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High-accuracy emergency service tracking coming to U.S

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Through a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, mobile networks and sensors, Google's ELS is able to pinpoint the location of T-Mobile customer's smartphones and this data is then shared with first responders. When Google tested the ELS , participants said that it made it easier for them to find individuals who did not have any clue of their exact location. Read More »

Renault-Nissan auto interface will use Google's Android operating system

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Many vehicle systems are too complicated and prone to glitches, industry analysts and reviews say. Other automakers, such as Honda, Volvo and General Motors, already run Android in their operating systems, although they aren't as advanced as what the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance will do, the companies said. Read More »

Natwest online and mobile banking goes down

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Customers of RBS, Natwest and Ulster Bank were all hit by the problems, which began yesterday. The banks had a similar problem in April a year ago, when their banking apps stopped working. NatWest is a subsidiary of RBS, which also posted on Twitter to say it was "aware of some issues on our Digital and Mobile Banking services and working hard to fix them". Read More »

Don't worry, Google thoroughly vets the app developers who read your email

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It does not, however, give any indication of how many apps have been found and removed, but does reiterate that no human reads Gmail messages except in "very specific cases where they ask us to and give consent". "If we detect significant changes in the behavior of the app after it has been approved, we will once again manually review the app", she wrote . But apps that need access to Gmail data must undergo a manual review from Google that'll involve examining the app's privacy policy and ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras announced, may come to India soon

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Keeping up with the trends, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) offers slightly curved front and glass back while the side frame isn't specified, but seeing that it has no antenna lines it's likely made of plastic. The front camera also features an adjustable LED flash, Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting Mode and AR emoji. Earlier this month, Samsung mobile boss DJ Koh said the company's mid-range phones will get cutting-edge features before its flagships going forward. Read More »

This app by Google will turn off your child's phone during dinner

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In an announcement on Google's official blog, the company said parents would soon be able to allow or block apps, lock devices, and limit the screen time of their teen's Android phone, and much more. Up until now, the app was created to help control the smartphone habits of children 13 and under. Over the coming days, we'll make Family Link available to more families, on more devices, and in almost every country in the world. Read More »

This is the iPhone XS queue in Singapore

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But thanks to Chinese tech regulator the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the gaps in Apple's specs for the iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max , and iPhone XR have now been filled. Flipkart happens to be the first one to put up a listing though. The iPhone XS features two rear-facing 12MP cameras, a f/1.8 wide-angle and f/2.4, which can shoot 4K video at up to 60fps. Read More »

Alibaba Cloud's City Brain solution improves urban management in Hangzhou

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Rather, he spoke about trade stimulating by helping small businesses in the US sell products they have to consumers in both China and other Asian nations. At a major global forum several weeks after his January meeting with Trump, Ma warned against protectionism , not long after two of his companies suffered setbacks at the hands of a USA government taking an increasingly hard line on China. Read More »

Nokia 5.1 Plus launching in India on September 24th as Flipkart

That's because the Finnish company is reportedly working on its third X-series device, which will supposedly be called the Nokia X7 in China and Nokia 7.1 Plus elsewhere in the world. The Nokia 5.1 Plus has 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot. The screen also features a top notch and offers a 19:9 aspect ratio. Read More »

Download: iOS 12.1 Public Beta and tvOS 12.1 Public Beta Now Available

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Of course, all of these rumors tie in with previous expectations that we would see new iPads in the coming weeks and the same iOS 12.1 beta 1 release further strengthens that belief with a new model identifier spotted within it. 18) that he found references in Apple's iOS 12.1 code that suggests the company's Face ID scanner will work in portrait and landscape orientation. Dual-SIM support for iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS will also be released. Read More »

Huawei's new Freebuds might come with this ingenious feature

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Huawei's upcoming Mate 20 smartphone, in combination with the company's upcoming wireless earbuds, the FreeBuds 2 Pro , will have a clever feature that will provide some extra listening time in desperate situations. This means the typical flow of energy into the back of the phone is reversed and charging can be delivered to another device so that the Mate 20 becomes a Qi charger. Read More »

You can now share your Switch game downloads across consoles

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Users with foreign accounts - notably, Japan - can also download those versions of the application and play the games with Famicom box art. If you have any further questions, be sure to check out our guide on everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online . Read More »

New iPhones worth the cost: Tim Cook

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As reported by MacRumors , these three new iPhones recently made a pass through China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for approval ahead of launch. Remember, Apple's been using just 2GB of RAM in popular phones like the iPhone 8 and 7 and, I can assure you, they run extremely well regardless. Tom's Guide compared the iPhone XS benchmark performance with the best Android phones available in the market. Read More »

OnePlus 6T's camera setup details 'revealed' in another leak

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Also, OnePlus is expected to sell OnePlus 6T with T-Mobile carrier contract deal in the U.S., a first in the company's journey since its inception in late 2013. The name was also confirmed in the OnePlus 6T TV ad that was aired during the ongoing cricket match between India and Pakistan. The leaked render, unfortunately, though, fails to confirm whether the forthcoming flagship will have the new so-called " Waterdrop " notch. Read More »

Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A8+ (2018)

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For selfies, the device offers a 24MP fixed-focus sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018 ) features a 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1080x1220 pixel resolution. DJ Koh , president and CEO of IT and mobile communications division, Samsung Electronics , who was in India last month, said the company is refreshing its mid-priced smartphones with flagship premium features for the upcoming festive quarter. Read More »

"Official" press renders of Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL leaked

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The Google Pixel 3 is expected to be backed by a 2,915 mAh battery and a 5.5-inch display. The renders show both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL with single camera setup paired with LED flash on the rear panel. These renders don't reveal anything new in terms of design of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Previously the code there could be manually enabled to display a pink background leading many to hypothesise that there was also a pink variant of the Pixel 3 in the works. Read More »

Machines will handle 50% of workplace tasks within 7 years

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Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum forecasts. Roles that distinctly leverage " human skills " such as sales and marketing professions, innovation managers and customer service workers, are also set to experience increasing demand, WEF noted. Read More »

OnePlus is coming for cordcutters next with a 4K smart TV

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But it's also prone to software bugs, and what we really want to see in a OnePlus TV is a smooth user experience, which is worth more than all the quantum dots in the world. " We bring inherent advantages to the industry, and with this new division, we're excited to explore the total connected user experience that can enhance everyday life .", said Pete Lau, OnePlus Founder, and CEO. Read More »

Google Maps now works with Apple's CarPlay in iOS 12

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And with the release of iOS 12 and the latest update to the Google Maps app, that support is finally here. You might expect that update to arrive soon, and more third-party turn-by-turn apps to add support as well, so you'll have more alternatives to Apple Maps to help you get where you want to be. Read More »

Leaked Google Home Hub could take on the Amazon Echo Show

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As with other Smart Displays , the Home Hub will center around its Google Assistant integration. This isn't the first smart display powered by Google's software and services. It will be available in white and charcoal, and it will feature things like "Live Album", which will let owners create a slideshow to show off on the display based on the photos saved to their Google Photos library. Read More »

Sony to release miniature PlayStation with 20 classic games

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Built to a scale some 45 percent smaller than its inspiration, and naturally lacking the CD-ROM of its predecessor, the device comes with 20 pre-loaded games and two wired controllers. On top of the console are the original buttons which work, mostly, as you would expect. Unsurprisingly, the accompanying controllers are roughly as big as the classic console's shell. Read More »

IPhone XS, XS Max and XR battery capacity size revealed

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Apple's newest line of iPhones - the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max - cost as much as $1,449 for the most expensive model, CNBC reported late on Tuesday. In Canada, iPhone XS starts at $1379, while iPhone XS Max starts at $1519 (and all the way up to $1999 for 512GB). Read More »

Apple's Tim Cook explains why the new iPhone costs almost £1,500

That's certainly the conclusion from the first spray of iPhone Xs reviews today, anyway. As Apple gears up to start shipping its 2018 iPhone lineup to its loyal customers, one YouTube reviewer has already started receiving the gold variants of both the iPhone Xs Max as well as the iPhone Xs. Read More »

Twitter Is Switching Back to Chronological Timeline

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Well, it seems Twitter has had our prayers since they are planning to bring back the live timeline. This is sure to be a welcome change for many Twitter power users out there, as it'll get them closer to the way Twitter used to be, giving you a reverse chronological feed without extra tweets popping up from accounts that they don't follow. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Online Can Be Bought With My Nintendo Gold Points

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After a three hour eShop maintenance period, Nintendo Switch Online will go live. That's right, a free-to-play game will be included in a new bundle for the Switch soon. A notable addition is a confirmation that users may use their Gold Points to pay for the subscription. The games feature online support for multiplayer, saves and voice chat functionality. Read More »

Fortnite to add Port-A-Fortress item in final season 5 update

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This could be the last new item added to Fortnite before the start of Season 6, which is due to kick off on Thursday or Friday. As stated earlier, Epic Games hasn't revealed just yet when we can expect to see the new Port-A-Fortress grenade make its debut in Fortnite but hopefully, we'll get an ETA soon. Read More »

Apple's AirPower charger is reportedly 'doomed to failure'

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As a result, it's unlikely that the product will arrive this year - and Apple may even wind up using the AirPower concept and trademark for a new redesigned product in 2019. Lastly, the main issue is regarding the 21 and 24 power coils of various sizes built inside the AirPower to charge the three products - AirPods charging case, iPhone , and Apple Watch- simultaneously. Read More »

Apple's iOS12 Releases Today: What You Need To Know

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There are some preset shortcuts you can use, but they are quite basic for the most part. You can check our post to find the latest status of the iOS 11 jailbreak. Often when an app receives immediate support for a significant new OS feature, its implementation of that feature isn't as rich or extensive as updates that arrive later. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Catches Fire, Prompts A Lawsuit

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An alleged incident has been reported by the New York Post detailing what may be the first case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9's battery catching on fire. Chung, whose bag and the contents inside were completely ruin, called it a "traumatic" experience in the lawsuit . Since the infamous Galaxy Note 7 recall two years ago, a phone Samsung pretends it never existed , we didn't have any battery incidents involving Samsung handsets. Read More »

The Best iPhone Xs Deals For Sunday: Walmart, Sam's Club, T

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However Apple's third new iPhone, the XR, isn't available for preorders yet. Apple has announced six color options for the smartphone and they are: Blue, Black, White, Yellow, Coral and Product (RED). Compared to the Apple A11 chipset that powers the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X , the hexa-core A12 offers almost 33.3 percent increased performance, doubled GPU score, 50 percent improvement in UX score and around 20 percent improvement in memory score because of which the iPhone XS has ... Read More »