How to download iOS 11: Apple releases the first public beta of its new software

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 11 less than a month since the grand unveiling at this year’s WWDC 2017. Highlights include person-to-person payments using Apple Pay, a new design for the Control Center and a completely overhauled App Store. But it was iOS 11 on iPad that received the most significant updates, showing once again Apple is keen to turn the iPad into a genuine alternative to a laptop. As with all iOS releases, registered developers have been trialling the software since WWDC to iron out any initial…

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Phone boxes across the UK are being turned into free 1Gbps Wi-Fi hotspots and charging stations

Abandoned phone boxes scattered around London and other major UK cities are being transformed into Wi-Fi hotspots offering free calls and digital services. BT has partnered with Intersection and Primesight to launch LinkUK, following the launch of LinkNYC in New York in January 2016. As part of the scheme, existing phone boxes are being turned into “sleek, ultramodern kiosks” – called InLinks – across the capital and new kiosks are being installed in areas where phone boxes have been removed. The partnership was unveiled in October and now the first…

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OnePlus 5 unveiled in the US, to be launched in India on June 22

After months of speculations, the long-awaited OnePlus 5 was unveiled at the company’s ‘2017 OnePlus Annual Flagship Launch’ event in New York city on Tuesday. The launch was hosted by the global leadership team of OnePlus, along with Carl Pei, OnePlus co-founder. OnePlus 5, the latest offering by the Chinese smartphone maker features the latest Snapdragon 835 processor and a 6GB RAM. The base model will cost $ 479 in the US and will go on sale from June 27. It will be available in Midnight Black and Slate Gray…

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China’s Quantum Satellite Dispatches Transmissions Over a Record Distance of 1,200 Kilometres

A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday. China launched the world’s first quantum satellite last August, to help establish “hack proof” communications between space and the ground, state media said at the time. The feat opens up “bright prospects” for quantum communications, said Pan Jianwei, the lead scientist of the Chinese team, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale…

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McDonald’s to Use Snapchat to Hire Workers in the US

In its bid to attract young applicants, American fast-food chain McDonald’s will hire some US workers this summer through the photo-sharing app Snapchat. The world’s largest burger chain said the company and its franchisees will hire about 250,000 people across its US restaurants for what is usually one of its busiest seasons of the year, the Chicago Tribune reported. The chain started accepting “Snaplications” in Australia last month, allowing potential employees to make video submissions with a special filter that shows them wearing a McDonald’s uniform. “We thought Snaplications was…

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, Galaxy J7 Max First Impressions

At an event in New Delhi on Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max. The all-new J-series smartphones come with Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini respectively, Samsung’s payment solution that has been missing from the range so far. Apart from mobile payment solution, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro also promise a premium design, features, specifications that can match flagship phones in some regards. Samsung’s J-series of smartphones have been well received in India, and have been catering to a broad…

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E3 2017 day 2 wrap-up: Destiny 2 on PC, Wolfenstein returns, and Ubisoft games galore

Listen in as Hayden and Adam talk about the hot new PC games they played today, and boy, they were some heavy hitters: Destiny 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, and Skull & Bones, a pirate combat simulator that’s the spiritual successor to Assassin’s Creeed IV: Black Flag’s beloved ship battles. Still hankering for more E3 goodness? Check out PCWorld’s E3 day one wrap-up, or if you want to cut straight to the chase, our coverage of the 40 must-see PC gaming…

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Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) Review

  Fiio, best known for its high-resolution media players and portable headphone amplifiers, recently launched the second generation of its premium EX1 earphones. The successor to the EX1 promises improved audio quality and better craftsmanship. At Rs. 4,299, this pair is a bit on the expensive side for earphones with dynamic drivers. However, let’s see if the new EX1 manages to win us over. Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) design and features The EX1 (2nd Gen) ships with fairly good packaging. You get six pairs of silicone ear tips (we only…

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AMD’s FreeSync 2 tech debuts in a wild 49-inch Samsung HDR monitor

Samsung just announced the world’s first FreeSync 2-enabled PC monitors, the 27- and 32-inch CHG70 and the utterly massive 49-inch CHG90 ultrawide display—which is essentially a multi-monitor setup without multiple monitors. Samsung’s displays extend the battle between AMD’s FreeSync and Nvidia’s G-Sync technologies to the budding field of high-dynamic range monitors. Nvidia’s already teased several G-Sync HDR gaming monitors from Asus and Acer, though none are actually available to purchase just yet. MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE Samsung CHG90 49″ FreeSync 2 monitor $1,499.99MSRP $1,499.99 VIEW on Amazon Like those G-Sync HDR…

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Snap Acquires Location Analytics Startup Placed

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired Placed – a Seattle-based startup that operates a consumer location analytics platform – for an undisclosed sum. The company will help Snapchat show advertisers how their ads on its platform bring traffic to their products and services. “Over the past 12 months, Placed has measured more than $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,220 crores) in media spend to store visits, across thousands of campaigns and hundreds of partners, cementing Placed as the leader in location-based attribution,” David Shim, CEO and co-founder of Placed wrote in…

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