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Reddit Announces Security Breach After Hackers Bypassed Staff's 2FA


Finally, he shared that they are taking measures to guarantee that additional points of privileged access to Reddit's systems are more secure , and that the company hired their first Head of Security two and a half months ago. Of particular note is that although the Reddit employee accounts tied to the breach were protected by SMS-based two-factor authentication, the intruder (s) managed to intercept that second factor. Read More »

Nokia wins US$3.5B T-Mobile order as 5G nears fruition

Nokia's hopes of 5G delivering a boost to its revenue sheet are off to a good start thanks to a $3.5 billion network agreement with United States operator T-Mobile. "We are all in on 5G", said Neville Ray, T-Mobile's chief technology officer, in a press release from Nokia . Nokia said that rolling out 5G networks would enable new technologies like VR, AR and driverless vehicles. Read More »

Facebook & Instagram Update Shows You How Much Time You Spend On Them

Facebook says that the new tools have been created in conjunction with mental health organizations and they come amid growing concerns about the problem of social networking addiction. You can also choose to send yourself a reminder each day if you get close to a self-imposed time limit. The features also don't do much to actually discourage you from accessing the apps for an extended period of time. Read More »

Samsung takes on iPad Pro with Galaxy Tab S4


The smartphone will be exclusively available on Flipkart from the 6th of August on Flipkart, Samsung India store, and the device will also be available in offline retail stores as well. Like the rest of the handset's specifications, the Galaxy On8 is identical to the Galaxy J8 in terms of battery capacity as well. There's a 7300mAh battery powering the whole package and fast charging support to help you recharge that battery in a hurry. Read More »

Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools


In a blog post made today, Facebook has announced that they are bringing Activity Dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications on Facebook and Instagram . Each app is getting a new usage page that aims to make you more self-aware of how much time you're spending on them. The aim of the feature is to give users better understanding of how much they are using both apps as well as allowing limits on in-app time to be set in an attempt to help curb addiction. Read More »

WhatsApp to start charging business users


WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature on its beta app for Android which allows users to mark their messages "read" from the notifications itself. They can respond to messages from users for free for up to 24 hours, but will be charged a fixed rate by country for messages sent after that. Read More »

Best Buy reveals price and specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

The latest Android tablet has a 10.5-inch screen with a 2560 by 1600 resolution. To unlock it you'll find an Iris scanner on the front of the screen rather than a fingerprint scanner. The battery capacity has increased to 7300 mAh (from 6000 mAh) although Snapdragon 835 is much more power-efficient. Android isn't ideal to use on tablets, but it has improved a lot on slates in recent years. Read More »

YouTube on the desktop now plays vertical video without borders


YouTube has delivered an update to its desktop web player which allows the interface to automatically adapt to each video's aspect ratio. The update was first announced on its user forum last week and later reported by Android Police . "Either give us a way to opt out of this, or fix it". This new "feature" has been a long time coming and is definitely overdue as far as the desktop experience for YouTube is concerned. Read More »

Google Details Display Notch Guidelines for Developers and Manufacturers


In a blog on their developer's side, Google spelt out certain conditions that phone manufacturers should keep in mind to utilise the benefits of the notch support. For developers, Google notes that Android P brings platform support for display cutouts with APIs that can be used to show content inside or outside of the cutout. Read More »

Honor Note 10 smartphone to launch in China today


Thus, it will be interesting to see how the Honor Play, will perform. The Honor Note 10 comes with Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 chipset paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The phablet supports fast charging (5V/4.5A) to full capacity in 1.7 hours, according to Honor. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box. Read More »

Samsung Electronics profit dips as phone sales fall

This is separate to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch - that's still set for August 9 - but there may be a quick hint at the Note 9 before next week's unveiling included in the stream. The mobile business booked a 34 percent fall to 2.7 trillion won in quarterly operating profit, its biggest decline since the Galaxy S7 was its flagship model early previous year. Read More »

People aren’t that into the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s earnings show


As teased, Samsung has launched a new mid-range smartphone - Galaxy On8 in India on Wednesday. Other factors in the lower profits include the phasing out of older lower-end models, which begs the question of whether Samsung has been able to create devices to fill that hole, or whether other brands are also stealing market share at the lower end. Read More »

Samsung seeks to drive growth with foldable displays

Although it doesn't break out divisional revenues in fine detail, the company said its semiconductor business unit, responsible for DRAM and NAND flash, enjoyed strong results thanks to demand for its DRAM in data-center applications and NAND for high-capacity solid-state storage, even as prices for flash memory devices have begun to fall. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets huge feature revealed


As brought to notice by Gadgets360, the much-hyped Samsung flagship Note 9 is highly likely to be priced around Rs 64,400 for the 128GB variant. Add custom duties and other tariffs and you can expect the phone's base model to cost Rs.130,000 and the up-specced model to cost north of Rs.165,000. Read More »

Moto G6 Plus India launch teased


Moto Z3 will launch on August 2, the same date on which the Motorola One and One Power are also set for their debut. The smartphone is a nice improvement over the previous version but the Moto Z3 will likely be more powerful in terms of specs. Read More »

DJI Mavic 2 drone leak confirms Pro and Zoom models


Details of an unannounced new drone from market leader DJI have been revealed early in a UK-based store's catalog. DJI was set to announce the new Mavic 2 on July 18th, but that event was unexpectedly postponed and the drone has yet to be officially unveiled. Read More »

New iPad Pro Lineup Might Ditch The Headphone Jack


Ben Geskin posted photos of the models on Twitter today: 2018 iPhone X Plus (6.5-inch) and iPhone (6.1-inch) Dummy Models. Of course, Apple could place Smart Connectors on both the bottom and the side of the device so that we can choose which orientation we prefer, but that seems unlikely. Read More »

Digimon will get a "survival-simulation RPG" in 2019


Digimon Survive tells the story of four teenagers getting lost while on a camping trip and stumbling into a new world inhabited by Digital Monsters. "As they fight their way back home through a 3D world of hard decisions and deadly battles, players' choices throughout the game will impact the evolution of their monster allies, and the final ending", said Bandai Namco. Read More »

YouTube dark mode begins rolling out to Android users


But oddly enough, the feature was only ready for Apple's devices and would be "coming soon" to Android . YouTube has reported that it would start rolling dark mode for its Android application in its entirety. Google hasn't explained why it took so long for the Android app to get the feature iOS has had for four months and I suspect never will. To find the option, tap on the avatar in the top right corner, select Settings , choose General and locate the Dark Theme item near the ... Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 cooling solution removes the need for DeX Station

Samsung is aggressively teasing its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which is slated to release on August 9 . There had been murmurs that the Note 9 would cost over £1,000 at launch, a big step up from the Note 8's £869 price tag, but the latest leak suggests that won't be the case. Read More »

Google will sell hardware keys to improve account security


Users might be asked to authenticate using their security key for many different apps/reasons. These devices can help prevent hackers from gaining access to your accounts through phishing attacks: they might be able to trick you into giving up your password with a cleverly crafted email, but they'll be out of luck if your account requires a physical key to log in. Read More »

Samsung creates an ‘unbreakable’, bendable phone screen


After a drop test administered at 1.2 metres above the ground 26 times in succession and accompanying high (71 degrees) and low (-32 degrees) temperature tests, the Samsung unbreakable panel continued to function normally with no damage to its front, sides or edges. Read More »

Cryptocurrency Mining Apps Banned From Google Play


This wasn't surprising, as Google banned crypto mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store earlier this year . The last change is the addition of a policy banning apps and developer accounts that impersonate some other party or hide or misrepresent their country of origin. Read More »

EA's Origin Access Premier Launches Next Week


If you subscribe to Origin Access now, nothing will change (other than the classification), and you'll continue to pay the same price you have been paying ($4.99 a month or $29.99 a year). EA also shared a help page for the new program on Thursday, outlining the benefits of subscribing to the Premier program. EA is offering early access to new games for members, meaning Madden 19, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V , and Anthem will all be playable on ... Read More »

Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor headline August's Games with Gold titles


Last month, the company brought Assault Android Cactus , Death Squared , Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction to Games with Gold. Be prepared to enter the chaos of war in For Honor . Return as protagonist Isaac Clarke in the survival horror game Dead Space 3 . Then starting on August 16 and lasting through September 15, For Honor will be available to download for free on Xbox One. Read More »