Some iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly, forcing a user to have to plug them into an outlet to get them to power back on.Apple has been working on this very annoying bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices.The fix is actually already on your iPhone if you have installed iOS 10.2.1 — something that around 50 percent of iOS users have already done.After letting the fix simmer on customer devices, Apple now has statistics to share on how it has improved the issue, citing 80 percent reduction on iPhone 6s and 70 percent reduction on iPhone 6 devices.It s also important to note that there was a similar but different issue that had the same unexpected shutdown symptoms late last year that resulted in a battery recall of some devices.Here is the comment they provided to TechCrunch today:
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Zalora, the Rocket Internet-backed online fashion store, is continuing its retreat from Asia.The firm sold off its businesses in Vietnam and Thailand last year, and now it is withdrawing from the Philippines and Indonesia.Yesterday it transpired that Zalora sold 49 percent of its Philippines-based operations to local real estate firm Ayala, as E27 reported, but it is in the process of closing a similar deal in Indonesia.Zalora is in negotiations with retail group MAP with a view to a controlling investment or acquisition, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch.MAP operates close to 2,000 retail outlets in Indonesia, including departure stores, fashion outlets and more in partnership with global firms like Zara and Marks and Spencer.MAP is listed on the Indonesian stock exchange and has over 22,000 staff.
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While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Snapchat and WeChat rake in ever more users, features and relationships with key brands, and Apple s iMessage continues to play strong with iPhone users, Android and search giant Google today announced a big step forward in its own strategy to bring its own native, enhanced, native messaging service to more Android devices — a play for Google to help carriers raise their own native messaging game, and stay in the messaging game itself in the future.Today the Android giant is announcing that 27 more carriers and device manufacturers have signed on to its list of supporting partners for Rich Communications Services RCS — an initiative to add more dynamic features like group chat, high-res photo sharing, read receipts and typing indicators as defaults to the basic, native Android Messages SMS chat app, which will now incorporate RCS alongside MMS and SMS services.Alongside this, it s also opening up a new program for brands and messaging providers to develop more enhanced messages for the platform.Carrier partners include Vodafone, Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Globe, while OEMs now include LG, Motorola, Sony, HTC, ZTE, Micromax, Nokia, Archos, BQ, Cherry Mobile, Condor, Fly, General Mobile, Lanix, LeEco, Lava, Kyocera, MyPhone, QMobile, Symphony and Wiko, in addition to Google s own Pixel and Android One handsets, bringing the number of subscribers now covered by Android Messages to about 1 billion globally.The news is timed in a specific way: we are days away from the big MWC mobile conference in Barcelona, and this is Google s way of saying it is continuing to making more inroads into that market.Google is adding new features like Voice over LTE support to Project Fi every day.
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Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers websites.However, the most severe leakage occurred between Feb. 13 and Feb. 18, when around 1 in every 3,300,000 HTTP requests to Cloudflare sites would have caused data to be exposed.Attackers could have accessed the data in real-time, or later through search engine caches.Cloudflare notes in its announcement of the issue that even at its peak, data only leaked in about 0.00003% of requests.It doesn t sound like much, but Cloudflare s massive customer base includes categories like dating websites and password managers, which host particularly sensitive data.He emphasized that not all of those leakages would have contained secret information.
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Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted and edited by: Tito HamzeI don t know what to wear on Crunch Report It s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself .If you are a startup and want to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and I ll wear it in an episode.I m not going to mention the company on the shirt in the episode but it will be there.No offensive stuff, it s totally at my discretion if I wear it.
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The facility, and the site, dominate the landscape, and reflect the enormity of World View s main goal, which is nothing short of carving out a brand new and unique market for commercial spaceflight operations.CEO and co-founder Jane Poynter explained in a press conference that World View is, at heart, a stratospheric flight and exploration company.This means that it sends gas-filled balloons to the very edge of space, complete with payloads that could include imaging and sensor suites.Yet it presents a considerable one, she says.Likewise, you could imagine positing a constellation of stratollites over high-risk fire areas, offering very early detection of wildfires via stationary observation on a sustained basis.These balloons are laid out on these long tables, which run to 1/10th of a mile at their longest.
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The leakage was the result of a bug in an HTML parser chain Cloudflare uses to modify Web pages as they pass through the service's edge servers.The parser performs a variety of tasks, such as inserting Google Analytics tags, converting HTTP links to the more secure HTTPS variety, obfuscating email addresses, and excluding parts of a page from malicious Web bots.When the parser was used in combination with three Cloudflare features—, , and —it caused Cloudflare edge servers to leak pseudo random memory contents into certain HTTP responses.
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Ruben Harris is a professional cellist and a recovering investment banker who now leads partnerships in San Francisco for Honor, a healthcare startup focused on seniors.He is also a founder of the Breaking Into Startups podcast.At the same time that a new President is stepping into the oval office to lead the United States roughly 4000 other government workers are leaving their jobs.Employers tend to categorize these individuals into policy or legal categories when they think about hiring.However, what folks don t realize is that people in government are organizers and hustlers with deep industry knowledge with skills that are applicable across the tech industry.They re people like Jotaka Eaddy, Head of Government affairs at Lend Up.
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A little hole opens in your heart as you watch your past fly away on a jet plane.Whether you’re glad to see it go or will miss the old days, this playlist helps you find the words to say goodbye.The playlist, curated by Spotify user Isaiah Rowley, features songs that help you let go from artists like Rob Thomas, Kelly Clarkson, Matchbox 20, and, of course, Adele.It’s probably best to keep a box of tissues nearby while you listen.Welcome to our Featured Playlist series.Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience!
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Originally, providers with less than 100,000 subscribers were exempt; the order raises that number to 250,000 — potentially allowing more companies to escape complying with certain consumer protections.But the particulars of its passage indicate that the commission is plainly headed in that direction.In 2015, these requirements were enhanced to include a few other measures: any and all promotional rates, fees and surcharges, packet loss, data caps, application-agnostic degradation of service to a particular end user — for example, throttling your traffic after you hit a soft data cap or the like — and a few other odds and ends.Now, some critics pointed out that a mom-and-pop provider in a small town with 1,000 subscribers might find it difficult to meet these new enhanced transparency rules.The plan was to revisit this number now and then see whether it needed to be changed, and twice the commission has found that 100,000 seemed fine, although the 250,000 number had been suggested by dissenting members.On December 19, 2016, Ajit Pai and Michael O Reilly, the current Republican members of the commission, wrote a letter to the Cellular Telephone Industries Association, American Cable Association and other industry trade groups about the transparency rule and small business exemptions.
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Wow – Bitcoin just hit an all-time high.The digital currency is currently trading at around $1,186 – which is about $20 more than it s previous all-time high of $1,165, which it hit three years ago in November 2013, at the height of Bitcoin-mania.A few months after that all-time high, Mt.Gox, one of the earliest and biggest Bitcoin exchanges, shut down after news it has lost hundreds of thousands of Bitcoin owned by its users.This caused the price to nearly drop in half.Since then over the past four years the price has fluctuated dramatically, sometimes tied to news like the Halvening and broad economic uncertainty and hacked exchanges and sometimes seemingly moving on no news at all.
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Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving company that began life as Google s self-driving car project, has filed suit against self-driving trucking company Otto, and its parent Uber.Waymo says that Uber misappropriated its trade secrets, and infringed upon its held patents.Specifically, Waymo says it has found evidence that Otto and Uber have been using elements of its self-driving tech related to its custom, in-house LiDAR sensors, which the company unveiled earlier this year.In its complaint, Waymo says that it developed a combination of unique laser systems to provide critical information for the operation of fully self-driving vehicles, which were taken by Otto founder Anthony Levandowski specifically, who was previously a manager working for Waymo.Levandowski downloaded over 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary files from Waymo prior to leaving the company, including its proprietary LiDAR circuit board design.Amazingly, Waymo says it discovered this chain of events initially when a supplier accidentally copied it on emails to Uber and Otto that contained a circuit board design from the ride-sharing company which looked remarkably like its own.
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More Charts   The year s biggest trade show for smartphones, Mobile World Congress, kicks off next week, and there ll be plenty of mobile gadgets on display.One company that won t make its usual splash, though, is Samsung.While Android s biggest phone maker typically uses MWC to launch its flagship Galaxy S phone, all signs point to the company holding off for a month, and using the event to showcase a new tablet instead.While that could be viewed as a setback, and while the Galaxy S8 is a crucial release for Samsung, it s worth remembering that the Korean firm s phone business is still about volume as much as centralizing around one high-end model.This chart from Statista gets at the idea: Though Apple is in a dead heat with Samsung in terms of global market share, the former only released three phones in 2016, while the latter launched a whopping 31.That number is actually down significantly from where it was two years ago.EXCLUSIVE FREE REPORT:25 Big Tech Predictions by BI Intelligence.Get the Report Now NOW WATCH: NASA released the most detailed images of Saturn ever taken — and they re stunningLoading video...
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Despite President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the “fake news” media, a new poll from Quinnipiac University finds that more Americans trust the media than Donald Trump.A majority of Americans, 52%, said they trust the news media over Donald Trump to tell the truth about important issues."The media, so demonized by the Trump Administration, is actually a good deal more popular than President Trump," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.Democrats and Independents trust the media more than Trump.Eighty-six percent of Democrats trust the news media more than the president.However, 78% of Republicans said they trust Trump more than the media, suggesting that Trump’s efforts to discredit the mainstream news media has succeeded at least among his most ardent supporters.
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When your latest accomplishment (mini or massive) becomes public knowledge, you’ll be met with a spectrum of responses.Be prepared for everything from enthusiastic celebration from friends to sideways glares from those outside your fan-base.Here’s how to deflect some of the most frequently deployed passive-aggressive retorts to your success.Read that like it’s heartfelt.Some people are genuinely interested in the story behind your good news.If you hear the you emphasized, reply, “It took a lot of work, but it was worth it,” and quickly make your escape.
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Turner and IMG's ELeague announced an expansion its current eSports efforts on Thursday.Per a press released provided to Forbes, the first-ever Street Fighter V Invitational will begin on March 27 with preliminary rounds, and it will run through March 30.That portion of the event will run through March 30.The 32 professional SFV players will be chosen based on their standings on the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour.The players will be competing for the winner's share of a $250,000 prize.The competition will take place at the G Fuel ELeague Arena in Atlanta.
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Of course, letting the phone just ring or go to voice mail isn’t a viable long-term solution, so what do you do?Hosted IVR, which is IVR delivered via the cloud, by subscription, now makes a lot more sense for SMBs from a cost perspective.Unfortunately, calling a business and being greeted with a recorded prompt can put some existing and prospective customers off.Popular because they save businesses time and money in routing calls to the right people, IVR systems allow customers to serve themselves by leveraging touch-tone or, increasingly, voice-recognition programs, the latter of which allows callers to speak their preferences.But with hosted, cloud-based IVR, the system is finally becoming cost-effective for small and mid-sized businesses.With hosted IVR, you eliminate the expense and hassle of having to buy and maintain on-premise equipment, manage multiple vendors, and overprovision to make sure you can manage seasonal shifts in call volume.
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Last summer I was in Italy and visited a 500-year-old famous glass-blowing factory in Murano, near Venice.Their work is known throughout the world and is exquisite in terms of shape, color, design, beauty and uniqueness.I purchased two glass paintings and a large glass replica of a sailboat.A month later, three large crates were delivered by Federal Express to my Condo in the U.S.According to U.S. Customs, I owed the United States almost $600 for import duty notwithstanding the representations by the highly-reputable dealer in Italy.They wanted another 6% use tax of the value of all purchases because they believe that everyone should buy everything from merchants within our state.
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If you haven't gotten a chance to play Ghost Recon: Wildlands yet, today you can download the game's final beta for free and give it a spin.The beta is open to all gamers on PS4, Xbox One and PC.I'm one of the legion who haven't tried the game out yet, so I'm eager to give it a spin.I've heard mixed things about Ubisoft's latest open-world entry.It certainly looks a lot different from the old Ghost Recon games I cut my teeth on back in the day.The open beta runs from today through next Monday, Feb. 27.
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The Trump administration has prioritized repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a set of rules by the U.S. EPA aimed at limiting pollution from power plants.New analysis shows that repealing the rule would cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars, add more than a billion tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and cause more than 100,000 premature deaths due to inhaled particulate pollution.Energy Innovation utilized the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) to analyze the effects of repealing the CPP.The EPS is an open-source computer model developed to estimate the economic and emissions effects of various combinations of energy and environmental policies using non-partisan, published data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. EPA, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, among others.The EPS has been peer reviewed by experts at MIT, Stanford University, Argonne National Laboratory, Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.Our analysis compared a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario (based on existing policies as of mid-to-late 2016, not including the Clean Power Plan) to a scenario that includes a set of policies that narrowly achieve the Clean Power Plan’s mass-based emissions targets.
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