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IPhone SE, iPhone 6s suffer fast battery drain on iOS 11.4

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The toggle is off by default, which means Restricted Mode is enabled and you'll need to unlock the device via passcode or Touch ID before USB data connection can work again. Yesterday, Apple's iOS 11.4.1 update secured the USB Lightning port on iPhones and iPads. Most (if not all) USB accessories fit the goal - for example, Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter from Apple. Read More »

World's largest mobile phone factory opens outside Indian capital

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The factory, built by South Korean phone maker Samsung Electronics, will have the capacity to fabricate 120 million smartphones per year and make everything from low-end smartphones to the company's flagship S9 model. He claimed that the factory will provide 35,000 jobs directly and indirectly, and the state government will ensure that the unit got the proper infrastructure it needed. Read More »

Apple Prepping Blue, Orange iPhones

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This means that Apple will introduce new Blue and Gold colors, assuming the Grey refers to the current Space Grey and White refers to the current Silver and Red is the Product (Red). This year, Apple is rumored to launch three new iPhones . Also reportedly on tap is an upgraded 5.8-inch iPhone X. In fact, the new A12 brains in the iPhone X for 2018 appears to be 10 per cent faster than the previous generation. Read More »

Google allowing third party app developers access to millions of gmail accounts

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Companies may reveal additional details about how data is processed but most users don't read privacy policies, terms of service , and other legal documents prior to allowing access to their data or installing applications. Although Return Path declined to comment on details of the incident, it did say it sometimes lets employees see emails when fixing problems with its algorithms. Read More »

Fortnite is having a special one-time only event on June 30

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The reason why Playground mode is so intriguing to players is because it's essentially a sandbox where you can build, explore, and practice fighting to your heart's content. We have reached the last day of the month, and Epic Games is ready for launch. "We've since separated the Playground matchmaker from the one that affects the default modes and made large improvements to assist with the number of players". Read More »

Supreme Court rules in internet sales tax case

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In a ruling that could benefit Nebraska and Iowa tax coffers, the U.S. Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax . That software, too, can be an added cost. Chief Justice John Roberts dissented along with Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. The lineup of justices on each side of the case was unusual, with Roberts joining three more liberal justices and Ginsburg joining her more conservative colleagues. Read More »

Android users can now message from the web

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This means you can continue playing a podcast you had on your phone on your Google Home when you get home, or vice-versa when you leave. The service has been launched by Google in order to compete with the iMessage service offered by rival Apple . Read More »

Tax-Free Internet Sales Are Now Dead

Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The cases the court overturned said that if a business was shipping a product to a state where it didn't have a physical presence, such as a warehouse or office, the business didn't have to collect the state's sales tax. Read More »

Nintendo Confirms ‘Fortnite’ for Nintendo Switch

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Of course, whether those games can pull off the same addicting gameplay as Fortnite remains to be seen. At present, Epic says there are no plans to bring the original "Save the World" PvE component of " Fortnite " to Switch . You can download it from the Microsoft Store here. In fact, a petition was started a few months ago that demands Epic Games "get rid of" Fortnite , with almost 6,000 signatures collected so far. Read More »

Apple bans mining cryptocurrency on iPhones (AAPL)

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Apple's updates to the App Store guidelines now prohibit developers from making databases of info gleaned from address books, nor can they request access to contact info under one pretense and then use it for something else - they have to get consent for what they're actually using it for. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has a Playable Female Protagonist

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With a rich new setting in the earliest time period of an AC game yet, we're ready to get back to stealthing, stabbing people, and climbing really tall buildings. Added to that, Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft is now developing a successor to the Xbox One, but he didn't reveal when it will arrive or how powerful it might be. Read More »

We’ve Already Played Super Smash Bros Ultimate And It’s Pretty Damn Good

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Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars. 2, Killer Queen Black , Hollow Knight and Octopath Traveler. Indies, indies galore Nintendo's relationship with indepedent developers has been surprisingly strong with the Switch , and for many indies sales have exploded on the Switch . Read More »

The Elder Scrolls VI Officially Announced

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Players won't see a server list when they boot up the game, but their progression will be saved nonetheless. Plan is to show more at QuakeCon in August. Should you and your team manage to find the entire launch code for a particular facility, you'll be able to drop a nuke anywhere on the map. But he also mentioned that Fallout 76 is "entirely online". Read More »

EA Origin Access Premier subscription gets pre-launch games

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The service acts as an expanded option on top of the Origin Access service now available on PC, though Premier will provide players access to full versions of EA's upcoming new titles, in a similar capacity to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately, no pricing for EA Origin Access Premier was announced , nor is there a solid release date. In India, Origin Access Premier price is Rs. Read More »

Amazon Fire TV Cube official, combines Echo with set-top box

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They can simply give Alexa commands to power the TV on and off, change the channels, adjust the volume, change the cable channel and more. The company also says many of Alexa's visual responses are optimized for the big screen. To get voice to work well with a device that sits on a shelf rather than at head level or ear level, Amazon built "far-field voice recognition" into the Fire TV Cube. Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know About Facebook's New Data Scandal

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This time , the New York Times reports Facebook has apparently shared an inappropriate amount of user information with device manufacturers, such as Apple , Samsung , and Amazon . (D-NJ) meanwhile called for the Federal Trade Commission to review whether Facebook had violated its 2011 consent decree with the agency. The agreements required the third-party companies to use the information only for the intended objective of integrating features into users' devices, Facebook says. Read More »

Facebook edged out of top 3 social networks by USA teens

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The researchers discovered that more than 80 percent of U.S. teens are using YouTube , making this video-streaming service the most popular social media platform for teens. By contrast, the current top-ranking service, YouTube , wasn't even named among the most popular online platform choices of teens in the past report. Read More »

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Confirmed Ubisoft by After a Day of Rumors

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The video shows what appears to be a Spartan warrior kicking a Persian "Immortal" off a cliff. Hours later, Ubisoft confirmed it by posting a teaser of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on their Assassin's Creed Twitter page. Kotaku reached out to Ubisoft for comment, but of course, they did not reply. This will be a big step for Assassin's Creed since playable female protagonists were quite absent from the series. Read More »

Fallout 76 Announced By Bethesda Softworks

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With this setup, one of the main objectives of Fallout 76 is for players to make their mark onto the world and literally rebuild things from the ground up a generation after the nuclear bombs fell. According to the lore of the series, Vault 76 was located near Washington D.C. and West Virginia. My guess is that this is an expansion of Fallout 4's settlements system, to the point of not just building towns but entire working cities. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation urges people to reboot home, office routers to thwart malware attack

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According to a new report from Global News , the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that Russian hackers have created a malware system which has infected hundreds of thousands of routers. According to experts, the simple action will reboot the system and disrupt any malware being sent to the router. Traffic intended for the seized domain is now being redirected to an FBI-controlled domain that captures the IP addresses of infected devices. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11.4 could finally make the HomePod worth buying

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It's built for video and audio but it's the audio side that everyone's interested in as it means you can pair two Apple Homepod speakers, arguably a feature that really should have been available day one of the Homepod's release. It also supports Messages in iCloud . APPLE will turn up the volume on its smart speakers today with a much-anticipated software upgrade for its HomePod nearly four months after it was released in Australia. Read More »