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Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch Warframe Announced for Nintendo Switch
- July 13, 2018

As a co-operative shooter, you're tasked with teaming up with other players and taking on computer-controlled enemies to improve your armour - the eponymous Warframe . Not only has the game managed to draw in increasing amounts of user attention both in gameplay and on streaming service Twitch, it also spawned the anuual TennoCon convention starting in 2016. (more...)
Hey Look, Apple Just Announced New MacBook Pros Hey Look, Apple Just Announced New MacBook Pros
- July 13, 2018

Fans of Apple's laptops have also been expecting updates to the more basic MacBook , as well as the lightweight MacBook Air. While the base variant of the 15-inch MacBook Pro carries the same $2,399 price tag as before, the top-of-the-line variant now costs a staggering $6,699 - that's a steep increase of over $2,400 compared to the most powerful 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro you could buy. (more...)
Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode Apple releases iOS 11.4.1 with USB Restricted Mode
- July 11, 2018

Launch Settings , navigate to iCloud Find My iPhone and make sure that the feature is disabled . After looking at the problem, Apple opted for what seemed like a foolproof solution: USB Restricted Mode . According to Elcomsoft , even untrusted accessories can do this, and the company believes that it should be able to keep an iPhone unlocked even with $2 iPhone cables from online Chinese stores. (more...)
Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning Microsoft teases a possible Surface launch tomorrow morning
- July 11, 2018

Talking of visual appeal, no difference, except of course the size , has been made in the latest edition to Surface series. The company says the Go has up to nine hours of battery life as a result. We can't find an apples-to-apples comparison between the Pentium 4415Y and the Atom x7-8700, but Anandtech's Bench has results for the Surface 3 against the original Surface Pro , and the original SP leads by a substantial margin in virtually every test. (more...)
Netflix Launches Smart Downloads Feature, Coming Soon to iOS Netflix Launches Smart Downloads Feature, Coming Soon to iOS
- July 11, 2018

So if you finish watching a season finale on your commute into work, you can connect to your office Wi-Fi and the next season's premiere will be waiting for you on your ride home. We're not seeing Smart Downloads live in our most recent update of Netflix for Android, so stay tuned. The feature is triggered when you download an episode or two of a TV show that you're now watching. (more...)
Samsung Opens World's Largest Phone Factory Samsung Opens World's Largest Phone Factory
- July 10, 2018

South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics Monday inaugurated what it said is the world's largest mobile factory that will have a capacity of 120 million handsets a year - almost double the current 68 million - under a phased expansion by 2020. (more...)
A Facebook Bug Might Have Unblocked Users on Your Blocked List A Facebook Bug Might Have Unblocked Users on Your Blocked List
- July 06, 2018

Users who severed friendships with people they blocked did not see those friendships reinstated, she added. On 2 July, Facebook started notifying more than 800,000 of its users that a bug in Facebook and Messenger had unblocked some users that had previously been blocked. (more...)
The Galaxy Note 9’s iconic feature will be more exciting than ever The Galaxy Note 9’s iconic feature will be more exciting than ever
- July 04, 2018

We can count on the Note 9 to basically match the GS9+ in terms of internal specs, with the same processor , RAM and storage options - though the base storage may bump up to 128GB, that isn't really an advantage considering the GS9+ has that option already. (more...)
Google Gmail Inboxes Can Be Read by Software Developers Google Gmail Inboxes Can Be Read by Software Developers
- July 04, 2018

Following a Wall Street Journal story about the access third party apps have to Gmail data, we wrote about how to stop it . However, if you're still uncertain about the level of access each app has, and would like to check or remove an app integration, Google recommends users to make use of the Security Checkup section to control data access to apps that are linked to your account. (more...)
Samsung’s texting app apparently sent pictures to people’s contacts without permission
- July 03, 2018

Another reported that their device sent photos to their wife. Samsung Galaxy owners have complained about unauthorized texts and photos being sent out at random from their smartphones through Samsung's Messages app . Some believe the problem stems from the conversion from the SMS messaging protocol to the new RCS ( Rich Communication Services ) on the native Samsung texting app . (more...)
Is Samsung making a new yellow-blue Galaxy Note 9 model? Is Samsung making a new yellow-blue Galaxy Note 9 model?
- June 30, 2018

Sources leaked that Samsung is preparing not just two variants, but three . At the back, the Note 9 will have a horizontal dual camera setup instead of the vertical setup on the Note 8 . Where the storage/RAM specifications go, the Note 9 will look like this: 6 RAM and 128 GB, 8GB RAM and 256GB as well as 8GB RAM and 512GB storage. A big battery on the Note series marks a return to one of the key features of the device. (more...)
Epic will not reinstate Fortnite's Playground mode until next week Epic will not reinstate Fortnite's Playground mode until next week
- June 30, 2018

Drop in because that's exactly what Epic is doing from now until Monday, July 2nd, 2 AM EST players will earn an extra 100% bonus XP. Representatives from the company described the unexpected mishap on Twitter and Reddit Thursday, saying, "So many of you rushed in to create and play that our matchmaking service fell over". (more...)
Facebook halts production of UAS for internet delivery - UV - Unmanned Vehicles
- June 29, 2018

Yael Maguire , engineering director at Facebook , said: 'When we started the Aquila programme back in 2014 , very few companies were involved in this area'. The team attempted to land the craft on a new kevlar-based pad in a second flight in 2017, though it still sustained significant damage. The announcement comes a day after a report from Business Insider revealing that Cox had left Facebook in May. (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart Asus Zenfone 5z to launch in India on July 4 on Flipkart
- June 28, 2018

As mentioned, the Asus Zenfone 5z was unveiled at the MWC alongside the Asus Zenfone 5 (2018), and Zenfone 5 Lite . It is expected to be launched in India at similar prices and will compete with the OnePlus 6 in India. Securing the show is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass , in spite of the fact that the organization hasn't indicated the correct variant. The sensors have an aperture rate of f/1.8 and f/2.0 respectively. (more...)
Google Home and Chromecast devices are suffering worldwide outage Google Home and Chromecast devices are suffering worldwide outage
- June 28, 2018

According to the report, Google has not indicated what caused the extended outage. As more device owners reported problems, it became evident the issue was not isolated. However, users who wanted to get up and running sooner could do so by rebooting their device. Currently, there's no public interface showing problems for Google Home or Google Chromecast . (more...)
Google Chrome will automatically download articles Google Chrome will automatically download articles
- June 27, 2018

This downloaded content is then available whenever you want to access it, even if you don't have a connection. When the browser is connected to the internet connection and connected to Wi-Fi network, it will automatically download suitable articles that will be based on the popularity of any particular content in your location or your browsing history. (more...)
Snapdragon 1000 might be PC chip Snapdragon 1000 might be PC chip
- June 27, 2018

At Computex a couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm unveiled its next gen Snapdragon platform targeting "always-on" laptops. The Snapdragon 1000 seems to be the firm's first proper crack at the laptop market. Microsoft has been working with Qualcomm to produce ARM chips for Windows 10 PCs. Would you buy an ARM Windows 10 machine? It will deliver exceptional performance and will easily compete against the likes of Intel . (more...)
Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax Supreme Court rules states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax
- June 27, 2018

Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart. Gov. Justice says this is a legislative issue that would have to be passed for the state to enforce the collection of out-of-state sales taxes. "The largest physical retailers are now also the largest online retailers ". Betty Lou Kranz initially anxious about being able to stay in business if she had to track tax rates in hundreds of jurisdictions where her Port Jervis, New York-based company, The ... (more...)
Apple releases first iOS 12 public beta for anyone to try Apple releases first iOS 12 public beta for anyone to try
- June 27, 2018

Things are far, far different when you are dealing with point updates such as iOS 11 .4.1 and so on. While there weren't many new features to brag on, the main goal of iOS 12 is to breath new life into Apple's older iPhones and iPads while bringing some refinement to their newer devices. (more...)
'Permit Patty' allegedly calls cops on girl selling water 'Permit Patty' allegedly calls cops on girl selling water
- June 26, 2018

The girl's mother captured Ettel calling cops on cell phone video and then posted it to Instagram . "You can hide all you want; the whole world gon' see ya, boo", the woman filming the video says as she rounds the corner to confront the other woman, who stands up. (more...)
Apple is developing high-end AirPods, two other enhanced audio accessories Apple is developing high-end AirPods, two other enhanced audio accessories
- June 26, 2018

On top of the over-ear headphones, Apple is also supposedly developing higher-end AirPods featuring noise-cancellation system, with the Cupertino giant reportedly considering Cirrus Logic to provide that capability for the next-generation earbuds. (more...)
NRF welcomes Supreme Court online retail tax ruling NRF welcomes Supreme Court online retail tax ruling
- June 26, 2018

That will prevent Amazon from taking advantage of a previous loophole that had enabled states to charge sales tax on customers only if the seller has a physical presence in the state, whether that be a physical store, an office or a warehouse. (more...)
PS4 Fortnite Bundle: Price, Exclusive Skin, Free V PS4 Fortnite Bundle: Price, Exclusive Skin, Free V
- June 25, 2018

Sony or the PS4 aren't mentioned, but the implication is pretty clear here because there's a Minecraft version for PS4 as well . It started with the announcement of Fortnite on Nintendo Switch last week and now continues with Minecraft thanks to a large update that just became available. (more...)
SCOTUS rules states can collect taxes from online shopping transactions SCOTUS rules states can collect taxes from online shopping transactions
- June 24, 2018

But taxpayers could raise challenges, including the argument that collecting sales tax for previous sales could subject the seller to double taxation if the customer had already paid sales tax . "The Supreme Case opens the opportunity for Oklahoma to craft more laws in the future that applies to a broader range of entities that are out of state", she said. (more...)
Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards
- June 24, 2018

Apple on Friday finally admitted the issue that has been occurring with some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards. Out-of-warranty repairs can cost $700 (roughly Rs. The announcement that the "butterfly" keyboards would be repaired follows a federal class-action lawsuit filed against MacBook or Macbook Pro for the defect last month in Northern California. (more...)