Dec 22 2017
Apple issued a statement Thursday saying the company has used software updates to limit older model iPhones' performance. It discovered that the iPhone 6's score for iOS 10.2.0 appears "unimodal" (that is, it doesn't change) in performance, but when it studied the iPhone 6 running iOS 10.2.1, the performance peaked around the average score and several other peaks around some of the lower scores.
You have already had the impression that your iPhone was getting slower and slower?
People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case. Poole explained that users expect their phones to perform the same regardless of how old the battery is, but his tests indicated that wasn't the case. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.
Yesterday, we reported on a new development in the long simmering story about older iPhones beginning to feel sluggish after installing a new version of iOS.
You can buy a new iPhone 6 battery for as little as $US20, if you're willing to do surgery on your phone.
Facebook puts toe in music streaming video with UMG deal
YouTube still hopes to enter talks with video-hosting service Vevo to include its music videos on Remix. YouTube is on its way to launch its new paid music service which will be out by March next year.
Rohit Sharma's 208*: A look at the record knock in numbers
Still only 30, this was Rohit's 16th ODI century, taking him past Sehwag to fourth place in India's all-time centurion list. For India , Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed three wickets while commencing 60 runs, whereas paceman Jasprit Bumrah picked up two.
BBC to announce victor of African Footballer of the Year today (Monday)
Salah, the current Premier League top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country. After receiving the award, Salah said: "I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me".
Apple has responded to the allegations on this subject on the site techno The Verge: "Our goal is to offer the best experience to our customers, both at the level of the performance and lifetime of their device". Apple says the practice is an attempt to protect those phones whose aging lithium-ion batteries can't keep up with the power demands of fast processers.
"Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions", Apple said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
When the iPhone 7 was released a year ago, Business Insider reported on a survey of buyers that listed the reasons why they upgraded. That, on top of choices like new, backwards-incompatible charging ports and the removal of headphone jacks, makes people wary of planned obsolescence and being pushed to continually upgrade, and Apple's battery management measures aren't helping things.
The original Reddit threat notes the performance of an iPhone 6S.
Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature. While it's possible to do your own battery replacement, it's a delicate and complicated surgery at the risk of doing seriously expensive harm to the device.
Dec 22 2017
Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks
The Hill Country's off-again, on-again winter weather is the prime time to get influenza and be calling work to say you're sick. The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend an annual flu vaccine for all people ages six months and older.
Dec 21 2017
Nation's top rated defensive end selects Penn State
Parsons, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive end from Harrisburg, Pa., picked the Nittany Lions over Georgia , Oklahoma and others. He'll play defense for the Lions, either at defensive end or linebacker, a spot where the Lions are looking thin for 2018.
Dec 21 2017
European Union says Brexit transition should last to end
Britain's transition period out of the European Union must end by 2021, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator has said . The Prime Minister on Monday insisted that the United Kingdom can still have a "bespoke" trade deal.
Dec 20 2017
Expect heavy traffic during Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl
Akron is making its second bowl appearances the last three years but only the third in program history. FAU is favored by 22, the largest spread of any postseason game.
Dec 20 2017
Selena Gomez's Mom Opens Up About Her Miscarriage
The Fetish singer's family are reportedly not huge Justin fans following their on-off relationship which lasted from 2011 to 2014. Unlike Selena's loved ones, Justin's own family seems to be entirely okay with his reconciliation with Selena.
Dec 19 2017
Holiday travel ramps up at DIA amid Atlanta outage
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire and declined to rule out terrorism as of late Sunday, NBC News reported . Emilia Duca, 32, a Delta passenger, was on her way to Wisconsin from Bogota, Colombia, when she got stuck in Atlanta.
Dec 16 2017
Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel
In the first decade of this century, however, construction was about to begin on new rail tunnels into NY . Amtrak said the existing tunnel could fail in 10 to 15 years due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.
Dec 15 2017
Facebook to cease channeling ad revenue via Ireland following tax outcry
Currently, advertising revenue supported by Facebook's local teams are recorded by its worldwide headquarters in Dublin , Ireland .
Dec 14 2017
Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer
Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter . Each year, we're always intrigued and excited to see whether everyone's top Google search terms align with our own.
Dec 13 2017
Snow and ice look set to continue as winter sweeps in
The Met Office acted quickly to issue a severe weather warning for snow and ice in Scotland and along England's east coast. If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport , keep updated via the airline's website'.
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