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Apple’s iPhone X Has Serious New Problems

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Earlier this week Apple confirmed it was investigating a serious iPhone X call problem. Now new complications around this are spreading…  Piunikaweb, which was first to report the issue in January, contacted me with several concerning reports which I have subsequently been able to verify. Let’s break them down: Apple’s iPhone X (left) is having trouble being a phone 1. iPhone X Calls Freezing While Apple is “looking into” reports of the iPhone X being unable to answer calls due to the phone’s display not waking up, now owners are...

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Apple confirms iOS source code leak, but claims its phones are safe

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Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The leak, which was first reported by Motherboard, was for an iOS process named “iBoot.” The leak, which was first reported by Motherboard, was for an iOS process named “iBoot,” and was used on its older iOS 9 operating platform. The boot-up source code was later posted on code-sharing website Github, which is now down. The leaked code began with the statement: “This document is the property of Apple Inc. It is considered confidential...

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iPhone X ‘Plus’: Improving On A Great Phone In 2018

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iPhone X and iPhone X Plus concept¹. The iPhone X is an amazing phone. Will it get even better with the rumored iPhone X “Plus?” The X is such a radical departure (in a good way) from any iPhone I’ve ever owned that it would be hard to go back to the 7 Plus or 8/8 Plus*. That said, the most obvious shortcoming right now is that there is only one screen size for the X. What we think we know — a second larger model: Among a trio of phones Apple is expected to introduce later this year, the 6.5-inch iPhone X...

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Hackers have got Windows 10 on ARM running on a Lumia 950 smartphone

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With promises of multi-day battery life and always-connected laptops, Windows 10 on ARM has already got us pretty excited, and now hackers have shown off the versatility of the new version of Windows by successfully running it on an old Lumia 950 smartphone. As the name suggests, Windows 10 on ARM has been designed to bring Windows 10 to laptops and tablets running on an ARM processor. These processors are often found in smartphones, and due to their power-efficient design, it will allow laptops to enjoy many of the benefits smartphones do,...

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacements may hit iPhone sales: analysts

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Apple is offering $29 battery replacements for iPhones as old as iPhone 6 until this December, and it may be having an impact on iPhone sales, according to analysts at the British bank Barclays. Apple started offering discounted battery replacements — marked down from $79 to $29 — after admitting it slowed down iPhone performance to prevented unexpected battery shutdowns. The Dec. 20 admission sparked a firestorm of social media furor, lawsuits and government probes from around the world. The wait times for iPhone battery replacements have...

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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

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Image copyright AFP Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had not necessarily compromised security. In a statement, the company said the security of the iPhone did not rely on “the secrecy of its source code”. It said it always...

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The Mobile Apps That People Regret Using

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Photo by Taylor Grote People use Grindr, Two Dots, and Reddit of their own free will. But they don’t really feel good about it, according to a joint survey by the mobile app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology. Moment asked its users how they felt about the amount of time they spent on different apps. (The question isn’t whether users regret ever touching the app, but whether they wish they spent more or less time on it.) The answers won’t shock you, but they’re more evidence that you’ll be happier if you straight up delete some of...

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Google got slapped for abusing its power in India

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India’s anti-trust watchdog Feb. 08 fined US-based search giant Google (pdf) Rs1.36 billion ($21 million), or about 5% of the average total revenue from its India operations, for “search bias.” The Competition Commission of India (CCI) focused on Google’s commercial flight search function. The box, which advertisers can pay to be featured in, is usually displayed prominently in Google’s search results when a user searches for a flight or airline through the main search engine. It shows sample rates from certain airlines based on the user’s...

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Why Buying An iPhone In India Just Became Even More Expensive

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(AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple has announced that it will increase the cost of iPhones in India by an additional 3% while also raising the prices of other device parts and accessories. The price hike is the second one since December and is effective immediately the company has announced. India is already one of the most expensive places in the world to purchase an iPhone. The price of the 256 GB version of the iPhone X, for example, costs $1,650 – $500 more than in the United States. With the latest cost increase, the same device will now cost...

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China’s first court decision on GUI design patent infringement narrows avenues for protecting software

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Patent protection for software in China is fairly strong, and as this blog has chronicled over the last few years it has gotten stronger still. But when it comes to the design and look of software, and how users interact with it, a recent Beijing IP Court ruling suggests creators may face an uphill battle in asserting their rights against copycats. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are a relatively new category under China’s design patent regime. But they have been a fast-growing field, as many of the country’s leading lights in tech are...

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