Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will include new privacy prompts for apps

From The Verge: Microsoft has been gradually tweaking its Windows 10 privacy controls this year. The software giant addressed some initial concerns in the Windows 10 Creators Update with simplified data collection levels, and eventually revealed what data Windows 10 really collects in April. Microsoft is now making more privacy-related changes with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Apple Quietly Increases iPad Pro Prices

From PC Mag: Yesterday was an expensive day for anyone living within the Apple ecosystem. You're probably going to want an iPhone X, which will cost at least $999, and at least $1,198 if you plan on getting AppleCare+. And if the iPhone X is out of your price range, you're still going to want an iPhone 8, a wireless charger, and one of those new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. What Apple didn't mention, though, is that the iPad Pro is now more expensive even though it hasn't been refreshed.

The costly iPhone X tries to reinvent the phone -- again

From CNET: Ten years ago, Steve Jobs stood on a stage in San Francisco and promised, "Apple is going to reinvent the phone."

That turns out to have been the understatement of the decade.

Nintendo Bringing Back NES Classic Next Summer

From PC Mag: When it comes to retro consoles, Nintendo has been acting a lot like a Snorlax: sleeping and not paying attention to what is going on around it. But it seems the Japanese company is finally waking up to the potential of its own retro consoles, and that's very good news for gamers.

Samsung is hoping to release a bendable Galaxy Note next year

From The Verge: Fresh off the unveiling of its new Galaxy Note 8 last month, Samsung says it’s now aiming to introduce a foldable phone in 2018, reports the Associated Press. The phone would feature a bendable display and would be released under the company’s flagship Galaxy Note line. Dongjin Koh, president of mobile business at Samsung told reporters at a news conference in South Korea there are still hurdles to overcome and release would be pushed back if they’re not resolved.

Intel's 6-core 8th-gen CPUs launch October 5, a Gigabyte tweet suggests

From PC World: The release date for Intel’s 8th-generation desktop Core processors appears to be firming up even though Intel itself hasn’t announced availability.

Last week, a since-deleted screenshot of a retail inventory system showed Intel’s Core i7-8700K being scheduled to launch on October 5. Then this weekend, the Twitter account of Gigabyte’s premium Aorus brand teased a picture of a mysterious new motherboard, overlaid with the text “10.5.17 supercharged performance.”

Apple Store down ahead of iPhone event

From CNET: Following its usual ritual, the Apple Store is temporarily offline in advance of the company's iPhone event, due to start today at 10 a.m. PT at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.

Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones -- iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus -- but no one knows for sure. The iPhones are likely to offer new features including face recognition technology, a revamped screen and, most excitingly, animojis.

Say Farewell to the Old Google Drive Desktop App

From PC Mag: Support for Google Drive on Mac and PC ends on Dec. 11, Google announced this week, and will stop working entirely on March 12, 2018.

But don't worry, the documents, spreadsheets, and photos you have stored in the cloud aren't going anywhere. This is just the desktop application for Google Drive, which uploads and stores files from folders on your PC to the cloud. It's dying to make way for Backup and Sync (consumers) and Drive File Stream (enterprise), the upgraded and rebranded versions of Google Drive for deskto

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 evolves the full-screen smartphone

From The Verge: The biggest and most obvious trend in smartphones right now is the effort to eliminate the bezel, or frame, that surrounds a phone’s display. The goal is to create a feeling that you’re only holding a screen in your hand, and there’s nothing else to distract you from what’s being displayed on that screen. Established players (Samsung and LG) and newcomers (Essential) alike are all trying to reach that goal. Even Apple is expected to announce new iPhone that largely eliminates the border around the screen this week.

iPhone 8 secrets leaked? Face ID, new AirPods and more

From CNET: Will Apple's upcoming iPhone let you turn yourself into an animated monkey when messaging friends? Let's just say you wouldn't exactly be bananas if you said yes.


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