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IPhones Reportedly See A Performance Hit After Applying Spectre Patch

9 monthes ago   |   By Ubergizmo

As you might have heard, Apple has come under fire in recent times over their recent admission that they slow down older iPhones with degrading batteries. Now it looks like iPhones have been slowed down even further, although in this case it might not necessarily be Apple's fault, at least not entirely. Recently it was discovered that there was a major security flaw found in today's modern processors for both desktop and mobile, and it was suggested that the patch to fix this problem would result in a hit in performance. It turns out that this was pretty accurate, thanks to tech developer...
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IPhone battery replacement taking too long? OfficeMax & Office Depot can help for $28

IPhone battery replacement taking too long? OfficeMax & Office Depot can help for $28

9 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Office supply and electronics retailer OfficeMax/Office Depot have just cut their aftermarket battery replacement pricing to $28 , just enough to undercut Apple by a buck.
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Office Depot and OfficeMax Offering $28 Aftermarket iPhone Battery Replacements Until February

Office Depot and OfficeMax Offering $28 Aftermarket iPhone Battery Replacements Until February

9 monthes ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Office Depot and OfficeMax today informed us they have lowered their iPhone battery replacement fee to $27.99 at select stores across the United States through February 4, 2018, essentially matching Apple's discounted $29 price.
The lower price, down from $49.99 regularly, is applicable to the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE, subject to battery availability and while supplies last.
Office Depot and OfficeMax promise same-day battery replacements. If the order is not completed by the end of regular store hours...
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Office Depot offers $28 same-day iPhone battery replacements as Apple delays some repairs to March

Office Depot offers $28 same-day iPhone battery replacements as Apple delays some repairs to March

9 monthes ago   |   By BGR

Bad news, iPhone users: Apple is running out of replacement batteries. The company came under fire recently when it was revealed that the company throttles older iPhone models. After years of staying quiet while people accused the company of deliberately slowing down old iPhones, Apple was finally forced to come clean. The company does indeed intentionally slow older handsets once their battery capacity is depleted to a certain point. The reason, according to Apple, is to extend battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns, but users are still furious and more than 30 different lawsuits...
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Тhe Mate 20 series will be available at 'some US online stores,' but Verizon...

Тhe Mate 20 series will be available at 'some US online stores,' but Verizon or Sprint needn't apply

While US intelligence agencies are fighting the red menace, the new Mate 20 and 20 Pro will fall as collateral damage, it seems. Last year, it was the Mate 10 Pro that started... Read more ...

User-owned SD and HD films from Google Play Movies & TV are getting a free...

User-owned SD and HD films from Google Play Movies & TV are getting a free upgrade to 4K

If you live in the U.S. or Canada and own some SD and HD quality films purchased from the Google Play Movies & TV app, your content will receive a free upgrade to 4K once such... Read more ...

Huawei adds 13 phones and tablets to the Android 9 Pie beta program

Huawei adds 13 phones and tablets to the Android 9 Pie beta program

Huawei announced a few months ago that nine smartphones will be updated to Android 9 Pie by the end of the year. Some of them have already received the update, while others... Read more ...

Best headphones for your new, jack-less iPhone

Best headphones for your new, jack-less iPhone

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, ad iPhone XR don't feature a headphone jack, meaning the easiest way to listen to your favorite tunes, podcasts, and videos are through Bluetooth... Read more ...

So, what do you lose when you go for the iPhone XR over the XS? Here are all...

So, what do you lose when you go for the iPhone XR over the XS? Here are all the missing features

The iPhone XR is finally available for pre-order and will be shipping out pretty soon. Apple's 3rd iPhone this year is definitely worth waiting for, since it sports the same... Read more ...

Apple's iOS 12.1 software will fix ‘BeautyGate' issue on the iPhone XS

Apple's iOS 12.1 software will fix ‘BeautyGate' issue on the iPhone XS

Apple released their fifth beta of iOS 12.1 recently, the company is expected to release the final version of the software later this month. Ever since the iPhone XS and iPhone... Read more ...

These paid Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them now!

These paid Android icon packs are free for a limited time, grab them now!

If you love to customize your Android phone, you might be pleased to hear that several icon packs that are usually paid are now available for free on Google Play. Typically... Read more ...

Motorola joins forces with iFixit to supply official repair kits for Moto phones

Motorola joins forces with iFixit to supply official repair kits for Moto phones

A true mobile industry pioneer during the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and one of the world's top three phone vendors until a decade or so ago, Motorola is hardly a major rival for... Read more ...

Google Pixel 3 handicaps fast wireless charging on 3rd-party chargers, full...

Google Pixel 3 handicaps fast wireless charging on 3rd-party chargers, full speed only on Pixel Stand

Wireless charging is finally back on Google's latest crop of smartphones , and it's certainly a welcome return. Google even supports Pixel 3 fast wireless charging at 10W... Read more ...

Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy vs LG and OnePlus broken screen repair prices

Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy vs LG and OnePlus broken screen repair prices

Long gone are the days of metal or plastic phones, and the display is no longer the most expensive part that can break in your handsets, at least according to Apple, which... Read more ...