Apple's Tim Cook says next iOS update will allow users to disable battery throttling

The next update to iOS 11 will allow Apple users to disable the battery performance throttling on their device, a move that comes after the tech firm admitted in December that it intentionally slows down iPhones as they age to prevent issues with batteries.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/apples-tim-cook-says-next-ios-update-will-allow-users-to-disable-battery-throttling.html

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New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

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Rather than cold-calling victims, the perpetrators of this new support scam disable the PC and have the victim call for help.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/244986-new-tech-support-scam-borrows-ransomware-tricks?source=Computing

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Cortana can’t be disabled in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Microsoft won’t let you disable Cortana in future versions of Windows. Post-Anniversary Update, Cortana and desktop search will be functionally identical.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/232522-cortana-cant-be-disabled-in-the-windows-10-anniversary-update

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Consumer Reports Urges Tesla to Pull Plug on Autopilot


Consumer Reports on Thursday urged Tesla to disable the automatic steering function and change the name of its Autopilot driving assist feature. Questions recently have arisen over whether Tesla’s Model S vehicles can operate safely without regular human intervention. Consumer Reports’ change request sprang from concerns over a number of recent test crashes, including a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Florida, which is the subject of a federal investigation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83702.html?rss=1

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Mozilla disables new Firefox features to address critical security flaw

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Mozilla has updated Firefox to patch a critical vulnerability, but was forced to disable one of the browser’s new security-enhancing features as a result.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202809-mozilla-disables-new-firefox-features-to-address-critical-security-flaw

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iOS 8.3 allows users to turn off password requirement for free App Store downloads

Apple’s pre-release betas of iOS 8.3 include an option to disable password entry when downloading free applications from the App Store, removing a potential inconvenience for users.



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