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Samsung releases the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

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Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite which is perfect for those looking for a powerful and affordable tablet.

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite offers a good multimedia experience. The tablet is equipped with an 8.7-inch WXGA+ TFT display. Its improved immersive experience allows you to breeze through presentations, reports, and even attend online classes. 

The tablet sports Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmos to deliver quality sound, so the audio is one less thing to worry about. It offers a compact design, making it great for playing games and watching TV shows. With its slim bezels, the tablet is light enough to be held with no hassle.

The software is also friendly to single-hand use. With a gesture-based menu, you can open the previous window, see recent apps, return to the Home screen, and more with just the swipe of a thumb. Additionally, the tablet pairs easily with other Galaxy devices — from smartphones to earbuds. 

Younger students can also explore Samsung Kids, a digital playground that offers access to dozens of age-appropriate and family-friendly games and content. It also has parental control which allows parents to monitor their kids’ screen time and activity. 

Battery

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is powered by a 5,100mAh battery, offering enough power to last the whole day. The tablet also supports 15W adaptive fast charging. Users can easily get back on track without worrying about the battery. With a 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB, users do not need to worry about storing huge files from school or personal use. 

Price and Availability

Customers who purchase using their credit card from any local bank can avail of flexible payment terms with 0 percent interest for up to 12 months. Additionally, they can score zero percent (0%) interest for up to 18 months when purchasing the tablet through Home Credit

Meanwhile, those who will buy the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite from June 25-27, 2021 will get a PhP 1,000 token via Samsung’s Weekend Token promo.  

The new tablet retails for PhP 9,490 nationwide and comes in sleek Gray and Silver colorway. The device is available in Samsung Experience Stores, online store, and partner retail channels  

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Laptops

Janet Jackson can cause some old laptops to crash

Windows XP is affected

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Especially for a certain age group, Janet Jackson’s music is fire. However, if you’re an old, old laptop, you might not appreciate how fiery Janet Jackson is. In a recently discovered quirk, engineers have discovered that the artist’s 1989 hit, “Rhythm Nation,” causes certain laptops to crash.

Yes, it sounds made up. How can one song cause a laptop to crash? Apparently, the classic hit uses the same “natural resonant frequencies” as some hard drives made before. Even then, it still doesn’t sound real.

Unfortunately, there is no way to replicate the phenomenon, besides a report from The Old New Thing author Raymond Chen. He swears that the problem existed way back when. The issue affected laptops released around 2005 during the Windows XP era, particularly with 5400rpm drives. Most devices from that time period have already died.

Additionally, the issue was likely patched already. Chen states that affected hard drives eventually installed an audio filter that prevented the problem from occurring.

On the bright side, it also means that everyone’s laptops are safe from exploding because of Janet Jackson. Still, it’s a strange tale that confirms some audio files can wreak havoc on technology. Likewise, if you happen to have a functioning device from that era, you might want to keep it away from Janet Jackson.

SEE ALSO: Windows 12 might come out in 2024

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TikTok can detect what you type on screen

Through its in-app browser

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No one ever really thinks about in-app browsers. Though it’s one of the most unseen features of an app, the in-app browser allows for a moment of convenience when you need to open a link. However, a new cautionary tale is sharing the risks of using the feature. Particularly, TikTok and its in-app browser are reportedly capable of logging your keystrokes.

TikTok just can’t get out of its privacy-infused hole of controversy. For years, the platform has faced an unending barrage of controversies linked to whether the app leaks information to China. As a change, the latest issue isn’t exactly geopolitically charged. However, it won’t do the company any favors, either.

Recently, security researcher Felix Krause created a tool to analyze whether an app’s browser can potentially scrape data and change information for the user. The researcher also tested the tool with the world’s top apps. And, unfortunately for the platform, TikTok found itself on the top of the risky list.

According to the tool, TikTok can inject JavaScript, modify a page, and fetch metadata. It’s essentially a keylogger. To its credit, Instagram, Messenger, and Facebook all have the same capabilities.

However, the video-sharing platform has one key element that puts it above the rest: It doesn’t allow users to open links using the device’s default browser. You’re forced to use TikTok’s own browser when you open a link on the app.

Of course, there are a few caveats. For one, apps can bypass the tool, blocking users from seeing what in-app browsers are capable of. Secondly, the tool’s findings don’t necessarily mean that the app itself is malicious; it only indicates what it’s capable of. To reflect that, TikTok has said that it has not used the data for any malicious purposes.

SEE ALSO: TikTok might launch TikTok Music, its own music service

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India might force Apple to adopt USB-C soon

Exploratory talks have started

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It’s the world versus Apple. After years and years of proprietary hardware, Apple is finally facing a deluge of pressure to abandon the Lightning cable. The entire European Union have already decided to force device markers, particularly Apple, to adopt the universal standard, USB-C. Now, another country is joining in: India.

As reported by Mint, the Indian government has started holding exploratory talks with manufacturers to discuss the possibility of a common charging standard. While the talks aren’t decisive yet, it’s the first step towards legislation moving in favor of a standard.

Though the wording remains vague, a lot of pressure is on Apple. The iPhone maker is still one of the biggest opponents against adopting USB-C worldwide. Amid the company’s growing gallery of USB-C devices, the Lightning cable is still alive and well. A lot of other manufacturers have already moved on to the standard for its their ports.

Soon, the company might not have a choice. If a decisive law is passed, India will join the European Union and Brazil in potentially forcing Apple into the standard. It’s not an insignificant ally for the pro-USB-C camp, either. India is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world.

Apple is unlikely to launch a USB-C iPhone series this year. The company is already expected to launch the next series in a few weeks’ time. If such a phone is coming, it might debut as soon as next year.

SEE ALSO: Another country wants to force Apple to go USB-C

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