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IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

Last week the HomeKit app on the iOS devices was affected by a bug, which was responsible for giving unauthorised access to others, due to which users were exposed to unsafe circumstances. The new update is roughly 60MB to 70MB in size and also fixes an autofocus issue that some iPhone and iPad users reportedly faced after updating to iOS 11.2. Read More

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Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

In addition, the AI will hit smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop as well. Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on only 0.3% Android phones, while iOS 11, which was launched in September is present in over 50% of iOS devices. Now, the search giant is tapping on Android tablet users and those handsets that are running older versions of the OS. So make sure all your Google apps are updates and let us know once you receive the Google Assistant on your Lollipop smartphone. Read More

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Google's "AR Stickers" app is now available for Pixel phones

They're introducing Augmented Reality Stickers for these phones Made by Google so you can add these virtual characters and emojis to your photos and videos as you send them to your loved ones. To explore this, open up the camera app, switch to AR Stickers mode, choose a sticker pack, and drop them into the scene. The Android 8.1 Oreo update has added two new apps to your Pixel smartphone- AR Stickers and AR Core . Read More

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Apple has acquired Shazam

Apple has acquired Shazam

In a statement to 9to5Mac on Monday, Apple said, "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple ". Shazam , one of the first apps to be popular globally, has been downloaded over 1 billion times and is used 20 million times a day around the world. Read More

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Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase

The Google Home Max comes with a standard aux jack along with Bluetooth and Cast built-in, just like the Google Home . Download either the iOS or Android Google Home app onto your smartphone and accept the terms of service . The top of the Google Home Max is a touch surface where you can control music volume and play or pause the music . It costs $399, but you can get a free 12-month YouTube Music subscription if you have not used YouTube Red or Music in the past. Read More

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Soulcalibur 6 announced, coming in 2018

Soulcalibur 6 announced, coming in 2018

This is one game we can't wait to get our hands on. Not a lot to glean fighting system wise, beyond it being the 3D, weapons-based beat-em-up we've known for years. Meanwhile, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus scored the Best Action Game award, but we still didn't have a victor for Game of the Year by the time Soulcalibur VI made its teasing debut. Read More

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Facebook rolls out kids version of Messenger

Facebook rolls out kids version of Messenger

Messenger for Kids launched Monday and is now only available through the Apple App Store, with Amazon and Google Play appearing "in the coming months", the Facebook press release said. Facebook said it was fully compliant with the US Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act, and that it had worked with online safety experts including the National PTA and Blue Star Families. Read More

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Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger

Why we lost to Manchester United - Wenger

That they didn't was a result of bad first 10 minutes, during which two defensive errors led to United goals. "I loved the way my team played and fought". 'But we have the experience to get better out of a game like that, you know. I am here to fight as long as I can, as long as mathematically it's possible you have to fight. Read More

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'Why mention real names if Padmavati is fictional?' CBFC to Bhansali

'Why mention real names if Padmavati is fictional?' CBFC to Bhansali

Shared by a senior journalist Rahul Kanwal, the poster, with the sarcastic undertones talks about how some outfits are doing all in their might to not let the film release and how no action is being taken to stop all the open threats. The film is based on a poem by Malik Muhammad Jayasi. "Whenever there is a controversy around a film, there is a lot of loss. The members have also made a decision to call the producers of the movie". Read More

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Google New Datally App helps people Manage Data Usage on Their Smartphone

Google New Datally App helps people Manage Data Usage on Their Smartphone

Additionally, Datally can help surface nearby public Wi-Fi hotspots to help save data from your mobile plan - you may also be prompted to rate the quality of a network so Google can learn whether it's any good. Indeed, something that can closely monitor app use can be a godsend for those in places where buying prepaid credits for texting, calling and data is the norm. Read More

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#LAAUTOSHOW: BMW Reveals A Refreshed i8 And An All New Roadster

#LAAUTOSHOW: BMW Reveals A Refreshed i8 And An All New Roadster

Getting back to the main attraction here, the i8 two-seat Roadster has an electrically-operated targa-style fabric top that can perform the open or close trick in under 16 seconds, at speeds of up to 50km/h. The refreshed i8 and new i8 Roadster should be hitting Canadian dealerships around spring 2018. In electric-only mode both models can reach speeds of up to 65mph - 75mph when the eDrive boost mode is engaged - and to help on the eco front the engine is now fitted with a particulate ... Read More

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Giving back on #GivingTuesday: How you can take part

Giving back on #GivingTuesday: How you can take part

As an added incentive, Facebook is waiving all donation fees for donations made via the Facebook Donate button and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching charitable donations up to a total of $2,000,000. Because many nonprofits in DeKalb County don't have full-time staff and are run by volunteers, she said they might not have the most sophisticated website, and #ilgive allows people to donate online when they normally might not be able to. Read More

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Uber data breach affects 57 mln users

Uber data breach affects 57 mln users

The UK's top data privacy organization slammed Uber on Wednesday. According to Bloomberg , they got into Uber's GitHub account, a site many engineers and companies use to store code and track projects. "The reality is that companies today exist in a state of continuous compromise". This, compounding the seriousness of the breach and the potential repercussions if the PII is abused, suggest that the CEO's mea culpa is only the beginning of what could be a trying time for the company. Read More

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FCC plans may scrap net neutrality rules next month

FCC plans may scrap net neutrality rules next month

He distributed his alternative plan to other FCC commissioners Tuesday in preparation for a December 14 vote on the proposal, and promised to release his entire proposal Wednesday. A USA appeals court past year upheld the legality of the net neutrality regulations, which were challenged in a lawsuit led by telecommunications industry trade association US Telecom. Read More

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GameStop Has Suspended Its PowerPass Used Game Rental Service

GameStop Has Suspended Its PowerPass Used Game Rental Service

It's understandable for a new program to experience hiccups as it approaches its launch - that's what soft launches are for, after all. Those who already subscribed to the service will be refunded. Mooring, in an email to PCMag. All of this can be done in the six-month period that the fee has been paid for. Essentially, it turned your local GameStop into a video game library. Read More

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Apple iPhone 8: Battery Issues Blamed On YouTube!

Apple iPhone 8: Battery Issues Blamed On YouTube!

There are several officially supported Qi fast wireless chargers for the iPhones from Mophie and Belkin, but the Apple trio should be able to reach its new maximum 7.5W charging speed with any wireless charger that has the output. The tech giant is set to release its own wireless charger in 2018, although iPhone owners can use third party products now to juice up their handsets. Read More

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Trump offers to 'mediate' in sea dispute

Trump offers to 'mediate' in sea dispute

In 2016, after noting that Hitler slaughtered millions of Jewish people during the Holocaust, Duterte said: "There are 3 million drug addicts (in the Philippines .) I'd be happy to slaughter them". Though Trump administration officials said the President would address human rights with the Philippine leader, national security adviser H.R. McMaster downplayed the importance of addressing human rights in Asia before Trump's trip. Read More

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Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks

Mobile, Sprint Call Off Merger Talks

Had T-Mobile and Sprint completed a merger, Reuters says the new company would have claimed more than 130 million subscribers. T-Mobile CEO John Legere also said there were benefits to consolidating, but added that, "we have been clear all along that a deal with anyone will have to result in superior long-term value for T-Mobile's shareholders". Read More

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