Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms

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Intel’s initial Meltdown and Spectre patches for older systems caused frequent reboots and other issues. The company thinks it has nailed those problems down.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/262573-intel-issuing-updates-solve-meltdown-spectre-reboot-problem-older-platforms?source=Computing

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House lawmakers demand answers from Apple on throttling older phones

The fallout over Apple’s throttling of older iPhones is continuing as Republican lawmakers sent a letter on Friday to the tech giant demanding answers to more than a dozen questions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/15/house-lawmakers-demand-answers-from-apple-on-throttling-older-phones.html

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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements available now

Apple has tweaked its statement regarding battery replacements for older iPhones, and that’s a good thing if you’re finding that your device struggles to make it through the day (or feels sluggish as a result).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/31/apples-29-iphone-battery-replacements-available-now.html

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Apple being sued over slowing down older iPhones

Apple has admitted that it intentionally slows down older iPhone models to help preserve battery life in older phones. But now the company is being sued for its admission.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/apple-being-sued-over-slowing-down-older-iphones.html

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10

Got an older PC you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free before the window closes? Looking to buy a copy of the OS and upgrade that way? We step through the two upgrade options and the pros and cons of each.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/260967-upgrade-windows-10?source=Computing

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Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro

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Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro products yesterday, shifted the positioning of its older MacBook Pro SKUs, and introduced new hardware featuring AMD’s Polaris GPU. The Mac Pro, however, is still stuck on 3.5 year-old chips.

The post Apple unveils new MacBook Pros, but skips the iMac and Mac Pro appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/238482-apple-unveils-partial-notebook-refreshes-skips-mac-pro?source=Computing

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Why one small company thinks it has the key to extending Moore’s Law

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Scaling older chips to newer process nodes has been a major problem for a number of industries, but Atomera thinks it has a technology that’ll solve the problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/238184-why-one-small-company-thinks-it-has-the-key-to-extending-moores-law?source=Computing

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Nvidia GTX 970, 980, and 980 Ti prices crater in wake of Pascal’s launch

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Nvidia’s older Maxwell cards are seeing huge price cuts — but is that enough to make them a good buy with the 1070 and 1080 already on the market?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/230381-nvidia-gtx-970-980-and-980-ti-prices-crater-in-wake-of-pascals-launch

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Male Snubbing Ride-Sharing Service Postpones Launch


Chariot for Women, a ride-sharing service that excludes males 13 and older, reportedly has postponed its launch to sometime this summer due to heavier-than-anticipated demand. The company originally had planned to debut the service in Boston next week. Chariot for Women is open to all women, including transgender women. Children, including boys under the age of 13, also may ride. The premise for the gender-restricted service is pretty straightforward: Disturbing stories about Uber drivers abound.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83362.html?rss=1

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iOS 9.3 Apple's 'most stable new release in years,' app analytics firm finds

Article Image In spite of some publicized glitches, including an activation bug that affected older devices, iOS 9.3 is Apple’s “most stable new release in years,” an app analytics firm said on Wednesday.

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Apple halts iOS 9.3 updates for older iPads, iPhones after activation issues

Article Image After owners of older iPhones and iPads complained of activation errors related to Apple’s recently released iOS 9.3 update, which rendered their devices unusable, the company on Thursday recognized the issue and paused downloads for affected models as it works on a fix.

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Apple's 2010 15- & 17-inch MacBook Pros, 2009 Xserve become 'vintage'

Article Image Apple this week declared a trio of older products vintage and obsolete, adding a pair of 2010 MacBook Pros and the 2009 Xserve to a list of discontinued hardware service.

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Clock is ticking for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 on new PCs as Microsoft focuses on Windows 10

Microsoft has published a list of new PCs that will be supported on older versions of Windows — but only for the next year and a half.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/26/clock-is-ticking-for-windows-7-windows-8-1-on-new-pcs-as-microsoft-focuses-on-windows-10.html

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Microsoft: Skylake owners must upgrade to Windows 10 within 18 months, future CPUs will require it

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Microsoft is making some significant changes to how it handles support for older operating systems on newer hardware — and current Skylake owners not using Windows 10 are going to find themselves without many options within 18 months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/221389-microsoft-skylake-owners-must-upgrade-to-windows-10-within-18-months-future-cpus-will-require-latest-operating-systems

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iOS 9.2.1 makes speed boosts for users with Apple's older iPhone 4s and 5

Article Image The iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

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