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Apple Doesn’t Deliberately Slow Down Older Devices According to Benchmark Analysis

Benchmarking company Futuremark recently set out to debunk long-running speculation that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones when it releases new software updates as a way to encourage its customers to buy new devices. Starting in 2016, Futuremark collected over 100,000 benchmark results for seven different iPhone models across three …

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HomeKit Coming to Hunter Douglas’ New PowerView Motorization System for Window Shades

Hunter Douglas recently launched its next-generation PowerView Motorization system designed to control Hunter Douglas motorized window shades. The new version of the PowerView Motorization supports Amazon and Google services out of the box, but with an update later this year, it will also support Apple’s HomeKit. The PowerView Motorization Hub …

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Popular iOS Twitter Client Tweetbot 4 Gets First Discount of 2017, Dropping From $10 to $5

Tweetbot is one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, and this week developer Tapbots has dropped the price of the latest version of the app — Tweetbot 4 — by 50 percent, from $9.99 to $4.99. The last time a similar price drop happened was December 2016, so the …

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Manias, panics and Initial Coin Offerings

EVERY market mania reaches a point when pitches to would-be investors enter the realm of the surreal. So it goes for “initial coin offerings”, or ICOs. A new one by a firm called POW invites Facebook users to claim tokens for nothing; when they later become convertible into other tokens, …

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Can you afford to retire?

HOW much money do you need to retire? Depending on your age, it is a question you think about a lot (if retirement is imminent) or barely at all. For younger people, the subject is a combination of too far away, too complex and too boring, and too depressing. When …

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A Chinese carmaker agrees to buy a Danish investment bank

A COMPANY that moves up the value chain from refrigerator parts to cars is impressive but not that surprising. A car company that buys an investment bank is audacious. But Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a conglomerate based in Hangzhou, China, did not become big by paring its ambitions. Having successfully …

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A new study details the wealth hidden in tax havens

SWITZERLAND, which developed cross-border wealth-management in the 1920s, was once in a league of its own as a tax haven. Since the 1980s, however, tax-dodgers have been spoilt for choice: they can hide assets anywhere from the Bahamas to Hong Kong. The percentage of global wealth held offshore has increased …

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How protectionism sank America’s entire merchant fleet

IN APRIL 1956 the world’s first container ship—the Ideal X—set sail from New Jersey. A year later in Seattle the world’s first commercially successful airliner, Boeing’s 707, made its maiden flight. Both developments slashed the cost of moving cargo and people. Boeing still makes half the world’s airliners. But America’s …

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New Footage of Selena Quintanilla Surfaces After More Than Two Decades 

Footage of the late singer Selena Quintanilla that had gone unwatched for more than 20 years was unearthed and digitized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Entertainment Tonight reports. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Amber Tamblyn, Lena Dunham, and Other Celebs React to the Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein

On this day of many reportorial bombshells, what Dirtbag would be complete without Harvey Weinstein? Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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