine regenerates as Byte, a new 6-second video app

Byte has emerged from beta onto the Play Store and the App Store. It, much like its predecessor Vine, allows the user to make videos of 6 seconds in length. Both apps also have a creator in common, who hopes to bring a form of rev...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:03:00 +0100
The HyperDisk can fit on a credit card. (Source: ChargeLabs)

Meet the HyperDisk: the "smallest and fastest portable SSD" on Indiegogo

ChargeLabs has designed the HyperDisk to be a tiny external drive housing super-fast memory. This OEM claims that it has read-speeds of up to 960 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write-speeds of 920MB/s. It comes in 512GB, 1TB and ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:35:00 +0100
The new SE might look somewhat like this. (Source: SvetApple)

New renders show what the so-called iPhone SE2 may look like

Numerous leaks point to what amounts to a second-generation iPhone SE - although it could be called the iPhone 9 on launch. A Slovakian blog has developed new images showing this phone's possible appearance. They combine elements ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
Will the rumored iPad Pro keyboard redesign look more like a Brydge keyboard? (Source: Brydge)

Next iPad Pro keyboard could feature scissor-switches and backlighting

Taiwanese publication Digitimes is reporting that Apple is developing a new keyboard for its iPad Pro line that will use a traditional scissor switch mechanism like the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. For the first time, Apple’s first-pa...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2, a device that goes by multiple names. (Image source: iGeeksBlog & OnLeaks)

Apple iPhone SE 2: Mass production of Apple's US$399 "budget" smartphone to start next month ahead of March announcement

The release of the iPhone SE 2, or iPhone 9 as it may end up being called, looms. Industry sources are now claiming that Apple's next budget smartphone will enter mass production next month, according to Bloomberg, before a March ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:46:00 +0100
Apple is rumoured to release three iPhone 11 successors this year. (Image source: The Verge)

Rumour | Specifications of three new iPhones offered from sources within Apple's Chinese supply chain

Macotakara is back again with new rumours about upcoming iPhones, but not about the SE 2 this time. Instead, the website claims to have received information from sources about Apple's next flagships, and goes into a far amount of ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:43:00 +0100
Apple touts iPhone privacy as a key selling point on its website. (Source: Apple)

FBI pressure leaves iCloud, iPhone users vulnerable to unencrypted back door

Apple has found itself in another privacy related controversy, this time over a decision apparently made two years ago, but only coming to light now. According to Reuters, Apple abandoned plans to fully encrypt iPhone (and iPad) b...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:20:00 +0100
WhatsApp will not display ads any time soon. (Source: WhatsApp)

Facebook abandons its "Ads for WhatsApp" plan

Facebook has encountered serious opposition to its intentions to use WhatsApp for ad revenue-building purposes. Now, a new report has indicated that the social media giant has ultimately dropped its efforts to achieve this aim, wh...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:09:00 +0100
Apple introduced Face ID in 2017 with the iPhone X. (Image source: Apple)

Apple iPhone 12: 2020 iPhones to feature overhauled Face ID, ToF cameras and 6 GB of RAM

Rumours are currently floating about that Apple plans to upgrade several areas of this year's iPhones. Apparently, the iPhone 12 series will feature revamped a TrueDepth system for improved Face ID, a ToF camera and 6 GB of RAM. A...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:53:00 +0100
The Fitbit Versa 2. (Source: Notebookcheck)

A new Fitbit software update unlocks blood oxygen tracking on several devices

A number of newer Fibit wearables were shipped with SpO2 (or estimated blood oxygen) sensors, which may not have been activated within their systems. However, the OEM has addressed this in a new update. Therefore, compatible devic...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:32:00 +0100
Disney+ was far and away the most downloaded app this quarter. (Image via Disney)

TikTok and Disney+ top download charts in Q4 2019

The Disney+ mobile app has been downloaded more than 31 million times since its release in mid-November, giving a hint as to the early success of Disney's streaming service. The controversial video-sharing app TikTok came in secon...
Sam Medley, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:26:00 +0100
There have been rumours that Apple could launch the iPhone SE 2 as soon as March. (Image source: Apple)

Apple iPhone SE 2: New rumour throws upcoming US$399 "budget" smartphone into doubt

If you were underwhelmed by the renders of the iPhone SE 2, then a new rumour doing the rounds may whet your appetite. How about a device the size of an iPhone 8 but with a 5.4-inch screen and Face ID, instead? Such a design would...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:15:00 +0100
The TicPods 2 series. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi releases its updated, AI-powered TicPods

The TicPods 2 and 2 Pro are Mobvoi's new TWS earbuds. They look much like their predecessor: however, this series is the first to feature the OEM's new, proprietary assistant Tico. They also respond to gestures for call answering ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 23:03:00 +0100
mmWave and standard 5G iPhones could arrive at the same time (Image source: PhoneArena)

Ming Chi-Kuo predicts mmWave and standard 5G iPhones will arrive simultaneously

Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo recently predicted that Apple will bring mmWave and standard 5G iPhone 12 models to the market at the same time, allaying fears of a drawn-out iPhone 12 release timeframe.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 19:17:00 +0100
Apple owners may be the most likely to replace their own batteries. (Source: Pixabay)

Apple products stand out in a study of 2019 mobile device repair

A study of device repair in Germany for the year 2019 found that 30.7% of those conducted by users were carried out on Apple phones. Samsung was second in these terms at 29.7%, followed by Huawei at 21.6%. Owners were most likely ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:23:00 +0100
Image via Apple (w/ edits)

Apple scores win in China due to iPhone sales jump in December

iPhone sales in China leapt to 3.18 million units in December, a year-over-year increase of 18.7%. While many analysts are excited about what this could mean for Apple's sales in China, it should be noted that October and November...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:10:00 +0100
A $15 discount makes this the lowest-ever AirPods Pro price (Image source: Apple)

Deal | AirPods Pro selling on Amazon for record-low price

Amazon is selling Apple's AirPods Pro at their lowest-ever price of $234.98. While $15 isn't much of a discount, wait times for the out-of-stock AirPods Pro are expected to be much lower than when buying direct from Apple.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:06:00 +0100
The iPhone SE 2, or is it the iPhone 9? (Image source: iGeeksBlog & OnLeaks)

Apple iPhone SE 2: Renders of Apple's upcoming US$399 "budget" smartphone confirm iPhone 8 design

Have you been waiting for Apple to release another compact iPhone? Well, the dreams and rumours of an iPhone SE 2 have taken a step closer to reality with the publication of OnLeaks renders, an occasion that is typically a sign of...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:32:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 series has strong night photography capabilities (Image source: Apple)

Apple's Night Mode Challenge showcases iPhone 11 series' photography chops

Apple announced a new Shot on iPhone campaign for iPhone 11 series users. Under the Night Mode Challenge, iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max users will submit low-light night mode photos taken on Apple's latest phones.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 19:22:00 +0100
Apple now offers custom engraving for its AirPods and AirPods Pro earphones. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Apple introduces new custom engraving options for AirPods, AirPods Pro

Apple has launched a new free engraving service for its AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Customers can choose from a limited range of emojis or use the alphabet to create their own name, for example.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 11:08:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 was the top selling smartphone in the US last year. (Source: Apple)

Survey puts Apple and Samsung with 9 out 10 smartphone sales in the US

Chinese smartphone makers have had huge success globally, but one market they are yet to crack is the US. According to a new survey by Wave7Research, the US market is dominated by just two brands with Apple and Samsung swallowing ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:15:00 +0100
The Apple A12 Bionic features a custom-designed GPU. (Source: Apple)

Apple and Imagination strike GPU deal after briefly parting ways

Apple has entered into a new licensing agreement with Imagination Technologies to use a wider range of the company’s extensive mobile GPU and AI patent portfolios. The two companies had previously been close partners before Apple ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 09:04:00 +0100


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