Apple’s Intel-powered MacBook Air with 256GB SSD is just $899

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Black Friday deals are here! There are tons of discounts available on almost every product you can think of. One of the best deals that has caught out eyes is this 13.3-inch MacBook Air with Retina Display, that’s currently getting a $200 discount.

Apple’s Intel-powered MacBook Air is now available for $899 with $200 savings. This light and powerful laptop comes with a 1.1GHz 10th gen Intel Core i5 Quad-Core processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD, with three color options to choose from, including Gold, Silver and Space Gray. Now, the best part is that this $200 discount is also available in models with more storage space. This leaves the 512GB with 8GB RAM at $1,099 and the 2TB storage option for $2,049, but this last one gets 16GB RAM under the hood.

    MacBook Air with Retina Display (Early 2020)

      B&H is currently offering the light and sleek Apple MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 256GB powered by an Intel processor for just $899.

    Now, you may also want to get more power with an Intel 1.2GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, which will cost you $1,299 with $150 Black Friday savings. This model is also equipped with 16GB RAM, but you will be forced to settle for 256GB storage space. Get twice the storage space with the same RAM and Intel processor for $1,399 with a 25 percent discount that translates to $250 savings. Configuration options are pretty generous, so you may also want to take a look at the latest Apple deals available right now over at B&H.

      B&H Apple Deals

        You can currently find tons of Apple deals at B&H with some incredible discounts, but you may need to act fast before some of these deals are forever gone.

      Just don’t forget that some of these deals will go fast! These, for example, will end on November 30 at 11:59 PM EST, so you still have some time to decide on whether to get yourself a new MacBook Air or not. And remember that the latest MacBook Air with Apple Silicon is also on sale with $100 discounts, in case you want a more powerful laptop to work with.

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      Deal: OnePlus 8 Pro is selling at an all-time low for Black Friday

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      OnePlus 8 Pro was the first flagship of the brand in 2020. The device was launched at $899 for the base variant and went up to $1000 for the 256 gigs model. Now, the latter is selling at a discount of $200, which translates to an all-time low of $800.

      The OnePlus 8 Pro features a 6.78-inch big Fluid AMOLED display, which has a 3168 x 1440 pixel resolution at 513 PPI. It comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and 19.8:9 aspect ratio. It is covered with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, paired with X55 5G modem. It comes with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.

      To review the gaming performance, I played Asphalt 9, COD Mobile, and PUBG Mobile on my OnePlus 8 Pro review unit. It runs the games at the highest graphics settings with no issues whatsoever. It ran PUBG at HDR graphics and Extreme framerates. The gaming experience was one of the best on an Android phone, thanks to the hardware prowess and 240Hz touch sampling rate, which makes everything seem swift. 

      OnePlus 8 Pro

      On the optics front, it sports a quad rear camera setup: a 48MP Sony IMX689 sensor with f/1.78 aperture and OIS + an 8MP telephoto lens with 3x hybrid zoom, an f/2.44 aperture, and OIS + a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120-degree field-of-view and an f/2.2 aperture + a 5MP color filter lens. The smartphone packs a 4,510mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging both wired and wireless. It gave me 6-7 hours of screen-on time while on QHD+ resolution at 120Hz refresh rate. You can extend the battery life by changing the resolution.

      The OnePlus 8 Pro has a gorgeous display, good battery life, a decent set of cameras and fluid performance. It is a sweet deal for $800 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. Go grab it!

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      Samsung may have revealed what we’re getting in future Galaxy phones

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      Samsung was one of the first companies to step into the foldable phone market. Indeed, the devices are far from being perfect, and they still have a long way to go before they become the standard, but we can’t deny that they’re fantastic, and deep inside, we all wish we could have one in our pockets. Whatever the case, the South Korean tech giant is constantly working to improve, to deliver some of the best foldable devices available, and its display division has recently teased what could be the future of Samsung’s foldable phones.

      Samsung Display has recently posted a couple of images that give us an idea of future foldable Galaxy devices. Renderings show us a phone with a triple folding panel that would easily transform into a tablet. Now, rumors have also mentioned that Samsung is working to make this idea a real working device. We also know that the company has several patents for tri-fold display panels, so we may get to see it in a not so distant future.

      The second rendering shows what could be a new device with a rollable display, which doesn’t seem so crazy after the latest rumors of rollable devices from more than one company. However, this design seems to leave the rectangular phone design behind, and it would opt for a cylindrical stick from which a display would roll out. The best part is that Samsung has also been working on this idea, and it also possesses some patents that may also become real in the future.

      We are also expecting changes in Samsung’s flagship devices next year, as the Galaxy Note series may disappear, and in its place, we could get a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and a Galaxy Z Fold 3 with stylus support, as well as a new device that could feature a rollable display.

      Source SamMobile

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      2021 iPad Pro may arrive with 5G mmWave support

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      We have received several rumors concerning a new iPad Pro refresh. Some claim that it will include new mini-LED displays, with different opinions about when they may launch. We have also heard rumors saying that these new devices will feature 5G connectivity, and the latest report seems to confirm these rumors.

      The latest report from Digitimes claims that next year’s new iPad Pro lineup may arrive with 5G mmWave support. The publication believes that these high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro would be the one to include this feature, with a possibility to see this technology extending to the smaller 11-inch model.

      Now, this will only happen if Apple manages to be successful in developing its own mmWave antenna in package modules for next year’s iPhone 13, as these AiP modules would also be able to arrive under the hood of next year’s iPad Pros.

      “The self-sufficiency in design and development of AiP modules also means that Apple’s next-generation high-end iPad products to be released in 2021 may also come with mmWave technology, said the sources.”

      Indeed, they don’t mention the iPad Pro per se, but it is clear that these are the higher-end iPads, since 5G is a feature that first made its way to premium devices because of its production costs.

      Ming-Chi Kuo has also mentioned that these new mini-LED iPad Pros will begin production in the fourth quarter of 2020, so we are also expecting them to be launched sometime in the first half of 2021. It is believed that Apple is also getting ready to deliver six new mini-LED devices, out of which, we may also get a new 16-inch and a 14-inch MacBook Pro in the second half of 2021.

      We have also received rumors that Apple may also be working on Intel variants of its new MacBooks, but why would you go for an Intel-powered Mac, if the latest M1 Macs are embarrassing almost every other laptop in the market.

      Source: MacRumors

      Via: Digitimes

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      Moto G 5G to be launched in India on Nov 30

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      A couple of days ago, it was being reported that Motorola prepping for the launch of two new smartphones in India. It is tipped to launch the Moto G 5G and Moto G9 Power. The two phones have already been unveiled in the European market earlier this month. The company did say that Moto G 5G will be coming to India, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia in the coming weeks. Now, we have an official launch date for the smartphone in India.

      The latest development comes from Flipkart. The e-commerce site has a ‘coming soon’ page ready for the upcoming smartphone. It says that Moto G 5G will be “India’s most affordable 5G ready phone.” It’s amusing to me that brands are pushing 5G in India, where the 5G spectrum auctions are yet to take place. Anyway, the Moto G 5G will be launching at 12 noon on November 30 in India.

      The ‘most affordable 5G smartphone of India’ comes at a time when 5G still seems a distant reality in the country.

      While the teaser page doesn’t reveal much, we already know the specifications of the upcoming smartphone. The Moto G 5G features a 6.7-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) LTPS display with 394ppi pixel density. It is powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card.

      The smartphone sports a triple rear camera setup of 48MP primary + 8MP wide-angle + 2MP macro, and a 16MP selfie shooter. It packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W fast charging. Further, it is priced at EUR 299.99 for the sole 4GB + 64GB storage model. This translates to around INR 26,500. We expect it to be priced below that in India.

      Motorola is also tipped to launch the Moto G9 Power soon. It might be launched later. Perhaps, next month in the Indian market.

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      Samsung Smart TVs to get Google Assistant support in 12 countries

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      Samsung Smart TVs are getting support for the Google Assistant. As of now, they come with Amazon Alexa and Bixby, and soon Google’s voice assistant will be fully integrated into Samsung Smart TVs, which will require no additional downloads, hardware, or installation. The suite of leading voice assistants is now available on all 2020 4K and 8K QLED TVs, Crystal UHD TVs, The Frame, The Serif, The Sero, and The Terrace.

      “By bringing Google Assistant to Samsung Smart TVs, we want to connect your living room with the rest of the smart home and help you better manage your day, across your favorite Google services,” said Jack Krawczyk Director, Product Management for Google Assistant. 

      Samsung Smart TV users will now be able to access entertainment, real-time answers on-screen and seamlessly control their smart home devices with a voice assistant of their choosing. These voice commands will allow users to easily browse channels, adjust the volume, control playback, open apps, and much more. The users can ask Alexa, Bixby, or Google Assistant to provide the weather forecast, find out the latest game scores or play their favorite tunes. 

      With Google Assistant, viewers will also have access to Google services including Google Search, Photos, Maps, Calendar and more. Moreover, users can add another hub to any room in the house with Samsung Smart TVs, which can now control the lights, set the thermostat, set an alarm or perform any other tasks under the command of a household’s existing voice assistant.

      Google Assistant is now available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and will be rolling out to 12 countries by the end of this year.

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      The budget OnePlus Nord N100 has a ‘high refresh rate’ surprise

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      OnePlus unveiled a pair of budget Nord series smartphones – the N10 5G and the N100 – a few weeks ago. Out of the two, the OnePlus N100 was the cheaper phone with diluted specs, which included an HD+ punch-hole display, an entry-level Snapdragon 460 SoC, a rather large 5,000mAh battery, and a triple-lens camera setup highlighted by a 12MP primary camera. Pretty standard package for an affordable phone that costs £179. But OnePlus may have bundled a surprise with its latest budget that flew under the radar – a high refresh rate display.

      The folks over at Android Authority discovered 90Hz display refresh rate settings on their retail unit of the OnePlus Nord N100. Earlier, it was assumed that the device shipped with a regular 60Hz refresh rate, while carrying a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and measuring 6.52-inch diagonally. When OnePlus was asked about the presence of a high refresh rate panel on its latest budget phone, the company responded that the OnePlus Nord N100 indeed ships with a 90Hz display.

      A sweet 90Hz surprise

      “The N100 is equipped with a 90Hz display. Actual refresh rate depends on settings, applications used, and processing limitations,” OnePlus was quoted as saying by Android Authority. However, it is unclear whether OnePlus actually forgot to mention it in the marketing campaign, or if the company simply had a change of mind at a later stage.

      As of now, the technical specifications section of the official OnePlus Nord N100 product page does mention a 90Hz refresh rate in the display properties. However, it remains to be seen how well the high-refresh rate panel is optimized to work across apps, especially taking into consideration its low-end hardware.

      It appears that OnePlus intentionally abstained from marketing the OnePlus Nord N100’s display as fluidic, simply because it couldn’t perform at the same level as the 90Hz panel on higher-end OnePlus devices such as the OnePlus Nord or the OnePlus 8. But that is just speculation. Whatever be the reason, it is definitely a sweet surprise to see an affordable phone packing a smoother 90Hz panel, despite the slightly underwhelming HD+ resolution.

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      Pocketnow Daily: Apple CUTS 30% App Store Tax: Sorry Epic Games.. (video)

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      Samsung Galaxy S20+, latest M1 13-inch MacBook Pro and more devices on sale

      You already know how this goes so as per usual, let’s begin today’s show with deals. Starting off with the Samsung Galaxy S20+ which is $250 off, leaving the entry level variant for $950 shipped which is actually cheaper than what you would pay for the regular S20. The Galaxy Note 10+ is also $250 off, leaving the 256GB of storage variant for $850. The latest M1, 13in MacBook Pro is $49 off, that leaves the entry-level variant for $1250 and trust me, that thing is worth it. We also have discounts on Logitech Peripherals, like in the case of the G903 gaming mouse, which is $22 off, leaving it at $128 shipped. Finally, the Galaxy S10 Lite is $145 off, leaving that at $500 shipped. We have more deals on other Logitech products, Samsung Gaming monitors and more, in the links in the description.

      OPPO Find X3 series to come with system-wide 10-bit color support

      OPPO got on the spotlight yesterday thanks to their new concept smartphone and the other things we got at their INNO Day Conference. Well, Day 2 just happened in China and, they just confirmed that they are working on the Find X3 Series. Now, we don’t have much information on what we’re getting here but, one thing they did say is that we will be getting a native 10-bit display on this phone. OPPO says that they’re R&D team is preparing new algorithms in areas like distortion-correction, multi-frame noise reduction and extreme super-resolution. It will support Digital Overlap HDR mode. Check out the links in the description for other technical details they mentioned but, the Find X2 Pro already had probably my favorite display of the year, so we’re not going to complain about it getting better.

      Google Pay app gets a redesign and some new features

      Now let’s talk about Google as the company has just unveiled a revamp to their Google Pay app through a livestream today. Basically it delivers a complete redesign. It now shows you friends and family to which you can pay directly and nearby businesses that accept Google Pay as well in the top right corner. You also get other features like payment history at certain establishments as well as a new Explore Tab and a new Insights Tab. Google’s objective is for you to manage your money better with a budget feature in the Insights tab and they are also adding support for Plaid which lets you connect your bank or credit card. Another cool feature is letting you import pictures of receipts from Google Photos, that is if you’re still using it after the dilemma. There’s a ton of other features coming to the app so, check out the links below and FYI, the update is currently rolling out in the US to both Google Play and iOS.

      Google offers an optimized version of Chrome for Macs with Apple’s M1 chip

      Chrome gets a huge performance boost and a useful tab search tool

      And since we started with Google, Let’s talk about Google Chrome as, the company is bringing some very interesting and welcome changes. Yesterday they announced v87, which is currently rolling out, and it gives Chrome its biggest boost in performance in years. You get upgrades like it opening 25% faster and page loading speed is going up by 7%, all while using less RAM and cutting down on the power consumption. They’re also adding other things like tab search, action buttons for better productivity and more. Something else we just got is an optimized version of Chrome for the new M1 Macs which we are testing as, the regular Chrome app quits pretty often if you’re not on the optimized version. Now, if you go to their website, you might not see the optimized one so if you’re rocking one, make sure to check out the link in our description to get it. So yeah, we hope Chrome works out all of their resource issues as they have been working on it for quite some time now.

      Samsung might be working on a cheaper foldable phone called Galaxy Z Flip Lite

      Samsung has really shifted their strategy towards foldables as of late and with those rumors of the Galaxy Note disappearing it makes a lot of sense. Well, a couple of days ago we covered a list of Samsung flagships that we should expect next year and a couple of them were cheaper foldables, one of them being a Z Fold FE and a a Z Flip Lite. Well, according to a new tweet from Ross Young, they are no longer hearing about a Z Fold Lite or FE anymore but apparently the Z Flip Lite is still on the table. What’s kind of impressive here is that Samsung will still be using their UTG technology on this phone, despite it being a cheaper device. This means that it won’t be as fragile as the original Galaxy Fold and it ensures some longevity. Of course this is still a rumor though, we are somewhat close to the Spring already which is when we got the original Z Flip. The thing about it is, we know that a lot of you guys are interested on foldables but the price tag is simply a deal breaker so, would you guys like a Z Flip Lite?

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      Apple is halving its commission rate to 15% for most developers

      And finally for the hottest news today, we have something that’s oddly for the ban section which Diego still hasn’t made graphics for. Well not really but, almost part of the ban section let’s move on to Apple. If you remember, the whole Apple vs Epic situation started because of Apple’s infamous 30% tax, which Epic Games wanted them to waive for customers to pay the actual value at which they sell their cosmetics. Well, you already know how that went but, it seems like Apple is doing something for smaller developers through their new “Small Business Program”. Cupertino just announced that they are lowering their commission to 15% but, it is strictly for developers that earned $1M or less in the previous calendar year. Apple mentions that this will benefit the vast majority of developers that sell digital goods and other services on the App Store, with this new Business Program launching on January 1st, 2021. They also said how small businesses are the backbone of the global economy and the beating heart of innovation and opportunity in communities around the world. For developers who surpass the $1M threshold, they will still get the 30% commission but, if somehow they fall below that $1M mark by the end of the year, they will be able to apply and get the 15% through the program. So, it looks like what Epic Games was doing did work, just not for them.

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      Samsung Galaxy S20+, latest M1 13-inch MacBook Pro and more devices on sale

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      We start today’s deals with a generous selection of smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G unlocked with 128GB storage is currently getting a $250 discount, leaving it at $950, which is $50 less than what you would usually pay for the vanilla Galaxy S20. Last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is also getting a $250 discount, meaning you can get one for $850 in its unlocked US variant with 256GB storage. And the unlocked Galaxy S10 Lite with 128GB storage is currently available for $500 with $145 savings.

      We then move onto Apple deals, where we find the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new M1 chip with $49 discounts. The entry-level model with 256GB storage is selling for $1,250, while the 512GB version with 8GB RAM is selling for $1,450.

      Logitech gaming keyboards and mice are also on sale. We start with the LogitechG305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse getting a $10 discount, leaving it at $40. The Logitech G703 Lightspeed is getting a $16.70 discount, leaving it at $83.29, and the Logitech G903 Lightspeed is available for $127.57 with $22.42 savings.

      Now, moving on to keyboards, the Logitech G613 Lightspeed is selling for $78 after a $52 discount. The G513 Carbon LIGHTSYNC is currently available for $127.70 with $22.29 savings.

      Finally, we have several Samsung products on sale, including the Samsung 27-inch CRG5 240Hz curved gaming monitor with a $120 discount, leaving it at $280. The Galaxy A7 tablet for $169 with 32GB storage or $260 with 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy Buds are selling for $100.08 with $29.91 savings, and you can score the 1TB 970 EVO NVMe M.2 internal SSD for just $130 with $40 savings.

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      Apple’s new Mac Mini with M1 chip leaves Intel far behind in benchmarks

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      When Apple introduced its in-house M1 chip and the new Mac trio powered by it earlier this month, the company touted a performance boost that sounded almost too good to be true. After all, this was a first-gen PC chip, and optimizing it to extract the maximum performance out of it was expected to be a challenging task. But the reviews are in, and so are the benchmarking results – both of which are overwhelmingly positive. Talking about the new Mac Mini though, the M1-powered machine leaves Intel’s best far behind. 

      As you can see in the image below, the single-core Geekbench tally of the new Mac Mini stands at an impressive 1689, which is even higher than Intel’s top-of-the-line 10th gen Core i9 processor fitted inside the 27-inch iMac. For comparison, the Intel chip was a distant second with a multi-core Geekbench 5.0 score of 1251. What this essentially means is Apple has rewritten the rules of price-to-performance ratio by offering a machine that starts at just $699, but performs way better than Intel-powered hardware that costs thrice as much or even higher.

      Mac Mini with M1 chip
      Geekbench V5.0 tally of Mac Mini with M1 chip

      Another impressive feat is that not only the Mac Mini, but the new M1 chip-powered MacBook Air also scored way better with a single-core tally of 1678 compared to the 1251 ceiling touched by the Core i9-powered iMac. It is worth keeping in mind that the new MacBook Air has a fanless design, but still offers a fire-breathing octa-core chip that leaves Intel’s best silicon far behind. Earlier results have also shown that the new MacBook Air is more powerful than Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro model, while the onboard GPU beats NVIDIA and AMD’s discrete graphics too.

      It goes without saying that a higher single-core benchmark score indicates that the chip can sustain demanding workloads with ease. Even an 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i7 laptop like the Dell XPS 13, when tested by the folks over at Tom’s Hardware, could only achieve a peak single-core tally of 1521. While the numbers are in favor of Apple’s new M1 Mac lineup – which includes the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini – their performance will receive even further boost as developers optimize their apps to run natively instead of Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation layer. 

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      Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Note 21 is MISSING! (video)

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      Early Black Friday deals are live, with tons of Apple deals

      The official news today begin with Apple deals because, we know you guys adore them. Beginning with the previous MacBook Air which is $80 off, that leaves the Intel core i3, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD model for $920 shipped. The 16in MacBook Pro is also $250 off, that leaves the Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD for $2150 but, you might not want to go for it depending on how these M1 MacBooks do. The latest iPad Pros are also on sale, for example, the 11in WiFi only version, with 128GB of storage is $50 off, leaving that for $739. Finally, the Apple Watch Series 6 is $50 off, that leaves the 40mm GPS only variant for $350. The SE is $20 off, but you can get the GPS+Cellular variant for $309. We have more deals on Garmin Watches, AirPods Pro, Galaxy Buds and more in the links in the description.

      Users reporting serious MacBook Pro problems after macOS Big Sur update

      Last week we finally got the macOS Big Sur update but, which I was really looking forward to given the efficiencies, but according to several users, not everything has been sunshine and rainbows. Several users who own 2013 and mid-2014 13in MacBook Pros upgraded to Big Sur and it has reportedly bricked their machines. According to them, their computer is stuck on a black screen and there’s no way to bypass this this as, the hot key combinations for NVRAM, SMC, Safe Mode and Internet Recovery are inaccessible after they installed the update. Apparently some of these users have been asked to take the laptop in for servicing so, we’ll see what happens. Also keep in mind that these are the oldest MacBook Pros to have Big Sur available so if you’re on the list, you might want to hold off. Obviously gotta hand it to Apple for their in-store support, but the problem is that it’s crazy irregular right now given the pandemic.

      Apple’s M1 chip is better than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 560 in Graphics performance

      Speaking of Macs, let’s talk about the M1 Macs which I’m currently waiting on. They were supposed to arrive today, but I guess UPS was just playing with me. They keep going through Benchmarks, and according to a new submission, the M1 Macs just went up against the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and AMD’s Radeon RX 560. It was compared to these two to match Apple’s claim of the M1’s GPU handling close to 25k threads and delivering 2.6 TFLOPS. Well, in most tests, the M1 beats both of these graphic cards while reaching up to 300 FPS in some instances. Some of the results are pretty close like in the first Aztec Ruins Setting where it actually lost to the Radeon. But then you get other cases where it just breezes through, like in Manhattan 3.1. Now, we know that these are older GPUs but, they are desktop GPUSs as well. That said, the reason why this is not the hottest news is because the benchmark tests are designed more for mobile than anything, so we’ll take them with a grain of salt.

      OnePlus 9 Pro’s alleged Geekbench listing reveals SD 875 SoC

      Possible design of the new OnePlus 9 has been leaked

      Let’s move on to OnePlus as, we’ve already gotten the OnePlus 8 and the 8T, which means rumors for the 9 should start coming in. For starters, the Pro variant was reportedly just spotted on Geekbench revealing some new details. According to the listing, it will pack the upcoming Snapdragon 875, or whatever it will be called, and it performed pretty well in both single core and multi-core. Now, not much of the specs have been revealed, but some things we’re expecting include a Flat AMOLED Display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, and a battery that supports 65W charging. Speaking of the display, we also have some CAD renders of the device and, they’re… something. These apparently belong to the regular OnePlus 9 and it packs a flat display with a small punch hole at the top left and a near bezel-less experience. On the back, you get a triple camera array that kinda looks like if the iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S20 FE had a baby. According to these renders we’re getting a new white color variant that actually looks pretty cool. We’re expecting these phones to come out some time in March so, everything should just intensify from here.

      Samsung Galaxy S21 specs and features have been leaked

      Now let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series as we have possibly the biggest leak yet for it, and it’s both good and bad. There’s a full list of specs for the entire line up from Android Police that reveal.. Pretty much everything. Just to get it out of the way, all of these will pack the Snapdragon 875 or the Exynos 2100, as well as 5G, and One UI 3.1 based on Android 11. Alright, starting with the regular Galaxy S21, we’re looking at a 6.2in FHD+, LTPS display running at 120Hz. You’re also getting a 4000 mAh battery and a triple camera setup which consists of a 12MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra wide and a 64MP telephoto. Moving on to the S21+, you’re getting a 6.7in FHD+, LTPS display running at 120Hz, as well as a 4800 mAh battery and the same camera setup as the smaller variant. But finally, moving on to the Ultra, we have a 6.8in WQHD+, LTPO display running at up 120Hz. Here, you’re getting a 5000 mAh battery and a 5 camera array that consists of a main 108MP sensor, a 12MP ultra wide, a 10MP 3X Optical lens, and a 10MP 10X optical lens. The color variants include Phantom Violet, Pink, Grey, White, Black and Silver, and they vary depending on which variant you pick. Ice Universe also says that the Ultra packs the strongest optical system known to date when it comes to the telephoto, with both sensors being 1/2.8in and 1.22μm. We’re getting closer to that January or February launch so, we’ll see what we get but so far so good.

      Story of the day:

      Samsung could kill off the Galaxy Note series in 2021

      And finally the hottest news today have to do with Samsung again, but this time because we have some confirmation of the beginning of the end. For years, there’s been tons of rumors that Samsung might get rid of the Note line and stick to the S Line and now with the Z Fold line, it makes a ton more sense. Well, we’ve learned from interviews with company executives that, a smartphone can be ready pretty much 9 months before the actual launch and, the problem is, the Note is currently nowhere to be found. We have a new tweet from Max Weinbach where he gives a detailed list of the Samsung flagships we’ll be getting next year. The list includes, the Galaxy S21 FE, the S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and the Z Fold FE. Nice. Now, where it gets interesting is when he tweeted out that 3 of these devices will have S Pen support, and there’s no Note on that list. A day earlier, Ice Universe tweeted “an unusual clue: there is currently no information on the development of the Note 21 Series”. Of course, we are still far away from the Note’s usual launch frame but, by this point we usually have the codenames at least, and having tipsters saying there’s no information at all on the development is kind of a huge deal. By the looks of it, unless Samsung figures out how to bring the Stylus to the Folds, it looks like the S line might bring the S Pen next year.

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      These are the best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases you can buy right now

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      The iPhone 12 Pro Max will soon be available for purchase, and considering that this is the most expensive model of the latest iPhone 12 lineup, we can say that it would be wise to get some sort of protection for your device. You know, in case something goes wrong.

      We have made a selection of some of the best cases available today for you to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max away from possible scratches and safe in case it may fall. There are many options to choose from and different levels of protection. In the end, it just depends on how much protection you want and how much money you’re willing to spend.

        iPhone 12 Pro Max Silicone Case with MagSafe

        Apple’s Silicone Case with MagSafe is a great way to protect your phone. It comes with a silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. And on the inside, there’s a soft microfiber lining for even more protection against scratches and drops

        iPhone 12 Pro Max Clear Case with MagSafe

        Apple’s Clear Case with MagSafe for the iPhone 12 Pro Max was designed to show off the colors of your device, while it provides extra protection with its thin, light and easy to grip design.

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle EXO Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This premium protective clear case is made with a hard PC back and flexible TPU bumper with elevated bezels that will keep the phone’s touchscreen and camera lens safe from scratches.

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Style Series Case Designed for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        SUPCASE’s protective clear case will give your phone effective protection, at the same time that its compatible with MagSafe and most wireless chargers

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This case will keep your phone safe from up to 20 ft drops, and its built-in screen protector will also help you keep scratches away from your display

        Casetify Ultra Impact Case

        Some of the best protection you can get for your device, as it provides 3 miters of drop protection with an ultra-slim design, and it is customizable with a monogram or initials

        Casetify Leather Case

        This case is made with biodegradable vegan leather which will give you premium compressed texture, with basic protection for your phone

        Casetify Carbon Fiber Phone Case

        This case will give you 6.6-feet drop protection with a slim design, and it is made with 50 percent recycled materials.

        URBAN ARMOR Rugged Lightweight Slim Shockproof Premium Monarch

        Features soft impact-resistant core & honeycomb traction grip and meets 2X military drop test standards

        URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Civilian Protective Cover

        This case features military drop-test standards for increased shock protection, together with its soft core with impact resistant bumpers will keep your phone safe

        Olixar for iPhone 12 Pro Max Case with Finger Loop

        This lightweight and thin protector comes with a 2-year warranty, and it will be great for selfies thanks to its finger loop ring

        Olixar for iPhone 12 Pro Max Genuine Leather Back Case

        This case is crafted using real leather for a luxurious and stylish design, at the same time that it will give your phone protection without extra bulk

        OtterBox Commuter Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        soft inner and hard outer layers absorb and deflect impacts, open access to ports and speakers

        OtterBox Defender Series SCREENLESS Edition Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        The Otterbox Defender Series comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and it comes with a belt-clip holster that doubles as a kickstand for hands-free media viewing

        OtterBox Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This case comes with a thin, sleek, stylish pocket friendly design that will deliver durable protection shields against drops, and its raised beveled edges will help protect your phone’s touchscreen

      You now have to decide which of these cases may be the best for your device, considering what you like to do. There are some great options to choose from; if you want your cases to be slim and lightweight, you can stick with Apple’s prospects, even though we have listed a couple of cases that will give you the same protection without having to break the bank.

      However, you must always remember that you get what you pay for. If you were asking me, I’d definitely like to try one of those customizable cases offered by Casetify, even though they may seem a bit pricey. I would also consider the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro, as I sometimes tend to be a bit careless, and I usually put my phones through more than I should. Still, most people do just great with a clear case or something that doesn’t add that much bulk to their devices, like the OtterBox Symmetry case series, which comes in several colors for you to choose from.

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      These are the best iPhone 12 Pro Max cases you can buy right now

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      The iPhone 12 Pro Max will soon be available for purchase, and considering that this is the most expensive model of the latest iPhone 12 lineup, we can say that it would be wise to get some sort of protection for your device. You know, in case something goes wrong.

      We have made a selection of some of the best cases available today for you to keep your iPhone 12 Pro Max away from possible scratches and safe in case it may fall. There are many options to choose from and different levels of protection. In the end, it just depends on how much protection you want and how much money you’re willing to spend.

        iPhone 12 Pro Max Silicone Case with MagSafe

        Apple’s Silicone Case with MagSafe is a great way to protect your phone. It comes with a silky, soft-touch finish of the silicone exterior feels great in your hand. And on the inside, there’s a soft microfiber lining for even more protection against scratches and drops

        iPhone 12 Pro Max Clear Case with MagSafe

        Apple’s Clear Case with MagSafe for the iPhone 12 Pro Max was designed to show off the colors of your device, while it provides extra protection with its thin, light and easy to grip design.

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle EXO Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This premium protective clear case is made with a hard PC back and flexible TPU bumper with elevated bezels that will keep the phone’s touchscreen and camera lens safe from scratches.

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Style Series Case Designed for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        SUPCASE’s protective clear case will give your phone effective protection, at the same time that its compatible with MagSafe and most wireless chargers

        SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This case will keep your phone safe from up to 20 ft drops, and its built-in screen protector will also help you keep scratches away from your display

        Casetify Ultra Impact Case

        Some of the best protection you can get for your device, as it provides 3 miters of drop protection with an ultra-slim design, and it is customizable with a monogram or initials

        Casetify Leather Case

        This case is made with biodegradable vegan leather which will give you premium compressed texture, with basic protection for your phone

        Casetify Carbon Fiber Phone Case

        This case will give you 6.6-feet drop protection with a slim design, and it is made with 50 percent recycled materials.

        URBAN ARMOR Rugged Lightweight Slim Shockproof Premium Monarch

        Features soft impact-resistant core & honeycomb traction grip and meets 2X military drop test standards

        URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Civilian Protective Cover

        This case features military drop-test standards for increased shock protection, together with its soft core with impact resistant bumpers will keep your phone safe

        Olixar for iPhone 12 Pro Max Case with Finger Loop

        This lightweight and thin protector comes with a 2-year warranty, and it will be great for selfies thanks to its finger loop ring

        Olixar for iPhone 12 Pro Max Genuine Leather Back Case

        This case is crafted using real leather for a luxurious and stylish design, at the same time that it will give your phone protection without extra bulk

        OtterBox Commuter Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        soft inner and hard outer layers absorb and deflect impacts, open access to ports and speakers

        OtterBox Defender Series SCREENLESS Edition Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        The Otterbox Defender Series comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and it comes with a belt-clip holster that doubles as a kickstand for hands-free media viewing

        OtterBox Symmetry Series Case for iPhone 12 Pro Max

        This case comes with a thin, sleek, stylish pocket friendly design that will deliver durable protection shields against drops, and its raised beveled edges will help protect your phone’s touchscreen

      You now have to decide which of these cases may be the best for your device, considering what you like to do. There are some great options to choose from; if you want your cases to be slim and lightweight, you can stick with Apple’s prospects, even though we have listed a couple of cases that will give you the same protection without having to break the bank.

      However, you must always remember that you get what you pay for. If you were asking me, I’d definitely like to try one of those customizable cases offered by Casetify, even though they may seem a bit pricey. I would also consider the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro, as I sometimes tend to be a bit careless, and I usually put my phones through more than I should. Still, most people do just great with a clear case or something that doesn’t add that much bulk to their devices, like the OtterBox Symmetry case series, which comes in several colors for you to choose from.

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      Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, S20 5G and more devices on sale today

      Let’s start today off with deals, cause by this time I should find another way to introduce this segment. Anyways, let’s end the week with some Galaxy Note 20 deals because, why not? The Note 20 Ultra is currently $200 off on Amazon, leaving the 128GB model for $1100, and yes this is the US variant. The Galaxy S20 is also getting $200 deals, that leaves the regular S20 for $800 but, you’ll have to go for the Cloud Pink colorway. Moving on to B&H, the Galaxy Note 10 which is still a pretty good buy is down $250 from its original price tag, leaving it at $700 shipped. Finally, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is $150 off, leaving that at $759 for the entry level model. We have more deals on other Galaxy Notes, Razer peripherals and more, in the links in the description.

      New macOS Big Sur is finally ready for your Mac

      I want to continue the official news on a positive note today so, let’s talk about YouTube and your favorite video every year. The company took to Twitter yesterday to announce that we won’t be getting a rewind next year. They posted a picture explaining how 2020 has been a different year, and they don’t feel like they should treat it like it wasn’t so, they’re taking a break this year. They also said that a lot of good was made this year as creators found ways to switch things up and cheer people so they thank them for making a difference. Now, we know that the Rewind isn’t necessarily people’s favorite video but, I kind of agree with YouTube for taking this position. But like seriously, can you name any particular YouTube rewind that you liked, cause I can’t remember any.

      Samsung announces Exynos 1080 5nm chipset for upper mid-range phones

      Now how about if we talk about Samsung as the company is sadly not abandoning their Exynos platform, and I doubt that will ever happen now that we got to see what Apple Silicon can do, that said, the company I smaking an interesting move. Samsung has just announced their new Exynos 1080 processor, but before you roll your eyes at me, hold it. This actually seems to be the first Exynos worth talking about, even if it’s designed for mid-rangers, but it actually follows on the 5nm process that’s making Apple Silicon look so good right now.. Exynos 1080-powered smartphones can have support for WQHD+ resolution display with up to 90Hz refresh rate or Full HD+ resolution screen with up to 144Hz refresh rate. As for the cameras, it supports up to 200MP single camera or 32MP + 32MP dual-camera setup or a maximum of six cameras. It also supports HDR10+ and 4K 60ffps encoding and decoding with HEVC. So yeah, technically this chip is to a certain degree more powerful and efficient than even the best Galaxy flagship, but we’ll see how soon we see that extend.

      Instagram REALLY wants you to watch Reels and Shop on its app

      Now let’s move the spotlight over to what used to be my favorite social network, at least up until Facebook bought it. For those of you, like me, who love Instagram it looks like things are changing.. Again. Can Facebook just leave it alone? The company just announced a new update yesterday which is currently rolling out to users. Basically they are now prioritizing Reels and the Shop, by moving the Likes and Post sections to the top right, next to the DMS and now you get Reels at the center and the Shop where the likes used to be. Both of these features have been a part of Instagram for quite some time but, it looks like they’re really trying to push it now. Instagram has released other major updates this year, like switching to Facebook Messenger for DMs, or adding “Suggested Posts” to the feed. So far, reception hasn’t been so great and I doubt many people are interested in the Instagram Shop for it to switch places with the notification hub. We’ll see how it works out for them, cause yeah, the social network I once used for photos wants to be a mall now?

      New iPhone 13 lineup may arrive with a smaller battery

      Now let’s talk Apple as yes, happy iPhone day part 2. All of the iPhones are here now, as a matter of fact, we have content coming very soon on the 12 Pro Max and the Mini but, one of the topics people are interested in this year is battery life. The 11 had great battery life because they finally caved and gave us bigger batteries. Thing is that plan shrunk with the iPhone 12 and it sort of makes sense with the 5nm architecture in the new chips. Well, according to a new Ming Chi Kuo report, they’ll be shrinking them again next year. He claims that Cupertino will be using a new battery “soft board” technology for the iPhone 13 and the 13 Mini. This technology helps them save internal space and reduce costs because they have fewer layers than what we currently get, maybe to make the iPhones slimmer or in case they want to bring the headphone jack back. Sadly, this means that Apple is going back to the days were they prioritized slimmer phones over good battery life. Another factor could be that LTPO display we’ll reportedly be getting as it draws less power than current displays. So far, my experience with the 12’s battery has been okay, but it’s definitely not better than the 11 so, let’s hope the 13 isn’t worse than the 12.

      Story of the day:

      We could get new mini-LED iPad and AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021

      iOS 14.3 reveals an icon that hints at the design of Apple’s AirPods Studio headphones

      Finally, for the hottest news today, let’s keep talking about Apple and Ming Chi Kuo, mainly because you know that not all the rumors we’ve discussed were launched and we wonder where are those products. Well, let’s begin with the latest developer beta for iOS 14.3 which reveals some interesting things. A developer shared on twitter a “New Pairing” screen video from the Find My App in this beta where there’s a magnifying glass that swivels across some over the ear headphones. Now, there’s no secret that before Apple launches a product, an icon of it pops around somewhere so, it looks like we could finally be getting those AirPods Studios but, according to Prosser those are significantly delayed. But now, moving back to Ming Chi Kuo, his latest research note gives us more information on what Apple plans to do in the first half of 2021. The note mentions that the components destined for a miniLED iPad will be mass produced in the first half of 2021. Now, we’re expecting three different iPads with miniLED displays but, this one should be an iPad Mini or the regular 10.2in iPad, as the 12.9in iPad Pro is slated for Q4 of next year. Moving back to AirPods, he also claims that Cupertino is working on the third generation AirPods which will also go into mass production in the first half of 2021. These will reportedly get a new design to look more like the Pros but, they will still lack Pro features like ANC. If Apple is planning to launch these in the first half of next year, it kinda makes sense for them to launch with the AirPods Studios.

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      The Moto RAZR 5G, OnePlus 8 and more devices are on sale today

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      We start today’s deals with the Moto RAZR 5G, which can be yours for just $999 at both Amazon and B&H Photo Video, or you can choose to activate it today on Best Buy to get it for $949. This means that you would save $400 or $450 on your purchase, and you would get your new foldable device with 256GB storage and 8GB RAM. Another smartphone option comes from OnePlus, where you can get the OnePlus 8 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for $500 with $200 savings.

      We then move to some Apple products, as the Apple MacBook Air is getting a $149 discount, leaving the 8GB RAM 256GB SSD version for $850 in every color variant. However, these are the ones powered by an Intel Core i3 processor and not the latest devices with Apple Silicon. The iPad Pro is also on sale, getting a $50 discount in the 11-inch version with 128GB and 256GB versions, which leaves them at $749 and $849, respectively.

      There are also tons of deals on Hisense Smart TVs over at Walmart and Best Buy. You can get a 43-inch 4K Smart TV for $240, down from its regular $500 price tag, or get the 1080P version for $230, with $200 savings. If you want a larger display, the 50-inch version Class H65 series LED 4K Smart Android TV is selling for $300 with $50 savings, and the 70-inch version is now available for $400 with $250 savings.

      HUAWEI P40 Pro review rebuttal

      Huawei has also announced new Black Friday deals, which include tons of discounts on its devices. The Huawei P40 Pro is currently available for £700, the Huawei MatePad Pro is £450, the Huawei Watch GT2 Pro is selling for just £230, and you can find different versions of the Huawei MateBook X Pro selling for £1,400 and £1,100 with an Intel Core i7 and Core i5, respectively.

      Other deals include the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in its Bluetooth-only 41mm version for just $399, with $60.99 savings, or go for the 45mm version with the same discount, leaving it at $369. You can also get yourself a new pair of Sennheiser CX 400BT wireless earbuds for $150 after a $50 discount, and finally, the Google Pixel Stand is currently available for $53, with $26 savings.

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