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Fortnite set to launch on Android phones - but there's a catch


Fortnite maker Epic Games could be getting ready for a big fight with Google. It's been an issue with Fortnite on PC for some time already, according to the owners of a streaming platform that tracked and took down one major piece of adware targeting Fortnite users this summer , but Sweeney told Eurogamer he wasn't concerned that Fortnite's unusual Android release will make players susceptible to the same practices on mobile. Read More »

Samsung remains at the top in Q2 global smartphone rankings


Its not just Samsung though, most companies relied on discounts and deals. According to Hong Kong-based tracker Counterpoint Research, OnePlus reached over 40% share in the premium segment in the April-June quarter compared to 9% in the same period past year. Read More »

Samsung Accidentally Publishes Galaxy Note 9 Promo Video


Although this doesn't suggest that the Note 9 will come with 1TB storage, but does hint at a possible high-end variant that may come with 512GB of on-board storage. It comes with an S-Pen Stylus, USB-C connector and a headphone jack with a 6.38-inch display (bigger than the Note 8 ). Interestingly, the Note 9 will supposedly come with "all-day" battery life too, but the video didn't state the exact capacity of the phablet's battery. Read More »

Motorola announces the first phone that's upgradeable to 5G, the Moto Z3


Although the Moto Z3 as a flagship Android device, it will be shipping with last year's Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor - the same processor used on the Moto Z2 . Additionally, as a limited-time offer, those who purchase the Moto Z3 will be able to get their hands on any Moto Mod that cost over $100 for just $50. Read More »

Reddit suffers data breach


This matters because the June 2018 cache of email addresses and usernames could reveal a lot about users who rely on a degree of anonymity when using Reddit. Reddit explained that the main attack was executed via an SMS intercept. Here's what you need to know? The company said that since the intrusion it has bolstered its monitoring systems and has reported the breach to law enforcement , which is investigating. Read More »

How to block businesses from sending you messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is launching new pay-to-use tools for businesses to communicate with their customers. WhatsApp , which has around 1.5 billion users, says large businesses will be charged for sending non-promotional content, such as shipping confirmations, appointment reminders or event tickets. Read More »

Sony’s PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 82.2 Million Units


Sony more than doubled its net profit in the fiscal first quarter to June, helped by the sale of its shares Spotify and a strong performance in Playstation sales. PS4 software sales have proven to be a boon this quarter, with first-party titles like God of War, and some third-party titles "significantly exceeding expectations". Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Set To Start in August


Luckily we received news today that the Blackout beta news will take place in September. The footage showcases a gory sniper kill, as well as some of the land, air, and sea vehicles that might be available in the battle royale mode. You can see the small teaser in the trailer below. PC beta version will be open on August 10 only for those who availed early access beta version. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners just need to have their account tied to their Xbox Live or ... Read More »

Honor Note 10 Set to Launch Today in China


The screen has a resolution of 2,220 x 1,080 and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The company claims that the Honor Note 10 uses AI to intelligently fill pixels on the screen which makes it more vibrant. If you don't know, the GPU Turbo is a ground-breaking graphics processing technology for an unprecedented mobile entertainment. Honor also notes that the outer heat dissipation layer has a PC-grade liquid cooling pipe that promises a 41-percent increase in heat dissipation and CPU ... Read More »

Guided Missiles, Fly Explosives, and More


From back to front, Fly Explosives is an "explosives only" outing that equips players with Jetpacks-before blasting their foes from above. In Fly Explosives , the Jetpacks you'll encounter have increased fuel regeneration rate and decreased burn rate, which means you can stay in the sky longer than you'd normally be able to. Read More »

Google Clock can now connect alarms to Spotify


That's right - Google is adding Spotify integration to its Clock app this week. This new update for Google Clock app will be available globally this week and will be compatible on all devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above. Read More »

How Google reversed its course on opposition to censorship in China

To recall, Google's search engine can not be accessed normally in China, considering it has been blocked by the country's " Great Firewall ". Through the looking glass: Google has had several run-ins with the Chinese government and is finally caving to demands for a heavily restricted search engine. Read More »

Instagram to introduce time limit setting

So if you have problems staying away from whatever bit of Facebook or Instagram keeps luring you in, now you have some tech to keep you away from it. "Below the dashboard, you can set a daily reminder to give yourself an alert when you've reached the amount of time you want to spend on that app for that day". Read More »

DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera


DJI is the world leader when it comes to drones, and there's really no questioning why. The description in the catalog states that the DJI Mavic 2 will be a small and powerful 1080p drone that can fly up to 20m/s (~45mph compared to 40mph in the original Mavic Pro ) for up to 31 minutes (compared to 27 min in the original) and transmit video from 8km (~5mi) away. Read More »

Nvidia might introduce the GTX 1180 on 20 August 2018


We still don't know if that's a 20-series or 11-series nomenclature, whether it's Turing or Volta, but we'll learn all that and more within the month. But with the announcement of a possible new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 chip, it looks like it will be a gaming expo to remember. NVIDIA is set to show new and exclusive game demos, on-stage presentations and also, some spectacular surprises during the event. Read More »

LG V35 ThinQ Signature Edition Revealed In Korea at a Massive Cost


The company said the new premium phone has a scratch-resistant zirconium ceramic back, a camera featuring artificial intelligence and a six-inch organic light emitting diode display (OLED). Chief among these is a set of Bang and Olufsen Beoplay H9i wireless headphones that normally retail separately for US$500. For security, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Read More »

Google allegedly working on censored search engine for Chinese market

Google pulled out of China in 2010 after criticism from civil rights groups and the USA government for censoring results leaving the market to Baidu. In addition to Google Search, China blocks social media websites, like Facebook and Twitter, as well as video-sharing sites like Google-owned YouTube. Read More »

Nokia bags world's first big 5G deal worth $3.5 billion

T-Mobile US has appointed Nokia to supply state-of-the-art 5G network equipment in the amount of US $ 3.5 billion. Nokia will help bring 5G to T-Mobile's 28 GHz millimeter wave and its 600 MHz spectrum. Both T-Mobile US and Nokia did not disclose the length of the agreement. The company reiterated its outlook after the T-Mobile deal, saying it was fully calculated into its existing guidance. Read More »

Samsung Electronics reports lower-than-expected profit | Ap Wire


Demand for DRAM is being driven by higher memory content in devices such as smartphones and a higher uptake from the server market. Samsung said its flexible OLED technology - which it has been developing for nearly five years - would help the technology firm to rebound in the second half of the year. Read More »

Samsung Targets iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4

Starting off with the display, while both the Tab S4 and the Tab A 10.5 have 10.5-inch displays, the Tab S4's is by far the better of the two. In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. Read More »

Google puts its foot down: No Android phones can have three notches


And in fullscreen or landscape orientation, the entire notch area has to be letterboxed. For example, Android P phones can only have one cutout on each edge of the device. There can only be a single notch on each edge of the display. We've seen quite a few different Android-based smartphones with a notch design up to this point, and it stands to reason that we will more than likely see quite a few more in the future. Read More »

Fortnite Figures On The Way From McFarlane Toys

The game is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS. Google takes 30 percent of the revenue from app developers and by directly offering APK, Epic Games will not liable to split its revenue with the search giant. Thanks to a Redditor by the name /u/thesbroswho ran the source and got the following images to be displayed on the webpage. It looks like the figurines will be based on popular skins from Fortnite's battle royale mode (I'm reliably informed that the ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics profit growth slows despite stellar chip sales

The Korean giant expects similarly impressive results in the second half of the year, along with growing demand for flexible OLED panels. Samsung has never used a triple-camera lens on the rear side of any smartphone, but that could change with the release of the Galaxy S10 Plus, which is rumoured to feature three lenses at the back and two at the front. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price leak points to high cost once again


The Note 9 with 128GB internal storage is priced at IDR 13.5 million which roughly translates to Rs 64,300. The phone will cost IDR13,5 million, which is about $940. And yes, the rumours are spot on as the company has now released a teaser stating the Note 9 will have a massive 4000mAh battery inside. This is something that the company tries to change with the arrival of the Galaxy Note 9. Read More »

Samsung considers triple-lens camera for Galaxy A

Samsung is yet to launch a smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner even though it was one of the first companies to work on such a handset. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) posted its slowest quarterly profit growth in more than a year on Tuesday as the sluggish global smartphone market weighed on earnings, although the chip business continued to perform well. Read More »

OnePlus will Bring Android P To OnePlus 3 and 3T


OnePlus has now rolled out several models of the OnePlus 6 , including storage and Ram variations and limited edition models including the new colours. OnePlus has said that Android P will first come to OnePlus 6, the to OnePlus 5 , 5T, and lastly to the OnePlus 3 ,3T. OnePlus was announced as a partner for the Android P beta when it was announced at Google I/O back in May , although a specific phone wasn't announced as the OnePlus 6, which it's compatible with, wasn't yet announced ... Read More »

WhatsApp rolls out group voice and video calling


Once you are in the call, you simply tap the new " add participant " button in the top right corner and add others to the call. Group audio and video calls are limited to four users, so it's not a Skype replacement just yet. The feature is available for both Android and iOS users. Participants can be added at any time, join later if the conversation is still active and choose to join using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac - or even participate using FaceTime audio from Apple ... Read More »

Bezel-less display, FaceID to debut on next-gen iPad Pro: Rumours


Of these, today has seen the leak of dummy models of the reported iPhone X "Plus" and the lower-end LCD screen-toting variant, courtesy of Apple device leaker Ben Geskin . Meanwhile, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is said to measure 280mm (H) x 215mm (W) x 6.4mm (T), which is handier than the current-generation model at 305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm. Read More »

Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows the rumoured 2018 Android heavyweight


The announcement of the Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL is expected to follow suit with the last two years, meaning around October 4th. The smaller, standard Google Pixel *is* available in "Clear White" as well as the "Kinda Blue". One of the images posted to the forum by appears to reveal the specs inside the upcoming blower; including 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Read More »

New Galaxy Note 9 price leak might finally bring some good news

It will obviously be more colorful, with the tip of it matching the color of the phone itself. The image suggests that the new stylus will be a bit more angular compared to its previous variant. Coming to the S Pen, we have already seen several teasers and reports suggesting that the Galaxy Note 9 will be coming with a new stylus . A user on Chinese microblogging site Weibo got his hands on what appears to be a promotional launch flyer from Indonesia, and it says that the phone will start ... Read More »

YouTube dark mode comes to Android at long last


There is a manual toggle for dark mode if it's not to your liking though which can be found under the " General " tab under Settings . Head on over to XDA who have a comprehensive guide as to how to go about manually enabling dark mode on the official Android app . Read More »

Apple to take the headphone jack out of iPad

Apple has managed to reduce the footprint of the tablet by about 10% overall to fit the larger 12.9-inch display into a smaller body. Citing sources in Apple's supply chain, Japanese site Mac Otakara reports that both the upcoming iPad Pro models will see their dimensions shrink. Read More »

Ford F-150 Limited Gains 450-HP Raptor Engine


The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited will also offer the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 when it goes on sale later this year. The engine is the most powerful in the F-150's lineup, producing 450 hp and 510 pound-feet of torque. Until then, we can't wait to feel what that outrageous power will do to the F-150 Limited's softspoken, luxurious demeanor. It can even follow one down to complete stop. Read More »

Fortnite Week 3 Secret Tier Battle Star Location: Road Trip Guide


As always, keep in mind to finish out the match you're in once you've completed a challenge in order to be sure you get credit for it. If you've not completed the previous weeks' challenges yet, never fear! Plus some links to helpful guides to assist you with completing some of the more tricky weekly challenges. Read More »

Xbox Live Games With Gold August 2018 Titles Revealed


On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, prepare to once again fight the nightmarish Necromorph plague in Dead Space 3 , and save the world with your magic brush in Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two . August's two Xbox 360 games are slightly more intriguing. On Xbox One players will be getting Forza Horizon 2 for free the entire month. Not much has been heard about the Epic Mickey franchise in quite some time, but the creative director of Dead Space 3 recently ... Read More »