September News Bytes
Google is preparing for a major change in the coming months, including a name change for the company. Google plans to revamp its structure and be known as a holding company named Alphabet Inc. While Google name has become very well known it has even entered the vernacular as a verb (i.e. Just “google” it), the moniker no longer fully describes everything the company does. In addition to the popular search engine, Google owns Android, YouTube, Nest, Calico, and a host of other companies. It’s a virtual alphabet soup, which may be why its high-ups settled on Alphabet as a new name. Also, it will be harder for the public – and investors – to pigeonhole the versatile company as solely a web-based operation.
Some Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners have been unhappy with the quality of the built-in camera producing particularly blurry photos. Users simply thought that it was something they had to deal with. Now, Apple has revealed that such low-quality pictures are actually the result of substandard rear cameras with a faulty component in some iPhone 6 Plus handsets that were sold between September 2014 and January 2015. Customers with affected phones are eligible for free rear camera replacement at Apple stores and authorized dealers through the iSight Camera Replacement Program for up to three years after the initial retail sale.