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Apple: Mac And iOS Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown. Google said its users of Android phones - more than 80 per cent of the global market - were protected if they had the latest security updates. "Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software ...

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AT&T Bringing 5G to 12 Cities This Year

The announcement is AT&T's latest move as it races toward 5G with all major USA carriers. No other details have been announced , apart from Sprint's plan to bridge the 4G-to-5G gap with an interim Massive MIMO solution from Ericsson throughout 2018.

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Comparison with budget recharge offers from Airtel, Vodafone

Telecom operator Reliance Jio will cut tariffs by Rs50 of all its monthly schemes under which customers are getting 1 GB data per day and also enhanced data limit to 1.5 GB from the existing 1GB for select plans, effective 9 January, people familiar with the matter said.

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OnePlus 5T gets a cool new sandstone white look

OnePlus says that the Sandstone White model will be available "while supplies last", so if you're interested in picking one up, be sure to set a reminder for next Tuesday to place an order. Next, we use spraying & baking to apply color temperature layer to ensure the white tones are balanced and natural, meantime has the function of shielding the bottom layer aluminum alloy.

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Huge pro-regime rallies in Iran as protests die down

There is no evidence that Washington had any direct role in orchestrating the anti-government protests, beyond the encouragement through social media and published remarks. Donald Trump has said anti-regime protesters in Iran will see "great" support from the U.S., following days of unrest in cities across the country.

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Spotify now has more than 70 million paid subscribers

A direct listing mainly eliminates the need for a Wall Street bank or broker to underwrite an IPO along with many associated fees and could change the way companies approach selling shares to the public. Spotify was recently served a lawsuit that demanded up to $1.6 billion in compensation for a number of songs that the company allegedly uploaded without acquiring the proper license.

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Apple admits its products affected by global security flaw

Technology commentator Bill Bennett said the problem was worrying for New Zealanders, who were keen users of cloud-based software which was particularly at risk from cyber attacks because of the design flaw. The company was first notified of the two vulnerabilities in June 2016, but did not publicly disclose them until this week after researchers brought them forward.

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How to Get Your $29 iPhone Battery Replacement

The company said its goal was to prevent "unexpected shutdowns", in which the device turns off suddenly due to the failing battery. Customers across the world with iPhone 6 and later models will be able to avail the offer throughout 2018. But what if you're on the fence about your own iPhone's battery? BGR said Apple failed to provide its customers with full information about how it was handling the performance of aging batteries, and took users' support for granted.

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Intel CEO's big stock sale raises questions

Of course, if the SEC decides to leave this stone unturned, it's just a whole lot of hocus pocus - since executives are typically allowed to sell their holdings even if they know of non-public material information (I mean reasonably they will always have some form of non-public material information on hand, otherwise why would you be called CEO of a multi-national company, no?).

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OnePlus 5T Sandstone White Edition launched: Price, features, specifications

OnePlus 5T has the same specifications as the original OnePlus 5T smartphone, except for a few aesthetic changes. After launching the Star Wars Limited Edition of the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus has now launched the Sandstone White variant of the phone.

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LG CLOi line adds three new helping robots

These new robots are the Serving Robot , Porter Robot and Shopping Cart Robot and all fall under LG's CLOi brand (pronounced "Cloh-ee"). LG likes the robot game. It can facilitate express check-in and check-out services at airports by handling payment and delivering luggage to a waiting vehicle. The CLOi robots, LG said, will be "developed in parallel to ThinQ products, LG's AI brand for consumer electronics and home appliances".

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The iPhone battery issue - how does it affect local iPhone owners?

The current iPhone battery saga certainly hasn't gone under the radar in the headlines, but a promised update to iOS will likely increase the number of customers who decide to have their batteries replaced. It also announced that future updates would allow iPhone users to have better visibility of the health of their battery, and will investigate other ways to avoid unexpected shutdowns.

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Ozone hole is officially shrinking, proof that worldwide treaties can be effective

Past studies have used statistical analyses of changes in the ozone hole's size to argue that ozone depletion is decreasing. Stratospheric ozone protects life on the planet by absorbing potentially harmful ultraviolet radiation that can cause skin cancer and cataracts, suppress immune systems and damage plant life.

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Burnout Paradise Remaster Rumours Strengthen as Japan Gets a PS4 Release Date

Several reports have now pencilled in an HD re-release for launch in March, likely for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This announcement was discovered by Gematsu who shared the release date as March 16th. Burnout Paradise first released all the way back in 2008, the critically acclaimed title wowed gamers with its intense gameplay, open playground environment which was endless fun, and the title even boasted very impressive crash deformation.

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The First Americans: Ancient DNA Rewrites Settlement Story

Their findings also show that a third group, named " Ancient Beringians ", to which Sunrise Child-girl belonged, formed after the arrival of the founding population, but before the Northern and Southern groups split about 17,000 to 14,000 years ago.

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With shares vesting, Iovine to leave Apple

While Iovine was instrumental in the launch of Beats-based Apple Music , his importance at Apple has been on the decline. Cupertino's streaming service gained 30 million subscribers under Iovine, and he was responsible for the video series Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke .

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HP laptop battery alert: We're recalling these models due to overheating fears

The problem seems to affected a tiny percentage of the laptops HP sold in this two year period (0.1 percent), and of those impacted, only 3 percent could potentially overheat. Customers can download a "HP Battery Validation Utility" located here , to see if their machine is affected. If so, there are also instructions on how to put your notebook into "battery safety mode" for the time being - effectively discharging and disabling the battery, meaning you'll have to use the portable ...

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Switch is the fastest-selling home game system in U.S. history

The previous record holder, the Wii, sold four million consoles in the USA during its first ten month on sale in 2006-2007. "A strong library of games continues to fuel momentum for Nintendo Switch ". "Now that many more people have received Nintendo Switch systems for the holidays, we look forward to bringing them fun new surprises in 2018 and beyond".

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With Samsung's newest chip, the Galaxy S9 could mimic the iPhone X

According to Samsung , Exynos 9810 now features stronger security and takes advantage of deep learning in order to improve the security features that we will eventually get to experience in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The Exynos 9 Series 9810 is our most innovative mobile processor yet, with our third-generation custom CPU , ultra-fast gigabit LTE modem and, deep learning-enhanced image processing.

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SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Zuma payload is set to launch no earlier than Saturday, January 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Back in 2014, SpaceX has already leased the facility of the next 20 years. "The NRO made up its mind that SpaceX was OK to launch payloads", he said . Musk, though, has lowered expectations for the first Falcon Heavy launch, something he also did in his Instagram post.

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Once in a blue moon

January 31st 2018 is definitely going to be a very special night for the moon as a rare combination of three celestial events, occurring only once every 150 years is about to take place. If this wasn't enough, the Super Blue Blood Moon will undergo lunar eclipse . Another Blue Moon is expected to be seen late in March this year making it a really special year for astronomers and astrologers.

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LG packs its first ever 4K projector for CES 2018

The projector has a portable form factor with the mirrorless I-shaped engine that lets it do the task it is meant to even if you place it on the floor or hang it from the ceiling. Carrying the model name HU80KA, the projector, according to LG, is created to provide users with a superior cinematic experience without having to compromise on the display quality.

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Meltdown, Specter bugs: Apple iPhones, ipad, Macs at risk

It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. The Apple Watch is not affected, it said. However, Apple says that it has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2 that protect iPhone units, iPod touches and iPad tablets from Meltdown. Apple has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown.

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Forever 21 says breach exposed customer credit card info

The company did not say how many customers were affected by the breach only saying various POS terminals were affected between April 3rd and November 18th, 2017. "In some stores, this scenario occurred for only a few days or several weeks, and in some stores, this scenario occurred for most or all of the timeframe", the company says.

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Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin

The day after Trump fired Comey, he met in the Oval Office with the Russian foreign minister and US ambassador at the center of the Justice Department's investigation of the president's campaign ties to the Kremlin. According to TheDCNF's Luke Rosiak, Abedin's yahoo email address contained official emails forwarded from her state department account before all Yahoo addresses were hacked.

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Wall Street bank believes Apple may buy Netflix

Citi analysts says Apple will be able to repatriate about $220 billion in cash to the USA under the Trump tax cut. Suva and Merchant ranked potential Apple M&A targets in a note to clients sent in December. "The firm has too much cash - almost $US250 billion - growing at $US50 billion a year. This is a good problem to have", Suva and Merchant told clients according to Business Insider .

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IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know

The Korean unit has now responded by pledging to provide on-par services for domestic consumers, who can replace their iPhone batteries at designated service centers for 34,000 won (US$32), down from the previous 100,000 won cost of new batteries.

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Samsung responds to recently-uncovered Galaxy Note8 battery problem

Samsung plans to launch its next flagship device in February, according to a report published Friday in Bloomberg. The handset may be launched by the first quarter of 2018. Amazon India has started teasing a new smartphone on their website . The teaser for a new device from Samsung sounds fantastic and increases curiosity among the smartphone users.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Stable Update Arrives On Xiaomi Mi A1

The stable version is made available with the December 2017 security patch as of now, which should have been coming out with the January security patch. Since this is an Android One phone, all the new features associated with stock Android 8.0, such as Picture-in-Picture mode, notification dots and more, will be available straight off the go.

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January Features Two Supermoons, Blue Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse

A supermoon occurs when a full moon is at its closet orbital point to Earth, appearing up to 30 percent brighter and up to 14 percent larger than when the moon is at its furthest point in its orbit. They happen about once every two and a half years. So the moon won't be as bright, but it will "take on an eerie, fainter-than-normal glow", NASA says, and could take on a "reddish hue".

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Texas lawsuit filed against Apple over slow-down issue

Apple last week admitted that it had slowed down iPhones without users' consent, and now it is facing at least eight class-actions lawsuits in the U.S. Apple has announced some changes to its customer policies and fix options as a result of the sustained fire it's taking, though its updated policies aren't going to address everyone's concerns.

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Porsche's stunning Tesla rival may be cheaper than expected

Now, a new report suggests that the Porsche Mission E will start at about ~$75,000 with three performance trims. But, just like the Panamera, there's going to be more than one Mission E model. The German automaker's CEO recently admitted that Tesla is stealing away some customers and Mission E test mules were spotted being benchmarked against Tesla vehicles .

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Amazon.com (AMZN) Given Buy Rating at Guggenheim

Stifel Nicolaus maintained Amazon.com, Inc. Another trade for 2,334 shares valued at $2.30 million was sold by Zapolsky David. (NASDAQ:AMZN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: "Valuing Amazon" on December 26, 2017, also Usnews.com with their article: "Trump's Loathing of Amazon Won't Go Away" published on December 29, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Amazon: Happy Loss Season" on December 29, 2017.

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Are Analysts Bullish Discovery Communications, Inc

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $37.74. About 3.55M shares traded. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold".

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi to pass magic $1 billion mark

The studio earned back the amount it paid when it purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. The Imagineering team and Lucasfilm have really pulled out all the stops in making Batuu and " Star Wars : Galaxy's Edge" not just an authentic and "lived-in" place with a built-in sense of history, but an immersive environment that aims to let longtime fans live out their own Star Wars story.


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