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Samsung launches iTest to help iPhone users get a taste of Android

Long-time iOS users who haven't had the opportunity to try an Android phone in a while can now get a taste of Samsung's Android skin right on their iPhones. The South Korean smartphone giant has launched a new interactive web experience, called iTest, that will let iPhone users easily "sample the other side." To try the...

Apple could soon deliver iOS security updates independent from other updates

After releasing a major platform update every year, like Android 12, Google usually follows up by launching new security patches every month. Apple could be considering introducing something on the same lines for iOS. The fourth iOS 14.5 beta update includes some changes hidden in the internal codes that suggest that Apple is considering delivering...

The Best iPhone 12 Battery Cases to give your device more juice!

The iPhone 12 has an impressive battery life of approximately eight hours but often that isn't enough for some people. If you're having a long day and you're nowhere near a power socket to charge your phone, you're going to need some way of boosting that battery until you get home. That's why you need...

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...

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...

Texas detective says the data encryption of modern Android phones is superior to iPhones

The US government has been trying to pressure companies like Apple to create a backdoor in its smartphones to help law enforcement agencies access encrypted data when needed. Such a backdoor could help agencies gather crucial information about a detainee, which can then be used as evidence in a court of law. However, critics have...

OnePlus Switch update brings back support for iPhone data migration

Just about a year ago, OnePlus updated the OnePlus Switch app to support iPhones. The app aims to make it easier for iPhone users to switch to a OnePlus device. However, it was broken earlier this year when Apple cracked down on the use of enterprise certificates. The latest beta update to OnePlus Switch brings...

[Update: Settlement details] Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing their secrets and giving them to Intel

Qualcomm has accused Apple of stealing "vast swaths" of information and passing them on to Intel, a court filing has revealed. Apple and Qualcomm have been embroiled in an ongoing legal battle for a while now, and it shows no signs of slowing down. According to Qualcomm, Apple took confidential information and trade secrets and...

OnePlus Switch updated to support switching from an iPhone

Switching from iOS to Android has been very hard to do for a long time. Apple really limits what you can do when switching to Android. There are some services from companies like Samsung and Google which transfer your messages, contacts, pictures, call logs, and even some apps. OnePlus has updated OnePlus Switch, which is...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 2: Moving from Outdoors to Indoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

XDA Smartphone Camera Comparison – Part 1: The Outdoors

Mobile photography is one of the cornerstones of the smartphone experience. I recall that my very first all-touch smartphone was the Samsung Omnia, a phone that touted its mobile photography skills with a then unheard of 5MP sensor. The technology continued to improve, leading to Apple pushing it forward with iPhones and Nokia basically putting...

Xiaomi offers a Smartphone, Laptop, Mi Band 3, and Mi Bluetooth Headset for the same price of a new iPhone

Following the recent launch of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone Xr, Xiaomi has decided to have a bit of fun with the announced pricing of these three new iPhones. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr have starting prices of RMB 8699 (~$1266), RMB 9599 (~$1397) and RMB 6499...