Tag Archive for Europe

WhatsApp - Android messaging app

EU tells WhatsApp to halt data sharing with Facebook

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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Chromecast 2015 Lemonade

Chromecast Ultra $69 and Google Home $129 prices outed

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.

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GBP vs USD - 31-year low

UK smartphone buyers facing sharp price rises following Brexit vote

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.

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Samsung Pay mobile payments

Samsung Pay now available in Europe with service launched in Spain

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.

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Norwegian Consumer Council - Runkeeper privacy violation complaint

Runkeeper accused of violating European privacy law

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.

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ZUK Z2 Pro - Android smartphone from Lenovo-backed company

ZUK Z2 Pro launches with 6 GB RAM

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.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Black Onyx with box

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales outperform industry expectations

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.

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LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ radio support

LG Stylus 2 with hybrid DAB radio support announced

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.

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Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast

Google’s ethernet adapter for Chromecast proves a hit

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.

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Honor 7 China release - white, gold and silver

Honor 7 is heading to Europe

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.

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