APPLE may be preparing to create a "thinner, lighter" iPhone – possibly to appease people who think smartphones are just too big. A new report suggests Apple is redesigning the iPhone screen for 2019 to shave off some extra pounds. When the iPhone first launched, it was 11.6mm deep – about two pencils thick. For years after, Apple worked to make its iPhone thinner and thinner, trimming it down to just 7.1mm with 2015's iPhone 6S. But in the quest to add new features, the iPhone has grown flabby – the new iPhone XR is 8.3mm thick. Now Korean industry news site ETNews suggests Apple is working to slim down the 2019 iPhone. Today's iPhone XS has an OLED display, which produces images for you to see. But there's also a touch-sensitive layer, which is how the iPhone can register your taps. Each layer you have in a phone makes it thicker, so Apple is reportedly working to merge the OLED screen with the touch layer. This would save space, potentially allowing for the overall … [Read more...] about New iPhone 2019 to be ‘thinner and lighter’ after women slam Apple over ‘too big’ handsets
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GOOGLE and Apple can track your every move - but there are ways to shut it down. The tech giants may actually be using your location as a way to help improve apps, like finding directions. But a number of companies can use your location data when it's enabled, according to reports. And as it's not entirely clear how they use your data you may want to think about switching it off. Paul Bischoff, privacy advocate at Comparitech.com, warned people to disabled the tracking services when they are not in use. He told Fox News: "Companies use IP addresses, advertising IDs, and cookies to track users and store details about their online behaviors, browsing history, searches, purchases, viewing habits, and more. How to turn off your tracking on your iPhone Go to settings Select privacy Turn of the location services You can also stop ad tracking by going to the privacy page under 'advertising' and you can turn on 'limit ad tracking' He added: "The resulting ‘profiles’ sold to third … [Read more...] about Worried about Google and Apple tracking your every move? A simple change to your location settings could stop them
APPLE have announced a host of their newest gadgets including three new iPhones, and the Apple Watch 4. The new iPhone XS comes with enhanced features including a facial recognition - and appears to be in demand - but how does it compare to the iPhone 8? Screen size Both versions of the new phone have bigger screens than their predecessors. The iPhone 8 had a similar design to Apple's older iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It had a normal amount of screen space with a 4.7-inch display, while the larger model the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. The iPhone XS has a 5.8 inch screen while the XS Max has a huge 6.5-inch screen, the biggest ever on an iPhone. Battery The new iPhone XS has a much larger battery than the iPhone 8. According to Apple the iPhone XS has 20 hours talk time compared to the iPhone 8’s 14 hours. Internet use is about 12 hours on both phones but the iPhone XS has video playback of about 14 hours, an hour more than the iPhone 8. When it comes to audio playback, … [Read more...] about iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 – what’s changed with Apple’s latest smartphone?
CONFUSED Apple fans have spoken out about a mysterious overheating issue that's making their iPhones so hot "it feels unsafe". Online forums are being inundated with complaints from worried iPhone X owners who say they have no idea why their handsets are getting so hot. A Reddit threat titled "Has anyone else noticed their iPhone X easily overheating?" has received hundreds of "likes". One irate user moaned: "Mine used to overheat often. Forget google maps and charging at the same time. It would often shut down altogether. I reset it to factory settings and had the same issue. "I went to [an Apple Store] genius bar. They told me I needed to set the device as new. This didn’t work either and I lost all my old texts and some contacts. "Eventually they gave me a new phone. No more issues and it’s been about two months." There are lots of reports about the £999 iPhone X on Apple's official support forums, too. Many users say that the phone becomes too hot to even hold, for … [Read more...] about iPhone owners blast Apple over mystery ‘overheating’ bug that makes handset ‘too hot to touch’
When you think of money laundering, it's easy to picture nail salons, shell corporations, or offshore bank accounts. But as new technologies like cryptocurrency are emerging, so too are new methods for turning ill-gotten gains into taxable income. The most obvious methods aren't always the best, though. As bitcoin continues to thrive, policy-makers, police, and prosecutors are investing more resources into combating illegal schemes. In response, there is rising suspicion that enterprising criminals are turning to more innovative solutions, such as laundering money using massively multiplayer games.During my time reporting and investigating the events of EVE Online, I've stumbled upon my fair share of stories regarding this subject. At first I thought these rumors were nothing more than tinfoil-hat conspiracy theories—a not uncommon thing in a virtual universe many believe is actively run by its own illuminati. A good majority of EVE's players are rightfully convinced that … [Read more...] about How microtransactions and in-game currencies can be used to launder money