Category Archives: Mobile Devices

Facebook confirms test of a downvote button for flagging comments

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How can Facebook promote meaningful interaction between users? By letting them downvote inappropriate comments to hide them. Facebook is now testing a downvote button on a limited set of public Page post comment reels, the company confirms to TechCrunch. But what Facebook does with signals about problematic comments could raise new questions about censorship, and […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: what we want to see

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Updated: A new Samsung patent shows a phone with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, adding to the evidence that the Galaxy Note 9 might have such a feature. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is one of the biggest phones Samsung’s ever made, not to mention one of the best, and there’s no doubt […]

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Facebook Messenger’s ‘Your Emoji’ status tells friends what’s up

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Want to let friends know you’re trying to party, hit the gym, focus on work or grab a drink? That’s the idea behind a powerful new feature Facebook Messenger is testing called Your Emoji. Akin to offline meetup app Down to Lunch, it lets you overlay a chosen emoji on your Messenger profile pic for […]

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Apple may not throttle your iPhone X or iPhone 8

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It’s now well-known that Apple has been slowing down iPhones as they age, but if you’re worried that the same thing will be done to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus you might not need to be, as the company has suggested that it may not need to throttle them. The slowing […]

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Patreon Lens is Snapchat for creators’ paid fans only

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Exclusive content is how creators get patrons to pay them a monthly subscription fee on Patreon, so the startup is equipping them with a Snapchat-like tool to turn their private lives into “behind-the-scenes” footage. Patreon Lens launches today within Patreon’s iOS and Android apps so creators can share photos and videos that disappear in 24 […]

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Best phones with big display in India

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Big screen smartphones have been the rage for a while now. Initially popularised by Samsung and other first tier smartphone makers, big screens quickly trickled down to the mid-range and then the budget smartphone segment, with companies like Xiaomi, Motorola and others capitalising on the trend. However, not all displays are created equal. If you […]

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Telstra joins Optus on 5G bandwagon, also aiming for 2019 rollout

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Optus won’t be the only telco to offer 5G fixed-wireless connectivity in Australia next year. Not to be left behind, Telstra has also laid out its plans for a 2019 rollout of its own 5G network. According to the Australian Financial Review, Telstra had organised a media presentation in the Gold Coast for this week […]

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Foxconn to plug at least $340M into AI R&D over five years

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn has said it will make a major investment in artificial intelligence-based R&D as it looks for new business growth opportunities in a cooling global smartphone market, Nikkei reports. “We will at least invest some 10 billion New Taiwan dollars ($342M) over five years to recruit top talent and deploy artificial intelligence applications in […]

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How Facebook stole the news business

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Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Instead of developing an owned audience of homepage visitors and newsletter subscribers, they let Facebook brainwash readers into thinking it was […]

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Galaxy S9 cases reveal more about Samsung's upcoming flagship phones

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We’re guessing by now you’ve noticed that Samsung has a couple of new phones on the way: the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus. The latest in a long line of leaked details about these much-anticipated phones comes courtesy of a couple of S9 Clear View cases that third-party retailer MobileFun has managed to […]

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