Category Archive: Technology

Campfire leak: Google could bring Windows 10 support to Chromebooks, Boot Camp-style

Google could be about to add Windows 10 support to a range of Chromebooks, according to a new leak. The appearance earlier in the year of a new project called Campfire showed that Google was working on bringing Windows 10 support to Pixelbooks. But now it seems that the option to dual boot Chrome OS …

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Google Play shows warning to anyone searching for Fortnite APKs

The arrival of Fortnite on Android has not only been eagerly awaited, but also steeped in controversy. In addition to making the game a Samsung exclusive (for a few days, anyway), Epic Games decided to bypass Google Play and host APK downloads on its own servers. But this isn’t going to stop people looking for …

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Banned Windows Timeline Support extension returns to the Chrome Web Store

We recently wrote about a browser extension which added Windows’ Timeline support for Chrome and Firefox — the aptly-named Windows Timeline Support. While we loved the addon for making Windows 10’s Timeline rather more useful, the use of the word “Windows” in its name meant that the extension was taken down due to copyright violation. …

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Qualcomm to make $700m investment in new Taiwanese antitrust settlement

Qualcomm has come to an arrangement with Taiwanese antitrust regulators which means the company can stop paying fines levied against it. The chipmaker had been fined $778 million by the Fair Trade Commission in Taiwan back in 2017 after it was found to be refusing to sell to handset makers that were unwilling to agree …

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Google has slashed the size of Android apps

To tie in with the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google has given a glimpse into the improvements it has made to the app store. In a blog post aimed primarily at developers, the director of Google Play, Purnima Kochikar, said that improved discovery features had helped to boost visits to the store by 30 …

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Note9 with exclusive Fortnite access, plus Galaxy Watch

Today — after weeks of leaks — Samsung finally revealed the eagerly anticipated Galaxy Note9. While we already knew just about everything about this smartphone, we now know that it has an astonishing price tag (between $1,000 and $1,250) and that it includes exclusive access to the beta version of Fortnite for Android. At the …

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Chrome starts to use native notifications in Windows 10

With the roll out of Chrome 68, Google is making an important change to its browser’s notification system. Rather than issuing website notifications within the browser, Chrome will instead start to make use of the Windows 10 Action Center to display them. While the change may not be viewed by everyone as a major one, …

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Unpacked: Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note9 launch live stream here!

Just about everything you could possibly want to know about the Galaxy Note9 has already leaked out, but there’s still the official launch event to look forward to later today in New York. The chances are you’re not going to make it to the event itself, but you can watch it here, live. Things kick …

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Privacy: Apple denies listening in on iPhone conversations and sharing recorded audio with third parties

In response to questions from Congress, Apple has written a letter in which it denies recording iPhone users’ phone calls. The letter stresses Apple’s stance on privacy after the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked both Tim Cook and Alphabet’s Larry Page about their respective companies’ attitude to the privacy of user data. Apple …

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Twitter is not banning Alex Jones; Jack Dorsey explains why

Alex Jones and Infowars are being banned, suspended and removed from the internet left, right and center. But while YouTube, Facebook, Apple and others have come down hard on the right-wing conspiracy theorist for peddling hate speech, Twitter is standing by him. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has defended his company’s decision not to follow the …

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