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Recent articles by Shara:

iPhone 12 and 5G: All the answers to your questions about the super-fast connectivity

The iPhone 12 lineup is the first from Apple to offer 5G, and there's a lot to be confused about. → Read More

Android and iPhones are all about privacy now, but startup OSOM thinks it can do better

The team behind Andy Rubin's Essential is back, but without Rubin. Now called OSOM, it plans to introduce new privacy-focused hardware and software in late 2021. → Read More

The team behind Andy Rubin's Essential is back. And it's trying to reinvent privacy

Rubin has no role at OSOM, a startup that plans to introduce new privacy-focused hardware and software products in late 2021. → Read More

Reinventing privacy: How one startup is building anew from a phone flop

The team behind Andy Rubin's Essential is back, but without Rubin. Now called OSOM, it plans to introduce new privacy-focused hardware and software in late 2021. → Read More

MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini run on Apple's self-designed M1 silicon

The company has integrated its first chips for Macs across its computer lineup. And the devices sport long battery life. → Read More

Apple's new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini run on its self-designed M1 silicon

The company has integrated its first chips for Macs across its computer lineup. And their battery life is long, very long. → Read More

A quiet but massive segment of phones may get 5G for the first time next year

That's thanks to MediaTek's new 5G processor that will power sub-$250 prepaid smartphones. → Read More

From fish eyes to pig ears: Why you should eat the whole animal

Animals are big producers of greenhouse gases. One solution to make them more environmentally friendly: Leave less behind. → Read More

iPhone 12 Pro, iOS 14.2 let people who are blind detect others around them

A new People Detection features uses lidar to alert iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and iPad Pro users how close other people are. → Read More

iPhone 12 Pro lets people who are blind 'see' others around them

A new People Detection features uses lidar to alert iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and iPad Pro users how close other people are. → Read More

iPhone 12: The biggest reason to buy a 5G phone right now is FOMO

Despite what Apple says, we're not sure we even need 5G at the moment. But iPhone 12's 5G support will at least future-proof your phone. → Read More

Samsung posts highest-ever quarterly revenue as demand roars back

While the pandemic continues to rage, consumers are buying phones and other electronics again. → Read More

5G phone prices are falling. Verizon's cheapest now starts at $400

With promotions, TCL's 10 5G UW can be as low as $40. → Read More

Samsung Chairman Lee, the man who made the company an electronics giant, dies at 78

Kun-Hee Lee has been hospitalized for years, but Samsung didn't specify what caused his death. → Read More

iPhone 12: The biggest reason to buy a 5G phone right now is FOMO

Despite what Apple says, we're not sure we even need 5G at the moment. But iPhone 12's 5G support will at least future-proof your phone. → Read More

iPhone 12 has 5G, but we're still not sure if we even need it

Despite what Apple says, the biggest reason to buy a 5G phone right now is FOMO -- and future-proofing. → Read More

iPhone 12 and 5G: Everything to know about the superspeedy cellular connectivity

The iPhone 12 lineup is the first from Apple to offer 5G, and there's a lot to be confused about. → Read More

iPhone 12 has 5G, but we're still not sure if we even need it

Despite what Apple says, the biggest reason to buy a 5G phone right now is FOMO -- and future-proofing. → Read More

iPhone 12 and 5G: All of your questions answered

The new crop of phones is the first from Apple to offer the superspeedy wireless connectivity. → Read More

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro 5G: Apple unveils super speedy new phone lineup

No, your current iPhone won't work on superfast 5G networks. But Apple's new lineup -- four devices in total -- will. → Read More