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Microsoft’s Windows 10 has finally overtaken decade-old Windows 7 OS Microsoft’s Windows 10 has finally overtaken decade-old Windows 7 OS
- January 02, 2019

After that, Windows 10 will be the only supported operating system Microsoft manufacturers - assuming, of course, that the company doesn't change its mind and release a Windows 11 at some point between now and then. Although Windows 10's usage rocketed up when the OS first launched, it's no secret the growth has slowed down ever since the end of the free upgrade offer for older versions of Windows. (more...)
Apple iPhone XS Max catches fire, claims owner Apple iPhone XS Max catches fire, claims owner
- January 02, 2019

Hillard alleges that he noticed a odd smell from his rear pant pocket before feeling a "large amount of heat" which burnt his leg. It wasn't until Hillard felt a large amount heat and burning on his skin that it became clear something was wrong with the device. (more...)
Google Doodle celebrates New Year’s Eve with purple baby elephants partying Google Doodle celebrates New Year’s Eve with purple baby elephants partying
- January 02, 2019

Either way, this is a fun Doodle to help people get excited to ring in the new year. On clicking the doodle, the search engine links you to the celebrations and preparations being done across the world ahead of the New Year's Eve , especially in Times Square, New York and at London. (more...)
Atlus teases New Projects, including Persona 5 R Atlus teases New Projects, including Persona 5 R
- January 02, 2019

The publisher released a short teaser video and accompanying website, but didn't give any details. With Joker in Smash, however, we'll have to wait until March 2019 to know for sure where the game will end up. What would you like to see in Persona 5 R's supposedly complete edition? As the vague teaser shows a PlayStation logo at the beginning, that's the only confirmed platform so far. (more...)
App users' unaware data being shared with Facebook App users' unaware data being shared with Facebook
- January 01, 2019

Looking on the bright side, there are some apps tested by Privacy International that didn't transmit information to Facebook the moment they were opened - shout out to Candy Crush Saga, Opera Browser, and Speedtest by Ookla. " If combined, data from different apps can paint a fine-grained and intimate picture of people's activities, interests, behaviors and routines, some of which can reveal special category data, including information about people's health or religion ", Privacy ... (more...)
Huawei P Smart (2019) with Kirin 710, AI cameras announced: Specifications, features Huawei P Smart (2019) with Kirin 710, AI cameras announced: Specifications, features
- January 01, 2019

It is priced at 249 Euros, which is approximately Rs 20,000. Shirking the notch, the P Smart has a 6.21in, 19.5:9, 2340x1080 screen with a dewdrop split in the screen to accommodate the 8MP f/2.0 wide-aperture front-facing camera. It is amply clear that Huawei is attempting to break into the increasingly competitive but still highly lucrative budget and mid-range Android smartphone segment with the Huawei P Smart 2019 Edition Android handset. (more...)
Man In Ohio Claims Apple’s iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pocket
- January 01, 2019

Credit: iDrop News /J. HillardAccording to a new report from iDrop News , a man who has asked to be known as J. Hillard said that he was carrying an iPhone XS Max in his pocket and the smartphone spontaneously caught fire. To placate its customers, Apple had then offered to replace batteries of older iPhones for Rs 2000 in India. iPhone owners looking to replace the battery of their old iPhones may want to head to the nearest Apple retail store or Apple Authorised Service Provider. (more...)
Samsung reportedly working on Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M20 smartphones Samsung reportedly working on Galaxy A50 and Galaxy M20 smartphones
- December 31, 2018

A new leak supplies more information about the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A50 . The smartphone is said to have 4GB of RAM clubbed with either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. IceUniverse has also shared a of the protective films for the Galaxy S10+, and also an of the Galaxy S10+ in working condition. While the M series phone is expected to go official before the S10, the A series phone might launch only after the Mobile World Congress 2019 . (more...)
IPhone XS Max Reportedly Catches Fire in Man's Pocket IPhone XS Max Reportedly Catches Fire in Man's Pocket
- December 31, 2018

No sooner after that, Hillard reported that " green and yellow smoke " began popping out of his phone . Sadly for Hillard, it seems that the end of the drama did not end with an on-fire iPhone XS Max, smoke inhalation, and damaged pants as a visit to the Apple Store only compounded his dissatisfaction with the entire situation. (more...)
Nokia 9 PureView images leaked, shows off rear Penta-lens setup Nokia 9 PureView images leaked, shows off rear Penta-lens setup
- December 31, 2018

For starters, the leaked render confirms in-display fingerprint scanner, full-screen display without a notch, but two thick bezels on the top and bottom. It is also likely to carry a Zeiss logo alongside the PureView branding. As for hardware specifications, because the Nokia 9 PureView was meant to launch in 2018 and not 2019, it will retain the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and not the newly launched Snapdragon 855. (more...)
Essential Phones journey comes to an end Essential Phones journey comes to an end
- December 31, 2018

Droid Life first reported that Essential is now listing all three colors of its PH-1 as "out of stock" with no clear indication of whether any more will be sold. In addition, mobile accessories will still be available for purchase. It stormed onto the Android scene backed by Android creator Andy Rubin and was seemingly poised to be the next big thing. (more...)
Apple iPhone XR wooes more Android users Apple iPhone XR wooes more Android users
- December 31, 2018

Prior to that, in this country produced only the old iPhone models. According to a Reuters report, Apple will start assembling it's iPhones in India via the local unit of Foxconn. Foxconn has previously admitted the China-U.S. trade spat was its biggest challenge and that its senior executives were making plans to counter the impact. (more...)
Ohio Man Alleges Apple iPhone XS Max Exploded In His Pants Pocket
- December 31, 2018

A man from OH claims he was twice burned by Apple, first by an iPhone XS Max that allegedly caught fire in his trousers pocket and injured his "buttocks region", and then again by poor customer service, both inside an Apple Store and over the phone . (more...)
Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS Netflix drops in-app purchase option for subscriptions on iOS
- December 31, 2018

With users now having to sign up directly to Netflix via their website, the firm gets to keep all of the subscription money. Existing members will be able to continue using that method to pay for their subscription if it is now active, though, but anyone signing up for a new subscription will be redirected. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Get Android Pie Upgrade by Jan 15 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to Get Android Pie Upgrade by Jan 15
- December 30, 2018

But looks like Samsung has finally thought about it and earlier this week the company officially revealed that over 20 phones from the company - old and new ones - will get Android Pie based on One UI by 2019. The update reportedly is hitting the Galaxy Note 9 users in the USA and India right now and eventually should be rolling out in other countries as well. (more...)
Volkswagen's mobile EV charging stations to appear in 2019 Volkswagen's mobile EV charging stations to appear in 2019
- December 30, 2018

After the pilot, the charging stations will be rolled out across Germany in 2020. As of 2020, the charging station will also be implemented in other cities and communities. A single 360kW station will be able to replenish the batteries of at least 15 all-electric vehicles before running out of charge. For example, cities could use them to gauge the most suitable locations for chargers before investing in a more permanent solution. (more...)
Fortnite Rakes in $3 Billion Profits in 2018
- December 30, 2018

Fortnite spending tends to spike around the release of new seasons - updated versions of the game - since users are encouraged to buy specific packages at the start. To be fair, it's not really Epic Games' fault since it was Microsoft that made the packaging for the bundle. Affirming it agrees with player concerns, the publisher plans to distribute the $39.99 Fortnite: Save the World component to all bundle owners, or 2,000 V-Bucks. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M series phones to sport Infinity V display Samsung Galaxy M series phones to sport Infinity V display
- December 30, 2018

Naturally, tech circles are already rife with rumors about this forthcoming flagship. Ever since Apple introduced the facial recognition technology with their iPhone X , it has become a fleeting trend in the smartphone industry. It's perhaps no surprise Samsung would want to bring the feature to an A-series device first. For instance, the A8s Samsung recently unveiled comes with an Infinity-O display, just like the one we can expect in the Galaxy S10. (more...)
Bangladesh orders shutdown of 3G, 4G services for polls Bangladesh orders shutdown of 3G, 4G services for polls
- December 30, 2018

Bangladesh's telecom regulator suspended high-speed internet services late on Thursday for several hours ahead of Sunday's general elections in the country, Daily Star reported. "The decision has been taken to prevent rumours and propaganda surrounding the vote", Zakir Hussain Khan said. The measure is effective immediately, a spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said on Saturday. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Invades Monster Hunter Assassin's Creed Invades Monster Hunter
- December 30, 2018

Every time this is accomplished, a Senu's Feather will drop. In order to score these cool new threads, you're going to have to (you guessed it!) hunt some big monsters. Bayek's armor is exclusively cosmetic and doesn't change any stats-the Assassin's Hood, on the other hand, will increase movement speed and stealth. (more...)
Poco F2 could disappoint fans: Here's why Poco F2 could disappoint fans: Here's why
- December 30, 2018

This was in the form of a new subsidiary labeled POCO , and the subsequent smartphone being called the POCO F1 (or POCOFONE depending on which market you're in). Xiaomi Poco F1 was launched in India at Rs 19,999, but now the company has dropped the prices by Rs 1000. As such, look forward to a Snapdragon 855 running the show , paired with anywhere from 6GB to 10GB of RAM. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaks Reveal mid-range Specs Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaks Reveal mid-range Specs
- December 30, 2018

The leaked pictures are via the usually reliable tipsters at Rozetked , and show off a phone that looks a lot like the Pixel 3 . "Most importantly, Rozetked says the Pixel 3's world-class camera has not been downgraded and "[it's] the same as the regular Pixel 3 and is not inferior in quality". (more...)
Google To Migrate Its 'Messages' Online Portal From Android Google To Migrate Its 'Messages' Online Portal From Android
- December 30, 2018

This theory comes from an analysis of Chrome source code that revealed that Google might be changing the URL that you have to use in order to access the Messages web app . The launch of the web client was considered as a move to bring RCS to Android Messages to help it compete with Apple's iMessage platform. Google has been nicknaming its Android OS on food items, like Cupcake for the first version after buying the company Android , Ice Cream Sandwich for Android version 4, ... (more...)
These are the best selling games on Steam in 2018 These are the best selling games on Steam in 2018
- December 30, 2018

In addition to the titles that brought in most revenue across 2018, it also listed the top 150 new releases , most-played games, top early access graduates, and most popular VR experiences. The other two lists are the best Early Access Grads and the most played games. PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds , Grand Theft Auto V , Team Fortress 2 , DOTA 2 and CS: GO are perennial favourites. (more...)
Android debuts Google’s new Spam Protection in Messages feature Android debuts Google’s new Spam Protection in Messages feature
- December 30, 2018

According to Android Police , the update seems to be a limited rollout as it isn't live on every single device yet. That contrasts spam reports manually sent by users to Google, which include the full message sent by the spammer (plus, a copy may be sent to mobile carriers as well). (more...)