August 2020 security update hits unlocked Galaxy S20 models in the U.S.

The August 2020 Android security update reached the Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S20-series devices in the United States, with Samsung’s first deployment wave beginning just yesterday. Naturally, this over-the-air release only concerns unlocked members of the flagship family, i.e. those identified by model numbers SM-G980U1, SM-G985U1, and SM-G988U1 which denote the Galaxy S20, Galaxy […]

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China Refuses to Accept ‘Theft’ of TikTok if US Acquisition Goes Ahead

Yesterday we reported on Microsoft’s accelerated efforts to purchase TikTok in the United States before President Trump follows through on a threat to ban the Chinese-owned app in the country. On Tuesday, Reuters reported that China’s ruling Communist Party blasted those efforts via an editorial in the China Daily newspaper, saying it will not accept […]

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Samsung monthly updates: August 2020 security patch details released

Samsung has been rolling out a new security patch level — dated August 1st — to its Android devices for several days already, and the Korean giant finally got around to detailing the actual contents of the over-the-air release. The company hence revealed this month’s set of fixes addresses no fewer than two critical Android OS […]

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Rainbow Six Siege MUTE Protocol goes full cyberpunk with limited-time mode

Ubisoft has unveiled MUTE Protocol, its latest limited-time event headed to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The game’s mid-season modes make a return through a cyberpunk lens, bringing robot-on-robot multiplayer shoot-outs, with a handful of unique gameplay twists. That includes a neon-lined revamp to the existing Tower map, serving as its stage for digital espionage, […]

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Apple Seeking to Build China-Based iPhone Supply Chain Exclusively for Chinese Market

DigiTimes issued a report today highlighting Apple’s apparent efforts to build a supply chain consisting entirely of China-based makers in order to manufacture iPhones specifically for the Chinese market. The assessment is based on recent aggressive moves by Apple suppliers Luxshare and Lens Technology to acquire metal chassis plants operated in China by Taiwan-based makers, […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 2 leaks in full high-resolution glory ahead of launch

Yet another handful of Galaxy Z Fold 2 press renders appeared online today, providing us with one final look at Samsung’s next foldable smartphone ahead of its official announcement taking place tomorrow, August 5th. And what a look that is, indeed: the high-resolution images featured herein come from well-known industry insider Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, […]

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Live Caption will now work for voice and video calls on Pixel devices

One of the most useful things that Google has brought to Pixel devices (maybe other Android phones soon) of late is the Live Caption feature. It generates auto-captions in real-time with the help of machine learning. It was previously available for videos with audio but now with the introduction of the new Pixel device, they’re […]

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