Oxford’s COVID-19 Vaccine Creates Immune Response In The Young And Old
Life as we know it will probably never really return to normal until a successful treatment plan or cure for the coronavirus can be found. Even better would be the development of a vaccine that will protect people from even getting sick from it in the first place, and there is some good news on that front.

Revamped AirPods, AirPods Pro Coming In 2021
Both Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro have not been refreshed for more than a year, but then again these are earphones and might not necessarily need to be refreshed on an annual basis. However, if you feel that both the AirPods and AirPods Pro could stand to be improved upon, 2021 could be the year to keep an eye out for the update.

OnePlus Nord N10, N100 Announced For The US
When OnePlus announced the OnePlus Nord, oddly enough the phone was not intended for the US market. However, for those who have been holding out for an affordable OnePlus handset, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has since announced that they will be bringing a variant of the OnePlus Nord to the US.

Check Out This iPhone 12 Battery Test
Apple’s iPhone event was very comprehensive and the company covered a variety of topics such as improvements to hardware, software, cameras, and even the environmental impact that the company has with the efforts they’re making to their choices of components, packaging material, and so on.

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Garmin Unveils A Smartwatch Aimed At Gamers
Smartwatches are usually marketed in a couple of different ways. There are smartwatches that are created for those who just want a wearable to receive their notifications on, and then there are those that are designed for outdoor or fitness enthusiasts. However, it seems that Garmin believes that there could be another market segment – gamers.

Apple’s Decision To Ditch iPhone Accessories Could Be Paying Off
Apple’s decision to remove accessories included with the iPhone 12 has been met with derision by many on the internet, but it seems that maybe those critics are a minority because according to a report from DigiTimes, it appears that Apple’s strategy is already starting to pay dividends for the company.

iPhone 12’s LiDAR Scanner Can Measure A Person’s Height
In recent years as Apple’s iPhones gained more augmented reality features, Apple also developed an app called Measure that allowed users to measure the dimensions of an object, like a table, a cabinet, and so on. However, thanks to the implementation of the LiDAR scanner in the iPhone 12 Pro series, it can now be used to measure a person’s height.

‘No Time To Die’ Could Have Cost Apple Or Netflix $600 Million
It was reported before the weekend that companies like Apple and Netflix were looking to bid for the rights to exclusively stream the upcoming James Bond No Time To Die movie. This is due to the film’s release which has been delayed to 2021, and with there being uncertainty as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, a release on streaming services might not be such a bad idea.

The iPhone 12 Drop Test Is Painful To Watch
With the new iPhone 12s, Apple introduced what they are calling Ceramic Shield, which is a new type of glass cover that they claim is 4x tougher than its predecessors. We’d hate to find out for ourselves if this claim is true, but the good folks at EverythingApplePro decided to put it to the test via a series of drop tests.

Microsoft Develops Smart Fabric That Can Detect What Kind Of Food Or Items Are On Top Of It
So you’ve come home from grocery shopping and you’re wondering what kind of dishes you can create with the ingredients that you’ve bought. Thanks to the work of Microsoft and researchers at multiple universities, they have developed a smart fabric system called Capacitivo that can sense and recognize objects placed on top of it.

Samsung And Stanford Have Created A 10,000 DPI Display
When we talk about pixel density, there is the argument that when it comes to smartphones, it stops being as relevant at a certain point or resolution. This is because at the distance we typically hold our phones, our eyes stop noticing how sharp certain things are, like the difference between a 720p display on a 5-inch smartphone and a 1080p display on a 5-inch smartphone.

WhatsApp’s New Feature Lets You Mute Chats Indefinitely
We all have that one friend or one relative that loves sending us all kinds of weird random crap on WhatsApp. Or sometimes there are group chats that just won’t keep quiet throughout the day. It can be annoying, which is why WhatsApp has a mute feature. Oddly enough, this mute feature was kind of limited.

Microsoft Hints At xCloud Streaming Stick For TVs
Microsoft’s xCloud streaming service is playable on the PC, the Xbox console, and Android devices. These pretty much cover the majority of mediums that one can reasonably expect to game on, but what if you don’t own an Xbox but want to stream from your TV? Does it make sense for you to purchase a console and subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate just for it?

Testing Of AirTags Nearly Complete, On Track For November Launch
According to the latest rumors, Apple’s AirTags Bluetooth tracking accessory is said to be launching this November. Now according to a tweet by Jon Prosser, it looks like that launch date could indeed be on the mark because Prosser has heard that final testing for the AirTags is nearly complete.

This App Lets You Install Google Services Onto Huawei Phones
As many of you know, Huawei’s more recent smartphones do not come with Google Play Services installed on them due to the company being on the US Entity List. This prevents them from doing business with US companies, such as Google, however, there is some good news on that front.

Apple And Netflix Are Bidding Insane Amounts Of Money For James Bond ‘No Time To Die’
Until a vaccine can be found or a viable cure can be had for the coronavirus, it seems unlikely that a lot of activities will return to normal. One of those activities is going to the cinema, where even if cases are low, people might still be a bit worried or paranoid. As such, movie studios need to figure out a new way to release their shows.

MagSafe Charges Older iPhones At Insanely Slow Speeds
At its core, Apple’s new MagSafe charger is really a wireless charging system. While it was designed for the iPhone 12 in mind, Apple does note that it will charge older iPhones that support wireless charging technology, but even then, it seems that even if you own an older iPhone, MagSafe might not be for you.

Woman Spends $3,000 On In-App Purchases, Then Sues Apple Over It
Apple does not allow gambling apps to exist on the App Store. However, it seems that while more explicit gambling apps are not allowed, some apps that feature gambling-like mechanics are allowed, which is the issue. Or at least it is an issue for Karen Workman, who has filed a lawsuit against Apple.

Nintendo Will Soon Start Selling Individual Joy-Cons For $40
If you wanted to buy a new Joy-Con to replace your current Joy-Con on your Nintendo Switch, you’d typically need to buy them in a pair, which is pretty expensive at $80, especially if you only need one. However, the good news is that according to a tweet by the company, it seems that they will soon start to sell Joy-Cons individually.

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Could Leave Imprints On Your iPhone Case
If you plan on buying and using Apple’s new MagSafe charging system for the iPhone, you might want to take note that by using the new charger, it could actually leave imprints on your  iPhone’s leather case. This is according to a warning by Apple in a support document that mentions this potential issue.

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