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Technology Facebook's Zuckerberg takes a dip in net worth
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But the lawsuit also calls out other business practices like Facebook allowing certain companies to "override" a user's privacy settings in order to access data, CNBC reports . Facebook's head of developer platforms and programs, Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, said in a blog post that the Times report referred to partnerships that enabled "social experiences - like seeing recommendations from their Facebook friends - on other popular apps and websites".

Technology API Puts at Risk Privacy of over 52 Million Users
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Back in October, Google announced that it would shut down its Google+ social network , following the discovery of an API bug that could have led to user data being stolen. This has resulted in the search giant opting to shutter the consumer-facing part of the service a few months early in April 2019. Google said in a statement that the data was exposed for six days after being discovered during ongoing testing procedures but that there was no third party compromise of systems, and there ...

Technology Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones
Author: 0 Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones

Just like the last generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 , the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is an Octa-core chipset, manufactured using a 7nm FinFET process by TSMC (Taiwan Silicon Manufacturing Company) with three CPU clusters. Qualcomm has also announced that the company has partnered with several OEM to bring 5G phones next year, 2019. This first generation of in-display fingerprint readers have the so-called optical scanners that use light from the display itself to basically take a ...

Technology AWS: Amazon's launches own cloud computing chips
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Amazon built its own chips as it makes integration of the software and hardware inside its data centers easier, thus making newer services cheaper. AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 57 Availability Zones (AZs) within ...

Technology US top court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit
Author: 0 US top court leans toward allowing Apple App Store antitrust suit

A federal district judge initially ruled in Apple's favor, but a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco overruled that decision past year and held that consumers were direct purchasers of iPhone apps. An appeals court revived the case in January 2017, and the Supreme Court in June said it would take up Apple's claim that only app developers and not consumers have legal ground to bring such an antitrust suit.

Technology Hey Siri, OK Google
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Yes, you'll end up saying "hey Siri , ok Google" - which will always sound odd. and a bit mean (sorry Siri) - but that's the price you pay for Google's smarts on the iPhone. The update makes it easier for iOS users to interact and trigger the Google Assistant. This shortcut is going to be pretty useful for some users as it will trigger the Assistant without the need to execute multiple commands.

Technology Facebook and Instagram down again
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Facebook acknowledged their mistake and apologised to the users. If you're finding it hard or slow to access Facebook and Instagram then you're not alone and it's not your network. Soon, Facebook was finally able to pinpoint the cause of the issue. To access it, launch the app on your Android or iOS device, tap the hamburger icon on the top right corner, and scroll to the head to your Settings & Privacy section.

Technology Microsoft finally fixes Windows 10 1809 update, rollout kicks off again today
Author: 0 Microsoft finally fixes Windows 10 1809 update, rollout kicks off again today

In addition to this, Windows 10 will finally let you pause its consistently irritating update cycle, suited to how you want it to work. Users with Windows Update active will be automatically prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1809 as it rolls out , but Microsoft advises that those looking for it ' wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatically' rather than forcing a manual upgrade.

Technology Samsung Galaxy J4 Core with 6-inch Display and Android Go Launched
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J4 Core with 6-inch Display and Android Go Launched

It is worth noting that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is yet to reveal details regarding the same. The Galaxy J4 Core is an Android Go device running a stock and lightweight version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Connectivity options for the Galaxy J4 Core include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0, GPS, Glonass and 4G support. The smartphone is powered by a 3,300mAh battery under the hood.

Technology Samsung Launches Its Second Android Go Device
Author: 0 Samsung Launches Its Second Android Go Device

A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold? "The foldable display lays the foundation for a new kind of mobile experience", said Koh Dong-jin, president and CEO of the IT and mobile communications division at Samsung. "But it's smart to open it up to developers early to do different types of experiences". Several windows can be arranged and used on the large screen.

Technology Blizzard's Loot Goblin amiibo Will Hoard Treasure For You This December
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Today at BlizzCon , the big conference focused on Blizzard/Activision products and IPs, the company officially announced what it's calling Diablo Immortal . ( Here's a peek at the map .) Classes will have 12 skills or more, with the ability for you to assign any five of them at one time to an "active skill button".

Technology How to Upgrade Your Camp in Red Dead Redemption 2
Author: 0 How to Upgrade Your Camp in Red Dead Redemption 2

Critics from around the world have praised the game for its engrossing storyline, rich open world environment and stunning graphics, with many calling it among the best video games of all time. Last week, we wrote about Red Dead Redemption 2's companion app, which lets you rip the in-game map off the TV and put it on a nearby tablet, instead.

Technology Apple Officially Launches iPhone XR Starting at $749
Author: 0 Apple Officially Launches iPhone XR Starting at $749

The XR's display is a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display , though. While in countries like Australia, the phone is already available at Apple Authorised Retail stores, in India, retail stores will put up the XR for purchase starting 6pm.

Technology Google Pixel 3's OLED panel is LG-made, teardown reveals
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3's OLED panel is LG-made, teardown reveals

In other words, Google still uses LG display, against our speculation that the company may have officially broken ties with LG. Instead, Samsung is the new screen supplier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . The Pixel 2 XL was panned for its display, which had screen burn-in issues when it first launched. The most notable piece of information that seemingly flew under the radar amidst the plethora of leaks, is that Google is no longer working with LG to produce its displays.

Technology Samsung Galaxy Book2 arrives with Snapdragon 850 and Gigabit LTE
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Book2 arrives with Snapdragon 850 and Gigabit LTE

At an event in New York City, Samsung SVP of product marketing Alanna Cotton hyped the Galaxy Book 2's LTE connectivity and battery life, which she referred to as "multi-workday". One has to wonder, however, how big of a bottleneck the 4GB of RAM will be. The storage option launched in India is 64GB variant with support for microSD card up to 256GB.

Technology This Android smartphone is more expensive than the iPhone XS Max
Author: 0 This Android smartphone is more expensive than the iPhone XS Max

The Chinese manufacturer is looking to challenge Samsung and Apple at the top of the smartphone market, and Huawei regularly claimed its superiority over its rivals as it unveiled its new devices. This is a premium version of the Mate 20 Pro and has similar features with the only difference being a unique Black colour, a Porsche logo and some enhanced specifications.

Technology Huawei Mate 20 Pro priced at 1,049 euros, available in Europe now
Author: 0 Huawei Mate 20 Pro priced at 1,049 euros, available in Europe now

Like the Mate 20 Pro , it will be powered by the company's latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor and come with 8GB of RAM . The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are also the first Huawei devices to ship with Android 9 Pie, overlaid with its EMUI skin, with a simpler interface and gesture navigation.

Technology Xbox One October update adds new Avatars, Alexa controls, Dolby Vision HDR
Author: 0 Xbox One October update adds new Avatars, Alexa controls, Dolby Vision HDR

The original Avatars are still available as well. Microsoft designed its new Avatars to be more inclusive, and there's a built-in Avatar Store where you can purchase new Avatar items. The skill requires an Alexa- or Cortana-enabled device such as a Windows 10 PC, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke speaker, or Sonos One. To learn more about this new feature, see our previous post.

Technology Samsung Galaxy A9 is the First Quad-Camera Phone
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A9 is the First Quad-Camera Phone

Android 8.0 Oreo comes pre-installed on the device, while a 3,800mAh battery is also a part of the package (support fast charging). The 10 MP camera comes with telephoto lens offering 2x optical zoom . It will eventually be available in three unique colors; Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink so stay tuned for more updates regarding its pricing.

Technology Google+ is officially shutting down
Author: 0 Google+ is officially shutting down

The glitch meant developers could access private details about people's friends too, including things like their email addresses, birthdays, profile photos, occupations, and relationship statuses. Writing in a blog post Monday, Google attempted to downplay the incident, saying it hasn't found any signs that the bug was exploited. "None of these thresholds were met in this instance", the firm said in its blog post.

Technology Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability
Author: 0 Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability

Before patching it, Google ran an analysis and found that up to 500,000 Google+ accounts were affected. The information exposed in the Google+ data breach included full names, email addresses, birth dates, gender, profile photos, places lived, occupation, and relationship status.

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