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Qishin Tariq

lifestyletech@thestar.com.my

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18 Mar 2019 | 10:45 PM

Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50 boast flagship features, retail from RM799

Samsung launches its mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A50 and A30, which boast flagship features such on-screen fingerprint, nearly bezeless screens and multiple cameras.

A model showing off the Galaxy A50 which has a 25-megapixel selfie camera with an ultra-wide lens.
18 Mar 2019 | 7:18 PM

U Mobile's and Razer's e-wallets to work interchangeably

Users will soon be able to use U Mobile Sdn Bhd’s and Razer Inc’s e-wallets interchangeably, following a collaboration between both the companies.

Tan says the collaboration between Razer and U Mobile will help reduce e-wallet fragmentation in the region. — The Straits Times
18 Mar 2019 | 8:30 AM

It’s not always about screen time

Time spent on an app is not an indicator of satisfaction, and tech companies have to find more meaningful ways to measure user interaction, says Android user experience director Glen Murphy.

The Wellbeing Dashboard allows users to monitor the time they spend on the phone and apps. — Google
15 Mar 2019 | 4:09 PM

Facebook adds Gaming tab to navigation bar

Facebook is rolling out a dedicated Gaming tab to the main navigation bar to encourage more users to consume gaming content in their Facebook app.

Facebook is rolling out a dedicated Gaming tab to the main navigation bar to encourage more users to consume gaming content in their Facebook app. — Facebook
14 Mar 2019 | 1:33 PM

WhatsApp is developing an image search tool to spot fake news

WhatsApp users will soon be able to check where an image in their chat comes from, and if it's legit, with the Image Search feature meant to curb fake news.

WhatsApp users will soon be able to check where an image in their chat comes from and if it's legit with the Image Search feature meant to curb fake news. — dpa
14 Mar 2019 | 12:04 PM

Update: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp face outages

Facebook and its sibling sites Instagram and WhatsApp faced disruptions since the early hours of with users being unable to post, send and receive messages.

Messaging across platforms faced issues, with connectivity problems reported on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. — AP
13 Mar 2019 | 3:38 PM

Microsoft can now automatically uninstall problem updates

Windows is now cleaning up its own messes, introducing an automatic update uninstaller to reverse any issues its automatic Microsoft updates cause, like rendering the device unable to boot up.

Microsoft introduces an automatic Windows update uninstaller to reverse any issues its automatic updates cause, such as rendering the device unable to boot up. — dpa
13 Mar 2019 | 1:11 PM

Mozilla’s Firefox Send lets users share up to 2.5GB of files in browser

Skip email and use a fox, or rather Firefox Send, to share up to 2.5GB of files with end-to-end encryption directly through Mozilla's browser.

Skip email and use a fox, or rather Firefox Send, to share up to 2.5GB of files with end-to-end encryption directly through Mozilla's browser. — Mozilla
12 Mar 2019 | 3:55 PM

Harry Potter fans can register to be wizards in the upcoming game

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is open for pre-registration on Android and will feature spell battles, fantastic beasts and walking around the real world like in Niantic's Pokémon Go.

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is open for pre-registration on Android and will feature spell battles, fantastic beasts and walking around the real world like in Niantic's Pokémon. — Warner Bros
12 Mar 2019 | 12:20 PM

Adobe to retire Shockwave next month

Adobe is discontinuing updates and downloads of its Shockwave player for Windows by April 9, going the way of Adobe Flash.

Adobe is discontinuing updates and download of its Shockwave player for Windows by April 9, going the way of Adobe Flash. — Bloomberg

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