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Apple pulls a dirty trick to clamp down on unofficial iPhone batteries

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Apple is clamping down on third-party iPhone battery replacements, according to a new report. The teardown specialists at iFixit say Apple has unlocked dormant software within iOS, which means only Apple batteries installed by Apple will work properly in iPhone handsets. The report filed this week says the Battery Health app in iOS will tell […]

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TfL takes down Oyster card online service after customer hack

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Transport for London has confirmed a number of passengers’ Oyster accounts have been hacked, after customers complained of not being able to access the service online. The transport authority took the precaution of taking the Oyster system offline after 1,200 customer accounts were compromised. Online contactless and Oyster accounts were temporarily suspended to limit the […]

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Samsung Galaxy Home speaker isn’t dead despite Note 10 no-show

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Two products were conspicuous by their absence during the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch this week; the troubled Galaxy Fold and the delayed Galaxy Home speaker. Many viewers tuned into the Unpacked event live stream hoping for an update on when the foldable handset and the smart speaker might eventually make their way into the […]

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The OnePlus TV will run Android, but we have questions

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It’s been a while since we got word of OnePlus’ expansion into television hardware, but here’s a noteworthy update: They’ll arrive running Android. A new submission to the Bluetooth SIG reveals a range of sets that, judging by the model numbers, will arrive in a wide range of sizes. The listing suggests the 43-inch, 55-inch, […]

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Nintendo Switch might be getting a holy grail accessory – if it works

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Many have tried, all have failed, but one third-party maker is attempting to bring a functional portable third-party dock for the Nintendo Switch to market. Currently, the only reliable way to connect the Switch to the television set is the official dock, but it’s hardly something you want be carting around with you when using […]

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WhatsApp brings Instagram edits to messaging with new Boomerang feature

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WhatsApp (sorry, WhatsApp from Facebook) is getting a new addition to its video editing screen and it looks suspiciously similar to the Boomerang feature we’ve seen on fellow Facebook-owned Instagram. News of the new feature was shared yesterday by WhatsApp news website, WABetaInfo. WABetaInfo claims that Facebook has been working on the new video editing […]

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Sick of notches and pop-up cameras? The ZTE Nubia Z20 has you covered

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The ZTE Nubia Z20 is launching in China on the 16th of August and across the globe in September. The phone achieves a fully bezel-less screen with the use of dual-screens. The Nubia Z20 has managed to avoid having any bezels or pop-up cameras with a unique looking device – featuring a screen on the […]

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Realme shows off images from first 64-megapixel camera phone and they look great

If you want your next camera to have a serious upgrade in resolution, you’ll want to keep tabs on the next smartphone from Realme. The first-ever smartphone camera with a 64-megapixel resolution is not far from release now, and Realme have released some promotional images so we know what we can expect when it appears […]

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Samsung’s nabbed the ‘vast majority’ of 5G phone sales: and that was before the Galaxy Note 10

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G accounted for “the vast majority” of 5G phone sales during Q2 this year, according to a new report. The news broke via analyst firm Strategy Analytics on Thursday when it reported: “While Samsung was the single vendor shipping 5G smartphones in Q1 2019, in Q2’19 it was joined by 4 […]

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Sony aren’t calling Death Stranding a PS4 exclusive anymore, meaning a PC release could be coming

Death Stranding, the new title from Hideo Kojima and his new studio Kojima Productions, is coming to the PlayStation 4 on November 8. However, hints are starting to appear that we might see the game make it to PC after all. All the way back in the original press release regarding Kojima’s first independent title, […]

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