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Call of Duty Mobile To Release in October with a Battle Royale Mode

Call of duty mobile is set to release to compete against PUBG in October 2019 with a battle royale mode.

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Snapchat Introduces 3D Selfie Feature

Snapchat has launched a new feature called 3D Selfie, it will allow you to take snaps in 3D. Sooner or later all Snapchat users will get this new 3D camera feature.

The 3D mode adds dept to the photos.

Snapchat 3D Selfie Camera

This new photo feature will allow users to move their camera here and there to give more details to the photo.

Sadly, this feature is only available for Iphone users as of now and those androids which supports 3D photo capture.

iPhone 11 series is officially launched with three cameras

Designedly, the iPhone 11 comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD screen. The real difference is on the back of the phone.

The huge camera module and the logo moved to the middle became the business card that it was recognized at a glance.

In addition, iPhone 11 also offers 6 new colors of red, black, green, purple, yellow and white, of which green and purple are the new color matching this update.

The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max continue the dual-camera route, with screen sizes of 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches, but upgraded to a Super Retina XDR (OLED) screen that saves 15% in power consumption, with a maximum display brightness of 1200 special.

According to Apple, the iPhone 11’s battery life will be one hour longer than the iPhone XR, making it the longest iPhone for Apple; the iPhone 11 Pro series is 4-5 hours longer than the iPhone XS series.

iOS 13 will be available on September 19: list of compatible iPhone

iOS 13 will be available on September 19: list of compatible iPhone

Apple has finally officialized the arrival on the market of its new devices. Tonight, we were able to discover the Apple Watch Series 5 or the new iPad.

But what has obviously unleashed the crowds was none other than the new iPhone 11, which supplants the iPhone Xr, plus the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. These will come out directly under iOS 13, which we already know the new features.

Here is the list of iPhone that will benefit from this new major update:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPod Touch (7th generation)
WhatsApp Video Calls with Google Assistant

Users Can Now Make WhatsApp Video Calls with Google Assistant

If you say “Okay Googe, Send Whatsapp message” or if you say “Okay Google, Make a WhatsApp call” it will make a call for you.

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Facebook Is Removing Likes Counter Feature

In an attempt to stem the never-ending race at Like, which we find endlessly behind every publication, Facebook has decided to take an example on Instagram by considering, too, to remove its counter from posts.

This is information that we owe to the engineer Jane Manchun Wong, and that could mark the end of the race to Like on Facebook. Note that just like on Instagram, which already tests the tool successfully in several countries including Canada and Brazil, the number of Like would still be accessible to the author of the post, even in case of general deployment of the functionality.

Asked by the site TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed his desire to test sustainably the removal of the counter of Like, but without giving further details on the subject. While the likes have long been the main engine of interactions on Mark Zuckerberg’s social network, the platform seems to have been detaching itself for some months – at least in part from its historical system, by curbing the pressure of counting Like and the ill-being that the latter can sometimes generate in the user.

For Instagram, the company had justified its choice by explaining the goal “that your friends focus on the photos and videos you share, not the number of likes they get.”

After months of waiting, its finally here – The Samsung Galaxy Fold is getting released!

After a long delay due to last moment discovery of embarrassing flaws, Samsung is now releasing its first fold-able phone. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally near and is just a few days away.

People began registering for the USD 2000 foldable smartphone recently in China. Samsung is to release the phone on September 6, 2019, which coincides with the opening day of the 2019 IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin.

What a day to launch the new phone!

When was the release date chosen?

Yonhap News Agency reports Samsung and other mobile operators are discussing the launch date to be September 6 in South Korea itself. Samsung will use the event to showcase the revised model at the 2019 IFA electronics fair in Berlin.

At the moment, it seems as Samsung is quite confident to bring the release period earlier than anticipated. Earlier reports indicated the phone’s launch to be later in September.

The initial shipment of the Samsung Galaxy Fold for South Korean consumers numbers between 20,000 to 30,000 units. Its price in South Korea will be 2.3 million equal per unit (equal to USD$ 1902). Samsung is expected to launch the folding smartphone in China & the United States in September 2019 but at later dates.

Any corrections made in the Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has revealed a few corrections it made to the Galaxy Fold, including:

  • tucking in the protective screen layer,
  • addition of further metal layers beneath the screen to reinforce it
  • reduction of space between the body & the hinge.

The corrections to the model were made after reviewers reported major issues with the review units of the Galaxy Fold, such as broken, bulging & flickering screens. The reviewers also peeled off the protective screen layer by mistake, assuming that it was a screen protector. But it later turned out to be a key component of the phone’s display.

This is what caused the phone’s launch to be delayed.

Brief overview of the price and features of the Galaxy Fold

The current handset of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at USD$ 2,000, an amount most consumers are not willing to pay. Currently, it is not available to a larger segment of the population.

Samsung is planning to use an affordable design to reduce its price with an internal storage of just 256 GB. That is half of what the current Galaxy Fold offers (i.e. 512 GB).

Further specifications of the phone are:

  • A 7.3-inch primary flexible AMOLED display.
  • An operating system of Android 9.0 with one UI.
  • Uses a CPU of Snapdragon 855.
  • 12 GB RAM.
  • External display (which is closed) is 4.6 inches with HD+ display.
  • Main display is of 7.3 inches (QXGA +).
  • Rear Camera of 12 megapixel wide-angle (f1.5 to f/2.4), 12-megapixel telephoto (f/2.4) and 16 megapixel ultra-wide (f/2.2).
  • Closed front camera of 12 megapixel (f/2.2).
  • Open front camera of 10-megapixel selfie (f/2.2), with 8-megapixel RGB depth (f/1.9).
  • Fingerprint sensing power button.

It is currently available in the colors: Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue.

Smartphones and other gadgets that are rivalling the Samsung Galaxy Fold

At the moment, Huawei’s Foldable smartphone Mate X was also scheduled to arrive in September. But, Huawei reported that it is unlikely to release any earlier than November. The only other competing gadget to the Samsung Galaxy fold is Apple’s foldable iPad.

Will Samsung capitalize on the smartphone market with the new & improved Galaxy Fold?

Samsung has fixed the problems in the hinge and in the screen with reinforcements & extra layers. It will hopefully survive thousands of folds it will endure without showing any signs of wear. It is confident that the Galaxy Fold will have a better life span as compared to the normal smartphone.

If the Galaxy Fold succeeds after the launch, then the phone will definitely be able to succeed and thrive in the market and win billions of hearts too.

Nokia Ranked No.1 Worldwide In Software and Security Updates

According to Counterpoint Research, Nokia is currently number one in security updates, currently, 96% of all Nokia phones are running Android Pie.

Data was collected by Counterpoint Research and their main focus was to maintain security and Android stability.

Nokia phones software updates

While, Samsung was able to rank second, as well as Xiaomi was on the third rank. Huawei was able to secure fourth place.

Now the question arises that which smartphone brand is taking less time in launching the Android Pie

YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

YouTube is testing a queue feature for its videos

Until September 10, anyone who wants it will be able to experience a queue feature on YouTube.

Until today, YouTube did not offer a video queue. To watch several videos of his choice, he had to create a playlist. Or get carried away by the suggestions of the service with its “  to follow  ” feature. This era of System D should soon be over. YouTube has announced the test of a real queue with its users.

Everyone can benefit from the test until September 10th. You need to go to youtube.com/new, which lists the experimental features offered by the platform, and press the ” try  ” button  in the “  create a queue  ”. From now on, when hovering over the thumbnail of a video, a small list icon titled “  add to queue  ” appears in the corner, just below the ” watch ” icon.  later  .

First Walmart and now, Amazon! The Story of Tesla Solar Panels Catching Fire

First, it was Walmart whose shops caught fire due to Tesla solar panels and that resulted in Walmart suing the electric car maker. Now, Amazon has also experienced a fire that stems from Tesla’s solar panels, as reported by CNBC.

Amazon also revealed that it has no further plans to install any more solar panel systems following the incident. However, Tesla claims that incident is isolated.

Somehow, Tesla’s claims of Amazon’s incident being isolated are dumbfounded. In the past week, Walmart has filed a lawsuit against Tesla. Walmart alleges that the fires at sever of its stores were due to the solar panel systems, and the company had Tesla install them on more than 200 of its stores across the states.

What Happened at Amazon’s Redland, California Warehouse?

Amazon discloses Tesla solar panels on the roof of one of its warehouses caused a fire last year. Such adds to the scrutiny of Tesla’s solar panel business following Walmart’s lawsuit filed against Tesla last week which has condemned the electric car giant’s solar business to the bottom of the barrel.

Amazon revealed to Bloomberg in an email on Friday that one of Tesla’s installed solar energy systems installed at its Redlands, California warehouse caught fire in June 2018. Representatives from the e-commerce giant declined to comment in public regarding the incident but have somehow confirmed that the company will no longer be working with Tesla anymore.

Following the news of Walmart suing Tesla, both companies released statements that they are in talks to resolve the issue. However, the issue has become serious since Walmart has suffered damages at 7 of its stores which also resulted in these stores getting closed temporarily.

The Amazon warehouse incident somehow looks to be a small-scale incident and the e-commerce behemoth revealed that it has a relatively smaller number of solar panel systems installed in comparison to Walmart.

Walmart installed Tesla’s solar panel systems from its subsidiary SolarCity some time ago and Tesla acquired the solar energy company in 2016, aiming to create a one-stop shop for everything solar.

However, things are not rosy for Tesla as its acquisition of SolarCity back then for USD$ 26 billion is marred by controversy that still goes on today. Elon Musk’s first cousins Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive were the brains behind SolarCity and Musk held 1/5th of the company’s shares valued around USD$ 575 million at the end of the year 2015.

Such does not spare either Tesla or its subsidiary SolarCity. The operations of SolarCity are not going well as its parent Tesla had hoped. It faced issues in production due to technical challenges a year ago. A recent report says that Tesla has been exporting most of the solar cells it has produced made at its Gigafactory in New York, instead of using them for Solar Roof installations.

A representative from Tesla communicates the following to Business Insider:

“All 11 Amazon sites with solar from Tesla are generating energy and are proactively monitored and maintained. Last year, there was an isolated event that occurred in an inverter at one of the Amazon sites. Tesla worked collaboratively with Amazon to root cause the event and remediate. We also performed inspections at other sites, which confirmed the integrity of the systems. As with all our commercial solar installations, we continue to proactively monitor the systems to ensure they operate safely and reliably.”

How Much Does Walmart’s Lawsuit Add to Tesla’s Woes?

Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla claiming its solar panels were responsible for fires at seven of its stores. Such has forced the retail giant to take off solar panels from all of its 240 stores where they were installed by Tesla.

Walmart released the following statement in its complaint against Tesla:

“To this day, Tesla has not provided Walmart with the complete set of final ‘root cause’ analyses needed to identify the precise defects in its systems that caused all the fires. The number of defects, however, is overwhelming and plainly indicative of systemic, widespread failures by Tesla to meet the standard of care, as set forth in the governing contracts, as to the solar systems installed at Walmart’s stores.”

Tesla is yet to respond to Walmart’s complaint.

Will Tesla Survive the Onslaught Through Its Latest Tactics?

Last summer, Tesla started ‘Project Titan’ which is known be an attempt in quietly replacing defective solar-panel parts across the United States, as per documents seen by Business Insider.

However, Tesla’s solar business has been hit by a sharp drop in sales. CEO Elon Musk is yet to tweet about the complaints. Instead, he announced a refurbished pricing plan as a way to boost the slowdown in the solar business.

Somehow, no one seems to be convinced by Elon Musk’s statement.