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Telegram: Apple has blocked our updates since Russian ban


APPLE HAS APPROVED an updated version of the Telegram app, just days after company chief Pavel Durov complained that the firm had been blocking its updates. As a result, we've also been unable to fully comply with GDPR for our EU-users by the deadline of May 25, 2018. "We are continuing our efforts to resolve the situation". Read More »

Rumour: Google Preparing A Snapdragon 710-powered Pixel For 2019


During the weekend we reported that Google is preparing a Snapdragon 710 for early 2019. HMD/Nokia Mobile is working on a Snapdragon 710 based device to be released in the autumn/winter 2018 timeframe. SDM710 has been manufactured using 10nm technology and it is 20 per cent more power efficient and 25 per cent faster than Snapdragon 660 processor. A Snapdragon 710 powered device would be most welcome, with the chipset aimed to be included in quite powerful, yet cheaper phones. Read More »

The Snapdragon 850 is Qualcomm's first chip built for Windows PCs


Qualcomm tells us its new processor brings 30% improved performance alongside 20% improved battery life compared to the previous Snapdragon 835 chip that made its way into devices like the Asus NovaGo , Lenovo Miix 630 and HP Envy x2 . There's also the Spectra 280 ISP, along with Aqstic and aptX HD audio. Qualcomm is leaning into the auxiliary features of the new chip with the launch, including the wide array of audio technology. Read More »

Apple FaceTime gets 32-person group chats, animoji support


Group Facetime lets you chat with 31 other people. This makes it flawless for conference calls, making quick plans, and getting all your high school buddies in the same room for some reminiscing (or something - whatever old friends do). Also, users can simply double tap on a certain tile to make it the prominent tile on their screen. Apple CEO Tim Cook appears as a memoji - an animoji AR self-portrait - in a Group FaceTime chat at WWDC 2018. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gets a Collector's Set, But There's a Catch


These include a jigsaw puzzle, a set of themed playing cards , a bandanna, a set of pin badges, a treasure map , a collectible coin, 12 cigarette-style cards and a replica of the in-game "Wheeler, Rawson and Co." catalogue. The Outlaw Survival Kit : The Outlaw Survival Kit contains a collection of key supplies for enduring the rigors of life on the frontier, including items to replenish Health, Dead Eye and more. Read More »

Xbox One X gets its first ever official sale

If you have been eyeing an Xbox One X , and a $50 price drop is enough to get you on board, the sale will start just before E3 on June 7 and run through June 23. Ever since it debuted last November, the Xbox One X has been $500. The sale ends on June 23, but it might be a sign that the high-end system may be receiving a permanent price drop soon, especially if the promotion moves a lot of units. Read More »

New white version of OnePlus 6 set to arrive June 5th

This stunning variation features a matte white glass finish with gold edges and fingerprint scanner. The OnePlus 6 in Silk White includes 8GB RAM and 128GB storage at that $579 price. Apart from the color, the OnePlus 6 Silk White variant won't otherwise be any different from its darker siblings in terms of its middle-tier specs, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and its 6.28-inch AMOLED display with 2280×1080 resolution and a notch. Read More »

WWDC Recap: All The Big Apple Announcements


This is a multi-year project, he stressed, adding the first iOS apps Apple will bring to macOS will be made by Apple. Well-known developer Steve Troughton-Smith stumbled across a 30-second preview video on Apple's servers that shows Xcode 10, the next version of Apple's IDE for developing iPhone and Mac apps, running on macOS 10 .14. Read More »

Apple unveils tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos support and ‘zero sign-on’


This fall, iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies anywhere, and these titles will also include Dolby Atmos audio for free. Apple also previewed new scenic aerial screensavers shot from space by NASA astronauts, for some, ahem, out of this world 4K HDR viewing. In addition, as part of this collaboration, Charter will be offering iPhone and iPad to customers as they grow their mobile presence. Read More »

Xbox One is reportedly getting Alexa & Google Assistant support


Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are increasingly been integrated in TV devices. It's already possible to use a digital assistant with the Xbox One games consoles, but your options are quite limited. It's not out of the question and would certainly be quite a unique extra feature to offer. And this also moves Microsoft a small step closer to its goal of changing the Xbox One from a proprietary chunk of plastic to an open-architecture PC, like a Windows PC, while making the stuff ... Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Details Arrive


Thanks to a digital faux pas on Microsoft's part, the pre-order details for Rockstar's upcoming open world western have gone live on the Xbox Store , revealing exactly what you'll get if you purchase the sequel in advance of its October 28 release date, later this year. Read More »

Apple’s WWDC 2018: What to Watch For


The feature appears similar to Workflow , an app Apple acquired past year. CarPlay adds support for third-party navigation apps displayed right on the car's dash - joining music, messaging, calling and automaker apps. Photos An all-new For You tab surfaces favorite moments in one place, combining Memories and iCloud Shared Albums. Apple's FaceTime app is for the first time allowing more than two people join a call simultaneously. Read More »

Apple is working on its own Mac processors in a secret lab


This speculation has been supported by recent reports stating that the Cupertino-based tech company is recruiting Intel engineers for the said project. New data indicates that Apple appears to indeed be building up its CPU hardware engineering capabilities rapidly, despite the fact that overall openings at Apple remain somewhat flat for the first time in months. Read More »

Apple gunning for parents' pockets with new WatchOS 5 walkie-talkie feature


Apple has focused on adding more health and fitness-focused features to the watch to make it less of an iPhone notification accessory and more of a stand-alone device. It touted the Apple Watch as number one in customer satisfaction, noting that its sales grew 60 percent in 2017, and has saved lives. Third-party apps will be able to play background audio, you'll be able to customize the control center, you can add an air quality rating to your watch face, or add your student ID card to the ... Read More »

Destiny 2 Season 2 Gets Official Name, Teaser Ahead of Reveal


According to a blog post they want to become "an entertainment company that sustains many worlds simultaneously - Destiny and new worlds to come". Additionally, the money NetEase is pouring into Bungie will help the studio establish one or more separate internal development teams beyond the group working on Destiny . Read More »

What to expect at Monday’s Apple event

Also, Verge reported that transformations in Apple's voice assistant " Siri " this year, remains a topic of speculation at WWDC 2018 . The key highlight of Apple WWDC is iOS 12 . This means you can quickly turn a group text chat into a video one. Apple now has a market capitalization of about $944 billion. New characters incoming include a ghost, koala, tiger and T-rex. Read More »

MacOS 10.14 getting dark mode, Apple News, and possibly cross-device apps


Another major leak because Apple just uploaded a video to a place where everyone can find it. In a hidden video on the Mac App Store shows a dark mode version of macOS . However, this forthcoming update will seemingly offer a system-wide feature. This icon is not on the Mac: News. It is likely that Apple will ship two new default wallpapers with macOS 10.14, a day and night variant to match the light and dark system themes. Read More »

Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition


Wanstrath will be replaced as CEO by Nat Friedman , the former CEO of Xamarin , which Microsoft acquired in 2016. Moody's analyst Richard Lane said the deal reflects Microsoft's "ongoing pivot to open source software, seeking to further broaden its large and growing development community". Read More »

IOS 12 for iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know


The Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC ) kicks off on Monday, June 4 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose , California . However, with the likes of Fitbit joining in with their smartwatches, expect Apple to announce some new features to help the Apple Watch remain in the race to make the most advanced accessory for tracking your health, workout progress and more. Read More »

Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote is on June 4


The past week in Apple's world was quiet, and there was good reason: Its next big event is right around the corner. It's likely that Apple would use a similar technology in iOS 12 to bridge the reality gap. Moreover, Apple will likely unveil a smaller and cheaper HomePod speaker. However, it is unlikely that Apple will allow developers to support NFC-enabled payment systems that could compete with Apple Pay. Read More »

Asus Goes All-in with eSports with Strix and Scar II Gaming Laptops


As for cooling, the phone has a "3D vapor-chamber cooling system" that Asus claims provides 16 times larger surface area for heat dissipation than your "standard" heat-pipe cooling system. Other tidbits include water resistance, Asus' Aura RGB lighting, front facing stereo speakers, a beefy 4,000mAh battery and an adapter that supports Asus' HyperCharge technology for faster and cooler charging. Read More »

Fallout 76 release date, trailers and news


While there's no official release date so far, previous Fallout games have followed a similar pattern of mid-year announcement and October/November release. Early on in the Fallout 76 trailer, viewers spot a Pip-Boy with the date 27 OCT 2102. Well, there's evidence in the trailer that Fallout 76 is set in October and may therefore release in October. Read More »

Xbox E3 2018 event tease: 'new battle royale experience'


Another Xbox One title is Smite Gold Bundle , which will be available starting June 16 and lasting through July 15. In the year since its launch, Xbox Game Pass has expanded to more than 40 markets around the world. Two of those AAA launch title games, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 , are Xbox Play Anywhere titles that have performed particularly well. Read More »

Apple WWDC event will reportedly lack any hardware reveals


Now, it seems Apple will follow suit with its own digital wellbeing features in an upcoming release of the iOS mobile operating system, a new report claims. This year, however, things have been pretty quiet. It's nearly a certainty that Apple will provide updates on new software at WWDC . With the rumours of some hardware and software launches surfacing on the internet, the kickoff of the event has already gotten a lot of tech geeks to the edge of their seats. Read More »

Facebook gave user data to 60 companies including Apple, Amazon, and Samsung

Manufacturers of smartphones and tablets are allowed to save and store Facebook user information on their own servers; without any extra oversight or safety precautions to prevent misuse. The FTC is now investigating Facebook's privacy practices in light of the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal . Facebook said in April it would begin winding down access to its device-integrated APIs, but the New York Times says that many of those partnerships are still in effect. Read More »

Classic Ferrari 250 GTO sells for nearly $92 million


Previously the highest price for a vehicle was $52 million, paid for another 1963 Ferrari GTO in 2013. According to a thread on the Ferrari Chat forum , a Ferrari 250 GTO , chassis number 4153 GT , was recently purchased for $80 million in a private deal, making it the most expensive example to ever be sold. Read More »

What to expect from Apple’s 2018 WWDC developer conference


The Beta versions of iOS 12 will be available for developers and people on the Apple Beta Software Program . Apple is working on new models of Apple watches which will be more edgy and stylish than previous models. Expect plenty of big announcements with this major conference usually featuring big new software developments and some shiny new hardware. Even the iPad Pro with Face ID will launch later in the year and won't be announced at WWDC . Read More »

A New Battery Health Feature Arrives in iOS 11.3 Beta 2


The final version of iOS 11 .3 will arrive this spring. In addition to the possibility of rebates, Apple revealed that the new iPhone 8 and X have hardware updates that "allow a more advanced performance management system that more precisely allows iOS to anticipate and avoid an unexpected shutdown", wrote Cynthia Hogan, Apple's vice president for public policy. Read More »

Is Microsoft acquiring GitHub?


The Git-repository hosting service, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, was last valued in 2015, with an estimate of US$ 2 billion being placed on the company. Having Microsoft buy it would mean a huge cash injection for GitHub (there's a suggested price of $5 billion), and an acquisition would give Microsoft access to a wealth of data and a huge number of developers - something of a win for both sides. Read More »

Bungie announces new partnership with NetEase for a new game


NetEase is one of the world's largest incubators of quality content, dedicated to helping the growth of innovative studios around the globe, and it has grown its global presence along the way. NetEase , Inc. ( NASDAQ: NTES ) is a leading internet technology company in China. According to a recent Wall Street Journal statement, NetEase tanked a cool 100 million dollars into this new deal. Read More »

Microsoft has talked with GitHub about possible acquisition


There have always been rumors that Microsoft has an interest in buying GitHub , but in recent weeks it seems that talks between the two companies have been getting more serious. GitHub has not yet replaced CEO Chris Wanstrath, who left in August 2017. Talks are known to have been made in 2016 which GitHub has denied. GitHub hosts 27 million software developers working on 80 million repositories of code. Read More »