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The Apple iPhone is set to receive its biggest operating system update in years in 2024. (Image: Apple)

Bloomberg: Hardly any new features planned for the iPhone 16, iOS 18 set to be a huge update, app sideloading to start in 2024

According to the latest information from Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman, customers should not expect any significant innovations on the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro. But iOS 18 will be all the more exciting because the iPhone operati...
Hannes Brecher, 13 Nov 2023 12:05
If you want a small phone with a big zoom think again, you probably won't find one. (Source: Notebookcheck)

If you want a phone with a 5x zoom, make sure you’ve got big hands

What was once considered "big" in smartphone terms is now the norm in the industry. But one feature seems to be tied specificially to the size of the screen. If you don't like big phones, don't expect to be on the cutting edge of ...
David Devey, 12 Nov 2023 08:28
iPhone SE 4 set to feature a revamped design according to reports. (Source: Florian Schmitt)

Apple iPhone SE 4 to feature iPhone 14-style chassis, 48-megapixel camera and action button

New information obtained by MacRumors hints at significant improvements being planned for the iPhone SE 4, which is expected to feature an iPhone 14-style chassis along with a whopping 48-megapixel single camera system. However, w...
Sambit Saha, 10 Nov 2023 12:38
Apple is finally fixing a number of iPhone and Apple Watch battery problems. (Image: Apple)

iOS 17.1.1 and watchOS 10.1.1: Apple remedies BMW bug on iPhone and battery issues on Apple Watch

Via the latest updates for the iPhone and Apple Watch, Apple is finally fixing a number of annoying bugs that have drastically affected battery life and made charging difficult in some cases, including in conjunction with the wire...
Hannes Brecher, 08 Nov 2023 04:55
Apple halts work on future software updates to iron out software glitches. (Source: Apple)

Apple halts development of future versions of iOS, MacOS to focus on fixing bugs, according to report

Apple has reportedly halted its development process for future software updates earlier this week to turn its attention to fixing an excess of software bugs that have appeared in early versions of future updates. However, these de...
Sambit Saha, 07 Nov 2023 22:14
WhatsApp working on Passkey support for iOS. (Source : Viralyft on Unsplash)

WhatsApp might soon bring passkey support to iOS

As discovered by software researcher @aaronp613, the latest WhatsApp Beta for iOS has revealed that the messaging app will soon be implementing Passkey support, leading to a more secure and refined user experience.
Sambit Saha, 30 Oct 2023 22:01
The iPhone gets a diary app from Apple for the first time in iOS 17.2. (Image: Victor Carvalho / Apple, edited)

Apple iOS 17.2 releases updates for unpacked iPhones and Journal app, watchOS 10.1 reportedly shortens battery life

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 17.2, confirming that the update will introduce the long-awaited Journal app, expand the functionality of the iPhone 15 Pro's Action button, and allow Apple to roll out iOS updates ...
Hannes Brecher, 27 Oct 2023 23:38
macOS Sonoma 14.1 introduces a number of minor improvements. (Image: Apple)

Apple releases macOS 14.1 and tvOS 17.1

Apple has just released macOS Sonoma 14.1 and tvOS 17.1, providing a range of Macs and the Apple TV with a number of new features and numerous bug fixes. First and foremost, Apple revamps the Favorites section in the macOS Music a...
Hannes Brecher, 26 Oct 2023 01:28
The Apple iPhone gets a number of new features with iOS 17.1. (Image: Apple)

Apple iPhone and iPad get iOS 17.1 along with new features and burn-in improvements for iPhone 15 Pro

Apple has released the first major update for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, which is also available for older iPhones as long as they support iOS 17. The patch also introduces AirDrop, new standby options and improvements to th...
Hannes Brecher, 25 Oct 2023 23:31
GRID Autosport offers PC and console quality racing on your phone. (Source: NotebookCheck)

3 console quality Android and iOS games that can rival Steam Deck games

CheckMag Don't have a Steam Deck to hand? Waiting for Apple to release Resident Evil on the iPhone 15 Pro? Here are 3 Android and iOS games that offer PC and console class gaming on your device today. Just make sure you pair it with a dece...
David Devey, 25 Oct 2023 22:50
The iPhone camera may not be exactly as it seems (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple needs to be more honest about the iPhone camera specification

CheckMag Does measuring features differently to the competition make a product better? Is Apple "Thinking Different" or hoping branding will sell more devices? There certainly seems to be some convenient favouritism shown by Apple in regar...
David Devey, 23 Oct 2023 20:07
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro can finally save photos to external storage media. (Image: Thai Nguyen)

Apple iPhone 15 Pro can now save photos directly to SD card or SSD thanks to Photon Camera

Those using an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max as a camera phone now finally have the option of saving photos directly to an SD memory card or external SSD instead of the iPhone's internal storage, enabling entirely new workflo...
Hannes Brecher, 21 Oct 2023 01:40
Reports of OLED burn-in on the iPhone 15 Pro series could be image retention instead. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Apple iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max display 'burn-in' could be fixed by iOS 17.1 with a keyboard upgrade also inbound

Supposedly, reports of early iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max units experiencing display burn-in were wide of the mark. According to a new report, Apple will address the outstanding software problem with iOS 17.1, which will al...
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2023 19:09
iOS 17.1 should reach stable status before the end of October. (Image source: Apple)

Apple to release iOS 17.1 for iPhones by October 24 with AirDrop, Dynamic Island and Standby improvements

The public release of iOS 17.1 is nearly here, just over a month after Apple introduced the iPhone 15 series. Reportedly, the first major iOS 17 update could be here by early next week at the latest with AirDrop, Dynamic Island an...
Alex Alderson, 16 Oct 2023 17:41
iPhones might ship with newer software out of the box. (Source: Apple)

iPhones to update to latest iOS version from inside sealed packages in the future

The first thing the owner of a brand new iPhone might have to do after unboxing is download and install a software update, especially if they, for example want the latest iOS 17.0.3 version. However, that might not be the case in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Oct 2023 17:18
One of the world's latest smartphones. (Source: Motorola)

Over half of the planet's population use smartphones now

The GSM Association's latest study on mobile internet use worldwide has concluded that over half of the global population now has at least one smartphone. Four billion of those people are estimated to use mobile data on those devi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Oct 2023 18:29
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max review - More camera power and titanium for Apple's biggest smartphone

91% Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max review - More camera power and titanium for Apple's biggest smartphone

Less hefty. For the first time, the iPhone 15 Pro Max features a titanium case and an even bigger battery - plus, it now uses USB. In addition, it is Apple's first smartphone to have a 5x optical zoom. We put the now lighter flagship from Cupertino to the test, which you can read about in this review.
Apple A17 Pro | Apple A17 Pro GPU | 6.70" | 221 g
Daniel Schmidt, 03 Oct 2023 14:42
Vivaldi now listed on App Store (Source: Own)

Vivaldi finally hits iOS

After arriving as a beta piece of code back on May 23, Vivaldi for iOS and iPadOS is now finally available in a stable release that can be downloaded via Apple's App Store. Its highlights include desktop-style tabs, speed dials, t...
Codrut Nistor, 03 Oct 2023 10:08
Too hot to handle? The iPhone 15 Pro Max. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Opinion: What is going on with iPhone 15 Pro overheating issues?

Since the iPhone 15 Pro rolled out to customers last week, reports quickly started to emerge that were overheating. Renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has pointed the finger at the iPhone’s internal design, but not all iPhone 15 Pro us...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 29 Sep 2023 06:43
Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max flagship (Source: Apple)

iOS 17.0.1, iPadOS 17.0.1, and macOS 13.6 bring critical security patches

Released just a few days after iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, the 17.0.1 updates arrive to take care of three vulnerabilities. Launched two months after macOS 13.5, macOS 13.6 also patches two of the three vulnerabilities targeted by the u...
Codrut Nistor, 25 Sep 2023 19:17
Apple has made privacy a cornerstone of its products and services. (Source: Apple)

Siri app tracking enabled by default, appears to access user data without express user consent

Apple has made privacy a cornerstone of its customer experience across its product lineup. However, there has been more than one occasion where the company has fallen short of its claims, and it might still have some work to do ye...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 24 Sep 2023 14:19
Some "ColorOS 14 beta" smartphones. (Source: Digital Chat Station via Weibo)

ColorOS 14 set to adopt Dynamic Island-style notifications

ColorOS is a custom version of Android officially developed by OPPO - however, that might not stop the OEM becoming more like iOS 17 in its upcoming major upgrade. Its latest betas are now said to have integrated Dynamic Island-st...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 22 Sep 2023 20:14
Blackmagic Camera puts a pro video camera in your pocket for free. (Image Source: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic Camera for iOS offers pro video recording features for grand total of free, Apple LOG supported on iPhone 15 Pro models

Blackmagic Design has developed a new Blackmagic Camera app that brings advanced professional video recording features to iOS devices for free without any in-app purchases or subscriptions. The Blackmagic Camera app fully mimics t...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 18 Sep 2023 17:46
TikTok gets told. (Source: TikTok)

TikTok slapped with ~US$370 million fine for mis-handling underage user data

The Republic of Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has concluded that TikTok has violated various aspects of GDPR as it relates to "child users". The social media giant faces a "reprimand" as well as a multi-million-euro f...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Sep 2023 15:15
Apple will issue a software update to address iPhone 12's radiation concerns by French authorities

Apple promises iPhone 12 update to resolve France's radiation concerns and avoid sales ban

Apple has clarified that it will be issuing an OTA update to address the French government's high radiation concerns with the iPhone 12. This comes in the wake of France giving an ultimatum to the Cupertino-giant of banning iPhone...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 16 Sep 2023 17:56
The XS1000. (Source: Kingston)

Kingston XS1000 launches as pocket-friendly external SSD with USB type-C and up to 1,050MB/s speeds

Kingston insists it has brought "ultimate portability" to the external SSD market with the new XS1000. It has a footprint estimated at half that of a pack of cards, yet still allows the user to tote a capacity of up to 2TB in a po...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Sep 2023 17:46
A render of what the rumored 'Titan Gray' iPhone 15 Pro could look like. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Gray and blue colors expected for the titanium iPhone 15 Pro, Ultra models

With Apple’s iPhone 15 series launching in the next few weeks a new rumor has surfaced pointing to the colorways we can expect from the iPhone 15 Pro and Ultra models. The Gold and Deep Purple options will make way for a new ‘Tita...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 25 Aug 2023 11:39
Google Translate in Gmail for Android (Source: Google Workspace Updates)

Google Translate finally rolling out to Gmail mobile

Although translation support in Gmail has been introduced to desktop users quite a few years ago, the mobile Gmail apps are only receiving this feature now. To translate all text on the mobile Gmail, the user can simply enable aut...
Codrut Nistor, 14 Aug 2023 17:25
Some alleged Elite 10 live shots. (Source: MySmartPrice)

Jabra next-gen TWS earbud specs and colorways leak into the wild

Jabra is now tipped to update its Elite series of TWS earbuds with new flagship and Active variants. They have reportedly leaked as the 10 and 8 Active respectively, and may launch as Made for iPhone- (MFi) and Hey Google-certifie...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 13 Aug 2023 19:54
The iPhone 14 could get a surprise upgrade to a USB-C port from Lightning. (Image source: 4RMD)

Apple could retrofit the iPhone 14 with a USB-C port when the iPhone 15 launches

In something of a surprise, Apple could be upgrading its current iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models to USB-C along with the anticipated upgrade to USB-C ports for the next-generation iPhone 15 series. The move would allow Apple t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 12 Aug 2023 09:01
The "Action Button for iPhone". (Source: chenwen1987 via Douyin)

Apple Action Button for next-gen iPhones uncovered in new leak

Apple is said to have a replacement for the classic iPhone mute switch in the works, thought of as an "Action Button" as it mirrors the new re-programmable analog from the Watch Ultra. Now, code outlining how it will work as part ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 27 Jul 2023 22:35
Bye bye blue bird. (Source: Twitter (edited))

Twitter rebrand to X is officially underway, new bird-free logo revealed

Elon Musk has announced that the site heretofore known as Twitter will "bid adieu" to its former brand identity, iconic blue bird avatar included. Company CEO Linda Yaccarino has touted the announcement as a pivotal stage in the s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 24 Jul 2023 23:02
The Beats Studio Pro go live. (Source: Apple)

Beats Studio Pro launch as the latest premium Apple headphones that work for non-Apple users too

Apple has introduced the Beats Studio Pro as its latest headphones. They are rated for "Class 1" Bluetooth - yet are also rated to support "lossless" audio thanks to its DAC for wired connections - which are done via USB type-C ra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Jul 2023 17:44
Canary Mail logo (Source: Canary Mail)

Canary Mail gets Copilot, an AI-driven email writing tool

Thanks to the in-house developed Copilot, Canary Mail now provides AI-powered email writing capabilities to its users across the supported platforms, which include Windows, Android, macOS, and iOS. Those who need pinned emails, a ...
Codrut Nistor, 11 Jul 2023 17:11
Cineverse partners with TCL for next-gen TV content. (Source: Cineverse)

TCL next-gen smart TVs to ship with Cineverse streaming services

TCL is an OEM with a smart TV line-up boasting variants with up-to-date technologies such as QLED and mini-LED. Now, the company has indicated that the next wave of these screens will come with access to "thousands" of movies and ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 12 Jun 2023 16:30
The new HaloLock Geo Wallet Stand. (Source: ESR)

ESR HaloLock Geo Wallet Stand debuts on Amazon following crowdfunding win

ESR's HaloLock Geo Wallet Stand has proven a hit on Kickstarter, finishing its campaign with over 36x its original goal in terms of backing. Now, it is available for general sale online. The accessory is hailed as the first of its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Jun 2023 18:08
The latest iOS updates are official. (Source: Apple)

WWDC 2023 | iOS 17 lands to bring new sharing, customization and stand-by mode options to iPhones

The latest version of iOS 17 brings a whole uses of features such as AirDrop and always-on displays (AODs) to Apple's iPhones. The major software upgrade also confers a new way of dealing with both known and unknown callers in the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Jun 2023 22:21
The Apple Savings UI. (Source: Apple)

Apple Savings Account customers allege transfer withdrawal latency

Apple Savings has reportedly attracted about US$100 million in deposits since launching in the US in April 2023. Now, however, some of its customers have gone public with claims that trying to get their money out of the accounts i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 Jun 2023 16:21
The S2 in Bone White. (Source: SUPER73)

Deal | Take US$400 off the SUPER73-S2 in its latest colorway

SUPER73 is celebrating the release of its S2 e-bike with the offer of US$400 off its normal price - so long as the buyer wants it in a specific colorway new to the variant. The "urban cruiser"-style two-wheeler comes with a 750W m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 23 May 2023 18:05
OpenAI's ChatGPT has been launched as a mobile app for iOS. (Source: OpenAI)

OpenAI releases its chatbot as an app for iOS, Android version coming soon

For fans of OpenAI’s hugely successful ChatGPT generative AI-powered chatbot, a source of frustration has been the need to access the service via the OpenAI website. While some workarounds and third-party solutions have been avail...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 19 May 2023 03:40
Apple's Assistive Access supports users with cognitive disabilities. (Source: Apple)

Apple flexes its AI muscle with new accessibility features coming to iOS 17

Apple has taken the unusual step of previewing features coming to iOS 17 ahead of its expected announcement at WWDC 2023. The new features are focused on enhancing accessibility for users with disabilities with Apple flexing its A...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 17 May 2023 15:11
FREEDARE promotes its upcoming Indiegogo campaign. (Source: FREEDARE)

Update | FREEDARE "smart" fat-tire e-bike set for May 2023 Indiegogo launch

FREEDARE has announced that it will bring its new option in electrified mobility to Indiegogo later in May 2023. The start-up describes it as "the world's first smart fat tire e-bike", which seems to mean the multi-terrain IP5X tw...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 09 May 2023 22:25
May the passkey be with you(?). (Source: Google)

Passkeys for Google Accounts roll out as "stronger" alternatives to passwords

Google has heralded "a major step" toward a future in which the password is obsolete with a new Account option sign-in option. They enable the user to generate a passkey instead of setting a password, and link it to their stored b...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 04 May 2023 19:19
Apple rolled out its first public Rapid Security Response update today. (Image: own)

Apple rolls out first public Rapid Security Response update

First announced last summer at WWDC, Apple is rolling out the first publicly available Rapid Security Response update for iOS and macOS. While details concerning what the security update patches are not yet known, this marks the f...
Sam Medley, 02 May 2023 21:10
Snap Inc might have something else to regret. (Source: Snap Inc)

Snapchat AI bot launches, almost immediately tanks user ratings and stock price

Snapchat's latest feature, a ChatGPT-enabled bot, has been available to its users for seven days now. In that time, My AI has reportedly turned app-store reviews negative and gave the Snap Inc. share price a hammering. It is also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Apr 2023 16:33
The iPhone X may not get iOS 17, marking an end to its long story. (Image via Apple w/ edits)

iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 likely to drop support for popular iPhone and iPad models

With Apple's software update season right around the corner, rumors are flying as to which devices will be able to upgrade to the latest OS. Unfortunately, some popular (but older) iPhones and iPads will be left in the dust this u...
Sam Medley, 25 Apr 2023 17:18
An iOS 17 logo render. (Source: Concept Central)

iOS 17 tipped to introduce sideloading on iPhones at WWDC 2023

The Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) of 2023 is already touted to go down in history as the event during which Apple's first-gen VR/AR headset is unleashed. However, the latest version of iOS is now also projected to vie fo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 16 Apr 2023 18:40
The Dasung Link comes in two colours, both with CNC aluminium chassis. (Image source: Dasung)

Dasung Link debuts on Indiegogo with discount pricing

Dasung is now selling its Link E Ink smartphone companion on Indiegogo, where it starts at US$299. Available in wired or wireless variants, the Dasung Link has a 6.7-inch E Ink display that is suited for note-taking, drawing or re...
Alex Alderson, 12 Apr 2023 22:57
Could an iPhone have more silicon in 2023? (Source: Apple)

iPhone 15 series tipped to launch as world-first dual-processor Apple flagship smartphones

Android smartphone OEMs have led the way in terms of the "co-processor", a secondary, custom chipset touted to augment the power and performance of the main, often premium, SoC in question by taking some tasks and functions off it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Mar 2023 19:14
The "iPhone 15 buttons". (Source: chenwen1987 via Douyin)

Rumor | iPhone 15 Pro series will replace the classic mute switch with a Watch Ultra-like Action Button

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max' successors are already thought to be the first to switch to solid-state buttons. This upgrade is now tipped to unleash a whole new wave of functionality that would be beyond those of simple physical ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Mar 2023 18:56


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