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ASUS takes on Surface Laptop with the new ZenBook S ASUS takes on Surface Laptop with the new ZenBook S
- June 05, 2018

Selected desktop apps - at present limited to Microsoft Word , Excel and PowerPoint , but with other popular apps in the pipeline - offer even closer integration with ScreenPad, with adaptive menus and editing controls on ScreenPad that change automatically according to the app and what task is being performed. (more...)
New ASUS laptop's touchpad doubles as full HD touchscreen
- June 05, 2018

The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580 will be available from mid-July 2018 with an MSRP starting at US$2299. In our brief hands-on with both laptops , we were impressed with the versatility of the different ScreenPad apps. Meanwhile, the 14-inch ZenBook Pro can be configured to pack up to an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory , and a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD. (more...)
Software company says Apple cleared path for app update Software company says Apple cleared path for app update
- June 05, 2018

Apple now explicitly says apps can not host anything that looks like an app store within an app or give users the ability to "browse, select, or purchase software not already owned or licensed by the user". Now, Apple and Telegram have come to some sort of solution... Since the block, Russian users have flocked to VPN services to continue using Telegram . (more...)
Nokia may launch a Snapdragon 710-based phone soon Nokia may launch a Snapdragon 710-based phone soon
- June 05, 2018

Earlier today, we reported that that Google was working on a mid-range Pixel phone based on Snapdragon 710 that would be launched in 2019. Last month, Qualcomm had launched all-new Snapdragon 710 system-on-chip (SoC) mobile processor that is more powerful than the Snapdragon 660 SoC, but not as capable as the top-end Snapdragon 845 processor. (more...)
Qualcomm announces its second-generation Snapdragon processor for Windows 10 devices Qualcomm announces its second-generation Snapdragon processor for Windows 10 devices
- June 05, 2018

Compared to the now shipping Snapdragon 835, the new 850 will offer 30% better performance, 20% better battery life, and even 20% faster peak Gigabit LTE speeds, up to 1.2 Gbps. The architecture of mobile chipsets is also more power efficient. At the event, Qualcomm also shared that Samsung would be the first to integrate the Snapdragon 850 into a future device. (more...)
Apple lets you create your own personalized Animoji Apple lets you create your own personalized Animoji
- June 05, 2018

But with the addition of tongue detection, Memoji means people will be creating emoji of themselves, licking the air in front of their screen in a desperate digital attempt at getting laid. All Messages threads will have a native link to FaceTime, be it one-on-one or group chat. Once in the video chat, participants will be shown in "tiles" that are responsive to who's talking in the conversation. (more...)
Apple previews iOS 12 Apple previews iOS 12
- June 05, 2018

Here are the 5 new features unveiled at WWDC 2018 for iPhone users that impressed us most, from smart new ways to control and limit the amount of time you spend in certain apps, through crazily expressive new virtual avatars, and on to fantastic new uses of augmented reality technology. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Editions And Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed Red Dead Redemption 2 Special Editions And Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed
- June 05, 2018

Highly anticipated: Microsoft "accidentally" leaked the bonuses to be handed out with pre-orders of the Xbox One version of Red Dead Redemption 2 . In fact, the pre-order page for the game on the Windows Store actually went up publicly. People who pre-order before July 31, 2018 will also get a Story Mode exclusive Treasure Map . (more...)
Microsoft is Holding a Massive Xbox Sale During E3 Week
- June 05, 2018

In the lead-up to E3, Microsoft has a sale that it's calling "The Biggest Xbox Sale of the Year ". People who prefer to buy their memberships at a retailer can get a Buy 3, Get 3 months deal for Xbox Live Gold and save 50% off of six months of Xbox Game Pass instead. (more...)
Google Maps is coming to CarPlay along with other navigation apps
- June 05, 2018

Big news for CarPlay, Apple's in-car service that lets a vehicle's display act as a controller and "reader" of your iPhone. It's unclear at this point whether vehicles on the road today with CarPlay will require a software update from a dealership to allow third party navigation support or whether it will work off of iOS 12 on an iPhone alone. (more...)
Silk White OnePlus 6 and Bullets wireless earphones prices and release
- June 05, 2018

Originally announced alongside the new phone, the white OnePlus 6 now has an official release date and price. Thu, May 24, 2018 THE new OnePlus 6 has a dual-lens camera and here's some test shots taken on this new smartphone. Supplies are limited, so it may go quickly. There's also facial recognition, improved water resistance and this phone is one of very few to feature a headphone port. (more...)
Apple announces macOS 10.14, codenamed Apple announces macOS 10.14, codenamed "Mojave"
- June 05, 2018

You will get to know how much time you are spending with your iPhone . Apple's next major update to its main computer operating system, MacOS, is coming this fall. At last. Like they should have been able since the dawn of the iPhone and its smartphone camera. That camera can then take photos and they'll appear almost immediately inside said app. (more...)
Apple Previews tvOS 12 for Apple TV With Dolby Atmos Support Apple Previews tvOS 12 for Apple TV With Dolby Atmos Support
- June 05, 2018

Dolby Atmos will start rolling out to iTunes Movies this fall with existing movies getting a free update just like the 4K upgrade past year. The fact that the Apple TV 4K will be the first (and only) video streamer compatible with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos is a pretty compelling coup - especially as having its own Atmos and Vision content will make it a true benefit. (more...)
You Can Now Download macOS 10.13.5 with Messages in iCloud Support You Can Now Download macOS 10.13.5 with Messages in iCloud Support
- June 05, 2018

Apple had recently released iOS 11 .4 and with it, a very handy update came along that allowed one to store their Messages in iCloud . The latest update follows macOS 10.13.4 that was released in March. The latest update for macOS was released on Friday and it adds a feature that we were waiting for since the last Worldwide Developers Conference that took place one year ago. (more...)
Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers
- June 05, 2018

We need to look beyond data knowingly provided, and data ownership is too simplistic to do this. Facebook began shutting down use of the APIs in April as part of its response to the Cambridge Analytica row. Samsung and Amazon did not respond to the Times' questions. Facebook acknowledged that some partners did store users' data, including data from their Facebook friends, on their own servers, but said that those practices abided by strict agreements. (more...)
Google Assistant and Alexa integration may soon be coming to Xbox One Google Assistant and Alexa integration may soon be coming to Xbox One
- June 05, 2018

As Windows Central reports, an image has appeared of a new option in the Xbox One interface under preferences for digital assistants . "Alexa, turn on my Xbox " may be a reality sooner than later. It's not entirely clear as to what the capabilities of these digital assistants will be on the Xbox One and how much control you will have through voice commands alone but it is expected that numerous discontinued features that initially came with the Kinect will make a return. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption II pre-order bonuses accidentally leaked Red Dead Redemption II pre-order bonuses accidentally leaked
- June 05, 2018

Featuring a thick gauged metal tithing box (with a lock and key), this edition contains a collectible Challenge Coin featuring the American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, a 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle featuring a illustrated view of the port of Saint Denis on one side, and a Rockstar Games logo on the other, the "six shooter" bandana , a printed treasure map featuring some of the in-game hidden treasures, a pin set , playing cards , the Wheeler, ... (more...)
Apple Stock Hits Record High As Company Opens WWDC Show Apple Stock Hits Record High As Company Opens WWDC Show
- June 05, 2018

Apple has made iOS 12 available for all devices that can now run iOS 11. The oldest phone it'll work on is the iPhone 5S, and the oldest iPad is the Air 2. ■ Apple is also planning an update to ARKit, its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhones and iPads, which it announced a year ago. (more...)
Apple Reportedly Poaching Intel Employees, Fuels ARM Mac Speculation Apple Reportedly Poaching Intel Employees, Fuels ARM Mac Speculation
- June 04, 2018

It's supposedly raiding talent from other Oregon-based tech employers like Intel. The iPhone maker has already hired close to two-dozen employees to work at the facility, the report claims, including a number who previously held senior research or engineering roles at chipmaker Intel. (more...)
WatchOS 5 makes the Apple Watch more connected and activity-aware WatchOS 5 makes the Apple Watch more connected and activity-aware
- June 05, 2018

The new Shortcuts and Suggestions features are coming the the WatchOS Siri as well. The new OS demands a dual-core processor, absent only from the first Watch, and is expected to end support for watchOS 1 apps as well. There are a wide variety of workout challenges to choose from, including Yoga and Hiking , which are both new to the platform. When the Apple Watch was first introduced in the year 2014, Apple revealed a Walkie-Talkie feature. (more...)