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Google's 21st Birthday today: Know some important facts Google's 21st Birthday today: Know some important facts
- September 28, 2019

Google's Doodle adventure continues with the latest Doodle celebrating the tech giant's 21st anniversary. While in their dorm rooms, they built a search engine which was originally called Backrub. What will happen on Y2K? No one can deny that it was Google that ushered in the "age of information", yet it is surprising that they have a problem arriving at the right birthdate of the search engine. (more...)
Google Play Store rolls out Dark Mode Google Play Store rolls out Dark Mode
- September 28, 2019

This is also coming on the heels of the Material Theme Play Store that became widely available late last month. The white background now switches to dark gray just like other apps that had previously adopted the night-friendly look. Dark theme will begin rolling out today. The rollout started earlier this week, but Google notes that it could take about two weeks for the dark theme to reach all users. (more...)
Google Play Pass is the Netflix of Android apps and games Google Play Pass is the Netflix of Android apps and games
- September 28, 2019

More good news: Google is offering the Play Pass for only $1.99 per month but only for a limited time. New apps and games will be added every month. The subscriptions can be shared with up to five family members and also integrate with Google's parental controls for the Play Store. Now, with the stone rolling, expect a more extensive library of apps, whether you are a gamer, or you are just about the lifestyle apps. (more...)
Huawei Launches Mate 30 Series Without Google Apps Huawei Launches Mate 30 Series Without Google Apps
- September 27, 2019

But the phone does bring novelty to the table - the 6.53-inch OLED display curves sharply down on both sides, more so than on Samsung phones. Both phones have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and support DCI-P3 HDR. Huawei, for its part, hopes to run the phone on Android 10, the latest version of the operating system, and have access to Google Mobile Services. (more...)
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is Respawn’s new VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is Respawn’s new VR game
- September 27, 2019

We now know that it will be called " Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond ". It is set during World War 2 and has you playing as an agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Europe. You can see the reveal trailer for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond below, which shows off the WWII setting and some fast-paced gunplay - and frying pans - as well as some large-scale set-pieces set to be included in the game. (more...)
Dems jump on Trump's treason comment, say he's intimidating witnesses Dems jump on Trump's treason comment, say he's intimidating witnesses
- September 27, 2019

Pelosi criticized Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, for notifying the White House and Justice Department of the whistleblower complaint . Mr Trump continued his attacks on one of his biggest Democratic critics in Congress, Adam Schiff, who is chairman of the House Intelligence committee that will lead impeachment proceedings, which he calls a witch hunt. (more...)
Apple lovers throng stores in India, record festive sales ahead Apple lovers throng stores in India, record festive sales ahead
- September 27, 2019

But is it really that much better than the iPhone XS? The message states that Apple was "unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple display" with a link to learn more. Apple says that its iPhone displays have been designed, tested, and manufactured to its rigorous quality and performance standards. Additionally, repairs that don't properly replace screws or cowlings might leave behind loose parts that could damage the battery, cause overheating, or result in injury. (more...)
Alexa on your knuckles and at your fingertips — Echo Loop hands-on Alexa on your knuckles and at your fingertips — Echo Loop hands-on
- September 27, 2019

Amazon also announced a "Certified for Humans" program that identifies devices that people without tech skills can set up and use without hassle. There is now more transparency over the responses one gets from Alexa and you can even ask her, "Alexa, tell me what you heard" if you want to understand what Alexa heard when you made your most recent voice request. (more...)
Apple iPhone 11 is already ‘out-of-stock’ on Flipkart, Amazon India Apple iPhone 11 is already ‘out-of-stock’ on Flipkart, Amazon India
- September 27, 2019

The iPhone 11's Breakability score of 73 makes it a medium-high risk, according to SquareTrade , while the iPhone 11 Pro Max is at the highest risk of breaking with a score of 85. Of course, you'll need a mighty wallet to secure one. (For context, that's the same bending point of the iPhone X, SquareTrade says.) The iPhone 11 Pro Max beta little earlier, at 230 pounds of pressure, and it did crack to the point where the phone was unusable. (more...)
Apple Warns of Vulnerability in Third-Party iOS Keyboards Apple Warns of Vulnerability in Third-Party iOS Keyboards
- September 27, 2019

While you're waiting for the update to download and install, you can peruse the full iOS 13 .1 changelog below. Nonetheless, if you don't depend on third-party keyboard apps like Microsoft's SwiftKey or Google's Gboard, you haven't any motive to fret. (more...)
How To Control Your Xbox One With Google Assistant How To Control Your Xbox One With Google Assistant
- September 27, 2019

The only caveat: You'll need to use Google Assistant for Android or iOS or a device with Google Assistant on board (like a Google Home ) to take advantage of the feature. The Google Assistant is now available on Microsoft's Xbox One... well, sort of. You can also rename your console if you have multiple Xboxes in your home. (more...)
OnePlus reveals its first Android-powered smart TV OnePlus reveals its first Android-powered smart TV
- September 27, 2019

Display: One of the biggest upgrades in the 7T is its 90Hz display, which was only seen in the company's top-tier OnePlus 7 Pro . It was a bit of a surprise to everyone that there was no older sibling to the OnePlus 7 Pro announced but we expect that to arrive in the coming weeks - if it actually does. (more...)
Meghan Markle Reveals Archie's Nickname, Says "He Likes To Flirt"
- September 27, 2019

Meghan stepped out in her Veronica Beard dress for the second time when she went to visit the District 6 Museum. "Oh, Bubba", she added. The Archbishop's daughter also joked to the little royal, "You like the ladies". "Thank you Archbishop Tutu for your incredible warm hospitality, Archie loved meeting you!" they captioned the photo. It was signed The Duke and Duchess. (more...)
Apple warns iPhone 11 users against third-party display repairs Apple warns iPhone 11 users against third-party display repairs
- September 27, 2019

However, the message will be displayed for the first four days on your lock screen and then in the Settings app for 15 days after which point it will only appear on the About page. "Apple displays are created to fit precisely within the device", the company said in a post . Apple also offers a safety justification for using genuine parts that are installed by Apple, authorized service providers or certified technicians. (more...)
Baby Archie Makes Rare Appearance, Looks Just Like Prince Harry Baby Archie Makes Rare Appearance, Looks Just Like Prince Harry
- September 27, 2019

Archie chuckled sweetly when Thandeka laughed, to which Meghan said, "Is that amusing?" Meghan said she finds juggling royal duties with looking after baby Archie "a lot", but added: "It's all so exciting". The assembly proved to be a terrific success with the Duke and Duchess later releasing a black and white photograph of the human rights activist planting a kiss on Archie's head. (more...)
Google Pixel 4 leaks continue ahead of October launch Google Pixel 4 leaks continue ahead of October launch
- September 27, 2019

Google Pixel 4 XL has the option of enabling Smooth Display, where the refresh rate will be set to 90 Hz as default. Unlike the rumours, the Pixel 4 lineup will not feature an in-screen fingerprint sensor and not even the traditional rear-facing fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Trump accused of pressing Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son Trump accused of pressing Ukrainian leader to investigate Biden’s son
- September 27, 2019

Trump told Zelensky that he should work with Giuliani on Biden and that people in Washington wanted to know whether allegations were true, a source told the Journal. He said he didn't know whether Trump had talked to Ukraine's president about the issue but even if so "it doesn't mean a damn" that a president would inquire about evidence of corruption. (more...)
Shah Rukh Khan shows off his iPhone 11 Pro Max Shah Rukh Khan shows off his iPhone 11 Pro Max
- September 27, 2019

The message reads "Important Display Message" as the heading and "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple display" under the heading. The iPhone 11 Pro Max also has a Record Full Screen Peak Brightness of 770 nits, and 820 nits for the typical Average Picture Level of 50%, which is roughly double of most high-end Smartphones. (more...)
Google Play Removes 29 Malicious Apps With Over 10 Million Collective Downloads Google Play Removes 29 Malicious Apps With Over 10 Million Collective Downloads
- September 27, 2019

Or are you fine with just paying for individual apps and games? Google promises new content on a monthly basis, something that's also touted in Apple Arcade . There are over 350 games and apps from the Android Play Store included in this ad-free package. An interesting feature of this new subscription from Google is that it can be shared between five members of the family. (more...)
20,000 Fallout 76 Power Armor Helmets Recalled For Mold Exposure 20,000 Fallout 76 Power Armor Helmets Recalled For Mold Exposure
- September 27, 2019

The issue with the Fallout 76 Power Armor Helmet was that they were in an unsellable condition. Apparently, there's the possibility that there could be mold in the fabric insert on the inside of the helmet . The Nuka-Cola helmet never made it to the GameStop stores, at least in an official condition, seeing that some units ended up finding their way into eBay. (more...)

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