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You can now block Facebook's background location tracking on Android

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It is nice to see that Google is taking drastic steps to improve the state of security on Android. Although, an agreement was there to notify the users about it but it was a little vague, to be honest, and the users weren't able to properly comprehend what they were getting themselves into by agreeing to such terms. Read More »

Huawei P30, P30 Pro smartphones official launch date leaks online

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Now, the upcoming Huawei P30 and P30 Pro have surfaced online with model numbers ELE-L29 and VOG-L29 respectively, MSP reports . It's likely that the P30 and P30 Pro will feature enhanced zoom capabilities. You won't be seeing the P30 or P30 Pro during Huawei's press conference on Sunday. Just to recall, the P20 Pro was the world's first smartphone with a triple-camera setup on the back. Read More »

Three New Fortnite Overtime Challenges & Rewards Have Been Unlocked

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If you've not played around in Creative mode yet then this may not be the most intuitive thing to find, so follow our guide and we'll show you exactly how you can collect those Fortnite coins. Interested players have until February 27th to complete all of the challenges. Tip: Forbes recommends visiting these spaces while playing Team Rumble mode. Read More »

Facebook offers Android users iOS-like control over background location tracking

The world's largest social network, under pressure to address privacy concerns, said it was releasing a new tool that lets Android users control whether the company tracks their location when they're not using the Facebook app. If you have never enabled the Location History setting , you don't have to do anything, unless you now wish to change your settings. Of course, all that said, it should be noted that this only applies to the Facebook app and not to any of Facebook's other apps. Read More »

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem for Better 5G Phones, but Not Until 2020

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The problem with the first generation X50 modem is that it only supported the 28GHz and 39GHz bands which are predominantly going to be supported in markets such as North America. The booth will also showcase cloud processing over a low-latency 5G link, one of the other benefits of the next-gen technology. But The Verge also says that this device isn't designed with 5G smartphones in mind. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus ‘almost’ official pictures pop up

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The renders show the device from all angles, revealing its Infinity-O Display panel up front that is nearly all-screen, except for the punch-hole selfie camera on the top right edge. Those prices are cheaper than those previously touted by TuttoAndroid , that claimed the entry-level phone would start at €799 and the most expensive model would come in at €1,599. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 9 set to launch today; check out expected price, features

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Just like the Xiaomi Mi 9 , the Mi 9 SE also has an under-display fingerprint reader and comes with a triple rear camera setup, although with a slightly different setup. Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with 20W fast charging as well. Credit: XiaomiAlternatively, you could go for the Mi 9 SE. The standard Xiaomi Mi 9 will be available in Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue and Piano Black. Read More »

Samsung announces its reasonably priced Galaxy Tab S5e with Android 9 Pie

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The website also mentions that the Tab S5e has Dolby Atmos technology for surround sound experience. Under the hood, you'll find an octa-core Snapdragon 670 processor , alongside with either 4GB or 64GB RAM , 64GB or 128HGB storage, and a 7,040mAh battery , which Samsung claims will deliver a respectable 14.5 hours of juice. Read More »

Apex Legends players banned in first 10 days

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Respawn will have to be on top of it all as Apex Legends' first season kicks off on March 1 and it'll need a sure fire way to have gamers reporting hackers and cheaters, and a permanent way of dealing with them, too. Other dataminers have found references to the much requested solo and duos modes along with two new characters. Weirdly, the developer of a game with a similar title and logo has seen a huge increase in sales since Legends' launch, seemingly because it's being mistaken for the ... Read More »

LG puts foldable phone on hold, focusing on "optional" dual displays instead

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The LG V50 ThinQ will be a 5G-ready phone and run on the Sprint network in US. With the cover, the LG G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ could effectively turn into dual-screen displays. The same press release conveniently provided some of the device specs - a Snapdragon 855 processor, 4,000mAH battery and a largher vapor chamber cooling system. Read More »

Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 on March 8 | #AsiaNewsNetwork| #AsiaNewsNetwork

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The most anticipated Samsung products for this year, their main flagship Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, will still keep the looks and feel of its predecessor Galaxy S8 and S9. And new wireless Galaxy Buds , which appear to be an update to Samsung's Gear IconX buds. The lineup includes Galaxy Watch Active , Galaxy Fit and Fit e, and Galaxy Buds. Read More »

IPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

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These pirate operations are using similar tactics to provide consumers with modified versions of popular apps that let them stream music without ads and get around fees and rules in games. Software pirates can make a profit by offering a membership that costs $13 or more a month for access to "VIP" versions of the apps, which are said to be more secure than the free versions. Read More »

IBM makes Watson available in any cloud environment, boosts hybrid cloud offerings

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Companies established in the "pre-cloud" era- such as IBM, Red Hat, Oracle and Microsoft- stand to benefit from hybrid computing, as they can still sell their software and hardware, as well as cloud services. The uncertainty of the project continues IBM's "history in the cloud IaaS business, repeatedly encountered engineering challenges that have negatively impacted its time to market", according to Gartner. Read More »

Google Plans To Launch Its First Lower-Priced Smartphone

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According to various rumours and reports, Google is launching multiple new smartphones, watches, and accessories in 2019. The Pixel 3 Lite will boast numerous same features already offered on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , albeit with a slightly more affordable price tag. Read More »

'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Release Date Revealed

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The showcase - which is due to start at 10pm - is rumoured to contain a lot of new announcements, including both brand new games and remasters of titles found on Nintendo's last console, the Wii U. We got a glimpse as new features lifted from other titles that were not included in the original such as the bell power-up in Super Mario 3D World . Read More »

OnePlus 5G prototype to debut at Mobile World Congress

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Last year, it was announced by the company during Qualcomm's event that OnePlus will be among the first smartphone manufacturers to launch a 5G-compatible smartphone. It is also expected to be released in the United Kingdom in May of this year. Interestingly, the statement makes it seem like OnePlus is more interested in showing off the capabilities of 5G rather than the handset itself. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S10 series: Everything we know so far about specs, features

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The screen protector has a cutout hole where the in-display fingerprint sensor lives. Additionally, all three phone will support AR emoji, stickers, and 4K selfie videos. The teaser video also reveals that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with an nearly bezel-less display and thankfully there will be no notch or cut-out anywhere. Read More »

Reasons Why Apex Legends Might Be The New Fortnite

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Anyone still playing Titanfall 2 before Apex Legends released is very , very good at Titanfall 2. @PlayApex hit 25 million players this morning. " Apex Legends " signed up 10 million players within three days of its launch, EA said last week, a milestone that Fortnite took two weeks to reach. Read More »

Trump to create American AI Initiative with executive order

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While the order states that it hopes to "promote scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and national security", it provides little in the way of financial support for that endeavor. However, America is hardly the first to have a national AI initiative. Worldwide links: The US will collaborate on AI with other nations, but ensure that it develops in a way that works with American "values and interests". Read More »

Ceramic Galaxy S10 listed by Vietnamese retailer for $1,333 (VND 30,990,000)

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Samsung is teasing that its long-teased foldable phone will debut at its Samsung Unpacked event on February 20th. It will also have even smaller bezels than its predecessor. Samsung had originally showcased the new colour variants of the Galaxy A8s back in January and announced that the new versions will be on sale in for the Valentine's Day. Read More »

Google Maps AR navigation is now being trialed by select users

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The AR feature is supposed to pop-ups names of surrounding businesses from the location, even has a fox guide to help the user navigate in the real-world by relying on the AR element on the map. Google's letting a select group of people test out the feature, including the folks at The Wall Street Journal . Once his location was pinned down, it displayed big arrows and directions in his screen, the report said on Saturday. Read More »

ANTHEM Launch Trailer Tries Its Best to Get the Hype Going

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Strongholds represent some of the longest and most hard challenges in Anthem , and players will need to assemble a team to tackle them. In Anthem , up to four players explore and battle in a risky, mysterious place populated by great characters and a unique BioWare story . Read More »

Monster Hunter World Witcher Crossover Available Now On PS4 And Xbox One

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Game publisher CAPCOM recently announced that the latest update of popular video game Monster Hunter: World will finally release the Witcher 3 collaboration content. Additionally, between February 15th and March 1st, players over rank 50 can take on a far harder Leshen fight, in a mission titled Contract: Woodland Spirit . Read More »

Microsoft security chief suggests Internet Explorer not suitable as main browser

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Microsoft says it understands Internet Explorer remains a valuable tool for enterprises, but emphasizes that sooner or later apps still need to be updated because the rest of the world is migrating to modern browsers anyway. Though a number of websites now work on Internet Explorer , new apps will not be integrated into the service, limiting the web applications available. Read More »

Valentine's Day 2019: Fortnite gears up with Share the Love Event

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The placement matches for Fortnite's " Share the Love " competitive series begin tomorrow, February 9 and over the weekend players will be placed into four divisions. It's February and it's time for the worldwide craze of Valentine's day which has become the global day for expressing love and Epic Games is making the best of this opportunity to celebrate it with players. Read More »

How to blur the background of your Skype calls

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Microsoft uses artificial intelligence (AI) trained in human form detection. The AI keeps the rest of the background blurred. Microsoft has a fancy new feature in Skype , where it'll use AI to determine edges of people live, in real time and apply a depth of field effect to the background. Read More »

Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding

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The war of words between America's top carriers over 5G branding has now devolved into a lawsuit. Smartphones running on both Android and Apple's iOS platforms are sporting "5G E" for AT&T customers, even though those phones are not equipped to support 5G. Read More »

Apex Legends from EA Games crosses 10 million downloads within 72 hours

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We are now applying the strengths of our company to sharpen our execution and focus on delivering great new games and long-term live services for our players. There will be four Apex Legends seasons throughout 2019, so let us delve into everything we know about the Apex Legends battle pass including what to expect and when exactly it will be here. Read More »

Ubisoft address The Division 2's private beta bugs

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If recent press impressions are anything to go by, the Private Beta for the Division 2 largely focuses on the game's early missions and setting up the Base of Operations (inside the White House) you'll use throughout the entire game. It is open for invited players and pre-order customers. Hopefully, you will get a code and experience it yourselves. Concerning the closed beta that is going on now, here's what you need to know: "You are limited to one character during the testing phase, ... Read More »

Moto G7 plus takes the Geekbench test hours ahead of launch

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None of these devices have wireless charging or NFC though, so that's a bummer. Motorola's most popular mid-range line has been refreshed for 2019 as the Moto G7 . If you're not already sold on the notch aesthetic, there's little here that's going to sway you. The G7 Plus and the standard G7 both feature tear-drop notches. Read More »

Bugatti Reveals Special Edition Of The Chiron Sport On Its 110th Anniversary

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Bugatti is celebrating 110 years and scarcely has any other luxury auto brand looked back on as long a tradition as Bugatti. Much of the 1479bhp hypercar's bodywork revisions are themed around France's blue, white and red tricolour flag. The interior is upholstered in soft Deep Blue leather. A Sky View glass panel roof is also added, along with a solid silver medallion mounted on a carbon fiber plate fitted on the center console. Read More »

Your Next Galaxy Note S Pen May Double as a Camera

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The battery in the current S-Pen can last around 30 minutes or 200 clicks, whichever comes first. But on Tuesday, Samsung was granted a patent for cramming a camera with an optical zoom into what sure looks like its S-Pen stylus - and it actually seems like a great idea. Read More »

Popular iOS apps discreetly recording your phone screen

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Along with this, it also takes screenshots of the same. These apps have been found to literally record your iPhone screen, without asking for your permission or notifying you about it. The recordings are made to see user behavior within a certain app. According a report , Glassbox uses a technology called Session Replay . But, let's be honest: Even if apps warned you in their privacy policies , would you even notice? When it comes to App Store and Apple's policies, the privacy ... Read More »

News The Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Is Very Orange, Very Awesome

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To celebrate the milestone, Mazda makes a fitting return to the same venue at the Windy City with a commemorative model, aptly named the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition. Live photos of the special Miata in Chicago are now in the gallery . Based on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre petrol with 184PS, the 30th Anniversary has a six-speed manual gearbox, Bilstein dampers, strut-brace and limited slip differential. Read More »

Spotify will soon ban your account if you use an ad blocker

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And it can terminate your account without warning if you use them. Now, the updated ToS, which come into effect on March 1, allow Spotify to delete an account instantly and without having to inform the owner first. We've reached out to Spotify for comment and will update this post if we hear back. During its fourth-quarter earnings call Wednesday, the company reported its paid subscriber base had grown to 96 million from 71 during the same quarter the previous year. Read More »

Google shows how simple steps can make you safer on Internet

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An unusually large group of Google engineers and research scientists are behind Password Checkup , more than 30 of whom are credited for assisting in the creation of the extension. As an example, Google might tell third-parties app partners that due to suspicious account activity, it required a user to sign-in again. "This is our first version of the " Password Checkup ", and we wll be refining in the coming months", Thomas said. Read More »

Update Now to Fix Group FaceTime on Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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The FaceTime fix is included in the latest version of Apple's iOS 12 system, which became available to install Thursday. All users had to do was make a call on FaceTime to their contact, and in the middle add their own number to convert this into a group conversation. Read More »

Wells Fargo customers experience issues with online banking and mobile app

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Wells Fargo tweeted that the issue was causing outages and it was "working to restore services as soon as possible". A customer service representative reportedly said it is a nationwide outage. Some have speculated that a "system issues" could be a euphemism for a compromise in cybersecurity. Some are reminding the banking giant of the 2016 scandal when employees opened about 3.5 million bank accounts in customers names without authorization in order to meet sales goals. Read More »

Apex Legends Max Level Will Be Quite A Grind

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There's no knowing exactly what form this new game will take, but if it's coming in 2019, we could see it during the publisher's totally-not-E3 press conference, EA Play, in June. As a game published by EA, Apex Legends launches strictly from the Origin app on PC, but there is a way for players to link their Steam account to group up with friends from the platform. Read More »

Mobile will support Sprint’s 1Million Project if merger gets approval

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In a letter to the FCC , T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere asked the government to move forward "expeditiously" in reviewing the merger of the No. We believe this merger makes consumers better off, and we're willing to put our money where our mouth is. That being said, T-Mobile has given itself some leeway as the letter says that the retained legacy plans could be subject to cost increases that are not within its control, such as increases in taxes, fees, and surcharges. Read More »

WhatsApp adds biometric ID for more secure messaging

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They can be used to lock the app itself, not individual conversations. A fingerprint authentication feature appears to be under development for Android and it could be released in the coming update . This mean despite having the lock on, you will still be able to see the messages in the notifications, if turned on. The big picture: Introducing additional privacy features to WhatsApp may be beneficial to some users, but it is only a minimal guard against those with physical access to a ... Read More »

Xbox Live cross-platform gaming coming to iOS and Android

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Xbox Live achievements, friends, game history and multiplayer abilities across the other platforms will be available after the release. Want more posts like this delivered to your inbox? Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun. Read More »

Respawn Confirms Apex Legends, Watch the Live Reveal Here Today

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Loot boxes and microtranscations will resemble Overwatch's system. Initial reports said that the game would be teased on Saturday, February 2, so the leaks will be proved true or false very soon. Disrespect, StoneMountain 64, DooM49, and lots more are using the tag "Apex Partner" to confirm that they're part of the group invited to playtest the game. Read More »

Huawei teases with a foldable phone for MWC

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At various points in the video , the people can be holding different Samsung devices. Samsung , Motorola and Xiaomi are also expected to launch a foldable device at world's biggest event for the mobile industry. It looks like February 2019 will be the month of the foldable phone . The smartphone has dual displays - the smaller one is on the outer cover , whereas the larger, foldable display is on the inside. Read More »

Samsung starts making 1TB chips for smartphones

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They have already started the mass production of these storage chips. This new technology will also allow smartphone users to have similar storage capacity as a premium notebook PC, eliminating the need to supplement their storage with microSD cards. Read More »