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The first Windows 11 update makes things even worse for AMD processors

Microsoft officially released the stable version of Windows 11 earlier this week. As it's common with new software, there are several known issues in the initial build. On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out a new build that addressed some of these issues. However, one of the more glaring bugs remains: poor performance on AMD Ryzen processors....

A new Windows 11 build is out with redesigned emojis

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22478 to the Dev channel, and before you get too excited, there's not a whole lot that's new. The big new feature is that it includes redesigned emojis, which use Fluent Design. The new Windows 11 emojis were announced back in July, but now you'll be able to...

Sony will let you register for an invite to purchase a PlayStation 5 this holiday season

Looking to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 this Christmas? They're notoriously hard to get a hold of, but Sony has a solution in the U.S. for a small number of customers. The company has launched a portal where you can register your interest in purchasing a console, and if you're chosen, you'll be...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE now reportedly slated for a January release

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is reportedly slated for a January release, after conflicting reports stating that it may have been canceled. Last year's Fan Edition device, the S20 FE, was a massive hit. It had most of the features found on the vanilla Galaxy S20 at a much more affordable price. During its launch,...

Android 12’s CDD officially outlines Performance Class requirements for flagships

Recently, we saw the AOSP release of Android 12, though the release for Google Pixels will come a bit later. Android 12 has a ton of changes, and not all of them are user-facing. Sure, we get Material You, Privacy Dashboard, and a few other great features, but for OEMs, they have a lot more...

After a long break, Palm is making another comeback with new TWS earbuds

Back in 2018, the Palm brand made a comeback with a tiny Android phone. The phone featured a 3.3-inch display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an 800mAh battery. It ran Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and required another phone to work. A year later, Palm updated the...

Make sure you reconnect to your AirPods periodically or some Find My features might not work

Apple revealed iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8 during WWDC21, back in June. One of the features it announced during the opening keynote of the conference is proper Find My AirPods support. The feature finally started rolling out last week to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users around the...

An early build of LineageOS 19.0 based on Android 12 is available for the Exynos Galaxy S10 series

Google officially announced Android 12 last week and uploaded the source code to AOSP. While the stable update hasn't started rolling out to Pixel devices, the third-party development community is already hard at work releasing custom ROMs based on the latest version of Android for older smartphones. Over the last week, a lot of phones...

These are the best Apple products for students in 2021

Apple is mostly known for three characteristics — how strongly-built and premium their hardware is, how long their devices receive software support, and how inter-connected their ecosystem is. Once you're in the walled garden, it's very hard to give it up and switch to alternatives. From Macs, to both affordable and Pro iPads, to other...

Realme shares Realme UI 3.0 early access release timeline for several devices

At the Realme GT Neo 2 launch event yesterday, Realme briefly talked about Realme UI 3.0 -- the latest version of its software skin based on Android 12. Now, the company has shared an early access roadmap for the release, highlighting when you can expect to receive the update on your Realme device. As per the...

Latest macOS Monterey Beta includes Universal Control settings that you can’t enable just yet

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 back in June. One of the macOS features that Apple presented during the WWDC21 opening keynote is Universal Control. This feature brings cursor and drag-and-drop support to up to three Mac and iPad devices at once. It had been absent...

Samsung Health update removes the continuous heart rate graph, but you can get it back

A recent update to Samsung Health has removed an important feature from the app: the continuous heart rate graph. If you used the feature on your Galaxy watch, there's a simple way to get it back. As spotted by Reddit user TomaszPNote20U (via PiunikaWeb) and many others, the Samsung Health app no longer displays a continuous...