The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

In July this year, the US Congress had questioned Apple concerning antitrust and competition. Today, documents from the hearing has been released.

The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives is exploring the technology industry, looking for exclusive business activities. Lawmakers sent a series of questions to Apple, as well as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Apple told Congress that it doesn't make a profit from repairing an iPhone or Mac and only sells genuine Apple parts to companies with trained technicians to install them.

Congress however, asked Apple “why they prevent independent repair shops from purchasing accessories and repairing Apple products? Is this a way for Apple to overcome competition and extend its monopoly into the repair market? ”

Feedback, Apple said their products are complex machines, very high production techniques. And they need trained technicians to fix them. Untrained technicians may not follow safe and appropriate repair procedures and may result in damage or loss of safety.

Every year, since 2009, the cost of providing repair services has exceeded the revenue generated by repairs. Apple says there's no reason to want to monopolize an unprofitable business.

However, Apple does not refuse the service of repairing a device showing signs of repair from a third party, Apple told Congress. Similarly, Apple will still repair machines with non-genuine parts and components, if they can be repaired.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

Finally, Death Stranding has ended up becoming the second biggest launch for a PS4 game in the UK. It is also the second biggest new IP launch for this year so far.

However, this is the first game released by Hideo Kojima after he left Konami. It is a new IP that has been released as a timed exclusive first for the PS4 and will be out for PC in Summer 2020 as previous report claims.

While the game has received a mixed reaction from most critics, it hasn’t stopped the game from becoming the second biggest launch for the PS4 game this year in the UK. The game is behind Days Gone, another PS4 exclusive, which is also the biggest new IP launch this year in the UK, followed by Death Stranding.

According to the weekly sales result for the UK, the game debuted at number 2 just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Hence, CoD: Modern Warfare has been a trend since its launch. It has however, managed to sit on the second place in the Brazil PlayStation store. Another new game that made a jump to top 10 this week was Need for Speed: Heat, which debuted at number 5.

Meanwhile, below are the best selling games in the UK for the current week.
  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Death Stranding
  3. FIFA 20
  4. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  5. Need for Speed: Heat
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  7. Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle
  8. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  9. Minecraft
  10. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for the Neighborville

Hideo Kojima’s new sci-fic game sold 36% fewer units than Days Gone in its debut week. This is still a remarkable result for it since Days Gone is currently the second best selling game for the PS4 in the UK and most other European regions.

Those with a PS4 can get Death Stranding right now for their PS4 while those with a PC have to wait until next year. The game is still available to pre-order through Steam or Epic Games Store if you fancy getting it on PC.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

Recently, the Checkra1n Jailbreak development team has released the first test version of this tool, allowing people to perform device cracking operations from iOS version 12.3 to 13.2.2.

Checkra1n is a tool to support Semi-Tethered Jailbreak (reboot device must be unlocked) for version iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.2.2, developed based on the “checkm8” exploit by Luca Todesco as project leader.

If you do not know, Luca has released many jailbreak support tools on previous versions of iOS, and has many positive contributions in the jailbreak community.

According to the update on the homepage, Checkra1n Jailbreak will support devices from iPhone 5s to iPhone X, iOS version from iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.2.2.

However, the default package manager on Checkra1n in the current version is Cydia, in the official release can support some other managers such as Sileo, Installer or Zebra.

Currently, Checkra1n Jailbreak will release the first version for macOS. Hence, Windows and Linux users need to wait a while longer when everything is stable.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

For many users, the Apple Watch is currently a very good smartwatch to obtain, but it seems that Apple still wants this device to be even better.

Specifically, according to a patent found this week, Apple has filed a copyright for a device that owns "sensor, force sensor, temperature sensor or fingerprint sensor" placed below the screen. Figure.

At the moment, with Apple Watch, users can pay with Apple Pay, unlock Macs, and so on... so having a fingerprint sensor will increase the level of security of the device.

In addition, the image of the patent shows that the position of the tuned antenna has been moved down the strap. This will allow Apple to have more space inside, possibly used for a larger battery.

However, according to TechRadar, integrating Antenna Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth antennas into the strap will cause wear problems when the strap is always bent and stretched when the user uses the device.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

For some wine now, Apple has dominated the smartwatch market and it appears that it won’t change anytime soon.

Meanwhile, strategy Analytics has new data that indicates how smartwatch shipments have increased during this third quarter of 2019, and of course, there is still a clear winner.

Most of the time, WearOS smartwatches are good. We have seen improvements in battery life in the new Fossil Hybrid HR line, Google trying to improve in this market by acquiring Fitbit.

On the other hand is the new Xiaomi Mi Watch which looks almost like an Apple Watch. Of course, we can say that they’re trying to copy the best, and with good reason.

According to data from Strategy Analytics, smartwatch shipments have increased by 42% in the 3Q, and the Apple Watch continues to dominate.

However, it appears that Apple has sold 6.8 million units, which is a 51% increase from what Apple sold in 3Q last year. At present, Apple has also increased its market share from 45% last year to 47.9%.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the official launch time and new Edge browser icon based on Chromium. Edge Chromium was first available for download in April and it's for Insider users, but in January 2020, the browser will launch the final version. However, some features will be removed on this version.

Although Microsoft has released Surface Pro X with ARM processors, Edge Chromium will not support ARM64 when it is officially launched. The reason for this is an error on the ARM architecture.

Even so, Microsoft still plans to offer Edge Chromium for ARM in the future. However, the lack of ARM64 support in Edge may worry customers who are using Surface Pro with ARM processors.

The next issue that will affect most users is the lack of historical synchronization and extension sync. However, the aforementioned features may still be included in the Dev and Canary versions, but will not be available in the first stable release, which will be available in January 2020. Luckily, the synchronization feature Passwords, used by many users will be present.

Edge Chromium will be officially released on January 15, 2020. The application will be updated via Windows Update and will replace the old Edge browser.
The Apprise In Technology! A blog site that specializes on Smartphone Review, Tech News, Gaming News, Auto News and PC

Despite giving users a smooth experience, the poor in the app store has made it impossible for Windows Phone to compete against Android and iOS. However, in the past, Windows Phone had the opportunity to surpass Android.

Regardless of the death of Windows Phone operating system for a while, Microsoft founder “Bill Gates” is still very regretful when talking about this operating system. Recently, at the DealBook conference that was organized by New York Time, the billionaire shared interesting information explaining the failure of Windows Phone.

Bill Gates said that Windows Phone would have been able to become as popular as Android today, if Microsoft had not encountered the antitrust lawsuit in 2001.

According to Bill Gate, “Microsoft was responsible for the monopoly behavior. If we hadn't gotten into that dispute, we'd have been able to focus on developing the mobile operating system. If that happened then you would now use Windows Phone instead of Android."

Although the incident has gone for 18 years, Bill Gates still expressed his frustration that year, the US Department of Justice forced Microsoft to take full responsibility. That was the moment Andy Rubin and his colleagues at Android Inc. build Android operating system. Another unfortunate point, Microsoft also missed the opportunity to cooperate with Motorola for a Windows phone.

He said: “We were only three months late before Motorola announced their choice, and then the faster person won in every game. Now no one here has heard about Windows Mobile even though it was once worth billions of dollars.”

From The Web