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Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know
- June 20, 2018

The Panoramic Arc Screen is built by combining two seamless pieces of glass which gives the phone a panoramic view. And finally, the phone has Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus-like curved sides with rounded corners. I've been looking forward to Android phones trying new things in design for a while now, so I'm glad to see Oppo making a bold move in that direction - and away from aping whatever compromises Apple makes with its products. (more...)
Get a third off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in its first Steam sale Get a third off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in its first Steam sale
- June 20, 2018

Of the 400 million players across all current available devices, 50 million copies have been sold between Xbox One and PC. Originally debuting on Steam Early Access in the beginning of a year ago, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds went pretty quickly from being an unknown entity to one of the main sparks for the battle royale craze now taking over the games industry, and since that time PUBG has seen some incredible growth according to new stats from its development studio. (more...)
PS4 Cross-platform Block is About the Money, Said Ex-Sony Dev PS4 Cross-platform Block is About the Money, Said Ex-Sony Dev
- June 20, 2018

While the PlayStation 4's lack of crossplay is nothing new, controversy over the issue reignited after Epic Games' popular battle royale title " Fortnite " launched on Nintendo Switch on June 12. I'm personally playing Fortnite on Switch and Xbox instead of PS4 because of this. Yes, Mr. Smedley, that is indeed a dumb reason. "With 79 million PS4s sold around the world and more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can ... (more...)
Bitcoin may fall victim to its own popularity, BIS says Bitcoin may fall victim to its own popularity, BIS says
- June 20, 2018

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), founded in 1930, has issued a report that questions whether the new products have any future at all. There are now some 17 million bitcoins in circulation. Based on the report, for a monetary system to efficiently make transactions, it needs to be flexible to handle demand and must be able to scale with the economy, a task central banks have been able to provide. (more...)
Jimny 2019 Official Photos, Price, Specs and Release Date Jimny 2019 Official Photos, Price, Specs and Release Date
- June 20, 2018

Meanwhile, the higher-spec Jimny Sierra gets a larger 1.5-litre engine, along with chunkier bumpers and wheel arches in terms of aesthetic differences. The car's design reflects its 4x4 status, taking influence from earlier-generation Jimnys with a simple, box-shaped body. Its scale is not expected to drastically change from the outgoing auto. (more...)
Find X: Oppo’s new full-screen phone has motorised pop-up camera Find X: Oppo’s new full-screen phone has motorised pop-up camera
- June 19, 2018

All the cameras, both the front-facing ones - as in multiple cams, because this bad boy does 3D face recognition too - and the rear ones. Evidently, the Find X may come with the 5x Dual Camera Zoom feature that Oppo showcased at the MWC in 2017. (more...)
Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart? Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart?
- June 19, 2018

However it is in a case and only the rear of the case is shown in the image. However, let's not forget what Google achieved with the Pixel 2's cameras. With that screen-to-body ratio, Google may pull off 5.3-inch and 6.2-inch display sizes on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL , respectively, without significantly increasing the sizes of the handsets. (more...)
You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps
- June 19, 2018

Google has removed the feature that lets users book an Uber ride from within Google Maps . As of now, Google hasn't confirmed anything as to why it dropped the feature. If you don't have the app installed, you will be sent to the Google Play Store where you can install it. This means that users who previously used Google Maps to book Uber rides will now need to use the standalone Uber app for Android to continue using the platform. (more...)
Android Messages on the web goes live Android Messages on the web goes live
- June 19, 2018

This feature is rolling with Android Messages 3.0.43, not all users will get it automatically with reports indicating that it's being serverside enabled. The bad news here is that, at the time of publication, the "messages for web" function in the More options menu on the phone isn't live just yet. To get started sending texts via desktop, head to messages.android.com on your desktop browser. (more...)
YouTube's New Music Service YouTube's New Music Service
- June 19, 2018

The same goes for those of you already subscribing to Google Play Music . YouTube is owned by Google and the streaming service uses existing or new Google accounts for signup and access. It is also expected to roll out to more countries soon which should be good news as prior to this, YouTube Red's availability was still somewhat limited. (more...)
Apple's iOS 12 will automatically share location data with 911 responders Apple's iOS 12 will automatically share location data with 911 responders
- June 18, 2018

Its location services exceed this requirement today, and now 911 centers will have access to the same accuracy. It states that "user data can not be used for any non-emergency goal and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call". (more...)
OnePlus 6 What's Awesome and What's Missing OnePlus 6 What's Awesome and What's Missing
- June 18, 2018

Moreover, the company will also be setting up pop-up stores across the country in 8 cities. Customers who intend to buy the latest device can also do so from the official OnePlus website or the OnePlus pop-up stores available in 7 cities across India or the OnePlus Experience Store in Bengaluru. (more...)
Conway says 'nobody likes' family separation policy Conway says 'nobody likes' family separation policy
- June 18, 2018

The prospect of children being torn from their parents' arms wasn't an unintended outcome of this policy, it was central to its intention. "Thanks Matt", she said, without elaborating. President Donald Trump has tried to blame the practice on a law passed by Democrats that doesn't exist. The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control ... (more...)
IOS 12 Apple Books App Gets Detailed IOS 12 Apple Books App Gets Detailed
- June 17, 2018

Violating Apple's guidelines can prompt the company to remove an app from its store. With iOS 12 very much a hot button topic right now Apple has published an in-depth preview of everything that users can expect to find in the all-new Books app when iOS 12 ships for both iPhone and iPad later this year. (more...)
Gmail for iOS gets AI-based high priority push notifications Gmail for iOS gets AI-based high priority push notifications
- June 17, 2018

The app learns which emails are the most important to you and which you don't need a notification for. The new option helps users cut down on the spate of notifications by letting AI choose which ones should be prioritized. In other words, it's created to only send out push notifications when there's an email it thinks is relevant to the user. This is not the first time we are coming to hear about this feature. (more...)
Sony Stock Drops After Fortnite PS4, Switch Account Controversy Sony Stock Drops After Fortnite PS4, Switch Account Controversy
- June 17, 2018

Users of the Nintendo hybrid can play with, and against, PC, Xbox One, Mac, and mobile phone users thanks to the cross-game capability. "What's driving their availability [on Switch ] is when did we first have the development conversations, how far along are the various teams in their progress, how do we make sure that the game could be enabled for Nintendo Switch", Fils-Aime said . (more...)
Instagram no longer notifies users about screenshotters Instagram no longer notifies users about screenshotters
- June 17, 2018

Now, Instagram reportedly chose to abandon the tests, leaving stalkers to lurk in peace. Instagram has now announced that it is dropping one of its other features. But if they were a part of the beta test, users would get a push notification whenever someone screenshotted their story, and they would see every screenshotter's username next to a camera shutter icon . (more...)
Fortnite hits 125M users ahead of first Fortnite World Cup in 2019 Fortnite hits 125M users ahead of first Fortnite World Cup in 2019
- June 16, 2018

It will split the money between many events at different levels of competition worldwide. With the arrival of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch Tuesday, it's become abundantly clear that Sony is holding back the video game industry. We'll keep you posted as the story develops. They have nothing to gain by supporting Fortnite cross-play, whereas Xbox and Nintendo have everything to gain from it. (more...)
Apple May Stop Police from Cracking iPhones Apple May Stop Police from Cracking iPhones
- June 16, 2018

The change, called USB Restricted Mode , will close down access to data through a iPhone's Lightning port if the phone hasn't been unlocked in the past hour. The FBI was finally able to get into the iPhone with help from an Israeli digital-forensics firm that was reportedly paid $1,000,000. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang in his latest investor note says that Apple will be switching to an even faster charging circuitry for its 2018 iPhone lineup. (more...)
Apple confirms Maps outage: ‘Directions not available’ Apple confirms Maps outage: ‘Directions not available’
- June 16, 2018

Apple's own support site mentions that there is an issue with certain maps functionality. Maps is a key feature for mobile devices like smartphones, used for navigating in the vehicle, by foot, or by public transportation. For now, weather reports for current locations aren't coming up either. It took us quite some time to notice, but the Apple aficionados at 9to5Mac reported this morning that the app wasn't working for most users. (more...)

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