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Xiaomi: 5 things you didn’t know about the Apple of the East

Once the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, Xiaomi was founded in 2010. Its biggest markets are China and India, where the company overtook Samsung at the beginning of the year, becoming the highest selling brand in the country. Xiaomi is often referred to as the Apple of the...


White House’s tariffs could raise prices on Apple, Sonos, Fitbit products

Consumer technology devices like phones and laptops have dodged the White House’s imposed tariffs so far, but the latest proposed round has the potential to hike up the costs of goods from familiar brands like Apple, Fitbit, and Sonos. According to Reuters, the latest set including $200 billio...


The Wemo Mini is the first device to get software support for Apple’s HomeKit

It’s been over a year since Apple first announced that it would let device manufacturers add support for its HomeKit smart home standard with just software authentication (instead of requiring an Apple-approved physical chip), and now the Wemo Mini smart plug is the first device to implement t...


Apple Launches New Summertime Savings Apple Pay Promotion

Apple today launched a new Apple Pay promotion called Summertime Savings, offering a range of discounts on Apple Pay purchases made within select apps or on select websites from July 19 to August 1. Participating companies include Fandango, Groupon, Grubhub, Hotels.com, Houzz, and more, with a full...


Apple Revises Plans for Contentious Federation Square Store in Australia

Apple today submitted revised blueprints for its planned Federation Square retail store location in Melbourne, Australia, according to the Federation Square website. Apple first announced the new flagship store in December, set to be built at Federation Square, a shopping center, public square, and...

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Unreal Engine Update Brings Support for Latest Augmented Reality Toolkits from Magic Leap, Apple, & Google

On Thursday, Epic Games released Unreal Engine 4.20, which finally includes support for the latest iterations of ARKit and ARCore, as well as Magic Leap One early access. Originally announced earlier this year, Unreal Engine 4.20 is the first version to fully support development on Magic Leap's pl...


Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro has some serious CPU throttling issues

On paper, Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro appears to be a monster of a laptop, configurable with a powerful Intel eighth-generation Core i9 six-core processor. But it turns out shelling out an extra $400 to upgrade to the beefier CPU isn't worth it. Benchmarks shared by customers who've purchased th...


Apple replaced its executive portraits with Memoji

Today is World Emoji Day, and to get in on the fun, Apple has replaced all of its executives’ headshots with Memoji versions of their faces. Technically, Memoji are not the same thing as emoji. They’re Apple-exclusive characters that are made in the same style as real emoji, and they can...


Apple won’t replace faulty MacBook Pro keyboards with third-gen components

The new, third-generation MacBook Pro keyboards are definitely quieter, but they won’t be used to swap out the faulty ones from older MacBooks, reports MacRumors. In a statement, Apple says the third-gen components are “exclusive” to 2018 MacBook Pros, so if you plan to take your l...


Navigation Wars: Google Maps vs Waze vs Apple Maps

The dawn of the smartphone age had us cheering for GPS chips and easy, on-the-go navigation. No longer were we beholden to sites like MapQuest (which still exists as a mobile app, by the way) and printing out directions. Instead, we could open up our maps app, input a destination, and receive live,...

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