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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall: How to exchange or return your phone

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Samsung has recalled and halted sales of the just-launched Galaxy Note 7 due to concerns over reported battery explosions. Here's what you need to know about the recall, including how to determine if your phone is faulty, with details on how to exchange... >>

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

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Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous feature will get a major update Wednesday. In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, said the automaker planned to roll out the update on 21 September. Musk detailed the upcoming software changes Sunday in a blog... >>

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

FAA officially bans airline passengers from using Note 7 in flight

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The Federal Aviation Administration has officially banned passengers from using their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while on planes. This decision comes one day after the US government issued a formal recall of the device. Samsung with the US Consumer... >>

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

Grammar Snob for iMessage will turn you into a super annoying person

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We can't stop playing with the new iMessage app. When Apple rolled out iOS 10 to the public earlier this week, it also unleashed a new iMessage app with its own mini app store. Pocket-lint has already detailed how the updated messaging app works, as well... >>

This iPhone 7 case gives you a headphone jack again

This iPhone 7 case gives you a headphone jack again

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Some people simply don't want a world where a new iPhone comes without a headphone jack. Unfortunately for those stubborn few, Apple has already made its decision, and there is no going back now. However, not all hope is lost. A Reddit user, who goes... >>

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

These are the coolest hidden features in iOS 10

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It's official: iOS 10 is awesome. In Pocket-lint's review of the software, which released on 13 September, we said Apple clearly focused on layering the entire experience with even more complexity and depth than ever before. In fact, in our short time... >>

Official US recall of Note 7 fully reveals how many have exploded

Official US recall of Note 7 fully reveals how many have exploded

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a formal recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday. The agency, which is tasked with promoting the safety of consumer products, developing uniform safety standards, and conducting research... >>

This is what GoPro's Karma camera drone looks like

This is what GoPro's Karma camera drone looks like

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GoPro is getting ready to unveil its Karma drone, so of course the company's teasing the heck out of it, including giving us a quick, first glimpse. GoPro has published a new Karma teaser to both Twitter and YouTube, and in each version of the teaser,... >>

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

You can't search ‘butt’ in iMessage now because it shows MLP porn

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Porn and My Little Pony should never go together. Like, ever. When Apple released iOS 10 to the public this week, it introduced a new iMessage app with the built-in ability to search GIFs. There were many third-party keyboards available previously that... >>

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

This is Sony's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support

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Sony's really getting into 4K now. The company is officially supporting 4K in a physical format, with the introduction of the UBP-X1000ES. It's Sony's first Blu-ray player capable of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. It not only brings support for full 4K but... >>

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will

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Amid reports that Android Wear partners aren't releasing new hardware this year, it looks like Microsoft won't update its Band line either. According to ZDNet, the Microsoft Band 2 might be the last Band ever released, though the Microsoft Health service... >>

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

There won't be any big new Android Wear smartwatches this year

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Wearables may not be the next big thing after all. LG, Lenovo, and Huawei aren't going to release new Android Wear smartwatches in 2016, according to CNET, which seems to imply they are in no hurry to put out new hardware, as consumer demand might not... >>

Spigen's AirPods Strap ensures you won't lose Apple's new AirPods

Spigen's AirPods Strap ensures you won't lose Apple's new AirPods

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You can soon buy an accessory to make Apple's wireless AirPods not-so wireless.When the AirPods were announced last week, the internet was quick to note rather humorously that the headphones looked like electric toothbrushes when sticking out of one's... >>

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

Did iOS 10 brick your iPhone? Here's a quick fix

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If you haven't heard, Apple has released iOS 10, and the update bricked some users' iPhones and iPads. Apple has already fixed the problem, however. It told media outlets that a brief issue with the software update process affected a small number of users... >>

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

Apple rolls out iOS 10, WatchOS 3, tvOS 10, and more to the public: Here's how to download them all

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It's Apple Software Day! Okay, that's not an actual day, but it might as well be, as the Cupertino, CA-based company has begun rolling out a tonne of significant software updates, as well as some other interesting bits, for its hardware devices out... >>

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

Android Pay explained: How it works and where it's supported

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While you have Apple Pay for the iPhone, Google's system is called Android Pay.  Android Pay launched on 11 September 2015 in the US and has been growing in supported banks State-side since launch. The service launched in the UK on 18 May 2016, but other... >>

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

Apple Watch major software update: What's new in WatchOS 3?

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Apple is about to release the latest version of the WatchOS operating system, WatchOS 3, to the public. The software, which is meant for Apple Watch, debuted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It's a significant update that brings new... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

Google Cardboard Camera app: What you need to know about VR photos

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Google has been busy beefing up the Cardboard platform as of late, with the most recent addition being the launch of a dedicated camera app that lets you take immersive panoramic photos with sound.Last year, Google partnered with Disney on a StarWars-themed... >>

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

Google Cardboard Camera app for iOS lets you take VR pics with sound

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Google has been going after virtual reality, with the latest example being that Cardboard Camera is now available for iOS.Google's new camera app, originally launched for Android last December, works specifically with Google Cardboard-certified viewers.... >>

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

Instagram now lets anyone moderate comments: Here's how it works

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Instagram lets celebrities moderate their comments on photos and videos, and now it's giving everyone else the same filtering tool. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app initially released the ability to hide offensive and inappropriate comments to high-volume... >>

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

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Microsoft is reportedly bringing the Surface brand to all-in-one PC desktops. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will hold a hardware event in late October to launch a new Surface-branded device currently going by the codename Cardinal. The... >>

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

Pokemon Go for Apple Watch: How to play and when can you get it?

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Apple's iPhone events are becoming more predictable each year, but the company somehow managed to surprise everyone this time around.Unfortunately, thanks to reliable leaks from parts suppliers and noted analysts, the media already knew that the iPhone... >>

Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September

Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September

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Apple quietly announced after its iPhone 7 event on Wednesday that MacOS Sierra will officially release for Macs later this month. The Cupertino, CA-based company's latest desktop operating system will start to roll out 20 September, according to its... >>

Apple iOS 10 update now available… for beta users

Apple iOS 10 update now available… for beta users

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You can now play with the final version of iOS 10, if you're a public beta tester. Apple has released the golden master build (GM) of iOS 10. A GM is typically the final build of a piece of software in the beta stages for developers. In terms of iOS,... >>

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

Here are all of Apple's adverts and videos from the iPhone 7 event

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It's been a whirlwind day for both Apple and Apple fanboys.Apple has wrapped up its iPhone 7 event in San Francisco, CA, where it introduced not only two new iPhone models, but also a second-generation Apple Watch, called Series 2, and new types of headphone... >>