Apple Watch finally available on O2

O2 is now offering the cellular version of the Apple Watch. When Apple first launched an LTE version of its Watch (with Series 3) it exclusively partnered with EE. Vodafone connectivity was added at the end of last year and now O2 customers can get the smartphone on the company's custom plans.

Telegram Messenger hit by DDOS Attack

Telegram faced a severe distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack today; although it appeared to have stabilised after beginning around midday GMT. The major cyber-attack appeared to originate from China, the company’s CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong.

Google Assistant rolling out to Waze Android app

Rolling out to Android phones in the United States, beginning today, Google Assistant will be fully integrated into Waze so users won’t have to tap on their screens to get things done. Many of Waze’s most popular features will be supported, such as reporting traffic jams, calling out potholes, and checking for alternate routes.

Nokia 2.2 launched in India

HMD Global has launched its latest Android One smartphone in India, the Nokia 2.2. It comes with dual SIM slots and microSD card slot and houses a dedicated Google Assistant button. The phone runs on Android One 9.0 Pie OS, has a 3000 mAh battery, packed inside phone dimensions of 145.96 x 70.56 x 9.3 mm with total of 153 grams weight.

Spotify for Android brings Sleep Timer

Spotify for Android has finally received the highly-requested feature of a Sleep Timer, allowing app users to easily drift off to their favourite music without worrying that their songs will constantly keep playing and will drain out their smartphone's battery.

Sony Xperia 1 now available in UK

The Sony Xperia 1 is now available in the UK. Sony’s latest vision for mobile technology, packing a host of highlight features such as the world’s first 4K OLED display in a smartphone with 21:9 CinemaWide display (6.5”), and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure.

Smartphone Shipments hit 5 year low in North America

Smartphone shipments in North America dropped 18 percent in Q1 2019 to a five-year low of 36.4 million units.While the region’s biggest ever recorded fall in smartphone sales is being credited primarily to Apple’s lacklustre performance, the iPhone maker remained the clear leader despite suffering a regional decline of 19%.

OnePlus 7 Pro’s display is HDR+ certified

OnePlus has announced that the display of the OnePlus 7 Pro is HDR10+ certified, a mode that provides users with a more dynamic and detailed picture quality. The company has also announced that it has partnered with YouTube and Netflix to offer content that is viewable in HDR10.

Google releases May 2019 Android Security Bulletin and Google Device Images

Google has released the May 2019 Android Security Bulletin, giving carriers and device makers a fresh set of patches to install. Though Google puts out the Android security patches each month, the job of actually getting the fixes to end users falls on the telcos and/or device manufacturers themselves. Those partners vary in their ability to release the patches in a timely fashion.

Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US Household Details

A hack discovered by us-based firm vpnMentor that has exposed a database of 80 million (nearly 65 percent) American households. The unprotected 24GB database, hosted on Microsoft Cloud servers, includes the number of people living in each household with their full names, their marital status, income bracket, age, and more. While some information is available freely, other data like title, gender, etc are coded.

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