US Department of Commerce provided a temporary license to Huawei for three months. Now the Chinese company will be able to keep sending software updates to its consumers for next three months after receiving a temporary license from the US commerce department. The existing license is due to expire on August 19th. The temporary license, effective from today, allows Huawei to take necessary actions to provide service and support, or software updates, security patches to its existing Huawei handsets that people are already using before May 16, 2019. The license will also allow Huawei to receive any security patches or maintain network equipment.
Last week, the Trump administration declared a national emergency to deal with Chinese technologies growth. This allowed the Secretary of Commerce to block all transactions with China considering it as a national security risk. Soon after the Trump administration blacklist Huawei, Google announced its cut-off with the company as it would be illegal for any company to work with the Chinese telecom giant without written permission from the U.S govt.
Google has announced that it would no long provide Android services for Huawei, although it is said that the company can continue to use the open source version of the OS. The Chinese market wouldn't have a great impact as they are already using the limited version of OS. This move, however, will have negative impact on Huawei's international sales numbers. The temporary general license will allow the company and the department to take the required actions for the customers in America and worldwide who are currently using Huawei devices. After this act, people are assuming that Chinese Govt. will surrender to Trump trade deal with China but only time will tell as the rumors suggest that Huawei has already start working on its own Operating system.
"Three" has joined the list of carriers in the UK that offer pre-orders for the HTC One (M9). The phone is available starting at £39 a month with an upfront cost of £19.
For the price you can get 1GB of 4G data and unlimited calls and SMS. There are also 2GB 4G data and unlimited 4G data options for £42 and £47 per month but the £19 upfront cost for the device remains. The HTC One (M9) can be had in either Silver/Rose gold and Gunmetal Gray.
And if you weren't familiar yet the HTC One (M9) can also be pre-ordered in Gold from EE UK, from Vodafone UK, O2 UK and also through Carphone Warehouse with deals from O2, Vodafone and EE.
Recently, there have been a lot of rumors about the Galaxy S7 and its possible screen size. Some sources hinted at a mammoth 6 inch screen while others "confirmed" a more standard 5.5 inch device. Some even fuelled our imagination with the lures of a curved Super AMOLED UHD display!
We decided to clear up the confusion as best as we could and according to ITSKINS, the rumors are mostly true. There will be three size variants; a 5.1 inch version, a 5.5 inch version and a gigantic 6 inch version. In order to make things less confusing for its customers, Samsung will not provide a curved display with the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7. The 5.5 inch phone in the meanwhile will only sport a curved display. The 6 inch Galaxy S7, which is bordering on tablet category, will be available both in curved as well as flat display options.
After experimenting with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and the Note Edge, it looks like the Korean Electronics giant might be shuffling its designs once again. Whether the curved displays will see more success than the "Edged" screens, we will find out in a few months' time.
The Galaxy S8 is going to be officially revealed at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in just three more days but that hasn't yet stopped the leaks from coming in though! On that note, let's check out the two leaks we have for you today.
Take a look at the renders above which seem to be legit leaks by V3. From what we can see near the edges, this seems to be the Blue Coral variant, although it might be called something else this year. Other color options revealed so far include Black Sky, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Violet and Gold.
If you have had enough of pictures, we also have a video for you where someone seemingly tries his best to freeze the S8 by typing random keys on the keyboard. Considering that the S8 and the S8+ will be powered by the world's most powerful processors and GPUs, I would say that was an effort in futility! Nevertheless, it gives us a look at a variant of the S8 or S8+ that has a white front. Take a look yourself and let us know what you think in the comments.
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There has been a lot going on in the rumor mill lately about the upcoming Galaxy S10 and the latest ones are suggesting that there will not only be three cameras on the Galaxy S10, but Samsung will also release three different variants as well. The triple camera will reportedly be found only on the top model though, but then again, that's to be expected.
If the reports do turn out to be true then the most expensive variant will sport a 12-mp dual aperture lens as the main camera in the middle, while a 123-degree 16 MP (f/1.9) wide angle lens will be placed on its side. The other side of the primary 12-mp camera will be fitted with a 13 MP f/2.4 lens. Another idea that Samsung is reportedly toying with is the concept of leaving out the telephoto lens in favor of a ultra-wide angle lens. that doesn't really sound like a good idea to be honest, but we will see! That's it for now, but will keep you updated with the important stuff as soon as they pop up.
The Galaxy S10 is all set to be unveiled in less than a month's time and this year around, there will be three devices in the S10 line-up, instead of two. However, the existence of the S10, S10 Plus and the S10 E (Lite) is old news now, but what this render from the famous leakster Evan Blass does is that it gives us a very clear and side-by-side look at the upcoming devices.
If rumors are to be believed, then Samsung will also release a fourth Galaxy S10 smartphone, which will be called the Galaxy S10 X. The S10 X is rumored to feature a huge 6.7-inch display and even 5G, but we will have to wait to find out if there really is any truth to this rumor. Even if it's true though, Samsung will likely keep it restricted to specific markets such as South Korea and luckily, the US as well.
We can all be guilty of getting into the Christmas spirit a little early. Festive marketing - which usually begins in November - can be a little bit infectious. But Selfridges in London took the cake for overexcitement this year, opening the doors of their Christmas shop on the first day of August - the peak of British summertime.
For regular folk, Christmas usually begins in mid-November, ahead of the last (or second-to-last) wage of the year. You know, the point when questions about trees, markets, presents, John Lewis adverts and Coca-Cola trucks become unavoidable. We're almost at that point once again, so here are a few mobile apps to get you in the mood for Santa's arrival.
NORAD Tracks Santa (iOS, Android)
NORAD, otherwise known as the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is arguably the last organisation on Earth you'd expect to run a regular Santa-tracking service over the festive period. However, the event has been a fixture of Christmas in the States since 1955, when a child tried to call Santa and ended up speaking to Colonel Harry Shoup instead.
'NORAD Tracks Santa' has made the leap from helpline service to a Google Maps-style website over the last few decades. But most modern users will experience Santa's journey on Android or iOS in 2016. The event is incredibly popular, with volunteers fielding 117,000 phone calls from children and nearly 20million people following Santa via the app or website in 2013.
The Elf Adventure Christmas Story (iOS, Android)
Many of the most popular Android and iOS games out there have Christmas themes, such as Doodle Jump Christmas Special or A Christmas Carol by Bitcasino, a slots-style game available here. However, some festive titles are just palette swaps of an original, sticking a woolly hat on a protagonist or swapping a palm tree for a fir tree.
One for the kids, the Elf Adventure Christmas Story is a 24-episode saga and digital advent calendar that revolves around a quest to awaken a sleepy frost giant before Christmas. It's nothing too taxing - each day requires the completion of a task like cleaning a window or putting biscuits in an oven - but it's a fun distraction before school for the little ones.
Secret Santa Tombola (iOS)
Whether it's a pair of socks or a sew-your-own plush cactus, Secret Santa has always been a celebration of the cheapest and weirdest presents on the market. With office-based versions of the game, the likelihood is that you won't know anything about the person you're buying a present for. So why not leave it up to fate?
Secret Santa Tombola is an app with the uncreative and just plain lazy in mind. All you have to do is specify whether the recipient is male or female, set a budget, and choose the type of gift you'd like to see as a suggestion (cute, funny, or cheeky). It's the mobile equivalent of closing your eyes and choosing something at random from the Argos catalogue.
So, there you go; three apps to make Christmas a little easier and a lot more exciting. A good month before Santa pulls on his boots.
The British company, Hutchison Whampoa, which owns the UK carrier Three "3", is considering a purchase of Telefonica's carrier O2 UK for around 9 billion pounds which is about $13.6 billion, according to a report from The Sunday Times, which also notes that talks are at an early stage, and nothing is yet confirmed.
A deal makes sense for both companies given that Hutchison is looking to expand in Europe, while Telefonica is in need of cash to help pay down its debts. The latter even came close to selling O2 UK to BT last year, but the deal didn't go through as the telecommunications giant eventually agreed to acquire EE.
In addition, Three's acquisition of O2 would also make it the biggest carrier in the UK it is currently the fourth largest network in the country. However, any such deal between the two could cause regulatory concerns as it would bring down the number of major mobile operators in the UK from four to three.
SanDisk has launched a newer version of the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick. The device connects to your computer like a regular flash drive so you can transfer data to it. It then becomes a wireless drive that you can connect to from a smartphone or a tablet and access the saved data within.
The SanDisk Connect lets you connect up to three devices at a time to it and can maintain a stream for up to 4.5 hours on a single charge. All you need to do is install the SanDisk Connect app on your phone or tablet to access the files saved on the drive.
The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is available in 16/32/64/128GB capacities, with prices ranging from $29.99 to $99.99 and is available at Amazon, BestBuy, and SanDisk website.
Apple is planning to launch three new iPhones this year and they are all going to be borrowing design elements from the current gen iPhone X, according to famous Apple leakster and KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. All of what you are going to be reading next, comes from MacRumors and is backed up by ET News from Korea.
There will apparently be an iPhone X (2nd Gen), iPhone X Plus and an iPhone X SE. The 2nd Gen iPhone X will be exactly the same as the current one in terms of display and form factor, but with more updated specs. The iPhone X Plus will sport a much larger 6.5-inch display, but the rest of the internals will probably match the iPhone X (2nd gen). The iPhone X SE will serve possibly as a low-end device in the middle with its 6.1-inch display. The batterie on these three devices are expected to be 2800mAh, 3,400mAh and 2,950mAh for the iPhone X, iPhone X Plus and the iPhone X SE respectively.
If you think that the iPhone SE sounds perfect, you would be unpleasantly surprised because despite sporting the same form factor as its more premium brothers, it won't have an OLED display, 3D Touch or even the dual camera setup. The already ridiculously expensive Apple phones are going to become even more expensive in 2018 with the iPhone X starting at $1,000 and the iPhone X Plus from $1,200 possibly. The "cheap" iPhone X will start at $700 - $800 in all likelihood. If you thought Samsung flagships were getting expensive, it's time to rethink the situation!
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As mobile gaming ages and creates a vast library of exclusive games for itself, it also borrows plenty of classic titles that originated on consoles or computers. Secret of Mana, Grand Theft Auto, Crazy Taxi Classic and Bully are just a few of the old gems you can download onto your phone, but even with all of the games that have made the transition, there's still a few that we'd like to see as an app and we haven't yet.
Let's take a second to look at these entries and talk about what makes them worthy choices.
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Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
Widely regarded as one of the best games of all time and certainly the best out of the three titles developed by Team Ico, Shadow of the Colossus definitely needs to make its first handheld appearance. With the E3 2017 announcement that there will be a SotC remake in 2018, it only seems appropriate to make a port for phones so that people can slay on the go.
With the dynamic gameplay of climbing up colossi opened up to touch screen, we might see some interesting changes to the classic controls - such as swiping up to scale a monster's back and double tapping the screen to plunge your sword into the beast's weak point. Although the final fight did suffer from serious frame dropping, the problem was virtually fixed in the PS3 port - a blueprint that developers should be sure to use when building the game for iOS and Android.
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Grabbed by the Ghoulies (Xbox)
From the same people who brought you GoldenEye 007 and Banjo & Kazooie comes Grabbed by the Ghoulies. The whimsical horror game has the player taking on hordes of Halloween baddies as they traverse a haunted mansion in search of the main character's girlfriend. While the game received mixed reviews upon its release, it was eventually re-released in the Rare Replay bundle for Xbox One, and has even gone on to inspire similar titles such as Grave Grabbers https://www.slots.io, a five-reel, 20-payline slot game that borrows heavily from the comedic and animated horror themes featured in Rare's classic.
Grabbed by the Ghoulies also features a soundtrack by legendary video game composer Grant Kirkhope, the same man who created the highly regarded Donkey Kong Country series soundtracks. And with the recent boost in augmented reality games, thanks to Pokemon Go, Grabbed by the Ghoulies can take advantage of the same technology to bring the monster mashing madness right into your home.
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Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Since Nintendo has finally gotten with the times and started releasing app games, there's a whole slew of old gems that need releasing on the phone, but none more deserving that Super Mario Kart, a franchise that has sold 90.50 million copies worldwide according to vgchartz.com. With an added online multiplayer mode where people could play with others in their proximity and the addition of tilt controls similar to the Wiimote, Super Mario Kart could be modernized for a whole new generation of gamers.
Although Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 7 are already available portable titles, not everyone owns a system to play them on. However, practically everyone owns a phone. Before we know it, we could be back in the '90s playing the first ever released Mario Kart online off of our phones. Now that's a nostalgia overload.
Regardless of what games are released for phones, the mobile gaming industry will be stronger than ever. It would just help for more console-based gamers to have familiar options at their fingertips in an age where our phones are on us nearly every passing moment of the day. If technology really is going to be the downfall of mankind, the least we can do is make it fun for everyone.
Poker is without a doubt the most popular card game in the world today, outranking blackjack which comes in at a close second top-grossing international casino table game. While blackjack used to be king of all card games, recent years have seen a change, mainly thanks to global coverage of huge poker events like the WSOP or World Series of Poker. While the popularity of poker continues to grow, not everyone can afford the time or money to win a seat at WSOP and other major global poker tournaments. In addition to this, not everyone wants to take poker that seriously.
This is where online poker rooms come in to the picture, allowing more people around the world to play all sorts of poker games on new casino sites whenever they like - on their computers and right at home. This convenience is hard to beat as poker newbies and experienced players can pick and choose the type of poker game that best suits their needs. Further to this, the rise in mobile phone technology has also made it possible to play great poker games on the go, adding another element of convenience to the plethora of choices available to the modern poker player.
Of course, not all poker apps are created equal and for every solid poker app out there, there are about a dozen that should be avoided at all costs. The trouble is choosing how to spot a great poker app for your Android mobile phone or tablet. Finding great poker apps can soak up a lot of your free time so it may be a good idea to start off with a few recommendations. With that in mind, check out our top three Android poker apps for 2018. These are available right now for download from Androids Play Store and include plenty of freebies and other cool features.
1. Poker Heat
Poker Heat can be downloaded for free from Google Play although it does include some in-app purchases. The game is classified as a ‘freemium' option and features an interesting league-based platform. Once you've downloaded and installed the app, you can join one of seven different poker leagues. The game includes an online multiplayer option, free coins to power your game and more.
2. Governor of Poker 3
Enjoy six different poker styles on this third addition to the Governor of Poker series, including everyone's favourite, Texas Hold'em. Governor of Poker 3 is not as intensive as other poker apps but it is a lot of fun and covers a fair amount of ground, and even includes a free blackjack game. The good features of this app include online multiplayer support, cross-platform support, free chips every four hours and options to play via Facebook, Android, iOS and even Steam.
Available for free download on Google Play, Appeak is a fairly new poker app that already has well over 100,000 active players onboard. This gives you a great variety of online gaming options, along with an easy to use interface, a variety of in-game challenges and activities and up to 7000 free coins each day that you play.
Mobile gambling is on the rise in the UK, with an estimated 51% of all online punters now wagering through their smartphone or tablet.
This number is set to increase incrementally over the course of the next decade, as the mobile gaming sector benefits from a number of cutting-edge trends and new technologies.
But what exactly are these trends, and how will they continue to impact on mobile gambling for the remainder of 2019 and beyond?
- The Continued Diversification of Live Casino Platforms
As mobile gambling continues to rise, so too has the popularity of live and real-time wagering.
This has also triggered the diversification of the live casino vertical, which has historically been dominated by traditional games such as roulette, blackjack and baccarat. However, pioneering development teams are now creating a wider range of real-time games, whilst also improving the authenticity of interactive dealers.
Market leading software houses like Evolution Gaming and NetEnt are driving this trend, as they continue to focus on the range and the pace of games that they provide in real-time.
As part of this evolution, developers are also creating a wider range of unique and three-dimensional camera angles, which deliver an increasingly immersive experience to players across the board.
- The Age of the No-deposit Bonus
The nature of welcome offers has continued to change throughout the years, with operators initially focused on providing huge deposit-matches of up to 400% in some instances.
The trend has changed in recent times, however, with players having become wise to the impact of wagering requirements and the conditions attached to such bonuses. The UK Gambling Commission has also clamped down on bonus terms and wagering requirements, creating considerably cynicism within the marketplace.
In the modern age, operators are increasingly likely to incentivise players by offering them a no-deposit. This type of package is not dependent on you crediting your account with a minimum sum of cash, whilst you can also keep what you win mobile casino no deposit bonus.
We're likely to see a rising number of these bonuses hit the market in the coming months, particularly as more operators enter the iGaming space and the level of competitiveness rises incrementally.
- The Rise of Cryptocurrency
Whilst Bitcoin may be the poster boy for cryptocurrencies, there are other coins and tokens available in what's fast becoming one of the world's fastest-growing marketplaces.
We've even seen the rise of so-called stable currencies in recent times, with these tokens pegged to fiat currencies like the U.S. Dollar in order to minimise volatility and optimise potential applications.
Immersive cryptocurrency platforms like Etherium offer a particularly relevant range of bonuses to players, as they provide secure channels through which individuals can fund their bankroll whilst also protecting their anonymity.
Remember, cryptocurrencies are powered by blockchain and have no direct link to your bank or credit card accounts. They also offer far greater levels of transparency to users, as each transaction is stored publicly and sits outside the control of a central authority.