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Well...bad new Apple fans. It seems the iPhone 8 (which has never been announced or confirmed yet) is going to be delayed.

Why? Well according to sources it's because of the proposed new 3D camera system made by STMicroelectroncs.


The iPhone, specifically the iPhone 7 Plus, already has a dual camera system so the super special and unorthodox iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition should probably have something better right?


And what's better than a 3D camera? The camera is said to use 3D imaging technologies, possibly laser-based, that could be used for facial recognition and, augmented reality.

This camera system will supposedly be made by STMicroelectronics, according to sources. There’s one problem: STMicro is supposedly not yet ready to provide Apple the number of components needed for an iPhone that is expected to sell like pancakes. Despite the speculated $1,000 price tag. As such, STMicro is asking for a bit more time to fulfill the order.

So yeah, it seems the iPhone 8 will have to wait for a while.







A couple of days ago, Wikileaks released a huge amount of Data that showed that the CIA had been spying on Americans and looking for ways to hack both the iPhone and Android.

Apple released a statement saying that the issues highlighted in the data released had been patched with the latest iOS security update.

Yesterday, a security expert noted that hundreds of millions of Android users are at risk due to the hacking tools used by the CIA to exploit vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, computers, wireless routers, cars and other devices, allowing the agency to spy on people without their knowledge.


Google has followed suit stating that users of Android and Chrome OS devices should rest easy.


According to Google, “As we’ve reviewed the documents, we’re confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities,” said Heather Adkins, Google’s director of information security and privacy, in a statement to ZDNet. “Our analysis is ongoing and we will implement any further necessary protections. We’ve always made security a top priority and we continue to invest in our defenses.”

All things being equal, the vulnerabilities aren't that bad for newer versions of the Android device, but those using older versions will have to be careful as some of these vulnerabilities still exist. 

Another issue is that while iPhones and iPads have access to Apple’s new software updates the moment they are released, many Android devices don’t gain access to updates for months or even more than a year after they are released.

This means that many Android users are still on old versions of their OS which is still vulnerable. Google's plan for this is as yet unknown.

If you're on an old OS version and you can get an upgrade, please do. It is hoped that Google does something about their issues.







First things first, it is important to note that your Android needs to be an Android 6.0 Marshmallow or over to enable Google Assistant with this hack.



Checked? Done? Right, so here goes.

The Google Assistant is Google's response to Siri and Bixby and it was unveiled in October 2016 along with the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. 

Initially, the AI was supposed to be exclusive to certain devices, but all that changed a while ago at the Mobile World Congress, when it was announced that a host of Android phones would be getting the Google assistant as will Marshmellow and Nougat devices. 

However, the update was scheduled to roll out only for English (US) regions with other English variants along with German soon to follow. 

So naturally a hack had to come up for it. Here's a neat little one you can try. Note it may not work, but you can give it the good ol college try


READ: GOOGLE'S AI ASSISTANT COMING FOR OTHER PHONES BEYOND PIXEL


1: Make sure the Google Play Services on your devices is updated to version 10.2.98 or later. If not, either download the latest version from here, or wait for your device to update it automatically.



2: Change your device's language to English (US). To do so, navigate to Device Settings > Language & Input > Change it to English (US).



3: Now make sure your Google App is updated to the latest version. If not, just go to Google Play Store and update the Google App. My device was running version 6.13.25.21 at the time of writing this story.



4: Clear cache from your Google App data. This is will clear all the previous settings on your Google App. Also, make sure your Google App language is set to English (US)





5: Once done, just tap and hold the Home Button of your device and you will see a message pop from the bottom asking you get started with 'Google Assistant'. Enjoy!

So there you have it, hope it works for you.
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