Apple rolls out WatchOS 8 with redesigned Home app, Workout updates, Fall Detection Update and more

Along with the rollout of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has begun rolling out their WatchOS 8 software update for compatible devices starting today. With it comes multiple new features such as new workout types, new Mindfulness app, Wallet and Home apps updates, a redesigned Photos app, and more.

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Apple rolls out iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 with focus mode, live text, on-device Siri, Facetime Spatial audio and more

After months of public beta versions, Apple has finally begun rolling out the stable versions of both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 to compatible devices. With iOS 15, Apple is introducing a number of new features such as audio and video enhancements to FaceTime, Shared with You, Focus mode, etc. With iPadOS 15, Apple has made multitasking easier, improved Widgets, new translation features and more.

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iPhone 14 Pro models said to feature punch-hole display, 48MP camera; under-screen Touch ID in 2023

Just as the iPhone 13 series got launched last week, rumoured features of next year’s Apple iPhone has begun surfacing. According to Ming Chi-Kuo, the 2022 iPhone Pro models will supposedly feature a hole-punch display and an upgraded 48MP wide camera. He also believes that Apple will introduce under-screen Touch ID support in the 2023 iPhones.

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Google found in violation of India’s competition law: CCI report

After a 2-year-long probe, the Competition Commission of India (Competition Commission of India) has released a report stating that Google leveraged their Play Store dominance and had antitrust behaviour that stifled competition in the Android smartphone space. The report, once reviewed, may result in penalties for Google and may force them to change their Play Store policies.

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Western Digital Elements SE External SSD with up to read speeds 400MBps, up to 2TB storage launched in India

Western Digital, leaders in portable digital storage solutions, has announced the launch of a new pocket-sized WD Elements SE External SSD for Mac and PC users. It offers capacities up to 2TBs, features a drop resistant design and read speeds up to 400MB/s.

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2nd Gen AirPods Pro and new iPad Pro with updated design may arrive in 2022

Apple recently launched a whole range of new products last week, including a new iPhone 13, a new iPads and a new Apple Watch. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman believes that Apple will mostly launch new MacBook Pros and AirPods by the end of 2021, and will launch products with bigger upgrades in 2022.

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Sony HT-S40R 5.1 channel 600W Home Cinema system with wireless rear speakers launched in India

Sony, a leader in home consumer technology, has announced the launch of the HT-S40R 5.1 channel home cinema system. It features 3 channel soundbar, a wireless sub and rear speakers with Dolby Digital Technology, support for TV wireless connection with BRAVIA TVs and more.

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Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon, Yoga Slim 7 Pro and IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook announced

During their Tech World 2021 event, Lenovo unveiled two new laptops in their Yoga series- a 14-inch Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon OLED laptop and a 16-inch ultra-slim Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro. These laptops feature AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, discrete GPU options and will run Windows 11 out of the box. Along with this, they also announced a 13.3-inch IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 Compute Platform and Google’s Chrome OS.

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Android 12 Beta 5 hints at Pixel overheating protection when charging

Most of us know that when you charge your Android smartphone, the device can get warm, or in some cases, quite hot. Google is working on a feature in Android 12 now for Pixel devices, where the phone will slow down the charging if it detects overheating and also notify the user.

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Portronics Pure Sound 101 120W soundbar with subwoofer launched for Rs. 7999

Portronics, makers of consumer electronics and accessories, has announced the launch of their Pure Sound 101 soundbar with wired subwoofer in India. This 2.1 channel system features a total power output of 120W, has multiple inputs including Bluetooth connectivity and more.

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LG Chem develops new ‘Real Folding Window’ glass material for future foldable smartphones

LG Chem, a division of LG that deals with chemicals, has unveiled their new “Real Folding Window” cover material designed for foldable smartphones of the future. The new material will reportedly be hard as glass, but have folding areas that are as flexible as plastic.

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Twitter for iOS testing edge-to-edge videos and pictures for timeline

Twitter is testing yet another visual tweak to their mobile experience on iOS, where videos, photos and GIFs will now stretch from edge-to-edge on the display. The test comes nearly a month after Twitter introduced a number of visual changes on both its mobile and web platforms.

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WhatsApp beta reveals Android to iOS chat history migration is coming soon

After months of development, WhatsApp finally began rolling out their cross-platform chat migration feature last week, however it was limited to iOS to Android transfer and supported on Samsung smartphones at the time. Now, the latest WhatsApp beta v2.21.19.1 for Android has now revealed that the company is working on the ability to migrate the chat history from Android to iOS too.

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OPPO Reno6 5G Review: A cheaper version of the Reno6 Pro?

When OPPO launched the Reno6 series smartphones, it came in two variants, a regular Reno6 and a more expensive Reno6 Pro. The Reno6 Pro, while having a great camera for a smartphone, is priced at Rs. 39990, which is quite expensive for a mid-range smartphone. The Reno6 on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 29990 and shares many of the features of the Reno6 Pro, with a few compromises. Continue reading “OPPO Reno6 5G Review: A cheaper version of the Reno6 Pro?”

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 with built-in Dolby Atmos announced

Bose, a leader in audio industry, has announced the launch of their Bose Soundbar 900. It features Bose spatial technologies that enhances Dolby Atmos content, connects via HDMI eARC, and has smart features such as voice assistant support, app control, Spotify Connect integration and more.

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