Sony Accused Of Monopoly By Restricting PlayStation Games To The PlayStation Store
If you wanted to buy a PC game, there are so many options available to you. There are physical game retailers that you can choose from, then there are also various digital storefronts that are available to gamers. This has since created a pretty competitive place where sometimes, sales are offered on one platform which makes it more appealing.
96% Of iOS Users Have Opted Out Of App Tracking
Just recently, Apple released the iOS 14.5 update. With the update, Apple has introduced App Tracking Transparency which basically gives users the choice of whether or not they want apps to be able to track them. The feature was actually announced back in 2020 and some companies, such as Facebook, felt that this would be detrimental.
Microsoft Confirms They Have Never Profited From Selling Xbox Consoles
Over the years, Microsoft has pushed out different models and generations of Xbox consoles. The consoles are sold at a few hundred dollars each, but what’s interesting is that Microsoft has actually never profited from selling them. This interesting nugget of information was revealed during the Apple VS Epic trial.
Research Lab Hit With Ransomware Attack After Student Installs Pirated Software
hackOfficial software can be expensive, which is why sometimes people turn to piracy because they have no choice. This isn’t to say that this is a justified alternative, but it happens. Unfortunately for a European biomolecular research institute, it seems that one of the decisions by a student working at the lab has resulted in a ransomware attack.
‘Fortnite’ Could Return To iOS Through GeForce Now This October
As it stands, Fortnite is not officially available through Apple’s App Store. The removal of the game was due to Epic violating Apple’s App Store rules, which later led to the lawsuit between Apple and Epic. What’s interesting about this lawsuit is that it looks like we might have an idea of when the game could return to iOS.
IBM Unveils The World’s First 2nm Chip
Chip technology has been improving over the years, where we’re seeing handsets like the iPhone 12 feature chipsets built on the 5nm process. In fact, some believe that in 2022, Apple could launch mobile devices that have chipsets built on the even smaller 3nm process, but for now, it seems that IBM has everyone beat.
HP’s EliteOne 800 G8 All-in-One Is A Desktop Designed For The Office
There are plenty of choices in the market today when it comes to all-in-one (AIO) desktop systems, and HP is adding one more to the list. This comes in the form of the EliteOne 800 G8, which according to the company, seems to have been designed with “hybrid work environments” in mind.
WhatsApp Is Testing Out Sticker Suggestions
Apps such as LINE are known for their stickers which users use in chats. This sticker feature has since expanded to other apps such as WhatsApp, although in WhatsApp’s case, it has always felt a bit lacking especially since users had to manually search for stickers, whereas with LINE, it can suggest stickers based on what you write.
Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over Exploding iPhone 6 Battery
While there is a lot of research being done on battery technology to make them safer and longer lasting, for the most part, our mobile devices continue to use lithium-ion as its battery. While lithium-ion batteries are generally safe, they do have the tendency to explode if not treated properly, such as taking hard hits or using unofficial accessories to charge it with.
Google Will Add App Privacy Labels On The Play Store
One of the biggest changes we’ve seen to the Apple App Store is the introduction of “nutrition” labels. These are basically labels that add a layer of transparency to the App Store to let users know what kind of data an app is accessing on your device, so if you’re uncomfortable with it, you can avoid downloading it.
Google’s Gboard Keyboard Arrives On Wear OS
Typing on a smartwatch is hardly the most pleasant of experiences. The small screen and the awkward positioning on the wrist means that typing out long messages can be tedious. However, if you’re looking for a way to better type on your smartwatch, Google has announced that its Gboard keyboard app is now available for Wear OS devices.
Twitter Is Testing Out A New Tip Jar Feature That Lets You Send Money
Earlier this year, Twitter announced a new feature called Super Follower that basically lets users create paid tweets that only subscribers can see. It was a way for Twitter to monetize their platform. We had also heard that Twitter could be working on another monetization feature in the form of tipping, and it looks like the rumors were true.
OnePlus Watch Gains An Always-On Display At The Expense Of Battery Life
When the OnePlus Watch first launched, the smartwatch did not feature an always-on display like some of the other smartwatches out there, but OnePlus did state that they will add the feature via an update. The good news is that the update is here, although it seems to be at the expense of the watch’s battery.
Google Will Be Turning On Two-Factor Authentication By Default
Picking a strong password is a great way to go about protecting your account, but there is still a chance that the password could be leaked or guessed by hackers, which is why two-factor authentication is probably one of the better ways of keeping your online account secure and safe from attacks.
Someone Modified An AirTag To Make It Fit Into A Wallet
Apple’s AirTag launched last month and for the most part, it is very functional. Reviews have heaped praise on the accessory, although one chief complaint/feedback that we’ve seen is that Apple should have designed it to make it more wallet-friendly, since along with keys, wallets are things we sometimes forget to take with us or lose.
Uber HW Camera Scores #8: Budget Phones Update
Since we’ve added popular budget phone camera scores, it has been a while, so here they are, covering the sub-$199 to the sub-$499 market segment from the biggest names in the phone industry: Oppo, Samsung, Vivo, and Xiaomi.This update shows the tremendous rise of the mobile camera hardware quality in the lower segments of the mobile market. While high-end phones such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra have seen a relatively […]
Twitter’s Think Before You Tweet Feature Begins Rolling Out To iOS And Android Users
In the heat of the moment, we can sometimes say things we don’t necessarily mean. In real life, most of the time we can’t take those things back, but it’s a different story online where we can sometimes take the time to decide not to send a message, post a status update on Facebook, or post a tweet online.
AI Could Be Used To Help Reduce Food Wastage
How often have you bought food from the grocery store but you don’t end up finishing it. Instead, you might eat it halfway and then forget about it and throw it away because it has gone bad. We’re sure that many of us have experienced that and done that ourselves, but did you also know that food wastage actually contributes to greenhouse gas emissions?
Google Launches Crowdsourcing Tool To Help Preserve Endangered Languages
Around the world, many languages are spoken. Most of us might be familiar with the more commonly used ones that we hear around us, see on TV, in movies, songs, and etc., but did you know that there are actually thousands of languages being spoken throughout the entire world?
Artist Renders MacBook Air In Bright, New Colors
If there is a trend we’re seeing with Apple products, is that for its more entry-level devices, Apple is trying to make them more unique by offering them in bright colors. This is versus its more “professional” lineup where Apple offers more subdued and “serious” colors. So much so that artist Ian Zelbo has put together some renders of the MacBook Air with a colorful finish.