Is Apple really giving away your Face ID data to developers?

The Apple iPhone X uses Face ID, an innovative and highly advanced system to get a unique 3D scan of your face that allows the phone to recognize it is you looking at it in a split second. Having that data stolen is naturally a big privacy concern, but Apple has gone out of its way to reassure customers that their Face ID data never leaves the phone and is securely, encrypted on the phone itself.
But now, reports have surfaced that Apple will actually give your face data to developers. Publications of all ranks including the likes of Reuters …


Sprint and T-Mobile aim to merge without giving up any assets

With Sprint majority owner SoftBank reportedly making the decision to move forward on a merger with T-Mobile, Reuters learned from confidential sources that both carriers plan on completing the transaction without selling any assets. That is important as far as the deal goes because part of the attraction for T-Mobile is combining its low-frequency spectrum in the 600MHz-700MHz band, with Sprint’s huge inventory of high-frequency 2.5GHz spectrum. This combination could help the newly merged company when time comes to build out their 5G pipeline.

Today’s report also claims that both T-Mobile …

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5 receives update giving it the August 2017 security patch

Even though the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy S5 launched in April 2014, the graybeard apparently isn’t too old to receive an update. The new software build to version MMB29M.G900VVRU2DQH2 brings the Android August 2017 security patch to the former flagship. In addition, the update fixes an issue that prevented the phone from connecting and pairing with some Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices.

When you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your phone, before you start the process of downloading and installing it, make sure that your Galaxy S5 is connected to …

Doctor takes a break from giving birth to deliver another baby

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A doctor in Kentucky and her patient will always remember their babies’ birthdays. 

Amanda Hess, an OB/GYN in Frankfort, Kentucky, was in the hospital as she prepared to give birth to her daughter. While she waited, Hess heard another expectant mother who was closer to giving birth. 

The doctor went to the room, where a woman who happened to be one of her patients was fully dilated. The doctor on call was on his way to the hospital, but the baby was coming. So Hess stepped in and handled the delivery right before she went back to her own room to give birth.  Read more…

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Alleged LG V30 cases might be giving away some design clues

Online mobile accessories retailer MobileFun last month gave us a possible look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 thanks to several cases it was taking pre-orders for. Renders showing the Galaxy Note 8 inside these cases provided legitimate looking images of the phablet. While the device has not been released yet, several subsequent leaks matched the exact renders found on the MobileFun site. 

Now, it is the LG V30’s turn to possibly appear inside cases that MobileFun is taking pre-orders on. The first one is a clear Rearth Ringke Fusion LG V30 case, and is priced at $19.49. The second …

Google is giving away a Google Home to Pixel XL buyers, discounts cases by 50%

Looking to buy a Pixel XL? Don’t hurry to eBay, you can – finally, after all this time – do so from Google. The smartphone is in stock and can be easily bought by official means for the first time in a long while. That’s not the only reason to consider a Pixel XL, though. Google is running some discounts and promotions in its device store to help sweeten the deal!

For example, buying a Pixel XL nets you a Google Home smart Wi-Fi speaker, a $129 gift, while supplies last. You can listen to streaming music with it or issue voice commands and benefit from the search …

Niantic punishes Pokemon GO cheaters by giving them useless monsters

The Pokemon GO activity is bound to rise in the next few months, as weather warms up and players are more inclined to go on long walks. So, it’s no wonder that the popular AR game is landing in the news more often the past few weeks. After giving us Adventure Week, which helped us tremendously in raising our buddy Pokemon, Ninatic now appears to be focusing on cheaters.

TheSilphRoad, the leading website for everything about Pokemon GO, reported that “huge numbers” of bot accounts are now getting “shadowbanned”. This usually means that someone is banned from accessing …

OnePlus is giving $20 discount on accessories with a new referral program

With the anticipated OnePlus 5 smartphone just around the corner, the company is launching initiatives to improve its brand awareness. But instead of relying on traditional marketing campaigns, OnePlus just announced a new referral program for owners of OnePlus smartphones who love to share.

 
If you’ve ever purchased or ever buy a OnePlus phone, you may apply to receive your own referral link. It does not matter if the handset is a OnePlus One, a OnePlus 2, a OnePlus X, a OnePlus 3, a OnePlus 3T, or even the upcoming OnePlus 5, as long as it was bought from the official OnePlus …

Sprint is giving away a bunch of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones

This month, Sprint is giving away no less than 16 Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones as part of a sweepstakes called “Twin To Win.” To participate, you don’t actually need to have a twin, and not even a brother or a sister, because this sweepstakes is about you and… your pet. More exactly, you’ll need a photo of you “twinning with your pet” – see Sprint’s photo above for inspiration.

You can enter Sprint’s new sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram – any of these variants will do. On Facebook, you must go to Sprint’s official Facebook page, find a post announcing …

Patent might be giving us a sneak peek at LG V30's design: secondary display with a twist

Note: The image on the left is our interpretation of the patent image.

Two days ago, during Google’s I/O 2017 keynote, it was announced that the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG’s next flagship phone will eventually support Daydream later this year. 

This was news in more than one way: firstly, it single-handedly confirmed that an LG V30 is on the way, and secondly, it heavily hinted that this one will be donning an OLED display, which is one of the hardware requirements for Daydream support. 
And it seems that right after this high-level confirmation, …