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Source: Manual Plus 

Starting with iOS 14.5, all apps are required to ask your permission before tracking you or your iPhone across apps or websites owned by other companies to target advertising to you or share your information with data brokers. After you grant or deny permission to an app, you can change permission later. You can also stop all apps from requesting permission.


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Source: KDVR

Mobile phones give users a reassuring button that tells them they can keep apps and companies from tracking their location. Unfortunately, researchers at the University of Southern California say our phones are revealing this GPS data anyway. To stop it, a team has devised a way to finally separate a phone user’s network connectivity from their personal privacy.


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Source: Global China Daily

Company saw sales revenue soar over 570 percent on a yearly basis in the first half

With its mobile applications being widely used in economies in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Asia, and gaining growing popularity in Japan and South Korea, Newborn Town Inc, a Chinese mobile internet service provider, said it will focus more on user value growth in developed markets including North America and Europe over the next five years.


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Source APNEWS

TOKYO (AP) — Sony’s April-June profit rose 9% to 211.8 billion yen ($1.9 billion) as the Japanese electronics and video game maker continued to benefit from a sales perk from the hit “Demon Slayer” animation film.

Healthy results in its music streaming business and robust demand for digital cameras, image sensors, and the PlayStation 5 video game console helped Tokyo-based Sony Corp.’s quarterly sales grow 15% to 2.26 trillion yen ($20.7 billion), the company said Wednesday.

Sony had posted a 193.6 billion yen quarterly profit the previous year. Sony raised its full-year profit forecast to 700 billion yen ($6.4 billion) from an earlier 660 billion yen ($6 billion).

The higher projection is still a drop from the 1 trillion yen profit Sony had racked up the previous fiscal year, when its sales jumped as people stuck at home for the coronavirus pandemic turned to video games, including those from Sony.

The PlayStation 5 went on sale late last year ahead of the holiday shopping season, each machine costing about $500. Production has not kept up with demand, and it’s often sold out. Sony said 2.3 million PlayStation 5 consoles were sold during the April-June period.

Among Sony’s top-selling music projects for the quarter were “Fine Line” by Harry Styles and “Singles: Sun Goes Down, Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X, while, in Japan, Nogizaka46 sold well.

In its movie division, “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” a 3D computer-animated comedy was a hit. The horror film “The Unholy” was also popular. Sony said some theatrical releases were delayed because of the pandemic.


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Source; Slashgear

Many smartphone makers are working hard on features that will help users worry less about the best camera settings and just point and shoot at a person or scene. At the same time, however, they have to balance these automatic features with controls that will satisfy more advanced mobile photographers. This “Pro Mode” has actually been a staple of many premium smartphones these days, but Samsung might be finally taking it a step further by enabling that mode for its telephoto cameras as well.