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Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

2017-12-29, Reuters Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its …

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Apple admits to slowing down phones, gets sued

2017-12-22, NV On Wednesday Apple admitted to slowing down older models of Iphones, on Friday it finds itself being sued. Apple had admitted using algorithms which slowed performance in older models. Apple’s explanation to do so was because when older phones were updated to new IOS’s the battery would not …

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Why we need a leap second added to our clocks

2017-02-05, ABC.NET/Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Dr Karl Kruszelnicki  I talked about what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning. Luckily for us, that’s not going to happen. What we do know is that the rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down. So as a result, and because our atomic clocks are so …

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Google’s Duo app joins crowded field of video calling

2016-08-17, BBC Knock, knock, Google’s video chatting app has arrived. The app, dubbed Duo, represents Google’s response to other popular video calling options, including Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Facebook’s Messenger app. Duo isn’t much different from the other video chatting services, except that it gives a glimpse at who …

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