Technology

Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

USA tech giant Apple Inc.'s South Korean arm said Tuesday it will start a discounted battery replacement program amid criticism that the company intentionally slowed down older smartphones. Further, the company will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of iPhone's battery, so can see if battery problem is affecting the performance of the device.


Apple apologises, slashes battery replacement price to $38

Apple apologises, slashes battery replacement price to $38

With the iOS 11.2 update , it applied the same strategy to its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. One of the first came on December 22 when iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina filed a class-action lawsuit that claimed Apple was trying "to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest" iPhone.


Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature

Telegram for Android gets new update with Multiple accounts feature

Leveraging the multiple account support on the updated Telegram app, you can add up to three accounts with different phone numbers. A swipe from the left will bring out the menu where users can switch between accounts. Meanwhile notifications would keep coming from all accounts, unless one changes this setting from the menu. Both platforms have gained the new Quick Replies feature which you can access by simply swiping left on message in a chat to reply to that message.


Australian lawyers to launch Apple class action over slow iPhones

Australian lawyers to launch Apple class action over slow iPhones

Dr Robert Merkel, a software engineering lecturer at Monash University, agreed that it "did not appear unreasonable" for Apple to throttle the (central processing unit) to avoid a reboot due to a battery that can not supply enough current. Also in January, Apple plans to release an iOS update with "new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance".



Nintendo Switch Passes Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan

After the surprise Nintendo Direct announcement that their multiplayer online battle arena game was destined for Nintendo Switch , Tencent Games has announced that they will hold an Arena of Valor Closed Beta in Europe. We know that games like Bayonetta 3 , Metroid Prime 4 and a new Pokemon game are inbound, but Nintendo doesn't have a release date on most of its known upcoming projects.