Asus and Tencent could be launching the ROG 2 phone in July, a post on Chinese social media site Weibo has said.The phone will be optimized for gaming content, according to the post.The original Asus ROG phone provides one of the best ways to play games on an Android phone, and was priced at $900.It came with pressure-sensitive buttons called AirTriggers, two USB-C ports, dual rear cameras and a 4,000-mAh battery that lasted for 15 hours in CNET's battery lab test for continuous video playback on airplane mode.Neither Asus nor Tencent immediately responded to a request for comment. … [Read more...] about Asus ROG 2 phone could launch July
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Welcome to phone season. Over the next few weeks, we expect to see some of the most notable phones of the year announced, with expected new iPhones and new Pixel phones joining recent top-notch models like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. But getting a new phone means that you need to ditch the old one. And that's where the CNET 2019 directory of gadget trade-in providers comes in. We'll look at a few of the best trade-in options like ItsWorthMore and others where you can get top dollar for your devices.Every service is different, and their pricing changes by the day. They also assign values based on the condition of the device you're trading in, and even its color. That means you're going to have to shop around. Below our list of merchants is our basic FAQ of carriers, buyers and marketplaces, too.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of these products and services offered by our partners. decluttr.com Smartphones: YesTablets: YesLaptops: … [Read more...] about Best cell phone trade-in options for iPhones and Android phones
A prototype for Google's censored search engine in China would reportedly connect users' queries to their phone numbers, making it easier for the government to track their searches.The engine, reportedly code-named Dragonfly and designed for Android devices, would exclude content that isn't approved by the Chinese government, such as information on democracy, free speech and protests, according to The Intercept. Sources told the publication that prototypes for Dragonfly link the search app to users' phone numbers, meaning those who search for banned information could be interrogated or detained if security agencies got a hold of Google's search records. "This is very problematic from a privacy point of view, because it would allow far more detailed tracking and profiling of people's behavior," Cynthia Wong, senior internet researcher with Human Rights Watch, told The Intercept. "Linking searches to a phone number would make it much harder for people to avoid the kind of … [Read more...] about Google’s Dragonfly would reportedly collect Chinese citizens’ phone numbers
Facebook users who want extra account security but don’t want to share their phone number with the company can now lock down their accounts with alternative two-factor authentication methods like code-generating apps, Facebook announced today. Two-factor authentication helps protect users’ accounts from unauthorized access by requiring a code in addition to a password in order to log in. This helps a user prove their identity, even in circumstances where their password may be stolen by a hacker. Facebook—and many other platforms—have traditionally relied on text messaging to send authentication codes to their users. But these codes can be intercepted if an attacker manages to take control of the user’s SIM and transfer it to a new phone. More secure two-factor authentication methods, like code-generator apps and hardware tokens, have become popular ways to address this problem. In February, Facebook faced backlash from users who discovered that the phone … [Read more...] about Facebook Won’t Force You to Use a Phone Number for Two-Factor Authentication Anymore
2008 HowStuffWorks Do you know what your phone number represents? The same standard has been in place since 1947. See more cell phone pictures. The telephone number that you dial to call somebody is basically an address, similar to the IP address of a computer or the street address of your home. The length of the telephone number varies depending on the country you are calling. In many European countries, phone numbers are variable in length, ranging from just five or six digits in small towns to ten or more in large cities. In the United States, phone numbers are fixed-length, with a total of 10 digits. The 3-3-4 scheme, developed by AT&T in 1947, uses three blocks of numbers arranged in two blocks of three and a single block of four digits. Look at the main phone number for HowStuffWorks as we go through the meaning of the different blocks. Area code - Regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), area codes are used to designate a specific geographic region, … [Read more...] about What do digits in phone numbers mean?