Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are reportedly receiving the August 2020 Android security patch. Samsung seems to be carrying out a stages roll-out for this update since only a handful of Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ users have reported getting the software update. Currently, the software update is rolling out
Three individuals were charged on Friday for allegedly hijacking a string of high-profile Twitter accounts after hoodwinking the social network’s staff. It is claimed a social-engineering-driven phishing campaign against Twitter employees led to hacking spreethe brief takeover on July 15 of 45 out of 130 targeted prominent accounts to promote a Bitcoin scam. Accounts belonging
Nokia 65-inch 4K LED Smart Android TV has been launched on Flipkart. It is the third Nokia smart TV after the Finnish brand unveiled the 55-inch and 43-inch models. The latest model comes with narrow bezels for cinematic experience. The TV runs on Android 9.0 and comes with Google Assistant, Bluetooth 5.0, and built-in Chromecast.
TikTok has pledged to invest over $2 billion (about Rs. 14,960 crores) worldwide in the next three years to support its creators, it revealed Wednesday, as part of the TikTok Creator Fund. That’s a massive increase from the original $200 million (about Rs. 1,496 crores) TikTok pledged earlier in July. Over half of the $2
Online dating has been around for decades in various forms. First there were bulletin boards, then came the dating websites, and now there are dating apps. In fact, online dating has long shed its original stigma and is now the most popular way that couples meet. Despite that, online dating sucks. And it doesn’t matter
OnePlus has taken the lead in the premium smartphone segment in India during the second quarter of this year, according to an analysis by Counterpoint Research. Samsung followed closely in second, and Apple earned the third spot. The Chinese manufacturer’s performance was boosted by the launch of its latest flagship model, the 5G-enabled OnePlus 8,
Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20+, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphones are expected to be launched next week at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event on August 5. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the top-of-the-line handset in the line-up, and just like in the past, it is expected be launched with
In 2015, as part of a privacy review conducted under the auspices of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Nick Doty flagged a potential problem with web applications. This week, after five years of debate about whether or how to mitigate this privacy concern, the technical types discussing the matter have simply given up and
The RPG Greetings, traveller, and welcome to The Register Plays Games, our monthly gaming column back for the first time with an exclusive PlayStation 4 title. This was a big release surrounded by needless controversy and immense expectations that needed some time sunk into it. Does it stand up now the dust has settled? Absolutely.
Noise Colorfit Nav smartwatch, the company’s first wearable with built-in GPS, has been launched in India. Noise has been teasing it for quite sometime and now it has officially unveiled the smartwatch. The wearable is equipped with a high-resolution display, customisable watch faces, 10 sports modes, heart rate and sleep monitor, and supports social media
Electronic Arts on Thursday raised its full-year forecast for adjusted revenue after beating quarterly estimates, encouraged by strong player engagement and increased videogame sales to stuck-at-home gamers. EA, popular for titles like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Battlefield, raised its full year adjusted revenue outlook to about $5.95 billion (roughly Rs. 44,527 crores) from
Continuing to democratise IT, the big four scooped up 63 per cent of the whopping $34.6bn that customers spent globally on cloudy infrastructure services in Q2. The dollar figure was itself up 31 per cent or $8bn compared to what businesses splurged on cloudy pipes and plumbing a year ago, according to market watcher Canalys.
Microsoft Edge browser started crashing for users who had selected Google as their default search engine. The crashes went on for around four hours before Microsoft fixed it. This issue only affected users who had Google selected as their default engine. The issue was affecting users on both MacOS and Windows, according to reports. Microsoft
Another day, another middle-of-the-road phone. This time it’s the turn of Oppo, which just announced the international release of the Reno 4 Pro after an early debut in China. The latest handset from the BKK-owned firm comes with a price tag of (roughly) £355/ $470. We say “roughly” because Oppo hasn’t actually revealed UK (or
Nvidia is in advanced talks to acquire ARM, the chip designer that SoftBank Group bought for $32 billion four years ago, according to people familiar with the matter. The two parties aim to reach a deal in the next few weeks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Nvidia
It is the balmy midsummer day when they grow wings, fly about in the hot sun, and get stuck to every kind of food and beverage. Yes, today is SysAdmin Day. Having spent the year cooped up in subterranean nests mindlessly following orders, sysadmins finally get their day in the sun. It all starts when
Apple was the sole top five smartphone brand to report any growth in calendar Q2 – for everyone else, sales were in free fall as shipments plummeted across the sector by an astonishing 14 per cent. In total, 284.7 million devices were sent into retailers or distributors’ warehouses during the three months – down from
Exclusive US corporate travel management firm Carlson Wagonlit Travel has suffered an intrusion and it is believed the company paid a $4.5m ransom to get its data back. The attack hit the company a week ago, causing a shutdown of all systems while the infection was contained and dealt with. It appears that Carlson Wagonlit
Apple on Thursday delivered blowout quarterly results, reporting revenue gains across every category and in every geography as consumers working and learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic turned to its products and services. The report topped Wall Street expectations, with even long-overshadowed categories likeiPads and Macs getting a boost. Shares rose as much as
Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 11, the company announced on Twitter. The free to play battle royale game is currently available in beta on PC and will finally come to all three platforms on August 11. Hyper Scape is Ubisoft’s take on the battle royale genre
An investigation by consumer watchdog Which? has found that nearly a third of all phones sold on second-hand sites are no longer supported by the vendor, leaving punters at risk of being hacked. The publication found that 31 per cent of all phones sold via CeX no longer receive security patches. For musicMagpie and SmartFoneStore,
Disney+ Hotstar has announced a list of 21 titles that will be released on its platform in August 2020. The biggest of the lot are the Vidyut Jammwal-starrer action thriller Khuda Haafiz, out August 14, and the animated Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, slated for August 28. The latter will be
Australian regulators have proposed to compel web giants to divulge forthcoming changes to the algorithms they use choose the content their users see, and to submit to binding arbitration when publisher seek payment for their content. The draft code, released today, suggests imposing the following “minimum requirements” on Facebook and Google: Give news media businesses
Intel engineers, and academics from MIT and Georgia Tech, have built a neural network that predicts whether two snippets of code intend to achieve the same aim even if they’re written differently. Thus, you show it two routines and it should be able to figure out whether or not they were designed to do the
The Mi 10 Pro Plus could come with a customisable GPU feature. Mi 10 Pro Plus leaks have been picking up pace lately, and after the last leak where it was touted to be the fastest charging phone this year, a fresh leak gives us details on a new customisable GPU feature called Game Mode.
Mi TV Stick is set to launch in India on August 5, revealed through a teaser posted on the Xiaomi’s social media. The new offering, which was launched in Europe earlier this month for EUR 39.99 (approximately Rs. 3,500), will take on the Amazon Fire TV Stick and allow users to stream content directly from
Organisers of a Facebook advertising boycott said on Thursday the campaign would “not go away” until their concerns were addressed and they would ask advertisers in Europe to join their cause. The campaign, set up in June by US civil rights groups, aims to pressure the world’s largest social media company to take concrete steps
As Apple and Amazon worked toward a high-profile distribution deal at least a couple of years ago, one proposal on the table was for Apple to have “competing ads removed from search” results on Amazon, according to documents released on Wednesday from a US House of Representatives investigation. The document, which is not dated but
Samsung Galaxy M31s has just been unveiled as the follow-up to the not-too-old Samsung Galaxy M31. The phone boasts of impressive specifications for the price, including a massive 6,000mAh battery and a quad rear camera setup. On the other hand, the OnePlus Nord that comes in as another value proposition, also boasts of impressive specifications
Application Performance monitoring (APM) biz New Relic has trimmed its offerings to three core products and is moving away from host-based pricing to a per-user-per-month subscription and pay-as-you-go for data ingested and events processed. There’s also a new “perpetual free” tier that handles 100GB/month of free data, one free full-access user, and unlimited free basic