Craigslist, founded 24 years ago, is finally getting its first official app

From The Verge: There’s something about the brutal simplicity of Craigslist that’s always suggested an admirable caution. But even then you’d have to admit the company has been slow to get on the app game. Now, more than a decade after apps became A Thing with the App Store’s launch, Craigslist has finally has its own, available for iOS and in beta on Android.

Sprint Contractor Leaks 261K Phone Bills, Bank Statements

From PC Mag: A total of 261,300 documents containing the personal information of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon subscribers from as far back as 2015 have been made publicly available by a Sprint contractor.

As TechCrunch reports, the leak consists mainly of phone bills, which include the name, address, phone numbers, and call histories of customers across the four major networks. However, some of the documents are bank statements alongside screen grabs of usernames, passwords, and PIN numbers.

In bid against Apple, Pablo Escobar's brother launches $350 foldable phone

From CNET: Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria, the brother of late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, is going toe-to-toe with the $1,500 Motorola Razr, $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and $2,400 Huawei Mate X by releasing a foldable phone: the Escobar Fold 1. It's a whole lot cheaper at $350, coming unlocked and compatible with "all networks" worldwide.

Amazon launches new battery-powered Echo exclusively for India

From The Verge: Amazon has launched a new Echo smart speaker exclusively for the Indian market. The Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is a compact speaker with 360-degree sound and, unusually for the Echo line, a built-in rechargeable battery. Amazon says the 4,800mAh capacity should be good for 10 hours of music playback and 11 hours of standby battery life.

Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon 765 and 865 Chipsets

From PC Mag: Qualcomm execs today teased the chipset that's going into the Samsung Galaxy S11 and said 2020 will be the year 5G goes mainstream.

"Our Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms announced today will continue to show leadership in the industry and deliver on the promise of scaling 5G in 2020," Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon said at the opening of the company's annual Snapdragon Technology Summit here.

Nintendo is about to sell a whole lot more Switches

From CNET: After months of negotiations, the Nintendo Switch is hitting a massive new market: China. Japanese game company Nintendo teamed up with China's Tencent to bring the hybrid console to the country's 1.3 billion people on Dec. 10. Preorders opened Wednesday, and the machine costs 2,099 yuan (around $300).

The launch will include New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey hitting the Chinese market in the coming weeks, according to Reuters. The Switch Lite will also be released in China.

Firefox 71 Adds Picture-in-Picture for YouTube and Netflix

From PC Mag: Mozilla has released a new version of its Firefox browser, version 71.0, which brings picture-in-picture functionality to everyone using it on the Windows operating system.

Those who have updated to the most recent version of the browser will be able to hover over the video they're watching and see a blue "Picture-in-Picture" button pop up. Clicking that will have the video pop open into its own windowed screen, which will remain overlayed even when you switch tabs.

Facebook’s new tool lets you transfer pictures to Google Photos

From The Verge: Facebook is releasing a new tool today that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020. “For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook,” explains Steve Satterfield, director of privacy and public policy at Facebook. “The photo transfer tool we’re starting to roll out today is based on code developed through our participation in the open-source Data Transfer Project.”

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