How to check Airpods battery on your Android device

How to check Airpods battery on your Android device

Apple made a big push towards the 'wireless communication' area in 2016 by launching its first wireless earphones, Airpods. The firm also ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Although the audio accessory was meant to work in tandem with Apple devices, curious minds soon found out that it can also work when paired with and Android device.

Although its plays well with an OS coming from the rival company, one of the features Android Airpods users missed was keeping a track of the accessory's battery level.

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Apple addresses iOS source code leak, says it appears to be tied to three-year-old software

Apple addresses iOS source code leak

Earlier this week, iOS source code showed up on GitHub, raising concerns that hackers could find a way to comb the material for vulnerabilities. Apple has confirmed with TechCrunch that the code appears to be real, but adds that it’s tied to old software. 

The material is gone now, courtesy of a DMCA notice Apple sent to GitHub, but the occurrence was certainly notable, given the tight grip the company traditionally has on such material. So, if the code was, indeed, what it purported to be, has the damage already been done?

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iPhone maker will use Intel baseband chips for its devices in 2018.!

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As legal action between Apple and Qualcomm intensifies with billions of dollars at stake, a report on Monday claimed that the iPhone maker will use Intel baseband chips for its devices in 2018.

According to Taiwanese business group KGI Securities, Apple shared baseband chip orders for iPhones 7 with Qualcomm and Intel. For the 2018 devices, the company is set to rely on Intel as the exclusive supplier, saying that it can meet Cupertino-based company's technical requirements and offers more competitive prices.

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Apple says it sees 'strong demand' for replacement iPhone batteries

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 Apple Inc is seeing "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and disclosed it is considering offering rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries, the company said in a February 2 letter to US lawmakers made public on Tuesday.

Apple confirmed in December that software to deal with aging batteries in iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance. The company apologized and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models from $79 to $29.

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Amazon Prime Video finally lands on Apple TV

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Tim Cook said six months ago Amazon Prime Video was coming to Apple TV sometime before the end of the year. And here it is: the long-awaited app is finally available on Apple TV and the iOS flavor was updated to support the iPhone X.

The native tvOS versions is compatible with Apple TV 3rd generation devices or later. If the app isn’t visible yet, try searching for Amazon Prime Video on the Apple TV and it should pop-up.

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Apple Mac computers vulnerable to ‘firmware’ attacks

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Since 2015, Apple Inc has tried to protect its Mac line of computers from a form of hacking that is extremely hard to detect, but it has not been entirely successful in getting the fixes to its customers, according to research released on Friday by Duo Security. Duo examined what is known as firmware in the Mac computers. Firmware is an in-built kind of software that is even more basic than an operating system like Microsoft Windows or macOS.

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Apple iPhone 8 shows up in live video

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While the official launch date of Apple's new iPhone -- tipped to be called iPhone 8 -- hasn't been confirmed, there has been no shortage of leaks and rumours around it. While we have seen the 'iPhone 8' in several renders, one user has posted a live video on YouTube showing the alleged smartphone.

The short YouTube video shows the smartphone's front and back panels. The design of the device is the same as what we have seen in render and leaked images.

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Trai raps Apple for 'colonising data' in India

Trai raps Apple for 'colonising data' in India

Telecom regulator Trai has accused iPhone maker Apple of engaging in "data colonisation" in India and being "anti-consumer" by not allowing customers to pass on details about pesky calls and unwanted messages to authorities as well as their mobile operators.

The matter has remained unresolved over the last one year and has now led to an attack on the American electronics giant by R S Sharma, chairman of Trai.

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Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity to come later this year

Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE connectivity to come later this year , Apple Watch

Apple is working on a new model of the smartwatch that can work independently from a companion smartphone, according to a report. Bloomberg reports that the next-generation Apple Watch will have a cellular connectivity, meaning the wearable will directly connect to LTE mobile networks.

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Apple seeks new concessions to make iPhones in India

Apple seeks new concessions to make iPhones in India

Apple Inc has asked the Indian government to extend tax breaks to its suppliers if India seeks to become a manufacturing hub for iPhones and its components.

Government officials say meeting this request would require a new policy that applies fairly to other device makers, too.

The U.S. tech giant has been in talks with Indian officials since May of last year, when CEO Tim Cook and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to set up a production base in the country that goes beyond just assembling the devices, as happens today.

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