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Xiaomi’s latest flagship has a 200-megapixel sensor — so don’t think spec race is over

Xiaomi just launched the 12T Pro, a flagship with a 200-megapixel main camera. The company is using Samsung’s HP1 sensor with a base pixel size of 0.64μm and f/1.69 aperture. The sensor, which

App Store experienced sharp revenue drop in September, Morgan Stanley says

Apple’s App Store suffered a 5% year-on-year dip in net revenue in September according to a note from Morgan Stanley analyst Erik Woodring. This is the biggest drop in App Store revenue since th

YouTube is asking some users to purchase a Premium subscription to watch in 4K

YouTube’s Premium paid subscription includes benefits like ad-free viewing, video and song downloads for offline consumption, and background plays. Now, it might also be shifting video streaming

TikTok said to be launching live shopping in the US

TikTok is hunting for partners to launch its live shopping offering in the U.S. as it is looking to outsource operations for these features. According to a report from Financial Times, the short video

YouTube will show personal stories of patients in search results for health-related queries

YouTube announced Wednesday that it will show a new section called “Personal Stories” in search results starting this week when users enter health-related queries. The company said when pe

Square now supports Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhones

Block, the company behind Square and Cash App, now supports Apple’s Tap to Pay for iPhone feature for merchants. Existing Square users or new businesses wanting to use Square can now use their iPhon

Apple removed The OG App from the App Store for unauthorized access of Instagram’s services

Update 11:10 AM EST: Apple told TechCrunch that it removed The OG App as it was accessing Instagram’s service in an unauthorized manner, which violated the Meta-owned platform’s terms. The

Apple takes down Russian social network VK’s app from the App Store

Apple has taken down Russian social network VK’s app from its App Store globally. The social media company said the VKontakte app is “not available for download and update in the App Store

Apple reportedly readjusts iPhone 14 production targets after slow demand

Apple’s new iPhone 14 lineup isn’t proving to be as popular as the company would have hoped for. So it is readjusting its production targets by cutting down additional orders for the devic

The OG App promised an ad-free Instagram feed then got pulled from App Store

Instagram is currently a mess and users — including Kim Kardashian — are unhappy about it. The company is trying to cram too many features like Reels, Remixes, an algorithmic feed and NFTs into th

WhatsApp is rolling out sharable call links feature

Links for video calls are common across apps like Zoom or Google Meet. But now popular chat app WhatsApp is also rolling out this feature so you can share a link of a call with family and friends. Mar

timeOS is a Chrome extension that puts your meeting details in one place

Meeting reminders can be tough to navigate. Even if you get a notification 10 or 30 minutes before the meeting you might forget to join or struggle to find the meeting link moments before joining. Mag

A guide to Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch

Battery life has long been the Apple Watch’s biggest drawback. The issue only became more pronounced when the company went all-in on sleep-tracking with watchOS 7 in 2020. Rather than increasing

Breaking Bad creator is making a new show for Apple TV+ with Rhea Seehorn

Apple TV+’s original programming has received a major boost with the company landing a deal with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signe

Instagram is developing a nudity filter for direct messages

Instagram is testing a new way to filter out unsolicited nude messages sent over direct messages, confirming reports of the development posted by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi earlier this week. T

Google’s new Chromecast costs $30 — and it has a remote

Google announced a new Chromecast with HD streaming support today that costs just $30 and has a remote control with it. The company is launching the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) — yes, that’

Google is integrating Assistant and Calendar reminders with Tasks

In its latest step of the app cleanup drive, Google is folding in Assistant and Calendar reminders in its Tasks app. The company wants to make it easier to manage your tasks and reminders from any of

YouTube’s ‘dislike’ and ‘not interested’ options don’t do much for your recommendations, study says

There is no secret that both viewers and creators are confused by the puzzle that is YouTube’s recommendation algorithm. Now, a new study by Mozilla suggests that users’ recommendations do

Apple is raising prices on App Store across multiple countries in Asia and Europe

Apple announced major price hikes for in-app purchases on App Store in multiple countries across Asia and Europe, starting October 5. The company said new prices will affect consumers in Chile, Egypt,

Facebook debuts a Reels API for sharing from third-party apps

Meta is going all in to expand the reach of its short video products. In the latest step to those offerings widely reachable, the company is launching a Facebook Reels API for developers to integrate
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