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Your iPhone will expire in three years, says Apple
New York : US electronic giant Apple has said the iPhones have a life expectancy of three years and so does the Apple watch while AppleTV devices expire in four years.
 
In a recent update to its environmental policy, Apple addressed the question of how long an Apple device is expected to remain in use.
 
According to a report on Forbes.com, iPhone's productive life cycle will be up at the three-year mark, as will the Apple Watch while your OS X -- a series of operating systems developed and marketed by Apple Inc. -- and AppleTV devices will get an extra twelve months to reach the four-year mark.
 
"To model customer use, we measure the power consumed by a product while it is running in a simulated scenario," Apple was quoted as saying.
 
"Daily usage patterns are specific to each product and are a mixture of actual and modelled customer-use data. Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices," the company added.
 
These numbers are in harmony with Apple's strategy of rolling out operating system updates to older devices and the hardware offered to replace older units.
 
For example, the recently launched iPhone SE, which is designed similar to iPhone 5S, can be upgraded from new iOS 9 to the next three years of iOS updates -- something the iPhone 5S would be unable to do.
 
The time-scale between the release of the 5S and the SE is just inside that three-year window.
 
However, Apple does provide compatibility of its operating systems to older hardware.
 
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Stressed assets to reach Rs.10 lakh crore in 2015-16 Q4: Assocham
New Delhi : Industry body Assocham on Sunday said that the slowdown in steel, textiles, aluminium and others coupled by ongoing Asset Quality Review (AQR) is likely to push banks' stressed assets to Rs.10 lakh crore mark in the fourth quarter of 2015-16.
 
"At the end of December (2015), the total stressed assets (Gross NPA plus restructured assets) of all the banks were at Rs.8 lakh crore which is expected to see a significant jump in the current quarter itself," said a study by the industry body.
 
It said total stressed assets of banks rose four-fold to Rs.7.40 lakh crore by the end of March 2015 from Rs.2.33 lakh crore as of March 2011.
 
Some reasons attributed to the bad assets spike include Indian central bank's AQR and other factors.
 
Assocham noted that in nine months from April to December 2015, gross non-performing assets (NPA) rose by Rs.1 lakh crore from Rs.2,98,641 crore to Rs.4,01,590 crore.
 
"Gross NPAs of state-run banks increased from Rs.2,67,065 lakh crore in March 2015 to Rs. 3,61,731 lakh crore in December 2015. In contrast, the private sector banks' gross NPA rose to Rs.39,859 crore at the end of December from Rs.31,576 crore at the end of March 2015," said an Assocham statement.
 
In percentage terms, gross NPA ratio of public sector banks shot up from 5.43 percent in March 2015 to 7.30 percent by December 2015, the study said.
 
"The fact that banks are expecting subdued last quarter numbers due to mounting bad loans was evident from their advance tax deposits. State Bank of India paid an advance tax of Rs.690 crore as against Rs.1,749 crore deposited in the March quarter last fiscal, a decline of about 60 percent," the study added.
 
Assocham highlighted that mounting loans have made 11 PSBs report losses of Rs.12,867 crore in Q3 of 2015-16.
 
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Yahoo Aviate Launcher: Intelligent Homescreen
Shows the app that you are most likely to run, depending on the time and place
 
Android is a great place for customisation. And a Desktop Launcher is an App which replaces your Android Desktop and allows you to customise it in a variety of ways. 
 
Aviate is a Desktop Launcher which almost ‘knows’ and ‘shows’ what your desktop should look like, depending on where you are and the time of the day! As a result, your desktop may change automatically in the morning, when it will display the weather, your appointments app and your favourite news app; as you proceed to work, it has maps and music apps that are ready to go; and when you reach work, it may have your favourite email apps. If you visit the gym, your favourite workout apps may stare you in your face! In the evening, maybe some restaurant apps would be more appropriate and when you are ready to go to bed, your alarm settings would pop up on your home screen. 
 
The idea is to show you the appropriate app that you are most likely to run, depending on the time and place you are in, without your having to search for them. Briefly stated, it is an intelligent homescreen that simplifies your phone. Try it, it is free! https://goo.gl/58HYaX 

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COMMENTS

Ashok Yadav

1 year ago

App is good :)
How can I keep Google as search engine on home screen? This app changes it to Yahoo.

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