Author: Evelyn Carter

The whispering tech grapevine’s abuzz—Samsung’s taking a leaf out of Apple’s playbook, yet again, prepping a wallet-friendly surprise for its Galaxy Watch enthusiasts. The latest chatter? A potential Galaxy Watch FE is Samsung’s answer to the call for more accessible tech wearables. You see, the IMEI database is usually as dry as a tech junkie’s spreadsheet, but even there, eagle-eyed folks at Android Headlines have spotted some cryptic model numbers: SM-R866F, SM-R866U, and SM-R866N. These alphanumeric riddles are the breadcrumbs that might lead us to a global Galaxy Watch FE release, including tech-hungry markets like the US and Korea. Here’s…

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The EU has opened the door, and now the iPhone’s once impenetrable garden wall has some new gates—albeit with Apple holding the keys quite tightly. It’s an exciting time for iPhone users in Europe as iOS 17.5 tiptoes into uncharted territory, allowing the luxury (or a labyrinth?) of installing third-party app stores. Apple’s sombre statement, drenched in resistance, hinted at an apocalyptic future where app civilization as we know it crumbles. And oh, that new Core Technology Fee (CTF)—a €0.50 bite out of your wallet for every app install—tossed in like a sour cherry on this complex cake. For devs…

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In the tech world, steering changes can shake the boat, and when it impacts major entities like OpenAI Startup Fund, the ripple effect is even larger. Sam Altman, who has been the face of the fund, will no longer helm the operations. Instead, Ian Hathaway will take up the mantle. This change was reported after an unusual fund structure raised eyebrows. In a move quite peculiar, OpenAI wasn’t the official owner of the eponymous fund. It was Altman’s venture with limited partners, including none other than Microsoft. And for those wondering – no, Altman didn’t put his money in the…

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Today, we’re picking apart the fascinating developments around Google’s futuristic wonder – the Gemini model! Have you ever found yourself immersed in an avalanche of AI features? Watched in slack-jawed awe as these technical wizards made your apps more intuitive, text predictions more accurate, and voice recognition more perceptive? Well, good news ahead – the superstar of this show, Google’s Gemini model, is about to ramp up its game on Android devices! We’ve got the inside scoop, thanks to Android Authority, regarding what could be the next game-changer. The smaller sibling of the Gemini family, ‘Gemini Nano,’ designed initially to…

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Hey folks, tech guru Connor here with a wild rumor swirling around the upcoming Galaxy S25. Brace yourselves for a potential shakeup in the mobile processor landscape. The rumor has it that Samsung might bid farewell to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and opt for its own Exynos processors across all global models. This move would mark a significant departure from the S24, where the standard and Plus variants ditched Exynos in favor of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chips in the US. While this might sound like a pipe dream, it’s not entirely without precedent. Remember the S23 series? It featured different…

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Well, folks, guess what? Facebook went down today. Not just a small blip on the screen, but a full-blown, company-wide outage that left me, my colleagues, and countless others scrambling. It started with a simple Facebook app hiccup on my iPhone 15 Pro Max. A session expiration, followed by a virtual meltdown and a boot back to the login screen. I put in my password, only to be met with a “something went wrong” message and the dreaded “log in again” prompt. Turns out, I wasn’t alone. Facebook Messenger went down the same route, kicking me and all my conversation…

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Reborn, a company based in the Carros industrial zone near Nice, France, has a unique business model: reconditioning iPhones. In 2023, they returned a whopping 650,000 devices to the market, including 450,000 smartphones and 100,000 pairs of AirPods. The Process Of Refurbishing A Smartphone Every year, Reborn buys hundreds of thousands of smartphones, the vast majority of which are iPhones. They go through a very specific circuit to ensure authenticity, functionality, and quality. Parts Not Always Authentic One of the concerns with refurbished iPhones is the potential for fake parts. Apple’s error messages often scare customers away due to the…

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The Steam Deck’s success has been nothing short of astounding. It’s shaken up the PC gaming handheld market, and the ripple effect is reaching far and wide. Lenovo and Asus have jumped into the fray with their own offerings, and it seems that Nvidia is keen to get in on the action as well. A Partnership with Intel? According to YouTube tech guru Moore’s Law Is Dead, Nvidia is “getting serious” about making more handheld gaming devices. “They’re going to compete with the Steam Deck and other handheld PCs,” he claimed. This move makes perfect sense on a number of…

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Samsung, a manufacturer of microSD cards, has announced two new products: a 256GB microSD card with blazing-fast read speeds and a 1TB version of its Pro Plus and Evo Plus microSD cards. 256GB SD Express microSD Card with Unprecedented Speed Samsung’s 256GB microSD card is based on the SD Express standard, a first for the company. This card boasts sequential read speeds of up to 800 megabytes per second, four times faster than traditional UHS-1 microSD cards and surpasses the read speeds of SATA solid-state drives (SSDs). These exceptional speeds promise enhanced performance for PCs and smartphones. Additionally, the card…

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Apple has announced plans to turn your iPhone into your driver’s license in 2021. Plane tickets, movie tickets and credit cards were already digital. Now, it’s time to digitize government-issued ID cards. At the moment, very few US states allow you to add your driver’s license or state ID to Apple Wallet. However, there are other states without Wallet support where your iPhone can still become your driver’s license. Apple Wallet IDs What’s the benefit of putting your driver’s license or state ID in Apple Wallet? For now, it’s very similar to using Apple Pay to pay for purchases in…

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Apple Notes has several useful new features in iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma. One is the ability to add links to other notes, but keeping track of them can be a little difficult. Linking to notes from other notes can be very helpful. Other note-taking apps have popularized the feature, and it’s coming to the built-in Notes app this fall. You can try Note Links in iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma, but it took me a long time to find this feature. I hope you can avoid this. On iPhone, tap the location in the note where you…

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iPhone 12 on the verge of recall As promised, Apple has developed an update to disable cellular radio power on the iPhone 12 and has now submitted it to the French government for analysis.Just ahead of a two-week deadline set by France’s radiation watchdog, Agence nationale des Frequences (ANFR), Apple delivered a promised fix for claimed too much radio frequency emissions from the iPhone 12. The phone was found to exceed legal RF limits. AFNR retested 141 mobile phone models. France’s actions only affected the base model of the iPhone 12. It is not yet clear whether the new round…

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The iPhone can detect that it is in a case with a clear section and display information only in that area. Apple is exploring how the iPhone can switch apps or display different information depending on where you place it. This is similar to the idea behind the new Standby mode in iOS 17. With this, you can place your iPhone 15 Pro on the MagSafe charging pad in landscape orientation and display photos, calendar, or time. And, importantly, you can put the same iPhone on another MagSafe stand, and it will remember whether you’ve mounted it before. So, without…

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The iPhone vs. Huawei battle has reignited in China with the launch of the Mate 60 Pro (yes, it’s not an iPod, despite its looks). The Chinese company’s smartphone sales fell sharply last year after U.S. technical sanctions blocked it from purchasing 5G radio chips. The fact that Huawei has now resolved this issue has raised eyebrows among many, including the U.S. National Security Advisor, who commented during a recent White House press briefing… The protracted battle between iPhone and Huawei Sales of Apple and Huawei smartphones were similar and relatively low until the launch of the iPhone 6 in…

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Apple is releasing the iPhone 15 Pro on Friday, bringing with it new pro-grade video capture features. Ahead of the launch, Apple has released updates to Final Cut Pro for Mac and iPad that provide compatibility with the new phones. Here are the release notes for today’s Final Cut Pro update: Final Cut Pro 10.6.9 includes the following improvements and bug fixes: • Take advantage of the flexibility and dynamic range of log-encoded video captured on iPhone 15 Pro. • Improve the quality of footage shot on popular Fujifilm, DJI and ARRI cameras with new log profiles. • Resolved an…

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