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Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video
- February 14, 2019

The phones will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, while the global market variant, which will come to India as well, will have the Exynos 9820 processor on board. If you're somehow still in possession of such an ancient handset with a flat or "edgy" 5.1-inch screen, relatively chunky bezels, and an Exynos 7420 processor under the hood, you may not be that shocked to receive this newest software update. (more...)
Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts Apex Legends, Titanfall 2 Score Impressive Player Counts
- February 13, 2019

It's probably the combination of the words "free to play" (free with in-game purchases, of course), battle royale (a mode that can any shooter in 2019 can't go without) and Titanfall , the beloved gaming universe in which the game is set. That means Fortnite (which has pretty much been at the top of the gameplay chart for each platform since early previous year, only dropping occasionally) is now facing some serious competition from Apex Legends . (more...)
Wells Fargo Suffers Second Online, Mobile Banking Outage This Month Wells Fargo Suffers Second Online, Mobile Banking Outage This Month
- February 10, 2019

As of 10 a.m., online banking services remained unavailable. It should be a better day for Wells Fargo customers, as most of the company's services will be available Friday after a nationwide outage. The company said customers should check Wells Fargo social media for updates on the outage. The system struggled with nation-wide outages at ATM's and online, which left people frustrated and furious. (more...)
Apex Legends ping tool was tested by making everyone silent strangers Apex Legends ping tool was tested by making everyone silent strangers
- February 10, 2019

Respawn teased the free-to-play game, which makes its money selling in-game cosmetic items , on social media over the weekend following leaks that spilled some details onto the internet. You can also search using tags like "Is Apex Legends Down?" using the search function to see if any other users are facing the same problems. Apex follows the formula established and refined in battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite , while making a few key changes along ... (more...)
EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play
- February 08, 2019

Wilson noted that the company's poor performance was also due to "intense competition" in the video gaming industry in fiscal Q3 2019. "Q3 was a hard quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations". According to COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, FIFA is still performing well despite the other franchises falling. Experience the next evolution of battle royale with Respawn Beacons you can use to resurrect your teammates, Smart Comms to help you communicate, Intelligent ... (more...)
Mobile Promises You Will Pay Less, Get More After Sprint Merger Mobile Promises You Will Pay Less, Get More After Sprint Merger
- February 08, 2019

Now, The Post has obtained lists for additional days past year, which showed five more bookings at the hotel by T-Mobile executives. Revenues were up 6% from the year-ago quarter and up 7% on an annualized year-over-year basis, but net income was down 76% from Q4 2017 and down 36% from the year-end total for 2017. (more...)
You can now delete Facebook messages you might regret sending You can now delete Facebook messages you might regret sending
- February 07, 2019

The Facebook CEO recounted in the note his "dorm room decision" to launch "a simple website organized around people", which has now grown into a global giant with more than 2 billion active users. Last year, Facebook said a similar feature would be made available to everyone . Users have to switch to "Secret Conversation" mode on Messenger to attain some measure of security, and Instagram doesn't have any "secure" messaging option. (more...)
Facebook Got its Apple Enterprise Certificates Back After Rule Violation Facebook Got its Apple Enterprise Certificates Back After Rule Violation
- February 04, 2019

Unlike Facebook that has tons of employees on iOS, Google at least employs plenty of users of its own Android platform, so the disruption may have caused fewer problems in Mountain View than Menlo park. Instead, it was using the certification - which should only be used to create employee apps - to quietly make a consumer-accessible app, which circumvents Apple's standard review process. (more...)
Looks Like Huawei's Folding Phone Will be Unveiled on 24th February Looks Like Huawei's Folding Phone Will be Unveiled on 24th February
- February 02, 2019

The OTA software update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E (8.0-Refresh) released by Verizon covers just the Android security patch for January 2019 and it is the 4 update the device is receiving from Verizon. Samsung first teased its foldable smartphone at the company's developer conference in November previous year. One possible explanation is that the Galaxy Fit e will have eSIM support, though we have nothing to back up that conjecture. (more...)
Xiaomi to debut $90 budget Android Go phone Xiaomi to debut $90 budget Android Go phone
- February 02, 2019

We will know more about the device when it is announced next month. Coming to the cameras, the Xiaomi Mi Max 4 has dual cameras on the rear, and the arrangement is same as the Redmi Note 7 . Xiaomi Mi Max 4 is expected to release in three variants such as 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. (more...)
Apple bans Facebook 'Research' app, breaks the social network's internal iOS apps Apple bans Facebook 'Research' app, breaks the social network's internal iOS apps
- January 31, 2019

Facebook is ending a controversial research program in which it paid users up to $20 a month to install a smartphone app that gave the company almost unfettered access to their activity. The app is part of the Cross Media Panel and Google Opinion Rewards programs, which include tracking systems for desktop web browsers, routers and TVs. (more...)
Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition debuts before Chicago Auto Show Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition debuts before Chicago Auto Show
- January 28, 2019

Its C-pillars bear special badges reminiscent of those Land Cruiser models wore all the way back in the 1960s. Other changes include darkened head- and fog lamp surrounds and side mirrors with dark chrome detailing, as well as the deletion of the normal Cruiser's running boards and chrome lower body-side moldings. (more...)
How to join the Anthem closed VIP demo How to join the Anthem closed VIP demo
- January 26, 2019

The Anthem VIP beta test will kick off on Friday, January 25th at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern and will run through January 27th at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern. First, all players will start at level 10 , somewhere at a midpoint in the game's story. Javelins , Anthem's classes, will be relatively powerful thanks to pre-equipped weapons and abilities. (more...)
Nintendo could launch a cheaper version of the Switch in 2019 Nintendo could launch a cheaper version of the Switch in 2019
- January 26, 2019

Despite the Switch's huge success - where it was recently revealed as the best-selling console in America during 2018 and outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One combined in December - that goal is still considered a stretch by most analysts. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Shows Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Shows Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet
- January 26, 2019

Samsung is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy S10 at an Upacked event in San Francisco on February 20. On the rear of the device, buyers can expect a triple camera setup to be in effect comprised of a 24-megapixel lens accompanied by 10 and 5-megapixel solutions. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Classic '98 Costumes Announced Resident Evil 2 Classic '98 Costumes Announced
- January 25, 2019

The Resident Evil 2 remake launches on Friday (25th January) and players can now look forward to some free post-launch content. Some of the characters teased include the mayor's daughter, Robert Kendo and an unnamed U.S.S. Capcom announced a release titled "Classic '98", and will revert Leon Kennedy and/or Claire Redfield back to their polygonal models. The costumes will be added for free on March 22nd. (more...)
Vivo Apex 2019 Is Vivo’s First 5G Smartphone, Has ZERO Ports Vivo Apex 2019 Is Vivo’s First 5G Smartphone, Has ZERO Ports
- January 25, 2019

Vivo NEX Smartphone With Pop-Up Selfie Camera Price in India Officially Reduced To Rs 39,990 - Report. The Apex 2019 has no visible speaker too, so it uses screen-sound technology. This is Vivo's solution to free up space for the 5G modules, making the phone a true unibody 5G phone. More than APEX 2019 the phone is known for its codename " Waterdrop ". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display fingerprint scanner reportedly blocked by screen cover Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display fingerprint scanner reportedly blocked by screen cover
- January 20, 2019

The phone is likely to use Samsung's own budget chipset - the Exynos 7872 - that was announced previous year but wasn't used on any Samsung phone until the M10 came along. In this case, the Galaxy S10 phone in the image has an oblong selfie cam hole which can accommodate two lenses. At the front, the phone sports a 24MP front-facing camera . (more...)
Is Is "10 Year Challenge" helping Facebook mine data?
- January 19, 2019

We heard you loud and clear, I thought about this too and even Kate wrote it's not as risky as she puts it, hence - a conspiracy theory. Since age progression is part of the facial recognition algorithm, it can also be used for advertising (urgh.that's the worst) and marketers can determine the age groups demographics, which explains why certain ads are annoyingly popping up to cater to your needs. (more...)
German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple German court throws out Qualcomm’s latest patent case against Apple
- January 18, 2019

The chip group Qualcomm must in its patent dispute with Apple a setback in Germany, plug it in. Qualcomm says Apple has refused to pay anything for more than a year and has cost the chipmaker billions of dollars in profit. Qualcomm , on the other hand, wanted ensurances that such an incentive would be worth it, so they demanded to be the sole supplier. Mollenkopf on Friday had said on the stand that as of spring 2018, Qualcomm was still trying to win a contract supplying chips ... (more...)
Feds may charge Huawei with stealing trade secrets Feds may charge Huawei with stealing trade secrets
- January 18, 2019

The Justice Department and Huawei both declined to comment on the WSJ's report. Huawei denies ties to the Chinese government, and its equipment is widely used in Canada's telecom networks: Bell and Telus partnered with Huawei to test 5G technology , although the federal government has considered banning the company from access to the network. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A9 receive price cuts; prices start Rs 18,990 Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A9 receive price cuts; prices start Rs 18,990
- January 14, 2019

The device has been the subject of various leaks , render etc. for so many months - nearly right after the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus were released. It could also appear during Samsung's Galaxy S10 event. According to the listing, the device had model number SM-G970U and ran the Android 9 Pie software. Rumours and recent leaks have suggested that there will be three new variants of the flagship Galaxy model, namely the Samsung Galaxy S10 , Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10 Lite (aka Galaxy ... (more...)
Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS
- January 12, 2019

It can also answer personal queries like traffic updates to work or calendar updates. Interpreter Mode could potentially drive demand for Google Assistant devices among certain types of companies, notably hotels and retailers, that have worldwide customers to support. (more...)
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build 18309 Microsoft Releases Windows 10 19H1 Preview Build 18309
- January 07, 2019

In the upcoming Windows 10 19H1 release, Microsoft is silencing Cortana's voice by default so you won't have to hear it everytime you set up a new computer. The initial sign-in will use SMS, and it will then prompt you to configure biometric or PIN authentication. This makes the first run experience of the device so much easier - it automatically connects to your WiFi, for example, downloads all of the apps you have downloaded from the app store, etc. (more...)
Instagram briefly switched to horizontal feed and people just didn’t like it Instagram briefly switched to horizontal feed and people just didn’t like it
- December 30, 2018

As mentioned in the update's messaging, Instagram's feed now resembles its Stories feature , giving users the ability to quickly go through each post . If you do scroll up, you will enter the comments area of the photo you are now on. Yea-no. Instagram executive Adam Mosseri tweeted that it was supposed to be "a small test". (more...)
911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage 911 mobile services are gradually returning after CenturyLink outage
- December 29, 2018

CenturyLink said it "discovered some additional technical problems as our service restoration efforts were underway". A Nationwide outage reaching from NY to California has been causing headaches since early Thursday morning. But Friday, CenturyLink customers in Washington state and MA noted that the outages led to sporadic outages for 911 calls. "We apologize for the disruption". (more...)
Instagram Accidentally Changed How You Scroll And People On Twitter Were Upset
- December 28, 2018

Some Instagram users compared the new feature to rival social media company Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP ), whose app redesign was met with a similar negative reaction. The horizontal feed seemingly only affected the main feed while it was active, as user profiles still used the standard scrolling feed. Instagram has apologised after a test feature was accidentally rolled out to millions of people using its app. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Leak: Is RDR2 Coming to PC? Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Leak: Is RDR2 Coming to PC?
- December 22, 2018

However, Black Ops 4 still maintains the title for overall best-selling game of 2018. What game was the sales champ for November? Red Dead Redemption 2 PC leak has everyone talking. Spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards was flat in November 2018 at $2.7 billion compared to the same time past year, according to market research company The NPD Group. (more...)
All 3 Galaxy S10 models leaked with new key details All 3 Galaxy S10 models leaked with new key details
- December 19, 2018

However, seeing the size of the hole on the A8s, we don't know what to expect. That variant of the Galaxy S10 is expected to support 5G connectivity, unlike its siblings, while it will also differ from other Galaxy S10 units when it comes to specs, and build materials, to a degree. (more...)
Nuclear seasons - Far Cry: New Dawn takes place after nuclear fallout Nuclear seasons - Far Cry: New Dawn takes place after nuclear fallout
- December 10, 2018

It turns out we were wrong. As we anticipated , the French publisher revealed Far Cry New Dawn at last night's The Game Awards . One of the endings to Far Cry 5 involved a pair of nuclear weapons being detonated. That's about £40 and $50 for English and American buyers, respectively. Among them is another dog, Timber, who could be seen in the reveal trailer for New Dawn . (more...)
'Fortnite' Season 7: Here's What's Been Vaulted 'Fortnite' Season 7: Here's What's Been Vaulted
- December 08, 2018

The rest of the map, however, has been drastically changed with the entire southwestern section having been completely changed with the Season 7 update. Naturally, a new season also brings with it a new Battle Pass (which has also received its own new trailer). The week 1 challenges have arrived and task players with 'Dancing on top of a crown of RV's.' Here's where the crown of RVs, metal turtle, locations are for the Season 7 week 1 challenge . (more...)
Lenovo to beat Samsung and Huawei to the punch hole smartphone game Lenovo to beat Samsung and Huawei to the punch hole smartphone game
- December 07, 2018

Now, both companies have revealed the launch dates for their smartphones and it looks like Samsung will be the first to hog the spotlight. Speaking of the front, the Galaxy S10 Plus sports two selfie cameras in a display hole or camera cutout, rather than in a notch. (more...)
O2 network down as thousands of customers lose access to 4G data O2 network down as thousands of customers lose access to 4G data
- December 07, 2018

And it's not just smartphone users that are having problems; O2's data network also provides the connectivity for other services including real time information on London's buses. In total, around 32 million customers are affected. And while it hasn't been heavily reported, O2 and Softbank are not alone with this issue. It also said that the issue could be causing "intermittent problems" when customers make voice calls too. (more...)
5G Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 seems like a done deal 5G Galaxy S10 with Snapdragon 855 seems like a done deal
- December 06, 2018

Aside from Samsung getting into bed with two hardcore rivals, Motorola is working with Verizon for its own device, while LG has plans to launch its own 5G compatible device on Sprint's network, also for the first half of 2019. The smartphone maker is using the photo for advertising the bokeh camera mode. And so far it has only said that the latest AI Engine has 3x the performance of the one in the Snapdragon 845 , and is twice as quick as other 7nm chips. (more...)
Fortnite Creative Coming In Season 7 Fortnite Creative Coming In Season 7
- December 06, 2018

The Fortnite Creative Mode will allow players to make their own private map with all the content from the game including terrain options, buildings, and weapons. So we would assume that today's third and final poster offers yet more clues at new equipment coming to the game in Season 7. They'll be able to build islands from scratch, create custom games, and more. (more...)
It’s official: Samsung will reveal its first 5G Galaxy smartphone this week It’s official: Samsung will reveal its first 5G Galaxy smartphone this week
- December 05, 2018

Verizon's current 5G deployments use their proprietary 5G TF technology. While this should be exciting for a lot of people, industry experts have stated that while 5G connectivity is the way forward, smartphone owners upgrading their devices next year should not expect blazing-fast speeds immediately. (more...)
Apple Announces the Best Apps, Games, Movies of 2018 Apple Announces the Best Apps, Games, Movies of 2018
- December 05, 2018

The app, called "TRAI DND-Do Not Disturb", aims to help Indian users curb unsolicited marketing phone calls and text messages, an issue that has become hugely problematic in the past few years. According to laid out guidelines, any updates have to go through an iOS App Store so Apple can verify the integrity and safety of the new versions being rolled out to the public. (more...)
The new Porsche 911: All you need to know The new Porsche 911: All you need to know
- November 30, 2018

The 2019 911's shape is quite familiar though there are a few styling changes. At the heart of every 911 is a rear-mounted flat-six engine . The new engine uses an improved fuel injection process along with a new turbocharger and charge air cooling process for improved efficiency. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday: Buy a console, get $35 eShop cash free Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday: Buy a console, get $35 eShop cash free
- November 30, 2018

Flanked by new entries in the Mario , Zelda , and Splatoon franchises, the Switch was already an improvement over the Wii U by the end of the year. The Switch had its best-selling week in the United States since launching in March 2017. And Nintendo's retro consoles have also sold well: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system has sold over 2.5 million units to date, while the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition system has landed at ... (more...)
Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on farm
- November 30, 2018

Owner Geoff Pearson said Knickers was too heavy to go to the slaughterhouse. The internet literally had a cow yesterday when news of a giant steer in Australia spread across the interwebs like a fire set by a cow kicking over a lantern. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram outage affects users worldwide Facebook, Instagram outage affects users worldwide
- November 22, 2018

Facebook and Instagram were once again down on Tuesday evening as users took to rival Twitter to inform each other. Some users also said that they were not able to access the photo-sharing platform Instagram. The hashtags #FacebookDown and #InstagramDown quickly became trending topics on Twitter. Instagram was acquired by Facebook for US$1 billion in 2012. (more...)
New Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 bundle coming November 27 for $299 New Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 bundle coming November 27 for $299
- November 20, 2018

You can buy the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Spider-man bundle for less than $200 at Walmart , GameStop , and Best Buy . If you're looking for something other than a game though but still keeping a gaming flare, Gamestop also has many things due in part to owning Thinkgeek. (more...)
Microsoft reportedly working on a low cost - no disk drive Xbox One Microsoft reportedly working on a low cost - no disk drive Xbox One
- November 18, 2018

And if this is making you nervous because you have a large collection of physical discs for your current Xbox , Microsoft has you covered. Microsoft is reportedly building a new Xbox device that doesn't have a disc drive and costs less than today's Xbox One S. (more...)
SpaceX obtains approval to launch an additional 7518 space internet satellites SpaceX obtains approval to launch an additional 7518 space internet satellites
- November 18, 2018

FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai said , "I'm excited to see what these services might promise and what these proposed constellations have to offer". Something to look forward to: SpaceX's Project Starlink could provide reliable Internet access to parts of the globe that have been cut off from the outside world due to a lack of competitive access (or access at all). (more...)
Rideable Pokemon in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Rideable Pokemon in Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee
- November 18, 2018

Any dedicated Pokemon fan will likely admit that at some point in their life, they've wished they could take a ride on one of their favorite Pokemon . The reason you know about them in the first place is because of an instance. It's the finest deal on the Nintendo Switch we've spotted recently. There is another way to get these original starter Pokemon , through Pokemon Go! This location is found in game in Kanto's Fuschia City - and you'll have to have reached Fuschia City ... (more...)
Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition
- November 17, 2018

Besides releasing its November security updates, Microsoft today also re-released Windows 10 1809 and Windows Server 2019 , after the company had hit some pretty big snags during last month's initial rollout. Have any of you installed the 1809 update yet? Fixed an issue resulting in some users not being able to set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with... (more...)
Get your keyboard ready, Xbox One support starts tomorrow Get your keyboard ready, Xbox One support starts tomorrow
- November 15, 2018

Microsoft had previously said it would offer keyboard and mouse support , but it was not clear until now when the feature would arrive. Keyboard and mouse support will be launching with the global smash hit Fornite this coming Wednesday. (more...)
Would you use a touchscreen PS4 controller? Would you use a touchscreen PS4 controller?
- November 15, 2018

You can check out all of those and a lot more in our growing collection of Black Friday roundups . Sony has revealed the PlayStation deals it will be offering during Black Friday later this month. Finally, the PlayStation Store will be playing host to a Black Friday sale on digital games and year-long PlayStation Plus subscriptions, though Sony didn't say what kind of discount those PS Plus subscriptions are getting. (more...)
Fossil launches Sport Smartwatch, first on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 Fossil launches Sport Smartwatch, first on Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100
- November 12, 2018

Fossil is bringing its sport wearables up to speed with the new Sport Smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google and a Snapdragon 3100 chip - the same chip used in the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon and Montblanc Summit 2 . The Wear OS device has a full touchscreen and two different sizes to choose from. The array of sensors included with the Fossil Sport Smartwatch includes Global Positioning System, heart rate , NFC , altimeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, and ambient light. (more...)
SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX
- November 09, 2018

Now, it is evolving into a scalable, open AI platform to support many devices, including fridge and TVs. The foldable phone will use two displays, members of Samsung's system software group said at an afternoon session for developers. (more...)

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