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    The Elite x3's initial rush to market has HP reeling the Windows 10 Mobile phone back just a bit. While the US is seeing some sales action going on, some Microsoft Stores are holding back. In particular, there's one in Virginia that won't sell the high-power, business-focused device until mid-October. Windows Central was notified that a tipster got word "that the Elite x3 cannot be sold until October 11th." Inventory is in stock rooms, but the main roadblock happens to be camera issues that HP is trying to fix. The Microsoft Store websites for the US and Canada have listed the phone for ...

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    The Surface Pro 3 has been a steady product except for the several times it hasn't been. This is another time that Microsoft's updates have made it not a steady product. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has been going out to the Surface Pro 3 for a few weeks and what it left for those owning the convertible with an LG Chem-made battery. What's supposed to have been a firmware improvement has turned into a degradation as users found that the computer was not charging when plugged. Furthermore, when a Surface Pro 3 came off the power supply, it would instantly turn off. One user was ...

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    Update: T-Mobile announced late Thursday that the connectivity issues caused by the carrier version of the iOS 10 update for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE has been fixed in a new software package. Those who already installed iOS 10 can go into Settings, tap General, and see "About to install the fix". Other users may install the update as per usual. Our original story is below.  If you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone SE with T-Mobile, hold off on that iOS 10 upgrade. Yes, we know, your friends are iMessaging each other with stickers and invisible ink, but sit tight, ...

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    Earlier this year, Sony break-off company VAIO released a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone called the Phone Biz. We ridiculed its name as the tackiest in... the phone biz. That, and it was a fairly middling device in horsepower with a Snapdragon 617. But it was a third-party offering for Japanese Windows Phone customers and fans. It was hailed as a good step forward for the platform. Tuning back in, though, we find that the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update has been delayed for the phone. Why? Apparently, the Continuum desktop extension experience is compromised if the Phone Biz is docked ...

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    It was last week that Nexus 6 phones around the world dropped away from the internet for seemingly no good reason whatsoever. It took many complaints, engineer tweaks and questions asked to find out what was going on with the devices on T-Mobile and many other international carriers. A Nexus engineer pointed the data cut-out to activating the GPS antenna. Apparently, a lot of complaints were lodged while users were on the geolocation-intensive games Pokemon GO and Ingress. Darn Niantic. The issue is said to be fixed and owners of poorly-functioning Nexus 6 devices should restart their ...

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    There's more security news in the wake of Def Con 24 and it involves how Samsung Pay handles its mobile payments transactions. One Salvador Mendoza has found a way to steal authentication tokens and use them in a spoofing device to commit fraud. Mendoza details the process in a video: The problem comes down to the tokens, which are created each time someone activates the transaction UI and do not expire until about a day later. These tokens, if collected by a fake reader or something similar, can be used by miscreants to make authentic purchases on the Samsung Pay user's dime. No need ...

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    In its flurry of software updates, Apple supposedly fixed one problem and caused another one. A big one. Big enough to warrant drastic measures to fix it. According to MacRumors, the company is now offering free exchanges for iPad Pro 9.7 owners who had their tablets bricked by installing the iOS 9.3.2 update. Some of those owners reported seeing an "Error 56" dialog, followed by a prompt to plug the tablet into iTunes for a restore. Those who restored their devices only saw Error 56 pop back up again. Those who have such a bricked tablet should contact Apple Support. Cupertino has also ...

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    Update: Well, it wouldn't be an update without something breaking in the process. In this case, the iOS 9.3.2 seems to have screwed up some iPad Pro 9.7 tablets. Users report seeing an "Error 56" are instructed to connect to their computers and get on iTunes. An "Unknown Error 56" plagued several iPhone 6 devices back in 2014. iClarified suggests to boot your iPad Pro 9.7 to Device Firmware Upgrade Mode for a temporary fix. Our original story is below. Apple's computing platforms are getting their tweaks and optimizations on with OSX 10.11.5, iOS 9.3.2, watchOS 2.1.1, tvOS 9.2.1 and iTunes ...

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    It seems that the May Android security update has caused some instability for Pixel C owners, to say the least. Regardless of whether users were on Android Marshmallow or the Android N Developer Preview, users have been reporting that the device frequently reboots while off the charger. These happened generally while the Pixel C was sleeping, so we can probably infer that the power-saving Doze mode may have something to do with the bug. Threads on Reddit, the Nexus Help Forum and code.google.com haven't seen official responses just yet. Tinkerers have said that a temporary pass-through ...

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    We're finally seeing a resolution to whatever the problem is affecting some Apple Music subscribers who have had entire music libraries wiped off of their Macs. The story started out last week when blogger James Pinkstone said that he had to get all of his music back through a lower-quality iCloud file or poorly-matched Apple Music equivalents was after he had subscribed to Apple Music on his Mac. The issue has persisted with other users. iMore had later tracked down a database error found in iTunes — the program that handles Apple Music as well as the iTunes Store and locally-stored ...

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    On Wednesday, James Pinkstone of Vellum Atlanta penned a blog post about how "Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously." In it, Pinkstone details how his subscription to Apple Music had caused 122GB of music — from downloads to his own compositions — to disappear. Signing up for Apple Music, he said, triggered iTunes song matching software and it scanned his entire local library of music files before deleting the whole thing. Where iTunes was able match songs, it gave him an equivalent version on Apple Music. On the whole, the service often does a poor job of doing so, replacing special ...

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    Every so often, the iOS update takes its toll on very unfortunate people. We reported today on the frustrations of customers trying to update their iPad Air 2 tablets to iOS 9.3. Apple's now sorting the issue out, saying that it comes down to the Apple ID that users put in when setting up the device — not necessarily the ID they currently might be using. Any phone as old as the iPhone 5S and any tablet as old as the iPad Air are at risk for this possible screw-up. The company will provide a fixed update "in the next few days." Meantime, it's providing troubleshooting in our source link. ...

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    I've had the repeated pleasure of meeting the Boston Globe's Hiawatha Bray — he writes his Tech Lab column for the newspaper — and have appreciated his "big picture" stories on innovation. He gets into the nitty gritty, too: last time I saw him on my way home, he was toting a Moto X for review. It's with that cred that NPR's Rachel Martin invited Bray for a segment a couple weeks ago on Weekend Edition Sunday about the Amazon Echo and the company's voice-powered assistant, Alexa. If you're not familiar with how this up and coming Internet of Things hub works, you prompt the voice ...

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    The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet had Android Marshmallow coming to it. The update was billed as not having much adulteration, but it was apparently not tinkered around with enough. Shield owners who have received the update have reportedly lost Wi-Fi connection. The company posted in its forums that it was stopping the OTA roll-out to investigate why those problems are happening. It has suggested to those affected that they should reboot, then factory reset, then powering off their tablets for a few hours. Users then subsequently found that the Wi-Fi MAC address set to 02:00:00:00:00:00, ...

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    I'm not paying y'all $9.99 for my search not to be working, what is the problem @AppleMusic? ? — Terra (@Ms_Marshall) February 1, 2016 Apple Music, after the debut, the trials by fire and the death glares, now has a core base of users. And they are mad. Mad because of a problem that Spotify does not. Many users on Twitter and in Apple's support forums are complaining of the search function either not delivering results properly or at all and/or blanking out when called to deliver an artist profile or track. In one case, partial search terms would be autocompleted by the search engine and ...

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    It gives wibbly weather reports even those at the Met Office in London would tsk at. And it bothers users every so often with battery consumption notices, just like many a Chinese Android phone. You can probably tell that we are editorially not in favor of LG's Smart Notice widget, found on its major Android flagships from the past several years. But on the LG G3, the widget was more than just unfavorable: according to two security firms, Smart Notice lacked a security check feature when passing on new contact notifications to the user. Malicious types would be able to insert code that ...

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    Voice assistants tend to be pretty helpful in getting you what you want to know. Google Now seems to be one of the more matured services that can get more than the basics down to an art. Cortana, being one of the newer players, is getting there quick — especially with cross-platform access. We refer to these types of services, however, as Siri, almost by second nature. Says a lot about what Apple does. But this is about what Apple didn't do for five years. Since 2011, it was reported to Apple when Siri fielded queries about where one could find an abortion clinic that she instead would ...

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    It only takes one. We're not talking about Lay's potato chips or crisps. We're tailing off a breach at the world's largest consumer credit agency that affected 15 million T-Mobile customers. There's now another security hole that Big Magenta's subsidiary, prepaid carrier MetroPCS, has just finished patching up. But if you're one of the 10 million customers that had their data so easily accessible, there's little comfort in finding out that the hole was a "pretty bad f*ckup on MetroPCS's side." That comment comes from one hacker who found a similar bug at AT&T's site in 2010 which ...

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    Everyone's had this happen to them: you've bought everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner and head back home only to find out that you forgot to buy the turkey. To pivot to an analogue: is it just poor quality assurance that's been hampering some of these iOS software releases recently? If so, there's a pretty sloppy track record developing for Apple right now. Well that would explain the MAS problem. pic.twitter.com/Nuqj9Uxxiz — Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) November 12, 2015 That track record frustrated TweetBot developer/co-founder Paul Haddad today as Mac App Store apps could not be ...

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    We brought it up in our Android 6.0 primer video: expect bugs. Especially expect them in more front and center areas at first blush before the updates eventually come to patch them. It's not a rule exclusive to Android, just ask iOS. Twice. But T-Mobile troubles have appeared (no, not those T-Mobile troubles) and it involves LTE reception on Nexus 5 handsets. One Reddit user noted 3G reception in areas normally flush with LTE. Another user, from AT&T subcarrier Cricket also had a similar experience which got troubleshot with a toggle on-and-off of airplane mode. Another T-Mobile ...

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    Lollipop's troubles have been made very visible by the tech media to the national media. In the second case, it was with Android 5.0's Stagefright vulnerabilities that led to the pouring of vows to step up security updates. And while the move to Marshmallow is ongoing and might bring a whole new slew of scrutinizing eyes to the Android platform, some phones will have the dubious honor of carrying Lollipop as their mature version of the OS. That makes this security hole a must to watch for. Phones running 5.0-5.1.1 which have not been recently updated with the "LMY48M" 5.1.1 revision and ...

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    Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn't change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that's worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued. Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the ...

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    One of the coolest features that Apple debuted years ago, and which other platforms have adopted over the years, is a way for you to find your iPhone if misplaced or stolen. The service was initially part of MobileMe, then became free for all users as "Find my iPhone", and is now part of iCloud, which is free for everyone as well. The service can pin-point where your device is, make it ring if you can't find it, and even sends messages to the phone in case it was stolen. Sadly the service has been proven to be far from perfect today. For you to disable "Find my iPhone" you have to enter ...

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    iOS 7 was launched to a certain degree of polarization in the industry. Some hated it, and others loved it, but there was one feature that was generally praised, and it was the fact that Apple removed its limitations to how many apps you could hold in one folder. That being said, not many knew that there was a cool bug in iOS 7 that allowed you to create folders within folders, and therefore allowing you to have a cleaner home screen. Sadly if you relied on this feature, you might want to consider not upgrading to iOS 7.1, even if that's not something we'd call convenient. Apple patches ...

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    Ever since the original launch of iPhone OS, now known as iOS, it's gathered an interesting level of popularity not just for its ease of use, but also because it can prove to be very unreliable as your clock. If you remember years ago, it was fairly common for people to miss their alarms after any changes came with Daylight savings time. You'd think that after the recent administration changes in iOS, this would be fixed, but you're wrong. This time we don't have any reports of people being late for work thanks to their iPhones, but there is a bug in the operating system. If you hit your ...

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