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First public beta of iOS 12 released

First public beta of iOS 12 released If you didn't create an iTunes backup of your device before installing iOS 12, odds are that you'll need to restore your iPhone ( $800 at Cricket Wireless ) as a new device . When will Apple push the button and introduce the next pre-release seed of iOS 12? Siri shortcuts are now available for Apple apps only. Some of the top new features in iOS 12 include grouped notificati... [Full Article...]

Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose

Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose Apple is planning to unveil new high-end AirPods , a new HomePod, and new studio quality over-ear headphones next year, reports Bloomberg . These will be put out under Apple, rather than Beats , branding. Apple is also said to be internally thinking about adding biometric sensors for new AirPods, including a heart-rate monitor. The new AirPods will reportedly be pricier than their predecessor. [Full Article...]

Apple Denies Researcher’s Claim Of Passcode Hack

Apple Denies Researcher’s Claim Of Passcode Hack He explains that when a keyboard input is sent to an iPhone or iPad , there is an interrupt request that takes priority over any other action on the device. iOS has a glitch in the UI when pins are sent as duplicates or too quickly, to prevent accidental pin entry these pins are never tested by the device. [Full Article...]

Hacker Discovers Method to Brute Force Passcode of Any iPhone or iPad

Hacker Discovers Method to Brute Force Passcode of Any iPhone or iPad He explains that when a keyboard input is sent to an iPhone or iPad , there is an interrupt request that takes priority over any other action on the device. Apple boasts on the security of its iOS devices, but sometimes even the best measures can not prevent a malicious attack. " When I sent codes to the phone, it appears that 20 or more are entered but in reality its only ever sending four... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 arrives with LTE for $230

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 arrives with LTE for $230 Take a look at the below photos. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the world's first smartphone to feature the all-new Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform built on the 10nm FinFET process. For its 4th gen tablet , it now uses a 2.2GHz 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that comes with either 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Rs 11,500), while the 4GB RAM and 64GB option with Wi-Fi support cost 1299 Yuan (app... [Full Article...]

Bethesda Sue Warner Bros. Over Copyright Claims

Bethesda Sue Warner Bros. Over Copyright Claims District Court against Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and misappropriation of its intellectual property". According to the court filings, Bethesda entered into a contract with Behaviour Interactive in 2014 to start development of Fallout Shelter , a mobile simulation game based in Bethesda's Fallout franchise. [Full Article...]

'Good news, but it's not a windfall' in Washington state

'Good news, but it's not a windfall' in Washington state In a 5-4 decision, the court overturned decades-old decisions blocking states from taxing online purchases if the vendor had no " physical presence " in that state, according to The Associated Press . The issue has also been an irritant to state governments, deprived of billions of dollars a year at a time many are struggling to balance budgets. Marketplace sellers weren't previously required to ... [Full Article...]

Algeria goes offline during school exam to curb mass cheating

Algeria goes offline during school exam to curb mass cheating The blackout procedure of blackout will be in place from June 20-25 when the baccalaureate exam is given. June 25 exams in Algeria will take more than 700 thousand students. Schools proctoring the exams have also been equipped with metal detectors to make sure that no one, including staff, brings any internet-enabled devices into the exam halls. [Full Article...]

Apple Admits to Sticky MacBook Pro Keyboards, Will Fix Them for Free

The eligible MacBook and MacBook Pro models for four years from the date of purchase will be covered under this programme. The company has extended the warranty for keyboards for nine affected models released starting in 2015 to four years from the usual one year. [Full Article...]

New malware is being disguised as Fortnite for Android

New malware is being disguised as Fortnite for Android The Fortnite building nerf is intended as a way of giving players more options when it comes to fighting each other. The ability to build ramps, walls, and floors was initially the thing that most distinguished Fortnite from competitors like PUBG , but Epic has done an impressive job in expanding the game since launch previous year. [Full Article...]

States given the OK to collect online sales tax

Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases - likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season - as states and retailers react to the court's decision, said one attorney involved in the case. [Full Article...]

What Happened to Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger?

What Happened to Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger? According to Bloomberg , Apple hoped that AirPower, which can charge an iPhone , AirPods (with a yet-to-be-released charging case) and Apple Watch simultaneously, would release in June. Arguably, the gloriousness in the standard is its simplicity, and yet Apple is seemingly building a rocket ship rather than settling for a Wright Flyer. [Full Article...]

NH leaders blast Supreme Court tax ruling

NH leaders blast Supreme Court tax ruling This means that a New Hampshire business that sells good online must collect sales taxes for customers in states that have a sales tax, such as MA and many others. Roberts wrote that Congress, not the court, should change the rules if necessary. He added that the requirement for physical presence amounted to a "judicially created tax shelter" that put online firms at an advantage over their ... [Full Article...]

Xbox One VR, AR plans officially dropped

Xbox One VR, AR plans officially dropped Plans changed upon the reveal of Project Scorpio in 2016, the working title for what came to be known as the Xbox One X . Microsoft had chosen to sit out the early VR craze when Sony jumped aboard with PlayStation VR , nearly certainly in part because the weaker hardware of the Xbox One and One S weren't capable of providing a satisfactory experience. [Full Article...]

Mobile has the best average upload speeds, followed closely by Verizon

Mobile has the best average upload speeds, followed closely by Verizon Verizon's decision to choke off data aggregators was applauded by Wyden, who issued a statement: "After my investigation and follow-up reports revealed that middlemen are selling Americans' location to the highest bidder without their consent, or making it available on insecure web portals, Verizon did the responsible thing and promptly announced it was cutting these companies off". [Full Article...]

Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera

Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera Tango used a time-of-flight camera, an IR projector, and a fish-eye motion camera to measure things, but now with an ARCore-compatible Android device , you can run the exact same app with normal smartphone hardware. The Measure app at work. If you have a real tape measure handy, it doesn't make a ton of sense for small measurements, but for larger objects, these AR measuring apps can be g... [Full Article...]

European Union copyright rules to turn screws on tech giants

European Union copyright rules to turn screws on tech giants To become law, the Commission's plans would need to be approved by both the European Parliament and the European Council. The letter went on to say that though such a law as a " link tax " would strangle the flow of news, it would likely be only big news institutions that profit from it. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court ruling could have huge impact on Texas economy

Supreme Court ruling could have huge impact on Texas economy North Dakota, which held that out-of-state companies don't have to collect state sales taxes in states where they don't have a physical presence. This has been a point of contention between states and online retailers for a long time. "If it's an internet sales, in the past, the person's been responsible". [Full Article...]

Uber Bookings No Longer Available On Google Maps

Uber Bookings No Longer Available On Google Maps Now, instead of being able to directly book an Uber, Google Maps will give an estimate for the fare and provide a shortcut users can tap on to book a ride in the Uber app. The "Request for a ride" feature has been removed from both iOS as well as Android. The function also worked if a user does not have Uber installed on their device. [Full Article...]

Nintendo And Microsoft Showcase Minecraft Switch/Xbox Crossplay While Sony Pouts

Nintendo And Microsoft Showcase Minecraft Switch/Xbox Crossplay While Sony Pouts Microsoft and Nintendo both support the concept , as do the developers of Fortnite , Rocket League , Overwatch , and other major games, but, unfortunately, Sony remains unconvinced. Eventually, there may be custom firmware that allows users to play pirated games offline, cutting out Nintendo's authorisation systems from the equation. [Full Article...]


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