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Samsung is teasing a new tablet for MWC

Just yesterday we caught our first glimpse at Samsung’s tablet plans for 2017 thanks to an FCC filing for what seems to be the Galaxy Tab S3. At the time, it was suggested that Samsung would be bringing its new flagship tablet to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later …

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iOS 11 may be dropping support for 32-bit apps

Back when iOS 7 was first introduced, Apple brought 64-bit support to its mobile operating system and since then, all iPhones and iPads have come with 64-bit capable SoCs too. Since then, Apple has continued to support both 32-bit and 64-bit but it looks like that could be changing this …

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Apple’s Find My AirPods feature could save you $69

Back when the AirPods first launched, one of the many questions people had was ‘what happens when you lose one?’. At the time, the answer to that was simple- you’d need to buy a replacement, priced at $69 per earphone. Fortunately, there is another solution to shelling out more cash …

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HP is recalling 100,000 laptop batteries

It looks like Samsung isn’t the only company to run into some bad luck with batteries lately as HP has announced that it is recalling thousands of laptop batteries due to risk of overheating and catching fire. The recall affects 101,000 laptop batteries in total, all sold between March 2013 …

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Apple’s AirPods appear to be having connectivity issues

It looks like Apple is having some more trouble with its new wireless AirPod headphones. This week, owners of the overpriced earbuds began complaining about random disconnections while on phone calls. Those writing in on Apple’s support page claim that this disconnection issue does not occur while listening to music …

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All Chromebooks will support Android apps going forward

There has been a lot of talk about Chromebooks running Android apps for years now, but it wasn’t until September that Google officially decided to make the jump with ‘Andromeda’, which would merge Android and Chrome OS. Now having worked on getting Android apps up and running on Chromebooks, Google …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 leaks continue as patent filing uncovered

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Earlier this week, the Galaxy S8 officially started leaking, first through rendered images and then via Samsung’s own promotional videos for its AMOLED display technology. Now those leaks seem to have been confirmed once again as this week, Samsung filed a patent application for the name ‘Galaxy S8’, in preparation …

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ASUS debuts ZenBook UX430 and UX530 slimline laptops

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ASUS has debuted a new pair of laptops with ultra-thin bezels, with large displays and powerful internal hardware. The Zenbooks come packing i7 processors, half terabyte SSDs and as little additional plastic as possible, making them ultra-portable, but with the performance to make them functional too. The ZenBook UX430 has …

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Samsung appears to be leaking the Galaxy S8

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Last week, we heard a little bit about Samsung’s lofty sales expectations for the Galaxy S8 this year, hoping to sell more than 60 million units, the highest of any Galaxy flagship in several years. Now, it looks like the company is keen to give us an early peek at …

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Microsoft is experimenting with foldable phone/tablet hybrids

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It looks like Samsung and LG aren’t the only ones working on flexible display technology as it appears that Microsoft has also been experimenting with new designs. This week, a new patent from Microsoft was discovered, detailing what appears to be a Surface device with a foldable display, allowing you …

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Apple accused of App Store price-fixing in new lawsuit

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Apple is once again heading to court. However, the company won’t be arguing over patents for a change, instead Apple will need to fight off allegations of price-fixing in the iOS App Store as part of a new anti-trust lawsuit. This isn’t the first time Apple has been brought up …

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Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro after bug fix

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Update: Consumer Reports has finished re-evaluating Apple’s latest MacBook Pro, changing its verdict to recommend the laptop. Initially, the laptop received a poor review due to battery issues that only really kicked in under specific circumstances. However, after Apple pointed out the ‘obscure bug’ and patched it out, the magazine …

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HTC follows Apple’s lead and ditches the headphone jack

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Apple received a lot of criticism when it first abandoned the traditional headphone jack last year but unfortunately, it looks like the trend has now been set in motion. Not only are there reports that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 may abandon the feature but this week HTC announced the HTC …

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