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Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones' battery performance

The company offered to replace out-of-warranty iPhone batteries for $29 - starting in January. iFixit, the internet's most popular repository of guides for repairing Apple devices, has announced that it's cutting prices for all of its iPhone battery replacement kits down to $29 or less. Read More »

Bundle up; brutal wind chills expected

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Do not forget to take necessary precautions when spending any amount of time outside or traveling to stay warm. "Elderly people need to make sure they take their cellphone and keys with them every time they go outside, even if it's just to get the mail", Fisher said. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Leaked by Danish Retailer

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Rockstar confirmed in October of a year ago that it was developing a sequel to Red Dead Redemption which was released back in 2010. However what lends more credence to this date is that fact that the very same retailer leaked the dates for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V before Rockstar officially announced them. Read More »

Moto G5S Plus Gets A Price Cut. Now Retails For Rs 14999

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Price drops on both the smartphones are already effective in retail stores and online stores where they are available. New Year is arriving, and smartphone brands are already preparing for it. The storage can be expanded up to 128GB with microSD. The USP of the Moto G5S Plus is its camera. On the specifications front, the Moto G5S Plus is mounted with two primary cameras of 13MP (RGB) + 13MP (monochrome) with Dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, slow-motion video ... Read More »

Free 'First Day Hikes' kick off 2018 in Alaska — MAP

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Join Park Ranger John Ball for this leisurely, two-mile hike around the Grundy Forest Day Loop. The hikes are free, although you will need a vehicle permit, which costs $7 for a one-day permit or $35 for a year-round permit if you don't already have one. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone 4 is getting Android Oreo via OTA

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Motorola's quality smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force , has been repeatedly covered by us. And if you though that the update comes with the Android Oreo update, you couldn't be more wrong. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, and comes in two storage options - 3GB RAM variant with 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage. Read More »

Over 3 million concurrent PUBG players on Steam

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Are you one of the 3 million+ concurrent players? Now groups of 1 to 3 people won't have to deal with the matchmaking process in order to play. A small patch released yesterday that brought an attempt from the developers to reduce intermittent in-game lag and reduces character position readjustment issues. Read More »

YouTube Deactivated On Fire TV Early

According to FastCompany , Amazon pulled a "you can't fire me, I quit!" move, and killed the YouTube app four days before Google was planning to do so . The only alternative is to own a media friendly box like the Roku TV, Xbox One or two different devices, one Chromecast and one Amazon Fire TV in order to watch them all. Read More »

Meet American Girl's 2018 girl of the year: Aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega

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Girl of the Year dolls are limited edition. Today, girls can take their dolls to American Girl stores around the country and pay for their doll's hairstyling, ear piercing, a spa deluxe package, and even a hearing aid. The series notably offers a more diverse set of dolls than its OG collection, though unfortunately each doll is only available for one year. In line with that, girls will also be able to unlock exclusive content in Luciana's realm for the first time ever, like space ... Read More »

Martinsville to collect Christmas trees through January 11

Another option is to recycle your tree. The remnants of the tree will be processed through a wood chipper. But trees are incredibly cumbersome, especially when added up with all the trees from surrounding households, and majority don't fit in a compost bin. Read More »

Glenview Capital Management LLC Has $364.33 Million Stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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Apple's stock ( AAPL ) fell nearly 3 percent on Tuesday on reports of weaker-than-expected demand for the company's iPhone X . Meanwhile, Phone Arena, a U.S smartphone and gadgets website, also reported that that U.S. CWH Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Apple by 16.3% during the second quarter. At this price, the iPhone is just a few notches higher than the Mi A1, but still within competitive range. Read More »

Buhari's Son Not Yet Flown Abroad For Treatment

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He is being flown to Germany for specialist care. Suspended member of the House of Representatives Abdulmumin Jibrin who blew a whistle over irregularities in the preparation of the 2017‎ budget has met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja. Read More »

Apple Board Tells Tim Cook to Fly Private Jet

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This year, however, the top brass got 155.5 per cent of their target, thanks to a massive rebound to Apple's business. Adding $89.2 million in equity award, Cook brought home a whopping $102 million in 2017, minus compensations. Apple shares returned 39 per cent in fiscal 2017, more than double that of the S&P 500. He also said November phone exports out of Zhengzhou Customs, the largest port for iPhone shipments, were up 17 percent year-over-year in dollars, but down 8 percent ... Read More »

PlayStation Plus free games for January 2018 confirmed

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Which game are you trying out first? As such, PS owners will be glad to know that a leak has been shared featuring the free PS Plus games for January. Other games included in January's PlayStation Plus lineup are " Sacred 3 " and " The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 ", both of which are for the PS3. As the name implies, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a visual novel connected to the anime of the same name, while Uncanny Valley is a pixel horror game in which the player must survive some ... Read More »

LG announces its own Google Home, the smart ThinQ Speaker

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We'll have to wait to hear for ourselves just how good the audio is, because the ThinQ Speaker is being launched at a CES event in January, when we'll also get details on pricing and availability. They will be partnering with Google Assistant to bring the "smarts" to their audio equipment. It's still a connected speaker because it comes with built-in Chromecast technology so you can stream your music from compatible sources. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Open Beta builds with Android 8.0 Oreo announced

OnePlus has already updated the OnePlus 3, 3T , and 5 to 8.0 Oreo , and it looks like the 5T will soon get its own taste of Android's latest. OnePlus announced open beta for Android Oreo through its German Twitter account, tweeting (translated), "Christmas is over, but we still have a present for you!" Hence, we wouldn't be surprised to see the 5T getting its final Oreo build after around a month from the release of Open Beta update. Read More »

NORAD Santa Tracker follows Santa's global journey

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A little girl called and spoke to Director of Operations Colonel Harry Shoup, who told her he could help her locate Santa. The website saw 56 million views, and staff also received 28,000 emails. Santa experiences time differently than people on Earth, Leaton said, and that is how he is able to travel to so many places within a period of time that is actually 24 hours. Read More »

Snapchat may bring 'Stories' to the web

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Snap's goal here is to entice more users to use the app to create stories by allowing them to be shared on other platforms. While Stories Everywhere is still in the early stages of development, Chopra has the important task of figuring out how to finally distribute the app's wealth of user-generated content on the web and elsewhere. Read More »

Some Galaxy Note8 devices failing to boot up from zero battery

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Do you have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? In 2017, Samsung released both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with headphone jacks, while several competitors removed the port from their flagships. Samsung , on its part, has simply been issuing replacements for the affected devices. Some tried "stack charging" their phones, by repeatedly plugging and unplugging the adapter until they saw signs of life. Read More »

EPS Estimates Revision Screen: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB)

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Schroder Investment Management Group purchased a new stake in shares of Goodyear Tire & Rubber in the second quarter worth $160,000. Fifth Third Bank has 3,072 shares. Us Bancshares De holds 13,482 shares. A 7 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:GT) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Read More »

HQ Trivia coming to Android Jan. 1

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Our goal is to make it available to ALL by January 1 . That's more trivia players than there are people living in Seattle, Washington - and all for an app that's less than four months old. HQ Trivia came onto the scene in late August and quickly stole the attention of iPhone users around the country with its energetic and entertaining trivia games, broadcast live twice a day. Read More »

Nintendo Delaying 64-Gigabyte Game Cards For Switch Until 2019

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For example, games like Doom require substantial download even if you buy a physical copy of the game and the entire game won't fit on a single cartridge. According to the WSJ , the delay has disappointed the US-based game publishers. Right now, Switch games are limited to using 32GB cartridges. The next generation of Switch games are going to be larger, not smaller, so one of three things could happen. Read More »