• Apple apologizes for slowing down your iPhone, offers $29 battery
Apple apologizes for slowing down your iPhone, offers $29 battery

India Today Tech learns that the cost of battery replacement for a phone like the iPhone 6 has been reduced by Apple to Rs 2,000 plus taxes. Apple has now dropped the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements from $101 to $37. "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the li...

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  • Asus starts pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo for ZenFone 4
Asus starts pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo for ZenFone 4

Motorola's quality smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force , has been repeatedly covered by us. The Android Oreo update includes several new features such as the picture-in-picture mode, Autofill in apps, new emojis, background limits for improved battery life, notification dots, revamped Settings Menu, adaptive icons, and more.

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  • Yusuf is doing well, Buhari's daughter writes on Instagram
Yusuf is doing well, Buhari's daughter writes on Instagram

Aisha, mother of ailing Yusuf and wife of President Muhammadu Buhari has been placed in bed rest at Cedacrest Hospital in the nation's capital, Abuja. The session was led by the Chief Imam of Aso Rock Mosque, Sheik Abdulwahid Suleiman. The clergyman also prayed for peace and tranquillity in the country.

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  • American Girl's Newest Doll Is NASA-Approved
American Girl's Newest Doll Is NASA-Approved

American Girl worked with Dr. Megan McArthur Behnken , a NASA Astronaut; Dr. Ellen Stofan , former NASA chief scientist; Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Similar 18-inch American Girl dolls cost between $150 and $200. 'I've been in space and fixed the Hubble space telescope , so I have some perspective on how we use robotics, how we...

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  • Italian Brothers Beat Apple in Court, Allowed to Name Company 'Steve Jobs'
Italian Brothers Beat Apple in Court, Allowed to Name Company 'Steve Jobs'

They had spent years designing clothing products for other brand names, but they chose to begin the process of setting up their own clothing company after becoming fed up with producing products for others. The court's decision was based on a fairly surreal question: is the letter "J" edible? However, for now, at least, the brothers are free to use...

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  • Apple Facing Criminal Claims in France For Slowing Down Older iPhones
Apple Facing Criminal Claims in France For Slowing Down Older iPhones

The company said it would reduce the out-of-warranty cost of battery replacement to $29 from $79 for customers with an iPhone 6 or later model. "We apologize", Apple's letter said. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down". At Apple , our customers' trust means everything to us. While the company's intention is actually to p...

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  • Here's why your old iPhone is slowing down
Here's why your old iPhone is slowing down

A couple of the complaints seek court orders barring Apple from throttling iPhone computer speeds or requiring notification in future instances. A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. 10. Apple had a net margin of 20.73% and a return on equity of 34.94%. Sucampo Pharma surged 6 percent after Mall...

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  • Facebook:
Facebook: "There is no integration or authentication with Aadhaar"

The goal, apparently, was to "help new users understand how to sign up to Facebook with their real name and connect with their friends and family". Though the Facebook prompt can hardly be seen as something to evoke concerns over privacy since it is not asking for the Aadhaar number, the move raised concerns given the fact increasingly mandator...

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  • Nintendo delays 64GB cartridges for third-parties until 2019
Nintendo delays 64GB cartridges for third-parties until 2019

So far, third-party publishers and developers have had to rely on 32GB, which in itself is already "ridiculously expensive" in comparison to the 50GB Blu Rays that rival consoles use. Unfortunately, it'll have to wait. If you know that a game is going to require more downloads anyway, you might just download the whole thing instead of picking up th...

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  • Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial
Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial

The dubious honor is bestowed on the Utahn who, over the past year, "has done the most " - meaning made the most news or had the biggest impact, for good or for ill . "If he doesn't, the voters should end it for him". The paper said now that Hatch, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, had helped shepherd through his long-sought goal of...

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  • Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones
Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones

Two people from Chicago, along with residents of Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, claim that Apple's iOS updates were created to "purposefully slow down the performance speeds" of the phones "fraudulently forcing iPhone owners to purchase the latest model offered by Apple".

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  • Ailing ex-President Fujimori pardoned
Ailing ex-President Fujimori pardoned

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the disgraced president, said justice has finally been served and that it's a Christmas with expectations and lots of joy for her family. Fujimori would have been in prison until age 93 if he had severed his full sentence. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for the massacres in Barrios Altos (1991) and ...

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  • Indian Army Kills Top JeM Commander In Kashmir
Indian Army Kills Top JeM Commander In Kashmir

The gunfight started on Monday evening after forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area. In the ensuing encounter, Tantray was killed whereas there was no information about the presence of the second militant, it said. He was serving his sentence at the Central Jail in Srinagar until he jumped his parole in 2015. All trains bet...

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  • No WhatsApp on These Smartphones After December 31
No WhatsApp on These Smartphones After December 31

The Facebook-owned instant messaging app will end support for some smartphone platforms by the end of this year (December 31). For Nokia S40, WhatsApp will end support after December 31, 2018 and for Android versions 2.3.7 and older after February 1, 2020.

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  • New Zealand 325-6 in second ODI against West Indies
New Zealand 325-6 in second ODI against West Indies

The third and final ODI of the series takes place at the Hagley Oval on Boxing Day. Dropping Worker after successive 50s would be harsh, but that is the situation facing chief selector Gavin Larsen and coach Mike Hesson, who have newfound opening depth in the one-day format.

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  • IPhone X Face ID can't be used to validate family purchases
IPhone X Face ID can't be used to validate family purchases

In its statement, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices". With these software updates, iOS is able to recognize how old the battery has been running inside the iPhone. A solution for iPhone users may simply be to purchase a new battery alt...

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  • Amtrak engineer noticed train was 'over speed' mere seconds before it derailed
Amtrak engineer noticed train was 'over speed' mere seconds before it derailed

But while the engineer appeared to apply brakes, he didn't apply the emergency brakes, investigators said. This recording ended when the train was tilting, and as the crew braced for impact, the NTSB added. The NTSB's full investigation of the crash is expected to take up to two years. The railroad company has committed to covering the entire...

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  • Russian propaganda now highlighted on Facebook, Instagram
Russian propaganda now highlighted on Facebook, Instagram

It works by scanning previous posts in an attempt to link them to propaganda Pages. Ads were also purchased in support of Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders , and Twitter also confirmed that the same Russian operatives utilized hundreds of accounts on Twitter to further push their propaganda.

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  • Apple Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit for Slowing Down Older iPhones
Apple Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit for Slowing Down Older iPhones

When contacted by The Verge for comment about the controversy, Apple pretty much owned up to it , though the company stated it enacted this measure in order to fix battery issues and hardware failure. Essentially, Apple's operating system that was released previous year is created to prevent unexpected shutdowns on older phones, and this is what...

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  • No question of closing down any public sector bank: Centre & RBI
No question of closing down any public sector bank: Centre & RBI

On bank reaching the levels of undercapitalized, or significantly undercapitalized, or critically undercapitalized, automatic restrictions, as per provisions of Section 38 of FDI Act, are placed on the concerned bank in respect of (i) payment of capital distributions and management fees, (ii) the growth of assets, (iii) requiring prior approval of ...

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  • IPhone Slowing Down? It Might Be Time to Replace Your Battery
IPhone Slowing Down? It Might Be Time to Replace Your Battery

Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Global News. On Wednesday, the company confirmed it was degrading the devices' performance by saying that in 2016 it had introduced an algorithm for iPhone 6 , iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, preventing the devices from shutting down when an older battery inside is unable to keep up w...

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  • Holiday travel to hit record highs
Holiday travel to hit record highs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. "We've seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel". You can call a ride for yourself or...

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  • LG's 5K ultra-wide monitor claims pro-level accuracy with lifelike colors
LG's 5K ultra-wide monitor claims pro-level accuracy with lifelike colors

In the said technology, nanometer-sized particles are applied on the screen's LED to absorb excess wavelengths. This results in greatly enhanced intensity and purity of on-screen colours for a more accurate and life-like viewing experience, says the firm.

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  • Five things you should know about the shortest day of the year
Five things you should know about the shortest day of the year

EST and set at 5:15 p.m. EST for a day's length of 9 hours and 41 minutes and 40 seconds. In the US and other parts of the hemisphere, the winter solstice also signifies the first official day of winter. If you live in the southernmost USA, your earliest sunsets are in late November, according to EarthSky.org. HollywoodLifers , are you a winte...

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  • Samsung confirms Galaxy A8, A8+ launch date
Samsung confirms Galaxy A8, A8+ launch date

The device has been packed with a 5-inch display with Super AMOLED touchscreen providing a resolution of 540×960 pixels. Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt was launched in India back in July at Rs. The devices offer 16MP primary front camera with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 8MP camera with f/1.9 aperture. There is an inbuilt stockpiling of up to 32GB...

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  • Rolling Stone magazine gets new owner after 50 years
Rolling Stone magazine gets new owner after 50 years

Despite selling the company, Wenner Media will maintain editorial oversight over the operations of Rolling Stone , which is good news for U2 and most classic rock artists . In that time, the magazine had become terrifically profitable, and in order to reacquire the half of it he had sold to Disney for $40 million, Wenner borrowed $300 million...

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  • Airtel May Be Penalized Over The Payment Bank Case
Airtel May Be Penalized Over The Payment Bank Case

UIDAI in its notification said the National Payments Corporation of India ( NPCI ) shall allow override requests or change of subsidy-receiving account, only if it is accompanied by the name of the beneficiary's current bank and a confirmation that explicit consent has been obtained for the switchover.

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  • Apple to allow SMBs and nonprofits to build iOS apps from templates
Apple to allow SMBs and nonprofits to build iOS apps from templates

Numerous top games on the iPhone, from " Hearthstone " to " Clash Royale ", use loot boxes. In China , companies are also compelled to share loot box probability information - will Steam ever get this kind of functionality? Now, Apple is wading into the controversy, in an apparent attempt to cut off further criticism before it has a chance to t...

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  • Samsung Intensifying Work On LPDDR5 RAM For Android Phones
Samsung Intensifying Work On LPDDR5 RAM For Android Phones

The 2nd-generation 10nm-class 8Gb DDR4 by Samsung is said to offer about 30 per cent more productivity, when compared to company's 1st-generation 10nm-class 8Gb DDR4. Samsung applied new technologies including the use of a high-sensitivity cell data sensing system to enable more accurate data determination to read the data stored in each cell.

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  • 4G Nokia Feature Phone Receives Bluetooth SIG Certification, Launch Nearing
4G Nokia Feature Phone Receives Bluetooth SIG Certification, Launch Nearing

Notably, the listing highlighted a Chicony CKACE16 module that is now found to have a dual camera system, as reported by folks at GSMArena . Under the revived lineup of Nokia brand this Nokia 9 phone will be the most recent that includes the average range Nokia 6 among other the Nokia 8 flagships.

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  • A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition
A New Kind Of Secure! Facebook Unveils Facial Recognition

The new Facebook facial recognition feature is created to detect when users appear in other people's photos, even if they're not tagged, and notify them so they can manage the situation. To Facebook's credit, the company plans to implement a meaningful level of control: It has implemented a global on/off switch to avoid facial recognition entirely.

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  • Netflix now supports HDR inside Windows 10
Netflix now supports HDR inside Windows 10

Even applying the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , that fixes the exploit if anti-spoofing is enabled, might not be enough to block the attack. An alternative technique involves obscuring the device's RGB camera sensor and then revealing the image. While it's definitely good news to hear that the Creators Update and Fall Creators Upd...

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  • Apple admits it slows down older iPhones
Apple admits it slows down older iPhones

The lithium-ion batteries are less able to respond to peaks in demand in case of cold weather, low battery charge, or aging with time , which may lead to an unexpected closure of the unit to protect electronic components. The statement from Apple came in response to a report from earlier this week from Primate Labs, the company behind the Geekb...

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  • Facebook signs deal with Universal Music Group over videos that contain songs
Facebook signs deal with Universal Music Group over videos that contain songs

While music postings are omnipresent on Facebook, the company attempts to take down embedded content that is copyrighted, with fans either uploading their own videos or linking to other sites such as YouTube and Spotify. Michael Nash, executive VP of digital strategy for Universal Music, stated the new deal was "an important first step demonstratin...

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  • Amazon Fire TV gets Firefox support, will let you watch YouTube videos
Amazon Fire TV gets Firefox support, will let you watch YouTube videos

According to Mozilla , Firefox for Fire TV "makes watching videos as easy as clicking, searching or entering a URL"; Mozilla senior vice president Mark Mayo further claims it passed the "5 year old with the remote test". On the other hand, if you're trying to install via Amazon.in - first, log in to www.amazon.com, search for "Firefox", then selec...

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