Google will pay $9 billion to Apple to be default search engine in iOS and macOS

Google and Apple couldn’t be any more further from allies, but when a company has such a massive market share of devices that requires a search engine, both companies see a way for this to be a profitable professional relationship for them. How would they achieve this feat you might ask? By making sure that Google is the default search provider to all Apple devices. It …

Apple wins patent lawsuit against University of Wisconsin

Apple has won a case against the University of Wisconsin, which started in 2014. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), stated in their claim that Apple’s A7 and A8 processors, which powered the iPhone 5S (A7), iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (A8), infringed on a patent registered in 1998 which describes increasing performance of processors by predicting user instructions. The University had sued Apple for …

iPhone XS front camera forces skin smoothing and makes photos appear unnatural

The camera on iPhone XS and XS Max has turned a few heads, thanks to the improved optics and the use of Smart HDR. One unannounced ‘feature’ found in iPhone XS is the use of skin smoothing. Skin smoothing and facial beauty filters are common place in smartphones nowadays, with Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and dozens of other OEM’s offering this as a premium feature in …

New workout and activity features in Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 has completely changed the world of health wearables. The new watch carried over all the features of its predecessors, but the addition of an Electrocardiogram, that can be carried out on your wrist through the digital crown, definitely shook the ground under the competitor’s feet. With addition of fall detection, which automatically alerts emergency services and loved ones, if the wearer …

HomePod update – create multiple timers, search for music by lyrics, and make calls

As announced during Apple’s September event, HomePod has received a major update which brings a number of new features to it. HomePod users can now use Siri on HomePod to search for lyrics, set multiple timers, find their iPhone, place and receive phone calls and use Siri Shortcuts. With the addition of these features, HomePod has become more useful than ever. Here is how you …

iPhone XS Max destroys Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 in a speed test

Apple’s iPhone XS Max and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 have been put through some rounds of unscientific speed tests, to see which of them is faster in ‘real-world’ performance. The tests include opening different apps and games and performing simple tasks like opening documents, exporting images and videos and so on. Whether Apple’s iOS 12 Bionic beats Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, used in the Note 9, …

iPhone XS LTE and WiFi tests confirm that it’s faster than iPhone X

People have been putting iPhone XS and XS Max through the paces, whether it’s the stunning display that won an A+ grade from DisplayMate or the camera that was used to shoot a short film by Jon M. Chu. Can Apple’s latest flagship be equally brilliant in the network performance department? Macworld dives deep to verify whether the new iPhones are indeed faster in LTE and WiFi …

Apple Watch gets watchOS 5.0.1 update with Activity Ring fixes

watchOS 5.0.1 is now available for Apple Watch Series 1 and above, with a fix for Activity Rings, charging The update is available just over a week after watchOS 5 was released to the public with a number of major new updates like an improved Siri watch face, support for Siri Shortcuts, Walkie-Talkie, Podcasts app, grouped notifications, Activity competitions, automatic Workout detections and more.

Download Pixel 3 wallpapers & live wallpaper APK for any smartphone

Wallpapers from Pixel 3 XL, Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone, have been leaked online in their full high resolution glory. Although the phone is supposed to be officially announced on October 9, almost everything about it, including specifications, features and other details, have been leaked on the Internet. While Google tries to figure out how to stop the leaks, you can download these beautiful wallpapers, ready …