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Ford launches Mustang Mach-E Remote Vehicle Setup app

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Electric vehicle fans are waiting in anticipation for their new all-electric Mustang Mach-E vehicles to arrive. Depending on which version of the electric car fans preordered, they could still be waiting a long time before the vehicle turns up. However, Ford is letting Mach-E customers begin their personalization of the EV using the new Remote Vehicle Setup app from a smartphone or computer.

The app will allow owners to set their favorite destinations, find nearby charging stations, change temperature settings, and input commute schedules from the comfort of their home before the vehicle arrives. With the app, users will be able to create a profile, set navigation destinations, and choosing a preferred drive experience.

Head of the official delivery of their Mach-E, the configuration settings will be held in the cloud before being sent to their vehicle after delivery. By pre-configuring the settings, customers will be able to begin driving as soon as they take delivery of their vehicle. At the dealership during delivery, the owner will send those personalized settings to the vehicle from their smartphone.

After the preferences are saved to the vehicle, they can be managed via Remote Vehicle Setup on the FordPass app or directly within the vehicle. Ford says that Remote Vehicle Setup will send the settings to the SYNC 4A system inside the Mach-E. That system uses machine learning to learn the driver’s preferences and gets better over time things to over the air updates.

An update that allows users to customize radio presets before the vehicle is delivered is coming. That update would mean as soon as the driver and passengers get into the vehicle, the radio will already be programmed with their favorite stations. One of the key capabilities of the vehicle and its connected technology is the ability to find charging stations along the driving route using the FordPass app. The first Mach-E deliveries will begin near the end of the year.

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This iPhone Bug Is Deactivating Phone Numbers. Here’s What We Know So Far

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To remove and replace a physical SIM card, all you’ll need is the SIM tool that came with your iPhone. It’s a tiny pin tool, and it’s entirely possible that you never removed said tool from its original box when you first purchased the device. In any case, you may want to make sure you’re doing this after you have a replacement SIM card in your possession to avoid any interruption in service.

Once you have a new physical SIM card in your possession, you’ll need to know what your phone’s EID number is. Any T-Mobile representative will likely ask you for this information, and you can locate it by navigating to Settings -> General -> About on your iPhone. From here, scroll down to the bottom of the page to find your iPhone’s unique EID number, and a T-Mobile representative should be able to activate a new SIM card with ease.

T-Mobile offers a set of troubleshooting instructions for those who are experiencing difficulties with their eSIM cards on various Apple devices, including iPhone. T-Mobile suggests that you should ensure that your iPhone is updated to the latest version of iOS (currently 15.4.1) before you attempt to do anything with your physical SIM card or digital eSIM service. T-Mobile also suggests that you’ll need an unlocked phone, or a phone purchased directly from T-Mobile. 

Mark Gurman also reported via Twitter that you can delete your eSIM account and create a new account from scratch. This is a process that you may want to do with some oversight from a T-Mobile representative since there’s always a chance that you can mess something up on the service side.

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The Real Reason Canada Is Banning Huawei Technology

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In an official statement, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Francois-Phillipe Champagne mentioned that the move ensures the long-term safety of the country’s telecom infrastructure. The decision was made after “a thorough review by our independent security agencies and in consultation with our closest allies,” says the statement.

The Canadian government claims to have conducted an extensive examination of 5G technology and arrived at the conclusion that — despite its benefits — the next-gen cellular technology opens the doors for new security threats. The government has raised concerns that Huawei and ZTE could be forced by the Chinese government to engage in activities that are not in Canada’s best interests. In the past, Huawei has repeatedly denied the claims of being influenced by the Chinese government and even has a dedicated 5G myth-busting resource page on their official company website.

China, on the other hand, has opposed the ban, claiming that it will take all necessary steps to ensure the well-being of Chinese companies. “We will take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate interests of Chinese firms,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin was quoted as saying by Reuters.

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The Most Expensive NFTs Ever Purchased

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One of the earliest examples of an NFT collection on the Ethereum blockchain, CryptoPunks have grown to be among the most valuable collections in the world. They are a set of 10,000 unique, algorithmically-generated “Punk” characters that, according to their creators Larva Labs, served as the inspiration for the ERC-721 standard, an interface that now powers that majority of Ethereum-based NFTs. A CryptoPunk’s value is determined by the rarity of its attributes: the rarer the attributes, the more valuable the NFT.

CryptoPunk #5822 is one of the rarest of all, which explains its incredible selling price. Firstly, it has just one attribute, a feature that only 2% of the collection shares. That single attribute is a bandana, which is rare in itself, as only 5% of the collection sport one. The Punk’s skin type is alien, which is the biggest factor in pushing up this NFT’s value, as only 0.09% of the collection share this skin, a total of 9 NFTs out of a collection of 10,000. Punk #5822 was bought by Deepak Thapliyal, CEO of blockchain tech company Chain, for 8,000 ETH, roughly $23.7 million USD at the time of sale.

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