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Tech Spotify will now offer 3 months of free trial for premium subscriptions
Author: 0 Spotify will now offer 3 months of free trial for premium subscriptions

Apple Music's three-month free trial is one of the best offers in streaming. Spotify has been quite busy lately with changes like the addition of parental control to its Premium Family plan and testing it Premium Duo plan as well. "This has been a huge week for Spotify Premium with two milestones - we're rolling out an upgraded Family plan and we're offering the first 3 months of Premium for free to customers that have not tried Premium before", said Spotify Chief Premium Business ...

Tech Confidential Computing Consortium Formed To Protect Processed Data
Author: 0 Confidential Computing Consortium Formed To Protect Processed Data

Confidential Computing is an interesting and much-needed process in the modern computing world wherein the data swiftly move between multiple data storage and processing points. Developers are encouraged to participate in any open source project under the auspices of the Confidential Computing Consortium . The aim is for confidential computing to enable encrypted data to be processed in memory without exposing it to the rest of the system, reduce exposure for sensitive data, and ...

Tech Samsung unveils Galaxy A50s and A30s mid-rangers with 'holographic' design
Author: 0 Samsung unveils Galaxy A50s and A30s mid-rangers with 'holographic' design

Samsung has announced a couple of new smartphones as upgrades to its mid-tier offerings. Samsung is yet to reveal availability or price of this one too. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC, which features two cores running at 1.8GHz and six cores running at 1.6GHz. The phone measures 158.5 x 74.7 x 7.8mm in dimensions and weighs 166 grams.

Tech Gmail Is Rolling Out Smarter Grammar Tools
Author: 0 Gmail Is Rolling Out Smarter Grammar Tools

Corrections will apply to "common spelling mistakes" users often make, Google said in a blog post. If you're a G Suite user or admin, you don't have to do anything. The feature is optional, and you can undo auto-corrected text if you move quickly. And even if English is your main thing, writing emails can sometimes be tedious and time-consuming so this should buy you a few more seconds or minutes.

Tech Google Nest Mini Might Launch This Fall
Author: 0 Google Nest Mini Might Launch This Fall

To be branded as the "Nest Mini", the second-generation smart speaker will bring a number of upgrades, including an ability to mount it on the wall. Coming back to the Nest Mini, the speaker is said to come with some significant feature upgrades.

Tech Apple actually has an official cleaning guide for the Apple Card
Author: 0 Apple actually has an official cleaning guide for the Apple Card

That means the physical Apple Card has no number displayed on its matte surface, which the company has touted as an extra layer of security. Well, I guess the only thing to do right now is to order a brand new Apple Credit Card case made out of plastic (remember no leather cases).

Tech Google changes Android naming tradition, introduces new logo
Author: 0 Google changes Android naming tradition, introduces new logo

Google says that new Android logo makes it more 'modern and accessible' to the masses. After this, all Android releases will sport numbers after the Android brand like Android 11, Android 12 and so on. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.

Tech Apple report details iPhone Pro, AirPods 3, iPad upgrades, much more
Author: 0 Apple report details iPhone Pro, AirPods 3, iPad upgrades, much more

The new laptop would mark Apple's largest since the 17-inch MacBook Pro was discontinued in 2012. Apple will also release its previously announced Mac Pro and 32-inch XDR Pro Display by the end of this year. This will handle certain math-heavy tasks and may result in an improved augmented reality experienced. Plus, there should be improved water resistance that will all the new phones to be submerged for more than 30 minutes.

Tech Reasons Motorola's iPhone X Fold Competitor Could Fail To Make It Big
Author: 0 Reasons Motorola's iPhone X Fold Competitor Could Fail To Make It Big

Past Razr leaks have pointed to rather modest specs compared with other folding phones . Dubbed Z-Fold, the smartphone folds in two places - so that from above it appears like the letter "Z", hence the name. These concepts render images are created by Sarang Sheth of Yanko Design . What we see in the pictures here is supposed to be very close to the final design that will hit the shelves.

Tech Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets
Author: 0 Texas working to recover from ransomware attack on 22 government targets

Twenty-three local Texas governments have been infected with ransomware last week in what Texas officials have described as a coordinated attack. A department spokesman declined to provide more detail. Last year, the city of Atlanta was hit in a SamSam ransomware attack, for which two Iranians hackers were indicted . Ransomware often spreads through emails containing malicious links or attachments or by visiting a compromised website.

Tech Nokia shares its Android 10 roadmap with updates starting in Q4 2019
Author: 0 Nokia shares its Android 10 roadmap with updates starting in Q4 2019

Lastly, it is backed by an 800 mAh battery that claims to offer up to 14.4 hours of talk time and 18.2 days of standby. Nokia 105 comes with 4MB of storage, 4MB RAM and runs on Nokia Series 30+ software platform. HMD Global, that makes and sells Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday launched the fourth generation of its feature phone "Nokia 105" for ₹1,199 in India.

Tech Intel adds eight Comet Lake processors to 10th gen lineup
Author: 0 Intel adds eight Comet Lake processors to 10th gen lineup

Intel's previously announced IceLake chips, by comparison, use a 10-nanometer process: That fits more transistors into a chip, which helps reduce power consumption. In fact, the company claims up to "double-digit performance gains" when compared to its previous generation of processors. Comet Lake's highest-end processor has six cores and a max turbo frequency of 4.9Ghz whereas Ice Lake tops out at four cores and 4.1Ghz.

Tech Xiaomi growth slows as fewer people buy phones, Huawei competition bites
Author: 0 Xiaomi growth slows as fewer people buy phones, Huawei competition bites

Xiaomi, which debuted its shares in July a year ago, said on Tuesday that it failed to grow smartphone shipments in the second quarter, which stood at 32 million. "Its core strength remains price-sensitive countries across Europe, in online and open market channels, but it is increasingly being trusted and ranged by important mobile operators", Jia added.

Tech Warner Bros. Reveals Full DLC Roster For Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack
Author: 0 Warner Bros. Reveals Full DLC Roster For Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack

Rounding out the group is the iconic Mortal Kombat fighter Sindel and the edgy hero Spawn . Here is an introduction to each character, via Warner Bros. Following the T-800 on 26th November will be Shao Kahn's wife and mother to Princess Kitana, Sindel, first seen in Mortal Kombat 3 and last seen as a non-playable character in MK X.

Tech New Apple 5 watch to be titanium, match Apple Card
Author: 0 New Apple 5 watch to be titanium, match Apple Card

The Apple Watch 5 will sport numerous new features thanks to the new watchOS 6 operating system, including a separate app store designed specifically for the smartwatch interface. They deliver crystal clear sound wirelessly for music, podcasts, phone calls, and more, and can also connect to Siri. Best Apple Watch Series 4 DealsGPS + Cellular Best Buy and Amazon are both knocking $50 off all models of Apple Watch Series 4, but Amazon is giving an extra $19 off the GPS + Cellular models.

Tech Disney is hiring in Australia ahead of Disney+ launch
Author: 0 Disney is hiring in Australia ahead of Disney+ launch

The fact that Disney + will have apps on all major platforms when it arrives shouldn't come as a surprise, considering the digital footprint of other Disney applications such as Hulu and ESPN+. The Walt Disney Company has confirmed the first countries outside of the USA where its direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming service Disney + will launch.

Tech Here's a Peek at Six Upcoming Apple Arcade Games
Author: 0 Here's a Peek at Six Upcoming Apple Arcade Games

Game subscription services are all the rage, providing gamers access to large catalogs of titles for a flat fee. The pricing was listed ion one of the APIs in the apps score that 9 to 5 Mac discovered, this $4.99 a month feel will also include a one month free trial.

Tech Nvidia to bring GeForce Now cloud gaming to Android
Author: 0 Nvidia to bring GeForce Now cloud gaming to Android

This new mode enables "just in time" frame scheduling, submitting frames to be rendered just before the GPU needs them. As NVIDIA explains it, a number of pixel games scale to fit the display at high resolutions, which can lead to visuals that are blurry and not as sharp as we'd prefer with our face-melting graphics cards.

Tech New Xbox Game Pass Titles Available Now, Including Devil May Cry 5
Author: 0 New Xbox Game Pass Titles Available Now, Including Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5 , Age of Empires: Definitive Edition , and Stellaris are all on Xbox Game Pass starting today , and even more titles have been announced to come in the future. Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut ( Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) The triumphant return of one of the most iconic RPG series of all-time.

Tech Google Go lightweight search app now available for all Android users
Author: 0 Google Go lightweight search app now available for all Android users

At 7MB, the app is a much smaller version of the traditional Google app . It's also said that even if you have a weak connection, Android Go apps will still function seamlessly. Another, introduced last month , is Gallery Go . Google , in 2017 launched a stripped-back version of its Android operating system for rising markets like India and Brazil, where spotty networks are an actual concern.

Tech Xiaomi Mi A3 price for India is revealed ahead of the launch
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi A3 price for India is revealed ahead of the launch

Before the official launch , specifications and pricing of the Mi A3 were listed on the Amazon India website. It is taking registrations of interest on a Mi A3 dedicated page , and is counting down to the event start time. There are also three color options named Not Just Blue, More Than White, and Kind of Grey. It should launch in India in the same colour options and the price tag should be in the same range as well, barring the difference of government taxes and duties.

Tech New Facebook tool lets users hide tracks from advertisers
Author: 0 New Facebook tool lets users hide tracks from advertisers

You can choose to turn off the tracking; otherwise, tracking will continue the same way it has been. Do you work at Facebook? Not yet. Users in Ireland, South Korea, and Spain will have access to the tool first. You can do this for all of your off-Facebook activity, or just for specific apps and websites. The "off-Facebook activity" section will be there when it launches.

Tech Apple Card now available to everyone in the US
Author: 0 Apple Card now available to everyone in the US

The service will launch globally in over 150 countries. And HBO, in fact, is also about to be the centerpiece of yet another new streaming video service, HBO Max - which we point out only to reiterate that consumers will soon be drowning in choices, if they aren't already.

Tech Goldman CEO memo calls Apple Card ‘a beginning’ on launch day
Author: 0 Goldman CEO memo calls Apple Card ‘a beginning’ on launch day

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted that he was "excited" to partner with Apple on the credit card. With the public launch of the Apple Card , the company is also expanding its rewards program Daily Cash . Unlike most credit cards, there are no annual, late, international, or over-the-limit fees associated with Apple Card , which aims to have among the lowest rates in the industry.

Tech Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires Insomniac Games
Author: 0 Sony Interactive Entertainment acquires Insomniac Games

It's easy to assume that Insomniac already operated as a "first-party" Sony game studio. Yesterday it was revealed that Sony were finally buying Spider-Man developers Insomniac Games , adding the studio to the thirteen others they already own across the globe.

Tech Head-To-Head: Apple iPhone XS Max Vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
Author: 0 Head-To-Head: Apple iPhone XS Max Vs. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Bixby can be activated by holding the power button for a couple of seconds. Samsung received preorders for the latest flagship models for 11 days from August 9 through Monday. The iconic S Pen now sports a mono-color design and is stuffed with a better battery to last longer. The S Pen comes with gesture-controlled "Air Actions" feature for touch-free commands and ability to convert the S Pen notes into a Word or PDF document.

Tech Who needs Android Beam? Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo join forces for file-sharing
Author: 0 Who needs Android Beam? Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo join forces for file-sharing

Xiaomi announced this "inter-transfer alliance" through a post on WeChat . Apple's AirDrop feature has been copied by a number of companies. Oppo , Vivo , and Xiaomi- three of China's largest smartphone makers - have inked a deal to jointly create a transmission alliance to facilitate file transmission between phones from any of the aforementioned brands.

Tech Whatsapp has all new features now !
Author: 0 Whatsapp has all new features now !

While merging WhatsApp and Messenger seems logical, Facebook's plans to include Instagram in the mix doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, primarily because of the vast difference between the three apps. If you do not enable this option, you can still reply to messages from notifications and answer WhatsApp calls, because the authentication is only set to when you want to open WhatsApp.