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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.

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Using Face ID with a mask will not require Apple Watch in iOS 15.4

January 28th, 2022

In addition to announcing record-breaking earnings for the holiday quarter, Apple also released new beta versions for its operating systems on Thursday. iOS 15.4 is the next significant beta release for iPhone, and it packs a feature that appeared in previous rumors. You’ll be able to use Face ID with a mask without having the …

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The first ever gaming Chromebooks are currently in the works

January 27th, 2022

Google’s Chrome OS has seen increased popularity in recent years, thanks to the affordability and reliability of Chromebooks. The pandemic only increased the speed of Chromebook adoption, as they can be great tools for studying and working from home. But Chromebooks have never been high-end laptops capable of serving gamers. That said, the first gaming …

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iOS 16 interactive widgets show up in sketchy leaked photo

January 27th, 2022

We waited years for iPhones and iPads to get widgets on the home screen, and Apple finally delivered in recent years. It started with iOS 14, which brought widgets to iPhones. But iPad users had to wait an extra year for widgets to populate their screens with iPadOS 15. The expectation is that Apple will …

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iPhone 14 with only eSIM support will probably be optional, analyst says

January 27th, 2022

A few reports in late December stated that Apple is already working on iPhone models that lack physical SIM cards. One claimed that Apple might sell an eSIM-only iPhone 13 version before the iPhone 14 launches. That sort of device would still take regular nano-SIM cards, we speculated at the time. Other reports said the …

iPhone 13 Pro Display

iPhone 13 sales propel Apple to the top of the Chinese smartphone market

January 26th, 2022

The Chinese smartphone market is incredibly competitive, making it nearly impossible for international companies to dominate. That’s because local vendors offer extremely competitive prices for high-end devices. That makes it more challenging for companies like Apple and Samsung to compete. Yet the former still manages to sell plenty of phones every year. Moreover, Apple has …