IT&Software

Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming

Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming Is white and grey the same as the current silver and space grey offerings? One of the people at the center of those rumors is Ming-Chi Kuo, and the analyst is at it again, this time offering insight into which colors those iPhones will be available in. [Full Article...]

Samsung expects second-quarter profits to miss analysts estimates

Samsung expects second-quarter profits to miss analysts estimates The Korean electronics giant said Thursday that it expects to record an operating profit of 14.8 trillion Korean won ($13.2 billion) for the three-month period ended June 30, an increase of 5 percent over the year-ago-period. Samsung won't provide net income or break out divisional performance until it releases final results later this month. The outlook for chips remains upbeat, with producti... [Full Article...]

Is Your Smartphone Really Listening In To Your Conversations?

Is Your Smartphone Really Listening In To Your Conversations? They kept a close eye on the type of files generated by the applications and whether they were sent to an unpredicted party. Five researchers from Northeastern University in IL, who specialize in computer science, studied more than 17,000 popular Android apps - almost half of which were allowed access to a user's camera and microphone - over the past year. [Full Article...]

Honor 10 GT with 8GB of RAM launched in China

Honor 10 GT with 8GB of RAM launched in China In September, the P20 Lite will join them, along with the Mate 9 , Mate 9 Pro, the P10, and the P10 Plus . The Honor 10 GT has 8GB RAM , up from the 6GB found on the Honor 10 . The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo coupled with EMUI 8.1 on top. Beta version Honor smartphones have ready software update while for other phones, it will arrive on July 15. [Full Article...]

Google Cloud's key executive quits less than one year on job

Google Cloud's key executive quits less than one year on job Diane Bryant , the chief operating officer of Google Cloud, has left the company after less than a year . Bryant's position as COO of Google Cloud was a major coup for the USA tech giant. At Intel , Bryant was the face of the Data Center Group. Her insight was particularly important as Google aims to convert companies onto cloud offerings. [Full Article...]

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand court rules

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand court rules Despite his third failure in the New Zealand courts, Dotcom seems to be confident that the Supreme Court, the court of last resort in his case, will take his side. The group lost their case in the North Shore District Court in 2015 and has now lost appeals to the High Court and the Court of Appeal. "I will appeal to the Supreme Court". [Full Article...]

Xfinity Mobile customers to be limited to 480p streaming, 600Kbps hotspot

Xfinity Mobile customers to be limited to 480p streaming, 600Kbps hotspot The full statement is available at the bottom of this article. For everyone else, the company plans to roll out these changes in the coming weeks. The wireless carrier announced new data prioritization rules that will affect all of its subscribers. [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6.2-inch notched display launched

Asus Zenfone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6.2-inch notched display launched As per the listing, Asus Zenfone 5Z , which was launched at MWC 2018 earlier this year, will be launched in 6GB and 8GB RAM configurations. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset , coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. [Full Article...]

Your Samsung cell phone could send your photos in random text messages

Your Samsung cell phone could send your photos in random text messages Frighteningly, the app doesn't even show users that the files have been sent - they're only finding out when they get a response from the recipient of the random photos. The update was meant to improve its capabilities by switching from the existing SMS protocol to the more capable RCS ( Rich Communication Services ). [Full Article...]

Dodge Challenger Redeye Starts Under $70k

Dodge Challenger Redeye Starts Under $70k Dodge has now announced the official starting prices for all the 2019 Challenger cars. That'll bring the price up to $30,295. The widebody kit looks so freakin' mean. Then there was the dragstrip-honed Demon that was introduced previous year in limited numbers-and Dodge is continuing the fun in 2019. Also available will be a satin black-finished boot lid spoiler, and a widebody package that ad... [Full Article...]

Light's 9-Lens Camera Phone Could Even Score with DSLRs

Light's 9-Lens Camera Phone Could Even Score with DSLRs Light, a company that makes devices with a lot of cameras, might soon release a smartphone with up to nine lenses. The company showed the publication various concepts and prototypes that contained between five and nine lenses on its rear. [Full Article...]

Shenmue I & II HD remaster release date set for August

Shenmue I & II HD remaster release date set for August Microsoft's own Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb revealed on his blog that Shenmue 1 & 2 is now available for pre-order. The two games, which originally launched in 1999 and 2001 respectively, are the precursor to the long , long awaited Shenmue III, which is now in development under the watchful eye of franchise creator, Yu Suzuki. [Full Article...]

Facebook shuts down three mobile apps, including fitness tracker Moves

Facebook shuts down three mobile apps, including fitness tracker Moves Also like any other huge corporation, Facebook sometimes abandons those companies shortly thereafter without doing much with what they had to offer. Within 90 days, the company plans to delete all user data from all three apps. Only bought by Facebook eight months ago , the company was set up to create a positive app for teens immune from the cyberbullying of Yik Yak or Secret. [Full Article...]

German student builds a "Mobile AirBag" that protects phones from a collision

German student builds a Reported on Preview Online , Philip Frenzel , 25, who is now completing his mechatronics master's degree at the university, came up with what he calls his "mobile airbag" after accidently shattering his own brand-new phone when he casually tossed his jacket and pocketed phone over a banister. [Full Article...]

Google allowing third party app developers access to millions of gmail accounts

Google allowing third party app developers access to millions of gmail accounts Google lets people connect their account to third-party email management tools, or services such as travel planning and price comparisons. That means even non-users will find their private communications on Google servers, if they're communicating with a Gmail user. [Full Article...]

Is your Samsung phone texting private pics without permission?

Samsung's Messages app bundled with the South Korean giant's latest smartphones and tablets may silently send people's private photos to random contacts, it is claimed. RCS is supposed to improve texting by adding features like group chat, video and GIF support and file and location sharing. The carrier told Gizmodo that "it's not a T-mobile issues" and asked users to contact Samsung. [Full Article...]

Facebook bug secretly unblocked people you thought you’d blocked

Facebook bug secretly unblocked people you thought you’d blocked That ex you blocked on Facebook may have had access to your posts after all. "For example, pictures shared with friends of friends", writes Facebook's chief privacy officer, Erin Egan. Affected users, nevertheless, are going to get a notification encouraging them to review their blocked list. When Mashable reached out for more information on the bug, a Facebook representative informed us that th... [Full Article...]

HTC to lay off nearly a quarter of its workforce

HTC to lay off nearly a quarter of its workforce HTC announced plans Monday to lay off 1,500 employees from its Taiwanese manufacturing division. "The company will offer full assistance to those employees affected by the plan, which will be completed by the end of September". The company reported a 55.5 percent plunge in April revenues year-on-year and a 46.7 percent slide in March sales. In the first quarter, HTC posted a net profit ... [Full Article...]

Sony is the reason Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform play

Sony is the reason Fallout 76 won't have cross-platform play That means new hardware, new software, and thinking about what "the next-generation of single player RPGs" feels like, Howard explained, and it doesn't rule out supporting older hardware. What systems we put it out on, what's the hardware requirements - [that's] still to be determined. "It's different, but if you sit down and play it you would recognise it as something we made if that makes se... [Full Article...]

What's New: Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3)

What's New: Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) What we still don't know is just what Android P will officially be named. This imposes daily usage limits with Android providing "Nudges" when close to meeting the restriction. While last year's Made by Google device launched with Android 8 .0, it featured a number of exclusive features like bright/dark system theme , new Power menu, and translucent Pixel Launcher on the visual front. [Full Article...]


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