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Some iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen

Some iPhone apps are secretly recording your screen Many companies have been reported to "digitally stalk" users, without their permission, collecting data and in some cases monetizing it. Shortly after it was discovered that Facebook and Google had misused their company certificate to install applications to monitor user activity outside the App Store, a new report appeared on apps that apparently recorded all the interaction of the users an... [Full Article...]

Samsung May Solve Design Complaints With Camera-Equipped S Pen

Samsung May Solve Design Complaints With Camera-Equipped S Pen A recently uncovered patent indicates Samsung could have plans to add a camera to the Note line's S Pen stylus. Still not satisfied, it might even add optical zoom that is mostly absent in larger smartphones . While FIG. 4B confirms that Samsung intends to put such an S-Pen in a future Galaxy Note device, Samsung also outlines that slots could be put in future laptops or computer dis... [Full Article...]

Google cuts out more Gmail spam with TensorFlow

Google cuts out more Gmail spam with TensorFlow Google today announced that it's super-powering Gmail's spam detection tech with a bunch of new machine learning technology powered by its own TensorFlow framework. When you think about it, emails have thousands of potential signals and just because a certain email meets characteristics that could categorise it as "spammy", does not mean it is actually an unwanted email. [Full Article...]

Bud Light touches nerve with corn syrup Super Bowl ads

Bud Light touches nerve with corn syrup Super Bowl ads In a memo to Post employees last week, publisher Fred Ryan said the newspaper felt 'this is the right moment, at the right venue, to present this important message to the large audience of Americans and global viewers'. A 60-second commercial narrated by actor Tom Hanks informed millions on Sunday evening that "knowing helps us decide" and "keeps us free", but the president's eldest son responde... [Full Article...]

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls

Apple fixes iPhone bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on FaceTime calls At the end of January, videos started circulating on social media about a serious bug in iOS and macOS that allowed users to initiate a Group FaceTime call and listen in on those they were calling without that person answering the call or even knowing that their microphone was activated. [Full Article...]

LG's G8 will have a 3D selfie camera

LG's G8 will have a 3D selfie camera LG has collaborated with Germany based Infineon Technologies for G8 ThinQ's 3D ToF camera. On Thursday, LG announced it has partnered with Infineon to build an advanced, infrared 3D camera on the G8. Due to this speed this technology is often used for face recognition and other biometric authentication techniques. This means it will be more effective in low light and will reduce the workload... [Full Article...]

Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside

Why Moto G7 Plus is set aside For photography, the Moto G7 sports a dual rear camera featuring 12MP primary sensor with 5MP secondary shooter. This device comes in Ruby and Indigo - hot stuff! You've also got a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25μm pixels and an LED flash. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Adds Background Blur to Skype Video Calls

Microsoft Adds Background Blur to Skype Video Calls You can download it at this link . The feature first appeared in Microsoft Teams , but is now available more widely and uses a simple key toggle, right-click or menu click to bring in the AI-powered fuzz. "[Background blur] takes the stress out of turning on your video and puts the focus where it belongs-on you", explains Skype . The algorithms have been trained to detect human outlines, incl... [Full Article...]

Wells Fargo online banking down across the country

Wells Fargo online banking down across the country Last Friday, the bank was also apologizing on social media for trouble with its online banking systems. Other customers were joking that the system outage was helping them spend less money. Many who saw the post, however, were not satisfied with the bank's response. Customers noted that they could not even speak with a banker over the phone for their banking needs because they were told banker... [Full Article...]

Is Ranked Play coming to Apex Legends?

Is Ranked Play coming to Apex Legends? After coming up short, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson called it a "difficult quarter". We'll be collating all of the official Fortnite Battle Royale update/patch notes and breaking down all the new features added to Epic Games' phenomenon for Android and iOS phones and ... [Full Article...]

Mobile Promises You Will Pay Less, Get More After Sprint Merger

Mobile Promises You Will Pay Less, Get More After Sprint Merger However, Legere has rebuffed those claims and has provided the reassurance that the New T-Mobile will not hike prices after its merger with Sprint . Legere did tell the FCC that the combined company might have to raise the taxes, fees and surcharges on its wireless plans. Sprint customers have separately been assured that once the deal closes, they will get a rate plan that's equal to or better... [Full Article...]

A Nintendo Switch ‘Lite’ could be arriving mid

A Nintendo Switch ‘Lite’ could be arriving mid The fall is the busiest gaming release season for big titles, in most cases, so a summer release window would slot it right between two blockbuster seasons. Nintendo entered the mobile business to create more opportunities for consumers to engage with Nintendo IP and reach audiences beyond its dedicated video game platform business. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend your embarrassing messages - within 10 minutes

Facebook Messenger now lets you unsend your embarrassing messages - within 10 minutes Facebook has started rolling out a new feature giving users the ability to delete sent messages from its Messenger service. Well, once you've felt the unmistakable sinking feeling of immediate regret, you have 10 minutes to delete your message. [Full Article...]

Rumour: Apex Legends Map Leaked Ahead of Reveal Stream

Rumour: Apex Legends Map Leaked Ahead of Reveal Stream Apex Legends is apparently set in the Titanfall universe but it doesn't seem to carry any characters of the Titanfall franchise itself. Titanfall 3 is also likely in the works, although there's no word on when we'll see it. (Image Credit: EA)Do We Need to Worry About Microtransactions? No, there is no chance to hop on and get involved in some Apex Legends cross-platform play on any ... [Full Article...]

Google’s latest app will reduce distracting noises during a call

Google’s latest app will reduce distracting noises during a call Now Google is looking to use the platform to help the hard of hearing with two new apps. The app uses a dark visual theme by default, which is purported to cause less eye strain than a bright white background. Gnegy worked with the Accessibility team to build a prototype tool to help Kanevsky, which later became Live Transcribe. Otherwise, none of the functions in this menu are specific to t... [Full Article...]

Even Energizer Is Making A Foldable Phone

Even Energizer Is Making A Foldable Phone Energizer - one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world - unveiled the Power Max P16K Pro smartphone at last year's MWC with an insanely large 16,000 mAh battery. The Ultimate U620S Pop and U630S Pop, as the names suggest, will come with pop-up selfie cameras. On back is a triple-sensor setup with a 16MP primary camera, 5MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 to sport triple-camera setup

Samsung Galaxy S10 to sport triple-camera setup Fan expectations are getting higher as Samsung is coming closer to unveiling its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 9 . Samsung is throwing down the gauntlet with its next flagship smartphone. The 3D facial recognition scanner is also present. More so, with a 3D sensor AND an in-display fingerprint scanner, there is practically no need for an Iris Scanner. [Full Article...]

Microsoft planning Xbox Live features for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft planning Xbox Live features for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch It gives devs a first look at the new Xbox Live cross-platform developer kit. "Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to nearly every screen", the GDC scheduling post reads . [Full Article...]

WhatsApp for iOS adds Screen Lock feature

WhatsApp for iOS adds Screen Lock feature WhatsApp for iOS has been updated to include support for Touch ID or Face ID to unlock the app. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. As previously reported, as part of the feature, users will need to unlock the app by unlocking it so that people can't snoop in on their conversations. [Full Article...]

Official Samsung Galaxy S10 photos leaked

Official Samsung Galaxy S10 photos leaked So far, we've seen leaked renders (and even real-life photos ) of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus , but we've yet to see anything for the cheaper variant. Hence, it offers a smaller, 5.8 inch display. The abilities of this camera array here are likely baseline and just as good - for the average person - as the Galaxy S10 . [Full Article...]


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