Apple's iOS 11.3 update will (finally) open a window on battery life

The clock is ticking on Apple next big iOS update, known as 11.3.  It’s been a rough ride for 11.2 and its many updates, with Apple getting criticized for its handling of battery problems and other issues – but mainly for battery problems, such as the throttling of performance in some older iPhones as the batteries’ became less able to supply the needed surges of power requested by apps and so forth.

As we’ve mentioned before, Apple will include much more battery performance data to iPhone users in 11.3, but that’s not the only update. The fast-developing ARkit gets an upgrade, and there will even be some new animojis you can sing along with. But one very interesting feature: Business Chat, which lets you talk to dedicated customer service agents via the regular Messaging chat app, ostensibly bypassing phone queues and twitter exchanges.

Only a few companies are on board to start, including Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Hilton hotels and some others, but considering how unpopular sitting on hold is, this chat thing could prove to be… less unpopular. iOS 11.3 arrives in the spring, but developers can download the current build starting… today. More info: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/01/apple-previews-ios-11-3/

Qualcomm fine: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-421_en.htm

Amazon Go store tour: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/whats-it-like-to-shop-at-amazon-gos-cashier-free-store/

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