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iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

iPad Mini and bigger iPad tipped with faster chargers

New versions of the longest lasting tablet brand in the world are rumored to appear in stores in the near future. As noted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple's likely set to release a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of the year 2020. That'd be anywhere from June to December - and more likely earlier than later. It's not yet known if this will be an "iPad Air" model or not. It's possible this would be a replacement for the current 10.2-inch iPad (no Air, Mini, or Pro).

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The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

The Sony a7S II replacement is coming and it’s going to be big

Sony is starting from scratch with the Alpha 7S Mark II replacement, promising that the hotly-anticipated camera will be a ground-up reinvention. The a7S II was a hit among video professionals, among others, but the failure of a successor to arrive alongside the a7 III and a7R IV led some to fear that Sony had decided the series had run its course.

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Twitch bans Trump over hateful content, but he’ll be back

Twitch bans Trump over hateful content, but he’ll be back

President Donald Trump has been banned from streaming platform Twitch over allegations that his account had presented 'hateful conduct,' according to the company. The move is the latest example of a social media company taking steps to address problematic content shared on official presidential accounts, following content notices on Twitter that prompted ire from the POTUS.

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Galaxy Note 20 release dates could change Samsung forever

Galaxy Note 20 release dates could change Samsung forever

As Samsung holds their next launch event and release date reveal for the Galaxy Note 20 and friends, the company is tipped to change their strategy for the future. A report this week says that Samsung Unpacked 2020 (for the Note 20, ZFlip 5G, and Fold 2) will sign a change for Samsung's release schedule. Instead of releasing two "flagship" phones a year, they're tipped to release one new "flagship" phone every 3 months!

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TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, 55 other Chinese apps banned in India

TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, 55 other Chinese apps banned in India

If you're living in India today, you might be blocked from using a list of apps on your iPhone or Android device. India's government just released a list of 59 mobile apps that are banned in the country as of today. It would appear that the apps on the list are largely made by or distributed by companies and/or developer collectives based in China.

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iPhone 12 leak points to souped up 4K shooting

iPhone 12 leak points to souped up 4K shooting

With September quickly approaching, there's been no lack of rumors centered on Apple's new iPhone lineup. We've heard about everything from how many phones will be in the lineup to specs and pricing, but today, we're learning some new stuff about the cameras on these phones. Specifically, we're learning what these iPhone 12 cameras may be capable of, particularly in higher-end models.

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Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze redesign puts driver Moods front and center

Waze has launched a big new UI revamp, with everything from colors through to how individual members are represented changing in the refreshed navigation app. Promising to be more lively and visually attention-grabbing than most apps, the new Waze also builds on what the Google-owned company calls Moods.

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Windows File Recovery tool is Microsoft’s free fix for deleted docs

Windows File Recovery tool is Microsoft’s free fix for deleted docs

Microsoft has released a new, free tool to help restore inadvertently deleted or corrupted data, with the new Windows File Recovery tool promising to save your lost Windows 10 data. While you might think that, in this age of numerous cloud backup services, lost files would no longer be a problem, anyone staring forlornly at their recycle bin wondering where their latest folder disappeared to will know that's not the case.

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Snapdragon 875 leaks boast 100W charging and a high price tag

Snapdragon 875 leaks boast 100W charging and a high price tag

The seemingly unstoppable rise of high-end smartphones seemed to have ground to a halt or at least taken a breather as the entire world finds itself in a very different situation from just six months ago. While expensive smartphones continue to be announced, sales numbers indicate a slight shift in favor of less expensive options, even if they are of the mid-range kind. Perhaps unperturbed by global market trends, Qualcomm is reportedly pushing through its planned new features as well as a new price that consumers will end up shouldering in the long run.

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OPPO Watch FCC sighting hints at US launch

OPPO Watch FCC sighting hints at US launch

OPPO made a big splash with its first smartwatch but not all for the right reasons. The OPPO Watch's rich set of features may have been overshadowed by discussions around its uncanny resemblance to the Apple Watch. That might not have been relevant for markets where Apple's products are eclipsed by its Chinese rivals but it will be a different matter entirely when, not if, the OPPO Watch becomes available in global markets, including and especially the US where the Apple Watch's design is pretty much an icon.

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T-Mobile LG Stylo 5 receives an Android 10 update

T-Mobile LG Stylo 5 receives an Android 10 update

From being one that shouts "first!" when a new Android update is released, LG has now become one of the worst-rated manufacturers when it comes to timely Android updates. That's true for its most flagships but is even worse for its mid-range and entry-level models. So when news of Android 10 landing on a mid-2019 Stylo 5, there is definitely much reason to be pleasantly surprised. Especially when you consider it's coming via the long-winded carrier route.

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Galaxy Fold Lite is reportedly postponed to 2021

Galaxy Fold Lite is reportedly postponed to 2021

If foldable phones look and sound like luxuries few people would be able to get their hands on it's because that's exactly what they are. The combination of their price and fragility pretty much ensures that these will never be commonplace, at least in the foreseeable future. Samsung, which helped spur the foldable phone market in the first place, was expected to also push more affordable foldable phones as well. Unfortunately, now it seems that won't be the case this year as plans for what was believed to be the Galaxy Fold Lite 4G is reportedly being put on hold.

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