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It’s bizarre, but it looks like Apple wants Android users to switch to iPhone less than it used to. Overnight, the top amount of money the Cupertino-based smartphone maker will give for Android devices dropped like a rock. Chip prices are skyrocketing, so you might think that older Samsung Galaxy devices would be... Read more...
If you’re a Safari user, either on desktop or iOS, it may be time to change browsers, at least temporarily. More flaws have been uncovered in Safari’s tracking prevention system. In this case, a bug within Safari 15 means that any website is able to track all of your internet activity and even reveal your... Read more...
Apple has been moving away from Intel processors to its own custom Arm-based Silicon since November 2020. If one well-known leaker is right, the Apple Silicon transition could wrap up in 2022 with the release of an all-new Mac Pro. Back in August 2021, a similar report suggested the Cupertino-based tech giant would... Read more...
The holiday savings season may be over, but you can still score some great deals on wireless earbuds right now. There are currently great deals on Apple AirPods and Jabra Elite Series earbuds on Amazon that can net you up to 35% off. If you have shopped around for a quality pair of wireless earbuds lately, you will... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
Apple recently released an end-of-year report primarily highlighting the evolution and performance of its own services and features. However, there was a short paragraph about the accomplishments of outside developers. Apple claimed it has have paid out over $260 billion to app developers since 2008. Last year this... Read more...
Intel has reacquired the services of Jeff Wilcox, who spearheaded the transition to Arm and M1 chips for Apple. Wilcox will oversee architecture for all Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, according an update on his LinkedIn profile. Apple announced the first Macs with its own home-grown processor technology, the... Read more...
A class action lawsuit claims tech giants Google and Apple have been colluding to break antitrust laws in the United States. The lawsuit alleges Google has been paying Apple billions of dollars to keep other search engines out of Apple's closed eco-system, with execs from both companies purportedly meeting in... Read more...
Knowing and understanding your heart and respiratory rates can be important data to track your health and wellness. As such, Google added a way to check your vitals using the cameras on Android devices earlier this year. Now, this feature has seemingly made its way over to iOS devices, and you can test it out now... Read more...
If you're a technology enthusiast, you've probably heard of "one-click" malware. This is pretty scary stuff in its own right: one click of a carefully-crafted link in an e-mail or other text message, and you're infected. One-click malware has been around a long time, but there's something even worse these days. It's... Read more...
Google has addressed concerns over possible stalking using Apple's AirTag with a new detection app. The Tracker Detect app looks for item trackers that are compatible with Apple's Find My network and that are potentially abusing the device to stalk someone. AirTags recently made the news as car thieves in Canada... Read more...
Somewhere in a parallel universe, iPhone owners are accessing and playing Xbox exclusive games on their iOS handsets (and iPad tablets), because Microsoft and Apple hammered out an agreement to allow Xbox Cloud Gaming titles on the App Store. But in this universe, discussions broke down before it could happen... Read more...
Like a basketball player heaving a half-court shot as time expires, Apple scored a buzzer-beater of its own, but in a different kind of court. That would be the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—it granted Apple's request for a permanent injunction on a previous ruling that required it to allow app... Read more...
Many people were delighted when Apple returned the SD card reader to its latest MacBook Pro models. Unfortunately, there have been a number of complaints about the reader slot on the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models not working as expected. In some cases, the SD cards crash and can't be accessed, while others... Read more...
Car thieves in Canada have been caught using Apple Air Tags to track high-end vehicles in order to steal them. However, there are steps you can take to safeguard yourself against it. Apple AirTags are a handy way to keep track of your most prized possessions. They can be used to easily find your keys that dropped... Read more...
Don't fret over Black Friday and Cyber Monday having technically come and gone, retailers are still discounting products far and wide for the holiday season. That's pretty much been the case in past years, though it is perhaps heightened more recently with social distancing pushing an increase in online shopping. In... Read more...
It may sound far-fetched but you can actually get similar performance out a MacBook Air as an M1-powered MacBook Pro, with some fairly straight-forward modifications. You simply need a P5 (pentalobe) screwdriver and some inexpensive thermal pads. Some may be curious as to why the MacBook Air doesn't already have... Read more...
Around this time last year, there was much hoopla over Apple's first Macs with the company's home-grown Apple Silicon, dubbed the M1. Almost immediately, rumors swirled about what the follow-up, rumored to be called the M1X, would have in store. Never mind that at the time, Apple released a power-efficient champion... Read more...
Apple is aiming to produce self-driving cars by 2025 that could debut without a steering wheel or pedals. It seems the company has finally settled on creating an automobile that will not require any human intervention.  Apple has struggled over the last few years on which direction to take its venture into... Read more...
You don't have to wait around for Black Friday to cash in on savings, there are all kinds of deals out there ahead of time. That's how it goes these days—retailers and manufacturers are getting increasingly early starts on the annual sales bonanza. So whether you're looking to grab GoPro at a discount or stockpile SSD... Read more...
At long last, Apple is embracing the right to repair movement by graciously allowing owners of certain iPhone models to fix their own hardware without interference. This raises the questions, has hell finally frozen over? Not so fast—my initial reaction to the news is that this is a double-edged sword. Let me break it... Read more...
Tim Sweeney has never been once to mince words. He is especially outspoken as the chief executive officer of Epic Games and there is no disputing how he feels about the industry at large, or about Apple and Google specifically. Those two entities have been known to draw his consternation (as well as lawsuits), and in... Read more...
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