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Is your iPhone feeling slow? Apple announces new update coming in iOS 11

At the end of last year Apple faced a backlash after revealing it slowed some older iPhones to prevent issues such as unexpected shutdowns. The slowdown was also introduced to help prolong the life of devices meaning owners would have to upgrade less often. Explaining why Apple had decided to add this feature a spokesperson for the company said, “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. “Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands…

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Samsung Bixby: 7 things to know about the personal assistant – CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: See Samsung Bixby in action Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant have a new frenemy. Samsung’s Bixby is a personal assistant that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S8 ($649.99 at Amazon.com), Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ($929.99 at Amazon.com). Here are 7 things we currently know about the mysterious assistant. It’s mobile only… for now Bixby made its debut on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, followed by the Note 8. However, Samsung has committed to bringing Bixby to more devices, such as a…

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Apple iPhone WARNING – If you receive this message please DON’T click on it

There’s a new fake iPhone message doing the rounds with Apple users being warned NOT to open it. The scam was first spotted by Twitter user, Abraham Masri, who claims the fake link can freeze and reset most iOS powered devices. He even warns the message can have an impact on battery life with it draining power from these popular mobile gadgets. In a post on social media, Masri states: “ Text the link below, it will freeze the recipient’s device, and possibly restart it. “The bug causes device to…

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In 2018, voice assistants will make the leap out of your home – CNET

Google’s CES 2018 booth featured an impossible-to-ignore sign stating “Hey Google,” the command to wake up your smart assistant. Sarah Tew/CNET At one section of Google’s giant outdoor booth at CES was an impromptu, carney-style one-man show, with a guy wearing dark sunglasses and a white Google Assistant jumpsuit loudly and enthusiastically giving away free electronics one by one to a snaking line of gawking tech-show goers. “He got a Google Home Mini! Let’s get a picture, boss!” he yelled out as I walked by on Thursday. “Google’s even giving…

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This diamond studded smartwatch costs nearly $200K – CNET

The world’s most expensive smartwatch comes studded with 589 diamonds. TAG Heuer If you think diamond rings are overdone but still have a thing for those massive shiny stones, what about a diamond-studded watch? TAG Heuer added 589 baguette-size diamonds (that’s 23.35 carats worth of precious stone) to its latest smartwatch, which it showed off at this week’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve. Diamonds aren’t cheap, and neither is this watch: It costs 190,000 Francs, according to DroidLife, which converts to just over $197,000.  The watch, which comes…

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Trump’s press secretary outraged at Amazon Echo on Twitter – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. She’s not happy with Alexa. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images We’re perched in an era where the very definition of intelligence is being questioned. The intelligence of our government and the intelligence of our gadgets. It seems as if almost every new gadget claims to be smart. But are they really stable geniuses, these devices? I ask because White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn’t impressed with the intelligence of her Amazon Echo. I…

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Make your garage door smart for $55 – CNET

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The MyQ Garage works with most modern garage-door openers. Sarah Tew / CNET I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had this conversation while lying in bed: “Did you shut the garage door?” “I don’t remember. Did you?” “No.” And guess who ends up getting out of…

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White House struggles for 22 minutes to mute conference call – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Is it hard to achieve a silent consensus via gadgets? Tetra Images The other day, I was on a Skype call with a hard-headed (and hard-nosed) techie. We could see each other. I could hear him. He couldn’t hear me.  We fiddled and we fiddled. We clicked here, there and everywhere.  In the end, we gave up, switched to a Zoom call and it worked.  I found myself, therefore, teetering toward sympathy upon hearing that…

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Bowers and Wilkins PX review – Bose QC35 gets some very smart competition

B & W Bowers and Wilkins PX review Bowers and Wilkins PX review • £319 PROS – Great noise cancellation – Quality design and comfortable to wear – Incredible battery life – Auto pause is a stroke of genius CONS – Not for those who like buckets of bass – Metal and leather design is quite heavy – Expensive Bose may have just updated its QC35s to include Google Assistant but now it’s got another rival to worry about. British audio firm, Bowers and Wilkins, revealed their new PX wireless…

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All the smartphone news from CES 2018 in one place – CNET

There weren’t any foldable phones at CES 2018, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 won’t launch until next month, but there was still plenty of smartphone news and accessories to keep us busy all week. While CES is a fantastic springboard for all sorts of weird and wonderful gadgets, it’s been years since a phone of any significance debuted here. 2018’s show brought the usual haul of new colors, phones that existed in other markets now announced for the US, niche devices and midrange models. Phone makers also used CES to…

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