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Apple will now replace out-of-warranty iPhone batteries for US$29

Apple apologized today for its handling of a battery issue affecting older iPhones, and offered to replace aging batteries for just US$29 (~RM117), dramatically less than the US$79 fee it would typically charge. The replacement service will be available worldwide, starting in January and continuing until December 2018. Apple will also be including a new feature in the next iOS update…

You can now learn Chinese on iOS via an AI-powered app developed by Microsoft

If you have the interest in picking up Chinese and own an iOS device you might want to look up the Microsoft Learn Chinese app, which is AI-powered. The app basically lets users hone their Chinese language skills without having to practice with another person, and as well all know, It is extremely difficult for…

Shazam has been acquired by Apple

Apple recently confirmed that it had acquired music-identifying app Shazam. In a statement, Apple said that Shazam and Apple Music are naturally compatible, and there are fascinating plans in store. Apple did not reveal the acquisition amount, although TechCrunch reports that the agreement was in the range of USD 400 million (~RM1.63 billion). Snapchat and…

Rumor: Apple to use faster circuit board technology for the Apple Watch and Mac in 2018

Faster and more versatile circuit boards might be coming to the Apple Watch and Mac next year. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared in his latest investor note that Apple is working with manufacturer Career on integrating the new, flexible circuit boards used by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X into…

Apple buys NZ-based wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi

We know Apple hates wires. It hates wires so much that its iPhones now do not have a 3.5mm audio jack.   For Apple, wireless is the way forward, and while many things can be done wirelessly today – wireless music, wireless file sharing –  wireless charging is still a problem. Sure, you…

Rumor: Apple to release new iPad Pro with Face ID and Apple Pencil next year

  Weeks after KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicted that future iPad Pro models would come with Face ID, Bloomberg followed up with a similar report with more details on what to expect next year.   According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a new, high-end iPad Pro model with Face ID. The inclusion…

Apple: Here are the top 10 emoji used in the U.S.

Apple recently published an overview of its differential privacy technology on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 or later, which includes an interesting chart on the top 10 emoji used by U.S. English speakers.   While there are no concrete numbers, it is obvious that the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ is the…

Pre-orders for iPhone X start today

Update (November 17, 2017): You can now pre-order the iPhone X from the following telcos. Delivery date for the first wave of pre-orders is from November 24 (Friday) onwards. Maxis (Sold out) Celcom Digi U Mobile For non-telco pre-orders, you can check out the following Apple Premium Resellers: Machines (Easy payment plan available with Machines Protection Plan) macstudio (Coming soon) Switch (From…

An Israeli firm is suing Apple for its dual lens camera patent infringement

Israeli firm Corephotonics, founded in 2012 and led by Tel Aviv University professor Dr. David Mendlovic, filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus infringed on four of its patents. In its lawsuit, Corephotonics said that both companies did not manage to reach an licensing…

Rumor: Google is emulating Apple’s strategy for its 2018 Pixel lineup

  Less than three weeks after the unveiling of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, online portal Droid-Life claims that it has obtained information on Google’s plans for their successors next year.   A reliable source reportedly told Droid-Life that Google might be working on three Pixel phones…