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Apple event 2021: new Apple TV 4K, purple iPhone 12, Apple AirTags and more

Finally, the iMac gets an overhaul and the iPad Pros get the M1 chip, you can now subscribe to Apple Podcasts and share the Apple Card with family. Read More

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Brace yourselves. Facebook has a new mega-leak on its hands
Facebook Email Search v1.0 can process 5 million email addresses per day, researcher says. Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers … Read More
Netflix shares plunge as subscriber numbers miss expectations by a mile after COVID-19 ‘pull forward’ | ZDNet
Although the forecast this quarter is weaker than expected, Netflix said it expects a stronger second half of this year as the return of filmed … Read More
Discord has reportedly walked away from buyout talks with Microsoft
In context: Last month, reports claimed that popular gaming-oriented chat client Discord was considering a $10 billion sale to Microsoft. The … Read More
Case launched against TikTok over collection of children’s data
A former children’s commissioner for England has launched a “landmark case” against the video-sharing app TikTok, alleging that it illegally collects the personal information of its child users. Anne Longfield, who held the commissioner post between March 2015 and February this year, has lodged a … Read More
5 IFTTT alternatives worth trying
Credit: IFTTT Millions of individuals and business users have come to love and depend on IFTTT and all of the cool “codeless automations” it makes … Read More
How Ethereum Works: It Seems Like We’re Living in a Futuristic Alternate Universe – Worth
The world is changing so fast that it’s tough to understand where the crypto revolution is going, but Ethereum will be part of that story. It’s … Read More
Top 5 ways to protect against cryptocurrency scams
As the use of cryptocurrency increases, so does the risk of being a target for scammers. Tom Merritt offers five tips for defending against … Read More
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 just leaked in all of these colors
Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip smartphone will hit shelves in eight different colorways if a new leak is to be believed. The new clamshell device will … Read More
Report: Discord walked away from Microsoft talks, may pursue an IPO
A month after reports that Microsoft sought to buy the hot voice chat app Discord, those talks appear to be off. The Wall Street Journal and Reuters both report that Discord now plans to stay independent, possibly charting a path to its own IPO in the not-too-distant future. Microsoft was reportedly … Read More
Venmo will now let customers buy and sell cryptocurrencies
Mobile payment app, Venmo will now let customers buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, marking the latest effort to make digital tokens … Read More
Microsoft: We’re on pace to build 50 to 100 new datacenters each year | ZDNet
Microsoft is expecting to add cloud datacenters in at least 10 more countries this year. It’s launching a new virtual datacenter tour to show off how … Read More
Apple announces new iPad Pro with M1 chip, Thunderbolt, 5G, XDR display – 9to5Mac
As part of the Apple event today, the company unveiled the new lineup of iPad Pro tablets. The 2021 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro feature the 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU M1 chip, and a new Thunderbolt connector (over the same USB-C port). The larger 12.9-inch model also sports a new mini-LED screen, … Read […]
US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion in cislunar space
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked three big space companies for the first phase of a larger project to test nuclear … Read More
Realme’s Next Flagship Smartphone To Support Ray Tracing With MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC
MediaTek has launched its new Dimensity 1200 system on a chip (SoC). The new SoC, built on a 6nm process, features a clock speed of 3GHz. The … Read More
Microsoft reportedly working on new Windows store that’s open to all apps and games
Microsoft is reportedly working on a big overhaul to its app store for Windows. Windows Central reports that the software maker plans to release an updated store later this year that will be far more open to all types of apps and games. This could pave the way for developers to be able to submit […]
New Horizons snaps photo of Voyager 1 from 11 billion miles away
NASA’s New Horizons currently has a lot of time on its hands as it coasts through vast emptiness towards interstellar space. The probe has just … Read More
What actually is the Starship spacecraft Elon Musk wants to send people to Mars on
In late October 2001, Elon Musk travelled to Russia with the hope of buying three intercontinental ballistic missiles for $20 million. Flush with … Read More
Learn to block Google’s new FLoC web tracking with our simple guide
In recent months, Google has made a bit of news and shaken up the browser space by announcing that it’s moving away from the traditional tracking … Read More
Last-minute iPad leaks reveal prices and more for the big Apple event
With today’s Apple Spring Loaded event fast approaching, we’ve got some last-minute leaks and rumors to share – and they focus on Apple’s iPad line, … Read More
Report: Huawei falls out of the top five as everyone else grows in Q1 2021
Q1 of 2020 marked a major downturn for the smartphone industry, as the COVID-19 pandemic started to affect the production and sale of devices in a major way. The second half of last year saw a dramatic recovery, and it looks like Q1 2021 is continuing this trend too. Strategy Analytics reported that … Read […]

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Apple confirms when iOS 14.5 update will be available to iPhone owners worldwide
APPLE has confirmed a rough release date for its hotly-anticipated iOS 14.5 update, which will include a redesigned Podcasts app, improvements to Siri, all-new emoji, and the ability to use Face ID to unlock your iPhone – even when wearing a face-covering. Read More
New Apple TV uses your iPhone to bring the ultimate picture quality to your television
APPLE has revealed its latest Apple TV which now gets a faster processor, new remote control and the ability to use the iPhone to improve the picture quality on the television’s display. Read More
New iPad Pro is as powerful as a MacBook Pro, and that’s not the only exciting news
APPLE has taken the wraps off its all-new and fully rebooted iPad Pro range, which is powered by the same custom-designed processor found in the MacBook Pro and iMac. As well as the eye-watering power upgrade, the iPad Pro gets an all-new screen, ultra-wide selfie camera, and more. Read More
Apple unveils new iPhone 12 with a refreshed look and it’s out this month
APPLE’S big spring launch event took place last night and one surprise was the launch of a new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini in a striking purple. Read More
iOS 14.5 coming soon – is your iPhone compatible with all these new features?
APPLE has just announced a swathe of new gadgets at its “Spring Loaded” event including a new iMac and iPad but the US tech giant has also given a hint of when to expect its blockbuster iOS 14.5 update. Read More
Logitech announces cheaper Magic Keyboard alternative alongside new iPad Pro
Apple just announced an M1-powered update to the iPad Pro, and Logitech has followed up with a new keyboard and trackpad accessory for every generation of the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. The Combo Touch is a case with a Microsoft Surface-style kickstand and a detachable backlit keyboard with a trackpad. It connects over the iPad […]
Apple reboots the iMac with a stunning new look, more power and plenty of surprises
APPLE has just announced the release of an all-new and fully rebooted iMac which gets its biggest update in years. Here’s everything that’s new including a refreshed design, more power and Touch ID in the keyboard. Read More
Android users can read an AirTag’s ‘Lost Mode’ message via NFC
When AirTag is placed in Lost Mode, all NFC-capable devices — including those running Android — can read the locator’s preprogrammed discovery message, a small but potentially important feature that could assist in the return of lost items.The NFC functionality was somewhat glossed over during Tuesday’s “Spring Loaded” event, but a new support document offers […]
New Magic Keyboard brings Touch ID to all M1 Macs
Apple’s newly announced Magic Keyboard for Mac, which comes equipped with a Touch ID sensor, is compatible with all macOS machines running an M1 chip. For now, it’s only available with iMac.Unveiled alongside a revamped 24-inch iMac on Tuesday, the Magic Keyboard is Apple’s first wireless Mac peripheral to incorporate Touch ID authentication for logging […]
Apple launches new MagSafe cases and wallet colors for spring
During its “Spring Loaded” event, Apple took took the opportunity to update its own MagSafe cases and wallet with new spring colors.(From left to right) Pistachio, Cantelope, Capri Blue, and Amethyst MagSafe silicone cases For iPhone 12 users, Apple’s silicone case now comes in Pistacho green, Cantalope, Capri Blue, and Amethyst purple. The leather case […]
Ransomware group attempts to extort Apple with supposed leaks from supplier Quanta
In an attempt to capitalize on the timing of Apple’s “Spring Forward” event on Tuesday, a ransomware group posted on the dark web claiming it has obtained stolen schematics for upcoming products from Apple supply partner Quanta Computer.Via @CryptoInsaneThe so-called “REvil” group cited Apple’s keynote presentation in its ransom letter, demanding that Apple “buy back […]
Apple restricts offensive AirTag engravings, including emoji combinations
As is Apple’s wont, the company is restricting customers from engraving AirTag with potentially offensive text or emoji characters, lest the unwashed masses sully its sterling reputation.Like other Apple products, AirTag can be custom engraved from the factory for easy identification. The option is a welcome addition for a device that will likely find its […]
Apple Podcasts to Add Premium Subscriptions to Its Redesigned App
Apple Podcasts will soon offer paid subscription options, letting podcasters earn income in a new and accessible way. The tech giant announced that it will be updating the Podcasts app starting in May 2021 in 170 countries. The update will add the ability for podcasters to create a premium tier of content seperate from their normal free podcast. […]
Who knew Tim Apple was a professional thief?
Tim Cook, the mild-mannered Apple CEO, probably didn’t have to lift more than a finger to launch a new line of iPad Pros with the company’s Arm-based M1 chip. Tim Apple, on the other hand? He’s the kind of daring superspy who can pull off a high-security heist, slicing through plate glass, rappelling down buildings, […]
New Siri Remote lacks U1 chip for precise Find My integration
Apple on Tuesday confirmed that its new Apple TV Siri Remote does not integrate a U1 chip, meaning it can’t be located with pinpoint accuracy through Apple’s Find My network. The latest iPad Pro models also appear to lack the locator.Rumors leading up to today’s announcement suggested Apple would integrate Find My functionality to a […]
Your AirTag can’t say horseshit but it can say shit horse
After what feels like ages of rumors, speculation, and worry that I was getting way too obsessed with a Bluetooth item tracker that seemed similar to ones made by several other companies, AirTags are finally here. But before you preorder the Mentos-esque pucks, there’s something you should be aware of: if you want to engrave […]
Comparison: 24-inch M1 iMac vs 21.5-inch and 27-inch Intel iMac
The iMac has undergone some major changes in 2021, with a refreshed appearance and the addition of Apple Silicon, but how much of an upgrade is it from the previous generation? We look at the specifications.Apple’s refresh of its iMac lineup at its “Spring Loaded” event was expected in a number of ways. Rumors about […]
Moment debuts various mounts for Apple AirTag tracker
Moment is among a bevy of third-party accessory makers to announce their own spin on accessories or Apple AirTag.First is the Moment Stretch Fabric Mount which has a “premium bonded powermesh” material on the outside that is soft and flexible. It can be affixed using a proprietary adhesive to nearly any fabric, meaning you can […]
Apple Announces New Apple TV 4K
Today at its Spring Loaded event, Apple announced the Apple TV 4K 2021, among a bevy of other new products and services. The new Apple TV features an A12 Bionic chip, high frame rate HDR support, color balance technology, and a much-needed redesigned Siri remote. Sports fans and iPhone videographers in particular should be excited […]
Apple Watch ECG feature debuts in Australia and Vietnam with watchOS 7.4
Apple is set to debut Apple Watch’s ECG feature in Australia and Vietnam with an upcoming update to the watchOS operating system, according to a report on Tuesday.Apple continues to gain regulatory approval for its Apple Watch ECG feature, a technology first introduced in select regions with Apple Watch Series 4 in 2018.According to 9to5Mac, […]

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Prime Day 2021: Predicted dates & potential deals
Amazon’s annual exclusive sale is coming back for an even bigger event in 2021. Prime Day is the sale every Amazon Prime member should be looking forward to. With hundreds of ways to save and hundreds of dollars off popular products, shopping during Prime Day is even a smart way to earn back the cost […]
Here’s why your Android apps were randomly crashing last month
New measures should largely mitigate future issues, too. Read More
We asked, you told us: Most of you hate huge branding on the back of phones
Some of you don’t mind this practice though, owing to cases covering up the branding anyway. Read More
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G vs. A52 vs. A72: What’s different?
Here’s what you need to know about the 2021 mid-range Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A series has taken on an increased significance over the last two years as Samsung’s flagships have crossed the $1,000 figure. Customers that don’t want to spend that much on a phone have inevitably turned to options like the Galaxy […]
Massive Wear OS update finally reaches the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS
Wear OS on the TicWatch Pro 3 is about to get a huge performance boost. What you need to know Mobvoi has started rolling out the H-MR2 update for the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS. The update includes plenty of improvements, including optimization for the Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset. H-MR2 should continue rolling out to the […]
T-Mobile Home Internet review: Putting 5G to good use
For those with limited broadband options, this is an excellent internet source with a lot of ‘ifs’. After spending over a decade living in rural Kansas with little to no decent internet, I was ecstatic to try and, after four months, give a T-Mobile Home Internet review. As I discussed in my look towards 5G […]
Android 12 could come with this space-saving iPhone feature
A smarter way of managing your space may be on the way. What you need to know Android 12 could come with an app hibernation feature. It’ll help users conserve space and resources by clearing data from unused apps. The feature was discovered in a hidden Android 12 build. Smartphone users often download a lot […]
Grab a pair of wireless earbuds for less than the cost of Apple’s new AirTags
This cheap, you don’t even need to worry about tracking them. I’m not here to kick dirt on the grave of old-school wired headphones. There was plenty to love about them, like affordability, solid sound quality, and a lack of charging. But wires have their own fair share of issues — just ask anyone who’s […]
Samsung’s April update is headed to even more phones and tablets — here’s the complete list
The update has just arrived for the Galaxy A31 and Tab S7 Update New devices Samsung has put a lot of effort into improving its software reputation, and a big aspect of that change has been a renewed focus on issuing regular security updates. Over the last couple years, Samsung has frequently managed to beat […]
HTC Vive Air could be the first major Oculus Quest competitor
HTC could usher in a new era of standalone fitness-focused VR headsets. What you need to know HTC Vive Air looks to be the company’s first major consumer-focused standalone headset in a long time. The Vive Air is made of lightweight, breathable materials that are all removable and washable. The iF WORLD DESIGN award that […]
Keep your Galaxy A52 or A52 5G looking snazzy with the best cases
We expect that the new Samsung Galaxy A52 will take home the crown for best cheap Android phone of the year. This is the successor to the ultra-popular Galaxy A51 from last year that was actually Samsung’s best-selling phone over the course of the year. And why wouldn’t you want to keep one of the […]
Google’s new Workspace update places Maps a click away
It’s rolling out now to all Google Workspace customers. What you need to know Google is rolling out improved Maps integration with Google Workspace. This new update will add Google Maps to the Workspace side panel. You’ll be able to use Maps while in other Workspace apps like Calendar without needing to switch. Google’s Workspace […]
Latest Virtual Desktop update lets you play 120Hz PC VR games on Quest 2
You’ll just need to make sure you’re on Quest 2 firmware v28 first. What you need to know Virtual Desktop version 1.20.4.0 now supports the new 120Hz refresh rate option on Quest 2. You’ll need to download the latest beta Virtual Desktop app from the Oculus store for the Quest 2, and the beta desktop […]
Apple launches AirTags, a Mini LED iPad Pro, and more at Spring event
While we’re just two months away from Apple’s WWDC event, Cupertino held a special Spring showcase to feature new products and upgrades. The aptly-named Spring Loaded event saw the launch of products that have long been rumored, as well as some updated hardware featuring Apple’s powerful M1 chip. We may like to focus on the […]
Google to implement WebView Safe Mode to prevent future app crashing events
Google will introduce improvements to Chrome and WebView to prevent this from happening again. What you need to know Google explains why the WebView crashes happened, which was due to a bug. The company laid out ways in which it plans to improve Chrome and WebView from now on. A WebView “Safe Mode” would revert […]
Google is going to make sure those WebView crashes don’t happen again
Plans include a new auto-rollback ‘Safe Mode’ and faster updates for Chrome and WebView Last month, a WebView bug became the biggest story in Android after users reported app crashes across all sorts of devices. Though a temporary solution was quickly discovered, a permanent update wasn’t issued until the following day, leaving phones in a […]
Android 12 is getting ready to help your phone free up wasted space
Since your manufacturer oh-so-wisely decided to stop supporting microSD cards Back in January we heard tell of a new and interesting feature coming in Android 12: “app hibernation,” which would automatically place long-unused apps into optimized storage, thus freeing up storage on your phone. The feature hasn’t been spotted in any of the Android 12 […]
Here’s why the Apple TV 4K won’t compete with Google TV anytime soon
You add a Chromecast with Google TV to every TV in the house for the price of one Apple TV 4K. Even before the pandemic, I spent an unhealthy amount of time with my TV. Between using it for music streaming while I cook, bingeing the latest anime after work, and just re-watching old favorites […]
New Google Photos Memories collection lends a moment for prayer
All of the good times with family, friends, and the adventures you’ve had Update Silent reflection Since late last year, Google Photos has been using a streamlined, but powerful algorithm to generate bunches of themed slideshows from users’ libraries of photos and videos — including some back-of-the-catalog deep cuts. These collections of so-called Memories have […]
Samsung Internet 14 goes stable with better foldable support and privacy improvements
It can also be added as an app pair Samsung Internet has come a long way since it was released in 2012, with frequent updates adding new features and turning it into a real competitor for the likes of Chrome. Early last month, Samsung released a new beta for the browser, which improved translation and […]

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The best Apple deals in the wake of the Apple spring event 2021
The 2021 Apple Spring Event just ended, and now’s the time to score some great deals on last-gen devices. Read More
The 2020 iPad is practically free since they announced the new iPad Pro
Under the hood we have the A12Z Bionic chip, which makes the iPad Pro faster than many laptops you’ll find. Read More
AMD’s new Radeon Software update lets you play local co-op games remotely
PCs with Radeon graphics can now stream games to other PCs. What you need to know AMD just released its Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 update. The update allows your PC to stream games to another PC if both have Radeon GPUs. The update also introduces useful features such as built-in Ryzen CPU metric displays. AMD […]
Up your PC gaming, uh, game with one of these keyboards
Having the right tools at your disposal when PC gaming is critical, and the heart of your performance is your keyboard. It’s your primary input for a large portion of your games, so getting it right is crucial. If you want the absolute best keyboard right now, you want the SteelSeries Apex Pro. Best Overall […]
Everything Apple didn’t announce at its Spring Loaded event
Despite all that was announced at Apple’s Spring Loaded event, plenty of rumored products never made the cut. Here is everything that was not revealed. Read More
These are the bugs and issues plaguing Valheim players in Early Access
Are these bugs, or are the gods just angry with you? Valheim seemingly exploded overnight, selling millions of copies in less than a month after being released. It’s easily on its way to being one of the best survival games on PC, but, for now, its Early Access badge means there are sure to be […]
Microsoft’s Cloud PC service could arrive summer 2021
Microsoft’s Cloud PC service may be arriving sooner rather than later. What you need to know A Cloud PC service by Microsoft is reportedly in the works. A new report suggests its launch is now just a few months away. It could launch as soon as summer 2021. According to a new report from ZDNet’s […]
Repair Your Broken Windows 10 Shortcuts With These 8 Free Tools
Broken Windows 10 shortcuts cause clutter, but you can find and remove them using one of these free tools. Read More
Uno Platform and UWP Community team up to promote Windows 10 apps
Launch 2021 will give out prizes to the developers of the best Windows and cross-platform apps. What you need to know Uno Platform is now an official sponsor of Launch 2021. Launch 2021 is a digital event to promote and showcase new Windows and cross-platform apps. The deadline to submit apps for Launch 2021 has […]
How to Get Windows 10 Widgets on Your Desktop
Desktop gadgets were taken away in Windows 8. Here’s how you can bring widgets back to your Windows 10 desktop. Read More
5 Things That Still Really Annoy Us About Windows 10
Windows 10 is far from perfect. Here are the most glaring problems that Windows 10 has, even years into its life. Read More
The best internet speed tests
Feel like your bandwidth is holding you back? Regardless of what device you’re using, these speed tests will find out how fast your connection really is. Read More
These are the best pre-built desktop PCs for VR
The best desktop PCs for VR include powerful hardware, allowing you to fully enjoy your VR experience. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of building an entirely new PC to get there, we’ve rounded up some tremendous pre-built desktop PCs, like the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 with AMD Ryzen 5000-series processors. […]
How to set up dual monitors in Windows 10
In this guide, we’ll provide a look at how to expand your virtual desktop across multiple screens for desktops and laptops. We also explain various connectors. Read More
Report: Windows 10 Is Getting a New App Store
When was the last time you used the Windows 10 app store? This new update may change that. Read More
You can now schedule organization-wide breaks in Outlook
Microsoft has a new feature for Outlook that helps make sure you have time to take a break. What you need to know Microsoft Outlook now lets you set organization-wide scheduling defaults to ensure people have time for breaks. You can also set rules individually to make sure you have gaps in your schedule. You […]
Lenovo just revealed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050
Lenovo listed its Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop with an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti, confirming earlier rumors that the budget GPU is releasing soon. Read More
The Windows 10 app store could get a major update that includes Win32 support
A new Windows 10 app store could deliver major design changes and also solve the app gap problems that developers and Windows users have long complained about. Read More
Discord reportedly turns down Microsoft’s proposed purchase
Discord won’t be purchased by Microsoft or any other company at this time, according to a new report. What you need to know Discord reportedly ended talks with Microsoft regarding a potential acquisition. Microsoft was reportedly in advanced talks to purchase Discord for at least $10 billion. Discord reportedly listened to offers from at least […]
Secretlab will hold one final drop of its AAPE collection gaming chairs
If you love streetwear brands and excellent gaming chairs, you’re in luck. What you need to know Secretlab will have a third run of its AAPE collection gaming chairs. The company originally only planned to have two runs of the chairs, both of which quickly sold out. The third run will happen at 12 PM […]

 

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