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Apple does not slow down older phone speeds says bench-marking agency

Many users blame Apple for it, saying that the company does it on goal to encourage users to buy the new phones. Some Reddit users have spotted that Apple has quietly released iTunes 12 .6.3, which is basically the older version of iTunes for PC or Mac but with support for iOS 11, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Read More »

GM buys tech firm Strobe in self-driving auto development

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LiDAR sensors are used for mapping, localization, object identification and collision avoidance in self-driving cars. Today, GM took another step forward by purchasing Strobe, a light detection and ranging technology company. What does it mean for GM investors? LIDAR sensors contribute to the redundancy and overlapping capabilities needed to build a auto that operates without a driver, even in the most challenging environments . Read More »

The SNES Classic Has Been Hacked

Even the emulator embedded in the system can play NES games. This exploit will not only allow for users to add new games, but also allows new features such as changing the background image in the UI, or tweaking the video filters that the SNES Classic provides. Read More »

WhatsApp Business app may be coming to Windows Phone soon

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WhatsApp Business will have all the features in the original messenger app, and the key difference is that it will new options such as Analytics that will list all the individual interactions with the consumers. Such users, as WhatsApp explains, need to register or use a different phone number for WhatsApp Business . This will separate all the personal conversation, and one can use it for all business objective. Read More »

Microsoft Says No More New Features or Hardware for Windows 10 Mobile

Belfiore in another tweet insisted that the company will continue to support the platform by releasing bug fixes and security updates. "But building new features/[hardware] aren't the focus". The problem has escalated so much so that even Microsoft has disbanding the operating system in favour of Android and iOS for a couple of its apps. Read More »

Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus

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There have been no signs of fire or explosions on the iPhone 8 as reported on some media channels. A photo from China shows the phone split along the side with the sim tray, with internal parts visible. It may appear that the problem may not be widespread, but nowadays everyone is pretty attentive to such incidents in the wake of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 situation. Read More »

Google's Home Mini is a fluffier, friendlier Echo Dot

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Google Home and Google Home Mini will now be able to find your phone for you. Starting today , any customer who buys a Google Home or Google Home Mini from Walmart will receive up to $25 off* a Walmart order when they link their Walmart account to Google Express . Read More »

IPhone 8 Plus Battery Problems: More Cases of Defective Batteries Emerge

Chinese site ThePaper .cn is reporting that an iPhone owner received their new iPhone 8 Plus on October 5, noticing that the screen has been popped open. Apple rival Samsung had faced problems with batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Apple is hoping to get to the bottom of this before things spin out of control. Read More »

All Blacks pip the Springboks in tight affair: Reaction from Twitter

South Africa backup center Damian de Allende was sent off for a late, high charge on Sopoaga that set up that crucial penalty with four minutes to play. Lock Brodie Retallick, who was also one of the players that missed the 36-10 victory in Buenos Aires, did not join the team in South Africa after his wife suffered a pregnancy loss. Read More »

Large Internet-Beaming Balloons Might Be Headed To Puerto Rico

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In a filing with the FCC , Google wrote that it wanted approval to use the balloons to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico . "Project Loon is one such approach". It partners with local telecommunications companies to transmit high-speed internet from high-altitude balloons. Read More »

Tag: Windows Phone 8.1

Lazaridis also mentioned that Microsoft has confirmed to the company that there will be no future development of the mobile OS, presumably referring to Windows 10 Mobile and the Continuum feature that was the hallmark of the Elite x3. Read More »

The Pixel 2's unlimited photo storage isn't exactly unlimited

The 5-inch Pixel 2 (starting at $649) is a clean, good-looking Android phone built by HTC that fits well in one hand and should run speedily on all United States networks. Google's new Pixel is downright squeezable. Now this is going to keep Verizon from selling as many Pixel 2 smartphones as it could, since customers do have an option. Read More »

Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

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ATR value of the company was 3.81 and Relative Strength Index (RSI ) was 61.35. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. Newport Asia Llc who had been investing in Alibaba Group Holding for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $457.68 billion market cap company. Read More »

Google could be launching a rival to the Amazon Echo Show

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You might remember that Google recently made a decision to cut YouTube access on the Amazon Echo Show , Amazon's first Alexa-powered device with a display. If you like the idea of using your Echo as a speakerphone, you might want to add an Echo Connect to the mix. The Echo Spot will be available for $130 and will ship on December 19. Read More »

Harvest Moon 2017: What Is It? When Is It?

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It usually it appears in late September. The moon gets its name because it rises shortly after sunset . In some traditions, farmers see this as a sign that their crops are ready to be harvested. Eastern Time, but won't cross our skies until 7:21 p.m. EarthSky points out that the September 6 full moon happened too early to be the "official" Harvest Moon. Read More »

Apple showed encrypted passwords in plain text

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Brazilian software developer Matheus Mariano found a Disk Utility "feature" in the OS. Notably, the Supplemental Update did not include sufficient enough changes for Apple to issue it with a point-zero-one distinction. The latest version of macOS High Sierra is now available to download with these fixes included. Users should then create a new volume-which they will have to name-and enter a new password for it before restoring the backup of the volume. Read More »

Xbox One X has an adorable little Master Chief hiding inside

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Eurogamer points out that there's a portrait of him inside the Xbox One S, too . Inside the box, engraved on the motherboard is a cutesy picture of Halo's Master Chief riding a scorpion. It's a clever little nod to Project Scorpio , the original codename given to Xbox One X throughout its development. We won't know until someone gets a hold of a standard edition Xbox One X and decides to open it up. Read More »

Mattel rethinks kid-focused AI assistant after parents voice concerns

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Beyond that, they cited that Mattel would have an "in-depth" database of children that use the device, which sparked more concern over what the company could do with the information. Markey and Representative Joe Barton sending Mattel a letter last week asking the firm for more information on how data would be stored and retained by the Aristotle. Read More »

Apple's New Emojis: Dinosaurs, Dumplings and 'ILY'

Highlights include a new "love-you" gesture that's based on the American sign language symbol, new smiley faces, gender-neutral emojis , a trench coat and mythical creatures, Apple said. It is expected that the emojis will be made available on Android devices later this year. New animals including a hedgehog, a giraffe, a cricket and a sauropod have also been introduced, as has a range of new food items such as a dumpling, broccoli and an apple pie. Read More »

Destiny 2's Iron Banner and Prestige raid mode arrive next week

The Iron Banner retains broadly the same approach as in the previous game, but with a few significant changes. Also, if you wish to compete in Destiny Iron Banner than you must have completed the single-player campaign first. The Iron Banner's use of the milestone system instead of bounties was also leaked last week. This means that the Destiny 2 Iron Banner event won't be a constant thing in the game, unlike the Nightfall Strikes, the Raid, and other event. Read More »