Category Archives: Tech News

Panoramic shot of my Big Breakfast – shot on the LG V50 Thinq

Good morning everyone from the UK.

It’s a rather foggy morning out on Dartmoor National Park, wet and windy as you can see from the photo below.

Both photos shot on the new LG V50 Thinq which is one of the first phones with 5G.

With the weather sub par, there was only one course of action. A decent cooked breakfast.!

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How to officially remove the lock screen ads on Huawei & Honor smartphones!

Earlier today, I published news that Huawei and Honor phones were displaying adverts on the lock screen. This affected most Huawei and Honor phones.

Well, Huawei and Honor reached out to me and explained the issue, and more importantly how to remove the Booking.com adverts.

See below –

Dear users, we thank you for your candid comments, we are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your experience.

Please kindly be informed that we have taken down those lock-screen images from our servers, as they should not be appearing on lock-screen interfaces.

For the image/s already downloaded to your phone, you may delete as per following:

1) When the image appears on the screen, slide up from the bottom edge of the screen, and the operation toolbar appears;

2) Click the “Delete” button and click “Remove” in the confirmation box which pops up.

We will continue to improve our services and brings you excellent user experience.

So there we have it, Booking.com added adverts into their images, that then appeared on Huawei and Honor phones.

UK tells telecom firms to be cautious over Huawei after U.S. warnings – full details

British telecom companies should show “all due caution” before using China’s Huawei equipment in their 5G networks because the government cannot ignore the warnings from the United States, its digital minister said.

Britain has found itself caught up in the diplomatic row between Washington and Beijing after the Trump administration told allies not to use Huawei’s 5G equipment for fear it could allow China to spy on sensitive communications and data.

Britain’s National Security Council, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, had agreed in April to allow Huawei restricted access to non-core parts of the 5G network, but that decision has been put on hold following the U.S. intervention.

“Because those decisions have been made by the U.S. relatively recently that means we have to take a step back and think carefully about them before we make our final decision,” Digital Minister Jeremy Wright told reporters.

“What that means for telecoms companies is they’ve got to make their decisions with all due caution. If there is a complete ban on the inclusion of Huawei equipment in 5G networks then of course that means what it says.”

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Unbelievable – Huawei phones now show ads on the lockscreen! – Updated with Official Response

Update – see the official response and how to remove from Huawei.

According to Huawei users on Twitter, ads for the hotel reservation site Booking.com are popping up on the lock screen of some Huawei and Honor smartphones. The ads seem to appear on devices using the pre-installed landscape wallpapers. They’ve been spotted in several countries — including the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, South Africa, Norway and Germany — and on various models including the latest P30 Pro.

Both Huawei and Honor representatives deny any knowledge of adding adverts to the lockscreens and are consequently investigating. It seems to point to an app Booking.com which may be the culprit.

Have you seen ads on your lockscreen?

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Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook meet to discuss the China Trade War

U.S. President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday to discuss trade and other hot-button issues facing the tech company as Trump deliberates whether to make good on his threat to hike tariffs on imports from China.

Trump’s meeting with Cook was disclosed by daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump during an event that Trump held with governors on skills development.

Trump is using tariffs to push Xi to change a host of Chinese trade practices, but negotiations have flagged. Makers of consumer electronics like phones and tablets have escaped the brunt of tariffs to this point but likely would be affected by the next hike.

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Huawei is now looking into Sailfish OS – more details

Huawei CEO Guo Ping reportedly discussed the possibility of using Sailfish OS on Huawei devices with Konstantin Noskov, the minister of digital development, communications, and mass media of Russia. Based on the alleged conversation, Huawei is already testing devices with the pre-installed Aurora OS.

Ping also reportedly discussed the possibility of partially moving production to Russia. The joint production would be of chips and devices.

Seems Huawei is looking at every alternative available. Would you use Sailfish OS?

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Huawei asks Verizon to pay over $1 billion for over 230 patents – more info

The Trump US China Trade War just escalated.

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has told Verizon communications Inc that the U.S. carrier should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker’s patents and in aggregate is seeking more than $1 billion.

The patents cover network equipment for more than 20 of the company’s vendors including major U.S. tech firms but those vendors would indemnify Verizon, the person said. Some of those firms have been approached directly by Huawei.

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This is the Google Pixel 4 – plus other info

So Google just trolled itself and confirmed that the leaked image was in fact its upcoming Pixel 4.

The phone is not being released for another 4 months, so this is kind of crazy for a company to confirm that the leaked image was in fact its phone. Why would anyone now buy the older models, when you can clearly see there are multiple rear cameras now and some rumoured up to 5 cameras on the front.

What Google needs to confirm is that this new phone will have at least 6GB of ram, preferably 8gb to avoid apps being dumped out of memory.

So are you excited for the new Pixel 4?

Huawei’s new mobile OS & all the countries it’s been trademarked in

Following Huawei’s US ban, Huawei has now trademarked its mobile OS all around the world.

China’s Huawei has applied to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system (OS) in at least nine countries and Europe, data from a U.N. body shows, in a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets as U.S. sanctions threaten its business model.

Since then, Huawei – the world’s biggest maker of telecoms network gear – has filed for a Hongmeng trademark in countries such as Cambodia, Canada, South Korea and New Zealand, data from the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) shows.

If other Chinese smartphone companies seek to adopt this as well, Android as we know it will be fragmented even more.

Ultimately, Trump has now caused a big division in android, one that didn’t need dividing.

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