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Apple will now tell you if an update slows down your iPhone

Apple has committed to being more upfront about the performance and battery health effects of iOS updates on its devices. The company told the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it would provide more detailed and accurate information about the performance impact of iOS updates going forward. Apple was investigated by the CMA for


Redux: A Vocabulary for the Almost-Lost

My dog died this week. It was entirely without warning; she was fine Saturday and on Sunday she collapsed, and then she was gone. I am shattered. I am in a state of constant saudade, a Portuguese word meaning the feeling of longing for something or someone you love that has been lost forever. I

The Internet Protection Agency, Content Moderation Division

A Facebook content moderator is suing the social network for psychological trauma after watching thousands of hours of toxic and disturbing content. “There is no long-term support plan when these content moderators leave. They are just expected to melt back into the fabric of society.” -“An online decency moderator’s advice: Blur your eyes”, Jane Wakefield, BBC

Canada Goose, American Dream

In the fall of 1969, somewhere in Ohio, scientists put a numbered plastic tag around the leg of a one year-old, female Canada goose, and released it into the wild. When it was eventually shot down in Ontario, in 2001, it was 33 years old — the oldest Canada goose to be recorded in the United States Geological Survey’s archive of bird longevity. 

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Huawei gets 90-day licence to use Android

The United States Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a temporary licence to Huawei to retain support for its existing products. This follows the US government blacklisting the Chinese company and ordering Google to revoke its Android licence, a move which has serious implications for Huawei’s smartphone business. Google said that its services

US restrictions on Huawei to have minor effect on growth – CEO

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Executive Officer and founder Ren Zhengfei said he expects U.S. restrictions won’t hurt the Chinese company’s growth much, Nikkei reported. “Huawei’s growth may slow, but only slightly,” Ren told Japanese reporters at the telecommunications equipment maker’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, according to Nikkei. It was his first media statement since President Donald

Investors are ignoring huge Huawei trade risks – Wall Street

Global equity investors are likely underestimating what may be immense damage across a variety of industries triggered by the U.S.-China trade dispute, particularly involving the latest Huawei Technologies Co. escalation, Wall Street analysts say. The Trump administration putting Huawei — and dozens of its affiliates — on an export blacklist means “the U.S. government has halted

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Julian Assange, Wikileaks co-founder, faces 17 new charges in US

Image copyright AFP Image caption Assange was arrested last month after spending seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London The US justice department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK. The latest charges accuse him of receiving and unlawfully publishing the names of classified

Trump and Nancy Pelosi trade barbs on mental stability

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrading insults: “Trump needs intervention” vs “Crazy Nancy” US President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traded insults on Thursday, each questioning the other’s mental stability. The top Democrat called on Mr Trump’s family and aides to conduct an intervention with the president “for the good

John Walker Lindh: Anger as ‘American Taliban’ freed

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption John Walker Lindh expressed regret for joining the Taliban in 2002, but people have raised doubts about this contrition John Walker Lindh – the so-called “American Taliban” – has been released from prison, a move Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “unconscionable”. Lindh served 17 years of a 20-year sentence

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