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Using an iPhone made me realize why I love Android

iPhones are often lauded for their simplicity and their uniformity, and to be honest, it's an interesting prospect. The world of Android can be murky and confusing, with hundreds of options if you really want to do your research on choosing the device that suits you. For most people, an iPhone probably does the job, but...

AiryxOS wants to be an open-source macOS, complete with support for Mac apps

There are dozens (or perhaps hundreds) of excellent desktop Linux distributions that can be capable alternatives to Windows or macOS, but there are also a few systems that are outright clones of proprietary software products. One of them is AiryxOS, which aims to combine the interface and software design of macOS with the versatility of...

Google Pixel 6 Pro vs OnePlus 9 Pro: Brains versus Brawn

We've entered 2022, but the next round of flagships are still a few weeks away. Even then, there's value to be seen from devices launched in 2021, especially when those devices are flagships such as the Google Pixel 6 Pro and the OnePlus 9 Pro. While the OnePlus 9 Pro has undoubtedly been marred in...

OPPO Enco M32 Review: Two steps forward, one step back

When we reviewed the OPPO Enco M31 in 2020, we called it the champion of budget Bluetooth earphones. The audio quality that the Enco M31 offered was miles ahead of competitors and together with features like LDAC support, they punched well above their weight. So naturally, when OPPO refreshed its neckband lineup with the Enco...

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Galaxy S21 FE: Which phone is worth your money?

Following months of rumors, leaks, and (possible) delays, Samsung finally released the Galaxy 21 FE on January 3, 2022 — the 'FE' standing for 'Fan Edition.' The phone is a sequel to the much-loved Galaxy S20 FE, and mainly serves as a more budget-friendly version of last year's Galaxy S21. The phone will also presumably...

OnePlus 9RT Review: A solid package overshadowed by fierce competition

Over the years, OnePlus had cemented its place in the Indian market as a brand catering to enthusiasts. It didn't take long for OnePlus to achieve the premium tag thanks in large to top-end specifications and more importantly, clean software. OxygenOS was a fan favorite due to multiple reasons -- it felt close to stock...

Android apps on Windows 11: Three months in, and not much has changed

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 last June, one of the key new features that it showed was Android app support. However, it didn't arrive at launch, and to date, you still have to be a Windows Insider to run an Android app natively on Windows. The preview launched on October 20, 2021, three months ago...

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G review: The perfect on-the-go laptop

I'm just going to come right out and say it. I love the Samsung Galaxy Book 360 5G. My fingers are dragging with each keystroke, because with every character written, I'm just a little closer to sending this stunning little 5G laptop back to Samsung, and it breaks my heart. It's crazy thin at 11.5mm, and...

Google brings Android games to Windows in limited beta

You've always been able to play Android games on your PC, though it's never really been easy. Projects like Android x86 and Bluestacks have typically been your best bet. Back in December of 2021, Google announced that it intended on bringing Android games to Windows, making use of the Android app layer that comes as part of...

As antitrust legislation inches forward in the US, Apple and Google aren’t happy

We're staring at a rather defining moment in smartphone history. The smartphone landscape, as it stands right now, is split between Apple and Google. Both adopt different approaches in how they handle their ecosystems, and through these starkly different approaches, both have undeniably grown to their biggest sizes in their own history. The past year...

Huawei MatePad 11 Review: A tablet that can do a lot of everything

Huawei has had to reimagine its business strategy over the past couple of years since the imposition of trade restrictions by the United States. We've seen the company lean more into its wearables business while also delving more into tablets. We saw the arrival of the Huawei MatePad Pro earlier this year, a tablet that...

Samsung announces the new Exynos 2200 SoC with Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU

The launch of a new chip is a big event in the smartphone space. Unlike phones that can be designed, manufactured, and sold by a number of OEMs, phone SoCs are limited to a handful of players, and even fewer of them compete in the flagship space. These flagship SoCs define the very competition expected...