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IT Forever 21 says breach exposed customer credit card info
Author: 0 Forever 21 says breach exposed customer credit card info

Forever 21 has said that payment systems outside the U.S. work differently but it's also investigating whether non-US stores were also compromised. Forever 21 went on to say that it had been working with its payment processors, POS device provider and third-party experts to address the failure in not encrypting customer data.

IT Amazon Leaks 18 Possible Nintendo Switch Games
Author: 0 Amazon Leaks 18 Possible Nintendo Switch Games

While the video explaining the specifics of the hack has now been removed, should you be interested in exploring the hack in the future it appears that you'll need to make sure your console stays at Switch firmware version 3.0. Rumors have persisted that Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct this month, with the latest rumors pointing specifically to January 11th. This other leak states that we'll be getting more information from the Electronic Arts game Fe.

IT Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Receive Knighthoods in Queen's New Year's Honors
Author: 0 Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb Receive Knighthoods in Queen's New Year's Honors

The Beatles dummer's former bandmate, Sir Paul McCartney , tweeted his congratulations, along with the photo of the two. Though being a knight IRL is not almost as cool as they make it look in the movies, he does get to be called "Sir" Ringo Starr in any and all future obituaries, so there's that.

IT Apple Sued for Throttling iPhones Without User Consent
Author: 0 Apple Sued for Throttling iPhones Without User Consent

So iOS 10.2.1 was pushed out, created to use power management (code for throttling) to slow down the CPU. "Problem isn't just phone.It's arrogance of Apple". The company also tries to dodge responsibility for its own smartphone designs when it writes that it initially misjudged why users were claiming to see performance declines.

IT Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts
Author: 0 Telegram for Android now supports multiple accounts

What I mean by this is the fact that Telegram has finally brought Themes support for iOS. Verify your new number and you'll be able to switch between the accounts easily. While Telegram was looked upon as a WhatsApp clone during its early days, it has truly raced ahead of its more illustrious rival in terms of features and usability in the past couple of years.

IT Apple makes $29 iPhone battery replacements available immediately
Author: 0 Apple makes $29 iPhone battery replacements available immediately

Apple's power management monitors a combination of the iPhone temperature, battery charge, and the battery's impedance (the company does not say how it can monitor the impedance of a battery). After Apple's older iPhones have significantly slowed down, it has furnished an apology by publishing a letter to customers to clear their doubts.

IT IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know
Author: 0 IPhone battery slowdowns: Everything you need to know

Dr Robert Merkel, a software engineering lecturer at Monash University, agreed that it "did not appear unreasonable" for Apple to throttle the (central processing unit) to avoid a reboot due to a battery that can not supply enough current. It also promised to issue a software update that lets users check battery health and performance. "Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that ", the ...

IT Apple apologises for slowdown of older phones
Author: 0 Apple apologises for slowdown of older phones

At least eight lawsuits have been filed in California, New York and IL alleging that the company defrauded users by slowing devices down without warning them. Apple earlier had declared it will be offering the cheaper battery replacements in the later part of January. If you've got an iPhone 6 or later and were planning to have your battery replaced at a discount next month, it looks like your wait has been shortened considerably.

IT WhatsApp service returns after a global outage
Author: 0 WhatsApp service returns after a global outage

Messaging service WhatsApp has crashed this evening and angered millions of users across the world. As expected, those who were unable to send messages to their loved ones through WhatsApp took to another social network, Twitter, to vent their frustrations to the public.

IT 4 alternatives to WhatsApp on BlackBerry
Author: 0 4 alternatives to WhatsApp on BlackBerry

The Facebook-owned company has announced their end of support plans for these platforms. You'd be forgiven for thinking this story is a little déjà vu, but New York Times is ending its app on Windows Phone. The Android versions that no longer work with WhatsApp were released in 2009 and 2010. This will come as soon as on December 31. You can transfer content between your Windows 10 devices, or you can even transfer content between your Windows 10 device and your Android phone.

Author: 0 Apple Cuts Battery Replacement Costs, But Won't Stop Throttling iPhone Performance

Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. Screwing them, like usual. The apology was accompanied by the offer of cheaper battery replacements carried out by Apple . It's interesting to observe the public outcry against Apple's solution to a problem plaguing older iPhones.

Author: 0 Apple faces class action suits in Australia for slowing down phones

This is common knowledge for most people: batteries lose capacity after you use them for a while (Apple claims iPhone batteries lose about 20% of their capacity after 500 charge cycles). The reason why we bring this up now as Apple has finally addressed the issue is because. Apple said a software update past year "manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown" and that "in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other ...

IT 'Nigerian prince' email scammer arrested in Slidell
Author: 0 'Nigerian prince' email scammer arrested in Slidell

A Louisiana man posing as a Nigerian Prince scammed people out of thousands of dollars according to police. While Neu is no Nigerian prince, he did share some of the money with co-conspirators in Nigeria, according to police. If someone call's you claiming to be an official of a government agency, your local utility company, a law enforcement official, or anything similar, ask for a callback number and verify the person is legitimate.

IT Xiaomi To Ditch Fingerprint Sensor in Mi 7 And Use Face Unlock
Author: 0 Xiaomi To Ditch Fingerprint Sensor in Mi 7 And Use Face Unlock

Incidentally, the in-display fingerprint sensor were supported by renders published by GizChina . Xiaomi is expected to launch the successor to its flagship Mi 6 smartphone in the first quarter of 2018. All of its handsets are decked up with a fingerprint sensor on the back right below the rear camera and flash for optimum function. As for the battery, there are speculations that the Mi 7 will use a 3200 mAh battery.

Author: 0 Danish retailer may have leaked Red Dead Redemption 2 release date

As always, it's important to take this revelation with a grain of salt, as leaks like these aren't to be taken as gospel until Rockstar Games makes an official announcement. Rockstar thus far has been tight-lipped regarding details of the game including the timing of its launch, only slipping us tidbits and trailers here and there.

Author: 0 Nintendo to delay launch of 64 GB Switch game cards to 2019

And Nintendo is also strengthening the Switch's game lineup, with the recent re-release of "Mario Kart 8" (which was originally released for Wii U, but suffered because of that system's sales) and "Splatoon 2" and other anticipated titles coming in the next few months.

IT Motorola's Premium Mid-Range Moto G5S plus comes at a new price
Author: 0 Motorola's Premium Mid-Range Moto G5S plus comes at a new price

The phone offers the best design amongst the Moto G series of smartphones with a premium full metal unibody solution. It also features an impressive all-metal unibody design and 13.97cm (5.5) Full HD display that's ideal for watching movies on the go.

IT Mobile Moto Z2 Force gets Android 8.0 Oreo update
Author: 0 Mobile Moto Z2 Force gets Android 8.0 Oreo update

It comes with the latest Google December security patch and a ton of new upgrades over the v7.0 Nougat OS. Let's hope that all these Motorola devices will receive Android Oreo update in early 2018. The update weighs 1.3GB and you need to have a minimum of 50% battery charge left and enough free storage space. The Moto X4 is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 3/4GB of RAM, the Adreno 508 GPU and a 3,000mAh battery with TurboCharge ...

IT Wisconsin, Florida governors place wager on Orange Bowl
Author: 0 Wisconsin, Florida governors place wager on Orange Bowl

Miami coach Mark Richt said tomorrow night's Orange Bowl is another opportunity for his Hurricanes to continue the program's development back toward national prominence. Turnovers have been a signature part of the Hurricanes season since they broke out the " turnover chain " in the season-opening win over Bethune-Cookman.

IT Xbox One PUBG Getting Squad Mode Update
Author: 0 Xbox One PUBG Getting Squad Mode Update

Those who've been playing Squad in PUBG for Xbox One with three players looking for a fourth know that this is certainly a welcome update. As BattlEye learns to detect new cheats and exploits, new ones are created and utilized, turning this into a game of cat and mouse that will go on as long as PUBG's servers remain active.

IT American Girl Introduces 2018 Girl Of The Year Luciana Vega
Author: 0 American Girl Introduces 2018 Girl Of The Year Luciana Vega

A doll named Luciana Vega is unveiled as the American Girl of the Year for 2018 on ABC's " Good Morning America " as Space Camp girls look on. American Girl, which is owned by Mattel, announced their annual Doll of the Year on Good Morning America on Thursday.

Author: 0 Mark your calendars for Christmas-tree pickup

The average life span of a Christmas tree is one month after purchase. Commercial trees are not being accepted. "You need to put them out on your normal collection day when your recycling and your compost is picked up between between January 2 and January 12".

IT Steve Jobs wins court battle against Apple! See How
Author: 0 Steve Jobs wins court battle against Apple! See How

There is an Italian clothing company called "Steve Jobs" - and there isn't anything that Apple can do about it, even though the brand's name and logo are obviously indicative of the Cupertino iPhone maker. Vincenzo and Giacomo say they plan to release shirts, bags and more jeans with the Steve Jobs logo. But their ambitions may very well stretch beyond clothing.