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Nintendo Switch hacked, opening door for homebrew games (and pirates)


The first big Nintendo rumour of 2018 relates to the next Nintendo Direct, which was hinted at by an apparent EA leak a year ago. Nintendo supported Switch with a number of quality games. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are flagship titles for the Switch, and both won lavish praise for what they offered as games, but also what they brought to the Switch. Read More »

Face Unlock for OnePlus 5, Oreo 8.0 for 5T released in Beta


The OnePlus 5T sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixel) 18:9 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The update brought a bunch of new features and a few bugs, too. The device has already been running Android 8.0 Oreo for a while now, so it is more of a minor update that includes the December Android security patches. Read More »

IPhone battery replacement programme to start early


It has now gone live a few weeks ahead of schedule in the U.S. and across several countries around the world, including India. That's a straight reduction of £54 and the new battery replacements will be available imminently from Apple's official website . Read More »

The Pixel 2's Portrait Selfie Now Available For Older Phones


Camera NX V7.3, released a couple of days ago, brings Portrait mode to the original Pixels, as well as the Nexus 6P and 5X, which means that all initially exclusive Pixel 2 features have now been ported to older devices! In case of the Pixel 2, Google is using AI and software-based algorithms to add DSLR-like blur effects to your photos. Read More »

Tag: Nokia 6 2018 Launch

By far, we know that HMD Global is working on a high-end phone called the Nokia 9 , revamped version of Nokia 6 , aka Nokia 6 (2018 ) and Android Go-based Nokia 1 . Basically, it's an optimized version of Android for phones with as little as 512MB of RAM featuring lite versions of Android apps. Among them, HMD shipped 2.8 Million Nokia Android smartphones. Read More »

Extreme cold weather alert issued for Toronto: Environment Canada


The cold snap will likely persist into New Year's Day and potentially into Tuesday before moderating somewhat, with flurries and a high of minus-13 expected Wednesday. People are urged to check on older family, friends and neighbours, and to be mindful of pets. Much of Canada is also under the same extreme cold weather alert, including nearly all of southern and northern Ontario and also all of the Prairie Provinces and Quebec. Read More »

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program starts NOW


Apple at the weekend apologised to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. Samsung and LG, two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers, on Saturday claimed that they do not slow their smartphones with old batteries like Apple. Read More »

Leaked List Shows Upcoming Smartphones Rumored to Have Snapdragon 845

The move is seen as the companies' response to the rapidly increasing offerings of Chinese phone makers that are penetrating many markets including South Korea. On the other hand, LG is also launching a revamped K10 handset from its budget-friendly K series. This one also features a fingerprint sensor. The company launched the previous generation Galaxy S smartphones in March and were made available weeks later. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 finally receives Android 8.0 Oreo


The public version of Android Oreo is being deployed to Xiaomi Mi A1 via OTA (Over The Air) in batches, so it will take a few days to reach all regions of the country. So for those who own the MI 5X and have actually ported the ROM of the Mi A1 to their phone, this update should also work for you. The Oreo update, it must be noted, brings little changes to the overall design over Android Nougat. Read More »

Get ready: two 'supermoons' are heading your way this January


Nature lovers will have their fill of celestial treats in January with two supermoons, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse gracing the night sky. 'The Moon will lose its brightness and take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow from the scant sunlight that makes its way through Earth's atmosphere. Read More »

WhatsApp registers downtime on New Year's eve, users frustrated


Beyond the service issues, several commenters mentioned that they were having trouble receiving verification codes, even though WhatsApp was once again operational in their region. While fairly popular in the U.S., WhatsApp is particularly popular in other parts of the world and has earned a reputation for quality and reliability. Read More »

Android OEMs confirm that they don't slow down smartphones like Apple

It remains to be seen how Apple deals with its customers in Asia and Europe. Apple experts at Connecting Point Computer Centers say they haven't been doing that at all. This probably indicates that Apple will continue to lower performance of its SoCs going forward to prevent shutdowns, prolong battery life and guarantee phone operation in case of emergencies for all of its customers. Read More »

JP - Nintendo Switch has Outsold the Mighty PS2's First Year Sales

So far, most Switch games have taken up much less space than 32Gb - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , for example, fits in 13.4Gb and Super Mario Odyssey a svelte 5.7Gb. It's still a major challenge to find a Switch on store shelves today, even as the company ramps up production. In its first year, Sony still sold an impressive 3 million consoles in Japan alone; the Switch only slightly edges it out from the perspective of raw numbers. Read More »

OnePlus 5T gets Android 8.0 Oreo with OxygenOS Open Beta 1 update


Carl Pei promised quite recently that the OnePlus 5 will be getting Face Unlock, and he actually mentioned it again in a new blog post, stating that it will roll out via a beta build to the phone in the near future. The latest forum post by the executive highlighted that OnePlus would bring the feature through an upcoming Open Beta build. OnePlus' Face Unlock feature might not work flawlessly in low light, but as long as there's some light included so that your face is shown, Face ... Read More »

Apple Crippling Old iPhones: Apology Won't Stop Lawsuits

Apple confirmed it slowed down older iPhones in an effort to better handle the power output that aging batteries can offer. To replace an out-of-warranty battery, Apple will charge $29 (down from $79) to anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January. Read More »

Humane society: Dog found curled up, 'frozen solid' on owner's porch


While investigating, she saw him through a window and seized him Thursday afternoon after obtaining a search warrant. He claimed to have left the dogs inside the house two to three days ago. Though a horrific case like the one out of Toledo is rare, Harvey says abuse like this happens more than we may think. "Everything was locked up tight". Read More »

Kodi finds it way back home, now on Xbox One


Today, however, the Xbox One is a more featured entertainment box that embraces more than just games. Kodi comes with full set of features from Windows 10 Store version which include add ons. While Xbox One users will be happy that Kodi has returned as a media option, the hard conversion to UWP means that any Windows 10 device will be able to use it as well, including Windows phones, Surface Hub, and even HoloLens. Read More »

Idea, Airtel, Vodafone announce new year offers: All you need to know


With recharge of Rs 93, Airtel users will get unlimited local and STD calls including roaming and 1GB data for 10 days. Under Airtel's latest offer, a customer can avail unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. What does Jio offer at Rs 199? Internet data tariff wars are increasing day by day, with attractive offers flooding in from various telecom companies. Read More »

Pixel C Tablet Dropped From The Google Store


It is driven by Nvidia Tegra X1 octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. "As is basic when a gadget has been out for a couple of years, we're presently resigning Pixel C and it is never again accessible available to be purchased", the organization said in an announcement. Read More »

Nokia to Introduce a New Version of 3310 with 4G


Replying to a user's query on Twitter, HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has mentioned that the Nokia 2 will pick up the Android 8.1 Oreo update . The operating system can be employed for a diversified range of applications including smartphones, cars, smart TV's and also other wearables. The most interesting part, however, is that TENNA notes that the phone's operating system is YunOS . Read More »

Snapdragon 845 Powered Smartphones Leaked


The list was leaked on Chinese website Weibo and it also shows the potential timeline of when the smartphones will launch. Particularly, the list includes, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ which is going to unveil next year with Qualcomm chip on board. Read More »

National Weather Service implements new winter weather messaging


Buckle down for a snowy time in the eastern portion of Idaho County starting tomorrow evening, December 29, according to a winter storm warning issued today by the National Weather Service office in Missoula. Localized gusty winds will produce blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility along with bitterly cold wind chills down to or lower than -15°. Read More »

Steve Jobs wins court battle against Apple! See How


Now that the company can officially call themselves Steve Jobs, they're free to market and talk about it. The brothers likened their legal battle with the Cupertino-based company as a battle of David versus Goliath, but it's always important to remember that David wins that one. Read More »

Apple slashes iPhone battery replacement cost by $50 amid criticism


Even though Apple claims this is ultimately to the benefit of the consumer as it makes iPhones last longer than they would otherwise, some consumers are understandably upset about this and are pursuing legal action against the company. "While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance ". Of course, when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one, iPhone performance returns to normal when ... Read More »