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 with his dogs 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]

The ad-supported Netflix tier might limit the app’s functionality

Netflix is one of the most popular TV streaming services available out there. What started as a basic DVD rental platform eons ago has slowly grown into a more diverse entertainment hub. The company now has its own original catalog of series and movies. That's not to mention the dozens of exclusive mobile games it...

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs Apple iPhone 13 Pro: On which flagship should you spend $999?

Samsung revealed the Galaxy Z Flip 4 during its Unpacked event in August 2022. This device comes with plenty of innovative offerings, including a foldable display. For $999, you can either buy the Galaxy Z Flip 4 or buy the iPhone 13 Pro. Regardless of the choice you make, ensure that you protect your Samsung...

Apple releases iOS 15.6.1 and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 to the public, here’s what’s new

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during the main keynote of WWDC22. Since then, the company has been focusing less on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey -- as it shifts its attention to the upcoming major OS releases. At this point, the Cupertino firm is fixing leftover bugs, making last-minute tweaks, and...

Report reveals the potential launch date of the iPhone 14 lineup

We've been hearing rumors about the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models for a few months now. The wait could finally be over in just three weeks! A new report has revealed that Apple could be holding its next Special Event on September 7. During it, we expect the company to unleash the iPhone...

You don’t need AirPods to have Siri announce notifications on iOS 16

Apple sometimes intentionally resorts to software exclusivities to make its devices more appealing. After all, many users feel pressured to upgrade to get their hands on the latest and greatest features. For example, prior to iOS 16, the Fitness app and its social features were exclusive to Apple Watch users. Those who wanted to compete...

You can create a note on your locked iPad with a single Apple Pencil tap. Here’s how!

The Apple Pencil 2 is the perfect stylus for digital illustrators using one of the great iPads as their canvas. It packs plenty of smart features that dumb styli miss out on. These include pressure sensitivity, shading support, a double-tap shortcut, and much more! What plenty of users don't know, though, is that you can...

Apple releases iOS 16 beta 6 to registered developers, here’s what’s new

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during the main keynote of WWDC22. This year, the iPhone got a lot of attention -- particularly when it comes to its Lock Screen. Gone are the days of all iPhone Lock Screens looking like tweaked iterations of themselves. Users can now change the font, add...

Apple could start showing iPhone users even more ads across its built-in apps

Apple is famous for the high-end products it sells. The company offers premium hardware that it pairs with optimized software. Whether you buy a new iPhone, versatile iPad, or great Mac -- these devices usually remain supported and last for many years. This makes what the Cupertino firm sells stand out in the tech industry. Though,...

Leak reveals some potential specifications of the iPhone 14 Pro

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro launch could be less than a month away! We're expecting Apple to reveal these high-end smartphones -- along with the Apple Watch Series 8 and other products -- during an event in September. While it has been a long wait, rumors have been sharing what we might see...

How to switch between Grid and List App Views on an Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is an excellent device for fitness tracking and other non-health-related features. Whether you're on a limited budget or looking for the highest-end model, there are plenty of great Apple Watch editions to choose from. This advanced wearable includes potentially life-saving features, such as atrial fibrillation detection, ECG measurements on supported models, and...

How to enable full-screen album art on the iPhone Lock Screen on iOS 16

Apple revealed iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura during the main keynote of WWDC22. These major upgrades to the Cupertino firm's operating systems pack plenty of major changes. These include an overhauled, customizable Lock Screen on iPhones, along with widgets. Meanwhile, M1 iPads received resizable app window support. Perhaps one of the most exciting...

These are the Best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Cases to buy in 2022

Samsung revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 4 during its Unpacked event in August 2022. When you unbox it, a technological masterpiece is revealed. You get two stunning displays, a main and a cover one -- one of which folds in half. That's not to mention its advanced rear camera system, which packs three sharp lenses....