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IT&Software Apple refreshes its Macbook Pro laptops with 8th gen Intel CPUs
Author: 0 Apple refreshes its Macbook Pro laptops with 8th gen Intel CPUs

The new models with Touch Bar boast 8th-generation Intel Core processors, 6-core on the 15-inch edition for up to 70 percent faster performance, and quad-core on the 13-inch for up to two times faster performance. The new chip, T2, which is also installed in the iMac Pro , is capable of activating Siri, a voice assistant, by saying "Hey Siri". The Retina Displays on both MacBook Pro models also got an upgrade - the company adds the so-called True Tone for more "natural viewing ...

IT&Software Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres
Author: 0 Google's Duplex AI could soon be running call centres

According to The Information , Google has taken an interest in using Duplex to replace human workers at call centres. Backlash eventually made Google promise that Duplex will tell people they are speaking with AI , but the company still has a way to go to ease everyone's worries.

IT&Software Comparing the 2019 Cleveland Cavaliers to the LeBron-less 2011 Cavs
Author: 0 Comparing the 2019 Cleveland Cavaliers to the LeBron-less 2011 Cavs

The same can be said about McGee, Caldwell-Pope and Stephenson's respective contracts but it does seem as though the Lakers paid a premium on players that other teams weren't bending over backward to sign. Many NBA fans might remember the iconic highlight of Stephenson blowing into James' ear during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals. Furthermore, it was only a year ago that Kyrie Irving demanded to be traded out of Cleveland to become the main attraction in Boston.

IT&Software Software Developers are Scanning the Inboxes of Gmail Users
Author: 0 Software Developers are Scanning the Inboxes of Gmail Users

According to the Wall Street Journal , Google does little to police developers that gain access to inboxes by offering email-based services such as price comparisons or other tools. Giving developers access to your data might part of the terms of service - whether that's for tech giants like Google or Facebook, or 20-person startups - but people often don't realize just exactly they're agreeing to.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 sending users private pictures to people

The issue isn't specific to one mobile carrier alone, and users from different operators reported the same problem. Reports of the unprecedented fault emerged on Reddit and Samsung help forums this week , with one man claiming his entire photo gallery of at least 50 images had been sent to his girlfriend as he slept.

IT&Software Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode
Author: 0 Epic Have Already Turned Off Fortnite Battle Royale's New Playground Mode

We'll update you with any additional information on Monday, July 2. The new mode of play was removed Wednesday to the chagrin of many players. We are holding the release until next week to continue hammering away this weekend. The back and forth between Epic and fans has been slightly confusing, as Epic said on Thursday that they had "made major improvements to our matchmaking service in order to handle the amount of you wanting to hop in the Playground LTM", according to the official ...

IT&Software Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute
Author: 0 Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute

Samsung would need to make an additional payment to Apple of almost $140 million if the verdict was upheld. The most recent development prior to this came in late-May when Samsung was ordered to pay $ 539 million in damages. "It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple", Apple had said in a statement at the time . The three design patents in the case apply to the shape of the iPhone's black screen with rounded edges and a ...

IT&Software Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3
Author: 0 Microsoft Unveils 'Halo Infinite' Announcement Trailer at E3

Three years later, Xbox's backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console's defining features. Fans of the incredible Halo series of games for Xbox will likely be blown away by the fact that Microsoft has been teasing a brand new installment in that franchise, which goes by the name of Halo Infinite .

IT&Software Is Fortnite Cross Play on Nintendo Switch?
Author: 0 Is Fortnite Cross Play on Nintendo Switch?

It's important to note that the Switch version of Fortnite only features the free Battle Royale mode and not the PvE-centric Save the World campaign. Then, sign into your PS4 Epic Games account on the official site, head into the account section, and change your username to anything. Interestingly, there was also no mention of cross-platform play between the Nintendo Switch and any of the other platforms it is available on.

IT&Software Xiaomi Unveils MIUI 10 in India
Author: 0 Xiaomi Unveils MIUI 10 in India

The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant will be for Rs 9,999 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage of the Redmi Y2 is for Rs 12,999. It is a device that tries to strike a fine balance between different features - and as such makes certain compromises that may not go down well with most users.

IT&Software Leaked Images Claim to Show Off Google's Pixel 3 XL
Author: 0 Leaked Images Claim to Show Off Google's Pixel 3 XL

On the back, the Pixel 3 XL will be one of the few single-camera devices for 2018 in the flagship category. Also on the phone's back is a mysterious circular logo that has been used on Google prototypes in the past. And finally, the most significant change compared to last year's hardware is that Google apparently moved the SIM card tray to the bottom of the handset.

IT&Software Apple's giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji
Author: 0 Apple's giving a new camera (and some tongue) to Messages and Memoji

It isn't simply the system elements like the dock and window chrome that are going dark, Apple's native apps now plug into the dark theme as well as apps which are built with the latest MacOS APIs in mind. ■ Apple is also planning an update to ARKit , its platform for developers to build augmented-reality experiences on iPhones and iPads, which it announced a year ago.

IT&Software Apple takes potshot at Facebook with Safari privacy features
Author: 0 Apple takes potshot at Facebook with Safari privacy features

Apple is closing in on Facebook by hitting its weakest point: privacy. As pointed out by The Wall Street Journal for instance, new privacy tools in Safari will limit the personal data that apps like Facebook can collect. The iOS 12 operating system, which will be rolled out later this year, will also include group FaceTime chats for up to 32 people at a time and animated emojis that look like a user, also called "Memojis".

IT&Software New Blackberry Key 2 phone to be launched this Thursday June 7
Author: 0 New Blackberry Key 2 phone to be launched this Thursday June 7

It will come with a screen resolution of 1080×1620 pixel and a 3:2 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, around front there is an 8MP camera. From the images, we can see that the handset will feature a square-ish screen design as opposed to the elongated screens that are prevalent on smartphones in the market everywhere.

IT&Software IOS 12 for iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know
Author: 0 IOS 12 for iPhone and iPad: Everything you need to know

If the universal app support rumours between Apple computer and mobile systems are true, developers will only need to write one app for both platforms instead of re-writing the code for another. Apple itself is staying tight-lipped for the time being. These "digital health" tools will break down the time spent using the phone and its individual apps.

IT&Software Apple reveals iOS 12 - The big upgrades
Author: 0 Apple reveals iOS 12 - The big upgrades

Apple is also including more robust "Stop Looking At Your Phone" features, such as an upgrade to " Do Not Disturb " mode that shuts off all notifications at bedtime. Siri has always been one of the most broken experiences on iOS. First, Apple is beefing up its Do Not Disturb features. The Photos app has a new search function, and the camera benefits from new Animoji and personalized Memoji characters, as well as filters.

IT&Software Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5B to solidify developer ties
Author: 0 Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5B to solidify developer ties

It is used by employees at many big companies, including Microsoft . Microsoft says that it expects to complete the acquisition by the end of the year. Profits from GitHub will be reported under Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud division in financial reports . However, one person close to the deal said that GitHub wanted to be bought by Microsoft instead of going public, partly because it was impressed by its CEO, Satya Nadella .

IT&Software Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn
Author: 0 Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn

This is not the first time Microsoft has bought into a community. The same increasingly ambitious CEO is today announcing his second biggest acquisition, and the third highest valued in the Redmond-based software giant's history, narrowly ahead of 2013's disastrous Nokia mobile phones unit integration, but behind 2011's $8.5 billion Skype merger.

IT&Software Apple WWDC 2018 keynote
Author: 0 Apple WWDC 2018 keynote

And there are indications that macOS 10.14 will called Mojave, after the Mojave desert in California . The WWDC 2018 will be opened by Apple CEO Tim Cook and it is going to be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center , the same venue where Apple has been holding the developer event for years now.

IT&Software Mi 8 with notch, in-screen fingerprint sensor unveiled
Author: 0 Mi 8 with notch, in-screen fingerprint sensor unveiled

The brand not only announced one smartphone, but three new phones all at once - the Mi 8 , Mi 8 Explorer Edition and the Mi 8 SE (Special Edition). All these devices run MIUI 10 , which is based on Android Oreo . The Mi 8 also has a fingerprint reader at the back, so you can access the home screen using the Mi 8 through two ways.

IT&Software Leak Reveals Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Takes Place in Ancient Greece
Author: 0 Leak Reveals Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Takes Place in Ancient Greece

We can also look forward to learning about the big fall update Bungie has planned for Destiny 2 and finding out what game Remedy has been working on since shipping Quantum Break in 2016. The game will take place in Ancient Greece. Instead, it's said that you'll get to choose whether you play as a male or female protagonist, both of whom are entirely new characters.

IT&Software Mega Man 11 Release Date Announced
Author: 0 Mega Man 11 Release Date Announced

Double Gear - When at critical health, Mega Man will gain access to a hidden ability to activate both gears simultaneously, unleashing maximum power and allowing for deft manoeuvres in the direst situations. But you'll have to use the new abilities wisely. Plus as Capcom had previously confirmed, it will be released in 2018 so an October release date doesn't seem entirely out of the question.

IT&Software PUBG sues Epic over Fortnite similarities
Author: 0 PUBG sues Epic over Fortnite similarities

The Korean Times reports that the PUBG Corp ., developers of " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ", targeted the Korean subsidiary of Cary-based Epic, and is seeking an injunction from the Seoul Central District Court. The reasons for that are complex. The game also sees up to 100 players land on an island, search for weapons and kill one another until one player is left standing.

IT&Software Elon Musk plans to build 150mph train system underneath Los Angeles
Author: 0 Elon Musk plans to build 150mph train system underneath Los Angeles

The billionaire revealed footage of his Boring Company's exploratory excavation, which will be open to the public and offering free rides within months. Once operational, pedestrians and cyclists will be given priority to ride in its pods, for less than the price of a bus ticket, Musk says. Musk "envisions dozens to hundreds of small stations, about the size of a single or double auto parking spot, to alleviate traffic at any one spot".

IT&Software Novartis's Top Lawyer is Out After Payments to Michael Cohen
Author: 0 Novartis's Top Lawyer is Out After Payments to Michael Cohen

The top lawyer at pharmaceutical giant Novartis is retiring after the company signed a $1.2 million contract with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen . US lawmakers have demanded Novartis and AT&T, which also made payments to Cohen's firm, provide details and Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, has initiated an investigation.

IT&Software Metro Exodus delayed, Darksiders 3 and Biomutant still without release dates
Author: 0 Metro Exodus delayed, Darksiders 3 and Biomutant still without release dates

That's according to an earnings call by publishers THQ Nordic , who stated that the shooter is now anticipated to release in the early months of 2019. "Therefore we've moved the release date to Q1 2019 We know this will be disappointing news for fans, but at E3 we will be revealing lots of new gameplay from a never before seen environment".

IT&Software Rage 2 is Official
Author: 0 Rage 2 is Official

Many thought that if not for the retail listing of Rage 2 essentially outing the game's existence, Bethesda Softworks would have potentially opted to not reveal the project until E3. The gameplay will be officially revealed tomorrow, May 15. Its unclear which studio is serving as the developer on the sequel, but there is a chance that id Software is returning to take the reins.

IT&Software Encrypted Emails At Risk From Two New Attacks
Author: 0 Encrypted Emails At Risk From Two New Attacks

Google's Gmail isn't that much better, as it also uses PGP encryption , according to a Wired report from February 2018. Both methods require the attacker to get their hands on the emails they wish to decrypt beforehand, for example by eavesdropping on the victim's network.

IT&Software OnePlus 6 Price and Specification Leak by Amazon: Priced at £459 / 519Euros
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Price and Specification Leak by Amazon: Priced at £459 / 519Euros

OnePlus uses Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides on the front and back with the frame being made of aluminium. The question now is whether OnePlus still has some surprises in store for the OnePlus 6 . Other details that leaked pertain to the camera setup: the OnePlus 6 will feature 16MP and 20MP rear cameras with OIS and portrait mode. The listing also shows that it will be water-resistant, but doesn't specify whether it will have an IP67 or IP68 certification.

IT&Software The NES Classic Returns to Store Shelves June 29
Author: 0 The NES Classic Returns to Store Shelves June 29

Unfortunately for users who were looking forward to the store on the Nintendo Switch, this is how Nintendo made a decision to proceed with its retro games. It seems like Nintendo hasn't been able to solve the issue for the NES Classic Edition's rerelease, however. Thanks to the retro console's overwhelming popularity, the company decided to make more so everyone who wants one can get one.

IT&Software Canada's public emergency alert system tests failed in Ontario and Quebec
Author: 0 Canada's public emergency alert system tests failed in Ontario and Quebec

Valladao said that in a code sequence that was entered manually by a Pelmorex employee, a space was included incorrectly, which prevented the system from sending the message in Quebec through wireless phones. The alert will also run on TV and radio. Canadians may be required to acknowledge receipt of the emergency alert in order to allow for their wireless device to resume normal functioning.

IT&Software Activision Blizzard Points to 'Enduring Nature of Franchises' For Record Quarter
Author: 0 Activision Blizzard Points to 'Enduring Nature of Franchises' For Record Quarter

About 4.12M shares traded. Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) has risen 34.46% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 22.91%. Another trade for 1.70M shares valued at $120.10 million was sold by KELLY BRIAN G. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) was sold by Morhaime Michael . BTIG Research downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Friday, July 21 report.