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Google-Backed Groups Criticize Apple For Its New Privacy Changes Google-Backed Groups Criticize Apple For Its New Privacy Changes
- July 03, 2020

Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pte Ltd on Thursday took down its global short video app Likee from Google Play and App Store temporarily, following the decision of the Indian government to ban 59 applications. Likee's features also encourage connection and conversation among users by gamifying viewing and interactions. The app also reached three million downloads in 10 days, and 500,000 downloads in 72 hours. (more...)
Booking.com Scores SCOTUS Victory in Generic Term Battle with the USPTO Booking.com Scores SCOTUS Victory in Generic Term Battle with the USPTO
- July 03, 2020

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spokesman Paul Fucito declined to comment. "The United States Patent and Trademark Business office had earlier denied Scheduling.com's trademark software simply because it believed the name to be generic, even with the ".com" addition. (more...)
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Just leaked on Samsung’s Own Website The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Just leaked on Samsung’s Own Website
- July 03, 2020

Let's see how far our assumptions about the new Note 20 Ultra will be true. But it does show us that there is going to be a triple camera setup here. A time of flight sensor (ToF) is on board too. In the past, Samsung has released its Galaxy Note phones toward the end of the summer, so a leak appearing in July makes sense that, we might see the device sometime in August . (more...)
WhatsApp Update Brings QR Codes, Improved Video Calling, Animated Stickers WhatsApp Update Brings QR Codes, Improved Video Calling, Animated Stickers
- July 03, 2020

WhatsApp started rolling out the long-awaited dark mode on its iOS and Android app earlier this year. A redesign of the Storage Usage section of WhatsApp is also being tested. WhatsApp's desktop users are also getting an upgrade. And finally, as part of this roll out, KaiOS users will get WhatsApp's status feature. (more...)
China accuses India of targeting Chinese imports after clash China accuses India of targeting Chinese imports after clash
- July 03, 2020

India is an important market for TikTok with over 20 crore users and a large number of influencers with thousands and lakhs of followers. New Delhi announced late Monday that it was blocking 59 apps that have been developed by Chinese firms . (more...)
Dreams is Getting PlayStation VR Support Later This Month Dreams is Getting PlayStation VR Support Later This Month
- July 03, 2020

We have also created a whole range of different experiences ready to play and inspire Dreamers for their own versions. The PlayStation Move controllers have been supported in Dreams since the game launched back in February, and many players use them to create models and sculptures. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra official design just leaked - and it's gorgeous Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra official design just leaked - and it's gorgeous
- July 03, 2020

There should be more colour options but we will need to wait for Samsung to officially confirm details. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is an evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, with an even flatter screen and smaller bezels. Both images have since been taken down from the websites but all in all, this is a massive blunder on Samsung's part. Under the series, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is expected to launch three models including Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy ... (more...)
Samsung not to attend IFA 2020: Report #116929 Samsung not to attend IFA 2020: Report #116929
- July 03, 2020

The list includes names such as the Mobile World Congress and Computex 2020. Samsung seems to have come to the same conclusion, reportedly deciding to shun the convention this year and do its own thing. Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon signed on as one of the first of this year's keynote speakers. The European Union plans to reopen borders but will block American travelers, at least for now. (more...)
The Pixel 3a Is Dead
- July 03, 2020

But if you'll allow me to speculate...what probably happened is that like a lot of other recent gadgets, production delays forced Google to postpone the Pixel 4a's intended release window. Yep. That's it for the now year-old phone from Google that has by far been its best-selling handset yet. A week ago, the Google Store struggled for an afternoon with an issue that flipped a bunch of the products to "unavailable" and wouldn't let you checkout or buy anything. (more...)
Why Hong Kong residents and visitors now need to use a VPN Why Hong Kong residents and visitors now need to use a VPN
- July 03, 2020

The group said it gathered 1.6 million signatures online in support of its call. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the laws threatened Hong Kong's judicial independence and the rights and freedoms of its people. Ross's remarks came after the Hong Kong police made the first two arrests under the controversial national security law imposed by the Chinese regime. (more...)
Mumbai police seize 8611 vehicles for violating COVID-19 lockdown norms Mumbai police seize 8611 vehicles for violating COVID-19 lockdown norms
- July 03, 2020

As Mumbai Police has observed that people are violating the norms of personal safety and social distancing amid the growing COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra's capital, it has appealed to people to follow lockdown guidelines. It added that people have violated social distancing norms while stepping out. The Mumbai Police on Sunday announced a series of measures under the #MissionBeginAgain by appealing to people to strictly adhere to the guidelines. (more...)
Valve implements permanent Steam Points Shop as part of Summer Sale Valve implements permanent Steam Points Shop as part of Summer Sale
- July 02, 2020

They will earn Steam Points for being useful to the community, and this will likely spur the community to contribute more with quality. And these points in turn can be used to purchase these unique items to deck up one's Steam profile. An event in which Steam users are allowed to purchase their favorite games for a lower price. So go on, open Steam, and browse to your heart's content. (more...)
Reddit overhauls 'hate speech' policy, bans 2,000 subreddit communities, including r/The_Donald Reddit overhauls 'hate speech' policy, bans 2,000 subreddit communities, including r/The_Donald
- July 02, 2020

They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. The Trump Reddit forum, called The_Donald, was banned because it encouraged violence, regularly broke other Reddit rules, and defiantly "antagonized" both Reddit and other forums, the company said in a statement. (more...)
Hundreds arrested, tonnes of drugs seized as police intercept crime gang messages
- July 02, 2020

He said: "This has been one of Police Scotland's most significant operations, combining the knowledge and resources of local policing with the service's enhanced national capabilities". "Organized crime groups have used encrypted communications to enable their offending". They have openly discussed plots to murder, launder money, deal drugs and sell firearms capable of causing atrocious scenes in our communities. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S20+, Galaxy Buds+ pre-booking in India starts today Samsung Galaxy S20+, Galaxy Buds+ pre-booking in India starts today
- July 02, 2020

Galaxy S20+ BTS edition and Galaxy S20 Ultra Cloud White variant are available in limited quantity in India. This means all the BTS elements on-board the Galaxy S20+ reflect in design and design alone. "At Samsung, our endeavour is to offer unique and exclusive experiences keeping in mind our consumers' ever evolving choices". Seoul, June 28 (SocialNews.XYZ) Samsung is likely to launch two new foldable smartphones in the second half of the year, with an affordable foldable handset model ... (more...)
Six arrests and £360,000 seized as crime chat network cracked Six arrests and £360,000 seized as crime chat network cracked
- July 02, 2020

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the cracking of the encryption used by EncroChat, which offered a secure mobile phone instant messaging service and was used by criminals to coordinate their activities, had allowed detectives across the country to make nearly 750 arrests. (more...)
Russians vote yes to extend Putin’s term Russians vote yes to extend Putin’s term
- July 02, 2020

The ballot count at his precinct showed a 52 percent vote against Mr Putin's amendments. Russians began voting last week on the package of constitutional changes proposed by Putin in January, including a reset of presidential term limits allowing him to run twice again after his current six-year term ends in 2024. (more...)
Here is a list of Indian apps without any Chinese investments Here is a list of Indian apps without any Chinese investments
- July 02, 2020

On Wednesday, legal circles were abuzz with unconfirmed information about some other senior advocates also refusing to represent one or the other banned Chinese companies. Similar action has been taken by the Apple App Store , sources said. Among the apps that have been blocked include Tencent's WeChat, and Alibaba Group's UC Browser and UC News. (more...)
HP's Reverb G2 VR headset delivers Valve Index features at $599 HP's Reverb G2 VR headset delivers Valve Index features at $599
- July 02, 2020

It was also announced that the lenses of the HP Reverb G2 were designed by Valve. This past April, SteamVR saw almost one million additional monthly-connected headsets, tripling the previous largest monthly gain, and by 2021, 25-30% of the workforce will be working-from-home multiple days a week and searching for new ways to collaborate. (more...)
Colorado: Hickenlooper wins Democratic Senate primary
- July 02, 2020

Former two-term Governor John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff , the former speaker of the Colorado House, are running to take on vulnerable Republican Senator Cory Gardner. The former House Speaker lagged significantly, however, to moderate favorite Hickenlooper's enormous fundraising support and goodwill among voters after two terms as governor. (more...)

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