The Most Innovative Gadgets of the Decade

This decade we saw the smartphone move from overpriced gadget to something more necessary than a laptop or desktop. We saw the e-reader settle on a design so perfect it’s barely changed in seven years. We saw games systems that made us rethink how we game and laptops that made us rethink what a good laptop should look like. There were incredible wearables, and remarkable VR systems, and drones so well designed practically anyone can fly them. Below are the most innovative gadgets of the decade – the ones that will continue to matter long after the devices themselves become obsolete. Read More >>

How Jabra’s Amazing New Earbuds Measure Up to AirPods Pro

For the past month or so, I’ve been carrying two sets of earbuds with me everywhere I go. In a compact, instantly recognisable white case, there are the £250 AirPods Pro. In a similarly sized, nondescript black case, there are the £170 Jabra Elite 75t. They’re the best earbuds I’ve gotten my hands on this year, and I almost can’t decide which ones I like better. Almost. Read More >>

Adding Wheels to Apple’s New Mac Pro Costs £360

Apple’s new Mac Pro and 32-inch 6k Pro Display XDR, whose base models retail at £5,500 and £5,000 respectively, are available for sale now. Much hullabaloo has been made about how the display requires the additional purchase of a £950 Pro Stand or £189 VESA mount adapter, but the Mac Pro maxes out at a jaw-dropping £48,088 including all possible accessories and upgrades including 28-core Intel Xeon CPUs, 1.5TB of ECC RAM, 8TB of SSD storage, and two AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards with 64GB of HBM2 memory each. Read More >>

Apple Sues Former Chip Designer, Who Says Apple also Spied on His Texts

Let it be said, Apple is not afraid to take people to court. The company’s latest beef involves Gerard Williams, a former employee who purportedly spearheaded the design for Apple’s A-series processors. You know, the itty bits of silicon that have powered Apple’s marquee gadgets since the iPhone 5S. Read More >>

Apple May Be Revisiting the iPhone 9 Next Year With the SE 2

The iPhone SE 2 series has been rumoured for a while, but it looks like it may usurp the title of iPhone 9. Read More >>

You Can Order Apple’s Mac Pro and Its Killer Display This Week

Apple’s much-anticipated beast of a machine, the Mac Pro, and its corresponding badass new display, the Pro Display XDR, will be available to order on 10 December, per a promo the company emailed to customers. Read More >>

Apple Explains What’s Going On With Its Big Location Services Mystery

Well, well, well. After failing to address a KrebsOnSecurity report that a location icon appeared in the status bar of an iPhone 11 even after all individual location and service settings have been disabled – giving the appearance that the device was sharing location data without a user’s consent – Apple has finally surfaced with an explanation. Read More >>

Patent Hints the Apple Watch May One Day Track Parkinson’s Disease

It’s no secret Apple’s got designs on the Apple Watch being some sort of medical device. It introduced ECG capability on the Series 4, which was also cleared by regulators in multiple countries, and then with the Series 5, Apple announced it was launching a series of medical studies for hearing, reproductive health, and mobility and heart health. Now, a newly released patent also hints that Apple might be looking to expand the Watch’s tracking capabilities to include tremors associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Read More >>

iPhone SE 2 Plus Rumoured for 2021 Release With a Much Bigger Screen

The iPhone SE 2 is reportedly making a comeback next year, alongside a Plus version with a much smaller bezel. Read More >>

Wireless iPhones Could be Coming

Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a reputation of nailing it when it comes to upcoming product predictions. Read More >>

Six Top Tech Companies Weaselled Their Way Out of £76 Billion in Taxes, Study Finds

Tech companies don’t pay their taxes. Together, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Apple, and Microsoft may have skipped out on over $100 billion (£76 billion) in taxes they should have paid since 2010, according to a new report from British tax accreditation organisation Fair Tax Mark. That’s enough to pay 2.6 million British households the country's median annual household income, 326,180 UK homes, 792 million years of Netflix... fill in as applies to you. Read More >>

Apple’s Next iPhone Rumoured to Be Using Qualcomm’s Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner

Touch ID has been rumoured to be making a comeback to the iPhone for a while, and now it looks like Qualcomm may be supplying the tech. Read More >>

Apple Seems to Be Tracking iPhone 11 When Location Services Disabled, Report Finds

Apple talks a very, very big privacy game, but a report has found the latest generation of iPhones may not give users as much control over their privacy as Apple would like them to believe. Read More >>

iPadOS vs a MacBook Pro in All the Tasks That Really Matter

For years now, Apple has been pushing the iPad as a laptop replacement; with the arrival of iPadOS, it might just have a serious shot at getting you to ditch your computer for good (or at least leaving it behind on trips). To test the current state of play, we put an iPad Pro up against a MacBook Pro in five key computing workflows. Read More >>

All Awards Are Fake But the Apple Music Awards Are Faker

With Apple’s pivot to services comes a whole new realm of advertising opportunities for convincing us to buy those services. It should come as little surprise, then, that its recently announced Apple Music Awards sure seem like just that: an ad. Read More >>