Whether you're using Android or iOS, Dark theme is all the rage these days. Both Android 10 and iOS 13 feature system-wide Dark theme settings and more and more apps are including such an option. Why? for a couple of reasons, really. At night, or in a darkened room, the usual white background (with black text) can strain the user's eyes and annoy innocent bystanders. In Dark theme, the black or gray background with white text isn't..
Last week, it was discovered that Samsung had made its final decisions about the design and configuration options that will be found in next year's Galaxy S11 family. As has been the pattern, we could see thinner bezels and smaller punch-holes for the Infinity-O display that will be employed on the Galaxy S11e, Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ The new models are expected to be introduced in February just prior to MWC 2020 in Barcelona that will ta..
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei was placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List on May 16th for security reasons. U.S. lawmakers consider the company to be a national security threat because of a law in China that could force the firm to gather intelligence on corporations and consumers at the behest of the Chinese government. As a result, U.S. lawmakers are concerned that Huawei's phones and networking equipment contain..
WhatsApp on Thursday announced the launch of Fingerprint Lock for Android. With the move, the Facebook-owned company is finally bringing biometric authentication to the Android app, with iPhone users enjoying both Touch ID (fingerprint recognition) and Face ID (facial recognition) since February this year. With the feature, Android users can now have the app lock automatically, and unlock only with their fingerprint. The move comes at a time What..
AirPods Pro debuted earlier this week as the upgrade to the existing AirPods with active noise cancellation. While there are significant design changes in the new AirPods model over what we saw earlier, they are as bad as their predecessors when it comes to repairability. A teardown conducted by iFixit highlights that the AirPods Pro headphones come with a "glued-together design" that makes them "impractical" and "uneconomical" to repair. This so..
After WhatsApp confirmed that Indian human rights activists and journalists were among those targeted by an Israeli spyware, telecom minister said the government had asked the company to explain the breach that had targetted Indians amongst others.
"Indian users were among those contacted by us this week," a WhatsApp spokesperson told IANS, without revealing the numbers or names of those affected.
However, some individuals came out on their own o..
With Halloween, just days away (it's coming this Thursday), Google's video chat app Duo has added some special effects that are apropos to the upcoming holiday. Spotted by Android Police, there are actually two effects for Halloween and one for Diwali. The latter is the Hindu festival of lights that is celebrated starting today for five days.To find these effects, open the Duo app. If you don't have it on your phone, it can be inst..
The Google Sounds app, launched last December with version 2.0, gives Pixel users the ability to select from a wide selection of ringtones, alarm tones, and notification tones. According to 9to5Google, the Sounds app has been updated to version 2.2 adding 100 new sounds, many of them related to the holiday season that will soon be here. The update comes with two new categories including Seasonal Celebrations and Play It Loud; these contain 26 new..
Can you guess which global company had the most patent applications in 2018? Here's a hint; in the U.S. they are considered a national security threat and are not allowed to access its U.S. supply chain. That should narrow it down for you. Yes, that is correct. Huawei submitted 5,405 patent applications lat year and had been at the top of the annual list four out of the past five years. However, just because a company is filing patent applic..
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