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Tech Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays
Author: 0 Apple announces new iPad Air and iPad Mini, both with Retina displays

The Smart Keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Air is priced at Rs 13,900 with layouts for over 30 languages, including simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. The new iPad Air , with its bigger screen, feels like a more grown-up tablet while still being affordable. The new iPad Air looks like previous models, with thicker bezels on the top and bottom of the advanced Retina display (now with True Tone technology) to house the camera array and the physical Home button.

Tech Apple Loses Patent Case to Qualcomm: Here’s What It Means
Author: 0 Apple Loses Patent Case to Qualcomm: Here’s What It Means

The chipmaker was trying to obtain $1.41 per infringing iPhone , while Apple explained during the trial that one of its engineers, Arjuna Siva, was involved in the development of one patent that Qualcomm claimed it violated. Even though the ruling is not final, it gives Apple a win over Qualcomm before they face-off in court. Qualcomm in turn alleged that it stopped paying the rebate payments because Apple had broken the agreement by urging other smartphone makers to complain to regulators ...

Tech Apple launches surprise all-new iPad Air and iPad mini
Author: 0 Apple launches surprise all-new iPad Air and iPad mini

The company revamped its more expensive tablet line, the iPad Pro , last October with Face ID and slimmer bezels. The new iPad Air is also compatible with the Apple Pencil . The first-generation Apple Pencil costs $99 , while the keyboard for the iPad Air costs $159. It's also powered by the A12 chip, which is a lot of power for a tiny frame - it all means it's pretty much exactly a smaller version of the iPad Air.

Tech Redmi 7 Now Official: Featuring Snapdragon 632, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery
Author: 0 Redmi 7 Now Official: Featuring Snapdragon 632, 12MP Camera, 4000mAh Battery

Further, the display has been certified by Germany's TÜV Rheinland with a promise of cutting down blue light and protecting users' eyes from any fatigue due to excessive usage. There is also Face Unlock feature as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security objective. The smartphone also scores well on the durability front, thanks to the Gorilla Glass 5 protection above the screen and the P2i liquid-repellant nano-coating for resistance against water splashes.

Tech Huawei Nova 4e with 32MP Front Camera and Kirin 710 Chipset Announced
Author: 0 Huawei Nova 4e with 32MP Front Camera and Kirin 710 Chipset Announced

The processor is Huawei's latest Kirin 980 octa-core chipset, with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options (expandable through Huawei's NanoMemory cards), along with a 4,200mAh battery and IP68 water resistance. We see the waterdrop notch housing the front-facing camera, a small chin on the bottom, and no physical button as the fingerprint scanner is underneath the glass.

Tech Apple Suppliers Preparing for Mass Production of AirPods 2 and New iPads
Author: 0 Apple Suppliers Preparing for Mass Production of AirPods 2 and New iPads

Presumably, the shows Apple has already released on Apple Music, such as Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps , will be on the streaming service, but that isn't clear. Apple's App Store, where the service is likely to be distributed, is now available in more than 100 countries. Although the iPhone maker is expected to finally debut its long-awaited Netflix rival at the event, a majority of the content available on the service at launch will be from third-party content providers - not ...

Tech Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV
Author: 0 Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV

You'll be asked to sign into your Apple account. First of all, you'll need to choose between the Amazon Fire TV Stick and it's upgraded sibling, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K . At CES earlier this year, the company announced that AirPlay 2 and Homekit support will soon come to a host of smart TVs, and Samsung's TVs would even add the iTunes video store.

Tech Google Play Store Has Received a New Update
Author: 0 Google Play Store Has Received a New Update

Researchers have found an adware in 206 Android apps that have 150 million downloads at the Google Play Store . Only 80 apps detected more than 30% of the malware the company tested the apps with. AV-Comparatives is recommending that consumers ought to be vigilant and use only products of well-known vendors. Some apps would even block themselves, in instances when the devs would forget to whitelist themselves.

Tech 'No Man's Sky' is getting a massive multiplayer mode
Author: 0 'No Man's Sky' is getting a massive multiplayer mode

The first of these will be what Murray called " No Man's Sky Online ". Today we've learned that Beyond will dramatically expand the No Man's Sky multiplayer experience, bringing new ways for players to come together from across the universe.

Tech Google files patent for 'Z-fold' display technology
Author: 0 Google files patent for 'Z-fold' display technology

Another design shows a handset that folds down in three sections, with three display surfaces that stack when folded to create one smaller device . In the images, the device can be seen partially folded as well as fully folded. It only mentions it's to be used in a "modern computing device". What's more, Google's smartphones usually don't reflect current mobile trends - which folding phones may become.

Tech You Can Stream PC Games To Your Phone Through Steam Now
Author: 0 You Can Stream PC Games To Your Phone Through Steam Now

Steam Link Anywhere means that as long as your internet connection is stable and you don't mind having a computer running while you're out, you should theoretically be capable of playing games literally anywhere. Valve did not state the exact specifications required to stream at various resolutions, but added that it would continue to improve the Steam Link Anywhere experience.

Tech Samsung is working to put a selfie camera underneath a phone's screen
Author: 0 Samsung is working to put a selfie camera underneath a phone's screen

This was one of the biggest complaints in my Samsung Galaxy S10 review , and as I said when I tried out the device, the South Korean company just needs to refine its performance with more updates as fast as possible. "Though it wouldn't be possible to make [a full-screen smartphone] in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera's function in any way", Yang added.

Tech Android 10 beta rolls out
Author: 0 Android 10 beta rolls out

This is a major update for Android from Google's perspective as it focuses on refining the Pie experience while laying more focus on user privacy and security. Given the current smartphone design direction of more screen and less bezel, it's unlikely Google has dropped the idea completely. If you are on Android Q , you can find out how to enable the new desktop mode here .

Tech Huawei Caught Using Stock Images To Promote Upcoming P30 Smartphone Series
Author: 0 Huawei Caught Using Stock Images To Promote Upcoming P30 Smartphone Series

The ELE-L29 and VOG-L29 variants of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro smartphones have been certified by Taiwan's NCC and Indonesia's TKDN certification agencies. GadgetMatch found this out by doing a reverse image search which revealed that a photograph featuring a young child with duckling, is too similar for comfort to a photo originally from a photographer's 2009 portfolio.

Tech Google Lookout uses AI to describe surroundings for the visually impaired
Author: 0 Google Lookout uses AI to describe surroundings for the visually impaired

By the way, Lookout was originally announced at the I/O conference back in May 2018, requiring a lot of time for "testing and improving the quality" of its results. Simply launch the app and keep it pointed forward and it will identify objects seen by the camera, which is then spoken out loud. Lookout is created with similar technology previously used in Google Lens .

Tech Uh Oh, Looks Like Google's Hardware Team Might Be in Trouble
Author: 0 Uh Oh, Looks Like Google's Hardware Team Might Be in Trouble

Employees asked to transfer in the past two weeks include hardware engineers, technical program managers, and program manager supporters. On the tablet side, however, things might get a bit messy since Google Pixel Slate didn't receive all the love even from enthusiasts.

Tech Companies celebrate The Internet's 30th birthday by sharing their retro origins
Author: 0 Companies celebrate The Internet's 30th birthday by sharing their retro origins

Sir Tim invented the World Wide Web because he was frustrated to have to constantly log on to a different computer every time he wanted to access different information not on his main computer. The web also fuels the risky spread of misinformation; search engine optimization tactics can push fake news stories to the top of Google search results, feeding internet users with falsities.

Tech Facebook suffers most serious outage in its history
Author: 0 Facebook suffers most serious outage in its history

Facebook is working to fix the issue. Facebook took to Twitter to update users on the situation. Earlier today, a lot of Google services were down and lot of users couldn't access services like Google Drive, Hangouts and among others.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock fooled by 2D pictures
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10 face unlock fooled by 2D pictures

The new Galaxy S phones offer sleek new all-screen designs with trendy hole-punch cameras, exciting new features like an in-display fingerprint reader, big upgrades where power and camera performance are concerned, and plenty more. Additional information regarding the phone is scarce beyond this point. Owing to positive market reactions to the latest Samsung phones, including record-high preorders in the United States, market watchers predict that total shipments of the 10th edition could ...

Tech Spotify files competition complaint against Apple's 30% 'tax'
Author: 0 Spotify files competition complaint against Apple's 30% 'tax'

Under App store rules, Spotify said, content-based apps could not include buttons or external links to pages with production information, discounts or promotions and faced difficulties fixing bugs. Apple is both the owner of the iOS platform and the App Store-and a competitor to services like Spotify. Meanwhile, other developers have also complained about Apple's constantly evolving App Store guidelines, which feels shifting goalposts that the company changes on a whim, often to suit ...

Tech Google just released the first Android Q beta
Author: 0 Google just released the first Android Q beta

There has been more pre-release buzz about the upcoming Android release than usual this year thanks to a leaked build of Android Q several weeks back. Permissions as a whole have also been updated with greater control, including things like shared files, photos, etc. There's a ton more of screw tightening in Android Q , including support for a AV1 video codec that aims to improve high-res video while using less bandwidth , improved Vulkan support for better game graphics, and faster ...

Tech Google Chrome Lite Pages extended to HTTPS pages as well
Author: 0 Google Chrome Lite Pages extended to HTTPS pages as well

Chrome 73's dark mode on Mac looks quite similar to the browser's native incognito mode. In the latest release of its web-based operating system, that's Chrome 73, the company has enabled dark mode , which turns webpages and elements of the browser itself black.

Tech Verizon says its 5G network will cost an extra $10 a month
Author: 0 Verizon says its 5G network will cost an extra $10 a month

Customers using unlimited plans will be able to access the network for free for the first 90 days, after which they'll start paying the extra $10 per month for the service plan. 5G service in Minneapolis will be in Downtown West, Downtown East, and Elliot Park. Verizon and other carriers that want to roll out the 5G network are promising smartphone and home broadband users faster data speeds, less delays and the ability to connect to more devices.

Tech Don't panic... But Facebook and Instagram are down
Author: 0 Don't panic... But Facebook and Instagram are down

We can confirm that Facebook's Workplace and Work Chat apps are also affected by this outage. "We're working to resolve the issue as soon as possible", the Facebook account said on Twitter. Many were quick to point out that they are frequently turning to Twitter to check if other websites are down, noting that the platform somehow is always "standing strong" despite service issues elsewhere.

Tech Google brings this much-needed new feature to Hangouts Chat
Author: 0 Google brings this much-needed new feature to Hangouts Chat

The search giant has also noted on its support page that after Allo is shut down , it will delete all your Allo messages, including incognito messages. It's time to say goodbye to Allo! Exporting messages from chats won't include photos or videos. All of your messages will be completely deleted, though conversations you've had with Google Assistant will remain stored on Google's servers (you can delete them if you wish).

Tech Outage hits Gmail users around world
Author: 0 Outage hits Gmail users around world

After clicking "send" on an e-mail, some users are receiving this pop-up message: "Oops, something went wrong". The e-mail does not send, but it saved as a draft. So far, the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia and 54 other countries have reported issues with Gmail. The issues were not isolated to Gmail for some people.

Tech Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Announced for Steam and Microsoft Store
Author: 0 Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Announced for Steam and Microsoft Store

Today during the latest episode of Inside Xbox , Microsoft dropped a bombshell amid the wait for the latest Halo game - Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC, and the entire collection itself is adding Halo: Reach . However, it is known that Halo : Reach is the first game that will be released, and the order in which each game is released thereafter is based on when they chronologically occurred in the Halo universe timeline.

Tech Apex Legends Battle Pass: Respawn Talks Leaks And Datamining
Author: 0 Apex Legends Battle Pass: Respawn Talks Leaks And Datamining

Cancel your EA Access or Origin Access subscription. The Apex Legends Battle Pass will cost around $10 depending where you are in the world and likely gives access to new cosmetics, items and more. Adding a report feature on PC to report cheaters in game that goes directly to Easy-Anti-Cheat. "There's lots of stuff that has been datamined from Apex since launch and is swirling around the Internet".

Tech More than 7 non-Google phones will be on Android Q beta
Author: 0 More than 7 non-Google phones will be on Android Q beta

Google seems to have updated the bug tracker in the time since Rahman's tweet went live, but the link that he shared still leads to a page for tracking issues in the Android Q developer preview. The number is bigger for the upcoming Android release , but we don't quite know the OEMs involved just yet. It looks like Google is already working on the next major version of its mobile operating system, Android Q.

Author: 0 Hulu & Spotify Team Up to Offer a $9.99 Bundle

Spotify already had a good thing going by bundling Spotify Premium and Hulu for $12.99 each month . In total, it's worth nearly $72 in saved subscription fees over the course of a year. USA streams of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" and the Dusty Springfield classic "I Only Want to Be with You" rose 86 percent and 127 percent, respectively, the week after the songs were played in season 2 episodes last summer.