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Microsoft To Stop Updates And Support For Windows 10 Mobile In December

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This comes just after a tweet from WZor, who spotted the first Windows 10 19H2 build 18823, which could shortly be arriving for Skip Ahead Insider users. It seems like Microsoft has already started stripping away features from the dying Windows 7 , as it is approaching its end of life deadline (January 14 2020). Read More »

Apple Kills Facebook's Internal iOS Apps After Latest Privacy Blunder

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In a report on The Verge on Wednesday, January 30, Facebook said it would shut down the Facebook Research app on iOS, though the app will remain active on Android devices. The app bypassed the App Store, seemingly breaking some of Apple's rules regarding sideloading apps on iOS devices, and targeted minors as well as young adults. Read More »

Gmail for Android and iOS Getting a New Material Design Look

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According to the announcement today (Jan. 29) by Google , that design is coming to the Gmail mobile app for Android and iOS "in the coming weeks". With this change, new emails will turn the inbox label into an eye-catching red, while intelligent features like a nudge and smart reply appear in shades of orange and blue respectively. Read More »

Deep Silver owner THQ has distanced itself from Metro Exodus exclusivity deal

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THQ Nordic released Darksiders 3 on both Steam and the Epic Games Store , and presumably we'll see more of that, but the revenue split and terms of the exclusivity deals must be pretty tempting based on what we're witnessing right now. "The developer and publisher have assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam." notes the statement on Metro Exodus former sales page. Read More »

Apple lays off 200 from its autonomous vehicle project, report says

So where does Apple's auto program go from here? "We have an incredibly talented team working on autonomous systems and associated technologies at Apple", a company spokesman said. The team, however, will focus attention on other key areas in 2019, implying that some will be deployed to other projects handled by the company. In 2017, CEO Tim Cook said the company is developing technology that can be used by auto companies. Read More »

Apple Planning Netflix for iOS Games

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If Apple does bring the project to fruition, it would join Apple Music in its growing array of subscription services. Apple ($ AAPL ) began privately discussing a subscription service with game developers in the second half of 2018, said the people, all of whom requested anonymity to discuss unannounced plans. Read More »

FaceTime bug lets you eavesdrop on your iPhone contacts

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This starts a Group FaceTime call . While the call is dialing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, tap "Add Person", and add your own phone number. To make things even more frightening, the caller can reportedly also see through the person's camera before they even pick up. Apple Inc said on Monday it will issue a software patch later this week for a bug that lets iPhone users hear audio from users who have not yet accepted a video call. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup will be launched in early March

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As the company has already confirmed, all three smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon. Samsung Galaxy M10 is priced at Rs 7,990 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant and Rs 8,990 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. According to a latest leak, Samsung Galaxy M10 will come in two different variants. Furthermore, these Galaxy M series are featured in two color variants - Charcoal Black and Denim Blue. Read More »

Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allowed users to listen in remotely

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We learned of this via 9to5Mac. This starts a Group FaceTime call . While the call is dialing, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, tap "Add Person", and add your own phone number. The company told Reuters that it was aware of the problem and would release a software update "later this week". That's completely insane. A bug this big needs to be fixed immediately. Read More »

Apple is eyeing its own game subscription service

Apple has stopped short of making their own modern video game machine, instead depending on their already-popular devices and third-party controllers. Now Apple could be hoping we'll do the same for games, according to a report from Cheddar . "It is completely unproven in games except for some minor success from Microsoft, Sony, and Electronic Arts". Read More »

Samsung to stop using plastic packaging for its products

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Samsung announced Sunday that it will start using eco-friendly materials to replace plastic packaging materials. By doing this, not only is Samsung cutting down the impact of its packaging on the world, but it is setting the bar for other manufacturers who will hopefully put similar initiatives into action if they aren't doing so already. Read More »

Nokia 5 Gets Android 9 Pie update

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Just as we heard rumored a year ago, Verizon's picking up a version of the Nokia 2 .1, though now somewhat confusingly branded as the Nokia 2 V (instead of 2.1 V). Finally, the phone runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box. But it does boast a pretty big 4,000mAh battery. There's a third undisclosed Nokia phone coming to North America, in Canada, by way of Rogers subsidiary, chatr. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy affordable 'M' smartphones in India

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The M10, on the other hand, is priced lower than the M20 but obviously makes some sacrifices to get there. "Both devices look practically identical from the front, but the M20 has a 6.3" FHD+ display compared with the slightly smaller 6.2" HD+ panel on the M10. Read More »

Google will finally bring a native Face ID-like feature to Android

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In the previous weeks, Google has been rumored to launch a cheaper Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL, both of which will have less powerful internal specifications than the more premium series and a plastic build. If you notice carefully, the scores are 10% higher than the Snapdragon 845 chipset on the Pixel 3. Qualcomm's latest invention is the Snapdragon 855 processor. Read More »

Someone Cracked The Google I/O Puzzle: Event Starts May 7

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Yesterday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted about the details of the annual Google's developer conference . So, there will be many much new announcements for developers. The last event was held in May 2018 and included the introduction of Android P, Material Design 2.0, Android Wear 3.0, amends to the Gmail functionality, an improved Google Assistant, and additional information on Google's AR and VR efforts. Read More »

Red Dead Online update rewards players and adds lobby fix

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We are now planning to have these and other improvements to the game included in a Title Update scheduled for release in the coming months - we'll provide more information as we get closer to the date'. Like the typical battle royale setup, there is a shrinking battle zone with horses to get from point A to point B, as well as the need to scrounge for weapons and items. Read More »

Apple's next-gen AirPods may respond to hands-free Siri voice commands

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Since late 2016 when Apple released the first generation of wireless earbuds, the AirPods have continued to accrue a myriad of positive reviews and loyal users. As we told you yesterday, the sequel to the original AirPods is now expected to be launched sometime during the first half of this year . Another rumor we previously heard from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is that this year's AirPods will come in a redesigned case that can be wirelessly charged. Read More »

'Anthem' VIP demo gets off to a rough start

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Some players who were supposed to have access to the demo were also unable to join due to incorrect entitlements , but that issue is being examined as well. BioWare is still investigating this, with fixes being rolled out through the weekend. Entitlements - these are account flags that grant players things like their preoorder incentives and demo access. Read More »

Popular Chrome ad-blockers could be crippled under proposed design changes

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The changes , proposed by Google engineers to the open-source Chromium project are created to offer users "increased control over their extensions". While this change has obvious performance benefits (Chrome no longer has to wait for extensions to allow/block every network request), it would break countless extensions that rely on heavily modifying network requests. Read More »

The Xiaomi Redmi Go could be Xiaomi’s first Android Go smartphone

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Coming to the camera department, the new Redmi Note 7 smartphone is packed with dual camera module at the rear, which comprises of 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with LED flash and 5MP depth sensing sensor. The device sports metal frame with 2.5D curved glass on either side. The second variant offers 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage costs Rs 1,199 (approximately Rs 12,400) and lastly, the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant costs CNY 1,399 (approximately Rs 14,500). Read More »

Microsoft Office now available on Apple's Mac App Store

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Microsoft Office 365, the subscription service that gives users access to the latest Microsoft Office software, is coming to the Mac App Store for the first time, allowing Mac and MacBook owners to quickly and easily access Word , Outlook , Excel and other apps separately, or as an entire suite. Read More »

Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing

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Bluehole has made many optimisations and gotten rid of some of the features to make it compatible with low-end PCs. It goes without saying that players outside Thailand need to use a VPN to be able to play the game at the moment. Up until now, the only option budget gamers have had is to run the free PUBG mobile app on an Android emulator, which is about as bad as it sounds. Read More »

Apple Just Fired 200 Project Titan Employees

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The company described the efforts in broad terms, arguing that "this is the most ambitious machine learning project ever". Ahn will be leading Apple's battery work as the global head of battery developments. Additionally, Apple has been developing its own microLED display technology and processors, investigating the production of cellular modems, and is in talks to buy cobalt straight from miners. Read More »

Nokia Android 9 Pie update schedule revealed by HMD Global

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As of now, eight Nokia smartphones including Nokia 7.1 , Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus , Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 5.1 Plus have been updated to Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 9 PureView is quite probably the most interesting, and most talked about Nokia-branded smartphone at the moment. Check the image above for the complete Nokia Android Pie roadmap as shared by HMD CPO Juho in a tweet. Read More »

Metroid Prime 4 Is Restarting Development With Retro Studios At The Helm

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Please take a look. Things haven't been going well for Metroid Prime 4 since Nintendo announced it at E3 2017 and proceeded to say nothing else about it. Development on the project will restart under Retro Studios, the U.S. developers responsible for the original Metroid Prime trilogy. Specifically, Takahashi said the current development status of the game is very challenged and they have made a decision to "reexamine the development structure itself and change it". Read More »

Facebook to 'merge' Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

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Currently, Facebook plans to complete the integration by the end of this year or early 2020 at the latest. A Facebook representative asserted that this merger will result in a " fast, simple, reliable and private " new messaging service. Read More »

Vivo Apex 2019 announced with Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM, full-screen fingerprint

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Vivo is calling it a "Super Unibody", made of "curved surface waterdrop glass", with extra thickness around the edges to serve as an alternative to the usual metallic mid-frame. In terms of specs, the primary screen of the handset is a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView Super AMOLED display (2340×1080p resolution) with 91.63% screen-to-body ratio. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 Leaked Images Reveal New Crypto Wallet

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With each new Galaxy S flagship comes a new Exynos chipset, and the Exynos 9820 will debut alongside the Galaxy S10 next month . Samsung Galaxy S10 with the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore . As Samsung finishes its pre-launch preparations, and units of the smartphone start to move around the world, the probability of leaks starts to go up. Read More »

Farming Simulator Esports Expands with League and Farm-Tech Sponsors

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Farming Simulator doesn't have that kind of gameplay, but that's not stopping developer Giants Software from making Farming Simulator League , a competitive e-sports tournament based on the popular PC game. The first event, held in Hanover, Germany in 2017, drew larger than expected crowds. As seen in the photo below, the regular-sized booth was packed wall-to-wall with viewers to watch the three-player bale-stacking battles. Read More »

Apple may say that all iPhones are available

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While this is good news for Apple fans as OLED displays are superior to LCD displays in multiple ways, this is also good news for Android fans. Qualcomm had rode in December, a ban on the sale of the iPhone models 7, 8 and X in Germany. Read More »