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US passes landmark decision in ‘right to repair' movement

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

While today's phones and laptops are only getting more difficult to physically repair, it's at least getting easier to legally do so following a new decision by the US Library of Congress and its Copyright Office. The two bodies have issued new rules that will effectively make it legal for consumers and third parties to circumvent digital rights management software or firmware installed in electronics in order to properly repair them. Until now, these protections were exclusively in place for tractor hardware, of all things, but have just been expanded to include a wide variety of consumer...
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Samsung working with Google on ‘special version of Android' for foldable phone ‘Winner'

Samsung working with Google on ‘special version of Android' for foldable phone ‘Winner'

2 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Samsung has been working on developing a folding smartphone for years now, and it seems like we're getting incredibly close to its debut. Thanks to a new report today, we're learning that Google is actively involved in the foldable Samsung phone.
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Google Maps gets a new follow places feature

Google Maps gets a new follow places feature

2 monthes ago   |   By Geeky Gadgets

Google has announced that it is bringing some new features to Google Maps, this included a new follow places feature. This new feature in Maps allows you to follow business and places that you like, you will then be updated on news, offers and more from these places. Ever wandered by your favorite store just...
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Deal: Save $110 on a refurbished Apple HomePod smart speaker, today only

Deal: Save $110 on a refurbished Apple HomePod smart speaker, today only

Deep price cuts for Apple products are quite rare, especially if we're talking about rather new devices. Despite the fact that Apple's latest smart speaker, the HomePod doesn't... Read more ...

This week's top stories: Smart Battery Cases, iPhone 11 rumors, new iPads on...

This week's top stories: Smart Battery Cases, iPhone 11 rumors, new iPads on the horizon, more

In this week's top stories: Apple releases Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, rumors suggest a new iPad and iPad mini 5 are coming soon, and... Read more ...

5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S10 could be a disappointment

5 reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S10 could be a disappointment

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be revealed next month. Samsung's Galaxy S series has been a mainstay in the Android scene and for the most, it is the phone to look out for and the... Read more ...

Leaked emails show Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in iPhone XS/XR, but...

Leaked emails show Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in iPhone XS/XR, but with no success

Yesterday, it was reported that Apple had to retract a portion of its press release about iPhone sales in Germany as part of its ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. Now... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ shown off in press render side by side

Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ shown off in press render side by side

Samsung is gearing up for its “Unpacked” event, this year scheduled to take place on February 20. Although we're still one month away from the Galaxy S10's big reveal, the... Read more ...

Deal: Get a prepaid iPhone 6 for just $100 at Amazon

Deal: Get a prepaid iPhone 6 for just $100 at Amazon

The iPhone 6 is a very old smartphone that you won't be able to buy from Apple any longer. However, there are many retailers and carriers in the U.S. that still offer the... Read more ...

Apple's demands forced us to spend $250 million every year, says Qualcomm...

Apple's demands forced us to spend $250 million every year, says Qualcomm CTO under oath

It is now Qualcomm's turn to mount a defense in the FTC v. Qualcomm non-jury trial. The FTC put on its case during the first six days of the trial, hoping to show Judge Lucy... Read more ...

Android Q release date, features and rumors

Android Q release date, features and rumors

Google's Android Q release date and features are what we're focusing on in 2019, even though the last update, Android 9 Pie , is still slowly rolling out to smartphones after... Read more ...

Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless... Read more ...

Top up your battery with almost $20 off Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

Top up your battery with almost $20 off Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case

There's life left yet in your iPhone 7 or iPhone 8. Amazon currently has Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case on sale for just $81.17. That's the best price we've seen in almost... Read more ...