Archives for Year: 2020

Report: iPhone 12 to Use Smaller, Cheaper Battery

Report: iPhone 12 to Use Smaller, Cheaper Battery Apple sells some of the most expensive smartphones on the market and it’s keen to keep those prices from going any higher. So when the 5G-enabled iPhone 12 arrives later this year, we should expect it to have a smaller, cheaper battery inside. That’s the prediction of well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As AppleInsider reports, Kuo believes Apple is attempting to keep sub-6GHz 5G tech costs between $75-$85, where as millimeter wave tech costs are thought to be in the $125-$135 range. To offset those, Apple is looking to not only squeeze…

Adobe Lightroom App Update Permanently Deleted User Photos and Presets

Adobe Lightroom App Update Permanently Deleted User Photos and Presets (Photo by Jye B on Unsplash) Adobe has infuriated users of its Lightroom app on iOS and iPadOS this week by managing to delete photos and presets during an app update. The deletion is permanent and happened without warning. As PetaPixel reports, Adobe rolled out an update (version 5.4) for its Lightroom app earlier this week, but a side effect of the installation saw any photos not already synced to Adobe’s cloud platform deleted. The same was true of any presets that hadn’t been synced. User complaints quickly started appearing…

Epic Games to Hold Anti-Apple Fortnite Tournament This Weekend

Epic Games to Hold Anti-Apple Fortnite Tournament This Weekend (Credit: Epic Games) The next Fortnite tournament will be more than just fun and games: Epic Games also wants to troll Apple during the event by offering prizes intended to mock the iPhone maker.  Epic Games has scheduled a “#FreeFortnite” cup for Sunday to rally gamers around Epic in its antitrust feud against Apple. Participants will have the chance to win two anti-Apple prizes.  One includes the “Tart Tycoon Outfit,” pictured above, which is a player skin designed to depict Apple as a sour and soulless company. The other is a…

One UI 2.5 is coming to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the full list

One UI 2.5 is coming to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the full list 1 hour ago A Samsung press release confirms which devices will receive One UI 2.5, the latest release of Sammy’s Android skin. On the list are the two 2018 flagships from the brand: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9. This is a welcome surprise from the company and suggests more updates aren’t out of the question. Samsung launched One UI 2.5 in tandem with its latest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 line. Today, it revealed that its other 2020 flagships — the Galaxy S20…

Here’s a list of Android 11 beta phones (Update: Asus Zenfone 6 added)

Here’s a list of Android 11 beta phones (Update: Asus Zenfone 6 added) 1 hour ago [embedded content] Update, August 21, 2020 (12:00 PM ET): We’re only a few weeks out from the expected stable launch of Android 11. However, manufacturers are still rolling out programs for Android 11 beta phones, and the Asus Zenfone 6 just got added to the pile. Unfortunately, this is a very closed beta. You’ll need to submit an application to test out the latest software and that application will involve affirming you meet certain requirements. For example, you’ll need a Zenfone 6 (of course)…

AT&T and T-Mobile say it would cost too much to drive-test their networks

AT&T and T-Mobile say it would cost too much to drive-test their networks 12 minutes ago In July, the FCC asked for comments on a plan that would require carriers to conduct drive testing. Both AT&T and T-Mobile said it would be too costly to conduct those tests. The recently passed Broadband DATA Act requires the FCC to collect more granular data on coverage. AT&T and T-Mobile have come out against a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan that would require telecom operators to conduct drive tests to verify their coverage claims. The objections of the two carriers, which were first…

Keep your OG Pixel chugging along with these battery packs

Keep your OG Pixel chugging along with these battery packs With Power Delivery, Quick Charge 3.0, and a 10,000mAh capacity, the Zendure A3PD packs an impressive punch. This kit also includes a USB-A to microUSB/USB-C cable, perfect for any situation. Plus, when the juice runs out, you can plug it into a wall charger and get back to 100% in about three hours. Published at Fri, 21 Aug 2020 17:00:00 +0000

Hey AC, what are your favorite headphones these days?

Hey AC, what are your favorite headphones these days? Source: Hayato Huseman / Android Central Best Android Central 2020 It feels like we write dozens of articles every month discussing all of the best wireless earbuds and headphones you can buy, from over-ear cans with active noise canceling to true wireless earbuds that can fit in the coin pocket of your jeans. There are seemingly endless options to choose from, but what do the writers with most of those options sitting at their desks actually use in their personal lives? Headphones Getting started Android Windows Apple Gaming Alex Dobie OnePlus…

Google Pixel 5 will have a Snapdragon 765G, 90Hz display, ultra-wide camera

Google Pixel 5 will have a Snapdragon 765G, 90Hz display, ultra-wide camera Google’s Pixel 4a has already won our hearts as one of the best Android values of 2020, but as Google hinted at when the 4a was announced, it’s not the only Pixel coming this year. We know the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will be released in the coming months, and today, we’ve obtained more info on the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G from people familiar with Google’s upcoming phones. Let’s start with display sizes, which looks to be one of the more interesting aspects of this…

Nubia Watch is a smartwatch from the future

Nubia Watch is a smartwatch from the future Nubia launched its latest wearable product, Nubia Watch in late July. It was announced alongside Nubia Red Magic TWS gaming Bluetooth earbuds and the Nubia Red Magic 5S. It is the successor of Nubia Alpha smartwatch that was launched by the company last year. It is priced at 1,799 (~$260) and comes in Black, Red, and Green color options. The Nubia Watch looks like it comes from the future. It features a 4.01-inch (960×192 pixels) flexible bendable OLED display with 244 PPI pixel density. It s powered by the Qualcomm 8909W (Wear2100)…