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Apple's 10-day rally is its longest in more than 8 years

Apple's 2019 iPhones will have fancy new camera capabilities and wireless charging that lets you juice up other gadgets, according to a report from Macotakara , a trusted Apple blog, that was published on Monday. We are in April, meaning 5 months away from the launch of 2019 iPhones and this year as per the reports iPhone's is expected to get big changes this year.

Korea's ICT Minister Celebrates Launch of World's First 5G Services

The celebrities - including two members of K-pop band EXO and Olympic ice-skating hero Kim Yu-na - were "the world's first 5G smartphone subscribers", it said. To date, SK Telecom has 27 million subscribers. "I don't think we have a security issue in South Korea", Park Jin-hyo, head of SK Telecom's information and communication tech research centre, told reporters.

WhatsApp is now rolling out one very important privacy feature

Users that choose to restrict who can add them to groups can still be invited by a private link. They will have three days to accept the invite before it expires. The messaging service is about to add a new privacy setting for groups that lets you choose who can invite you in the first place: everyone , your contacts, or nobody .

Apple formally announce Beats Powerbeats Pro truly wireless headphones

According to the website, the Powerbeats Pro boast 9 hours of listening time. At that price , they'd better be beyond impressive. The wireless incarnation of the earlier Powerbeats 3 headphones, unlike Airpods these will not actually fall from your ears when you exercise, and are sweat and water resistant, making them suitable for your daily workout.

Twitter goes ‘dark mode’ and users couldn’t be more thankful

Finally, Twitter for iOS gets improved Dark mode which was much needed. You are now required to tap on the Display and Sound option. Here you can turn on Dark Mode . This one had promised a dark mode that really spared your battery. Twitter is also bringing its 'Automatic Dark Mode' option to iOS, which is already available on Android .

Two new Nintendo Switch consoles could land this summer

Such offerings aren't without precedent for Nintendo; the 2DS is an intentional "downgrade" of the 3DS, delivering a cheaper and more friendly option aimed at the younger segment of Nintendo's audience. While a series of unnamed sources mean that the story can not be confirmed, it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Nintendo announce new Switch hardware.

Meet Octane: The First New Playable Legend for Apex Legends

Players can view all the rewards for the Battle Pass here. Alternatively, you could opt for the Battle Pass Bundle , which reduces the grind by skipping you ahead 25 levels. First off, they instantly unlock the Wraith Survivor skin, Mirage Outlaw skin, and the Lifeline Revolutionary skin! Octane has prosthetic legs following his original limbs being blow off during a record-breaking gauntlet speedrun, and has an Adrenaline Junkie ability that enables him to trade health for extra speed.

Samsung already at work on new smartphones with foldable screens

This is apparently one of the reasons behind Samsung's reluctance to let reporters play around with the device at its unveiling late last month. A Samsung Galaxy S10 + during the Samsung Unpacked launch event in San Francisco, California.

Fortnite Season 8 auto-run bug fix | Is auto-run broken?

Additionally, it introduces the Season 8 Battle Pass . Players who completed the 13 free Overtime Challenges during the Fortnite Share the Love event, will get the Season 8 Battle Pass for free. While all of these additions and changes to Fortnite are no doubt exciting, the challenge of climbing through the game's ranks are what keep a lot of people engaged day to day.

Sony Xperia 1 Launched With Dazzling 4K OLED Display, Triple Rear Cameras

As seen on the earlier Xperia devices, these 10 and 10 Plus also come with a fingerprint scanner on the lock button for authentication. Sony changed its naming scheme a little bit because it was clearly becoming hard for users to keep track.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G Phone Announced with Snapdragon 855 SoC & Five Cameras

For the G8 ThinQ , LG is implementing a Crystal Sound OLED panel, which turns the display into a speaker diaphragm, eliminating the need for a front-facing speaker. Seen in its connected configuration above and somewhat better below, the optional case would add a fully functional touch screen to your handset which can be used similar to a much more expensive dual-screen smartphone.

Major Companies Pull Ads from YouTube in Response to Pedo Problem

It was recently revealed in a video by YouTube user Matt Watson that certain videos on the platform were possibly being targeted by pedophilic rings. The videos pedophiles targeted apparently did not violate the company's rules, but the content became overrun with lewd remarks directed at the children, many of them young girls doing gymnastics or playing Twister, the report notes .

Quartet of Motorola G7 smartphones launched - Mobile Phones

The Moto G7 Plus is enhanced over the other three models in several aspects even though the design looks like the G7. The bezels running around that screen are the thinnest you'll find on all of the new G7 variants. Furthermore, the phone features 32GB of inbuilt storage with 3GB of RAM. The Motorola Moto G7 will be available for £239 exclusively on Amazon when it launches on March 1, 2019 in the UK.

EA is planning Apex Legends to go mobile, cross-play

Apex Legends didn't lack for word-of-mouth buzz on its opening day, with EA Games' entry into the battle royale fray scoring a huge early success as gamers logged on by the literal millions. "If you're having trouble seeing your friends online or sending invites on Origin, we're looking into it, and we'll let you know when we have more info", the EA Support message reads.

Google Follows Facebook, Disables iPhone App That Studied User Habits

According to Alex Heath , none of Facebook's internal iOS apps/betas - used by thousands of Facebook employees - are working on iOS devices right now because Apple revoked the company's certificate. "I don't think they make it very clear to users precisely what level of access they were granting when they gave permission", mobile app security researcher Will Strafach said Wednesday.

No Price Cut or Successor Planned for Nintendo Switch

Will the Switch get a similar hardware refresh? In the translation, in response to a question on how Nintendo will reach its 20 million unit sales goal within the fiscal year, Furukawa states "It is an extremely ambitious, but worthwhile achievement".

Samsung Galaxy S10 PLUS Leaked Image Surfaces Online

Unfortunately, as the phone itself hasn't been shown off yet, let alone released, so we don't know the exact specifications with regard to form factor. More specifically, Samsung Galaxy S10's in-display fingerprint sensor won't work with screen protectors. All models of the Galaxy S10 are expected to be powered by either Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 chipset or Samsung's own Exynos 9820 processor depending on the region the phone is sold in.

Apple is victorious in second German patent lawsuit against Qualcomm

Apple is exploring the possibility of using modem chips from Samsung and MediaTek for a 5G-enabled version of the iPhone . "That may not sound like a lot , but we're selling hundreds of millions of phones ", and that's "a billion dollars a year", Williams told USA district judge Lucy Koh on Monday as the non-jury trial moved into its second week in San Jose , California.

USA legislators introduce bills targeting Chinese tech companies

Huawei has stated that a dispute with T-Mobile was settled in 2017 after a report said United States authorities had opened a criminal investigation into the Chinese telecommunications company. Similar cases might also come to light during the investigation and the DOJ is reportedly already close to indicting Huawei. Both companies have repeatedly violated USA laws, represent a significant risk to American national security interests, and need to be held accountable.

Windows 10 Setup Will Soon Get Way Less Annoying

According to Microsoft, Cortana will now be disabled by default for those who purchase devices with Pro, Enterprise, and Education versions of Windows 10. Now lock the device and select your phone number account on the Windows sign-in screen. Microsoft already confirmed past year that its Windows 10 OS version has been installed on 700 million devices including PCs, Xbox, tablets and phones.

Instagram Is Testing a Sideways-Scrolling Feed & Everyone Hates It

Some users were reporting that shortly after they got the new feed, their app reverted back to the original vertical-scroll feed. The new feed went live on Thursday morning, however it wasn't meant to go live for everyone, with Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri tweeting that it "was supposed to be a very small test but we went broader than we anticipated".

Samsung Galaxy S10 series to get Mate 20 Pro’s quirkiest feature?

At least one version of the Galaxy S10 has been rumoured to come with a hole punch-style notch that offers an all-screen design but features a cutout for the front-facing camera at the top. This makes us curious about the upcoming Galaxy S10 phone . Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size.

Huawei's First Handset With Display Camera Hole Coming On Dec. 17

Of course, the announcement can not be coincidental as both the companies were in the race to launch the first smartphone hole in display since November and it appears that Samsung was just waiting for Huawei to announce the launch date.

Apple Approves India’s Do Not Disturb App and Avoids iPhone Ban

Procreate Pocket , an app that lets you sketch was the best app of the year on the iPhone . Along with helping users to report unwanted calls or messages to their service providers, the app will help in identifying the unregistered telemarketing callers.

The Best Cyber Monday deals of 2018

The company wants the system to hit 20 million units sold this fiscal year, and it helped get closer to that number with a huge Thanksgiving weekend. Did you manage to get out and grab any Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? The Cyber Monday deal applies to the base** Nintendo Switch system with either Gray Joy-Con controllers or Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con controllers.

Farmer Reveals Diet Of Gentle Giant 'Knickers' The Cow

Thanks to its size, the mammoth Knickers managed to stay out of the slaughterhouse due to the mere fact that he was too big to fit through the processing plant. Pearson also said that his other cattle follow the massive leader around by the hundreds. That's because Knickers is a steer. According to the Guinness World Records , the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010.

Xbox Keyboard and Mouse Support Starts Next Week with Fortnite

Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder , and X-Morph Defense will receive support later this month , with Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface , and Wargroove planned for support at a later date.

Diablo Immortal Announced by Blizzard - The Action-RPG Goes Mobile

And reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks to the native Blizzard Battle.net® UI designed specifically for Diablo Immortal , which allows you to chat and form groups easily in the middle of the most frantic battle. Blizzard's classic games division today announced Warcraft III: Reforged , a remastered and updated flavor of the old-school RTS. You can already pre-order the game at playwarcraft3.com, but you can also opt for the Spoils of War edition, which will unlock a swathe of ...

Here's how to make a Group FaceTime call in iOS 12.1

FaceTime in iOS 12 .1 finally gets the "group" aspect that Apple teased when initially announcing iOS 12. You may still need a battery replacement for these devices if you plan to hold onto them for a long time - no lithium-ion battery can retain its full capacity forever.

New Top-Range iPhone Priced at almost W2 Million

In other locations around the world like Mumbai, Johannesburg, Seoul, Hong Kong, the iPhone XR doesn't seems to be doing so well on the global tech market altogether. Instead of the Listen Now section, you can choose specific podcasts you may want available when you go workout or go for a walk away from your phone.

Red Dead Redemption 2 out today | PlayStation 4

You will also require significantly more free space on your console in comparison to the physical copy of the game. This means that you'll be filling up the money box more quickly, and it's great in the long run. Small grey circles flash on the minimap, but that's about it. If you don't mind some map spoilers , read on. In the first six chapters, it will focus around on Arthur Morgan while the other two epilogues will be exclusively on John Marston.

Essential Red Dead Redemption 2 Tips To Know Before Starting

A companion app for iOS and Android will be available to download on the Read Dead 2 release day. Furthermore, draw distances and pop-in shouldn't vary noticeably between consoles. Some of the coolest implementations in Red Dead Redemption 2 are about making human and animal collisions more impactful - making sure running your horse into vehicles, trees or buildings feels suitably intense.

Google launches Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL in Taiwan

However, coming back to the display panels, the teardown has revealed that Google has picked LG for giving the 5.5-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) flexible OLED display on the Pixel 3 . The company said that it has initiated this new policy to help reduce theft at its retail stores. If you buy a Verizon Pixel, it's really only going to work on Verizon at first.

YouTube returns after outage takes site offline

Users who tried to access YouTube and other services during the outage were greeted with an Error 503 message, which is a server-side code that typically indicates the servers are not available. YouTube later apologized, saying there was a "miscommunication" and the issue has now been fully resolved. Popular video sharing website YouTube was back up after being down for few hours on Wednesday morning.

Sony's PS4 hit by soft-bricking message bug

Over the weekend PS4 owners on Reddit and elsewhere have reported receiving messages from an unknown source that locked their consoles. Whether they opened it or not - it didn't matter. "We are aware of the situation and are planning a system software update to resolve this problem". Others tried this technique to no avail, but did have some luck after deleting the message .

Google to shut down Google

According to the newspaper, the glitch enabled outside developers to access the data between 2015 and March 2018. Google will shut down Google Plus, the company's floundering answer to Facebook , after it discovered a security vulnerability that exposed the private data of up to 500,000 users of the service.

Google teases a surprise coming in the Pixel 3 XL launch tomorrow

Pixel 3 is likely to use an octa-core Qualcomm chipset, an Ardreno 630 GPU, and have 4GB of RAM. Both phones are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There is no information on the exact size of the screen and resolution of the Pixel Slate . Additionally, Google might also integrate AI for better photography experience.

Fortnite's Spooky Season 6 Is Upon Us, Featuring Pets!

All three feature their own animations and personality, and each comes with its own slight variation on the same backpack. The new season surely brings darker things together with a good amount of map changes, in which the Cube's response has been a bit brutal.

The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises $US400 Standalone VR This Autumn

Oculus Quest is Facebook's next VR headset , promising you can play high-end games without the need for a powerful PC to run them. It includes four ultra wide-angle sensors and computer vision algorithms to track your position in the real world without any need of external sensors.

Google might unveil this Pixel Stand for the Pixel 3 next month

We have already seen the spec sheet and has even seen the phone since it was left out in the open for all to see. The Pixel 3 is listed with a sales price of 4,999 yuan, or $729, on the site. This has created a huge confusion and it gets worst when CSS quoted the colours for the Pixel 3 to be blue, green and black. Back panels of the smartphone show single cameras on both handsets, along with a fingerprint sensor.

Japan billionaire is SpaceX's first Moon flight customer

SpaceX revealed the first passenger its signed up to fly to the moon on Monday for one very expensive art project. He will be inviting six to eight artists, designers, and other creative people on the journey around the moon. He said, "As far as me going, I'm not sure. I choose to go to the moon with artists!". With enough thrust to carry almost a hundred people all the way to Mars, it's safe to say it won't be much of a problem to carry six-eight artists including crew to the moon ...

IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly

And you know what that means; stores in the country have already started selling the Apple iPhone XS and Apple iPhone XS Max . This factor combined with the slightly larger battery in the XS Max is also likely the cause of the added 90 minutes of usage over last year's X.

Samsung might launch its first quad-camera phone on October 11

In a phone that touts camera prowess, Samsung hasn't forgotten the all-important selfie shooter at the front, too. Like other Galaxy phones, you can control the depth of field for these photos on the A7, too. Samsung has launched the device in four colour options- Black, Blue, Pink and Gold. It will also come preloaded with Samsung's Bixby virtual voice assistant, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health.

Fortnite Double Helix & 1000 V-Bucks Nintendo Switch Bundle Coming Next Month

Of course, it's no secret that the game is free-to-play, so there are some other rewards for players who get this bundle . With season six on the way, you could use the 1,000 V-Bucks for the season six battle pass or save them up to buy an item you like on the in-game store when it becomes available.

The Apple Watch Edition Is Missing From The Apple Watch Series 4

Internet users began to joke about the cut of the kidney, hinting at the high cost of the Apple gadgets, and ridiculed the functionality of Apple devices. The US FDA has already granted approval for the Series 4 Watch to be considered a medical device. This feature may be especially attractive to older people or those with elderly parents anxious about falling when no one is around to help.

Latest Apple tech includes new watch that can detect your heart problems

Both of the models offer the same internal specs, but the iPhone X Max has a 6.5-inch display in roughly the same footprint of an iPhone 8 Plus . Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. Superfans of Apple technology were on the edge of their seats as CEO Tim Cook explained all the flashy new phones dropping this year.

Apple event: Product launch starts with Apple Watch Series 4

Disclosed at the Apple event life streamed from its Cupertino, California headquarters, the S4 Watch is two times faster, has a 30 percent larger display, is swimproof, and has better speakers. For outdoor workouts, you'll get six hours of tracking, which isn't good enough if you're into running 100-mile races, but it'll get the job done for just about everybody else.

Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble

At one point, Musk inhaled, exhaled, and shrugged the experience off before picking up a glass of whiskey and observing that alcohol is a drug that's "been grandfathered in". Musk announced later in August that the company would remain public . 4, according to a company filing released on Friday. "We have been calling for a co-CEO or COO to assist to codifying the leadership structure and in so doing, the culture at Tesla", said James Albertine, analyst at brokerage Consumer Edge.

Tesla rocked by executive departures, Musk web show

Last month, Tesla's founder tweeted about plans to take the company private. The company's 5.3% bonds dropped 1.75c to 84c on the dollar, a record low, according to Trace bond price data. "This caused me to reconsider my future". That move, described in a company blog with several other promotions as a result of board and management discussions, gives Musk a seasoned auto industry veteran to lean on at a time when some investors have called for a new chief operating officer.

How to check if your iPhone 8 is part of Apple's recall

The iPhone XS models will also be available in gold, leaked marketing images from Apple have shown, but it's the iPhone 9 that's going to offer more choices, according to a few reports published earlier this year . Apple mostly prices its devices at much higher cost in India. It'll outsize the iPhone XS, which is said to maintain a familiar 5.8-inch screen. While it would be nice if Apple prices its 2018 iPhone lineup aggressively, Apple has never been shy about placing a premium ...