Apple may not have officially announced its own augmented reality headset yet, but we know that the device is in the works thanks to some clues coming to us by way of the new ARKit 3 and some patent filings. Here's what we know about Apple's unannounced AR headset. We know that it's coming. Apple recently announced that iOS 13 will feature the latest ARKit 3, which will allow people to create AR-enhanced videos in real time. ARKit 3 will use an iOS 13 powered device to detect where a person is located on a scene, then allow users to insert virtual objects on that scene in real time -- without the need for a green screen, Apple Insider noted. ARKit 3 also features motion capture capabilities. This allows the app to keep track of a subject person's movements, then use the data it collects to trigger animations or to be recorded for custom movements. This is best seen in the "Minecraft Earth" demo shown in WWDC, which can be seen below. Technologies Aside from ARKit 3, which gives … [Read more...] about Apple AR headset features: What we know so far
Mozilla, the maker of Open Source browser Firefox, is planning to offer a subscription service within Firefox that would offer users access to "premium" features like a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service and Cloud storage. In an interview, Chris Beard, CEO, Mozilla mentioned that the company intends to begin offering the subscriptions starting October, The Verge reported on Monday. As of now, it remains unclear if this would be a single subscription service offering multiple features, or if these will be separate subscription services. With this plan, Mozilla aims to develop "diverse sources of revenue" to avoid being heavily reliant on capital that comes from search companies that pay to be featured in the Firefox browser. The company said it would not charge for any existing Firefox features as part of its shift to offering subscription services. In October 2018, Mozilla started testing a VPN subscription service that was made available to only a small group of users who were … [Read more...] about Mozilla to bring paid subscription to Firefox
While it's unclear as to when Samsung's first foray into the foldable smartphones market will be released in the market, one thing is clear: the Korean tech giant is not giving up on the Galaxy Fold despite its problems. After going through a major problem with the Galaxy Fold, particularly its display, Samsung has finally announced that it "will announce timing in the coming weeks." The Korean tech giant said this to CNet in an email, seemingly assuring excited fans that the first major-brand foldable will be out in the market soon. Samsung reportedly faced a lot of problems with the Galaxy Fold. Several personalities and tech outlets that have been given review units reported that the foldable phone broke within a few days' use. Two batteries One of them said the review unit suffered from a flickering left screen which left the phone unusable. Cnet noted that the Galaxy Fold is believed to have two batteries, one for each half of the phone, acting as a single power source. It … [Read more...] about Samsung Not Abandoning Galaxy Fold Despite Fiasco
Arecently leaked image suggests that Apple's upcoming iPhone 11 could have the USB-C instead of the usual Lightning port. Apple has long been using the Lightning port as the standard for its devices. Does this mean that it is ready to let go of Lightning for USB-C on its new iPhones?Normally, iPhone devices have the Lightning connector appear on its restore screen. However, an image from the iOS 13 beta, as seen on Raphael Mutton's Twitter, shows that the software update is going to display a USB-C connector in lieu of the Lightning connector.While the on-screen connector still looks similar to the Lightning connector, the small notches on its connector tip aren't there. Potentially, this new restore screen could be Apple's departure from its own connector technology.The potential marketability of the iPhones can be improved with the switch to USB-C ports. USB-C can charge faster since it delivers 100 watts, 20V/5A charge speed to a device compared to the Lightning's 12 watts. … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 11 finally ditching lightning for USB-C?
Two years after a banking Trojan called Triada was spotted on some budget Android smartphones, Google has confirmed that criminals did actually manage to get an advanced backdoor pre-installed devices before they even left the manufacturing facilities. Triada's chief purpose was to install apps that could be used to send spam and display ads using tools that bypassed Android's built-in security protections, thus allowing the malware to directly tamper with every installed app, Ars Technica reported on Saturday. Triada first came to light in 2016 in articles published by Kaspersky that said the malware was "one of the most advanced mobile Trojans" the security firm's analysts had ever encountered. In July 2017, security firm Dr. Web reported that its researchers had found Triada built into the firmware of several Android devices. And while Google did confirm the Dr. Web report, it did not name the original equipment manufacturers. The report also said the supply chain attack was pulled … [Read more...] about Trojan Triada came pre-installed on Android: Google