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Google defends Android following $5 billion fine from European Commission

The EC claims Google is too heavy-handed with its services on the OS.

Less than a week ago, a report claimed that the European Commission was in talks to fine Google for heavily pushing its software/services on Android. The EC has since made that news official and is charging Google €4.3 billion (around $ 5 billion USD).

Margrethe Vestager is one of the people leading this charge against Google, and according to her, Google’s acted illegally by  [Read More…]

If you’re into Prime Day deals, you should be following Thrifter!

For Prime Day, there’s only one place you need to visit.

Amazon Prime Day is basically a national holiday. Seriously, you should ask your boss for the day off.

But even if you have to work on Monday, July 16, don’t sweat it, because Thrifter is the only place you need to follow to get up-to-the-minute news on the best Prime Day deals.

Here’s how it works. Go to Thrifter right now and sign up for their  [Read More…]

Samsung forecasts dip in Q2 2018 profits following weak smartphone sales

Samsung is still making boatloads of money, but profits don’t quite match up to previous quarters.

Samsung announced record earnings for four straight quarters, but that streak is about to come to an end. In its Q2 2018 earnings guidance, Samsung is forecasting an operating profit of $ 13.2 billion (14.8 trillion won), up 5% from the same period a year ago.

Overall revenue at $ 51.7 billion (58 trillion won) is less than the $ 54.8  [Read More…]

Huawei will stop focusing on the U.S. following security setbacks

After months of pushback, Huawei’s reached its breaking point.

After months of setbacks over security concerns from the U.S. government, Huawei has finally reached its breaking point. During a meeting in its home of Shenzhen, China, Huawei agreed that it’ll be shifting its focus and resources to other markets outside of the States.

During the meeting, rotating CEO Eric Xu said –

It is beyond myself to clearly explain what is going on between the two countries.

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Facebook is pushing back its smart speaker following privacy concerns

This is probably for the best.

Between May 1 and 2 this year, Facebook will host its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California. This year’s event was supposed to be where Facebook would introduce the world to its first smart speaker, but these plans have apparently been scrapped.

According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Facebook will not announce its speaker this May as a result of the recent controversy that’s popped up regarding Facebook’s  [Read More…]

Nest will stop selling products on Amazon following a ban on its latest hardware

This ongoing feud just keeps getting more annoying.

There’s been a lot happening in the smart home space over the past month. Nest announced at the beginning of February that it was merging with Google’s hardware team, and a few weeks later Amazon purchased Nest-competitor Ring. Now, it’s been reported that Nest is deciding to pull its products from Amazon’s website.

Last year, Nest released the Thermostat E and Secure home security system. Both are commendable smart  [Read More…]

HTC’s smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses

Where does HTC go from here?

HTC’s been struggling to find a strong foothold in the smartphone space for quite some time now, and matters aren’t going to be helped in this regard following the announcement that HTC’s President of Smartphone and Connected Devices Business, Chialin Chang, has resigned.

The news broke in the early morning of February 14, with HTC citing Chang’s resignation being due to his own “personal career plan.” Chang is leaving HTC effective  [Read More…]

Best Android apps for following the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

Stay informed during the Winter Olympics!

On February 9, 2018, the world is going to turn its eyes to PyeongChang, South Korea where the Winter Olympics are going to be held. You know what that means: 15 winter sports, including everything from figure skating to alpine skiing. If you want to keep track of everything going on, then having the right app is key.

These are the best apps for following your favorite teams and all the  [Read More…]

Cell carriers waive fees to following earthquake and hurricane Irma

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have waived fees following deadly earthquake.

Following a deadly earthquake of the Mexican coast, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all announced they will be waiving fees for anyone calling to the region. The earthquake has been said by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to be the strongest earthquake felt by the country in 100 years. The death toll from the earthquake has already reached 61, a number that will unfortunately but surely rise. We have  [Read More…]

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7 update following gaming-related issues

OnePlus is now working on rolling out OxygenOS 4.5.8 ‘ASAP.’

OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 4.5.7 update to the OnePlus 5 earlier this week, introducing electronic image stabilization (EIS) when shooting 4K video along with a slew of bug fixes.

Following the update, several users on Reddit and OnePlus’ own forums started noticing a lot of stutter during gaming. OnePlus acknowledged the issue, and has withdrawn the 4.5.7 update.

The company is working on a fix,  [Read More…]