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Android Oreo update brings fast charging to Xiaomi Mi A1 Android Oreo update brings fast charging to Xiaomi Mi A1
- December 28, 2017

Xiaomi Mi A1 receives Android Oreo update (closed beta) which enables fast charging and offers faster app launches. The company promised that the update will roll out by the end of the year so look out for the over-the-air (OTA) notification on your device in the next few days. (more...)
When Does HQ Trivia Come To Android? Popular App's Christmas Delayed When Does HQ Trivia Come To Android? Popular App's Christmas Delayed
- December 28, 2017

Quizz show app HQ Trivia is getting ready to expand to Android: HQ Trivia, which has been a hit on iPhones in recent months, will be publicly available for Android users on January 1 , the company announced this week. You can win the entire pot of money if you get all 12 questions right. The result has been that playing headquarters can be a pretty tortuous experience, with host Scott Rogowsky continually locked in a rictus of low-res agony before lagging out of existence like Max Headroom ... (more...)
Xiaomi will provide real time fix status to customers in India Xiaomi will provide real time fix status to customers in India
- December 27, 2017

With this feature now available, Xiaomi customers need not call the service center to get information on the status of their device fix. Also, it has come at a time when there numerous videos on the social media exposing the poor management at the Xiaomi service centers. (more...)
MINI Introduces Personalised 3D Printed Components For Customers MINI Introduces Personalised 3D Printed Components For Customers
- December 27, 2017

The new service will be rolled out during 2018 and will enable MINI fans to create their own patterns for their car's indicator surrounds, the door sills, interior features and the LED puddle lights. Initially, only the parts that can be easily replaced either by the owner or the authorised dealer will be available. Clients can choose from a range of different colors and finishes for their side scuttles and can even opt to have a word, name, or logo included in the design. (more...)
Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019 Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019
- December 27, 2017

One of the games of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - which also came out for Wii U - sold 738,026 units in the hands of consumers. It's a delay that will no doubt disappoint devs who've been waiting to bring chunkier games to the handheld hybrid, as right now bigger physical releases often require additional downloads. (more...)
Reviewing the Insider Trends for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)
- December 27, 2017

It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. Webster Bank decreased its stake in Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) by 22.65% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 83% are positive. As per Wednesday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. Among holders that decreased their positions, 51 sold out of the stock Activision Blizzard, Inc. (more...)
Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season
- December 26, 2017

Amazon sold millions more of new devices in 2017 compared to 2016's figures. Just like the snow, Amazon's Echo devices show no signs of stopping. Shopping on the Amazon app increased by almost 70 percent. The top five items ordered through a mobile device include: the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote and the TP-Link Smart Plug. (more...)
Reliance Jio unveils "Surprise Cashback offer" to lure customers
- December 26, 2017

The company has done once again with the introduction of Surprise Cashback offer, which is a blunt extension of Jio's " triple cashback offer ". To start with the cashback vouchers, Reliance Jio users will get 100 percent cashback vouchers of worth Rs 400 on every recharge of Rs 399 plan or above. (more...)
Elon Musk reveals his Dragon Heavy megarocket
- December 26, 2017

Elon said , "A Red Car for the Red Planet Test flights of new rockets usually contains mass simulators in the form of concrete or steel blocks". Musk tweeted an image of the roadster inside the payload faring of the giant rocket on Friday afternoon, just hours before the launch of a standard Falcon 9 rocket lit up the sky over Southern California and caused many to suspect aliens. (more...)
Separated by glass screen, Kulbhushan Jadhav meets wife, mother Separated by glass screen, Kulbhushan Jadhav meets wife, mother
- December 26, 2017

After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the foreign ministry. TV footage showed Jadhav's mother Avanti and wife Chetankul entering the ministry building's Agha Shahi Block. "This was conveyed to Indian High Commission categorically", he said. (more...)
Apple admits its slowing down our older iPhones Apple admits its slowing down our older iPhones
- December 25, 2017

The multi-national company says it was trying to help preserve battery life and avoid phones crashing, but some customers say it's a ploy to sell more phones. The plaintiffs claim they are therefore entitled to compensation, including for the replacement of an old phone, loss of use and value, purchase of new batteries, and losses in the form of deprivation of the value of their iPhones. (more...)
Apple admits that it degrades older iPhones over time
- December 25, 2017

One more hint to see if the phone was slowed down is to check battery life . Bogdanovich and Speas allege Apple breached implied contracts with them and other iPhone owners by "purposefully slowing down older iPhone models when new models come out and by failing to properly disclose that" when they bought their iPhones. (more...)
Apple faces lawsuit after admitting it slows down old iPhones Apple faces lawsuit after admitting it slows down old iPhones
- December 25, 2017

Some are shocked, while others aren't, but the current consensus among Singaporeans, iPhone users or not, is that Apple has been doing this to encourage users to upgrade to newer phones. Because Apple was not transparent, it's natural for people to suspect it of deliberately crippling their devices to get them to buy new ones. The idea behind this is to stop unexpected shutdowns of older iPhones and keep them running to the best possible standard, which has been slowing the iPhones down. (more...)
Jio New Year 299 Plan Vs Airtel 349 Plan Jio New Year 299 Plan Vs Airtel 349 Plan
- December 24, 2017

People also get unlimited local, STD, roaming incoming and outgoing calls as well as 100 SMS per day. To grow its footprint in the telecommunication industry, Reliance Jio is continuously introducing new prepaid and postpaid recharge offers. (more...)
Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones
- December 24, 2017

Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas from Los Angeles filed the first lawsuit with the US District Court for the Central District of California accusing Apple of interfering with their devices without consent. This new feature of Face ID introduced by Apple gives a new era of technologies linked to a smartphone and their unlock functioning. People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case. (more...)
Steam Winter Sale 2017 Now Live, Together with Voting for Awards Steam Winter Sale 2017 Now Live, Together with Voting for Awards
- December 24, 2017

While you're over there emptying your wallet, you'll also have the opportunity to vote for The Steam Awards . The Steam winter sale lasts from today all the way through to January 4th at 10AM PST, and all sale prices will stay the same throughout the sale. (more...)
Ravens President Cites Protest During National Anthem As Reason For Low Attendance Ravens President Cites Protest During National Anthem As Reason For Low Attendance
- December 24, 2017

What the Ravens have been doing is winning - sometimes impressively and, as was the case Saturday, sometimes ugly. The Baltimore Ravens didn't force a turnover, scored only two touchdowns and were dangerously close to going into overtime at home against lowly Indianapolis. (more...)
India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out India's SA ODI squad announced: Jadhav, Thakur in; Umesh, Rahul out
- December 23, 2017

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have yet been ignored as the selection committee once again invested faith in Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel for their prolific performances in the recent games. Veterans Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh continued to be ignored despite clearing yo-yo tests and overcoming fitness issues. Axar Patel is also doing well as finger spinner. (more...)
Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones
- December 23, 2017

Apple faces two class action lawsuits claiming that it deceived customers using an "immoral" tactic to slow down older phones. Apple claims the reasoning is because it was to prevent older phones suddenly shutting down due to inexplicable issues. (more...)
Is slowing the performance of iPhones Apple's only solution to battery degradation?
- December 23, 2017

Sure it's an expensive undertaking for Apple, but a user should be guaranteed a certain level of performance for the lifetime of a product, until Apple stops supporting it with new software. Either its operating systems are draining so much power with greedy apps that phones crash, making people unhappy, or the company creates a fix that causes phones to slow down but not to completely keel over unexpectedly... (more...)

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