Apple is reneging on its promise to replace iPhone batteries at a discount claims BBC

Last December, when Apple was embroiled in a controversy over the throttling of some iPhone models, the company finally came clean. Apple admitted that in iOS 10.2.1, the company installed technology allowing it to slow down the CPU on units with older batteries. Owners of those devices were finding that when they had their iPhone perform a complex task, the phone often rebooted because of the weak battery. Throttling the CPU was one way to fix this issue. The models involved include the Apple iPhone 6 and later, including the iPhone SE.

Apple said that replacing the battery in these models …


4 ways to turn the Oscars' promise of equality and inclusion into reality

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Until Frances McDormand took the stage to accept her Oscar in the ceremony’s final minutes, the show featured a parade of good-looking, extravagantly dressed celebrities paying important lip service to equality and inclusion in Hollywood. 

With an empowering gesture toward all Oscar-nominated women in the building and two words (“inclusion rider“), McDormand forced the audience to consider what needs to happen in the wake of the heady awards celebration: real action. 

It was a moment beyond Stacy L. Smith’s wildest dreams. As the founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, Smith has spent more than a decade studying what she calls Hollywood’s “epidemic of invisibility.”  Read more…

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Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Last month, Honor’s CEO, George Zao said in an interview that his company plans to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro very soon. The first of the two, Honor 8 was very well received by the press and consumers alike, which made Honor’s decision to offer the update looks even smarter.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Chinese company changed its mind merely a month after the statement of its CEO. Honor India has just confirmed that due to “hardware and software limitations,” Honor 8 will not be getting Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Jabra's new Elite 25e neckbuds promise best-in-class battery at a fair price

Around-the-neck wireless earphones are quite popular nowadays. Although people wearing them might be labeled as fashion criminals by some, these gadgets do have certain advantages – they don’t tangle, and they generally offer more time between charges than truly wireless earphones.

 
Today, Jabra unveiled an intriguing pair of neckbuds at the IFA ShowStoppers press event in Berlin. They are called the Elite 25e, and Jabra is selling them for $79,99/€79,99.
What do you get for that price? First and foremost, a battery life of 18 hours. …

First Sony Xperia XZ Premium benchmark results show great promise

The Xperia XZ Premium is the Sony’s first smartphone equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the same CPU that’s inside Samsung’s flagships, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

However, unlike Samsung’s smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium is not yet available for purchase, though, it can be pre-ordered in many countries across the globe. As we reported a few days ago, Sony Xperia XZ Premium is likely to make its debut on the market at the end of May or early June.

If you’ve been wondering how powerful the Xperia XZ Premium really is in comparison …