Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 battery problems just got more embarrassing


You should buy this phone.
Hey, at least it doesn't blow up anymore!
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Samsung’s beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 has been hit with its latest embarrassing incident, after reports that its replacement batteries (you know, the one that don’t set fire to Jeeps) quickly overheat and lose battery power.

Is there anything this phone can get right?

iPhone maker says fears about falling sales may be inaccurate


iPhone 7
The chairman of Pegatron isn't worried about iPhone 7 sales.
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Apple hasn’t announced how many iPhone 7 handsets it’s sold yet, but the head of iPhone manufacturer Pegatron is decrying reports of disappointing sales by saying that he is “cautiously optimistic” about how the next-gen smartphone is doing.

“Consumers do not care about what analysts say about the lack of innovative features,” Pegatron chairman Tung Tzu-hsien said — referring to the various reports suggesting that the iPhone 7 hasn’t got enough going in its favor to win over customers on the fence.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs reports Apple’s $161 million loss


Apple is heading toward a $1 trillion market cap. Photo: Pierre Marcel/Flickr CC
This was Apple's last ever quarterly losses. Well, to date.
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Sept26 September 26, 1997: Not everything about Steve Jobs’ return to Apple was easy. Today marks the anniversary of the last day in a massive money-losing quarter for Apple, as the company revealed losses of $161 million in just three months.

Giving investors the bad news was one of Jobs’ first, err, jobs as interim CEO. Fortunately, things were about to change dramatically.