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Samsung Galaxy J8 Coming Next Month Samsung Galaxy J8 Coming Next Month
- February 05, 2019

Something else being either of an in-display fingerprint sensor or some sort of 3D facial recognition technology. The Bell is saying that Samsung has partnered with an Israeli based software company known as Mantis who is tasked to develop "Intelligent Scan". (more...)
Xbox Live cross-platform gaming coming to iOS and Android Xbox Live cross-platform gaming coming to iOS and Android
- February 04, 2019

Now, they may have a plan to take that one step further and make Xbox Live available on a number of other devices. Not named in the document is Microsoft rival Sony and its PlayStation platform, which has traditionally been locked out of cross-platform gaming initiatives by Sony's restrictive licence agreements. (more...)
You Can Now Lock WhatsApp On Your iPhone Using Face ID/Touch ID You Can Now Lock WhatsApp On Your iPhone Using Face ID/Touch ID
- February 04, 2019

Once unlocked after successfully detecting the correct biometrics - either through Face ID or Touch ID feature - the instant messaging app opens access to all your messages. As previously reported, as part of the feature, users will need to unlock the app by unlocking it so that people can't snoop in on their conversations. (more...)
Rumor Has It A Titanfall Battle Royale Game Will Release Soon Rumor Has It A Titanfall Battle Royale Game Will Release Soon
- February 04, 2019

Zampella's message seems to reference the leaks, saying, "Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun". This tweet, which you can see below, confirms the game's existence and reveals its Twitch channel . And from the sounds of it, Apex Legends might be something of a "stopgap" or using remnants of a Titanfall 3 game that was both not good enough and ultimately pushed back, potentially into the next-generation of consoles. (more...)
The Huawei Foldable Smartphone with 5G Is Coming This Month The Huawei Foldable Smartphone with 5G Is Coming This Month
- February 03, 2019

There was only a small gap between them that needed to be fixed. For now, interested smartphone users can go to preferred providers for these new phones . We'd also expect some of the Mate 20 Pro features to be on board. Speaking of gaming, Samsung recently patented an interesting foldable gaming smartphone with a built-in D-pad. (more...)
Sony sends off PS3 Plus games with Metal Gear Solid 4 Sony sends off PS3 Plus games with Metal Gear Solid 4
- February 02, 2019

Ahmad posted to the site on Saturday with financial images showing just how well Sony's game division has been doing in the last few years. When responding to a commenter, PlayStation Blog's James Hallahan responded: "Adding them to your library will suffice". (more...)
Flipkart Give Massive Discounts And Offers on Xiaomi Smartphone Flipkart Give Massive Discounts And Offers on Xiaomi Smartphone
- February 02, 2019

The specs leak for Mi Max 4 and Mi Max 4 Pro suggests that they are nothing but bigger editions of the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro . The device is the company's very first Android Go release. Redmi Go will be available in Authorized Mi Stores nationwide starting 4 February. However, at the event, the Redmi Note 7 was the only handset to grace the stage, leaving the Note 7 Pro to have its own share in the limelight. (more...)
Apple Punishes Google by Revoking Its Ability to Test Apps Apple Punishes Google by Revoking Its Ability to Test Apps
- February 02, 2019

It will be interesting to see what happens next, especially with Apple's swift action against Facebook . Apple said Facebook had broken its rules and pulled the social-media company's certificate until Thursday. Many Google employees use Android devices, so Apple's move was likely tougher on Facebook. While Facebook has been getting all the attention for its covert research app , it's not the only one doing it. (more...)
Google+ to Shut Down for Consumers on April 2, 2019 Google+ to Shut Down for Consumers on April 2, 2019
- February 02, 2019

The next step, beginning of April this year, is to delete all accounts and pages, together with all the information residing within these - photos, videos, stuff like that. Google did not announce an exact date for the shut down until today. In the next few weeks, Google + Sign In buttons will stop working and will be replaced by Google Sign in buttons in some cases. (more...)
Xbox Down: Gamers report major outage on console Xbox Down: Gamers report major outage on console
- February 01, 2019

Microsoft dealt with some pretty major disruptions concerning Xbox Live and other cloud services globally on Wednesday. "The issues surrounding Xbox One console startup, sign-in, title update errors, and our status page have now been resolved", says Xbox Support . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 colours and specs leak in full Samsung Galaxy S10 colours and specs leak in full
- February 01, 2019

A small fortune for the best Galaxy S10 +Remember the controversy Apple generated by charging north of 1,000 bucks for the iPhone X ? Samsung Galaxy S10 leaks, accident or publicity stunt? "The expensive price will be a major hurdle for the foldable phone to go mainstream", the official said. (more...)
Nintendo Delays Mario Kart Tour to Later in 2019 Nintendo Delays Mario Kart Tour to Later in 2019
- February 01, 2019

In that time frame, during the later three months of past year, the system managed to clear out 9.41 million Switch units in itself, making it a huge holiday hit. The announcement comes from the company's quarterly earnings report , which states that the release of the title was pushed back " in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch ." . (more...)
New Fortnite patch includes Bluetooth controller support for iPhone and Android New Fortnite patch includes Bluetooth controller support for iPhone and Android
- February 01, 2019

With this addition that Fortnite's patch 7.30 has brought, the smartphone players of the game may not feel disadvantaged now against PC and console players. When external controllers are connected, phone vibration will be disabled. Also, remember that Fortnite on mobile still makes an absurd amount of money for Epic. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg wants to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger Mark Zuckerberg wants to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger
- January 31, 2019

The expected pros for Facebook are many: people spending more time on those services and being more engaged, advertizers being able to reach more users, three-messaging-services-in-one could better compete against competitors' offerings. It raises regulation and privacy issues, however, and marks a significant shift from the independence which was granted to the platforms from Facebook - Instagram's Kevin Systrom and WhatsApp's Jan Koum emphasized this when their apps were acquired by ... (more...)
Windows Media Player feature getting retired from Windows 7 Windows Media Player feature getting retired from Windows 7
- January 31, 2019

In due time, metadata on these media players will no longer be updated. Microsoft said , explaining the change (via Windows Latest). The only reason Microsoft kept it alive was because older versions of Windows could not run Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft infamously restricted its Edge browser to Windows 10 , and later iOS and Android. (more...)
Terabyte smartphones are coming, thanks to new Samsung storage chip Terabyte smartphones are coming, thanks to new Samsung storage chip
- January 31, 2019

The new 1TB flash components are just 11.5mm x 13.0mm, the same size as Samsung's previous 512GB chips , thanks to the use of the firm's most advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory and 16-layer construction. The chip promises speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s which is nearly twice the sequential read speed of a conventional 2.5-inch SATA SSD. The end result is a chip capable of sequential reads at up to 1,000MB/s, and sequential writes at up to 260MB/s. (more...)
Apple Bans Distribution of Facebook's Internal Apps Apple Bans Distribution of Facebook's Internal Apps
- January 30, 2019

The company is able to view web searches, location information, private messages in social media apps, and other data, Guardian Mobile Firewall security specialist Will Strafach told TechCrunch . As app users are using the Enterprise Certificate-powered app unsupervised, Facebook may be violating Apple policy. The spokesperson also made it clear that the program was not in violation of any of Apple's App Store policies, though there is evidence pointing to the actions being ... (more...)
Google now rolling out new Material Theme design to Gmail mobile app Google now rolling out new Material Theme design to Gmail mobile app
- January 30, 2019

It's been a while since the Gmail app for a fresh coat of paint, and Google's announced its doing just that today. From what we can see in Google's announcement, the interface draws heavily from the design sensibilities of the desktop version, but also feels like it incorporates some of the look of the now-shuttered Inbox app. (more...)
Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam Epic Games Store steals another high profile title from Steam
- January 30, 2019

Deep Silver's decision is even more surprising given that Metro Exodus is releasing next month - pre-orders have been available on Steam since the game was first unveiled. So, while the game has jumped over to Epic's ship, Deep Silver says Steam pre-orders will be honored. 'The developer and publisher have assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam, and Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam. (more...)
Apple Temporarily Disables Group FaceTime Apple Temporarily Disables Group FaceTime
- January 29, 2019

At this current time , 9to5Mac has reported that the bug is still active as they are still able to recreate the bug's true nature. Apple has taken down FaceTime Group Calls to prevent anyone from abusing the bug before the fix is pushed out. (more...)
Apple planning to launch its own Xbox Game Pass-like subscription service Apple planning to launch its own Xbox Game Pass-like subscription service
- January 29, 2019

The company has also discussed partnering with developers as a publisher, according to two people familiar with the talks, which could signal Apple's ambition to assume distribution, marketing, and other related costs for select games. Developers and Apple make insane amounts of money from these, and the subscriptions are often really expensive. A joint report issued by App Annie and IDC found that spending on mobile games - including subscription costs and in-app purchases, as well as ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M20: Quick Hands-on Samsung Galaxy M20: Quick Hands-on
- January 29, 2019

For a couple of months now, we've been hearing about Samsung's Galaxy M , which was rumored to be a line of budget phones destined for India. As the company has already confirmed, all three smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon. (more...)
Apple FaceTime glitch lets you silently snoop on others Apple FaceTime glitch lets you silently snoop on others
- January 29, 2019

And just like that, you will be able to hear the audio of the person you originally called without them even picking up the actual call. As a result of the bug, it's actually possible to listen to an ongoing FaceTime conversation without the person on the other end knowing you can hear them. (more...)
Samsung Will Start Making the Switch to More Sustainable Packaging in 2019 Samsung Will Start Making the Switch to More Sustainable Packaging in 2019
- January 28, 2019

All of the above will be implemented by a special task force that will take care of design and development, marketing and quality control for packaging. Also, plastic can usually only be recycled once, so those bags protecting Samsung's new washing machines will still end up in landfill - or worse, if they aren't disposed of responsibly. (more...)
New sub-$200 Nokia phones are Verizon and Cricket exclusives New sub-$200 Nokia phones are Verizon and Cricket exclusives
- January 28, 2019

Under these deals, HMD will offer Nokia phones in the USA and Canada directly through carriers, kicking things off with the Nokia 3 .1 Plus for Cricket and Nokia 2 V for Verizon. The midnight blue 3.1 Plus also runs Android Pie out of the box. The phone's specs are all a notch lower, too: it has a 5.5-inch screen, a Snapdragon 425 processor, a 5MP front camera and 8MP rear camera, 8GB of storage, and a MicroSD card slot, but no fingerprint sensor or NFC. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 announced: Ultra-wide angle cameras, waterdrop notches Samsung Galaxy M10 and M20 announced: Ultra-wide angle cameras, waterdrop notches
- January 28, 2019

But it's facing fierce competition from Xiaomi , the country's leading provider, which already has a popular, affordable range in its Redmi phones and is planning to open 5,000 stores in India (up from 500) by 2020. This year, though, that pattern seems to be being broken and one theory right now circulating among commentators is that this is because that chip will have integrated 5G, which is something that the Exynos 9820 or Snapdragon 855 (which will power the Galaxy S10 in certain ... (more...)
'Anthem' VIP demo gets off to a rough start 'Anthem' VIP demo gets off to a rough start
- January 28, 2019

That issue is one of the three priorities for Saturday that BioWare is continuing to work on, but Robertson said it's not a simple one and may not be resolved during the weekend. Infinite Loads-a problem that is affecting smaller levels of players, but is a result of the end-user's service and IP. We'll keep you posted as more information is released. (more...)
Could a Google Pixel 4 be called Could a Google Pixel 4 be called "coral?" Benchmarks lead the way
- January 28, 2019

The Google Pixel 4 is not expected until much later in the year, a new smartphone from Google has appeared on Geekbench and it may be the Pixel 4. The tag that device carry is Google Coral . A new Google-branded device with the Snapdragon 855 has surfaced on Geekbench, the " Google coral ", says Geekbench. (more...)
'PUBG Lite' Announced as a Free, Standalone Product 'PUBG Lite' Announced as a Free, Standalone Product
- January 27, 2019

According to Game Informer , the game does appear to support other regions, although it has only been publicly announced for Thailand. Beta players will do battle on Erangel, the original PUBG map, but more "maps and content familiar to PUBG players" will be added at some point down the road. (more...)
Red Dead Online Offering Free Gold For Those Who Play This Weekend Red Dead Online Offering Free Gold For Those Who Play This Weekend
- January 27, 2019

Now considering that Rockstar are one of the biggest and best publishers on the block there are certain standards that are expected of them, standards that have yet to be achieved in Red Dead Online . Players compete in an ever-shrinking battle zone with horses for quick transport (and associated risks). Until these updates roll out, players should try and enjoy the contented in the Beta Online and its freebies. (more...)