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Samsung marries new Galaxy Tab S4 with DeX for productivity boost Samsung marries new Galaxy Tab S4 with DeX for productivity boost
- August 02, 2018

The Tab S4 has a vivid 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with slimmer bezels and a larger display than the 9.7-inch Tab S3. It comes with the Snapdragon 835 which, while it is last year's flagship chipset , is still far ahead of the Tab A's Snapdragon 450 . (more...)
Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools
- August 02, 2018

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". (more...)
WhatsApp to start charging business users; here are the details
- August 02, 2018

WhatsApp Business lets companies send "non-promotional" content such as shipping information, charging for confirmed deliveries. Facebook says that businesses can now purchase ads that lead people directly to an already loaded chat with the business on WhatsApp, and they can start talking from there. (more...)
Samsung Targets iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4
- August 02, 2018

The device launches on August 10 at $649, but pre-orders don't seem to be available for the time being. The display looks decent, with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Two storage configurations are available, a 64GB model and a 256GB model. The tablet can capture 4K video at up to 30 FPS, and it can play back 4K footage at up to 60 FPS. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 price slashed in India Samsung Galaxy J6 price slashed in India
- August 02, 2018

This will be a disappointment for Samsung fans that were sitting out the Galaxy S9 Plus and hoping for major camera improvements on the Galaxy Note 9 . Following a successful restructuring of its product line-up, Samsung led expansion of the premium TV market, winning more than 50 per cent market share in the ultra-large screen segment of 75-inches and above. (more...)
YouTube on Desktop Now Plays Vertical Videos Without Black Bars YouTube on Desktop Now Plays Vertical Videos Without Black Bars
- August 02, 2018

Google-owned YouTube has officially rolled out a desktop update that makes it so that videos shot in portrait orientation and shared on the site won't be letterboxed with black bars. Find a video in your favorites or something that you watch all of the time that used to have black bars down the side and see what it looks like right now. (more...)
Fortnite for Android May Not Be Available on Google Play Store
- August 01, 2018

The super-hit online multiplayer battle royale game has been available on pretty much every other operating system, except for Android. Fortnite is due out on Android devices soon, but, according to a fresh leak, it looks like it won't be available on the Google Play Store. (more...)
Google sets some ground rules for notch displays Google sets some ground rules for notch displays
- August 01, 2018

Google is reassuring you that your next phone can have two notches. This will ensure that we "won't see multiple cutouts on a single edge, or more than two cutouts on a device", and that we "won't see a cutout on the left or right long edge of the device". (more...)
Samsung confirms slow Galaxy S9 sales in quarterly report
- August 01, 2018

Like other Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy J6 comes with the latest version of the Samsung Experience UI running on top. Weak sales of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 , drove down earnings but robust demand for premium TVs - thanks to soaring interest in the World Cup - and memory chips helped boost operating profit almost six%. (more...)
Samsung blames revenue fall on slow Galaxy S9 sales
- August 01, 2018

According to the group, Samsung is still releasing a foldable smartphone, but it would be called the Galaxy F. The leaker group further noted that apart from the foldable Galaxy F series, Samsung would also be releasing the Galaxy R and P series to cater to the middle and low-range segment. (more...)
Samsung Electronics profit growth slows despite stellar chip sales
- August 01, 2018

Revenue for the April-June period fell 4 percent to 58.5 trillion won. Samsung expects better performance from its display division in the second half of this year, though. China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the world's third-largest smartphone maker, earlier on Tuesday posted the slowest growth in its first-half sales since 2013. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices revealed in pre-booking advertisement Samsung Galaxy Note 9 prices revealed in pre-booking advertisement
- August 01, 2018

Moreover, the Galaxy Note 9 will be launched earlier than the company's traditional timeline which the company says will help it get more sales. However, the prices fall in line with previous leaks from popular tipster Roland Quandt (@rquandt). (more...)
Mobile strikes $3.5 billion deal with Nokia to build a 5G network
- July 31, 2018

T-Mobile, on the other hand, is putting its money where its mouth is. U.S. wireless operators Sprint and T-Mobile announced earlier this year that they are merging to form a new company and push development of a super-fast 5G network. Ray went on to insist that "every dollar we spend is a 5G dollar" before pointing out that the investment was aimed at bringing United States customers a mobile, nationwide 5G network. (more...)
Samsung’s Mobile Profits Fall as Consumers Pass on Galaxy S9 Phones
- July 31, 2018

In addition a sooner-than-expected launch date for its next generation Galaxy Note model, Samsung will work towards more competitive pricing and quicker adoption of future technology overall, throughout all of its lines of product. Samsung shares slid 0.5 percent by 0254 GMT, compared with 0.1 percent drop in the broader market .KS11 . Samsung stated the decline in revenue, hinted earlier in the earnings guidance was due to lower sales of smartphones and display panels, while demand ... (more...)
OnePlus 6 users reportedly complaining of screen flickering issue after OxygenOS update OnePlus 6 users reportedly complaining of screen flickering issue after OxygenOS update
- July 31, 2018

The ill-fated OnePlus 2, released with Android 5.1 (Lollipop) in 2015 , never saw an official update beyond Android 6.0, leaving it with a support lifespan of under a year . With adaptive brightness enabled on OnePlus 6, the screen flickers under very bright sunlight, as reported by various OnePlus 6 users on Reddit and OnePlus forums (via Android Police ). (more...)
WhatsApp has finally encrypted group video calling for everyone WhatsApp has finally encrypted group video calling for everyone
- July 31, 2018

The feature is now rolling out to users globally. Once call gets connected, a new " add participant " icon at the top right corner of the call screen can be clicked to add more participants from the contact list. The feature was first announced in Facebook's annual developer conference F8 in May this year. WhatsApp's launch of group video calls means it's beaten Apple to this feature. (more...)
YouTube dark mode rolls out for Android devices YouTube dark mode rolls out for Android devices
- July 31, 2018

The update is showing up for users who have posted screen shots on reddit , advising that the dark mode simply appeared when they opened the app. When the dark theme is enabled, the background of the YouTube app, its settings pages, and search all switch to a dark grey background. (more...)
Moto G6 Plus India launch teased Moto G6 Plus India launch teased
- July 31, 2018

Additionally, the Moto Z3 could be the first smartphone to offer true 5G networking capabilities. There are some rumors and speculations that suggest that the Motorola may announce its upcoming Moto Z3 flagship smartphone on its upcoming event on August 2. (more...)
[Rumour] Apple To Drop Headphone Jack On Upcoming Smaller iPad Pro [Rumour] Apple To Drop Headphone Jack On Upcoming Smaller iPad Pro
- July 31, 2018

The models don't show anything particularly surprising. The 10.5-inch model is said to measure 247.5mm (H) x 178.7mm (W) x 6mm (T), which is more compact when compared to the current iPad Pro's 250.6mm x 174.1mm x 6.1mm. This is the same report that highlighted that the iPhone 9 will have slimmer bezels than the iPhone X from past year. Apple has been widely rumored to be prepping three new iPhones for later this year. (more...)
‘Clearly White’ Google Pixel 3 XL Leaked Online ‘Clearly White’ Google Pixel 3 XL Leaked Online
- July 31, 2018

Since Google released Android P beta 2 we knew about a mysterious device called "dreamliner", which we thought it would be a wireless charging dock . Unfortunately, dr.guru says that their Pixel 3 XL doesn't boot because it was remotely erased by Google , so we don't get any images of the software. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Confirmed to Arrive With 4000mAh Battery
- July 30, 2018

The design changes are thus noticeable at first glance. While the picture (above) doesn't really reveal much, we can add this piece of the puzzle to the list of leaks that will form the final image on August 9. In their region, the Galaxy Note 9 128GB model is 13.5 million Rupiah (~RM3812) while the Galaxy Note 9 512GB is 17.5 million Rupiah (~RM4942). That converts to about $937 at Monday's exchange rate, which is far less than we've seen in earlier leaks. (more...)
"IPhone dummies pictured: "6.5" iPhone 11 Plus and 6.1" iPhone SE Plus
- July 30, 2018

The displays are said to have a 0.5mm thin bezel, which is slimmer than the bezels on the iPhone X. Not all is roses with the LCD iPhone though, word is that Apple has had some production issues with the device as well. Do note that these are rumours from an unreliable source, which means chances of the iPad Pro resembling anything like the concept device from the report could be zero. (more...)
Ford F-150 Limited Gets Raptor's High-Output EcoBoost V Ford F-150 Limited Gets Raptor's High-Output EcoBoost V
- July 30, 2018

Ford is swapping the truck's 375 horsepower twin-turbo V6 for the 450 hp version from the high-performance F-150 Raptor, which is now the most powerful in the light-duty pickup class. A dual exhaust system sends the uprated engine's hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Like a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assist with emergency braking, a 4G LTE hotspot, and optional pro trailer back-up assist. (more...)
Fortnite: Where to Find All Clay Pigeon Locations Fortnite: Where to Find All Clay Pigeon Locations
- July 30, 2018

If done correctly, the clay pigeon should launch into the air and all that's left is to shoot it down. Our screenshot below reveals the exact location. So now that the Fortnite season 5 week 3 challenges release time has arrived, we're here to help. A number of skeet shooting machines were added to the map with update 5.1, and you'll need to play with them to finish this challenge. (more...)
EA to launch premier subscription service next week EA to launch premier subscription service next week
- July 30, 2018

Unlike the 10-hour limit imposed for Basic users, Origin Access Premier will give you unlimited five-day early access to EA's biggest titles, including the upcoming Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, NFL 19, Battlefield V , and Anthem , reiterating what EA said at E3 2018 . (more...)
Weekend Console Download Deals for July 17: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Continues Weekend Console Download Deals for July 17: Xbox Ultimate Game Sale Continues
- July 29, 2018

Keep in mind that a couple of this month's Games with Gold title are still up for grabs, including Splinter Cell: Conviction and Death Squared . September 15th, For Honor Standard Edition will also be available. Meanwhile, Dead Space 3 is available from August 1 through August 15 and Epic Mickey from August 16 through August 31. Dead Space 3 might not be the best entry in the franchise, but it's still a worthy followup to its predecessors. (more...)
Disney can still play hardball with Comcast on Sky Disney can still play hardball with Comcast on Sky
- July 29, 2018

Sky claims this marks the 29th consecutive year of growth for its revenue, of which its like-for-like revenue rose by 5% to £13.6bn ($17.92bn) and its advertising revenue increased by 6%. While Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, now owns 39% of Sky but has been trying to purchase the remaining 61% since 201 but has been continuously scrutinised by United Kingdom regulators for its potential impact on Murdoch's influence in British media. (more...)
Here are the big announcements at Google For Nigeria Here are the big announcements at Google For Nigeria
- July 29, 2018

Speaking in Lagos on Thursday at the Google for Nigeria event, Osinbajo said the partnership will enable Nigerians benefit fully from the great power the Internet offers them as creators and co-creators. According to her, the Google's Launchpad Accelerator Africa initiative graduated 12 promising startups from the continent in June. "... But the most profound implication is that internet access is becoming available to some of the poorest in society. (more...)
YouTube VR update adds Samsung Gear VR support YouTube VR update adds Samsung Gear VR support
- July 28, 2018

Samsung Gear VR is one of the most used virtual reality devices, something logical if we consider that Samsung is the world leader in the smartphone market. YouTube VR is pitched as a "3-D international" stuffed with YouTube's present content material and channels, together with get admission to to movies which can be specifically formatted for VR units. (more...)
NY kicks Spectrum cable out of state NY kicks Spectrum cable out of state
- July 28, 2018

Charter has 30 days to appeal the ruling. Since then, though, the company twice has been fined $1 million for missing the imposed goals. In a meeting on Friday, the New York State Public Service Commission voted unanimously to revoke its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter and Time Warner Cable because, since the merger , the company has apparently made it clear that it has no intention of following through with its side of the bargain. (more...)