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Issues Samsung most likely to face in year 2018

The Information reports that Huawei is lining up a $100 million advertising drive to go along with the US launch of the Mate 10, and reports from Bloomberg also said that the company is in negotiations with Verizon to also bring the Mate 10 to that network. If Huawei can sell a Galaxy S9-rivaling phone through the two biggest networks, and make a big advertising push at the same time, it could cannibalize part of Samsung’s so-far-unassailable market share, and mark the first real competition in the Android world for years.

So for Samsung, the absolute worst thing that could happen — barring another NoteGate, of course — is a serious contender emerging at the top of the Android ladder. No, I don’t mean a well-intentioned but under-resourced startup like Essential; I’m talking about the huge Chinese companies, Huawei and Xiaomi.

They’ve sold flagship devices in the US before, but it’s always been restricted to online or big-box sales, which make up a small percentage of the total smartphone sales.

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So that’s why a new report from The Information, which says that Huawei will sell its new Mate 10 phone through AT&T, is terrible news for Samsung. On paper, the Mate 10 could be a big challenger to the Galaxy S9, especially if the S9 sports a familiar/boring design that customers have seen before. The Mate 10 has features that have been a big selling point for Samsung in the past — like a physical headphone jack and front-mounted fingerprint sensor — while also adding things that the Galaxy S9 is rumored to lack, like a Leica-branded dual-lens camera setup.

To sell a serious number of expensive phones in the United States, there’s one thing a phone company needs to do: Get into carrier stores. Not only do the big four phone companies have a huge number of physical retail stores nationwide, they also offering convenient 24-month installment plans or leases, which spread the high cost of expensive phones over two years, rather than pushing it into an immediate lump sum. For a lot of Americans, that’s a deal-breaker

Apple’s Face ID grapple detailed in new iPhone X report

We’ve known for months that the iPhone X will be very difficult to buy until 2018, but a new report is providing some details on what Apple is doing to improve the situation. Bloomberg reports that Apple has lowered the specifications for its Face ID components, to allow its supply chain to manufacture the iPhone X quicker. “It quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture,” says Bloomberg.

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This reduction in accuracy appears to have taken place around the time of the iPhone X unveiling last month, but Bloomberg only says “early fall.” Apple announced the Face ID feature for the iPhone X on September 12th, noting its superior accuracy to Touch ID. Apple claims Face ID’s accuracy is 1,000,000:1, compared to 50,000:1 for Touch ID. If Apple has reduced the accuracy, the company will still be able to claim that Face ID is far more accurate than Touch ID.

Face ID’s dot projector, the hardware that emits 30,000 infrared beams onto a face, is reportedly at the heart of the iPhone X production problems. We’ve heard reports that this component was causing shortages, and Bloomberg claims early supplier Finisar didn’t meet Apple’s tight requirements in time for production. Sharp and LG Innotek have also reportedly struggled to combine the laser and lens to make dot projectors, and at one stage only 20 percent of the company’s dot projectors were usable.

Apple’s reduction in accuracy has allowed these companies to test parts quicker, but Bloomberg says it’s not clear how this will affect Face ID in reality. If it improves the number of iPhone X handsets being manufactured without any noticeable difference, it will be a big win for Apple. Analysts are expecting Apple to have around two or three million iPhone X handsets for launch next week, which will mean it’s going to be very difficult to preorder a device on Friday.

Europe to USA these are the countries riding hailing company in trouble with authorities

Only London has 40,000 drivers and 3.6 million users who will be effecting amid uber clashes

Claiming to be a communications platform rather than a taxi service, Uber has expanded by ignoring existing rules. This has prompted protests against the ride-hailing company by drivers, run-ins with national authorities, and new laws designed to curb its activities. The decision by Transport for London to strip Uber of its license last week was the latest in a long line of clashes between the US firm and the establishment.

In some cities around the world where it operates, Uber is on a collision course with regulators, while in others it remains firmly outlawed. In several places, however, the $70bn (£52bn) firm is actively negotiating its return – or already back up and running.

Austin, Texas

Uber suspended operations in Austin in May 2106 after the city’s voters rejected a proposal to allow the company to self-regulate its drivers, instead of upholding stricter regulations proposed by the liberal city council that required ride-sharing drivers to pass fingerprint-based security checks.

About 10,000 drivers lost their jobs, with some moving to nearby cities where the hailing app was still allowed. But alternatives respecting the new rules, including a not-for-profit ride-sharing service, RideAustin, soon emerged and a year later Uber was allowed back into Austin after the Republican-controlled state intervened.

The state, rather than local city governments, is now responsible for regulating the ride-hailing industry, requiring local, state and national criminal background checks but not fingerprints. Now facing a competitive market in Austin, Uber said it “knows we have a lot of work to do in the city”.

Bulgaria

Uber suspended its activities in Bulgaria in September 2015 following mass protests and a threatened strike by Sofia’s traditional taxi operators, which accused the service of “unfair trade practices” because its drivers were working without a taxi license, a professional driver’s license or a defined legal status.

After a joint investigation by the tax and transport authorities, the competition commission fined Uber Bulgaria – which claimed 40,000 users – €50,000 (£44,000) for unfair competition and the supreme court banned it. New legislation requires taxi services to be provided by licensed carriers with qualified drivers hired on formal contracts.

A petition in support of Uber said the service was safe, reliable and affordable and polling has shown 77% public disapproval of the ban. But Uber shows no signs of returning to the Bulgarian market. Similar but legal app-based services such as TaxiMe and TaxiMaxim have since emerged.

Denmark

Uber pulled out of the Danish market, where it had 2,000 drivers and more than 300,000 customers, in April this year when fare meters and seat occupancy sensors became mandatory for all vehicles providing a taxi service.

Prosecutors had previously accused the company of helping its drivers – four of whom have since been fined up to DKr486,000 (£57,000) each – to break national taxi regulations during tens of thousands of rides ruled illegal. A further 1,500 drivers reportedly face similar charges.

 

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A cheekily named alternative unrelated to Uber, Ubr City, is aiming to get round the new rules by claiming to be a courier company – passengers may only travel with “goods”, the definition of which is unclear – but it was reported to the authorities just hours after being launched.

But Uber wants to return. Its Nordic/Baltic representative Kåre Riis Nielsen said last month the company “has made mistakes” but was now “willing to play by the rules”, including ensuring its drivers declared their earnings for tax, paying them sick pay and other benefits, and adopting “digital versions” of meters and seat sensors.

Italy

Following a complaint and six-day strike by Italy’s taxi associations, a Rome court blocked the use of the Uber app in April for unfair competition. An appeal court lifted the ban in May – but only for the company’s premium Uber Black service, which uses fully-licensed professional drivers.

The company’s standard Uber X service and its Uber Pop app – for unlicensed drivers – remain outlawed. Uber Italia said it was “really happy” with the court’s decision but demanded, “updated legislation so new technologies can improve citizens’ lives”.

Uber Black has only about 1,000 drivers in Rome and Milan, mainly because of the difficulty of obtaining a professional driver’s license. Most of the app’s 139,000 riders over the last three months were foreigners. “Italy is probably the only country left without a low-cost solution,” said an Uber spokesman Alessio Cimmino.

Hungary

Uber suspended its operations in Budapest in July 2016 when the nationalist government passed legislation making it impossible for it to operate following months of persuasive protests by Hungary’s taxi drivers.

The new legislation allowed the Hungarian national communications authority to block all internet access to “illegal dispatcher services”. Companies flouting the law face repeat fines of HUF200,000 (£560) and bans of up to a year.

Uber, which claimed 1,200 drivers and 160,000 customers in Budapest, says it hopes to return to the market. Regular taxi traffic is said to have increased by 50-60% since Uber pulled out, according to one local taxi firm.

An Estonian startup, Taxify, has stepped into the gap using a GPS-based app but employing riders directly and providing company cars. Another, Hopin from Slovakia, is expected to join Taxify soon.

Canada

Uber has said it will suspend its operation in Quebec if authorities there pass new legislation requiring Uber drivers to undergo a police criminal records check and do the 35 hours of training expected of regular taxi drivers.

Uber’s general manager in Quebec, Jean-Nicolas Guillemette, said the new requirements, coming on top of what the company has called the “most restrictive and severe regulations imposed on us in North America”, would deter part-time drivers and it would stop operating in the province next month if they were implemented.

The service claims nearly a million users and about 5,000 drivers. “Trying to impose the same thing that is currently done in the old taxi industry – I don’t think it helps us to move forward and serve the population,” Guillemette said

How to make money online with zero cost?

The Internet is believed as the most lucrative medium to earn money if conceived or used accurately. People from all over the world are earning hell out of it in different ways. The very first thought comes to the mind is what you want to do? What are you interested in? Do you have any skill? Never mind if don’t have it. The most important thing which needs to be clear in your mind you can’t be a money man overnight. You have to start with an objective in mind what you want to do. You have to be dedicated towards it. There are 100 of the way to make money online it’s not mandatory if something works for someone it will surely work for you, No it may be.



Here are 5 best mediums which enable you to make money and get the reward by your unique skill. You need to know how they actually work. Why work for others when you can work at flexible hours at home and do the best out of it.

Website

Most of the people presumably think that making the website or having your own cost them huge whereas it’s not the case. Do you know any platform which offers you free medium to express your idea and thought initially? Let us tell you Word press offers you to create your web page at no cost. You can play in it in various ways. Other than that there are various other websites which offer you domain and hosting much cheaper than your expectations. Web sites like Godaddy.com, Weebly, wix.com, webs.com, codeacademy.com, skynova.com, Corelangs.com, yola.com, wikihow.com.

Build your website and start blogging sharing your ideas and thoughts.

Youtube

How can you use YouTube to earn money? It’s quite simple. They don’t ask you for a single penny. All they ask you to make your account at free of cost and upload fresh/not plagiarized videos once those videos start getting views, you can monetise them to get some money. You don’t need to work for specific hours. All videos in your mobile which you think can be helpful in any context for other people can be uploaded in your account. Headings and keywords matter a lot while uploading so is careful about it.

Facebook

How can you use Facebook to earn money? That’s quite simple. You can first create a page and start promoting your page with attractive posts and spread among masses. You can even promote your post by paid advertising. There are a lot of ways to market your product/business to right people. Use tags to relevant people, groups and pages.

Google

How one can use Google to earn money. If you want to expand your business than you can use add words pay per click to get right customer traffic? Google is the best platform to advertise your product to right customer and it makes sure that only relevant person sees your product.

Blogger

What is blogging? It enables you to have either your own website or use other to have your thought shared with people you don’t know. You can write the blog on anything you are interested in, It could be sports, lifestyle, technology or anything that exists in the world and people wants to know about it or you want to tell people. There are numerous ways you can have your website. It is usually encouraged to have your own instead working for someone else, though it takes little more time and effort to create and manage.

For any kind of help please feel free to comment.


All is not well among Aamir & Faryal. What’s wrong?

Boxer Aamir khan was born and raised in Bolton Greater Manchester. His family roots are in Rawalpindi Pakistan. Ever since before they tied the knot we have adored Amir Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom.

On Tuesday evening, Faryal took to Snapchat and spoke out against her in-laws and domestic abuse she had been facing after her marriage. Openly speaking out on the matter, we had a tough time believing that there may be trouble in paradise for the couple. Messages posted on her Snapchat hinted at instances of domestic abuse by her sister-in-law and mother-in-law.

“Don’t get your sons married if you’re going to abuse and bully the wife,” she said in a post.“What about when your sister-in-laws come to hit you when your husband’s not home and still you don’t raise your hand out of respect for your husband?” she questioned in another post.

“Then they think it’s okay to bully you in public and call you BAD!” she continued.

Faryal, who is a human rights activist as well as an occasional ramp walker, further revealed that she lives on her own earnings even after marriage, but her sister-in-law still gives her a hard time.

“I worked my a** off on a catwalk from 7am till 12am at night. My husband’s a multi-millionaire but still work and do my own as I can never touch his BLOOD money when I have a right too! And then I get hating evil sister in laws shitting on me? ” she wrote in another post. In a yet another message, the star hints at her in laws forcing Amir to opt for divorce despite her being 9 months pregnant.

She then posted a screenshot of hateful comments posted on her official Instagram page, one of which appear to be from her sister-in-law. Many took to Twitter with supportive words for the star.

Recently, the power couple was spotted wearing a Nadina Merabi ensemble at the Pakistan Achievement Award ceremony held in London, during which the pair seemed fine according to this post she shared on Instagram.

Amir married Faryal three years ago in New York.Their fans have been up to date with their lives through Instagram and Facebook ever since.

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