Daily News – 14th of May 2018
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Microsoft will replace Surface Pro 4 tablets affected by screen flickering

Microsoft is formally launching a replacement program for Surface Pro 4 devices affected by screen flickering. Any Surface Pro 4 units experiencing the problem will be covered for up to three years from the time of original purchase. The flickering has been well-documented on Microsoft’s support forums, with some users taking drastic steps like putting their Surface Pro 4 in a freezer to temporarily fix the issue.
You can read more here. 

Google launched a new offline Gmail mode

The offline Gmail feature only works in the Google Chrome browser version 61 and higher. Gmail users will be able to read and respond to emails even when offline. The responses made when offline won’t be sent immediately, but only when a connection has been made.
More info are available here. 

New products

BlackBerry Key2

The phone will have a 4.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 660 processor and a 3,360mAh battery. It will come with dual main camera featuring 12MP and 8MP sensors, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
More info here. 

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Apple was sued for selling Macbooks with defective keyboards

According to the suit, filed by plaintiffs ZiXuan Rao and Kyle Barbados and “on behalf of all others similarly situated,” Apple refuses to acknowledge the “butterfly switch” keyboards built into its MacBooks and MacBook Pros are flawed by design.
You can read more here. 

A German online bank will use Bitcoin to facilitate international money transfers

Founded in 2013, Bitbond is using the cryptocurrency as an alternative to SWIFT international payment network. The company’s founder, Radoslav Albrecht, said that it’s both considerably cheaper and faster to use bitcoin to exchange funds across borders.
More info can be found here. 

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