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Day: November 17, 2017

  • Under cold temperatures, the iPhone X display would suddenly stop responding to touch interactions. The display wouldn’t completely stop responding to touch interactions, but you’d still have trouble interacting with the device under cold temperatures. I was actually affected by the issue earlier this week, where the suddenly iPhone X stopped registering many of my touch inputs. Apple is today rolling out a fix for the issue with the release of iOS 11.1.2, along with a fix for an issue that resulted in distorted LIve Photos and videos on the iPhone X: Thurrott The thing is Apple addresses the issues fast that’s why people run to the new phones and don’t mind spending the money.
  • Apple has delayed the release of its HomePod speaker until 2018. In a statement to The Verge, Apple says that it needs more time to work on the HomePod. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson said. “We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.” The speaker was originally set to be released in December. Priced at $349, the HomePod is slated to take on higher-end sound systems like Sonos, as well as smart assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Verge This is huge for Apple they are a major vendor of holidays gifts this is great for Amazon and Google.
  • As smartphones are getting smarter and networks getting faster, using your phone to stream music or videos and video chats become easier. Each year, the average data usage per person grows exponentially. Between 2012 and 2015, average data usage increased by 900%. In 2018, the average data usage per person is expected to reach 5GB/month. Depending on where in the world you are, access to unlimited data may be limited. So for most of us who depend on our smartphones to go about our daily activities, watching our data limits is important. For the most part, this is easy to track, as our smartphones provide apps and services to warn us when we’re eating up data. But sometimes, our smartphones eat up precious megabytes without us knowing about it. Here are five ways to ensure that you prevent unnecessary mobile phone and data costs. 1.    Set data alerts and limits On Android or iOS devices, you can check your data usage through your cellular settings. This settings page shows you how much data you consume monthly. The problem is, your data stats don’t reset automatically every billing period. So to avoid hefty costs on data overages, you should reset these stats at the beginning of every billing period. You can even toggle a limit to how much data your phone consumes so it doesn’t eat any precious megabytes you may need. 2.    Use Wi-Fi wherever possible As networks get faster, accessibility to Wi-Fi networks becomes easier. Avoid unnecessary data usage by connecting to Wi-Fi networks when possible. This is especially important when traveling and data is a precious commodity. Whenever you go somewhere new, get into the habit of checking free Wi-Fi networks. Most countries will have cafes or public spaces where Wi-Fi is readily available. This will help substantially...