Apple crippled Qualcomm modem to make it work like Intel’s
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Can’t have some working better than others


Apple has solved the performance gap between the Intel and Qualcomm modems on the iPhone 7 by disabling some of the Qualcomm X12 modem features so that it performs similarly to the Intel version.

Apple to replace faulty iPhone 6S batteries
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Some customers experiencing abrupt shutdowns

On Sunday, Apple launched a repair service for users of a small batch of iPhone 6S devices that have been experiencing shutdown problems due to faulty batteries.

Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm
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CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm

Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.

MediaTek VP mentions Helio X30 in 10nm
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Coming in 1H 2017

Qualcomm was the first to announce 10nm SoC and claims that it has started shipping to OEMs but it looks like MediaTek won’t be that far behind either. 

Powercolor has the cheapest RX 470 4GB graphics card
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With the new RX 470 Red Dragon V2 4GB

Powercolor has unveiled a new Radeon RX 470 4GB graphics card, the Powercolor RX 470 Red Dragon V2, which is also the cheapest Radeon RX 470 4GB currently selling at Newegg.com for US $159.99.

Nvidia fixes Geforce 375.86 WHQL Pascal VRAM clock issues
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With new Geforce 375.95 Hotfix drivers

Nvidia has finally fixed VRAM issues noticed on some Pascal GPU-based graphics cards with the recently released Geforce 375.86 WHQL driver, by releasing the new Geforce 375.95 Hotfix driver.

Samsung is still the number one mobile maker
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Apple did not cash in on Note 7 fiasco

Samsung Electronics is still the number one global seller of smartphones in spite of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Samsung launches Nougat beta programme
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For S7 and S7 Edge

Maker of the ever-smouldering Notes, Samsung, has launched its Android 7.0 Nougat Galaxy Beta Program for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

iPhones send data to Jobs’ Mob after all
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Call history goes to iCloud where Apple stores it

A team of Russian security experts has found that Apple might have access to more user data than it is letting on.

UK brings in the most extreme surveillance law
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Worst for any democratic country

The UK has just passed a huge expansion in surveillance powers, which are the harshest written in any democratic country.