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Google Pixel owners can claim up to $500 in class action settlement

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In the first half of this year, Google agreed to pay a sum to its customers for the class action settlement. Consumers said that the renowned company is responsible for selling defective smartphone pieces. Moreover, the Pixel phone sold is the first generation with non-functional microphones.

If you are the owner of a Pixel or a Pixel XL and purchased before January 7th, 2017 then only you are eligible for a sum of money. The settlement price is quite complicated. Customers who have faced a microphone issue is only eligible for the amount of money.

Other than this, the company will pay only $20 to any Pixel or Pixel XL owners. The owners are eligible only if they have bought the device before January 7th, 2017.

Which customers are eligible to get a refund against their device?

A customer is eligible for a refund only if they live in the United States of America. The manufacturing date of the Pixel or the Pixel XL must be before January 4th, 2017.

At the same time, the customer has purchased the phone for his use and not to resell it. Along with that, a person who hasn’t received a replacement device against a complaint after January 3rd, 2017.

Moreover, the customer shouldn’t be an employee with Google, any family member of the judges, or a lawyer by profession.

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If you are a customer who has fulfilled all the criteria’s laid down by the company, then you are good to go. Being a customer, you have to apply to the class actions website.

At the same time, you have to produce documents before the company. Sign up with your name, address, and every other piece of information. If you have already started your problems previously to the company, then you are not required to sign up.

Erin has around 2 years of experience in writing news bulletins for online publications, and she recently joined our team as an Author (Technology). She is a tech geek and has a better understanding of Technology trends and updates. She keeps herself updated about the latest technology happenings around the world. So, she writes technology news bulletins on the website, and apart from writing, she does check all news before publishing for grammar and other things to make sure we have high-quality content on the website. She is in love with Photography and traveling the world. Thus, she has been traveling to many countries and their cities. She loves to explore the tradition and culture of different regions of this world.

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Huawei Mate 30: The most controversial Android flagship of the year just leaked in full

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Huawei’s latest upcoming smartphone’s details are said to be out and guess what, it’s true, but to the fans outside of China it won’t matter much; because of Trump’s trade war with China. There’s no doubt about Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Huawei’s new smartphone) not being the only Android flagship launching this year, but taking into account of what Huawei did with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro last fall, it should quite be the expected one- assuming that one can but Huawei phones in stores and assuming that the Mate 30 Pro will ship with Google’s version of Android.

Huawei Mate Pro 30 has been reported to be interesting for it’d have advantages over Samsung’s best phones, including more curved display design, 3D face recognition support and an improvement in the quad-lens rear camera. Mate 30 Lite is said to feature a hole-punch design which is similar to what Samsung and Huawei did with some of their phones before.

The selfie camera is located on the top of the left corners, and the phone also features a quad-lens camera on the back placed centrally, inside a square camera module.

The fingerprint sensor, however, is placed on the back of the phone. It is said that Huawei Mate 30 would look much like Mate 30 pro and is said to come with a 5g Kirin 990 chip inside of it.

Mate 30 Pro, on the other hand, is said to come with a circular camera at the back, having four sensors out of which two would be of 40-megapixel lenses, as per the latest reports.

The eye-catching feature of the phone will be the waterfall display that features an extreme level of curvatures on both the edges, unlike what’s available on the Galaxy Note 10 or S10.

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LastPass Issues Fix for Critical Bug That Could Expose Password Credentials

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The Last pass, is quite a popular password manager app in today’s time. Password manager LastPass very recently came out with an update to fix a security bug that is said to expose credentials entered on a previously visited site.

This bug was found out by Tavis Ormandy, who is a security researcher with Project Zero; Google’s elite security and bug-hunting team. It’s been reported that LastPass has fixed the reported issues in the version 4.33.0, which was released last week.

Users are highly advised to enable an auto-update for their LastPass browser extensions or go for a quick manual update. The bug founded is seen as a dangerous and exploitable one, for it majorly relies on executing malicious JavaScript alone, with no such other user interaction.

This makes it easy for the attackers to extract the credentials entered previously on the visited sites. Ormany goes on to say “I think it’s fair to call this ‘High’ severity, even if it won’t work for ‘all’ URLs”.

However, one shouldn’t be afraid of using this app or for that matter afraid of using one’s preferred password manager. Here are quick recommendations from Lastpass security:

* It is advised to not click on links from people you don’t know, or the ones that seem out of character from your trusted contacts and companies.

* Make sure to enable Multi-Factor Authentication for LastPass and other services such as a bank, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

* Be careful and never reuse your LastPass master passcode and never disclose it to anyone, including us as well.

* It is highly recommended to use different, unique passwords for every online account.

* Lastly, make sure you keep your computer malware-free by running antivirus with the latest detection arrangements and keeping your software up-to-date. 

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Apple sends invites for a September 10 event: Here’s what you can expect

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Apple sends invites for a September 10 event: Here’s what you can expect

Media invites for Apple’s annual September event were sent out on Thursday and as ever, speculations regarding what may be launched are already making rounds. The Apple invites don’t explicitly reveal anything about what it plans to unleash at the upcoming event.

But according to rumor mills, it is likely that the company may announce 3 new iPhones and these would act as the successors to iPhone XS, XR as well as XS Max.

Out of these 3 iPhone models, 2 are expected to sport Apple’s first-ever triple-camera setup at the rear side. Additionally, the successor to iPhone XS may also feature a little bigger 6.1-inch display in contrast to 5.8 inches.

As per another rumor, these new iPhones may come with bidirectional wireless charging support. This implies that these iPhones may be able to charge AirPods when utilized with their latest wireless casing. Besides, updates to Face recognition biometric security and battery life are also being suggested.

The iPhone maker rarely maintains its annual launch events centered on just an individual category of hardware. The previous year, the company launched Apple Watch Series 4 and a new HomePod software upgrade alongside new iPhones.

However, the main hardware that Apple is currently rumored to be preparing for launch at this year’s event is a new MacBook Pro, a new iPad Pro, iPad, and a new Apple Watch Series 5 along with the iPhones.

In addition to this, it’s also expected that Apple may also reveal details as well as pricing of its Apple TV+ streaming service at a November 2019 event. Just remember though that it is Apple who holds a history of hosting just one event to make an announcement of another event a few days later to discuss more of its products.

Well, one will have to wait and see what Apple really has to offer at the upcoming event.

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