Google says it’s not making any more tablets – TechCrunch

Google says it’s not making any more tablets – TechCrunch

The writing has been on the slate for some time now. Roughly this time last year, we reported that Google had wiped all tablet sales off its site. Turns out that was just a bug, but it seemed like an ominous portent of things to come. Google still went ahead and launched the Pixel Slate late last year, hoping the device would give users a much-welcome form factor alternative to its high-end Pixel Book. Ultimately, however, the device felt redundant, and now it seems it will be the last of its kind. The company this week admitted that its hardware …

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Google gives up on making its own tablets

Google gives up on making its own tablets

According to a recently-published report by Computerworld, Google is “officially done” making tablets. This follows in the wake of last year’s poorly-received Chrome OS-powered Pixel Slate, and subsequent rumors of downsizing the hardware division responsible. This will not affect the division responsible for the Pixel phones, and Google still apparently has plans for future laptop-style devices. Computerworld was able to confirm the details with a Google spokesperson. The company reportedly had two more tablets in the works, both smaller than the Pixel Slate, and development on those has since been suspended. Employees who were working on the tablet-side of the …

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Huawei Delays Mate X, Could End Up Launching Without Android

Huawei Delays Mate X, Could End Up Launching Without Android

After Samsung delayed the Galaxy Fold to address complaints made by the first testers, Huawei is now pushing back its foldable smartphone as well. A company official confirmed for CNBC that the Mate X would no longer launch this month but in September, as it wants more time to improve the device. In other words, the US ban that doesn’t allow the company to work with American firms isn’t the reason for the delay, but Huawei’s struggle to offer a refined product. “We don’t want to launch a product to destroy our reputation,” a company spokesperson told CNBC. Android uncertain …

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outlook for android

Important Flaw in Outlook App for Android Affects Over 100 Millions Users

Microsoft today released an updated version of its “Outlook for Android” that patches an important security vulnerability in the popular email app that is currently being used over 100 million users. According to an advisory, Outlook app with versions before 3.0.88 for Android contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2019-1105) in the way the app parses incoming email messages. If exploited, remote attackers can execute malicious in-app client-side code on the targeted devices just by sending them emails with a specially crafted message. “The attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could then perform cross-site scripting attacks on the affected systems …

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Google's Not Going to Make Tablets Anymore

Google’s Not Going to Make Tablets Anymore

Google has no future plans to release additional tablet devices and has even canceled two models that were in development, the company confirmed to Computerworld today. Google has not released a tablet in 2019, but did come out with the Pixel Slate in 2018. Google was working on two smaller tablets, but ultimately decided to stop focusing on the tablet form factor in favor of laptops. The Pixel Slate was Google’s first Pixel-branded tablet offering, and as Computerworld clarifies, Google considers a tablet to be a device that detaches completely from a keyboard base or has no physical keyboard at …

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Debian's Intel MDS Mitigations Are Available for Sandy Bridge Server/Core-X CPUs

Debian’s Intel MDS Mitigations Are Available for Sandy Bridge Server/Core-X CPUs

The Debian Project recently announced the general availability of a new security update for the intel-microcode firmware to patch the recently disclosed Intel MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) vulnerabilities on more Intel CPUs. Last month, on May 14th, Intel disclosed four new security vulnerabilities affecting many of its Intel microprocessor families. The tech giant was quick to release updated microcode firmware to mitigate these flaws, but not all the processor families were patched. Therefore, the Debian Project has now released a new version of the intel-microcode firmware to mitigate the Intel MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling) hardware vulnerabilities, including (CVE-2018-12126 (MSBDS), CVE-2018-12127 (MLPDS), CVE-2018-12130 (MFBDS), …

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Apple Announces Battery Replacement Program for Some 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple Announces Battery Replacement Program for Some 15-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple announced today a new battery replacement program for a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models whose batteries may overheat and could present a safety risk for their owners. In a press release published today, the Cupertino, California-based company announced a voluntary recall and replacement program for older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models that may be affected by battery overheating issues and therefore pose a safety threat as they could catch fire or even explode. The 15-inch MacBook Pro models in question were sold by Apple primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. Users can identify if …

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Apple says incoming China tariffs would be disastrous for business

Apple says incoming China tariffs would be disastrous for business

Apple says the Trump administration’s tariffs could lower the company’s economic output and put it at a disadvantage compared to its international competitors, particularly its Chinese counterparts. In Apple’s letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, the company argues that the proposed tariffs, which would impact nearly every Apple device including the iPhone, MacBook, AirPods, and Apple Watch, would hurt Apple’s US employees and its ability to contribute to the US economy. Up until now, Apple has more or less skirted around the Trump administration’s tariffs, despite its heavy reliance on Chinese manufacturing. Earlier rounds of China tariffs had avoided …

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komodo agama wallet hacking

Cryptocurrency Firm Itself Hacked Its Customers to Protect Their Funds From Hackers

Are you using Komodo’s Agama Wallet to store your KMD and BTC cryptocurrencies? Were your funds also unauthorisedly transferred overnight to a new address? If yes, don’t worry, it’s probably safe, and if you are lucky, you will get your funds back. Here’s what exactly happened… Komodo, a cryptocurrency project and developer of Agama wallet, adopted a surprisingly unique way to protect its customers’ funds. The company hacked its customers and unauthorisedly transferred nearly 8 million KMD and 96 Bitcoins from their cryptocurrency wallets to a new address owned by the company. Why? To secure funds of its customers from …

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Microsoft Edge Dev 77 Released with Lots of Improvements

Microsoft Edge Dev 77 Released with Lots of Improvements

Microsoft has released the first build of Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium 77. This time, the release brings quite a lot of improvements and new features for both Windows 10 and macOS, the only two platforms where Microsoft Edge Dev is currently available. Microsoft Edge for older Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1) is only offered in the Canary channel. With this update, Microsoft Edge Dev reaches build number 77.0.189.3 on Windows 10 and macOS. The first notable change is a new page in the settings screen that lets you choose the New Tab Page layout. Additionally, …

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Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20 Gold Colour Variant Launched in India; Galaxy A60 Receives Peach Sea Salt Finish

Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20 Gold Colour Variant Launched in India; Galaxy A60 Receives Peach Sea Salt Finish

Samsung Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20 now available in Gold colour option Samsung Galaxy A10 and Galaxy A20 have received a Gold colour variant in India. The new colour option comes alongside the existing Black, Blue, and Black colour versions. Also, it is already available for purchase through the Samsung Online Store in the country. The South Korean company last week brought the White colour variant of the Galaxy A30. The company has also announced the Peach Sea Salt colour variant of the Galaxy A60 in China. The phone was initially available in three colour variants, namely Black, Blue, and …

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Some High-End Huawei Phones Are Now Showing Booking.com Ads on Lock Screen

Some High-End Huawei Phones Are Now Showing Booking.com Ads on Lock Screen

UPDATE: Huawei has removed the ads, but claims it’s not the one to blame for this incident. Original story below. A few new Huawei smartphone models have started showing Booking.com ads directly on the lock screen, and it’s easy to see why the owners are none too happy about it. When you spend a lot of money of a premium smartphone, you don’t expect to get ads on the lock screen or in any other part of the device. There are a few companies out there, like Alcatel for example, that shows ads directly from system apps, but that only …

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MongoDB 4.2 Field Level Encryption for Databases

MongoDB 4.2 Introduces End-to-End Field Level Encryption for Databases

At its developer conference held earlier this week in New York, the MongoDB team announced the latest version of its database management software that includes a variety of advanced features, including Field Level Encryption, Distributed Transactions, and Wildcard Indexes. The newly introduced Field Level Encryption (FLE), which will be available in the upcoming MongoDB 4.2 release, is an end-to-end encryption feature that encrypts and decrypts sensitive users’ data on the client-side, preventing hackers from accessing plaintext data even if the database instance left exposed online or the server itself gets compromised. Almost every website, app, and service on the Internet today …

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Apple Launches Recall and Replacement Program for Batteries in 2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Launches Recall and Replacement Program for Batteries in 2015 15-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple today announced the launch of a voluntary recall and replacement program for 15-inch MacBook Pro models sold between September 2015 and February 2017 due to battery failure issues. Affected batteries may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. Customers are being asked to stop using affected MacBook Pro units until they can take steps to have their batteries replaced following Apple’s instructions. Apple says affected units in need of replacement can be identified by entering your Mac’s serial number in the recall program page. The recall affects just the 15-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 and does not impact later …

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