Mastercard is making free trials less frustrating by pre-empting subscription charges

Mastercard is taking steps to protect its customers from being inadvertently charged after ending a free trial for a product. Merchants will need to ask for permission before charging a card. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 3 hours ago

Slack updates its logo, promises other visual changes

Slack, the popular communication tool for organizations, has revamped its logo to be simpler and more adaptable to various scenarios. Other visual changes will arrive over time to match it. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 4 hours ago

The Hulu app for Windows 10 is becoming a PWA

Hulu is updating its Windows 10 app to become a Progressive Web App, bringing along a new look and features. The update is rolling out gradually but should be fully available in the next few weeks. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 5 hours ago

Android Q will come with a system-wide dark theme and more

According to a new report, the next major version of Android will have a system-wide dark theme, a possible desktop mode, a permissions revamp, new accessibility options, and more. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 5 hours ago

Sea of Thieves February update will cut down installation size by at least 20GB

Sea of Thieves installation size will go down by at least 20GB across Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Windows 10. This will require all players to redownload the game from scratch, however. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 6 hours ago

Microsoft's venture fund M12 broadens coverage to India

M12, Microsoft's venture capital arm, will be extending its investments to India. The first startup that will be invested in under this expansion is Innovaccer, a healthcare data platform company. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 6 hours ago

Microsoft adds Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is the latest game to receive the backward compatibility treatment by Microsoft. The game is not purchasable directly, but there is another way to get a copy. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 7 hours ago

AMD has responded to rumours about the Radeon VII being in short supply

The Radeon VII should be available in sufficient quantities upon its release on 7th of February. Despite rumors suggesting a possible shortage, AMD seems confident in its ability to meet demand. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 7 hours ago

Xbox Game Pass to gain We Happy Few, Shadow of Mordor, and more this month

More games are being added to the Xbox Game Pass service of Microsoft this month, with the company announcing four additional games to the subscription service today, including We Happy Few. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 7 hours ago

The best Windows 10 PCs to come out of CES 2019

One thing that's common every CES is new PCs, and this year's event was no exception. We've made a list of the best Windows 10 PCs that we saw, breaking them down into different categories. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 7 hours ago

Chuwi's upcoming UBook borrows elements from HP's Spectre x2 and Microsoft's Surface Go

Chuwi announced its new UBook tablet that will be available through its crowdfunding campaign with a starting price of $349. The tablet with support hinge is powered by an Intel Core m3 and 8GB RAM. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 8 hours ago

The Division 2 beta launches on February 7 for those who pre-order the game

Ubisoft has announced that The Division 2 beta will launch on February 7, and though anyone can sign up for a chance to try it, those who pre-order the game will be automatically part of the test. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 8 hours ago

Motorola poised to bring back Razr brand with $1,500 device with foldable display

Motorola could intend to leverage its popular Razr brand with a new smartphone that will come with a foldable display. The unannounced device could arrive as soon as next month and cost $1,500. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 8 hours ago

New Xbox One version 1904 preview includes a new onscreen keyboard

Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One Insider Preview build today for those on the Preview Alpha ring. It adds a new mini onscreen keyboard, which is designed to float around textboxes. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 8 hours ago

Get Apple Music free with Verizon's unlimited data plans

Verizon has launched a new offering for its higher tier plans. You can now get free Apple Music with the Above Unlimited and Beyond Unlimited plans, or six free months with Go Unlimited. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 9 hours ago

Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 18317

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18317 to the Fast ring today, finally separating search and Cortana. As always, there's a list of fixes, improvements, and known issues. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 9 hours ago

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18317 to the Fast ring, separating search and Cortana

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build to the Fast ring, bringing the build number to 18317. The build finally separates search and Cortana, which has been rumored for some time. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 9 hours ago

Pay What You Want for this Adobe CC A-Z Lifetime Course Bundle

With today's Pay What You Want offer, cover the entire Adobe Creative Cloud and launch a design career with help from this 100-hour bundle. Beat the average price to secure the entire bundle. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 9 hours ago

Doogee's S90 is a rugged smartphone offering expansion through modular accessories

Doogee's latest smartphone, the S90, is a rugged variant that not only packs a ton of protection and large battery, but its features can be expanded thanks to its array of modular accessories. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 10 hours ago

Microsoft patent envisions Surface Dial as a possible mouse replacement

Microsoft has recently been granted a couple of patents detailing improvements to both the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial. The latter could feature touch-sensitive controls and mousing sensors. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 10 hours ago

Microsoft sends out invitations for its MWC event; HoloLens news incoming

Microsoft today began sending out invitations for its press event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. CEO Satya Nadella will be there, along with Alex Kipman, so expect HoloLens news. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 hours ago

Save 94% off a lifetime subscription to this WordPress Build and Host Bundle

With today's highlighted deal, skip the coding classes and create custom WordPress sites with a streamlined builder and lifetime hosting. Get up to five hosted sites with this lifetime subscription. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 11 hours ago

These violent delights have violent ends: Westworld mobile game closes doors

A few months back, Bethesda sued Warner Bros. claiming that the latter's Westworld game on mobile used assets from Fallout Shelter. Although the two reached a settlement, Westworld is shutting down. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 12 hours ago

Facebook to tighten ad rules in countries with 2019 elections

Facebook has announced that it will roll out stringent ad rules in several more locations expecting elections this year. Indians will also have access to the previously announced ad archive. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 13 hours ago

OPPO introduces 10x optical zoom tech, formal launch set for MWC 2019

OPPO has announced today that it will show off its 10x hybrid optical zoom technology for phones at MWC 2019 next month along with significant improvements to its under-display fingerprint sensor. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 13 hours ago

Mozilla has announced the closure of its Test Pilot programme

Mozilla has announced that as of January 22, Firefox Test Pilot will be shut down. The firm plans to graduate current experiments as standalone add-ons, and officially launch Send and Lockbox. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 14 hours ago

YouTube bolsters policy against dangerous content, including the Bird Box challenge

YouTube has renewed its efforts to ban videos containing dangerous stunts like the Bird Box challenge and Tide pod challenge. The policy also applies to pranks that may traumatize children. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 15 hours ago

Beta registrations for One UI on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now open

The previous generation of Samsung flagships is now also eligible for the latest revamp to the company's software skin for Android. Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can now register for the One UI beta. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 15 hours ago

Report: EA Vancouver's open-world Star Wars game has been canceled

The open-world Star Wars game that EA's Vancouver studio had been working on following Visceral Games' shutdown has been outright canceled according to a new report that came out today. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 18 hours ago

Google announces deadlines for the transition to 64-bit Android apps

Google has announced deadlines for its transition to 64-bit applications in the Play Store. It is important to note that unlike Apple, support for 32-bit applications has not been phased out. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 19 hours ago

Xiaomi reveals new technology aimed at improving in-display fingerprint sensors

The Chinese tech giant recently unveiled a new next-generation in-display fingerprint sensor that it claims has a larger scan area and is more responsive, thus improving the user experience. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 20 hours ago

Twitter users on Android can now sort tweets in chronological order

Starting today, the Android app for Twitter has finally caught up with iOS, letting users switch their Twitter timeline back to the reverse chronological order by clicking on the Sparkle button. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Apple launches battery cases for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr

Apple is expanding its lineup of accessories for the latest iPhone models with new battery cases for the iPhone Xs Max, Xs, and Xr. All three variants cost just under $130 and come in black or white. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Apple Maps now powers location search on DuckDuckGo for mobile and desktop

DuckDuckGo will now be displaying location information from Apple Maps on its search results as part of a new partnership with Apple. The new capability is available both on mobile and desktop. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Apple reportedly replaced 11 million iPhone batteries last year

After Apple lowered the price of battery replacement for its iPhone models, the number of customers who chose to get a new one rose sharply, which likely hindered sales of newer models. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18312

As is typical on the Tuesday after a new Windows 10 Insider Preview is released to the Fast ring, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 SDK Insider Preview with the same build number. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.556, 16299.936 - here's what's new

It's only been a week since Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft is already releasing new cumulative updates for three versions of Windows 10, although that doesn't include the newest one. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18312.1007 to the Fast ring with fixes

Microsoft today released a cumulative update for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, bringing the build number to 18312.1007. It includes a few fixes, including a File Explorer issue. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

The $39.99 Amazon Fire TV Stick now ships with a remote that can control your TV

Amazon's Fire TV Stick now comes with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, which can control aspects of your TV like the power and the volume. The new remote comes with the base model that costs $39.99. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Walgreens Boots Alliance will roll out Microsoft 365 to its 380,000 employees

Microsoft announced a partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance today, saying that the healthcare company will begin rolling out Microsoft 365 subscriptions to its 380,000 employees. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Netflix is enforcing a price hike across the board; top tier now costs $16 from $14

Facing mounting pressure from rivals, Netflix is once again raising its subscription fees across all tiers from today. The price hikes mark the subscription service's largest increase in 12 years. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

China becomes the first country to grow plants on the Moon

China has taken photos of cotton seeds sprouting in a contained environment on the Moon. This marks the first time any kind of biological life has been grown on Earth's only natural satellite. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Sweden comes to Civilization VI: Gathering Storm with Nobel Prizes

Civilization VI is getting Sweden as a brand new civilization with the upcoming Gathering Storm expansion. Led by Kristina, the new faction comes with Nobel Prizes and Open-Air Museums. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Get a lifetime subscription to Do Your Data Recovery Professional for just $19

With today's highlighted deal, save $50 off the cost of a lifetime license and quickly recover deleted, formatted or lost files from your hard drive or storage device on your Mac or Windows PC. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Huawei's founder says firm does not spy for China

Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei, has claimed that his firm does not spy on behalf of the Chinese Government. Despite this, he said he's still loyal to China and the ruling Communist party. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Samsung starts rolling out One UI beta based on Android Pie to the Galaxy Note8

After announcing the official roadmap for the release of One UI to its devices this year, Samsung has now rolled out the new experience (based on Android Pie) in beta form to the Galaxy Note8. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Nvidia releases 417.71 WHQL driver, adding support for FreeSync and RTX 2060

Nvidia today released its new WHQL-certified 417.71 drivers bringing support for FreeSync-certified displays as well as the RTX 2060. There are currently 12 GSync Compatible monitors. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago

Snap Inc.'s human resources chief Jason Halbert departs the company

Jason Halbert has reportedly left Snap Inc. as its HR head following the recent exodus of its Chief Strategy Officer, Global Strategic Partnerships head, and other senior-level executives. | Continue reading


@neowin.net | 1 day ago