iPhone owners have less than two weeks to replace battery for £25


Owners of iPhones with failing batteries have 12 days to take advantage of Apple’s out-of-warranty £25 battery swap offer before the price rises to as much as £65.

The discounted battery replacement scheme, which applies to the iPhone 6 and newer models, was launched following revelations last year that Apple was intentionally slowing iPhones because of worn batteries.

Apple apologised and reduced the cost of its out-of-warranty battery replacements for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus, SE, 7 and 7 Plus, 8 and 8 Plus and iPhone X.

It also rolled out an iOS software update that showed the health of the phone’s battery and allowed users to switch off the feature that slowed their performance to avoid power problems.

If the iPhone reports that the battery is worn out or a user experiences slower performance because of an old battery, they can get it replaced in-store for £25 or via post for an additional £7.44 shipping fee.

But from 1 January, the cost of a battery replacement will increase to £45 for phones from the iPhone 6 or newer, or £65 for the iPhone X. The cost for older iPhones such as the 5S will be £79.

Battery replacements within the warranty period, or if the user has Apple’s extended warranty, AppleCare+, are free.

This is iPhone 8


The hardware that allows the iPhone 8's rumored facial recognition capability could consist of a "revolutionary" new camera system for its front-facing camera.





The report follows related rumors of Apple augmenting or ditching its Touch ID fingerprint scanner in favor of iris or facial recognition technology, fueled by its acquisition of Israeli facial recognition startup RealFace. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 -- yep, that Galaxy Note 7 -- was among the first phones to come equipped with an iris scanner.

Microsoft reveals some interesting stats about apps, Office, and french fries


Microsoft has released some interesting stats on its "Microsoft by the Numbers" website, which showcases the growth of the Windows platform as well as other products and services offered by the company.

The website has also highlighted several milestones and achievements accomplished by the company which include:

  • Office has been downloaded more than 100 million times on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
  • 80% of the Fortune 500 is on the Microsoft cloud.
  • More than 75 million devices are running Windows 10.
  • Skype Translator can translate voice calls in 6 different languages.
  • Microsoft Surface Hub collaboration devices are integrated with optically bonded displays capable of detecting 100 points of multi-touch and up to three simultaneous pen inputs.
  • Microsoft employees in Redmond, Washington eat about 984,000 orders of French fries each year in campus cafeterias.

Many more intriguing facts have been listed as well which includes that there are now 669,000 apps in the Windows Store. The company also states that there are now 48 million Xbox Live users in 42 countries and that Outlook.com has more than 400 million active users. More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft Office which equates to one in every seven people on the Earth.

The Redmond giant has also highlighted prominent individuals linked to the company such as Stephen Alvarez, who has endeavored to snap photos of all the Seven Natural Wonders of the World using only Microsoft-made smartphones. Rudy Huyn has been mentioned as one of the "platform's most prolific developers" as his apps have been downloaded over 16 million times. There are several more interesting facts listed on the company's website which you can view by visiting the source link.

Creare App per iPhone ed iPad con Xcode 4.5

Creare App per iPhone ed iPad con Xcode 4.5 - Enrico RossiniEcco il nostro nuovo ebook dedicato questa volta alla creazione di app per iPhone ed iPad con XCode 4.5.

Chi si avvicina alla programmazione per iPhone ed iPad si trova spesso di fronte ad un ambiente sicuramente nuovo e diverso rispetto agli altri ambienti di sviluppo e non sempre risulta intuitivo.

Con questa guida ho voluto aiutare chi si avvicina a questo nuovo modo di lavorare, iniziando con una panoramica su Objective-C e scendendo via via nella conoscenza di XCode 4.5.

Molti sono i trucchi che non si trovano né nelle guide né cercando su web che spesso accorciano i tempi di sviluppo di applicazioni. Il libro si conclude con la realizzazione i di un'app completa per la presentazione di un sito internet con la lettura di file ed immagini on line e la realizzazione di un lettore di RSS.


Kindle per iOS si aggiorna con l’X-Ray per libri

Con Kindle per iOS, ottimizzata per iPhone, iPod touch ed iPad, avremo accesso in mobilità ad oltre 1.000.000 libro appartenenti al Kindle Store. L’applicazione offre un’interessante caratteristica, chiamata Amazon Whispersync, che si sincronizzerà automaticamente sull’ultima pagina letta, sui segnalibro e sulle note, evidenziandoli si tutti i dispositivi, Kindle incluso, così da poter continuare la lettura su altri dispositivi dall’ultima pagina a cui ci saremo fermati.

Tra le caratteristiche principali dell’applicazione troviamo: numerosi libri da acquistare dal Kindle Store, la possibilità di ottenere libri campione gratuiti, ricerca istantanea di parole sul dizionario, semplici tocchi per girare pagina e molto altro.

Su App Store è stato rilasciata la nuova versione 3.5 per Kindle. Questo aggiornamento va ad introdurre principalmente le seguenti novità:

  • X-Ray per libri. Guarda lo “scheletro del libro”. X-Ray ti aiuta a comprendere meglio i personaggi importanti, i luoghi e le citazioni grazie alle descrizioni di Shelfari.com e Wikipedia (solo titoli in inglese); 
  • Miglioramento del rendering delle immagini manga; 
  • Diverse correzioni di bug



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