SmartPhones

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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Tablets, Tech

No more Android Tablets?

If you own an Android tablet then you probably know how neglected it is, receiving very few software updates throughout the year, while many apps not being optimized to run correctly on the tablet. Well, we can now with all confidence, officially say goodbye to Android tablets. Google has recently updated the Android website and removed the tablet tab entirely. The website can now be used to learn about Android on various devices, but not tablets.

Source: Android Police

Google’s focus has long ago shifted towards Chromebooks, but it’s unclear if we’ll be seeing any Chrome OS tablets anytime soon.

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