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iOS 11.3 iPhone Battery Health feature detailed: here’s your first look

iOS 11.3 iPhone Battery Health feature detailed: here’s your first look

Apple recently promised to roll out a "Battery Health" feature in iOS that will offer transparency on the state of an iPhone's battery health and any performance impacts it may be having on the handset. That feature has arrived in the iOS 11.3 beta 2, giving the public their first look at the feature before it arrives on all iPhones.

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Apple may rebate iPhone batteries replaced pre-throttling discount

Apple may rebate iPhone batteries replaced pre-throttling discount

Apple may placate iPhone owners who paid full-price for battery replacements before it discounted the scheme as a mea-culpa over iOS throttling. The Cupertino firm unexpectedly found itself the center of a wrath-storm late last year, when it admitted that it had been limiting the performance of older iPhones that had degraded batteries.

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Huge T-Mobile port out scam revealed: Here’s what to do

Huge T-Mobile port out scam revealed: Here’s what to do

This week massive amounts of T-Mobile users were sent a text message that warned of a "port out scam." This text was indeed real, and most certainly did play out in a most negative way for at least a few users quite recently. Today we're going to have a brief chat on what this means and what you can do to protect yourself from malicious attacks of this nature.

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2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

2018 iPhone tipped to dump Qualcomm completely

Apple's ongoing spat with Qualcomm will have a big impact on the modem-maker's fortunes this year, with suggestions that every 2018 iPhone will jump ship to use Intel hardware instead. It's the latest installment of a long-lasting legal and contractual argument between the Cupertino company and what has been one of the most significant chipset providers for its smartphones. That battle culminated in a huge $1.2bn fine leveled at Qualcomm by the European Commission in January.

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iPhone X call delay problem gets Apple’s attention

iPhone X call delay problem gets Apple’s attention

Apple is investigating a new iPhone X bug, in which incoming calls to the flagship smartphone are delayed. The glitch, which has been reported by a number of iPhone X owners, sees a lag of anything up to ten seconds before the handset begins ringing, enough time for the call to be diverted to voicemail instead.

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iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

iPhone 7 “No Service” issue gets free Apple repair

Apple will make free repairs to iPhone 7 handsets which suffer a frustrating "No Service" bug, including refunding owners who already paid for a fix. The new iPhone 7 Repair Program affects handsets in the US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Macao, though not all versions of the smartphone will be eligible - or, indeed, suffer this particular issue.

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iPhone sales success just got redefined

iPhone sales success just got redefined

iPhone sales may be down, but that's unexpectedly good news for Apple, given just how much buyers are apparently willing to spend to put a flagship smartphone into their pocket. With conflicting reports over the past few months about iPhone X demand and sales performance of the tenth anniversary smartphone, interest in just how many handsets Apple actually sold in Q1 2018 was high.

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Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

Refurbished iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple

In the market for a slightly older iPhone that has been certified and is covered by a warranty? If so, Apple's latest online offering is for you. The company has started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones through its website, doing so alongside a 1-year warranty and the promise that all units have been tested and certified.

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It’s cool to quit Facebook now: Check these numbers

It’s cool to quit Facebook now: Check these numbers

Facebook "active users" in North America dropped this past quarter for the first time in the history of the social network. Facebook peaked, and it's time to short your usage. That's not financial advice, it's an "all clear" signal from me to you. Download all your old Facebook posts and photos if you must, but please feel free to set your Facebook page for self-destruct, any time!

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This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

Yesterday Apple received questions from the US government on throttling old iPhones, and today they've released a statement. In said statement, Apple suggested that their next iOS update would include a kill switch for the battery health feature update they'd included previously. They called this their "power management feature," and soon everyone will be able to turn it off easily.

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Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple iPhone slowing draws Justice Department, SEC scrutiny

Apple continues to face criticism over its controversial decision to slow down older iPhones with aging batteries. Authorities in Italy and France have started their own investigations into the matter, and now those are joined by probes at the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to sources. The investigation is said to be in its early stages.

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Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

Fitness tracker Strava reveals names, locations, heart rates

I'm currently looking at heatmaps showing the exercise paths of soldiers on live military bases around the world. I'm able to do this thanks to the fitness social network Strava. Much like a soldier sharing photos of their base on Facebook, Strava shows the paths they run on every day. Strava shows this information because these soldiers shared this information with Strava, and therein potentially enemy forces, too.

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