More Galaxy Note 7 bans, iCloud Family Sharing risk, virtual Home button, five reasons to go 7


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Air NZ puts total ban on Samsung Note 7 — Air NZ has banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all aircraft. The national carrier is placing a total ban on the phones from 5am, following a decision by the United States Department of Transportation to ban them from all US aeroplanes. The Note 7 has also been banned from all US Flights as Hazardous Material. “Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States.”
Samsung is now estimating its losses for dealing with the Galaxy Note 7 debacle will climb well over its earlier projections (US$5.3 billion) and could go higher than its latest expectation.

iCloud Family Sharing users can remotely wipe each other’s devices — iCloud Family Sharing is great for letting your family share apps, videos, music, photos, and more without sharing an Apple ID. If you’re using Find My iPhone along with iCloud Family Sharing, however, there’s a chance someone could accidentally, or intentionally, remotely erase your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

iPhone 7 offers a virtual home button in case of physical button’s failure — As a backup if its non-mechanical home button fails, the iPhone 7 can offer a software button akin to some versions of Android, owners have discovered.

Five reasons to upgrade to iPhone 7 video — Apple spent a year packing a raft of improvements into iPhone 7; AppleInsider spent the past few weeks boiling down which of those matters most. Here are the site’s five reasons why you should consider upgrading.

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