Apple 

PSA: Last Chance to Get Your iPhone Battery Replaced By Apple for Cheap

One good thing to emerge from the iPhone slowdown saga, where Apple admitted to slowing down old iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns, was that the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements were slashed. The price for replacing the battery of an iPhone that’s not in warranty used to be approximately Rs. 6,500 but for a limited time, it was reduced to Rs. 1,995. This discounted price, however, is valid only till December 31, 2018. If you have an iPhone that’s eligible for an out-of-warranty battery replacement, we highly recommend that…

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Apple 

Apple Details Indian Government Requests for Customer Data

The Indian government has asked Apple to provide information for 27 devices and 18 accounts in the January-June 2018 period, with the company providing data in most of the cases owing to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation. The number of government requests – in various formats such as subpoenas, court orders, warrants or other valid legal requests – also included 34 financial identifiers and three emergency requests, Apple said in its Transparency report released late Monday. For device requests, Apple provided data to the Indian government in 63 percent…

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News 

Youth killed in Bulandshahr violence could be part of mob that pelted stones on slain policeman

A new video has surfaced online, suggesting the 20-year-old youth, who was killed in a mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, could be a part of the group that pelted stones on policemen. It is not clear whether the three-minute mobile phone video is original or edited and police said it would comment only after it is examined. A mob of some 400 people, including right-wing activists, on Monday violently rampaged through the Chingrawathi village, apparently after cow carcasses were found strewn in a jungle nearby. The mob…

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Mobile 

Asus ROG Phone Seen to Perform Impressively in Durability, Scratch, Bend Tests

The Asus ROG Phone, which was recently launched in India at a price of Rs. 69,999, has been subjected to scratch, burn, and bend tests by popular YouTuber JerryRigEverything. The phone passed through all of the tests with flying colours, including the dreaded bend test, where extreme pressure is applied on both sides of the phone. In his usual scratch test, Zack from JerryRigEverything found the ROG Phone starts scratching at level 6 in Moh’s hardness scale, with deeper grooves appearing at level 7. This result is at par with…

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Mobile 

Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals New Display Tech

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could have virtual no bezels thanks to the new Infinity-O display. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy 10 will finally sport a display notch, but it won’t be like anything we’ve seen before. At this year’s developer conference (at 1 hour 22 minutes in), Samsung confirmed that it’s working on new display styles that further shrink the bezel of its smartphones. But a new leak from Korean outlet ETnews suggests that Samsung might bring that technology to the Galaxy S10. In essence, the new “Infinity-O”…

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Mobile 

Razer Phone 2 Review: The Smartphone Gamers Demanded

Last year saw PC gaming specialists Razer launch their first smartphone. The imaginatively titled Razer Phone brought a gaming focus to the Android platform with a high performance screen, top-line specifications, and a drive to improve the mobile gaming experience. Twelve months later, what has Razer learned about the smartphone space and can these lessons be applied to its second handset? Thanks to Razer UK and its UK network partner Three, I’ve been able to put the Razer Phone 2 through its paces. Is a gaming smartphone for everyone? No. Is there…

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Gadgets 

The Full Nerd ep. 78: Intel’s comeback plans, laptop GeForce RTX leaks, and fake RGB RAM

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray talk about what’s next. We kick things off by discussing Intel’s surprise 10nm “Sunny Cove” CPU architecture and its next-gen graphics cores, then dig deeper into the details behind Intel’s comeback plans. Chipzilla’s been roused and it feels like this is a whole new Intel. Watch out, world. Mentioned in this article Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Windforce Read PCWorld’s review $498.99 See it on Amazon After that, the gang delves into rumors and leaks around laptop versions of Nvidia’s…

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Mobile 

Asus CEO Jerry Shen Resigns as Company Shifts Focus to Premium Mobile Devices

Asus has reportedly announced the exit of CEO Jerry Shen in the wake of a “comprehensive corporate transformation”, with a move to a new co-CEO structure, and a change in mobile strategy towards premium and niche mobile devices. Shen’s departure will be effective from January 1, and he would be succeeded by two new co-CEOs – SY Hsu, the current general manager of the company’s PC division, and Samsun Hu, the general manager for Asus’ global customer services department. As for Shen, he will be moving on to iFast, an…

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Mobile phone recycling 

After single use plastics, smartphone hoarding is the new habit we need to break

The plastic ban is here Let’s be honest, saying goodbye can be hard. And judging from our behaviour, that sentiment even rings true when it comes to parting ways with our old smartphones. Australians are holding on to their old phones for longer, rather than refurbishing or recycling them — and it’s having real environmental consequences. Nearly half (45 per cent) of Australians intend to recycle their old device but this motivation drops off with only one in 10 actually following through, according to new research by MobileMuster, Australia’s government-accredited…

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Mobile phone recycling 

How To Recycle Your Old Phone If You’re Due For That Upgrade

Whether you upgrade your smartphone every year, or you’re still loving your iPhone 6 (no judgment here), at some point, you’ll probably have an old phone or two lying around. And while it might seem like the least pressing thing on your to-do list, recycling your old phone is actually a great idea. Not only does it help reduce landfill waste, recycling your cell phone also has additional environmental benefits. According to a study examining the impact of unrecycled phones on gorilla habitats, published by researchers at the University of…

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