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Newton Mail dies for the second time following Essential closure

Servers will officially shut down on April 30, 2020.

What you need to know Andy Rubin’s Essential announced its plan to close shop earlier this week. Alongside the end of updates to the Essential Phone, this also means that the Newton Mail app will be shutting down. Existing users of the app will have until April 30, 2020 before they lose access.

Newton Mail just can’t catch a break, it seems. The award-winning app that’s a favorite  [Read More…]

Disney Plus to fix Simpsons aspect ratio following criticism

You’re missing a lot of jokes!

What you need to know The Simpsons is streaming on Disney+, but people were noting weird cropping thanks to the aspect ratio. Disney released a statement saying that it’ll add more options for viewing in the future. You can subscribe to Disney+ starting at $ 7 per month.

When people booted up Disney Plus (Disney+) earlier this week to, maybe, watch The Simpsons, many noticed something odd.

While older seasons of  [Read More…]

Amazon fires delivery providers following allegations of poor safety

Three of the company’s delivery partners reportedly were involved in various public safety incidents.

What you need to know Amazon uses smaller ‘delivery service providers’ for last-mile deliveries to its customers. The three companies in question have been engulfed in scandal due to pedestrian deaths. The move will lead to as many as 2,000 layoffs.

Three of Amazon’s delivery service providers — Inpax Shipping Solutions, Sheard-Loman Transport, and Letter Ride LLC — will be laying off more than 2,000  [Read More…]

Cancel your Netflix subscription following these easy steps

Netflix gives you access to thousands of shows and movies with new options appearing regularly. For as little as $ 9 a month you can pay to stream on one screen at a time with SD resolution. Another option is to pay $ 13 to bump your viewing to two screens at once with HD resolution or go even higher at $ 16 for four screens at once with HD and Ultra HD resolution. If this streaming service’s  [Read More…]

ASUS is rebranding the ZenFone 6 to ASUS 6Z in India following court ban

ASUS is banned from using ZenFone branding in India, so it’s renaming the ZenFone 6 to ASUS 6Z.

What you need to know ASUS is renaming the ZenFone 6 to ASUS 6Z in India. The manufacturer was found to infringe on an already existing trademark for Zen branding. The ASUS 6Z is slated to make its debut in India on June 19.

ASUS is facing an unexpected issue ahead of the launch of the ZenFone 6. A  [Read More…]

T-Mobile delays Sprint merger following holdup at the DOJ

The new deadline is now July 29.

Initially when T-Mobile announced that it was merging with Sprint, a deadline for the deal to be completed had been set for March 29, 2019. However, thanks to a holdup with the Department of Justice’s Antiturst chief, that date has been missed.

As a result of this, T-Mobile is delaying the merger completion date with a new deadline now set for July 29.

A little over a week ago, we  [Read More…]

Google CEO announces new action plan following Andy Rubin fiasco

Google says it’ll be more transparent and responsible going forward.

The last couple of weeks haven’t been great ones for Google. A New York Times report in late October claimed that Google had paid Andy Rubin $ 90 million as an “exit package” following reports of sexual harassment from 2013. This was followed by a company-wide walkout earlier in the month, and following all of that, CEO Sundar Pichai is finally responding.

Pichai sent out an email  [Read More…]

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…]