Here are the top trending stories from the world of technology. Stories that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Apple is changing the iPhone port (But don’t panic)
The upcoming iPhone 15 is most likely to feature an all-new USB port. This means Apple will be finally ditching the lightning port that has been the integral part of all the iPhone models since 2012. Apple could have made the decision to shift iPhone’s charging port to USB-C for several reasons. Firstly, USB-C is a default charging port for many popular devices like Android phones, as well as for many laptops and other devices. As a result, Apple users could easily use the chargers of Android and other devices for charging their own devices. Secondly, European Union recently passed a law that requires all smartphones sold in the EU to have a USB-C charging port by 2024.
X to use public data to train its AI model
WordPad to be finally removed from Windows
Microsoft has announced that that the WordPad service will not be offered in all the upcoming and future version of Windows. WordPad is a basic word processing program that was first introduced in Windows 3.1 in 1992. It has been included in every version of Windows since then. However, its importance was often overshadowed by more powerful word processors like Microsoft Word. A recent survey also found that only 3% of Windows users used WordPad on a regular basis. Hence by all means Microsoft’s decision to kill WordPad after 28 long years is not at all surprising.
Now you can control LG appliance with Samsung’s app — and vice versa
Samsung and LG have announced that they will be working together to make their smart home appliances compatible with each other’s apps. This means that you will be able to use the Samsung SmartThings app to control your LG appliances, and vice versa. The interoperability between Samsung and LG’s smart home apps will be made possible through the Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA), an industry coalition that was formed in 2021. However, Samsung and LG users will have to wait till the end of 2024 for enjoying the interoperability feature. The interoperability between Samsung and LG could prove to be a major game changer in the smart home industry.