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Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the "Just Build Lol" Strategy
- June 23, 2018

Fake versions of the popular video game have started to surface online ahead of the feverishly-anticipated launch on Android smartphones later this summer . Once the user downloads the malware-laden app, there's a prompt to download " new updates", which then redirects to a site asking to install an app to "unlock instructions" to install Fortnite . (more...)
States given the OK to collect online sales tax
- June 23, 2018

The decisions made it more hard for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule them. The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, positions Louisiana to take advantage of the ruling and start requiring internet retailers to collect sales taxes. (more...)
Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with fix program Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with fix program
- June 23, 2018

The keyboard has been a constant frustration for Apple fans. Affected laptops may have keys that repeat letters, feel sluggish or don't respond at all. For more information about the "Keyboard Service Program", check out Apple's website. Apple also says that consumers who previously paid for a fix can contact the company to request a refund. (more...)
Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September
- June 23, 2018

The device will be created to wirelessly charge up to three devices at once; compatible products include the iPhone X, iPhone 8 models, Apple Watch Series 3 devices, and AirPod earbuds once their rumored wireless charging case comes out. (more...)
New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online
- June 23, 2018

Although consumers will soon be paying more sales tax, Ellen notes those taxes have always been owed to the state. Online shopping might be getting a bit more expensive in the US. South Dakota brought the lawsuit against major online retailers for failing to comply with its new sales tax law, in an effort to get the Supreme Court to revisit the Quill decision. (more...)
Supreme Court To Rule On Apple App Store Monopoly Supreme Court To Rule On Apple App Store Monopoly
- June 23, 2018

Apple , backed by the Trump administration, says it can't be sued because the commission is levied on the app developers, not the purchasers who are suing. But the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 revived the litigation, saying Apple was a distributor that sold iPhone apps directly to consumers and must face the antitrust claims. (more...)
‘Fortnite’ Season 4, Week 8 Challenges Guide ‘Fortnite’ Season 4, Week 8 Challenges Guide
- June 22, 2018

Fortnite pros: keep scrolling . Wondering how to find Fortnite Week 8 treasure? Search to collect them then quickly get out of the area, as it'll be full of other players after the same reward and it's the ideal location for campers to rack up some easy kills. (more...)
Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking
- June 22, 2018

AT&T , T-Mobile & Sprint followed suit after Verizon announced its decision. Last month, Wyden revealed abuses in the lucrative but loosely regulated field involving Securus Technologies, whose contract Verizon says was approved only for the location tracking of outside mobile phones called by prison inmates. (more...)
YouTube makes it easier for creators to make money without ads YouTube makes it easier for creators to make money without ads
- June 22, 2018

It allows creators to offer "unique badges, new emoji, Members-only posts in the Community tab, and access to unique custom perks offered by creators, such as exclusive livestreams, extra videos, or shout-outs" in return for $4.99 per month from a subscriber. (more...)
Say Hello To The Samsung Galaxy Note 9: First Image Leaked! Say Hello To The Samsung Galaxy Note 9: First Image Leaked!
- June 22, 2018

Lastly, there was a Samsung project V which was a foldable handset similar to the ZTE Axon M, but this was later canceled and never saw the daylight. S9 comes with 64GB of storage and support for microSD cards. No pop-out cameras or notch gimmicks here. It should be noted that if you have a hankering for gold, it will be an exclusive via Best Buy stores starting June 24. (more...)
Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera
- June 22, 2018

It's ideal, for instance, for people who are looking to get new furniture in, but might not have a physical tape measure to hand. Google Measure , the virtual tape measure app, now works on any phone running Android 7.0 Nougat and above. (more...)
Internet experts fear EU copyright law change will damage internet Internet experts fear EU copyright law change will damage internet
- June 22, 2018

The vote will most likely become the official parliamentary stance as it enters negotiations with all European Union member states to find common ground, unless lawmakers against the proposals force a vote at an assembly in July. Lobbying group CCIA, whose members include Google , Facebook , eBay, Amazon (AMZN.O) and Netflix (NFLX.O), criticized lawmakers for ignoring pleas from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales , World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, net neutrality expert Tim Wu, ... (more...)
Xbox steps back on console VR plans
- June 22, 2018

In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz Mike Nichols, chief marketing officer of Redmond's gaming division, poured cold water on the smouldering ideas of Xbox One VR support. Now years later, Microsoft has slowed its pace. There are plenty of companies investing in it in the hardware side and the content side, or some combination therein. (more...)
Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling
- June 22, 2018

That is probably why stock for Overstock ( NASDAQ:OSTK ) dropped a whopping 7% today while Amazon's ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) slight 1% drop was in-line with the industry as a whole. The ruling is expected to have little impact on e-commerce giant Amazon, which past year began collecting sales taxes in every jurisdiction that has one. (more...)
Google Maps removes in-app booking of Ubers Google Maps removes in-app booking of Ubers
- June 22, 2018

Regular Uber users will know that the same journey can be charged at quite different rates, depending on demand for rides and how many drivers are available in the area to provide them ... Sure, it's a couple of extra steps but it's not exactly a deal breaker. This new update comes with the latest version of Google Maps. As for India, along with Uber, the other ride-hailing services who utilise this feature include Ola Cabs and Meru Cabs, which also lost this support . (more...)
Nintendo implementes strict new anti-piracy measures for the Switch Nintendo implementes strict new anti-piracy measures for the Switch
- June 22, 2018

It ends with the declaration that the game is " better together". The PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console hardware platform in May in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group . May's U.S. sales results see a strong software month and explainable hardware growth for the Switch. Original Article: The Nintendo Switch has been subject to some pretty serious hacking attempts for some time now, with various exploits and vulnerabilities appearing ... (more...)
Apple Says Future iPhones Will Share Owner's Location When 911 Is Called Apple Says Future iPhones Will Share Owner's Location When 911 Is Called
- June 22, 2018

In a press release Monday , the company outlined how iPhones running iOS 12 will be able to share location data automatically and securely with first responders when you dial 911. Doing so should improve response times. San Francisco has until very recently struggled with a more prosaic problem: getting the phone answered by a dispatcher promptly. (more...)
New sportier and more advanced Audi A1 revealed New sportier and more advanced Audi A1 revealed
- June 22, 2018

It impressively showcases the design language of the A1 with numerous contrasts. LED headlights and rear lights are also to be found on this model. The new hot hatch will be built on the new A1's MQB A0 platform , which will provide the vehicle with enhanced structural rigidity. (more...)
How to use Xbox One and Nintendo Switch cross-play How to use Xbox One and Nintendo Switch cross-play
- June 22, 2018

If you watched Nintendo's E3 presentation you probably wouldn't think the 3DS is still a priority (everything was Switch related), but Reggie has assured us for the millionth time that their portable isn't dead yet. You can expect to see these familiar titles for sure: Soccer, Tennis, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Balloon Fight, Ice Climber, Dr. Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros. (more...)
IOS 12: What's new in the Photos app IOS 12: What's new in the Photos app
- June 22, 2018

Individual call centers will each have to embrace the technology required to communicate with the RapidSOS clearinghouse. Even Tim Cook , Apple's CEO, was surprised with the information displayed by Screen Time. Apple isn't reporting a new watchOS 5 build in its developer center. Even now, the iOS location services can do this and more, even in the more urban locations. (more...)