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Apple executive says bent iPad Pro units still meet company standards Apple executive says bent iPad Pro units still meet company standards
- December 22, 2018

Since that time, some iPad Pro owners have reported that their tablets have come with bent frames straight out of the box, or have bent in regular everyday [non-abusive] use. Note, these slight variations do not affect the function of the device in any way. According to Riccio, the new iPad Pro has a flatness specification of up to "400 microns" and is "tighter than previous generations", which means essentially nothing to most people. (more...)
Microsoft Emergency Patch Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit Microsoft Emergency Patch Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit
- December 21, 2018

The criminals can utilize the vulnerability to gain broad access to computer systems , according to the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). If you have Windows Update enabled (as Microsoft suggests you do), the latest security updates should have downloaded to fix this issue automatically. (more...)
Razer Launches Its Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse, Available for $249.99 Razer Launches Its Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse, Available for $249.99
- December 21, 2018

As for the mouse, it's modeled after Razer's wireless Mamba rodent with a 5G optical sensor, 16,000 "true" dpi, seven programmable buttons, and mechanical mouse switches that are purportedly good for 50 million clicks. Games like X-Morph Defense and Vermintide 2 will have support for Razer's dynamic, game-specific lighting. Unlike a traditional mouse and keyboard combo, the Turret's keyboard portion includes a completely flat bottom, which should make it easier to set on your lap. (more...)
German court says Apple infringed on Qualcomm patents, issues sales ban German court says Apple infringed on Qualcomm patents, issues sales ban
- December 21, 2018

The firm attempted to get the United States to ban iPhone sales, but has thus far failed. As per the report from CNET, Apple will not be retailing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 devices across 15 retail stores in Germany. In a sign that another battle has begun for public support, Qualcomm has also put out a press release pushing its side of things. "If the defence can only be carried out when one reveals a secret", then one must either do so, "or one can keep the secret and then possibly ... (more...)
Xbox - January 2019 Games with Gold Xbox - January 2019 Games with Gold
- December 21, 2018

I reviewed Matt Makes Games' challenging platformer on Nintendo Switch back in February; and despite the fact there's a huge mountain to conquer here, it's easily one of 2018's best games. Finally, Far Cry 2 is a fantastic survival shooter. Lastly, and likely the most divisive, is that of Far Cry 2 , which will be available from January 16 until the final day of the month. (more...)
OnePlus 5G phone: This may be your first look at OnePlus 7 OnePlus 5G phone: This may be your first look at OnePlus 7
- December 21, 2018

The OnePlus 7 might feature a competitive price, but the 5G-ready smartphone will be an expensive device. Founded on December 16, 2013, by former Oppo vice-president Pete Lau and Carl Pei, OnePlus is an extremely young company when compared to more established players like Samsung and Huawei. (more...)
See Every Photo of this Special Edition McLaren P1 GTR See Every Photo of this Special Edition McLaren P1 GTR
- December 21, 2018

Aerodynamic modifications, including a redesigned Gurney flap at the back of the vehicle, will increase the downforce from a peak of 600kg in race mode to roughly 800kg. He'd go on to win two additional titles driving for McLaren . The side of the vehicle also features Senna's logo, the Brazilian flag and the bar code associated with the Marlboro sponsorship the auto carried at that time. (more...)
Amazon accidentally sent 1700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person Amazon accidentally sent 1700 Alexa recordings to the wrong person
- December 21, 2018

After weeks of no response from Amazon, the customer notified German trade publication c't, anxious the company would just cover up the incident otherwise. It's not an Alexa bug, but "a human error" made by the company, Reuters explains . Earlier this year, a family in Portland, Oregon, discovered that its Alexa-powered Echo device had recorded their private conversation and sent it to a random person in their contacts list. (more...)
Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer vulnerability found by Google Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer vulnerability found by Google
- December 21, 2018

The vulnerability affects the version of IE11 that shipped with Windows 7 to Windows 10 , along with Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019. 'A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Internet Explorer , ' the firm explained. (more...)
Has the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus been caught on video? Has the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus been caught on video?
- December 21, 2018

Samsung might nullify this to an extent with the launch of its upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, as the Korean giant might introduce a Bright Night mode with its smartphone family. Finally, they add that the 5G logo is "very cool". After all, one variant of the Galaxy S10 family has been rumored to feature a triple-camera setup at the back, so this upgrade should also come with software-based improvements to boost smartphone photography prowess. (more...)
Mobile, Sprint win United States security approvals for merger Mobile, Sprint win United States security approvals for merger
- December 21, 2018

United States news outlets have reported that to get the merger approved, those parent companies may reconsider their ties with Huawei. Earlier, SoftBank, which owns Sprint and Deutsche Telekom, which owns T-Mobile US, announced they will not use Huawei network in 5G business and remove from the existing 4G equipment. (more...)
The Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T Are Not Perfect The Porsche 718 Cayman T and Boxster T Are Not Perfect
- December 20, 2018

Basically, the design of the 911 T has been transferred to Porsche's lineup of two-seat sports cars which don't focus on excessively luxurious and high-tech features, but rather on the essence of driving: "The 718 T will be most at home on winding country roads, offering the joy of dynamic driving as its ultimate goal". (more...)
IOS 12.1.2 is out to fix eSIM-related issues IOS 12.1.2 is out to fix eSIM-related issues
- December 20, 2018

However, the situation has become quite complicated. All iPhone models are still available for purchase in China, and Qualcomm says the Cupertino-based company should take the court order seriously. The Chinese preliminary injunction was a major victory for Qualcomm that saw imports for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X ranges all come to a halt. (more...)
AT&T 5G network launches on Friday AT&T 5G network launches on Friday
- December 20, 2018

The first device to use the network is a Netgear-made Nighthawk 5G hotspot, but you cant have one yet. There aren't many consumer services out there right now which wouldn't work effectively on 4G, so we suggest it might not mean much at the moment. (more...)
Xiaomi Play to launch on December 24; check out leaked images Xiaomi Play to launch on December 24; check out leaked images
- December 20, 2018

Remember the Redmi Pro launched in 2016? That being the case, the Redmi Pro 2 will be a powerhouse and it won't be wrong to say that it will be able to handle the day to day activities smoothly. Xiaomi's first Android Go device could feature 1GB RAM , as well as a single camera on both sides. Yes, the upcoming 48MP Xiaomi phone or the Redmi Pro 2 will actually be the successor to the Redmi Pro. (more...)
Some iPad Pro 2018 coming with bent frames, Apple says it’s normal Some iPad Pro 2018 coming with bent frames, Apple says it’s normal
- December 20, 2018

According to Apple , this is is a side effect of the manufacturing process and it shouldn't affect the devices' performance, or get worse. Now, Apple has responded to these claims, admitting that some devices are indeed bent, but saying this isn't considered a defect. (more...)
Sprint and T-Mobile move one step closer to merging together Sprint and T-Mobile move one step closer to merging together
- December 20, 2018

T-Mobile expects to have its merger with Sprint completed during the first half of 2019. T-Mobile has been granted approval for its proposed merger with Sprint following "several months of negotiation with company representatives", the Wall Street Journal reports . (more...)
Sprint, T-Mobile tout clearing security review Sprint, T-Mobile tout clearing security review
- December 20, 2018

EX-99.1 2 d674644dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1 T-Mobile and Sprint Receive Approval from Both the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US and Team Telecom on Merger Transaction Bellevue, ... Supporters of the deal say the combined company will have 100 million customers, meaning it can go toe-to-toe with AT&T and Verizon . The first wave of regulatory approvals brings T-Mobile and Sprint much closer to their ambition to combine their operations. (more...)
Instagram's popular features make their way to Facebook Messenger Instagram's popular features make their way to Facebook Messenger
- December 20, 2018

Messenger now supports Boomerang clips natively, which has been a longtime request from fans. In Text mode, for example users will now be able to add more "personality" with new fonts and color backgrounds. Facebook Messenger has added support for Boomerang , which lets you create brief, looped videos just like on Instagram . In the summer of 2017, Facebook rolled out ads on Messenger to start capitalizing on that sizable audience. (more...)
Microsoft Announces New Office App for Windows 10 Microsoft Announces New Office App for Windows 10
- December 20, 2018

Software installed on Windows Sandbox stays in the sandbox , and is deleted forever once the program is closed. After the virtualization features are enabled in BIOS , you also have to enable the Windows Sandbox feature in "Windows Features". (more...)

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