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]

Here’s everything new in iOS 15.4 beta 1: New emoji, Keychain updates, and more

Apple released iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers yesterday. Unlike iOS 15.3, iOS 15.4 comes packed with new features, changes, and additions. This includes support for Face ID when masked, new emoji, Keychain updates, and much more. To download this update, you have to be enrolled in Apple's Developer Program -- which costs $99...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Which 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....

WatchOS 8.4 fixes bug that prevented certain watch models from charging

Apple released iOS 15.3 and watchOS 8.4 to the public earlier this week. Both updates focus on security patches and critical bug fixes. For example, the iOS update fixes a bug that allowed websites to view the database names of other domains. WatchOS 8.4, on the other hand, resolves an issue that stopped certain Apple...

XDA Basics: How to install fonts on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are versatile devices that can be used for education, work, or entertainment. And the latest MacBook Pro only shows how invested Apple is in the Mac lineup. This new beast takes power and capability to the next level, but it's important to keep it protected. If you haven't yet, check...

Apple releases the first beta of iOS 15.4 to registered developers

Following the release of iOS 15.3 to the public yesterday, Apple seeded iOS 15.4 beta 1 to registered developers today. This first beta build of the upcoming iOS release is still unavailable to public testers, though. We haven't been able to discover any new visual changes in this update so far. It could be focusing...

Mac Mini 2022: Release date, Pricing, Expectations, and more

Apple revealed its own M1 system-on-chip (SoC) two years ago. It was first included in a custom-built Mac Mini, sold exclusively to select developers. This was for testing reasons and optimizing macOS apps to run on M1 Macs natively. The Cupertino tech giant announced the first commercial M1 Macs during the November 2020 Mac event...

Best mice and trackpads for the 24-inch Apple iMac with M1: Logitech, Satechi, Microsoft, and more!

Apple’s new 24-inch iMac with M1 chipset was introduced at the company's ‘Spring Loaded’ event in April 2021. It features a brand new design that's extremely thin and is offered in a variety of color options. The new iMac also comes with an updated 24-inch 4.5K (4480×2520 pixels) Retina display, a six-speaker system with Dolby...

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....