After a decade of smartphones with a rigid form factor, the year 2019 saw the launch of two visionary devices, the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X 5G. Although both the smartphones aim towards achieving the same goal i.e is packing a large screen display on a compact device, they have a completely different approach. The Galaxy Fold has dual displays, out of which one is present on the outside aka “cover display” and a larger foldable display which is concealed with a unique folding mechanism. On the other hand, the Mate X has an outer folding display which the company refers to as “falcon wing” design. Unfortunately, the commercial availability of both [...]
Multi national tech companies including Apple and Google register a variety of promising developments in the form of patents each year. A large number of such patents do not turn in to real life consumer ready products. But, they do provide the valuable insight which can be used to determine in what direction a particular product or a company is headed towards.
According to a freshly granted patent, the Cupertino based electronics giant, Apple is working on a MacBook with two displays. The patent exhibits a notebook computer without a physical keyboard and trackpad, rather it features a secondary touch screen which can be used to operate the machine. Even though there is [...]
The world’s most popular mobile OS, Android has once again been subjected to a wide scale malicious attack. A security firm “Check Point” discovered a new malware which replace portions of known apps with its own code. Noteworthy, the malware has affected more than 25 milion devices around the globe, out of which 15 million are in India alone.
According to Check Point, the malware is named “Agent Smith” and is designed to target known vulnerabilities of the Android operating system. The application was revealed to partially replace code on legitimate apps with malicious code. Notably, the whole process was exectuted without the knowledge or [...]
Cupertino based, Apple has had an unsteady year when it comes to iPhone sales. Out of the three smartphones launched in 2018, the economical iPhone XR has been the best selling device. Nevertheless, the company has recorded a positive demand for its wearables (1,2) and tablet computer lineup(1). Apple’s totally wireless earphones (TWS), the AirPods which were first launched in 2016 have seen strong growth in the last couple of years.
Surprisingly, the analysts at Wedbush (a financial service and investment firm based in California) claim that Apple will be upgrading the AirPods for the third time later this year. The claim is surprising because the current gen wireless [...]
OnePlus’ latest smartphones, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro made their global debut on the 14th of May. At the time of launch, the former was announced in two colour options while the latter was announced in three colour options.
Today, the company has announced another colour option for the OnePlus 7 which is Mirror Blue. Except for the new colour, the specifications and price of the device are heterogeneous to other colour variants which are Mirror Grey and Red. To recall
The OnePlus 7 measures 157.7 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm and weighs 182 g. It has an all-glass design on the front and back which is held together by a metal chassis. The device features a [...]
In the month of March, Apple officially cancelled the long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat which was first unveiled in the year 2017. Despite the previous announcement, a freshly granted patent by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) suggests that wireless charging may still be undergoing development and will reappear soon.What Is AirPower Mat?
AirPower is an elegantly designed wireless charging mat capable of simultaneously charging multiple devices. It was originally intended to charge three Apple devices concurrently which include an Apple watch, AirPods and an iPhone. However, the wireless charging mat is not limited to charging Apple devices only. As it [...]
Apple announced iOS 13 back at WWDC 2019 event in June 2019. The latest version of the OS for Apple’s mobile devices was touted to sport many new practical and quality of life changes within it. The company has since allowed users to opt into the beta program to experience the software first-hand for themselves. The third version of the beta program has introduced many useful new features like the FaceTime Attention Correction.
Apple had released the public beta 1 alongside the developer beta 2 features for iOS 13 a couple of days ago. Betas for other products such as the iPadOS, watchOS 6, tvOS 13 and macOS Catalina have also been made available. Users who have [...]
At the Apple WWDC 19 event, which was held in the month of June, the company announced its latest Mac Pro computer which is designed for pro consumers, professionals and movie makers. Before the launch of the current gen computer, all Mac Pro machines completed their final assembly in the USA at the Austin, Texas assembly line.
But with the new Mac Pro, Apple is shifting the last stage of assembly of these high-end computers from the United States to China. Noteworthy, even if the last generation Mac Pro was assembled in its home country, components used in it were manufactured in several countries.
According to reports, this effort could help reduce costs related to [...]
Korean technology giant Samsung rebranded its wearable lineup by dropping the “Gear” label to adopting the iconic “Galaxy” moniker; starting from last year’s Galaxy Watch smartwatch. The company then launched a slew of devices under the new brand name, including the Galaxy Watch Active launched in the month of February this year. It is a fitness-focused wearable and a separate device from the original Galaxy Watch. Now, images of its successor, purportedly called the Galaxy Watch Active 2 have been leaked online.Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be a successor to the smartwatch [...]
Apple’s Chief Design Officer Sir Jonathan Paul Ive aka Jony Ive has announced his departure from the world’s most valuable company. The senior executive is leaving Apple to start his own design firm which will be called ‘LoveForm’.
Jony Ive joined Apple in the year 1992 and since then has been a crucial contributor in the company’s remarkable growth. The executive was appointed the head of Apple’s design studio in the year 1996 when the company was facing poor financial health and was cutting jobs.
In the year 1998, Apple launched the highly successful iMac G3 desktop computer which was designed by none other than Jony Ive. The [...]
LG went on stage to unveil three new devices in its budget-mid range W series smartphones. The upcoming devices are a part of the company’s project under the Indian Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. The South Korean company has officially launched the LG W10, W30 and W30 Pro.LG W10
The budget handsets by LG were made to specifically cater to the Indian market. India has one of the largest smartphone userbases, causing OEMs to make devices for every possible price bracket. LG W10 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery along with a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. Memory and Storage are only available in one [...]
Apple introduced its line up of smart wearables with the original Apple Watch back in the year 2015. Since then the gadget has become one of the worlds most popular smartwatch. Reports reveal that the Apple Watch is one of its best selling products that the company has produced till date. Multiple iterations of the device have been released in the past 4 years and now a new report points towards a camera being added to the smart wearable.
Apple Watch with its latest watchOS 6 update, has made the device capable of providing a proper standalone experience. The one feature that the company has restrained to bring to the Apple Watch is an actual camera. A freshly filed [...]
Apple announced new versions of its operating systems for all of its devices earlier this month at the World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). These include the new version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 13; a brand new OS for iPads, iPadOS and an upgraded MacOS called MacOS Catalina.
While the aforementioned software were available to download in developers beta; it was only possible if the user was signed up to the Apple’s developer program. On 24th of June however, the company has released the first public betas for all the operating systems. This means they can be download by anyone owning a compatible device. Here is a step by step guide on how to [...]
Google’s Android is by far one of the most accessible OS (operating system) available in the market. It is estimated that about 75% of all smartphone users are using the software. This implies that 3 out of every 4th person has an Android enabled device. Hence, there are bound to be shortcomings and problems related to such a high user base. Notably, a brand new report has claimed that over 2,040 of Google Play Store apps are harmful to the users, some of which are famous.
Research by the University of Sydney and Data6161 or CSIRO has administered over 1 million apps on the Google Play store. The two-year long study had found a large number of fake apps which [...]