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Google uses Apple's tools against it, makes Siri launch Google Assistant

Google uses Apple's tools against it, makes Siri launch Google Assistant The prompt to set up the functionality shows up at the top of Google Assistant's main screen as soon as the app is launched, though in the Canadian version of the iOS Google Assistant app the string "KOPALocalizationStringNotFound" is listed in the Shortcuts prompt. [Full Article...]

LG's Google Assistant smart display has stereo speakers a premium price

LG's Google Assistant smart display has stereo speakers a premium price It's not now for sale but it looks impressive, and man does it pack a punch. LG's first Smart Display will be available in the USA first and then in other important markets pretty soon. Smart speakers and smart displays are slowly making their way to the market and especially our homes. The WK9 leverages LGs partnership with Meridian Audio, an industry-leading innovator in high-performance ... [Full Article...]

Steam Link boxes are nearly completely sold out

Steam Link boxes are nearly completely sold out Valve says it will continue to offer support for existing Steam Link hardware . Instead, Steam Link will live on via software offerings moving forward. The biggest reason for the phasing out is likely the Steam Link app that is available on Android OS and some Samsung smart displays. We said in May that the Steam Link app for mobile devices, which enables wireless streaming from PC to televisio... [Full Article...]

Range Google Pixel Phone For Under Rs 50,000 in the Works?

Range Google Pixel Phone For Under Rs 50,000 in the Works? There's no official acknowledgement from Google so far when Business Insider reached out for comment. It may be the case that the Pixel 3 Lite has the same camera hardware as its siblings, but with a mid-range chipset, and thus a mid-range ISP (image signal processor), the software capabilities of the camera on the Pixel 3 Lite are likely to be reduced. [Full Article...]

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography But, according to Tumblr , the images in this case weren't "known" by the database, which raises the disturbing implication that they were images heretofore unseen by any in the industry. We immediately removed this content. Apple had previously removed Telegram from the App Store since it was being used to share child pornography. These common topics of conversation often reveal key informat... [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger Goes Down in Several Parts of the World

Facebook Messenger Goes Down in Several Parts of the World Facebook's messaging platform Facebook Messenger too was down for sometime. Most users are reporting a "total blackout" with a third having trouble logging in and one in five reporting problems with the Facebook app. 'We are now experiencing issues that may cause some API requests to take longer or fail unexpectedly, ' Marissa Hoek from Facebook posted on the company's developer's page. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) reaches India

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) reaches India It's unclear at this time whether the cheaper Galaxy S10 will share the same hardware with the more expensive models . South Korean smartphone manufacturer, Samsung is now working on its next flagship- Galaxy S10 series (probably three variants as we've seen with Galaxy S6 series) and is going to reintroduce flat displays in a basic variant of the upcoming phone. [Full Article...]

Instagram Kills Fake Likes, Followers Generated by Shady Apps

Instagram Kills Fake Likes, Followers Generated by Shady Apps It's also common for those same social media stars to buy followers or boost the number of likes or comments on a post with a third-party app. Instagram is using self-improving software programs to help identify accounts that use such apps and purge products of inauthentic activity, which violates terms of service at the service. [Full Article...]

IPad Pro 11 gets put through scratch, burn and bend testing

IPad Pro 11 gets put through scratch, burn and bend testing Both models come with new all-screen designs, Face ID support and a monster A12X Bionic chip under the hood. As you'll see in the video below, the metal can be scratched easily, but you won't damage it. As for the bend test - sure, you're probably not going to fit an iPad this big in your pants' pockets, but you might inadvertently sit on it while it's on a couch or something. [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly cuts production orders for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

That shift to more premium pricing had been telegraphed by the iPhone X, which launched in 2017 and debuted Apple's newest design language among other features. Until now, the company has detailed how many iPhones, iPads, and Macs it has sold for each period, albeit only in aggregate rather than by individual model. [Full Article...]

Instagram security flaw potentially exposed passwords in website URLs

Instagram security flaw potentially exposed passwords in website URLs The service now says the issue is fixed, according to the Gizmodo website."Some users temporarily had trouble using Instagram on Android earlier", the company said in a statement to Gizmodo. Now, the Facebook-owned Instagram has also fallen prey to a new security bug. The problem with the tool was that user passwords were exposed by the URL of the webpage tied to the tool. [Full Article...]

Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five

Sony Celebrates Sale of 86 Million PS4 Units as System Turns Five You can check out the full stats on Sony's PlayStation Blog post here, which also reveals that Fortnite is one of the "most popular titles" on PS4. 18. Released in September, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is $29.99, andRed Dead Redemption 2's Special Edition has been reduced by $10 to $89.99. PlayStation subscriptions are getting some expected discounts as part of the event. [Full Article...]

Newly launched iPad Pro can seemingly bend and break very easily

Newly launched iPad Pro can seemingly bend and break very easily However, just because the tablets are made out of aluminum doesn't mean that they will have a solid construction in place. The takeaway here is that you should probably be mindful of the way you treat a tablet that can run you almost a grand or more, depending on storage and display size. [Full Article...]

Here Are Amazon's Black Friday Deals For Sunday 18th November

Here Are Amazon's Black Friday Deals For Sunday 18th November Now, the online retailer is revealing a new promo scheme called " Seven Days of Black Friday Deals ". The high street crisis, from which 85,000 retail jobs have disappeared in the first nine months of this year, means shoppers have not had to wait until November to get their hands on a bargain as desperate retailers cut prices to attract shoppers. [Full Article...]

Apple's new iPad Pro gets reviewed again

Apple's new iPad Pro gets reviewed again While the iPad Pro 11-inch variant will carry a starting price tag of Rs 71,900, the 12.9-inch variant of the iPad Pro will come with a starting price tag of Rs 89,900. The new 11-inch iPad Pro sports a 29.45Wh (watt-hour) battery , which is a small downgrade compared to the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, which has a 30.8Wh battery. [Full Article...]

SpaceX gets approval for 7,500 more satellites

SpaceX gets approval for 7,500 more satellites The project is expected to have a total cost of $10 billion to develop. Kepler Communications and LeoSat also won FCC approval to place low Earth orbit satellites into space. "Do the math: it adds up to a next generation space race", she said. As a result of the space junk issue, the FCC asked SpaceX to submit debris mitigation plans. [Full Article...]

Microsoft to Launch Disc-Less Xbox One for Under $200 in 2019

Microsoft to Launch Disc-Less Xbox One for Under $200 in 2019 The site also suggests that Microsoft will try to make the transition to digital-only as easy as possible with a "disc-to-digital" programme where you can trade in physical games in return for a download code at participating shops - at least in the US. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Let's Go | Bulbasaur, Charmander & Squirtle

Pokemon Let's Go | Bulbasaur, Charmander & Squirtle There's a new Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! out to celebrate the launch of the Nintendo Switch games, and it does something special. Moreover, you will have to play Pokemon: Let's Go for some time before the feature unlocks. [Full Article...]

How Netflix may offer low-priced pricing to attract new subscribers

How Netflix may offer low-priced pricing to attract new subscribers Netflix's mobile only plan costs just 17 Malaysian ringgit ($4.05) a month, which is roughly half of its Basic plan that costs 33 ringgit ($7.87). There are a number of streaming services , both legal and illegal, as well as YouTube, that are now doubling down on their efforts to get a leg up in Asian markets with cheap, $3 to $4 plans that are appealing to the growing middle class. [Full Article...]

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services As the situation stands, according to cybersecurity firm ThousandEyes , is that a broadband carrier in Lagos, Nigeria, made its system look like the supposedly right and proper route for Google-owned IP prefixes to direct traffic through. [Full Article...]


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