Posts From Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud Itani
Mahmoud Itani

Mahmoud is an Istanbul-based Beiruti who has always sought freedom through writing. His hobbies include keeping up with tech news, writing articles about Apple devices & services, crocheting, meditating, and composing poetry. You’ll likely find him jogging at a park, swimming in open water, brainstorming at a coffeehouse, or merely lost in nature. He can be reached on Twitter @Mahmoudzitani or via [email protected]

Hands on: Catalyst Black unleashes Vainglory’s full potential, but at a cost

In the world of mobile gaming, finding hidden gems can be a challenge. After all, many companies -- especially nowadays -- have been focusing on the freemium business model. Most of the people I know, including myself, despise that. I play to wind down and enjoy an artistic piece that a person (or a studio)...

Apple will soon force developers to include an account deletion option in their apps

Apple is infamous for its strict guideline enforcement when it comes to its App Store. The company can be unforgiving when developers try to cross the limits it has set. For example, the Cupertino tech giant didn't hesitate to ban Epic Games' account when Fortnite implemented a third-party payment method. As a result, Epic Games...

How to install iOS 15 beta on your compatible iPhone or iPod

If you're the type to get excited about new features coming to the iPhone, well, that's probably why you're here right now. Apple has an iOS beta program that any user can join. This allows you to get your hands on the latest additions the company is working on in this department. However, we should...

How to install macOS Monterey beta on your compatible Mac

Whether you're a student or an employee, Macs are great devices for productivity. The latest macOS Monterey makes them even more powerful and feature-rich. What not everyone knows, though, is that Apple has a beta program for macOS. Through it, you can get your hands on pre-release builds that include the latest additions the company...

How to install watchOS 8 beta on your compatible Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great device for fitness and other non-health-related features. It's a (literal) lifesaver that makes our day-to-day tasks easier -- through various handy tools and integrations with other Apple devices. What a lot of people don't know, though, is that the company has a beta program for watchOS. By joining it,...

iPhone 14’s improved front camera reportedly costs three times more

Rumors about the upcoming iPhone 14 series have been surfacing for a few months now. For starters, we know that the lineup will possibly drop the Mini variant and adopt a regular (non-Pro) Max model. Additionally, reports hint that Apple could introduce a hole-punch and pill design on the Pro models, not to mention a...

Apple comes out with Pride 2022 Watch Faces and Bands

For the past few years, Apple has been introducing Pride watch faces and bands in mid-late May. The company usually makes the announcement on the week of May 17 -- The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the Cupertino tech giant delayed their release by a week or so, but the...

Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) vs Apple iPhone 11 (2019): Which iPhone should you buy?

Deciding which smartphone to buy next can be confusing -- even if you're on a limited budget. The brands, models, and specifications are endless. Apple released the iPhone 11 back in 2019. It's a solid phone -- relatively speaking -- despite having a somewhat old processor. The iPhone SE 3, on the other hand, is...

Apple iPad Air 5 (2022) vs Apple iPad Mini 6 (2021): Which mid-range tablet should you buy?

In our day and age, tablets are becoming an increasingly popular product. Whether you're binging your favorite shows, playing games, or attending online classes -- these devices provide a relatively large screen, portability, and versatility. Choosing which tablet to buy, though, can be a tough decision to make. If you're having inner debates on whether...

College students will start paying more for Apple Music in certain regions

Apple offers some great deals and products for students. For example, college/university students in certain regions get discounts on both select subscription services and hardware purchases from the company. These offers include an Apple Music Student plan that typically costs 50% less when compared to the Individual (standard) plan. This encourages students -- who tend...

Apple iPad Air 5 (2022) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: Which tablet should you buy?

Apple and Samsung are two big names in the world of smartphones and tablets. In fact, many people associate Android with Samsung -- rather than Google. Both manufacturers build solid products and cater to different audiences in this department. Apple recently released the iPad Air 5 (2022) -- an M1-powered tablet with a middle-range price tag....

Wyze app update supports grouping lighting family products, account deletion, and more

Wyze products are a solid choice for smart home fans. The company sells a wide variety of devices, including security cameras, locks, doorbells, and much more. A wise decision before investing in smart home products, though, would be checking if they're actively supported. After all, security vulnerabilities surface all the time, and you would want...