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Business-grade phishing poses business-grade risks. (Source: Pixabay)

The rate of mobile phishing aimed at businesses grew by 37% by the end of March 2020

The security group Lookout has released the results of its latest study of fraud that targets phones or tablets owned by enterprises. It found that the number of such incidents grew by 37.1% between the last quarter of 2019 and th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:01:00 +0200
It is not yet clear in what colours Apple will offer the iPhone 12 series. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

A concept video shows how stylish the Apple iPhone 12 Pro could look in Navy Blue

Plenty is already seemingly known about the so-called iPhone 12 series. One element that remains unknown, at the least, for the time being, is in what colours Apple will offer its next flagships. A concept designer has sought to a...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:26:00 +0200
OLED screens, like the one used in the iPhone 11 Pro Max, may soon be usurped by microLED. (Image via Notebookcheck review)

Apple considers $330 million investment in Taiwanese microLED factory for future iPhones and MacBooks

Apple is considering a large US$330 million investment in a microLED manufacturing plant in Taiwan. The investment would be a joint venture with Epistar and AU Optronics. This investment could lead to the use of microLED displays ...
Sam Medley, Mon, 01 Jun 2020 16:40:00 +0200
Apple is selling refurbished iPhone XRs on its website

Refurbished iPhone XR units are now available for sale in the US on Apple's website

Refurbished Apple iPhone XR models are now available for purchase on Apple's website. The 64GB version costs $499, while the 128GB and 256GB variants retail at $539 and $629, respectively. Apple says that all phones come with a ne...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 29 May 2020 17:34:00 +0200
The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 are new Qualcomm wireless modules. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's latest connectivity modules step up to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2

Qualcomm has announced the FastConnect 6900 and 6700, 2 new connectivity solutions that may upgrade some future phones to Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E. The latter is a variation on the latest wireless data standard that adds the 6GH...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 28 May 2020 20:11:00 +0200
The ESCOBAR GOLD 11 PRO... (Image source: Escobar Inc)

Escobar Inc announces another scam

Escobar Inc has announced another scam. Having ditched its attempts to sell skinned foldable smartphones, the company is now claiming to be selling a "24KT Gold Luxury Edition" of the iPhone 11 Pro. Priced at US$499, Escobar Inc c...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 28 May 2020 14:12:00 +0200
New custom Mac orders might take over a month to be fulfilled in India (Image source: Apple)

Apple finally lets Indian users custom configure MacBooks and Mac Pros

Apple is finally allowing Indian customers to purchase customized, configure-to-build Mac and MacBook variants. This move gives Indian Mac buyers much-needed flexibility in terms of RAM, storage, and CPU/GPU configurations.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 27 May 2020 18:12:00 +0200
Samsung has won the lion's share of iPhone 12 OLED display orders. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

80% of iPhone 12 displays to be supplied by Samsung, LG and BOE to pick up the rest

Apple frenemy Samsung has secured the supply of 80 percent of Apple’s iPhone 12 OLED display orders according to Digitimes. The remainder of the OLED panel supplies are said be supplied by both LG and BOE.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 14:21:00 +0200
ARM is bringing not just one, but two high-performance cores to market in 2021. (Source: ARM)

New ARM Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 cores announced, will power 2021 flagships

ARM has announced its new Cortex-A78 architecture that will power most Android flagship smartphones in 2021. Interestingly, it has also branched out into extra-performance cores with the launch of its new Cortex-X1 borne out of it...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 27 May 2020 10:52:00 +0200
Towers of Everland plays well in both landscape and portrait modes

Towers of Everland out on Apple Arcade: first-person dungeon crawler offers a premium alternative to The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Towers of Everland just landed on Apple Arcade. The first-person dungeon crawler offers a more light-hearted experience than The Elder Scrolls: Blades and Legends of Grimrock, without sacrificing content quality. However, poor per...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 23 May 2020 16:59:00 +0200
The UGREEN 65W GaN charger is available on flash sale for a 50 percent discount (Image source: UGREEN)

Deal | UGREEN's 65W GaN charger is 50 percent off on Indiegogo: This US$37 4-port device can fast charge an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Pro 2020, and MacBook Air at the same time

UGREEN's All in One 65W GaN charger is selling at a 50 percent discount on Indiegogo. The limited time sale makes the charger price competitive with Apple's 18W, while enabling users to fast charge 4 devices simultaneously.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 23 May 2020 09:44:00 +0200
Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

Apples iPhone SE (2020) shines in our review with many small improvements

A new iPhone for less than $500? Currently, only the iPhone SE (2020) makes this possible. This sounds like a good deal and while the smartphone offers many con...
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 22 May 2020 21:01:00 +0200
unc0vered's iOS 13.5 jailbreak will likely arrive sometime in the next couple days (Image source: WCCFTech)

iPhone 11 jailbreak update: Get ready for unc0ver 5.0.0: semi-untethered iOS jailbreak with Windows support, compatible with all iOS 13.5 iPhones and iPads

@unc0verTeam recently announced that a working, universal iOS 13.5 jailbreak will be arriving soon. The jailbreak is compatible with Windows, meaning iPhone and iPad users won't need to use a Mac to jailbreak their devices, as wit...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:42:00 +0200
iOS 13.5 includes user-friendly tweaks to make life during COVID just a bit easier (Image source: Apple)

Apple's COVID-19 iOS update: iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 deliver easier FaceID with masks on, COVID-19 exposure notifications API, and tweaks to FaceTime group calls

Apple's latest iOS 13.5 update includes tweaks to FaceID and FaceTime group chat that aim to improve user experience due to COVID-specific issues. The FaceID mask tweak makes it easier for users to unlock their iPhones and iPads w...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 21 May 2020 08:15:00 +0200
Apple's EarPods might not come included with iPhone 12 series devices (Image source: Apple)

First the headphone jack, now EarPods: report suggests Apple might not include free EarPods with iPhone 12 and 12 Pro series devices to nudge consumers towards AirPods Pro and AirPods Studio

A report by Ming Chi-Kuo indicates that Apple might not include EarPods with its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series devices this year. The move appears to be an effort to nudge consumers towards buying AirPods Pro and the upcoming...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:34:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 3 is available on Amazon at a steep discount. (Image source: Amazon)

Apple Watch Series 3 sells for just US$231: enough to sway Galaxy Gear S3 and Fitbit Versa users?

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now available on Amazon for as low as US$231. This brings it into contention with the Galaxy Gear S3. However, LTE capabilities, superior build quality and tight iOS integration make the Series 3 a soli...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 May 2020 11:41:00 +0200
The Gobi app icon (Image Source; Josh Constine)

More Apple iOS 14 features get leaked

Apple's upcoming iOS 14 is bringing more augmented reality integration via apps such as Gobi that offer dining and shopping interactions through new circular QR codes. The Find My app will also be updated with audio and haptic cue...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 19 May 2020 14:23:00 +0200
An up-to-date iPhone 12 render. (Source: DisplaySupplyChain)

A new leak fills in even more detail on 2020's iPhones

The next generation of iPhones - thought to be called the 12 series - have been leaked extensively already. A new leak from Ross Young of the DisplaySupplyChain tips site now claims to fill in some of the remaining blanks. They in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 18 May 2020 22:40:00 +0200
YouTube on longer offers HD content to Indian users on mobile (Image source: YouTube)

Opinion | YouTube, stop with the 480p bandwidth discrimination in India already

A month ago, YouTube decided to limit Indian mobile users to a maximum of 480p, citing bandwidth constraints. However, with 85 percent of YouTube users residing outside India, completely unaffected, the decision prompts questions ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 18 May 2020 09:20:00 +0200
Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

85% Apple iPhone SE 2020 Review - Small phone with a fast-beating heart

An upgraded classic. With the second generation of the iPhone SE, Apple has visually recreated the iPhone 8. While this has resulted in a - for current standards - relatively compact smartphone with a few high-end features, the screen-to-body ratio is fairly poor. Meanwhile, the low base price is another plus for the iPhone SE 2.
Apple A13 Bionic | Apple A13 Bionic GPU | 4.7" | 148 g
Daniel Schmidt, Mon, 18 May 2020 09:15:00 +0200
The new "iPhone 12 5.4" render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

A new render shows an iPhone 12 with a 5.4-inch OLED display

The iPhone 12 series is currently thought to have a total of 4 variants. A new set of 3D images shows what one with a 5.4-inch screen would look like. It has the iPad Pro-esque form factor of previous renders, as well as a standar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 17 May 2020 23:57:00 +0200
The LG V40 still looks good. (Source: Mashable)

Feature | The LG V40 ThinQ was the underappreciated flagship no one bought

The LG V40 had it all: three versatile rear cameras, five cameras in total, an excellent display, and competitive pricing. And yet, it never quite managed to hit the heights attained by its contemporaries; why?
Ricci Rox, Sun, 17 May 2020 17:33:00 +0200
720p has joined the long list of things that have been cancelled in 2020 (Image

Opinion | Apparently, 720p isn't HD anymore according to YouTube: sorry iPhone 11 and iPhone SE 2 users, but it's time to move on

YouTube recently decided to reclassify 720p video as SD quality. Users of the YouTube desktop site and mobile apps will no longer see an "HD" badge next to 720p. While the decision is largely semantic in nature, it underscores how...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 17 May 2020 14:24:00 +0200
Early renders of the Google Pixel 4a. (Source: OnLeaks)

Google Pixel 4a billed to be cheaper than the iPhone SE

The Google Pixel 4a was initially expected to start at US$399, but a new leak claims the phone could be US$50 cheaper. This would make it cheaper than the iPhone SE, the biggest challenger to the Pixel 4a in the mid-range segment.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 15 May 2020 09:56:00 +0200
Xiaomi has seen plenty of growth under Lei Jun's leadership. (Source: Bloomberg)

Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun reportedly sniped using an iPhone, faces criticism from other users

Going by reports floating around, CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun, has been caught using an iPhone on social media. The fact that this is news in the first place is a tad amusing, but it does play right into the joke of Xiaomi aping everyt...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 14 May 2020 10:08:00 +0200
Some figures from the new study. (Source: CAIST via MyDrivers)

The market for phones in China regained some sense of normalcy in April 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been linked to the depression of the mobile-device market worldwide over the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). However, new official figures from China show that this sector of the same had recovered to a d...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 13 May 2020 18:22:00 +0200
The 2020 Sony SRS-XB range. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches new wireless speakers with EXTRA BASS

Sony has announced new additions to its SRS-XB line of wireless speakers. Their generation features programmable lighting strips in their IP67 housing and are engineered for "deep, punchy bass" and a 3D surround effect. There are ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 May 2020 18:13:00 +0200
The S20+ is widely considered to be the best S20 model. (Source: Samsung)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy S20+'s "fake zoom" is better than the S10's optical zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ has now been tested by DxOMark. The scores offer a few notable takeaways, including inferiority to the S20 Ultra, an overall lack of improvement over the Note 10+, and the real-world effectiveness of the S2...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 11 May 2020 13:54:00 +0200
Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone. (Source: Apple)

Apple legend Ken Kocienda says there was nothing inevitable about the iPhone

Was a smartphone like the iPhone inevitable? Ken Kocienda, one of its designers doesn’t believe so. Rather, Kocienda argues in a tweet over the weekend that it was “an act of creativity” and that, as such, “It wasn’t inevitable”....
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 11 May 2020 12:53:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro model will be picking up a 120 Hz refresh rate according to the latest spec leaks. (Source: @EveryApplePro and @mweinbach)

New iPhone 12 details leak: 120 Hz ProMotion display confirmed for Pro models only, larger battery, improved Night Mode

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 range will include OLED panels across all four Pro and non-Pro models, but there will be key differences. According to @EveryApplePro and @mweinbach, the 120 Hz ProMotion high refresh rate technol...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 10 May 2020 13:58:00 +0200
A13 devices should finally enable full-speed Wii and GameCube emulation on DolphiniOS (Image source: Dolphin)

Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros in your pocket? DolphiniOS 2.20 enables iPhone 11 and iPhone SE support: 60 FPS gameplay on A13 devices with Xbox One and PS4 controller support

The developers of DolphiniOS recently announced the launch of version 2.20 of the Nintendo Wii and GameCube emulator. The latest update enables support for A13 devices, allowing iPhone 11 series users to take advantage of their po...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 10 May 2020 13:06:00 +0200
Apple is preparing for a two-pronged post COVID-19 retail strategy. (Source: Apple)

Apple launches online shopping hub with access to Genius support, trade-ins, lessons

Apple seems to be adapting to the realities of a post-COVID-19 world where fewer people might venture into Apple Stores, even as some start to re-open globally. The company has just launched a new online hub that pulls together al...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 10 May 2020 07:03:00 +0200
Prices for the Apple iPhone 11 start at US$699. (Image source: Apple)

Galaxy A, Redmi Note 8, and iPhone 11 lineups help Samsung, Xiaomi, and Apple fill all of the global top 10 smartphone share spots for Q1 2020

Canalys has tweeted a graph showing the global top 10 smartphones in Q1 2020 and all of the positions are taken up by devices from just three OEMs: Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung. The big winner for the quarter was the iPhone 11 with ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 May 2020 14:22:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 10 II. (Source: Sony)

Xperia 10 II pricing officially revealed as camera samples surface; an iPhone SE alternative for Android lovers?

The Xperia 10 II is now available for pre-order in Europe, and Sony has also confirmed its pricing in the UK. Camera samples from the phone have also surfaced, showing off the capabilities of the phone's versatile triple camera se...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 05 May 2020 23:56:00 +0200
Realme posted the best year-on-year growth in 1Q2019. (Source: Realme)

Research finds that the global smartphone market shrank by the "fastest ever" rate in 1Q2020

The market for mobile devices contracted by 13% in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020), compared to 1Q2019. All of its top brands, with the exception of Realme and Xiaomi, also saw declines in terms of shipments and share. However...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 May 2020 22:49:00 +0200
Apple's premium iPhone X is currently on sale on Amazon, undercutting midrange Android phones (Image source: Amazon)

Deal | The iPhone X is cheaper than the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 today, at just US$445: better offer than the iPhone SE?

The Apple iPhone X is currently selling on Amazon for just US$445. This makes Apple's erstwhile flagship cheaper than the OnePlus 7T and even the midrange Xiaomi Mi Note 10. Budget users put off by the iPhone SE's compromises migh...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 02 May 2020 13:49:00 +0200
Apple has had a mixed 2Q2020. (Source: Apple)

Apple's second-quarter financial report for 2020 shows its product sales are down

Apple has published a consolidated report of its financial performance in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q2020). It shows an overall increase in revenue of about 1% compared to the same quarter of 2019; however, when these figures a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 01 May 2020 18:09:00 +0200
Apple looks to be keeping the pricing steady for its next-generation iPhone 12 expected to launch in Q4 this year. (Source: SvetApple)

iPhone 12 range pricing and model numbers leaked

We already know quite a lot about the next major iPhone release, but we haven’t been clear on Apple’s proposed pricing and the key features of the four planned models. Until now. Tipster Jon Prosser seems to be very well connected...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:02:00 +0200
The iPhone 12 Pro Max is expected to closely match this leaked CAD-derived render. (Source: EverythingApplePro)

iPhone 12 production pushed back "about a month" says WSJ

Apple’s iPhone 12 will launch this year, but mass production said to have been pushed about a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, the phone is still on schedule to launch this year, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:32:00 +0200
The DJI Mavic Air 2 features an outstanding range of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi). (Source: DJI)

DJI Mavic Air 2 drone goes official

DJI has officially launched its eagerly anticipated Mavic Air 2 drone. The new device features a host of new and improved features and functionality while keeping the same user-friendly approach to shooting high-quality aerial foo...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 05:16:00 +0200
The iPhone SE has 3 GB of RAM and an A13 Bionic SoC. (Image source: Apple)

Claiming that Apple has underclocked the A13 Bionic in the iPhone SE is ridiculous, and here's why

Apple is underclocking the A13 Bionic in the iPhone SE, so the story goes. Citing AnTuTu scores, the new iPhone SE cannot match the performance set by the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, its A13 Bionic-powered siblings. Howeve...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 15:52:00 +0200
The exploit is introduced via a seemingly harmless blank email. (Image Source: zecOps)

Apple's iPhone and iPad devices have been plagued by serious vulnerabilities since 2018, security analyst reports

The vulnerability allows attackers to gain control of all the data stored within the mails received via the Mail app on iOS devices. Apple has recently become aware of the security problem, but the vulnerability may have been expl...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 23 Apr 2020 13:48:00 +0200
Is this one of the next iPhones? (Source: SvetApple)

The latest iPhone 12 Pro renders are in, and they look like a tiny iPad Pro 2020

The tech-oracle blog SvetApple is back, this time with renders for the Pro variant of the upcoming iPhone 12 series. It incorporates its latest leaks to generate images that really do resemble the latest iPad in miniature. This is...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:25:00 +0200
Facebook's Dark Mode is more of a Dark Grey Mode. (Image via 9to5Mac)

This is Facebook's Dark Mode on iOS

Facebook's Dark Mode is just around the corner. Various online sources have been able to enable the feature, showing a questionable design choice. Instead of using blacks in the theme (like most other dark modes), Facebook's Dark ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 16:05:00 +0200
The tfp0 bug that may lead to Jailbreak on A13 iOS devices. (Image via @ProteasWang on Twitter)

New exploit may lead to Jailbreak on A13 devices like the iPhone 11

A new exploit discovered in iOS 13.4.1 on A13 devices may lead to an eventual Jailbreak method for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest version of iOS. While the bug itself is not able to Jailbrea...
Sam Medley, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:08:00 +0200
The new Aukey Omnia 100W. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey releases its latest 100W USB type C charger

Aukey has announced that its new 100 watt (W) charger with a USB type C port is now available to pre-order. This Omnia 100W is based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology, which leaves it with a depth of 32 millimeters. This, accord...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 18:00:00 +0200
We may not see an iPhone SE Plus until 2021. (Image source: Apple)

iPhone SE Plus: Apple's 5.5-inch smartphone to launch in 2021 with an A13 Bionic SoC

Apple may not release an iPhone SE Plus until 2021, it has now emerged. While the device could launch over eight months after the new iPhone SE, it is said to still be featuring the A13 Bionic, a chipset that Apple announced last ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 18:00:00 +0200
The upcoming iPad Air is set to feature mini-LED technology (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Tipster unveils trove of upcoming Apple products: new mini-LED iPad Air with in-display fingerprint in the offing

A tipster unveiled a large number of purported devices and technology that Apple's set to reveal in 2021. This includes a 12-in ARM MacBook, further confirmation about Apple Tags, and evidence that the 2021 iPad Air might feature ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:33:00 +0200
Could the new AirPods tipped by Prosser be an AirPods Pro 'Lite'? (Source: Apple)

New AirPods ready to go, could join new MacBook Pro for May launch

Apple is keen to build on the sales momentum of its AirPods line. According to the latest in a string of Apple-related leaks from Jon Prosser, a new model is inbound and set to join the line up as soon as May when the next round o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:04:00 +0200
A sketch of the new True Depth Camera system powering Face ID. (Source: @JonProsser)

iPhone 12 Pro second-generation Face ID system detailed, more

Jon Prosser looks to be heading to No. 1 with a bullet as the leading Apple tipster on the internet right now. A self-professed “professional a**hole,” Prosser has been on the end of some excellent leaks lately, and his latest one...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 11:25:00 +0200


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