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By Rich Woods
The OnePlus 8 Pro is $250 off today
by Rich Woods
Today is Cyber Monday, so there are plenty of deals on plenty of devices. One such deal is on the OnePlus 8 Pro, which is $250 off of its normal price of $999. It's the specced out model too, which is the one with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
The OnePlus 8 Pro was one of our favorite devices when we reviewed it earlier this year. One of the reasons for that is the stunning 120Hz QHD OLED display, offering smooth animations and vibrant colors. It's also the first OnePlus handset to offer wireless charging, and it's actually 30W wireless charging, so it's fast.
The whole device is fast though, with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, UFS 3.0 storage, and 12GB RAM. But when you want slow, there's a feature called Zen Mode. Zen Mode actually locks down your phone so that you can't use it (except for emergency calls, incoming calls, and the camera) for a predetermined amount of time.
This deal is available on the OnePlus 8 Pro in UltraMarine Blue and Onyx Black. You can check it out on Amazon here.
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By Usama Jawad96
Apple slapped with $12 million fine for making misleading claims about iPhones
by Usama Jawad
Just a couple of weeks ago, Apple was forced to pay $113 million as a settlement for its "batterygate" scandal from 2017. Back in March, it also had to enter a $500 million settlement regarding the same issue. Now, the company has once again found itself in hot water, but this time due to making misleading and unclear claims regarding iPhones.
The iPhone 8 launch event Italian antitrust authority Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has handed the Cupertino tech giant a €10 million ($12 million) fine for making misleading claims about numerous iPhone models, from iPhone 8 to iPhone 11.
More specifically, the authority claims that Apple touted the iPhone's water resistance as a major feature in its promotional content, saying that it can withstand submersion in water of 1-4m in depth for up to 30 minutes. However, the company failed to clarify that this statement is only true under specific lab conditions such as being submerged in pure and still water.
The watchdog also stated that Apple's disclaimer about the warranty not covering damage due to liquids is not only unclear but also goes against its boasts of water resistance. It went on to say that Apple's refusal to provide warranty coverage in post-sales phase for iPhones suffering damage due to water and other liquids is illegal under the country's consumer code as well.
Apart from the fine, Apple has also been ordered to offer links to the regulatory authority's findings on its webpages for Italian customers.
By Usama Jawad96
ACCC soliciting feedback regarding Google's acquisition of Fitbit
by Usama Jawad
Back in November 2019, much to everyone's surprise, Google announced that it is buying wearable manufacturer Fitbit in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. Since then, this transaction has gone through multiple phases including a probe from the European Commission regarding antitrust concerns. Despite this hurdle, Google is optimistic of completing the purchase by the end of this year.
Now, regulatory authorities such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) are also looking into the deal.
As spotted by ZDNet, the Australian watchdog has published draft undertakings submitted by Google and is now soliciting feedback from interested parties among the general public. The undertaking - which can be enforced by the court - restricts Google from utilizing user data harvested from Fitbit and future wearables developed by the company for its own advertising purposes for 10 years. This time frame could be extended by another 10 years if the ACCC believes it to be necessary. That said, Google also has to provide certain user data to third-party health apps and ensure their interoperability with Android handsets for the next 10 years.
ACCC chairman Rod Sims went on to say that:
The undertaking is meant to restrict potential anti-competitive behaviour from Google, and to stop it from utilizing user data gained from this acquisition to enhance its targeted advertising capabilities. The ACCC is soliciting feedback about the undertaking from interested parties until December 9, 2020.
Source: ACCC via ZDNet
By News Staff
Save 95% off the iOS 14 & SwiftUI Bootcamp Bundle
by Steven Parker
Today's highlighted deal comes via our Online Courses section of the Neowin Deals store, where for only a limited time, you can save 95% off the iOS 14 & SwiftUI Bootcamp Bundle. Master your way around SwiftUI and iOS 14 with 43 hours of content on developing Apple apps and widgets.
This bundle consists of the following courses:
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Learn Everything You Need to Know About the SwiftUI Framework & Leverage All of Its Great New Technologies iPhone Apps for Absolute Beginners: iOS 14 & Swift 5
Create Apps & Submit Them to the App Store — Perfect Course for Beginners SwiftUI Apps for All Apple Platforms
Learn the True Magic of SwiftUI & Make Apps and Widgets for iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, and AppleTV Good to know
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