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Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 hands-on review: Affordable, fashionable, and comprehensive health watches

Amazfit has been on a tear this year, releasing new smartwatches at a blistering pace. The latest two options are priced at just $179 and offer customers two different form factors with long battery life, extensive health tracking capability, integrated GPS, onboard music support, and call reception from the watch. The Amazfit GTR 2 Sport…

Hands-on: iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone 12 Pro Max design

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max have officially arrived, marking the largest and the smallest iPhones ever made with Apple’s edge-to-edge design language. Here’s how the two devices, which are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of both size and price, compare in the real world. The iPhone 12…

Hands-on with Survivor’s Endurance MagSafe-compatible cases for iPhone 12

With availability for all of Apple’s new devices hitting yesterday, Survivor’s latest cases for iPhone 12 have your device covered. Readers can head below for a more detailed look at Survivor’s Endurance collection, and watch as we go hands-on with the new line from Survivor. Hands-on with the new Survivor Endurance collection for iPhone 12…

Realme 7i hands-on review

Introduction Realme has been churning-out handsets at breakneck pace since its inception with the budget segment its happiest hunting ground. Hot on the heels of the new Narzo 20 trio - 20A, 20 and 20 Pro, Realme also decided to refresh its number series the Realme 7i. As the "i" suffix suggests, the Realme 7i…

Hands-on: Woven cross-platform calendar and scheduling app w/ Zoom integration [Video]

Woven is a cross-platform calendar solution for Mac, iPhone and iPad (in addition to on the web, Windows, and soon Android). Below we go hands-on to show you how Woven helps you integrate all of your scheduling and calendar tools in one convenient location with built-in tools for scheduling meetings, polls, time management and much more. Hands-on…

Early hands-on video showcases Apple’s $129 MagSafe Duo Charger for iPhone and Apple Watch

While we still don’t have a release date for Apple’s MagSafe Duo Charger, a new video posted to YouTube this week offers a closer look at the accessory. The MagSafe Duo will allow users to charge their iPhone and Apple Watch on a foldable, 2-in-1 wireless charger. The MagSafe Duo Charger features two charging pads,…

Hands-on: iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe offers a compelling but tricky experience

2020 marks Apple’s first major foray into making a wallet (not counting past Apple iPhone folios) and it comes thanks to the revived MagSafe system for iPhone 12. While many seem to be intrigued by the new product there have been some early concerns like how strong the magnets are that keep it in place.…

Hands-on with iOS 14.2 RC top changes and features [Video]

Yesterday Apple issued the iOS 14.2 Release Candidate (GM) to developers, signifying that a public-facing release is not too far behind. iOS 14.2 RC includes over 100 new emoji characters, features eight beautiful new wallpapers, Shazam music recognition CC toggle, a redesigned AirPlay 2 interface, and much more. This iOS 14.2 release also fixes the…

Hands-on with 40+ new changes and features in Android 11 [Video]

We’ve had some time delving deep into the Android 11 Previews and Android 11 Betas over the past few months. Now that the full release is here we’re going to dive even deeper and share every new feature and change we’ve found in Android 11 — one of the most anticipated releases of the world’s…

Realme 7 Pro hands-on review

Introduction Realme's made it a habit of updating its mid-range number series twice per year and right on schedule the Realme 7 Pro comes six months after the 6 Pro and a year after the 5 Pro before it. Despite the rapid cycle the Realme 7 Pro comes with a slew of changes over its…
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Lypertek Levi review

Lypertek is a small Chinese audio manufacturer that shot to prominence last year with its in-ear TWS earbuds, the Lypertek Tevi. The Tevi received rave reviews from critics for its audio quality despite its budget-friendly $90 price tag and remains one of the most well-regarded product in its price range. The Levi that we are…
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Week 48 in review: Poco M3, Redmi Note 9 trio official

Welcome to another week's recap. The biggest story is the European Parliament's vote in favor of users' right to repair. Starting in January, countries like France will begin labeling smartphones, laptops and other electronics with a repairability score of 1 through to 10. This new label will help buyers find a device they'll be able…

Weekly poll results: Realme 7 5G gets a lukewarm reception, its Black Friday gambit fails

The need for 5G is a contentious topic with many still not being sold on the next-gen network technology – or just plain not having access to it. Which doesn’t bode well for the Realme 7 5G whose defining feature is... well, it says it right in the name. However, the results from last week’s…

This week’s top stories: More Apple Silicon tidbits, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 15, more

In this week’s top stories: iOS 15 device compatibility rumors, Apple Silicon Macs still to come, Apple Watch redesign rumors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. 2021 Apple Watch Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported this week that Apple has a redesigned Apple Watch in the works for 2021. Details…

Digital transfusion: technology leaders urged to openly question existing business models

Maybe digital transformation -- now a well-worn, perhaps overused term -- could use a rebranding. "Digital transfusion," anyone?  Photo: Joe McKendrick Technology executives and professionals, often pushed to the forefronts of such efforts, are being asked to redesign their companies' business models, often with shaky and begrudging support from their business colleagues. The business side…