Apple Details What to Do If You Can’t Update HomePod When Advanced Data Protection Is Enabled

Apple has published a new support document explaining what to do if users are unable to set up or update a HomePod when Advanced Data Protection for iCloud is enabled. To use Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, all the devices logged into your Apple ID require a minimum software version. That includes HomePod speakers, which […]

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New HomePod and First-Generation HomePod Can’t Be Stereo Paired

Following Apple’s new full-size HomePod announcement, many owners of the original HomePod are wondering if it’s possible to pair the new HomePod with the first-generation smart speaker of the same name. The short answer is no. Creating a stereo pair with the new HomePod requires another second-generation HomePod. In the footnotes from Apple’s press release: […]

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I still can’t decide if I love Samsung’s curved or flat displays more

The Galaxy Note Edge was the first Samsung smartphone with a curved display. The Note Edge had the curve on one side of the screen and was well received by mostly everyone, so it was only natural for Samsung to double down on the concept. As a result, Samsung started putting curves on both the […]

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There’s Still No Instagram App for iPad, and Now Some Users Can’t Get iPhone Version to Work Properly on iPadOS 16

Meta-owned social networking app Instagram continues to be limited to the iPhone, with no sign of an iPad app on the horizon. That’s a major source of frustration for ‌iPad‌ users who prefer to have an app to access the social network, as there isn’t a full feature set available on the web. As of […]

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Expanded iCloud Encryption Can’t Be Enabled From New Apple Devices Right Away

Starting with iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS 13.1, all of which are expected to be released next week, users have the option to enable a new Advanced Data Protection feature that expands end-to-end encryption to many additional areas of iCloud, including Messages backups, Photos, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos, and more. To protect users, Apple […]

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Can’t Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here’s Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ model for the holidays and didn’t already get one, you’re basically out of luck […]

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Halo Infinite wants $20 for cosmetics you can’t even use together

What you need to know Halo Infinite’s new Frostbite Effects Set bundle costs $18 (effectively $20 due to the way buying Credit currency works), with fans near-unanimously criticizing it for its high price and low value. Notably, two of the armor effects in the bundle can’t even be used at the same time, even though […]

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No, Qatar’s World Cup Can’t Be Classed as Carbon-Neutral

Since controversially being awarded the 2022 FIFA World Cup back in 2010, Qatar has promised that the soccer tournament—which kicks off on November 20—will be carbon-neutral. This would be an impressive feat for any major sporting event, given the need to build new infrastructure, accommodate teams and fans, move them around, and run the actual […]

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I can’t stop geeking out over how snappy One UI 5.0 feels

I’ve been using the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update on my Galaxy S22+ for the past two and a half weeks. So far, I love it! Even though it didn’t bring as many visual changes as previous One UI versions, One UI 5.0 is becoming one of my favorite updates in recent memory. It […]

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Can’t sign in to Outlook? Microsoft has a workaround.

What you need to know Outlook currently has an issue that can prevent people from signing in to their accounts. Microsoft is looking for a permanent fix for the problem. Until a permanent fix is found, it’s possible to work around the issue by turning off Support Diagnostics. If you’ve tried to log in to […]

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You can’t charge your Pixel Watch with your phone or a standard Qi wireless pad

Google’s recently launched Pixel Watch ships with a small wireless charging puck in the box, as do many other smartwatches. Unlike some competitors however, the Pixel Watch isn’t meant to be charged on anything other than its bundled charger. The information comes straight from Google itself. The company felt the need to clarify the situation […]

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Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself? Neuroscientists Unravel the Mystery

In the new study’s first phase, each subject had their moment in front of the GoPros and microphone. Previous studies have established that tickling is mood-dependent—anxiety and unfamiliarity suppress it like a wet blanket. Since participants would have to take turns tickling each other, Brecht’s team made sure each pair knew each other beforehand and […]

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Galaxy S20 One UI 5.0 beta is almost live, but BTS Edition devices can’t join

The Galaxy S20 was among the first smartphones to enter the One UI 5.0 beta stages of development, except it was all done behind closed doors. Fortunately for Galaxy S20 customers in South Korea, Samsung is now almost ready to test the One UI 5.0 beta firmware on the Galaxy S20 lineup nationwide with the […]

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Samsung flagships can’t hold a candle to the XCover 6 Pro in repairability

Samsung remains one of the very few mobile manufacturers that develop rugged devices. The company launched the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro in the United States recently, giving business and non-enterprise customers a new option in the way of mobile devices with military-grade protection. Now someone took this device apart to let us see how exactly Samsung’s […]

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Everyone’s asking me about the Galaxy Z Flip 4, and I can’t stop singing its praises

I’ve been using the Galaxy Z Flip 4, the latest in Samsung’s foldable flip phone series, for around two weeks as I write this. I wasn’t going to review the device as I wouldn’t get a unit on time here in India, but Samsung was still kind enough to send me one to try it […]

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Can’t set up Google Assistant on Galaxy Watch 5? Here’s how to fix it

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Watch 5 series at the Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event earlier this month. The first set of buyers are now receiving their Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, and Google has some important advice for users who are having trouble setting up Google Assistant on their new smartwatch. Galaxy Watch 5’s […]

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Samsung should just join leakers if it can’t stop them

It happens at least twice each year: Samsung launches flagship phones and other mobile products (mainly wearables) in the first and second half every year, and we manage to see almost all information about these new products through the ever-thriving leaking industry. Case in point: today’s major leaks about the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series can’t stop popping up online

The upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 series will mark a key change for Samsung’s smartwatches. The Classic model featuring a physical rotating bezel is going away, and in total, Samsung should reveal three Watch 5 variants next month. All three Galaxy Watch 5 models keep popping up online, and after the Wi-Fi Alliance, the FCC, and […]

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Don’t miss these 11 last minute Xbox Prime Day deals on games you can’t play with Game Pass

We love Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, as it gives millions of gamers affordable access to many of the best gaming experiences available in the Xbox ecosystem. With that said, not every game is on Game Pass, and as a result, subscribers to the service that don’t like to spend money on games directly will […]

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Why Can’t a Magnet-Propelled Truck Actually Work?

Finally, we have the crane itself. I left off some of the unimportant forces here—the most critical are the forces from the magnet and the cart pulling in opposite directions. All of these objects have a net force of zero. That’s the important part: With a zero net force, there will be a zero acceleration. […]

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