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Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

Verizon nationwide DSS 5G reportedly slower than 4G

If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, 5G would have continued to be the buzzword in the mobile and telecommunications market. While more and more smartphones are coming out with 5G support, network operators are still slowly but surely expanding the next-gen network's coverage across the country. Not all 5G is created equal, which already complicates matters from the get-go. Things can get even more confusing when you consider that carriers like Verizon have different types of 5G, one of which might actually be slowing down your iPhone 12 or Google Pixel 5.

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Al Jazeera hacking blamed on zero-click iPhone exploit

Al Jazeera hacking blamed on zero-click iPhone exploit

Just as we're about to put a close on an already troubled 2020, news of massive hacking incidents, particularly targeting US government offices, exploded over the Internet. They aren't, however, the only victims and something equally sinister and serious may be taking place around the Persian Gulf. Al Jazeera, the popular and outspoken Doha-based media organization, was informed that dozens of its journalists may have been spied on by nation-states using an iMessage bug on iPhones running slightly older versions of iOS.

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Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple “Personal Safety is At Risk” document helps you avoid stalkers

Apple just published a document called "Device and Data Access when Personal Safety is At Risk." This document was published as a PDF, made to exist as a guide for users of all sorts, be they your average smartphone, tablet, or computer user or a hardened internet-ready professional. This document is very important, not just because it's handy, but because it'll act as a line in the sand for Apple, providing a level of support for everyday users that hasn't been available anywhere before.

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Best cases to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max safe

Best cases to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max safe

If you’ve picked up the iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll definitely want one of the best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases to keep it safe. This phone starts at $1,099 and most people buy higher storage variants. When you’re already spending that much, it just makes sense to get a durable or rugged case to save you some heartache and protect your favorite new gadget.

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Apple plans major boost for iPhone in 1H 2021

Apple plans major boost for iPhone in 1H 2021

It would appear that the lull in smartphone sales for 2020 was just that - a temporary situation. A report from Nikkei Asia suggests that the first half of 2021 will see Apple increase production by 30% year-on-year. A combination of demand for the first 5G-enabled iPhone and COVID-19 vaccination distribution worldwide appear to be paving the way for a monstrous year for Apple.

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Apple Fitness+ subscription service now available for iPhone, Apple Watch

Apple Fitness+ subscription service now available for iPhone, Apple Watch

After weeks of buildup from the moment of announcement, Apple Fitness+ was released for several Apple device platforms. This includes iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The Apple Fitness+ program is included in the Apple One Premier plan alongside Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud storage.

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iOS 14.3 released: ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro plus AirPods Max support

iOS 14.3 released: ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro plus AirPods Max support

Apple has released iOS 14.3, adding support for its new AirPods Max headphones and bringing hotly-anticipated Apple ProRAW support to its flagship iPhone 12 Pro models. The new release also adds support for Apple Fitness+, the company's new guided health workout system aiming to unseat Peloton.

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Galaxy S21+ compared with iPhone 12 Pro in leaked video

Galaxy S21+ compared with iPhone 12 Pro in leaked video

Samsung has all but confirmed its mid-January event that could mean the announcement of the Galaxy S21 trio. As if to drive home the fact that Samsung's early 2021 flagships are really ready this early, videos of a working version of the Galaxy S21+ has now been making rounds on the Internet. The first one gave a glimpse of the "middle child" in all its entirety and now we're seeing it side by side with Apple's own median, the iPhone 12 Pro.

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Apple modem plan aims to oust Qualcomm 5G

Apple modem plan aims to oust Qualcomm 5G

Apple is working on its own cellular modem, aiming to oust Qualcomm from its iPhone, iPad, and other devices, much in the same way that Apple Silicon is squeezing out Intel from Mac. The move would see Apple gain another degree of control in its device design, a strategy which has seen the consumer electronics firm already segue into chip-design among other things.

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Xbox Family Settings app’s 2 new features make all the difference

Xbox Family Settings app’s 2 new features make all the difference

This week Xbox revealed a pair of new features for their Xbox Family Settings app. One allows the user to more usefully manage purchases - now with the ability to accept or decline requests to purchase games. The other big feature allows the user to pause a child's screen time - with the greatest of ease.

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Apple might also remove the iPhone charging cable from the box

Apple might also remove the iPhone charging cable from the box

The iPhone 12 changed a lot of things, from the camera combination to the design of the edges. The biggest change, however, is not in the phone itself but what came with it inside the box. Apple's decision to not ship with EarPods and even a charger proved to be controversial despite the company's claims of benefiting the environment and lowering costs. It might not be stopping there, however, as a recent after-sales survey suggests it is mulling over removing even the USB-C Lightning cable in the future.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming (beta) headed to iOS and PC

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud gaming (beta) headed to iOS and PC

Microsoft announced that the next place cloud gaming (beta) with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is headed is iOS. Right alongside this system's next (mobile) appearance is the Windows PC drop through the official Xbox app. The iOS version of the experience will - unfortunately - be limited to a mobile web browser... but it might be fine anyway.

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