Apple Offer A Fix To iPhone 7s Devices Which Encounter Cellular Service Issues

Ever since Apple came up with iPhone 7 in 2016, they were considered to be a huge change in phone industry. iPhone 7s were the first phones that did not have a headphone jack, had no physically pressable home button and outstanding A10 processor. These phenomenal phones also display a wider range of colors, have a more long-lasting battery and more functional speakers thanks to the removal of the headphone jack. However, as perfect as these phones seem to be, they also have some slight malfunctions.

One of the malfunctions was announced by Apple in early 2018, about specific models of iPhone 7 not being able to connect to cellular service. This isn’t to be confused with iPhone 7s that do connect to cellular service but have a bad signal. This phenomenon can be quite familiar in the UK, a solution to which can be obtaining a mobile phone signal booster. It will help make the signal stronger and more stable, and the mobile phone signal booster guide will help you familiarize yourself with everything that you need to know about signals.

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Now that the confusion is cleared, it’s important to note that not all iPhone 7s are subject to this problem. Only specific iPhone 7s that have been manufactured from the September of 2016 up to February of 2018 with model numbers of A1160, A1780, A1660, A1779 (which can be found on the back of the phone at the very bottom) have trouble with cellular connection. These iPhone 7s were sold in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Macao and the U.S. The malfunction is related to the inability to connect to cellular service, which is why the phone shows “No service” in the status bar even if the phone has been set to connect to cellular service. This problem occurs because of a certain component on the main logic board.

Therefore, Apple is ready to repair the affect iPhone 7s free of charge, after checking to verify that the problem has occurred because of the mentioned program that malfunctioned. In addition, Apple will also get in touch with all the customers that have already paid to fix the problem and offer them reimbursement.

There are also a few other important notes that customers should take into account. If the iPhone 7s have any other issue (such as a cracked screen) not related to the “No service” one, they will have to repair them beforehand. The customers will also need to back up their important files on the phone to iCloud or elsewhere in order to avoid losing them afterwards just in case. It is also important to mention that the repair doesn’t affect the standard warranty coverage for iPhone 7s and the phone must be purchased no more than 2 years ago to be subject for repair. For more information, please click here.

Is The New Firefox Quantum Web Browser As Good As People Say?

Tuesday saw the release of a product which has been getting hyped up for around a year, this is the Firefox Quantum Web Browser. Firefox hasn’t gone through an update on as large a scale in over 13 years of web browsers, but now, get ready to try the new browser on all Operating Systems, this being Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows.

Quantum which is also known as Firefox 57, has been gifted with a friendlier user interface which not only makes it look modern, but thanks to the new tools implemented, it also has a modern feel to the browser. During the 2000’s Firefox’s growth was rapid and it took one third of the market, but as Google Chrome upped its speed and usability, Firefox was quickly moved to one side while Chrome took control of 64% of the browser market, leaving Firefox with as little as 14%.

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When the test version of the Quantum browser was released in September, it was widely acknowledged as a potential rival to Safari and Chrome and it then set out on the path to destroy all flaws with developers spending over 2 months examining all aspects of the browser to ensure that all bugs and security where discovered and acted upon before public release.
One head of the Mozilla’s Technology Organisation, David Bryant has said “Anyone who downloads this version, which is so advanced we have named it Firefox Quantum, you simply can’t help but notice the speed, performance improvements, and the responsive slick new user interface” and in my opinion, he is completely true, the speed and performance allows you to perform any action at a must faster rate than on previous browser, double that to be exact with 66 Runs per minute.

Not only is the speed tempting to potential switchers, but keep in mind that the memory usage by Quantum is 30% lower than that of Chrome. Remember when Chrome added data sync between Chrome on devices? Well Firefox have taken that up a notch with the new pocket app which allows you to save a page’s content on to the app for later visits.

After the small amount of time using Firefox Quantum, I can say that it’s a brilliant browser and I will now be setting it as my new default on both mobile and desktop, as well as encouraging customers to do so as well, but I guess it all comes down to personal preference. Who else is going to be giving Firefox’s newest creating a shot?

Samsung Mocks iPhone X Fans In Latest Advertisement

In recent years, Samsung has been known for directing jokes at Apple and its users but there was a quiet time in which they left them alone after the many court cases they filed against each other, but in the new commercials for the Samsung S8 show that they just can’t resist the urge to mock iPhone X.

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In this new commercial, the Samsung vs Apple wars conflicts are highlighted and shows the key features which allow Samsung to prove dominant over the iPhones creations. The first conflict identified the fact that the iPhone has a much lower memory capacity than their devices due to Apples use of 16GB of storage on the phones it releases. The next dig it takes at Apple is based in 2013 with Samsung showing its Galaxy Note 3 which sported a 5.5-inch display against the 4-inch used on the iPhone 5s. The commercial then begins to show the modern battles with Apple such as the waterproof Samsung’s being used in water while the iPhone is spotted being soaked in a bowl of rice and then finally they targeted the new iPhone Dongle which is an accessory created to charge and listen to music at the same time, ridiculous right?

Why should someone have to pay to use a basic feature, In my opinion the jokes directed at Apple are hilarious and perfectly justified as it speaks the truth, how do you feel about the mocking? View the advert yourself below!

 

Autonom Taxi Unveiled Aka The RoboTaxi

French company by the name of Navya has revealed that they have created a fleet of driverless taxis, the company has already proved itself by providing Las Vegas, Michigan and Singapore with all electric shuttle buses which you guessed it, are also self-driving.

At a company event in Paris, Navya unveiled the autonom cab. They have described the car as being the first “taxi robot”, this looks to overtake the competitors such as Uber when battling for the title of best self-driving transport service.

Although the exterior is extremely different to other self-driving cars, the inside is also features no cockpit which also means no steering wheel, brakes, mirrors, just seats. This shows the confidence in how competent the vehicle they are realising is going to be, let’s hope so.

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You may be thinking “where are all the security features?”, well let me explain, the car uses 10 LiDAR sensor units, six built in cameras, four obstacle radars and even a computer system to control the rest of the taxis features without the need for a human. They are also implementing a company made mapping tool which will present the routes to the car.

Look at the testing of the vehicle if you wish

 

A little bit of information about the key features now, the car can seat six passengers thanks to the extra space provided by the removal of the cockpit, the 55-mph max speed will not be taken advantage of as the car has been capped at 35mph to make sure it doesn’t conflict with the urban streets speed limit.

Until we see the car at work within the busy urban streets we will never know what it is capable off, would you trust this vehicle with your morning journey to work?

 

Dubai Police Introduce New Hoverbikes

Dubai has been testing new hover bikes in the effort to upgrade its police force by adding them to the list of police issued vehicles, the Hoversurf Scorpions were recently unveiled at the Gitex Tech Conference.

The bikes are going to be used to allow officers on emergency response to get to location faster and easier by being granted the ability to go over the traffic and prevent being stuck in a backlog of traffic or being stuck behind slow movers. The 600 pound bikes can run at speeds of up to 43 miles per hour and allows the use of the bike for 25 minutes per charge while being able to fly autonomously for four miles.Dubai Police Hoverbike 889x716 - Dubai Police Introduce New Hoverbikes

The hover bikes are going to be mass produced for the Dubai Police after it was confirmed by the Hoversurf CEO on Facebook that they had agreed a deal. It is well known that Dubai have a love for technology and gadgets with the police using a range of high speed super cars and linking drones to them to aid in the fight against crime.

I speak for myself when I say I would like to work the emergency services in Dubai, do you think the tech is needed?

100x Faster Wi-Fi Could Be Coming Soon

In this ultra fast day and age, where speed is king, slow loading times are often a major inconvenience.

When websites take longer than a few seconds to load, we become frustrated or in some cases just abandon it altogether.

But there is some good news. Recent reports suggest that a new breakthrough could mean we could be getting cat memes and netflix 100 times faster, according to Metro.

A team of US researchers reportedly sent video signals using ‘terahertz’ waves, a higher-frequency than Wi-Fi’s usual microwaves, which apparently means data could travel at 50 gigabits per second or in English – really really really fast.

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Professor Daniel Mittleman, of Brown University, went on to say “We have shown that we can transmit separate data streams on terahertz waves at very high speeds and with very low error rates. This is the first time anybody has characterized a terahertz multiplexing system using actual data, and our results show that our approach could be viable in future terahertz wireless networks.”

It may seem like a load of jargon for now, but super fast wifi could soon be a reality – fingers crossed.

What’s Really Inside An Etch-A-Sketch?

These guys over at “The King Of Random” &  “What’s Inside” on YouTube decided to hack up an Etch A Sketch to see how it works.

Back in the nineties, this toy was a staple for most kids toy boxes – the pinnacle of toy technology and yet it was basically just a more complicated means of drawing, with the added benefit that you could start a fresh with a quick shake.

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To children, or perhaps just us, this device seemed to be powered purely by magic and the contents remained a mystery ever since – until now that is. SPOILER: it turns out that it actually isn’t powered by magic.

So without further ado, check out the video below to see what it is that makes these magical doodle screens work.

 

Tech Companies Build Giant Robots To Battle Each Other

If you’re like us, then you have probably seen and maybe even enjoyed Robot Wars. Whilst we like Dara O’briain, it just isnt the same these days without Craig Charles.

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Anyway, back to the point, a couple of years back, American firm Megabots, the manufacturers of huge robots, threw down the gauntlet (for an epic super huge robot battle) to their Japanese counterparts (Kuratas) and now we are at a stage where it’s all becoming a reality.

 

Megabots founders Andrew Stroup, Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti created the company to “empower an entire generation of creators to actually build the robots of science fiction for the first time”.

Kuratas are pretty similar in the way they make huge robots to entertain people, as well as being able to muck around with all kinds of cool things.

We genuinely can’t wait to see this battle of the bots. It’s set to take place in August this year at an undisclosed location. Watch this space.

Zuckerberg Made An Crazy Amount Of Money In A Fortnight

Are you sitting down? Because what I’m about to tell you in just staggering.

Just incase you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know who Mark Zuckerberg is, let me explain. Mark is the original founder of a little website called Facebook. Mark started Facebook when he was just 19 years old and the rest as they say, is history.

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The Forbes global rich list currently has Mark ranked at #5.

In the first two weeks of 2017, Mark earned a whopping  £4.1 BILLION!

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This in turn made Mr.Zuckerberg the biggest earner of 2017 so far.

Facebook share prices hit an all-time high and Mark owns a very large amount of them (410 million shares); making him worth an obscene amount of money, estimated at around £44 billion. Not bad for a 32 year old eh?

The rise in Facebook’s share prices hasn’t been put down to anything in particular. That said many think it could be in due to the fact Facebook’s very publicly declared war on fake news.

 

 

British Inventor Builds A Real Life Iron Man Suit

I don’t think you need me to explain how much we love superhero’s here at IT Assist, it’s built into the core foundations of our business. So imagine how excited we are to find out that someone has actually built a real life iron man suit.

Just in case it’s not obvious, we are very excited indeed!

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British inventor, Richard Browning, has given it his best short at being Iron Man by founding a company called Gravity. He teamed up with Red Bull and has spent the last 12 months developing what he calls the “Daedalus Flight Suit”, which despite his best efforts still falls considerably short of the Iron Man Suit from the movies.

The suit does consist of many small jet engines strapped to his lower arms, ankles and back.

It doesn’t have the famous Arc Reactor chest piece either, its actually has something called “fuel bladders” that are kept inside the custom suit. So he’s sort of keeping the fuel very close to his chest. Brave man.

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Some of the other features you might find on the original Iron Man suit are the heads up display (HUD) which allows Browning to keep track of his fuel levels, engine operation and flight, it even keeps track of the fuel bladders and has a fail safe fuel alert.

The suit also has WiFi and Bluetooth so you can pair it up with your car…just kidding, it does have those features but it’s actually to enable live video streaming and for the ground crew to monitor the suit itself.

Check out the video below, it looks like it’s a bit tricky to say the least.

Credit where credit is due, Browning is currently following in Tony Stark’s footsteps, after all Tony had plenty of issues initially too and look how things worked out for him.

Clearly its still in its infancy at the moment, but we’re really looking forward to seeing how this develops.