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Slow iPhones don't slow Apple App Store sales

Overall, the company is saying that iOS developers earned 30 percent more in 2017 than they did the previous year. More to the point, it should make developing and iterating apps for iOS that much easier than before. Apple users spent a record $300 million on purchasing or downloading apps and games from App Store on January 1 - the biggest ever since App Store's launch in July 2008. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 16GB launched in India, priced at Rs. 9999 Prices for the handsets start at KRW 599,500 which is about $565 at the current exchange rate. The One Plus 6 will have a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath the display which iPhone tried and failed in iPhone X . Android Oreo 8.0 software upgrade, bezel-less smartphones and dual back camera lenses were the major highlights of 2017. iPhone was also an important part of 2017 because they r... [Full Article...]

Review scores don't sell games on Steam

Review scores don't sell games on Steam Most of these games are still on sale from the Steam Winter Sale , which ends January 4. Of the 12 games listed in the Platinum category, they're almost all competitive in some way, and a good chunk of them are hugely popular esports games. [Full Article...]

Microsoft pulls PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ad which ripped off fan

Microsoft pulls PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds ad which ripped off fan Chang Han Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp , reiterated that the game will be exclusively available on Xbox One "for some time", but revealed that part of the reason why it hit Xbox One first is because of Game Preview. "We are still in the stage of learning the console development environment and console gamers' taste", he continues. As it stands, the Xbox One version of the game still has a long way to ... [Full Article...]

There is a 40% chance that Apple will acquire Netflix

There is a 40% chance that Apple will acquire Netflix Along with the cut, the companies are allowed once repatriate cash that is stored overseas and that too without any major tax hit. Apple is sitting on a massive $252 billion in cash with much of that loot in foreign countries that it was unable to bring to the US without a massive tax hit. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5 gets Face Unlock feature in new OxygenOS beta 3

OnePlus 5 gets Face Unlock feature in new OxygenOS beta 3 Aside from the Face Unlock feature, the Open Beta 3 update also brings a couple of other improvements. OnePlus have rolled out an OS update that confers some incredible features and improvement in functionalities to one of her 2017 flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5 . [Full Article...]

Nokia 3310 4G expected to run Android-based YunOS

Alibaba's Yun OS is the custom version of the Android OS. Nokia had some pretty durable phones back in the day, and HMD Global hopes to capitalize on the brand's reputation for reliable and affordable phones with the Nokia 3310 . According to the Counterpoint Research, HMD Global Shipped 16 Million Nokia Phones in Q3 2017. Though TENAA listing does not reveal specifications of the phone... [Full Article...]

Nintendo is the big victor in gaming industry this year

Nintendo is the big victor in gaming industry this year That question, and any other doubts over Nintendo's future are no longer being asked. Unlike the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both of which are capable of using Blu-ray discs, the Switch requires the use of much smaller cartridges. Each month after the console was released, the company announced at least one significant title. To have stood out amid such competition is admirable. [Full Article...]

Apple says sorry, slashes battery replacement price

Apple says sorry, slashes battery replacement price Apple will also be issuing an iOS software update with new features in early 2018 that will give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance. Replacing batteries will speed up phones, Apple says. The company insisted the iOS upgrade from earlier this year that slowed down batteries was introduced to stop ... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel XL gets huge discount, retailing at INR 39990 on Amazon

Google Pixel XL gets huge discount, retailing at INR 39990 on Amazon First generation Google Pixel smartphones came with cameras that took some wonderful photos. The latest Pixel 2 Camera app features Motion Photo, Face Retouching, Portrait Mode and other cool stuffs. The app can be downloaded from here , and, the best thing is that you don't have to root your smartphone to be able to use it. The Camera NX application has been in development for long. [Full Article...]

Teenager with Ozarks roots solved Apple's iPhone slowdown

Teenager with Ozarks roots solved Apple's iPhone slowdown Four days after tech giant Apple announced a discounted battery replacement program in the USA amid criticism that it intentionally slowed down older smartphones, its Korean unit on January 2 pledged a similar scheme for local customers. What can Apple do to improve battery life? And that is when batteries are new, so when phones only a few years old start to degrade in longevity and, in this case... [Full Article...]

LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

LG unveils world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display LG has teased the 88-inch 8K display and we will know more about it next week at CES. LG Display's latest accomplishment comes with not one by two impressive claims. With over 33 million pixels at their disposal, the TV would certainly provide users with plenty of resolution to enjoy. Even if you were to pick up LG's enormous display for a not-so-insignificant price, you'll be upscaling 4K conte... [Full Article...]

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones' battery performance

Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones' battery performance Rather, the apology relates to the fact that Apple kept the whole process a secret from its customers. Barney taught himself how to take apart his iPhone after he noticed his newer model was slower than his brother's old one. In its defense, Apple has said the processor-throttling is created to prevent an iPhone from randomly crashing. To solve the problem, Apple chose to crank down the devi... [Full Article...]

Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature

Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature Popular messaging client Telegram has received a new update bringing new features and improvements. Leveraging the multiple account support on the updated Telegram app, you can add up to three accounts with different phone numbers. However, you can change notification behavior from the settings menu. Moreover, users can also change the accent color in the Day theme for the entire app like gr... [Full Article...]

Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today

Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Accelerated, Available From Today Perhaps most importantly, Apple conceded to a crucial fact that "when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one", the iPhone returns to a "normal", if not optimal, performance level. Time and the number of times a battery has been charged are not the only factors in this chemical aging process". Apple experts at Connecting Point Computer Centers say they haven't been doing that at... [Full Article...]

Apple Offers $29 Battery Replacements Following 'Batterygate' Scandal

Apple Offers $29 Battery Replacements Following 'Batterygate' Scandal With the iOS 11.2 update , it applied the same strategy to its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In a blog post , iFixit claimed Apple's proposed fix is "only temporary", noting that battery prices will simply increase again a year from now, leaving many iPhone owners in the same situation they're in now - not to mention the pickle iPhone owners who still use devices older than the iPhone 6 will fin... [Full Article...]

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

WhatsApp registers downtime on New Year's eve, users frustrated Downdetector.co.uk shows the issue has spread across the globe, with users in the United Kingdom and Europe worst off. Earlier on Sunday, a London-based WhatsApp user said that the service had been down since 6 p.m GMT and was still not resolved. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Stops Working In BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Others

WhatsApp Stops Working In BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Others But old platforms are not capable to support what WhatsApp has planned for the future, so it's time for them to move on and let go, if they want to go forward. The Android versions that no longer work with WhatsApp were released in 2009 and 2010. "This was a tough decision for us to make, but the right one in order to give people better ways to keep in touch with friends, family, and loved o... [Full Article...]

IPhone customers racing to replace batteries after Apple apology

Apple has apologised for slowing down the performance of older iPhones in an attempt to preserve battery life. "We come here and they don't know what happens.and then Apple is like, it's this", said Emily Kloth, an iPhone 6 owner. It said it had made changes to the iOS operating system to manage ageing lithium-ion batteries in some devices, because the batteries' performance diminishes over t... [Full Article...]

Apple will replace old iPhone batteries for $29 through 2018

The issue affects older models including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7. At the same time, Apple also said that it will offer a new software update in early 2018 that will give more information to users about the battery in their iPhone will them make an informed choice. [Full Article...]


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