Apple has officially admitted that its chip blocks unauthorized repairs

The fact that Apple intentionally makes it difficult for us to fix our devices anywhere else than in their shops is nothing new; what is new is that Apple has officially admitted doing so. In an interview with American newssite The Verge, Apple has stated that the T2 chip built into their devices makes it impossible to replace either their motherboard or the Touch ID elements. Attempt to have them replaced in an unauthorized shop will block the device, after which it can only be unlocked at the Apple store.What do you think about this? On the one hand, repairs done by an official Apple ...

How Russians buy iPhones

That is how you do it! Well, at least if your goal is to piss people off… A funny little story recently popped up online about a Russian who wanted to buy an iPhone XR. The man went to the Apple store, chose the phone he wanted and paid up, no big deal. The funny part is how he decided to pay – instead of using either his credit card or hard paper money, the man paid for the iPhone XR in change; 100 thousand rubles that managed to fill half a bathtub. Kudos for nice trolling, although if I were the shop’s manager I would consider kicking the man out. What would you ...

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) will be released in India on November 20th

Device will be released on November 20th, next Tusday, during an event in Gurgaon. It will be sold exclusively via Flipkart, where it will cost – this is an unofficial information – around ₹40,000. Phone’s specs are as follows:– 4 sensors main camera, 24mpx selfie shooter,– Snapdragon 660 CPU, 6 or 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage,– 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, Super AMOLED, 18.5:9 aspect ratio– 2.5D curved glass,– 3800mAh battery,– Bubble Pink, Lemonade Blue and Caviar Black colour ...

Motorola One out in the US, debatable notch and a debatable price

American store Best Buy now offers unlocked Motorola One smartphones for sale. The device costs $399.99, which is a bit high for the phone’s specs, especially seeing how it is available in India for mere $200. Speaking of specs:– 5.9-inch display, notched, 720 x 1520 pixel resolution,– 13mpx main camera, phase detection autofocus, 8mpx selfie shooter,– Snapdragon 625 CPU, – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, microSD up to 256GB,– Adreno 506 GPU,– Android 8.1 Oreo OS,– being part of Android One program,– 3000 mAh ...

Apple ID of some users locked, reason unknown

For whatever reason imaginable, Apple ID of some users have been locked ever since earlier today. Rumours on the Internet are that it may be the work of a large scale attack on Apple’s security systems. Thankfully, in most cases answering a security question and entering a trusted phone number for validation is enough to regain access.We will let you know more as soon as there is any official information. For now, though, do not panic and know that you are not alone. Tweet Vote on ...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, flat Infinity-O display and more

Galaxy S10 Lite will be a budget version of Samsung’s quite successful Galaxy S10 smartphone. It will be released at an unspecified date in 2019 (MWC, probably?) and will cost somewhere between 650 and 750 dollars. As for its specification, here is what we know:– Snapdragon 8150 CPU, 4 or 6 GB RAM,– 64 or 128 GB storage,– most importantly, an Infinity-O flat display with horizontally placed dual rear camera, fingerprint scaner build into the metal frame. Tweet Vote on ...

HTC is making a new mid-ranger, gets certified

HTC may have concentrated on high-end premium devices lately, but the company seems to be finally throwing a bone to the lower-cost spectrum of buyers. This bone is code-named HTC 2Q720000 and it has just received its Wi-Fi Alliance certification. Certification says very little of its specs, only that it will be run by Android 8.1 Oreo and its CPU will be a Snapdragon 435. Rumour is that a variant with Snapdragon 625 will also be available. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Stan Lee is dead, or a sad day

This news has nothing to do with the world of mobile devices, but is worth mentioning nevertheless. Stan Lee, the most popular superhero comic book author in the world, has died yesterday. Born in 1922, the elderly writer lived 95 years. In his career, which begun in the 60’s, he created a multitude of well known and loved Marvel characters, from Spider-Man (with a hyphen!) and Iron Man to Thor, Hulk, Black Panther and many others. Although Mr. Lee has not worked in his profession for some time now, his popularity never ceased thanks to both his great work and his multiple, often ...

Samsung Galaxy J4 Core officially, Android Go OS

This phone is basically a budget Samsung phone with low price and equally mediocre specifications. We do not know its price but we do know the specs:– 6′ TFT LCD display, HD+,– 4-core CPU, 1.4 GHz,– 1GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, microSD up to 512GB,– 8 mpx main camera, LED flash, 5mpx selfie shooter,– dual SIM, modem LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS,– 3300 mAh battery,– Android 8.1 Oreo Go.We do not know its release date. Tweet Vote ...

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