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O2 blames data outage on third-party supplier.

British mobile telecoms operator O2 said a software issue at a third-party supplier caused a data outage Today Thursday 6th December 2018 and it was working to fix the issue “as quickly as possible”

O2, which is owned by Spain’s Telefonica said customers of Tesco Mobile, Sky Mobile, Giffgaff, LycaMobile & TalkTalk Mobile which all use its network, were also affected by the outage.

O2 said other operators around the world were affected, but did not identify any companies.

Users of O2 services, who were unable to access the internet or apps that require an internet connection,

Britain’s second-largest mobile operator initially said in a tweet that it was looking into issues with data and voice service usage. It later said in a separate tweet that voice calls were working properly.

One of O2’s third-party suppliers has identified a global software issue in their system which has caused the impact on the services.

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Compare The New iPhone Models – XS & XS Max & XR

3 New iPhones

So on 12th September 2018 at the Apple Special Event we seen them release 3 new iPhone’s in the run up to christmas, But do you know the differences between each model that has been released? Well if you don’t then we suggest you keep reading this blog as we will explain the difference between each device.

iPhone XS

Apple iPhone XS

So Firstly we start with the iPhone XS, This device is available in Silver, Space Grey & Gold (usual colours for Apple) Listed below are the specifications for this device…

  • 5.8” Super Retina HD Display
  • Dual 12MP Wide-Angle & Telephoto Cameras
  • 7MP TrueDepth Camera
  • Face ID
  • A12 Bionic Chip with Next Generation Neural Engine
  • 2M Water Resistant to a depth of 2 Metres for up to 30 Minutes
  • Wireless Charging (Works with QI Chargers)

Pre-Order Now. Prices start from £999

iPhone XS Max

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Secondly we have the iPhone XS Max, This device is also available in Silver, Space Grey & Gold (usual colours for Apple) Listed below are the specifications for this device…

  • 6.5” Super Retina HD Display
  • Dual 12MP Wide-Angle and Telephoto Cameras
  • 7MP TrueDepth Camera
  • Face ID
  • A12 Bionic Chip with Next-Generation Neural Engine
  • 2M Water Resistant to a Depth of 2 Metres for up to 30 Minutes
  • Wireless Charging (Works with QI Chargers)

Pre-Order Now, Prices start from £1,099

iPhone XR

iPhone XR

Lastly we have the iPhone XR, This devices comes in a range of colours Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral, Product Red.

  • 6.1” Liquid Retina HD Display
  • 12MP Camera
  • 7MP TrueDepth Camera
  • Face ID
  • A12 Bionic Chip with Next-Generation Neural Engine
  • Water Resistant to a depth of 1 Metre for up to 30 Minutes
  • Wireless Charging (Works with QI Chargers)

Pre-Order from 8.01am on 19th October 2018, Prices start at £749

New iPhone XS 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

Apple will be launching its next iPhone at an event on 12th September. Here’s all the news and rumours about Apple’s new iPhones for 2018 (aka iPhone XS or iPhone X Plus): their release date, new features, design, price & tech specs

Picture Credit: Apple Website

Apple’s next batch of iPhones will be announced at a launch event on 12 Sept in California. We expect to see three new iPhone X-style handsets, including a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model.

Apple hasn’t officially stated that iPhones will be unveiled – the web page merely calls it an ‘Apple Special Event from the Steve Jobs Theater’ – but it’s an extremely safe bet. The lack of a new iPhone would disappoint fans, analysts and journalists, and lead to a drop in Apple’s share price.

If you want to know more about the forthcoming phones, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we round up all the news about the new iPhones’ release date, names, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features. Red and blue dummy models have leaked, while multiple sources now predict Apple Pencil support.

You can add the event to your calendar by clicking this link

iOS 12’s new feature that helps you limit your iPhone usage.

To battle the ever rising use of your mobile, to the point where it literally interrupts your life and existence in the real world, iOS 12 will come with a new feature called ‘ Screen Time’

Firstly, reports will show you how you use your device. This includes detailed breakdowns on what apps are used, when and for how long. Next is ‘App Limits’, a feature that helps aid you cut down on certain apps that can eat away at your time. You can set a daily time limit on apps you tend to get a bit addicted to and once the limit is reached, your phone will advise you that your time is up for the day.

This is really useful for your children, to prevent them overusing there their devices. You can monitor there use as well as set allowances, by categories or particular apps. You can also limit access at certain times such as bedtime.

Damaged or blocked iPhones needed?

Do you have a old damaged iPhone in your drawer that your no longer going to use? Have you forgotten you Apple ID causing it to be dead due to activation lock?

We are looking for iPhone 5 and upwards so we can test all our products before sending them to customers

If you do have some then we kindly ask you to notify us and tell us what you have and we will be happy to chat. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT BUY STOLEN MOBILES

You can email us at whizzkidrepairs@gmail.com or go to http://www.whizzkidrepairs.co.uk and go to the contact us page.

Thank you for your cooperation

Apple ID has been locked Email Scam

created: 21st May 2018 14:36. Updated: 21st May 2018 17:52
By Lee O’Connor

A new scam has arrived is been distributed around making our customer concerned thinking there Apple ID will be disabled within 24 hours if they don’t reply.

If you receive this email please don’t open the attachment that’s is enclosed this email.

A Apple spokesman comfirmed this a virus and advises no customer to open the attachment. They confirmed Apple does not start emails with “Dear (email address)” they said they have loads of calls regarding this and some people are receiving 3 times a day. They also confirmed if you Apple ID was locked then you wouldn’t receive a email regarding this, you would find out when you tried to log in and would then have to contact Apple support.

There a various variants of this type of email (together with the ‘you have a virus’ scams). Never click on a link or follow up a phone number in emails or pop-ups of this type. Although Apple do own Apple.co.uk they always send emails from Apple.com – it’s very easy to fake the ‘From address on email’

If you want to check you Apple ID then please Check by clicking here.

If you would rather contact Apple support then please Click here

What to do if your iPhone is hit by the Black Spot of Death Message

Published: 14th May 2018

Updated: 20th May 2018

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

Users of iPhone have been warned of an iMessage bug that will cause your phone to become completely unusable.

Dubbed the “Black Dot Of Death” when received the message will overload your iPhone with thousands of hidden Unicode text.

You won’t be able to re-open the messages app to delete it and there is no easy way to delete the message once you receive it.

If you receive the message and all it contains is a black dot, when you click on the dot it will make the screen go completely blank until Apple issues a fix for you.

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

If you have been hit with the Black Dot of Death, there are a few ways you can delete it.

One is to force close the messenger app, use 3D Touch from the home screen to select a new message, then cancel out of it. From there you should be able to go to the list of conversations on iMessage and safely delete the conversation containing the Black Dot.

If your phone doesn’t have 3D Touch, you can use Siri to reply to the message until the original “Black Dot” message is pushed out of the visible part of the conversation on the screen. Then you will safely be able to delete the conversation.