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Apple finally fixes iPhone’s forced slowdowns

“Since its admission of the battery slowdown, Apple has received scrutiny from governments around the world, including the United States” writes The Mercury News for seattletimes.com. The newest operating system version for Apple iPhones and iPads includes expanded battery settings that allow users to check their phones’ battery health and turn off Apple’s default slowdown setting. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Mozilla will pause paying for ads on Facebook because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

“Software company Mozilla has announced that it’s pausing its advertising on Facebook because of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica scandal” writes James Cook for businessinsider.com. This was after Facebook started its relationship with Cambridge University Professor Aleksandr Kogan, whose decision to share data he collected from Facebook with Cambridge Analytica is currently in the news.When Facebook takes stronger action in how it shares customer data, specifically strengthening its default privacy settings for third party apps, we’ll consider returning. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Noble Group halts share trading after bond default

“Noble’s restructuring deal has been opposed by some bondholders and shareholders, including Goldilocks Investment Co, which has an 8.1 percent stake in the firm” writes Bobyip Reuters for cnbc.com. Under the deal, Noble is seeking to halve its senior debt and hand over 70 percent of the restructured business to creditors.Once Asia’s largest commodity trader, Noble was plunged into crisis in February 2015 when Iceberg Research questioned its books.Singapore-listed Noble Group Ltd halted trading of its shares on Thursday after defaulting on a $394 million bond that matured this week,…

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New Litecoin Core RC Client Enables Default SegWit…

“Do keep in mind this is still a release candidate and not the finalized version of the Litecoin Core wallet” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. More specifically, SegWit will be enabled by default for all Litecoin wallet addresses.All of these developments will contribute to a better overall Litecoin wallet experience, which can only be considered to be a smart decision.With the new Litecoin Core client, all addresses will be hierarchical deterministic by default. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Mac App Store App ‘Calendar 2’ Mines Cryptocurrency by Default, but Feature is Being Removed

“A Mac App Store app called Calendar 2 has been mining a digital coin known as Monero using customers’ machines, and Apple took no action against the app despite knowing about it for at least 24 hours.As Ars Technica points out, Calendar 2 is supposed to have an opt-in feature that allows users to choose to let the app mine cryptocurrency to unlock paid features that normally require an in-app purchase, but instead, it’s been bugged and has been mining Monero by default.Surprisingly enough, Apple has allowed the Calendar 2…

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Google might finally make its messaging app more like Apple’s iMessage

“Google might finally be bringing its default messaging app on Android up to speed with Apple’s iMessage” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. Google declined to comment, but it’s well-known the company has been trying to improve its default messaging app for some time.It looks like a future version of the app will include a web-based counterpart to the Android Messages app, according to code buried in the latest version of the Android Messages app that was unearthed by XDA Developers.It’s also why Google has had a confusing array of its…

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Scrap the U.S. Debt Limit Before It’s Too Late

“The debt limit has not worked as a mechanism for encouraging fiscal discipline” reports realclearpolicy.com. Placing a limit on federal borrowing is dangerous and risks squandering one of the United States’ most important economic assets.Furthermore, there are signs that factions in Congress are becoming more willing to use brinkmanship with the debt limit to gain leverage.True, the U.S. has always had a debt limit.There are many Republican members of Congress who refuse to vote to raise the debt limit under any realistic political scenarios. Source: realclearpolicy.com Share This:

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