Apple starts selling SIM Free and Unlocked iPhone X in the US
Apple bestselling 10th anniversary iPhone X finally with unlocked SIM Free version starts selling at Apple online stores in the USA. The iPhone X is the most expensive device in Apple history decades. Earlier Apple allows buying iPhone X with one SIM card choose from four prime companies AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.
Now customers can buy SIM Free iPhone X without choosing any carrier service and activate the device on any carrier service later. iPhone X models with AT&T doesn’t support Verizon hence Apple decided to launch the SIM Free iPhone X version so that customers can choose any carrier service according to their will.
The SIM Free iPhone X is available in Space Gray and silver color with a price tag similar to SIM version of iPhone X $999 for 64GB and $1149 for 128GB storage version.
Soon Apple will allow its employees to purchase iPhone X at discounts as Christmas offers.
Apple Support launches a Youtube channel to provide device tutorials
Apple has launched an Apple Support Youtube channel which will provide iOS tips & tricks to users. The channel was registered on 5 October 2017 is now uploading a series of How to videos tips that customers can perform on their iPhones and iPads.
The Apple Support channel has a list of 10 videos for now, and the length of all the videos about 1-2 minutes explaining different features of iOS with full English captions for accessibility.
Apple Support offers videos tips like “How to mute or leave a group conversation”,”How to print from your iPhone or iPad” and “How to send and save GIF on your iPhone”
Apple is about to launch Apple Pay Cash mode in next update
Apple is about to launch its online Cash transfer service called Apple Pay Cash for upcoming iOS 11.2 update.For now, it is available in the beta version of iOS 11.2 across the USA. Apple Pay Cash mode allows transferring money one user to another user through inbuilt iMessage app, going further users can also send the money using Apple watch having watchOS 4.2 version.
Apple wanted to launch this feature in the iOS 11.1 update as testing of this feature running from October beginning.Meanwhile this, Apple moved this feature to iOS 11.2 update. Users will be able to send cash from linked Credit or Debit card further you can use this amount to make purchases or send it to bank account directly just like as Google Tez app by Google.
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Apple patents foldable iPhone with flexible display
Apple always adding new things to its iPhone. They have introduced touch ID, Face ID and a lot. Now for 2018 projects, Apple filed a patent for foldable iPhone with a flexible display with US Patent & Trade Office and it has been granted according to reports.
The phone design looks like opened and closed book with a metallic hinge that allows iPhone to be bend. The patent contains all types of mentioned display LED, OLED, and micro LEDs.
Earlier according to Apple is working with LG on foldable displays projects which may end up in 2020. It is expected that the foldable iPhone production will start in 2020.
Samsung is also working on bendable smartphones and they may introduce their phone in 2018.
Firefox will soon identify websites that have been hacked
With the launch of Quantum version, Firefox browser is becoming better, much faster than before, smoother animation and the interface has improved a lot. Firefox is the only browser competitor of Google Chrome. Menus become easier to navigate and search bar is now giving more suggestions for better browsing experience.
Firefox is working on a new feature with Have I been pwned to flag websites that have been hacked in the past. Firefox is looking to add this new feature to its latest Quantum browser. Have I been pwned is a popular website that can tell you if your email id credentials been hacked in the past by hackers or not.
It is not confirmed yet when this feature is coming Quantum version
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Google is collecting Android users location data even when location services are turned off on Android devices
According to a report, Android smartphones are collecting users locations data and able to send it to Google even when your device location services are turned off. When devices just got simply connected to internet and Android smartphones are also able to do this while you haven’t inserted any sim card or didn’t use any app based on location services,
A Quartz investigation report has been disclosed this information. Google confirmed this investigation and said it was the end of this execution this month.
Since the beginning of this year, Android running devices are gathering location information of users from the nearby cellular towers and sending that data to Google while they are connected to the internet. This practice even works after customers factory reset their devices. This is against the privacy of the users and puts the user information on risk.
According to Google, this location tracking data collecting feature will be rolling out on all the android devices by end of this month.