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 via [email protected] or the provided social links.

Best Apple Watch Series 7 Deals in 2022: How to get the best discount and offers on the latest smartwatch

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 back in September 2021, during its California Streaming event. It was revealed along with the iPhone 13 lineup and new iPad models. While the iPhones and iPads went on sale earlier than the Apple Watch, the day has finally come. You can order the Series 7 on the...

These are the Best Deals on the new iPad 9th Gen in 2022: Apple Online Store and more!

The latest affordable iPad is here! On September 24, 2021, Apple revealed the new iPad 9th Gen. This iPad is usually the students' go-to, considering its affordability and hybridity. After all, it supports Apple Pencil and the smart keyboard, which turns it into a multipurpose device. While Apple offers a student discount on the iPad,...

Apple’s HomeKit can be abused to reboot iPhones endlessly

Apple's HomeKit allows users to control and automate their compatible smart home appliances, and thanks to iCloud sync, changes made on one Apple device are automatically reflected on the rest. However, a newly discovered HomeKit vulnerability can cause iPhones to reboot endlessly. This issue affects a wide range of iOS versions, including the latest stable...

The upcoming AirPods Pro could see a major redesign with lossless audio support

Apple revealed the original AirPods after removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 lineup. Since then, these wireless earbuds have evolved and started supporting more advanced features. For example, the latest AirPods 3rd Gen include new skin detection sensors. However, there's a notable feature that still isn't supported on any of the AirPods models -- lossless...

Want to ditch Google services? Apple’s ecosystem is almost the perfect replacement

Apple markets its products and services as privacy-focused ones. When you buy a device from the company and use the included software, you're assured that your data isn't getting sold to third parties. Google, on the other hand, makes most of its revenue from advertising. And what pays more than a regular advertisement is a targeted...

XDA Basics: How to change the default search engine on Safari for iOS

When users type a search term in Safari for iOS, the app displays Google Search results. That's because the company pays Apple billions (!) of dollars every year to be the default search engine on Apple products. However, your iPhone doesn't restrict you from changing it to a different one. There are plenty of reasons...

How to make your iPhone read articles out loud with a single swipe

Apple never disappoints when it comes to accessibility features on its operating systems. For example, you can use a Mac with just your voice and control your Apple Watch by clenching and pinching. One of the underrated features on the iPhone is screen reading. iOS can read text out loud for when you're driving, working...

How to generate a QR code on your iPhone while it’s offline

QR codes are an easy way to share a phone number, URL, and lots of other data types. You can post the code anywhere -- online or through printing it -- and people will get quick access to the included data when they scan it. By default, iPhones are capable of detecting QR codes without installing...

How to measure your heart rate on an iPhone without a smartwatch

Apple Watches are famous for their fitness tracking and other non-health-related features. However, not everyone can justify or afford buying one. One of the prominent features on this smartwatch is the ability to measure your heart rate. This allows you to view a live graph reflecting your current BPM on the small screen. It additionally...

Get 5% cash back on select purchases on your new Apple Card

The Apple Card comes with plenty of perks that make it stand out. Most notably, users receive 2% cash back on every purchase they make through it. And in some cases, users can get up to 3% cash back when buying from select companies using this card. The Cupertino giant's latest offer enables new Apple...

Google Fit now allows you to measure your heart rate using your iPhone’s camera

Earlier this year, Google introduced the ability to measure your respiratory and heart rates on some Android phones. The feature allows users to take advantage of their phone's cameras to make the measurements -- without needing a smartwatch. These very welcome additions have finally made it to the Google Fit app on iOS. iPhone users...

How to set an audible “Low battery” or “Full battery” notification on iPhone

In some ways, iOS and Android have become relatively similar operating systems. However, there are still plenty of differences between the two. One of the things I miss about Android is audible full battery notifications -- which aren't available by default on iPhones. There is a way to enable them, though, for both low and...