Emergency SOS on iPhone: How to set it up and activate

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There are so many software features built into iPhone, some are easy enough to find, others are a little more hidden but they are not only very useful, but good for safety too. When setup, Emergency SOS on iPhone doesn’t just give you a quick option to call emergency services if you’re in trouble, but it will also automatically alert your emergency contacts to your location. There are a couple of different options for setting up and activating Emergency SOS on iPhone. We’ve run through them all below to help you make sure your iPhone is ready to help you as much as possible if you ever feel unsafe or … Read more

Intel announces new ultrabook CPUs, hitting 5GHz in the U-series

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It’s COMPUTEX, which means that there are some in-bound announcements from Intel. They range from new U-series CPUs to a new 5G modem. First up is the new Core i5-1155G7 and Core i7-1195G7. The U-series Core i7 already had two tiers, the Core i7-1165G7 and Core i7-1185G7, but this is another level. The base clock speed is a bit lower than the 3GHz Core i7-1185G7, but the single-core turbo speed of the Intel Core i7-1195G7 is the first U-series processor to hit 5GHz. It uses Intel turbo Boost Technology 3.0. The Intel Core i5-1155G7 doesn’t get 5GHz, but the effect is the same. It has a slightly lower base clock … Read more

Reliable leaker reveals Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be a bit lighter in your pocket than the Fold 2

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Samsung will reportedly launch the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 in July, which means the avalanche of leaks have just started. Today we have a report on the weight of the device, courtesy of reliable Samsung leaker Ice Universe. He revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will weigh in at 269g. This is a slight advance on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, which weighed 282 g and the original Fold, which clocked in at 276g. Samsung may have achieved this reduction by using a slightly smaller battery, with earlier reports suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3’s battery will have a 4,380mAh or 4,400mAh capacity, vs … Read more

How to Force Your MacBook to Charge Fully

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Is your MacBook’s battery stuck at 80% even with the charger attached? Apple’s battery-saving “Optimized Battery Charging” feature is to blame. Here’s how to charge your MacBook fully. Why Isn’t My Mac Fully Charging? In June of 2020, Apple’s macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update introduced a new Battery Health Management feature for the Mac inspired by the Optimized Battery Charging feature on the iPhone, but implemented a bit differently. Apple introduced the new feature because it’s not good for a lithium-ion battery to be charged to 100% and to stay at 100% all the time. If you’re stuck at 80%, that means that the new energy-saving feature studied your usage pattern, … Read more

Alleged HarmonyOS update list reveals first batch of Huawei devices migrating to the platform

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  Huawei’s HarmonyOS is right around the corner at this point, with an official unveiling event set for June 2. The Chinese giant has major plans for its Android alternative, with a goal to have it running on 300 million devices by the end of the year. Some part of that massive figure will surely come from brand new device sales. For one, Huawei has been posting teasers for the June 2 event with hints for the upcoming MatePad Pro 2, as well as the Huawei Watch 3 – both slated to be among the first to run HarmonyOS out of the box. A large part of the effort will, … Read more

Our ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G video review is out

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  ZTE’s first Axon 30 series phone is the Ultra member. It’s every bit the flagship with a Snapdragon 888 chipset, three 64MP shooters and a fourth 13MP periscope telephoto camera, as well as a large 144Hz AMOLED display. We’ve already published our written review, and now the video version is also on our YouTube channel. The Axon 30 Ultra definitely looks like the part with its sleek, thin body. It may lack features like IP68 certification or wireless charging, but as Will mentions in the video, this helps the price to stay a bit lower, compared with other flagships. The 144Hz refresh rate is of rather limited use – … Read more

Snapdragon 888+ emerges on Geekbench, Cortex-X1 core clocks in at 3Ghz

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  Qualcomm has stuck to a consistent update schedule with its last few flagship Snapdragon chipsets. The standard version is released in December while a Plus model usually arrives in July. While we inch closer to the said timeframe a new chipset believed to be the Snapdragon 888+ appeared in a Geekbench listing. Snapdragon 888+ listing on Geekbench The big change compared to the regular SD 888 is the overclocked X1 performance core which hums at 3.0Ghz compared to 2.84Ghz on the old model. The test reveals four low-power A55 cores running at 1.8GHz and three additional Cortex-A78 clusters running at 2.4Ghz. Armed with this arsenal, the SD 888+ delivered … Read more

Complete Guide to Configuring SSH in Ubuntu

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SSH has become the default method of accessing a remote Linux server these days. SSH stands for Secure Shell and it’s a powerful, efficient, and popular network protocol used to establish communication between two computers in a remote fashion. And let’s not forget the secure part of its name; SSH encrypts all traffic to prevent attacks like hijacking and eavesdropping while offering different authentication methods and a myriad of configuration options. In this beginner’s guide, you’ll learn: The basic concept of SSH Setting up SSH server (on the system you want to access remotely) Connecting to remote server via SSH from the client machine (your personal computer) The absolute basics … Read more

Gromit-MPX Lets You Draw Anywhere On Linux Desktop Screen

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Have you ever wished that you could freeze your Linux desktop screen and draw anything on it? Or, you may want to point out or highlight a part of your app or desktop to someone else while screen recording on Linux? If so, Gromit-MPX is an easy-to-use on-screen annotation tool that you could use right now. Make Annotation On Screen Using Gromit-MPX Gromit-MPX Gromit-MPX (GRaphics Over MIscellaneous Things – Multi-Pointer EXtension) is a free and open-source tool that lets you annotate anywhere on the screen. The best thing about the app is it does not restrict you to use it only on one desktop environment. Rather, Gromit-MPX is desktop-independent and … Read more

How to Install and Use XRDP on Ubuntu for Remote Desktop Connection

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  Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol that allows for graphical remote desktop connections from one computer to another. RDP works by having a main machine run software that allows several other computers to connect to it. XRDP is an open-source implementation of RDP, removing the need to run any proprietary programs. XRDP not only tries to follow in the direction of RDP, but is also compatible with regular RDP clients such as Remmina and GNOME Boxes. XRDP features a simple one-page interface, after which you’ll be right at your desktop: Things to keep in mind about using XRDP While XRDP works great for getting remote access to … Read more

Converting Multiple Markdown Files into HTML or Other Formats in Linux

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Many times, when I use Markdown, I work on one file and when I’m done with it, I convert it to HTML or some other format. Occasionally, I have to create a few files. When I do work with more than one Markdown file, I usually wait until I have finished them before I convert them. I use pandoc to convert files, and it’s possible convert all the Markdown files in one shot. Markdown can convert its files to .html, but if there’s a chance that I will have to convert to other formats like epub, pandoc is the tool to use. I prefer to use the command line, so … Read more

Here Are the Specifications for the Snapdragon Developer Kit

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Many were excited by Microsoft and Qualcomm’s announcement about a Snapdragon Developer Kit, but it was light on specifics. Key among them, which ports are on the back of the thing? Fortunately, we now have the Kit’s full specifications. They are: SoC. Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Compute Platform (SC7180, ARMv8-based). RAM. 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM. Storage. 64 GB eMMC. Ports. USB 2.0 Type-C (PD-Charging) USB 2.0 Type-A MicroSD Micro-SIM card slot type USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A HDMI LAN (10/100 Mbps) Connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) eSIM for cellular connectivity Dimensions. 119 mm (w) x 116.6 mm (d) x 35 mm (h) Weight. 0.23 kg Naturally, we still have questions. Is the eSIM … Read more