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Samsung investigating issue of sudden battery shutdowns
- January 01, 2018

Once these phones shut down, they could not be resuscitated by any method. In short, the phones just become unusable. Things we know about the specs and features of this processor include a third-gen custom processing core, an upgraded GPU, and a maximum bandwidth of 1.2 Gbps that can be accomplished through 6x carrier aggregation, thanks to a Category 18 LTE modem. (more...)
Apple Announces iPhone Battery Price Drop in January 2018 Apple Announces iPhone Battery Price Drop in January 2018
- January 01, 2018

This is down from approximately Rs 6,000 (plus taxes) the company charged earlier . The company had previously said that it was done to conserve charge on phones with old batteries after migrating to the latest iteration of its operating system. (more...)
WhatsApp registers downtime on New Year's eve, users frustrated WhatsApp registers downtime on New Year's eve, users frustrated
- December 31, 2017

How are we going to text everyone saying 'Happy New Year!'??? WhatsApp official Twitter hasn't provided any details yet, though the hashtag "WhatsAppDown" is now the trending topic on the social media platform. Reports have put the outage as the worst in much of northern Europe, which includes the United Kingdom, as well as for users in Spain, India, Malaysia , New York and Brazil . (more...)
Apple now offering $29 iPhone battery replacements
- December 31, 2017

Apple is now selling replacement batteries for select iPhone models at a discounted rate earlier than we expected . "But we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Lawsuits have already been filed . Recently Apple has come forward and apologized over the iPhone battery scandal where they acknowledged that how they handled the situation was probably not the best way. (more...)
Texas lawsuit filed against Apple over slow-down issue
- December 31, 2017

First, beginning in late January 2018 and lasting for the rest of the year, Apple will reduce the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50; from $79 to $29, for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later. "We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades", it said. (more...)
Apple apologises, slashes battery replacement price to $38
- December 31, 2017

You can peruse the selection here; the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus battery replacements will run you $29, while all older model kits are priced at $24.99. iFixit's offer outdoes Apple's in a few ways, offering kits for phones as old as the iPhone 4S and at cheaper prices. (more...)
WhatsApp: BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0 Get Tuned Out WhatsApp: BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0 Get Tuned Out
- December 31, 2017

WhatsApp will roll out this feature to the general public in the coming days, alongside several other new features such as WhatsApp Pay, easy switch between voice and video call, etc. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. Roamit gets integrated into the share menu, so you can send any data from your apps to your other devices. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 7 to ditch fingerprint sensor for 3D facial recognition Xiaomi Mi 7 to ditch fingerprint sensor for 3D facial recognition
- December 30, 2017

But it is now speculated that the manufacturers will this time ditch the fingerprint scanner on the back of the Xiaomi Mi 7 handset, replacing it with the face ID recognition system. Moreover, OnePlus also integrated the face recognition capability in the recently released OnePlus 5T smartphone. The edge-to-edge bezel-less display makes the device look similar to the Mi Mix 2. (more...)
Nintendo to delay launch of 64 GB Switch game cards to 2019
- December 30, 2017

A promotional image of the Nintendo Switch featuring the Joy-Con. Another way the game could be accessed is a little more difficult.The user had to adjust the console's system date to July 11, which is the very same day that Iwata had passed away. (more...)
Claire's: Independent testing shows 'asbestos free' children's makeup Claire's: Independent testing shows 'asbestos free' children's makeup
- December 30, 2017

The company said they hired the independent laboratory to test the cited products to determine if the reports were accurate. "Out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway. Warner and her boss chose to purchase 17 additional Claire's makeup products from different states and have them tested as well. Many asbestos-containing products stayed on store shelves much longer than they should have, in part because of the lag time between asbestos exposure and malignant ... (more...)
When will Moto G5 series get one? When will Moto G5 series get one?
- December 30, 2017

Users on both T-Mobile's own forums and the XDA Developers forums say that they've gotten the update over the air as build OCX27. The download would take some space and hence, the space that requires being available for the update of Android 8.0 Oreo is at least 2 GB. (more...)
Govt says cryptocurrencies are Ponzi schemes, cautions investors Govt says cryptocurrencies are Ponzi schemes, cautions investors
- December 29, 2017

It must be noted that Ponzi schemes are completely illegal, while Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were so far understood to belong to an uncharted territory, neither legal nor illegal. The major concern for the governments has been the lack of the solid base for these virtual currencies which are not bolstered by any asset reserves. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Leaked
- December 29, 2017

CoolShop , a Danish retailer, has listed Red Dead Redemption 2 on their website with a release date of June 6th 2018 for both the PS4 and the Xbox One. June 8th lines up with that as Spring ends on June 21st, 2018. The date is also a Friday, which, next to Tuesday, is a popular release day for high profile games. (more...)
Motorola slashes Moto G5S plus price Motorola slashes Moto G5S plus price
- December 29, 2017

The Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus were available at Rs 11,999 and Rs 13,999 respectively after the discount. The setup includes a pair of 13-megapixel cameras with built-in depth editor for selective focus mode to achieve DSLR-like bokeh effect in photos. (more...)
Hoosiers Reminded To Properly Dispose Their Live Christmas Trees Hoosiers Reminded To Properly Dispose Their Live Christmas Trees
- December 29, 2017

Individual troops in your area will post door flyers specifying which days they will be picking up trees in your neighborhood. More information on the County's Christmas Tree recycling program is available by calling 1-888-253-2652, or by visiting this site . (more...)
Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Fire TV four days ahead of schedule
- December 29, 2017

Earlier this month, Google said that it will remove the YouTube app from Amazon's devices. Well, it looks like YouTube has been deactivated on the Fire TV early. According to AFTVnews , Google has not blocked the Fire TV's YouTube app, as previous versions that are sideloaded into the device still displays the message that YouTube will no longer be available on the Fire TV starting January 1, 2018. (more...)
Google Pixel C tablet is no longer available for purchase Google Pixel C tablet is no longer available for purchase
- December 29, 2017

The rest of the top ten include three of Apple's iPads - 2nd gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 5th gen iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, followed by Samsung's flagships the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 at 9th and 10th places respectively. That may be more expensive than the Pixel C ever was, but the hybrid notebook - which can rotate its touchscreen to turn into a tablet - is a lot more flexible than the Android tablet, too. (more...)
Here is the List of Rumored Snapdragon 845 Smartphones Arriving in 2018 Here is the List of Rumored Snapdragon 845 Smartphones Arriving in 2018
- December 29, 2017

Thus, it is quite interesting as the leaked image shows the list of smartphones that will be launched in 2018 with the Snapdragon 845. Xiaomi's Mi 7 model will supposedly break cover in April, followed by the HTC U12 in May, and the Sony Xperia XZ Pro-A in June. (more...)
Windies suffer defections on eve of T20 series Windies suffer defections on eve of T20 series
- December 29, 2017

Hetmyer, uncapped in the shortest format , has been called up before the opening T20 in Nelson on Friday, where the Windies will set about trying to gain revenge for a 3-0 one-day global series defeat. "People in the Caribbean look to the T20 format for the success and feel good, and we need to do that". New Zealand has also chose to rest Kane Williamson for the first T20I, temporarily handing the leadership responsibilities to Tim Southee. (more...)
Snapchat are developing a new feature that everyone will want to use Snapchat are developing a new feature that everyone will want to use
- December 29, 2017

Ad rates also took another fall, and in what is an effort to combat slow user growth , Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that the app would undergo a redesign . The company is also likely to makes it easier to share videos on other platforms through a web player that prompts people to sign up and download the app, the report added. (more...)

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