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Spotify Apple Watch app is now available for all users

Spotify’s Apple Watch app is finally making its way to all users. After some time in beta testing, and many years of customer requests, Spotify’s app will finally be available for Apple Watch users, allowing them to control their music right from their wrist. The app supports basic features like music playback, speaker output control, shuffle, recently played listing and more. 

Snapchat adds friendship profiles, Bitmoji merchandise and Bitmoji Stories

Snapchat has announced a few new features for their smartphone app. The first is Friendship Profile, which are private profiles that contain photos, videos, links and other messages exchanged between friends. The second new feature is the Bitmoji merchandise store, which will let users buy customized products t-shits, mugs and so on, with their Bitmojis on them. The third new feature is Bitmoji Stories, which will be …

Analyst cuts iPhone XR shipment estimate, predicts iPhone sales decline for Q1 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo, a renowned analyst known for his accurate insights and predictions on Apple products, has shared new details with investors. Kuo shared lowered estimates for iPhone XR lifetime sales, down from 100 Million to 70 Million. He has lowered his estimates for Q1 2019 shipments, expecting a year-over-year decline for iPhone sales, which include iPhone XS and XS Max too.

Spotify launches in Middle East and North Africa

Spotify has finally launched its music streaming service in Middle East and North Africa. Users in countries from this region can now use Spotify’s free and paid subscription on web, desktop and mobile. This is a major expansion for the popular music streaming service as it has historically been limited to just a few countries, compared to the wide availability of its biggest competitor, Apple …

Apple releases iOS 12.1 update for iPhone XR

Apple has released a new iOS 12.1 update for iPhone XR. This new build, marked 16B94, was released out of the blue, just for iPhone XR. The previous version, with build number 16B93, was released on October 30. It is likely that this new build has some device specific bug fixes as the company has not shared any release notes. Not all iPhone XR users are receiving …

iOS 12.1 adds battery management for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

Apple added the ability for users on iPhone 7 devices and below to see their battery health and better manage their battery consumption with iOS 11.3. The addition of the feature originated towards the end of 2017 when Apple admitted to throttling older devices. This was done to boost the hardware life of these devices and prevent overheating due to old batteries. With iOS 12.1, …

iPhone XR’s sub-1080p display beats Pocophone F1’s 1080p display in blind test

iPhone XR has been highly scrutinized by fans and the media for not having a 1080p display or above. Competing phones commonly have display resolutions of 1080p, 2K or even 4K. But does the resolution have an actual impact on usage and display quality? Jonathan Morrison, the same YouTuber behind the iPhone XS/Pixel 2 selfie experiment, ran an interesting blind test between Pocophone F1 and …