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Huawei phone sales beat Apple in 2019 Huawei phone sales beat Apple in 2019
- January 31, 2020

If we look at the rest of the market going from Q3 to Q4 in 2019, we see Xiaomi going from 8.8% to (not changing) 8.8%, and OPPO going from 8% to 8.1%. This is the first time since the fourth quarter of 2018 that Motorola broke the 10 million-unit-shipment mark. During the same period, Samsung and Huawei shipped around 68.8 million and 56 million handsets, respectively. (more...)
911 operators in Kalamazoo Co. unable to take phone calls 911 operators in Kalamazoo Co. unable to take phone calls
- January 31, 2020

Among those being affected are Kalamazoo, Eaton, Barry, Montcalm, Ionia, Osceola, and Mecosta Counties. There is now a statewide 911 phone outage, according to Michigan State Police. Washtenaw County says it does not appear to have 911 issues. Dispatchers told anyone in need to call their local non-emergency lines if the 911 lines were not functioning. (more...)
POCO X2 Allegedly Revealed In Live Photos POCO X2 Allegedly Revealed In Live Photos
- January 31, 2020

In all fairness, you can see more of the phone used to take the photo than the actual Poco X2 - thanks to the reflection on the front of the device. The image also reveals the design of the Poco X2 , which is similar to the Redmi K30 . The rest of the details come from the official release we reported on originally. (more...)
China Focus: Efforts underway to develop novel coronavirus vaccine China Focus: Efforts underway to develop novel coronavirus vaccine
- January 31, 2020

Scientists are already developing a vaccine for another type of coronavirus called Middle East Respitory Syndrome (MERS) using the same DNA technology for the new virus from China too. They were also used to construct the Company's Zika, RSV and HIV vaccine candidates. According to Bloomberg , Tencent has donated 300 million yuan ($43.5 million) of goods and will provide mapping and data services, while Baidu and TikTok owner ByteDance are also contributing financial aid. (more...)
Huawei still wants to use Google services Huawei still wants to use Google services
- January 31, 2020

The largest hit that Huawei took in a consumer sense was the removal of supply of Google apps and services for their upcoming phones, leading to the situation where the Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched here in Australia in a Google-free state . (more...)
Jury rules Apple, Broadcom must pay $1.1B for infringing Caltech patents Jury rules Apple, Broadcom must pay $1.1B for infringing Caltech patents
- January 31, 2020

Naturally, CalTech is "pleased" with the jury's award, adding that it is "committed to protecting its intellectual property in furtherance of its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education". (more...)
No, The Coronavirus and Corona Beer Are Not Related No, The Coronavirus and Corona Beer Are Not Related
- January 31, 2020

According to Fox News, the latest Google trends statistics reflect that searches for " corona beer virus" have seen a considerable spike in the recent days. The name coronavirus comes from the fact that under a microscope the virus has crown-like spikes protruding from it. In English, the anatomical term " corona " is used for body parts resembling a crown. (more...)
Facebook blames Apple iOS for Bezos' phone hacking Facebook blames Apple iOS for Bezos' phone hacking
- January 31, 2020

According to a report from FTI Consulting, a firm that has investigated Bezos' phone, after that the video file was received, Bezos' phone started sending unusually large amounts of outbound data , including his intimate messages with his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez. (more...)
Huawei was the top 5G smartphone vendor in 2019 Huawei was the top 5G smartphone vendor in 2019
- January 31, 2020

Not only would that thrust Apple and the iPhone back into the spotlight during the spring, which is typically Samsung's time to shine, if the rumors of a $399 price point are correct, it could open up iPhone sales to a whole new section of the smartphone customer base who want a cheap, budget iPhone. (more...)
IBM chief Ginni Rometty to step down IBM chief Ginni Rometty to step down
- January 31, 2020

Virginia Rometty, who led IBM during a tough period of financial decline, has chose to step away from her CEO role to become executive chairman before retiring by the end of the year. At the same time, James "Jim" Whitehurst , Red Hat CEO and IBM senior vice president, has been elected by the board as the new IBM president, effective April 6, 2020. (more...)
Pokemon Home launches in February for iPhone, iPad and Android Pokemon Home launches in February for iPhone, iPad and Android
- January 30, 2020

There are a few catches though. For those who are not aware, Pokemon Home is a new cloud service created to home every Pokemon between compatible games, trade and more. Launching in February , the app is set to carry on from the DS era Pokemon Bank platform, offering cloud storage for one's pocket monsters from Pokemon titles Let's Go Eevee & Pikachu , Sword & Shield , with support for Pokemon Go coming after launch. (more...)
New emojis revealed, will come to iOS and Android later this year New emojis revealed, will come to iOS and Android later this year
- January 30, 2020

Tea Uglow, a trans person who works at Google and was one of those who spent years trying to get the trans Pride flag emoji added, said: "Today we concluded four years of lobbying to get a trans flag emoji enshrined into Unicode ". The new lineup adds many new people icons, including faces in a Santa hat, people bottle-feeding an infant, people in tuxedos and wedding dresses, as well as a new ninja emoji. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone to launch in India today Samsung Galaxy A51 smartphone to launch in India today
- January 30, 2020

If the leaks are legit, expect Samsung to formally unveil the phone on February 11 when the company is also slated to introduce its next-generation Galaxy flagship smartphones. The device runs Android 10 operating system topped with the company's own One UI 2.0. The Galaxy A51 also comes with a long-lasting battery that lasts for up to 19 hours of video play back time, according to the company, thanks to the 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging. (more...)
This app allows simultaneous multi-camera shooting from iPhone 11 This app allows simultaneous multi-camera shooting from iPhone 11
- January 30, 2020

The multi-camera feature works with the iPhone XS , XS Max, or the older iPhone 11 models, Cnet reports. If you tap on the lens icon, you'll see four boxes on the ‌ iPhone 11 Pro‌ (fewer on iPhones with fewer cameras like the dual-lens iPhone 11). (more...)
Partners recognised as Microsoft's cloud revenue surges Partners recognised as Microsoft's cloud revenue surges
- January 30, 2020

Dynamics revenue rose 12 percent thanks to Dynamics 365's 42 percent revenue growth. The tech giant's total revenue rose 13.7 per cent to US$36.91 billion in the quarter ended December 31, beating analysts' estimates of US$35.68 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. (more...)
IOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1: What’s New IOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1: What’s New
- January 29, 2020

The number of iOS 13 updates installed has grown significantly over the past three months. The update will be visible here and users can tap on Download and Install to get the device up to date. Apple also included patches for bugs with Deep Fusion editing, FaceTime camera prioritization, and push notifications not showing up over Wi-Fi. Lastly, Apple has introduced support for Indian English Siri voices for HomePod and fixed a CarPlay issue that caused distorted sound when making ... (more...)
Atari wants to build a video game-themed hotel in Denver Atari wants to build a video game-themed hotel in Denver
- January 29, 2020

These new hotels will feature fully immersive experiences for every age including the latest in virtual and augmented reality. Smith is also a producer in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise reboot. "When creating this brand-new hotel concept, we knew that Atari would be the ideal way to give guests the "nostalgic and retro meets modern" look and feel we were going for". (more...)
Apple revenue at all-time high as China market returns to growth Apple revenue at all-time high as China market returns to growth
- January 29, 2020

We'll have more analysis after the earnings call. iPhone sales $56 billion. But the company's next big move in that space may be a contraction of sorts: Apple is considering a subscription bundle that would include Apple Music , Apple TV Plus , and Apple News Plus, according to a report from Bloomberg's Gerry Smith and Mark Gurman . (more...)
Resident Evil 8 Reportedly Retaining First-Person Mode Resident Evil 8 Reportedly Retaining First-Person Mode
- January 29, 2020

Thankfully, it looks like we can all play Resident Evil Resistance without worrying about how it fits into the game's already murky timeline. After the misstep of Resident Evil 6 the Osaka-based devs completely rebooted the Resi franchise with the seventh entry in the series. (more...)
Google could add call recording to its Android Phone app Google could add call recording to its Android Phone app
- January 29, 2020

Given these legal hurdles, Google might very well limit call recording to specific countries and states, but we don't know that yet. This does not happen with third-party applications on Google Play, which record all calls automatically. Recording has been successfully tested on calls from a Pixel 4 on Google Fi to a OnePlus 7 Pro on T-Mobile and the other way around, but couldn't be replicated on a Pixel 4 XL to iPhone call. (more...)

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