Boxed in by tech and law, how can Huawei keep its Android update promise?

Boxed in by tech and law, how can Huawei keep its Android update promise?

Late last week, Huawei sought to recover from the wave of bad publicity following its recent blacklisting by the U.S. government, with public statements of support for its products. In its “Huawei Answers” mini-site, the company mostly provides common-sense clarifications: Yes, your Huawei phone will still be able to use the Google Play Store. No, factory resetting it won’t get rid of Android or your Google apps. And the P30 series, among others, will indeed get Android Q. The site also says Huawei will continue to keep current phones updated with security patches and software updates, even with the looming …

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Intel to Auction Off Modem IP and Patents

Intel to Auction Off Modem IP and Patents

Intel is planning to auction off its portfolio of patents related to cellular wireless connectivity, according to a new report from IAM. Intel’s upcoming auction follows the company’s April decision to exit the 5G smartphone modem business. Intel stopped work on 5G modem technology after Apple and Qualcomm reached a settlement and a supply agreement that will see Qualcomm providing 5G modem chips for future iPhones. Multiple rumors have suggested Apple and Intel have held talks about Apple’s potential purchase of Intel’s German modem unit. The two were in talks as early as this month, with Intel planning to sell …

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Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report

Google actively works to combat malware found on the official Android app store – Google Play. But there is no doubt it could improve its screening process in the app approval stage, thereby preventing the problem rather than looking for a cure. Google rival Apple’s App Store also has millions of apps, but it doesn’t have a significant malware problem, thanks to its stringent approval process. In the latest damning report about the state of Google Play, researchers claim to have found there are over 2,000 malware-laden apps present on Google Play, all of which are copycats of some of …

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CrowdStrike Falcon breaks the EDR mold

CrowdStrike Falcon breaks the EDR mold

These days, every endpoint within an enterprise is going to have some form of antivirus software. It’s mandated in a lot of industries, plus it makes no sense to run a system without it, if nothing else than to protect the endpoint from random, untargeted threats. But antivirus is also fairly ineffective against targeted and more sophisticated attacks, which are often created specifically to get around normal AV protection. For that, the next level of protection needed is an endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform. EDR works by looking for malicious activity or processes on endpoints, including code and unusual …

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Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy S10e in 2019

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy S10e in 2019

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Galaxy S10e Android Central 2019 The Galaxy S10e is the smaller Samsung flagship released this year, but it’s also got one of our favorite placements for the fingerprint scanner — built right into the power button on the side of the phone. You might think that would make it harder to protect, but these rugged cases do a great job of it while looking quite stylish at the same time. We’ve got case recommendations to fit any budget, so find the one that’s right for you. Staff pick Zizo’s cases are a little extra — …

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Google city sparks fresh controversy

Google city sparks fresh controversy

Image copyright Sidewalk Labs Image caption An image from Sidewalk Labs’s plans for Toronto Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, has published its plans to build a smart city in Toronto, sparking fresh controversy. In a 1,500-word document, the company laid out its ambitions to “improve the urban environment” with a variety of high-tech innovations. Toronto Waterfront, the body that will decide if the bid is successful, has questioned the proposals. Meanwhile, some citizens want the plans to be scrapped entirely. ‘Lab rats’ The partnership between Sidewalk Labs and Toronto Waterfront was announced in 2017 and the plans to …

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Sign up for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Closed Betas, just 250 slots available

Sign up for OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro Closed Betas, just 250 slots available

OnePlus has three tiers of software release: the Stable version its phones ship with, an Open Beta for testing, and a private Closed Beta that gets an advance look at super secret features under NDA — paired with bigger bugs and a duty to report them. OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners interested in bleeding-edge testing and willing to lend a hand when it comes to digging up bugs can now apply to be one of the special 250 admitted to the Closed Beta. OnePlus has a few requirements that applicants must meet, as well as a few warnings. You …

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Apple Has Explored Adding Positionable Cameras to Apple Watch Bands

Apple Has Explored Adding Positionable Cameras to Apple Watch Bands

Apple has explored the idea of adding a camera to the Apple Watch, although not in the way one might expect. MacRumors mockup of Apple Watch with camera band The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a patent that describes an Apple Watch band with a camera or optical sensor affixed to the end of it. This would enable the Apple Watch to capture photos and video, with the Apple Watch’s display serving as the viewfinder. The band would be made with flexible materials, like many current bands, allowing the user to bend or twist it to aim …

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6 Reasons it’s Smart to Work in the Cloud

6 Reasons it’s Smart to Work in the Cloud

In 2019, more organizations than ever are moving to the cloud. As on-premises systems become end-of-life, many organizations are discovering cloud solutions that meet their needs and provide a few additional benefits. Cloud infrastructure makes sense for both small organizations and large enterprises interested in leveraging modern security solutions and flexible computing power. Here are six reasons it’s smart for organizations to work in the cloud. Scalability Organizations are making the shift to the cloud versus buying additional hardware at on-premise datacenters because cloud resources can be rapidly scaled up as they are needed. Conversely, as the need for a …

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Here's How to Install tvOS 13 Public Beta on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Here’s How to Install tvOS 13 Public Beta on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Apple has released the first public beta of the upcoming tvOS 13 operating system for Apple TV devices and you can install it right even if you don’t have an Apple Developer account. Unveiled eerier this month during the WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) 2019 event, the tvOS 13 operating system for Apple TV devices promises great new features and enhancements, among which we can mention multi-user support, an all-new TV app, along with an immersive new Home screen with full-screen video previews. tvOS 13 also brings several new 4K HDR screen savers filmed under water, expanded support for game controllers …

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: News, Features, and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G: News, Features, and Release Date

Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends For the 10th anniversary of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones, it’s either go big or go home, and Samsung is going gargantuan. Its ultimate flagship smartphone this year, apart from the experimental Samsung Galaxy Fold, isn’t the Galaxy S10 Plus, but the Galaxy S10 5G. Updates Galaxy S10 5G is coming to T-Mobile The next carrier to carry Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G is T-Mobile, which will start selling the 5G phone beginning June 28. T-Mobile’s 5G will only be accessible in parts of Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York, so signal will swap to 4G …

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Xiaomi Mi CC9 to Sport 48-Megapixel Rear, 32-Megapixel Selfie Sensors: Company Confirms

Xiaomi Mi CC9 to Sport 48-Megapixel Rear, 32-Megapixel Selfie Sensors: Company Confirms

Xiaomi is all set to unveil the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e smartphones in China on July 2. Running up to the launch, the company has been releasing teasers every day, revealing information about the phones bit by bit. The latest teaser reveals that the CC9 phone will sport a 32-megapixel selfie sensor and a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor at the back. This is in line with previous leaks, which also suggested that the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e phones will come with a triple rear camera setup. According to new teasers on Weibo, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 will sport …

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Apple Says Multiple iTunes Libraries Are Not Supported in First Public Beta of macOS Catalina

Apple Says Multiple iTunes Libraries Are Not Supported in First Public Beta of macOS Catalina

In a new support document, Apple has indicated that the first public beta release of macOS Catalina does not support switching between multiple iTunes libraries. This also applies to the first two developer betas of macOS Catalina. Initial betas of macOS Catalina can only open the previously selected iTunes library on your Mac, according to Apple. Before you install the macOS Catalina beta, choose the iTunes library that you want to use by following these steps: 1. In the iTunes app on your Mac, choose iTunes Quit iTunes. 2. Hold down the Option key while you open iTunes. 3. In …

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Three Ways Microsoft 365 Boosts Productivity

Three Ways Microsoft 365 Boosts Productivity

Understanding that most users rely on a core set of functionality day in and day out, Microsoft has harnessed artificial intelligence to improve the user experience with Office 365, included in Microsoft 365, by reducing redundancy and repetitive tasks. The result is a dramatic drop in the time it takes to create or revise documents. “No matter what the role is, we all have to-do lists that have no bottom,” notes Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Experiences and Management. “We’re able to leverage what we’ve learned in the cloud on a global scale to help users get their …

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