Tag: iPhone

Apple, the iPhone and the BatteryGate

Battery & CPU throttling and being phased out of the update ecosystem, one of the many ways Apple & other smartphone makers get you to upgrade.

Your next Apple or Samsung phone might not have a charger in the box

When news broke last week that the iPhone 12 might come without a charger in the box – the Android fanboy in me was smiling from ear to ear man! My immediate reaction was “Apple is anti-consumer so no surprise there.” You can therefore imagine my face when Samsung (which happens to be my brand […]

Apple’s WWDC Is Happening Today, Things To Look Out For

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference is happening today at 7pm Local Time. The conference, because of the global pandemic is now going virtual. You can stream the event on Apple’s YouTube account. Here’s what to look out for Operating System Updates This event is usually where Apple announces updates and new features to their operating systems. […]

Apple & Google’s Contact Tracing Software Will Be Ready In A Few Days

A fortnight ago, Apple and Google announced that they were working on software that would help with contact tracing for Coronavirus; In this spirit of collaboration, Google and Apple are announcing a joint effort to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user […]

Apple Fined For Slowing Down Older Phones & Not Informing Consumers

For a long time iPhone and tech enthusiasts believed that once Apple announced a new iPhone device, older devices would slow down and start working less efficiently. In 2017, this was proven to be the case after a US teenager discovered that Apple was slowing its devices down in order to preserve battery life. Not […]

Users Of Older iPhone Models Need To Update Their Phones To Avoid This GPS Bug

Apple recently sent out an official warning to users running iPhone 5, iPad 4 and devices released earlier. People running these devices need to update to the latest version or risk some buggy GPS, time and date keeping functionality. Because of the bugs ability to affect date keeping, it becomes more severe in that it […]

Google Researchers Claim To Have Found Security Flaw In iPhones

Google’s security researchers claim to have found an exploit which exposes iPhone users who visit malicious websites to hackers. Earlier this year Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) discovered a small collection of hacked websites. The hacked sites were being used in indiscriminate watering hole attacks against their visitors, using iPhone 0-day.   There was no target […]

iPhone Users, The Next Version Of iOS promises Apps That Are 50% Smaller

If you live in a country where internet data comes at a premium (Zimbabwe is on that list) you’ll be happy to know that the next version of iOS is coming with some features that’ll allow you to spend much more data when it comes to installing and updating applications on your iPhone. During the […]

WhatsApp’s ‘Advanced Search’ Feature Will Make Searching Through Your Chats Much Easier

Facebook-owned WhatsApp keeps rolling out new features to keep its users hooked. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new search feature called ‘Advanced Search’ that would make searching for media easy for the users. WhatsApp already has a search feature that lets you search messages within multiple chats at once easily. But now, WhatsApp […]

WhatsApp’s Latest Bug Lets iPhone Users Bypass Its New Face And Touch ID Lock Feature

Less than a month after WhatsApp added a new security feature to its iOS app, users have found a vulnerability. The Facebook-owned chat app added a handy ‘lock’ ability to its iOS app that requires Touch ID or Face ID to unlock the app and view chats. It was a welcome change that added convenient […]

Some iPhone Apps Can Record Your Screen Activity

It’s been a pretty interesting few weeks for Apple devices. The company that usually claims that they have the upper hand on their competition when it comes to protecting user privacy has had a few mishaps when it comes to user privacy. First, it was the FaceTime bug that allowed other users to listen in on […]

WhatsApp Users On iPhone Now Able To Unlock The App Using Face/Touch ID

We’ve known for a while now that WhatsApp was working on some biometric integration and the feature has finally made its debut on the iPhone. iOS users will now be able to lock their WhatsApp chats and use their fingerprint or facial recognition to open the application. This is according to the WhatsApp update notes […]

Apple Urging Investors To Shift Focus From iPhones As They Have 900 Million Users They Can Monetize

Apple announced their quarterly results and as expected they iPhone sales slowed down. This wasn’t as big as many thought it would be because Apple is telling investors not to focus overly on the iPhones. Why? Because iPhones are in the past and that’s not where Apple expect their growth to come from going forward. […]

FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Dents Apple’s Reputation As The Protector Of User Privacy

FaceTime is one of the many pride and joys of iPhone users and along with applications such as iMessage, this has been touted as one of the many reasons why you should own an Apple device over Android. Unfortunately, a recently discovered bug makes using the voice and video calling platform a privacy nightmare… The […]

Apple Not Selling As Many iPhones As Expected So They’ll Lower Production By 10%

Back in September Apple released their new phones like they always do and they then followed up these releases with the new iPad. All these devices were met by stellar reviews on YouTube and in the mainstream media but consumers weren’t the biggest of fans and the sales paint a different picture. Originally Apple intended […]

Here Is What You Need To Know About USB Type-C

So a lot of devices with Type-C only ports are coming out these days. If you are among the very few people who don’t know what that is then buckle down as I regale you with the Amazing tale of ports. Part of the tech life is knowing which gadgets have what ports and which […]

Apple Announced 3 New iPhones, Will You Be Getting One?

Last night, Apple announced 3 new iPhones X models and this time we have to call the devices iPhone ten as intended because pronouncing them as ex-es, ex-r and ex-es Max is a herculean task. So what’s new? Well the iPhone 8 Plus is gone and it’s been replaced  by the XS Max which comes […]

Apple Is Announcing The New iPhone Later On Today And You Can Now Follow Watch The Event Live On Twitter

So every time Apple announces a new device, people pay attention. That was the case with the iPod in 2001, similarly, with the iPhone in 2007, the iPad in 2010 and most of the announcement events Apple have hosted. Today they are announcing three new iPhones and most probably an Apple Watch. Standard stuff right.  […]

Apple Is Now Valued At One Trillion And They Are The First American Company To Reach That Milestone

Well, that was quick! In March we talked about the race between Apple, Amazon, Google and newcomer Microsoft to become the first US-based company valued at a trillion dollars. Four months have passed by swiftly and it seems Amazon, Google and Microsoft are now competing for second place as Apple have completed the race. It […]

Flagship, mid-range, premium, high-end smartphone. What does it all mean?

Flagships devices, high-end devices mid range, premium the classes go on and on. Its a mess trying to explain which devices go were and why but I think I might be able to clear the air a little bit. Defining them with respect to their processing power for me seems like a more palatable categorizing […]

Teen Exposes Apple For Deliberately Slowing Down Older iPhones

Tyler Barney, a 17 year old, has exposed Apple for deliberately slowing down older iPhones which could cost the tech-giant billions in lawsuits. Barney, who is currently a high school student in the United States has discovered reduced performance in almost every old Apple device which he said has to do with the phone’s lithium-ion […]

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus now available in Zimbabwe

Hear ye, you no longer have to jump through hoops to get a hold of two of the latest smartphones from Cupertino. If you had placed an order with a sketchy dealer you might want to cancel that order. If you were following the news from Apple (which you probably were if your’e reading this) […]

BAZ sending the Kwese licence issue to the Supreme Court, Dr David Gracey donates an ultrasound machine to the Harare Hospital, Apple launches the iPhone 8

Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe is challenging the Kwese ruling and they want to take the licensing issue to the Supreme Court. Dr David Gracey donated an ultrasound machine to Harare Hospital. Apple announces some devices that include 3 iPhones, a watch and Apple TV. Quick NetOne, Telecel, Africom, And Econet Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: […]

Apple toppled from world’s second largest smartphone company ranking by Huawei

Huawei continued its meteoric rise as they finally overtook Apple to become the second biggest smartphone company by sales. This feat was achieved for the months of June and July this year. This came as no surprise though as Huawei has been catching up the last several quarters. Huawei has smartphones to cater for all […]

It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone was sold, what next?

January 9, 2007 was the day that Steve Jobs had looked forward to for 2 years. It was the day that according to some a  ‘revolutionary’ device was unveiled. The impact was not seen until people had in their hands. Today, 10 years ago when the iPhone hit the stores and people waited overnight to […]

My 3 favorite things from Apple’s WWDC 2017

It’s that time of the year again when Apple hosts its annual worldwide developers conference where they showcase the new stuff they have been working on and are soon to launch. Here are my favorite things from the conference. 1. Watch OS 4 The Apple watch is getting a new operating system version that adds […]

Zimbabwe’s latest mobile OS stats – Android maintains lead, Windows & others trail in the distance

The latest figures on mobile operating system (OS) spread from GS Stat Counter indicates that as recently as December 2016-January 2017, Android, the Linux Kernel-based, mobile OS developed by Google is on 76.95% of all mobile devices in the country.

Brace yourself for the biggest smartphone battle in 2017

2016 has been very entertaining indeed in the smartphone realm with major hits and misses, successes and disasters and with how the game has been reshuffled one would have to wonder what to expect come 2017. We kick it off with the fan favourite Samsung which was set to launch the successor to the Galaxy […]

Is Apple right to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7?

Apple is expected to launch its latest iPhone later on today. The biggest talking point hasn’t been the various additions and improvements but rather a subtraction – the removal of the headphones jack. Is this change necessary? Here’s why it may or may not be a good thing. First, the good: More space for other […]

Here are some great Black Friday deals Zimbabweans can participate in

Thanks to the internet, traditions once restricted to just a few countries are now relevant to more people anywhere in the world! Nothing says this more than the excitement around Black Friday amoung techies even here in Harare. People are expecting deals and some tech shops are flowing with it. So we thought we’d post the few Black Friday deals we […]