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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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Android 6.0 Marshmallow now rolling out to Galaxy S6

Just ahead of the announcement of the Galaxy S7 this month, Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA update for those using the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. The update has officially landed in the UK this week and while it is currently limited to two …

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iPhones put into infinite boot loop with counter-Y2K issue

A new prank, nuisance and/or malicious attack on user hardware has emerged for 64bit iPhones and iPads that involves changing the date. Rolling it back all the way to the 1st January 1970 puts many modern iPhones into an infinite boot loop which many users have found it hard to recover …

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Apple faces lawsuit over 3D Touch feature

Apple was just recently ordered to pay out $625 million to a company over patent infringement and now it looks like the company is about to get hit with another lawsuit, this time over its 3D Touch technology, which can be found in the new Macbook trackpads, the Apple Watch …

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Apple open-sources its benchmarking software for Swift

Apple has announced today that it is open-sourcing the benchmarking tools which are used to measure performance of code and software written using the Swift programming language. The tools have already been published on GitHub under the open-source Apache license much like the rest of Swift. The announcement was made …

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Apple launches repair program for Mac Pros after GPU failures

Back in 2013, Apple impressed us all with its new Mac Pro, featuring a cylinder design and unique cooling system along with some powerful components. However, it seems that some units are suffering from issues, with FirePro GPUs starting to fail, so Apple is issuing an extended repair program for …

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iPhone users hit with ‘Error 53’ Touch ID glitch

It looks like getting your iPhone 6 fixed by a cheaper, unauthorised technician could cause you some future problems as this week, some iPhone users  have had a frustrating time thanks to a mysterious glitch known as ‘Error 53’. This error is down to Touch ID and is triggered by …

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Apple to pay $625 million over infringing Messenger patents

Apple has found itself on the wrong end of a patent infringement suit, with a US judge ordering the company to shell out $625 million over infringing patents with the iMessage and FaceTime services/apps. A jury ruled in favor of a company known as VirnetX, finding Apple guilty of infringing …

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VAIO is releasing a Windows 10 phone

VAIO, the former Sony laptop maker is set to enter the smartphone market later this year with its own Windows 10 phone. This will be the very first smartphone to carry the VAIO brand name and from what we can see so far, it looks like a very nice phone. …

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iPhone 7 to be rid of camera bump

When the iPhone 6 came around, Apple managed to make the body of the phone so thin that the camera couldn’t sit level with the rest of it, causing what we now know as the camera bump. Now, apparently Apple will be fixing this in the design of this year’s …

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Microsoft set to buy SwiftKey for around $250 million

SwiftKey, one of the most popular third-party keyboard apps for both Android and iOS smartphones, is set to be acquired by Microsoft the company has confirmed. Reports currently put the buyout figure at around $250 million, this acquisition would also mean that future Windows smartphones could come with SwiftKey pre-installed. …

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Google still planning to begin building its own Nexus phones

Back in November last year, word began to spread that Google was considering building its own Nexus smartphones going forward and while some rumours point towards HTC building the 2016 Nexus devices, Google may take the reins next year in a move to challenge Apple more directly in the high-end …

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iPad Air 3 to have 4K screen, may launch in March

In October last year, Apple introduced the iPad Pro, giving the iPad Air 2 another year in the spotlight as the company’s leading 10-inch tablet. However, it looks like it could be replaced quite soon as supply chain sources are claiming that the iPad Air 3 could be coming as …

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