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June 22, 2018

IOS 12 WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHARE YOUR IPHONE LOCATION DURING 911 CALLS

Apple has just announced a new iOS 12 feature for the US this fall: automatic location sharing with first responders when you dial 911 from your iPhone. The purpose of this added function is self-evident, as it aims to reduce emergency response times by streamlining the process of information gathering. Apple notes that approximately 80 percent of emergency calls in the United States are now made from a mobile device, however “outdated” infrastructure has made it difficult for 911 centers to quickly obtain a caller’s location.

This iOS 12 change builds on Apple’s Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO) system launched in 2015, and it will be integrated with existing software on [...]

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February 21, 2018

Wikipedia is ending zero-cost data access

Wikipedia has announced the Wikipedia Zero program will end this year, effectively ending zero-cost data access to its service. Well, for the time being at least.

Wikipedia Zero was launched back in 2012 in order to enable users in regions with high data costs to access the service for free. Essentially it was a partnership between Wikipedia and mobile carrier providers, in which the latter waived costs for access to Wikipedia on mobile devices.

In a blog post, Wikipedia has announced that it will form no new carrier partnerships and will also allow existing alliances to expire. Apparently since 2016 Wikipedia has seen a significant drop in interest for the program and [...]

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February 9, 2018

Samsung’s fastest-ever SATA SSD – South African pricing

Benchmarks for Samsung’s new 860-series SSDs are in, showing impressive performance.

Samsung has launched two new SATA SSDs, the 860 EVO and the 860 PRO – aimed at the mainstream and professional markets respectively.

Samsung’s previous-generation 850 EVO SSD dominated performance and endurance comparisons against similarly-priced drives, making it an ideal choice for a consumer SSD.

The more expensive 850 PRO competed against the best drives on the market and regularly outpaced them in terms of performance.

According to early benchmark and pricing data, the new 860-series drives have improved on the previous generation.

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Both SDDs use [...]

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