Author: Shaown Ahmed

A computer science graduate, Shaown Ahmed always wondered about possibilities of computing and related technology. He started writing for Binzbit during his time in college to share his experience in technology and related fields. He’s currently working as a software developer. Write him at: [email protected]

Apple has announced that the company will be replacing some of the Smart battery Cases for he iPhone XR and the iPhone XS/XS Max models due to the ‘charging issues’. According to Apple, customers who experience two particular problems related to charging will be eligible for the replacement program. In the official announcement, Apple noted that the impacted devices were made from January 2019 to October 2019. Additionally, Apple noted that although the problem will result in charging related problem, customers should not be concerned about their safety. As a result, those who are currently experiencing the no-charging or intermittent…

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Although most of the software updates tend to introduce new product design, the next Windows Terminal update clearly takes inspiration from the past as Microsoft is set to bring back the retro style CRT effects. Microsoft recently confirmed that the next updated version of Windows Terminal will include experimental retro-style CRT effects. According to Microsoft, following the update, the terminal will use xPlus IBM VGA8 font and CRT-style scan line. Additionally, the new update will introduce several other new features including ability to search within the terminal as well as ability to resize tabs. Microsoft said, You can now specify a…

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Google Podcasts app can be pretty useful to consume podcasts. Recently, Google has updated the application with an important feature that makes it easier to switch between accounts. As you might already know, Google Podcasts is pretty reliable for users due to its personalized content recommendations as well as better content management. Although the app was criticized at its launch due to lack of key features that can be found on other similar apps, Google has been adding new features to the app on a regular basis. Earlier last year, Google updated the content recommendation system of the app. With…

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Earlier today, Mozilla has released Firefox 72.0 for desktop as well as Firefox for Android 68.4 and Firefox ESR 68.4.0. With the latest update, Mozilla has introduced several features along with options to improve privacy of its users. If you are using Firefox 71 for Windows, then you might already be using the picture-in-picture feature for a while. With the latest release, Mozilla has brought the feature to Mac and Linux users. Moreover, Fingerprinting scripts are blocked by default with the latest release along with annoying popups. As for the privacy-oriented features, Firefox 72 will block cross-site tracking thanks to…

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Shortly after ToTok faced accusation that the popular messaging app is a UAE spy tool, Play Store and App Store removed the app from the respective stores. Interestingly, Google has now allowed ToTok back in the Play Store after two-week absence. In case you are wondering, earlier last month, the New York Times cited United States intelligence officials who claimed that ToTok was a surveillance tool that can track every conversation, movement, relationship, appointment, sound, and image of its users. It shares the information with the United Arab Emirates government. This accusation wasn’t surprising considering the app became extremely popular…

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There hasn’t been any shortage of rumors surrounding Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite over last couple of weeks. Now, Samsung has finally announced both of the smartphones. Although both of the devices come with ‘Lite’ tag, they feature some impressive specifications. First of the two newly announced smartphone, Galaxy S10 Lite comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O screen and weighs at 186g. s for cameras, the smartphone comes with three rear cameras that features a macro, an ultrawide and a 48MP wide-angle lens as previous rumors have suggested. Apart from these, the device features a 32MP…

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Although OnePlus confirmed that it will be showing off a new concept smartphone at this year’s CES, the company didn’t reveal a lot of information at the time. And now, the smartphone manufacturer has released a new teaser that includes several hints related to the upcoming smartphone. While we will have to wait to find out more, the latest teaser shows that the upcoming smartphone will feature an ‘invisible’ camera as well as “color-shifting glass technology”. Although you might expect the ‘invisible camera’ is applicable to the front facing camera in order to make the design more appealing, the video…

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Although Google Maps is known for provided reliable methods for navigation here on the Earth, the app is one of the best services out there for view other planets’ surfaces. The web version of the application has shown the surfaces of other planets for a while and now, Google has updated the app to throw viewers into hyperspace in case they decide to switch between planets. The feature was first spotted by user CNCK on Reddit. As you can see from the gif, Google Maps shows a hyperspace animation if you switch from Earth to other planets in our solar…

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A group of researchers from vpnMentor has discovered a database of text messages and user data that belongs to US communications company TrueDialog. The researchers revealed that in addition to containing SMS messages, the unencrypted database contains sensitive private information such as usernames and passwords. In case you didn’t know, TrueDialog is a Texas-based company that provides SMS service to different business and organizations that require mass messaging system. Although the company has over 5 billion subscribers around the world, the unencrypted database contains information related to subscribers in the United States. In a blog post, vpnMentor wrote: The vpnMentor…

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Samsung has released number of flagship smartphones over the years as the company has traditionally attracted customers with these smartphones’ exclusive features. However, it seems that Samsung has decided to stop differentiating smartphones based on exclusive features as the company has started to bring some Galaxy Note 10’s features to Galaxy S10. The news came via an official blog post where tSamsung revealed that it has started rolling out a software update for Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 5G users. This update follows the last one Samsung released back in September. While not as big as…

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Google has introduced a number of features to Google Maps over last couple of months as the company continues to improve privacy on the application. And now, the search engine giant has released a new update that allows users to edit their public profiles to control what others can see in case they decide to take a look at their pages on Google Maps. Although Google Maps is one of the most popular apps, Google didn’t allow users to manage their public profiles. However, the company has taken a more privacy-oriented approach in recent months. The management option will give…

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Although Android remains to be the most popular operating system for smartphones, manufacturers have been pretty inconsistent with their adoption of new updates. This is where Google’s Pixel devices come in as these smartphones receive monthly security updates and new Android versions for three years following the smartphones’ initial release. As original Pixel phone launched back in 2016, it has come to end of three years update schedule and Google released a new monthly patch for its smartphones. While the original Pixel didn’t receive the update, Google has revealed that it will release one more update at the end of…

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After years of anticipation, Samsung finally unveiled its first foldable smartphone earlier this year. While the initial release didn’t go according to the plan, the company released Galaxy Fold with the company reportedly has more foldable devices in works if recent rumors and teasers are to be believed. And now, during the annual Samsung AI forum in Seoul, DJ Koh has confirmed that the company intends to sell more foldable devices next year. If you have followed news related to Samsung, then the latest claim shouldn’t come off as a major surprise. Samsung has been teasing about several foldable devices…

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Samsung released the November security patch earlier today for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in selected countries. In addition to these two smartphones, Galaxy Note 9 is also getting the update for users in Germany. While the update is available for Note 9 carrying Exynos, owners of other models and chipset should receive the update in the coming days. In an official blog post Samsung noted the fixes accompanying the latest update. According to the company, the patch addresses nine critical Android OS vulnerabilities as well as few other vulnerabilities. One of these fixes included a critical vulnerability that was discovered…

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Following the launch of Play Points in Japan and Korea few months earlier, Google has decided to expand the service in the United States. In case you are wondering, Google Play Points is a loyalty reward program that allows Android users to earn points for using Google Play to purchase digital contents. Afterwards, users can use these points to pay for other materials or donate them to charity. If you are interested, you can sign up for Google Play Points for free. Afterwards, you will earn points as you purchase different contents available in the Play Store. Google noted, “Weekly…

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Few days earlier Xiaomi posted a teaser that it will be revealing world’s first penta camera setup with 108MP camera. Earlier today, the company unveiled Mi CC9 Pro with a set of 5 cameras. Although we have seen 5 camera setups in different smartphones, Xiaomi has taken the setup to a new height with the latest smartphone. As reported earlier, the primary camera in the smartphone is a 108MP camera sensor that is product of a cooperation between Samsung and Xiaomi. Recent rumors have suggested that Samsung might be bringing the latest camera sensor to its Galaxy S11 next year.…

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Google has released a new version of Chrome OS for compatible notebooks. While the latest update doesn’t contain massive changes, Chrome 77 brings a significant new feature called Virtual Desk that is similar to virtual Desktop feature similar to the one found in Windows 10. If you are interested in using the feature, you will need to open Overview after installing the latest update from the top of the screen. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts to complete different tasks: Create a new Desk with “Shift” + “Search ” + “=” Switch between Desks with “Search ” + “]”…

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Although Microsoft’s attempts bring ARM based PC didn’t go according to plans, it hasn’t stopped the company from working on similar products. Earlier last month, Microsoft announced Surface Pro X which uses custom Microsoft SQ1 chipset that is comparable to Core i5. While we will have to wait to see if the new device lives up to the expectations, Surface Pro X is now available in case you are interested in getting one. In case you didn’t know, Microsoft SQ1 chipset is a custom version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx chipset. This chipset comes with higher clock speed and different GPU.…

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It’s been rough couple of months for Huawei after the company found itself included in the United States Entity List. Shortly after the inclusion, a number of US companies quickly responded to cut down all business ties with the smartphone manufacturer. However, US government at the time responded that they will provide some exemptions to Huawei although the company will continue to stay in the United States Entity List. While some of the companies have already applied these exemptions, none of them has been granted by the government thus far. However, during a recent interview with Bloomberg, Commerce Secretary Wilbur…

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We are still months away from the official announcement of Samsung Galaxy S11. But if recent rumors are to be believed, then Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone will feature a 108MP camera sensor. While we will have to wait to find out the validity of the claim, it won’t be surprising if Samsung brings the camera sensor to its flagship smartphone. The company unveiled its 64MP camera sensor earlier this year and shortly afterwards, Realme XT and Redmi Note 8 Pro were launched with ridiculous 64MP camera sensor with Xiaomi is set to launch another smartphone with 108MP camera sensor later…

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