TikTok Found To Have Collected Data On Android Users
The argument that the US government is using in their bid to ban TikTok is that they claim that the app collects data on US citizens, which they believe poses a risk to national security. It seems that whatever excuses TikTok is making to defend itself might be moot, especially with a recent discovery.

Google Wants To Make It Easier To Develop Apps For ChromeOS
If there is a reason why Google’s ChromeOS platform isn’t quite as mainstream compared to Windows or macOS, the limited number of apps could be cited as a possible reason why. After all, a platform is only as good as the features it can offer its users. While there’s nothing wrong with ChromeOS, having more apps available could help make it a more attractive alternative to Windows or macOS.

Samsung Might Team Up With ARM, AMD For ‘Killer’ Android Chipsets
When it comes to mobile chipsets, Qualcomm is undoubtedly king. This isn’t to say that they are necessarily the best, but they do have a massive chunk of the chipset market. Samsung is producing chipsets of their own, although benchmarks have shown in the past that the company’s Exynos chipsets simply aren’t up to scratch compared to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series.

Microsoft’s Project xCloud For Android Is Now Available In Beta
Microsoft is set to release Project xCloud on Android devices next month, but the good news is that if you can’t wait to try it out, you’ll be very pleased to learn that Microsoft has actually released the beta version of the service today where if you’re interested, you’ll actually be able to take it for a spin ahead of the public launch.

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Turtle Beach Launches New Gaming Headsets
When it comes to gaming headsets, Turtle Beach is a name that is probably familiar to quite a few of you. If you are in the market for a new gaming headset, then you might be interested to learn that the company has since announced a couple of new gaming headsets part of its Stealth series.

Apple Watch Series 6 Could Be Announced Next Month
Whenever Apple announces a new iPhone, the event is usually host to other product announcements as well, like the Apple Watch. However, this year it seems that Apple could be taking a slightly different approach where the Apple Watch Series 6 could actually be announced first.

Facebook Warns Users Before They Share COVID-19 Articles
We are learning more about the coronavirus with each passing day, but there is actually still a lot that we do not know. For example, people who have recovered from the virus are still not necessarily back to 100% health, with many still feeling the side effects. Given our lack of knowledge, it can be easy to simply share articles related to the coronavirus that might not necessarily be 100% […]

You Can Now Pre-Order Microsoft’s Surface Duo
While companies like Samsung and Huawei are making devices with foldable displays, Microsoft is taking a different approach by launching a device in the form of the Surface Duo. The handset was actually announced last year and if you’re interested in seeing what Microsoft has to offer, you won’t have to wait much longer.

Facebook Just Killed Its ‘Lite’ App
As there are some parts of the world where the greater population might not be able to afford high-end smartphones or have access to a fast and stable internet, it has resulted in app developers creating “Lite” versions of their apps that provide a faster, albeit pared down, version of the full app.

Xiaomi Just Unveiled A Completely Transparent TV
Our televisions are these massive black screens (when not turned on) that hang out in our living rooms. You could also call them integral to a home, but who’s to say that they can’t look nice at the same time? If you are after a piece of unique gadgetry, then you might be interested to learn that Xiaomi has announced the Mi TV Lux OLED Transparent Edition.

Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks To Get Their Software Updates
Before there were CDs and DVDs, many computers relied on floppy disks to store data. You would assume that such technology would have died out already, especially given in this day and age where everything is becoming more digital, but it turns out that might not be the case, at least for Boeing’s 747-400 aircrafts.

Huawei Patents An All-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Fingerprint sensor technology has evolved over the years where they no longer need to exist on the outside of our devices. We’re starting to see more handset makers integrate the tech into the displays of their phones, albeit only a portion of the display. This means that users still need to place their fingers over the sensor for it to work.

Xbox Series X Confirmed For November Launch
Sony’s PS5 is expected to be released later this year, so the question is when will Microsoft’s Xbox Series X be launched? We safely assumed it would be this year as well, and sure enough Microsoft has confirmed that to be true as the company has announced that the Xbox Series X will be launching this November.

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Suspects Can Be Compelled To Unlock Their Smartphones
It has been largely assumed that our smartphones are protected by the Fifth Amendment. This is why law enforcement agencies are frustrated with companies like Apple who have mostly  refused to help them unlock the phones belonging to suspects. However, that could soon change as the New Jersey Supreme Court has potentially set a new precedent.

Twitter Will Soon Translate Tweets For You
Twitter is used by people all over the world, and as such, tweets can come in many different languages. Generally speaking, tweets made in a particular language are usually targeted towards people who speak that language, but at the same time, we’re sure that some of you might be curious as to what those tweets are saying.

WeChat Ban Could Kill iPhone Sales
What makes a smartphone popular? There are many things that factor into that, such as design, features, performance, price, and so on. However, an ecosystem is just as important, where if customers are unable to get the apps or services they want to use, then there’s really no point in buying that device.

Gamers Are Still Spending Record Amounts Despite Poor Economy
The world’s economy isn’t doing too hot at the moment. There are many reasons for this, although the coronavirus pandemic has certainly not helped as many businesses are forced to close either temporarily or permanently, thus putting a lot of people out of work. People are also unwilling to spend on luxuries anymore, or are they?

WhatsApp Support For iPad Could Still Be In The Works
Last year it was revealed that WhatsApp for the iPad could be in the works. However, we haven’t heard anything since, but it has now been suggested that maybe it could be launching in the near future. This is based on a recent report in which it was revealed that WhatsApp could be working on allowing multiple devices to use the same number.

4G iPhone 12 Could Only Be Launching In Early 2021
Apple is expected to launch multiple iPhone models this year. If the rumors are to be believed, the company could be splitting the launch in two phases, with the first phase seeing the launch of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro, and the latter stage featuring the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Google Maps Is Finally Returning To The Apple Watch
Back in 2017, major apps started to drop support for the Apple Watch. One of those apps was Google Maps. The company did not state why they removed the app, but perhaps it was due to watchOS where maybe Google felt that it was not able to deliver an optimal Google Maps experience.

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