iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying issue that was autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol. Last week, Apple had published a three-step guide as a temporary workaround to help users overcome the autocorrect…

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Amazon to Start Selling Kindle, Fire, and Other Devices at Whole Foods

You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon: The online retailer, which has already been selling its voice-activated Echo speakers at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire tablets and other Amazon devices at its grocery stores. The move gives Amazon, which bought Whole Foods this summer for $13.7 billion, another place where shoppers can touch or try out its gadgets during the holiday shopping season. As part of Amazon’s putting its stamp on the grocer, Whole Foods stores displayed promotions for Amazon’s Echo speaker in tongue-in-cheek fashion, with signs reading…

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Android Oreo Now on 0.3 Percent of Active Devices, Marshmallow Powers Majority: Google

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 powering 0.3 percent active devices Marshmallow still powering majority of devices Nougat now running on 20.6 percent devices Android 8.0 Oreo, Google’s latest mobile operating system, after showing up in October Android distribution chart for the first time has made a small rise in new version chart. The latest distribution numbers from Google reveal that the Android Oreo is inching closer to 1 percent of active Android devices though it may take couple of more months. Last month, Android Oreo was reported running on 0.2 percent of Android devices, and…

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Stroke prevention: Five lifestyle tips to reduce your risk

 Many people still have misconceptions about stroke as they think it’s an older person’s disease. Ischemic strokes can also strike young people, including children, and estimates show that about 10 percent of stroke patients are younger than 50. This means, a stroke doesn’ have to be inevitable, regardless of your age or family history – which increase your risk of having a stroke. Read: Warning signs and symptoms of stroke to look for; how to act quickly A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off….

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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform – Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs with GE partnership – Hitachi working to reduce hospital readmissions

The tech giant is developing the platform as a part of its Healthcare NExT program and has partnered with Aurora Health Care to create the Aurora Digital Assistant, a new chatbot service that aims to demonstrate how digital assistants can benefit not only patients but healthcare providers and networks, too. Currently, the platform is being privately previewed to Microsoft’s new partners. Microsoft hopes the service will help make it easier for users to access medical info from their smartphones. Aurora patients can “text” the digital assistant in a conversational manner via an app,…

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Always Connected’ PCs From Asus, HP With 4G LTE and 20-Hour Battery Life

HIGHLIGHTS ASUS and HP will make the first Always Connected PCs The PCs will have built-in 4G LTE connectivity and longer battery life Pricing and availability details to come later, third model in works At an event in Hawaii on Tuesday, Microsoft announced the launch of the world’s first ‘Always Connected’ PCs, running Windows 10 on ARM-based Qualcomm SoCs. Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson showed off the first-ever Always Connected PCs from Asus and HP. These new laptops will offer built-in LTE connectivity and longer battery life than…

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Detailed: Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, Secure Processing Unit, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 enhances overall performance by up to 25 percent Snapdragon 845 features Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP The chip comes with Snapdragon X20 LTE modem Just a day after its formal announcement, Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the major components making Snapdragon 845 a compelling processor for next-generation flagship Android devices. The new SoC is based on the company’s custom Kryo 385 architecture that is touted to speed up the performance by up to 25 percent compared with last year’s Snapdragon 835, while an Adreno 630 GPU is available to enhance on-screen graphics. The San…

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Qualcomm CEO Sees ‘No Path to Value’ in Broadcom Tie-Up

Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf on Thursday reaffirmed his opposition to a hostile takeover bid from computer chip rival Broadcom, saying the deal offers “no real path to value.” The comments came days after Singapore-based Broadcom escalated its efforts on a $130 billion bid by proposing a slate of directors to unseat the Qualcomm board of directors. Mollenkopf, speaking at an event hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, said that “we always have discussions” on potential tie-ups but that Qualcomm’s future is well-positioned as an independent company. He added that “we didn’t think the offer…

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How to Cheer Up Children After a Big Move

When a family uproots and moves far away from everything that the children know, it can be incredibly stressful. The children may resent their parents for the move; they might even slip into depression over lost friends and rough transitions between schools. Cheering up children can be a slippery slope, but they will become accustomed to their new home in due time. Enrolling In Classes or Extracurricular Activities Enrolling a child in classes pertaining to his or her interests is the perfect distraction for an upset child. Whether the child…

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The Art of Dum Cooking

Whenever the thought of biryani crosses the mind, a word that is almost instantly linked with it is ‘dum’. Dum Biryani is a favourite, which is a one-pot dish of aromatic spices and delightful flavours – a result from slow cooking the ingredients in a sealed, heavy bottomed vessel for hours or even overnight in certain cases. The slow cooking works like magic to beautifully infuse the flavours from the various spices and herbs and make the meat unbelievably tender. This style of cooking, traditionally known as dum pukht, is of course not just…

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