Apple 3rd Gen AirPods, HomePod Mini launched: specs and features

Apple has just launched the 3rd generation AirPods as well as its new colourful HomePod Mini range. This article will take you through the specs and features of Apple 3rd gen AirPods and HomePod Mini.

Apple unveils Airpods 3rd Generation and HomePod mini

The original HomePod Mini launched alongside the iPhone 12 series and will see a colourful upgrade this year. The Apple HomePod mini is quite compact at 3.3-inch tall and delivers decent audio. The HomePod mini follows the HomePod smart speaker that made its debut back in 2017. The new HomePod Mini will come in a range of colours such as Yellow, Orange, Blue and more.

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APPLE 3RD GEN AIRPODS: Specs and Features

Apple launched AirPods 3rd generation specs and features


The new AirPods were also launched and feature a similar design to the AirPods Pro. Apple made sure to highlight Dolby Atmos on the new AirPods, paying special mention to spatial audio. The new AirPods will also come with adaptive EQ, giving users a more balanced audio experience. The AirPods also feature a redesigned low-distortion driver that the company claims will deliver better audio.

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The most noticeable and significant change that the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) bring is the AirPods Pro-like design. The earbuds will also come with a Force sensor for pressure controls — just like the AirPods Pro. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) — just like the last model — include hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ voice assistant feature. There is also support for Dolby Atmos in Apple Music.

Apple has provided support for AAC-ELDELD codec to deliver full HD voice quality for FaceTime calls. There is also Adaptive EQ support that is claimed to help tune sound in real time based on how AirPods fit in the user’s ear. Further, the AirPods (3rd Generation) include Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking . This technology was earlier available on the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

The new AirPods also include a skin-detect sensor that claims to help accurately discern if the earbuds are in the ear or in a pocket or on a table and pause playback when removed. The new AirPods will also be water and sweat resistant, making them ideal for runners and athletes.

On the battery front, Apple claims that the AirPods (3rd Generation) deliver an additional hour of battery life over the previous generations, with up to six hours of listening time and up to four hours of talk time. In fact, Apple has claimed that the AirPods can now deliver an hour of usage with just a 5-minute charge in the case. There is also wireless charging support on the bundled case that supports MagSafe protocol.


The new AirPods will also be available in stores starting from October 26 onward. The new AirPods will be available for about Rs 18,500 and are currently available for pre-order.

Nokia XR20 launched in India: specs and features

Nokia has launched Nokia XR20 in India today, Monday, October 18. HDM Global teased the launch of the Nokia smartphone last week. The  smartphone comes at a price starting at Rs 46,999. Check out details about  specs, features and all other details about the newly launched Nokia XR20.

Nokia XR20 specs and features

Nokia XR20: Specs and features

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Nokia XR20 comes packed with a 6.67-inch 1080p LCD display with support for 60Hz refresh rate. Apart from this, the phone also sports  hole punch cut-out, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is backed by a 4,630mAh battery with support for 18W wired and 15W wireless charging.

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On the hardware front, the Nokia smartphone sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. The phone will be available in  6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. As far as cameras are concerned the smartphone comes packed with two cameras on the back. This includes a 48-megapixel primary rear camera paired with a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, the phone includes an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Nokia XR20 smartphone is the “toughest ever Nokia phone” with military-grade design and build quality. Nokia has revealed that the Nokia XR20 will receive long-term software support. This will come with three years of assured Android OS updates and four years of monthly security updates.

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Nokia XR20 is available in India in just one variant. The model comes with support for 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The variant comes with a price tag of Rs 46,999.

HMD Global has announced that the pre-booking for the Nokia smartphone will begin from October 20. The smartphone will be available for purchase from October 30 across offline retail stores, e-commerce platforms, and

Moreover, as a part of the launch offer, customers will get a Nokia Power Earbuds Lite worth Rs 3,599. You will also get one-year screen protection plan at no additional cost.

How to Hard Reset Xbox Series S

This article will show you the easiest way to hard reset/factory reset your MICROSOFT Xbox Series S. Read on to find out the easiest methods to remove personal data, customized settings and installed apps from your MICROSOFT Xbox Series S.

How to hard reset Microsoft Xbox Series  S

After the reset process is complete, your MICROSOFT Xbox Series S will be as new and your   core will run faster. You may use any of the two methods given below to reset your gaming console.

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Steps to Hard Reset Microsoft Xbox Series S

Method 1

  • To begin with, turn off your MICROSOFT Xbox Series S by pressing and holding the Power button on the console until it turns off.
  • After the console turns off, press and hold the Pair button on the console.
  • Simultaneously, turn on the console by pressing the Power button on the unit.

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  • Wait until the Troubleshoot menu appears on the screen. Once it appears  release the Pair button.
  • Next, turn on the controller by pressing the Xbox button on it.
  • Now select the Reset this Xbox option and press the A button on the controller.
  • Then, select Keep games and apps or Remove everything and press the A button on the controller.
  • And that’s it, wait until the resetting process is complete.

Method 2

  • Turn on your MICROSOFT Xbox Series S console.
  • After that, press the Xbox button on the controller to open the guide.
  • Next, select Profile & system.
  • Select the Settings option and press the A button on the controller.
  • Now select System and press the A button on the controller to enter.
  • Next, select Console info and press the A button on the controller.
  • Select Reset console and press the A button.
  • Finally, select Reset and remove everything or Reset and keep my games & apps and press the A button to confirm.
  • Wait until the resetting process is complete and you are done.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE rumoured to launch on January 11

Multiple leaks suggest that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is tipped to launch in January next year. Earlier there were speculations that Samsung was planning to unveil Galaxy S21 FE at the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 2021 event — set to be held on October 20. The new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch tipped for January next year

Mass production for the Galaxy S21 FE had to begin in December. However, Samsung obviously can’t announce a phone that it doesn’t even plan on producing for a couple of months. Instead, all the sources have converged on January being the month of the unveiling. One of the sources has even mentioned a specific date: mark your calendars for January 11, ladies and gentlemen.

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Multiple tipsters took to Twitter to leak the launch date. According to Jon Prosser, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will launch on January 11, 2022. This news ihas received confirmation from Weinbach  in the tweet’s comments. But since there’s no confirmation from the company yet, one should consider this information with a pinch of salt.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: specs

According to past leaks, the handset will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. It features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is listed on the support page of Samsung’s German website with model number SM-G990B/DS. The ‘DS’ in the number suggests dual-SIM capability of the smartphone.

Earlier leaks also suggest that the handset will come in Blue, Grey, Green, Violet, and White colour options. The smartphone appeared on China’s 3C certification website and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website as well.  Another report suggests that the handset may come with a 4,500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is likely to get the same rear camera module design as the Galaxy S21 models. The smartphone features a triple rear camera setup and a hole-punch flat display at the front.


Apple MacBook Pro M1X Specs Leaked Before Launch

The Specifications of upcoming M1X-Powered MacBook have leaked before its official launch on October 18, 2021. The report from the tipster Dylan brings to light several important details regarding the M1X-Powered MacBook Pro including its specs and features. Read on to know details of this latest Apple device.

 MacBook Pro M1X specs leaked before launch

Apple is most likely to officially reveal the upcoming M1X-Powered MacBook during its October 18 “Unleashed” event. However, the latest leak could spoil the surprise for many of its fans. Here’s a look at some of its major features and specifications.

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According to the tipster, the new Apple M1X-Powered MacBook will launch in two screen options – 14 and 16-inch.  Apple is also rumoured to finally bring a 1080p webcam to the M1X Macbook Pro laptops. In addition to this, the screen bezels will get narrower on the new M1X Macbook Pro and won’t feature an Apple logo.

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The leak point towards a 10-core CPU paired with either a 16-core or 32-core GPU. Additionally, the leak suggests 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage as standard across both Apple M1X laptops. Apple may not remove the charging brick from the M1X Macbook Pro’s packaging, but will most likely upgrade it later.

Apart from this, you may most likely see the inclusion of more I/O ports including an SD card reader, HDMI port and more USB Type-C ports. Lastly, Apple could very well remove the touch bar in favour of Function keys.




How to remove follower on Twitter without blocking

Micro-blogging site Twitter has rolled out a new feature named, “soft block”. This is a feature that would allow any Twitter user on the web to remove a follower without blocking them. This is different than blocking someone, which keeps them from viewing your tweets and direct messaging you.

how to remove follower on twitter without blocking (soft block)

Twitter’s new remove follower feature is more of a remote unfollow button.  It is a gentler way to create some distance between you and someone else on the micro-blogging platform.

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Steps to remove follower on Twitter without blocking (Soft Block)

To soft-block a follower or to remove a follower without blocking them you need to follow these steps.

  • Head to your Twitter profile.
  • Now, click followers.
  • After that, click the three-dot menu next to a follower
  •  Then, click the option “Remove this follower”.

Further, the follower you remove then have to refollow you to see your tweets on their timeline and if you have protected tweets, they would need your approval to become a follower again.

Additionally, the follower you remove won’t be notified of the change. Earlier, to have someone unfollow you without their knowledge, you would have to resort to blocking them , which is when you manually blocked and unblocked someone.

Now, the micro-blogging site, Twitter, is also testing new prompts on iOS and Android that warn before users jump into a conversation that could get heated.

OnePlus 9RT: specs, features and more

OnePlus is going to launch its new smartphone OnePlus 9RT on 13 October. The latest teasers from OnePlus detail the 9 RT’s touch sampling rate and cooling system. Here’s a closer look at the specs and features of the new OnePlus 9RT.

OnePlus 9RT specs, features and launch date

OnePlus 9RT: specs and features

The phone has been developed in collaboration with the OnePlus eSports team. OnePlus 9RT will be the maker’s first phone with a 600Hz touch sampling rate. According to the company, the new optimizations have improved click delay by 57% and improved slide delay by 47%. The company has also confirmed the phone will be available in black and silver colours and will offer 7GB virtual RAM.

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In addition to this, the phone may come with a 6.55-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. OnePlus 9RT sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and come with 8GB of RAM. The OnePlus 9RT runs on Android 11 and has a 4500mAh battery. The OnePlus 9RT supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the OnePlus 9RT packs a triple rear camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary camera. It also has a 16-megapixel camera, and a 2-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup also has autofocus. The 9RT sports a single front camera setup for selfies, a 16-megapixel primary camera.

Additionally, the company shared details of the latest smartphone’s reworked cooling system which features a five-layer structure that covers the largest area of a OnePlus device to date. The new cooling system features sheets of graphite and should offer 20% better heat dissipation efficiency compared to the outgoing OnePlus 9R.

Apple Watch Series 7 is up for pre-order: specs and launch date

The Apple Watch Series 7  is available for pre-order before the launch date, 15th October . However, consumers can now pre-order the Apple Watch Series 7 as the facility for pre-ordering started from 8th October to ensure that it does not run out of stock before they get a chance to buy it.

Apple Watch Series 7 pre-order specs

Apple Watch Series 7: Specs

The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes and is packed in an IP6X rated body. The watch comes with an electrical heart sensor and a Blood Oxygen sensor. It will support the ECG and Blood Oxygen apps. The Apple Watch Series 7 comes with watchOS 8 along with new features such as a brand new QWERTY keyboard. There will be two new watch faces, namely Contour and Modular Duo. The Apple Watch Series 7 also claims to deliver 18-hour battery life and comes with 33% faster charging.


Apple has announced that it’s Watch Series 7 will release in waves, with the first wave starting on 15th October. The product will be available globally in countries like Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, the UAE, the UK, the US, and more than 50 other countries.

The official pricing for the variants has not been released, however, Flipkart has begun listing pricings on their website. On this website you’ll find that the 41-mm size variant of the Aluminium-made Apple Watch Series 7 GPS variant is available for Rs. 41,900. Additionally, the 45-mm version of the GPS model will be available for a price of Rs. 44,900. The Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular option appeared on Flipkart at Rs. 50,900 for the 41mm variant and Rs. 53,900 for the 45mm option.




Google Pixel 6 series: Specs, price, and other details revealed

Google is set to launch the Pixel 6 series on October 19. This will include the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. The launch date was confirmed earlier this week. Ahead of the release, a Reddit user has leaked the listing of German retailer Saturn, which has reveal some of the key specs, features and other details of the upcoming Google Pixel 6 series phones.

Google Pixel 6 series specs

The retailer revealed the price and details about the Google Pixel 6 days ahead of its official launch.  The listing also shows information related to benefits available on pre-order. Rumours are that the company will run a pre-order until October 27.

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The listing also suggests that the phone will come in black and white dual-tone finishes. Additionally, the leaks reveal that the Pixel 6 series will have  dual rear cameras, fingerprint sensors, and facial recognition technology.

Google Pixel 6 Series: Specs

As per the latest reports and leaks, the Pixel 6 series — including Pixel 6 and 6 Pro — will be powered by Octa-core Tensor Chipset. Some of the other features of the upcoming Pixel 6 smartphone could include — triple rear cameras, a 6.4-inch full-HD+ flat screen, a 90Hz refresh rate, and more.

The Pixel 6 Pro, however, is likely to include a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 6 will also have with facial recognition feature.

As per some rumours, the Pixel 6 smartphone will come packed with a 4,620mAh battery, with support for 33W Type C port fast charging. It will support Android 12 OS out-of-the-box, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and features  like Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, 5G.

Google Pixel 6 series: expected price

As suggested by the retailer, the upcoming Google smartphone will come at a price of EUR 649 (roughly Rs. 56,100) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. In October last year, the Google Pixel 5 was launched for EUR 629 (about Rs 54,500). However, it is to be noted that the Pixel 6 series will not launch in India for the time being.

Details about the launch event

Google is hosting a virtual event at 10 am PT (10:30 pm IST) on October 19. A dedicated Pixel Fall Launch Event webpage is created, which showcases the Pixel 6 series. There could be other products coming in as well.



How to hard reset Apple iPhone 13 mini

This article will show you the easiest way to perform a factory reset or hard reset operation in Apple iPhone 13 mini. Find out how to remove all personal data, customized settings, installed apps from Apple iPhone 13 mini and restore default settings.

Apple iPhone 13 mini hard reset

As a result your phone will run faster, and deliver better performance. So, let’s have a look on how to reset your Apple phone. You may use any of the two methods to  reset your device.

Hard reset iPhone 13 mini

Method 1:

  1. First of all, push the Power button once to unlock the home screen.
  2. There choose the Settings app and go to the General tab.
  3. Then, select the Transfer or Reset iPhone chapter and hit on the Erase All Content and Settings position.
  4. Push the Continue button and then type a passcode to confirm. 
  5. Choose if you need to create a backup of actual data.
  6. Input the password and tap on the Turn Off to start.

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Method 2:

  1. First of all, link your Apple iPhone 13 mini with the PC  by using the USB cable.
  2. Run the iTunes app and enter the smartphone menu.
  3. Then, pick the Restore iPhone… operation.
  4. Before you erase everything, you can back up data to your computer or iCloud storage.
  5. Lastly, Click on the Restore key to begin.

With this you have completed the hard reset process on your iPhone 13 mini. congrats!