The first big Apple event of 2021 is here. Cupertino-based tech giant sent out media invites for its “Spring Loaded” event that will take place on April 20. Like all of the Apple events of 2021, this one too will be an online-only affair. What to expect from the April 20 event Apple hasn’t made any comment on what it will announce at the event but rumour mills have been working in overdrive. It is expected that Apple will refresh its iPad Pro line up with a new model. It has been speculated that the iPad will come an all-new processor. Also, it has been suggested that for the first time Apple will bring mini-LED display tech to the iPad. A report by Bloomberg stated that even though the iPad Pro might be unveiled, there might be a delay in shipments due to the ongoing global chip shortage. Apart from the iPad, another long-rumoured product is the AirTags — a Tile-like tracking device that may finally arrive. Several hints have been dropped in iOS updates and … [Read more...] about Apple’s first big event of 2021 to be held on April 20
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NEW DELHI: South Korean tech LG recently announced its exit from the smartphone business. The company confirmed that it will completely shut down the business by July this year. However, despite exiting the business, LG confirmed that it will continue to offer software updates for some of its devices. The company has now revealed the list of LG smartphones that will receive Android 12 and Android 13 . Along with this, the company has also listed the roadmap for Android 11 update. The list of LG smartphones which will receive Android 12 and Android 13 updates include LG Wing , LG Velvet , LG V50S, LG V50, LG G8, LG Q31, LG Q52 and LG Q92. On the other hand, the company confirmed that LG Velvet will get Android 11 update this month, while LG G8X will get the update in Q3 2021. The LG G8S, LG Wing, LG K52 and LG K42 will receive Android 11 update by Q4 2021. As mentioned above, LG will completely shut down its mobile business and will exit the … [Read more...] about These LG smartphones will get the next two big Android updates
So you’re considering a projector? Perhaps you’re a movie fan who wants to curate their own home cinema night, popcorn and all. Or you’re a gamer who wants to step out onto a distant planet and blast life-sized aliens to smithereens? With the right projector you can do all of these things, and so much more. If you are indeed ready to take the plunge, or are looking to upgrade, there are a few considerations to take into account. Projectors require a little more planning and setting up when compared with televisions. To get the best out of one, you’ll need to attach it to the ceiling, as – unlike TVs – you’ll need distance between the lens and the screen to project. (Unless of course, you go for a short throw model, but we’ll talk a little more on this later.) A ceiling-mounted beamer also eliminates the possibility of shadows cast by passing people or pets. Not all need to be ceiling mounted as smaller projectors can be moved in and out of a room as needed, but Sony’s range … [Read more...] about Should I buy a Sony projector?
U.S. President Joe Biden met with executives from major companies on Monday to discuss the global chip shortage that has hit automakers and spurred Intel Corp to announce it plans to make chips for car plants at its factories in the next six to nine months. During the meeting, Biden said he had bipartisan support for legislation to fund the semiconductor industry. He previously announced plans to invest $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research as part of his drive to rebuild U.S. manufacturing under a $2 trillion infrastructure plan. The global chip shortage stems from a confluence of factors as carmakers, which shut plants during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, compete against the sprawling consumer electronics industry for chip supplies. That industry has seen a boom as people spend more time at home. Biden and his top advisers view the semiconductor shortage as a "top and immediate priority," the White House said after the meeting. Intel Chief Executive … [Read more...] about As Joe Biden works to fix chips shortage, Intel promises help for automakers
The iPhone 12 represents a stark departure from its predecessors, courtesy of a completely refreshed design and some notably improved components. With many an iPhone XR owner due for an upgrade after a long two-year contract, it’s the iPhone 12 that’s likely to be in their crosshairs. So how much of a step up does the iPhone 12 present? And is the iPhone XR still a viable purchase in 2021? The two-year gap between the release of these handsets represents a long time in the smartphone world. Let’s see if Apple has put that development time to good use. iPhone 12 vs iPhone XR price and availability The iPhone 12 landed in shops on October 23, 2020. Prices for Apple’s current flagship range from $799 / £799 / AU$1,349 for the 64GB model, to $949 / £949 / AU$1,599 for 256GB. The 128GB model tucked in-between costs $849 / £849 / AU$1,429. Two years prior to the iPhone 12 hitting shops, the iPhone XR went on sale. From October 26, 2018, you could grab the 64GB model for $749 … [Read more...] about iPhone 12 vs iPhone XR: two years is a long time in smartphones