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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Fitbit Versa 2's alleged boxed state. (Source: OLX)

Fitbit's Versa 2 official packaging allegedly leaks out

Fitbit has been linked to a second generation of its popular Versa smartwatch for some time now. Recently, rumors about it have started up again in light of new leaks. They claim to show the wearable's official packaging, as well ...
Live View superimposes AR directions on your phone screen. (Source: Google)

Google Maps AR navigation to hit non-Pixel phones soon

AR-assisted navigation is one of the most interesting - and possibly useful - aspects of the Google Maps app to be unveiled in recent years. Unfortunately, it was also introduced as a Pixel exclusive. Now, however, it may be avail...
The US phone accessories market will keep going strong into the 2020's. (Source: Pixabay)

The US phone accessory market is to be worth US$74 billion by 2026

The market for accessories such as screen protectors, cases and power banks in the US is now projected to attain a value of US$74.43 billion in 7 years. Headphones took the biggest piece (nearly 25%) of this space last year, and m...
Ride-sharing is getting more pervasive in urban areas. (Source: Flickr)

The top 4 ride-hailing services are now worth more than US$166 billion combined

Many people have gotten used to summoning a ride in a paid driver's car from their phone. A new analysis of this market indicates that such services (known collectively as "shared mobility") now challenge the traditional industrie...
Fanmade renders of a foldable iPhone. (Source: InsanerTech)

Analysts say foldable iPhones are in the works, but would not launch before 2021

Previously rumored to release some time in 2020, the foldable iPhones may not even be the first foldable devices to be released by Apple. According to a new UBS market analysis, Apple may first release folding iPads in 2021, and i...
Image via Facebook

Apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp may need redesigns thanks to iOS 13's background access restrictions

iOS 13 will bring a few new features to iPhones upon its release later this year, several of which are focused on protecting user privacy. One such update will block background processes from collecting user data, something that s...
Touch ID: Gone but not forgotten. (Image source: Apple)

Under-screen Touch ID & Face ID iPhone to enter mass-production by 2021: New report

According to reports from China, Apple will start mass-producing displays with an in-screen Touch ID sensor that will complement Face ID in anticipation of their inclusion in the 2021 iPhone series. The upcoming displays will like...
The in-app ad market is thought to keep growing in strenght until 2025. (Source: MarTech Today)

The in-app ad market may be worth well over US$200 billion by 2025

The market for in-app advertisements worldwide is now projected to be worth approximately US$226 billion in 6 years, according to the latest research. Of these, ads on Android are thought to be capable of the highest growth. In ad...
The 5G tech market may have the potential to explode over the coming years. (Source: AMR)

5G technology is now projected to build a market worth over US$600 billion by 2026

The 5G tech market is now thought to be capable of hitting US$667.9 billion by the middle of the next decade. This is particularly impressive as it is also projected to accrue only $5.54 billion by 2020. This growth may be driven ...
The HomePod captured more inadvertant Siri recordings than other devices like the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple suspends Siri eavesdropping program in wake of privacy scandal

Apple has suspended a controversial Siri grading program that allowed contractors to listen to recordings of customers using the voice recognition software. The purportedly privacy focused company was caught out by a whistleblower...
The Reon Pocket may act as a personal thermostat. (Source: Sony)

Sony puts a personal, wearable air-conditioner up for crowdfunding

Sony has invented a product called the Reon Pocket. It is a device that can change a user's personal temperature (or their perception of it, at least) while worn on the body. This unusual product is currently a part of the OEM's c...
This shot of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ seems to have been taken with an iPhone XR 2019. (Source: Ice Universe)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and iPhone XR 2019 leaked together in hands-on photos

Famed leakster Ice Universe tweeted photos of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ in the wild that were forwarded by an unknown leaker and interestingly, they seem to be taken by what could be the iPhone XR 2019 that is reflected in the N...
GoPro will start to amalgamate its 2 main apps in the future. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro app to be updated with improved editing features

GoPro has announced that it will refresh the companion app for its action-cameras. The updates will integrate Quik editing features directly into said app. This will enable the user to apply filters and convert footage into storie...
Realme has posted relatively phenomenal growth this quarter. (Source: Realme)

Realme sees an 848% increase in its global smartphone shipments compared to this time last year

The OPPO sub-brand Realme's volume of smartphone shipments worldwide has increased from approximately 500,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (2Q2018) to about 4.7 million in 2Q2019. In other words, this has grown 8.48 times year-on-ye...
Google Maps has some upcoming enhancements for its Lists. (Source: Google)

Google Maps introduces the ability to add notes to its Lists feature

A new server-side update to Google Maps has been observed to allow the user to add their own notes to their items in this app's Lists facility. Users can also now re-arrange said items to their own liking, or in (for example) alph...
Apple revenue remains strong although iPhone sales continue to decline. (Source: Apple)

iPhone sales fall below half of Apple revenue for the first time since 2012

Apple’s iPhone business continues to weaken with sales down 12 percent over the same time last year. At the same time its Services business enjoyed a record quarter which combined with the decline in iPhone sales meant that for th...
All next-gen Apple iPhone models will feature 5G connectivity

All three iPhone models to launch in 2020 will feature 5G connectivity

Although previous rumors claimed otherwise, a recent report by popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals that all three iPhone models that are expected to arrive in 2020 will feature 5G connectivity. All these upcoming devices — ...
Dish will be able to call itself a major carrier after the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. (Source: Dish)

US Department of Justice approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have been granted the license to amalgamate into 1 company. This move by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is effectively the final hurdle to the carriers' long-planned merger. They do so under the condition t...
This screenshot from Apple's website is starting to have a different ring about it. (Source: Apple)

Apple caught in Siri privacy scandal, issues a statement trying to downplay its severity

Apple has been caught in a fresh privacy scandal as first reported by The Guardian. According to an Apple contractor, Apple just like Google and Amazon have been busted doing, uses contractors to analyze and assess the accuracy of...
Netflix has a new deal for its Indian customers. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix launches mobile-only plan in India for equivalent of US$2.90 per month

Netflix has announced a new price-tier for its subscription plans in the Indian market. It goes for just INR 199 (about US$2.88) per month. For this, the user can only use the app on 1 device, which could be either a smartphone or...
This is probably what the iPhone 11 is going to look like. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Latest iPhone 11 rumors point to new Taptic Engine, A13 chip, new front camera and no USB-C

Some firm details around Apple’s iPhone 11 due this fall have emerged courtesy of 9to5Mac. The big tip is it will retain its Lightning port for the time being, while also getting some key upgrades to its Taptic Engine, a new front...
The 2020 iPhone looks set for a 120Hz display. (Souce: Ice Universe)

2020 iPhone set to get 120Hz Pro Motion OLED display

Apple’s 2020 iPhone looks to be the one to get with the latest rumor pointing to an OLED display with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. Apple introduced this feature on its 2017 LCD-based iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models...
Record numbers of iPhone users are switching to Android, study says. (Source: Apple)

iPhone loyalty drops to lowest level in years with 1-in-4 switching to Android

A new study suggests that iPhone loyalty is at an all-time low. According to BankMyCell, which tracks smartphone upgrades, iPhone users are switching in record numbers and they are largely turning to Samsung for their upgrade when...
Opensignal's latest carrier rankings in important dimensions of 4G service. (Source: Opensignal)

T-Mobile has the fastest 4G in the US, although Verizon has the best coverage: latest research

The latest study from the cellular-data research body Opensignal reports that Verizon has the most widespread 4G services in the US (at 94.8% coverage). However, T-Mobile was associated with the best upload and download experience...
The X55 modem, alongside the QTM525 RFFE, are involved in next-gen 5G. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm & Ericsson announce world's first successful data call on the band intended for US-wide 5G

Qualcomm and Ericsson has announced that their technology has passed an important milestone in the roll-out of 5G across a country the size of the US on the same band. This 600-megahertz (MHz) frequency, one of the lowest to be as...
App expenditures in the 1st half of 2019 showed healthy growth. (Source: SensorTower)

Nearly US$40 billion was spent on apps in the 1st half of 2019

The latest report from SensorTower shows that app purchases generated a revenue of US$39.7 billion in the 1st 6 months of 2019. This impressive figure also represents a 15% year-on-year increase in the same kind of spending. The A...
Sony launches WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones

Sony launches WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones

Sony has launched its latest truly wireless in-ear buds. The new WF-1000XM3 aims to deliver a light-weight alternative to Sony's hugely successful WH-1000XM3 wireless and noise cancelling over-ear headphones.
The YI Nightscape dash cam has Sony night vision. (Source: YI)

A new dash-cam from YI has the latest Sony night-vision sensor

YI (or Xiaoyi) is a company known for camera-related product and accessories, including dash-cams. Its newest version of these is the Nightscape, a 1080p, Wi-Fi enabled device with a 140-degree field of view. It also integrates So...
The wireless charging market may show healthy growth over the next 6 years. (Source: Amazon)

The wireless charging market may be worth US$27 billion by 2025

Wireless charging is already appreciably popular today. Its market is thought to be capable of attaining a US$27 billion value over the next 6 years, according to the latest research. Its results show the most prominent applicatio...
According to the WSJ, this might in fact be the first time Cook saw the iPhone Xr -- on launch day. (Source: Apple)

In rare rebuke, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly refutes WSJ article on Ive's reasons for departure

Apple CEO Tim Cook has lashed out at a Wall Street Journal article that reported Jony Ive decided to leave the company because Cook wasn't interested in design. In an email to sent to NBC's Dylan Byers, Cook refutes the story's cl...
Fast Share may appear on Google Account-enabled devices soon. (Source: XDA)

Google is now reportedly piloting Fast Share, an AirDrop alternative

Google may be working on a new way to send files between devices without necessarily relying on the internet. This new feature, called Fast Share, may be intended to compete with Apple's AirDrop. Unlike Android Beam, it involves t...
Mobile payments are rapidly headed for a trillion-dollar industry. (Source: CMO)

The mobile payments market is now estimated to jump to over US$1 trillion in value by 2022

Mobile payments are now thought of as a market capable of vast growth over the next 3 years. The latest figures put its worth at US$348 billion now; however, this is thought to grow to $1.3 trillion in 2022. It is projected to gro...
We probably won't be seeing photos of Cook and Ive together like this in future. (Source: Apple)

Opinion: Jony Ive leaves Apple, but it's not on a design high

Apple fans were shocked by news that legendary design guru Jony Ive is leaving the company. While Ive has undoubtedly contributed significantly to numerous iconic Apple designs in the past, he is not, however, leaving Apple on a d...
Apple Chief Design Officer has announced he is leaving Apple to form his own design studio. (Source: Getty)

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive leaving the company, news wipes US$9B off Apple share value

In a major blow to the Apple its fabled Chief Design Officer Jony Ive has announced he is leaving the company. As the hand behind Apple’s most iconic designs, the news immediately triggered a negative reaction on Wall Street ...
The multi-platform Windows Calculator app can now be found on Uno. (Source: Uno)

Windows Calculator ports for Android, iOS and web are now available

Calculator for Windows 10 was placed on the open-source repository GitHub some months ago. Now, the developer Jérôme Laban has released iOS, Android and WebAssembly ports via the Uno platform. Therefore, nearly anyone with any dev...
Image via The Inquirer

ARM's lead CPU architect Mike Filippo hired by Apple

Apple recently hired Mike Filippo, who formerly served as ARM's lead CPU architect. While this move may mean that Apple will begin developing an ARM-based MacBook (as so many have hoped the past few years), it is more likely that ...
The new setting in Google Location History. (Source: Google)

Auto-delete your Google Location History with this new setting

Google offers the option to store a timeline of places in which a user's location-enabled phone has been. The account-holder in question can also disable this ability and delete this information if they choose. The latest update t...
The Indian government may be able to store and track all IMEIs in the country soon. (Source: PhoneArena)

India is building a national IMEI database to combat phone theft

The Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEIT) is reportedly setting up a Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR). It is to be composed of the IMEIs of all mobile devices in the country. This initiative has ...
Apple's first 5G iPhone will have to wait until 2020. (Source: Apple)

Ming-Chi Kuo: 2020 iPhones will go all OLED, include 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch 5G models

The usually reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects Apple to launch its first 5G iPhone in 2020. He also expects we will see a new smaller 5.4-inch model along with a larger 6.7-inch device both with 5G connectivity. The iPhon...
Apple has been eying Intel's 5G business for almost two months now. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Apple considering acquisition of Intel's 5G modem business

According to a new report from The Information, Apple has been considering the acquisition of Intel's 5G modem business for almost 2 months now, but Intel has not yet provided a clear valuation for its wireless asset portfolio. Th...
Image source: The Simpsons (w/ edits)

E3 2019 | You can test DOOM on iOS for free later this year

Bethesda is asking gamers to sign up for a beta test program for DOOM 2016 on iOS. The program is designed to test Bethesda's new Orion framework for game streaming. Selected users will be able to stream DOOM 2016 on their iOS dev...
The new Reolink E1 Pro. (Source: Reolink)

Reolink releases a new Wi-Fi home security-cam with 355-degree pan and 50-degree tilt for under US$60

Reolink, a company already known for well-spec'd wireless security cameras, now launches the E1 Pro. This new option offers a wide range of coverage for an affordable price. It will also gain Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant comp...
Some 4G/LTE broadcast equipment. (Source: Broadcast Rental)

The 4G/LTE and 5G broadcast market's value is set to increase by 73% by 2024

Broadcasts over 4G/LTE are common these days. The technology behind them is used for TV feeds, on-demand video, notifications and data-feeds. Their market will soon also be augmented by 5G analogs, which could push its value to ab...
Image via Square Enix

Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Walk, a Pokemon-Go style mobile game

Dragon Quest Walk, an adventure AR game in the same vein as Pokemon Go, was announced earlier this week. Though details are sparse, the game seems to have players travel to real-world locations to battle monsters from the Dragon Q...

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