News In-Depth

News articles that go more in-depth than the typical news briefing.

The new MacBook Pro 16 is here with Apple’s M1 Max Chip and a Notched 120Hz Mini-LED Display

After launching the new iPhone 13 series last month, Apple has now announced the all-new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 computers. Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Air last year with their custom M1 silicon. Now, it's time for the elder sibling -- the MacBook Pro 16 -- to transition from...

Apple’s MacBook Pro 14 packs the new M1 Pro Chip, a 120Hz ProMotion display, and a notch

After launching the new iPhone 13 series last month, Apple has now announced the all-new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro 13 and MacBook Air last year with its custom M1 silicon. Now, it's time for the elder sibling -- the MacBook Pro 16 -- to transition from Intel...

[Update: Launched in India] HMD’s new Nokia XR20 boasts durable hardware and long-term software support

HMD Global today unveiled a new Android phone called the Nokia XR20. The new phone isn’t packed with the most powerful internals out there, nor does it try to win you over with a bold design. What it promises instead is longevity. The Nokia XR20 is designed to last long, and it boasts some impressive...

iPad Mini 6: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest portable tablet

At the iPhone 13 series launch last month, Apple took us by surprise by announcing an updated version of the iPad Mini. It's something very few people were expecting as rumors suggested that the iPad Mini would get a refresh later this year, probably along with the new MacBook Pros. It was very well received...

Download: MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: Oct 15 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12.5 - is finally here. The first incremental update over MIUI 12 has been unveiled at the Mi 11 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12.5 brings in a slew...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

This Week in Tech: New WhatsApp features, Rootless themes return to Android, and more

While the last week was quite eventful in the world of tech, this past week was relatively slow. Other than a few new tidbits about the latest software releases, a couple of new WhatsApp features, and a few more Pixel 6 leaks, nothing significant happened this week. However, that's just the calm before the storm,...

Android 12 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12's stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation device like the OnePlus 9/9 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S21, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for...

Acer unveils tons of new laptops for creators, gamers, and more

Today, Acer held a Global Press Conference, and as the company tends to do at its big events, it announced a ton of new products. They range from gaming devices, to creator PCs, to a range of eco-friendly PCs, and more. Let's dive right in. Antimicrobial PCs PCs that are resistant to germs are big right now, for...

Mobvoi’s latest smartwatch packs the Snapdragon Wear 4100+ chipset but no Wear OS 3

Mobvoi on Wednesday unveiled the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, the latest entrant in the company's ever-growing smartwatch portfolio. The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra is an upgraded version of the TicWatch Pro 3 that came out last year. Before you ask, no, the new smartwatch doesn't run the latest and greatest Wear OS 3. Instead, you...

OnePlus 9RT & Buds Z2 bring premium features at an affordable price

Although OnePlus won't launch 'T' variants of its flagship OnePlus 9 models this year, the affordable OnePlus 9R has received a mid-cycle refresh. Its successor, the OnePlus 9RT, brings several improvements, including a more powerful SoC, a slightly updated design, and better cameras. Along with the OnePlus 9RT, OnePlus has released new affordable TWS earbuds...

Realme unveils Realme GT Neo 2, Realme UI 3.0, and 4K Google TV Stick

Realme today unveiled the Realme GT Neo 2 and Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick in India. The Realme GT Neo 2 is a direct successor to the Realme GT Neo that was launched in March this year. Meanwhile, the Realme TV Stick is the first streaming stick to launch with the new Google TV...