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Android Phones Now Share Precise Location Data With More 911 Call Centers Android Phones Now Share Precise Location Data With More 911 Call Centers
- September 22, 2018

Now in the United States, with the RapidSOS integration and T-Mobile compatibility to start, the process of locating someone who placed a 911 call from an Android will be even better. However, ELS will only become available on your phone if your carrier enables the said feature. "I've been in 911 for over 20 years and for the longest time we had to wait for someone else to fix the wireless location challenge", said Bob Finney, 911 Communications Director at Collier County Sheriff's Office. (more...)
Google Maps is now available on Apple CarPlay Google Maps is now available on Apple CarPlay
- September 21, 2018

With the release of iOS 12 yesterday, Google Maps is the first third-party navigation app to release an update to support CarPlay. The Google Maps update should have reached your phone by now if you are already on iOS 12. 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. (more...)
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partners with Google on in-car voice tech Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partners with Google on in-car voice tech
- September 21, 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in all its vehicles. The most common operating system for these vehicles usually sticks to Linux, QNX or Microsoft for consumer's infotainment needs. (more...)
NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved' NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank say online banking glitch 'resolved'
- September 21, 2018

Technical issues have downed the banks' online and mobile banking services, and some customers have also complained that their NatWest cards are not working at ATMs. Millions across the United Kingdom and Ireland were said to be affected as the issued also affected Nat West and RBS customers. Customers hit out at the banks on Twitter , with one saying: "NatWest app down again". (more...)
Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail Google still allowing third-party apps read your Gmail
- September 21, 2018

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, told the Journal there was "simply no way that Gmail users could imagine that their personal data would be transferred to third parties", and the revelation showed that the "privacy policy model is simply broken beyond fix". (more...)
Samsung Launched Its First Smartphone With Triple Camera & Side Fingerprint Samsung Launched Its First Smartphone With Triple Camera & Side Fingerprint
- September 21, 2018

And it looks like that might be a safer bet now. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is the first smartphone from the South Korean giant to feature triple camera sensors at the back. The front camera also features an adjustable LED flash, Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting Mode and AR emoji. Yes, Samsung finally launched its first smartphone with triple camera and side fingerprint reader. (more...)
Google Now Lets Parents Manage Their Kids' Phone Time Remotely Google Now Lets Parents Manage Their Kids' Phone Time Remotely
- September 21, 2018

Parents can set screen time limits for their child's Android device, approve or block their app downloads from the Google Play Store and even track the location of the child's device. Up until now, the app was created to help control the smartphone habits of children 13 and under. Google also announced that Family Link is now available on Chromebooks for both kids and teenagers. (more...)
‘You’ll need it’: Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans ‘You’ll need it’: Huawei hands out power banks to queuing iPhone fans
- September 21, 2018

It's hard to compare that to an existing phone considering it's a new line of devices, but the previous large screen device from the company was the iPhone 8 Plus , which had a much smaller 2,691mAh battery. Like the iPhone X, the iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max launch tomorrow, and while we expect a flood of teardown videos to land once the phones are finally out on shelves, the first one was actually published today. (more...)
Apple killing the iPhone SE was a big mistake Apple killing the iPhone SE was a big mistake
- September 21, 2018

He plans to get two units of the larger iPhone XS Max . It also features 4GB of RAM. Apple says the iPhone XS Max has a 1.5 hour longer battery life than the iPhone X. The absence of a striking new feature left major tech blogs and newspapers lukewarm on the new XS range of Apple Inc's iPhones in the first batch of reviews on Tuesday, although most praised the improvements to a wide range of standard features. (more...)
Alibaba Cloud joins hands with KPMG to advance digital transformation of businesses Alibaba Cloud joins hands with KPMG to advance digital transformation of businesses
- September 21, 2018

Alibaba said access to Chinese customers through its online marketplace would help U.S. businesses grow and hire workers - as many as one million people over five years. Escalating the trade war with the world's second largest economy, Trump had slapped 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports and the duties will rise to whopping 25 per cent at the end of the year. (more...)
Nokia 5.1 Plus India price to be revealed on September 24
- September 21, 2018

Customers who purchase the device can avail a cashback of Rs 1,800 and up to 240GB of additional data on recharges of Rs 199, Rs 249, and Rs 448. The Nokia 5.1 Plus sports a 5.86-inch HD+ (720 x 1520) IPS LCD display with a notch on top. The handset also houses a 3,060mAh battery similar to the 6.1 Plus. It also supports Bothie feature that lets you capture images using both front and rear cameras simultaneously. (more...)
Fortnite patch brings Port-a-Fortress and a new LTM Fortnite patch brings Port-a-Fortress and a new LTM
- September 21, 2018

What's more, there are now two new items for players to use in battle: the Spiky Stadium and the Port-a-Fortress. The Limited Time Item is an exciting addition to the game that is available exclusively in the Playground mode and creates a pop-up sports stadium when activated. (more...)
Apple's iOS 12.1 code hints at new iPads coming in the fall Apple's iOS 12.1 code hints at new iPads coming in the fall
- September 21, 2018

Apple just seeded the first public beta, a couple of days after the developer-only version. A few new tools like "Screen Time" built into the iOS 12 help users understand and take control of the time they spend interacting with their devices. (more...)
Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Closed Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Closed
- September 21, 2018

About 158 employees were impacted by the studio's closure. Their first game for Capcom was Dead Rising 2 , and apart from a mobile version of Puzzle Fighter they've worked exclusively on the franchise ever since. Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package launched for the PS4 past year. Dead Rising is an "open world survival horror" featuring zombies and other monsters as well as unique weapons and plot lines. (more...)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks one more time alongside AirPods copycat Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaks one more time alongside AirPods copycat
- September 21, 2018

This seems to indicate that the Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro could have wireless charging as well. And, judging from how Huawei appears to be throwing shade at Apple right now, most notably with its call out Tweet on the iPhone XS launch day, seemingly sarcastically praising its rival for "keeping things the same", it would seem that the Chinese maker is confident that the Mate series is going to change things up dramatically. (more...)
Only two 2018 iPhones have bigger batteries than their predecessors: TENAA Only two 2018 iPhones have bigger batteries than their predecessors: TENAA
- September 20, 2018

Apple's next-generation iPhone launches are staggered for the second consecutive year in 2018, and the first wave hits store shelves later this week. Look at the price and specification! But we understand how it is: a shiny new iPhone is somehow less shiny the day after launch. In India, one would have to shell out Rs 12,075 a month as zero-cost EMI for a period of one year to own the 512 GB variant of iPhone XS Max . (more...)
Nintendo Switch games just got a huge advantage for multi-console owners Nintendo Switch games just got a huge advantage for multi-console owners
- September 20, 2018

It's a fantastic bit of kit straight out the box, but casual users - or those not consistently plugged-in to all things Nintendo - might not be aware of some of the extra stuff their Switches are capable of, from beefing up system security to making games load much faster. (more...)
OnePlus 6T leaked images reveal dual-rear cameras to continue OnePlus 6T leaked images reveal dual-rear cameras to continue
- September 20, 2018

Besides it being rumored that OnePlus has finally managed to get a USA carrier, believed to be T-Mobile in this instance, to sell the OnePlus 6T on its store shelves, the handset will also be sold exclusively via Amazon .in (India), as evidenced by this product teaser shown on the e-tailer's website . (more...)
Artificial Intelligence will create 58 million new jobs: forum Artificial Intelligence will create 58 million new jobs: forum
- September 20, 2018

Within four years, machines will displace 75 million jobs globally while creating 133 million new ones, the think tank claims. Its authors say the outlook for job creation has become more positive since the last report in 2016 because businesses have a better sense of the opportunities made possible by technology. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras announced: Specifications and features
- September 20, 2018

The latest iteration of the Galaxy A7 apparently improves on the 2017 version of the device announced earlier previous year. On the Galaxy A7 , the triple camera setup consists of an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra wide angle lens, a 24-megapixel main lens, and a 5-megapixel depth lens. (more...)
Twitter Now Offers a Purely Chronological Timeline Twitter Now Offers a Purely Chronological Timeline
- September 20, 2018

Then, because tweets from certain followers didn't get prominent placing, you were less likely to interact with their tweets-and even more unlikely to see their tweets moving forward. " Our goal with the timeline is to balance showing you the most recent Tweets with the best Tweets you're likely to care about, but we don't always get this balance right ", Twitter said. (more...)
Red Dead Online Announced, But It Won't Be Available On Day One Red Dead Online Announced, But It Won't Be Available On Day One
- September 20, 2018

Red Dead Online won't be playable as soon as Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives on October 26. Rockstar announced today that Red Dead Redemption 2's online component will be called Red Dead Online and will launch in November starting with a public beta. (more...)
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL cases appear in new photos Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL cases appear in new photos
- September 20, 2018

That being said, both the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are having the same wallpaper, and, it reveals that these third-gen Pixels will come with a Google search bar that will have a Google Assistant button instead of a microphone button. This event is expected to debut the Pixel 3 and show off all its best features. The renders give us a look at the substantially-sized notch on the Pixel 3 XL, and the lack of one on the smaller Pixel 3. (more...)
Google is shutting down YouTube Gaming (but that isn't a bad thing) Google is shutting down YouTube Gaming (but that isn't a bad thing)
- September 20, 2018

Some of the app's features, including streaming gameplay live from your phone, aren't available at the new destination, but the company will work on moving more elements across before the YouTube Gaming app is shuttered in March or April 2019. (more...)
Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces Google Smart Display ‘Home Hub’ render and pricing surfaces
- September 20, 2018

This bottom half of the Home Hub looks to be wrapped in the same cloth material found on other Home smart speakers. The company's smart display platform doesn't allow for apps to be installed or any such thing. In terms of looks, it definitely feels like it's part of the same family, with its aesthetics and design. Currently, it's unclear how Google will choose to price the Home Hub but once it's released, users should be able to purchase the device in either Charcoal Gray or the Chalk White ... (more...)
Sony announces PlayStation Classic microconsole Sony announces PlayStation Classic microconsole
- September 19, 2018

It seemed inevitable following Nintendo's success with their classic plug-and-play consoles loaded up with the games of yesteryear. Joining the bandwagon of retro game consoles, Sony has launched the PlayStation Classic . We would imagine we'll hear more information about United Kingdom retailers very soon. Long-time fans will appreciate the nostalgia that comes with rediscovering the games they know and love, while gamers who might be new to the platform can enjoy the groundbreaking ... (more...)
Best Reason to Upgrade to iPhone XS? The LTE Speeds Best Reason to Upgrade to iPhone XS? The LTE Speeds
- September 19, 2018

When the iPhone X was launched in India previous year, it became the first iPhone in the country to breach the Rs 1 lakh mark and raised eyebrows from all corners. Ready to buy your brand new iPhone? When Roberts asked Cook whether a group of people were being priced out with the new iPhones, which see some models starting at $1100 Dollars, the Apple CEO responded to say the new model was "the most advanced iPhone we've ever built". (more...)
Apple's new iPhones a slight notch above the X: reviewers
- September 19, 2018

The company introduced its 2018 line-up of iPhones - iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR - at an event held in Steve Jobs Theater in its new Apple Park campus. While you might argue that some of the comparisons don't stand up to scrutiny (does the Mi Mix 2S or the Mi 8 really match the XS or XS Max?), it's hard to argue with Xiaomi's 'why buy one device when you could get a new phone, a laptop, a fitness tracker, and earphones?' logic. (more...)
Nintendo Announces Fortnite Nintendo Switch Console Bundle Nintendo Announces Fortnite Nintendo Switch Console Bundle
- September 18, 2018

We'll start with the good news first. Unfortunately, Nintendo has revealed that it is "unable to guarantee that cloud save data will be retained" after someone's Switch Online membership ends. Features like voice chat are limited and go through the new smartphone app rather than allowing you to plug in your headphones straight into the Switch console and use an in-line mic. (more...)
8 new Alexa devices planned including a microwave, report says 8 new Alexa devices planned including a microwave, report says
- September 18, 2018

The report arrives via CNBC who says they've learned of the new devices, as well as an upcoming event, thanks to details in internal documents. Those potential devices include everything from a microwave oven to an in-car gadget to a subwoofer, and some will come with Amazon's voice assistant built-in. (more...)