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Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones for 2018 where two phones…

iOS 11.0.2 update fixes crackling audio during calls, but not battery life issues

  Apple has just pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPods. It’s the second iOS 11 update in two weeks, and it fixes a problem that was found with calls made using the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.   Both iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners reported issues of crackling noise when…

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles in iOS 11’s Control Center do not work as expected

The Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles in the Control Center have always allowed users to disable their respective radios since iOS 7. However, this is not the case for iOS 11.   According to security researcher Andrea Barisani and Motherboard, toggling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi off in iOS 11’s Control Center will only disconnect your iOS device from their…

Google, Apple could start accepting Bitcoin payments via new API

  Developers at Google, Apple and other tech companies have created a browser API that enable users buying goods and services online with cryptocurrency.   The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with the help of Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple and Mozilla initiated the project in 2013. Currently, the API is being implemented in browsers including…

Here’s why Apple named its A11 processor ‘Bionic’

Apple’s latest A11 is currently the most powerful mobile chipset in the market, but do you know what and how its name ‘Bionic’ came about? Well, Apple just wanted the A11 to sound cool, according to a writer from The Verge. Apple told me it’s called Bionic because the company realized names like A8 and A9 weren’t…

3D sensing tech on iPhone 8 potentially ahead of competitors by two years

Apple is likely to lead the 3D sensing technology space for the next two years as there is reportedly no rival with comparable capabilities at the moment.   According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the adoption of 3D sensing technology among Android OEMs will be delayed by Qualcomm’s inability…

Apple’s paper packaging for its products will soon be completely sustainable

Apple has long been known for their efforts in producing smartly designed products complete with minimalist packaging, but have you heard about their efforts at environmental conservation? The tech giant has just recently had about 320,000 acres of working forest in China certified by the Forest Stewardship Council as being “responsibly managed”.   This…

Quarterly iPad sales see first year-over-year growth since 2013

  Apple just released its quarterly earnings report and it is safe to say that the company has had a stellar second quarter of 2017.   Some key figures: US$45.4 billion in revenue, US$8.7 billion in profit, 41 million iPhones sold, and 4.29 million Macs sold.   However, one of…

Apple adds PayPal as payment option

Apple has announced that it will enable PayPal payments in its digital stores, including iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music and the App Store.   The deal struck on 11 July 2017 will enable Apple customers in US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia and parts of Europe to choose PayPal as a payment option. The US-based…

Rumor: Apple might use micro-LED display for its devices ‘as soon as 2018’

    Initially rumored to debut in the Apple Watch Series 2, micro-LED display technology could debut on future  Apple Watch devices next year.   Citing information from one executive source, Nikkei Asian Review reports that “Apple is working very hard to foster the Micro LED technology” and the use of the…