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US passes landmark decision in ‘right to repair' movement

5 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'

5 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

5 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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Verizon loses some high-end phone subscribers during the first quarter

Verizon loses some high-end phone subscribers during the first quarter

On Tuesday, Verizon reported its first-quarter earnings and announced that it had lost 44,000 net postpaid smartphone connections during the period. Some analysts consider that... Read more ...

AT&T CEO Believes 5G Phone Plans Could Be Tiered and Priced on Data Speed

AT&T CEO Believes 5G Phone Plans Could Be Tiered and Priced on Data Speed

The next couple of years will see the rollout of 5G cellular phone networks from companies like Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, and it sounds like 5G smartphone plans... Read more ...

New useful features added to the official Google I/O 2019 app

New useful features added to the official Google I/O 2019 app

You know that the annual Google I/O developers conference is just around the corner when the latest Google I/O app becomes available in the Google Play Store. With Google I/O... Read more ...

Update in Google Play Store will make BlackBerry's virtual QWERTY more helpful

Update in Google Play Store will make BlackBerry's virtual QWERTY more helpful

If you own a BlackBerry handset that runs on Android (starting with the BlackBerry Priv and later), the company has dropped an update for the BlackBerry Keyboard app found in... Read more ...

Apple Gets Top Marks on 'Tech Support Showdown' List

Apple Gets Top Marks on 'Tech Support Showdown' List

Apple continues to dominate when it comes to customer support, according to Laptop Mag 's annual tech support showdown, which is designed to help customers determine which... Read more ...

LG is reportedly stopping flagship smartphone production in Korea

LG is reportedly stopping flagship smartphone production in Korea

The LG G8 ThinQ LG's smartphone business has been struggling for quite some time, but the company is still hopeful of turning a profit. At this point, a sudden uptake in... Read more ...

AT&T CEO feigns inability to control a 5G pricing change

AT&T CEO feigns inability to control a 5G pricing change

We all know that 5G is on the way. The first 5G networks are already spinning up (even if the first 5G phones aren't quite here yet) and the transition is only going to get... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap

Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap

A gap in the screen coverage of Samsung's first flexible tablet caused catastrophic failures, says leading teardown firm iFixit. Read more ...

PSA: Make Sure to Cancel Apple News+ If You Signed Up for a Free Trial After...

PSA: Make Sure to Cancel Apple News+ If You Signed Up for a Free Trial After Apple's March 25 Event

Tomorrow marks a month since Apple announced its Apple News+ subscription service , which means if you signed up on March 25 following the event, you're going to start getting... Read more ...

IFixit's Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown reveals how the phone is dying

IFixit's Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown reveals how the phone is dying

These plastic bezels and their "light adhesive" are all that hold the display on to the Galaxy Fold. It might be delayed for at least a month, but Samsung's futuristic Galaxy... Read more ...