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  • News

    End-to-end Encryption with iMessage

    When we talk about cryptographic security upgrades, not many people know what this is all about. Let us take you through the most significant cryptographic security upgrade in iMessage history – and how it will help you keep your messages secure. iMessage Upgrades over the years In 2011, Apple launched iMessage and provided end-to-end encryption messaging to the masses by default. Over the years, Apple upgraded iMessage’s cryptography and most recently, in 2019, switched from…

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  • News

    Discover the Redesigned iCloud for Windows app

    If you don’t currently own a MacBook or iMac, but still need to leverage the functions of iCloud, this is for you. All-new iCloud for Windows app The redesigned iCloud for Windows app allows users to sync content across devices easily across the Apple ecosystem and on their PCs. Source: Windows iCloud Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks The latest version of iCloud allows for an all new onboarding and setup experience, and a bunch of shortcuts…

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  • News

    Apple’s Swift Student Challenge Set to Launch Featuring New Category

    The Swift Student Challenge by Apple has provided countless students worldwide with a platform to demonstrate their ingenuity and cultivate practical skills essential for their future careers and endeavors. Since its inception in 2020, participants in the challenge have become part of a global network of developers leveraging Swift, the industry-standard programming language, to craft innovative applications shaping the future landscape. The forthcoming challenge, set to commence in February 2024, will introduce an exciting addition:…

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  • News

    Safer Internet Day with Apple

    You’d be familiar with how Apple has constantly been innovating and curating a safe environment for everyone online, with their powerful tools to aid learning, exploring, and staying in touch with loved ones. On Safer Internet Day (today), here are some ways Apple can help families leverage technology responsibly, creatively, respectfully, and safely. Source: Apple Screen Time This is a helpful function that allows you to have a better grasp of the time you and…

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  • News

    Your Guide to a Huat 2024 with Google

    In case you didn’t know, Singapore tops the world charts searching ‘Chinese New Year’ in the past 3 months. Here are some helpful AI tips to get your huat on with Google in 2024. Source: Google Fend Off Nosy Relatives with Bard There’s nothing more annoying during Lunar New Year, than nosy relatives asking you age-old, dreaded questions. You often wished you could give a smart response and spend years thinking of how best to…

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  • First Looks

    Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra – Yay or Nay?

    After using the Galaxy S24 Ultra for about 2 weeks, we’re intrigued by the AI functions (alongside the fantastic photography magic) that’s convenient and makes the device fun to use. Here are a few key reasons to consider upgrading from your current phone. Photography on the Galaxy S24 Ultra Powered by Galaxy S24 Ultra’s Quad Tele System and an all-new 5x optical zoom lens, gone are all the shaky and pixelated images taken from a…

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  • News

    Why You Should Update to iOS 17.3

    This rendition of iOS update is one of the most pertinent, and powerful yet. Here are 2 key reasons why you should update your software to iOS 17.3 now. Stolen Device Protection If you don’t already know, Stolen Device Protection heightens the security of your iPhone and Apple ID, by requiring Face ID or Touch ID to perform certain actions on your iPhone – without defaulting to using your passcode to access important data. Security…

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  • Audio

    Ring in the Lunar New Year with Apple Airpods

    Apple launched a Special Edition AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) with a unique engraving to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. We previously covered the updated features on the AirPods Pro (2nd Generation), but we’d love for you to also find out if our favourite features are yours too. Adaptive Audio I find this feature particularly helpful – especially when I’m on my daily commute. I’m generally an anxious commuter – always worried I’ll…

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  • First Looks

    New Kid on the Block: Galaxy S24 Series

    Those familiar with Samsung would know that the brand is synonymous with being at the forefront of technological advancements. Enter the world of AI with Samsung – starting with the Galaxy S24 Series. The Era of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Coming to you live from San Jose fresh off Galaxy Unpacked 2024, Samsung’s vision for AI in the Galaxy S24 Series was to empower users with a new way to connect, experience freedom when creating content,…

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  • First Looks

    Galaxy Unpacked – S24 Series Deep Dive

    This happens every time a new phone from one’s favourite brand drops – do you or do you not buy it? Well, here’s the thing. With the new Galaxy S24 series, Galaxy AI bridges the language barriers and gaps in real life communications. It is now easier than ever to have that conversation with a foreign friend, or understand what the Korean ajumma is telling you. Here’s a deep dive on all the different AI-powered…

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  • News

    Are You Ready for Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024?

    The rumour mill has been rife and mad churning with possible updates, upgrades and exciting features to look out for. Samsung’s first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year is just a mere 2 days away – and the livestream will be available here at 2AM SGT on 18 Jan 2024. Galaxy AI AI will be a huge focus for Samsung this year, and this could change the way we use phones in the near future.…

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  • Reviews

    Jabra Elite 10: Wireless Premium Audio Customisability 

    We recently had the pleasure of trying out the Jabra Elite 10 and Jabra has done it again. Loaded with features and looking super sleek, the Jabra Elite 10 is definitely something that you’ll wantto pick up – if you don’t mind paying a bit of a premium for it.  Looks and Features The Jabra Elite 10 comes with the 3 different sized eartips sealed in the plastic packaging, along with its charging case and…

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  • Gaming

    2024 is Shaping Up to be an Exciting Year with Apple Arcade

    Apple Arcade is welcoming some fun new updates and titles into its fold in Jan & Feb! Crayola Create and Play+: 12 Jan 2024 Crayola Create and Play+ will be updated on 12 January 2024 to kick off Crayola’s annual Creativity Week to feature a beautiful winter wonderland-themed makeover, including a limited-time winter skin for the Rainbow Rush activity. Hello Kitty Island Adventure: 19 Jan 2024 The 2023 App Store Award winner, Hello Kitty Island…

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  • features

    iPad Productivity Tips for the New Year

    2024 has arrived – new year, new ways to maximize your usage of your iPad – am I right? Here are some tips and tricks to optimize your iPad usage – with some cool customization tips to make your iPad truly, your own little device to do so much more on. Customization at your Fingertips If you didn’t already know, you can now update your iPad to the latest iPadOS 17.2 to access more features…

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  • News

    Exciting New Games Coming Soon to Apple Arcade in January 2024

    2023 has been a fun year of discovery and cool games on Apple Arcade – and as we are weeks away from 2024, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to Apple Arcade. Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom: 4 Jan 2024 If you’re a fan of Tamagotchi, you’d be over the moon to know that Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom is coming to Apple Arcade on 4 Jan 2024! Embark on a wholesome journey with Mametchi, as you…

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  • News

    myFirst Fone R2 Announced Along with Smartwatch and Updated App

    myFirst, a Singapore-based kids tech company, is bringing some exciting updates to its social community app for kids – myFirst Circle. This major upgrade, myFirst Circle 2.0, is now available on both myFirst’s smartwatch and mobile phone app. It introduces a range of interactive features, including Momojis that enable kids to express their feelings through animated emojis, and Knock-Knocks, allowing immediate video or photo responses to parents’ online prompts. Image from myFirst The new smart…

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  • Laptop

    Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max – 1 Month Later: Potential Gaming Machine?

    Is it really worth to upgrade if you already have a Macbook Pro? And is Apple really coming back to allowing users to natively play AAA games on the Mac again? After using the Macbook Pro as a daily driver for all my day-to-day needs from editing 4K videos to binge watching my favourite streams to having little dance parties in my room – and even managing to squeeze a gaming sesh at the end…

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  • News

    Apple’s Advanced Data Protection for iCloud

    Today, Apple published an independent study conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Stuart Madnick – that found compelling proof that data breaches is rampant these days, threatening sensitive and very personal consumer data all over the world. Independent Study in 2023 The total number of data breaches more than tripled between 2013 and 2022 – and a staggering 2.6 billion records have been exposed in just the past two years alone. This year’s…

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  • Gift

    Support A Meaningful Cause With Apple & (RED)

    Apple has been partnering (RED) to support the Global Fund in the fight against HIV/AIDS since 2006, and whenever customers purchase (PRODUCT)RED products, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Global Fund – in which, 100% of Apple’s contribution goes towards funding HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Gift with a Cause This festive season, Apple is committed to making it easier to support (RED) and the Global Fund. From today till 4 December 2023,…

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  • News

    Apple Accessibility Tailored for Persons with Disabilities

    Millions of people globally are at risk of losing their ability to speak due to a myriad of conditions such as muscular dystrophy, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also widely known as motor neurone disease (MND). Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 Dec, Apple worked together with Dr. Tristam Ingham, a disability advocate from Wellington, New Zealand, to launch a short film showcasing an incredible accessibility feature in Apple devices called…

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  • News

    App Store Awards 2023 Roundup

    If you’re looking for new apps to download, Apple has officially announced the recipients of the 2023 App Store Awards. These 14 apps and games stood out for empowering users to express their creativity, explore novel adventures, and enjoy quality time with family and friends. The international pool of winners, carefully selected by the App Store’s Editorial team, represents developers who have contributed meaningful experiences and influenced cultural shifts. The winning selections emerged from a…

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  • Gift

    5 Must-Buy Items from COURTS Black Friday Sale

    Missed out on carting out your favourite tech gadgets during the 11.11 Sale? Fret not! COURTS has your back with the ongoing Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) Sale! Check out our 5 must-buy items (limited sets only!!) from COURTS’ extensive catalogue this November. P.S. More details on the huge savings at the end of this article! For the Remote Hustlers Kickstarting this list is the Logitech MX Anywhere 3S Wireless Mouse (Graphite). We know people…

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  • Reviews

    iMac with M3 – Yay or Nay?

    If your current iMac is the 2020 iMac or earlier versions, these run on Intel-based processor chips, which were discontinued in 2022 – shortly after the 2021 iMac (M1 chip) was launched in April 2021. If you skipped buying the 2021 iMac with M1 chip, the 2023 iMac with M3 chip may be worth considering to upgrade to. Powered by M3 When starting up the iMac with M3 chip, you can feel the significant surge…

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  • News

    2023 App Store Award Finalists Announced

    For more than 10 years now, the App Store’s Editorial team has celebrated the best apps and games of the year through the App Store Awards – spotlighting a diverse range of developers from the individual app creator pool, to larger teams across the globe. In 2023, nearly 40 app and game developers who have been delivering exceptional user experiences and making a profound cultural impact are in the coveted list of App Store Award…

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  • News

    Apple’s Swift Student Challenge 2024

    Apple’s Swift Student Challenge has been around since 2020, giving students all over the world the unique opportunity to showcase their creativity and build real-world skills to bring forward into their future careers and beyond. Source: Apple About Apple’s Swift Student Challenge For the uninitiated, Swift is the same programming language used by professionals globally, and the Swift Student Challenge has enabled students to join a worldwide community of developers to create the next wave…

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  • News

    Apple’s New Key Security Updates

    With technology, there’s bound to be situations where everyone would like to get out of, such as accidentally receiving unwanted content. This fall, two critical security updates are now available on iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10 and macOS Sonoma. Source: Apple Sensitive Content Warning In this day and age of technology, cyber-flashing is unfortunately too common and quite unavoidable. After getting requests from users for urgent protection against receiving unwanted nude content, Apple created…

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  • First Looks

    First Looks: Macbook Pro 14” Space Black 2023

    During Apple’s recent ‘Scary Fast’ event, the whole M3 chip family got introduced. Everything from the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max chips. So today we’re having first looks at the all-new Space Black M3 Max 14” Macbook Pro! If you don’t already know, the Space Black is only available for the M3 Pro and M3 Max variants of the Macbook Pro in both 14” and 16” sizes. With the black braided Magsafe cable to…

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  • First Looks

    First Looks: The All-In-One iMac 2023

    2023 is truly a year of wonder and exciting updates – at Apple’s recent ‘Scary Fast’ event, the world got to see the all-new, all-on-one iMac 2023 for the first time. As a current user of the 2021 iMac for all things work and leisure, I was pretty psyched to try out the new iMac that’s supercharged with the M3 chip. Time for first looks! Aesthetics The new iMac sports the same look and feel…

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  • First Looks

    First Looks: The All-New Apple Pencil

    iPad users now have an all-new Apple Pencil to tinker around with, especially with the improved design and all the features everyone knows and loves. Aesthetics The new Apple Pencil is also designed with a sleek matte finish and a flat side that magnetically attaches to the side of iPad for storage. Features Apple Pencil (1st and 2nd generation) set the bar really high with advanced pixel-perfect precision, low latency, and support for tilt sensitivity,…

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  • News

    Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ Event – All You Need To Know

    This morning’s ‘Scary Fast’ event saw Apple unveiling 3 new exciting updates focused on performance. M3 Chips The M3 family of chips features a next-generation GPU that supports an enhanced graphics architecture for Apple silicon – with it comes something called Dynamic Caching – which allows new rendering features like hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading to be experienced on Mac for the first time ever. The CPU in M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max…

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  • First Looks

    Double Tap Gesture Now Available with watchOS 10.1

    The long-awaited new double tap gesture for Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 is now available with watchOS 10.1, bringing users one of the most convenient and fastest way to interact with Apple Watch. With this delightful smart gesture, you can now easily control your Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 by just tapping your index finger and thumb of your watch hand together quickly to perform the most…

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  • News

    Don’t Sleep on iPhone 15’s Low Light

    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s only fitting for spooky vibes and flex on the latest iPhone’s low light and night mode capabilities. We’re sharing fellow iPhone photographers works and some tips of our own to make sure you’re all ready for the spookiest season of the year! Handheld Light Trails One of things I find myself always doing before shooting is bringing down the exposure a tad bit. This is to ensure that…

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  • News

    Final Apple Event of 2023 – ‘Scary Fast’

    On Halloween (in Singapore), Apple just released the date of their final event of 2023. Slated to take place at 8AM on 31 October 2023, ‘Scary Fast’ is highly anticipated to be focused on MacBooks. The rumour mill has been swirling about Apple releasing the M3 chipset in the form of M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max, and M3 Ultra; though historically, October’s event has mostly been geared towards new iPad releases. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman previously…

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  • Audio

    Sonos Move 2 Review – Powerful Inside and Out

    Sonos has just announced the update for its Move line, introducing several feature upgrades like stereo sound and a capacitive touch controls on top, aside from an all-new colourway, Olive. Perfect for both indoor and outdoors situations. Accessories Inside the box is the Sonos Move and also the dock that’s colour matched to whatever colour your speaker is. A USB-C wall socket is also included in the same colourway, giving it a cohesive colour scheme…

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  • Accessories

    Customised CASETiFY Cases For Your Spanking New iPhone 15

    Introduction There’s no other way to protect your brand new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max than with the sturdy lineup from CASETiFY. There’s definitely a case for everyone at CASETiFY, so let’s dive right in! For Maximum Protection – Ultra Bounce Case The latest Ultra Bounce Case to join the CASETiFY family is made from RE/CASETiFY pellets and made with proprietary EcoShock™ material with 32.8ft protection to…

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  • Reviews

    Dyson V12s Detect Slim Submarine – Yay or Nay?

    Having owned different vacuum cleaners throughout my adult life, I have to objectively say that Dyson’s vacuum cleaners are pretty much the only ones I’ve felt are efficient, effective, and easy to use. The one thing I’ve always wished for, was for a vacuum cleaner that can vacuum and mop – all in one. I’m currently using a V12, and getting my hands on the V12s Detect Slim Submarine was pretty exciting for me. Let’s…

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  • First Looks

    Seamless Duo: Dell Premier Collaboration Keyboard and Premier Rechargeable Mouse Review

    In the world of technology, a keyboard and mouse remain two of the most essential tools for productivity. They are the gateway to our digital experiences, and finding the perfect pair can significantly impact our work and also our leisure time. Today, we dive into the Dell Premier Collaboration Keyboard and Premier Rechargeable Mouse Combo, a promising bundle that aims to deliver a seamless and efficient user experience. Zoom-certified Keyboard The Dell Premier Collaboration Keyboard…

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  • Cameras

    Canon PowerShot V10 Review: Perfect Beginner Vlogging Camera?

    Canon Powershot V10 is Canon’s latest offering, breaking what consumers know as a camera. Without even looking like a camera, it bears a simple red circle that demarcates the record button for vlogging, all while packing a flip-up touchscreen, dual microphone setup and able to record in 4K. Image from Canon Easy to Use It has a flip-up touchscreen that allows for easy reference especially while recording and a built-in stand. This makes it super…

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  • Accessories

    Dyson Unveils Limited Edition Blue Blush Range

    To welcome the upcoming holiday season, Dyson just unveiled their limited edition Blue Blush colourway for everyone’s favourite Hair Care range. Screaming!! Source: Dyson A perfect contrast to the well-loved pastel Blush Pink, the electrifying Blue Blush edition is finished in ultra-matte – and it’s worth noting that this is exclusively available from today onwards. No more fretting what to get for your girlies this holiday season! Source: Dyson As with all Dyson products, every…

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  • News

    Apple Ramps Up Support for Developers

    A long awaited resource for all developers in the Apple developer community is finally here, with Apple’s ‘Meet with Apple Experts‘. Designed specifically for the Apple developer community to easily find and be a part of sessions, workshops, labs, one-on-one consultations and more, Meet with Apple Experts will include ongoing access to both online and in-person activities to help the global community learn more about how to leverage tools and know-how to better develop apps.…

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  • features

    4 of Our Favourite Features on macOS Sonoma

    Tick tock – it’s time to update your iMac and MacBooks with the latest macOS Sonoma! With a bunch of new features to instantly spice things up on your Mac, here are 4 of our favourite updates to the software. 1. Adorable Widgets Widgets can now be placed right on your desktop and blend seamlessly with your wallpaper all while other windows are open. Crying in convenience. macOS Sonoma brings to live widgets that are…

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  • Audio

    The All-New Upgraded AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

    If you haven’t already gotten your hands on the AirPods Pro (2nd generation), maybe now’s the perfect time to do so. I’ve personally been using the AirPods Pro (2nd generation) since its launch last year – but the new updates coming to the new AirPods Pro are pretty intuitive, not to mention the USB-C charging capability now. New features are now available on the AirPods Pro (2nd gen) with iOS 17 – let’s deep dive.…

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  • Accessories

    10 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to Apple Watch Series 9

    Arguably the best in its class, the Apple Watch Series 9 brings all-new capabilities and innovations to the Apple Watch lineup. With watchOS 10, one of the biggest updates since the genesis of Apple Watch, everything is faster, better, and more convenient. If you’re looking for reasons to upgrade, here are 10 solid reasons why you should consider getting the Apple Watch Series 9. Boost in Performance with the all-new S9 SiP The revolutionary Apple…

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  • Reviews

    iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Plus – Yay or Nay?

    While everyone’s scrambling to pre-order their latest iPhone, do you know which new iPhone is the most suitable for your usage? Good thing is, there are 4 iPhones to choose from the latest lineup, and in this piece, we will deep dive into each new feature of the iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Plus – and you can make the call on your own! Beyond all the fancy new upgrades, it’s worth to note that…

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  • Reviews

    iPhone 15 Pro & iPhone 15 Pro Max – Yay or Nay?

    Do you know which new iPhone is the most suitable for your daily life? With 4 new iPhones to choose from the latest lineup, we’re going to spotlight the Pro series in this piece – where we will deep dive into each new feature of the iPhone 15 Pro & iPhone 15 Pro Max – and you can make your decision! If you’re looking for more details on the iPhone 15 & iPhone 15 Plus,…

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  • features

    7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to iOS 17

    As with every new iPhone launch, Apple releases the most refreshed and amazing updates to its iOS. With iOS 17, there are more than just 7 reasons why you should upgrade your iOS – but we’ll show you our 7 favourite reasons to upgrade. Source: Apple | Contact Posters Fully Express Yourself with Contact Posters Contact Posters are the best way to fully unleash your creativity, giving incoming calls a whole new look and allows…

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  • Accessories

    CASETiFY Ultra Bounce for your Brand New iPhone 15

    What better way to protect your spanking new iPhone 15, than with one of the best brands in the market? CASETiFY just launched its long awaited Ultra Bounce Case in tandem with Apple’s Keynote announcement of the launch of the highly coveted iPhone 15 lineup. Fun fact: The Ultra Bounce Case won ‘Best of IFA Berlin 2023’ media awards!  Ultra Bounce Case For the butter fingers out there (which I have to admit, I’m definitely one…

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  • News

    Shot on iPhone 15 Pro: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘get him back!’

    Three-time Grammy winning artist Olivia Rodrigo just dropped her music video for ‘get him back!‘ – shot on iPhone 15 Pro – the latest addition to the iPhone family as announced by Apple earlier today. Source: Apple Directed by Jack Begert, in tandem with photography direction by Xiao ‘X’ Liu, the MV features fast-paced visuals leveraging the crash zoom technique – all made possible with the new 5x Telephoto camera on iPhone 15 Pro Max.…

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  • First Looks

    ‘Wonderlust’: Apple Watch Series 9

    Here’s a quick recap of the Apple Watch Series 9 upgrades that was announced at ‘Wonderlust’ this morning. Powered by the custom Apple silicon in the all-new S9 SiP, Apple Watch Series 9 may be the most powerful Apple Watch yet. Of all the upgrades to the Apple Watch Series 9, what we’re the most excited about is the double tap gesture. Double Tap Gesture How brilliant of Apple, to have thought of introducing the…

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  • First Looks

    ‘Wonderlust’: iPhone 15 Family

    Coming to you live from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino with a round up of the iPhone 15 lineup that was just announced to the world at ‘Wonderlust’ earlier this morning. iPhone 15 Lineup & USB-C From exciting new colourways to stunning new features such as powerful camera upgrades and USB-C charging ports – the new iPhone 15 lineup is pretty solid. The shift away from the Lightning connector may dump a lot of…

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  • News

    5 Best Buys from Shopee 9.9 Sale

    Thinking of what else to get this 9.9? Leverage on Shopee’s 9.9 Sale, and stand to get up to $300 cashback, up to 12% off brand vouchers, 30% off Shopee Live vouchers and more. ALSO! Use GeekBytes’ exclusive promo code (at the end of the article) to make your purchases this 9.9! Source: Shopee For the Frequent Travellers Always hunting for the most stable Wi-Fi network might be a hassle if you travel often, and…

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  • News

    Sonos releases Move 2 – featuring 24 hours of stereo playback

    TC Acoustic introduces the Sonos Move 2 (S$799), representing the evolution of the Move speaker series. This latest iteration boasts expansive stereo sound, an impressive 24-hour battery life, and a robust water-resistant build that’s primed for any gathering. Equipped with cutting-edge audio technology and eco-friendly design upgrades, the Move 2 marks a significant stride towards sustainability in Sonos’ portable product lineup. Making it the ideal choice for a wide range of settings, from open-air dinners…

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  • News

    New Health Feature in iOS 17 – Mental Health

    Mental health is one of the under-talked about topic especially in Asian context. With iOS 17, Apple brings a powerful new health feature – Mental Wellbeing – which allows one to log down their emotions at any point in one’s day to better track one’s emotion trajectory. I tried it out last night as I was feeling quite stressed out – and while I do keep a conventional journal, I find this Health update extremely…

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  • Home

    Dyson 360 Vis Nav™ – Yay or Nay?

    If you’re like me, you’d probably be on the fence about getting a Robot Vacuum Cleaner for your house – not sure whether it’s useful, and if you really have a need for it if you already own a conventional vacuum cleaner. I’m quite a stickler for cleanliness, so naturally, I already own a Dyson V12 which I’ve been using for a while now to help suck up all the dirt and dust bunnies I…

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  • News

    Apple Announces The Highly Anticipated Event of the Year – ‘Wonderlust’

    Updated on 3 Sep 2023 Apple is holding its next big event in September and we’re HERE for it. There’s a lot of speculations going around what’s to be released but as usual Apple’s only official clue is the invite being sent out. The Apple event is set to take place on 12 September 2023, at 10AM PT, which translates to 13 September 2023 1AM SGT. The invite interestingly says “Wonderlust” and it will be…

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  • Home

    Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde – Yay or Nay?

    What a name, am I right? Two months after the launch of Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde, we take it for a spin and see if it lives up to it’s name. Oof. Big doesn’t even come close to describing this machine – at 83cm tall and approximately 43cm wide, Big+Quiet takes up quite a fair bit of real estate. Heaving the close to 12kg machine out of it’s massive box took a little bit of…

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  • News

    10 Best Buys from Shopee 25 Aug Super Shiok Sale

    Shopee runs several sales on a daily basis, but one of the most exciting sales is their 25 Super Shiok Sale – which, you guessed it, happens on every 25th of the month. With the 25 August Super Shiok Sale, you get Super Shiok $25 Cashback and an exclusive GeekBytes discount of an additional 20% off if you use our Voucher Code! Here are some of the products we’d be excited to get for ourselves…

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  • News

    Xiaomi August Sales: Deals Not To Be Missed!

    Xiaomi has unveiled its freshest deals for well-liked and cherished Xiaomi intelligent AIoT items in Singapore. Extending throughout the entire month, customers have the opportunity to indulge in remarkable discounts across a diverse assortment of Xiaomi’s smart home and intelligent AIoT offerings. For a limited time, Xiaomi Fans and eager shoppers have the unique chance to explore the expansive and impressive collection of Xiaomi Smart Home offerings, while benefiting from significant discounts on the esteemed…

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  • News

    Goodnotes 6 – Yay or Nay?

    AI handwriting? On Goodnotes? Say whaaat? Source: Apple If you have been using Goodnotes, you’d know by now that it’s a pretty solid app for whatever you may use it for – taking notes during lectures of work meetings, writing out all your study notes while prepping for an exam, or doodling mindlessly while waiting for your dinner to be ready and more. Highly Customisable Covers and Paper Let’s take you through the Goodnotes app…

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  • Reviews

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5: Worthy Pick Up?

    We recently got our hands on the all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 and it’s been quite an experience so far. As we all know the feature that everyone’s most excited about is the bigger Flip screen, so here are some of our favourite parts: Design and Build Quality The clamshell form factor is definitely a crowd favourite especially for smaller pouches and handbags. For someone who either has his phone in his front pocket, it…

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  • News

    Samsung Digital City Visit in Suwon!

    While in Seoul, South Korea for the Samsung Unpacked event, we paid the Samsung Digital City a visit and here are some of the most exciting parts of the tour that’s super educational and experiential at the same time! So as the name might suggest, the Samsung Digital City is not actually a city (surprise!) but instead its Samsung’s campus located in Suwon about 20km away from the capital city of Seoul. Within 390 acres…

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  • Gaming

    Endless Fun with Hello Kitty and Friends on Apple Arcade

    Apple Arcade just launched a super fun, super cute game – Hello Kitty Island Adventure! If you’re a huge Sanrio fan – this game would definitely be a must-download. Hello Kitty has long captivated hearts of both young and old across generations and cultures. Players can now join Hello Kitty and Friends on an island adventure to restore an abandoned theme park to its former glory. Hello Kitty Island Adventure is a life simulation game…

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  • News

    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 

    The long awaited Samsung Galaxy Unpacked just ended and here’s what got announced. Even more exciting is the fact that its happening on home ground, in Seoul, for the first time. On top of all the teases that Samsung’s been dropping and everyone’s speculations of Samsung releasing a refresh of the Galaxy Z Flip and Galaxy Z Fold series along with a bunch of other devices to complete the ecosystem – they’re spot on. Galaxy…

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  • News

    Swift Explorers Singapore: The Second Year

    Marking its second year, Swift Explorers Singapore (SES) stands as a seven month long app development program, arranged by Crescent Girls’ School in collaboration with the esteemed education partner, Tinkercademy. Their combined efforts have been at the forefront of empowering young learners with digital literacy skills and fostering a passion for coding, spanning from primary school to junior college students, achieved through the utilization of Swift, Apple’s exclusive coding language. The 2023 Swift Explorers Singapore…

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  • Reviews

    Xiaomi Pad 6: The Perfect Balance of Work and Play!

    We’ve gotten our hands on the latest portable offering from Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Pad 6. Along with its accessories, the Xiaomi Pen, and the keyboard along with a case. We dive into our first impressions of the device and share the best parts of the all-new Xiaomi Pad 6. Construction The metal unibody that’s only 490g and 6.51mm thin means that the Xiaomi Pad 6 is light but feels well constructed. Sometimes when brands roll…

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    Best Android Phones in 2023

    When considering smartphones, your choices essentially boil down to Android or iOS. Although Apple’s iPhone dominates in terms of sales, Android excels in its ability to be customisable, the wide range of options available, and its introduction of innovative features. Notably Samsung, Google and even Huawei have full-on ecosystems ready to integrate users into a seamless environment across different devices. Finding the Right One for You In order to provide you with a comprehensive overview…

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    Logic Pro for iPad: Full-Fledged DAW On-The-Go!

    If you produce music on a computer, the most crucial asset in your creative toolkit is your Digital Audio Workstation, more commonly known as a DAW.  If you’ve already got a home recording setup, it’s common to have a MIDI keyboard, audio interface, a set of studio monitor speakers, and potentially a couple of microphones. But in the event that you’re on the go and still want to lay down that melody or track down,…

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    Getting Hyped for Samsung Unpacked 2023

    Samsung has just announced their latest event that’s due to happen later this month. Discover an all-new Galaxy as they showcase the latest tech with their tagline, Join the flip side. Samsung Electronics is set to host their very first Unpacked event in Seoul, Korea on the 26 July 2023. A very apt location, where the brand originates from. The event is set to be streamed live on  samsung.com/sg/unpacked at 7:00 pm SGT. If you’re in…

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    Best Holiday Season Travel Must-Haves Emergency/Tactical Nitecore Lights!

    Embarking on a journey, whether it’s a thrilling adventure or a relaxing getaway, requires careful preparation to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. From essential electronic mosquito repellant that keeps the scratchies at bay, to versatile gear that maximizes packing efficiency, these essential travel companions have become indispensable. In this article, we will delve into a curated selection of must-have products from Nitecore, that is sure to make your next trip an enjoyable one, or…

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    Sustainability First with Seagate Ultra Touch HDD

    Seagate’s newest offering the Seagate Ultra Touch HDD that is designed with sustainability in mind. Seagate’s newest addition to their range of external backup storage drives is constructed using 30% post-consumer recycled materials, based on weight. Additionally, it comes with packaging that is 100% recyclable. The Seagate Ultra Touch HDD, along with the previously launched premium brand LaCie Mobile Drive, is manufactured with post-consumer recycled materials, showcasing Seagate’s dedication to creating a sustainable, inclusive, and…

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    Developer Tools for Apple Vision Pro Now Available

    Step into a world of limitless possibilities with the groundbreaking visionOS software development kit (SDK). Source: Apple Apple has found a way to seamlessly blend both digital and physical realms, where the apps you love and use become an integral part of everyday life. Perfectly complementing Apple Vision Pro, Apple’s first spatial computer, visionOS – the world’s first spatial operating system is really something else. Vision Pro allows users to interact with digital content in…

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    Swift Student Challenge 2023

    Every year during the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple presents a task to students worldwide, with the opportunity for them to construct a unique app playground utilizing the Swift coding language and exhibit their interests to the global audience. This year, Apple expanded the count of victors from the previous years’ 350 to 375, enabling a greater number of students to participate in the event and receive acknowledgment for their creativity and resourcefulness. In 2023, the…

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  • Reviews

    Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex: They Meant Business!

    Many people now lead hybrid work lives, however, many people are still using unoptimised audio equipment such as consumer headsets for their hybrid work.  The Jabra Evolve 2 65 Flex is designed for hybrid professionals who needs a lightweight headset that’s capable of delivering high quality audio especially in virtual collaboration. You can take a call from anywhere and even if you are in a noisy environment, you will be heard clearly by others on…

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    Redmi Note 12 Series: The Ultimate Midrange King

    Introducing the Redmi Note 12 Series, the undisputed champions holding the prestigious title of Midrange Kings. These exceptional models revolutionize the midrange segment by packing features that were previously reserved solely for premium flagship smartphones. These devices boast the most advanced camera systems and cutting-edge smartphone functionalities, all without breaking the bank. The Redmi Note 12 Series comes equipped with unrivaled camera prowess that rivals even the most esteemed flagship models. But the Redmi Note…

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    Logitech Announces MX Keyboard Combo with New Software

    Smart Actions The Logi Options+ App‘s Smart Actions allows you to automate numerous tasks with just one keystroke, allowing you to bypass repetitive actions and enhance your workflow using macros. It comes with preconfigured Smart Actions that can be customized to automate everyday tasks, enabling you to accomplish more efficiently. MX Keys S Combo The MX Keys S Combo combines the highly acclaimed MX Keys S keyboard, the beloved MX Master 3S mouse, and the…

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    Dyson introduces the Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde

    Dyson’s most recent purifier comes with enhanced filtration, providing twice the airflow of previous Dyson purifiers and establishing a new benchmark in acoustics, pushing indoor purification to new limits. Dyson’s quietest yet most powerful purifier: The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde is borne of Dyson’s longstanding expertise in airflow, acoustics, filtration and compressors.Cone Aerodynamics: New airflow delivery system offers more than double the airflow of previous models, up to 87 litres of airflow per second of…

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    Fathers’ Day 2023: Ultimate Tech Gift Guide

    With Fathers’ Day just around the corner, what better way than to celebrate the Man of the household by getting him the tech gifts that he’s always wanted but too selfless to ask for! Here’s a comprehensive list of the best tech accessories from laptops, cameras and headphones, so there’s surely something for the father figure in your life. Canon EOS R6 Mark IIS$3,619 (body only), S$4,108 (body with RF24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM) – Available…

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    Apple MacBook Air 15″: First Looks

    The MacBook Air in 15″ is the perfect union for portability and functionality with its 15″ Liquid Retina screen and the all-new M2 chip. Let’s take you on a spin on why this 15″ machine should be on your radar. Side Profile of the 15″ MacBook Air in Midnight finish Look & Feel The 15″ MacBook Air is only 11.5mm thin and is touted as the world’s thinnest 15″ laptop. Coming in hot at only…

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    Apple WWDC23: Exciting Apple Features To Look Out For Later This Year

    Riding on the high after the mind-blowing announcements at WWDC23 this year, Apple released a full suite of exciting updates to keep you on your toes in late 2023. Let’s just say, we wouldn’t expect anything less from Apple. Source: Apple From Collaborative Playlists in Apple Music, to discovering offline maps and hiking trails on Apple Maps, to new ways to enjoy Apple Podcasts – here’s a list of updates you can look forward to…

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  • Reviews

    BenQ ScreenBar Halo: Premium Monitor Light for Your Desk!

    BenQ’s ScreenBar Halo is the latest revolutionary desktop lighting solution that aims to provide optimal illumination for your workspace without causing any discomfort to your eyes. With its unique set of features, this innovative device stands out as a must-have accessory for professionals, gamers, and anyone seeking an enhanced visual experience while working on their computer. Let’s delve into the key features that make the ScreenBar Halo an exceptional choice. The ScreenBar Halo boasts a…

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    All-New Adobe Express with Firefly

    Adobe Firefly Generative AI now integrated directly into Express workflows, enabling one-of-a-kind designs with speed and ease Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Acrobat technology embedded in Adobe Express, making it fast, easy and fun to create standout content New all-in-one Express app is the perfect web complement to Adobe’s Creative Cloud applications Adobe rolled out a new beta version of Adobe Express, an innovative application that combines various content creation features into one convenient…

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    Apple WWDC23: Feature Stories 

    Thanks to Apple, we got the invaluable opportunity to chat with 3 brilliant groups of individuals at Apple Park, and here’s what went down.  L – R: Subhransu Behera, Tim Shim, Melvin Tan In Conversation with Melvin Tan, Tim Shim & Subhransu Behera – iOS Dev Scout We met with Melvin Tan, a Lead Software Engineer with GovTech who is working on the Singpass app under the National Digital Identity. Known as an Industry Expert…

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    My Apple Vision Pro Experience Was Mind-Blowing, But…

    A day right after the WWDC 2023 event where Apple Vision Pro was announced, I got the coveted opportunity to try it out. I was low-key expecting some form of motion sickness, but I was pleasantly surprised by how smooth most of the experience went.  Here’s a play by play on what went down on my experience, and maybe that’d better inform you if you’d like to consider owning one when it launches in Singapore…

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    Gain City’s Maximum Savings Sale That You Don’t Want to Miss!

    Gain City is having their Maximum Savings Sale, providing customers with another opportunity to secure fantastic bargains! They’ve got the most extensive range of Air-Conditioners, Home Appliances, I.T. products, Bedding & furniture at the lowest prices guaranteed. Here are some of the featured deals! Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® Speaker S$145 (UP S$179) The SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is portable and rugged enough for any adventure. If you’re looking for a smaller speaker with a big sound,…

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    Apple WWDC23: 5 Software Updates

    Apart from the mind-blowing product launches, some serious upgrades have been announced on the software side of things. iOS 17 iOS 17 boosts a significant upgrade across the suite of communications on the iPhone. Source: Apple Personalised Contact Posters now allows users to fully express themselves through customising how each contact appear when they call Messages now has an all-new stickers experience with fantastic new emoji stickers – Live Stickers too, would definitely add to…

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    Apple WWDC23: 3 New Product Launches

    Being here in Cupertino for the first time is quite surreal, to say the least – and nothing could have prepared us for the adrenaline rush as keynote event, Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off at Apple Park.  Here’s a bunch of notable hardware launches that we’re super stoked about – and you should be too.  1. Apple Vision Pro After years of research and development, Apple is finally ready to introduce Apple Vision Pro…

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    ZOWIE EC-CW Series: Low-Key Wireless Gaming Mouse

    In Singapore, the esports sector is experiencing remarkable expansion, encompassing an increasing number of players and a growing fanbase. Within this flourishing environment, ZOWIE has noticed a significant trend where gamers tend to prioritize their performance and the choice of their gaming mouse, inadvertently neglecting the crucial aspect of physical endurance. This emerging pattern is worrisome since endurance holds great significance in ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of a gamer’s professional esports career. Unfortunately,…

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    Dyson Announces New Tech to Clean Homes

    The most powerful robot: The Dyson 360 Vis NavTM robotic vacuum marks Dyson’s next generation of intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners – the most powerful robot with six times the suction of any other robot vacuum Dyson’s quietest, most powerful purifier: The Dyson Purifier Big+Quiet Formaldehyde delivers up to 10m projection, upgraded filtration and ultra-low noise. The Dyson Purifier HEPA Big+Quiet Formaldehyde is engineered for simplicity in commercial spaces Dyson’s most powerful cord-free: The Dyson Gen5detect…

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    Windows 11: Supporting RAR Formats Soon

    Microsoft recently made the exciting announcement that Windows 11 will include built-in support for RAR and various other archive formats, fulfilling a long-awaited desire among Windows users that has spanned decades. That means you won’t need to use WinRAR anymore. If you don’t already know what WinRAR is, its a popular file compression and archiving utility for Windows. It is used to compress files and folders into a single compressed archive, making it easier to…

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    Sony Confirms Handheld Device for Streaming PS5 Games

    During Sony’s PlayStation Showcase livestream on Wednesday, among numerous game trailers, the company took a brief moment to unveil two new hardware products. The most captivating of these is tentatively named Project Q, although its final name is yet to be determined. The significance of Project Q lies in its confirmation of a longstanding rumour—a new PlayStation handheld is on the horizon. The primary focus of this device will be streaming. Sony emphasizes that it…

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    Logitech’s Latest Headphones Has Graphene Audio Drivers: Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED

    Logitech G unveiled their latest breakthrough in esports headsets: the Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Headset. This cutting-edge headset, developed in collaboration with elite esports players, showcases a host of innovative features, including the groundbreaking PRO-G GRAPHENE audio drivers. With its unrivaled gaming audio quality, the PRO X 2 headset sets a new standard for immersive gameplay, making it an indispensable accessory for the most demanding and competitive gamers. In the world…

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    Adobe Firefly: Generative Fill is Adobe’s Latest AI Feature

    Adobe introduces Generative Fill in Photoshop, integrating the powerful AI capabilities of Adobe Firefly into design workflows. This groundbreaking feature, powered by Firefly, serves as a creative co-pilot, revolutionizing the way users work by effortlessly adding, extending, or removing content from images without causing any damage, all within a matter of seconds, thanks to uncomplicated text prompts. This initial version of Photoshop’s beta release marks Adobe’s pioneering endeavor to deeply incorporate Firefly, with future plans…

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    Final Cut Pro: Now On iPadOS!

    Finally, the day that we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Apple has rolled out Final Cut Pro on iPad and it’s the best thing any creative can ask for! From making full use of iPad specific interface to having a comprehensive content library, Final Cut Pro gives you everything you need to create entirely on iPad Pro and iPad Air with an M1 or M2 chip. Let’s dive in! iPad Optimised Editing Interface…

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    China AI bot bans users asking about Winnie the Pooh

    Ernie Bot, China’s rival to ChatGPT, declined to respond to sensitive inquiries regarding President Xi Jinping or COVID, and went as far as to prohibit users who dared to inquire about the Communist leader’s stance on Winnie the Pooh. Launched in March by Baidu, a tech company based in Beijing, the Chinese AI has been promoted by the country as a superior substitute to the perceived risks associated with OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Despite Baidu’s assertions that…

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    Meta reportedly wants Magic Leap’s AR tech

    Meta may seek assistance from Magic Leap in order to maintain its competitive edge against new players like Apple in the increasingly crowded field of augmented reality (AR). The two companies are reportedly engaged in discussions to establish a multi-year intellectual property (IP) licensing and manufacturing agreement. In case you’re wondering what Magic Leap is, their AR glasses were to usher us into a new era of augmented reality, a realm where we could engage…

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    Apple updates Accessibility – includes Live Speech, Personal Voice, and Point and Speak

    Apple is a firm believer that technology is built for all, and just dropped a suite of new features that makes technology accessible for everyone. In tandem with Global Accessibility Awareness Day tomorrow, Apple has announced a few important software features that will be implemented later this year. Source: Apple Assistive Access Assistive Access taps on revolutionary innovations in design to curate apps and experiences to their essential features to lighten cognitive load. Apple has…

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    WhatsApp Feature Update – Introducing Chat Lock to protect private conversations

    Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new WhatsApp feature called Chat Lock. Chat Locks allows users to protect their most intimate conversations with a password and secures them in a separate folder. When someone messages and users have that chat locked, the sender’s name and the content of the message will also be hidden. Even if other people have access to their phone, private chats will remain private. Today, Whatsapp unveil a new feature known as Chat Lock, which…

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    Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Players Struggling in Tutorial Area

    Newest Addition to the Zelda Franchise In 2017, Nintendo revolutionized the open world genre of video games with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unlike previous games in the series that followed a structured approach, Breath of the Wild introduced players to a vast, open map of Hyrule and allowed them the freedom to embark on their own unique adventures. Alongside engaging battles against creatures like Bokoblins, players could immerse…

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    HUAWEI MATE X3: Foldable 7.85″ OLED Screen Smartphone

    The HUAWEI Mate X3 is the result of years of research and development by Huawei, incorporating their latest premium materials and patented technologies. With its large foldable screen and comfortable grip, it provides an immersive experience that’s comparable to a straight screen phone. The industry-leading device sets a new standard for foldable smartphones, being incredibly lightweight, thin, and reliable. This innovative device combines Huawei’s cutting-edge technology, outstanding aesthetics, and powerful performance to offer consumers an…

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