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Wednesday July 28, 2021
20:12WhatsApp could soon coax iPhone users onto Android – here's how
WhatsApp users could soon switch smartphone platforms without sacrificing their chat history, according to new reports. The prospective feature, spied by WABetaInfo, would make it possible to transfer the conversation history from iPhone to Android. ...   The Inquirer
19:25PS Plus games for August feature a PS4 and PS5 newcomer
Sony has revealed the free PlayStation Plus games for August and they include a game previously unavailable on PS5 and PS4. A somewhat modest line up for the coming month is headlined by Hunter’s Arena: Legends, as previously announced during the July State of Play live stream. ...   The Inquirer
18:24PS5 sales hit 10m, but Sony 'some time' from meeting demand
Sony may be celebrating the sale of ten million PS5 consoles, but the reality is the company knows it could be a lot more. The next-gen machine is Sony’s fastest-selling console ever, despite being so hard to come by since its release in late 2020. All things considered, with wider availability Sony may have shifted at least 20 million consoles. ...   The Inquirer
17:24Here's how Google Play's new app safety labels will look
Google is giving Android users and developers a glimpse at the new app safety labels that will be displayed on all Play Store listings from next year. First announced in May, the idea is to inform Android device owners about how their data will be used by the app. ...   The Inquirer
15:10POCO X3 GT unveiled with 42-minute Turbo Charging
POCO has revealed its latest affordable phone designed with some surprisingly flagship features: the POCO X3 GT. POCO, a fairly new player in the world of tech, announced the global debut of its latest smartphone, soon to be available in regions including Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. ...   The Inquirer
14:52The next iPad Air could get a second camera and a Pro-like design
The iPad Air 5 will sport a similar design to the 3rd generation iPad Pro, according to a recent report by Japanese site Mac Otakara (via MacRumors).  Mac Otakara – who received the following information from a Chinese supplier – says that the 5th generation iPad Air will be based on the same chassis as the 3rd generation iPad Pro 11-inch. ...   The Inquirer
14:32TikTok now uses AI for user violations – here's what it means for you
TikTok will be employing AI to help remove violative content on its platform, but is it enough? We asked three experts to weigh in. TikTok is evolving, the platform is now only four years old but it has over one billion users and is available in over 150 countries. ...   The Inquirer
13:56AMD's chip supply will remain tight through 2021
AMD’s chief executive said Tuesday that she expects the supply of AMD’s chips to be “tight” throughout the remainder of the year, but are expected to ease up in 2022.Dr. ...   PC World
13:00NuraTrue wireless earbuds with personalised sound revealed
Nura are an audio brand known for bringing their expertise in sound personalisation to their products, and they’ve the latest beneficiary of their skills in the NuraTrue wireless earbud. ...   The Inquirer
12:02Fitbit Charge 5: Everything we know about Fitbit’s next fitness tracker
Released in 2020, the Fitbit Charge 4 still sits proudly on our list of the best fitness trackers you can buy. But what might Fitbit have up its figurative and literal sleeve with the Fitbit Charge 5? Leaks and speculation about the Fitbit Charge 5 have been a little light on the ground so far, but that all changed in July 2021 when the first image of a device codenamed Morgan leaked. ...   The Inquirer
11:47The ZTE Axon 30 has a very clever display trick
ZTE has announced its latest generation smartphone, and it seems like it has everything. ZTE is taking the full-screen feature to the next level by introducing a new under-display camera in its newest smartphone, the ZTE Axon 30. The under-display camera area on-screen is the first one to be introduced worldwide. ...   The Inquirer
10:25How to transfer PS5 photos and videos to USB
Want to take your precious PS5 clips, drop them on a USB and share them via a laptop or PC? These are the steps you need to take to move photos and videos from your PS5 to a USB stick. Even now, more than six months since its release – trying to get your hands on a PS5 is a herculean task unto itself. ...   The Inquirer
10:20Twitch and Amazon Music have landed on Toshiba TVs in the UK
Toshiba has announced that Twitch and Amazon Music are now available as apps on its smart TVs, bringing the streaming services to your living room. The Twitch app lets users browse Twitch channels and tune into livestreams on any Toshiba smart TV released from June 2018, including Android and Alexa built-in models. ...   The Inquirer
09:30Why this $240 5G phone is worth checking out
The OnePlus Nord N200 5G surprised me. It costs just $240, yet I can’t believe how many great features it shares with the OnePlus 9 Pro that costs almost four times as much. If you want fast 5G speeds and a great Android OS experience on a budget, then the N200 is worth a look.  Adam Patrick Murray/IDG The design is classic OnePlus: Love it or hate it. ...   PC World
09:00How to assign more than one voice command to a single Alexa routine
Having trouble remembering the exact voice commands for your Alexa routines? Now you can add multiple phrases to a single routine.   PC World
08:50Google working on a ‘Switch to Android’ iOS app to tempt iPhone users
Since opposition from Symbian, Microsoft and BlackBerry was wiped out, the market share for Android and iOS has remained pretty steady. One of the reasons for this is the difficulty in transferring data, settings and apps between platforms, but it looks like Google is about to launch an app to make the switch that bit less painless in future. ...   The Inquirer
08:41The best benchmarking software for your PC
You’ve spent months planning, researching, and painstakingly putting together every component in your beloved gaming rig. Now it’s time to see what it can do. Much like a virtuoso pianist will practice his scales to see how fast he can do them, you too can test your PC to see if it’s ready for Carnegie Hall-like levels of performance. ...   PC World
08:06Best kettles 2021
You can’t live without a kettle, but if you don’t buy the best kettle you could be in for an annoying time. In this guide, we’ll help you pick the best model to suit your needs, whether you need one that’s easy to fill and pour, a stunning-looking model for a high-end kitchen or one that has adjustable temperature controls for making different types of drink. ...   The Inquirer
07:53There will be no OnePlus 9T, leaker says
OnePlus 9 Pro Anybody holding out for the OnePlus 9T will be left disappointed, according to one prominent leaker.While a ‘T’ version of OnePlus’ annual flagship phone has been a staple of the company’s calendar since the OnePlus 3T in 2016, it appears that 2021 will be the year when that trend ends. Leaker Max Jambor broke the news in a two-word tweet, simply writing “No 9T. ...   The Inquirer
07:08Apple warns of potential iPhone 13 and iPad shortages coming up
While Apple had plenty of good news to share with investors following its record breaking quarter, there was a sting in the tail with possible bad news coming down the track. It seems the company is not immune from the global chip shortage, and investors were warned that iPhone 13 and iPad supply could suffer as a result. ...   The Inquirer
06:26Microsoft, Apple and Google record impressive quarterly profits as...
Apple, Google and Microsoft have all posted incredibly strong quarterly numbers overnight. All three enjoyed strong growth as the world slowly exits pandemic based lockdown. Apple made $21.7 billion profit for the period from April to June, which represents the best fiscal third quarter in its entire history, and up 93% year-on-year. Total revenue for the period was $81. ...   The Inquirer
06:01Vivaldi 4.1 browser debuts macros, accordion tabs
Vivaldi 4.1 offers something that’s a rarity in the world of browsers: a new macro system that complements the niche browser’s implementation of new “accordion tabs,” too. Both features offer some intriguing new ways to surf the web.Vivaldi debuted a few years ago as the brainchild of some former developers of the Opera browser. ...   PC World
06:00OnePlus Nord 2 5G Deals: O2, Three and SIM-free options
OnePlus has announced the pricing arrangements for the new OnePlus Nord 2 5G phone in the United Kingdom. Following its recent launch, we now know the selling arrangements for the device on the O2 and Three networks in the UK. The SIM-free price of the phone will start at £399 and it’s available from today. ...   The Inquirer
Tuesday July 27, 2021
20:38Microsoft says Surface, Windows sales were hurt by chip shortages
Chip shortages have hit one of the world’s largest software companies, Microsoft, and its lineup of Surface PCs.Microsoft reported net income of $16.5 billion (up 47 percent from a year ago) on revenue of $46.2 billion, an increase of 21 percent over the same period. But two key businesses suffered as a result of ongoing supply issues. ...   PC World
19:46Alexa gets an iPhone home screen widget even Siri doesn't have
Amazon has brought Alexa to the iPhone Home Screen with a new widget enabling iOS users to ‘Ask Alexa’ with a single tap. An update to the Amazon Alexa app gives the assistant a more accessible home on Siri’s territory, without having to enter the Alexa app itself. ...   The Inquirer
19:00Under-display Touch ID and Face ID just got closer – is it iPhone 14...
Apple has moved a step closer to the first full-screen iPhone, potentially consigning the unloved notch to smartphone history. Or at least reducing its size somewhat. The company has been granted a patent in the United States for a new system that would see Touch ID and Face ID finally move beneath the display. ...   The Inquirer
18:13Nothing ear (1) vs AirPods Pro: Which true wireless ANC buds are for...
Nothing ear (1) vs AirPods Pro: There’s a new ANC true wireless earphone in town. Can Nothing match up to Apple’s best buds? Nothing is finally something. After months of speculation and hype, the tech start-up founded by Carl Pei of OnePlus fame has unveiled its first product; the Nothing ear (1) true wireless earphones. ...   The Inquirer
17:02Oculus Quest 2 sales paused over skin irritation concerns – free...
Oculus is pausing sales of the Quest 2 VR headset following reports from some users who’ve experienced skin irritation after using the device. The company is offering Quest 2 owners a free silicone cover for the headset’s ‘foam facial interface’, but will be halting new sales globally until the new accessory can be included in all packages. ...   The Inquirer
16:12Flight Simulator's awesome performance update lands on PCs today
Microsoft released its groundbreaking Flight Simulator for its Xbox Series X and S on Tuesday, but PC gamers have a real treat as well: The significant performance upgrade Microsoft and Asobo Studios teased is now live. ...   PC World
15:44Oculus recalls Quest 2 over foam irritation, will add a 128GB option
Facebook’s Oculus division said Tuesday that it’s pausing sales of the company’s Oculus Quest 2 headset, after reports that its foam facial interface irritated the skin of some customers.When the device returns in a few weeks, however, Oculus said that the Quest 2 would also feature a larger storage option, a 128GB headset on sale for the same price of $299. ...   PC World
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
12:45Psytrance Plugins releases XMS Pack - 3 modern effects for WIndows and ...
Psytrance Plugins has released XMS Pack. The XMS Pack is a pack of 3 modern effects: Chorus. Flanger. Phaser. These effects feature CrossOver (Low/Highpass), Stereo Width... Read More   KVR Audio
Tuesday July 27, 2021
21:38HoRNet updates TheNormalizer to v1.3.0
HoRNet Plugins has updated TheNormazlier, the gain normalization tool. The new 1.3.0 version is a feature release and includes: Added Apple Silicon M1 support. Fixed... Read More   KVR Audio
05:39SampleScience releases free French Violin plugin
SampleScience has announced the release of French Violin, a donationware violin VST/AU plugin for Windows and macOS. The plugin features 6 articulations as well as an array of simple controls... Read More   KVR Audio
Monday July 26, 2021
14:42Igor Vasiliev updates BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app...
Igor Vasiliev has updated their BeatCutter - Rhythm slicing and recombining app for iOS to version 1.4. They say: BeatCutter is an experimental multi-channel app for slicing... Read More   KVR Audio
Sunday July 25, 2021
11:55Ample Sound releases Ample China Dongxiao with Summer Sale
Ample Sound has released Ample China Dongxiao. Ample China Dongxiao(ACDX) is built on the Woodwind Sample Engine, with 4.8 GB samples, including head and body articulations, FX sounds,... Read More   KVR Audio
07:56discoDSP updates Discovery Pro synth to v7.3
discoDSP has updated Discovery Pro to release 7.3. What's new: New default Nordic Dawn skin by Ilkka Rosma. New edit menu skins selector. New Gate and Mod 0.5x / 1.0x... Read More   KVR Audio
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Wednesday July 28, 2021
09:33Groove Vibes releases Real Guitar - Tabs and Chords v7.6.0
iPhone, iPad / Instruments / Guitars: Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar or are you just missing your favorite music instrument? We made the most convenient and realistic guitar simulator that doesn't require special training or complex tutorials. In our app you'll find: Variety of...   440Software
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