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]

iPhones might soon be able to accept contactless payments

Apple announced its Pay service back in 2014. The company since then has expanded its regional support, added more features to it, and even launched its own card. Through Apple Pay, users can make contactless payments through their iPhones and Apple Watches -- thanks to the NFC chip. According to a new report, the Cupertino...

OnePlus 9RT vs Apple iPhone 12: Which smartphone should you buy?

The dilemmas associated with choosing a smartphone to buy only get more complicated with every new release. With companies revealing new phones all year round, customers have plenty of brands, models, and qualities to choose from. Depending on your budget, you will find yourself facing several devices with varying features for the same price tag....

Apple has released iOS 15.3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.3 to the public worldwide. This comes after the company seeded the Release Candidate (RC) build of this version last week. This version bump to iOS 15 is now available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update if you have a compatible iPhone. Unfortunately, we weren't able to discover any new visual changes...

Apple releases new Black Unity watch face and Braided Solo Loop

Apple has announced that it's releasing a new Black Unity watch face to users today. This comes in addition to a limited-edition Braided Solo Loop that the company is now selling for $99. This isn't the first time the Cupertino tech giant celebrates Black History Month. Last year, it also released a new watch face...

Apple announces its iPhone macro photography challenge

Every year, Apple invites iPhone users worldwide to join its #ShotoniPhone challenge. As the name of the challenge suggests, it's a photography one that gives participants the chance to get featured on Apple's website, billboards, and other public platforms. This year's challenge revolves around macro photos shot on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max....

TikTok is testing subscriptions similar to those of Instagram

The online spaces we depend on in our daily lives are slowly allowing content creators to make a living out of them. Few years ago, creators would typically depend on platforms such as Patreon to monetize their content. "Regular" social media websites didn't offer any serious tools of the sort -- for the most part....

WhatsApp moves closer to allowing Android-to-iOS chat transfer

When buying a new phone, people tend to transfer all of their data from the old device. This includes photos, contacts, notes, and more. WhatsApp has allowed users to back up their chat histories for years. However, users could only restore these backups on the same platform. So those moving from one operating system to...

iOS devs can now create custom discount codes for their app

Every now and then, Apple adds new tools to its App Store Connect platform for developers to utilize. For example, the company started allowing them to create custom App Store product pages last month. The latest addition to the platform revolves around subscriptions and winning back users who have cancelled. iOS developers can finally create...

HP Elite Dragonfly G3 vs MacBook Pro 14: Which should you buy?

Deciding which computer to buy next can be confusing, especially when you're investing a big sum of money in your device. There are plenty of decent Macs and laptops out there, including some HP notebooks -- choosing which one is right for you can be confusing. To make the selection process simpler for you, we're breaking down two...

Apple has seeded iOS 15.3 Release Candidate to registered developers

Apple has seeded the Release Candidate (RC) of iOS 15.3 to registered developers. This comes after the release of iOS 15.2.1 to the public last week. This RC build of the upcoming iOS release is now available to download as an over-the-air (OTA) update if you have the beta profile installed on your iPhone. We...

Gender-specific translations make their way to the Google Translate app on iOS

We live on an increasingly-diverse planet. Thanks to the internet, planes and other modern forms of transportation, and globalization, people from completely different backgrounds often find themselves interacting with each other -- online or otherwise. The English language acts as a lingua franca in many cases, as it's widely taught and spoken around the globe....

Razer Blade 17 vs MacBook Pro 16: Which should you buy?

Choosing your next computer isn't always easy, especially when you're investing in a somewhat expensive device. There are plenty of decent laptops, Macs, and gaming laptops -- deciding which one is right for you can be confusing. To make the selection process simpler for you, we're breaking down two powerhouses manufactured by Razer and Apple. This...