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What do you think about Facebook’s new ‘Meta’ name?

Last week, Facebook revealed that it was rebranding itself as 'Meta.' The new name is a reference to the "Metaverse," a term loosely defined as interconnected virtual reality experiences, which Facebook Meta is now investing plenty of time and money into. Now that the dust has settled, what do you think about the new company...

Honor 50 Review: Google Services were sorely missed

The Honor 50 is a pretty big milestone for Honor, as it is the company's first smartphone with Google Play Services in a long, long time. After officially splitting away from Huawei late last year, Honor launched the Honor V40 series in China, which was then followed up by another China-only launch event in June...

XDA Basics: How to connect a MacBook to a TV

Macs are Apple's personal computer lineup -- iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and more. They offer great capabilities that rivals, in some cases, find hard to catch up with. Protecting your MacBook Pro with a case will only make it last longer, so make sure to buy one if you haven't yet. Whether...

This week in Tech: Android 12L, new mid-range Qualcomm chips, Facebook rebranding, and more

After last week's frenzy, this week in tech was a little relaxed. Even then, we saw a few significant announcements, like Google announcing Android 12L, Qualcomm releasing four new mid-range chips, and Facebook changing its name. If you missed any of our coverage, here's a brief recap of all the noteworthy developments in the tech...

XDA Basics: How to free up space on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are known for their durability and power. Take the new MacBook Pro models as an example; they're extremely capable, energy efficient, and merely unrivaled. It's important to keep your Mac protected from scratches and dust, so take a look on our list of best MacBook Pro cases. Another key to...

Microsoft PowerToys 0.49 adds Find My Mouse and more tools

Microsoft's PowerToys has received an update to version 0.49, and it's one of the larger ones in we've had in a while. For users of the stable releases, this version includes two major new tools, one of which is new Video Conference Mute utility. This tool has been in testing in experimental versions of PowerToys...

Microsoft Teams revamps Whiteboard, improves Live Transcript, and much more

Microsoft Teams is one of the most popular communication tools right now for businesses and other organizations, especially throughout the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden increase in interest has led Microsoft to speed up the development cycle for Teams, to the point where dozens of new features in a single month isn't out of the...

MacBook Pro 16 vs LG gram 17: Which laptop should you get?

Apple recently launched the 2021 MacBook Pro, and its announcement made quite the splash. Powered by the new Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets, the MacBook Pro is a very powerful laptop, and on top of that, it's power-efficient, and it brings back classic ports users have been begging for. It's easily one of...

The best Samsung memory products: SSDs, SD cards, and flash drives

Samsung is a well-known brand for many of its products, including smartphones, TVs, and laptops. One area where the company also has a big presence is storage. From SSDs to flash drives and microSD cards, Samsung has all kinds of memory products available. If you've been looking to expand the storage on your laptop, smartphone,...

Twitter launches “Labs” to let Twitter Blue subscribers try out new features early

Twitter has been testing a lot of new features as of late. Now, it wants its paid subscribers to be the first to try out these new experiments. On Thursday, Twitter announced a new feature called "Labs" (via TechCrunch) that will give Twitter Blue subscribers early access to new features and experiments that Twitter is testing....

JioPhone Next pricing officially revealed ahead of launch

At its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June, Indian telecom giant Reliance Jio announced an ultra-affordable 4G smartphone called JioPhone Next. While the phone was supposed to go on sale on September 10th, Jio was forced to postpone the release due to the global chip shortage. At the time, the company said it would...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are now getting One UI 4 beta update with Android 12

After rolling out One UI 4.0 beta builds based on Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung has now expanded the beta initiative to its latest foldable devices — the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The first One UI 4.0 beta builds for the third generation Galaxy Fold devices are...