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Author: 0 Apple Previews iOS 11.3 Changes, Due Later This Year

By being able to check the battery health statistics, users can manage it by turning off the throttling feature. That is likely to arrive in a future beta, ahead of the official iOS 11.3 rollout sometime this spring. This Business Char will allow users to serve customer support sessions with businesses from within the Messages App. The new Business Chat app comes with support from select businesses, including Discover, Hilton, Lowe's, and Wells Fargo.

Tech Angered by Game Pass perks, Austrian retailer drops Xbox from store
Author: 0 Angered by Game Pass perks, Austrian retailer drops Xbox from store

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Shadow Warrior ($29.99 ERP) for free during the month of February. Per usual, the two Xbox 360 titles will be playable on Xbox One as well. In order to get more color on this, we contacted Microsoft asking whether this simply meant that all Xbox exclusives by Microsoft will be part of the service from now on, or that they will be part of the service permanently, and won't be rotated out.

Tech New MacBook to boost LCM orders for GIS
Author: 0 New MacBook to boost LCM orders for GIS

Hot on the heels of the latest MacBook Air rumors , Best Buy is slashing the price of Apple's entry-level MacBook Air line. In spite of the arrival of multiple new variants under the Pro series and the 12-inch MacBook lineup, sales for the MacBook Air have continued to flow at a steady pace thanks to its $999 starting price.

Tech Acer's Chromebook Spin 11 Gives You Computing on the Cheap
Author: 0 Acer's Chromebook Spin 11 Gives You Computing on the Cheap

The company has also brought out the Chromebook 11 C732, which starts at $300 in the USA and €329 in Europe for the education and commercial market. Some models will also come with 4G LTE support. Exact prices for various regions will be confirmed nearer launch. The device also meets military-grade MIL-STD 810G compliance for durability, and MIL-STD 810F compliance for its ability to protect against sand and dust intrusion.

Tech Shocking video shows iPhone battery bursting into flames after man bites it
Author: 0 Shocking video shows iPhone battery bursting into flames after man bites it

His decision to do so, however, proved to be a mistake after the battery ruptured and exploded. With that in mind, you should probably have your battery swapped at an Apple store or an authorized reseller, rather than having your battery serviced in an unauthorized fix shop and wondering whether you're getting an authentic iPhone part.

Tech Sami Anan Officially Banned from Running in Presidential Elections
Author: 0 Sami Anan Officially Banned from Running in Presidential Elections

Anan's candidacy for the March presidential elections will be suspended "until further notice", his campaign said in a statement on Tuesday. An army spokesman however said in a televised statement that Anan would be summoned, and said his announcement was meant to drive a wedge between the armed forces and the Egyptian people.

Tech Regional leaders push for stronger trade ties during 15th India-ASEAN Summit
Author: 0 Regional leaders push for stronger trade ties during 15th India-ASEAN Summit

Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Deputy Minister of Commerce, Thailand, H.E. Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam and H.E. Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN . "Our mutual experience has been that more opening up means more investment, and more investment creates more economic activity, more jobs, more prosperity", he said.

Tech Apple HomePod available to order Friday, arrives February 9
Author: 0 Apple HomePod available to order Friday, arrives February 9

Confirming rumours that surfaced yesterday , Apple has revealed that its upcoming HomePod smart speaker will launch in the US, United Kingdom and Australia on February 9th, 2018, with pre-orders starting on January 26th. Apple has debuted development tools called SiriKit for HomePod to permit expansion of Siri's capabilities, but the official announcement doesn't reference any third-party features.

Tech State of Mobile Networks: USA
Author: 0 State of Mobile Networks: USA

Based on nearly 6 billion (with a "b") measurements made on 237,000+ devices between October and December 2017, T-Mobile has both the fastest and most reliable wireless network in the US. It's worth noting that this time past year, T-Mobile and Verizon were evenly split, with each taking two awards a piece and tying in two other categories.

Tech Jamie Redknapp: 'Virgil van Dijk will help take Liverpool to next level'
Author: 0 Jamie Redknapp: 'Virgil van Dijk will help take Liverpool to next level'

Bottom-placed Swansea City play host to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool as Carlos Carvalhal looks to spark a mid-season revival for the Welsh outfit. They also enjoyed a morale-boosting FA Cup third-round replay win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out. The Reds have one of the most consistent attacks in the league at the moment.

Tech Monster Hunter World's Beta Compared On The PS4 And PS4 Pro
Author: 0 Monster Hunter World's Beta Compared On The PS4 And PS4 Pro

It's still no less essential however, as one of the first things it does is unlock various online functionality for Monster Hunter: World . If you're keen on a little monster expedition so that you can harvest the hide of creatures that'll gladly tear your face off, Monster Hunter World will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on launch, with a PC port up for grabs a little bit later.

Tech Android 21 Bursts Into Combat In New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer
Author: 0 Android 21 Bursts Into Combat In New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer

You can check out both trailers below. Dragon Ball FighterZ launches this Friday, January 26, for the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC via Steam. Loyalty to the Anime looks of the Dragon Ball universe is a solid, nostalgic switch compared to the 3D settings of the Xenoverse games. The video also serves as an accolades trailer of sorts, sporting quotes of praise about Dragon Ball FighterZ from various sites in it.

Tech Tag: audiobooks on Google Play
Author: 0 Tag: audiobooks on Google Play

Apart from this, one more source suggests that the giant will also update their Google Play Books with support for Audiobooks. Google now offers apps, games, movies, TV shows , music, e-books, and magazines via the Google Play Store.

Tech Alexa to integrate into Amazon shopping app
Author: 0 Alexa to integrate into Amazon shopping app

Amazon is updating its Alexa app on Android to include voice commands, widening the reach of its smart virtual assistant. Sadly, it appears there will be no hotword detection while outside of the app, though, if you're in the app the hotword (" Alexa ") will apparently be supported.

Tech Buses for Apple employees 'attacked' with pellet guns, company suspects
Author: 0 Buses for Apple employees 'attacked' with pellet guns, company suspects

Windows of the buses were shattered and knocked out, but no injuries were reported. Authorities were unsure if the buses were being targeted as they were unmarked, Montiel added. The email, which was obtained by Mashable , went on to say that Apple is "working closely with law enforcement to investigate these incidents". Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tech Montrealer makes fake vehicle out of snow to confuse police
Author: 0 Montrealer makes fake vehicle out of snow to confuse police

The vehicle was carved with real-looking windows, windscreen and even an wiper blade to complete the effect. In other, two police cars are at the scene. Laprise, a 33-year-old machinist, still got a ticket - but it was fake just like his auto. The snow vehicle looked real enough that when police came around to look for cars parked on that side of the road during a snow plowing hours, they wrote a ticket and left it on a windshield made of snow.

Tech Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown
Author: 0 Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown

With the update, Cook said, "We're going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it's very, very transparent - this hasn't been done before". Apple has since apologised and announced it would be dropping the price of replacement iPhone batteries from US$79 (NZ$108) to US$29 throughout 2018.

Tech Life is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode Given Release Date
Author: 0 Life is Strange: Before the Storm Bonus Episode Given Release Date

Publisher Square Enix has announced that the "bonus" episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm , titled "Farewell", will be released on March 6th, 2018 across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Life is Strange: Before the Storm is getting a physical release on March 6. All three boxed physical editions (including the standard edition) come with the Bonus Episode "Farewell", Mixtape Mode, the Outfit Pack and the first episode of Life is odd season one, as an added extra.

Tech Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Console In December 2017
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Console In December 2017

As previously reported , the Nintendo Switch was the top selling gaming platform for the all important holiday month of December 2017. Six Switch games also finished in the top 20 on the December software charts. The December 2017 figures also showed a 27% increase in 3DS sales year-over-year, resulting in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems selling 21 million units life-to-date in the USA alone.

Tech ChaiOS bug: A simple iMessage text can freeze your iPhone
Author: 0 ChaiOS bug: A simple iMessage text can freeze your iPhone

You don't want your gadget to get infected with malware, ransomware, or a bug that causes all kinds of technical issues. If someone uploads it elsewhere and texts you the link, your iPhone will still be vulnerable. "Readers with long memories will recall that Apple users have been bedeviled by text bomb vulnerabilities like this in the past". "Something about the so-called ChaiOS bug's code gives your Apple device a brainstorm", wrote Cluley in a blog post .

Tech Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple
Author: 0 Chip makers find patches for Meltdown and Spectre not so simple

While Intel says it has patched the exploits in 90 percent of the processors it has introduced in the last five years, it's clear there are still reliability issues affecting those processors. Meanwhile, patches for operating systems as well as unaffected chips from AMD, Nvidia and IBM continue to roll out. On Tuesday, as part of its quarterly patch update, Oracle released fixes for 237 flaws across its products, including its first batch of Spectre and Meltdown fixes.

Tech It's official, Amazon's Echo speakers hit Australia in Feb
Author: 0 It's official, Amazon's Echo speakers hit Australia in Feb

Australian diners can now make restaurant reservations without picking up the phone, thanks to a new partnership between Dimmi and Amazon's smart assistant Alexa. The online employment service said it had launched a trio of skills for Alexa. For the unaware, Amazon's Music Unlimited program features "more than 45 million songs and hundreds of playlists" from a number of popular global artists as well as several artists local to both countries including Courtney Barnett and Sia.

Tech Netanyahu: Partnership between Israel & India is doing wonders
Author: 0 Netanyahu: Partnership between Israel & India is doing wonders

Innovation doesn't happen by itself. We in Israel are seizing the future, and you in India are seizing the future. An Indian diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks, said India is taking a renewed look at all its free trade accords, complicating the negotiations with Israel.