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Apple's iOS 12 beta: what to know before you upgrade early Apple's iOS 12 beta: what to know before you upgrade early
- June 26, 2018

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to install the public beta early. Before going insane and installing iOS 12 on all your devices , keep in mind that this is test software. If that's the case , then you should know you can still get back to iOS 11 .4 without losing any data. Here's a quick rundown of what's new in iOS 12. (more...)
Edge for Android hits 5 million downloads Edge for Android hits 5 million downloads
- June 26, 2018

Apart from this Microsoft Edge also has an in-built QR Code Reader , voice search and InPrivate, which is the browser's version of incognito browsing. Fast forward six months and Microsoft Edge crosses the 5 million downloads mark, an even greater achievement for the Android app. Mozilla's Firefox for Android browser also includes a form of built-in ad blocking, but it's only activated during an in-private tab session. (more...)
Audi RS Q8 Could Pack The Panamera's 670-HP Hybrid Powertrain Audi RS Q8 Could Pack The Panamera's 670-HP Hybrid Powertrain
- June 26, 2018

Our spy photographers have caught the Audi SQ8 testing once again, this time without any camouflage. The SQ8's V6 engine is also expected to feature an electric compressor along with a traditional turbocharger, a technology that has debuted already in the SQ7 that is is powered by a diesel ICE. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak
- June 26, 2018

To take a luxury SUV with minimal modifications and be able to drive up this course in under 11 minutes is a huge testament to the performance and level of engineering in the Bentayga. The exterior changes are rounded off by subtle Pikes Peak badging on the front wings. Inside, the cabin is trimmed with Beluga leather, featuring Alcantara inserts and contrasting lime accents. (more...)
Surface USB-C dongle arrives June 29 for $79.99 Surface USB-C dongle arrives June 29 for $79.99
- June 26, 2018

While not yet officially shown, we know that this dongle will connect to the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop - the Surface Book 2 already has native USB-C - through their Surface Connect ports. If you want to charge a device with a Type-C charger, you can. Of course, the dongle will do more than just replicate USB ports. Well, the moment has finally arrived, as The Verge reports that a Microsoft Surface Connect to USB-C adapter is finally coming to commercial customers on June 29th, with ... (more...)
Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing
- June 26, 2018

Which seems to imply that Google is seeing a lot of Android users installing apps through methods other than the Play store. The aim is simple: to improve the security of Android users by ensuring that they are using genuine apps that have not been tampered with in any way. (more...)
Tesla rolls out new connectivity packages for vehicles Tesla rolls out new connectivity packages for vehicles
- June 26, 2018

From July 1, there will be two packages - "Premium Connectivity package" and "Standard Connectivity package" - the latter won't come with any additional charge and will provide connectivity for applications requiring low data usage. There will be the "Standard Connectivity" option that will still provide internet to your vehicle, except that it will be somewhat limited to features that require low amounts of data, which would be basic navigation. (more...)
China may punch a hole in the 'Great Firewall' for select tourists China may punch a hole in the 'Great Firewall' for select tourists
- June 26, 2018

The sites, along with Google, Instagram and other popular services, are banned in mainland China as well as Hainan. The province, known as China's Hawaii thanks to its resorts and tropical beaches, is set to become the country's largest free trade zone and hopes to attract increased investment in hi-tech industries, as well as more tourist dollars. (more...)
A Researcher Discovered New Method to Crack iPhone Passcode A Researcher Discovered New Method to Crack iPhone Passcode
- June 26, 2018

The Secure enclave chip keeps a count of the number of times an incorrect passcode is entered and then progressively makes it more hard to enter a passcode. This may seem like an offhand dismissal - and a little more detail from Apple certainly wouldn't have gone amiss here - but it seems that, perhaps unsurprisingly, the company is correct. (more...)
Bypassing iPhone passcode limit just requires a keyboard Bypassing iPhone passcode limit just requires a keyboard
- June 26, 2018

The Secure enclave chip keeps a count of the number of times an incorrect passcode is entered and then progressively makes it more hard to enter a passcode. Apple boasts on the security of its iOS devices, but sometimes even the best measures can not prevent a malicious attack. But Hickey shows that even with the erasing option enabled on his phone , his crack inputs code after code on an iPhone without that safeguard enabling. (more...)
Microsoft and Razer Partnering For Mouse And Keyboard Support On Xbox One Microsoft and Razer Partnering For Mouse And Keyboard Support On Xbox One
- June 25, 2018

The Xbox One will soon have keyboard and mouse support, according to multiple reports . During this presentation, Razer apparently joined in, showing off how its Razer Turret keyboard - one designed for couch-borne PC gameplay - could work natively with the Xbox One, and would include support for the company's Chroma RGB lighting software. (more...)
New AirPods, Apple noise-cancelling headphones pegged for 2019 New AirPods, Apple noise-cancelling headphones pegged for 2019
- June 25, 2018

This would turn the AirPods into a health wearable in addition to an audio product. The AirPods (2019) are said to upgrade the wireless earbuds with noise-cancellation, water resistance, and a longer wireless range, reports Bloomberg . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip iris scanner feature Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip iris scanner feature
- June 25, 2018

The feature was warmly welcomed by consumers around the world who have supposedly been demanding a security feature like this for ages. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be unveiled by Samsung on August 9. Samsung , the South Korean user electronics behemoth, is claimed to be operating on its upcoming flagship device named as Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (more...)
Xiaomi shares camera samples shot on the Redmi 6 Pro Xiaomi shares camera samples shot on the Redmi 6 Pro
- June 25, 2018

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro costs Yuan 999 (or approx Rs 10,436) for the model with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. In the photography department, Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro comes with a dual-camera setup on the back featuring a 12-megapixel sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor. (more...)
New Chrome Update Lets Android Users to Surf Web Without Internet New Chrome Update Lets Android Users to Surf Web Without Internet
- June 25, 2018

The automatically downloaded content will be available along with all of the downloaded content available for access anytime, without an internet connection. Want to browse the news but don't have connection to the internet? But in May 2017, Chrome received a dedicated "Download Page Later" option that made it more convenient to download and view web pages for offline use. (more...)
Facebook’s Controversial Chat App, Messenger Kids Launched in Peru and Canada Facebook’s Controversial Chat App, Messenger Kids Launched in Peru and Canada
- June 25, 2018

Facebook launched the kids app in the United States past year where dozens of organizations, doctors, academics and others called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discontinue the app. No matter where users are based, the app is available in English, Spanish, and French - all popular languages in the countries where the app is now available. (more...)
Chevy unveils new SUV: the Blazer Chevy unveils new SUV: the Blazer
- June 25, 2018

Canadian and US consumers are migrating from cars to crossovers, and Chevrolet hopes to capture more of those buyers by offering another utility in a key segment dominated by the Honda Pilot, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, Hyundai Santa Fe and Subaru Outback. (more...)
Bethesda Sues Warner Bros For Westworld's 'Blatant Rip Off' Of Fallout Shelter Bethesda Sues Warner Bros For Westworld's 'Blatant Rip Off' Of Fallout Shelter
- June 25, 2018

From the lawsuit , Bethesda describes a specific bug that was found in a pre-release demo version of Fallout Shelter . That does not look great for Warner Bros., and the fact that they share a kind of gameplay, a developer, and similar code makes it appear, at least on the surface, that Behaviour lifted their Fallout game and just gave it a coat of Westworld paint. (more...)
Trading and Friend List Now Features in Pokemon GO Trading and Friend List Now Features in Pokemon GO
- June 25, 2018

At long last, trading, gifting and friends are now available to Pokemon GO players, but only to players that are level 33-40. A gradual rollout of a new feature is standard practice in the gaming industry, since it puts less stress on the servers and allows Niantic to deal with any issues that crop up. (more...)
Supreme Court says states can require online retailers to collect sales tax Supreme Court says states can require online retailers to collect sales tax
- June 24, 2018

Dissenting from the decision, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote: "E-commerce has grown into a significant and vibrant part of our national economy against the backdrop of established rules, including the physical-presence rule". States may require online retailers to collect sales taxes, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday . This week's decision provides a way to clean up the patchwork: States may now require sellers to collect and remit sales tax, regardless of physical presence , so ... (more...)

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