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Jacob Lieben

Co-owner and co-editor in chief of Lostgeeks.net. Responsible for article writing and the web infrastructure of this website.

Apple shuts door on developers building databases from iOS users’ address books

Last week, Apple made some changes to App Store regulations that prevents developers from collecting information about iPhone users’ friends and contacts. Before this change, developers could obtain this information without consent from most people involved. Developers often ask users to share their phone contacts to quietly build a database ...

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Galaxy J8 with dual cameras, thin bezel screen, certified by NCC in Taiwan

The Galaxy J8, which is the best you can get from the J series in India, has received NCC certification. While the handset has launched in India, it is still not there to buy until July. With today’s NCC certification, we can be sure the handset will be launched in ...

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Galaxy S10 might ditch the traditional earpiece for under-display earpiece

While the Galaxy the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were mere iterations of the Galaxy S9 duo, the South Korean giant undoubtedly is expected to present us a reinvented Galaxy S10 that can stand the competitions. Though we won’t be seeing the S10 until later in 2019,  however, like is usually ...

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Apple gets ready for the 2018 World Cup by prepping Siri, the App Store and more

Every four years, soccer becomes a little more popular in the U.S. thanks to the World Cup. Instead of watching tense playoff atmosphere baseball match-ups like the Reds and Marlins (that’s called sarcasm in case you’re not a sports fan), bars all over the country will have their televisions tuned ...

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Uber attempts to patent drunk detection technology

We recently covered a story detailing how the Pentagon was funding a project to track soldier’s health status via mobile device. The technology would be used to detect certain illnesses and even when the user was under the influence or acting inappropriately. According to a patent application, Uber is now ...

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Switch to the G7 ThinQ if your phone is slow, says LG (helped by Aubrey Plaza)

LG today released a video commercial promoting the G7 ThinQ, one of the company’s newest high-end smartphones. The commercial – embedded below – introduces us to a smartphone user named Ryan, who complains that his (unidentified) handset is “so slow.” Despite clearly being unhappy with his current phone, Ryan is ...

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Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage is $50 off at Best Buy

Just yesterday we told you that both the CDMA and GSM versions of the BlackBerry KEYone could be purchased on sale from Amazon for $399.99. While the latter carries 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition offers 4GB of RAM along with 64GB ...

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Blackboard bringing NFC student IDs to iPhone and Apple Watch with iOS 12

We heard rumors last month that Apple was going to expand the NFC capabilities for iPhones and the Apple Watch with iOS 12 to enable options for hotel chains and other contactless access features. It wasn’t something that Apple mentioned on stage during WWDC, but it seems the rumors were ...

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Pixel Launcher will have a manual dark/light theme switch in the future

If you want a full dark theme for the Android system, you’re not getting it from Google and that doesn’t appear to be changing. But, it does look like Google is planning to give users at least a bit more control over the dark theme in its own Pixel Launcher ...

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Google Translate rolling out downloadable AI-powered offline translators

Google Translate has long been able to work offline for those traveling without a solid data connection, but there have been readily apparent drawbacks and limitations to that option. Offline translations have often been rough and much more literal, but Google wants to change that with new options to download ...

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