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Google to issue Nexus 5X update to fix performance issues

Back when the Nexus 5X first launched, some users had issues when it came to performance, with slowdown, lag and crashing issues popping up. Fixing these problems could also require rebooting the phone entirely, which is odd since Nexus devices are supposed to run Android better than most. Fortunately for …

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Apple to pay out £315 million in eBook price fixing case

Apple has officially lost its appeal to get out of paying a £315 million fine for conspiring to fix the prices of eBooks in order to push out competitors. A US Supreme Court rejected Apple’s appeal this week, sticking to the original ruling that Apple had violated antitrust laws by …

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Importing a Samsung Galaxy S7 gets you a faster phone

Where you buy your smartphone from doesn’t usually matter, but when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S7, it does. That’s because the UK’s version will come fitted with an Exynos 8890 processor, while U.S. buyers will have the same handset fitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. While that wouldn’t matter …

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Google says promo video had ‘inaccurate UI’

Update: Earlier this week, a promotional video for Google Maps popped up on the web, showing off what looked like a generic Android device running what could be a newer version of Android. One of the key things that people spotted was the lack of app drawer button on the …

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Apple shipped over 11 million Apple Watches last year

The Apple Watch is approaching one-year-old and while the smartwatch didn’t blow people away in the same way the iPhone did back in 2007, it has sold very well indeed. According to reports surfacing this week, Apple has shipped 11.6 million watches since launch, making it the third most popular wearable …

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Motorola admits that the Nexus 6 was too big

Back in 2014, Google made a huge change to its Nexus smartphone release lineup with the Motorola-built Nexus 6. The device had a massive 6-inch screen and aimed to capture the high-end market, which was a step away from the cheaper, sensibly sized Nexus devices released in previous years. Now …

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Apple to bring Siri to Mac this year

After years of speculation on the topic, it looks like Apple will finally be bringing Siri to Mac OS X this year according to new reports. Right now it is believed that this year’s OS X update is codenamed ‘Fuji’ and Siri will be one of the big flagship features. …

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Sony apparently won’t be launching an Xperia Z6

With giants like Samsung and Apple continuing to dominate the market for years on end it can be easier to forget about the less successful mobile makers, like Sony. Sony has consistently produced highly-rated devices in its Xperia Z series but unfortunately, it hasn’t quite caught on in the way …

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Chillblast presents ultra slim Skylake Samurai gaming laptop

There’s nothing that PC gamer like better than to refer to themselves as Gaming Royalty. KitGuru wonders if that’s the mindset that Chillblast was in when they created the Samurai Gaming Notebook. Born around Japan’s Heian period, Samurai were “those who serve in close attendance to the nobility”. Whatever the logic, the specifications, …

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Nvidia reinstates Shield tablet Marshmallow update

Update: Nvidia has begun rolling out the Android Marshmallow update to Shield tablet owners once again. The update was pulled earlier this month due to a bug causing WiFi to periodically disconnect for some owners. At the time, some troubleshooting instructions were offered to help but now the proper fixes should all …

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Apple has a fix for iPhones bricked by Error 53

Over the last few months, iPhone users have found their devices bricked by Error 53, which is an error when an iPhone is taken in for a third-party repair and Touch ID is not re-authorized. This month, Apple officially acknowledged the bug and has now offered a fix to those …

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Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone will use the A9 chip

Apple is expected to launch a new iPhone next month, renewing the 4-inch form factor and beefing up the specifications a bit in order to replace the iPhone 5S entirely. While we have been hearing for a while that the new 4-inch iPhone will come equipped with the A9 chip, …

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Apple to fight US order to build iPhone encryption backdoor

Earlier this morning, news spread that the FBI has given Apple a court order to help them break the security on the iPhone previously owned by the deceased gunman behind the San Bernardino attacks last year. Now, Apple is formally contesting the order and has said that it will fight the …

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FBI orders Apple to crack murdering gunman’s iPhone

Apple has been served a court order requesting that it break security on the smartphone previously owned by the deceased gunman behind the San Bernardino attacks last year. Apple however is thought likely to contest the order, which comes at a time when debates are raging around encryption and the government …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to come with 6GB of RAM

While the Galaxy S7 is set to be announced this week, that doesn’t mean that we should forget about what’s ahead. This week, rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 6 began to circulate, suggesting that it might just be the first smartphone in the world to pack in a massive 6GB …

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Apple is recalling dodgy USB Type-C cables

Following on from reports of a Google engineer’s Chromebook Pixel dying after using a dodgy USB Type-C cable, Apple has announced that it is recalling and replacing a number of USB Type-C charging cables that it sold last year due to a “design issue”. We already know that using an …

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