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Do you have one of these? If so, stop using it immediately. (Image source: Apple)

Dangerous fruit: Apple recalls specific wall plugs over electric shock risk

Did you buy a Mac, iOS device or the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit between 2003 and 2010? If you did, chances are that you received a wall plug too. Turns out that the three-prong adapters sold in certain countries during that pe...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
The Reno's predecessors made OPPO a top-5 premium smartphone maker for the 1st time in 2018. (Source: TechRadar)

OPPO named as fastest-growing OEM in 2018's premium smartphone space

The latest figures on the global premium smartphone market reportedly show that OPPO increased its share of it by a stunning 863% in 2018. This stripped out comparable performances on the part of competitors such as Xiaomi and eve...
WhatsApp may change its emojis soon. (Source: WABetaInfo)

WhatsApp to update its current set of emoji stickers; is working on animated ones, too

WhatsApp is reportedly working on animated stickers in its latest betas. This enables a user to superimpose a a moving piece of art (e.g. a drawing or character) on a message. A blog has also apparently found that the app is going...
The evidence that 2019's iPhones will look like this is steadily mounting. (Source: Cult of Mac)

Alleged case-maker's impressions for iPhone "XI and XI Max" appear to confirm square camera module yet again

By now, it is likely that you have read at least one rumor that the typical lozenge shape of the main iPhone camera module will mutate into a perfect square this year. The latest possible leak on the subject seems to confirm this ...
Business appears to be better than it was at this point last year. (Source: GadgetsNow)

Apple had the most smartphone activations in the US in Q1 2019

A new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has thrown light on the state of the US smartphone market in Q1. Apple had a tenuous dominance over the market, with the company's devices accounting for 36% of device activa...
The Z-shaped folding pattern is what this iPhone concept is named after. (Source: Caviar)

Impressive iPhone Z foldable concept estimated to cost US$3,260

Apple is not ready to make the jump to foldable designs for the time being, but luxury modification company Caviar from Russia might be able to inspire the Californian giant with its impressive iPhone Z concept. The Z-shaped foldi...
The iPhone XR was the most successful Apple phone for another month. (Source: iShop)

The iPhone XR was Apple's top seller in the US for February 2019

A new report from Counterpoint Research has found that, of all Apple smartphones, the iPhone XR did the best in the US market in the month of February 2019. Of those who bought this device, 20% of those already using iOS upgraded ...
The first thing to consider when buying a phone may be its best price online. (Source: HumorTechBlog)

Shopping around online before buying a new phone could save you about 40%: new research

Want a new phone? Fine, but clicking 'Pay Now' on the first listing you see for it could cost you. The analyst firm Minderest has found that there is a margin of as much as 41.3% between the worst and best prices for the same devi...
An up-to-date renders for the 2019 iPhone series. (Source: MacOtakara)

At least one new iPhone will have a super-wide-angle camera: Ming-Chi Kuo

The prolific Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's latest prediction concerning the 2019 iPhones indicate that at least one of them will have triple rear cameras, augmented by an improved wide-angle lens in one module. In addition, the new...
TikTok has been banned in India. (Source: The News Minute)

TikTok video app banned from Google and Apple app stores in Indian jurisdiction

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has ordered Google and Apple to remove the app TikTok from their respective stores. This ban has followed allegations that the service increases the risk of child abuse...
Qualcomm will supply all the 5G modems for the upcoming iPhone devices. (Source: Hacked)

Apple and Qualcomm end hostilities with 5G deal, force Intel to exit mobile 5G modem business

Surprisingly enough, Apple not only decided to drop all charges regarding Qualcomm's unfair patent licensing practices, but the Cupertino company agreed to pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum, as well. The unexpected settlement comes ...
The Samsung Galaxy Buds. (Source: TechRadar)

Samsung Galaxy Buds: latest update adds voice-control via Bixby, other new features

Samsung designed the Galaxy Buds as a wireless audio companion for devices such as the Galaxy S10s. However, they have recently improved in this capacity through a new software update. It allows the user to operate them using Bixb...
The new 'bright red' Casio G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch. (Source: Casio)

Casio announces a new G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch with "Vibrant Red" strap

Casio has unveiled a new addition to the MT-G line of G-SHOCKs. It has Bluetooth connectivity so as to maintain accurate time via a dedicated phone app. This new 'bright red' MT-G is rated for 200M water- and shock- resistance, as...
Parrot's ANAFI with its accessories. (Source: Parrot)

Parrot launches the new ANAFI thermal imaging-enabled drone

Parrot has unveiled its latest drone. The new ANAFI not only allows for 4K video in both live and recorded formats, but also has a high-end FLIR mode for thermal imaging. It can fly over potential dangerous hot-spots for up to 26 ...
Samsung has finalized its 5nm chipset design. (Source: HD Tecnología)

The first Samsung 5nm SoC is ready for sampling

Samsung has announced that it is finally in a position to send samples of its new, ground-breaking 5nm processor technology to its customers. The OEM claims that this new architecture brings 25% improvements in logic-area efficien...
Apple betting big on Arcade subscription service, has reportedly poured US $500 million into project

Apple betting big on Arcade subscription service, has reportedly poured US $500 million into project

Apple is throwing US $500 million behind its upcoming Arcade gaming subscription service, according to a report by Financial Times. The service could be a big payoff for Apple; devs that release games via Arcade will be bound to a...
The Balong 5000 modem. (Source: GizmoChina)

No, Apple has not taken up that 5G modem offer: Huawei

Huawei recently held its own in-house Analyst Summit for 2019. During a Q&A at this event, its representatives reportedly confirmed that Apple has not responded to its proposal to sell it the 5G modems it needs for its iPhones. Th...
The ACM is investigating the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. (Source: ACM)

A Dutch competition authority is investigating Apple, Google for the possibility of app-store monopoly

Google and Apple provide and maintain 2 of the largest app markets in the world. The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets has decided to investigate them with regard to how third-party developers are treated on these platform...
iOS 13 may introduce a list of long-awaited features. (Source: YouTube)

Dark Mode may make it to the next major iOS update

A new report indicates that iOS 12's successor may gain a system-wide dark mode. In addition, this OS upgrade will lose the requirement for a profile in order to manage fonts. iPads may also get a version of Safari that defaults t...
TSMC will start fulfilling its new Apple and Huawei 7nm orders soon. (Source: wirebiters.com)

TSMC set to start making Kirin 985 and Apple A13 Bionic SoCs in 2nd half of 2019

Apple and Huawei are some of a handful of smartphone OEMs that develop in-house chipsets. Their upcoming 2019 generations - the A13 Bionic and Kirin 985 CPUs respectively - are now said to be nearly ready for production in earnest...
The iPhone SE range was discontinued in 2018. (Source: Amazon)

The iPhone SE is currently available from US$249 in the Apple online store

The iPhone SE has made another unexpected appearance on Apple’s online store. Several different-colored variants are listed and there is even a 128 GB version available. Prices for the diminutive iPhone SE start at US$249 and they...
Skype for Mobile now allows for screen-sharing. (Source: Digital Trends)

New Skype Insider Preview build adds screen-sharing on iOS and Android

Skype for Mobile now offers the user an option to share their screen with a caller. This could enable people on a Skype call to share things such as slideshows, webpages, a homescreen and so on. The new function is found in the '....
The 3 basic flavors of Galaxy S10. (Source: SlashGear)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line did better in its 1st week of US sales compared to the Galaxy S9/S9+ by 16%

Samsung sold 16% more units of its early 2019 flagships compared to those of their predecessors in the first week of sales in the United States. These are the results of a new report conducted by Counterpoint Research. This group ...
Apple wants to be powered by renewables as much as possible by 2020. (Source: GreenBiz)

Apple procures pledges from Foxconn, TSMC to fulfil its orders using renewable energy

Apple has convinced its main manufacturing partners, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn, to makes its parts and/or devices using green energy by 2020. This achievement is a big part of the OEM's current ...
PUBG has been banned in Nepal. (Source: Polygon)

Nepalese authorities order nationwide ban on PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is one of the Korean studio Bluehole's biggest success stories. However, some state regulators seem not to like it as much as its millions of players do. Nepal is the latest countr...
The OnePlus 6T is popular with former Samsung Galaxy owners according to a new report. (Source: OnePlus)

Most Pixel 3 or OnePlus 6T switchers previously owned a Galaxy

A new study from Counterpoint Research has shed a little light on Samsung’s smartphone sales woes. Although still the number one smartphone maker in the world, its profits have taken a big hit with lower sales of its premium devic...
Disney+ may or may not disrupt major players such as Netflix later this year. (Source: Disney)

More details on new Disney+ streaming service to be made available soon

The new Disney+ streaming service will entail a mixture of old and new shows from all of the studios under its umbrella. This, therefore, includes Lucasfilm, 21st Century Fox, Pixar and Marvel. Therefore, Netflix may indeed forfei...
The action-cam market is said to grow steadily over the next few years. (Source: MEC.ca)

Action-cam market set to be worth US$10.25 billion by 2026

The action camera market is projected to be worth over $10 billion in 7 years. It has been found to be made up of the popular brands in this space, such as GoPro, Sony, Olympus, Garmin and others. This market is reportedly driven ...
India is now one of YouTube's biggest markets. (Source: Rotor Videos)

YouTube calculates that it has 265 million active users in India, expects this to roughly double by 2020

YouTube has amassed a 265 million-stong user based in the Indian market. Speaking at a recent Google conference, the service's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, projected that this number would grow further to 500 million by next year. The exe...
The new Canon EOS Rebel SL3. (Source: Canon)

Canon updates its EOS Rebel compact DSLR camera line with APS-C, an LCD touchscreen and 4K

Canon has launched the EOS Rebel SL3, the latest in this line of compact DLSRs. This model is capable of 4K reconding, a first for the EOS Rebel series. It does so with its 24.1 megapixel (MP) APS-C sensor, which is compatible wit...
There may be an official version of WhatsApp for iPad soon. (Source: Techpluto)

WhatsApp may be preparing a version of its app for iPad

WhatsApp has nearly always been available on iOS, but not on iPads. However, as these tablets come with SIM-enabled variants, some users would probably like the option. The app's developers may now be working on a new beta that is...
Huawei has said it will sell 5G modems to Apple. (Source: VOIP.review)

Apple may have a new prospect for 5G modems: Huawei

Apple may be obliged to delay its adoption of 5G until 2020 at the earliest. This is due to its ongoing feud with Qualcomm, who, as it is claimed, will not sell the necessary hardware to the Cupertino company. More recently, Huawe...
The Huawei SuperCharge 12000 is unveiled on stage. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new 40-watt, 12000mAh power bank set for April 11 release

Huawei is set to release its latest power bank for sale for the first time in China. This will take place in the coming week (on April 11, 2019). The OEM alleges that this power bank is compatible with devices that can charge at 4...
Australian retailer has extended its unprecedented flagship iPhone price cuts. (Screenshot: Notebookcheck)

Australia’s JB Hi-Fi extends massive AU$320 iPhone Xs discounts till 1 June

Major Australian consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has extended its massive AU$320 discount on the 512GB variants of the iPhone Xs model until 1 June. The initial price cut was already unprecedented for current-generation fla...
Netflix has killed off AirPlay support in its iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Netflix drops AirPlay support for Netflix, breaks iOS user hearts

Netflix has dropped something of a bomb on iOS users who like streaming its service over AirPlay. Effective immediately, Netflix will no longer support AirPlay, Apple’s proprietary steaming protocol, just as it goes mainstream on ...
The MiLi Table Mate pad can be installed on any non-metallic surface. (Source: MiLi)

MiLi wants to make any table into a wireless charging accessory

MiLi is a company that integrates its Furniture Mate wireless-charging pad into any table-top. It aims this product at those in the service industry and also to those who want decor that can charge an increasing number of phones a...
Aukey's new Dynamic Detect could enable a device to get the most out of USB-PD chargers. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey unveils Dynamic Detect, a new fast-charging solution for USB-PD chargers

Aukey, a common name in USB power and mobile-device accessories, has launched a new technology called Dynamic Detect. It allows a dual-port USB-Power Delivery (USB-PD) charger to recognize the number of devices connected to it and...
Can the Galaxy S10's fingerprint scanner be hacked? (Source: Phone Arena)

Samsung Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor reported hacked on Reddit

The under-display fingerprint sensor built into the new Samsung Galaxy S10 is often perceived as the most secure. This is due to its state-of-the-art, ultrasonic nature that builds a 3D map of the user biometric in question. A Red...
The new Powerbeats Pro are AirPods in a different form-factor. (Source: Beats)

Powerbeats Pro announced: AirPod technology in a new, fitness-focused true-wireless earbud package

Beats has unveiled its new Powerbeats Pro on its website. These new earbuds are of the 'sports' variety, and thus have over-the-ear loops built into a completely wireless design. Like the new AirPods, they can activate Siri hands-...
Google Duplex's expanded roll-out may now be in effect. (Source: Google)

Google Duplex is now migrating to phones beside Pixels

Duplex is the strikingly realistic voice-enabled arm of the Google Assistant. It can carry out tasks such as booking tables at restaurants for smartphone users in 43 US states. It had been restricted to doing so on Pixel-line phon...
Apple would please many fans with a successor to the iPhone SE. (Source: Cult of Mac)

Apple might release three OLED iPhones in 2020; one could be an iPhone SE 2

A new report has stated that Apple could be planning on releasing three iPhones in 2020 that all feature OLED panels, which will probably be supplied by Samsung. As one of the 2020 phones is rumored to be coming in a 5.42-inch siz...
The Mate 20 line kicked the reverse-wireless charging trend off. (Source: GizmoChina)

2019 iPhones will support reverse wireless charging: Ming-Chi Kuo

Samsung followed Huawei into reverse wireless charging territory in 2019. Now, the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo asserts that Apple will do the same. This feature would align nicely with the new capabilities of the AirPods.
Over 60% of consumers surveyed said they had damaged their smartphone's display. (Source: Pixabay)

64% of smartphone owners have cracked their screens: new survey

Ting Mobile, a North American mobile service provider, recently conducted a survey of just over 1.400 smartphone users. It found that 64% of these respondents reported cracks in their screens, most of which (62%) did so through dr...
The AirPower has been cancelled some 18 months after being officially introduced by Apple. (Source: Apple)

The prevailing theory about why AirPower failed

The ultimate demise of the AirPower charging mat appears to have been foretold by Apple insider Sonny Dickson several months ago. In the absence of any official word from Apple, other than it cancelled AirPower because it couldn’t...
The Apple A12 Bionic smokes its main competition including the Snapdragon 855, Exynos 9820 and Kirin 980. (Source: Apple)

In yet another blow, Apple loses its lead A-series chip engineer

Gerard Williams III, the lead designer of Apple’s industry-leading custom A-series ARM-based chips has left the company according to a CNET report. The departure couldn’t have come at a worse time for Apple which has been reeling ...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+ vs. the Apple iPhone XS Max. (Source: YouTube/PhoneBuff)

Samsung Galaxy S10+ beaten by iPhone XS Max in PhoneBuff's drop test; barely scrapes into top 10 rankings

A new video posted by YouTube channel PhoneBuff has pitted the Samsung Galaxy S10+ against the iPhone XS Max in a series of brutal drop tests. Although the flagship from the South Korean manufacturer is wrapped in Corning’s Gorill...
Apple's most public piece of vapourware, the doomed AirPower wireless charging mat. (Source: Apple)

Apple cancels AirPower (yes, you read that correctly)

In what will surely go down as one of the biggest fails in tech history, Apple has quietly announced that it has cancelled its Qi-enabled, long overdue, AirPower charging mat. Apple quietly made the dumbfounding announcement in a ...
Lyft is now trading on the Nasdaq. (Source: Investor's Business Daily)

Lyft has started trading on the Nasdaq

Lyft has successfully completed its IPO in the US, and is trading on the Nasdaq platform as of today (March 29, 2019). It had been estimated to start at US$72 per share; however, this value is now closer to $88. This, then, is the...
Apple currently has eight active major Exchange and Repair Extension Programs for faulty products. (Screenshot: Notebookcheck)

Faulty Apple product? Check this list of active device repair programs

Despite Apple’s reputation for build quality and design it has been having a few quality issues of late, particularly with regard to its MacBook line. A search on Apple’s website has revealed all of the products in its lineup that...

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