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Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS

2019-04-20T10:03:38+00:00April 24th, 2019|Tech Crunch|

Apple wants to add more iOS features to macOS according to a report from 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo. And it starts with improvements to Siri. While Siri has been available on macOS for a while, it feels like a scaled-down version of Siri. Sure, you can ask for the weather, NBA scores or a word translation. [...]

Samsung responds to reviewer complaints about its Galaxy Fold phone

2019-04-20T10:04:50+00:00April 23rd, 2019|TechCrunch|

Samsung has issued a statement about its new folding phone as early photos of tech reviewers with their shiny new toys were replaced on social media (and in numerous columns) with complaints from those same tech reviewers about problems with the phone’s screen. Source

How 3D printing could help solve the housing crisis

2019-04-13T10:39:37+00:00April 18th, 2019|Techdata|

San Francisco-based non-profit New Story estimates there are over 1 billion people worldwide in need of homes, with this number expected to grow to 3 billion living without access to adequate shelter by 2050. One of the key barriers to providing suitable accommodation is cost. Source

How technology helped shape David Attenborough’s new Netflix show

2019-04-13T10:36:37+00:00April 17th, 2019|Techdata|

Here at Newsflash Online, we’re as partial as anyone to a good nature documentary. Even in his 90s, Sir David Attenborough continues to front some fascinating programmes, and it’s interesting to see how technology continues to inform our view of the natural world. Source

The chat feature may soon return to Facebook’s mobile app

2019-04-13T10:27:06+00:00April 16th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Facebook upset millions upon millions of users five years ago when it removed chat from its core mobile app and forced them to download Messenger to communicate privately with friends. Now it looks like it might be able to restore the option inside the Facebook app. Source

Apple could release a 31.6-inch 6K external display this year

2019-04-13T10:20:16+00:00April 15th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new report about future Apple products — 9to5mac obtained the report. The company could be working on a new 31.6-inch external display with a 6K resolution that could work particularly well with the Mac Pro. New iPad and MacBook Pro models with better displays are also in the works. [...]

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions

2019-04-06T10:14:25+00:00April 12th, 2019|BBC|

Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are being investigated in the UK for the way subscriptions to their online gaming services are renewed. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was "concerned" about whether the firms are acting legally. The CMA will also look at the firms' terms and conditions, as well as how they handle [...]

Go for Gold to keep potential data thieves in the dark

2019-04-06T10:09:34+00:00April 10th, 2019|Techdata|

The latest range of 3M Privacy Filters will keep visual hackers in the dark by protecting screens from unscrupulous eyes. Until the end of the month (29 March), resellers can purchase 3M Gold Privacy Filters for the same price as equivalent black filters. The promotion is also valid for special bid requests from 25 units. [...]

Amazon reportedly readying its Alexa-powered answer to AirPods

2019-04-06T09:59:37+00:00April 9th, 2019|TechCrunch|

Amazon is ready to challenge Apple with a cheaper, Alexa-powered set of wireless earbuds. If successful, it would carve out a space for the popular digital assistant, and its deep connections to the rest of Amazon’s ecosystem, in the mobile world Amazon has hitherto largely failed to penetrate. But that’s a big if. Source

Future iPhones could feature two-way wireless charging and bigger batteries

2019-04-06T10:00:16+00:00April 8th, 2019|TechCrunch|

According to a new report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and shared by MacRumors, the next-generation iPhone should likely feature two-way wireless charging. This feature would let you charge other devices using your iPhone. Source

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