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Hashtag Trending – Apple recalls MacBooks; Huawei to support its phones; transmitting data using light

Apple recalls MacBook Pros, Huawei promises Android update, transmitting data using light.

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That’s all the news that’s trending today. It’s Friday, June 21st, and I’m your host, Tom Li.

Trending on Google, Apple is recalling certain models of its 15” MacBook Pros due to battery safety concerns. An Apple support page says that some 15” Macbooks sold between September 2015 and February 2017 have batteries that could overheat and pose a fire safety risk. To see if your machine is eligible for the free battery replacement, enter its serial number into the page linked in our transcription.

Trending on Twitter, Huawei has promised to bring Android Q upgrade to 20 of its mobile devices, including its full Mate and P series. In addition, the tech giant has promised that all of its Android phones and tablets will continue to function as normal and receive security updates. The statement was included among a list of other promises to dispell a few rumors surrounding its devices. And while reassuring to existing users, it’s Huawei’s future devices that will receive the blunt force of the U.S. Entity List.

Lastly, trending Reddit, Signify has launched a Li-Fi system for transmitting data using light. Named Trulifi, the system is designed for Government, Corporate, and environments that demand security. In addition, it circumvents today’s congested wireless radio wave spectrums. Signify says that its Trulifi point-to-point system can reliably deliver up to 250Mbps, meeting today’s high bandwidth requirements.

That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now. Hashtag Trending is a part of the ITWC Podcast network. Add us to your Alexa Flash Briefing or your Google Home daily briefing. I’m Tom Li, thanks for listening.

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Telecommunication and consumer hardware are Tom's main beats at IT World Canada. He loves to talk about Canada's network infrastructure, semiconductor products, and of course, anything hot and new in the consumer technology space. You'll also occasionally see his name appended to articles on cloud, security, and SaaS-related news. If you're ever up for a lengthy discussion about the nuances of each of the above sectors or have an upcoming product that people will love, feel free to drop him a line at tli@itwc.ca.

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