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Apple sued for slow iPhone planned-obsolescence in France

Apple sued for slow iPhone planned-obsolescence in France

Apple's headache over slowing old iPhones continues, with threats of a costly lawsuit in France amid accusations of planned obsolescence. Faced with older iPhones that, due to battery aging, could unexpectedly crash when running system-intensive apps, Apple introduced a "smoothing" technique in earlier versions of iOS. Far from pleasing users, however, that decision has backfired considerably.

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Apple has been slowing old iPhones and South Korea wants answers

Apple has been slowing old iPhones and South Korea wants answers

Apple's slowing of older iPhones to avoid battery-related shutdowns has drawn the attention of South Korean regulators, amid allegations that it defrauded owners with the practice. The Cupertino company began adding features in earlier releases of iOS that would delay processing in iPhones with older, worn batteries.

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iPhone X can make your face invisible

iPhone X can make your face invisible

While security-focused persons and parties are still debating the merits of Apple's Face ID technology, those on the entertainment, especially the gaming, camp have long been sold on it. Just look at all the antics that animojis have already caused and threaten to cause as the technology becomes more available to more people in the future. But animating a pile of poo is just the tip of the, er, iceberg. As one Japanese developer proved, it can also be used to make your face disappear.

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Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone winner

Apple was the Christmas 2017 smartphone and tablet winner, new activations research suggests, comfortably out-pacing Samsung while Google remains in the weeds. Smartphone-makers are generally fairly coy about disclosing sales figures, particularly for individual devices or specific retail periods. However, that doesn't mean the stats can't be fathomed out by roundabout ways.

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LiberiOS jailbreak for iOS 11 is here but you should wait

LiberiOS jailbreak for iOS 11 is here but you should wait

Jailbreakig iOS devices has always been a hot topic, much more than rooting in the Android world. Lately, however, it has become even more heated because of iOS 11. Never mind the drama surrounding Cydia developer Saurik. To date, there is no ready and simple to use jailbreak method for iOS 11, though there is at least one proof-of-concept based on a new bug discovery tool developed by Ian Beer from Google Project Zero. And while this new LiberiOS jailbreak looks promising, it is something only the most daring and most skilled of jailbreakers should attempt to use.

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Apple MediaTek 2018 iPhone deal tipped as Qualcomm spat continues

Apple MediaTek 2018 iPhone deal tipped as Qualcomm spat continues

A rumor surfaced today claiming that Apple will tap MediaTek for 2018 iPhone modems in an effort to distance itself from Qualcomm. Apple and Qualcomm are in the middle of a fierce legal fight that has, among other things, seen Qualcomm attempt to block some iPhone imports in the US. The potential partnership, should it actually happen, would follow Apple's move from Qualcomm toward Intel as a source for iPhone modem chipsets.

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HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia Android release near after blockbuster year on iPhone

HQ Trivia was the biggest game on iOS in the year 2017 - now its expanding beyond its iPhone borders. Android device users that found themselves jealous of their iPhone-using relatives playing HQ Trivia this holiday season can now rejoice. Android users can now head to Google Play to pre-register for the app to get updates about when the app will be available for download.

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Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

Pokemon GO Christmas 2018 and Present Pikachu

This week we're diving into the final two Pokemon GO events for the masses of players playing during their end-of-year holiday break. Most trainers playing Pokemon GO this week are either on a break from school or have a bit more time during their day this week at work than normal - as such, there's a whole lot of Pokemon going on! Even so, the biggest secret of the game this week still isn't easy to spot!

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iPhone X sales slump predicted as skeptics speak up

iPhone X sales slump predicted as skeptics speak up

A high price tag and "lack of interesting innovations" could see iPhone X demand slump, some tech industry analysts are warning, predicting disappointment at Apple come 2018. The flagship iPhone was undoubtedly one of the most eagerly-anticipated launches of this year, though it brought with it an eye-watering price tag along with no small amount of controversy. Now, there are suggestions that enthusiasm could be waning.

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Wikipedia for iPhone X gets beautiful new dark mode

Wikipedia for iPhone X gets beautiful new dark mode

Wikipedia has released an update for its iOS app, bringing it up to version 5.7.3. With this version comes a sleek new "Black" mode that Wikipedia says is "perfect for OLED devices" -- chief among those, of course, being the iPhone X with its OLED screen. As with other apps that have added a dark mode, Wikipedia's new Black Mode turns the display a dark shade, making it easier to read in dark environments.

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Apple faces lawsuit over purposely slowing down older iPhones

Apple faces lawsuit over purposely slowing down older iPhones

Apple might now be regretting its decision to formally admit a course of action that has earned it not just criticisms but now a lawsuit as well. Geekbench and Reddit earlier speculated that Apple was intentionally throttling down the performance of older iPhone models with older batteries. The company then admitted to the act but defended it as a safeguard and a feature to keep iPhones safe for use. Users are not having any of it and at least two want to take Apple to court for doing such without even informing users.

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Apple’s good reason for slowing old iPhones won’t help

Apple’s good reason for slowing old iPhones won’t help

It's fair to say that Apple's admission this week that no, your old iPhone getting slower isn't just in your imagination, has proved divisive. For years, the idea that an older iPhone would perform more slowly than it once did was dismissed as paranoia. Now, it turns out, Apple actually is adjusting power profiles on handsets like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7, arguing that it's doing it for good reasons.

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