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Will Qualcomm Chips Reign Forever?

Chipsets are to smartphones what the brain is to humans. Your smartphone's chipset, also referred to as a processor, is the phone's central hub. It controls everything in your phone, from the camera to the music player, email program, and everything in between. The processor's effectiveness directly affects your phone's overall performance. Everything you do goes right into the proces....

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How Fast can Wireless Charging be?

While wireless charging is pretty much in its early stages, the technology is evolving rapidly and is anticipated to take over in the next few years. A wireless charger works by creating a magnetic field that your smartphone or other device absorbs to gain energy. When you place your device on a wireless charging pad, a built-in coil in your device receives and “harvests” energy from the ma....

iOS 15.4 – Everything You Need to Know

Apple used its maiden event of 2022 to unveil a collection of high-powered devices. Top on the list of the new gadgets are the revamped iPhone SE, the small but feature-rich Mac Studio, an upgraded iPad Air, and the Mac Studio. Further, the company confirmed its next major iOS update for iPhone and iPad. Dubbed iOS 15.4, this is a momentous update that’ll bring a collection of new fea....

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Spatial Audio 101: A Guide for Beginners

Like active noise cancellation, spatial audio is a feature that is becoming more common in luxury headphones. Maybe you have heard of it but you are unsure of what it is. Maybe you want to know how it works or whether it is worth buying. This article will tell you everything you need to know to be an informed consumer. What Is Spatial Audio? Spatial audio, or 3D audio, is a system of creating a ....

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The Complete Guide to USB Type-C

Nearly every phone or laptop comes with a USB-C port these days. The popular connector is creating waves in the electronics world and is steadily wiping out other port types.In fact, the European Commission is seeking to implement a law that’ll compel phone manufacturers, including Apple, to adopt USB Type-C as the standard port by 2024. If you’re yet to wrap your head around USB-C, this ....

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Quick Tips on Active Noise Cancellation

Active noise cancellation has become a standard feature for earbuds and headphones, but what makes active noise cancellation work? This article is meant to provide a simple explanation of how active noise cancellation works. But, we will also be talking about passive noise cancellation and environmental noise cancellation as well. Most people probably first became aware of active noise canc....

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Apple MFi Certified: The Definitive Guide

If you’ve never understood what the MFi certified label on Apple chargers and accessories means, this article has got you covered. For starters, many companies manufacture Apple accessories, including Lightning cables, video game controllers, and more. However, some of these accessories aren’t MFi certified. Indeed, MFi certification is crucial but complicated. We’ll explain everything you n....

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PD 3.1: The Next Generation of Chargers

Each year technology progresses, but the way it progresses is different every year. Next year will be the year of the chargers. These improvements to charging are largely thanks to the increased adoption of GaN chips and the new PD (Power Delivery) 3.1 standards. This article will outline how chargers have evolved, what PD 3.1 is, and advancements are in store for the next two to three years. ....

USB-C vs Lightning Cable

USB-C vs. Lightning Port: What’s the Difference?

In this article, we will compare the two dominant charging ports on the market: USB-C vs. Lightning. Last month, the European Commission proposed USB-C as a standard port for all electronic devices. Its aim is to prevent e-waste and consumer inconvenience. But, Apple - which uses the Lightning port on its iPhone - pushed back. Now, the decision is up in the air. So, which port is better? Let....

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Android 11 vs. iOS 15: Which OS Suits You Better?

Android vs iOS, who takes the cake? These two operating systems are by far the biggest players when it comes to the mobile market. In fact, Android has a whopping 72.45% share of the mobile operating system market. Its rival on the other comes in second place with a market share of 26.74%. A clear two-horse race! Both operating systems are great at what they do but there are major diffe....

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Unleashed: Apple’s October Event All Wrapped Up

Apple’s October event, dubbed ‘Unleashed,’ didn’t disappoint as an array of exciting releases were showcased to the public. The event kicked off by introducing the new ‘Voice Plan’ an Apple music plan that utilizes the power of Siri for easy access to songs. This was followed by a showcase of the new Homepod mini, a smart speaker designed to complement your smart home. Apple then presented the ....

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5G 101: Benefits of 5G Technology Explained

5G, the newest generation of wireless technology, is expected to change how we live and work. It will be faster and capable of handling more connected devices than the current 4G LTE network. To some, 5G technology promises better cellular capabilities and enhanced broadband. To others, 5G holds the key to shaping the future of virtually every industry. From manufacturing plants maint....

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Electricity’s Journey to Your Phone

We charge our devices every day but most people don’t stop to consider how the electricity gets into your devices. You have probably never thought about it, but you might expect that it would be difficult to understand. This article will walk you through the journey electricity takes from the wall outlet to the charger, and ultimately to your phone or tablet. Wall Socket The first stop for e....

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Apple Event Sept 2021 – iPhone 13, Watch 7, iPad, and More

The latest Apple Event just happened. The September 14th event delivered the news on the long-awaited iPhone 13 series of smartphones, iPad mini 6, and Apple Watch 7. However, the event failed to unveil Airpods 3 as expected. Here’s a quick summary of what was announced: The iPhone 13 lineup: Apple showed off the new line of iPhones—iPhone13, Pro, Mini, and Pro Max. They’re all upda....

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Will Apple Use USB-C Port On Future iPhones?

With advancements in technology, USB-C has taken us even closer to having a truly standard universal connector. And with more windows and Mac devices featuring the interface, you can tell that it is here to stay. We have seen Apple transition several of its devices from the lighting connector, which has been prominent on iPhones since its debut in 2012, to USB-C including the iPad Pro, MacBook ....

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Does the USB-C Charger Charge the Fastest?

Fast charge requires three things - a compatible device (phone, laptop, or tablet), a charger that supports USB fast charge, and a compatible cable. The cable will feature USB-C at least on the charger and either USB-C or Apple Lighting on the device end. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of fast charging and how USB-C 3.1 Power Delivery(PD) allows you to charge devices 2 to 4 times f....