Apple 

Apple’s Trying to Push iPhone Upgrades — and That’s OK!

Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence from a number of factors, including lengthening smartphone upgrade cycles, trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and the company’s temporary low-cost iPhone battery-replacement program.  Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has apparently “asked retail employees to promote new iPhones using methods not seen before.”  IMAGE SOURCE: APPLE. Here’s how Bloomberg described those efforts: Technicians were told to push iPhone upgrades to consumers with out-of-warranty devices. Senior sales staff had to make sure other retail workers were suggesting upgrades, and easels offering generous…

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Apple 

Apple Loop: Classic iPhone Returns To Save Apple, AirPods 2’s Healthy Bonus, iPhone’s Sneaky Secret

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a classic iPhone going back on sale, new iPhone features leak, FaceTime security addressed, a sneaky 5G secret, new health features for AirPods 2, iPad special offers, and saying goodbye to an Apple executive. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).…

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Computer 

Computer Science Demand Is Soaring Due To Tech Bubble 2.0

A team of young computer programmers. Photo credit: GettyGETTY For the past several years, I’ve been warning that the tech startup boom (and the surge of interest in “coding”) is actually a dangerous bubble that is driven by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ultra-loose monetary policies since the Great Recession. A recent New York Times piece called “The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class” describes how young people are clamoring to study computer science: Lured by the prospect of high-salary, high-status jobs, college students are rushing in record numbers to…

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Mobile 

Volkswagen To Manufacture Mobile Electric Car Recharging Stations

Volkswagen would invest 870 million euros by 2020 to developing e-vehicle components Volkswagen will manufacture electric car batteries and charging stations in its home region in Germany, as it prepares to mass produce electric vehicles and overhaul its components division, which makes engines and steering parts. Volkswagen said on Friday it would invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to developing e-vehicle components, adding the batteries business would manufacture battery cells and packs as well as overseeing recycling of old cells. The German carmaker, which is headquartered in Wolfsburg,…

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Social Media 

People Addicted To Social Media Have This In Common With Drug Addicts

According to a new study the decision-making attributes of excessive social media users has been likened to those of drug addicts and gamblers. It’s scary, but the research, designed to raise awareness about the hidden mental health traps affecting young adults online has shown that the risky decision-making behaviours of social media overusers is comparable to people battling substance addiction. Seventy-one participants between the ages of 18-35 took part in the study which first measured their psychological dependence on Facebook through a survey. Image: Getty Participants then performed 100 trials…

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Computer 

Nada Amin To Join Harvard Computer Science Faculty

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences sign stands in front of Pierce Hall. Photo: Karina G. Gonzalez-Espinoza Nada Amin will join the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Computer Science faculty this fall as an associate, the school announced Tuesday. Amin — whose research explores “easier, faster, safer” ways of programming — received her doctoral degree in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. She currently teaches at the University of Cambridge as a University Lecturer in Programming Languages. Her…

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Mobile phone recycling 

Mobile Phone Recycling Market Segments by Product Types, Manufacturers, Regions and Application Analysis to 2025

The Mobile Phone Recycling Market report provides overview of Mobile Phone Recycling Industry, including industry characteristics, manufacturing technology, industry chain analysis and latest market trends & dynamics. The Mobile Phone Recycling market report also explores future trends for supply, demand and market growth rate, market size, prices, trading, competition and value chain as well as Key Players of the industry’s information with forecast from 2019 to 2025. The Mobile Phone Recycling market was valued at Million US$ in 2017 and is projected to reach Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of during the forecast period.…

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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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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 

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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