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Samsung Galaxy S10 gets Note 10 features

This closes the gap between two Galaxies

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is an impressive phone for an Android flagship. Aside from featuring impressive hardware, the One UI on the Note 10 offers extra features to help a user’s workflow. These features — AR doodle, built-in video editor, and Windows integration — are now making their way to the Samsung Galaxy S10 through a software update.

Camera update

Headlining the camera update is the Night Mode to the front camera of the Galaxy S10. Super Steady video stabilization, AR doodle, and Live Focus video recording will also be making their way to the Galaxy S10.

AR doodle lets users enhance their videos with augmented reality drawings and messages. This feature will let users create exciting and engaging video clips that they can share to their friends.

Meanwhile, Live Focus video recording brings bokeh into videos. Various bokeh effects will be available when recording videos, including blur, big circle, color point and glitch.

Video clip editor

After recording a video, a user may want to edit the recording. The coming software update brings in an updated Gallery app that allows video editing. With the video clip editor, users can trim clips, stitch two clips together, adjust playback speed and more.

Furthermore, the video editor will allow users to add subtitles and background music to make their video clips unique.

SEE ALSO: Can the Galaxy Note 10 be your go-to video camera?

AR Doodle and Live Focus

Link to Windows

S10 users would be happy to know that the coming update adds support for Samsung DeX. Users can connect their phones through USB and take advantage of Samsung DeX for PC. Link to Windows has also been added, allowing users to connect wirelessly their phones to view its contents, send and receive messages, and sync recent photos directly from their computer.

Other updates

Samsung Pass and Messages will also feel new. User can expect simplified setup and they can use the S10’s biometrics to log in to apps and websites quickly and securely. The Messages app adds a new icon for adding photos and videos in the text window to offer users easy access to the files they need.

S10 users have something to look forward to with the coming update. It will make their phone more versatile, powerful and feature-rich than ever. The update will come to the Galaxy S10, S10+, and the S10e in the coming weeks.

Adding new features to the Galaxy S10 will make it more attractive for flagship buyers. The Galaxy S10 series launched last February 2019 to positive reviews. The series features bright and colorful displays, impressive cameras, and long-lasting batteries.

This update further closes the gap between the Galaxy Note series and the Galaxy S series with the only notable difference being the S Pen. Which is why we’re also hearing news that Samsung is considering merging the Note and S lines.

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Alleged Windows XP source code leaks online

Source code of other legacy OS from Microsoft leaked too

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The alleged source code of Windows XP just leaked recently on various platforms online. This huge leak contains everything and reveals some interesting tidbits about the beloved OS.

However, it remains unclear if it’s real or not. The anonymous leaker first posted the source code as a torrent on the popular forum site, 4chan.  The torrent file is a massive undertaking, clocking in at 43GB overall.

It is worth mentioning that the torrent file doesn’t only include the source code for Windows XP. Source codes for MS DOS 3.30, 6.0, Windows 2000, CE 3, CE 4, CE 5, Windows Embedded 7, CE, Windows NT 3.5 and Windows NT 4 are also included. The leaker says that two months were spent compiling all of them.

A smaller 3GB file also exists which only contains the source code for the Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The leaker states that hackers have had access to the Windows XP source code for years, and this leak marks the first time it was released to the public.

Interestingly enough, the source code leaks also contain conspiracy theory videos about Bill Gates. MacRumors also pointed out that Microsoft thought about imitating the signature look of macOS way back when it still sported a skeuomorphic design.

Microsoft has already responded to the leaks, saying that they’re “investigating the matter”.

A threat to users?

The leaked source code presents an opportunity for hackers to learn more about Windows’ operating systems. Windows 10 actually has some bit and pieces of Windows XP code.

Savvy hackers can exploit this code to gain access to Windows 10. This threat is feasible, but the risk is low for now. After all, Windows 10 sees continuous development from Microsoft, with legacy code being replaced or modified after updates.

Source: Bleeping Computer via MSPowerUser 

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Dell launches XPS 13 2-in-1, upgraded to 11th Gen Intel processors

Thunderbolt 4 has arrived

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Dell has updated its XPS 13 2-in-1 lineup by upgrading all the options to 11th Generation Intel chipsets. Also called Tiger Lake CPUs, they’re coupled along with Intel Iris X GPU for a faster and smoother experience.

Intel says the EVO series brings a perfect combination of portability and power, making the laptops very versatile. The base option comes with i3-11564, with a clock speed of 4.1Ghz. The top-end variant gets the i7-116567, a quad-core chipset with a maximum clock speed of 4.7Ghz. RAM can go up to a whopping 32GB.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 has two display options — 13.4-inch UltraSharp 4K InfinityEdge touch or 13.4-inch InfinityEdge touch HD+. On the GPU front, the top end option gets Intel Iris X GPU while the starting one gets Intel UHD graphics. Keep in mind, these are coupled along with the CPU and shouldn’t be considered on par with standalone gaming-dedicated GPUs.

The new 11th Generation Intel processors finally support Thunderbolt 4 and these laptops sport two of them. There’s also an SD card reader and Dell ships a USB-C to USB-A dongle along.

The backlit MagLev keyboard has an embedded fingerprint reader in the power button and along with larger keys, the touchpad is also 19 percent bigger. To accommodate the 2-in1 form factor, a new sequential hinge is designed for better ergonomics.

Backing these internals is a 51Whr battery that Dell says will last you a day of work. To keep the laptop cool, Dell has incorporated dual fans and an ultra-thin vapor chamber with the exhaust vents in the hinge. Lastly, it ships with Windows Home or Windows Pro, depending on usage.

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vivo Y20i price and availability in the Philippines

Affordable gaming phone?

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There’s a new affordable phone in town! Chinese smartphone company vivo officially unveiled the vivo Y20i.

It’s a sleek, entry-level smartphone that lets you play in style. It comes in a lightweight design, coated in stylish colors: Nebula Blue and Dawn White.

The vivo Y20i is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and 5000mAh battery. It sports a large 6.51-inch IPS LCD display, making this budget phone perfect for your gaming needs.

Aside from looking chic and powerful, the vivo Y20i is equipped with an AI Dual Camera setup: a 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel bokeh lens. It’s also loaded with midrange-like features such as a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, FaceView unlock, and AI Portrait technology.

Pricing and availability

The vivo Y20i will be available on October 3, retailing for PhP 7,499 (US$ 155). Customers can pre-order the Android 10-ready smartphone through vivo’s concept stores, exhibits, kiosks, and multi-brand stores nationwide. For online orders, head through vivo’s official Shopee store and Lazada store.

Pre-order starts on September 28, 2020, until October 2, 2020. There’s a downpayment needed to pre-order: PhP 500 downpayment or online purchases and PhP 300 for in-store purchases. Freebies include premium headphones and an adorable “little V” USB night-light.

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