Social Media 

US probing JUUL’s ‘deceptive’ social media marketing: report

As concerns about vaping are on the rise, government regulators are probing marketing practices by JUUL, according to a report US regulators are looking into potentially “deceptive marketing” used by popular e-cigarette brand JUUL Labs that targeted teens, according to a news report Thursday. The company declined to confirm any investigation but in a statement Thursday said it ended the short-lived social media campaign and announced new efforts to keep the vaping product out of the hands of adolescents. The Federal Trade Commission, which handles consumer product complaints, is investigating…

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Apple 

Apple Mistakenly Unpatches Vulnerability in iOS 12.4, Lets Hackers Release Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhone Models: Report

Apple has reportedly unpatched a bug in the latest iOS 12.4 update that it had fixed in the earlier iOS 12.3 update – leaving its most up-to-date iPhones vulnerable to hacking risk. As a result of the mistake, all iPhones running iOS 12.4 can now be jailbroken and several iPhone users have already tweeted that they are successfully running the “jailbreak”. According to Motherboard, security researchers have already exploited the vulnerability in iOS 12.4 and released a public “jailbreak” on open-sourced software development platform GitHub – the first free public jailbreak for a fully-updated iPhone that’s been…

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samsung 

Samsung Facing Flak for Copying Apple Watch With Galaxy Watch Active 2: Report

Ahead of the launch of Galaxy Watch Active 2, Samsung is facing flak for copying the design of the smartwatch from that of Apple’s. A photo reported to have been leaked from Samsung appears to show the first glimpse of Galaxy Watch Active 2 which has an uncanny resemblance with Apple Watch Series 4. It is important to note here since the Samsung smartwatch is yet to become official, the final product may end up being different. Tech enthusiasts were quick to notice that the image showed two watch faces,…

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Apple 

Apple wants to have its own 5G modem ready by 2021, report says

Apple just announced that it was acquiring Intel’s 5G modem business for $1 billion, with the implication being that the company is working on developing its own wireless modems for the iPhone. A new report, however, suggests that Apple’s timeline for a self-built iPhone modem may be shorter than expected — the company reportedly wants a working modem by 2021. The report, which comes from Reuters, cites a source familiar with the matter, and contradicts previously reported rumors of a 2022 or 2025 release date. It’s also entirely possible that Apple could have…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Fold Spotted in the Wild Ahead of Any Relaunch Details: Report

Samsung Galaxy Fold, one of the most controversial tech developments of 2019, has not yet received its formal release date. But ahead of the debut, the Samsung foldable phone has reportedly been spotted in testing publicly. The public testing of the Galaxy Fold reportedly took place in India — precisely, in a Delhi Metro train. This was perhaps the first open appearance of the Galaxy Fold that was unveiled at MWC 2019 back in February but hasn’t yet debuted in the market due to its display fiasco. A man riding…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series Will Have Physical Volume, Power Buttons After All: Report

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is one of the most heavily leaked phone off late and we still have a few more months to go, before it’s rumoured launch in late-August. The rumours so far point at there being two models of the Note 10 — both are said to pack in top-of-the-line specifications and will only differ in size and perhaps camera capabilities. It was previously rumoured that the phone will also ditch the traditional physical buttons for volume and power in favour of capacitive buttons but this rumour has…

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Apple 

Apple To Reveal Super-Cool New Apple Watch watchOS 6 Features, Report Says

It’s not long now until the keynote that will launch Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference – 10AM Pacific, Monday, June 3, as it happens. CEO Tim Cook has already hinted it’s going to be a good one. “This is one you won’t want to miss,” he insisted in the recent financials call. Apple Watch with colorful faces, ready for Spring. APPLE Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has indicated that the event will offer new tools and striking extra features in the software announced. Including for the next iteration of operating software for Apple Watch, doubtless…

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Apple 

Apple could buy Intel’s modem business, report says

Apple has considered buying Intel’s smartphone modem business in what would be one of the iPhone maker’s biggest acquisitions ever. That’s according to a new story in the the Wall Street Journal, which reports that the two companies have held talks since last year, though those conversations recently “stalled.” From the report: Intel is now exploring strategic alternatives for its modem chip business, including a possible sale—to Apple or another acquirer, the people said. It has already received expressions of interest from a number of parties and has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc.…

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