Month: January 2020

The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, reported a slump in fourth-quarter net profits on Thursday, blaming weakening demand in key products and falling chip prices. Net profits in the October-to-December period were KRW 5.23 trillion ($4.4 billion), down 38 percent from a year ago, it said in a statement. “Fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year
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Private instant messaging app Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov has said Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos’ data may not have been hacked if he had relied on Telegram instead of Facebook-owned WhatsApp which is full of malicious “backdoor” bugs. Facebook has blamed Apple’s operating system for the hacking of Bezos’ phone, saying WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption
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South Korea’s SK Hynix, a chip supplier to Apple and Huawei, on Friday warned of growing uncertainties, after posting its lowest quarterly profit in seven years, hit by a protracted industry downturn. The tech company said it would be cautious about investments despite improvements in demand, joining its bigger rival Samsung Electronics in offering a guarded
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Xiaomi’s successful entry into the affordable television segment in India has sparked quite the movement among brands and buyers. It’s opened the doors for various television manufacturers – both domestic and from abroad – to launch affordable, big-screen televisions in India; and you might not even have heard of many of these brands before. However,
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Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. Facebook has launched a new tool which puts you more in control of your data. Called the Off-Facebook Activity tool, this shows you which websites and apps are sharing your data with Facebook. It also lets you clear your
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We already seem to know a lot about Apple’s 2020 plans, thanks to leaks, rumours, and investor notes from the likes of Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Now, Kuo is back with yet another investor note to further detail the Cupertino, California-based company’s plans for the first half of this year. Kuo reiterates that Apple will
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Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more. There are plenty of different charging methods for phones and gadgets, and USB-PD is one that’s catching on quickly. In fact, very soon, the Android phones you find on the shelves will all be using this technology to charge
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The US-based digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that Amazon-owned Ring doorbell app is “packed” with third-party tracking, sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information. An investigation of the Ring doorbell app for Android discovered that four main analytics and marketing companies – including Facebook and Google — were
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