Google Assistant will (probably) speak your language this year

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/23/google-assistant-30-supported-languages-2018/ It’s easy to get excited about new technologies when you’re privileged to live in one of the handful of markets and speak one of the few languages that tech … Read more

iOS 11.3 beta 2 includes performance throttling opt-out and new battery health options

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/07/ios-11-3-beta-2-iphone-battery-health/ Apple raised the anger levels of some iPhone users when it was revealed that handset performance was being purposefully reduced to maintain battery health. Some of this anger was … Read more

Virgin Mobile to offer cheap, ‘pre-loved’ iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/30/virgin-mobile-pre-loved-iphone-7/ Virgin Mobile has announced plans to offer Certified Pre-Loved iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets in the US. Starting in February, the company will be offering the phones … Read more

Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/italy-investigates-apple-samsung-phone-slowdown/ Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple … Read more

Tim Cook: iPhone users will soon be able opt out of performance reduction

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/iphone-performance-throttling-optional/ Many iPhone owners were disappointed to learn that Apple had been purposefully slowing their handsets, with many people believing it confirmed rumors that Apple slowed older iPhones to encourage … Read more

Apple to introduce enhanced parental controls to counter iPhone addiction in children

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/10/new-parental-controls-iphone/ Following accusations that children are addicted to iPhones, Apple has said that it will introduce improved parental controls in iOS. At the weekend, an open letter from a group … Read more

Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement offer is available right now — but supplies are limited

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/31/cheap-iphone-battery-replacement-starts-now/ After admitting to slowing down older iPhones, Apple subsequently apologized for the lack of transparency about the issue. In addition to the apology, the company also announced that iPhone … Read more

Yes, Apple really is slowing down your old iPhone — but says it’s for your own good

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/22/apple-admits-slowing-down-iphones/ We now know for certain what many people have suspected for some time: Apple really is slowing down older iPhones. The phone-maker has finally come clean about what’s going … Read more

Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/04/facebook-messenger-kids/ In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, … Read more