Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and fraud watchdog DGCCRF, which said consumers were not warned. In 2017, Apple confirmed that it did slow down some iPhones, but said it only did … Read more Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Cops find dud cams, old software at ATMs 

KOLKATA: Police brass is likely to discuss security features of ATMs with bank officials after the recent physical audit threw up several lapses, including banks’ ignorance about non-functional CCTV cameras, irregular duty hours of security guards and usage of old software in some ATMs. An analysis of the reports filed by each of the 71 … Read more Cops find dud cams, old software at ATMs 

OnePlus 6 Alert Slider Gets Its Old Functionality Back, Removes Do Not Disturb

OnePlus launched its latest flagship – the OnePlus 6 – at an event in London last night. The smartphone comes with a dual vertical camera setup, a notch display, glass back, and much more. Among the many new features, one notable addition that got us excited is the improvement of the Alert Slider. The Alert Slider was introduced on … Read more OnePlus 6 Alert Slider Gets Its Old Functionality Back, Removes Do Not Disturb

Holiday Fun #2: Relove some old software…

In our holiday quiz, we made three suggestions for techno-geeky diversions you might like to try: Install a non-mainstream operating system. Because you can. Fool around with software you used to love. No one will know. Rewrite a well-known algorithm from scratch. Prove you can still code. Yesterday, we took at a look at Q1, and the three answers we … Read more Holiday Fun #2: Relove some old software…

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) explodes in the hands of a 4-year old

  Well, you must have heard about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco as it had created a huge buzz in the smartphone world. While the problem with Note 7 was mainly due to a design flaw or to be more exact the smartphone came with a faulty battery it is not that other smartphones … Read more Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) explodes in the hands of a 4-year old

Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Japan will kick off a drive this week to collect old smartphones and other portable gadgets so that they can be turned into medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. The project will be launched on Thursday by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government with a goal of collecting up to 2 million used devices to … Read more Tokyo wants to make Olympic medals from old smartphones

Time is running out to update old Windows 10 preview builds

Microsoft is serious about putting all its old Windows 10 Insider builds out to pasture, and time is running out for Insiders to upgrade. The company says older Insider Preview builds will stop working on October 15. Since October 1, affected PCs have been rebooting every three hours, Insider program chief Dona Sarkar said in … Read more Time is running out to update old Windows 10 preview builds

Catch ‘No Country for Old Men’ and other movies streaming online

Another week, another crop of movies now on your favorite streaming services. Whether you’re partial to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, one of the others, or all of the above, new and old movies are yours for the watching. Catch the Coen brothers’ classic No Country for Old Men. Witness Christian Bale’s turn as a serial … Read more Catch ‘No Country for Old Men’ and other movies streaming online