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iOS 14.5 beta 2 rolls out with 200 new emojis, shortcut actions and more

Apple has started seeding a new beta update for iOS 14.5 as well as iPadOS 14.5. The latest update brings some new features to the table over the previous beta that was released at the beginning of this month. Some of the most notable features include new actions to the Shortcuts app, new updates to...

Epic Games raises antitrust complaint against Apple in the EU

Epic Games is trying its damnedest to force Apple and Google to loosen their grip on the App Store and Play Store. We recently learned that the company's Coalition for App Fairness non-profit was lobbying for the North Dakota bill that could dismantle Apple and Google's app store and payment monopolies. But while the bill...

[Update: Rejected] Proposed North Dakotan bill aims to dismantle Apple and Google’s app store and payment monopolies

This might just be the year that Apple's walled garden ecosystem gets some doors, windows, and a breath of fresh air. A bill proposed in the North Dakota Senate in the USA seeks to ban digital stores like the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store from exercising a distribution monopoly and force third-party...

Microsoft’s unified Office app is now available on iPad

Microsoft this week released its all-in-one Office app for iPad, allowing users to access the company’s suite of productivity software on Apple’s tablet. Microsoft previously launched a unified Office app for iOS and Android at the beginning of last year. The unified Office app brings together Microsoft’s most popular apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) together into...

Apple is offering free repairs for Apple Watch owners stuck in Power Reserve Mode

Apple has announced that a small number of Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE users have been affected by an issue that prevents their watch from charging once it enters the Power Reserve mode. The company recently rolled out watchOS 7.3.1 as a fix for the issue. However, users who are unable to...

Apple iPhone 13 expected to feature Always-On Display, along with 120Hz refresh rate

We are just about a month and a half into 2021, enjoying our iPhone 12, and we are already being greeted by some promising leaks for the next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 13, or the iPhone 12S, whatever it ends up being called. A bunch of information has recently popped up from various sources...

Google hasn’t updated several of its iOS apps for the past two months

Google rolls out new updates to its Android apps like it’s nobody’s business. However, life is a bit different on the other side of the fence. In the last two months, the search engine giant hasn’t rolled out a single update to its major iOS apps. In fact, this update stall has been going on...

iPhone 12 mini sales reportedly well below expectations

When the iPhone 12 series was introduced, special attention was given to the iPhone 12 mini. Finally, people who wanted a smaller form factor had a device that didn’t compromise on performance. But no matter how much praise is heaped on the device, sales have apparently been below expectations. William Yang of JP Morgan, via AppleInsider,...

iOS 14.5 will let you change Siri’s default music app to Spotify or others

Apple released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 betas last week featuring several new features. The beta releases introduced support for a new "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature, dual-SIM 5G for the iPhone 12 lineup, support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S controllers, and more. While we highlighted most of the new features in our...

Upcoming Apple MacBook Pro could feature flat edges similar to the iPhone 12

With Apple’s own in-house chipset receiving positive feedback from customers, the company is now said to be working on more powerful Mac products. We already know that at least two new notebooks, the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, are expected to arrive later this year. Today, we have some more information regarding the...

Fast Charging Explained: The slowest to the fastest Fast Charging technologies

Smartphones are getting smarter by the minute, and as a result, our smartphone usage is ballooning. This spike in smartphone usage has inspired companies to devise newer methods to improve battery backup. While making batteries bigger is the most obvious choice, the bulking it causes to a smartphone is also unavoidable. The next best alternative...

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta brings support for unlocking with Apple Watch, controller support for DualSense and Xbox, and more

Apple is pushing fresh beta builds of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to iPhone and iPad family, allowing interested users to try out new features ahead of the public release. Some of the notable additions in this beta include the ability to unlock your phone with the Apple Watch, and support for game controllers from...