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Google Maps Now Shows Your Battery Level When Location Sharing

Google Maps Now Shows Your Battery Level When Location Sharing The Explore tab, meanwhile, also gained new features, and Google promised better suggestions that are tailored to each user by turning to AI and personalization in its recommendation engine. Click on location sharing from the menu. You can also share your location using a messaging or social media app. When a location has been shared, you'll see that there's now a battery icon between the dist... [Full Article...]

'Fortnite' will skip the Play Store for its Android release

'Fortnite' will skip the Play Store for its Android release The Google Play store lets Android users buy and download apps using a simple interface, although Google takes a 30% cut of sales made. It also helps that I play Fortnite on a daily basis, so this news hits close to home for me. Play is Google's official store for Android apps and the company uses a layered set of automated and human filters for detecting and removing potentially harmful appli... [Full Article...]

Android’s default Clock app can now wake you up with Spotify

Android’s default Clock app can now wake you up with Spotify At least one feature - support for saving to local storage - is rolling out now. Both Spotify premium and free users can wake up to their favorite songs with this new integration. From this tab, you'll be able to browse through recently played music, Spotify's curated playlists, or search for your own soundtrack. Now when your alarm goes off you can hear the music you chose from Spotify ... [Full Article...]

Google Is Creating A "Censored" Search Engine For China

Google Is Creating A Although talks between Google and the Chinese government are believed to be ongoing, they may be overshadowed by the developing trade conflict between the U.S. Separate reports by Reuters and New York Times , citing people familiar with the matter or working at Google, also confirmed the existence of Project Dragonfly, adding that its existence does not necessarily mean that it has approval ... [Full Article...]

Huawei displaces Apple to become second largest smartphone vendor

Huawei displaces Apple to become second largest smartphone vendor Outside of China, Huawei's increasing brand recognition newly allowing it to compete at the top end, but the Chinese market remains key for Huawei as it has come under fire from the US , Australia and other nations over concerns it could facilitate Chinese government spying. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 9 launch video leaks online

Galaxy Note 9 launch video leaks online It might also indicate that Samsung , which also makes microSD cards, will be announcing a 512GB card as well . The Galaxy Note 9 will arrive in both Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 SoC variants, while it will include 6GB of RAM, nearly certainly. [Full Article...]

Moto Z3 Unboxing and First Look!

Moto Z3 Unboxing and First Look! While the 5G connectivity may be the headline feature, the rest of the specs aren't almost as impressive. The device adopts a massive 6-inch AMOLED display with minimal bezels on either side . There is an 8-megapixel image sensor at the front for selfies with 1.12 micron pixels and 84-degree field of view. If the Moto Z3 isn't the star of the show, what is? As mentioned, The Z3 will be ab... [Full Article...]

Sony profit tops estimates on PlayStation, Spotify

Sony profit tops estimates on PlayStation, Spotify Operating profit was ¥195-billion (US$1.75-billion) in the June quarter, the Tokyo-based company said Tuesday, compared to analysts' average projections for ¥145.4-billion. In May Sony unveiled a $1.9-billion deal to buy industry titan EMI Music Publishing. According to the report, once again it was the PlayStation gaming console that got in most of the sales, with revenues going up more than ... [Full Article...]

Reddit's August 2018 security incident: What you need to know

Reddit's August 2018 security incident: What you need to know The website learned of the hack on June 19 and says that an attacker was able to compromise the accounts of a few Reddit employees along with Reddit's cloud and source code hosting providers. "From phishing scams and dictionary attacks - where fraudsters try certain common passwords based on the user's information - to synthetic identities, as little as an email address can go a long way in the ... [Full Article...]

Huawei CPU Turbo and How It Supercharges Honor Note 10

Huawei CPU Turbo and How It Supercharges Honor Note 10 A lot of them turned out true as the phone was announced today in China. At the beginning of August, Honor, the e-brand of Huawei , will begin rolling out the GPU Turbo update for its upcoming device - the Honor Play. The phone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor along with 4GB of RAM . This phone comes with high-end specifications including Liquid Cooling. [Full Article...]

YouTube’s Android app is finally getting a dark theme

YouTube’s Android app is finally getting a dark theme For desktops and laptops , switching on the dark theme is similar to that on Android . Just note that the theme is more of a dark gray than pure black. Google , however, didn't go to town trumpeting the rolling out of the new feature. If you don't see the enw dark theme implemented, then tap on the profile photo, head over to Settings and hunt for the new Dark Theme from the Gener... [Full Article...]

Slumping Galaxy sales lead to weak Samsung earnings

Slumping Galaxy sales lead to weak Samsung earnings Samsung Electronics is suffering slow sales of its Galaxy S9 smartphone and becoming increasingly reliant on sales of memory chips. The profit growth in the memory chip business began to stabilize this year but it is still the lion's share of Samsung's bottom line. [Full Article...]

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices shown in preorder posters

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices shown in preorder posters We expect to be introduced to the rebranded Galaxy Watch and a new tablet, but Samsung might have an accessory or two in store as well. The promotional poster also reveals that those who pre-order the Note 9 smartphone will receive a free TV from Samsung. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Group Calling Feature Is Now Live

WhatsApp Group Calling Feature Is Now Live Up to four people can now chat at once using WhatsApp for Android and iOS. WhatsApp notes that its group video and voice calls are end-to-end encrypted, and it has been created to work properly across the world with varying network conditions. [Full Article...]

NY commission revokes approval of Charter-Time Warner Cable merger

NY commission revokes approval of Charter-Time Warner Cable merger The Commission went on to add that because of Charter's repeated failures to meet deployment guidelines and its continued efforts to mislead regulators, it could "no longer in good faith and conscience allow it to operate in New York". A spokesperson released the following statement: "In the weeks leading up to an election, rhetoric often becomes politically charged". The commission approved the... [Full Article...]

California's Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River, Reaching Outskirts Of Redding

California's Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River, Reaching Outskirts Of Redding More than 1,700 firefighters have been trying to control the blaze since it broke out Monday but hot and windy conditions continue fueling it, officials said . The Carr Fire is now in a sparsely inhabited area, but Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean warned in a phone interview that it was heading toward Redding, a city of about 90,000 people. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 picture shows headphone jack, Bixby button

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 picture shows headphone jack, Bixby button There's also word that the game will support the Samsung S-Pen, enabling stylus support and precision aiming for those that can't quite get the job done with their fingers. Rest assured, both the variants will offer the same level of performance and would set a new benchmark in performance among Android phones. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is due to launch on August 9 at an event in NY, and in the ... [Full Article...]

Facebook building "Internet satellite" system

Facebook building It's meant to "efficiently provide broadband access to unserved and underserved areas throughout the world". Apart from Facebook which company is working for this. It will offer broadband service to "unserved and underserved" areas. Geostationary satellites are used to provide internet services. Facebook didn't share specific details of the project, but it will likely compete with similar ini... [Full Article...]

Google hasn’t suffered an employee phishing compromise in over a year

Google hasn’t suffered an employee phishing compromise in over a year None of Google's employees have had their work-related accounts compromised since mandating physical keys in early 2017, a Google spokesperson told the KrebsonSecurity website. If U2F tokens are such an effective way to boost security, why do so few people beyond Google use them? In 2FA, users log into a website using a password and then enter an additional one-time code usually sent t... [Full Article...]

IPhone X Loses In Download Speeds Against Samsung And Google Devices

IPhone X Loses In Download Speeds Against Samsung And Google Devices The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus also similar with download speed of 29.4 Mbps and 28.6 Mbps, respectively. Thus, the company Ookla conducted an analysis which showed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 845 and built-in cellular modem LTE X20 superior to the Intel XMM 7360 7480 and that equip the iPhone for AT & T and T-Mobile. [Full Article...]


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