The Chinese phonemaker and part of the conglomerate that brought you Oppo think they conquered smartphones. They will now start manufacturing smart television sets and displays. https://pandaily.com/oneplus-will-make-more-than-just-flagship-phones-with-upcoming-smart-tv/
Google Assistant can now read messages from non Google apps, What Could Go Wrong? https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/04/google-assistant-reads-third-party-app-messages/
While the 5G wars rage on, MediaTek just announced its first premium looking 5G System on a Chip. The Chinese chip giant claims that the new Mali G-77 power 7nm SoC’s Helio M70 5G modem will have download speeds of upto 4.7 Gbps and upload speeds of over 2.5 Gbps. MediaTek says this early version […]
Of course we knew they musta been doing this. https://www.redmondpie.com/google-tracks-your-purchase-history-through-gmail-but-you-can-delete-it/
You may be surprised to find out that the web’s standard for passwordless login is already being supported at system level on many leading platforms including Android. I will be giving the standard a spin later. Hope to share my experience with WebAuthentication.
Business Insider’s Antonio Villas-Boas on why his next phone will be a OnePlus. https://amp.businessinsider.com/oneplus-phones-vs-apple-iphone-samsung-galaxy-s-2019-4 I don’t know I think OnePlus have gone the premium way recently. Lots of other cheaper coming up from the likes of Xiaomi.
Make Tech Easier explains ToF cameras beautifully https://www.maketecheasier.com/what-is-time-of-flight-camera/ There has been a lot of interest in ToF cameras lately. There are various potential security applications for these cameras. Interest heightened recently after Huawei launched its camera focused P30 phones.
Annoyed by how WhatsApp keeps displaying dates in the nonsensical American way (04/23 not 23/04), I changed my phone’s language from English(US) to English (Kenya). A lot of interesting changes have appeared. Now WhatsApp says it’s 10.00 o’clock in the morning, not 10.00 a.m. Or 8.26 at night not 8.26 p.m. Lots of subtle differences […]
As credit goes digital, old distinctions between different forms of credit are becoming blurred. Mobile Loans become credit cards. Credit cards become mobile loans (See Apple Card). “Virtual” cards abound. Branch are the latest to illustrate this point. The company announced a partnership with Visa this month. The mobile lending app says it has partnered […]