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by | July 04, 2018 | 07:25

The email scanning comes into play when you give third-party apps permission to access your Gmail account details. Users also have few controls over what third-party developers can do once they're granted access to an account. The other side of the medal is that developers sometimes request permissions that they don't need explicitly and that it is often hard for users to determine whether the request makes sense.

by | July 04, 2018 | 06:36

Blocking someone on Facebook automatically unfriends them and prevents them from such actions as adding you as friend, sending you a message on Messenger, and seeing posts on your profile. Those who were unblocked could not see content that a user shared with their friends, but they could see "things posted to a wider audience", Facebook said, such as photos shared with friends of friends.

by | July 03, 2018 | 14:25

The main thing from stopping me from buying a Samsung tablet has also disappeared from the front - the home button. For capturing images and recording videos, a 13-megapixel camera is housed at the back which comes with an LED flash, and supports features like Animated GIF, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Face Detection, Food, HDR, and Panorama.

by | July 03, 2018 | 13:44

Their owners say that Samsung Messages , the default texting app for Galaxy devices, pushed photos and scheduled texts to random contacts, but left no record of the messages being sent. A spokeswoman for Samsung Australia confirmed the company was investigating the problem but had yet to verify if it was a bug and whether Australians could be affected.

by | July 03, 2018 | 09:56

HTC manufactures Google's smartphones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. HTC described the cuts - which will be implemented by the end of September - as "a decisive step in the realignment of resources across the organisation" that would allow "more flexible operations management".

by | July 03, 2018 | 08:27

Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it's not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out - a manual dark mode. If you've signed up for the Android Beta Program , Beta 3 should show up as an over-the-air update within the day. The updates are already pushing out as Over The Air updates to phones now - or you can download the OTA or Full images of Android P DP4 from the Android P dev site .

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:58

As is tradition, we could expect this edition to launch in India. Typically, when OnePlus releases new color options, the company only sells the phone with the best specs available. Price is also expected to be the same as the Midnight Black at Rs. 43,999. OnePlus claims this layer, tied with a new film coating process, results in "a red that's more elegant, one that leaves a strong impression of quality and value".

by | July 02, 2018 | 01:48

When Nintendo first launched the revival in 2016 for a limited production run, it was nearly instantly sold out. And you'll be able to share in the games with two controllers in the box. However, by mid-morning on Friday, the console was already sold out online . To prevent resellers from taking advantage of the restock, most retailers will impose a limit of one console per customer.

by | July 01, 2018 | 09:30

The mysterious device has been under development for at least two years. According to internal documents obtained by The Verge , this device is also going to be a pocketable device. Prototype Andromeda devices are powered by ARM processors, though considering their experimental nature, it is not yet known whether Microsoft will choose Intel or Qualcomm for the final product if it comes to fruition, that is.

by | July 01, 2018 | 07:59

Group Settings also has the Edit Group Info option that allows admins to controls whether all participants can edit the group's description or not. With the new update, admins will be able to use a toggle switch in the group settings to make it so that they are the only user who can send messages into the group.

by | July 01, 2018 | 03:25

However, the notch will cause the Pixel 3 XL's aspect ratio to be the same as that of the Pixel 2 , i.e. 19:9. Specification details are scarce at the moment, however, the report notes that both the smartphones will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and at least the larger variant will have a 6GB RAM.

by | July 01, 2018 | 00:39

Hennig reveals in the interview that she had in fact left the company back in January of this year and is in the process of starting up her own, independent studio with a strong interest in developing virtual reality (VR) content. While not surprising, it's been well over six months and there was some speculation about what was going on and whether she might still be involved with other Star Wars projects at the publisher.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:28

But a solution called AD (active damping) phone case, which has been registered for a patent, can detect when your handset is in a free fall. Philip Frenzel , a 25-year-old student from Aalen University in Germany, came up with the idea after breaking his smartphone by throwing his jacket over a bannister.

by | June 30, 2018 | 13:20

Talking to PC Mag this week, during Mobile World Congress Shanghai (China), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the company's already "working with USA carriers" as it plans to launch a 5G smartphone sometime next year. Assuming OnePlus keeps launching two phones every year, we'll see the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T drop in 2019. Maybe, maybe not. O2 now stocks OnePlus devices, but it's not clear whether that's an exclusivity deal or whether they're the only network that will.

by | June 30, 2018 | 06:11

The press release has been attached at the end. The machine in which the record was broken today - the Porsche 919 Evo project. And what a race vehicle it turned out to be! Time to beat? 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds. Keep in mind that the 1,160 hp German missile's time will bring an absolute Ring record. In fact, an earlier attempt the same day already smashed the record with a time of five minutes and 24.375 seconds, but Bernhard kept on pushing.

by | June 30, 2018 | 03:03

While the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge, the SIM card slot is on the left edge. So, including the One Power phone , there could be two phones in the Motorola One series. We see a wide notch and some chin in front and a dual camera system in a vertical orientation with flash on the rear. Generally speaking, the Motorola One looks a lot like the Motorola One Power .

by | June 30, 2018 | 02:43

It was his observation that the Galaxy Note 9 and the previous Galaxy Note 8 bore high resemblance with each other and there were very minimal changes in the device. There is a possibility that Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will use improved ISOCELL technology and optical image stabilization to produce better images. It is also reported to come with some video enhancements.

by | June 30, 2018 | 01:52

The schedule states that all phones will receive a full 2 years worth of "regular software maintenance" updates, as well as an additional 1 year of "software security maintenance" updates. This is news all around for OnePlus device owners and a big feather in the company's cap moving forward. This is impressive considering Google also provides software updates to its Google Pixel and Google Pixel lineup till three years after the launch of the device.

by | June 30, 2018 | 01:14

Within a couple of hours of going live, Playground was taken offline, with Epic citing server strain as the issue . As such, it seems likely that the developers want to avoid this situation with the Playground Mode and only have to fix it one time.

by | June 28, 2018 | 06:23

These users reported that the Cast icon had disappeared from their favorite streaming services. Google Home hardware, meanwhile, faces a similarly devastating problem: voice commands don't work. According to a confirmation received by a spokesperson of Google to TechCrunch , "some" of its customers are experiencing issues, and they are now undergoing an investigation to resolve this problem.