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14-Year-Old Boy Who Found FaceTime Bug Could Be Eligible For Apple's Bug Bounty Program

The boy who discovered an eavesdropping FaceTime bug might receive monetary rewards from Apple. Reports said that an Apple executive flew to Arizona to thank the teenager for his find.

Tech February 5, 2019

Google's Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier Android Apps Help Deaf Or Hard-Of-Hearing People: Here's How

Google has unwrapped two new Android apps for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, these accessibility features can help people with hearing loss in daily interactions and the like.

Tech February 4, 2019

Fake 5G Icon Appears In Some AT&T iPhones After Latest iOS Beta

AT&T’s 5G E badge first appeared on some Android phones in early January. Now iPhone users are in for a 'new' network, courtesy of the iOS 12.2 beta 2 update.

Tech February 5, 2019

Twitter Might Soon Allow People To Edit Tweets, But There’s A Catch

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey offered some suggestions as to how an edit button on Twitter would work. He said there might be a limited editing period and that users might be able to see a tweet’s original version.

Tech February 4, 2019

Galaxy A90 Rumored To Have Popup Camera And 'No-Notch' Display

The Galaxy A90 will have a pop-up camera, which means it won’t have a notch display. It’s not clear when Samsung plans to release the phone, though.

Tech February 4, 2019

Remember Inbox? Google Might Be Bringing Some Of Its Features Over To Gmail

Gmail is set to receive more features lifted from Inbox soon. Fan favorites such as reminders, pinned messages, and bundled categories, are rumored to be coming over.

Tech February 4, 2019

Spotify Reportedly Plans To Acquire Podcast Firm Gimlet Media

Spotify is reportedly looking to expand its content through purchasing podcast producer Gimlet Media. Both companies are said to be in 'advanced talks,' according to sources.

Tech February 4, 2019

Q Acoustics Shows Off Tensegrity Speaker Stand That Kills Unnecessary Vibrations

Q Acoustics latest speaker, Concept 300, arrives with an aluminum tripod stand called the Tensegrity that kills unnecessary vibrations. Critics said the stand is the real star — not the speaker itself.

Tech February 4, 2019

This Might Be The Budget Galaxy S10 That Will Rival The iPhone XR

Samsung is expected to unveil a low-cost entry-level Galaxy S10 model later this February. As these new leaked images allege, that particular model will sport thicker bezels, a dual camera, and oddly, a side fingerprint scanner.

Tech February 2, 2019

Facebook And Snopes No Longer Working Together To Fact-Check News Stories

Snopes is walking away from its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. Instead of making it easier just for Facebook to debunk fake news, it plans to develop tools to make it easier for the entire web.

Tech February 2, 2019

Uber To Give Free Rides To Losing Super Bowl Team

Good news: Uber says it’s going to provide free rides after the Super Bowl game. Bad news: if you’re eligible for the promotion, it means your team lost.

Tech February 2, 2019

Desktop Apps In Windows Mixed Reality Now Possible Via Preview Build 18329

The recently announced Windows 10 Insider Preiew Build 18329 is coming with a feature that lets users run Win32 desktop apps in Windows Mixed Reality. There's also a new Top apps section in Search and dark mode for Mail and Calendar.

Tech February 1, 2019

Apple TV 4K And AirPods Sold At Cost, HomePod At Loss: Report

According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, Apple sells its Apple TV 4K and AirPods at cost and the HomePod at a loss. He also says that the company's products aren't overpriced, just 'too good of a product.'

Tech February 1, 2019

Verily Is Making Smart Shoes That Can Measure Weight And Detect Falls

Alphabet’s Verily has a new project that focuses on weight and movement tracking. Reports say that the company has been in talks with possible partners that can help launch its smart shoes.

Tech February 2, 2019

Huawei Set To Unveil 5G Foldable Phone On Feb. 24

Foldable phones are coming this year. Huawei tweeted a teaser of its first 5G foldable phone, possibly making a debut at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

Tech February 2, 2019

Apple Says Solution For FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Won't Come Till Next Week

Apple announced that the update that will fix the FaceTime bug will arrive by next week. The flaw allowed users to eavesdrop to other members who didn't answer the call.

Tech February 2, 2019

Heads Up, Hulu Subscribers: You Might Soon See Ads While The Video Is Paused

Hulu is set to display pause ads, a new ad format which appears a few seconds after a content remains paused. The company hopes that non-disruptive ad formats could make up half of its entire revenue eventually.

Tech February 1, 2019

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S10 Press Renders ‘Confirm’ Punch Hole Design

Keen-eyed folks have now gotten hold of what are allegedly official renders of the Galaxy S10. Unsurprisingly, they line up with what previous leaks have shown.

Tech February 1, 2019

Your Phone's Battery Might Not Survive Extreme Temperatures: How To Prevent It From Shutting Down

Frosty weather is here again, courtesy of the polar vortex. It’s important to keep yourself warm, but your device needs some protection from the cold, too.

Tech February 1, 2019

Apple Working On Triple-Camera iPhone With A USB-C Port

An iPhone with three cameras will reportedly be released this year. Plus, Apple is apparently testing USB Type-C versions of the entire 2019 iPhone lineup.

Tech January 31, 2019

Google+ Shutting Down On April 2: Here’s How To Download Your Data

Google has now confirmed that it will delete everything on Google+ beginning April 2. Here’s how to download your data before everything goes away for good.

Tech January 31, 2019

Facebook Says Its Combined Messaging Platform Won’t Arrive Anytime Soon

It might take a long time before Facebook’s unified messaging platform arrives. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is still in the early stages of the proposed integration.

Tech January 31, 2019

Apple Music Subscribers No Longer Have To Pay For Wi-Fi On American Airlines

Apple just partnered with an airline to give you this free perk. Starting Feb. 1, frequent American Airlines fliers who are also Apple Music subscribers can stream their playlists without paying for Wi-Fi.

Tech January 31, 2019

Apple Bans Controversial Facebook Research App, Says It's A 'Clear Breach Of Agreement'

Apple has blocked Facebook’s enterprise certificates after an app that harvests users’ data was uncovered. The tech company’s move has also affected beta versions of other Facebook-owned apps.

Tech January 31, 2019

Is Your Kid Using Facebook's Data-Collecting Research App? Here's How To Check For It

Through its Research VPN app, Facebook has been offering users aged 13 to 35 up to $20 for their data. Here's how to check if your (or your kid's) Android or iOS device is sending info to the company.

Tech January 30, 2019

Facebook App That Pays Users Gift Cards In Exchange For Data To Be Removed From iOS

Facebook confirmed that it’s going to pull its data collection app called Facebook Research from iOS. The app remains available for Android users as of this writing.

Tech January 30, 2019

Your Next Smartphone Might Have 1 TB Of Storage Thanks To Samsung

Samsung will begin mass producing 1 TB embedded Universal Flash Storage chips soon. That means your next smartphone might be able to store 260 10-minute 4K videos.

Tech January 30, 2019

Roku Premium Subs Now Available But No HBO In Sight

With Roku's new Premium Subscriptions feature, subscribers can stream the channels they want without the need to install the apps on their Roku device. The update will arrive in succeeding weeks, first to Roku players and Roku TVs afterward,

Tech January 30, 2019

Facebook Secretly Pays Users To Install A VPN App That Gathers Phone Data

No, it didn’t end with Onavo: Facebook has been acquiring user data through another VPN app. This new data harvesting issue is the latest in Facebook’s growing list of clandestine activities.

Tech January 30, 2019

Gmail For Android, iOS Gets Material Theme Redesign - Still No Dark Mode, Though

Google is giving the mobile version of Gmail a Material Theme redesign. Android and iOS users can expect the update to arrive in the coming weeks.

Tech January 29, 2019

Samsung's One UI, Android 9 Pie Rollout In The US Begins With The Galaxy S9

The Android 9 Pie update with One UI is now available to some Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices in the United States. However, the rollout is limited.

Tech January 29, 2019

The Razer Blade Stealth Laptop In Pink Is Now Available, But Only For A Limited Time

Razer announced that it’s once again selling pink gaming gears. The company also included a Quartz Pink edition of the Blade Stealth 13 to complete that pretty gaming setup.

Tech January 30, 2019

US Files Charges Against Huawei Over Claims Chinese Telecoms Giant Stole Trade Secrets, Violated Iran Sanctions

The US Justice Department filed nearly two dozen charges against Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. One indictment claims the Chinese smartphone maker tried to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile.

Tech January 29, 2019

iOS 12.2 Beta Points To A Possible 7th-Gen iPod Touch And New iPads

New iPads and a 7th-gen iPod Touch are possibly coming soon. These reports come after codes from the iOS 12.2 Beta seem to refer to the rumored devices.

Tech January 29, 2019

Unity Made A Game Not For Humans But For AI Players

Unity has a video game made for artificial intelligence called 'Obstacle Tower.' It's also holding a contest dubbed 'Obstacle Tower Challenge,' giving researchers the opportunity to not only test out the capabilities of their AI but also win prizes.

Tech January 28, 2019

Major FaceTime Bug Lets You Listen To Audio Before The Person Accepts Your Call

A bug has been discovered in FaceTime that leaves recipients vulnerable to spying. Apple has acknowledged the issue and said it’ll release a fix shortly.

Tech January 29, 2019

Apple Wants To Prevent Apps From Tricking Users Into Signing Up For Subscriptions

Apple is putting a stop to deceptive iOS apps that trick users into subscriptions. Developers now have to make the pricing and terms of purchase on their apps crystal clear to users.

Tech January 28, 2019

Chrome OS Instant Tethering Now Works With Other Android Phones

Chromebook users might soon be able to use the Instant Tethering feature with other non-Google Android phones. Currently, Instant Tethering only works with Nexus and Pixel phones.

Tech January 29, 2019

Rumor: Apple Working On Netflix-Like Video Game Streaming Service

Apple is rumored to be meeting developers for a potential cloud-based video game streaming service. Details are scarce, but it’ll apparently work similarly to Netflix.

Tech January 29, 2019

Microsoft’s Upcoming E3 Will Be Its Biggest Yet, Says Xbox Chief

Microsoft has big plans for this year’s E3. With Sony and Nintendo out of the way, it stands a chance to make a really big splash by announcing major titles and perhaps even successors to the Xbox One.

Tech January 28, 2019

Pixel 3's Latest Ad Picks On iPhone's Low-Light Capabilities

Google has once again proven its flagship phone’s power when it comes to taking quality images. In an ad, the company highlights a camera feature that sets the Pixel 3 apart from the 'Phone X.'

Tech January 28, 2019

Here’s How Microsoft Plans To Keep Windows 10 Always Updated, And You Won’t Like It

Reserved Storage is an upcoming Windows 10 feature that reserves 7 GB of storage to ensure the operating system is always up to date. But is it really necessary?

Tech January 28, 2019

Google Might Be Working On Face ID Feature For Android Q

A feature similar to Face ID might be on the next major version of Android Q. If true, this will help phone manufacturers in a lot of ways.

Tech January 28, 2019

Apple To Sell Budget iPads Soon, But Without Face ID

There are references in the code for iOS 12.2 that suggests Apple will soon release a new low-cost iPad. But don’t expect it to have premium features such as slimmer bezels and Face ID.

Tech January 28, 2019

Windows 7's Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center To Lose A Feature

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 is going to lose a feature. The same also goes with Windows Media Center across Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

Tech January 27, 2019

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