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Apple launches free repairs for devices damaged in Japan’s floods

Apple launches free repairs for devices damaged in Japan’s floods

Apple is making a very generous offer of good will for its customers in Japan. The last month has seen the country's southwestern region plagued by flooding and landslides caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, resulting in millions of evacuations, damage to buildings and homes, and over 200 deaths. As a way of extending its sympathies to Japanese residents, Apple has announced free repairs for any iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPods damaged in the flooding.

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Samsung’s Ingenius shade at iPhones just keeps on coming

Samsung’s Ingenius shade at iPhones just keeps on coming

Samsung’s marketing engine is in full gear with barely two weeks left before its Unpacked event. Considering the sales situation the company is facing this year, a lot hinges on the market success of the Galaxy Note 9. While it has recently published short clips that hint at what’s coming, it is also pushing out more ads to smear its biggest rival. With nothing left to the imagination, it’s an all-out war against the iPhone’s notch and missing microSD slot.

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Snapchat Storytellers making sneakier ads for YOU

Snapchat Storytellers making sneakier ads for YOU

This week the folks at Snapchat responsible for advertisement monetization are pushing "Storytellers" for social media influencers. It's a program which unites advertisers with the social media titans who would sell their products for them for a fee, in a creative way. In other words - sarcastic hooray! It's time for more advertisements that come to Snapchat users in the form of videos they won't realize are advertisements until it's too late!

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Qualcomm woes pile up: iPhones with Intel modems, failed NXP bid

Qualcomm woes pile up: iPhones with Intel modems, failed NXP bid

Qualcomm just can’t seem to catch a break these days and continues to find itself at the center of controversy. Its biggest headache right now is its fight with Apple over patents and royalties. But it may now be feeling the repercussions of challenging what is also one of its biggest customers. Qualcomm has practically and publicly admitted that Apple’s upcoming iPhones won’t be using its LTE modems. Instead, they will be using Intel’s, which Qualcomm has just recently mocked using Ookla’s Speedtest as evidence.

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Motiv Ring now works with Android

Motiv Ring now works with Android

There's a smart ring (for your finger) called Motiv Ring that now works with Android devices. Before now, the Motiv Ring only worked with iOS - now it's been updated to work with all manner* of Android devices. For those that've never heard of Motiv Ring until today: It also works with iOS 9 and later for iPhone or iPad if you're really feeling weird - and it works with Apple Health.

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Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Qualcomm uses Ookla Speedtest to diss both Intel and Apple

Just recently Samsung released a short ad that mocked the iPhone X’s slower download speeds, at least compared to the Galaxy S9. That ad based its boast on Ookla’s recent “Speedtest Intelligence” report. Now that same report is being used by Qualcomm to also flaunt its latest Snapdragon 845 with its latest X20 LTE modem. But while it specifically mentions Intel LTE modems as the target of its campaign, it is also making a slight jab at its latest new enemy: Apple.

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“Lucky” Pokemon GO might bring you back to the game

“Lucky” Pokemon GO might bring you back to the game

The next update to Pokemon GO was revealed to contain a new feature which favors those players who've played the longest. It probably wasn't meant to help with player retention - or to bring back elder players that've left the game long ago - but that might be just what happens when said update goes live. This update includes LUCKY Pokemon, or Pokemon who cost less to level up and grow powerful - but not every Pokemon is Lucky.

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India threatens iPhone ban if Apple doesn’t accept regulator’s anti-spam app

India threatens iPhone ban if Apple doesn’t accept regulator’s anti-spam app

The last few years have seen Apple expanding into India with the iPhone, but now the company is facing a serious problem if it doesn't cater to the demands of the country's telecom regulator. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has put new rules in place in an effort to protect mobile users' privacy and block spam calls and messages. Part of this policy involves making an app available to every subscriber, but Apple refuses to allow it on the App Store, ironically, due to privacy concerns.

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DISH lights up iMessage support chat to save you from calling

DISH lights up iMessage support chat to save you from calling

If you're a DISh customer who happens to own an iPhone, your days of calling into customer service might be over. Today, Apple and DISH announced that DISH customer service can be reached using Messages on iOS through Apple Business Chat. CISH is the first pay-TV company to join Apple Business Chat, so it's getting in on the action early.

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Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Samsung ad openly mocks iPhone X download speed

Ads that try to poke fun or even diss competitors often fall under one of two types: tastefully funny or outright mockery. Samsung’s anti-iPhone ads have fluctuated between those two, sometimes even falling somewhere in between. This newest video clip is somewhat of the latter, explicitly calling out the iPhone X and its “not as fast as the Galaxy S9” download speed. Whether the ad is actually entertaining or not, you decide.

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These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

These 2 lists show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives

Today we're taking a brief, momentary, tiny peek at a couple of lists that show how Google and Amazon own our daily lives. When I say "daily lives" I don't mean Google and Amazon own our bodies and control our actions and have all of our personal information stored safely on their many hard drives - but two out of three ain't bad. I'm referring instead to the servers Google and Amazon run, the servers on which many or most of the services we use every day rely on and run.

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Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Today a series of leaks tipped off possible new naming conventions for the iPhone and iPhone X from Apple. In the past it seemed like Apple wouldn't be able to break away from the numbering construct they'd made for the iPhone. Each new iPhone had a higher number behind it, and everyone understood the line in which they were released. Now with the advent of the new form for the iPhone in the iPhone X, there's an opportunity for Apple to change.

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