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October 13, 2016

10 Easy Tips to Boost Your Android Phone’s Battery Life

If you’ve been using your phone for a while, chances are its battery life isn’t what it used to be. On day one you probably got a solid day of use on a single charge yet you sit here today with just a meager 2 hours on a charge. What happened? Here are 10 some simple tips you can do to boost your Android smartphone’s battery life.


1. Checkout your power flow, close battery draining apps

For those trying to optimize power usage, the first thing to do is check out Android’s built-in battery monitor in the settings menu. Not only does it tell you how much time your phone has been on, it also gives you an estimate of how much [...]

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October 13, 2016

TSMC Business Booming: Profits Up 28.4%, Revenue Up 22.5% in 3Q2016

Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) recently announced that they had an amazing 3Q2016 with a net income of NT$96.76 Billion ($3.05 Billion USD) and consolidated revenue of NT$260.41 Billion ($8.21 Billion USD). This represents a massive 28.4% increase in net income and 22.5% increase in revenue over 3Q2015. Compared to last quarter, TSMC saw an increase of 17.4% in revenue and 33.4% increase in net income.

Shipments of 16nm/20nm wafers accounted for 31% of wafer revenues, 28nm wafers accounted for $24% of wafer revenues, and advanced technologies, a fancy word for anything above 28nm, accounted for 55% of wafer revenues.

According to [...]

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October 15, 2016

Amazon Refunding Galaxy Note 7 Accessories Past 30 Day Return Window

Just returned your beloved Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Wondering what to do with those all accessories you blew over $100 on?

Well, if you purchased it from Amazon, return it! According to a recent post on Reddit, Amazon is accepting returns on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 accessories even if they were purchased outside the 30 day return window. According to the Redditor, Amazon is treating Galaxy Note 7 accessories as special cases. Obviously.

I just got off a chat with support for amazon requesting a refund on the wireless charger dock and case I bought for my note 7. I bought them back a week before the phone initially launched and they were both well outside the 30 day [...]

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October 13, 2016

Amazon Launches Music Unlimited to Compete with Spotify, Google Play Music

Amazon has been quite busy over the past few weeks, launching several new services including Twitch Prime, Prime Reading, and now Amazon Music Unlimited.

While Amazon has been offering Prime Music, which offers Prime members streaming of up to 2 million songs at no additional charge, for quite some time, Music Unlimited will offer tens of millions of songs, thousands of hand-curated playlists, and personalized stations for just $7.99 per month or $79 per year ($6.58 per month). Considering Amazon’s biggest competitors Spotify and Google Play Music charge $9.99 per month, Amazon’s Music Unlimited will be $2 to $3.41 cheaper depending on the plan [...]

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October 12, 2016

Battlefield 1 Play First Trial Now Live – 10 Hours of Gameplay Available

Are you ready for Battlefield 1? EA is. Members of EA Access and Origin Access  are now able to download the Battlefield 1 Play First trial before its planned October 13 launch date. Non EA Access and Original Access members will get access to the full game on October 21, and those who purchased the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will get access on October 18.

According to the website, the Battlefield 1 Play First trial will come with 10 full hours of content containing five maps, four game modes, and three chapters of the single player campaign. You’ll also get the exclusive Trench Raider Dog Tag and those who go through all 10 hours of content will receive a [...]

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October 12, 2016

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Augmented Reality Glasses to Six New Countries

In the up and coming world of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), one of the most interesting products is Microsoft’s HoloLens, Microsoft’s AR headset designed to utilize Windows Holographic platform in Windows 10.

When Microsoft was initially launched the HoloLens early last year, the HoloLens was only available to developers and enterprises in the US and Canada, however, according to a recent announcement, Microsoft will now invite developers and enterprises from Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom to order the HoloLens as well.

Currently, Microsoft’s HoloLens and the Windows Holographic [...]

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October 12, 2016

Samsung Slashes Q3 Sales, Profit Estimates Following Note 7 Debacle

Looking at recent tech debacles, very few of them can match Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 which according to a recent announcement from Samsung is projected to cost the company between $2.2-$2.4 Billion USD in just this quarter alone.

Previously, Samsung projected consolidated sales of approximately 49 Trillion Korean Won and consolidated operating profit of approximately 7.8 Trillion Korean Won in 3Q2016. However, new guidance released today projects consolidated sales of approximately 47 Trillion Korean Won and consolidated operating profit of approximately 5.2 Trillion Korean Won.

According to Reuters, total revenue loss from damage to the Samsung brand and [...]

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October 12, 2016

Global PC Shipments Drop in 3Q2016 for the 8th Consecutive Quarter

Market intelligence firms Gartner and IDC recently posted their latest estimates on the global PC market in 3Q2016 and once again, things aren’t looking too hot for the industry.



According to Gartner, PC shipments dropped 5.7% in the 3Q, marking the 8th consecutive quarter PC shipments have dropped. Despite the difficult market HP, Dell and ASUS, still saw around a 2.3-2.6% increase in shipments. On the other hand, the biggest losers include Apple, Acer, and “Others” who saw declines around 13.4-16.2%. While the overall industry declined, Mobile PCs such as notebooks, 2-in-1 PCs and Windows tablet shipments increased [...]

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October 12, 2016

Sony OtherOS Lawsuit Claim Now Available, $55 Settlement for PS3 Owners Who Used OtherOS Functionality

When Sony originally launched their first iteration of the PlayStation 3 back in 2006, one of the features of the gaming console was the ability to install a Linux based operating system by using the built-in “Other OS” feature. A number of PS3 owners purchased the console with ambitions to utilize the PS3 as a Linux PC, but this feature was unfortunately removed in 2010 via software update 3.21.

As many gamers claimed that they purchased the PS4 for the Other OS functionality, this subsequently resulted in a 6 year class action lawsuit with Sony opting to settle the suit back in June of this year.

According to the terms of the settlement, customers [...]

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October 12, 2016

10 Easy Tips to Speed Up a Slow Windows 10 Computer

In the latest of our how to tutorials and guides, we try to answer one of the questions we get asked about almost on a day to day basis both here as well as in our daily personal lives. The question of course being “How do I speed up my PC that used to be fast, but is now very slow?”

Well that’s a good question and without any additional rambling on my part, let’s take a look at the top 10 things you can do to speed up your PC.


1. Clean Your System

When we use our computers, junk starts to accumulate in different areas of our system. Browsers for example store history, cached data, cookies, and other files while [...]

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