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Apple Will Let You Trade In Broken iPhone

The error had till date been reported by iPhone 6 and 6Plus owners, the model of the iPhone released in 2014. While it may seem cheaper to fix your iPhone at a non-Apple fix shop, it may cost you more in the long run. Apple is reportedly going to introduce various iPhone programs in its stores meant to deal specifically with broken displays, according to a new report.

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Apple says it is bricking iPhones with Error 53 for security reasons

If the product used is not Apple certified, then the ID touch fingerprint device will call up the error 53 message, turning your phone in a paperweight. Additionally the discussion forum on Apple's thread also gives some insight into Error 53 . The Apple Store Reuse and Recycle iPhone trade-in program that is now the company's norm allows its customers to trade in an older iPhone model for credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone model.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 release date set for 24 February, confirms co-founder

Now that Snapdragon 820 is ready and apparently fixed those heating issues, Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi 5 with Snapdragon 820. He also indicated that during the conference, the Mi 5's ticket sales would be revealed and this was taken by many news organizations to be a virtual confirmation of the smartphone's release.

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The smaller iPhone will be as powerful as the iPhone 6S

Now it would appear that Apple will use their latest processor in the new iPhone 6C, the Apple A9, the handset will apparently replace the iPhone 5S. Besides, Apple's latest phone is likely to be priced relatively cheaper than the company's high-end flagship models such as iPhone 6s and 6s Plus . Apple hopes that updating the smaller iPhone will spur upgrades from those users who prefer to hang on to the old sizing scheme , which was dropped for the bigger iPhone 6.

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IPad Air 3 New Leak Reveals Possible Features

With Apple preparing yet another iPad Air, something tells me that the iPad Pro didn't exactly tempt users away from the iPad Air 2 , which shows why another iPad isn't too far off. With the rumored launch of the newest iPad Air, the company may include the same feature, which will enhance the tablet's battery life. 18/12/2015: It looks like Apple's 3D Touch technology won't be part of its plans for the iPad Air 3.

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Ballsy Amazon Reportedly Plans to Replace Android on Your Smartphone

Well, Amazon has learned its lesson and seemingly won't be returning to the market with a Fire Phone 2, but they aren't giving up on mobile completely. On the other hand, it's hard not to see this as an attempt to add bloatware to phones that already have access to Google's apps and services. The contracts demand that OEMs implement all of Google's solutions for these services and, in most cases, ban competing products.

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Insider Program for Microsoft Office lets Mac users get early access

According to earlier reports, the Office Insider program was unfolded for Mac users a few weeks back. Beginning on January 21st, the digital inking tools are present in the Word , OneNote Excel , and PowerPoint variants of the Office for iPad and iPad Pro users.

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Executive changes drag Twitter shares down

Head of Twitter's Vine, Jason Toff also tweeted yesterday that he was resigning from the company to join Google. Twitter stocks recently hit a new record low as the number of its users has been increasing more slowly than the company originally predicted.

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U.S. adds more Caribbean countries to Zika travel advisory

That list includes Mexico, Puerto Rico and several countries throughout the Caribbean, Central America and South America. "It is probably caused by contracting the Zika virus - by pregnant women getting infected and the virus and transmission to the baby's brain and destroying some structures there".

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Dropbox Windows 10 App For Tablets Being Released

When it comes to a Windows 10 Mobile installment - for smartphones -, Microsoft suggests that the counterpart is in the works and set to arrive in the app store soon. Windows 10 Mobile for Windows 8 devices was scheduled for a January release , which was already a delayed timeline. Haselton instead believes that Microsoft will most likely discontinue the Lumia phone line to focus on creating the Microsoft Surface Phone instead.

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Apple iPhone 6c is fake, but 4-inch iPhone 5se is coming

The aforementioned source claims that Apple is planning several important upgrades, including small design tweaks, such as replacing the "shiny edges with curved glass like on the iPhone 6 and 6s lines". Some of the reports regarding the new device also suggest that iPhone 6C would be launching around March, 2016. Talking about the camera, the sensors and the hardware will be able to deliver larger panoramas and autofocus for video recording as well.

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Apple will unveil a new 4-inch iPhone in March, report says

As always, take any and all iPhone rumors with a healthy dose of skepticism. And that's odd, since the reported specs pull most strongly from the iPhone 6's own design and components. While not much is known about Apple's Spring event, it's expected to go down during the week of March 14th, and could also bring the announcement of the iPad Air 3.

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Apple Might Be Bringing Back the Small iPhone

The iPhone 5se will also come with barometer including connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.2, VoLTE, Wi-Fi. Considering that one of the goals of the 4-inch iPhone is to expand the use of Apple Pay to emerging countries, the iPhone 5se will feature NFC.

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Britain gets 1st spacewalker; station power grid needs fixed

Mission Control moved quickly, however, terminating the pair's planned six-hour spacewalk after four hours and 10 minutes. Peake's mission involves fixing a failed power regulator, a hard job when wearing a heavy spacesuit. While tuning in, you can distinguish between the members of Team Tim by looking for Kopra who has red stripes on his suit, while Peake has none. Working in darkness when the solar arrays were not charging, Kopra and Peake removed the failed unit and replaced it with a ...

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The next generation 4-inch iPhone C on video

The description states: "4-inch iPhone 2016 model design have similar design like iPhone 6s, but smaller". Even though Live Photos will be a feature on the iPhone 5se , the screen will not include the 3D Touch feature. This report comes amidst rumors that Apple has been prepping to release a smaller version of its current generation iPhone, potentially a 4-inch 6c version.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 - All that we know about the S7 so far

As for the LG G5, specs , these are expected to be the Snapdragon 820 processor, although only 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel camera. Samsung won't be following companies like Huawei and try to make a statement with display size. It comes with hybrid slot which can be used as sim card slot or MicroSD card slot. That is a significant departure from what the company has done in recent years.

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Apple Car Project Head Reportedly Leaving

Apple has always been rumored to be working on a "Project Titan" electric vehicle - though the company hasn't made it official, mostly everyone including Elon Musk believes it's happening. Today rumors surrounding the Apple Car continue with a report about the project's lead. The team has reportedly felt that the goals set by Apple are not attainable, but the company has urged the team to push ahead and try to meet them.

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Samsung Galaxy S7: Should There Be An Edge?

These benchmarks must be taken with a thick paste of that same sodium chloride, since not only has the Galaxy S7 not been announced, but the Exynos 8890 is still considered pre-production. Judge Lucy Koh from the Northern California District San Jose court ruled that Samsung has infringed on patented Apple technology for automatically correcting typed words and for sliding a finger across a screen to unlock a device.

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Asus Zenfone Zoom to be launched in India today

On the other hand, the front of the Asus ZenFone Zoom features a 5.5-inch display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution, protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass. The device includes an internal storage of 64GB or 128GB depending on the variant and it can be further expanded via microSD card slots. Before that happens, Asus employees could be benchmarking two iterations of the ZenFone 3.

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Apple Hires Top Augmented/Virtual Reality Researcher

He will have crossed Apple's path through working with Disney Imagineering. He is also the lead author of the book 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice , and received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his work on 3D Interaction, before taking a sabbatical.

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Apple may add Night Shift to iOS 9.3 Control Center

Apple probably won't reveal the iPhone 7 until September, but that hasn't stopped an onslaught of rumours , concept images and videos hitting the web. In the iOS 9.1 update, the term "LiFiCapability" was seen along with a number of other capabilities and this indicates that Apple is at least preparing for introducing it sometime in the future.

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Google Gets $35B in Revenue from Android: Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple, and Google spokesman Aaron Stein both declined to comment on the information disclosed in court. Google doesn't charge device makers for the operating system itself. The suit involves Google's use of a part of a programming language called Java, owned by Oracle. Google at first won most of the case, but the appeals court overturned the initial ruling and the US Supreme Court refused to take on the case.

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Oculus Rift VR headset pre-orders open

On New Year's Eve Oculus said that it will ship the VR peripheral late, sometime in Q2 2016. While they barely missed the target pre-order date, they seem to be on track to make good on their promise to ship the headsets in early 2016. It also includes an Xbox One controller, the wireless adapter to connect it to a PC and the Oculus Remote for simplified input. Preorders for the Oculus Rift started today, and with it comes our first glimpse at what it will cost to own the face-mounted ...

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Microsoft Announces a Free Replacement of Faulty Surface Pro Power Cords

Meanwhile, other customers affected in other countries will soon have their own recall and replace dates announced, shortly after this has been effected in the United States, the company source explained . That is, they're replacing the short cord, not the power brick with the longer cable and Surface Connect connector. "The safety of our customers is our top priority", Microsoft said.

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Facebook Opens Up Oculus Rift Pre-Orders

Virtual reality technology is fast becoming a popular name among consumers who are looking for another level in immersive technological interaction. You can buy the necessary PC from Oculus, too, though. Even so, it's clear that the Oculus Rift is only for the determined VR enthusiast with powerful hardware and a few disposable dollars hiding under the lounge seat cushion.

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Spacewalk Ended After Astronaut Spots Moisture In Helmet

Peake and Kopra were back inside the pressurized space station at 12:31 p.m. ET, NASA said . This photo taken from video provided by NASA shows astronaut Scott Kelly, center, help gather equipment for US astronaut Tim Kopra, left, and British astronaut Tim Peake, as they prepare for a space walk at the International Space Station on Friday, Jan.

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Microsoft Apologizes For Surface Book And Surface Pro 4 Bugs

Microsoft has introduced the latest in their series of Surface Pro tablets that is Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and for the first time in their history, they have released a laptop Microsoft Surface Book . In a post on Microsoft's forums, the Microsoft Surface Team thanked customers for their "open and candid feedback on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4", which has suffered from some software issues, causing things like the display to flicker.

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Analysts Set BlackBerry Ltd (TSE:BB) Target Price at $10.27

Equities research analysts forecast that BlackBerry will post ($0.44) EPS for the current year. RBC Capital restated a "sector perform" rating and set a C$11.00 price objective on shares of BlackBerry in a research note on Monday.

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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Update to Improve "Hey Cortana"

The statement by the vice president, "a little dent", can be interpreted to be the company admitting the fact that they are underdogs in the smartphone business. The new phone is also rumored to feature microSD card support. These two smartphones are worth checking out as they run the new Windows 10.   According to a recent  report  from the International Data Corporation (IDC),  Microsoft's  Windows Phone market share is indeed headed nowhere.

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Chevy Malibu Hybrid Priced at $28645

It's electricity comes from a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with 80 cells. The vehicle is expected to achieve 48 miles per gallon in city driving and 47 mpg combined city/highway. The new Malibu Hybrid takes advantage of technology developed for the Chevy Volt, including dual electric motors and a slightly modified drive unit.