WhatsApp has been told to stop sharing user data with its parent company Facebook. The news comes as privacy officials from across the European Union investigate the practices of the two social platforms.
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The prices of the Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming dongle and Google Home speaker have been reported by a prominent Android media outlet, ahead of their expected launch on 4 October. A price of $69 applies to Chromecast Ultra, while Google Home will go on sale at $129.
The low value of the pound relative to the dollar has started to affect the cost of smartphones in the United Kingdom. OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 3 will increase in price from £309 to £329, due to changes in exchange rate.
The worldwide roll-out of Samsung Pay continues, with the payment service now available in Europe. Samsung Pay has launched in Spain, with initial support from two banks – CaixaBank and ImaginBank.
The Norwegian Consumer Council has reported the American company behind Runkeeper to the data protection authority, in Norway. Following testing of the fitness app, the consumer council believes that data is captured and transmitted, even when Runkeeper is not being used.
ZUK has announced a new Android smartphone with specs that match, or even better, the offerings of rival devices. The ZUK Z2 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and will come with up to 6 GB RAM.
Initial sale of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge have been strong in key markets around the world, beating previous expectations. Analysts Shinhan Financial have reported that the devices are selling well in China, India and Europe, which are areas of the world considered to have significant strategic importance by Samsung.
LG has announced a new smartphone, but this particular offering is something a little different. The LG Stylus 2 has mid-range specs, although the device is partially focussed on radio – an area that is not traditionally seen as central to new smartphones.
A new adapter has gone on sale that allows Chromecast users to connect the media streaming dongle to the internet via ethernet. The new product solves the problems caused through a poor Wi-Fi signal, by allowing Chromecast to be wired directly to a router.
The Honor 7 is set to be released in Europe soon, after being unveiled in China. The forthcoming smartphone has an extremely impressive set to specs, capable of going head-to-head with devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4.