Sunday, January 17
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Do you plan to quit WhatsApp for another messaging service?

For a week, the controversy has been raging against the new conditions of use of WhatsApp. Certain competing services have thus gained many users. Are you one of the users who left WhatsApp? Let us know in our poll of the week. WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram applications // Gamesdone: Frandroid Last week, we learned that Whatsapp had updated its terms of use. Enough to allow other services of the Facebook group to access certain data collected on the messaging service. Since then, WhatsApp has tried to reassure its users by indicating that the elements of the conversations would not be consulted by Facebook, that this data will not be shared for European users or that the update would only concern companies ...
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our selection to follow the digital life of your children

To keep an eye on your children's smartphone, there are now applications to be reassured as a parent without being on their backs. Managing screen time, appropriate sites, avoiding bad meetings or web traps: everything can be done with complete peace of mind. Gamesdone : Unsplash / Danilo RiosYour child has had his new smartphone for Christmas and you are not completely reassured at the idea of ​​letting him live his digital life in his corner. Without having to be constantly on his back to watch who he talks to, what he does and what site he visits, there are now parental control tools to be able to monitor his uses, without "coping" him. All of this very often in consultation and with much-needed discussion...
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in France too, it sells like hot cakes

The boss of Nintendo France evokes double-digit growth for sales of the Switch in France in 2020. The past year has been one of records for the hybrid console. It's no longer a surprise: the Nintendo Switch is a huge commercial success. In France, 2020 has been a particularly prolific year with sales that continue to grow to the delight of Philippe Lavoué. The general manager of Nintendo France does not hide his satisfaction in an interview with the media Les Echos. " Growth is in double digits compared to the previous year. What is atypical for a console in its fourth year of operation », He explains. Soon more sales than the Wii? ...
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Apple reportedly plans redesigned Mac Pro and iMac as well as a more accessible Pro Display XDR display

According to Bloomberg, often well informed, Apple is preparing the launch of new Macs as well as a new external display. Apple Pro Display XDR After the introduction of the Apple M1 chip, Apple successively announced a Mac Mini, a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air. However, the redesign of these three products was essentially internal. No design changes, they are identical to their variants equipped with an x86-64 chip. The iMac 2021 completely revised According to Bloomberg, this will not be the case with the iMac and the Mac Mac Pro. The iMac, for example, has sported the same design for 9 years. According to Mark Gurman, this all-in-one computer would adopt thinner blac...
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Apple is already testing screen prototypes

For its foldable iPhone, which should not be expected for a long time, Apple is already testing screen prototypes. A concept of a foldable iPhone in flip-flop format (artist's view) // Gamesdone: ConceptsiPhone While Samsung has already enthusiastically boarded the folding smartphone train, Apple is patiently waiting to find the right formula that it deems worthy of being able to market. So it will probably take a good few more years. However, the apple would not help but already test prototypes of foldable screens. This is indeed what Bloomberg reveals, citing an anonymous source, but well informed on the subject. A folding iPhone in clamshell format We learn that Apple w...
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removing chargers from boxes will become commonplace

Samsung has removed the charger from the boxes of the Galaxy S21s. However, the brand also explained that this practice would gradually extend to other devices in the future. Without charger, the box is much smaller The Galaxy S21, S21 + and S21 Ultra have been made official. Among the things we remember about these new smartphones, we can mention the removal of the charger in the boxes of the devices. Samsung has indeed adopted the same practice as Apple.Lien YouTubeSubscribe to Frandroid As one might expect, this practice will not be limited to the Galaxy S21 only. During a question-and-answer session on the sidelines of the Galaxy Unpacked, TM Roh, head of Samsung's Mobile Communications division, didn't l...
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Xiaomi on the blacklist, Philips Hue, and Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S21

Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here's what stood out on Friday January 15: Xiaomi was blacklisted by Trump, Philips Hue wants to do something new with your old switches and the Galaxy S21s are dropping Samsung Pay technology. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter. Xiaomi blacklisted, but less serious than Huawei The Trump administration has decided to blacklist the Xiaomi group - like Huawei in 2019 - because it is supposedly linked to the Chinese government or the Chinese military. Eight other companies in the Middle Kingdom suffered the same fate. But beware: this list does not correspond to theentity list which prevents any commercial relationship with the U...
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Facebook delays update and promises to remove confusion

Facebook is delaying updating WhatsApp's terms of service for several months after it sparked suspicion from large numbers of users worried about their privacy. WhatsApp on smartphone // Gamesdone: Unsplash / Mika Baumeister For several days, WhatsApp has faced the mistrust of a large number of people. At issue: the update of the conditions of use of the application and in particular the way in which the Facebook parent company will collect users' personal data. Despite some attempts to explain, the company has not been able to fully calm the concerns raised. While the alternative application Signal - less intrusive - is experiencing a massive influx of users, WhatsApp teams have published a blog post to announce...
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Which 5G package to have the Samsung Galaxy S21 cheaper at Orange?

The new Galaxy S21 is available for pre-order until January 28 at Orange. However, the operator allows the price of the smartphone to be reduced considerably by combining it with one of its 5G packages. We explain how. The three Samsung Galaxy S21 from the back // Gamesdone: Frandroid This year, there is no question with the new Samsung Galaxy S21: there is only one version, the 5G version. Good thing, by combining Samsung's new high-end smartphone with a 5G package from Orange, it can drop its price by several hundred euros. Here are the best 5G smartphone / plan combos that can be found currently on the Orange site. As a reminder, the Galaxy S21 was announced last Thursday by Samsung. A range of three device...
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Connected watches, essential objects or eternal gadgets?

Smartwatches and us have been a roller-coaster relationship for almost 40 years. They enter our lives thanks to technological innovation and then leave when the uses do not follow. But since 2012, they have returned and seem to decide to stay. In 2021, can connected watches finally depart from the image of gadgets that has always followed them? A LITTLE CONTEXT If you have been walking this planet for a few decades, you have inevitably come across Casio Databank watches, unfairly reduced to the rank of “calculator watches” by uninformed observers. Launched in the 1980s, this range offered to store locally information such as the names and telephone numbers of contacts as well as text memos in addition to the f...