Korean electronics giant Samsung is best known for its smartphones. The company launches its flagship smartphones twice a year, once at the beginning with the Galaxy S series, and then in the third quarter with the Galaxy Note series. As it has already introduced the Galaxy S10 lineup in the month of February this year, it is expected the Galaxy Note 10 will also be announced in the following weeks. Now, to confirm all suspicions, a report has leaked the launch date of the upcoming flagship device from Samsung. It is being claimed that the Galaxy Note 10 will officially be unveiled on the 7th of August.Samsung Galaxy Note 10
2019 has been a year of numerous outages across various services and applications worldwide. For instance, social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram suffered from a worldwide outage in the consecutive months of March and April. Furthermore, American technology company Google also suffered from Google Cloud downtime earlier this month. As per recent reports, Google Calendar is also not functioning currently for multiple users across the globe.
Many users who have been trying to access their Google Calendar schedules at calendar.google.com are facing issues, since they are greeted with an error. First reports started pouring in at about 7:30pm IST (10am EST). The [...]
American social media giant Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra on the 18th of June. It is a cryptocurrency that aims at allowing billions of Facebook users to make transactions globally. Libra is expected to debut in the year 2020 alongside a blockchain network supporting it. The company also introduced its newest subsidiary called Calibra, which is a payments interface that will leverage the various assets of Facebook like Messenger and WhatsApp.About Libra
As mentioned above, Libra is the latest cryptocurrency backed by Facebook. The company believes it will be used for money transfer between people in developing countries; who do not have [...]
WhatsApp Messenger, owned by the American social media giant Facebook is one of the most popular messaging services in the world. And the largest market for the application in India, with over 200 million active users in the country. Lately, the platform has been plagued with malicious activities, some of which are criminal in nature. To counter that, the Indian government has asked WhatsApp to digitally fingerprint every message sent on the app for easy traceability.About the move
A report claims that WhatsApp has been asked by the Indian government to make it easy to trace the origins of a message on its platform. This may be achieved by placing a digital [...]
Whatsapp is widely regarded as one of the most widely used Instant messaging applications in the world. Launched in the year 2009, the application was later acquired by social media giant, Facebook in the year 2014. As per latest reports, Whatsapp will start taking legal action against users who have a habit of sending way too many messages. This step is being taken to curb the amount of fake news that is being spread via the application.
Previously, the company owned rights to ban users if the terms and condition policy was violated in any manner. However, incidents in the past have indicated that people tend to act instinctively upon receiving news via the [...]
Huawei had unveiled its new series of laptops dubbed the MateBook at the CES Asia and MWC in 2019. However, the onset of the US trade ban that has led to the cancellation of the new laptop lineup. The news arrives after Huawei faced the implications of being placed in the US Entity List (National Security Threat List), this has made the company unable to supply the PC. The CEO of the Chinese tech giant called the current string of events “unfortunate” and the availability of the laptop is dependent on “how long the Entity List will be there.”
Huawei had previously announced plans for a MateBook X and E series laptop. The higher specced X [...]
WhatsApp Messenger is one of the most popular smartphone applications in the world. It has millions of users all around the globe who rely on the platform to communicate. However, as the number of users goes up, the number of people wanting to exploit WhatsApp against its policies also increases. To counter such people or businesses, the company has announced that it will start taking legal actions against the business’; who are found sending bulk messages using the regular application.About the decision
As mentioned above, WhatsApp has threatened strict legal action against the entity who has been found abusing its messaging platform. This action is being [...]
Huawei is gearing up for the launch of its latest smartphone, dubbed the Nova 5i it is set to be unveiled on the 21st of June. A week before the official announcement, the device has been listed on the Chinese regulatory website, TENAA that has revealed its specifications and design.Huawei Nova 5i
According to the TENAA listing, the Huawei Nova 5i measures 159.1×75.9×8.3 mm and it tips the scale at 178 grams. The front of the handset accommodates a 6.4 inch display that has a pixel density of 2310 x 1080 px. Noteworthy, the display panel has a punch hole on the top left side that houses a 24 MP selfie camera.
The rear of the Huawei Nova 5i is occupied by the [...]
Apple launched the current generation of iPhones at an event in September last year. The devices launched include the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR. While the former two were the pair of flagship smartphones from the company, the latter created more buzz. Mainly because it was a more affordable, slightly specced down variant of its elder siblings. In an attractive deal on e-commerce website Amazon, the iPhone XR has been discounted for a limited time period.iPhone XR: Price & Availability
Amazon has discounted the Apple iPhone XR in its Fab Phone Fest that is applicable until the 13th of June. Under this scheme, the 64GB variant of the [...]
Facebook in a new announcement has planned to once again start paying users for being monitored. The ‘Study from Facebook’ application will monitor the user’s device, finding which apps are currently installed, duration of usage of said apps, track their location, and most importantly, record app data of users.
The monitored app data can uncover which features are being utilized in an app. The social media giant claims that it will not be able to track any specific information like messages, passwords or websites visited. The application has been launched months after Facebook’s last attempt at a user-monitoring software. Facebook Research, [...]
A gang of fraudsters have reportedly stolen $19 million (approx. Rs. 132 crores) worth of iPhones over the past seven years in the United States of America. The FBI and NYPD aptly named the gang ‘Fraud Ring’, which was run by six people that called themselves ‘Top Dogs’. The gangs used counterfeit debit cards and fake IDs to buy new iPhones to be sold for high prices in the black market.
The payment method that involved instalments enabled the scam to go undetected. A detailed report has been uploaded online regarding the fraud case. The victims of the scam included customers whose accounts were compromised along with respective carriers. The [...]
As reported previously, Social Media giant Facebook is planning to unveil its own cryptocurrency. The company is proposing to set up a digital payment system in up to twelve countries by the beginning of the year 2020. The currency is currently referred to as Globalcoin, but the name may change when Facebook outlines its plans in more details. Facebook also claimed that it has already completed talks with the Bank of England regarding the risks and opportunities of a new currency format. However, the latest reports state that the new currency may be unveiled in this month (June 2019) itself.
Apparently, the company is planning a huge push that will include bonuses for [...]
It seems that Facebook and Instagram are not the only platforms that suffered outages in the year 2019 so far, as Google Cloud services were down as well on June 3, 2019. The outage affected multiple applications such as Gmail and Nest. Furthermore, applications that implement Google Suite including Snap and popular voice-chat platform, Discord were offline as well. First reported by users in the United States, a similar issue was also brought to light by other users across the world.
As per a statement released by the company, the Google Compute Engine was suffering from a multi-region issue that was affecting Google Cloud services. Owing to network congestion in Eastern [...]
As per latest reports, Facebook has been ordered by a US judge to turn over emails from various shareholders amongst other records. The records were related to the company’s model of handling data privacy and security. This happened as a consequence of when British Political Consulting firm Cambridge Analytica accessed private data of 87 million users in 2015.
Shareholders of the social media giant stated that they had a credible basis to believe in the fact that Facebook board members may have been involved in data privacy breaches. The breach involving Cambridge Analytica, however, was not revealed until the month of March 2018. It was noted that at the [...]