Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the huge success of its HUAWEI AppGallery Eid Live Sale interactive online events achieving AED 7,200,000 in total. As with the first event, Huawei collaborated with popular digital content creators Adel and Ammar Jamal, and vloggers for the online shows on 21st and 22nd July that saw more than 700k views of livestreams with comments reaching 3.1 million across social media platforms.
The livestreams are part of Huawei’s continuing commitment to consumers in the UAE and supports people in the run up to Eid al-Adha. The ongoing success of these events shows the growing trend towards e-commerce and digital retail in the UAE and the wider Middle East.
“The latest edition of our digital live sales event showcases the huge popularity and demand consumers across the UAE have for Huawei products. We decided to increase the scale of our live sales event this time and subsidise more financial investment from our side in order to bring the best Huawei technology to the market right on time for the Eid shopping season and support our users during these uncertain times with special prices and offers,” said Keith Li, Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group UAE.
“This commitment to providing UAE users the best all-scenario experience across multiple devices is further evident with the line-up of Huawei 5G products family represented in the live sale event. This powerful 5G family includes the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, HUAWEI Mate Xs 5G, HUAWEI P40 Pro+ 5G, and the live sale event showcased the exclusive launch of the new edition to this family – HUAWEI nova 7 5G. Huawei also brought its 5G prowess to tablets HUAWEI MatePad Pro 5G to enjoy powerful and mobile connectivity on tablets as well,” the company said.
“Be it flagship grade smartphones or powerful tablets, Huawei’s innovative steps towards 5G development bring these innovations to all users in the UAE. The newly launched HUAWEI nova 7 5G is a true example of this, thanks to its 5G prowess that not only gives it a competitive edge in the mid-range segment, but also gives users access to premium features at a more affordable price point,” the company concluded.
Experience the ChatGPT ‘Make It More’ Trend: Generate Weird AI Images
AI art generators occupy a peculiar space, capable of rendering diverse scenarios, from a cosmic skateboarding dog to a coffee cup adrift in the ocean. Setting aside ethical considerations, some creations may not initially meet expectations, necessitating user prompts to refine the AI-generated output.
Yet, what if the aim isn’t to craft a polished piece of AI art? Enter the “make it more” trend, where ChatGPT users task DALL-E to generate an image and subsequently request the bot to amplify certain aspects. For instance, Justine Moore prompted DALL-E to create a bowl of ramen, then instructed it to make it spicier. The iterative process led to increasingly absurd results, culminating in a bowl of noodles shooting fire beams into outer space.
A Dad getting increasingly Dad-ier pic.twitter.com/1EUFECmnT3
— Justine Moore (@venturetwins) November 27, 2023
While the Make It More trend gains traction on ChatGPT and DALL-E, allowing users to experiment with various image transformations, it also raises concerns about resource utilization. The AI processing involved consumes power and energy, prompting considerations about the trend’s efficiency and environmental impact. Nevertheless, these prompts contribute to OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to enhance AI capabilities across platforms like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
Samsung Internet is Now Available for Download on Windows PCs
Samsung’s default browser, Samsung Internet, has expanded its reach to desktop computers and laptops, now available for download on the Microsoft Store. One notable feature is the ability for users to sync their browsing data between their Galaxy devices and computers.
Upon launching the browser, users can import their browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines from other applications like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge by signing into their Samsung Cloud account. The browser also supports add-ons and extensions from Chrome and Edge, accessible through the Chrome Web Store.
Samsung Internet for Windows offers familiar features such as incognito mode, light and dark modes, and ad-blocker support. The design elements show similarities to both Chrome and Edge, providing a sense of familiarity for users of those browsers. A useful security feature allows users to delete bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other data upon signing out, catering to those who share computers.
Despite its promising features, the browser’s PC debut is marred by a lack of complete sync support. Currently, only browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines can be imported, with no support for transferring saved passwords from Galaxy devices to computers. This omission may be addressed in future updates.
In May, Samsung Internet received an optimisation update for Galaxy tablet users. Toggleable features were introduced, allowing users to control the placement of the browser’s address, bookmark, and tab bars. The update also included a warning for users with a high number of open tabs, informing them that opening another tab would result in the deletion of the oldest tab.
Google Clarifies the Cause of Missing Google Drive Files
Many Google Drive users recently experienced the unsettling disappearance of their files, prompting concerns. Google has now identified the root cause, attributing the issue specifically to the Google Drive for Desktop app. While assuring that only a limited subset of users is affected, the tech giant is actively investigating the matter and promises timely updates.
To prevent inadvertent file deletion, Google provides the following recommendations:
- Avoid clicking “Disconnect account” within Drive for desktop.
- Refrain from deleting or moving the app data folder, located at:
- Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS
- macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS
- Optionally, create a copy of the app data folder if there is sufficient space on your hard drive.
Before Google officially addressed the issue, distressed users took to the company’s support forum to report deleted files. One user from South Korea highlighted a particularly severe case where their account reverted to May 2023, resulting in the loss of anything uploaded or created after that date. Additionally, the user emphasised that they had not synced or shared their files or drive with anyone else.
As Google delves deeper into resolving this matter, affected users are advised to heed the provided precautions. The company’s commitment to ongoing updates reflects its dedication to swiftly addressing and rectifying the situation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to safeguard digital data, especially as users navigate cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive.
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