AT&T & Verizon 5G a Go-Despite FAA; Samsung Rolling Cloud Gaming into TVs; Microsoft Emergency Exchange Fix; iPhone 14 Will Have Hole Punch CamPosted: January 3, 2022
If you got a new phone in the last couple of years, it probably has 5G capability. Good luck finding 5G service…so far, it has been pretty limited. The past week, a delay in rolling it out further came from FAA chief Steve Dickson and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Now, ZDNet reports that both AT&T and Verizon intend to continue with their January 5th deployment of their C-Band 5G systems. The FCC has reaffirmed that it gave its blessing, and that 5G should be perfectly safe, and cause no interference with aircraft systems.
Samsung will bake things into its TVs to allow you to play console games directly through your TV screen via Gaming Hub. According to Engadget.com, you will be able to access other streaming services than Samsung’s through the Hub, including NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, Stadia, and PC gaming platform Utomik. To keep up with fast graphics, the newest Sammy TVs in 4K and 8K will rock a 144 KHz refresh rate, too.
Microsoft has released an emergency patch for Exchange to squash a 2022 bug. bleepingcomputer.com says the fix takes care of a problem where Exchange wouldn’t delver mail after 2022 struck on company servers…although it still worked from Microsoft’s cloud. The fix comes in the form of a PowerShell script named ‘Reset-ScanEngineVersion.ps1.’ When executed, the script will stop the Microsoft Filtering Management and Microsoft Exchange Transport services, delete older AV engine files, download the new AV engine, and start the services again. Redmond is working on an automated fix that will be pushed out soon.
This isn’t the first rumor about the iPhone 14 losing the dreaded ‘notch,’ but now Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says some iPhone models coming out in September will have a hole punch cam in the screen, replacing the notch. It is presumed it will be the high end phones that will get the feature first. According to Gurman, the Face ID system, which lives in the notch with the camera, would work from under the screen, effectively being invisible to your eyes, and not eating up screen space for your videos, apps, etc. Another big rumor from Gurman and Ming-Chi Kuo has Apple transitioning 100% to their own silicon and away from Intel by this summer’s World Wide Developer Conference.