Uber HW Camera Scores #005: Sony XPERIA 1 II, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and More!
This week, we’re adding 14 new mobile camera hardware scores, from Sony phones that cost $1199 down to $160 for the Oppo A33 (2020) as we need to cover all price points if we are to help as many people as possible navigate the maze of camera options.

Microsoft Willing To Work With Apple To Bring xCloud Onto iOS Devices
Apple had not too long ago expressed their willingness to allow game streaming services on their mobile devices, but there was a caveat in which they also required developers to submit their games to the App Store if it were also available on the game streaming service. Apple claims that this is so that they can review the games to ensure it abides by their terms and conditions.

Samsung Might Kill Its Galaxy Note Series In 2022
For a while, there have been rumors that Samsung could be looking to retire its Galaxy Note series. While the series has done well, it seems that Samsung might want to move on from it. While some rumors have claimed that this could happen in 2021, a new rumor is suggesting otherwise.

US FCC Has Confirmed That ZTE Poses A National Security Threat
For years, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have supplied communications equipment to various countries around the world, but in the past few years, the attitude towards those companies have started to shift, most notably in the US where there has been a growing distrust towards these companies.

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iOS 15 Could Drop Support For iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, Original iPhone SE
In 2021, Apple will most likely be releasing their next major iOS update in the form of iOS 15. However, in addition to releasing the update, Apple is also rumored to be dropping support for some older iPhones which includes the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and also the original iPhone SE that was released several years ago.

Xbox Series X, Series S Controller Support Coming To iPhone And iPad
While the majority of mobile games can be played perfectly fine using the onscreen controls, there are some games that might benefit from using an external game controller. However, this in turn raises some issues in which gamers will need to spend extra money on a separate accessory.

iOS 14.3 Greatly Improves On Siri Shortcuts
One of the changes that Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets to the home screen. This in turn fueled the desire of iOS users to customize their home screens even further by using Siri Shortcuts to create custom app icons to help match the aesthetics of their iPhones, although there was a bit of a downside.

New Data Suggests That Apple Was Right To Introduce Deeper Customization In iOS 14
One of the massive changes that Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets to the home screen. While previous versions of iOS allowed users to add widgets, it was to a page to the left of the home screen. The extra step to swipe over basically meant that in some cases, it would have just been faster to launch the app itself.

LG Wing Review
The LG Wing is a commercial concept phone that is the first in the LG Explorer series of devices. It maximizes the user experience (UX) for landscape-optimized apps and augments the total available screen area by integrating a secondary screen. In this review, we put this new concept to the test and let you know how it works in the real world.

Google Will Bring End-To-End Encryption To Its RCS Messages
One of the features of Apple’s iMessages is that they are end-to-end encrypted. This is more or less the standard that we can expect from most communications apps these days, but oddly enough, Google’s Messages aren’t. However, the good news is that Google has since announced that they will be implementing end-to-end encryption soon.

You Can Now Stream NVIDIA’s GeForce Now Through Safari On iOS Devices
While Apple has relaxed its rules regarding game streaming services on its iOS devices, it is still somewhat restrictive as it would require companies to individually submit the games that would be playable through the service. The idea is that Apple wants to ensure that the games meets its own set of rules and regulations.

iOS 14.2.1 Update Will Address iPhone 12 Mini Touchscreen Issues
One of the issues that iPhone 12 mini users have been reporting is that when their devices are paired with a case and/or a screen protector, the touchscreen display started to become unresponsive, or was intermittent in terms of its responsiveness. This seemed like an odd problem to have, but thankfully it appears to be a software issue.

Oppo Shows Off A Concept Phone With A Rollable Display
In terms of flexible display technology, we know that displays that can be rolled up exist. In fact, LG started to sell its rollable TV this year, so we do know that such displays do exist and are possible to create, but what about putting such a display inside of a smartphone? That’s something that Oppo is looking into.

Samsung Surprises Galaxy S6, Note 5 Owners With New Firmware Update
Android phones usually get forgotten about in terms of updates after 3 years or so. Given that Android handset makers churn out multiple devices a year, it’s not surprising that they can’t really focus their resources on older devices and would choose to focus on their newer ones instead.