Pocketnow Daily: Apple May Soon DITCH Intel… Sort of?(video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about Apple’s plans to include its own processors in future Macs, OnePlus 8 Pro display issues and more
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20
Verizon is once again giving free data to its customers
Verizon is giving 15GB of free data to every single customer in its data plans, which also includes its prepaid options
iOS activations have reached highest numbers in Q1 since 2016
We have data that shows us how much iOS has grown in the first quarter of 2020 in activations when compared to past years
Pocketnow Daily: Galaxy S10 Camera Update: FORGET about the S20?! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the camera update that will make you choose the Galaxy S10 over the Samsung Galaxy S20 and more
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20
AT&T will give free wireless data for remote learning and waive fees to help during the COVID-19 pandemic
AT&T is also helping its customers in the United States to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and it also offers programs to help remote learning
Apparently, future 6G speeds could give us up to 1TB/s
The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology have already started to work on the next-generation 6G network that would give us amazing speeds
Pocketnow Daily: FaceApp could be STEALING your PHOTOS… (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about how FaceApp could be stealing your photos, the new ASUS ROG Phone 2, Samsung’s new 12GB RAM chip and more
T-Mobile bills family more than $13,000 for less than 1GB of international data
Even with airplane mode on for the whole trip, it seems that Nicholas Chung’s iPhone had been tapping into the cell network in Vietnam.
Survey gives reasons why people switch between iOS and Android
The battle between iOS and Android is probably going to last forever, and we probably won’t ever know which OS is better, but at least we know why people switch between OS
Back up your data or else with MacBook Pro (2018)
If your laptop’s logic board fails, be warned that one of Apple’s design changes to this year’s MacBook Pro may ruin a last chance at saving your data.
Huawei claims independence from Beijing, fighting to keep FCC funds for its US network clients
The commission has proposed to prevent US networks from buying equipment from Huawei and ZTE by denying them public funds.
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20
Media pickups are part of AT&T and Verizon plans for tracked ads
In addition to acquiring programming and platforms, there are also customers to have as well. That’s more data and that’s more ads.
T-Mobile website features a plug-and-play hack that could expose customers’ details
All hackers had to do is find the site on a search engine, input a customer’s phone number and reap the data. A similar sort of bug was found last fall and back in 2015 at this company.
FCC investigating exploit in prison inmate location service used to track other people
Securus allows law enforcement to track prison inmates’ phone calls, but one sheriff abused a feature from software vendor Securus to track other people’s locations.
Verizon surreptitiously launches Visible, a prepaid carrier
It’s in early access and requires a code to join in for $40 per month service. There’s unlimited data, but with some asterisks.
WhatsApp
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum departs Facebook, exodus expected
Koum left a cordial note as he left the door and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg returned the same. But reporting says that the tensions have been deep over the direction of WhatsApp.
Mark Zuckerberg, deleted Facebook Messenger conversations and an “Unsend” controversy
Several sources say the Facebook CEO’s messages have been deleted from the app. This prompts the company to go public with a new feature, but it misses a huge point.
Hated one way or another: Notches & Co. | #PNWeekly 298
On this week’s show: Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple and Acer have new hardware, Facebook has newly-revealed problems around the same old concerns and notches, people, notches, what more do you want?
FTC starts private investigation into Facebook privacy concerns
Among many of them is the fact that Facebook collected the metadata of Android users’ phone calls and text messages. The company says it was an opt-in procedure, but screenshots make the practice more vague than it seems.
Facebook logs call, SMS data from Android phones
Facebook has been scraping the metadata of calls and messages sent from Android phones for a long, long time. We’re only finding about it now because of the backlash from the Cambridge Analytica saga.
WhatsApp pledges to UK it won’t share data with Facebook, government drops enquiry
Why can’t WhatsApp freely share all the data Facebook wants? WhatsApp is still just a messaging service while Facebook has grown to be complex and data-driven for revenues.
Sprint 3Q17 earnings get big boost from tax reform, fast forwards 5G plans
The carrier would have made rare income after expenses, but the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act gave billions of dollars of benefit on paper.
OnePlus user data tracking is not happening through badword.txt
In fact, it’s all thanks to leftover code and poor management from OnePlus between the Chinese-facing HydrogenOS and the world-facing OxygenOS.
AT&T Passport program offers 1GB of international data for $60
Customers can improve that per-gigabyte rate by paying $120 for 3GB of data. That’s on top of their month’s bill. And don’t start with the overages.
Service costs may go up thanks to Sprint/T-Mobile merger failure
Analysts predicted that consumer-side costs would go up if a Sprint/T-Mobile merger were to go through. Without a merger, they still might go up.