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Google reportedly tried to persuade Android OEMs to obscure location settings

New information coming out from an ongoing lawsuit against Google has revealed the Search giant willfully made it difficult for Android users to turn off location data collection. As per the newly unredacted documents (via Business Insider) in the Arizona lawsuit against Google, the search giant went out of its way to collect location data from...

Intel announces new ultrabook CPUs, hitting 5GHz in the U-series

It's COMPUTEX, which means that there are some in-bound announcements from Intel. They range from new U-series CPUs to a new 5G modem. First up is the new Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7. The U-series Core i7 already had two tiers, the Core i7-1165G7 and Core i7-1185G7, but this is another level. The base clock speed...

XDA Basics: What is Disk Utility on Mac and What can it do?

Apple’s macOS is extremely popular due to its intuitive interface and relative ease of use. In addition, Apple designs attractive hardware that consistently puts some of their options on our list of the best laptops you can buy. While your Mac likely runs well most of the time, there's the occasional need to troubleshoot potential...

Do you think Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome yet?

Google's Chrome is indisputably the most popular browser on both mobile and desktop. But Google's hold over the Internet and users' concerns against being tracked online in sophisticated ways has led many to search for alternatives, and Microsoft's Edge browser is one of the primary substitutes. While its growth can be tied to the fact...

Apple’s new iPad Pro is amazing, but iPadOS holds it back from its true potential

The term itself makes me cringe, but I fit the description of a "digital nomad" — someone who makes a living working online from various locations — to a tee. Well, I did anyway, until COVID-19 killed travel for most of the world. But before COVID-19 though, I was traveling out of my Hong Kong...

Microsoft Edge now asks you to switch your default search back to Bing

If you're a user of Microsoft's Edge browser, then you know that the default search engine is Bing. In fact, that should come as no surprise. What's more surprising is that with the latest update, the browser is actually going to attempt to get you to switch back. Here's what you're going to see. On first...

HP Elite Folio Review: The best Windows on ARM PC you can get right now

HP's Elite Folio is the best Windows on ARM PC. It has a form factor that blends laptop and tablet form factors without making significant compromises on either. Moreover, it takes the premium aspect of HP's EliteBooks and puts it into this completely new product. It's powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor, which means...

Do you actually use any digital wellbeing apps to manage your smartphone use?

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered the way many of us do work. For those who have shifted to working from home, separating your work and personal life has been a challenge. In addition, lockdowns have seasoned us to spend most of our time in front of a screen, and it's easier than ever to...

XDA forums for the iQOO 7, Moto G20, Galaxy M42, and more are open!

In April, we opened up XDA forums for more than 20 smartphones, including the new Sony Xperia lineup, Moto G series, Mi 11X series, Axon 30 Ultra, and more. Today, we’re opening forums for 11 new devices, including the iQOO 7 series, Moto G20, POCO M3, Redmi Note 10S, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy Tab A7...

OnePlus Nord CE leaked specs suggests it’ll compete with Samsung’s Galaxy A52

OnePlus gave birth to the OnePlus Nord lineup last year with the OnePlus Nord, a device that launched with the very first non-800-series Snapdragon CPU used by OnePlus, the Snapdragon 765G. It also came with a similar design footprint, up to 12 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of storage. Then, the company...

Apple’s next AirPods Pro reportedly won’t launch this year

If you're an iOS user, there's a lot of options to consider if you're looking for truly wireless earbuds, but if you want full compatibility, Apple's product lineup is as good as it gets. And the AirPods Pro is the option Apple positions as their flagship, top-of-the-line product as far as this product category goes,...

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 could come in an Ultra model with a massive battery and display

While Apple's latest iPad Pro may have taken the crown for best tablet of 2021, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab S8 series may dethrone it later this year. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 series was the company's first real contender to the iPad Pro, and if the latest rumors about the Tab S8 series end up being...