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Apple working on thinner, more powerful MacBook Air alongside new MacBook Pro with SD card slot

We’ve already heard a few rumors about Apple’s upcoming MacBook products for 2021. Last week, we heard that the company is working on new MacBook Pro models (14-inch and 16-inch) that could launch this year with newer and more powerful ARM-based in-house chips. It has also been speculated that these might ditch the Touch Bar...

Linux can now be run on the Mac Mini with Apple Silicon

Ever since Apple launched its new Macs with the company's new high-performance ARM chips, third-party software developers have been hard at work getting alternative operating systems up and running on the new hardware. Early last month, a few developers booted Windows 10 and Fedora Linux on an M1 Mac via virtualization, but the biggest breakthrough...

Get fit in the new year with Apple Fitness Plus, free courtesy of Best Buy

It really sucks not being able to go to the gym. I get it, really. Unless you have the money and space for a home gym, it's pretty upsetting losing what is a healthy escape. Granted, it's for the best, and while we wait for it to be safe again, we can find alternate means...

Apple blocks users from sideloading iOS apps on M1 Macs

Soon after Apple launched its M1 Macs, a tool was released that allowed users to sideload unsupported iOS applications. A few months later, and Apple has blocked this workaround. Up until now, users were able to download the tool iMazing and install unsupported .IPA files. That meant users could run iOS apps like Netflix and Instagram,...

Apple may be working on a foldable iPhone to take on Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold

Samsung was one of the first companies to really nail the foldable smartphone form factor. But just as the company is gaining a strong foothold in the segment, Apple is reportedly hot on its heels. According to Bloomberg, Apple is eyeing the possibility of releasing a foldable iPhone, although a potential release is likely years away....

Apple reportedly eyeing subscription podcast service

Apple offers one of the most widely used podcasting apps on the market, and a new report claims the company is looking to put more resources behind the medium. According to The Information, Apple is in discussions to launch a premium podcast service that would feature access to original content for a monthly fee. The latest...

Apple MacBook Pro 16, MacBook Pro 14 may bring back the MagSafe magnetic charger

Apple began updating its Mac lineup with the new ARM-based M1 chipset last year. Ever since then, there have been rumors that the company is working on new and more powerful variants of the processor to power more products in the future. A new report now suggests that Apple is indeed working on two new...

A developer got Ubuntu Linux booting on the Apple iPhone 7

Back in March 2020 when Corellium presented Project Sandcastle to boot Android on the Apple iPhone 7 using the checkra1n jailbreak, it sparked hopes about the potential of OS-level aftermarket development on legacy iPhone models. Barring hardware failure, many of these devices may still have years of use ahead of them if power users can...

XDA Awards – The Best Tech of 2020

Despite all the notable events this year, 2020 has been incredible for consumer tech, and more specifically, smartphones. A lot of companies went all out with their devices, flooding the market with great options catering to a wide variety of needs and wants. We at XDA have used a lot of these gadgets throughout the...

These are the best phones for AT&T available right now!

There's no getting around this: carrier compatibility can make your choice of a phone harder if you're in the U.S. Often, you're forced to buy your phone directly through a carrier or jump through hoops to activate it on your carrier, which can introduce several complicated variants. If you import a phone from overseas, it...

Pick up the Apple power adapter for $15 at Staples and get a quality charge

I know what you're thinking. Why on earth do I need an Apple power adapter? Why can't I just pick up any adapter, or use the one you found in your junk drawer? I thought the same when I first saw the deal pop up. Sure, Apple is known for quality, but paying $15 for...

Here are the countries using Google and Apple’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing API

SARS-CoV-2, also known colloquially as just the coronavirus, has wreaked havoc across the world. Many countries shut down large parts of the economy in order to contain the spread of the virus. As countries reopen their economies, many health experts fear a "second wave", ie. resurgence, of COVID-19. To prevent a second wave, public health...