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Apple commits to build “grid-scale” energy storage in California

Apple’s “California Flats” solar energy farm in Northern California. Apple A worker uses (of course) an iPad on site at California Flats. Apple Apple announced Wednesday that it will build a “grid-scale” energy-storage project in California capable of storing 240 megawatt-hours of energy. The storage will work closely with the 130-megawatt solar farm the company already built to […]

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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Enlarge / Insomnia people and mobile-addiction concepts. Getty Images Whether you have an iPhone or an Android device, it’s continuously sending data including your location, phone number, and local network details to Apple or Google. Now, a researcher has provided a side-by-side comparison that suggests that, while both iOS and Android collect handset data around […]

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Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported devices

Enlarge / Apple’s 2020 iPad Air. Samuel Axon Today, Apple began rolling out iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, and the company issued an advisory to users to upgrade as soon as possible. Like iOS/iPadOS 14.4.1 before it, this update addresses a security flaw. Additionally, Apple released a similar security update—12.5.2—for older devices like […]


Samsung Galaxy A52 vs. Apple iPhone SE

The Samsung Galaxy A52 is Samsung’s latest attempt at an affordable yet attractive smartphone. It sports an elegant design with a sleek rear camera module and a 6.5-inch edge-to-edge display, which also benefits from a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. If that weren’t enough, it also boasts a powerful quad-lens camera system, a sizeable battery, and […]