Samsung Just Beat Apple To The Punch With The Galaxy SmartTag+
According to the rumors, Apple is said to be working on their own tracking accessory called the AirTags. However, Samsung beat Apple to the punch when they launched the SmartTag which was introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 series. Now it looks like Samsung has beaten Apple to the punch again with the Galaxy SmartTag+.

Chrome OS Could Soon Introduce Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
When you press certain keys on your keyboard, they perform certain tasks. There are also certain shortcuts built into your operating system like how CTRL+C is copy and CTRL+V is paste. However, for the most part these shortcuts are fixed, but Google could be looking to change things.

Samsung Has A Hilarious Experiment That Transforms An iPhone Into A Galaxy Smartphone
It goes without saying that Samsung would be more than happy if they are able to convert an iPhone user to a Samsung user. The reverse would also probably be true, but in the case of Samsung, the company has actually launched an interactive website called “iTest” that basically “transforms” your iPhone into a Galaxy smartphone.

Apple Reveals That They Killed Plans To Bring iMessage To Android
Back in the day, one of the reasons why BlackBerry was as popular as it was was because of its messenger service, BBM. Back then, all the “cool kids” had BBM and the only way to get BBM was to buy a BlackBerry phone. Now, Apple has tried to replicate this with its iMessage platform, but it seems that at one point in time, they almost brought the feature onto […]

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Cellebrite Phone Unlocking Tool Helps Brazilian Police Arrest Murder Suspects
There is quite a lot of controversy surrounding tools like Cellebrite that is said to be capable of unlocking a locked smartphone, like an iPhone. This tool is mostly used by law enforcement as a way to unlock a smartphone and retrieve potential evidence in cases, but the argument is that this should not be allowed.

Verizon Recalls 2.5 Million Hotspots Over Fire Risk
Sometimes a product can be made and seemingly pass QC tests, but still have issues that might not have been spotted. Such is the case with Verizon’s hotspot devices in which the carrier has announced that they are recalling 2.5 million units due to potential fire and burn hazards.

This Tiny Washing Machine Will Clean Your Nasty Earbuds
True wireless headphones are all the rage these days. While they’re small and portable, one of the problems with them is that because they go into your ear, they can sometimes get crusted with your earwax and other dirty things, which is really gross if you think about it. So how do you clean them?

Facebook Testing Applying Contextual Labels To Pages
There are so many Pages created on Facebook and it’s not surprising given how easy it is. However, do you know anything about the Pages you’ve joined or followed? Do you see people sharing posts from certain Pages? It might be a bit confusing sometimes, which is why Facebook wants to clear things up with labels.

Global Chip Shortage Could Result In Delayed iPads And MacBooks
It has been rumored that Apple could be hosting an event this month where they might unveil new products like iPads and MacBooks. However, to date the company has yet to send out any invites or confirm an event. Were the rumors wrong? Possibly, but there could also be another reason why.

Alienware Comes Back to AMD
There’s no question AMD has been wooing more and more gamers on desktop, but if anyone doubted that this momentum also translates to the mobile market as well, this is perhaps the final piece of evidence: The new Alienware M15 is AMD-powered.Alienware announced that its new 15-inch laptop would come with a Ryzen 5000 Series processor (AMD 5800H to 5900HX) along with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 or 3070 graphics processor. […]

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2: Built for Sustained Performance
Lenovo just announced the Legion Phone Duel 2, its second-generation smartphone built specifically for gaming. We previously reviewed the original Legion Phone Duel handset and were pleased with its innovation, performance, and price.The Legion Phone Duel 2 is an evolution rather than last year’s revolution, but it does improve on crucial points that directly impact the gaming experience.The core feature of any gaming phone is absolute performance, and more importantly, […]

Fujifilm Launches New Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera
There is no doubt that when it comes to photography, digital photography is the most “efficient”. This is because unlike film photography, digital photos can be reviewed instantly and you can take multiple photos without worrying about running out of film. However, at the same time it’s hard to ignore that nostalgia that one gets when taking film photos.

THX Debuts A Small And Portable Headphone DAC
For a lot of people, listening to music on their phone through headphones is as simple as plugging it in (or connecting wirelessly). For the most part, it just works because usually consumer-grade headphones have everything they need built into them, and that is true for your phone as well.

Ring Unveils New Floodlight Cam Wired Pro Security Camera
Are you looking for a new outdoor security camera to protect your home while you’re away? If you are, then you might be interested to learn that Ring has announced their latest security camera in the form of the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro. It is quite a mouthful but if anything, it is a pretty accurate description of the camera.

This Scam iOS App Is Earning $1 Million A Month
Apple has long argued that its walled garden approach with regards to its iOS App Store has been designed to provide users with the best and safest possible experience. We can certainly see the merits in such an argument, but at the same time, it has been pointed out that this isn’t always the case.

Spotify Rolls Out Hands-Free Digital Assistant For iOS And Android
A few years ago, it was discovered that Spotify was working on their own digital assistant similar to the likes of Siri and Google Assistant. Now it looks like that digital assistant got a bit smarter thanks to Spotify introducing a hands-free feature that lets users activate the assistant using a wake word.

iOS 15 Could Introduce Support For Dual Biometric Authentication
One of the popular rumors surrounding the iPhone 13 is that it could see Apple bring back Touch ID to its higher-end iPhones. While other companies have introduced in-display fingerprint sensors to their phones, Apple has instead opted to more or less do away with fingerprint sensors in favor of facial recognition.

Twitter Considered Buying Clubhouse For $4 Billion
Clubhouse is one of the hottest social media apps available at the moment, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that at one point in time, Twitter was actually interested in acquiring the company.  This is according to a report from Bloomberg where they say that Twitter could have spent $4 billion to acquire them.

Over 90% Of iPhones And iPads Are Running iOS 14
iOS 14 was released over seven months ago in 2020, and it seems that adoption of the latest major build of iOS is going pretty well because according to the data collected by Mixpanel, they have found that iOS 14’s adoption is over 90%. What this means is that over 90% of eligible iPhones and iPads have been updated to the latest version of iOS.

Google I/O 2021 Confirmed For May 18-20
Every year without fail, Google hosts an event aimed at developers in the form of Google I/O.  However, last year was an exception where due to the coronavirus pandemic, Google had cancelled the event entirely. The company had initially planned to just cancel the in-person event, but it was ultimately scrapped.

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