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How to keep your old iPhone running as long as possible

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Apple WWDC 2018: what we want to see

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The Apple WWDC 2018 date hasn’t officially been confirmed yet, but the keynote is likely to happen in early June and it’s already highly anticipated to include big announcements.  For developers, it offers a chance to get an idea of what they’ll be working with in the coming year, so they can start planning. For everyone else, it’s a glimpse at a lot of the software, hardware, and content that is on its way – ahead of the iPhone X sequel.   Last year’s WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) saw the announcement of the HomePod and new iPad Pro...

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Android Nougat is officially the most-used version of Android

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Android 7.0 Nougat has finally become the most-used version of the mobile operating system, running on 28.5 percent of devices (across both versions 7.0 and 7.1), according to an update on Google’s developer portal today (via 9to5Google). That number narrowly edges out the second most-used version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow (released in 2015), which still stands at 28.1 percent. As for Google’s latest 8.0 Oreo update released last fall? Adoption comes in at just 1.1 percent of Android devices, leaving it in a distant sixth place. Still, it’s...

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A big acquisition, a 5G quandary and a brush up on your Shakespeare

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**The news round-up below originally appeared in our weekly newsletter (Friday 2nd February) and is sent direct to subscribers’ inbox each Friday.  If you too would like to keep up to date with the week’s key network news, commentary, resources and the build-up to MWC 2018, then please sign up. Sign Me Up   “Ludicrous, therefore will probably happen” 1. Reef, er, madness? Nokia has released details of a new chip – the ReefShark – that will underscore its 5G network products, from the radio to the core. The main thrust of the announcement is...

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Apple’s New iPhones Will Change Essential Component

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We already know a lot about Apple’s 2018 iPhones: both good and bad. We also know Apple plans to take several gambles this year, and new information has now revealed what might prove to be the biggest of the lot…  In a report obtained by 9to5Mac, KGI Securities’ respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals Apple will drop Qualcomm baseband chips from future iPhones and source them exclusively from Intel. The move comes as legal action intensifies between Apple and Qualcomm with billions of dollars at stake. And yet the decision from Apple...

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The iPhone X is Apple’s underrated masterpiece

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After 10 years of epic success selling roughly the same luxury good to the world, last year Apple decided to radically reinvent its iPhone with a totally new design, a never-before-seen Face ID system, and a four-figure price tag. The company could have just released its pair of iPhone 8 models and instantly minted a fresh $100 billion in revenue, but it opted to do more than that. The iPhone X is the biggest risk Apple has yet taken with its most important product — the most influential single product in consumer electronics history — and...

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Apple’s iOS 11.3 may use iCloud as a single sign-on for websites

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There’s also an element in the beta which uses the camera app to scan for a QR code and ask for your Apple ID, although there’s even less known about how that would work. It’s not certain when this feature will be ready, assuming it survives. While it could show up in the finished version of iOS 11.3, Apple has been known to push back or cut features. AirPlay 2 was originally expected to show up in an iOS 11.2 release, but Apple pulled it and eventually moved it to 11.3. Mind you, it’s easy to see this showing up soon....

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Best Laptops 2018: Google Pixelbook Vs. MacBook Pro 13 Vs. HP Spectre 13 Vs. Dell XPS 13 (Review)

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Google Pixelbook. Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell all offer solid new versions of their flagship 13-inch models. And Google has entered the fray with its Pixelbook. I’ve been using all four. So which one comes out on top? (Note this is an update to a previous post and adds the Google Pixelbook because of its significance in 2018. Changes have been made throughout, including a change to the rankings. And note that biometric and keyboard notes are at the bottom.) The configurations that I’ve been using are: The late-2017 Google...

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Apple says some iPhone 7s show “No Service” when they shouldn’t, will repair them for free

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Does your iPhone 7 say “No Service” when you’re oh-so-certain the signal is fine? Good news! You might be totally right. Reports and rumors of a “No Service” bug impacting iPhone 7s have been floating around for well over a year now — and as of this afternoon, Apple is acknowledging the issue. The company says it’s determined that “a small percentage” of iPhone 7s will claim no service even when service is available. The bad news: it’s not an easy fix. A software update won’t help this time. Apple says this issue stems from a faulty logic...

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Why mPOS adoption continues to lag with retailers

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By Ben Wagner, director of product, solutions, Ingenico Group/North America A few years ago, there was considerable buzz in the retail industry about the enormous potential of mobile point of sale and its ability to transform the in-store customer experience. With online competitors driving new consumer expectations and shopping behavior, this was seen as a key strategy in blunting the competition and giving brick and mortar merchants an upper hand. Indeed, we may finally be seeing large-scale adoption of mPOS become a reality. According to...

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