Tag: explained

  • iOS 17.3 beta: Enhanced Device Protection and Apple Music features explained

    Apple has released iOS 17.2, which means that we have also received the first beta version of iOS 17.3. Here’s what’s in the next version of Apple’s mobile OS. You can learn more about signing up for the ongoing iOS beta initative here. In short, though, you need to sign up for the Apple Beta…

  • What is a HEIF file? The JPEG replacement explained

    If you’ve ever uploaded images to your desktop from an iPhone or camera, you may have come across a file format called HEIF.  Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about HEIF images, including their benefits, drawbacks and how they compare to JPEGs.  What is a HEIF file?  HEIF is a container format…

  • What is HDR? High Dynamic Range TVs and phones explained

    High Dynamic Range (HDR) has had the biggest impact on displays in the past ten years, but what does it mean for your viewing experience on TV screens and smartphones? HDR first originated in the world of photography, and in that context is best described as a merging of several photos at different exposures to…

  • What is Bluetooth Multipoint? The headphone technology explained

    Headphones are packed to the brim with numerous features these days, to such an extent that it can be tricky keeping up with all the lingo.  One feature that you may recognise is called Bluetooth Multipoint, but what exactly is this feature and how can it benefit you?  We’ve created this guide to explain just…

  • What is PCIe? The interface standard explained

    If you’re a PC builder or have a fleeting interest in upgrading your components, you’ll have likely seen the term PCIe floating around. Here’s exactly what it is. PC gaming continues to grow and grow (via Statista) and that inevitably means more people building or upgrading their hardware. There are various standards and terms to…

  • What is Spotify Wrapped? Spotify’s yearly recap explained

    We’re coming up to the end of 2023, which means it’s time for us all to expose our listening habits with Spotify Wrapped.  Wrapped has become one of the most anticipated events of the year by revealing the artists and tracks we proudly streamed over the last 365 days, along with the songs we’d rather…

  • What is RCS messaging? The Google Messages feature explained

    Google ditched the classic SMS/MMS messaging protocol with RCS, which makes texting other Android users feel a lot more streamlined – and after literally years of campaigning from Google, Apple is finally going to adopt it too. Text messages are still a popular way of communication, although it seems like they are being slowly overtaken…

  • What is the Humane AI Pin? Wearable smartphone replacement explained

    What is the Humane AI Pin? The no-screen phone with AI and a projector at its core is official. Could this replace your phone? What comes after the smartphone? Whoever finds the correct answer will likely have a great chance to become the tech company to beat in the next decade – just as the…

  • Disney Plus price tiers explained: What's the difference?

    It’s been in the offing for a while, but Disney Plus’ price plan has come into effect as of November 1st. Previously, you could only subscribe to just the one plane, now you have the freedom of three choices. We’ll expand on the differences between the three in term of how much they cost, what…

  • What is Snapdragon Sound? Qualcomm's wireless audio technology explained

    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sound is a wireless standard that aims to deliver superior sound across devices. Qualcomm’s various technologies are available across a plethora of devices people commonly use from headphones and wearables, to smartphones and automotive applications. Snapdragon Sound is tailored to work in the world of High-res audio, 5G mobile networks and Wi-Fi 6,…