Stories by Nehal Malik

SpaceX Seeks FCC Approval for Starlink Satellite Phone Feature

SpaceX has applied for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s permission to equip 2,016 second-generation Starlink satellites with equipment that will provide T-Mobile customers with cellular connectivity when ground coverage is unavailable (via Tesla North). Back in August, SpaceX and T-Mobile announced a partnership to provide global satellite phone service, powered by second-gen Starlink satellites...

Apple Supplier Foxconn Helped Relax COVID-19 Restrictions in China: Report

Terry Gou, the founder of Apple supplier Foxconn, was instrumental in convincing the Chinese government to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the country, which were significantly affecting iPhone production — reports The Wall Street Journal. The information comes from unnamed sources familiar with the proceedings. According to the report, Gou sent Chinese leaders a letter over...

Twitter Blue to Cost $7 on the Web, But $11 on iPhone: Report

Twitter's account verification subscription will cost $7 USD per month on the web but $11 per month on iPhone when it eventually relaunches, according to a report from The Information (via MacRumors). Elon Musk, who completed his long-embattled acquisition of Twitter back in October, reworked Twitter Blue to include account verification and a coveted blue...

CRTC Blocks Telus 1.5% Credit Card Processing Fee

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced it has rejected Telus's request to charge customers a 1.5% processing fee on payments made by credit card. "We heard Canadians loud and clear: close to 4,000 of you told us that you should not be subjected to an additional fee based on the method you...

Apple Developing 20-Inch Foldable MacBook Pro Display: Report

Apple has started working on a 20-inch foldable OLED display, supposedly for a future MacBook Pro model, according to a report from The Elec (via MacRumors). This corroborates previous information from display analyst Ross Young, who said back in February that Apple wants to make a 20-inch foldable MacBook. The display is going to be 20.25...

Google Reveals Canada’s Top Searches of 2022

Google today announced its annual Year in Search trends for Canada, revealing what Canadian users searched for most during 2022. Year in Search is Google’s annual analysis of trillions of searches performed globally throughout the year. For the past 22 years, Year in Search has provided a unique look into what we all cared about, what...

Apple to Trim iPhone 14 Production Again, Says Supplier

Apple supplier Murata Manufacturing Co. expects the tech giant to further cut iPhone 14 production in the coming months due to weakening demand — reports Bloomberg. Demand for some of Apple's latest iPhones has been underwhelming, with the company previously trimming iPhone 14 Plus orders by 40%. The waning demand is a function of stunted...

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Delayed Until 2026, Says Report

[caption id="attachment_376080" align="aligncenter" width="1536"] Image: Apple[/caption] Apple has delayed the target launch date for its self-driving electric vehicle (EV) by about a year and is now eyeing a 2026 debut, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The information comes from people familiar with the developments. Gurman, a renowned tipster for all things Apple, also said that...

Google Updates Chrome’s Address Bar with New Features

[caption id="attachment_386695" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image: Google[/caption] Google today announced an update for Chrome that lets users search their open tabs, bookmarked webpages, or browsing history right from the browser's address bar. "Sometimes, finding the tab or bookmark you’re looking for in Chrome can be tough," said Google. "Good news: The Chrome address bar on desktop...

‘Father of the iPod’ Unveils New Crypto Hardware Wallet

[caption id="attachment_386668" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image: Ledger[/caption] Tony Fadell, a famed product designer and former Apple Senior VP who is credited as being the "father of the iPod," has come out of his rather quiet life of investing and writing books about his career to lead the development of hardware cryptocurrency wallets at Paris-based Ledger. Cryptocurrency...

Apple Expands Self Service Repair Program to Europe

Apple today announced that its Self Service Repair program is now available in eight European countries, including the U.K. The Self Service Repair program gives customers access to all the replacement parts, tools, and repair guides they need to perform repairs on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, as well as MacBooks with Apple...

What is ChatGPT? How to Use the New AI Chatbot by OpenAI

[caption id="attachment_386647" align="aligncenter" width="2049"] Image: OpenAI[/caption] Last week, nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a chatbot based on a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) model that can comprehend natural language queries, process them, and provide outputs based on the expansive dataset it has been trained on. "ChatGPT is optimized for dialogue," explains OpenAI, which...