Repairing Your iPhone Home Button From An Unofficial Repair Shop Can Brick Your Phone

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 Going to an unauthorized Apple technician to repair your home button can cost you a lot of money. On Friday, The Guardian reported that thousands of iPhone users encountered a mysterious “Error 53” error due to a new security feature to protect your Touch ID data. This error renders your iPhone useless as it bricks it. Read More Read more »

Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology

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 Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies.” “This agreement with GoPro shows the incredible breadth of technology sharing enabled through patent transactions,” said Nick Psyhogeos, president of Microsoft Technology Licensing,… Read More Read more »

One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App

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 Much of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor Google Ventures. “I was very much interested in what the patient experience was happening behind the scenes,” Gupta said. “They were interested in what was happening behind the… Read More Read more »

Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

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 The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future. Daqri, an AR smart helmet startup, is growing its leadership board significantly today while it continues testing its device. The company is adding three new executive positions today: Mike Lynch, who most recently tackled… Read More Read more »

BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

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 It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More Read more »

Bing’s New Apps For iOS And Android Focus On Finding Deals, Local Offers

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 Microsoft’s Bing is trying to carve out a niche for itself on mobile by focusing on the types of common searches and information requests people need to access while on the go. To that end, the company this week rolled out new iOS and Android applications with features like a barcode scanner for price comparisons, a tool to find the cheapest nearby gas prices, and, on iOS to start, a… Read More Read more »

Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO

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 Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 cents.  Fourth quarter revenue also fell short, coming in at $437 million, but investors had been forecasting $496 million. This is also down 31% from the $634 million in the same period the year… Read More Read more »

iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera

 Chances are you hate this protruding camera module pictured above on your current iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. According to a new rumor on the iPhone 7 design (via Mac Rumors), the next iPhone could have a flush rear camera. The antenna bands across the back would also disappear. Read More Read more »

New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays

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 3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for your phone with new hovering gestures. Read More Read more »