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Huawei and Samsung have already removed the 5G switch from the notification bar. Next in line are Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo and others

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Last month Huawei removed the 5G switch from the notification bar of the HarmonyOS operating system. This raised questions, but the company later clarified that the latest changes are coming from network operators and not from Huawei itself.

Now, however, Samsung has done the same: The South Korean phone maker recently released a One UI software update. According to the changelog, the latest version of Samsung One UI is also removing the 5G switch from the notification bar.

Bruce Lee, president of Huawei’s consumer product line, previously made a statement to this effect. As it turns out, many 5G phone users are turning off the ability to use 5G networks. However, they still have the option to enable or disable access to the 5G network in the settings at any time.

Even after the shortcut to enable 5G in the notification bar disappears, users can go to settings and choose the option to manually connect to 5G networks. This requires:

  • Open settings
  • Go to Connections
  • Then select Mobile Network >> Network Mode

The source adds that carriers in China do not want users to actively migrate from 4G to 5G. The changelog also mentions that Samsung has implemented these changes in accordance with the requirements of the operator CMCC (China Mobile Communications Corporation). In addition, this update also removed one app called CMCC Online Business Hall from smartphones.

Other smartphone manufacturers in China, including Xiaomi, Realme, Oppo, Vivo and others, are expected to also remove the 5G shortcut from their devices’ notification panels soon.

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Large electric sedan Mercedes-Benz EQS was cheaper than the gasoline S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz today announced the cost of its large EQS sedan, which is an electric version of the flagship S-Class. And, I must say, the price was somewhat unexpected, because the EQS turned out to be cheaper than the gasoline version.

The EQS will go on sale in the US this fall, and the basic version of the EQS 450+ is priced at $ 103,360. And that’s not including the $ 7,500 federal subsidy. The second option, EQS 580 4MATIC, is more expensive – $ 126,360. For comparison, the cost of a gasoline S-Class in the US starts at $ 112,150, and there are no subsidies.

The power of the single-engine version of the EQS (that is, the basic EQS ​​450+) is 329 hp, the power of the all-wheel drive version (EQS 580 4MATIC) is 516 hp. The claimed acceleration time to 100 km / h is about 4 s, the maximum speed is limited at around 210 km / h. The cars are equipped with traction batteries with a capacity of 90 and 107.7 kWh, in the second case, the declared mileage on one charge is 770 km (according to the WLTP cycle, in reality it will be less). In both cases, the proprietary multimedia system MBUX is provided, but the screen diagonal in the EQS 450+ is 12.8 inches, and in the EQS 580 4MATIC a 56-inch “hyperscreen” is installed.

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Biden: the US does not want to unleash a new cold war

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But cyberattacks will be answered

The United States does not seek to unleash a new Cold War and does not want to see the world split into tough blocs, said US President Joe Biden at the general political debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (GA).

“We do not want a return of the Cold War or a world divided into blocs,” Biden said in his first US presidential address from the UN rostrum.

“The United States is ready to cooperate with any state that is ready to solve existing problems,” the American leader added.

Biden also noted that Washington is in favor of developing uniform rules for the safe behavior of states in cyberspace. The US is strengthening its infrastructure to better defend against foreign hackers.

Biden stressed that the country reserves the right to respond to hacker attacks in the strongest possible way because they threaten the people and interests of the United States.

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Pros and cons of iPhone 13. What they write about news from CNN, Engadget, Wired and other specialized publications

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After the first review of the iPhone 13 Pro by The Verge, excerpts from which we have already published, reviews of CNN, Engadget, Wired and other authoritative publications appeared on the Web.

Reviewers are praising the smartphone’s improved cameras and display, dropping 64GB and upgrading to 128GB of flash storage. They also agree on their criticism of Lighting, whereas most of the iPad lineup now uses USB-C.

Also, all reviews confirm the increased battery life that iPhone users have long dreamed of. All models of the new line began to work longer. In particular, the iPhone 13 mini began to work much longer: if last year’s iPhone 12 mini was discharged by lunchtime, then the iPhone 13 mini can work all day, albeit with “light use.” That being said, the iPhone 13 can last up to two days, which is really impressive.

As for the display, there are pros and cons. CNN notes improvements in maximum brightness that make the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini easier to use in bright environments. However, they do not support 120Hz refresh rates. This feature is only available on the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Wired also praises 120 hertz displays, which are adaptive to efficiently save power.

New smartphones take great pictures, but revolutionary changes should not be expected. Wired writes that smartphones are “still excellent” in photography, although the WSJ warns that iPhone 12 owners probably shouldn’t change their smartphones. Differences between photos taken with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 are difficult to notice, although if you have an iPhone XR or iPhone 11 then replacing them with an iPhone 13 would be more logical.

Pros and cons of iPhone 13. What they write about news from CNN, Engadget, Wired and other specialized publications

At this stage, the cinematic mode seems to be more of a curiosity than a real “professional” feature. The Verge notes that it is fun to experiment with, but also warns, “It seems like it has a few years before it really becomes useful for anything other than casual use.” The WSJ criticized this video mode, claiming that it is difficult to distinguish the edges of objects.

As a result, most reviewers agree that the owners of the iPhone 12 are unlikely to change their smartphones, but the rest of the iPhone 13 fans will definitely like it very much.

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