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IFixit's Apple iPhone 8 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery, 2GB RAM IFixit's Apple iPhone 8 Teardown Reveals Smaller Battery, 2GB RAM
- September 24, 2017

Windows, Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Linux, Chrome, you name it. And while experts said Apple's lead might slip over time, for now, its advantage remains enormous enough to make the iPhone a must for people who think of their phones as their most important computing device - in other words, you and me and everyone we know. (more...)
Traffic chaos as hazardous material closes motorway Traffic chaos as hazardous material closes motorway
- September 24, 2017

Police prompted drivers to discover elective courses after they shut the motorway between intersections nine and 11 at Winchester at 4am, compelling a great many drivers to redirect. "One of those idiots has hit a auto that pulled out in front of him - it's chaos". Officers were working alongside the Hampshire fire and rescue service and the explosive ordnance disposal team, the police said in a statement. (more...)
Man Flies in From India to Singapore queues 13Hours for Iphone 8 Man Flies in From India to Singapore queues 13Hours for Iphone 8
- September 24, 2017

This is my first-time queueing overnight for something. The same happened in Asia and Europe, where only a few people gathered. When the store opened at 8 am yesterday, there were some 200 people, including many foreigners, in the queue. (more...)
Twitter Lite begins testing on Android for slow data speed markets Twitter Lite begins testing on Android for slow data speed markets
- September 24, 2017

The app too has been designed specifically to consume less mobile data, while delivering nearly similar performance as the main Twitter app. There is of course a data saver mode and the ability to switch from a media-free mode into a mode where you can select which images and videos are downloaded thereby limiting the amount of data used by the app (up to 70% less). (more...)
Apple's New iPhone 8 Gets Taken Apart By iFixit Apple's New iPhone 8 Gets Taken Apart By iFixit
- September 24, 2017

Both Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will hit the retail shelves in India on September 29, a week after their launch in the US. The analyst blamed OLED panels for the delay. If inventory is as constrained as Caso implies, delivery dates could be pushed out weeks into November and December within in minutes of the pre-order launch. (more...)
IPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPad Pro get Netflix in HDR IPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPad Pro get Netflix in HDR
- September 24, 2017

If you're anxious that some of the favorite apps won't make the jump to iOS 11, you shouldn't be. More information on the app can be found on their website . If you're anxious your favourite unlicensed Tetris clone will disappear from your phone after it disappeared from the App Store, you can breathe a little easier - as long as you have a copy of the actual app file. (more...)
North Korea has world worrying about an H-bomb test North Korea has world worrying about an H-bomb test
- September 24, 2017

The president said "tolerance for this disgraceful practice must end now". Trump praised China on Thursday for what he said was instructions to its banks to cut off business with North Korea . The quake comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions that has raised global alarm. (more...)
Kim Jong-Un called Trump a 'dotard' Kim Jong-Un called Trump a 'dotard'
- September 23, 2017

Hours before Kim's statement , Trump announced stiffer new sanctions on North Korea as he met his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in NY. " Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!" the president tweeted. (more...)
Super Mario Run Has a Major Update and Discount on the Way Super Mario Run Has a Major Update and Discount on the Way
- September 23, 2017

Unlocking Princess Daisy, meanwhile, will require gamers to play the new mode named Remix 10. The update will introduce a new mode called Remix 10, which randomly splices together 10 sections from the game's various levels in quick succession and rewards players with rainbow medals. (more...)
Ouster of Uber from London not justified, says United States commerce Secretary Ouster of Uber from London not justified, says United States commerce Secretary
- September 23, 2017

As Uber vows to appeal the decision, backed by more than 140,000 people who have signed an online petition , licensing authorities in Leeds have said they are "monitoring developments", calling for stricter regulation nationwide. Post-Kalanick woesThe loss of the San Francisco-based start-up's licence comes after a tumultuous few months that led to former CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick being forced out. (more...)
HCL to offer iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting September 29 HCL to offer iPhone 8 and 8 Plus starting September 29
- September 23, 2017

Bell is working on solving the Series 3 LTE's 9-1-1 longitude and latitude issue and says that it will have a solution "as soon as possible". The Apple Watch's biggest feature might not work. In addition, it's launching an Apple Heart Study later this year with Stanford Medicine to identify irregular heart rhythms. There is also elevated heart rate detection which alerts you when you are at rest but your heartbeat is up. (more...)
Drexel Hamilton Reaffirms Buy Recommendation for Apple Drexel Hamilton Reaffirms Buy Recommendation for Apple
- September 23, 2017

Insiders have sold a total of 432,930 shares of company stock valued at $69,008,577 in the last ninety days. Finally, Longbow Research reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Apple in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. Berkshire Hathaway Inc . now owns 130,191,960 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $18,750,246,000 after buying an additional 834,854 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Rohingya Crisis: UK Suspends Military Ties with Myanmar Rohingya Crisis: UK Suspends Military Ties with Myanmar
- September 23, 2017

More than 400,000 Rohingya from the Buddhist-majority nation have fled over the border to Bangladesh since August 25, when militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army attacked police and army posts, killing a dozen security officials in Myanmar's eastern state of Rakhine . (more...)
Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships Apple admits to Apple Watch LTE problems just before it ships
- September 23, 2017

That was particularly worrying because the data connection is the biggest new feature in the third version of the Watch. Apple said the watch can experience LTE connectivity problems when it connects to open wi-fi networks such as at a hotel or a coffee shop. (more...)
Reliance Digital will offer 70% buyback on iPhone 8, 8 Plus Reliance Digital will offer 70% buyback on iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- September 23, 2017

It has the same A11 Bionic chip that provides a faster CPU; it also has the same excellent camera with Portrait Lighting effects and True Tone , which adjusts to the screen appearance and color to be more comfortable for the users' eyes, more readable in direct sunlight, and overall more accurate and natural. (more...)
Apple Admits New Smartwatch Has Major Connectivity Issues, Just Before Shipping Out Apple Admits New Smartwatch Has Major Connectivity Issues, Just Before Shipping Out
- September 23, 2017

Apple's new OS updates including iOS 11 and watchOS4 brings a set of innovative features. The camera on the iPhone 8 Plus was called the "best smartphone camera tested" by DxOMark , which measures gadgets' image qualities. So what does the iPhone 8 have to offer? It's also worth noting that it's possible to download the new watchOS 4 operating system on older models (I did so on my Series 2) and reap most of the upgrades. (more...)
Hackers Real Targets Were Google, Microsoft & Samsung In CCleaner Malware Attack Hackers Real Targets Were Google, Microsoft & Samsung In CCleaner Malware Attack
- September 23, 2017

They also noted that while the list of targeted companies included several Asian companies, there were none from China and the time zone in the PHP scripts feeding the database were set to the People's Republic of China (PRC). According to data: "The attackers seem to have made a mistake with the domain name of one company specified as " company .sk". Apparently, the alleged 20 machines were specifically chosen by the hackers based on their Domain name , IP address , and Hostname . (more...)
Doom is being ported over to Switch by Panic Button Doom is being ported over to Switch by Panic Button
- September 23, 2017

Chalk it up to the overwhelmingly vocal minority or what have you, but Nintendo's outlook hasn't been positive despite the insane success and demand for the Switch. This is a very good attitude to have- the Switch's audience, buying in because of games like Zelda , is a fundamentally core audience, and is missing some more mature and sophisticated themed games because no other publisher has taken a chance on the system yet. (more...)
Does $6.18 justifies Nokia Corporation (NOK) shares?
- September 23, 2017

NOK has been the subject of several research reports. Folketrygdfondet sold 2.00 million shares as the company's stock rose 22.38% with the market. It has outperformed by 2.84% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months negative chart setup for the $35.42 billion company. (more...)
Private Advisor Group LLC Sells 774 Shares of Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- September 23, 2017

Paul Ruddock increased its stake in Adobe Sys Inc ( ADBE ) by 33.32% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 230,000 shares of the savings institutions company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.80M, down from 285,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Golden State Warriors undecided on White House visit Golden State Warriors undecided on White House visit
- September 23, 2017

A formal invitation from President Donald Trump has yet to be extended. Kerr told ESPN's Ramona Shelburn the team was still undecided about heading to D.C.to meet Trump at the White House, but meant to make a decision as a team soon. "There are a lot of different dynamics to this and different viewpoints". Addressing reporters Friday, Curry said he hopes the Warriors can "inspire change" and make a statement by choosing not to go. (more...)
Micromax Selfie 3 featuring 16 MP selfie camera launches in India Micromax Selfie 3 featuring 16 MP selfie camera launches in India
- September 22, 2017

Micromax launched its Selfie 2 smartphone in July this year and not waiting very long, the company has now introduced the sequel - the Selfie 3 in India. The circular fingerprint sensor placed on the rear of the device will make the device secure. The Micromax Selfie 3 is a dual-SIM phone with 4G VoLTE capabilities. (more...)
ASUS Zenfone 3 Max price cut by INR 2000 ASUS Zenfone 3 Max price cut by INR 2000
- September 22, 2017

Update: This review is frequently being updated, stay tuned for my final verdict. After unveiling the vast ZenFone 4 family in its homeland last month , then part of it in India last week , and releasing a couple of variants stateside with and without carrier subsidies , the time has now come for an "availability" announcement in "all of Europe". (more...)
Windows Store is being rebranded as Microsoft Store on Windows 10 Windows Store is being rebranded as Microsoft Store on Windows 10
- September 22, 2017

I hope so. This should all just be called Microsoft Store . Sorry, I mean, in the Microsoft Store . It appears that the Redmond giant is testing a couple more changes to the Windows Store , although these appear to be cosmetic modifications only for now. (more...)
Razer will announce a 'mobile device' later this year Razer will announce a 'mobile device' later this year
- September 22, 2017

According to Tan, Razer's upcoming mobile device will focus on gaming and entertainment. Unfortunately, he refused to shed light on the phone's specifications and features. After the acquisition , Nextbit is a working as an independent company. The report had claimed that the company is raising funds for its upcoming gaming smartphone. (more...)
Here's why Apple removed 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11 Here's why Apple removed 3D Touch app-switching in iOS 11
- September 22, 2017

The Control Center has always offered users quick access to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth controls, Airplane mode, the flashlight and music controls. In iOS 11 , the Control Center is on a single screen and shows clusters of controls. This issue was found by security researcher Andrea Barisani who also mentioned that it is good practice to turn off both the WiFi and Bluetooth if you are anxious about potential attacks and saving battery. (more...)
Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius complete ambitious Marea undersea cable project Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius complete ambitious Marea undersea cable project
- September 22, 2017

Telefonica subsidiary Telxius has finished laying the Microsoft- and Facebook-backed Marea subsea cable , which stretches 4,000 miles (6,600km) across the Atlantic ocean from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao in northern Spain. Though the cable should help bring greater speeds to connections between North America and Europe, it may also have a knock-on effect for Asia and Africa, which are all connected via the same landmass. (more...)
Apple admits new watch has connectivity issues Apple admits new watch has connectivity issues
- September 22, 2017

While writing my review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE capabilities, I experienced notable connectivity issues. The third-generation Apple Watch arrives in stores on Friday. The watch is created to rely less on the iPhone, and lets users answer calls, get texts, talk to Siri and access third-party apps without being tethered. (more...)
AMD Might Be Working With Tesla On An AI Chip AMD Might Be Working With Tesla On An AI Chip
- September 22, 2017

GlobalFoundries later said Jha didn't mean to explicitly name Tesla as a partner, but was instead pointing to Tesla as an "example" of a company working with chipmakers. The collaboration and Tesla's resulting self-sufficiency are expected to draw business from NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ), on which Tesla now relies for graphics processing units. (more...)
Watch the iPhone 8 Get Torched and Bent in Torture Video Watch the iPhone 8 Get Torched and Bent in Torture Video
- September 22, 2017

A day before it makes its retail debut, the iPhone 8 is being put through a variety of tests, pushing it to its limits. Now that Apple's iPhone 8 has hit store shelves, it's only right that the folks over at JerryRigEverything are destroying it in the name of research. (more...)