Hey Apple, how about a MacBook SE?

Hey Apple, how about a MacBook SE?

Apple’s a hard company to like these days. Their glory days behind them, they have relentlessly pursued a misguided concept of optimization that has alienated their user base and compromised their products. A MacBook SE would go a long way toward smoothing the wake they’ve left behind them. I was excited that this would be […]

Daily Crunch: SpaceX raises $1.9 billion

Daily Crunch: SpaceX raises $1.9 billion

SpaceX raises a huge funding round, Apple launches new radio stations and we review the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. This is your Daily Crunch for August 18, 2020. The big story: SpaceX raises its biggest round yet The $1.9 billion round was disclosed in an SEC filing. Bloomberg had previously reported that the round was […]

Google: We'll test hiding the full URL in Chrome 86 to combat phishing

Google: We'll test hiding the full URL in Chrome 86 to combat phishing

Google will subject Chrome users to a large-scale test in the next version of its browser to discover how people respond to just seeing a site’s domain name without the full URL for pages on that site.  The test will be carried out on Chrome 86, which is due for a stable release at the […]

Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator was worth the wait

Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator was worth the wait

It’s been 14 years since the launch of Flight Simulator X, which long seemed like it would be the final release in the long-running series. When the company announced it would re-launch the franchise just over a year ago, using a new graphics engine and satellite data from Bing Maps, it sure created a lot […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ hands-on

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ hands-on

During an Unpacked event that featured the announcement of five key new devices, the Galaxy Tab S7 didn’t get a ton of love. Understandable, perhaps. It doesn’t quite have the star power of the Note line, nor does it have the novelty of a new foldable or Bluetooth earbuds. Tablets in general just aren’t exciting […]

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

Apple’s partners and Samsung apply for India’s $6.6 billion local smartphone production program

South Korean giant Samsung, Apple’s contract manufacturing partners Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron, and Indian smartphone vendors Micromax and Lava among others have applied for India’s $6.6 billion incentive program aimed at boosting the local smartphone manufacturing, New Delhi said on Saturday. The scheme, called Production-Linked Incentive Scheme, will offer a range of incentives to companies including a […]