iPhone XS leaked – larger model to be called Max, gold color and more

The successor to iPhone X will apparently be called iPhone XS, if leaks are to be believed. As rumored before, iPhone XS will be available in a 5.8-inch regular and 6.5-inch plus size variants. The new iPhones will also be available in gold color, which is not new to Apple’s smartphone line-up, but it would be new for iPhone X’s design language, which has only …

Apple announces September 12 event to launch new iPhones and more

Apple has announced a special event to be held on September 12, at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. The invites have gone out to attendees, with the invitation saying ‘Gather round‘. As per tradition, Apple announces new iPhone models in September, so this year shouldn’t be any different. As per the rumor mill, Apple is also planning to announce a few more products in this …

How to apply for Instagram verification and keep your account secure

Instagram has introduced some new security related features, aimed at protecting its users from hacks. This features include authenticity information for popular accounts, verification system for public figures and improvements to how two-factor authentication works on Instagram. The aim behind these measures is to ensure that users know who they are following or interacting with, as well as keep their accounts secure and better protected …

Get free 3-month Parallels Desktop subscription with Visual Studio Dev Essentials

Thanks to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Dev Essentials, you can get a 3-month Parallels Desktop, the popular virtualization software for Mac, for free. Microsoft is also offering Visual Studio Community, SQL Server Developer Edition, Windows R Server, Parallels Access and Windows Platform VM as downloads to VS Dev Essentials users. All you need is a Microsoft account to register and get access.

Apple releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2 for MacBook Pro 2018

Apple has released a second supplemental update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 for 2018 MacBook Pro models. The update is around 1.3GB in size and aims to improve stability and reliability for users with 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple had released the first supplemental update in July, to address issues related to throttling of Core i9 processors, under heavy work load.

AirPort Express Firmware Update adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support

In an unexpected tun of events, Apple has released a firmware update (version 7.8) for AirPort Express which brings AirPlay 2 support to the devices. Even though these devices were discontinued this April, Apple has made them even more useful by adding AirPlay 2 compatibility. Users can take advantage of the 3.5mm headphone jack in AirPort Express by plugging in their speakers and turning them into …

Google’s Gboard can turn selfie into stickers called ‘Minis’

Google has added a new feature called ‘Minis’ to Gboard, which lets users create customized stickers by taking a selfie. This creates a Bitmoji/Memoji like virtual avatar that can be copy and pasted in different apps. The feature works by using a combination of algorithms and neural networks, along with a number of personalization options, to create a digital replica of you.