New iPads Expected For The First Half Of 2019

In the early part of 2019, Apple launched a new entry-level iPad that featured slightly dated specs. However at its price point and the fact that it was compatible with the Apple Pencil made it a very tempting purchase for those who did not see the need to spend that much money on the iPad Pro.

Xiaomi Teases Next-Gen In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

In 2018 we started to see more smartphone manufacturers include in-display fingerprint sensors into their devices. Now in a post on Weibo by Xiaomi’s co-founder and president Lin Bin (via Gagets360), it seems that the company is working on a “next-generation” in-display fingerprint sensor.

Facebook Makes Its Image Compression Tech Open Source

More often than not when you upload a photo to somewhere like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and so on, these images are compressed. The reason behind it is because our smartphones and cameras take photos which in its original format are huge files, and obviously uploading huge files takes a long time to upload, a long time to download, and takes up a lot of storage.

Another Real-Life Samsung Galaxy S10 Pictured In The Wild

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will be announced on the 20th of February, about a week or so before MWC 2019. So far thanks to various leaks, we have a rough idea of what the phone could look like, where a tweet from Evan Blass a couple of weeks back gave us a look at an alleged real-life photo of the phone.


Google Maps Testing Out Speed Trap Icons With Alerts

Speed traps are designed to catch drivers who are speeding when they are not supposed to. While we shouldn’t be speeding in the first place, sometimes being over by a little is enough to trigger these cameras which results in a fine that many probably would have liked to avoid in the first place.

Microsoft Testing Separating Search And Cortana In Windows

Microsoft has tried putting Cortana into many places, such as Windows where the digital assistant can be found in the search bar. However it seems that Microsoft is now trying a different approach where they have announced that they will be testing out separating the features from each other.

Customers Can Now Chat With Sprint Reps Through iMessage

Need to talk to a customer service rep? There are many ways to go about it, such as through social media where you can usually reach reps via Facebook Messenger. You could also always go the old school way of calling them on the phone, or going to a store and speaking to them in person.

Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Recently the folks at XDA managed to get their hands on what is apparently an internal build of Android Q, and based on their findings, it seems that one of the features is that it might finally bring system-wide dark mode to Android. However another feature that they discovered is that Android Q could also introduce a desktop mode for Android.

Apple References AirPower Charging Mat On Smart Battery Case Website

Many are no doubt curious to the state of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat. Has it been cancelled? Will it see the light of day? If recent rumors are to be believed, production of the AirPower has already begun which means that we should see it soon enough. If you’re looking for more proof, Apple actually referenced it by accident on its website.

Sprint Also Promises To End Sale Of Location Data To Third Parties

Recently both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that they will be ending the sale of location data of their customers to third-party companies. This was hot on the heels of a report from Motherboard where the author, for $300, managed to get a bounty hunter to track down the location of a phone based on location data sold by carriers.

Alexa Can Now Read The News In A Broadcaster’s Voice

Digital assistants like Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa all tend to sound rather monotonous. This is because the words are pieced together via an algorithm which usually lacks the inflection and expression that we as humans normally do when we talk. However Amazon has come up with some interesting ideas, such as the ability to make Alexa whisper.

Apple Looking To Subsidize The Apple Watch For At-Risk Seniors

While the Apple Watch is not the most expensive product from the company, the wearables space is still kind of at a place where it’s not a necessity yet, unlike smartphones. This means that even though it’s only a few hundred bucks, it is a few hundred bucks that some customers don’t see the need or have the means to spend.

Analysts Claim That Apple’s Self-Driving Car Plans Could Be Scrapped

As many probably know by now, Apple is working on developing technology for self-driving cars. It was initially rumored that Apple might actually make the cars themselves, but recent reports have suggested that the company is more interested in the tech behind it than building the actual cars.

More Sony Xperia XZ4 Renders Leaked By Case Maker

MWC is kicking off next month which means that there is a good chance we can look forward to seeing new phones announced. One of those phones is expected to be a new flagship from Sony in the form of the Xperia XZ4, whose renders were leaked a couple of months ago, but now it seems that those leaks have since been corroborated.

Tinder Testing The Sharing Of Spotify Clips In Chat

Dating apps have modernized the way of dating, whereas in the past you usually would need to talk to someone to find out more about them, such as shared interests, and so on. However with dating apps, a lot of that information is readily available at a glance, where users can lists their likes, dislikes, hobbies, and so on.

Details Of Apple’s 2019 iPhone Leaked

It is more or less a guarantee that Apple will be launching a new iPhone this year, but what can we expect from it? For the most part it’s easy to guess certain hardware specs, like the use of a new chipset presumably in the form of the A13 (the 2018 iPhones featured the use of the A12 Bionic).

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S10 Benchmark Scores Aren’t Too Promising

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the most anticipated smartphones for 2019. It is also expected to pack the latest and most powerful hardware, where some variants will be powered by the latest Exynos chipset, while others will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Unfortunately it seems that despite using the latest hardware, recent benchmarks have found the phone to be a bit disappointing.

The iPhone XS Battery Case Sort Of Works With The iPhone X

Yesterday Apple launched the Smart Battery Case for their 2018 iPhones. There was a model for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR. Given that the iPhone XS and iPhone X share similar dimensions, it did not come as a surprise to learn that the case for the iPhone XS also fits the iPhone X.

North Korean Hackers Set Up Fake Interview To Access Chile’s ATM Network

It may not feel ethically right for some to search for other jobs on a work computer, but little did a Redbanc employee know that his job search would lead to North Korean hackers gaining access to Chile’s entire ATM network. The hackers had set up a Skype interview for a fake job in order to compromise his computer. Redbanc is the company the handles the entire ATM network in […]

Mastercard Won’t Let Merchants Bill You Automatically Once A Free Trial Ends

Signing up for a paid subscription service is very easy. Most of them offer a free trial to get you hooked in hopes of enticing you to spend your monthly on yet another recurring subscription. In most cases, the merchants will retain your card information when signing up for the free trial and charge the card automatically at the end of the free trial whether you want to continue using […]

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