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Apple to Start Reopening U.S. Stores Next Week Apple to Start Reopening U.S. Stores Next Week
- May 09, 2020

These US stores will join recently reopened retail locations in other countries: Germany, Australia and China. The tech giant told CNBC stores in Alabama, Alaska, Idaho and SC will be the first to open back up. With its stores closed, Apple has been directing customers to its online store or app for free shipping on product purchases. On a somewhat related note, Apple late last week released an iOS 13.5 beta which contains the exposure notification API developed by Apple and Google. (more...)
Big iPhone 12 surprise - it could be even smaller than iPhone SE Big iPhone 12 surprise - it could be even smaller than iPhone SE
- May 09, 2020

Since 5G technology has not yet reached India, customers planning to purchase the new iPhone 12 will not be affected. There are few iPhone 12 leaks which suggest the design of the phone and confirm to have 5G in all the iPhone 12 devices. (more...)
Stunning LG Velvet design makes Samsung Galaxy S20 look boring Stunning LG Velvet design makes Samsung Galaxy S20 look boring
- May 09, 2020

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. The phone is a premium mid-range device that packs several features that are mostly exclusive to flagships, and its price tag reflects that. LG says that it can prevent the 4,300mAh battery from draining rapidly when on 5G using its low-power software algorithm - a boastful claim that will only be confirmed with real-world use. (more...)
Roy Horn of Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy dead from coronavirus Roy Horn of Vegas duo Siegfried & Roy dead from coronavirus
- May 09, 2020

In late April, FOX affiliate KVVU-TV in Las Vegas reports that Horn tested positive for COVID-19. Many know Horn for being one half of the Siegfried and Roy act that specializes in performing with big cats . Their first Las Vegas show was at New Frontier Hotel & Casino and was produced by Ken Feld of Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions. At the time he was said to be "responding well to treatment". (more...)
TiVo unites live, recorded and streaming media with Stream 4K TiVo unites live, recorded and streaming media with Stream 4K
- May 09, 2020

TiVo has included a TiVo experience that that brings in content from streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu and Google Play, all into one place to help you better find the content you want. While the dongle comes with a traditional remote, users can take advantage of Google Assistant voice control with a press of a button. Stream also includes a proprietary TiVo Stream application created to display the content of all your streaming "packages" in one place, with search technology and ... (more...)
NHS Contact-Tracing App Could Break Privacy Law, Government Warned
- May 09, 2020

It's worth considering that with so many people around the country and worldwide interested in the App, it's quite possible that many outside the Isle of Wight are also likely to be downloading it. Separately, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has published a report on the contact tracing app, focused on human rights and the government's response to Covid-19 digital contact tracing. (more...)
Important changes are coming to Google Authenticator on Android devices Important changes are coming to Google Authenticator on Android devices
- May 08, 2020

Google hasn't significantly tweaked Authenticator on Android for years ( Android Police notes the last big upgrade was in 2017), but it's about to get a much-needed refresh. A demonstration of this import/export process can be seen below. While these accounts may be encrypted and stored securely, I find it more reassuring knowing that my Google Authenticator 2SV accounts are only stored on my mobile devices and not elsewhere. (more...)
Samsung launching debit card to fight the Apple Card this summer Samsung launching debit card to fight the Apple Card this summer
- May 08, 2020

Along with the Samsung Card, the company is developing a "mobile-first money management platform", according to a blog post by Sang Ahn, vice president and general manager of Samsung Pay in North America. It comes after Apple and Huawei, but it will not be the last. It remains to see whether consumers will get involved in this new trend. Samsung was light on the details right now, but basically, we assume it's everything you'd expect from a debit card coupled with a cash account. (more...)
Joe Biden blasts Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Georgia as 'pandemic of hate' Joe Biden blasts Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Georgia as 'pandemic of hate'
- May 08, 2020

Biden said the video of the was like seeing Mr. Arbery "lynched before our very eyes". "It will be complete, it will be done and every stone will be turned over", he said. "I looked at a picture of that young man". The footage shows a man standing near the driver's side door, and another standing in the bed of the truck. (more...)
Twitter testing 'harmful' language prompt Twitter testing 'harmful' language prompt
- May 08, 2020

The company informed users about this feature via a tweet. If you tend to regret numerous things you say or write when you're angry, then you will already know that it's probably a good idea to take a step back and rethink things before writing something that can come back and harm you. (more...)
Download COVIDSafe app for our education's sake Download COVIDSafe app for our education's sake
- May 08, 2020

Problems have emerged with the Covidsafe app if iPhone users are not running it in the foreground or are using older models (via The Guardian ). Experts say the oversight may have been caused by "rushing" to launch the project but a fix could be on the way. (more...)
Facebook refreshes zero-rating efforts with Discover app, starting in Peru Facebook refreshes zero-rating efforts with Discover app, starting in Peru
- May 08, 2020

Facebook Discover is part of the Free Basic initiative and is now available in Peru. Facebook has started testing its new application, Discover , in Peru, which will open up websites using free data traffic. Discover is available both as a web app and as an Android app, essentially allowing the service to run on many cheaper phones. Web browsing activity will neither be used by the social network to target ads or suggest new friends. (more...)
Google Pixel devices start receiving the May security patch Google Pixel devices start receiving the May security patch
- May 08, 2020

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are also being sent the May 2020 Android security updates by Verizon. The May security patch has a total of 29 vulnerability fixes, which range between moderate and critical. The handset has scored 2,529 and 6,366 on single-core and multi-core tests as per the listing . In the latest development, a new set of renders of the upcoming Pixel 4a have leaked online, showcasing the smartphone's design. (more...)
Xfinity Mobile, AT&T start sales of Samsung Galaxy A51 LTE phone
- May 08, 2020

Here's a quick look at the specs and features of the new Android-powered device. Looking at the features of Samsung Galaxy A51 , the smartphone brings cinematic clarity right to your fingertips with an edge-to-edge, 6.5-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display to offer an immersive, uninterrupted viewing experience. (more...)
Elon Musk announces son's birth and unique name Elon Musk announces son's birth and unique name
- May 08, 2020

No weapons, no defenses, just speed. According to TMZ , the name is in violation of California law as it is illegal for a name to include numbers or symbols. Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience today, Musk finally gave an answer. PEOPLE also confirmed as much with attorney David Glass, who concurred that a name like X Æ A-12 is not "valid" in the state. (more...)
Here's how to play Animal Crossing on your phone for free Here's how to play Animal Crossing on your phone for free
- May 08, 2020

So it's been a hot item these past few months , and today, Nintendo revealed the Switch family of consoles sold 21.03 million units in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, with the standard Switch moving 14.83 million units and the Switch Lite shifting 6.19 million units. (more...)
This Cancelled Prince Of Persia Reboot Should Have Been A Reality This Cancelled Prince Of Persia Reboot Should Have Been A Reality
- May 08, 2020

Barely days after a fake Prince of Persia 6 website domain came and went, gameplay for a previously unseen cancelled Prince of Persia sequel has been discovered on YouTube . In 2018, Ubisoft assistant technical director Marc-Andre Belleau even left a comment on the video, asking, "Where did you get that?!" The Prince has made cameo appearances in other titles, mostly mobile Ubisoft games but a new flagship title in the franchise hasn't been released in ten years. (more...)
RoboCop Is the Perfect DLC Character for RoboCop Is the Perfect DLC Character for "Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath"
- May 08, 2020

The developers will add a completely new storyline to the game and three new characters, with a selection of other goofy additions. These updates will be free to all Mortal Kombat players, not just those who purchase the Aftermath expansion. (more...)
Fires in Santa Rosa and Walton Counties Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations Fires in Santa Rosa and Walton Counties Destroy Homes, Force Evacuations
- May 08, 2020

The others were not yet being allowed to return. It began as a prescribed burn on private land near a former golf course. The conditions created a flawless storm for fire - low humidity and high winds. Many local fire departments have also pitched in and the state has requested aid from FEMA, Fried's office said. Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said during a Wednesday night news conference that those who were asked to leave their home but had no place to go were sent to South Walton ... (more...)
AirPods Pro Firmware Update 2D15 Live AirPods Pro Firmware Update 2D15 Live
- May 08, 2020

An IPX4 waterproof rating means the London earbuds should withstand a little sweat or rain, and the active noise cancelling (ANC) feature promises to completely switch off the outside world "at the press of a button" - so it's unclear whether the "stem squeeze" function (as seen on the AirPods Pro) is available here. (more...)

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