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Day: December 29, 2017

  • December 29, 2017

    Kodi for the Xbox One

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  • Google started selling the Pixel C about two years ago as its flagship tablet. The price was high, but it was a good Android tablet. Well, as good as Android tablets could be. Google’s commitment to Android on tablets wasn’t strong even then, and now the Pixel C is gone from the Google Store—the listing page redirects you to the Pixelbook. A moment of silence, please. AndroidPolice It’s two-year-old hardware I am not surprised they stopped selling the device.
  • CIRP’s research, which analyzes the first 30 days of iPhone X sales, shows that the device accounted for roughly 30 percent of total iPhone sales. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined counted for around 40 percent of sales, with the former coming in at around 23 percent and the latter around 17 percent. Notably, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus captured around 20 percent of sales, despite being over a year old at this point. For comparison’s sake, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accounted for over 70 percent of sales during the first month of availability last year. This data echoes similar analytics information earlier this month. 9to5mac This does not surprise me users are used to their home buttons.  
  • Apple is scrambling to make things right after “battery-gate”. The tech giant on Thursday apologized to customers after admitting it deliberately slowed down older iPhone models to offset battery wear, and said it will slash the price of replacement iPhone batteries to $29. In a letter published Thursday, the tech giant said it wanted to clear up a “misunderstanding” about the mea culpa, which has spurred at least eight federal class-action suits from angry customers nationwide since last week. NYPost Apple is trying to do right just like it did with the Maps issue.
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