Apple replacing batteries of some chosen units of the iPhone 5 for FREE

Apple Inc.  In the event that you have been regularly charging your iPhone 5 because of certain battery related issues, this news ought to come as no problem – Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) itself is replacing batteries of some chosen units of the iPhone 5 that have the battery issue.

According to numerous reports flashing all over the web, Apple Inc. is replacing the batteries of few iPhone 5 units that have a defective battery in this way bringing about a shorter battery life and more successive charging.

This battery imperfection is found in those iPhone 5 devices sold between September of 2012 and January 2013, the reports said including that Apple has made them qualified for a free battery substitution.

“Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range,” the company said in a statement.

“If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge,” the company added.

iPhone 5 owners who are having issues with their battery life can enter their iPhone’s serial number on Apple website to check in the event that they meet all requirements for a battery substitution.

On the off chance that it is, these customers can visit Apple Authorized Service Provider, Apple Store, or send it off to Apple themselves to get it fixed.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Richer than Google Co-founders & Amazon Chairman

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg surpassed Google (GOOG) Co-founders and Amazon (AMZN) Chairman. Thursday, at the closing of world’s largest Social Network, Chairman of Facebook added $1.6 billion to his fortune which rose the Zuckerberg’s wealth to $33.3 billion. The added funds made Mark Zuckerberg richer than Jeff Bezos (Amazon Chairman) and Google Co-founders – Sergey Brin and Larry page.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Mark Zuckerberg is now listed on the world’s No. 16 richest person on the ranking. Whereas, Google Co-founders on 17th and 18th position. And Jeff Bezos holds the 20th position.

The author of “The Facebook Effect” – David said, “He’s just getting started. He’s going to become the richest person on the planet.”

The Menlo Park-based Californian Company achieved second-quarter sales at around $2.91 billion, which surpasses the $2.81 billion estimated by analyst. This jump in earnings added nearly $1.6 billion to Zuckerberg’s individual reserves.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Richest than Google Co-founders & Amazon Chairman

Bill Gates remains holding his position at No. 1 in world’s richest person with $84.7 billion treasure. This year there is an increment of 7.9 percent in the fortune of Microsoft (MSFT) Inc. Chairman’s. This increment came from the five biggest project where he invested his money, including Microsoft, Republic Services & Canadian National Railway Co., which sums for nearly $4 billion of the profit.

Thirty years old Mark Zuckerberg has already enlisted in the 16th richest person in the planet. Still, he has a lot of path to cover if he’s fascinated in beating the richest man in the planet, Bills Gates.

Top 4 Upcoming Games for Microsoft’s Xbox One In 2014

Xbox One updates which are believed to roll out this coming August will feature Social & Sharing, 3D Blu-Ray, Mobile Purchases and New Notifications that will be available on Xbox One’s upcoming games this 2014.

Following are a list of latest and entertaining games which are rolling out soon:

1. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

Diablo III falls in the list of most popular and awaited games online as well offline. It is a role-playing game with full intensive action with a high graphics animation.

According to GameSpot, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls will be available in the console version for Xbox One, and it is hoped to be launch this coming August 20, 2014.

According to the GameSpot News Update reports, there will be Apprentice Mode added to this update and will encourage co-op and players will be allowed to share their loot with friends. The players of Xbox 360 Diablo can also transfer their character to Xbox One.

2. NBA 2K15

Once again, 2K Games will be coming with its updated version of Basketball game NBA 2K15 with awesome graphics and Realistic NBA Game Play.

2KGames reports, “NBA 2K15 will be released on October 8, 2014 and pre-orders will receive a KD MVP bonus pack which contains 5,000 virtual currencies. Two MyTeam card Packs, KD throwback MyTeam Card and MyPlayer KD leg sleeves.”

Top 4 Upcoming Games for Microsoft’s Xbox One In 2014

3. FIFA 15 & NHL 15

Electronic Arts Sports have made a full new level of visual for FIFA 15 & NHL 15 which will provide additional real-life look to the players. In this update, Players of FIFA 15 will have visual breathings, body riggings and hair movements, whereas, NHL 15 takes player models to the next level according to GameSpot FIFA 15 and GameSpot NHL 15.

The pre-orders of ultimate editions of FIFA 15 and NHL 15 will provide the consumer Pro and Gold packs to build their own dream team, EA Sports mentioned in its report.

FIFA 15 will be launch on 23rd of September, 2014 and the NHL 15 will be rolled out on September 9.

4. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

According to Xbox News Report, The creator of Minecraft, Mojang announced that the game will be rolled out for Xbox Live this coming August. The Minecraft: Xbox One edition will be launch at $19.99.

The players of Mincraft are allowed to transfer their saved data to Xbox One. And, Xbox 360 players have to pay a sum of $4.99 for Minecraft if they upgrade it through Xbox One.

According to Xbox News, he users must have to own the retail version of “Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition” in order to avail the upgrade price of “Minecraft Xbox One Edition.”

Facebook Testing New BUY Button

Facebook team is on its full speed to provide a new way for advertisers to make direct sales from Facebook itself, and this could be a game-changer for the advertisers as well retailers. Through the Buy button, users can complete the whole transaction process from staying in Facebook.

Marketers are excited and keenly waiting about its possibilities. Among the call to action buttons, the next demand of the users is Buy Now or Shop Now button. If the consumers doesn’t make the complete transaction after clicking Buy button, advertisers can easily know that the consumers are interested to buy that particular product, and they can target them with ads for responsive feedback for the product.

The Vice-President of Marketing at Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, Kevin Bobowski feels that the Buy button will show how Facebook has raised as an ad platform. He also said that the user’s feels more secured inside Facebook and gains more trust to conduct purchases directly from Facebook.

Today, Consumers feels much more comfortable with the online purchasing. They’re more confident in making online transactions. Thus, the adoption of these new technology and features are going to happen pretty quickly and fats.

Recently, Facebook is testing out the But button with some of the companies, but declined to say who outside of Modify Watches is currently using it.
The process of purchasing will be quite simple. Users will see a very high quality of the product image in an overlay after clicking on Buy button. And if they choose to check out, there are just three more screens to go through: Shipping Information, Payment Information and Check Out. As Facebook notes, this process is in its early phase and could change anytime.

Facebook Testing New BUY Button

The CEO and founder of PerfectPost, Rob Kischuk, thinks that the major factor that users will get from this button is comfort.The Buy button will enable the entire purchasing process to take place within Facebook. When the user will click on Buy Now or Shop Now button, they could see the ad of the product, make a purchase and then again return to the News Feed section in just few minutes.

Kelvin Bobowski also feels that the Buy or Shop button is a new way for Facebook to make more conversions on mobile.

Bharti Airtel received 3G license in Niger

Thursday, New Delhi: One of the major Telecom of India, Bharti Airtel bagged a third generation or “3G” license in Niger extending its 3G footprint to the 17 different African countries.

Bharti, also known India’s No 1 mobile carrier, now recently has operations in 17 African countries but has rolled out only 3G service in 15 countries. With the latest 3G permit in Niger, as well has the same license in Chad, the company proposes to launch out 3G services commercially in both the countries after some months.

Autorite de Regulation Multisectorielle (ARM), which is the Niger’s Telecom regulator has issued a 3G license to the Bharti Airtel, which will allows it to dispatch the services like mobile Internet, video-telephony and Music downloads.

The CEO of Airtel Africa – Christian de Faria said, “3G license acquisition would “help accelerate growth opportunities presented by third-generation technology in Niger.”

Bharti’s African operators, still have date been a drag on the company, as it was hoped to turn a profit there even after four years after the Sunil Mittal headed telco entered in Africa.

Xiaomi releases Mi4 Android 4.4.4 flagship smartphone for $320

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi also known as “Apple of the East” has rolled out Android 4.4.4 flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi4 in the market for $320. Although the smartphone will be only available for the consumers present in the Asian Pacific region (mainly China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and India). The Mi4’s structure and design makes one thing clear that Xiaomi is focusing at the ‘Premium’ market which is currently dominated by Apple and Samsung.

Xiaomi Mi4 was launched in Beijing, China by CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun, and a billionaire well known for wearing blue jeans.

A promotional video for the Xiaomi Mi4 shows that the company is paying equal attention in their smartphone design & structure that Apple is known for, presenting a handset with a fully metallic construction and smoothly-cut edges that look same as the Apple iPhone’s edges.

And in terms of specs the Mi4 perfectly holds its own position as other flagship devices, featuring a 5-inches full High Definition (HD) display, powered with a Quad-Core 2.5-GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixels rear facing camera and 16GB of internal storage capacity. The device operates on the company’s own custom MIUI operating system (which is a skinned version of Android).

Xiaomi Mi4: 'Chinese Apple' releases flagship smartphone to challenge iPhone

Xiaomi also released a £8-fitness tracker at the same event. This device can track the wearer’s sleep and can be also used to unlock your Xiaomi handset.

So, Is the Xiaomi Mi4, a threat to Apple? Recently in China, Xiaomi sells 95% of its devices in the country and well its slightly low than American firm in terms of market share (6% compared to Apple’s 7%) which can be easily captured by Xiaomi if Apple’s iPhone 6, set to be launch later this year with high price.

Xiaomi might not focus much to the Western customers at the recent moment, but the company’s approach to pricing (selling the handsets at the cost and making bucks on services) is attracting some fans over there also. The Xiaomi Mi4 is far from an iPhone Killer – but who knows about its main successors?

Moto X Android KitKat 4.4.4 Update causes Battery Drain Problem

The Android KitKat 4.4.4 software update was officially rolled out for MOTO X few weeks ago. It was one of the first smartphone to receive the final version of Android 4.4 KitKat update. But according to recently published reports, this update is causing serious battery drainage issue on Moto X.

The KitKat update was supposed to bring several improvements in the performance as well in Camera and Visual Voicemail feature of the phone. Additionally, the software update also offered different security-related improvements & stability fixes. But unfortunately, this program ended up raising a fleet of new issues and bugs of its own. Moto X users expressed out their frustrations at the Motorola forums. However, it is still hidden that the same problems occurred in the other devices or not.

Some of the Motorola handsets which received the Android KitKat 4.4.4 OS Update are DROID Maxx, DROID Mini, DROID Ultra, Moto E, Moto X, Moto G.

The other devices that are supposed to receive an update within this month or in the first week of August are: HTC’s M7 & M8, whereas other HTC handsets will follow the suite in coming September. Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers haven’t yet disclosed when they are going to roll out the new Android Software Update.

Android KitKat 4.4.4 Update causes Battery Drain Problem in Moto X

In order to install the Android KitKat 4.4.4 OS Update, there must be 285 MB of free space in your smartphone. And do remember to have enough battery and strong internet connection. The update will be delivered via OTA software update feature available in Android smartphones.

Verizon Rolls Out Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Update to Fix the Bugs

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be getting a software update from today. However it will not be the Android 4.4. KitKat but don’t worry, the update will bring a lot of features which will be seeing for the first time. The Update will also take care of a number of bugs and will also see the appearance of a few apps.

The update was first noticed on the Verizon support pages and users have also confirmed that the update has started rolling out. Verizon Galaxy Note 3 users will be seeing the new update today. The update is believed to take care of a number of bugs which has been plaguing the Verizon devices and will also help to improve the performance of the devices.

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Both Verizon and Samsung will be taking care of a number of bugs which has been affecting the devices. The software update carries a notification no JSS15J.N900VVRUBMJE and the users are sure to see a quantitative improvement in the performance of the Galaxy Note 3. A number of issues have been solved and this includes incoming call Picture Me image issue. The entry with the S-Pen stylus in emails and some SMS messages has been fixed and so have the e mail connectivity problems. The updates are also touted to improve the general 4G LTE connectivity.

Many users have been complaining that Blue Tooth audio streaming is getting affected immediately after any incoming calls. This issue has also been fixed by the latest update. The update has also solved the WiFi hotspot connectivity and reliability from dropping. The update also improves the Samsung keyboard and Verizon has asserted that the notification pulldown bar will be smoother and more responsive.

Thus Verizon has improved the sound quality as well as the connectivity features of the device. This has been made possible by enabling the Band 4 AWS spectrum. The only downside which is being rumored is that they have also added a huge load of bloatware. The update brings with itself four brand new app which will be taking some space on your smartphone. However it is unavoidable but if you do not want it you can also remove it. The four apps are Verizon Cloud, VMWare, a new Verizon Widget app, and the Verizon support app.

LG Optimus G2 Android 4.4 KitKat update Commences in some regions

The Android 4.4 KitKat has started rolling out for a number of devices. It seems that LG would like to remove its tag as a lethargic company in rollout of softwares. It has already been reported that the LG flagship G2 will receive its Android 4.4 KitKat updates most probably next year in the month of December. However, the update is going to be rolled out earlier for the earlier versions of Optimus G and it will arrive much quicker than it was predicted.

The news has been confirmed by none other than LG electronics and has been confirmed by it on Facebook. According to a statement by LG, the Optimus G will be getting its Android 4.4 KitKat from today. However as usual LG will be releasing the update in the most unusual of all the places- ? The update is rolling out to Elisa customers over near the UK in Estonia, a few clicks below Finland. The details have been confirmed by the company yesterday and the roll-out is taking place today.

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It was the French carrier SFR which first made the claim that a release is in offing in October. However the report was removed as quickly as it appeared. However it did send the rumor mills swirling furiously and the news that the Android 4.4 Kitkat release was expected soon. However no one had reasoned in their wildest dreams that this will happen so quickly. After translating the Facebook entry which was in Estonean it was revealed that the Optimus G in Estonia was receiving its Android 4.4 KitKat updates.

The LG Optimus was the flagship of LG last year and it is really astonishing that it will be getting the Android 4.4 Kitkat updates before current flagship, the LG G2. There has been no news from LG and it also proves that other regions will be getting the same updates very soon. Users of the device in US will have to wait for a couple of months before the roll-out of the updates. Approval of the updates takes a long time in US and includes a couple of months of testing stage by carriers.

Apple iPhone 5S Stock Now at 100%, Ships now

Apple iPhone 5S stocks have become 100% at a very opportune moment. This analysis has been given by the well known Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. It is for the first time that the inventory level of iPhone 5S has reached 100% level. With the holiday season in the offing, it is also the best time for companies to sell their products in high quantities since the consumer buying sentiments are also at their highest. Apple has done its homework well and the iPhone 5S stock situation is comfortable in the peak festive season.  There will be no paucity of buyers for the iPhone 5S and there will be no paucity of the devices also.

Munster came to this conclusion after checking on Monday every-two-weeks checkup of 60 Apple retail stores in the US and found that the iPhone 5s hit 100% as of last week. The supply situation of the iPhone 5S has improved considerably. It was 24% two weeks ago and 8% at the beginning of October. The online shipping time has also improved to 1-3 days ship time.

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By 100% availability, Munster meant that all color, capacity and carrier versions for the iPhone 5s are in stock and ready to be sold. This leads to an interesting situation where getting the gold version of the new Smartphone is possible. There is no need to worry about the devices getting sold out quickly.

It was in late November when it was reported that the iPhone 5S stocks were 100%. However it was not certain that the iPhone 5S will be shipped before Christmas. However the good news is that the iPhone 5S is in stock and is available and you will be able to pick up the iPhone 5S a any of its retail outlets. The shipping time for the iPhone 5S purchased online is around 2 to three days.

The last few months saw the iPhone 5S to be always in a state of short supply. The average availability of the iPhone 5S was just 31% in the last few weeks. It was only 10% in October.