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This year's iPhones could come in a few new colors

This year's iPhones could come in a few new colors Apple is expected to release three iPhones later in 2018, roughly designed like the current iPhone X, but in three sizes: one the same as the X, one a bit smaller, and one about the size of an iPhone 8 Plus. It is unclear if the red color Kuo is referring to here is Product (RED) color or not. While red isn't a new color for the iPhone, it usually comes a few months after the initial launch, so... [Full Article...]

Woman live tweets blossoming romance on Dallas-bound flight

Woman live tweets blossoming romance on Dallas-bound flight For the rest of the flight, Rosey Blair live tweeted the budding romance, sending Twitter into a frenzy. They even walked off the plane together. The two became a viral sensation after another couple asked Helen to switch seats, joking to her that she might fall in love with her new seatmate. [Full Article...]

Research shows Facebook (probably) isn’t listening through your phone

Research shows Facebook (probably) isn’t listening through your phone For the previous year, researchers at Northeastern University and the University of California, Santa Barbara , have been experimenting on 17,000 of the most popular Android apps to figure out whether any of them are secretly using your phone's microphone to record you. [Full Article...]

Huawei Releases Honor 10 GT With Upgrades

Huawei Releases Honor 10 GT With Upgrades Huawei has launched an upgraded version of the Honor 10 smartphone , and this latest offering from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to deliver faster performance when playing games and launching apps. Unfortunately not. While Huawei's Honor range has reached this country, it may take a while for the flagship devices to make their way this side. Huawei's sub-brand Honor has a new device... [Full Article...]

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand court rules

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US, New Zealand court rules If handed over to the U.S., he and his three co-defendants will face charges of copyright infringement and fraud that resulted in damages to record and film studios to the tune of over $500 million. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has led the case and claims Megaupload was a criminal conspiracy that earned the men $175 million. A Court of Appeal panel decided that Mr Dotcom could a... [Full Article...]

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams This is an attempt to help you conserve data on your mobile plan from Comcast's Xfinity. Some of Verizon 's and AT&T 's unlimited plans include resolution throttling to 480p. Instead, its Xfinity Mobile services essentially piggyback on top of Verizon's network, and Comcast handles other elements of the service itself, such as phone sales and billing. [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone 5Z to launch today

Asus Zenfone 5Z to launch today With so many different aspect ratios prevalent in the market, it will become harder for content creators to cater to everyone's needs. Asus seems poised to take on OnePlus and we therefore expect them to undercut OnePlus prices by a significant margin, making it one of the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phones around. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go has Squirtle with sunglasses this weekend

Pokemon Go has Squirtle with sunglasses this weekend Our next question, can this Squirtle be shiny? On top of that, any Wartortle that evolves into Blastoise before the Community Day ends will learn the powerful Water-type attack Hydro Cannon. For those not in the know, the Squirtle Squad (loving pictured above) is a mischievous group of Squirtle who cause all sorts of mayhem and madness for Ash and his friends in an early episode of the TV show. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 sending users private pictures to people

Samsung Galaxy S9 sending users private pictures to people The only way people know this is happening, is once they receive a response from the recipient of the message sent. Users only find out the photos have been sent when they're asked about it. T-Mobile issued its update for the Google-backed system this week to US Samsung handsets, fueling speculation it was behind the bug. First, you can go into its app settings and revoke Samsung Message's a... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Launching 3 Special Edition 2DS XL

Nintendo Launching 3 Special Edition 2DS XL The Minecraft 2DS design will feature a Creeper over the main body of the device. The Animal Crossing one will arrive in Australia on July 21st, hopefully, we'll get the Minecraft one here too (and the 3DS version of Minecraft would be nice at some point). [Full Article...]

GTA Online Hacker Tricking Players With Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date

GTA Online Hacker Tricking Players With Grand Theft Auto 6 Release Date Not only that, this report also suggests that the game will be available within next two years which gives the "GTA VI Coming 2019" message in GTA online a bit more credibility. The response follows below; it confirms it is indeed a hoax, as suspected. As this is a Rockstar game which uses the Rockstar Social Club messaging system, it's easy to believe the message is legitimate, but unfortunat... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's $400 Surface Tablet Passes Through FCC

Microsoft's $400 Surface Tablet Passes Through FCC Today, the new Surface tablet has been spotted at the FCC. They also note the device has a 24-watt power supply, unlike the 36 watt power supply in the new model Surface Pros , once again suggesting a smaller, cheaper device. The use of a separate chip makes it all but certain that the new machine has an Intel processor-if it had a Qualcomm ARM chip then the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth would be integra... [Full Article...]

Shenmue I & II listed for August 21 release on Microsoft Store

Shenmue I & II listed for August 21 release on Microsoft Store The original story can be read down below, along with a new trailer, confirming the release date. The listing also states that the games will be bundled together for a release price of $29.99. The new features that have been added to the games include scalable resolutions, updated UI elements, PC graphics options, modern and classic control schemes to choose from, and the inclusion of both Japan... [Full Article...]

Facebook shuts down three mobile apps, including fitness tracker Moves

Facebook shuts down three mobile apps, including fitness tracker Moves Facebook will delete user data from the apps within 90 days. Moves , which Facebook bought in 2014 , was an activity app for "fitness tracking without gadgets", instead monitoring walking, cycling and running using sensors and Global Positioning System data from your phone. [Full Article...]

Third-party developers able to scan Gmail accounts

Third-party developers able to scan Gmail accounts The report further states that not only can the companies developing products and services read users private emails, it also includes all their employees too. Gmail's opt-in alert spells out generally what a user is agreeing to. Third-party developers may access emails on Gmail if users give them access to the data, that's the main takeaway from a new Wall Street Journal story (which I don'... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Playground Mode coming back TONIGHT, Epic Games share LTM latest

Fortnite Playground Mode coming back TONIGHT, Epic Games share LTM latest Playground was briefly enabled last Tuesday before a flood of excited players broke down Epic's matchmaking system, forcing them to disable the mode while they tried to find a way to fix it. "We have some system performance goals that we believe are required in order to relaunch the Playground LTM", Epic's statement reads. To reiterate the challenge, we're trying to get Matchmaker to function up t... [Full Article...]

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC to lay off 1500 workers

Taiwan smartphone maker HTC to lay off 1500 workers The latest "reorganization and optimization" effort of the company's feeble finances should be completed by September, at which point HTC will have less than 5,000 people left on the payroll. The first quarter results, which ended an 11-quarter losing streak, were boosted, however, by a deal in which the company sold its smartphone ODM assets to Google a year ago. [Full Article...]

Dear Samsung mobe owners: It may leak your private pics to randoms

One person said the app sent their photo albums to their girlfriend at 2.30am without them knowing - there was no trace of the transfer on the phone, although it showed up in their T-Mobile US account. Samsung has confirmed that it is aware of the reports, and a spokesperson said in a statement that the company is looking into whether there's root cause. [Full Article...]

Android Beta 3 (Dev Preview 4) is out now

Android Beta 3 (Dev Preview 4) is out now Of course, that doesn't mean end users hoping to get an early taste of the upcoming version won't be jumping on the new beta, too. Alongside Google , Essential also released a new Android P Beta update to the Essential PH-1 smartphone and other devices in the Android P Beta program such as the Nokia 7 Plus , Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will pick up the update very soon. [Full Article...]

Here's the latest Facebook bug that (slightly) compromised your privacy

Here's the latest Facebook bug that (slightly) compromised your privacy Facebook has acknowledged a new bug that improperly tinkered with user settings - this time, a bug that affected more than 800,000 users and unblocked users that they'd blocked. Mind you, they couldn't see private posts, or posts you'd only shared with your friends. Crucially, if someone had been unblocked, they could have been able to contact the person who blocked them on Messenger. [Full Article...]


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