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Apple Finally Reveals 5G iPhones ... and HomePod Mini

Apple refreshed its iPhone product line Tuesday, introducing four new models, as well as a downsized version of its HomePod smart speaker. All of the new iPhones are built around Apple's blazing fast A14 Bionic chip, support all flavors of 5G wireless connectivity, and are protected by a Ceramic Shield that protects the phone from damage after a fall four times better than in previous models. "The Ceramic Shield may sound trivial to some people, but when you can improve the drop test performance of a smartphone by 4x, that's not a trivial achievement," Mark N. Vena, a senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, told TechNewsWorld. The big news from the event, though, was Apple finally making iPhones that support 5G. "This marks the start of a new era for iPhone," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at a virtual online event announcing the new products. Bringing 5G to the iPhone is a huge moment for the product, he noted. "5G will bring a new level of performanc

Huawei Mate 40 phones launch despite chip freeze

Huawei has unveiled its Mate 40 smartphones claiming they feature a more "sophisticated" processor than Apple's forthcoming iPhones. The component was made using the same "five nanometre" process as its US rival's chip, but contains billions more transistors. As a result, the Chinese firm claims its phones are more powerful. However, Huawei has had its supply of the chips cut off because of a US trade ban that came into effect in September. That means that once its stockpile of the new Kirin 9000 processors runs out, it faces being unable to make more of the Mate 40 handsets in their current form.   The basic Mate 40 model - which Huawei said costs € 899 ($ 1,049; £ 800) - has a 6.5in (16.5cm) OLED display. Three more expensive versions - ranging in price up to € 2,295 - have 6.8in OLED screens. In each case, the screens offer a 90Hz refresh rate - meaning the equivalent of 90 frames per second - which is higher than Apple's newest iPhones but less than

iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion

Some owners of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro handsets have reported being shown an error message when trying to use the NHS Covid-19 app. Apple's devices - which were released on Friday - can in fact run England and Wales' contact-tracing software. But the issue arises if apps are transferred from an older iPhone via an iCloud Backup data transfer, which is common practice. This can easily be addressed by making a change within the Settings menu. Users should: select the Notifications listing then tap on Exposure Notifications then turn on the Allow Notifications option When users install the app from scratch, they are prompted to give the required permissions. But in what appears to be an oversight, when Apple transfers apps over, the phone does not ask owners to enable the permission and it is not obvious that it needs to be done. As a result, the app cannot enable the Bluetooth-based matching functionality it needs to work. The requirement is designed to protect user's

History of Sigiriya

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SIGIRIYA THE HISTORY OF SIGIRIYA sigiriya dates back from over 7,000 years ago,through pre-historic to  proto-historic to esrly historic times,then as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC with caves prepared and  donated by devotees to the sangha. the mahavamsa,the ancient historical record of sri lanka,describes king kasyapa as a parricide, who murdered his father king  dhatusena by walling him up alive and then usurping the throne which rightfully belonged to his brother mogallana.to escape from the armies of mogallana,kasyapa is said to have built his palace on the summit of sigiriya,but mogallana finally managed to get to kasyapa and he  committed suicide. however, there is also another version of the kasyapa story, related  by one of the most eminent historians of sri lanka,prof.senerat  paranavitana.he claims to have deciphered the story of sigiry.written by a monk named ananda in the 15th cent.ad this work had been inscribed

dambulla cave tempale

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                   DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPALE   also known as the golden temple of dambulla is a  world heritage site ( 1991) in sri lanka situated  in the central part of the country. dambulla is the largest and best preserved cave tempal  complex sri lanka.the rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.there are more than 80 documented caves which contain statues and paintings.these paintings and statues are related to gautama buddha and his life.there are a total of 153 buddha statues three statues of sri lanka kings and four statues of good and goddesses.the latter include vishnu and ganesha.the murals cover an area of 2 100 square metres ( 23,000 sq ft ) depictions on the  walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon mara.and buddha"s first sermon.

LA is Implementing a Plan to Save Water and $250 Million during the Drought

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Here within the North American country, global climate change and up to date weather patterns have stuffed the news and North American country voters similarly because the world at giant ar quite conversant in the challenges Calif. has moon-faced with reference to its public water system.  The last four years have beenespecially cruel during this regard, encapsulating the worst droughts since1895.  This has been Associate in Nursing arid situationcontributed to by record hot temperature ranges and parallel record low rainand wetness levels.  Reservoir levelsare reaching bottom and Calif. is moon-faced with the ineluctable task of takingradical initiatives to conserve water. One such manoeuvre has Lententide Associate in Nursing odd and a few would possibly say even eerieappearance to the Ivanhoe Reservoir.  Over the past seven years this 96-acre waterreserve has taken an odd black surface, however beneath its odd look isa progressive conservation resolution. The black surface on the

The Right to Grow Your Own Food is Under Fire by the Federal Government

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Though few Americans detected or area unit away, many years past a quite alarming document was signed into law right below our noses, threatening our inherent right to mature our own food.  The centralized granted itself right of ‘seizure’ for a large sort of present or unremarkably on an individual basis cultivated resources required to measure.  Some feel it should be one step any within the direction of yank dependence on the form of government and dubious firms like Monsanto, Sygenta, Dow, Bayer, and other. The document in question is titled government order 13603: “National Defense Resources preparation.”  This ten page document grants the centralized the unquestionable right to seize management of a full slew of things that belong to individual voters like ‘all styles of energy’, ‘all useable water sources’ and even as alarmingly:  “All commodities and product that area unit capable of being eaten by either people at large or animals.” That’s some serious language. Laws kind of

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