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Apple to launch i Phones with Pro Motion display having 120Hz

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Click here to view the summary of the content of the iPad Pro 2017 in all categories, as well as rumors of the life of your iPhone. So that generation of iPhones is not between 2 and 4 times, they have a normal 60Hz control panel, a new technology for industry experts that offers proximity iPhones with branding available on the Web.

Smartphone screens are expected to use high refresh rate displays starting in 2020. This includes the iPhone, which will be delivered with a ProMotion screen for 2020 models.

All iPhones now use a screen with a refresh rate. 60 Hz. The iPad Pro has a 120 Hz display, which Apple calls the ProMotion display.

Apple’s ProMotion technology is a scalable refresh rate solution that can scale from 60Hz to 120Hz. This also goes from better battery management, a locked screen to a high refresh rate.

High refresh rates will be much more common on smartphones from 2019 onwards. In general, the user interface is greatly enhanced by a high frequency, high refresh rate screen, which is most noticeable during the shift.

In games, however, the screen refresh rate only becomes effective when the smartphone maker and the game developer have enabled the high refresh rate support, in this case, OnePlus 7T Pro It has a 90 Hz screen but does not work at this refresh rate.

Traditionally, high update rates were also limited to IPS panels. However, the Asus ROG Phone II was the first smartphone that was shipped with a 120 Hz OLED display earlier this year. With Apple only using OLED for its flagship iPhones and now offering 120 Hz OLED panels, Apple can deliver next year’s flagship devices with a high refresh rate.

Current iPhones with a refresh rate of 60 Hz are some of the first to support games with 60 fps. In fact, there are some games that even support 120 Hz for the iPad Pro, which leads to the logical conclusion that iPhone support for games with a refresh rate of 120 Hz next year would not have been too far behind.

However, there are challenges to the combination of a high refresh rate. These OLED screens are extremely hungry for energy. In our review of the OnePlus 7 Pro, we found that the battery life has been significantly reduced when the phone is used with the screen set to 90 Hz.

Asus has circumvented this problem by connecting a 6000 mAh battery to the ROG Phone II. It would be interesting to see how Apple addresses the power consumption problem associated with a high-frequency refresh screen, even if it is an OLED.

According to previous rumors about the next flagship iPhone, there will likely be an updated flat design similar to that of the iPhone 4.

In addition, Apple should bring a smaller slot and attach a 3D ToF camera on the back. It is still a long way to go before the next release on the iPhone, it remains to be seen how Apple will decide.

To remember, in July, the “tipster” of Apple Ming Chi-Kuo also had…

 

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GTA IV has disappeared from Steam because of Games for Windows Live

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WTF?! If you’ve encountered the annoyingly annoying problem of old Windows Live games that don’t work, Rockstar has a solution: don’t buy them. The company was satisfied that it removed GTA IV from Steam due to the problems caused by the Microsoft Games for Windows Live platform, although in theory it could be solved with an update. Confused? Me too.

 

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You may or may not have noticed that Grand Theft Auto IV is no longer available on Steam. Although it’s an old game, it could be said to be the best game in the GTA series. The removal of the purchase link from your page was due to problems with the Microsoft Games for Windows Live (GFWL) platform. Rockstar confirmed that this is the case in a statement to The Verge:

“Grand Theft Auto IV was originally created for the Games For Windows Live platform. Since Microsoft is no longer compatible with Games For Windows Live, it is no longer possible to generate the additional keys necessary to continue selling the current version of the game. We are looking for other options to distribute GTA IV for PC and will share more information as soon as possible. ”

Microsoft closed the Windows Live game store in 2013, marking the beginning of a phasing out of the platform which was launched in 2007. Finally, Redmond decided that it made no sense to continue supporting GFWL in competition with Xbox Live and the support ended in 2014. Players could only redeem points on one or the other. Furthermore, it intervened in its cross-compatibility plans.

Since the removal of the platform, many users have complained that GFWL is causing problems with some games, including GTA IV. Although alternative solutions exist, they are quite complicated. So much so that people have published long guides on how to run the game.

In light of this, Rockstar has decided to stop selling it until it finds a distribution solution that works. Apparently, the company believes that removing GFWL from a twelve-year title is not part of the budget, but has not specifically excluded it as an option. However, it may not have been as problematic if the study had addressed the problem like other editors in 2013, when it was clear that the problematic platform was coming out.

Even more confusing is that Rockstar did not update the game two years ago to eliminate expired songs. Of course, deleting the song files and changing the code that calls them is a much simpler solution than trying to fix the GFWL disaster.

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A new MacBook could be in the works, according to Apple regulatory filing

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What just happened? It’s a new year and with it comes the usual influx of product rumors, teasing and regulatory presentations. Today’s news falls into the latter category: a mysterious new Apple product has appeared in the databases of the Eurasian Economic Commission and, although the details are scarce, there are reasons why MacBook fans get excited.

 

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The product was first seen by 9to5Mac and bears the model number “A2289”. In particular, the presentation (which has been approved) attached to the article refers to a “personal laptop”, which is the perfect description for a new MacBook.

However, if that’s not enough, the presentation also indicates that the device will run macOS 10.15. Unless Apple plans to implement the desktop operating system on its mobile devices, a new MacBook is almost confirmed. However, as we said, other details are unknown: we are not sure what the screen size or resolution will be, nor do we know how much the device will cost or what new features it will have.

That said, we can make some informed assumptions. As 9to5Mac points out, it would be logical for the next MacBook to introduce Apple’s old (but golden) scissor switches, the predecessor of the notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard design that has hit Mac users in recent years.

The next laptop will likely be 13 inches in size, as Apple launched a 16-inch MacBook with scissor switches a couple of months ago. However, this is pure speculation and Apple may have something completely different up its sleeve (perhaps a new MacBook Air).

However, we are excited to see what this mysterious notebook will look like. There is likely to be an announcement or at least a provocation for the device at some point in the next three or four months (or less, if we’re lucky).

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Princeton study: US carriers do little to protect customers from SIM-swap attacks

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In summary: if you use SMS for two-factor authentication in your online accounts, you can change it as soon as possible. According to Princeton researchers, five of the major U.S. operators. UU. They are doing little to protect you from SIM exchange attacks, which offers attackers an easy way to reset their passwords and access their confidential data or impersonate online.

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While it’s always a good idea to use multi-factor authentication to protect your online accounts, it doesn’t mean you’re completely safe from anyone who wants to steal sensitive personal data.

According to a Princeton University study, five of the major prepaid U.S. operators. UU. They don’t protect it from something that experts call a “SIM swap” attack. We have covered this type of theft several times in the past.

The way it works is for an attacker to convince an operator to reassign the victim’s phone number to a new SIM card without going through all the standard security questions to verify his identity. This effectively allows the scammer to hijack someone’s account and use two-factor authentication to reset passwords on important online accounts such as emails and bank accounts.

The researchers signed up to 50 prepaid accounts in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, US Mobile and Tracfone and spent much of 2019 looking for ways to trick call center operators into linking their phone numbers to a new one. SIM. What they found was that they only needed to successfully respond to a security challenge to do so, even after multiple unsuccessful attempts, which claimed not to raise any warning signs.

After intentionally providing incorrect PINs, they were asked to verify other details such as postal codes or other information about the owner of the real account. Investigators told call center employees that they could not remember that the information at that time the standard procedure seemed to be to ask for the last two calls made from their number.

This is the weakness that makes the process exploitable. Attackers can easily trick someone into calling specific numbers by using websites that promise one thing or another. The researchers also found that 17 of the 140 online services that use SMS for two-factor authentication don’t use any other method to verify their identity, which makes it even easier for scammers to commit identity theft or steal information. Personnel of the victims.

Princeton experts have informed operators and T-Mobile told them earlier this month that they no longer use call logs as an authentication method. Others, such as Verizon and US Mobile, said they had received less than 1% of SIM exchange requests over the phone and continuously updated their cybersecurity practices.

The obvious conclusion is to avoid using SMS as a two-factor form of authentication and instead use an authentication application. For those of you who own an Android phone, Google allows you to use the phone as a two-factor physical authentication key, which is the safest method there is.

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