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Tech IOS 12.1.12 update in China attempts to address Qualcomm patents
Author: 0 IOS 12.1.12 update in China attempts to address Qualcomm patents

The German case is Qualcomm's third major effort to secure a ban on Apple's lucrative iPhones over patent infringement allegations after similar court efforts in the USA and in China. "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies", said Apple. Thursday's ruling marks a second major win for Qualcomm in a month after a court in China on December 10 ordered a prohibition on iPhone sales over a separate patent dispute there.

Tech Porsche 718 Boxster T, Cayman T Promise A Purist Experience
Author: 0 Porsche 718 Boxster T, Cayman T Promise A Purist Experience

A 20mm lower PASM ( Porsche Active Suspension Management) sport chassis, for one, which isn't even available on a non-S 718. Sport and Sport Plus activate sportier characteristics in both the engine management and the accelerator, with the automatic dual-clutch function supporting the driver as you move down the gears in the manual gearbox.

Tech Samsung Galaxy M20 to employ a juicy 5,000mAh battery
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy M20 to employ a juicy 5,000mAh battery

According to a report by All About Samsung (via GSMArena ), Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy M20 first and not the other rumored Galaxy M10 . He also claims to have seen Samsung's 5G logo at the very least, tweeting that it is "very cool". Rumours suggest the Galaxy S10 will feature a bezel-less Infinity O display with a cut-out in the panel to accommodate the front-facing camera.

Tech Days of Fortnite Brings Winter Fun to Everyone Starting December 19th
Author: 0 Days of Fortnite Brings Winter Fun to Everyone Starting December 19th

So, the final day for Fortnite players to enjoy 14 Days of Fortnite will be on New Year's Day - Tuesday January 1 2019. The event begins tomorrow, December 19, at 9am ET. Fornite Insider also shares a second description of the mode which adds, "Classic battle Royale gameplay with only the weapons and items that existed during the first two seasons of the game".

Tech Will iPhone sales be banned in China amid Qualcomm, Apple legal clash?
Author: 0 Will iPhone sales be banned in China amid Qualcomm, Apple legal clash?

China granted an injunction against certain iPhone models to Qualcomm on December 10 with the company touting that "the import and sale of almost all iPhone models in China", be banned . Specifically, the eSIM function of the iPhone XS , XS, Max and iPhone XR , it should be given with the activation part error. In addition to being banned in China, the new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are reported to be selling quite well, depending on who you ask.

Tech Windows Sandbox is great for burying all your software turds in
Author: 0 Windows Sandbox is great for burying all your software turds in

In a community post , Microsoft's Hari Pulapaka details the features of Windows Sandbox: 'How many times have you downloaded an executable file, but were afraid to run it? Worry no more, because Windows Sandbox is inbound. Using the Sandbox , you can open files, infect it will all sorts of scary malware , and then shut it down. The Sandbox will reset itself and clear whatever changes you've made.

Tech AT&T First To Launch 5G Network In San Antonio
Author: 0 AT&T First To Launch 5G Network In San Antonio

That isn't to say Verizon's service doesn't offer unprecedented speeds and latencies in the context of consumer-grade use cases but its underlying technological framework uses a proprietary specification which isn't almost as scalable and could easily be abandoned in due time, whereas 5G NR will be driven forward by the entire global wireless industry and not any individual company.

Tech Redmi Pro 2 is Xiaomi's 48MP phone launching in January 2019
Author: 0 Redmi Pro 2 is Xiaomi's 48MP phone launching in January 2019

The approved certification reveals the Xiaomi's upcoming device under Redmi Go category, which means it would be running the latest Android ( Android Pie ) trimmed version. We also get a glimpse at the rear of the device, showing a dual-camera setup and rear fingerprint scanner. There are no reports if the phone will come to India or not, considering this is going to be a mid-ranger, chances of it hitting the Indian shores are high.

Tech Razer Turret brings keyboard and mouse to Xbox One
Author: 0 Razer Turret brings keyboard and mouse to Xbox One

The keyboard is mechanical, so you'll be getting that inert (and totally not placebo) advantage over anyone trying to use a membrane keyboard. After all, there are only 15 confirmed Xbox One games that will actually be able to take advantage of the Turret, and these include the aforementioned Fortnite , Warframe and DayZ , as well as Bomber Brew, Children of Morta, Deep Rock Galactic, Minion Masters, Moonlighter, Warhammer II: Vermintide, Strange Brigade, Vigor, War Thunder, Warface, ...

Tech Your iPad Pro might have a bend but it’s not a defect
Author: 0 Your iPad Pro might have a bend but it’s not a defect

The Verge's Chris Welch believes that the issue is more pronounced with the LTE version of the iPad Pro as it features a strip of plastic dividing its two aluminum sides that's actually the tablet's antenna line. But what about if your iPad Pro arrived with a bend in the casing? According to the report on The Verge , Apple said the iPad Pro 2018 has a slight bend in the chassis, though it also promised this problem will not get worse over time, nor will it impact the iPad's performance ...

Tech USA security approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger
Author: 0 USA security approves T-Mobile, Sprint merger

The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint still has to be approved by the U.S. Justice Department and FCC. Sprint, T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank and CFIUS declined to comment. The DOJ is suspecting the 46-year-old executive and daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei of personally setting up a secretive Hong Kong satellite and defrauding several banks with the goal of circumventing the Commerce Department's trade sanctions imposed against Iran.

Tech Mobile’s Now Closer Than Ever to an Official Sprint Takeover
Author: 0 Mobile’s Now Closer Than Ever to an Official Sprint Takeover

Aside from competition issues, the proposed merger has raised eyebrows in the USA because Chinese telecom giant Huawei - which Washington accuses of using its products for espionage - has trade ties with both Germany's Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's parent company, and Japan's SoftBank, which owns Sprint.

Tech Facebook introduces new features including Instagram-like Boomerang
Author: 0 Facebook introduces new features including Instagram-like Boomerang

This means that now, the Facebook Messenger app comes with five different camera modes - normal, video, text, boomerang, and selfie . Technically speaking however, Messenger offers far more functionality than just messaging such as playing games to talking to chatbots and sending individual stories to your friends, which is a Snapchat feature by the way.

Tech PUBG Mobile: Vikendi snow map to be available from December 20
Author: 0 PUBG Mobile: Vikendi snow map to be available from December 20

Tencent Games has announced that its battle royale game, PUBG ( PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ) Mobile has crossed 200 million downloads and has achieved over 30 million daily active users. Tencent has also detailed that there's going to be a mechanism to report "suspicious behaviour" while spectating after dying. However, the map is not yet available to play.

Tech Qualcomm Says Apple Violating Chinese Court Order, Despite iOS 12.1.2 Update
Author: 0 Qualcomm Says Apple Violating Chinese Court Order, Despite iOS 12.1.2 Update

Qualcomm said Apple remains in violation of a Chinese court's orders to stop selling iPhones and that the court order makes no mention of software - it just says stop selling the phones. And part of the problem, not surprisingly, is that Apple's product line now consists of high-end premium devices with limited quantities of a low-priced model now that the iPhone SE has been discontinued.

Tech Facebook breach exposes private photos of 6.8 mln users
Author: 0 Facebook breach exposes private photos of 6.8 mln users

This was stated by the technical Director Tomer Bar on your blog. Up to 6.8 million users may have been affected, Facebook says . "We have fixed the issue but, because of this bug, some third-party apps may have had access to a broader set of photos than usual for 12 days between September 13 to September 25, 2018", he said.

Tech Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos on 7 Million Users
Author: 0 Facebook Says Bug May Have Exposed Photos on 7 Million Users

Bar said we will also notify the people potentially impacted by this bug via an alert on Facebook . Users should also check their photo permissions on all other apps as well, Facebook recommended. Generally, when people give apps access to their photos, it means only photos posted on their Facebook page. Given Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular image-upload sites on the planet, it's never good news when a data breach is revealed.

Tech Microsoft's next-gen Xbox is called 'Anaconda' and will arrive in 2020
Author: 0 Microsoft's next-gen Xbox is called 'Anaconda' and will arrive in 2020

It will be the cheaper of the two and feature similar hardware to the current Xbox One X - albeit with a few enhancements. As the rumors continue to surface about Microsoft's next batch of console and game streaming hardware and services, it seems that Steam may be quietly preparing for a future where Xbox One and PC players coexist more natively.

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Author: 0 "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" Smashes Nintendo Switch Sales Record

But that doesn't seem to have stopped sales, with The NPD Group reporting that, in the USA, the Switch has been the fastest-selling console this generation over the last 21 months. We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011 .

Tech Lenovo Z5s with Android Pie, triple rear camera launched
Author: 0 Lenovo Z5s with Android Pie, triple rear camera launched

Pricing starts at $391 for the base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage with the maxed-out variant coming in at $638. Like the standard model, the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT 855 new variant gets a sliding mechanism to house the front camera and sensors.

Tech 3D Printed Heads Can Unlock Android Phones; iPhones Impenetrable
Author: 0 3D Printed Heads Can Unlock Android Phones; iPhones Impenetrable

It's fairly predictable, knowing how easily some phones can be fooled by just a photograph of someone's face, but it turns out that all of the Android phones fell foul of the test, unlocking themselves when faced with the fake head. That's what Forbes found out when it created a £300 3D-printed head and tested it against four Android phones and an iPhone X. LG even rolled out an update for the G7 ThinQ which made face unlock slightly more secure.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S10+ rumoured to come with 1TB storage
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S10+ rumoured to come with 1TB storage

A new report claims it will also come with wireless charging tech that will allow it to charge other smartphones as well. There's also big hints that one of the cameras will house an ultra wide-angle lens, like what is found on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro .

Tech Apple Sued For Misleading 'Notch' Advertising
Author: 0 Apple Sued For Misleading 'Notch' Advertising

A lawsuit filed in a United States court has accused Apple of making false claims about the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X series, CNET reported. As some pointed out earlier this year, the partly black backgrounds that Apple chose for its iPhone XS and XS Max in marketing materials and on displays essentially made the notch disappear .

Tech Huawei Nova 4 officially announced with smaller punch hole
Author: 0 Huawei Nova 4 officially announced with smaller punch hole

This is the first smartphone of the Nova series to come with a punch hole display but isn't the first smartphone by Huawei to come with such a display. Currently, there are no official plans to bring the Nova 4 to the UK. The much-awaited handset will have a display hole to house the selfie camera and will be the first to feature a 48-megapixel sensor in the triple rear camera setup.

Tech Amazon Releases $30 Echo Wall Clock
Author: 0 Amazon Releases $30 Echo Wall Clock

Now you can stream your Apple Music playlists on Amazon Echo devices by asking Alexa to do so. The feature now only works on Amazon's first-party devices (so no Sonos speakers with Alexa yet) but hopefully this will change in the future.

Tech 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 be unveiled at MWC 2019
Author: 0 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 be unveiled at MWC 2019

The new feature in question will be called Powershare and will be included in all four Galaxy S10 devices, including the Lite version, reported India Today . According to a recent report the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 will be made official at MWC 2019 in February and it looks like the handset could land in March along with the other S10 devices.

Tech Super Smash Bros Ultimate Update Will Arrive 'Within The Next Week'
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros Ultimate Update Will Arrive 'Within The Next Week'

Noise complaints from the neighbors culminated in the police visit. The police informed the young men they were there for the noise, but that they didn't really hear anything. Suddenly the officers had controllers and were learning the ins and outs of Smash , from how to play to just how far-reaching the roster was. "It was concerning.