SanDisk Unveils A Wireless Charger That’s Also A Hard Drive
SanDisk is a company known for their memory products, like flash drives, memory cards, and so on. However, the company has since unveiled the Ixpand Wireless Charger Sync which as the name implies, is a wireless charger, but it also seems that the device comes with a built-in hard drive.

Google Reportedly Paid Apple As Much As $12 Billion To Be The iPhone’s Default Search
If you were to launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and type a search query into the address bar, there’s a very, very good chance that it will default to Google. Sure, some of you might have set it differently, but for many, Google is more or less the default, and it turns out that Google paid Apple billions to keep it that way.

MagSafe Found To Charge 2x Slower Than Wired Charging
So while Apple’s AirPower charging mat might really be dead, the company isn’t done trying its hand at wireless charging, and so with the new iPhone 12, the company introduced MagSafe. This is a new magnetic wireless charging system developed by Apple that they claim faster than regular wireless chargers.

Apple Expected To Continue Using Qualcomm’s 5G Modems Until 2023
Recently it was confirmed that Apple is using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem in its new iPhones. There is the question of how long Apple plans to keep using Qualcomm’s tech? After all, the company did acquire Intel’s modem business for a good reason, so how long will Apple continue relying on Qualcomm for components?

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Huawei Mate 40 Series Has Been Officially Announced
Right on schedule, it looks like Huawei has since officially announced their second flagship smartphone of the year that comes in the form of the Huawei Mate 40 series. This consists of three handsets that customers can choose from – the Huawei Mate 40, the Mate 40 Pro, and the Mate 40 Pro+.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Is Now Protected Against Robocalls
Robocalls are annoying as hell and are a waste of our time, but unfortunately they do happen from time to time. If you’re irritated by these incessant calls which are spam and you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you’re in luck. This is because Samsung has since rolled out a new feature called Smart Call.

Apple Could Be Tapping Sony For Its Smart Glasses Displays
Word on the street has it that Apple is working on a pair of augmented reality based smart glasses. When exactly this will be released remains to be seen, but it seems that Apple could be working on securing suppliers for their device, and a new report is claiming that Apple is looking at Sony as one of them.

WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Purchase Items Directly In The App
WhatsApp has created the ability for companies and individuals to create business accounts which allows customers to reach out for questions, customer service, and so on. We’ve also seen how these business accounts can help facilitate purchase inquiries by previewing products, but that will change soon, and possibly for the better.

Apple’s AR Glasses Could Allow Users To Compare Products Side-By-Side
One of the joys of shopping online is that you can easily and quickly compare prices. Say you  walk into a store and you see an item you like but it feels a bit too expensive. All you need to do is pull up your phone, type in the name of the product, and you should be able to find alternative retailers and prices.

Acer And Porsche Team Up For A Brand New Laptop
For a car company, Porsche has certainly teamed up with a lot of tech companies on design collaborations. We’ve seen them work with BlackBerry, LaCie, and now it looks like Porsche will be teaming up in a new partnership which has resulted in the creation of the Porsche Design Acer Book RS laptop.

This Clever Gizmo Lets You ‘Feel’ Objects In Virtual Reality
One of the problems with virtual reality is that you don’t actually get to “feel” the objects you touch. This means that while visually the experience is immersive, there are still some shortcomings to the technology overall that still lets you feel the disconnect between what you’re seeing and what you’re feeling.

iPhone 12 Will Show 5G In Your Status Bar Even If You’re Not On 5G
The status bar on your smartphone is useful to see the network you’re connected to and the network strength. For example, you might be in an area with poor coverage and instead of getting LTE, you’re getting 3G. These are useful things to know, but with the iPhone 12, that might be harder to ascertain.

Blizzard Is Reportedly No Longer Interested In Making RTS Games
Blizzard’s rise to fame could be credited to a couple of games – Warcraft and StarCraft, both of which are RTS games. The company has since moved on from the RTS genre by focusing on MMORPGs and shooters like Overwatch. Will Blizzard return to its RTS roots one day? We’re sure many are hoping to see a StarCraft 3 or a Warcraft 4, but that may never happen.

iPhone 12 Will Let Users Download iOS Updates Over 5G
In order to download iOS updates, users typically need to be connected to a WiFi network and ensure that their phone has sufficient battery. The former is because some iOS updates, especially major ones, are pretty big and downloading it over LTE can take a while, not to mention can eat into data caps.

Hungover Woman Uses Uber Eats To Order Two Packets Of Ketchup From McDonald’s
We do a lot of things we probably shouldn’t do when we’re drunk. We also do a lot of things we shouldn’t do the next day we’re hungover, and we’re sure that all of us probably have a funny story or two to tell, like in the case of a woman from Toronto who woke up hungover the next morning and used Uber Eats to order two packets of ketchup […]

Some iPhone 12 Cases Are Shipped Out Without Speaker Holes
With every release of the iPhone, Apple releases some new official cases to go with them. Now, with the previous iPhones that sported rounded corners, Apple left the bottom of the cases empty to allow the speaker to be used unobstructed. However, with the new iPhone 12, Apple has redesigned the case to feature speaker holes.

iPhone 12 Benchmarks Are In And They Are Impressive
If you’re looking for the fastest possible smartphone you can get your hands on right now, it seems that Apple’s iPhone 12s could be it. This is according to a report from Tom’s Guide who ran benchmarks and did a couple of tests, and based on those findings, it looks like Apple’s new iPhones are a powerhouse.

Dropbox’s Family Plan Is Now Available To All
For the past few months, Dropbox has been testing out a Family storage plan. However, the good news is that if you’re keen on checking out the plan, you’ll be pleased to learn that Dropbox has since launched it where at $17 a month, you’ll be able to allow up to six users to share the cloud storage at once.

PayPal Is Embracing The Use Of Cryptocurrency
PayPal, for the most part, supports using credit cards to make payments. Users can also reload their wallets and store it in PayPal, and link their bank accounts. All those are more or less to be expected and are somewhat traditional forms of payment. However, it seems that PayPal is looking to embrace a future in which cryptocurrency could become the new standard.

It Looks Like The iOS 14 Default App Reset Bug Is Back
One of the features of iOS 14 is the ability to set default apps for things like your browser and email. However, shortly after the release of the update, users discovered a bug where if you were to reset your phone, your default app settings would also be reset and you would need to set it back all over again.

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