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OnePlus Red Cable Club reward program launched in India OnePlus Red Cable Club reward program launched in India
- December 24, 2019

OnePlus Red Cable Club members will receive 50GB of free cloud storage for a year. The Red Cable Jackpot (valid till 31 December): users can try their luck once per day, and stand a chance to win gift boxes worth ₹1,00,000, and 50% discount on Bullets Wireless 2. (more...)
Facebook Blocks Groups Spreading Pro-Trump Posts From Fake Accounts Facebook Blocks Groups Spreading Pro-Trump Posts From Fake Accounts
- December 24, 2019

The accounts acting as administrators for these pages-which boasted names such as "America Needs President Trump", "Trump for America's President," and "WE STAND WITH TRUMP & PENCE!"-were predominantly fake and created in Vietnam". The amount is nearly 100 times more than Facebook said Russia's infamous trolls farm spent in the previous period and shortly after the 2016 presidential elections in the United States. (more...)
Twitter Android App Gets A Serious Security Vulnerability Twitter Android App Gets A Serious Security Vulnerability
- December 23, 2019

It's already fixed the issue in the latest version of the app and is asking all users to upgrade as soon as possible. Thankfully, the iOS app was spared from the mishap. Twitter didn't reveal the variety of customers affected too. A security flaw has left millions of accounts at risk, but the social network has discovered the vulnerability and rolled out a fix. (more...)
Popular Messaging App ToTok Is An Alleged Emirati Spying Tool Popular Messaging App ToTok Is An Alleged Emirati Spying Tool
- December 23, 2019

The firm behind the app, the Times reports, is "most likely a front company" associated with a cyberintelligence and hacking firm that's under FBI investigation . Google and Apple have already removed ToTok from the Play Store and App Store , respectively, although the app will continue to work on devices on which it is installed, until deleted by users. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite leak reveals renders, specs, price Samsung Galaxy Note10 Lite leak reveals renders, specs, price
- December 23, 2019

Samsung's "Lite" variants of its flagship smartphones are no longer shrouded in mystery. Its rumored price is around €609 (around P34,287 or $675), and it will reportedly be available in Western Europe starting January 10. There's no wireless charging so don't expect that feature. For selfies, there's a 32MP front-facing camera, housed in the centered display punch hole. (more...)
TikTok banned by US Navy, citing security concerns TikTok banned by US Navy, citing security concerns
- December 23, 2019

A bulletin to Navy staff described that app as a "cybersecurity threat" and asked that troops take action to "safeguard their personal information". According to a report by Reuters last month, the usa government opened a national security review of the parent company Beijing ByteDance Technology Co's 1 billion acquisition of the us social media app Musical.ly. (more...)
Prince Philip will spend 'a few more days' in hospital Prince Philip will spend 'a few more days' in hospital
- December 23, 2019

The 98-year-old was not taken by ambulance and it was a planned admission. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attended church near her country estate while her husband of 72 years, Prince Philip , remained in a London hospital Sunday. "The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness' Doctor". The duke is reported to have been flown to London by helicopter and was expected to be in hospital for a few days. (more...)
Huawei P40 Pro to launch with 8 cameras in March 2020 Huawei P40 Pro to launch with 8 cameras in March 2020
- December 23, 2019

According to research notes by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ( via MacRumors ), the 10x zoom on the rear camera of the P40 Pro will be achieved thanks to a redesigned periscope telephoto lens. Separately, Samsung leaker Ice Universe posted on Twitter a short note detailing the capabilities of the periscope lenses that Samsung and Huawei will use next year. (more...)
Disney's 'Rise Of Skywalker' Earns $374M Worldwide Opening Weekend Disney's 'Rise Of Skywalker' Earns $374M Worldwide Opening Weekend
- December 23, 2019

In 2015, " The Force Awakens " earned $247.96 million in the US, while " The Last Jedi " took in $220.04 million in 2017. However, for a Star Wars movie, it isn't an impressive number to flaunt. "What we're watching organically this weekend are all the faithful Star Wars fans showing up Thursday and Friday, with the moderate ones yet to come". (more...)
Oppo Reno 3 series 5G phones will be released on December 26 Oppo Reno 3 series 5G phones will be released on December 26
- December 23, 2019

The teaser itself doesn't reveal anything about the devices, except for that they'll support dual-mode 5G connectivity (SA/NSA) out-of-the-box. The Reno 3 Pro will probably feature the Snapdragon 765G SoC as has been teased in official posters. (more...)
Secret Apple Team is Working on Developing Satellite Technology Secret Apple Team is Working on Developing Satellite Technology
- December 23, 2019

The company is also hoping to produce results within five years, which seems like quite a small window for such an undertaking. Bloomberg also says that it's still early days and the project may well be abandoned as well. The advantages of satellite communication could be extensive. The problem is, Apple reportedly hasn't determined an obvious use case at this point to justify the technology. (more...)
2020 iPhones to have sensor-shift image stabilization
- December 22, 2019

The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all feature Night Mode and Deep Fusion - computational photography features that allow the device to produce great quality images whether taken during late afternoon, late at night, or in the wee hours of the morning where it's still dark. (more...)
Facebook bans hundreds of fake accounts spreading pro-Trump messages Facebook bans hundreds of fake accounts spreading pro-Trump messages
- December 22, 2019

He called on Facebook to withdraw its allegation and lift a pre-existing ban on Epoch Media's advertising. AI-generated faces are a comparatively new phenomenon, and associated to using AI in creating deepfake movies, a problem that social media corporations try to fight. (more...)
Samsung 108MP sensor detailed in OneUI 2 camera app code
- December 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S11 is speculated to feature a quad-camera setup at the back so the 108MP primary lens will be coupled with 3D sensing ToF modules. Both the power button and volume rocker can be found on the right edge of the device, while the SIM card tray is on the left. (more...)
Sports betting won't earn enough for water plan in 2020-21 Sports betting won't earn enough for water plan in 2020-21
- December 22, 2019

Iden and other supporters are hoping it can happen by March Madness. Also noted in the memo released Thursday: The tax revenue from the final months of Fiscal Year 2019-20 after sports betting becomes legal in May might not be enough to reimburse the state for the costs of launching the program. (more...)
Motorola Razr Specs, Design, Price Tag And Official Launch Date Revealed Motorola Razr Specs, Design, Price Tag And Official Launch Date Revealed
- December 22, 2019

After leaks , rumors , and a recent FCC certification , Motorola officially announced the Razr 2019, their new foldable smartphone , tonight at an event in downtown Los Angeles. You don't get wireless charging, and the fast charging tops out at 15W. Lenovo even showed a fan video to promote Motorola Razr without permission. (more...)
Verizon Upgrades Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10 Verizon Upgrades Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and Note 10
- December 22, 2019

The report further highlights that the tablet will come in two storage options including a 64GB and 128GB of storage options. That's because the heavily marked-down Snapdragon 855 powerhouses are now sold alongside a $50 gift card you can use during a future shopping session on the same website. (more...)
Facebook to stop using your phone number for recommending friends next year Facebook to stop using your phone number for recommending friends next year
- December 22, 2019

Facebook said it had stopped allowing the phone numbers to be used for advertising in June and is further extending that to friend suggestions. The separation of two-factor authentication from advertising this summer applied to both new and existing users, a company spokeswoman said. (more...)
Huawei P40 Pro Reportedly To Feature 10x Optical Zoom
- December 22, 2019

The telephones are expected to match unique cameras, and TF securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that the premium version Huawei P40 Guru will encourage 10x optical zoom. Huawei could be gunning for double the optical zoom on its upcoming P40 Pro flagship. And it is in photography where more efforts will put Huawei in its P40 Pro. (more...)
Apple earns majority of Profit in Global Handset Revenue, Samsung 2nd Apple earns majority of Profit in Global Handset Revenue, Samsung 2nd
- December 22, 2019

It concluded that Apple's profit for the holiday season would increase, thanks to the new line-up of iPhones released in September. In coming quarters the wider adoption of 5G is also expected to drive demand for higher priced handsets, which in turn will generate revenue growth for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Foxconn, which are already preparing for full 5G commercialisation, said Counterpoint analyst Karn Chauhan. (more...)

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