Day: April 27, 2018

Facebook Didn’t Read the Terms and Conditions for the App Behind Cambridge Analytica

Facebook told British lawmakers on Thursday that it never read the terms and conditions for an app that ultimately allowed Cambridge Analytica to access 87 million users’ names, “likes” and other personal information. The admission from Mike Schroepfer, the chief technology officer for the social media giant, concerns a quiz app made by researcher Alexander Kogan, and his firm known […]

Nintendo Switch Sales Hit 17.79 Million Units Since Launch

Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch sales stand at 17.79 million sold worldwide since launch during its 2017 fiscal year earnings results with 15.05 million sold during the 2017 financial year. In addition to this, Nintendo Switch game sales have been solid. Super Mario Odyssey sold 10.41 million units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: sold 9.22 million units, […]

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima to Retire

Nintendo has announced that its current president, Tatsumi Kimishima will step down from his role leading the company. In his place is Shuntaro Furukawa. He joined Nintendo in 1994 and has worked in global marketing and at The Pokemon Company. Since 2016, Furukawa has been Nintendo’s Managing Executive Officer, Supervisor of Corporate Analysis and Administration Division and Director. […]

Google Adds New Verification Feature to Prevent Phishing Attacks

This week, Google announced a new security feature for Google account users who work on Chromefor browsing the Internet. The new sign-in feature asks users to verify that the account they are using is their own account. The search giant says that this is designed to prevent anyone from quietly signing into a Google account that may be […]

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Now Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update: Report

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has now been updated to Android Oreo. The smartphone, which was launched last year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is reportedly receiving Android 8.0 Oreo along with Samsung Experience 9.0. The rollout timing is notably ahead of what Samsung’s schedule indicated. It comes a long time after the smartphone received an update to Android Nougat. Last week, Samsungreleased a similar Android […]

Microsoft Tops Estimates as Azure, Office Products Drive Gains

Microsoft Corp on Thursday topped Wall Street forecasts for quarterly profit as the technology company signed up more businesses to its Azure cloud computing services and Office 365 productivity suite. Much of Microsoft’s recent growth has been fuelled by its cloud computing business as more enterprises seek to cut data storage costs by adopting cloud-based software and moving their applications […]

Dell Unveils Refreshed Latitude, OptiPlex, and Precision Workstations, New P-Series Monitors

Dell has announced a slew of updates to its professional PC lineup. It has unveiled new versions of the Dell Latitude, OptiPlex, Dell Precision, and P-Series workstations. Dell says its updated commercial lineup features advances in smart design, productivity, and sustainability apart from being the “world’s most secure and manageable commercial PCs”. The Dell Precision 7730 and Precision 7530 […]

iPhone 2018 LCD Variant to Get Stronger Display Without 3D Touch: KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple’s ambitious plans of releasing three variants in its 2018 iPhone lineup are reportedly getting updated as the launch date nears. As per previous rumours, Apple is set to unveil two new models with OLED displays, and a cheaper one with an LCD panel at its iPhone event later this year. A new report, with information sourced from the trusted […]

Sony Expects Gaming Business Profit as Strong Yen Eats Into Image Sensors

apan’s Sony Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit to fall 8.8 percent in the financial year through March 2019 as a stronger yen eats into profit from the image sensor business. The electronics and entertainment firm forecast profit to fall to CNY 670 billion ($6.13 billion) from CNY 734.86 billion a year prior, when earnings exceeded the […]

China Smartphone Shipments Decline 21 Percent, Xiaomi Sees Growth: Canalys

Smartphone shipments in China have dropped by 21 percent in Q1 2018 compared to the same quarter in 2017, as per the latest data shared by market analyst firm Canalys. According to the report, the total number of smartphone shipments in the country in the first quarter totalled 91 million – a number that the market […]