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Apple beats Q3 estimates with record Services revenue Apple beats Q3 estimates with record Services revenue
- July 31, 2019

In H2:CY19, a new wave of monetization opportunities in Services is expected to launch, providing users with more reasons to inhabit Planet Apple. Net profit fell 7 per cent against the year-ago quarter to US$10.05 billion. Apple revealed the forecast for its fiscal fourth quarter as part of its fiscal Q3 2019 earnings release . Apple claims that the current tariffs against goods imported from China will "result in a reduction of Apple's USA economic contribution" and "tilt the playing ... (more...)
TikTok owner working on own-brand smartphone TikTok owner working on own-brand smartphone
- July 31, 2019

Competition in the smartphone world is huge, there's no denying that, and many companies have already failed to make their mark, so it remains to be seen what will ByteDance do differently to appeal to consumers. Other companies like ByteDance have also tried their hand at entering the phone market; Amazon trialed a Fire Phone back in 2015 which flopped just over a year after launch. (more...)
Google researchers disclose ‘interactionless’ iOS exploits valued at $5M Google researchers disclose ‘interactionless’ iOS exploits valued at $5M
- July 31, 2019

The other two flaws ( CVE-2019-8624 and CVE-2019-8646 ) allow an attacker to cause a memory leak and steal data using a remote device. It fixes most , but not all security vulnerabilities recently discovered by Google's Project Zero security team, which require no interaction by the user to be exploited . (more...)
Huge WhatsApp update will let you use the same account across platforms Huge WhatsApp update will let you use the same account across platforms
- July 31, 2019

WhatsApp will be allowing its users to use their account on many devices at a time and the same has been confirmed by WABetaInfo which keeps track of WhatsApp features. It's not clear why WhatsApp has continued to restrict users from using multiple devices. Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has a desktop version since 2015 but you can use it only if your phone is connected to the internet and by extension turned on as well. (more...)
Black Shark 2 Pro announced with killer specs on the cheap Black Shark 2 Pro announced with killer specs on the cheap
- July 31, 2019

After the successful launch of Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone in India, Xiaomi has launched its Pro version - the Black Shark 2 Pro in China. On the storage front, the device features 12GB of RAM coupled with either 128GB or 256GB of onboard UFS 3.0 storage. (more...)
MediaTek sets its sights on gamers with the Helio G90 and G90T MediaTek sets its sights on gamers with the Helio G90 and G90T
- July 31, 2019

There is an integrated Cat-12 LTE WorldMode modem and Bluetooth 5.0 too. MediaTek on Tuesday launched its Helio G90 series of system-on-chips (SoCs) that are specifically designed for gaming phones. Rumours about MediaTek launching the Helio G90 in Shanghai first surfaced two weeks ago. Apart from offering game-focussed features, the MediaTek Helio G90 and Helio G90T support a night shot mode and work with a multi-camera framework supporting multiple lens choices. (more...)
Over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold Over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles have now been sold
- July 30, 2019

For the current fiscal year, Sony downwardly revised its PlayStation division sales forecast by 4% to ¥2.2 trillion ($20.25 billion), due to lower than expected PS4 hardware sales and third-party software sales. I think the PS4 has the ability to sell millions more before the end of its lifecycle, and could even overtake the PS2 as the best selling console of all time. (more...)
Lifetime Switch sales near 37 million | VGC Lifetime Switch sales near 37 million | VGC
- July 30, 2019

Net profit shrank "as a result of foreign exchange losses of 12 billion yen and other factors", it said. Despite increases in sales and a 2.4% increase in revenue to 172 billion yen, profit has taken a 45.7% dive compared to the same three month period past year. (more...)
Huawei boasts growth despite United States blacklist Huawei boasts growth despite United States blacklist
- July 30, 2019

Huawei's Chairman Liang Hua commented that the company is as strong as its ever been and credits that to the excellent management and perseverance despite the political tensions between the USA and China . Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei, for his part, earlier stressed that "it's not a hard task to come up with a new OS, but it's hard to build up an ecosystem for that". (more...)
Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command Scientists create contact lenses that zoom on command
- July 30, 2019

Aside from responding to the electrical impulses that come with these movements , the lens can also change its focal length based on the signal. The group has created a contact lens that actually zooms upon your command, purely controlled by your eye movements . (more...)
Could Google’s innovative Pixel 4 gesture tracking be the next big thing? Could Google’s innovative Pixel 4 gesture tracking be the next big thing?
- July 30, 2019

Now that we know for certain that the Pixel 4 will come equipped with a Soli radar chip for recognizing hand movements, we're curious how Google intends to improve it over time. The downside will be that if the Pixel's face unlock isn't as fast or as secure as the iPhone's , that's going to be problematic. We'll see whether Soli bypasses that problem later in the year, with the Pixel 4 expected to debut in October 2019. (more...)
Samsung confirms Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 launch date Samsung confirms Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 launch date
- July 30, 2019

The leaked renders of the tablet have revealed the entire design of the tablet. We already saw the device a couple of weeks ago. Acting as the highly anticipated successor to last year's Galaxy Tab S4 , reports suggest Samsung's next-gen tablet will inherit the former's 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display but also introduce some rather important changes that'll make it a more direct iPad Pro competitor. (more...)
Apple Preps 16-inch MacBook Pro
- July 30, 2019

Fresh rumors have offered new insights into the new 16-inch MacBook Pro. However, a year ago Apple introduced its new iPhones in September, but waited until October for the unveiling of its new iPad Pro, MacBook Air , and Mac mini offerings. (more...)
Apple set to launch two more iPads this year Apple set to launch two more iPads this year
- July 30, 2019

The company has already registered five new model numbers - A2197, A2228, A2068, A2198 and A2230 with the EEC earlier this year. The two new iPad models use the model identifiers A2200 and A2232. Well-regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities said two new versions of Apple's iPad Pro will go into mass production in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020. (more...)
Fortnite teases hint at the return of a much missed area Fortnite teases hint at the return of a much missed area
- July 30, 2019

Accompanied by a caption telling players to " think back ", the teaser contains an image of classic point of interest Dusty Depot. The image itself features a dark silhouette of what appears to be a robot or a mech of some kind standing on a mound and it appears to be heavily armed, however, at this moment we can't be certain of anything. (more...)
Apple Expected to Launch 3 New iPhones With 5G Compatibility Next Year Apple Expected to Launch 3 New iPhones With 5G Compatibility Next Year
- July 30, 2019

This time, the respected analyst has revealed how two models of the 2020 iPhone are being outfitted by Apple to wage war on the American maker's most fierce competitors, which next year are set to include the Samsung Galaxy S11 and Huawei P40 Pro among others. (more...)
Fortnite Season 10’s second teaser adds new mystery with the Visitor symbol Fortnite Season 10’s second teaser adds new mystery with the Visitor symbol
- July 30, 2019

This is however pure speculation within the Fortnite community and so far, no official statements have been given regarding the next Forntite season. Of course, we're just speculating right now, but Epic has always been a fan of dropping big hints in these teaser images. The second teaser picture, which dropped earlier today, features what seems to be some kind of new mech that is coming to the game. (more...)
Is the Blair Witch Game Coming to PS4? Is the Blair Witch Game Coming to PS4?
- July 30, 2019

If Blair Witch sounds like something that's right up your alley, the good news is that you don't have to wait very long to play it. It may even be a way of the Blair Witch to mess with Ellis. Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, joins the search and what starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as he must confront his fears and the Blair Witch , a mysterious force that haunts the woods... (more...)
Nvidia Revealed 10 New RTX Laptops Nvidia Revealed 10 New RTX Laptops
- July 30, 2019

To date, more than 40 design and creative applications have launched with support for RTX graphics, including big applications from Adobe, Autodesk, Unity, Pixar RTP, and more. Some of these laptops, like Lenovo's Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition , will likely pack NVIDIA's Studio driver (instead of the game-ready drivers) but otherwise, be similar or identical to the gaming versions. (more...)
Bethesda will remove online login requirement from Doom re-releases Bethesda will remove online login requirement from Doom re-releases
- July 30, 2019

Many thought that the Doom 2016 reboot was flawless by itself but the sequel seems to have improved on it in every way and then some . DOOM , DOOM II , and DOOM 3 are now available on the PlayStation 4 , but we could be getting another classic shooter for Sony's console in the near future: DOOM 64 . (more...)

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