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]

How long does it take the Apple iPhone SE 3 (2022) to fully charge?

Apple revealed the affordable iPhone SE 3 (2022) during its Peek Performance virtual event. This budget-friendly phone features the same outdated chassis design of the previous-gen model. It looks almost identical to 2017's iPhone 8. However, it comes with mighty internals, including 5G network support and the A15 Bionic chip -- which powers the high-end...

How to download Spotify music onto your Apple Watch

Music is an important element of our daily lives. Whether we're going through unbearable heartbreaks never experienced before, celebrating moments of joy, or just winding down -- there's a music track that matches this particular mood. More notably, we tend to listen to energetic songs when we're exercising or commuting. Apple Music supports downloading tracks...

The iPod is a relic of an era gone by, and Apple should put it out of its misery

The Apple iPod is over two decades old. It is older than some of you reading this article. The first model went on sale back in 2001, as a device aimed at music enthusiasts who want to conveniently listen to their tunes on the go. With 5GB of storage, users could store up to 1,000...

YouTube is bringing its Shorts shelf to desktops and tablets

In 2022, almost every app wants to become a TikTok -- that's seemingly the cool fad to follow nowadays. And that's arguably a good thing, as clones and copycats boost the creativity and heat up the competition. One of the most popular TikTok replicas is YouTube Shorts. This section lives in a dedicated tab of...

Android 13 could support spatial audio with head tracking on compatible devices

Spatial audio with head tracking reimagines how we enjoy listening to our music and video content. For those unfamiliar with the technology, it provides a 3D sound experience that reacts to the listener's movements. It requires a compatible device, speaker, and audio file. Once you meet the prerequisites, the sound will adapt as you move...

Chrome for desktop update supercharges Google Lens

Chrome is one of the most commonly used web browsers on desktop computers. It offers a wide variety of features and extras that aren't as well (if at all) integrated on some of its rivals. From its instant data sync across all supported platforms, to the page translations that retain context, to its rich library...

Apple is working on 9 different M2 Mac models, developer logs reveal

Apple introduced the M1 chip back in 2020. Since then, the company has been slowly ditching Intel processors and transitioning to its own silicon on the Mac lineup. It even broadened the limits of the original M1 SoC and released M1 Pro, M1 Max, and -- most recently -- M1 Ultra chips. This has enabled...

Reddit now supports searching for specific comments on its platform

Reddit has been around for over a decade. It's a mostly-anonymous space that users seek for all sorts of different discussions. Whether you want to confess your darkest secret, share shots of your doggo, or catch up with the latest world catastrophes -- there's a Subreddit for that. Notably, though, the platform lacked an option...

WhatsApp is making group chats better with Message Reactions, Communities, and more

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging (IM) apps worldwide. Billions of people depend on the Meta-owned service to contact their loved ones for free. We also utilize it to reach businesses, get deliveries, and provide customer support. Despite its slow development when compared to some of its rivals -- like Telegram --...

Apple calls out Meta for taking almost 50% of Metaverse purchases

Many developers -- both indie and big corporations -- continue to criticize Apple's 15-30% commission fee on App Store purchases. For example, Spotify launched a campaign a while back just to pressure the Cupertino tech giant into giving in. Other names include Meta -- Facebook's parent company. Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly called Apple's...

AccuWeather brings hyperlocal forecasts for Premium Plus subscribers

Mobile weather apps are almost as old as the phones themselves. They're essential tools that users rely on every single day to predict the local weather and take action accordingly. However, finding a reliable and accurate weather app has always been an obstacle. Apple buying Dark Sky and shutting it down on Android didn't help...

Apple’s app tracking crackdown is costing Facebook & YouTube billions

Smartphones are slowly taking over our lives -- there's no denying that. For the past few years, more and more features have been surfacing. This makes us depend on our phones and replace other analog items in the process. As a result, these screens are becoming the focal point of our lives, where we store...