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    iOS 9.3 may have done Apple's software reliability in for this quarter, at least according to Blancco Technology Group. The firm has been tracking device failure rates for some time now and this is the first quarter where iOS fails outgrew Android ones. How badly? Proportionally to each side, iPhones had a 58 percent fail rate as compared to 35 percent for Android. Blancco blames this on tweaks made iOS 9.3.1 and x.2 as both caused "faster battery drain, random crashes, poor sound quality when taking Bluetooth calls and WiFi connectivity problems." 29 percent of all iOS failures were ...

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    The taco emoji. That's it, thanks for reading. In any year, you'll get to see some major projects or startups put to bed. You'll get products that come out of the factories just fine (at least with the quality assurance staff) and then up conking out in your face seconds after you open the box. And there's always the unforced error. You know, the consumer flop that an R&D team somewhere thought would be a big hit. We don't take pleasure in exploiting hapless manufacturers through news and opinion pieces. But it wouldn't be fair of us, either, to not call these events what they're meant ...

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    Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of tablets. Airlines, police departments and other businesses have been well-equipped with the convertibles. The NFL struck a $400 million to replace all 32 of its teams' paper playbooks with Surface Pro 3 devices and they initially didn't go to good use, being placed under the clipboards and the old sheets of paper those tablets were supposed to replace. They also got called iPads. Nowadays, the Surface Pro 3s get some proper use when they're properly functioning. They were not properly functioning tonight. At least 16 of ...

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    Rumors are surfacing about Amazon playing with the idea of finally bringing a smartphone to market. Why wouldn't they? They've already got some basic eBook readers, and some devices that should rightly be called "tablets". They don't have a phone, not yet anyway. So what's this we're hearing about an Amazon 3D phone? According to sources that don't want to be named, not only is Amazon working on a phone, but it might include a 3D user interface as well. I know what you're saying: we already had 3D phones, and they flopped -- big time. You're right, but let's look at what went wrong, and ...

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