Huawei’s HarmonyOS is coming to smartphones

Huawei has announced the second version of its HarmonyOS operating system and detailed plans to bring it to a wider range of devices, including smartphones. Consumer business CEO Richard Yu made the announcement today at Huawei’s developer conference in Shenzhen, China. Huawei will make a beta version of the HarmonyOS Continue Reading

Fortnite special edition Nintendo Switch announced for Europe

Nintendo is releasing a new Fortnite-themed special edition Switch next month, via NintendoLife. The bundle includes yellow and blue Joy-Cons — the latter with the Battle Bus etched around the home button — and a dock that features various well-known Fortnite skins. The Switch tablet itself also has characters on the back. Fortnite is preinstalled on Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s next budget Snapdragon 4-series chips could take 5G mainstream in 2021

Qualcomm is expanding its 5G portfolio to its budget Snapdragon 4-series chipsets in 2021, which will bring the faster networking standard to the cheapest range of smartphones yet. Qualcomm has progressively been expanding the list of chipsets that it’s offered with 5G compatibility. In 2019, only the company’s flagship Snapdragon Continue Reading

Windows 10 is getting a new touch keyboard with GIFs, emoji, and better voice typing

Microsoft is planning to release some noteworthy changes to its built-in touch keyboard for Windows 10. The updated touch keyboard design builds on the company’s work with Windows 10X, bringing new key press animations, sounds, and all the all-important ability to search for and insert animated GIFs. Microsoft called this the Continue Reading

Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 End of Service Date Extended to May 11 Next Year

Microsoft has extended the end of service date for Windows 10 version 1803. The delay has been scheduled for the Enterprise, Education, and IoT Enterprise editions of the operating software (OS). Microsoft announced that the final security update for Windows 10 version 1803 would be released on May 11, 2021. Continue Reading

Facebook supports for Apple’s privacy changes

Facebook said Wednesday that Apple’s upcoming privacy update could make it tougher for the social network to target some iPhone users with ads on other mobile apps. Facebook offers a service to businesses called the Audience Network, which lets businesses use the social network’s pointing to run ads on thousands of mobile apps. Facebook collects a trove of Continue Reading

Apple removes thousands of games from the Chinese App Store, alarming observers

As tensions rise between the US and China, Apple’s Chinese operations — which include millions of Apple customers and much of the company’s manufacturing operation — could be at risk. A new report in The Information argues that China may already be closing the loopholes exploited by Apple in previous years, starting with Continue Reading

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