Category: News and Press

News and Press

Ex-Nokia and Apple camera expert joins Microsoft’s Surface Team

March 2, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Ex-Apple employee Ari Partinen announced on Twitter that he has joined the Microsoft Surface Imaging team. A well-known name in the mobile camera industry, he’s worked for Nokia from 2017 to 2014 as an Image Quality engineer and later as […]

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TikTok agrees to $92 million settlement in class action privacy lawsuit

February 26, 2021

Via: Mashable

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay a $92 million settlement in a lawsuit alleging it violated Illinois’ biometric privacy laws. The company still disputes the truth of the accusations against them, of course, but right now it just […]

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Apple overtook Samsung in smartphone sales for the first time in four years

February 22, 2021

Via: 9to5Mac

The popularity of the iPhone 12 meant Apple overtook Samsung in smartphone sales in the final quarter of last year, the first time this has happened in four years, says Gartner. The market intelligence firm says Apple saw year-on-year growth […]

News and Press, Tech, Wireless

It’s not you, it’s the cold: T-Mobile and AT&T are down in Texas and other parts of the country

February 17, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

UPDATE #2, February 17: With no end in sight for the “winter storm conditions” observed in “different regions across the US”, all that T-Mobile can promise is to “keep a close eye on the situation” and “continue to work around […]

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BlackBerry is inching closer to a big 5G-flavored smartphone comeback

February 12, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

You may not remember this now, but before iPhones and Android-based smartphones became a thing, Nokia’s biggest rival at the top of the mobile device vendor ranks was a fruit-themed brand that’s not Apple. While HMD Global is keeping the […]

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Facebook is reportedly coming after Clubhouse with its own audio-based service

February 11, 2021

Via: Mashable

It’s been less than a week since Mark Zuckerberg made a guest appearance on audio-chat app Clubhouse and now, according to a report from The New York Times, Facebook is building its own version. Two sources “with knowledge of the […]

App security, Applications, News and Press

Google paid $6.7 million to bug bounty hunters in 2020

February 4, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Google said today it paid more than $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards to 662 security researchers across 62 countries for submitting vulnerability reports in Google products last year. The figure, up from the $6.5 million the company paid in […]

News and Press, Operating System, Others

Huawei to launch new foldable phone in February

February 3, 2021

Via: Mashable

Huawei is about to launch its third foldable smartphone. The company announced on its Weibo account (via Android Central) that the Huawei Mate X2 will launch on Feb. 22 at an event in China. No further details about the device […]

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Uber buys Drizly, adding booze delivery to Uber Eats

February 2, 2021

Via: Mashable

Over the years, Uber has effectively replaced taxi cabs and conventional food delivery for some customers. Now it has its sights set on the devil’s nectar. The ride-share giant announced Tuesday that it had purchased alcohol delivery service Drizly for […]

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Facebook and Apple’s PR war seriously heats up

January 29, 2021

Via: Mashable

Facebook and Apple’s public brawl over privacy concerns and monopoly power just got even more intense. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the European Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference on Thursday. He seemed to deliver harsh words for Facebook […]