Android 12 One UI 4.1 update is now available for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Most Samsung mobile devices lined up for Android 12 have already received the update, but not all. Some are still waiting in line, but the line is getting shorter, and the latest Galaxy device to join the Android 12 party is the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (2021). Samsung is presently rolling out Android 12 and […]

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Android 12 One UI 4.1 update is now available for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Most Samsung mobile devices lined up for Android 12 have already received the update, but not all. Some are still waiting in line, but the line is getting shorter, and the latest Galaxy device to join the Android 12 party is the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (2021). Samsung is presently rolling out Android 12 and […]

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Samsung releases the June 2021 security update to Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Samsung is probably the only Android OEM that has released the latest security update to more than a dozen smartphones. The company started rolling out the June 2021 security patch in the last week of May, and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G was the first device to receive it. Now, Samsung has released it for […]

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Apple Maps Begins Surveying Hong Kong for ‘Look Around’

Snapchat Rolls Out Dark Mode on iOS Nearly two years following the release of iOS and iPadOS 13, which included native, built-in, and systemwide dark mode, Snapchat, one of the world’s most prominent social media networks, has finally rolled out a dark mode theme for iOS users. Snapchat began testing a dark mode theme of […]

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Apple Applies for Trademark of ‘iPhone for Life’ in Hong Kong

Apple has applied for a trademark on the phrase “iPhone for Life” in Hong Kong, according to a partly-private filing discovered by Patently Apple. The phrase “‌iPhone‌ for Life” is reportedly associated with telecoms providers and third-party Apple resellers, including U.S. carrier Sprint, to advertise ‌iPhone‌ rental programs. Apple itself has never used the expression. […]

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Apple ‘Assessing’ Hong Kong National Security Law as Other Tech Companies Pause Data Requests

Apple is assessing a new Hong Kong security law that makes “subversion” of the government illegal and raises concerns about the criminalization of protests, reports Bloomberg. China last week implemented legislation allowing local authorities to supervise and regulate internet access in Hong Kong. The new measures criminalize acts that were previously considered protected speech under […]

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WhatsApp Stops Processing Requests for User Data From Hong Kong Authorities

WhatsApp has suspended its processing of requests for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement agencies, in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law on the city, reports The Wall Street Journal. The company is “pausing” such reviews “pending further assessment of the impact of the National Security Law, including formal human […]

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Apple Maps Transit Directions Now Live for Hong Kong Residents, Apple Pay Octopus Officially Launches

Apple has updated its Maps app to include real time transit directions and data for Hong Kong residents. Image credit: @HappyETwmc From today, local Apple Maps users can search for metro train stations, bus routes and ferry piers, and get real time transit information for services. The only limitation appears to be a lack of […]

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Galaxy A40s is the latest Samsung phone to get Android 10 update

Samsung has released the Android 10 update for yet another mid-range smartphone, following the release of the update for the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 in India last month. Android 10 is rolling out for the Galaxy A40s in China and Hong Kong today; this is the third non-flagship Galaxy phone to be getting One […]

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Tim Cook Defends Removal of Hong Kong Mapping App From App Store in Leaked Memo

Apple CEO Tim Cook has written to employees defending the company’s controversial decision to pull an app used by Hong Kong protestors to coordinate gatherings and avoid large concentrations of police. Apple removed HKMap Live from the App Store on Thursday following the app’s approval last week, which itself only came after an internal review […]

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Apple Pulls Protest App From App Store Following Criticism From Chinese State Media

Apple has pulled an app from the App Store that Hong Kong protestors have been using to track police movements, saying it violates the company’s guidelines and local laws. Apple approved HKmap Live last week after reviewing its decision to initially reject the app from the  App Store . However, on Wednesday Apple was criticized by […]

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China Accuses Apple of ‘Protecting Rioters’ After Approving HKmap Live for the App Store

Apple has come under attack from China for allowing an app in its App Store that is being used by Hong Kong protestors to track protests and police movements in the city state (via The Guardian). Last week we reported that Apple was reviewing its decision to reject the HKmap Live app from the App […]

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Apple Bans App That Allowed Hong Kong Protestors to Track Police Movements

Apple has reportedly banned an app that allows Hong Kong protestors to track protests and police movements in the city state, despite increasing international condemnation against the violence used by the authorities. According to The Register, Apple has told the makers of the HKmap Live app that it can’t be allowed in the App Store […]

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Cette messagerie peer-to-peer a connu une hausse de 3 685 % avec les manifestations de Hong Kong

Si tout le monde utilisait des applications comme Bridgefy, on serait moins dépendant d’internet et on compliquerait peut-être le travail des services de renseignement. Développée par une startup basée à San Francisco, cette application permet aux gens de communiquer sans passer par internet ni par les services des opérateurs. Au lieu de circuler sur les […]

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