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EE and Vodafone drop Huawei phones from 5G network launch

EE is to be first next-generation mobile network in UK, going live in six cities on 30 MayThe mobile operators EE and Vodafone have dropped Huawei phones from their 5G launch plans, as the backlash in the UK against the Chinese company gathers pace.Huawei was then dealt a further blow on Wednesday when the British chip designer ARM said it would stop licensing its silicon chip technology to the company. Continue reading...
Tags: Huawei, EE, Vodafone, BT, 5G, 4G, Mobile phones, Technology, Telecommunications industry, Business, UK news, Telecoms


EE drops Huawei phones from its 5G network launch lineup

BT-owned mobile operator follows Google’s move and says it will put devices ‘on pause’BT-owned mobile operator EE will turn on the UK’s first 5G network on 30 May in six cities, but has dropped Huawei phones from its launch plans.Britain’s largest mobile phone network said it would switch on 5G initially in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester. Continue reading...
Tags: EE, Huawei, 5G, Mobile phones, Technology, BT, Telecommunications industry, Business, UK news


Mexico City residents carry fake iPhones to turn over to muggers

An increase in armed muggings have caused a spike in sales of dummy smartphones that on first glance look real. (You can buy one from Amazon for around $20.) Apparently they were first sold as display items to electronic stores wanting to protect their real inventory from smash-and-grabs. From the Associated Press: Axel says he sells three or four dummy phones a week out of his stall in a downtown electronics marketplace, next door to a colonial college building that dates to 1767. Axel, wh...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Crime, News, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Mexico City, Associated Press, Thieves, Axel


Honor 20: Huawei Android phone launch defies Donald Trump

Huawei announces cut-price premium phones with quad cameras and top-end chipsHuawei’s Honor is trying to dominate the increasingly crowded cut-price premium phone market with the launch of two new top-spec phones, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro, flying in the face of the US blockade.With Apple, Samsung and now Huawei ceding the space of the sub-£600 top-end phone as starting prices have risen beyond £900, Honor’s latest offering continues the winning trend of flagship hardware at more reasonable ...
Tags: Android, Technology, US, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Donald Trump, Huawei, Apple Samsung, Huawei Android


Adobe brings its Premiere Rush video editing app to Android

Adobe launched Premiere Rush, its newest all-in-one video editing tool that is essentially a pared-down version of its flagship Premiere Pro and Audition tools for professional video editors, in late 2018. At the time, it was only available on iOS, macOS and Windows. Now, however, it is also finally bringing it to Android. There is a caveat here, though: it’ll only run on relatively new phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S10 series, Google’s Pixel 2 and 3 phones and the OnePlus 6T. ...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Adobe, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Oneplus, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Adobe Creative Cloud, Samsung Galaxy S9


Smart TVs add fuel to Xiaomi’s Q1 earnings

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi just released its first quarterly results since announcing its $1.48 billion pledge to focus on smartphones and ‘AIoT’, an acronym for Internet of Things powered by artificial intelligence. Xiaomi’s adjusted net profit for the first quarter increased 22.4 percent year-over-year to 2.1 billion yuan ($300 million), while total revenue climbed 27.2 percent to 43.8 billion yuan ($6.33 billion). Sales in India, where Xiaomi handsets , as well as other countries ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, China, India, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Earnings, Huawei, Operating System, Tcl, MIUI, Meitu


Huawei blockade: do I need to stop using my Android phone?

Google has cut off Huawei from its Android services because of Trump’s blacklist, but what does that mean for your phone? Donald Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei in the escalating trade war between the US and China is now starting to cause significant issues for the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer.Alongside US chip manufacturers, Google has been forced to comply with the US government’s ban on the supply of technologies to Huawei. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, China, US, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Huawei Continue


How to Check Your Entire Home Network for Vulnerabilities

This guide will show you how to use a safe and reliable (and free!) app to scan your home network for vulnerabilities. It’s unlikely I’d be able to introduce this tool better than the folks who created it, so from the Bitdefender Home Scanner page – Bitdefender Home Scanner is a free tool that scans your Wi-Fi network, maps devices and identifies and highlights network security flaws. Bitdefender Home Scanner looks for weak passwords, as well as vulnerable or poorly encrypted communications...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Ipad, Mac, Windows, Mobile Phones, Chromebook, Linux, eLearning, Home Networking, Cable Modems


Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts

Exclusive: plans to put network transmitters on tall structures has caused dozens of disputesThe rollout of the 5G telecommunications network is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling about the control of millions of lampposts, the Guardian can reveal.Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are clamouring for access t...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, 5g


Pixel 3a XL review: the cheaper Google phone to buy

Great camera, top software, OK battery and performance, in a plastic body that’s a bit too wideWith a price-tag of £469, the Pixel 3a XL tries to offer the best of Google, but costing £400 less than its top-end siblingThe bigger brother of Google’s other lower-cost phone, the Pixel 3a, the new Pixel 3a XL offers the same winning combination of great camera and software. It offers practically everything that makes Google’s top £869 Pixel 3 XL good, shrunk in both cost and weight. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet, Pixel


The Meizu 16s offers flagship features at a mid-range price

Smartphones have gotten more expensive over the last few years even though there have only been a handful of recent innovations that really changed the way you interact with the phone. It’s maybe no surprise then that there is suddenly a lot more interest in mid-range, sub-$500 phones again. In the U.S., Google’s new Pixel 3a, with its superb camera, is bringing a lot of credibility to this segment. Outside the U.S., though, you can often get a flagship phone for less than $500 that makes none o...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, United States, Sony, Qualcomm, Meizu, Snapdragon 855, Meizu Xiaomi Huawei


Reality Check: The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems

Alex Chuang Contributor Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here British science fiction writer, Sir Arther C. Clark, once said, “Any sufficiently a...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Column, Developer, Tech, Nasa, Gif, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Animation, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Gps


OnePlus 7 Pro phone launch: massive screen and pop-up camera

New model joins cheaper OnePlus 7 as Chinese firm goes after Samsung and Huawei Having made a name for itself for cut-price top-spec phones, OnePlus now has its sights set on the Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Huawei P30 Pro with its new OnePlus 7 Pro.Costing from £649 the new premium OnePlus still undercuts the competition by about £250, but isn’t quite as value-oriented as previous offerings. Continue reading...
Tags: Android, Technology, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei Having


WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do?

Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows deviceUsers are being urged to update their WhatsApp smartphone apps immediately because of a security bug that allows hackers to take over your phone by simply calling it, whether or not you answer. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, Social Networking, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Software, Windows Phone, Mobile Phones, Chat and messaging apps


Pixel 3a review: the people’s Google phone?

Great camera and software make a bargain, let down only by middling performance and battery Google’s latest phone, the Pixel 3a, offers the firm’s fantastic camera and software for less than £400, cutting a few corners on the way.The pitch for the Pixel 3a is simple: everything that made the £739 top-end Pixel 3 good, but at a lower price. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet


Android Q: everything you need to know about Google's update

New Android version out in public beta with smarter AI, more privacy and dark mode Google took the wraps off the next version of Android 10 Q at its IO developer conference in California this week, introducing a whole range of new features, gestures, AI and privacy advances.Android Q doesn’t yet have a full name, but it marks a shift-change in Google’s attitudes to how things should work on a smartphone. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, California, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones, Computing, Alphabet


Google launches cheaper Pixel 3a smartphones

Model has top-spec camera and software but costs more than £300 less than flagship Pixel 3Google is looking to buck the £1,000-plus smartphone trend by launching a cheaper Pixel 3a smartphone that still offers its top-spec camera and software.Announced at Google’s I/O developer conference in California on Tuesday, the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL Android phones are aimed at the increasingly important mid-range market. Starting at £399, they seek to offer most of what made Google’s £739-plus flagship p...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, California, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Alphabet


WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets climate insurance

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y-Combinator, Western Technology Investment, and EchoVC also participated in the round. WorldCover’s platform uses satellite imagery, on-ground sensors, mobile phones, and data analytics to create insurance options for farmers whose crops yields are affected adversely by weather events—primarily lack of rain. The startup currently operates in Gh...
Tags: TC, Uber, Asia, New York, Money, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, India, Africa, Insurance, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Uganda, Mobile Phones


Apple's iPhone sales fall 17% in first quarter as flagship product struggles

Quarter marked another quarterly decline in profit and revenue as the company struggled to move beyond the iPhoneApple’s iPhone sales fell 17% in the first three months of the year as the company’s flagship product continued to struggle.The tech company reported revenues of $31.05bn in iPhone revenues for the quarter, the majority of the $58.bn in revenues Apple brought in over the three months. Continue reading...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Business, Technology, Mobile Phones, Tim Cook


Samsung sees Q1 profit plummet 60%

Samsung’s Q1 earnings are in and, as the company itself predicted, they don’t make for pretty reading. The Korean giant saw revenue for the three-month period fall by 13 percent year-on-year to 52.4 trillion KRW, around $45 billion. Meanwhile, operating profit for Q1 2019 came in at 6.2 trillion KRW, that’s a whopping $5.33 billion but it represents a decline of huge 60 percent drop from the same period last year. Ouch. Samsung’s Q1 last year was admittedly a blockbuster quarter, but these are m...
Tags: Asia, Technology, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, AT&T, Korea, Earnings, Oled, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Galaxy, KRW, Brian Heater


How worried should we be about Huawei? – podcast

Theresa May has turned to her national security council to help her decide on whether to allow the Chinese firm Huawei to provide parts of Britain’s 5G network. Guardian reporters Rupert Neate, Alex Hern and Tania Branigan discuss the company at the heart of a diplomatic tussle. Plus, in opinion, David Kogan argues Labour needs clarity on Brexit to have a chance of winning powerWhen the government’s decision to allow Huawei to build parts of Britain’s 5G network leaked from Theresa May’s nationa...
Tags: Technology, China, US, Mobile Phones, Britain, Theresa May, Defence policy, Labour, Huawei, 5g, Tania Branigan, David Kogan, Rupert Neate Alex Hern


Is this the vertical-folding Motorola Razr?

This could be the upcoming Motorola Razr revival. The images purporting to be the upcoming smartphone appeared online on Weibo and show a foldable design. Unlike Galaxy Fold, though, Motorola’s implementation has the phone folding vertical — much like the original Razr. This design offers a more compelling use case than other foldables. Instead of traditional smartphone unfolding to a tablet-like display, Motorola’s design has a smaller device unfolding to a smartphone display. The result is ...
Tags: Startups, Gadgets, Motorola, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Samsung Electronics, WSJ, Weibo, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Razr, Foldable Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold


Who really pulls the strings at Huawei? | Letters

Readers air their views on the role of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in the development of Britain’s 5G networkThe government is right that Huawei is not owned by the Chinese regime, but it seems to have missed – or ignored – the fact that it is probably controlled by the Chinese Communist party (Conservatives will push next party leader to scrap Huawei’s ‘non-core’ 5G contract, 25 April). Huawei is technically majority-owned by its employee union. As with all legal trade unions in China, howeve...
Tags: Politics, Technology, China, UK News, World news, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Asia Pacific, Huawei, 5g


Ultimatum to cabinet ministers in Huawei leak investigation

Senior figures in Theresa May’s cabinet deny role in leaking details of vote in National Security Council meetingCabinet members who were at Tuesday’s National Security Council (NSC) have been sent an ultimatum by Whitehall’s most powerful official to confess or deny whether they leaked a controversial decision to allow Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G phone network.Cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill is understood to have written to those present and demanded that they tell...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Conservatives, UK News, Mobile Phones, Theresa May, Telecoms, National Security Council, Huawei, Whitehall, Cabinet, Conservative Leadership, National Security Council NSC, Mark Sedwill


Cabinet launches inquiry to find source of Huawei leak

Senior members of UK cabinet scramble to deny responsibility for leak regarding Chinese firmAn inquiry has been launched by the cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, in the aftermath of this week’s leak of a decision by the National Security Council to allow Chinese firm Huawei to supply some 5G telecoms equipment in the UK.The investigation could lead to the sacking of a cabinet member or adviser, a criminal prosecution under the Official Secrets Act. The news prompted ministers to scramble to d...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Conservatives, UK News, Mobile Phones, Theresa May, Telecoms, National Security Council, Huawei, Conservative Leadership, Mark Sedwill


Labour demands full inquiry into Huawei leak

Theresa May under pressure to find and sack source amid suspicions it could be leadership rivalLabour has demanded “a full leak inquiry” into whoever was responsible for this week’s unauthorised disclosure from the national security council that the Chinese company Huawei will be allowed to supply 5G telecoms equipment in the UK.Asking an urgent question in the Commons, Jo Platt, the shadow minister for the Cabinet Office, said: “If a minister did leak this information they are not fit to serve ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Internet, Conservatives, UK News, Mobile Phones, Theresa May, Telecoms, Huawei, Conservative Leadership, Cabinet Office, Jo Platt


Xiaomi exports personal data of Indian users to foreign third parties: Report

Deccan Chronicle reports, based on Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi’s privacy policy, that the company transfers personal data of Indian users to third-party service providers outside the users’ jurisdiction. The privacy policy is quoted thus: “As such complying with applicable laws,... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Personal Data, Privacy Policy, Deccan Chronicle, Data Protection Bill, Data Localisation, Draft National E-Commerce Policy


Best smartphone 2019: iPhone, Huawei, Samsung and Google compared and ranked

Our updated list of the top iOS and Android mobile phones – at the best prices right now Need a new smartphone but don’t know which one is the very best? Here’s a guide comparing the current top-end smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and others to help you pick the best handset for you.There has never been a better time to buy a new flagship smartphone with many quality handsets available at a wider range of prices than ever before. Whether your priority is two-day battery life, fantastic c...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Technology, Nokia, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Sony, Lg, Huawei, Alphabet, Huawei Samsung, Apple Samsung Huawei


How to Schedule Emails to Send Later in Gmail

This quick overview will show you how to schedule an email in Gmail so that it sends at a later time/date. If you’re using Gmail on a laptop or desktop (via the web), click here to jump down to the instructions. Schedule Emails to Send Later on Mobile (iPhone/Android) Compose your email as usual but instead of tapping the Send button, tap the “3 dots” button and select Schedule send. This will bring up a series of options including pre-selected times such as “Tomorrow morning” and “Tomor...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Ipad, Email, Mobile Phones, eLearning


Huawei P30 Pro review: game-changing camera, stellar battery life

New smartphone with Leica quad camera has 5x optical zoom, super low-light performance and fun featuresHuawei’s latest top-end phone, the P30 Pro, has a genuinely groundbreaking new quad camera system on the back with amazing low-light performance and the first 5x optical zoom enabling a practically spycam-like 50x digital zoom.The new £900 phone, from the firm that continues to be at the centre of a political storm, has the familiar metal frame, curved glass and all-screen design of 2018-19. Ne...
Tags: Android, Gadgets, Photography, Technology, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Huawei