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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 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
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'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
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
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:07:00 +0200
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...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:18:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 05 Aug 2019 19:26:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 13:30:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:11:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 27 Jul 2019 10:28:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:06:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:14:00 +0200
The standard iPad could get a look similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Air. (Source: Apple)

New iPads inbound suggests latest filings

Two new Eurasia Economic Commission filings by Apple show that the Cupertino giant is prepping five new iPads. Among these is thought to be the rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the ageing entry-level 9.7-inch iPad design.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:28:00 +0200
The facial recognition market is set to roughly double in the next 5 years

The facial recognition market is set to roughly double in the next 5 years

Facial recognition is projected to continue to grow as an industry into the next decade. Its market is estimated at being worth US$3.2 billion now. However, this value is projected to grow to $7 billion by 2024.
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 07 Jul 2019 23:13:00 +0200
RIP, Pixel C. (Source: AndroidPit)

Google officially announces the death of the Pixel C

The Pixel C was released back in 2015 and received two major updates and about four years of software support in total. Starting this month, July 2019, though, Google will stop sending out security updates to the tablet. This come...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 07 Jul 2019 12:40:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:44:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 18:35:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 12:48:00 +0200
Apple tablets, tablet market to hit US$600 billion in 2026

The tablet market is expected to hit US$600 billion by 2026

Although tablets were expected to go extinct, a new study by Future Market Insights predicts that the demand for such pieces of hardware "will surge extensively in the upcoming years" thanks to multiple reasons. This report claims...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:14:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:55:00 +0200
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...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 29 Jun 2019 11:56:00 +0200
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 ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 28 Jun 2019 02:35:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:42:00 +0200
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 ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:11:00 +0200
There will be no sequel to the Pixel Slate and iPadOS probably put the final nail in its coffin. (Source: Google)

Opinion: Did iPadOS kill the Pixel Slate?

Tech fans were disappointed to learn that Google has officially killed off any plans for a successor to the Pixel Slate. While there had been suspicions the decision was made some time ago, it looks like the arrival of iPadOS migh...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 22 Jun 2019 10:14:00 +0200
The Brydge Pro with its compatible iPad. (Source: Brydge)

Brydge Pro: a new, premium Bluetooth & USB-C keyboard attachment for the 2018 iPad Pro

Brydge is a company that makes premium external keyboards for tablets from OEMs such as Microsoft and Apple. Most recently, it has released the 'Pro', a Bluetooth accessory for the 2018 iPad of the same name. It is made of alumini...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 22:45:00 +0200
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:46:00 +0200
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...
Sam Medley, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 22:18:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:11:00 +0200
Apple's new iPadOS gives the iPad much needed Mac-like features including better multitasking. (Source: Apple)

WWDC19 | Apple unleashes the iPad with new iPadOS fork

Apple has finally let its iPad off the leash by releasing a new forked version of iOS that it is calling iPadOS. The change brings with it extended features and functionality that takes advantage of the iPad's larger canvas, deliv...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:35:00 +0200
MacOS 10.15 throws out iTunes in favor of three dedicated apps

WWDC19 | MacOS 10.15 throws out iTunes in favor of three dedicated apps

The new version of macOS, 10.15 Catalina, is getting rid of iTunes in lieu of three dedicated media management apps. Replacing the storied software is Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Podcasts. MacOS 10.15 will also use Finder to ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 04 Jun 2019 05:30:00 +0200
The 2nd generation iPad Pro 12.9 scored an impressive 92% overall in our review. (Image source: Apple)

Deal | Save nearly US$600 on a 4G Apple iPad Pro 12.9 with 512 GB of storage until tomorrow

B&H is currently running a sale until tomorrow on one 2nd generation Apple iPad Pro 12.9 SKU. The 4G tablet comes with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM, a 512 GB of storage and comes in a choice of Gold, Silver or Space Gray. The SKU originally co...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:42:00 +0200
The Asus ZenScreen gets an update for 2019, with touch and USB type C. (Source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | Asus unveils its new ZenScreen Touch

The ZenScreen is a product that allows the user to take a monitor anywhere they might need to. This year, Asus has updated it with touch capability. This model is also just 9 millimeters deep, has micro-HDMI and Hybrid-Signal USB ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 27 May 2019 14:00:00 +0200
The Sprint TREBL has won an award. (Source: Sprint)

The Harman Kardon-powered Sprint TREBL with Magic Box wins the 2019 Judges' Choice Award from the Small Cell Forum

The Sprint TREBL with Magic Box is a small cell solution that also integrates Amazon Alexa voice-assistance and Harman Kardon sound quality. This combination makes it unique in its product category. Perhaps this is how it has won ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 May 2019 19:15:00 +0200
The Reolink Go wireless security camera. (Source: Reolink)

The Reolink Go wireless 4G LTE security camera is now available worldwide

The Reolink Go is a possibly worthwhile innovation in the security-cam industry: it is a truly stand-alone product that does not require external power or cables of any sort. Therefore, it can be installed so as to surveil anythin...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 May 2019 14:57:00 +0200
Spotify's claims against Apple may have sparked a new investigation of the latter. (Source: Consumer Reports)

EU set to investigate possible anti-trust behavior by Apple, based on Spotify's complaints

The Financial Times claims that its sources have told it that the EU will indeed probe Apple's potential anti-competition business practices. The decision follows 'surveys' of interested parties such as Spotify, who claim that the...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 May 2019 20:02:00 +0200
Mujjo's new Monaco Blue wallet case for iPhone XS and XS Max. (Source: Mujjo)

Mujjo Mother's Day discount for Notebookcheck readers

Notebookcheck has partnered with Dutch premium smartphone case maker Mujjo to offer readers a sitewide discount. All you need to do is type in the custom code for a 15% discount to help treat your mother, or yourself, to a great n...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 May 2019 12:22:00 +0200
Apple's iPhone sales continued to trend downwards in its fiscal Q2 2019 results. (Source: Apple)

iPhone sales continue to slide in Apple's latest quarterly report

Apple has reported its Q2 results for 2019 which showed that its iPhone sales have continued the downward trend first recorded in Q1. However, Apple stock was up seemingly in response to its services business which crested US$11 b...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 01 May 2019 02:31:00 +0200
An 18-month gap between iPad Pro generations looks likely. (Image source: Macworld)

Next iPad Pros to enter mass production in Q4 2019 or Q1 2020: New report

According to reports from China, Apple will start mass-producing its next iPad Pros between the end of this year and the start of 2020. The upcoming tablets will be manufactured in Taiwan before a spring or summer 2020 release.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Apr 2019 20:06:00 +0200
It is likely that Qualcomm will supply 5G modems for future versions of the iPad Pro too. (Image source: Apple)

Apple and Qualcomm are reportedly bringing 5G to the iPad Pro in 2021

A reliable Apple analyst has reported that the Cupertino-based company plans to bring 5G iPad Pros to market in 2021. The prediction comes just a week after Apple and Qualcomm made headlines for signing a deal to supply 5G modems ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:59:00 +0200
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 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:44:00 +0200
The iPad Pro could be taken more seriously as a laptop alternative soon. (Source:

iPads may finally gain mouse support with iOS 13

The tech leaker Stephen Troughton-Smith has supported a rumor that an iPad will gain the ability to pair properly with a mouse with the next iOS update. This new feature will allegedly be a new accessibility option in the new upgr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 23 Apr 2019 19:55:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:13:00 +0200
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...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:13:00 +0200
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...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:45:00 +0200
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...
Sam Medley, Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:57:00 +0200

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