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Android Nougat adoption is pretty poor

Android Nougat has been out for quite some time now but so far, third-party Android smartphone manufacturers have been fairly slow to adopt the new version and begin pushing it out. In fact, the situation is quite bad, with just 1.2 percent of Android users running the Nougat update, despite …

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Apple beats out Samsung for top spot in smartphone market

It looks like Apple has taken the crown as the world’s top smartphone seller once again, after overtaking Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2016. It seems that some of Apple’s growth last quarter can be attributed to Samsung’s battery misfortunes, which kept the Note 7 off the market, leaving …

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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 confirms no Galaxy S8 at MWC this year

Today has been quite the day for Samsung. The company started it out by finally confirming the two faults behind the Galaxy Note 7 failures and then went on to tackle expectations for the Galaxy S8. It has been rumoured for a while now that Samsung would not launch its …

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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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Apple’s iPad refresh coming during 2nd half of 2017

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It looks like Apple may be increasing the display size of its base iPad Pro. At the moment, Apple has four iPads on the market, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro (9.7-inch) and the iPad Pro (13-inch) but this year when the refreshes start coming in, …

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IPhone messenger bug disabling touch screens and buttons

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Remember those iOS text messaging bugs that were floating around a couple of years ago? Well, they appear to still exist as this week, a string of emojis and text was discovered to be causing iPhones to crash. The message only needs to be three characters long but it will …

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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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