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Nintendo Switch overtakes N64 in lifetime sales Nintendo Switch overtakes N64 in lifetime sales
- April 26, 2019

Whether true or not, Nintendo has now confirmed it won't be unveiled at E3 in June. This means Nintendo is raking in the cash, some $2.2bn in operating profit. The Switch games pipeline continues to create fan excitement, with two full Pokemon titles due later this year. Nintendo hasn't released its official numbers for the 2018 fiscal year, but analysts estimate that Nintendo shipped 17.5 million Switch units through March 2018. (more...)
Snap restarts user growth with original shows, Android overhaul Snap restarts user growth with original shows, Android overhaul
- April 26, 2019

In a bid to win in a highly competitive digital ad market , Snap recently announced an expanded advertising network, improved augmented reality and camera features, a new video-game service and original shows. Snap is a free application that relies on advertisers to survive. Snap's focus on privacy and communication between friends has helped it avoid problems with misinformation and the spread of abusive content, which have been an issue for Facebook and Google's YouTube, two of ... (more...)
Settlement Reached in Sprint's '5G E' Lawsuit Against AT&T Settlement Reached in Sprint's '5G E' Lawsuit Against AT&T
- April 26, 2019

Now, according to The Dallas Business Journal , the two companies have "amicably" settled the lawsuit, but sources familiar with the matter indicate that despite the settlement, AT&T is going to continue to market "5G Evolution" as a thing, so it's kind of unclear exactly what Sprint accomplished here. (more...)
Amazon's profit surges on cloud computing, advertising gains Amazon's profit surges on cloud computing, advertising gains
- April 26, 2019

Amazon estimated that second-quarter operating income would be as much as $3.6 billion, short of the $4.2 billion analysts were expecting, according to FactSet. Hiring will pick up from the 12 percent increase Amazon posted in the past 12 months, Olsavsky said. The company is delving into even less familiar terrain, too. (more...)
Aston Martin unveils the convertible DBS Superleggera Volante Aston Martin unveils the convertible DBS Superleggera Volante
- April 26, 2019

It manages to produce 390 pounds of downforce at the car's top speed, which is only 13 pounds less than in the coupe . The fabric top creates a wonderful silhouette whether it's up or down, and Aston Martin says the roof is available in eight colors, including Bordeaux Red or Atlantic Blue. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi 7 First Impressions: An All-Round Budget Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 7 First Impressions: An All-Round Budget Smartphone
- April 26, 2019

Jio is offering double data benefits of up to 4 years along with a cashback of Rs 2,400 for the buyers of Redmi 7 . This chipset is paired with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage , and the phone also offers the choice to expand the memory by 512GB using a micro SD card. (more...)
New report claims a cheaper Nintendo Switch is about to be released
- April 26, 2019

The company had 23 million-selling Switch titles across the entire year, with flagship releases like Super Smash Bros. Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee have sold 10.63 million units combined since their launch in November 2018, are the fifth best-selling Switch titles, behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , with lifetime sales of 12.77 million. (more...)
Mario Kart Tour is getting a closed beta next month Mario Kart Tour is getting a closed beta next month
- April 25, 2019

Android tablets are not supported in the beta, Nintendo says. Did you notice that one of the boxes mentions your Nintendo Account and Google Play account must use the same email address? Access to the beta signup form will be open until May 7th to anyone living in the United States or Japan. (more...)
Chrome 74 Arrives with No Dark Mode for Windows (Yet) Chrome 74 Arrives with No Dark Mode for Windows (Yet)
- April 25, 2019

However, users will need to follow these instructions to forcefully enable the new dark mode. Once users know they're on Chrome 74 they should open a new tab and go to chrome://flags/ once they're there they should search " incognito " and then select " Filesystem API in Incognito ". (more...)
AirPods 3 release date, design, price tipped: What to expect from Apple
- April 25, 2019

That said, the report did not say if it will feature anything new. Apple has dominated the global market for true wireless headsets. The new AirPods look identical to the old model save for the single LED centered on the front of the wireless charging case , but there are a few adjustments under the hood that may make Apple's ... (more...)
Google Fit is ready to help iPhone owners get in shape
- April 25, 2019

It's not clear, though, if the same will be possible for the Apple Watch, too. Google announced on Wednesday that its Google Fit app is now available on iOS. And whether you own an Apple Watch or Wear OS by Google smartwatch, Google Fit keeps track of your workout sessions. Google Fit is a free download. (more...)
Samsung Responds to Galaxy Fold Reviews Reporting Broken Screens Samsung Responds to Galaxy Fold Reviews Reporting Broken Screens
- April 25, 2019

Unfortunately, by Wednesday, the Galaxy Fold had a nightmarish experience in the hands of some of the reviewers . The Samsung Galaxy Fold is due to launch in the United States and other markets on the 24th of April. "PSA: There's a layer that appears to be a screen protector on the Galaxy Fold's display", Brownlee said. Gurman later admitted he had removed a protective layer or skin that Samsung had placed over the display, assuming it was just a screen protector . (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro tested known blogger Huawei P30 Pro tested known blogger
- April 24, 2019

As is the case with all modern flagships, pretty much, Huawei is using tempered glass on top of the P30 Pro display, as scratches are visible when a level six pick comes into contact with the display. According to Nelson, the last year's P20 Pro did not survive the bend test. Zach scratched the display over the in-display fingerprint sensor to see if it was able to recognize the fingerprint even after the abuse. (more...)
New OnePlus 7, 7 Pro specs leak ahead of launch New OnePlus 7, 7 Pro specs leak ahead of launch
- April 24, 2019

The new OnePlus 7 series has been spun in numerous leaks and reports over the past few weeks. OnePlus's official Twitter handle uploaded a video confirming the launch of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Unlike the regular OnePlus 7 and last year's OnePlus 6T , the OnePlus 7 Pro will make use of an all-screen design that centers around a massive 6.7-inch curved AMOLED panel. (more...)
Windows 10's 'Sets' feature is gone and not expected to return Windows 10's 'Sets' feature is gone and not expected to return
- April 24, 2019

Furthermore, it sounds like required quite some effort by developers for it to be implemented. Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley says "Microsoft dropped plans for Sets", mostly because the feature "wasn't well received or understood". As such, there will be nothing standing between Windows users and awful artwork. At the weekend WindowsLatest reported that users had started to see end of support reminder notifications in Windows 7, to make this date, and the options available, abundantly ... (more...)
Lenovo Z6 Pro specs leaked: yes, it IS a beast Lenovo Z6 Pro specs leaked: yes, it IS a beast
- April 23, 2019

Lenovo executives reportedly shared a few pictures of the firm's forthcoming flagship on the Chinese social network Weibo , ahead of its official presentation in China, slated for Tuesday, April 23 , 2019. Recently, Lenovo Z6 Pro Camera samples Surfaced online. Software wise the phone will run on ZUI 11 built on top of Android Pie. It also comes with a PC-grade liquid cooling system to keep the temperature in check while playing games for longer sessions. (more...)
BlackBerry Messenger shutting down end of May
- April 23, 2019

Once you're all set up, you'll get a new PIN and have to re-invite any contacts you wish to add and while you'll no longer have access to BBM Channels, Stickers, and the Discover Tab, you'll still have access to group chats, voice calls, video calls, as well as the edit, retract and expiring message options. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch despite display cracking issue Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch despite display cracking issue
- April 23, 2019

Battery and design flaws in the Note 7 resulted in some units catching fire or exploding, forcing Samsung to permanently stop its production and sales of the model globally in October 2016. Dieter Bohn, the executive editor of technology news site The Verge, says he left that layer on but his screen still broke. He said Samsung replaced his test phone but did not offer an explanation for the problem. (more...)
‘123456,’ ‘password,’ ‘blink182’ and ‘ashley’ among world’s most hacked passwords
- April 23, 2019

Anyone can create a secure password that's easy to remember. The folder could easily give easy access to your so-called protected passwords. The password list was collated in partnership with the awesome Troy Hunt of Have I Been Pwned , an online resource for people to find out if their details have been included in any of the big data leaks (and if they haven't by now, you're pretty lucky and should probably buy a lottery ticket). (more...)
Apple paid $6 billion to settle Qualcomm dispute Apple paid $6 billion to settle Qualcomm dispute
- April 22, 2019

Though the deal brings make a full-stop to stormy 2-year stretch for Qualcomm as well as it is considered as a huge victory against Apple. Apple and Qualcomm have also inked a six-year licensing agreement, effective April 1, 2019, including a two-year extension option, and a multi-year chipset supply agreement. (more...)

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