Apple told by China to remove apps with CallKit active

Last July, Apple gave in to the Chinese government and removed VPN apps from the Apple App Store in that country. Now, Beijing wants Apple to remove apps that use the company’s CallKit framework. CallKit allows developers to use Apple’s calling interface on their apps. Other such interfaces are available, but CallKit provides a more native feel for a third party app. It’s thought the Chinese object to the use of VoIP that is used by developers with CallKit. Last year, Apple had to remove the Skype app from the App Store in China due to the same reason. At the time, several U.S. lawmakers …


One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery

There is only one thing better than a Galaxy S-line phone, and it is its Active version. Top among the reasons is the fact that those ship with much larger batteries than the originals, righting the main wrong with Samsung’s otherwise excellent flagships.

It seems that the Galaxy S9 Active won’t be an exception, as, thanks to a leaked screenshot with its purported specs, we learn that the rugged phone will sport a 4000mAh battery pack, again. The phone here is coded as SM-G893, hinting at a true Galaxy S8 Active successor, as that one carries the model number SM-G892.
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AT&T pushes out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung may have already done updating the Galaxy S8 to the latest version of Android, but the South Korean company has a handful of other devices waiting to receive the Oreo update. The Galaxy Note 8 is getting the update in the United States as well, but it will be some time until everyone gets it.

Surprisingly, one other Samsung smartphone is now eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo, the Galaxy S8 Active. The rugged version of last year’s flagship is now receiving the update at AT&T, some users reported over the weekend.

The update weighs in at 1.2GB and includes the March security …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active rumor review: Design, specs, price and release date

If recent years have taught us anything, it’s that Samsung comes forward with ‘super-charged’ rugged versions of its flagships on the regular. This has been the case for years, with the very first member of the ruggedized Galaxy Active family being none other than the S4 Active back in 2013. Ever since, a slightly less flashy but always more durable Active variation of the current Galaxy flagship has been making the rounds every summer, but due to its limited carrier availability, the adoption has never been as high as the device deserves.

We expect a …

Deal: Buy the Samsung Level Active wireless earbuds for just $29.99

Looking to buy a new pair of wireless earbuds in the US? If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, you should consider getting the Samsung Level Active earbuds, which are currently sold for $29.99 – instead of the original $79.99 price (that’s 63% off).
As their name suggests, the Samsung Level Active earphones are designed for people leading active lives. They’re sweat and splash-resistant, featuring flexible ear hooks and a behind-the-neck cable for easy wearing. The earbuds will work with a wide variety of smartphones, regardless of OS, …

Telegram announces impressive 200 million monthly active users milestone, releases new update

Telegram has been gathering followers from other messenger services since its release and it looks like the number has reached an impressive milestone. The company behind the chat app has just announced that within the last 30 days, Telegram was used by no less than 200 million people.

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