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Tech Killer Deal: Pixel 2 XL Price Slashed By $400
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The Pixel 2 series boasts of one of the greatest smartphone cameras money can buy today, despite sporting a single 12MP rear sensor aided by OIS and EIS. By joining all these chunks of evidence together, it looks like the Pixel 3 XL prototype unit the XDA leaker got hold of for a hands-on is the real one.

Tech Four people wounded in Sweden shooting
Author: 0 Four people wounded in Sweden shooting

Witnesses told newspaper Aftonbladet they heard what sounded like 15 to 20 shots about 6:15pm in the city centre. Aftonbladet says the shootings took place next to a police station so officers were on the scene immediately. Reports of gunfire have emerged from the coastal town of Malmo, Sweden. Several people have been reportedly injured in the shooting. Police are in place and have secured the suspected crime scene.

Tech Google Announces General Availability of App Maker Development Tool
Author: 0 Google Announces General Availability of App Maker Development Tool

As mentioned above Google has come up with something that could help the non-professionals to develop an app which the company is calling App Maker . This is in contrast to relying on bigger apps for tasks, like purchasing orders and filing help desk tickets, that can not be customized. It also offers a way for organizations to extend the functionality of their apps via App Scripts , a tool for creating application add-ons.

Tech Pokemon Go Will Finally Introduce A Trading System
Author: 0 Pokemon Go Will Finally Introduce A Trading System

Trading increases your Friend Level, though you can also send them Gifts - a new item you'll receive when spinning a Pokéstop explicitly for giving out to pals. But friends that are linked together on Pokemon Go can team up at Pokemon Gym and Raid Battles while achieving "Friendship level milestone rewards on their way to Best Friend status".

Tech Android Messages on the web is now live
Author: 0 Android Messages on the web is now live

The standard, adopted by numerous mobile operators worldwide, offers more feature parity with iMessage, thanks to its support for things like read receipts, typing indicators, high-res photo sharing, better group chat, and other features.

Tech Why Did Google Remove Uber Booking From Maps?
Author: 0 Why Did Google Remove Uber Booking From Maps?

However, for reasons now unknown, Google just removed that integration. Which is why Google partnered up with Uber so they could integrate the company's ride-sharing service directly into the Google Maps application. With the service, you have an estimate in advance showing approximately how much your ride will cost, and you get to sit in a clean late model vehicle instead of a dirty cab with a driver running up the fare.

Tech Meet YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, Google’s confusing new streaming services
Author: 0 Meet YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, Google’s confusing new streaming services

In the official blog post, the company outlines some of the unique features of the streaming service available through the stand-alone Android and iOS apps and desktop player. YouTube Music will initially launch in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. It also includes YouTube Music Premium into the mix, and costs $11.99 per month.

Tech IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders
Author: 0 IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders

Apple says the location data can not be shared if 911 has not been called, and that RapidSOS' data will be separate from that held by cellphone carriers. "Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal", said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

Author: 0 YouTube Music is expanding to 12 new countries

YouTube Premium , which is actually a different service from YouTube Music Premium, is also available today. On Monday, the YouTube team officially announced that the new YouTube Music is available to everyone in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.

Tech OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability
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Following a slew of updates for the OnePlus 6 since its launch, OxygenOS 5.1.7 is the first to offer strictly bug fixes and security enhancements. OnePlus says it received reports of stability issues in India on v5.1.6. The company further said the OxygenOS 5.1.7 update won't be officially available in India.

Tech OnePlus 6 Available To Order Starting Today
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Available To Order Starting Today

OnePlus 6 which was launched in India on 17th May has started selling in India from today. Just to make the occasion that much more special, OnePlus will host a celebrity at each pop-up store, and the first customer to pick up the OnePlus 6 at each store will be able to unbox the device with the celebrity.

Tech Google Rolls Out AI-Based Priority Notifications for Gmail iOS Users
Author: 0 Google Rolls Out AI-Based Priority Notifications for Gmail iOS Users

Other features include notification prioritisation which makes it easier for users to receive notifications only for the emails that are important for them. An Android version, on the other hand, is expected to arrive "soon". This is not the first time we are coming to hear about this feature. Gmail iOS app users need to select " important Emails only" from the Notifications drop-down in the settings menu to enable the feature.

Tech Sony share price dips as Fortnite account controversy draws ire
Author: 0 Sony share price dips as Fortnite account controversy draws ire

The company went on to tout its 79 million consoles sold worldwide and said that it has a "huge community of gamers who can play together on Fortnite and all online titles". Sony is taking a lot of criticism at the moment with regards to cross-play. Whenever we do have additional information, you can be sure we'll share it with you as soon as it's available.

Tech Instagram no longer notifies users about screenshotters
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Instagram is extending its shoppable tags feature to Stories starting this week. Instagram ended testing of a feature that let its users know if someone had taken a screenshot of any of their Stories. The popular photo-sharing and story-hosting app kick-started the weekend by confirming it would not go ahead with a plan to notify users when their stories had been screenshotted by another user.

Tech Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch
Author: 0 Sony prevents Fortnite cross-play between PS4 and Switch

One of the most recent leaks suggesting that Fortnite will indeed be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch came when the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite received a rating from the Korean Game Ratings Board. Less than a year after it was released in July 2017, online open world coop survival game Fortnite has taken the video gaming world by storm. Game developer Epic Games launched Fortnite last Summer, but it feels like the game has been a leading trend forever.

Tech Spencer: Frame-rate is an area where consoles can do more
Author: 0 Spencer: Frame-rate is an area where consoles can do more

It can afford to splurge, given that the game - which can be played for free on smartphones, personal computers and consoles - generated US$296 million in revenue from in-app purchases in April. Sony has allowed Fortnite players to share progress from their PS4 account to their Nintendo Switch. Nintendo also made some in-game tweaks that "Smash" fans asked for, like shorter Final Smash moves and small changes to the intricacies of combat.

Tech Apple Maps outage disrupts search and navigation for all users
Author: 0 Apple Maps outage disrupts search and navigation for all users

Apple said it's working on a fix. Almost all of the app's real functionalities appeared to be down. Apple's own support site mentions that there is an issue with certain maps functionality. And if you want to get a little more sophisticated, try Waze. The Down Detector , a crowd-sourced service that highlights these kinds of issues, has confirmed that the problem is widespread and not limited to one geographic area.

Tech Apple to close security flaw used by law enforcement to crack iPhones
Author: 0 Apple to close security flaw used by law enforcement to crack iPhones

The Cupertino-based company has revealed that a forthcoming software update will fix a vulnerability that allowed data to be transferred via the iPhone's Lightning port without authorisation. It chose to simply alter the setting, a cruder way of preventing most of the potential access by unfriendly parties. Ironically, the big victor of this change will be companies like Cellebrite and GrayShift that make the cracking machines.