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Tech Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list
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Onavo Protect is still listed on the App Store as of late Tuesday evening, but if it disappears it could be a sign that the Apple-Facebook standoff that has always been brewing is heating up. " They have a huge ecosystem making money through the developer channels and these apps, and until the developers get better on privacy, Apple is complicit ", said Mr Domingo Guerra, president of Appthority, which advises governments and companies on mobile-phone security.

Tech HP 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Revealed
Author: 0 HP 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Revealed

The bonnet has a pair of aerodynamic protrusions too. At the front the 2019 8 Series features the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date with LED headlights as standard. It may be time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans , but the big news, trackside will turn to a new street model, BMW using the annual endurance race as backdrop to reveal the long-awaited rebirth of its flagship 8-Series model.

Tech Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch hits 2 million downloads
Author: 0 Fortnite for the Nintendo Switch hits 2 million downloads

You have companies like mine that encourage cross-play and enable cross-play. The game also features in-game unlockable items - which are for aesthetics, rather than to improve your skill. When I talked about the problem with Sony not backing down with cross-play previous year with Minecraft (when even Apple and Nintendo were on board), most people laughed it off - "why would Sony work with their arch rival Microsoft and benefit them?" they said.

Tech Instagram decides not to roll out screenshot notification feature
Author: 0 Instagram decides not to roll out screenshot notification feature

Though they originally planned to roll out the feature to all users eventually, the company has decided they will no longer go ahead with the feature, as they told Buzzfeed this week . Notably, screenshots are not new to Instagram's interface. As 9to5Mac notes, the test included users receiving a push notification, complete with user name, whenever their Story was screenshot .

Tech The Biggest Takeaways From Nintendo's E3 Presentations
Author: 0 The Biggest Takeaways From Nintendo's E3 Presentations

We want to say here it is, here's when it's coming out, and get ready for it". 'It's definitely not an update, ' said Bihldorff. Speaking with USGamer at E3 this week, Nate Bihldorff, localization manager for Treehouse, confirmed that the action-packed brawler has been built from the ground-up for the Big N's hybrid console, squashing fears that it was just an updated version of the Wii U Smash Bros .

Tech Apple's Tim Cook Says Every Apple Park Employee Has a Standing Desk
Author: 0 Apple's Tim Cook Says Every Apple Park Employee Has a Standing Desk

If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it's much better for your lifestyle. When talking about the Apple Watch in 2015 , he said "Ten minutes before the hour, it will remind you to move". "We have given all of our employees 100% standing desks", Cook said. One reason why a company would invest so much in a new building is to help it recruit highly-paid software developers and tech workers, who have other options for employment, but who might want to work in a ...

Tech Black Ops 4 Pass And DLC U-Turn - Can Be Bought Separately
Author: 0 Black Ops 4 Pass And DLC U-Turn - Can Be Bought Separately

The first private event will happen in Washington on July 16, while the last one will be held in Atlanta on September 15. "This year, Xfinity has elevated the consumer experience by offering Call of Duty fans a chance to play Black Ops 4 through the Xfinity store sweepstakes before its official release on October 12", said Tyler Michaud, Vice President, Product Management at Activision .

Tech E3 2018 Confirmed PlayStation 5 and Next Xbox Are Coming in 2020
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Fortnite offers cross-play between the Switch and Xbox One, yet Sony has prevented the PS4 from joining the game's console ecosystem, which means console players might not be able to play with all their friends. Large game companies often maintain their own separate account systems now, and owning a game on one platform should never prevent an account from being used for a different title on a different platform.

Tech Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones
Author: 0 Apple is closing a loophole that lets police hack into iPhones

Though you'll still be able to charge a phone without tapping in a password , you'll now need one to pull data off it via that port. Apple has said it will change iPhone settings to block a method used by police and intelligence agencies to break into devices.

Tech Russian Federation wins opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, 5-0
Author: 0 Russian Federation wins opening World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, 5-0

They are due to face seven-time African Cup champions Egypt and Uruguay. Yuri Gazinskiy and Cheryshev struck first-half goals to open their global accounts at Luzhniki Stadium, Artem Dzyuba adding a third 89 seconds after his introduction as a second-half replacement, but an injury to star man Alan Dzagoev will cause concern for Russian Federation.

Tech Apple Maps is more broken than usual
Author: 0 Apple Maps is more broken than usual

The outage has been acknowledged on Apple's status page as affecting both Maps Search and Routing & Navigation, and appears to be hitting users across many countries. Those using an iPhone or iPad can choose to use another navigation app like Google Maps or Waze , but those who rely on CarPlay and other systems that don't offer an alternative mapping service will be out of luck.

Tech A Lost Nintendo Arcade Game is Coming to Switch Next Month
Author: 0 A Lost Nintendo Arcade Game is Coming to Switch Next Month

Arcade Archives: Donkey Kong releases today for $7.99. The game contains multiple versions of Donkey Kong Arcade. The rarer of the two, and perhaps the more surprising inclusion, is Sky Skipper . By 1982 the game was gone from Japanese arcades, and it never got a Western release. According to Nintendo stalwart Don James, who revealed the games on Treehouse Live , only one of the original cabinets is known to still exist, stored at Nintendo's headquarters.

Tech What's the Deal: Easy, budget-friendly Father's Day gifts
Author: 0 What's the Deal: Easy, budget-friendly Father's Day gifts

It's fun to hear an arrogant scream from your dad when he fires up a strike! With the prevalence of vintage-esque barbershops in the metro, getting a classic cut over a restored leather barber chair, followed by a cold rinse and shave, capped by a head and shoulder massage, is a great way to make your dad look and feel good.

Tech How to watch the 2018 World Cup in India
Author: 0 How to watch the 2018 World Cup in India

The tournament began yesterday, i:e, June 14. Three local broadcasters of Singapore - Singtel, Mediacorp and StarHub - are collaborating for the first time to broadcast the matches in the island nation. Apple has also taken care of its football fans. Airtel TV app will also stream Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 tournament live for Airtel users.

Tech NEX Vivo: smartphone with retractable front camera
Author: 0 NEX Vivo: smartphone with retractable front camera

But best/worst/most absurdly of all (depending on your predisposition), the 8MP selfie cam pops up from the phone whenever you need it. The reason the Vivo Nex should be envied is because of its design. However, the highlight of the device is the 8-megapixel pop-up selfie camera which reveals itself when you activate the front camera on the camera app.

Tech OnePlus 6 sales top one million units in less than a month
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 sales top one million units in less than a month

Earlier this year, the OnePlus 6 launch event sold-out with over 1,000 tickets bought in under 10 hours, and now the community continues to grow with over five million people across the world. The device comes with 6.28-inch Full HD+ Optic (1080x2280p) AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition has been launched at a price tag of Rs.

Tech Samsung Announces New Chromebook Plus V2
Author: 0 Samsung Announces New Chromebook Plus V2

The Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has been officially announced . Previous year saw a major shift of how we look at Chromebooks, and as 2018 zooms by, things are only evolving more and more . The front-facer is a 1-megapixel (MP) affair, with the rear camera boasting 13MP and benefiting from auto-focus. The keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc, and the rounded edges claim to offer users a "comfortable grip whether it's being used as a notebook or a tablet".

Tech New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'
Author: 0 New gameplay trailer drops for 'The Last of Us Part II'

We've been waiting for a glimpse at gameplay ever since and now, we have it. Beginning in a church during a small party, we're introduced to an older Ellie, who waits patiently for her girlfriend to approach her for a dance. The rest of the gameplay video shows just how dynamic the combat system is like in the upcoming game. Of course, this doesn't mean we won't see Joel, he's been seen and talked about in trailers.

Tech The Rules on Net Neutrality No Longer Apply From Monday
Author: 0 The Rules on Net Neutrality No Longer Apply From Monday

A summary of the current efforts and situation in the various states can be found here. "They are not concerned that Internet service providers are going to block access to lawful content". "This information will allow consumers to make an informed decision about which internet service provider is best for them and give entrepreneurs the information they need as they develop new products and services", Pai explained .

Tech Sony blocks Fortnite cross-play on Switch
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Sony's PS4 has been the best-selling platform of its generation, but the company's response to the cross-play controversy completely skirts the issue and doesn't provide much hope that the company will reverse course. Complaints about the matter are already threatening to overshadow Sony's publicity efforts at the E3 video games show in Los Angeles. Up until this point, Sony has been rather quiet about the whole situation.

Tech The foldable Galaxy X will cost a whopping $1,800
Author: 0 The foldable Galaxy X will cost a whopping $1,800

One of the many patents filed by Samsung is to make sure the internal components of the device don't get damaged when it's folded. One of the biggest players in the yet-inexistent market is Microsoft, whose rumored Andromeda device has been the topic of a few patents as of late .

Tech Huawei to launch Mate 20 with 6.9-inch Samsung AMOLED screen
Author: 0 Huawei to launch Mate 20 with 6.9-inch Samsung AMOLED screen

The phones that are getting a lot of web space are the iPhone X Plus, a larger version to the 2017 iPhone X and the 2018 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , the successor to the Galaxy Note 8. If the Mate 20 Pro gets a 6.9-inch screen that would make it about the size of a small tablet. The reason for choosing the high-end panels is probably because Huawei wants to maintain its status in its hometown.

Tech Resident Evil 2 Game Remake Arriving in January 2019
Author: 0 Resident Evil 2 Game Remake Arriving in January 2019

Spoiler: the game still looks incredibly scary and has clearly benefited from the changes that Capcom has made to its controls and visuals. It just holds its decayed dignity so well. Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to launch on January 25, 2019. To this day it has retained it's title as the best selling single platform game. Of course, much has changed since Resident Evil 2 made its PlayStation debut, and the remake of Resident Evil 2 reflects many of those changes.

Tech Ubisoft announces Trials Rising for February 2019
Author: 0 Ubisoft announces Trials Rising for February 2019

You can check out a trailer for the game above, and with E3 2018 still underway, expect more information as the week goes on. It'll be the sixth main entry in the almost two-decade old franchise, and it'll release February 2019 on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch , and Xbox One.

Tech Burger King renamed 'Pancake King' to mock IHOP
Author: 0 Burger King renamed 'Pancake King' to mock IHOP

Apparently succumbing to the theory that any publicity is good publicity, IHOP announced Monday it is now IHOB . The burger chain, which serves pancakes for breakfast, changed its name on its social-media channels and updated photos to put more emphasis on pancakes instead of its famous Whoppers.

Tech RE: Polestar Engineered performance packages launched - Page 1 - General Gassing
Author: 0 RE: Polestar Engineered performance packages launched - Page 1 - General Gassing

Building on the standard T8's 394bhp combined power figure, Polestar's very contemporary way of increasing power via upgraded software brings power up to an even more impressive total of 408bhp. Uniquely available for the flagship T8 model, and set to be offered for the V60 and XC60 in 2019, the package features powertrain, brake, wheel and suspension upgrades.

Tech Microsoft is working on 'heavily redesigned' Surface Pro 6
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ZDNet's report assumes the next Surface Pro device will be the 'Surface Pro 6, ' though that may just be a reference to that this will have been the sixth Surface Pro. The reporting comes courtesy of Thurrott , which says that three new devices are in the works. Reportedly envisioned as a "pocketable device to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience", the mysterious Andromeda is now scheduled for a 2018 launch, although nothing's set in stone just yet.

Tech Telltale Are Working On A Stranger Things Project
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It further stated that Stranger Things: The Game will be headed to mainstream gaming platforms via Telltale Games in future, and Netflix's role in this will be limited to marketing and promotion. Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions , and it appears that request has finally come to fruition.

Tech Final Fantay XIV and Monster Hunter
Author: 0 Final Fantay XIV and Monster Hunter

One prize that appears to be up for grabs is a new emote that mimics the motions hunters make when drinking a potion in Monster Hunter: World , as was demonstrated by a group of players at the end of the trailer. Under the Moonlight launches sometime during Summer 2018. You must purchase Final Fantasy XIV , create a character, level them up to 70, and complete the main quest " Stormblood ".

Tech Display fingerprint and 91% screen-to-body ratio
Author: 0 Display fingerprint and 91% screen-to-body ratio

It's unknown what amount of RAM and storage it will come with but it's expected to have a price tag in the region of US$600. That display measures in at 6.59 inches, and it's a 1080p HD+ OLED panel. The phone's pièce de résistance is the retractable 8MP front camera. Vivo is touting the AI capabilities of the NEX, with the phone offering AI-assisted scene recognition, HDR, filters, and photo composition.

Tech Black Ops 3 is a bonus free game on PlayStation Plus
Author: 0 Black Ops 3 is a bonus free game on PlayStation Plus

What's even better is that this offer starts tonight (June 11, 2018). The other Call of Duty news (which was previously reported) is that the classic Slums, Jungle, Summit, and Firing Range maps will be remade for Black Ops 4 . "You'll need to log in with a Call of Duty account and enter your Call of Duty : Black Ops 4 Private Beta code". We have contacted Activision to see if they can clarify how this will work for those who buy the physical version of the base game.

Tech Jaguar E-Pace gets an entry-level petrol engine and smart suspension
Author: 0 Jaguar E-Pace gets an entry-level petrol engine and smart suspension

Jaguar has revealed new tech upgrades for its E-Pace small SUV, which will see the vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence that learns your preferences and adapts the auto accordingly. The adaptive suspension offered in the E-Pace uses continuously variable damper technology with a triple-tube design and externally mounted hydraulic valves.

Tech Leak: Everything Is Bigger in the Galaxy Note 9
Author: 0 Leak: Everything Is Bigger in the Galaxy Note 9

However, the review was in 2016, when Samsung launched the watch, so we are overdue for some new Gear action. Samsung Gear S4 - Leaked photos, concept images, and renders Sun, February 18, 2018 SAMSUNG is believed to be hard at work on the successor to its hugely-impressive Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch.