Samsung Could Drop LiDAR Sensor In Future Smartphones
One of the newer technologies we’ve seen introduced to our smartphones in recent years comes in the form of LiDAR sensors. We’ve seen Apple introduce this to the 2020 iPad Pro and later the iPhone 12 series. Samsung has also followed suit with the Galaxy Note 20, but it seems that moving forwards, the company could drop the technology.

Some iPhone 11 Users Are Seeing Increased Battery Health After Battery Recalibration
It was recently discovered that Apple will be including a new battery recalibration tool in iOS 14.5 that will adjust and recalibrate the iPhone’s battery health like maximum capacity and peak performance capability. Now according to various users who are taking part in the iOS 14.5 beta, they are seeing positive results.

Analyst Claims More Than One iPhone 13 Could Come With An LTPO Display
One of the popular iPhone 13 rumors is that it could finally see Apple introduce a 120Hz refresh rate to the iPhone lineup. Given that Apple achieved this with the iPad Pro years ago, many have been wondering why it has taken the company this long to bring the feature over to the iPhone.

Watch Out For This WhatsApp ‘Hack’ That Could Lock You Out Of Your Account
One of the ways that WhatsApp verifies accounts is through a phone number. Basically, the number you use to verify your account should be the same number you use with your phone. However, according to security research Luis Márquez Carpintero and Ernesto Canales Pereña, it seems that this system is open to abuse that could negatively affect your account.

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Future iPhones Might Not Even Come With Buttons
There have been rumors suggesting that Apple could be developing an iPhone without any ports for the future. Now it seems that not only could we see a portless iPhone, but an iPhone that lacks any kind of visible buttons. This is according to a patent discovered by AppleInsider which suggests that Apple is exploring the concept of invisible buttons.

Developer Discovers iOS Gambling App Disguised As A Game For Kids
One of the reasons Apple has insisted on maintaining its walled garden approach to iOS apps is that they have a greater degree of control over what apps make it in. This is meant to cut back on malicious or scam apps as each app is reviewed before it is allowed to be listed on the iOS App Store.

Google Assistant Can Now Help You Find Your iPhone
If you use an iPhone and have misplaced it, Apple has its “Find My” tool that will help you locate it. However, the good news is that you will now have more options to choose from because Google has announced that its Google Assistant digital assistant can now be used to help find your iPhone as well.

iPhone 14 Could Come With A Massive Camera Upgrade
Apple’s iPhone cameras have always performed very well. Maybe not as good compared to some of the competition in some regards, but always good enough to keep customers satisfied. However, if there is one thing that Apple rarely competes on, it would be megapixel count, instead choosing to focus on other hardware and software aspects to boost its performance.

iPhone 15 Could Finally Ditch The Notch
Apple’s iPhone this year is expected to maintain the notch in its display. However, based on the leaked images we’ve seen, it will be smaller. There have been rumors that the notch could be here to stay for a while, but we might only need to put up with it for a couple more generations, or at least that’s what analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes.

iPhone Mini Series Might Bite The Dust In 2022
Starting with the iPhone 12, Apple introduced a “mini” variant that was smaller and cheaper. Unfortunately, unlike the iPhone XE and its successors, the iPhone 12 mini was not a resounding success, which is why we can’t say we’re too surprised to learn that come 2022, the “mini” lineup could be biting the dust.

Discord Blocks iOS Users From Accessing NSFW Servers
Discord has evolved from being merely an app that gamers use to chat with each other to a platform where people can come together and talk and discuss various topics. Given the variety of topics, obviously some Discord servers have been marked as NSFW, which is fine, but there is some bad news for iOS users.

Editing Videos With Google Photos Just Got Better
Many probably know Google Photos as a photo backup service. However, the app on mobile does come with some pretty basic photo editing features if you need to make quick edits, crop images, and so on. However, if you wanted more powerful controls, especially for video, you might opt to use a different software.

iPhone Spends A Year Under Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake And Survives
Our smartphones, for the most part, aren’t really designed to be submerged underwater. They are designed to withstand water in the event we accidentally get them wet, but they were never really designed to go deep underwater, let alone remain there submerged for months on end. However, we are surprised from time to time with these stories.

iPhone 11 Pro With Misaligned Logo Sells For $2,700
Society is a bit funny sometimes. When we receive a product that is not up to the quality or standards we expect from the company, we make a fuss about it. However, there is another part of society where these sorts of quality issues are actually welcome and accepted because it represents a rare occurrence.

HTC Reportedly Planning To Launch New 5G Smartphones This Year
On the smartphone front, HTC has been kind of quiet. The company hasn’t fully exited the market yet, and it seems that won’t be happening anytime soon either. This is according to a new report from DigiTimes who claims that HTC is apparently planning to return to the smartphone market later this year with new 5G phones.

Future Smartphones Could Come With Built-In COVID-19 Detecting Sensors
Technology, especially medical technology, has come a very long way from way back in the day where you would need to visit a hospital or see a specialist for certain things. These days, our smartwatches come with heart rate sensors, blood oxygen sensors, and even ECG monitors, and in the future, our smartphones might also be able to detect COVID-19.

iPhone 13’s LTPO Display Could Result In 20% Energy Savings
According to the rumors, one of the biggest changes coming to the iPhone this year would be the introduction of an LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It was initially thought that the use of LTPO displays were to help offset the potential energy drain from the 120Hz refresh rate, but it turns out it might be more efficient than we thought.

Google Officially Announces The Pixel 5a 5G In The Most Unfun Way Possible
There have been rumors suggesting that Google could be working on a Pixel 5a 5G handset, and now it looks like those rumors have been confirmed at Google has officially announced the handset, although they did it in the most unfun way possible and without any fanfare, although we suppose they can’t be blamed.

Samsung Has A Hilarious Experiment That Transforms An iPhone Into A Galaxy Smartphone
It goes without saying that Samsung would be more than happy if they are able to convert an iPhone user to a Samsung user. The reverse would also probably be true, but in the case of Samsung, the company has actually launched an interactive website called “iTest” that basically “transforms” your iPhone into a Galaxy smartphone.

Apple Reveals That They Killed Plans To Bring iMessage To Android
Back in the day, one of the reasons why BlackBerry was as popular as it was was because of its messenger service, BBM. Back then, all the “cool kids” had BBM and the only way to get BBM was to buy a BlackBerry phone. Now, Apple has tried to replicate this with its iMessage platform, but it seems that at one point in time, they almost brought the feature onto […]