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Here are the best Thunderbolt 3 laptops in February 2021: Dell XPS 15, Apple MacBook Air and More

Data transfer speeds have grown exponentially in the past few years, be it mobile networks or your local storage media. Similarly, the good old USB has also become quite reliable when it comes to transferring large amounts of data over a wide bandwidth. Intel had announced Thunderbolt 4 last year and we are expecting new...

Apple’s macOS is also vulnerable to the root exploit affecting Linux

Over the years, we've seen a number of scary Linux-based exploits make the spotlight. Just a few days ago, when the researchers over at Qualys disclosed a privilege escalation vulnerability in the “Sudo” program, they predicted that the bug might impact other operating systems of the Unix family. Well, they were right: security researcher Matthew...

The Galaxy S21 Ultra offers better value than the iPhone 12 Pro Max

Is bigger better? If you ask smartphone companies — the answer is a definitive yes. Whether it's Apple or Samsung, Huawei or Oppo, the trend has been to reserve the most premium specs, the most bleeding-edge components for the largest variant of its phones. The latest big thing right now is the Samsung Galaxy S21...

Ingrain yourself further into the Apple ecosystem with a discount on the Mac Mini, a one day sale on iPads, and more!

Even if you're a diehard Android fan, you have to admit it--the iPhone 12 is pretty good. With four models to choose from, you're going to find an iPhone that works for you, too. If you've decided to make the jump to Apple, you may be wondering... what else out there Apple-wise is good? Well,...

Facebook is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over iOS 14’s privacy features

A new report claims that Facebook, with the aid of outside legal counsel, is set to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, arguing developers are being required to abide by App Store rules that Apple’s own apps don’t have to follow. One of the main sticking points of Facebook’s lawsuit is apparently over Apple’s “App Tracking...

iPhone 12 demand pushes Apple to become the #1 smartphone vendor in Q4 2020

Apple displaced Samsung to take the no. 1 spot in Q4 2020 in the world, thanks in large part due to the strong demand for the iPhone 12 lineup. Apple shipped 90.1 million devices, representing the highest shipment volume by a vendor in a single quarter and recording a 4% increase over the previous year. Q4...

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro: Which flagship should you buy?

Samsung's Galaxy S series is often the standard-bearer for Android smartphones – especially in North America – and so it's only natural that they get compared to Apple's iPhones. In this comparison, we're going to pit the two "middle-child" devices Apple's and Samsung's latest flagships against each other – how does the Samsung Galaxy S21...

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 may be equipped with a blood glucose monitor

Smartwatches have gained a number of health features over the years, from activity tracking to heart rate monitoring. If a new report is to be believed, devices like the Galaxy Watch 4 may also offer blood glucose monitoring. According to ETNews, Samsung will reportedly use an optical sensor in the Galaxy Watch 4 that’s capable of...

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,...