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Apple apologizes for slowing down older iPhones, offers $29 battery instead

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Last week, Apple admitted that it has been reducing older iPhones' performance with software updates. Afterwards, many iPhone consumers filled action class lawsuits against the tech giant in various states of the US. To avoid facing even worse circumstances than this, Apple has issued a formal apology to its customers, with a price cut on battery fix of up to 60%. The report from Geekbench founder John Poole which firstly indicated that Apple reduces the speed of the processors in iPhones with old and worn batteries, which makes their performance slow. Apple is able to do this with software updates. Most of the Apple users are claiming that since the update in iOS, their older devices including the likes of iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and even iPhone 7 are performing much slower. Apple earlier addressed its consumers with a brief answer that it has been doing so, to avoid the unexpected shutdowns in older iPhones with aging batteries. As of now, after facing several lawsuits, the tech gian

Samsung to officially release Galaxy A8 and A8+ in January 2018

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Samsung's most t alked about Galaxy A Series of 2018 has lastly gone official. The smartphones which have been beforehand rumoured to be the substitute for Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) are lastly being made official as the Galaxy A8 (2018)and Galaxy A8+ (2018). The newly made official smartphones feature a big infinity display and dual front digital camera with Live Focus. Nonetheless, the units can't be known as a mid-rangers anymore as they've moved to a higher worth segment. Samsung's Galaxy A8 was earlier rumoured to be the primary midrange smartphone by the corporate to have a Galaxy S8 like infinity display. However as the infinity display arrives, the price has gone volatile. The newly launched A8 variants have fairly comparable options as a flagship. The Galaxy A8 incorporates a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display whereas the A8+ has a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display. Each Galaxy A8 variants have some options in common, just like the Infinity display, an immersive

Prices of iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus to reduce as demand decrease

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Apple is expected to take a bold step which is not usually practiced by the tech giant. Price slashes are not common for Apple. The company only reduces prices for its older iPhones once a new model hits the shelves in September. However, due to the low demand for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, the Cupertino based tech giant could cut down prices on these devices earlier next year. As firstly reported on  DigiTimes , a good news for Apple fans is the expected cut down in prices of some devices. Apple might consider reducing prices for its iPhone X, which is facing lower demand than expected and is not performing as good as expected by Apple. However, rumors suggest that not only the iPhone X but all of Apple's 2017 iPhones are not breaking as many sales records as expected, which will ultimately result in a price slash. iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus also falls in the same criteria and are likely to get a price cut. The media outlet also affirms that major reason for de

WhatsApp will stop working on a selection of smartphones and mobile platforms in the new year 2018.

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WhatsApp will stop working on a selection of smartphones and mobile platforms in the new year 2018. From 1 January 2018, the messenger service won't be available on any handsets running Windows Phone 8.0 (or older versions of the operating system), BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10. The Independent reports that the company made the announcement in an update to a blog post that was originally published in February 2016. The company statement reads:  "When we started WhatsApp in 2009, people's use of mobile devices looked very different from today. The Apple App Store was only a few months old. About 70 percent of smartphones sold at the time had operating systems offered by BlackBerry and Nokia. "Mobile operating systems offered by Google, Apple and Microsoft – which account for 99.5 percent of sales today – were on less than 25 percent of mobile devices sold at the time." The platforms that are being cut are unpopular, and have been for some time. The company ended

Samsung to officially release Galaxy A8 and A8+ in January

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Samsung's most talked about Galaxy A Series of 2018 has lastly gone official. The smartphones which have been beforehand rumoured to be the substitute for Galaxy A5 and A7 (2017) are lastly being made official as the Galaxy A8 (2018)and Galaxy A8+ (2018). The newly made official smartphones feature a big infinity display and dual front digital camera with Live Focus. Nonetheless, the units can't be known as a mid-rangers anymore as they've moved to a higher worth segment. Samsung's Galaxy A8 was earlier rumoured to be the primary midrange smartphone by the corporate to have a Galaxy S8 like infinity display. However as the infinity display arrives, the price has gone volatile. The newly launched A8 variants have fairly comparable options as a flagship. The Galaxy A8 incorporates a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display whereas the A8+ has a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display. Each Galaxy A8 variants have some options in common, just like the Infinity display, an immersive

How to sell fast on Afrideals

 How to sell fast on Afridealsonline.com 1. Choose the right price To choose the right price for your item, you can browse similar ads on our website. The more competitive your price is, the faster you will sell your item. 2. Write a detailed description A detail description of your item will make it easier for the buyer to understand what you are selling. Make sure to keep the title short and clear. 3. An ad with pictures gets 7 times more views! Add to your description one or several real pictures of your item using different angles and good lightening. You will sell your item seven times faster!  How to Sell your House Here you can find our best advice on how to sell your real estate property fast through https://afrideals.com.ng  Write a detailed description The description of your ad is the showcase of your house. It gives the buyer a first impression on the quality of your property. Make sure you define the location, square meters, number

Is $10k the beginning of the end for Bitcoin?

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Is $10k the beginning of the end for Bitcoin? Is $10k the beginning of the end for Bitcoin? Not only did last week see Bitcoin break yet another record, it did so in spectacular form by reaching, and surpassing, five-figure status. After crypto enthusiasts did their $10k happy dance, Bitcoin did them one better by reaching and exceeding $11k. However, with optimists come cynics. For each dollar gained, naysayers were ready and waiting with the "bubble" comments. The amazing fact that the currency has grown by over 900% actually seems to hammer home the bubble theory to these critics. Even through all the negative comments, being called "a fraud" by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and all the usual doom and gloom, Bitcoin has persevered, and if it's astronomical growth is anything to go by, it will continue to do so. Academic and CEO of Distilled Analytics, David Shrier, told CNBC that ongoing speculation about cryptocurrencies isn't necessarily a

Apple sets to launch 6.1 inch LCD iPhone by 2018

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After going through troubles with iPhone X which has been ranked even lower than iPhone eight by Customers Report due to its easily breakable sleek glass physique, Apple is planning to alter course. A brand new report from Nikkei has revealed that Apple's upcoming smartphone lineup will feature a metallic back just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Based on the report, the upcoming iPhone, not sure whether or not it will likely be referred to as iPhone 9 or iPhone XI, will solely have a single change in its design and it's the metallic back. With this alteration comes the addition of colours, as this aluminium body will feature a number of new colours. The report additionally reveals that 6.1-inch iPhone model shall be featuring the identical previous LCD display, rather than OLED. Whereas the opposite two handsets with 5.eight and the 6.The three-inch display will feature OLED displays and metallic back. One other  source  claims that Casetek, a supplier of Apple has been e

Xiaomi RedMi 5 Handsets Launch THIS THURSDAY (And They Make The OnePlus 5T Look Expensive)

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  Xiaomi will unveil its new RedMi 5 lineup of handsets on Thursday, so what can we expect? Xiaomi will unveil its brand new RedMi 5 handsets this Thursday (December 7) and, ahead of the event, Donovan Sung, Executive for Xiaomi, has shared a few choice snaps of the new phones on Twitter. Looking at the renders, we can see that the RedMi 5 phones – the lineup will include: the RedMi 5 and RedMi 5 Plus – will feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, come in at least three colours, and feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Previous leaks have claimed the handsets would feature the following specs, according to Phandroid: "Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage for the RedMi 5. The RedMi 5 Plus will be powered the Snapdragon 630 SoC and 64GB of expandable storage." How much will these new RedMi 5 phones cost? Not much at all; you're looking at $126 for the standard model and $200 for the RedMi 5 Plus – so 1/5 the cost of the iPhone X and about 60% less than the

OnePlus CONFIRMS Star Wars Edition OnePlus 5T Release

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  Do you like Star Wars? Do you like OnePlus? Well, you're in luck, as there is a limited edition Star Wars OnePlus 5T handset up for grabs OnePlus has confirmed that it will be releasing a limited edition, Star Wars: Return of The Jedi OnePlus 5T handset. The company announced the phone at ComicCon in India. So what's the deal with this phone? Don't expect anything new in the spec or hardware department. Ditto design. This phone is the same as the standard OnePlus 5T, save for its colour scheme – it's rocking Storm Trooper colours (black and white). It also has a Star Wars logo on the back of the handset as well, though the bulk of the phone is basically the same, the new colour palette might well attract some hardcore Star Wars fans over to the OnePlus fold. Beyond this, reports suggest that the phone will ship with some exclusive Star Wars wallpapers as well. The phone will be available from December 15 – AKA the release date of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The only dow

It’s Apple’s PayPal competitor and it's called Apple Pay Cash -- Everything You Need To Know

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It's Apple's PayPal competitor and it's called Apple Pay Cash PayPal, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay. Everyone is getting in on the digital payments bandwagon. It seems all the tech companies are trying their hardest to replace cash. And why should cash stick around forever?  As  Recode  points out: "For all its worth, money, unlike cash, is nothing but an intangible idea, its value expressed by anything we choose — from cowry shells to bear skins to metal coins. Today, we embrace money's intangibility as pixels on a screen. We accept digital money in nearly all fiscal functions — from purchasing bonds and stocks, to managing checking and savings accounts, to simply splitting a dinner bill — removing the need for physical money." The removal of the need for physical money is one step closer thanks to Apple's release of Apple Pay Cash, introduced in iOS 11.2, which just shipped to user this week. But what is Apple Pay Cash–and how can you get some? Her