Apple Reportedly on EU ‘Hit List’ of Big Tech Companies Targeted for Regulation

EU regulators are taking aim at up to 20 big tech companies, including Apple, as part of a “hit list” that seeks to curb their market influence, reports The Financial Times. The plans reportedly involve the demand that larger tech companies face tougher regulations than smaller competitors, data sharing with rivals, and increased transparency on […]

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Apple to Build Two of the World’s Largest Wind Turbines in Net-Zero Climate Impact Pledge

Apple has today announced that it will construct two of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines near Esbjerg in Denmark, in an expansion of its investment in renewable energy. Via a press release, Apple explained that the new 200-meter-tall turbines will produce 62 gigawatt hours of energy every year; enough to power almost 20,000 homes. […]

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Latest Galaxy S20 firmware update changes close-up zoom feature

The Galaxy S20 5G series is getting a new update in Nordic countries, pushing the firmware version to G98xBXXU2ATF5. It’s the second firmware update for the Galaxy S20 5G series in Europe to carry the June 2020 security patch, and it brings a couple of changes to the camera’s close-up zoom feature.The close-up zoom feature […]

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COVID-19 drops Samsung’s sales in Europe, boosts them in LATAM in Q1

The COVID-19 pandemic left a big mark on the smartphone market in Q1 2020. Across Europe, the segment shrunk by 7% year-on-year and 23% quarter-on-quarter. Samsung maintained the lead in Europe, but it’s smartphone sales market share dropped 2% year-on-year. Counterpoint Research highlights that Q1 is generally a slower time of the year in terms […]

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Samsung leads the 5G race in Q1 2020, Galaxy S20 5G is in demand

Demand for 5G smartphones increased significantly in Q1 2020 compared to last year, and Samsung is leading the pack in terms of 5G smartphone shipments, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung had a 34.4% 5G market share in the first quarter of the year and shipped 8.3 million 5G smartphones.A total of 24.1 million 5G smartphones […]

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TRON Foundation’s decentralized apps now available on Galaxy Store

Samsung and TRON Foundation’s partnership continues and their collaboration recently led to TRON decentralized apps (DApps) being available for download from the Galaxy Store. A number of TRON DApps can now be acquired directly from Samsung’s digital storefront, making TRON the first blockchain project to have its own dedicated section in the Galaxy Store.Owners of […]

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Disney+ Officially Launches in the UK and Other European Countries

Disney+ today officially launched in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria. The premium streaming service is accessible via web browser, on Amazon Fire devices, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV (4K or HD), iOS devices, Android, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PS4, smart TVs from LG, Sony, Samsung, and Vizio. You can download […]

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Disney+ to Launch Across Europe This Week With Reduced Streaming Quality, Launch in France Delayed

Disney’s premium streaming service, Disney+, will launch across Europe on Tuesday with temporarily degraded video quality, according to Reuters. The measure aims to reduce the burden on the continent’s data networks as millions of people switch to working from home. In a company statement, Disney said it had agreed to a European Union request for […]

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YouTube to Follow Netflix’s Lead and Reduce Stream Quality in Europe to Ease Strain on Broadband Networks

Following in the footsteps of Netflix, YouTube is reducing the quality of its videos in Europe to reduce the strain on broadband networks caused by an upsurge in home usage following the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reports. “We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to standard definition by default,” the […]

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Leaked Documents Suggest Apple Could Be Forced to Build iPhones With User-Removable Batteries in Europe

Leaked proposals from the European Union suggest that smartphone manufacturers in the EU could be forced to make all batteries removable in the future. This would mean that any smartphone brand wanting to sell a handheld in the EU, including Apple, would have to ensure that every device on the market has a user-removable battery […]

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Curve Announces Apple Pay Support for Customers Across Europe

Curve, the banking and payment service which connects several accounts to one smart card, today announcedApple Pay support for all users across Europe.For those unfamiliar with the service, Curve is a payment card that aggregates multiple payment cards via its accompanying mobile app, allowing users to make payments and withdrawals from a single card. In […]

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Disney+ to Launch in Europe Ahead of Schedule on March 24

Disney+ is coming to Europe sooner than we thought. Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom will now get the streaming service on March 24, Disney revealed today.Additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020, said the company in a press release. Disney+ is […]

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