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Technology Cheap device could stall Apple's new USB port lock
Author: 0 Cheap device could stall Apple's new USB port lock

With the lock in place, data cannot be transferred to or from the Lightning port; it can only be used for device charging. USB Restricted Mode will be optional, of course; users can enable or disable it via their device's settings menu.

Technology Microsoft Announces Its Cheapest And Lightest Surface Ever
Author: 0 Microsoft Announces Its Cheapest And Lightest Surface Ever

While the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage costs $399, the high-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at $549. The pre-order in Malaysia will start on 2 August 2018, followed by Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with more markets to follow, while both Australia and New Zealand will start theirs tomorrow (11 July 2018).

Technology Apple to drop an orange iPhone later this year
Author: 0 Apple to drop an orange iPhone later this year

The speculated 6.1-inch LED iPhone may debut in white, blue, red, grey, and orange. Nonetheless, for more on the possible colors for Apple's 2018 iPhones , follow on over to 9to5Mac. Improvements over the current iPhone X not only come in that RAM jump from 3GB to 4GB but also in the L1 Instruction Cache and Data Cache that jumps from 32KB to 128KB.

Technology Samsung phones sent photos to random contacts, users say
Author: 0 Samsung phones sent photos to random contacts, users say

A Samsung representative told The Verge that the company is "aware of the reports " and is "looking into it". "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG". In some cases , users reported the phone sending out normal photos, while in others the phone grabbed emojis and other image resources from the phone's storage .

Technology HTC Announces Massive Layoff of 1,500 Employees
Author: 0 HTC Announces Massive Layoff of 1,500 Employees

The renowned company was on the path of making its name as one of the biggest smartphone giants in the world. HTC said it would cut 1,500 jobs in its manufacturing unit in Taiwan . After the upcoming round of layoffs, it will be cutting its total work force by nearly 20 percent. Under the US$1.1 billion deal with Google , the USA tech giant took on half of HTC's research and development staff - about 2,000 people.

Technology Here's Even More Evidence Of Microsoft's Rumoured Dual-Screen Surface
Author: 0 Here's Even More Evidence Of Microsoft's Rumoured Dual-Screen Surface

It's supposed to be released this year, so expect it to appear somewhere this Autumn. The device, which is quietly being developed by Microsoft , is thought to have a dual-screen-and-hinge design, and it will be centered around a notebook app that connects to OneNote and has an analogue notebook interface.

Technology 'Permit Patty' Really Didn't Call Cops on Girl Selling Water
Author: 0 'Permit Patty' Really Didn't Call Cops on Girl Selling Water

Austin's daughter says she does plan to keep on selling water. Since the San Francisco video went viral, Ettel said she's received "all kinds of threats". DeMarco Morgan reports Jordan was selling water because she wanted to go on her first-ever trip to Disneyland . "It's not your property", the woman said while walking away.

Technology Apple and Samsung settle U.S. patent dispute
Author: 0 Apple and Samsung settle U.S. patent dispute

This particular dispute has been going on since 2011 when Apple sued Samsung. Now, nearly seven years since the feud begun, the companies have finally reached a settlement and the case is being closed, according to a court document. "We believe deeply in the value of design", said the spokesperson, "and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers".

Technology Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga Shatters Class Record at Pikes Peak

Broken a new course record for a production SUV in its Bentayga at this year's Pike Peak International Hill Climb , clocking the climb in just 10:49.9. 10 specially outfitted cars will bear the Pikes Peak Bentayga name and badging. The SUV did run some of the factory options, such as the Bentley Sports Exhaust by Akrapovic and Touring Specification, along with the Mulliner Design Colour Split package for the interior with Key Lime and Beluga leather.

Technology Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 vs Mi Pad 3: What’s New?
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 vs Mi Pad 3: What’s New?

Here's everything you need to know about the devices, including their specifications, features , and prices. The Redmi 6 Pro is the very first ever device from Xiaomi with a notch so expectations have been set. There's not much else to praise about the Redmi 6 Pro other than its 4000 mAh battery , and the dedicated dual SIM and MicroSD slots. In China, the base 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model is going for 999CNY (about RM613) while the 4GB RAM + 32GB storage option is priced ...

Technology Apple rumored to launch high-end AirPods, over-ear headphones next year
Author: 0 Apple rumored to launch high-end AirPods, over-ear headphones next year

They'll be water resistant and have noise cancellation support. Apple is also working on a wireless charging case that's compatible with the upcoming AirPower charger . Apple's current headphone lineup, under the Beats brand, includes $350 headphones. Unfortunately, the new and improved AirPods also mean that customers might have to pay more than the $159 price tag of the first-generation AirPods.

Technology Microsoft and Nintendo Take Shot at Sony With Minecraft Cross-Play
Author: 0 Microsoft and Nintendo Take Shot at Sony With Minecraft Cross-Play

With Microsoft and Nintendo now clearly working together, Sony will have to sit on the sidelines and that is most certainly a situation of its own making. Sony may not be too keen on the idea of cross-play, but Nintendo and Xbox sure are capitalizing on it. Finally, the report suggests that PS Now will get a download option, effectively allowing users to play PS3 and PS2 games on the PS4 with no need for a persistent Internet connection.

Technology Supreme Court tax decision good news for Norman
Author: 0 Supreme Court tax decision good news for Norman

The National Retail Federation said yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair creates a level playing field between online and physical retailers. As of Friday, the Trump Organization's online retailer, TrumpStore.com, collects sales tax in Florida, Louisiana, New York, and Virginia, according to its website.

Author: 0 Apple finally acknowledges its new MacBook keyboards suck

The company says the issues are limited to a small percentage of MacBooks, but its offering free repairs. I was able to get it fixed for free because I had purchased AppleCare; the repairs could have otherwise cost me more than $700, based on the receipts given to me by Apple with the fix.

Technology Supreme Court sides with online sales tax
Author: 0 Supreme Court sides with online sales tax

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion , joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the court's three most conservative justices. "While we believe the court was not the ideal venue for creating this level playing field, we expect that today's decision will bring clarity and certainty to this issue".