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Apple users might feel insulated from the exploding batteries currently fueling Samsung’s Note 7 nightmare, but a new story of out of south Australia serves as a helpful reminder that true safety is just an illusion. On Thursday, surf instructor Mat Jones told Australia’s 7 News that an iPhone 7 he left in his car wrapped in a pair of pants caught on fire, taking both the pants and the car with it.
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Apple is removing Bitcoin wallets because it sees them as a threat to its efforts to monopolize the payment systems on its platform.The Blockchain application is the same one that has been on the App Store for 2 years, with more than 120,000 downloads, no customer complaints, and a broad user base.The only thing that has changed is that Bitcoin has become competitive to Apple’s own payment system. By removing the Blockchain app, the only Bitcoin wallet application on the App Store, Apple has eliminated competition using their monopolistic position in the market in a heavy handed manner.

Android: People share some fantastic images on Instagram, but it’s a pity that you can’t save them natively to your smartphone or tablet. Well, EasyDownloader for Instagram is changing that with a simple way to download Instagram images and videos to your memory.

DLNA is an industry-wide standard for sharing data over a home network. Stream films from your laptop to your TV, for example, play an MP3 track from your mobile on your hi-fi system or print a photo from your tablet on your home printer. 

If you have a router in your home then you have a network and can use DLNA products on it, and if you have wi-fi then you can do it all wirelessly too.

You can find the best products with DLNA features by reading our Which? reviews of TVslaptopstablets,camerasdigital radiosprinters and mobile phones.

DLNA stands for ‘Digital Living Network Alliance’ – a group of organisations, including many consumer electronic manufacturers, that has created the standard enabling all DLNA devices to share media over a home network. The alliance was established in 2003 and now has around 250 members all working towards the goal of seamless interoperability of products.

 

The majority of the thousands of apps available on Google Play, the online catalog of software for Google’s smartphone and tablet platform, are free. The true challenge is sorting the gold from the dross. Here’s a list of 40 apps we’ve tried and loved. Hopefully you will too, especially since they’ll cost you absolutely nothing to acquire.

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