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IPhone owners suing Apple over update that slowed down older models IPhone owners suing Apple over update that slowed down older models
- December 26, 2017

A law firm in Chicago claims that Apple is in violation of business laws by partaking in deceptive business practices in the state of IL, and thus also in IN and North Carolina. The iPhone 6 made its debut in late 2014. They claimed to do this to "to protect its electronic components" as their batteries age and become less potent and therefore, make the device last longer. (more...)
PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues PS4's PlayStation Network and Nintendo Switch's Eshop Having Some Connection Issues
- December 26, 2017

Unlike the Xbox One and PS4 which experienced huge price drops for Black Friday, Nintendo chose to sell the Switch at MSRP. "We are working on it and hope to have this resolved soon". It does not affect Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems or online play. If you are a new Switch owner and you're finding yourself with no games thanks to this, allow me to suggest snapping the Joycons in and out of the console. (more...)
TRACK SANTA: He's on the move! View the NORAD Santa tracker TRACK SANTA: He's on the move! View the NORAD Santa tracker
- December 26, 2017

It's the 62nd year for the wildly popular program run by the USA and Canadian militaries. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump also pitched in and took calls for the NORAD Tracks Santa program from their Florida estate. Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received almost 154,200 phone calls and 10.7 million unique website visitors. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, features Santa's North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. (more...)
Santa Tracker: Follow Mr. Claus on his journey to our city!
- December 26, 2017

The tracker now also has smartphone apps for iPhone and Android devices, while Amazon Alexa users can ask for Santa's location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill. The Santa tracker presented by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) dates to 1955, when a Colorado newspaper advertisement printed a phone number to connect children with St Nick mistakenly directed them to the hotline for the military nerve center. (more...)
Apple Sued After Admitting to Slowing Down Older iPhones Apple Sued After Admitting to Slowing Down Older iPhones
- December 25, 2017

Several Australian iPhone users have approached legal firms in an effort to get a class action taken against Apple who have admitted to delibetrately slowing down iPhone 5, 6 and 7, models, several have said that they want Apple to upgrade them to a new iPhone 8 for the damage they have done to their existing iPhone 7. (more...)
Apple admits it deliberately slows iPhones as batteries age Apple admits it deliberately slows iPhones as batteries age
- December 25, 2017

Apple has admitted to intentionally slowing down its older phones. " Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices ", an Apple spokesperson said in response to an AFP inquiry. (more...)
Facebook, UMG signs deal for video creators to use licensed music Facebook, UMG signs deal for video creators to use licensed music
- December 25, 2017

The company, which represents major artists such as Taylor Swift and rapper Jay-Z, has had a number of showdowns with Facebook in the past over users posting unauthorized covers of their artists' songs. The deal could help bolster Facebook's nascent video effort, which it sees as key to its future . Facebook's deal with Universal Music comes just four months after it launched Watch, its on-demand streaming service that features original videos produced specifically for the site. (more...)
Google Poaches Another Apple Chip Engineer Google Poaches Another Apple Chip Engineer
- December 25, 2017

According to a recently published report, Bruno was in charge of Apple's silicon competitive analysis group. Bruno's LinkedIn page confirms he joined Google this month as a "System Architect", so it's unclear exactly what he'll be doing, but it's sure to be related to chip development. (more...)
Last-minute shoppers out on Christmas Eve Last-minute shoppers out on Christmas Eve
- December 25, 2017

For some, it's the only time they have off before the big day. She said customers have told her that the holidays seemed to creep up on them. Sydney Nightingale was surprised when she hit the stores. "Six days out from Christmas, business really picks up", said David Macapinlac, owner of MacTech Guam. "There's just more people on island I guess". (more...)
OnePlus 5 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo-Based OxygenOS 5.0 OTA Update
- December 25, 2017

However, OnePlus says this is an incremental rollout and will reach only a small percentage of users today. What's coming in Android Oreo-based OxygenOS 5.0? Heeding to that demand, OnePlus has chose to treat the OnePlus 5 users with Face Unlock feature. (more...)
Android 8.0 Oreo update now rolling out to the OnePlus 5 Android 8.0 Oreo update now rolling out to the OnePlus 5
- December 25, 2017

Many of their patents are licensed in the United States and even if OnePlus was found to be infringing on their patents, it would not make sense financially as the settlement payment would be quite less considering OnePlus' limited reach in the U.S. (more...)
Apple sued after it confirmed slowing down older phones using 'updates' Apple sued after it confirmed slowing down older phones using 'updates'
- December 25, 2017

The plaintiffs, both users of iPhone 7 brought a class action lawsuit in California on Thursday, reports claimed . Apple had explained in a letter to Reuter after appeared online on the issue that the older phones tended to be affected due to the ageing batteries and to prevent this from damaging the processor, Apple had introduced an update on these iPhones that would slow down the phone. (more...)
Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI) EVP Sells $7061289.60 in Stock
- December 25, 2017

The stock increased 0.58% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $17.2. About 294,644 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since December 22, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:MSI) was sold by HACKER MARK S . Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,290,817 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock worth $1,413,066,000 after acquiring an additional 254,399 shares during the period. (more...)
KBC Group NV Reduces Position in Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ:GLNG)
- December 24, 2017

The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, December 12 with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, December 2 by Bank of America. Therefore 100% are positive. Golar LNG Partners has a 52 week low of $18.77 and a 52 week high of $25.82. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $36.0 target. (more...)
Berry Global Group (NYSE:BERY) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.33
- December 24, 2017

The Connecticut-based Frontfour Cap Group Incorporated Ltd has invested 1.86% in Berry Global Group, Inc. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $59.04. Smithfield Trust Company who had been investing in Wesbanco Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.82 billion market cap company. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) Price, Design and Specifications Leaked Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) Price, Design and Specifications Leaked
- December 24, 2017

Price, Design and Specifications Leaks show the glory of the phone. The Galaxy J2 (2018 ) comes with dual-SIM support and LTE Cat.4. Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018 ) will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. In the optics department, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018 ) might feature an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Unlike its predecessor, Samsung appears to be sticking to just two models to mimic its current Galaxy S series. (more...)
Mohammed Rafi's 93rd birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle Mohammed Rafi's 93rd birthday celebrated with a Google Doodle
- December 24, 2017

Mohammed Rafi was born on December 24, 1924, in the village of Kotla Sultan Singh in Punjab which is now in Pakistan. Rafi has almost five thousand songs to his credit across a range of genres (including romantic ballads, rock and roll, and classical music) and languages (including Hindi, English, Arabic, Persian, Sinhalese, Creole, and Dutch). (more...)
Steam started the last in this year's sale Steam started the last in this year's sale
- December 24, 2017

Under the Winter Sale 2017, Steam also offers a good deal on the game's Deluxe Edition, which includes the Season Pass that lets players access a number of post-launch downloadable contents (DLCs) for only $38.24, after a 55 percent discount. (more...)
World of Tanks will launch its Update 1.0 in March for PC World of Tanks will launch its Update 1.0 in March for PC
- December 24, 2017

Wargaming .net announced that they're switching from the BigWorld tech that is now powering World of Tanks and moving over to the new Core Engine for version 1.0 set to launch in March, 2018. What that means for you and me is a "staggering difference from the game [as it is today]" according to development director Milos Jerabek. Wargaming is also redesigning 25 of its maps and adding bespoke soundtracks that will respond to what's happening in combat. (more...)
Tracking Santa's Yuletide Journey With NORAD Tracking Santa's Yuletide Journey With NORAD
- December 24, 2017

The Santa Tracker also allows you to now ask a Google Pixel or Google Home device where's Santa to get updates on his location. You can go to the North Pole, play games, watch a movie, listen to music, and, most important, track Santa! Tracking opportunities are also offered through social media on Facebook , Twitter , YouTube , and Instagram . (more...)
Top Ships Inc. (TOPS) -99.99% off from 200- SMA
- December 24, 2017

Top Ships Inc . (NASDAQ: TOPS ) touched its 1-Year High price of $89,100.000 on 02/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $00 / 0.240 on 12/20/17. TOPS is already driving a -100% loss over the course of the past year and is now down -100% since this point in 2017. (more...)
Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age
- December 24, 2017

Apple releases new iPhone models annually, and sales of the handsets power its money-making engine. The suit being brought by Bogdanovich and Speas reads that, "Plaintiffs and Class Members never consented to allow Defendants to slow their iPhones". (more...)
EPS for SLM Corporation (SLM) Expected At $0.19
- December 23, 2017

As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to "Buy" on Thursday, August 27. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLM in report on Thursday, July 20 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Apple defends move to slow down older iPhones Apple defends move to slow down older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

Two additional lawsuits were also filed Thursday in the Central District of California and the Northern District of California . Both plaintiffs are owners of an iPhone 7 . The price is $79, plus $6.95 shipping, subject to local tax. Ala Abdulla and Lance Raphael, both of Illinois; Sam Mangano, of Ohio; Ryan Glaze, of IN; and Kirk Pedelty, of North Carolina, all said they purchased new iPhones after earlier models grew sluggish. (more...)
Toronto Dominion Bank Acquires 91644 Shares of Schlumberger Limited. (SLB)
- December 23, 2017

Halbert Hargrove Russell LLC now owns 2,886 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $225,000 after buying an additional 346 shares in the last quarter. will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current year. Vetr raised Schlumberger Limited. from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. (more...)
Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO) Given "Hold" Rating at Credit Suisse Group
- December 23, 2017

The stock increased 1.70% or $1.85 during the last trading session, reaching $110.6. About 327,112 shares traded. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (more...)
Apple Admits To Purposely Slowing Down Older iPhones Apple Admits To Purposely Slowing Down Older iPhones
- December 23, 2017

In a recent development a Reddit user complained about Apple's latest iOS 11 update slowing down his iPhone 6S . As such, Apple says that past year, they released a feature for the iPhone 6 , iPhone 6s and iPhone SE created to smooth out instantaneous peaks when needed to prevent shutdowns during such conditions. (more...)
'Soft' Root seems like a little boy, says Ponting 'Soft' Root seems like a little boy, says Ponting
- December 23, 2017

The fourth test starts on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Former Australian great Glenn McGrath joined the chorus along with several other former cricketers and said that veteran Stuart Broad should be dropped from the Boxing Day Test. (more...)
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub
- December 23, 2017

Credit Suisse Group reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $62.00 price target (up from $61.00) on shares of Activision Blizzard in a research report on Friday, May 5th. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Pitcairn Company reported 4,474 shares. Moreover, Palo Cap has 0.28% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Aureus Asset Ltd Llc has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (more...)
ASUS begins updating the ZenFone 3 Max with ZenUI 4.0
- December 23, 2017

However, now ZenFone 3 Max is getting the same treatment. It seems Asus is following its schedule of bringing updates for its smartphones. About two weeks ago, Asus pushed out ZenUI 4.0 to the ZenFone 4 Max and promised other smartphones in the series will get the new UI as well. (more...)