Author: Neil Patel

A significant cellphone outage affected AT&T users in major American cities, leaving tens of thousands without service. The cause of the outage is still unknown, with theories ranging from solar flares to human error. iPhone’s SOS Only Mode: During the outage, iPhone users may see “SOS only” on their status bar, indicating limited connectivity. SOS Only mode allows iPhones to make emergency calls even when cellular networks are down. Wi-Fi Calling: iPhones support Wi-Fi Calling, which enables calls and texts over an internet connection instead of a cellular network. To set up Wi-Fi Calling: Open Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi…

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If you own a Pixel phone, such as the Google Pixel 8, you are entitled to additional software updates beyond the regular Android upgrades. Excitingly, we have some insights into what the next Pixel feature drop might bring. Based on a detailed analysis of the latest Android beta code conducted by Android Central, it appears that several useful tweaks and additions are on the way for Pixel phones, covering various aspects from Bluetooth connectivity to screen recording. Bluetooth Enhancements: Quick switching between Bluetooth devices: You will be able to conveniently switch between Bluetooth devices by simply tapping the Quick Settings…

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Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, is set to deploy its own custom-designed artificial intelligence chips, codenamed Artemis, into its data centers this year. This strategic move aims to reduce Meta’s reliance on Nvidia’s dominant H100 chips and control the escalating costs associated with running AI workloads. Meta has been investing heavily in boosting its computing capacity to support the power-hungry generative AI products it is integrating into services like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This involves acquiring specialized chips and reconfiguring data centers to accommodate them. According to Dylan Patel, founder of the silicon research group SemiAnalysis, the successful…

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Noted X user Majin Bu has provided insights into the anticipated battery specifications of the upcoming iPhone 16 series, hinting at significant improvements in battery capacity for specific models. According to the post shared on the platform, the iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, and iPhone 16 Pro Max are expected to boast larger batteries, with capacities of 3,561 mAh, 4,006 mAh, and 4,676 mAh, respectively. These figures represent notable upgrades compared to the iPhone 15 series, which features battery capacities of 3,349 mAh, 4,383 mAh, and 4,422 mAh, respectively. However, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 16 Plus may see…

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Apple has released the latest data on the adoption rates of its mobile operating systems, providing developers with valuable insights into the performance of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on iPhones and iPads. This information enables developers to optimize their projects to reach a broader user base. According to the developer.apple.com website, as of February 4, 2024, iOS 17 is installed on 66% of all iPhones that actively engage with the App Store. iOS 16 still holds a significant share with 23%, while the remaining 11% of iPhones run on iOS 15 or older versions. Apple also offers separate statistics…

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A recent leak suggests that the upcoming Nothing Phone (2a) may omit the signature rear glyph light, a defining feature of the brand. This information comes from industry insider OnLeaks, who shared an “official press render” with news site SmartPrix, clearly showing the absence of the glyph light. Instead, the rear design features swirling design elements and a pair of cameras in the upper left corner. Eliminating the glyph light is a puzzling decision, considering it’s Nothing’s signature style and the company recently introduced a Glyph Developer Kit for third-party developers to control the rear light. It’s possible that this…

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Google Bard, one of the most rapidly evolving apps in the Google suite, is set to undergo a branding transformation and be renamed Gemini. This revelation comes from developer Dylan Roussel (via Engadget), who discovered a list of upcoming updates for Google Bard, including the headline change to Gemini. The name Gemini is significant as it aligns with the next-generation AI model currently powering Bard. To streamline branding, Google is likely eliminating one of the two names. Additionally, an Android app dedicated to Gemini is reportedly in the works, initially available in the United States. Gemini for Android will seamlessly…

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Apple”s Vision Pro headset will go on sale in a matter of a few hours now. It”s a $3,499 headset from Apple that will support over 600 native apps and games as well as over a million apps from iPad. However, a few names missing in the catalog are YouTube, Spotify, and Netflix. As per reports, there will be no official YouTube app for Vision Pro at the time of launch. Owners will still be able to watch YouTube videos in the web browser. But Christian Selig, the mind behind the Reddit app Apollo, has created a YouTube client for…

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Rumors that Apple is overhauling its smart home strategy have resurfaced, with references to a new operating system called homeOS found in the developer beta version of tvOS 17.4. The term homeOS first appeared in a couple of job postings in 2021, alongside iOS, WatchOS, and tvOS. Apple quickly removed homeOS from the job listings after the news was reported. The exact purpose of homeOS remains unclear, but it is believed to be related to Apple’s efforts to revamp the smart home experience. It is possible that homeOS could be a new operating system for the HomePod, which currently runs…

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Zoom and Apple have joined forces to bring a new dimension to virtual meetings with the launch of an official Zoom app for the Apple Vision Pro headset. This partnership aims to create a more immersive and engaging experience for remote teams, allowing them to feel like they’re in the same room, even when they’re miles apart. Available from the Apple Vision Pro’s launch date on February 2, the Zoom app will offer a range of features designed to enhance collaboration and communication. These include: Fully immersive spatial experience: Users can feel like they’re truly in the same room with their…

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Apple has been forced to allow sideloading apps in the European Union (EU) to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Sideloading is the ability to install apps from sources other than the official App Store. While this feature is currently only available in the EU, many users are wondering if there are ways to circumvent the regional restriction and sideload apps outside the EU. Can You Sideload Apps on iPhone Outside the EU? According to Apple, it is not possible to sideload apps on an iPhone outside the EU, even with a VPN. Apple has implemented a system called…

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Microsoft’s Copilot AI, a powerful writing assistant, continues to expand its presence across the company’s software and subscription services. Today, Microsoft announced the public preview of Copilot in Viva Engage, its private social network platform for businesses. Viva Engage: A Brief Overview Viva Engage, formerly known as Yammer, is a platform designed to facilitate communication and interaction among employees within an organization. It serves as a private social network, enabling employees to connect, share ideas, and collaborate effectively. Copilot’s Role in Viva Engage With the integration of Copilot in Viva Engage, employees gain access to a range of AI-powered writing…

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With its premium price tag, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra demands a color palette that matches its sophistication. Fortunately, Samsung delivers with a diverse selection of seven stunning shades, ensuring that every user can find a hue that resonates with their style. Titanium Violet: A captivating deep purple that exudes elegance and individuality. Titanium Gray: A timeless classic, providing a sleek and understated look. Titanium Black: The epitome of sophistication, offering a versatile and professional aesthetic. Titanium Yellow: A vibrant and cheerful shade that radiates warmth and energy. Titanium Blue: A Samsung store exclusive, this pale blue exudes a calming and serene aura. Titanium Green: Another…

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 and Surface Pro 7, two notable devices in the Surface Pro lineup, have reached the end of their lifecycles, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 tablet series. This article delves into the history, key features, and implications of this end-of-life announcement for users and the broader tech industry. Surface Pro 5: A Minor Spec Bump with Notable Changes Launched in 2017, the Surface Pro 5 was a minor upgrade over its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4. While it lacked significant visual changes or earth-shattering updates, it introduced several notable improvements, including a…

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On Wednesday, Google confirmed layoffs in three of its divisions: Devices and Services, Google Assistant, and the core engineering team. These job cuts are part of the company’s efforts to streamline operations and integrate generative AI features into its products. Semafor first reported that hundreds of employees in the Google Assistant division were laid off. Google confirmed these job cuts, stating that they would help in the integration of Bard AI chatbot with Assistant. The New York Times also reported that Google was laying off several hundred workers in its core engineering team. These announcements came shortly after Google announced…

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OpenAI the American start-up behind the popular conversational agent ChatGPT, has come under fire for using millions of articles, books, and other texts to train its large language model without authorization or compensation. The company has responded by defending its actions, emphasizing its commitment to journalism and collaboration with press agencies. In a statement released on January 8, OpenAI argued that its use of copyrighted works is protected by the principle of “fair use,” a provision of American law that allows the use of protected works in certain well-defined cases. The company also pointed to its collaborative work with news…

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