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Slack Dark Mode Update Arrives For iOS And Android Users

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Most of the popular social and online apps already using dark mode feature on Android . It's not available to everyone just yet, but it is rolling out to beta testers. However, Slack returns with an easy-on-the-eyes dark theme . White backgrounds are a huge battery hog and for people with weaker devices it's even worse. Read More »

Google Introduces AI-based Lookout App for Visually Impaired

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The app helps the visually challenged people identify information about their surroundings. Lookout was first announced at last year's Google I/O developer conference . Google does mention that, "As with any new technology, Lookout will not always be 100 percent ideal". The company says it's hoping to make the application more accessible, so it could eventually make its way to to more devices, countries and platforms in the future. Read More »

'World Wide Web 'Not the Web We Wanted,' Inventor Says

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Berners-Lee brought the site online from a lab in the Swiss Alps in 1991. Driven by the same spark that led him to create the world wide web , Berners-Lee launched a platform called Solid in 2015, which he says will allow users to maintain full control of their data. Read More »

Ontario to ban cellphones from classrooms starting next school year

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Thompson has said exceptions would be made when teachers want to use cellphones as part of their lesson, for medical reasons and for students with special needs. The province says it will be up to individual schools and school boards. "What I think is problematic is when people use their phones to text their friends either within the classroom or outside the classroom-and would not be condoned for use [by] the teacher". Read More »

It's Not Just You, Facebook Is Having Issues

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According to Down Detector , a website that tracks online service interruptions, most of the outage was in Europe and on America's East and West coasts. Facebook and Instagram applications are shown on the screen of an iPhone in Zagreb, Croatia, April 9, 2012. So of course, people are taking to Twitter for memes and mocking. Read More »

Huawei has already sold more than 10 million Mate 20 smartphones

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Huawei just revealed new information about its latest Mate 20 smartphone lineup. According to reports , Huawei P30 was recently spotted on Geekbench as the HUAWEI ELE-L20 model. In both cases, storage should be further expandable via Huawei's own nanoSD cards. We'll be reporting reside from Huawei's occasion, so test again then to seek out all concerning the P30 and P30 Professional, together with a launch date and valuable info. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to have a 5G model

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Samsung responded to reports of its Galaxy S10 face recognition bypass flaw by telling TechRadar , "Face recognition is a convenient action to open your phone". So, if you buy yourself a shiny (and pricey) new 5G phone, you mostly likely won't be able to reap any benefits from the addition of 5G support. In fact, AT&T is trying so hard that it's going as far as updating phones with a fake "5G E" icon to mislead customers and make them believe they're connecting to a next-generation network. Read More »

Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in Europe

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The music streaming service's founder and chief executive Daniel Ek accused Apple of introducing rules to the App Store that "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience". "After trying unsuccessfully to resolve the issues directly with Apple , we're now requesting that the [European Commission] take action to ensure fair competition". Read More »

Apple AirPods and Other Trendy Technologies may Cause Cancer, Warn Experts

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A Medium article published last week poses the question, " Are AirPods and Other Bluetooth Headphones Safe? ". Very little research exists on such bluetooth technology and related health effects, but we do know they use radiowave radiation in addition to a magnetic field that passes through the brain to talk to one another. Read More »

Android Q wants you to see the notch everywhere, even in screenshots

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The new OS comes in the form of Android Q Beta 1 , which can be downloaded from android-developers.googleblog.com on Pixel smartphones. Android Q's largest feature is foldable support . It is worth noting that unlike what happened with Android 9 Pie previous year, Google is making its Android Q beta 1 available non-developers as well. Read More »

Sega Halts Sales of Judgement in Japan Following Actor's Cocaine Arrest

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Judgment did seem to be doing well in Japan following positive reviews, but now a spanner has been thrown in the works after one of the game's actors was arrested for drug use. In fact, Sega has already had to deal with this before, removing an actor from Yakuza 4 following cocaine allegations. As soon as we hear more, we'll let you know. Read More »

Firefox Send free file transfer service now available for all

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One of the differences is that Firefox Send doesn't have any paid tiers-it's completely free, whether you send up to a 1GB file or log into your account to send up to a 2.5GB file. The new service is also a workaround for sending large files over email, which take up storage space, and can jam the recipient's inbox. Mozilla touts Firefox Send as focusing on privacy and uses encryption to protect files. Read More »

Google Chrome gets two important tweaks for speed and data saving

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Chrome 73's dark mode conforms to the Mac machine's dark theme if the same is applied at OS level. Chrome's Dark Mode does look like the browser's Incognito Mode, which might make things a little confusing when you are using the private mode after having enabled the Dark Mode as there's only the Incognito badge differentiating the two browsing modes. Read More »

Verizon's 5G mobile service launches next month in Chicago and Minneapolis

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In preparation of the rollout, Verizon will be opening pre-orders for its 5G Moto Mod on March 14. The 5G Moto Mod only works with the Moto z3 , and will available exclusively to Verizon customers in the U.S. Bank Stadium sports venues, along with the Verizon store in the Mall of America." If you detach the mod, you'll naturally give up your "ultra-fast" speeds. Read More »

'Is Facebook down?' Facebook users reporting issues

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DSoS is short for distributed denial of service, a cyber attack by which multiple computers flood a website's servers in an attempt to take it offline. Many users were having issues posting to their feeds and were seeing a message that said the app would auto-post their photos once it was possible. Reports of problems with Facebook's WhatsApp also have been reported. Read More »

Google Allo shuts down today. Here's how to save your chats

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Google has added tools to the Allo app to save your chats , and you'll want to do that today if there's anything worth saving. We've known for a while now that Google's Allo messaging service would be following in Google+'s footsteps, but a specific close data hadn't been revealed - we only knew that it'd be shutting down this month. Read More »

Thousands of Australian Gmail users report problems with service

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According to Down Detector website, Gmail and YouTube started facing issues around 7.30am today. At around 12.44pm. Google posted an update to its Gmail and Google Drive G-Suite status dashboards acknowledging the issue. This includes Gmail and Drive. Australian users have been among the hardest hit by the malfunctioning service. When trying to send an e-mail, instead of delivering the message, users receive the notice "Message could not be sent". Read More »

Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, Halo: Reach added

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Basically, the multiplayer component (which Microsoft clarifies includes the theater and forge) is free. The Halo games will be released slowly, one at a time. According to the Steam listing for the MCC you'll need an Xbox Live account; this is most likely so your profile is integrated into the Halo ecosystem that now exists on console. Read More »

Apex Legends Battle Pass Price and New Legend Seemingly Revealed

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We aren't yet sure what's actually going to be available in the Battle Pass because details aren't confirmed, but a few leaks found in the code do give us a better idea about what might be coming next. However, this image appears to tie the release of Octane with the launch of the Apex Legends Battle Pass . Forbes and Daily Esports believe that the next character will launch with the season one Battle Pass , giving players more of an incentive to purchase the bundle. Read More »

Android Q Beta launch is imminent according to Google’s bug tracker

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We're looking at even more handsets than past year, although no specific models were named. Essentially, it's part of the core OS code, that makes it easier for OEMs to roll out software updates. Details, as vague as they were spilled on the Android Developers Backstage podcast , and picked up by the ever observant eyes at XDA-Developers . Read More »

Spotify Premium Users Gifted With Free Hulu Accounts

Its exclusive content and shows have helped it become the largest music service in the U.S . Hulu does require access to Spotify account details and playlists as part of the integration. US streams of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" and the Dusty Springfield classic "I Only Want to Be with You" rose 86 percent and 127 percent, respectively, the week after the songs were played in season 2 episodes last summer. Read More »

Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates

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Windows 10 may remove recently installed updates as part of a troubleshooting process to restore proper startup behavior. "Your device has recently recovered from a startup failure if you have received this notification: 'We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure.' If Windows detects this, it will try to resolve the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates". Read More »

Apple’s March 25 event now official

The move will largely be seen as an effort by Apple to boost its growing services business as it grapples with slowing iPhone sales. Rumours about the company's new video-streaming services have been around for quite some time. Apple has long hinted at a planned video service, with Chief Executive Tim Cook speaking openly about the company's interest on earnings calls with investors but declining to give any details about what the service might look like. Read More »

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Is the New ‘Pokémon GO’

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Those Foundables will function basically like Pokémon in Pokémon Go-players must hunt them down down in the game's augmented reality, but then, instead of catching them, players will destroy or neutralise them with spells. Overall, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite sounds much more like the fully-fledged MMORPG that Niantic hoped Ingress would be (although it never quite got the "massively" part of the equation) and less like the massively played collectathon that was Pokemon GO ... Read More »

Apex Legends Has Banned 355,000 PC Cheaters

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Unlike with cheats, they don't have strong progress to report so far but are working on it. Others have said that they have seen this flash previously before their game loaded, but weren't able to verify it. Respawn also mentioned an upcoming patch on PC that will address some of the known crash-related issues and improve stability on the platform. While Respawn is working on all these issues and more, one issue it isn't working on at the moment is a reconnect to match feature. Read More »

Android Q Beta may launch today with Support for additional Smartphones

Google is expected to release the first Android Q developer preview this month, and showcase the Android Q Beta (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2019 in May this year. This information has been revealed by Android Developer Illiyan Malchev in the Android Developers Backstage podcast . Google has not officially given the list of OEM's that will be part of the Android Q Beta this year, but it confirmed that a larger number companies will be a part of it when compared to last year. Read More »

Devil May Cry 5 Trainer: Fans Create Mods to Alter Game Experience

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You can check out the translation of what he said below . The game's director Hideaki Itsuno recently dropped some info in an interview with the German gaming magazine M!, stating that if sales of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen will be high enough, the possibility of a Switch port for the latest Devil May Cry could be considered . Read More »

First Look At Battlefield 5's Firestorm Mode

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The reinforcements look to be where Firestorm will offer something a bit different, as they will include things like a V1 Rocket, an Artillery Strike, a supply drop and more. Maybe this will spark Dice to release something more official. The card supports up to 64 players, although it is possible that in the future this number will increase with the release of updates or additions. Read More »

Fitbit Announced Four New Fitbit Wearable Devices, At Low Cost

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The Fitbit Versa Lite is the latest addition to the company's Versa Lineup. The four devices launched by Fitbit are named as Fitbit Versa Lite Edition , the Fitbit Inspire HR , Fitbit Inspire and Fitbit Ace 2 . This device allows users to track exercise, heart rate, and sleep for £149.99. These apart, another way the new versa Lite differs from its predecessor is the single physical key it comes with instead of three buttons for original Versa. Read More »

Apex Legends Reaches More Than 50 Million Players in First Month

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Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment now have one more feather to add to that cap: " Apex Legends " has already hit 50 million total players. They haven't revealed the number of simultaneous players yet, but the first weekend had upward of 2 million people playing at the same time, we know that much. Read More »

Apple AR-product to go into mass production by Q2 2020

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Apple could begin the mass production of the gear towards the end of this year, although Kuo believes it could be moved further to the second quarter of 2020. Expect Apple's AR headset to cost even more than the competition. If it is true that here we will have a quite severe problem since this kind of tasks will involve a large amount of battery in the iPhone and we already know that Apple's phones do not enjoy a very good autonomy. Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 reaches 800 million devices

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Windows chief Terry Myerson said today that Microsoft wants to see Windows 10 on 1 billion devices within two or three years of its release. Now, it's looking like the giant may round up the number in 2020, sitting now at 800 million. But just a year after Windows 10 launch, the company conceded that the objective was unreachable . The Windows 7 end-of-life deadline could be the tipping point, however. Read More »