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Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Leak Again Before Launch at MWC18 Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus Leak Again Before Launch at MWC18
- February 20, 2018

Below there are all the best smartphones that we will likely see at MWC 2018 , together with their rumored and confirmed specs. We've checked and double checked with our contacts at the UK's major smartphone retailers and they've told us (and told us) that pre-orders are set to be available the minute that the phone is unveiled at MWC 2018 this Sunday. (more...)
Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS
- February 17, 2018

However, there is a limitation that both devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. After closing the Photos app and opening it again, you'll see a new option in the Import drop-down menu, letting you copy photos from your phone to your PC wirelessly. (more...)
Despite Despite "Pixel vs iPhone" Google phone sales are tiny
- February 15, 2018

Data from IDC shows that Google Pixel sales doubled previous year to 3.9 million, but still represents "a tiny portion of the 1.5 billion market size". In contrast, the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 handsets were available for all of 2017. In the U.S., 90% of smartphones are sold via wireless carriers. (more...)
Instagram is now warning people when someone screenshots a Story Instagram is now warning people when someone screenshots a Story
- February 15, 2018

Instagram has started testing a new feature that alerts users when someone tries to snap a screenshot of the stories they share. Many folks on the interwebs noted that the new notification is pretty much the same thing Snapchat does so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to people who use both social media sites. (more...)
An Apple iOS source code was leaked online An Apple iOS source code was leaked online
- February 11, 2018

The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github . It could also open up opportunities for savvy consumers to "jailbreak" their iPhones, or free their device from constraints imposed by Apple. (more...)
Snap Inc (SNAP) Earnings Snap Inc (SNAP) Earnings
- February 07, 2018

Snap shares soared by about 20 percent Tuesday on the strength of its unexpectedly upbeat quarterly report. "With our plans for user growth, augmented reality, and content in 2018, I have never been more excited about the future of our business". (more...)
Some People Have a Big Complaint With Apple's $1000 iPhone X Some People Have a Big Complaint With Apple's $1000 iPhone X
- February 06, 2018

Additionally, based on the reports, the incoming call affects iPhone X units running at least iOS 11.2, but earlier versions of iOS 11 might have the problem as well. Experts, however, believe a software tweak is all it might take to solve the issue. Apple also has stated that it's possible they'll require the customer to get their iPhone repaired in the country or region of purchase, and if there are any unrelated issues such as a cracked screen , they'll need to get that resolved ... (more...)
Riyad Mahrez to miss Swansea match and faces fine Riyad Mahrez to miss Swansea match and faces fine
- February 03, 2018

Riyad Mahrez will not play in Leicester's Premier League match against Swansea today after missing training for a fourth consecutive day. Mahrez is bitterly upset that he missed out on a move to City after Leicester rejected an offer worth around £65 million (S$121.5 million) for him and demanded a fee in the region of £80 million. (more...)
Amazon Replaces Alexa With Celebrities in Super Bowl LII Ad Amazon Replaces Alexa With Celebrities in Super Bowl LII Ad
- February 01, 2018

Previously, she could only sed messages to contacts who have the Alexa app installed on their smartphone . After confirming the recipient, Alexa will ask what you want to send and then finally send the SMS using your mobile phone (carrier charges may apply). (more...)
Secret Australian Authorities Paperwork Discovered In Cupboards From Secondhand Retailer Secret Australian Authorities Paperwork Discovered In Cupboards From Secondhand Retailer
- February 01, 2018

But the network says there was no leak and that no one broke the law - instead, someone finally got around to drilling out the locks on the two heavy cabinets that had been sold without any matching keys. They did not reveal when the cabinets were sold or when the documents were discovered. The state-owned broadcaster said it had chosen not to report some documents on national security grounds. (more...)
Trump administration mulls a nationalized 5G network Trump administration mulls a nationalized 5G network
- January 30, 2018

A leaked National Security Council memo published by Axios news website on Sunday said China is the dominant manufacturer of network infrastructure and notes the importance of building the network with "equipment from a trusted supply chain". (more...)
You can finally pre-order Apple's $349 HomePod smart speaker You can finally pre-order Apple's $349 HomePod smart speaker
- January 27, 2018

Unfortunately, there's no indicator on the HomePod to see at a glance if the mic is on or off. However, Apple said that there may be a firmware update for the HomePods later this year and theses features may be added. First announced at Apple's developer conference in June 2017, the new Siri-equipped speaker takes on the Amazon Echo and Google Home in the race to be the smart home speaker of choice. (more...)
Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panels, washing machines Trump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panels, washing machines
- January 25, 2018

On top of that, MIDF highlighted that inward flows from the U.S. fell for the first three consecutive quarters of 2017 in tandem with Trump's protectionist moves. Other manufacturers from Asia voiced similar sentiments. According to Global Times CCEER director Lin Boqiang, on the other hand, said the tariffs are not likely to have a great impact on the Chinese industry as the biggest driver for the same is domestic demand and not the USA market. (more...)
Intel tells users to stop deploying buggy Spectre patch, citing technical issues Intel tells users to stop deploying buggy Spectre patch, citing technical issues
- January 23, 2018

After getting reports 11 days ago that some Intel-based computers were undergoing high amounts of reboots after installing patches to fix the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities the chipmaker has asked infosec pros and vendors to stop using the fix until it has been fixed. (more...)
New Nintendo accessories are made of cardboard New Nintendo accessories are made of cardboard
- January 21, 2018

With this set, you actually wear a cardboard suit containing Joy-Con controllers in the headset and backpack. According to a Financial Times report, the value of Nintendo in the financial market increased 2.4% after the presentation of Labo , which translates into a significant amount of $1.4 billion. (more...)
WhatsApp rolls out business app for growth of small companies WhatsApp rolls out business app for growth of small companies
- January 20, 2018

That's similar to WhatsApp adding green verification badges to select business accounts past year in the standard app. WhatsApp says other users can continue to use the standard app as usual and will still have full control over the messages they receive like blocking numbers and reporting spam. (more...)
IPhone Users Beware, New iMessage 'Text Bug' Is Freezing Devices IPhone Users Beware, New iMessage 'Text Bug' Is Freezing Devices
- January 19, 2018

There's a new Apple "text bomb", which can cause an iPhone or even a Mac to crash and in this particular instance, the text is shared in the form of a website link on iMessage . The flaw affects iOS versions 10.0 to 11.2.5 beta 5. "... I always report bugs before releasing them". On a Mac, the bug also slows the Safari web browser down and drains battery levels. (more...)
Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple
- January 19, 2018

He added that the company will send out opening versions of fixes for the problematic patches to customers by coming week. "We have reproduced these issues internally and are making progress toward identifying the root cause". The Spectre flaw affected nearly every modern computing device, including those containing chips from Intel, ARM Holdings and Advanced Micro Devices Inc . (more...)
US Ford Ranger Revealed US Ford Ranger Revealed
- January 16, 2018

The automaker anticipates the truck will capture customers coming out of cars and SUVs, as the new Ranger is more aimed at weekend warriors who live in cities and spend free time off-roading and camping. Power is distributed through Dana AdvanTEK independent front and solid rear axles on both 2WD and 4WD models with an available electronic-locking rear axle (standard on FX2 and FX4) for increased all-terrain traction. (more...)
WhatsApp Flaw Compromises Security Of Encrypted Group Chats WhatsApp Flaw Compromises Security Of Encrypted Group Chats
- January 14, 2018

The design flaws "allows an attacker ... controlling some of the messages sent by the WhatsApp server, to become a member of the group or add other users to the group without any interaction of the other users", according to their research paper released earlier this month. (more...)

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