• Android 13 custom ROMs are now available for the ancient Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II

    Even though it’s been over a month since Google rolled out Android 13 on the stable channel, the update is officially only available on a handful of phones. But since the company has also uploaded the Android 13 source code to AOSP, the aftermarket development community has released custom ROMs based on Android 13 for

  • Galaxy A52 gets first One UI 5 beta release based on Android 13

    Samsung opened the One UI 5 public beta program for its flagship Galaxy S22 series early last month. Over the last few weeks, the company has released a few beta builds for the devices, giving users a chance to experience everything new in the Android 13 release ahead of the stable rollout. While the Galaxy

  • Google Photos is messing up old backed-up images for some users

    Many Google Photos users have reported seeing artifacts in old backed-up images in the last few days. The issue seems to affect photos uploaded over five years ago, adding lines, dots, deep cracks, and what looks like water stains not present on the original uploads. A support thread highlighting the issue includes various examples showcasing

  • You might not have to wait too long to get your hands on the Pixel Watch

    Google will officially showcase the Pixel Watch alongside its flagship Pixel 7 series at a hardware launch event early next month. However, the company is struggling to keep its first smartwatch under wraps until the event. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen several reports highlighting key details about the Pixel Watch. Now, a new

  • Do the Apple AirPods Pro 2 have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)?

    Apple unveiled the second-gen AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 14 series recently. While the new model doesn’t feature any significant design changes, the AirPods Pro 2 brings some noteworthy improvements to the table. They come with Apple’s new H2 chip, a redesigned inward-facing microphone, Spatial Audio support, and a new Adaptive Transparency mode. Coming to

  • Does the Apple iPhone 14 series have dual-frequency GPS?

    The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max debut several exciting features that are not found on the standard iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. For one, there’s a Dynamic Island which cleverly uses the new pill-shaped notch to display alerts and controls around it. There’s also a brand new 48MP primary camera that

  • How many software updates will the Apple Watch SE 2 get?

    The Cupertino firm launched the 2022 additions to the Apple Watch family during its Far Out event. The SE 2 is a welcome upgrade to the original budget model. It comes with a faster processor and other improvements. This allows users to utilize the highest-end Apple silicon — without needing to buy an Apple Watch Series

  • Amazfit GTR 4 review: A stylish watch with good battery life

    For many shoppers, the choice between smartwatches comes down to two big players — Apple and Samsung. On one side you have the Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch making up more than half of the smartwatch market. And on the other side, there are brands like Amazfit. Granted Amazfit hasn’t had a flawless run

  • Acer Aspire Vero review: A decent performing, eco-friendly plastic laptop

    When you buy a laptop for prices close to $800, you often think about specifications and price more than anything else. Never on your mind is about how friendly your new laptop is to the environment. Or, if it’s using recycled materials and upcycled content. You just want one of the best laptops that feels

  • With Dynamic Island, Apple made use of the display cutout in ways Android brands just couldn't yet

    The only thing everyone can agree on when it comes to “Dynamic Island” is that it is a bad name. Otherwise, opinions on the actual usability or aesthetic of the new interactive pill-shaped cutout in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been completely divisive. Personally, I was sold from the get-go,

  • Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless review: Excellent audio quality and impeccable battery life

    If you’re looking for a new pair of headphones, you’ve undoubtedly come across Sennheiser. The company is revered for its quality and is one of the top dogs that would normally be pitted against the likes of Sony and Bose. Sennheiser’s flagship consumer-grade headphones, the Momentum series, are ones that have been known for their

  • Are the Apple AirPods Pro 2 waterproof? Do they have an IP rating?

    Even though the new AirPods Pro 2 don’t feature any major design changes, Apple’s latest premium TWS earbuds bring several noteworthy improvements over the original AirPods Pro. The earbuds pack Apple’s latest H2 chip for improved connectivity, enhanced noise cancellation capabilities, a new inward-facing microphone for better audio quality in calls, and a longer-lasting battery.