What is a remaster and how does it affect your music?

Remasters modernize old music, transporting it into the present day for updated formats. They can ignite a new fanbase from a totally different generation, or remind old ones of what they loved in the first place. But the process of mastering and remastering can seem like mysterious dark arts, even to professional musicians. Today, we’re […]

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Weak semiconductor chip demand to affect Samsung’s Q1 earnings

According to forecasts compiled by Yonhap Infomax, major South Korean chip manufacturing firms won’t be earning much in Q1 2023. Samsung, along with SK Hynix and others, are projected to have grim earnings in Q1 2023, all because of sluggish global chip demands. Samsung Foundry is projected to have an operating profit of KRW 720 […]

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India’s new regulations could affect Samsung but make users happy

Reuters has reported that India aims to enforce new security regulations that would require major operating system updates to be screened and will compel smartphone manufacturers to permit the removal of pre-installed apps. The new rules could also apply to Samsung’s device lineup, given that the company pre-installs proprietary applications on its phones and tablets. […]

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Microsoft 365 outages affect Office, Teams, and more

What you need to know Several Microsoft 365 services have been impacted by server issues, including Teams, Outlook, and Office reporting issues on Downdetector. Xbox Live and Microsoft Store apps connected to Microsoft Azure servers suffer similar issues with downloading content. Microsoft is aware of the issues and has isolated the problem with a strategy […]

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Mali security flaws affect millions of Samsung phones with Exynos

Millions of Samsung phones powered by Exynos, or more specifically, Exynos chipsets with Mali GPUs (of which there are many), are currently vulnerable to several security exploits. One can lead to kernel memory corruption, another to physical memory addresses being disclosed, and three other vulnerabilities can lead to a physical page us-after-free condition. In essence, […]

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The US semiconductor export ban on China likely to affect Samsung

The Joe Biden administration in the US is increasing its restrictions on the Chinese semiconductor sector. This move apparently has triggered the worst fears in the minds of South Korean memory chipmakers—Samsung and SK Hynix—that the US government would cripple their China-based manufacturing businesses in its effort to halt China’s rise. As per new reports […]

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Apple Says iOS 16’s New Haptic Keyboard Option Might Affect Battery Life

iOS 16 introduced a new haptic feedback option for the default keyboard. When enabled, the iPhone makes a slight vibration after each key tapped while typing, providing physical confirmation that the key was pressed. The feature is a useful addition to the iPhone, but keep in mind that Apple says it can potentially impact battery […]

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Do Birth Control Pills Affect Your Mood? Scientists Can’t Agree

Earlier this month, the surprising findings of some new research were presented at a conference. At the virtual European Congress of Psychiatry, Elena Toffol and her team from the University of Helsinki in Finland reported that they had found that attempted suicide rates were lower in women who used hormonal contraception compared to those who […]

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