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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

iOS 14 Beta Release Date

iOS 14 launch likely on track for June even if WWDC 2020 is canceled

March 10th, 2020

WWDC 2020, scheduled for June 3-7 in San Jose, California, might be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Apple has yet to confirm anything, but Santa Clara County officials have banned gatherings of people for the next three weeks. Apple is still expected to unveil iOS 14 as well as other software updates at WWDC …

iPhone 9 Release Date

Apple’s iPhone 9 release next month has reportedly been canceled

March 10th, 2020

Apple’s iPhone 9 was expected to be unveiled in late March ahead of a release in stores in early April. A new report says Apple’s release plans for the iPhone 9 have changed because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the device will not be announced or released anytime soon. The iPhone 9’s release date …

Google Maps Features

How Google Maps will help you during the coronavirus outbreak

March 10th, 2020

Google Maps can be a helpful tool when it comes to dealing with business disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Google is advising business owners to update their Google Maps listings with specific information if affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Regular Google Maps users should check their favorite places on Google Maps for coronavirus-related business …

Coronavirus Update

What happens with your iPhone during the coronavirus epidemic?

March 10th, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is bad news, but standard hygiene measures will reduce the risk of infection — that includes cleaning your iPhone, and other portable electronics. Official iPhone cleaning instructions already exist, and they apply to other Apple products and other electronics. The Covid-19 epidemic has also impacted the iPhone supply chain, which means repairs …

Google Location History

Google location data turns innocent cyclist into burglary suspect

March 9th, 2020

Google collects location history on Android devices, and that data can be accessed by law enforcement agencies with the help of so-called “geofence warrants”. That’s what happened to an Android user who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, which was enough for police to consider him the prime suspect in a burglary …