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New Apple iPhones Attracting More Android Users New Apple iPhones Attracting More Android Users
- December 27, 2018

While the XR's overall sales may have proven disappointing to Apple so far, a recent report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners revealing specific sales data is more optimistic. That makes it Apple's best-selling model in the U.S. It's nearly equal to the combined total of the XS and XS Max, who garnered 35 percent of U.S. iPhone sales in that same month. (more...)
Huawei officially releases Honor V20 (View 20) smartphone with 48MP camera
- December 27, 2018

It is notably the first Honor phone to get a punch-hole display and it is also the company's first smartphone to get a 48MP rear camera . Another feature Honor presented with the phone is Link Turbo which allows for simultaneous downloading using WiFi and 4G, as well as seamless switching for the best connection at all times. (more...)
Moment’s new cases can make your Pixel 3 camera even better Moment’s new cases can make your Pixel 3 camera even better
- December 27, 2018

Big tech companies such as Samsung usually stay away from making jokes about their competition, but Samsung has decided to make an exception for Google. Even Rick Osterloh's blog post about Google's new products doesn't contain any Android reference, but you'll find Chrome OS in there. It could be something important - or it could be a spam call, like someone or something offering you a "free trip to Spain". (more...)
Mobility: Google unveils new Pixel phones, tablet Mobility: Google unveils new Pixel phones, tablet
- December 27, 2018

However while the Portal is designed primarily for making video calls over Facebook Messenger, Google's device does not feature a camera at all. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now up for pre-order and will be released in Australia on November 1 in White, Black and a new colour called "Not Pink". (more...)
Honor View 20 with in-display camera to unveil on December 26 Honor View 20 with in-display camera to unveil on December 26
- December 27, 2018

That has turned out to be inaccurate, though, as Huawei teased the Honor V20 yesterday in full. What brings so much hype about this device is on-screen camera. Just a few days back, Xiaomi's Co-Founder revealed that the company would launch a phone in January with a 48MP sensor on the rear. The company claims that the V20 sports a premium design and they used 5-axis ring dispensing technology with 0.1mm precision assembly and a customised camera lens. (more...)
Bethesda Celebrates the Spirit of Holiday Season by Giving Away Fallout 76 Bethesda Celebrates the Spirit of Holiday Season by Giving Away Fallout 76
- December 27, 2018

Fallout kicked off the franchise in 1997, and is widely considered one of the best games in the series. You can only play these games on PC, but they can run on any ole weak build. Through Twitter , the studio commented that all players who have logged in to the full version of Fallout 76 in 2018 will be rewarded with the Fallout Classic Collection for PC. (more...)
Honor's 'hole-punch' View 20 will get a Moschino edition
- December 26, 2018

The Honor V20 was first showcased in the form of a prototype at an event in Hong Kong early this month, and is now being made official for the Chinese market. Inbuilt storage is offered at 128GB and 256GB options. It does not support microSD card slot for storage expansion. Coming to optics, the Honor V20 sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 960fps slow-motion video recording support, autofocus, AI HDR, and LED flash support. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 MIUI 10 update stable edition now available Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 MIUI 10 update stable edition now available
- December 26, 2018

Xiaomi's first Android Go smartphone Meanwhile, Xiaomi is rumoured to be developing its first Android Go smartphone. It was also the first budget handset from Xiaomi to sport a dual-camera setup at the rear. This, however, is yet to be officially confirmed by Xiaomi . Tis the season to be jolly, Xiaomi Mi A1 users. However, some of the Redmi Note 3 users have took to the Mi Forums to confirm that they have received the MIUI 10 update. (more...)
Apple iOS 12.1.2 reportedly bricking iPhones Apple iOS 12.1.2 reportedly bricking iPhones
- December 26, 2018

Presumably, the second build is meant to fix the overarching cellular connectivity issue, but it wasn't listed in Apple's update notes. The OS version that was rolled out last week is apparently "bricking" some iPhones by showing no cellular data connectivity . (more...)
Microsoft may launch its own webcams Microsoft may launch its own webcams
- December 26, 2018

They might even borrow a feature found on Kinect and work on Xbox One . It will be interesting to see what direction Microsoft plans to go in, and whether or not it'll be a standalone product remains to be seen. Microsoft officially shut down Kinect previous year, its motion-based gaming camera system that was launched to combat the Nintendo Wii, which had originally popularized motion controls. (more...)
Samsung's Rolling Out Android Pie To The Galaxy S9 Now Samsung's Rolling Out Android Pie To The Galaxy S9 Now
- December 26, 2018

Development on the Samsung Galaxy Sport is said to have just kicked off but its launch window is thought to be around the same time as that for its upcoming Galaxy S10 family of flagships. Then, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 and Galaxy J7 Duo will be updated to Android Pie in July and August, respectively. A few hours after the release of the official update to Android 9 Pie for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus , interesting details emerge on the new user interface of the Korean ... (more...)
Google Home tops Siri and HomePod in smart speaker test Google Home tops Siri and HomePod in smart speaker test
- December 26, 2018

Apple's Siri-based HomePod is catching up with Google, while Amazon's Echo devices enjoy the largest marketshare worldwide , with the largest number of buyers coming from the USA followed by China. This is because, as Loup Ventures puts it, "HomePod's lead in this category may come from the fact that the HomePod will pass on full SiriKit requests like those regarding messaging, lists, and basically anything other than music to the iOS device paired to the speaker". (more...)
New Xiaomi POCO Phone Expected To Launch Tomorrow New Xiaomi POCO Phone Expected To Launch Tomorrow
- December 25, 2018

Until now, the Poco F1 was available in four variants in India, but with the launch of 6GB + 128GB Armoured Edition the phone will be available in five options. Notably, the 6GB+128GB variant of the Poco F1 in other colour options- Graphite Black, Rosso Red, Steel Blue is now available for purchase at Rs 22,999. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Play revealed on Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2018

During the launch event, Xiaomi didn't talk about Mi Play being a gaming phone , but the Mi Play just like the Honor Play comes with GPU Turbo support which is said to offer great overall gaming performance. The handset comes with 64GB internal storage which can be expanded by up to 256 GB with microSD card. This price is for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration which is also the only storage configuration announced right now. (more...)
Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s exact screen sizes just leaked Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s exact screen sizes just leaked
- December 24, 2018

Samsung's future Galaxy A10 could be the first phone from the company to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to a new set of leaks. The current generation Note9 is "only" 6.4 inches. At one objective Apple was additionally rumoured to use in-screen fingerprint detector on its last year's iPhone X. Evidently, each the businesses didn't act with the technology. (more...)
PUBG Mobile's Vikendi map available for matchmaking; all you need to know PUBG Mobile's Vikendi map available for matchmaking; all you need to know
- December 23, 2018

Tencent Games recently released PUBG ( PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ) Mobile 0.10.0 update, with which the added the Vikendi snow map onto its servers. It has been confirmed in a recent statement that along with 200 million downloads, PUBG Mobile now has 30 million daily active users, which is a huge number when it comes to online smartphone games. (more...)
The HomePod Glitter Bomb Video Had Some Staged Reactions, Creator Apologizes The HomePod Glitter Bomb Video Had Some Staged Reactions, Creator Apologizes
- December 23, 2018

Rober has now admitted in a tweet that parts of his video were "misleading". I put a feeler out for people willing to put a package on their porch and this person (who is a friend of a friend) volunteered to help. "This is my first every video with some kind of "prank" and I mentioned in the video it's pretty removed from my comfort zone". Rober eventually removed the "faked" reactions from his original video, in an effort to keep his overall video genuine. (more...)
Fortnite Season 7 Week 3 Challenges: Everything You Need to Know Fortnite Season 7 Week 3 Challenges: Everything You Need to Know
- December 23, 2018

A recap of those challenges is below, alongside links to relevant guides . You'll need to first complete all of the week 3 challenges and unlock the loading screen. Now that we know roughly where we want to be heading, it's simply a case of tracking down the exact location of that hangar and the secret star inside it. (more...)
Itching for a quick doodle? Chrome Canvas lets you do just that Itching for a quick doodle? Chrome Canvas lets you do just that
- December 23, 2018

You can go to Canvas using canvas.apps. chrome and start drawing immediately, as previously reported by Chrome Unboxed . TheVerge says the feature first showed up in a recent Chrome OS Dev build, but it now supports any browser supporting WebAssembly, which includes Firefox. (more...)
Qualcomm Wants China To Ban TheiPhone XS And XR Qualcomm Wants China To Ban TheiPhone XS And XR
- December 23, 2018

U.S chipmaker Qualcomm says it believes that Apple remains in infringement of a Chinese court's orders to stop sales of iPhones in spite of a software update that Apple released on Monday. Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General counsel for Qualcomm, said in a statement that Apple has violated the court order. Of course, Apple has also attempted to set its foot there, going as far as make concessions to the government's "Made in India" requirements. (more...)
Google Lost The Mobile Camera Crown With Pixel 3, Experts Say Google Lost The Mobile Camera Crown With Pixel 3, Experts Say
- December 22, 2018

Last month we reported that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL had an intermittent problem with third-party apps when using the camera. Google used its DxOMark scores in the past in marketing to show that the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones had the best camera experiences around. (more...)
Apple doesn't see a problem with bent iPads Apple doesn't see a problem with bent iPads
- December 22, 2018

Over the last few days, some iPad Pro owners have taken to the web to complain about subtle but noticeable bends in their iPad Pros. Dan Riccio, the senior executive, responded to the issue in an email to a MacRumors reader that the devices "meets or exceeds" all of Apple's quality and precision standards. (more...)
Call of Duty Call of Duty
- December 21, 2018

Another big week has kicked off in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 , with PC, and Xbox One players now able to join in on the fun. Finally, we're happy to introduce an accessibility feature that we've been planning for a while: the new Auto Sprint option will allow players to double-click their controller's left stick to automatically sprint in Multiplayer , Blackout , and Zombies . (more...)
InPrivate Desktop launches as Windows Sandbox InPrivate Desktop launches as Windows Sandbox
- December 21, 2018

It still shows threats detected by Windows Defender Antivirus, but now offers more information about them and what you can do. While running.exe files to install programs and applications is extremely common, it's also a very common risk you take, whenever you're unsure about the installer you're about to run. (more...)
Google Claims It Didn't Sabotage Microsoft Edge With YouTube Code Mods Google Claims It Didn't Sabotage Microsoft Edge With YouTube Code Mods
- December 21, 2018

You've been there: Caught on a dodgy website, faced with a barrage of ads or suspicious content, and found yourself trapped - no matter how much you hit the back button. "YouTube does not add code created to defeat optimizations in other browsers, and works quickly to fix bugs when they're discovered". Unfortunately, this isn't the first time someone has claimed that Google stacks the deck in favor of Chrome. (more...)
Microsoft Is Reportedly Producing A 2nd Xbox Prototype: Microsoft Is Reportedly Producing A 2nd Xbox Prototype: "Anaconda"
- December 21, 2018

According to new reports, the replacement for the Xbox One X is now under development via the codename Anaconda , while a lower cost replacement for the Xbox One S carries the name Lockhart . No matter which of the two consoles you pick up in 2020, expect both to support Xbox One X and Xbox 360 games given Microsoft's ongoing commitment to backward compatibility. (more...)
The Waking Dead: The Final Season will be Epic Games Store exclusive The Waking Dead: The Final Season will be Epic Games Store exclusive
- December 21, 2018

Skybound also called on the talents of Clementine voice actor Melissa Hutchison to answer some frequently asked questions: Older TWD seasons will remain available on their original platforms, cloud saves will carry over, and Skybound is not now working on any other Telltale games. (more...)
Sprint, T-Mobile just cleared key hurdles to their huge merger Sprint, T-Mobile just cleared key hurdles to their huge merger
- December 21, 2018

Deutsche Telekom, based in Bonn, will own 42 per cent of the new company, while Tokyo-based SoftBank will own 27 per cent. Both companies are now in talks to swap out their Huawei networking equipment with parts from Nokia and Ericsson, so it looks like they'll be agreeing to those demands. (more...)
Xbox’s January 2019 Games with Gold is starting the year off strong Xbox’s January 2019 Games with Gold is starting the year off strong
- December 21, 2018

The second Xbox One game for the month will be that of WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship , which will be available starting on January 16 and will last until February 15. If you are an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, make sure to check these out once they drop in January. Finally, Far Cry 2 is a fantastic survival shooter. (more...)
McLaren P1 GTR by MSO pays homage to Senna's first F1 championship McLaren P1 GTR by MSO pays homage to Senna's first F1 championship
- December 21, 2018

McLaren hasn't revealed the numbers, but it's not like the GTR ever needed more grunt; as "standard" it has 1,000hp from its combination of electric motor and twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8. Other details include the Senna Brand Trademark on the front splitter, as well as in front of the air intake and each door. We shan't guess how much this bespoke commission cost because, frankly, the sky's the limit, but expect it to have commanded a hefty premium over the GTR's £2 million starting price; it ... (more...)