Author: Alfie Joshua

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Apple is purging hundreds of thousands of apps from the App Store

It may be the end of summer, but that isn’t stopping Apple from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Tomorrow, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company will begin purging the App Store of apps that it considers to be deceptive or out-of-date, which could potentially be hundreds of thousands of apps. The apps will be put on death row, and their developers will be given thirty days to update them or else they’ll be permanently removed from the App Store. However, even if an app is deleted from the App Store, users who have…

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Elon Musk has a ludicrously ambitious "Master Plan" for Tesla

Elon Musk is nothing if not ambitious, and his plans for the future Tesla certainly reflect that. Back in 2006, around the time Tesla introduced its first vehicle, Musk published the first part of his “Master Plan” for the company. It was certainly ambitious at the time, but it pales in comparison to the second part of his Master Plan that he published on Wednesday, nearly a decade after the first part was published. Whereas the first part was focused on building an electric car company, the second part is about expanding that…

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Images of Apple's first Lightning-based EarPods have been leaked

While we don’t have an official confirmation, numerous reports over the last few months have claimed that Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of a Lightning port for the next iPhone. NowhereElse published the latest such report on Wednesday, which actually came with pictures of what’s alleged to be the iPhone EarPods that’ll come with the next iPhone. The alleged EarPods look exactly like the ones available today, except that they have a Lightning plug. 2016 will go down in iPhone history as the year Apple killed…

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We might not see Xiaomi go public until 2025

With valuations of $68 billion and $46 billion, respectively, Uber and Xiaomi are the two most-valuable startups in the world at the moment, which means there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding their IPOs. Unfortunately, both companies have refused to give us anything more than an extremely vague indication of when they intend to go public. The closest thing we have to an official date is a statement from Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Tianjin, who says that the company should go public sometime between now…

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China is forcing Apple to monitor and report App Store users

By giving people a place to freely express themselves, and allowing them to find and communicate with similarly-minded people, the Internet serves as the perfect place for opposition and resistance movements to form. That’s why the Chinese government has been trying to monitor and control as much online activity as it can, especially since Xi Jinping came into power back in 2012. Its most-recent effort in this regard comes in the form of new laws that require app store owners to monitor their users and report their activity to the…

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Mercedes will unveil a Tesla Model X competitor this year

It’s amazing how Tesla has become the first brand that people think about when talking about electric cars, and it’s done so without spending a cent on advertising. The association is so strong that electric cars released by other automakers are simply referred to as “Tesla competitors,” including the soon-to-be unveiled electric SUV from Mercedes. Expected to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later this year, this electric SUV concept will compete directly with the Tesla Model X. An electric-powered Mercedes SUV concept will…

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Yahoo is auctioning off 3,000 patents and its core web business

After months of rumors and speculation that it’s going to auction off its core web business, Yahoo has finally decided to throw in the towel and do just that, and Verizon looks like the most likely buyer at the moment with a $3 billion bid. The company is also auctioning off a portfolio of about 3,000 patents that it’s accumulated over the past two decades, which should fetch another billion dollars or so for Yahoo. The fact that these patents are being sold separately is why Yahoo’s core web business isn’t being sold for as much as analysts…

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