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EU states ‘being completely held hostage by Google and Apple’ says official

The pair strongly rebuffed calls to support centralized contact tracing technology.

What you need to know An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage. That’s after they rebuffed calls from France and Germany to back their contact tracing solutions. Apple and Google will not accommodate solutions that involve holding personal data on a central server.

An EU official has said that Apple and Google are holding EU states hostage after they  [Read More…]

More than half a million Zoom accounts are being sold over the dark web

The exposed credentials are not the result of a breach but, rather, of what’s called a credential stuffing attack.

What you need to know Nearly half a million Zoom accounts have been exposed and are being sold on the dark web. The exposed credentials are not the result of an attack on, or a breach of, Zoom’s servers. Instead, they’re the result of hackers trying credentials from previous leaks on users’ Zoom accounts to see if they  [Read More…]

UK chipmaker Imagination at risk of being seized by Chinese investor

The UK company Imagination fears intellectual property assets could be lost…

What you need to know Apple and Samsung chipmaker Imagination has scheduled an emergency board meeting next week. That’s over fears that a state-controller Chinese investor is trying to seize control of the company. Imagination makes GPUs for Apple and Samsung, and its designs feature in 30% of the world’s smartphones.

Apple and Samsung chipmaker Imagination has scheduled an emergency board meeting after it emerged that  [Read More…]

Here are all the phones and products being delayed due to the coronavirus

The coronavirus has caused interminable delays in the smartphone industry.

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the globe, with the pandemic claiming over 40,000 lives. With factories around the world grinding to a halt, the virus has had a profound impact on the smartphone industry: shipments in Q1 2020 down by almost 40% from the same time a year ago.

Here are the phones and products that have been delayed due to the coronavirus:

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Google’s India-focused Neighbourly app is being shut down in May

The experimental app failed to gain traction among users in India.

What you need to know Google has decided to kill Neighbourly – an experimental app that it first launched in May 2018. The search giant says the app hasn’t grown as it had hoped, which is why it has decided to close Neighbourly beta. The app will shut down on May 12, although users will be allowed to download their Neighbourly content until October 12.

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After being killed twice, Newton Mail might have a buyer (again)

Third time’s the charm?

What you need to know Newton, the popular email app, may not be going away after all. Following the closure of Essential, Newton announced it would be shutting down on April 30. We should get a final announcement by April 20.

Don’t call it a comeback — call it a comeback x2. On March 26, the official Newton blog was updated with a new post announcing that the company is trying to hold  [Read More…]

What do you think about the Galaxy S11 being called the S20?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

It’s officially 2020, which means we’re another step closer to Samsung unveiling its first big flagship of the year. This upcoming phone will be the successor to last year’s Galaxy S10, and for a while now, we’ve been referring to it as the Galaxy S11.

However, a new rumor is suggesting that the S11 will actually be branded and marketed as the “Galaxy S20.”

Taking a look through the  [Read More…]

Human Head Studios, now Roundhouse Studios, is being sued by Ragnarok

A messy situation where a studio that no longer exists is being sued.

What you need to know Human Head Studios, developer of games such as Prey (2007) and Rune II, shut down a while ago. The entire team was acquired by Bethesda Softworks and reorganized into Roundhouse Studios. Human Head Studios is being sued by Ragnarok, publisher of Rune II. Ragnarok alleges that Human Head Studios caused multiple delays for the game and has refused to  [Read More…]

OnePlus phone batteries are being decimated by WhatsApp

OnePlus smartphone users are experiencing excessive battery drain from WhatsApp, killing more than 40% of the battery with limited use.

What you need to know OnePlus devices running both Android 9 and 10 are being affected by the high battery drain. WhatsApp version 2.19.308 appears to be the culprit for the cause of the drain. Some Xiaomi phone users are reporting that they are being affected by the bug as well.

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Google Play Music no longer being default is the best thing for everyone

Through sheer dysfunction, Google Play Music’s demotion is actually the best thing for it.

Last week, Google announced that it would be YouTube Music, not Google Play Music, pre-installed as the default music app on all Android phones. Many people commented that this was terrible news for Play Music users and yet another nail in a coffin that must look like an iron maiden by now.

Actually, as a longtime GPM user, this news made me cheer.  [Read More…]