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Pixel phones get Smart Compose for messaging apps with March feature drop
Smart Compose is an AI-driven predictive suggestion tool that lets you swipe on suggested words to autocomplete your sentences as you type.
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iPhone 13 series to rock a smaller notch, larger battery, and upgraded camera tech: Kuo
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also predicts that the new Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization tech will make its way to the entire iPhone 13 family.
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Apple is reportedly NOT adopting USB-C for iPhones anytime soon
An immature MagSafe ecosystem and superior water resistance of Lightning connectors are keeping USB-C from arriving on iPhones, as per Kuo.
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iPhone SE refresh arrives in 2022 with a faster chip and 5G support: Report
The 2020 iPhone SE refresh will recycle the design of its predecessor, which means thick bezels, a Touch ID sensor, and poor battery life.
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Apple will go for a hole-punch on ‘some iPhones’ in 2022: Kuo
Abandoning the notch in favor of a hole-punch design also suggests an in-display Touch ID on iPhones is coming next year.
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Kuo predicts a foldable iPhone might arrive in 2023
Kuo adds that Apple has to handle ‘key technology and mass production issues’ before a foldable iPhone becomes a real thing.
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HUAWEI makes big strides towards boosting its AppGallery ecosystem
HUAWEI says that the volume of app distribution via the AppGallery has gone up by 83%, while the number of developers has gone up by 77%.
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Instagram’s new Live Rooms trick allows four souls to go live simultaneously
Live Rooms on Instagram will go live globally soon. Yes, there will be safety tools like ability to filter and block comments for the hosts.
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iPhone 13 predicted to arrive in a 1TB storage option. Prepare your wallets!
iPhone 13 family is said to come with a host of other improvements such as better wide-angle camera and LiDAR across the whole lineup.
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These are the top Android 12 features to get you excited
Android 12 introduces a ton of UI changes and adds new features. We’ve compiled those that will prove the most useful on a day-to-day basis.
MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia AI
AI turns even ancient portraits and statues into eerily smooth facial expression clips.
Deep Nostalgia uses machine learning for facial reconstruction and animation, and works on old photos, statues, and ancient portraits too.
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OnePlus 9 Pro leak predicts support for 4K video capture at 120 FPS
Ability to capture 4K 120FPS videos gives the OnePlus 9 Pro an edge over Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro as they cap at 4K 60FPS.
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Microsoft plans xCloud game streaming resolution upgrade from 720p to 1080p
The resolution bump for xCloud streaming comes as Microsoft switches to more powerful server blades based on Xbox Series X hardware.
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Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live get some neat tricks with latest update
Samsung Galaxy Buds Live earbuds are getting the ability to make L/R earbuds sound adjustment and auto-switching between two paired devices.
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Motorola plans a wearable splash with three Moto smartwatches in 2021: Report
The Moto G smartwatch will likely debut in July, while Moto Watch and Moto One will arrive a month later with two distinct form factors.
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LG starts rolling out Android 11 update in the US starting with V60 ThinQ
Interestingly, Verizon’s Android 11 update for LG V60 ThinQ brings January security patch, while T-Mobile’s update offers February patch.
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WhatsApp now lets you mute videos before sharing them
WhatsApp was spotted testing a new trick earlier this month that would…
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Google Recorder app gets a companion web client to sync audio recordings
The Google Recorder app’s v2.2 update adds a backup and sync option in the Settings menu, and makes the web client accessible.
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Samsung’s rugged Galaxy XCover 5 passes by Bluetooth SIG ahead of imminent launch
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 will be offered in a dual-SIM variant as well, and it will reportedly be launched at some point in March.
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Facebook wants you to believe that ads are good in the name of small businesses
Facebook argues that personalized ads are how users discover new products, and that is also how small businesses reach new customers.
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Facebook’s new BARS app will help aspiring rappers with sicks beats as they spit verses
Not everyone has access to studio-grade tools and instruments to make beats for their rap verses, which is where BARS steps in to help.
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HUAWEI is reportedly planning to launch electric cars as early as 2021
HUAWEI has already started designing its electric vehicles that will reportedly have a mass-market appeal and has tasked Richard Yu to lead.
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Samsung brings tricks from its latest smartwatch to older Galaxy Watch models
Samsung Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active can now load image previews in a notification and add voice-based workout guidance.
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One UI 3.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 brings some neat new tricks
One UI 3.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 makes the multi-window experience hassle-free and adds some useful UI tweaks as well.
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Apple now shows repairability score for iPhones and MacBooks on its website in France
The law calling for repairability scores to be shown for Apple products actually covers electronics and electric appliances as a whole.