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Microsoft’s xCloud Streaming Service Preview Is Coming To India Very Soon

“With Project xCloud, gamers will be able to stream their Xbox games from the internet to their smartphone or tablet” writes Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee for mashable.com. This will give players access to their Game Pass library via the cloud streaming service.Combining a subscription service like Game Pass with a cloud streaming service like xCloud is precisely what we’d expected Google to do with Stadia but Google’s cloud streaming service seems to be headed towards a rocky start with a bevy of missing features from the initial launch. Source: mashable.com

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Xiaomi Patents A Moto Razr 2019-Like Vertically Folding Smartphone

“The renewed Razr is literally the first foldable smartphone to feature a vertically folding design, a design choice that let Motorola preserve the aesthetic of the original Razr” writes Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee for mashable.com. The Motorola Razr is ready to ship yet but the phone’s already got the attention of almost every smartphone enthusiast out there.Well, kudos to Motorola’s design experts for being able to pull it off but as far the title of ‘only vertically folding smartphone out there’ is concerned, its likely that Motorola won’t hold on to…

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The app for EU citizens applying to remain in the UK after Brexit has major security flaws which mean it can be easily hacked

“For many EU citizens trust in the Home Office is already very low and we fear that many concerned will not apply now.”” writes Thomas Colson for businessinsider.com. Over one million EU citizens who have downloaded a smartphone app designed by the UK government to help them register to remain in the UK after Brexit, risk having their private information stolen due to major flaws in the app’s security.A Home Office spokesperson said: “We take the security and protection of personal information extremely seriously. “Over a million people have used…

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Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with US sanctions

“Huawei said its sales rose 24.4% over a year earlier in the first nine months of 2019 to 610.8 billion yuan ($86 billion)” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Some 90,000 employees will share a 2 billion yuan ($285 million) bonus, or about 22,000 yuan ($3,100) each, according to a company announcement circulated Tuesday on social media.BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other businesses.The larger…

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Apple Tops India’s Premium Smartphone Market In Q3 Due To Success Of iPhone 11, iPhone XR

“Riding on the success of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone XR, Apple has maintained its growth trajectory in the premium smartphone segment in India” writes Prasham Parikh for mashable.com. Apple regained the top position market back in Q2 2019 with a market share of 41.2% and has continued the growth with the launch of the iPhone 11.This was the second consecutive quarter growth for Apple despite missing iPhone sales estimates (YoY Globally).”In the premium segment, Apple continued to dominate with a market share of 51.3% in 3Q19, on the…

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UAG Civilian series for Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Stylish drop protection for your expensive smartphone

“UAG recently launched its new Civilian series and as someone who has used Urban Armor Gear cases for years it’s refreshing to try out a new style that still offers full MIL-STD 810G 516.6 drop protection” reports zdnet.com. The Civilian case for the iPhone 11 Pro is available now for $49.95 in three color options: Black, Olive Drab, and Slate. In addition to the solid level of drop protection, you will find lightweight construction, cool color options, unique back design, large buttons, raised bezel to protect the display, with full…

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Smartphone voting app needs security review, senator says

“A smartphone voting app that has been tested in local elections around the United States should undergo a cybersecurity review, Sen” writes Ben Popken Is for nbcnews.com. According to the developer, the app combines “mobile voting” and blockchain technology to create a secure way for people to vote without having to visit a voting booth. A joint statement issued this week by the nation’s top security officials warned of ongoing threats by hostile foreign actors to U.S. elections. Source: nbcnews.com

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Here’s How To Install The All-New Microsoft Office Application On Your Smartphone

“The Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint applications will continue to exist and receive updates in the future” writes Prasham Parikh for mashable.com. It’s important to note that the Microsoft Office application is not a replacement for the individual Office applications. The Office application is just a different experience that aims at consolidating all your Office stuff in a single application to enhance productivity.But since the application was announced in public preview, users just can’t simply install the application from iOS’s App Store or Android’s Google Play Store. Source: mashable.com

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Xiaomi’s 108-megapixel phone has wild specs and a fair price

“The Mi CC9 Pro is the company’s latest smartphone, unveiled in China on Tuesday” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. The Mi CC9 Pro does lag behind top flagships in one department, though: It’s powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 730G. The Mi CC9 Pro with 6/128GB of memory costs 2,799 yuan ($400).It costs $400, which is significantly cheaper than most Xiaomi phones.Xiaomi’s mission has always been simple: Cram as much high-end tech into a smartphone as possible, and offer it at the absolutely lowest price possible. Source: mashable.com

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