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Netflix Adding Spatial Audio Support For iPhones And iPads

Netflix is rolling out spatial audio support for iPhones and iPads. The spatial audio feature has been rolled out to music streaming services such as Apple Music recently and its appeal is that it enhances the separation (or ‘space’) between sounds or instruments in the audio you are playing. This makes watching movies with headphones…

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OnePlus Admits To Slowing Down Apps On $1,000+ Flagship Phones

OnePlus, a popular manufacturer of mid-range to premium Android phones has been throttling the performance of many popular apps — on their $1,000+ flagship phones. It is the Snapdragon 888-powered OnePlus 9 Pro, which is strange considering that these are high performance phones costing over $1,000. When someone pays that much for performance, they aren’t…

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Apple Blocks Apps From Circumventing Customers’ Anti-Tracking Settings

Apple has reportedly caught some app vendors trying to circumvent customers’ anti-tracking settings via a tracking system called CAID. Apple blocked updates that implemented CAID. CAID is an system that allows participating app vendors to track users’ activity across apps, even if they declined permission to be tracked on their iPhones. It was introduced by…

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Samsung To Offer 5 Years Of Security Updates For Some Phones

Samsung, one of the largest phone manufacturers will start offering 5 years of security updates for some of its Android phones. The supported models are the Galaxy Enterprise phones. This could (and should) be the norm for Android phones, but sadly it isn’t. The industry (like many others) has been driving customers to buy new…

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Sony Reveals The $9,000 Pro Level Airpeak S1 Drone

Drones have grown over the years (both literally and figuratively) as a carrier for cameras used by video production crews. Initially, most of them were small and could only carry absurdly tiny cameras with poor video quality. The high quality cameras used by professionals are usually enormous and heavy. This is one of the reasons…

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Siri Will Start Working Offline (When Feasible) In iOS 15

Apple has been transitioning towards privacy for years, and they have been making strides. However, Siri has been transmitting recordings to Apple’s servers for processing. It is clear that iPhones have the required hardware to handle speech recognition offline instead of using a remote server to do it, and now Apple is rolling out that…

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Android Apps May Be Forced To Use The Official Share Menu

Android apps have been launching custom share menus. However, recently they haven’t been able to (but they can launch ShareSheet, the official share menu) and this was reported as a bug by Sharedr. Google says it isn’t a bug and that apps aren’t supposed to alter share menus because it’s technically infeasible and causes an…

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iOS 14.6 Has Been Released, Implementing Support For Lossless Apple Music

Apple has released iOS 14.6, an update that enables iPhones to use the new lossless version of Apple Music among other benefits. Apple Card Family: iOS 14.6 enables Apple Card Family users to track and manage expenditure with optional limits and other controls via a convenient app. This is definitely welcome at a time when…

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iOS Should Have A Permissions Screen

Apple has been leading the pack on user privacy for smartphones and tablets for years, and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5 is one of the most prominent examples of that so far. Despite offering a significantly higher security and privacy standard than Android, iOS users would still benefit from having a permissions screen.…

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Clubhouse Is Rolling Out Its Android Version

The popular drop-in audio chat app Clubhouse is launching an Android version after offering it on iOS only for over a year. Clubhouse caught on among celebrities and influencers during its invite-only phase due to its charming simplicity and other qualities. The platform is now threatened by Facebook and Twitter, whom have launched similar products.…