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According to a report from Reuters, Chinese authorities have decided to ban sale of electronic cigarettes over internet. The latest decision comes after an outbreak of a lung disease that is related to vaping in the United States. According to the report, Chinese regulators had sent out a request to businesses to end their online sales. The notice first appeared in the state-owned China Tobacco. The regulators expect that the latest ban will prevent minors from getting access to electronic cigarettes. While the electronic cigarettes will be available in the physical stores, it will be significantly difficult for minors to…

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Although Microsoft rolls out two feature updates every year, the latest update is closer to a service pack rather than a feature update. Despite Microsoft’s attempt at convincing its customers to run the latest version of the Windows on their computers, majority of the customers don’t upgrade their computers to the latest version right away. Despite that, recent data has revealed that over half of the Windows 10 PCs are running the May 2019 update. While Microsoft wants its customers to use the most recent version, the company doesn’t release updates to everyone at the same time for possible compatibility…

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Mozilla has been pretty busy lately in an attempt to bring back Firefox’s popularity among user base as it continues to improve privacy-oriented features of the browser. Interestingly, the organization has now announced that it is dropping supports for sideloaded extensions on the browser. According to Mozilla, it’ll stop support for sideloaded extension due to their intrusive nature. In a recent blog post, the company stated that these extensions don’t offer enough controls to the users. Mozilla said, “Sideloaded extensions frequently cause issues for users since they did not explicitly choose to install them and are unable to remove them from…

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After Apple released iOS 13.2 update few days earlier, a number of users complained that the update caused bricked HomePod. Shortly afterwards Apple admitted the problem and warned its customers that in case they have installed the latest update, they should not reset their HomePods or remove the device from the Home App. Apple at the time said that the company will release a fix promptly and if you followed Apple’s instructions regarding the prior update, you should proceed to install the latest update Apple released earlier today to your HomePod as soon as possible. Although the latest 13.2.1 update…

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Facebook has come under heavy criticisms recently after Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the social network won’t remove advertisements that contain false political messages. While the policy applies to organization, it doesn’t apply to individual politicians. Interestingly, Twitter revealed that it will ban political advertisements from the platform entirely. In a tweet sent out last night, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed that he believes that the ability to reach a larger audience with political intentions should be earned not bought. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message…

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Intel has added two new processors in its Comet Lake-U lineup. The latest Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U CPUs will be used for entry-level laptops that will contain next generation of processors. In case you are wondering, the Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U are dual-core processors that run at 2.4 GHz and 1.9 GHz. Both of the CPUs have TDPs of just 15 watts similar to the rest of the latest Comet Lake U family of processors. Apart from that, both of the processors come with 2 MB of L3 cache, Intel UHD Graphics, a dual-channel DDR4/LPDDR3 memory…

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According to a report earlier on Tuesday, a bug had found its way to App Store and removed more than 20 million ratings from apps. In addition to some of the biggest apps developed by Google, Microsoft, Starbucks, Hulu and Nike, some of the small developers’ apps were also affected by the bug. According to the report from TechCrunch the sweep started affecting the platform on October 23 and has been fixed by Apple earlier today. However, mobile app insights platform Appfigues revealed that more than 300 apps were affected by the bug. While the sweep affected a total of 155…

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Although we have heard rumors that Apple will launch its 16-inch MacBook Pro this year, the company didn’t reveal the laptop as expected in October. However, a recent image of the laptop has found its way online (via 9to5Mac) that showcases a TouchID key that that is separated from the Touch Bar. As a result, it seems that the laptop might end up having a dedicated escape key. We are hearing about the 16-inch MacBook Pro for a while now. During this year’s WWDC, apple didn’t add any major update to its MacBook Pro lineup as they got slightly faster…

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Although smartwatches have become pretty popular over last couple of years, Wear OS watches have fallen behind significantly due to their abysmal battery life. For instance, you can expect WearOS watches lasting only a day or two on a single charge compared to the five+ days of battery life on similar accessories from other manufacturers. In order to solve this problem, Qualcomm is working on introducing new SoC. According to XDA Developers, Qualcomm is working on bringing a wearable chipset based on Snapdragon 429 processor. The news comes after the outlet discovered a code commit that mentions a device tree for…

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Duolingo remains to be one of the most popular apps among those who want to learn a new language. Over the years the company has introduced several features. Few years earlier, it introduced the stories feature where you could test your reading and listening skills using short stories. While the feature was available for only web for a long time, the company has now finally brought the feature to Duolingo’s iPhone app. Introduced back in 2017, Stories cover tales that can help you significantly while learning a new language. While some of the stories are standalone, others are multi-part tales…

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We have heard rumors about Apple’s AirPods Pro for a while and earlier today, the company introduced AirPods Pro. Although the latest earbuds look pretty similar to the standard AirPods, they have gone through major redesign under the hood and contain several new features along with noise-cancellation, and improved sound quality. The newly introduced noise cancellation feature for the AirPods Pro is certainly a welcome one as the regular AirPods lacked the feature at the time of launch and users have been requesting the addition of the feature for a long time. In order to achieve the result, AirPods Pro…

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Although Intel’s latest generation of processors improved significantly over last couple of years, there are still enthusiasts who are interested in knowing how far current generations of processors can go. Thankfully, you will get a chance to purchase another Intel processor as earlier today, Intel confirmed that it will launch the new 9th generation Intel Core i9-9900KS processor on October 30th. According to Intel, the special edition processor will see base clock speed rising from 3.6GHz to 4GHz compared to the standard Core i9-9900K. As a result, gamers can see significant improvements in gaming performance. Moreover, Intel claimed that the…

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Although there isn’t a lack of options when it comes to use popular streaming networks such as Netflix and Hulu, Nvidia has set itself apart from competitors with its Shield TV lineup. Apart from offering some of the best features to power users largely thanks to their high-performance processors, the devices also support the company’s GeForce Now game streaming service. Interestingly, Nvidia is updating its ShieldTV lineup with two new models that will feature faster processor, support for Dolby Vision, and artificial intelligence-assisted upscaling that helps non-4K content look better on a 4K screen. Nvidia’s latest announcement comes shortly after…

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To everyone’s surprise, Microsoft has beaten Amazon to win the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract from the US Department of Defense. This latest news comes after earlier last year, Microsoft employees discouraged the company from placing a bid for the contract. At the time, employees of the company expressed their concerns that Microsoft’s technologies might be used for waging war. However, Microsoft defended its decision to place the bid by saying, “we believe in the strong defense of the United States and we want the people who defend it to have access to the nation’s best…

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Microsoft surprised everyone when it started releasing app for Android smartphone. Interestingly, one of the company’s apps has reached a new milestone as the Your Phone Companion app has become the top free app on the Google Play Store. In a recent tweet, Vishnu Nath revealed that the app surpassed other popular apps such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram to achieve the feat. #1 App on Google Play!!!  Woohooo!!  Thank you all. I never thought we would see Link to “Windows” top on Android 😊 👏 👏👌👍🙏 #YourPhone #YourPhoneCompanion #LinkToWindows #GooglePlay pic.twitter.com/yWA97a2rVA — Vishnu Nath 📱💻📲⌨️ (@VishnuNath) October 25, 2019 If…

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Back in July, Apple released updated version of iOS for older iPhones and iPad to address GPS location performance on devices running older versions of the operating system. At the time, Apple revealed that the issue would lead to system date and time being incorrect due to the problem. While the problem affected devices produced by other manufacturers from April, Apple’s devices won’t be affected until November 3rd of this year. As a result, Apple has advised iPhone 5 owners to update to iOS 10.3.4 before November 3. If the owners of the smartphone fail to do so, key apps…

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ProtonMail has launched the first beta of ProtonMail 4.0. With the latest update, the company introduced an all new look and a new framework to offer new features as well as customization options for future updates. If you download the beta version, you will notice the revamped user interface. According to ProtonMail, the company decided to introduce the new interface in order to make the app feel lighter while improving work efficiency. Moreover, you can access all of the features offered by the company such as Contacts, Calendar, ProtonDrive from single interface. As dark mode has become extremely popular among…

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When you think of crocodiles, you might think predators with sharp teeth that can cut through flesh. Interestingly, researchers have revealed that some of crocodiles’ relatives were in fact plant eaters. In case you are wondering, carnivores have conical teeth while the herbivores have more complex teeth. On the other hand, omnivores, or animals that eat both meat and plans have somewhere in between. During the course of the latest study, the researchers looked carefully at the collection from 16 extinct crocodyliforms. Although researchers noticed differences in the patterns, in the recently published paper, they determined the diets of the…

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Few days earlier, Apple issued recall for a number of MacBook Pro models over battery related problems. Recently the company has issued another recall for some models of MacBook Air 2018 over faulty motherboards. If you are affected by the problems, you won’t encounter any charges. According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple has sent out an internal document to Apple Stores and to authorized repair staffs notifying them that the company has found problems with several 13-inch Retina versions of the MacBook Air 2018. However, at the moment it’s unclear how many users have been affected by the faulty…

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In a recently published study in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, researchers have claimed that WhatsApp is beneficial to our psychological well-being. During the course of the research, Dr Linda Kaye, a senior lecturer in Psychology found that the group chat function of the app can have positive effects on mental health. Moreover, the researchers found that those who spend more time per day on the app, tend to be less lonely and have higher self-esteem. Out of 200 participants of the research, 158 were women and 41 were men with an average age of 24. The result showed…

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