Tech Addict: Amazon Prime Day 2018, Apple 911 Life-Saving Feature + 3 More Latest Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

Apple to add 911 life-saving feature 

People who call 911 from iPhone will be able to share their exact location emergency line immediately. This new life-saving feature will only be available in US with the launch of iOS 12.

“When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

The update will be available to iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

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Source: Apple

Apple fined $6.6M by Australian court

Apple was fined $6.6 million by an Australian court as it refused to fix its products (iPhones and iPads) that had previously been repaired with third-party parts.  275 Australian customers asked for help when their devices stopped working properly, but the company didn’t provide them with necessary repairs.

“If iOS finds a mismatch, the check fails and Touch ID, including for Apple Pay use, is disabled,” Apple told the Verge.

Amazon Prime Day 2018

Amazon Prime Day 2018 will start on Monday 16th and last for the half day of Tuesday, July 17th. This year’s Prime Day will be the longest one – 36 hours!

Prime Day deals are exclusively available for Prime customers. This day features big discounts on Amazon devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Kindles and tablets. Don’t miss this day!

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Source: Amazon

Amazon Prime Wardrobe 

Amazon new “try before you buy” clothing feature is now available to all Prime users in US. After testing this service, Amazon decided to launch it for more customers.  Amazon Prime Wardrobe is free of charge if you pay for a regular Prime subscription.

The service allows you to pick 3 and more items and take seven days to decide what to keep.

Uber booking feature removed from Android 

Google removed the features that allowed booking an  suggested by Google Maps. However, you can still find the route in Google Maps and request the ride from the app, you won’t be able to do it directly.

The ability to book  rides in Maps was first added at the beginning of 2017. Users were able to enter a location and request an  without leaving Google Maps. It was very comfortable way to find a car, and now it’s gone. Read more about it here.


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