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Galaxy Buds Awarded First Place Title By Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports – a nonprofit organization dedicated to product and service test – have recently awarded the Samsung Galaxy Buds first place in their ‘Stereo Headphones’ rating test. The Galaxy Buds received an overall score of 86 and were ranked first, while being praised for excellent sound quality and audio capability. Every year, Consumer reports test more than 40 pairs of headphones and earphones. This year, the Galaxy buds competed against other leading brands, where the products were tested head to head on sound quality, design, sensitivity, type, and sports capability. It should be mentioned that Apple’s Airpods, the market leader of wireless earphones, was ranked 49th.

Scoring the highest amongst its competitors, the Galaxy Buds were described as one of the best-scoring portable Bluetooth earphones Consumer Reports has ever tested with true wireless design and excellent audio quality packed into a pair of unobtrusive earpieces and easy-to-use touch controls for playback, volume, and skipping tracks. In a detailed overview of the test results, Consumer Reports noted that the Galaxy Buds are a decent choice for critical listeners who won’t be satisfied with anything less than top-notch music and movie soundtrack playback.

 

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Laptops, SmartPhones

Broken iPhones and MacBooks!

They did it again, but this time there is no need for a class action lawsuit! Apple has admitted that some devices have issues. It seems that last year’s iPhone X and a specific MacBook Pro model are now eligible for free repairs.

As they stated, “Apple has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due to a component that might fail on the display module.” These touch issues include the display not responding to touches and sometimes reacting even though it was not touched.

But that’s not it. Apple is also offering free repairs for the 13 inch MacBook Pro (with touch bar). The issue is quite serious and users need to be careful. Apparently, a limited number of SSDs in MacBooks may result in data loss and failure of the drive. The company stated that the units were sold between June 2017 and 2018.

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SmartPhones

Huawei’s 2019 Y9 – First Look

Huawei’s new Y9 (2019) features a massive 6.5″ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340. The device packs an octa-core processor (Hisilicon Kirin 710 – 2.2 GHz quad-core, 1.7 GHz quad-core) paired with a 4 or 6 GB RAM, and a 64 or 128 GB storage. The Y9 is priced at about $270 and has a decent specs sheet for a budget phone. I will be using the Y9 for some time and provide a full review on how I feel about it and everything it provides.

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Lead MENA Digital Transformation Consultancy Firm Partners With Automation Anywhere

Nuummite Consulting, a digital transformation consulting company based in Dubai, has announced last week its partnership with Automation Anywhere, a world leader in RPA (robotic process automation). AI and Automation have been redefining the way business is done globally and it’s about time that businesses in the region start adopting the technology.

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SmartPhones

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite Hands-On Review

Xiaomi, just like many other Chinese companies, is well-known for providing flagship specs at affordable prices along with well-performing budget phones. So let’s put this to the test… I have used Xiaomi’s Mi A2 Lite as my daily driver for about 3 weeks, and here is my review of what it has to offer!

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SmartPhones

Galaxy Note 9 – specs and features

Since the Note 7 debacle, we have seen Samsung take the safe road with their Note line-up, but here they are again pushing boundaries again like we’ve known them to do. The company is slightly behind competitors, but they should continue on this track with next year’s Galaxy S10 if they expect to remain ahead in the global smartphone market.

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Galaxy Note 9 launch and Apple’s mid-range phone delayed

Note 8

A month ago it seemed like Samsung was going to launch the Note 9, codenamed the Crown, ahead of time this year, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Samsung’s Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-Yong, has recently demanded the reduction of the display’s thickness by 0.5mm. That does raise one concern, will a thinner display be easier to crack? The reason this change was requested was that Lee Jae-Yong was touring the distribution centers of Oppo and Vivo, and preferred the feel of holding and using their thinner displays. This delay means that the Note 9 launch date will be pushed back to August.

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We’re changing our privacy… never mind!

Following the whole Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, the EU has signed and set a legal framework known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR sets guidelines for the collection and processing or individuals’ personal information within the EU. This is mainly the reason your email accounts have been “spammed” by privacy policy changes emails. But the benefits for users go beyond personal privacy, as revealed by Marcel Freinbichler, Austrian web developer, on Twitter.

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