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Industry Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe
Author: 0 Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe

Since they will stop bundling these apps with Android, the company will start charging a licensing fee to make up for it. First, we're updating the compatibility agreements with mobile device makers that set out how Android is used to develop smartphones and tablets.

Industry How Fortnite Tournaments Will Work In Game
Author: 0 How Fortnite Tournaments Will Work In Game

The game devs hope this will shine a light "onto the world's best players, increasing prize pools and player exposure from our competitions". Tournaments will feature a target score and players that achieve it will earn a special pin. Epic Games has revealed that there's a new vehicle on its way to Fortnite on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. The first batch of events is scheduled for the following regions: North America, European Union, Asia and Oceania - times ...

Industry 'Fortnite' (ALL) Deep Freeze Bundle Comes to Retail
Author: 0 'Fortnite' (ALL) Deep Freeze Bundle Comes to Retail

It is likely to work in a similar way to the rocket launcher or grenade launcher but the exact damage and fire rate isn't yet known. Disco Domination was first teased via the in-game message at the beginning of Season 6, while the Quad Rocket Launcher first appeared just a few days ago.

Industry Palm is back with a teeny, tiny phone for Verizon
Author: 0 Palm is back with a teeny, tiny phone for Verizon

It seems to be running with a cloned SIM setup or eSIM variant on the Verizon network, with a $10 per month plan sending your calls, texts and notifications from your other phone to this one. Elsewhere there's Gorilla Glass 3, 32GB storage, 3GB RAM, IP68 water and dust protection, 12 and 8MP rear and front cameras respectively and, despite the act it's intended as a respite from your daily phone hell, access to all the Android apps you've come to expect.

Industry Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC for YouTubers on the go
Author: 0 Adobe launches Premiere Rush CC for YouTubers on the go

The Photoshop code base is being used on iPad . Adobe says Android support is coming in 2019, although it didn't give anything more specific than that. It's taken Adobe almost three years to develop this version of Photoshop for iPad, that too with lot of close coordination with Apple. Photoshop for iPad has a user interface structured similarly to the desktop application.

Industry Huawei's Mate 20 Pro launches in Canada on November 8th
Author: 0 Huawei's Mate 20 Pro launches in Canada on November 8th

Though, both phones have expansion potential (via microSD in the case of the Note 9 and nano memory card for the Mate 20 Pro ). The Mate 20 Pro will also ship with a 24-megapixel front-facing camera that will allow for face unlocking functionality, WinFuture added.

Industry Red Dead Redemption 2's Campaign Is Around 60 Hours Long
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2's Campaign Is Around 60 Hours Long

If you're not buying this game at retail, you'll need a good chunk of space . We are just a couple of weeks away from the biggest video game release of 2018, Rockstar's wild west sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 . The game will let players wield a variety of weapons, from pistols, to rifles, to sawed-off shotguns, all of which can be fully customized - upgrade your gun's performance with new barrels, grips, sights and scopes, and tweak how they look with new metals, woods, varnishes and ...

Industry Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 dropped this weekend, and gamers all over the world dug into their wallets and dropped $60 or more for the title. According to GI.Biz, UK launch day sales of the physical, boxed game are down 50% from the last game - which is the lowest physical sales tally in 11 years .

Industry Samsung Foldable phone is a Tablet that fits in the Pocket
Author: 0 Samsung Foldable phone is a Tablet that fits in the Pocket

The Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink variants feature a gradient pattern. Created to make life more convenient, the Galaxy A9 features Bixby, Samsung Pay and Samsung Health and you can take advantage of the many multi-tasking benefits the Galaxy A9 offers, including App Pair.

Industry Message glitch soft-bricking PS4s
Author: 0 Message glitch soft-bricking PS4s

Huntstark writes, "It happened to me during Rainbow Six: Siege ". After opening it, the player's PS4 locked up along with most of his teammates'. Just getting a notification containing said string of characters is enough to have the entire PS4 system come crashing down.

Industry Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images
Author: 0 Facebook launches 3D Photos for iPhone Portrait mode images

The 3D photos created by users can also be viewed using the Oculus Browser on the Oculus Go , or Firefox on the Oculus Rift headset. Facebook is believed to be using artificial intelligence to create 3D photos . Basically, Facebook takes advantage of the portrait mode to display your 2D photos in 3D, using the depth information between the subject in the foreground and the background.

Industry Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map Size Revealed
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Map Size Revealed

Included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Pro edition or as a separate purchase is the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Season Pass , also known as the Black Ops Pass. A special deal timed with the shooting game's release on Friday and over the following weekend will see those who order the " Cod for COD" bundle from select branches of the fish restaurant via the Uber Eats app receive a digital code to download the game on PlayStation 4 for free.

Industry World's first quad-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) listed on Geekbench's website
Author: 0 World's first quad-camera Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) listed on Geekbench's website

The four rear camera smartphone comes after a Huawei's triple camera setup on P20 Pro. The four cameras on the rear consist of a main 24MP shooter (f/1.7) complemented by telephoto, ultra wide , and depth sensors. However, before the official launch, the Galaxy A9 (2018 ) is spotted on the Geekbench listing. There's also a fingerprint scanner on the back and support for Samsung's artificially intelligent assistant, Bixby.

Industry Apple’s Version of Netflix Could Be FREE for Apple Device Owners
Author: 0 Apple’s Version of Netflix Could Be FREE for Apple Device Owners

The relative hesitance to update to iOS 11, and in this way, the expedient move far from it was likely its aftereffect being a famously bug-filled operating framework. Overall, the level of Android adoption seems to have improved in recent years, but remains low compared with the new version of iOS. On the other hand, the iOS 12 numbers are on par with the growth of iOS 10 back in 2016.

Industry Twitter Convinced Meghan Markle Is Pregnant in Princess Eugenie Wedding Photos
Author: 0 Twitter Convinced Meghan Markle Is Pregnant in Princess Eugenie Wedding Photos

Attending Eugenie 's wedding at Windsor Castle-the same place Meghan married Prince Harry in may-the Duchess of Sussex sported a deep navy Givenchy dress, complete with a corresponding headpiece. Eugenie and Brooksbank got engaged back in January during a romantic trip to Nicaragua. News, Meghan will not be travelling to Fiji with Prince Harry during their upcoming royal tour.

Industry Google Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2: what’s new?
Author: 0 Google Pixel 3 vs Pixel 2: what’s new?

I just tried it with my Essential phone and the Pixel USB-C earbuds and it works like it does on the Pixel 3 . iPhone XS: 5.65 inches tall by 2.79 inches wide by 0.3 inches thick. Samsung took at the Google Pixel's notch which just like the iPhone houses the camera, earpiece and other sensors found at the top of the device.The notch on the Pixel 3 XL has come in for some criticism, Samsung meanwhile, has steadfastly refused to put a notch at the top of its handsets.

Industry Will you be getting Google's new Pixel 3 phone?
Author: 0 Will you be getting Google's new Pixel 3 phone?

As leaked images of the new phones revealed before the #MadebyGoogle launch event, the Pixel 3 XL now has a "notch"-a cut-out at the top of the display where the phone's front facing cameras live". However, some of the features like we mentioned above Top Shot, Night Sight, and Photobooth are still Pixel exclusive. This extra layer of texturing is another element that gives the Pixel 3 more of a premium feel than last year's model.

Industry IHeartRadio Will Be On Google Home Hub
Author: 0 IHeartRadio Will Be On Google Home Hub

Qualcomm's " Home Hub " platform was purposely built to run Android Things and this Google Assistant software-the SD624 is for smart displays, while the less powerful SDA212 is for speakers . And that's exactly what the Google Home Hub is all about. Google on Tuesday debuted its Google Home Hub smart display device , a video-focused product positioned as a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo Show , and whose unveiling came just a day after Facebook rolled out its own ...

Industry Huawei to sell servers powered by own chips
Author: 0 Huawei to sell servers powered by own chips

Xu believes the growth of smart devices, digital assistants and data analysis will make AI a general objective technology that will change every industry and organisation, but that the speed of adoption is yet to match the rate of developments in the technology.

Industry Stardew Valley Heads to iOS on October 24, Android Soon After
Author: 0 Stardew Valley Heads to iOS on October 24, Android Soon After

PC players who want to make the switch to mobile can transfer their save data via iTunes, but there is a caveat. Stardew Valley puts players in charge of a dilapidated old farm inherited from the main character's grandfather. Lastly, there's a new trailer for Stardew Valley below which shows off how certain things like the HUD will look on mobile devices. And you can import save games from Windows PC or Mac.

Industry Alphabet to shut Google
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The affected data is limited to static, optional Google + Profile fields including name, email address, occupation, gender and age, Google said . Thankfully, according to Google , no developer was aware of the bug , was misusing the Google + API, or had misused private data from users' profiles.

Industry Facebook launches Portal auto-zooming video chat screens
Author: 0 Facebook launches Portal auto-zooming video chat screens

Facebook is the newest contender in the smart home speaker segment with the launch of the new Portal home and Portal +. Available in two size options, the base Portal device comes with a 10-inch 720p display and is priced $199. Credit Facebook for making its video chat devices less creepy than they could have been, but that doesn't make them creepy-free. Facebook assures those interested that the Portal devices are "built with privacy and security in mind".

Industry Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Camera Mid-Range Phone Image And Benchmarks Leak
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy A9 Quad-Camera Mid-Range Phone Image And Benchmarks Leak

This allows for a variety of different shooting modes, as well as customised shots using features like artificial bokeh effects. We guessed it might be referring to a 4x rear camera array equipped device, and that is indeed what was revealed in Kuala Lumpur earlier today as the Samsung Galaxy A9 was launched .

Industry World’s first smartphone with a quad camera setup on the back
Author: 0 World’s first smartphone with a quad camera setup on the back

But let's be honest, the Galaxy A9 is all about that quadruple camera. It's also been tipped to feature four rear cameras, and this is after all "A" Galaxy Event. The Galaxy A9 (2018 ) even outdoes some of its more powerful siblings with its 3,800mAh battery, which should deliver solid longevity given the processor choice and display resolution.

Industry Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate
Author: 0 Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate

Google Call Screening, which will debut on the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones in the USA, has been announced as an "on-device" feature (as opposed to something driven by Duplex ) that phone users can turn on when a phone call arrives from an unrecognized number.

Industry Google Opts Out of $10 Billion Pentagon Data Deal Bid
Author: 0 Google Opts Out of $10 Billion Pentagon Data Deal Bid

The principles bar use of Google's artificial intelligence (AI) software in weapons as well as services that violate worldwide norms for surveillance and human rights. Bloomberg added that a Google spokesperson said, had an effort by a number of companies including Microsoft, International Business Machines Corp., and Oracle Corp.to split the contract into pieces succeeded, the company could have "submitted a compelling solution for portions of it".

Industry Huawei Mate 20X: gaming smartphone with a HUGE 7.21-inch LCD
Author: 0 Huawei Mate 20X: gaming smartphone with a HUGE 7.21-inch LCD

The expected Mate 20 Porsche Design is missing. No other devices could outperform the HUAWEI P20 Pro and surpass the 109-point of the phone, and the difference between Huawei P20 Pro and its closest rivals remains high. At the rear of the device, the Huawei Mate 20 will come with a triple camera setup. The Huawei Mate 20 could set a new trend for smartphone screens with a new "waterdrop" style display that does away with bezels and features a tiny notch.

Industry PSN Name Changes Confirmed, Coming to PlayStation Preview Program Soon
Author: 0 PSN Name Changes Confirmed, Coming to PlayStation Preview Program Soon

If for any reason you experience issues after changing your ID, you can revert back to your original ID for free at any time (you will only be able to revert once during the preview program). Here's the kicker, because with Sony there usually is one: the name change won't actually work for every game . The changes will be available in the Settings menu and Profile page on PS4.

Industry Pixel phones to begin making Google Duplex AI voice calls in November
Author: 0 Pixel phones to begin making Google Duplex AI voice calls in November

The two devices are super expected , but in reality, nearly everything is already known about them since even the XL model is already on sale in China (even if it costs nearly 2000 euros). The reporters at Engadget state that the Pixel 3 XL is a solid and well-built device. Though the launch has yet to take place, this unreleased device came fully-boxed and seems legitimate, particularly considering its steep price tag of HK$15,880 (about $2030 USD).

Industry Chinese Central Bank Cuts Down on Banks’ Reserve Citing the Economic Drag
Author: 0 Chinese Central Bank Cuts Down on Banks’ Reserve Citing the Economic Drag

It is the fourth such move this year, as China seeks to blunt the economic impact US President Donald Trump's imposition of $250 billion dollars of Chinese goods, roughly half of country's exports to the US. "There is room for further reductions and I expect another 1 percentage point cut by the year-end". The PBOC would "maintain reasonably ample liquidity to drive the reasonable growth of monetary credit and social financing scale", it said.

Industry Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability
Author: 0 Google Shutters Google+ Following Privacy Vulnerability

There were no phone numbers, email messages, timeline posts, direct messages or any other type of communication data. According to the Wall Street Journal , Alphabet Inc. Google has even admitted that no one actually uses Google+. After discovering and fixing the bug , Google ultimately decided against disclosing this information out of fear of regulatory pressure, the Journal reports .

Industry Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 File Size Revealed

This time though, the sign is covered in snow with the text in the tweet indicating that Black Ops 4's version of Nuketown will be set in a frigid, Russian environment. In order to play Blackout before the full installation is complete, select "Update to Latest Version" when the prompt appears. The day one update package is roughly 50 GB.

Author: 0 Apple releases iOS 12.0.1 to fix XS charging issue

The iPhone XS #ChargeGate issue has finally come to an end as Apple has released a fix with its minor iOS 12 .01 software update . The update will also fix a small WiFi issue that forced some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices to connect to a slower 2.4 GHz band when a faster 5 GHz connection was available.

Industry Sony officially addresses that it's working on a new console
Author: 0 Sony officially addresses that it's working on a new console

Industry rumors hint that Sony may be planning a tablet or multiple devices and it could be waiting for 5G data connectivity to become widespread to ensure fast game downloads, the FT noted . So, there you have it - the latest clue, if one was needed, that we'll be getting the PlayStation 5. Given that the PlayStation 4 continues to sell tremendously well, it's no surprise that Sony would want to hold off for as long as possible.

Industry Google+ shutting down following security bug
Author: 0 Google+ shutting down following security bug

At the time, multiple governments were scrutinizing Facebook over its data practices, and, according to WSJ's report , this seems to be the reason why Google failed to disclose its security issue to the public. "We discovered and immediately patched this bug in March 2018", Ben Smith, the company's vice president of engineering, wrote. It's also limiting said apps' ability to access private data outside of specific use cases.

Author: 0 Made by Google Event Kicks Off at 11AM Eastern!

The tweet is an overt reference to the theory Google has been running a Skunk Works , black-ops style operation all summer to hide its real Google Pixel 3 by leaking a number of fake handsets, the handsets that are leading to those much-publicised first reviews .