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Galaxy S20 vs. iPhone 11: 5 features Apple should steal in 2020

The wait for Samsung’s impressive newest smartphone lineup is almost over. The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra go on sale next month, with prices starting at $999. You probably won’t be

Siri update tackles tough election questions

“Hey Siri, who won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary?” Starting today, Apple’s digital assistant is able to answer that and other election questions as part of Apple News’ 2020

Logitech’s new StreamCam is … a smart webcam for Mac streamers

The new Logitech StreamCam is built to make video streamers’ lives simpler. The smart webcam captures 1080p/60 fps video and connects via USB-C. Plus, the updated Logitech Capture software — which

Galaxy S20 Ultra camera ups ante on iPhone with Space Zoom and 108-megapixel photos

Samsung fired a powerful-sounding salvo in the battle for smartphone camera supremacy Tuesday when it introduced the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Ultra kicks off a new decade in smartphone camera technology

Apple brings Swift Playgrounds to the Mac

Apple’s educational coding app, Swift Playgrounds, has finally made its way to the Mac. After landing on the iPad in 2016, Apple has created a Catalyst version of Swift Playgrounds for Mac, making it

Avalanche uses AI to convert from Aperture to Lightroom (and preserves your edits)

New Mac app Avalanche uses artificial intelligence to preserve all your edits and metadata when it converts Aperture libraries to Lightroom. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Samsung tries to take on AirPods Pro without active noise cancellation

Samsung today unpacked Galaxy Buds Plus, its answer to Apple’s top-selling AirPods. The Korean company’s latest truly wireless headphones offer better sound quality and longer battery life. But they

Get 75% off a VideoProc GPU-accelerated video editing software lifetime license

This video editing post is presented by Digiarty, maker of VideoProc. If you’re a 4K/HD video maven and you want to work with it across your devices — handheld cameras, drone cameras, smartphones,

Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip phone folds up like a clamshell

The future of folding phones took a step in a new direction today with Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Z Flip. Taking a different approach to folding displays than the disastrous Galaxy Fold, the Z

Ex-Warner Music Group head of innovation joins Apple Music

Apple Music has added another media industry veteran to its roster of top executives. Former Warner Music Group head of innovation, Jeff Bronkikowski, revealed that he has accepted a job with the

MacBook vs. iPad: Which one is right for you?

The iPad is an amazing computer, but maybe you still need a Mac. This MacBook vs. iPad guide will help you decide between the two devices. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Tim Cook tweets tribute to civil rights movement for Black History Month

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a photo of himself at one of the most iconic civil rights movement monuments in his home state of Alabama this morning to show his support for Black History Month. Cook, who

AirPods sales could blow past 100 million units this year

Apple’s AirPods will once again dominate the market for truly wireless headphones in 2020, according to a market research firm. And sales will hit 100 million units this year. The only real question

Egypt in 4K shows why you should have an iPhone 11 Pro

Still not persuaded that an upgrade to the iPhone 11 Pro is worth the money? If you are a photographer or wanna-be filmmaker that still needs convincing, travel vlogger Harshit Vora makes a

China develops a data-hungry app for tracking coronavirus

The Chinese government developed an app that lets users check whether they are at risk of infection from the novel coronavirus spreading across the country. The location-aware “close contact detector”

Apple restores banned BlueMail app but devs say fight is not over

Banned email app BlueMail is back in the Mac App Store, just one week after its developers tried to publicly rally other small companies to speak out against Apple’s App Store practices. Ben and Dan

Judge approves Sprint and T-Mobile megamerger

T-Mobile’s $26 billion merger with Sprint has been given the go-ahead by a U.S. district judge, rocketing the companies’ stock prices upward. Sprint increased 74% this morning, hitting $8.34.

Gear up and take your iPhone photography to a new level [Deals]

The cameras on our iPhones are crazy good, but they’re still limited. Taking great photos means having the right hardware. If you want to upgrade your visual game for iPhone, you’ll want to check out

Apple joins alliance dedicated to reducing world’s reliance on passwords

Apple has signed up as a member to the FIDO Alliance, an organization whose mission is to develop and promote authentication standards for reducing the world’s reliance on passwords. The news was made

Amazon still dominates smart speakers, leaving HomePod in the dust

Apple’s HomePod may be two years old, but it may as well be a total newcomer based on its percentage of the overall U.S. smart speaker market. According to a new report from eMarketer, Apple joins