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Android Phones Track Location Even With GPS Turned Off, Google Says It’s to Improve Message Delivery

HIGHLIGHTS Google was collecting user location data It was done through collecting addresses of nearby cellular towers Google to stop collecting user location through cellular towers Google has been collecting user location data on Android smartphones even when location services were turned off, as per a new report. Quartz claims the location tracking still occurred on Android smartphones… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Apple Said to Move to Ward Western Digital Off Control of Toshiba Chip Business

Apple has sought to stop Western Digital from taking control of Toshiba’s chip business by threatening not to buy its products in the future, people with knowledge of the deal said. Apple, which uses Toshiba’s NAND flash memory chips in its iPhones, is concerned about losing pricing power if Western Digital is running the operation, the sources said on Friday. However, if… Read More »

Isis’ last escape route from Raqqa ‘cut off’ by US-backed SDF fighters, says Syrian monitoring group

US-backed forces have completely surrounded the Isis-held city of Raqqa in Syria after cutting off militants’ last remaining escape route, monitors have said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had succeeded in “completely encircling” the group’s largest stronghold. The report came on the third anniversary of Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s declaration… Read More »

Solar Red HTC U11 Hits US, Summer Sale Knocks $200 Off Other HTC Smartphones

HTC has a new Solar Red color option for the HTC U11 in the United States, as well as a summer sale shaving $200 off other select smartphones. In an increasingly competitive smartphone market, HTC is still trying to get back at the top after losing significant ground to rivals. Its latest flagship raised some interest, and the… Read More »

Samsung shaves $100 (20%) off the Galaxy Tab S2’s price

Although the Galaxy Tab S3 was the main star of Samsung’s MWC 2017 press conference, the fact that the Galaxy S8 skipped the event overshadowed the launch of the tablet. However, if you’re not really looking for the latest Samsung tablet, here is a decent deal that you can take advantage of until June 17. Samsung USA offers… Read More »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq and Syria. The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a “Shi’ite crescent”… Read More »

Nvidia shows off Max-Q for thinner and more powerful gaming laptops

Nvidia has promised a new generation of gaming laptops that will be three times thinner and three times faster than currant laptops thanks to its new Max-Q technology. Unveiled at Computex 2017, Max-Q takes its name from the idea that Nvidia is pushing maximum efficiency, as well as maximum performance. Nvidia claimed it has applied a similar precision-engineered… Read More »

Moto G5S Plus leaked images show off the smartphone in all its glory

Two new Motorola smartphones are expected to go official in the coming weeks, the Moto G5 and Moto G5S Plus. Both belong to the mid-range category and are likely to be introduced in Latin America, at least initially. We’ve been reporting about both Moto smartphones a couple of times, and we’ve also had a glimpse of what’s to… Read More »

Shenzhen-Hong Kong trading scheme kicks off

Investors in Hong Kong can buy stocks on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange and vice-versa from today, following the official launch of the Shenzhen – Hong Kong trading link. The link was supposed to launch at the end of last year, but was delayed due to Chinese market volatility. Shenzhen has been promoted as a hub for technology and… Read More »