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Apple confirmed that it removes Iranian apps because of United States sanctions

In regards to Apple, Iran's telecommunications minister said on Twitter that the country would "legally pursue the omission of apps". Apple responded to the petition in a message that said the company will comply with USA rules. President Trump added additional sanctions last July, though it's unclear if Apple's decision to remove the apps is related to that development. Iranians took to Twitter to voice their frustrations at Apple, using the hashtag #StopRemovingIranianApps.

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Satellite for Taiwan launched from California

The event will be streamed live. Eastern, at the beginning of a 42-minute launch window. The 450-kilogram spacecraft was the first such satellite built domestically by Taiwan, and succeeds Formosat-2, retired a year ago. As Falcon 9 launches become more routine and less newsworthy, business can boom for SpaceX while also laying the groundwork and demand for Musk's next big thing.

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Samsung Bixby voice feature expands to 200 countries

It's now available in over 200 countries. The idea is to have Bixby, the company's digital personal assistant at the center. For example, "good night" can be set to turn on do-not-disturb, set an alarm, and turn on the blue light filter all at once, Samsung said.

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Meizu releases 5.5-inch M6 Note with advanced cameras

Furthermore, Meizu M6 Note scored the whopping amount of 4215 points in the multi core test and 848 points in the single core one. A leaked image of the advertisement boards, courtesy ithome.com, which is apparently from the launch event itself, has revealed that there are three variants of the M6 Note coming in.

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HTC Confirms Android Oreo Update for HTC 10, U11, and U Ultra

Stronger security and battery life: Android Oreo is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and center in settings, and tighter app install controls. Samsung Galaxy S8 will get Android 8 update, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S7 will also get Android 8 update. As for Moto phones from 2016, the likes of Moto G4 series to get the update as it still falls under the 18-month timeframe.

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This Is How the Solar Eclipse Looked From Space

Kutryk believes people are living at a time when humans will potentially return to the moon and that he hopes to travel there. But it's hard to top this series showing the International Space Station transiting the face of the partially-eclipsed sun.