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This iPhone Rival’s Touchscreen Could Read Your Finger First

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The first phone to successfully integrate a fingerprint sensor in the screen may not be an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy at all. It could be a phone from Chinese brand Vivo, which isn’t well known outside China.

A Vivo Twitter post hints that the company will “unlock” “a new solution” at a trade show next week. Pair that with the image of what looks like a fingerprint going through a panel and you have a pretty strong suggestion that Vivo’s phone could kick off the next phone trend.

The tweet echoes last week’s short (and very unofficial) YouTube video of a Vivo smartphone with a fingerprint sensor built into its display.

What’s the big deal about embedded fingerprint sensors? As phone makers aim for bigger displays with smaller bezels (like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6) phones that have a home button or scanner beneath the screen could ditch it to save more space (think iPhone 7 in particular).

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Companies that can get ahead of the curve to use this software will have more options for reconfiguring the placement of the fingerprint sensor on their phones.

It was rumored that the Galaxy S8 would do this, but that wasn’t the case. Now rumors say the iPhone 8 could come with the feature, but it’s been reported that Apple may be having difficulty getting the tech to work in time for the iPhone launch. If Vivo’s able to snag an industry first, Apple, Samsung — two typical market leaders — will be the ones to follow.

We’ll have to stay tuned to Vivo’s event in Shanghai to see if this rumored feature actually becomes a reality.

Apple did not respond to a request for comment on this story.

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BREAKING: Google Is Now A $1 Trillion Company

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Google has recorded a milestone achievement of $1 trillion, joining the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.

The search engine company was able to achieve the feat on Thursday, after its parent company, Alphabet ended the day’s trading at $1,451.70 per share, up 0.87 percent.

With Thursday’s achievement, Google became the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level. Business Insider reported that while Apple and Microsoft are still valued at more than $1 trillion, Amazon which was the second US firm to ever hit the $1 trillion level back in September 2018 has since fallen below the number.

This is the first time that three American companies are worth at least $1 trillion at the same time. The most valuable company on the planet is still the oil giant Saudi Aramco, who went public last month at a valuation of $2 trillion and is currently worth around $1.8 trillion.

Alphabet’s record market valuation came after a historic change in leadership at the company. Recall that Sundar Pichai became the CEO of both Google and Alphabet after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced that they would step back from the company which they founded in 1998.

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Apple App Store Breaks Record, Earns $386m In A Single Day

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Apple has reportedly broken a record by earning $386m from its app store in one day.

The App Store revenue for 2019 was record breaking and so was the amount earned just between Christmas Eve and New Year. The app store racked in a sum total of $1.42 billion between Christmas and New Year Day alone.

This is a 20% increase from 2019. 2019 was a great year for Apple as it was the launch of the Apple TV+, News+ and Arcade. Combined with Apple Music and Apple Pay.

However, Apple did not indicate the exact numbers each service brought but noted that Apple TV app will be coming to LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs.

Apple paid developers $38B in 2019, a quarter of what they’ve earned since the App Store launched in 2008 which is $155B.

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Also Developers were paid $34B in 2018.

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BEWARE: Your BANK Account Could Be Emptied Without An Alert → SEE HOW!

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Dear All, Please let’s be very careful.. There is a new HIGH TECH FRAUD in town called the SIM SWAP FRAUD, and hundreds of persons are already VICTIMS.

How does it work?

  1. A new fraud called SIM SWAP has started. Your phone network will momentarily go blind / zero (No Signal / Zero Bars) and after a while a call will come through.
  2. The Person on the other end of the call will tell you that he is calling from (your cell phone company) depending on your network and that there is a problem in your mobile network.
  3. He will instruct you to Please press 1 on your phone to get the network back.

Please at this stage don’t Press anything, Just cut or END the call

If you press 1, the network will appear suddenly and almost immediately go blind again (Zero Bars) and by that action, your phone is #HACKED.

Within a second they will empty your bank account, thereby causing you untold damage.

– What you will experience –

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It will appear as though your line is without Network, meanwhile your SIM has been SWAPPED.
The danger here is that, you will not get any alert of any transactions, so please those of us doing USSD Banking and Mobile Banking BEWARE. Let’s be very careful.

Please, share this article to your contacts, loved ones and friends. The fraud is increasing day by day.

Message from: a Cybersecurity Group

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