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Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey is a true journalist, but it wasn’t easy for her to find her true calling. She worked in a PC service all throughout her college and not she is using her hardware and software skills to write technology articles. The thing she loves most about her job is being able to keep tech lovers up to date with the recent trends.

Huawei Reportedly Building Its Own OS… Just in Case

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei now wants to avoid ZTE’s fate in the U.S. where the Chinese company is about to lose its Android license after regulators banned its hardware because of trade violations. With no license, there is no mobile operating system, but Huawei has a backup plan… just in case. According to the Chinese newspaper South China Morning Post, the Chinese smartphone ...

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Microsoft Sells the Galaxy Note 8 for $829

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8

If you want the best offering for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, check Microsoft’s website. The U.S. tech giant is offering a $120 discount for the unlocked smartphone, lowering the retail price from $950 to $829.99. The device is cheaper on Microsoft’s website than on Samsung’s site, which is selling the phone at a discount as well. Currently, Microsoft is ...

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China’s Smartphone Shipments See Sharpest Drop Since 2013

In the first quarter, China’s smartphone shipments slipped to 91 million units, which marks the biggest drop since 2013. From 2013 to 2018, phone shipments from China comfortably hit or exceeded the 100-million-mark every quarter. It is the first time since the fourth quarter of 2014 that the shipments sank that low, according to the market analysts from Canalys. The ...

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Amazon to Hike Prime Fee 20% Starting May 11

Amazon Prime logo

On Thursday, Amazon.com unveiled that it will hike the Prime fee 20% from $99 to $119 starting next month. The change will affect only U.S. customers. Amazon made the announcement one week after it unveiled that over 100 million people are paying for a Prime membership. The latest decision was unveiled in a conference call about the company’s Q1 earnings. ...

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Microsoft Sends E-Waste Recycler to Jail for Selling Windows Recovery CDs

Windows XP

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court sided with Microsoft in the case of e-waste recycler Eric Lundgren who monetized nearly 20,000 windows recovery CDs without Microsoft’s permission. Lundgren will also have to pay a $50,000 fine for selling $700,000 worth of Windows-related products to U.S. refurbishers. The man was first convicted and sent to 15 months in prison last ...

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Snapchat to Force Users to Watch Unskippable Ads Starting May 15

Snapchat app

Shortly after rolling out a massive redesign which annoyed most of its users, Snapchat announced that unskippable ads are next on the menu. The new feature, which is likely to annoy users even more, was reportedly asked for by shareholders. Sources familiar with the matter told Digiday, that the messaging app will sport six-second commercial ads during certain Snapchat Shows. ...

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Instagram’s Data Download Tool Allows You to Pack and Go

Instagram logo

This week, Instagram rolled out a new feature called “Download data” which enables you to part ways with the photo-sharing website without leaving your beloved data behind. Instagram’s Data Download tool, which can be found in the app’s privacy settings, enables you to export your photos, Stories, videos, profile data, messages, and comments. In some cases, the data can take ...

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iOS 11.3.1 Update Is Here. See What’s New

iPhone X and wireless ear buds

On Tuesday, Apple rolled out the 13th update for its iOS 11 mobile operating system, aka the iOS 11.3.1 update. The latest update was launched less than a month after the much-anticipated iOS 11.3. That iOS 11.3 came with several new features like a business feature for Messages, new types of Animoji for the iPhone X, and a Battery Health ...

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Samsung Pay Now Sports Support for PayPal

Samsung Pay

After a recent update, Samsung Pay allows users to make a payment using their PayPal account. The feature was rolled out about one year after the company first announced it. It wasn’t immediately clear why Samsung took so long in implementing the new feature. The company confirmed that PayPal support is coming to Samsung Pay this week. As of Monday, ...

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YouTube Bots Can Now Flag Objectionable Content Before Being Viewed

Man watching YouTube on tablet

According to Google’s transparency report, over the last quarter, human moderators and machine learning algorithms took down 8,284,039 YouTube videos that violated the company’s terms of use and policies. The videos violated the website policies about adult content, harassment, violence, and hate speech. Of the videos taken down, 6.7 million were flagged by computer algorithms before somebody was even able ...

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