Here’s how to deal with iTunes’ corrupted or incompatible backup error

Here’s how to deal with iTunes’ corrupted or incompatible backup error

Apple just launched the new iPhone 8 and a lot of older iPhone buyers are upgrading to it. If you are a sensible person, you would have backed up your old iPhone to your computer using iTunes (let’s be real, none of us are paying Apple for more iCloud storage for cloud backup). But when you get your shiny new iPhone 8 (or any of the other iPhones that are still on sale) and try to restore from your old back, your iTunes throws this in your face.

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

  Now that the Note8 has been announced, Samsung can go ahead and release dual camera smartphones down the ranks. And it has – the Galaxy J7+ has gone official in Thailand with a 13MP+5MP combo on its back, just like leaks in the past few days suggested. Joining the vanilla Galaxy J7 (2017) and the J7 Pro, the Galaxy J7+ comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display in an aluminum body. Unlike those two, however, the J7+ isn’t powered by the in-house Exynos 7870 chip, but what appears to be the Mediatek Helio P20 – the specs page doesn’t name…

Huawei announces Kirin 970 chipset with on-device AI capabilities

Huawei announces Kirin 970 chipset with on-device AI capabilities

  Huawei has announced its next-generation chipset for smartphones, the Kirin 970. It bets big on AI and comes with what Huawei calls a neural processing unit (or NPU) bringing on-device AI capabilities. The new chipset features an octa-core CPU with 4×2.4GHz Cortex-A73 and 4×1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and a 12-core Mali-G72MP12 GPU. Built on a 10nm process, the SoC contains some 5.5 billion transistors on a single square centimeter. Huawei says its ‘new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency’ than your typical quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster helping it outperform other chips on the market in…

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

The HTC U11 is about to get a major firmware update that brings some cool new features. One of them is Bluetooth 5.0 – apparently the hardware is there it just needed to be enabled. According to developer LlabTooFeR‏, the upgrade will bring 1080p60 Video mode and sRGB screen mode. It will also bring a newer security patch to keep the device safe. HTC is not stopping there. The U11 will be getting camera

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported.

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2 screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that sits below on the front panel. Just

You can save a packet with up to £490 off Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

You can save a packet with up to £490 off Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4

In the wake of the new Surface Pro coming out, Microsoft is continuing to offer some big discounts on its Surface Pro 4 hybrid in the UK, with some truly tempting deals – plus there’s a good chunk lopped off one of its Surface Book models, too. Major discounts run through the entire Surface Pro 4 range, and although these offers were expected to expire at the end of last month, Microsoft has extended them to last for the entirety

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

Siri is about to get friendlier with your other apps

With the launch of iOS 10 last year, Apple gave third-party app developers the option to add Siri integration for the first time, though the opportunity was limited to apps in certain categories. With iOS 11, that restriction looks likely to be lifted. As reported by Reuters, Apple will open up Siri to more categories of apps, though you shouldn’t expect to see thousands of extra commands suddenly become available, in the style

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

Nokia 3310: a week with the new retro phone sensation

The new Nokia 3310 set the internet ablaze when it was announced back in February at MWC 2017, but will anyone actually buy this and use it as their main phone? The answer is yes, some people already have. But anyone who excitedly reads sites like TechRadar to see the latest in smartphone innovation is unlikely to swap back to an old school feature phone like the new Nokia 3310. For the purposes of reviewing, I did exactly

alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 to be available in Germany starting next month

alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 to be available in Germany starting next month

  Back in February this year, there were reports that the alcatel Idol 4S will be available in Europe as the Idol 4 Pro. Now, it has been revealed that the phone will land in Germany next month – July 1 to be precise. The revelation has been made by a German website Windows United, which says they’ve received this information from “the responsible PR agency.” Pricing information isn’t yet confirmed, but it is expected to be 599. Source: gsmarena.com

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Apple has quietly introduced a new option for those purchasing a Mac who wish to insure their machine against accidental damage, allowing buyers to elect to pick up AppleCare+ coverage. Previously, it was only possible to get standard AppleCare cover (with no ‘plus’) for Macs, and AppleCare+ was only available for the iPhone and iPad. But now, those purchasing a MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini can get AppleCare+

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG is about to launch a new monitor that is one of the most feature-filled monitors on the market once it arrives. Referred to as the 43UD79-B, this 42.5-inch display has a native UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. It features an IPS panel with a non-glare coating, a peak brightness of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

The popularity of mechanical keyboards has led to the flooding of the market with hundreds of products, many of which had very small (or even zero) differences from each other. After all, there were only a handful of different keyboard switch types (and their clones), and there is only so much one can do with differentiating in terms of aesthetics and design without moving

AMD : A Very Zen Interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO

AMD : A Very Zen Interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO

AMD held a Tech Day a week before the launch of Zen to go over the details of of the new Ryzen product with the technology press. As part of these talks, we were able to secure Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, for 30 minutes to discuss Zen, Ryzen, and AMD. Profile: Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD. Born in Taiwan and educated at MIT, Dr. Su comes fully

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there were a few new Samsung devices to whet the appetite. The first is actually more of a PC, in a Windows-10 based tablet called the Galaxy Book, available in either 10.6-inch LCD or 12-inch Super AMOLED