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Apple might owe you $25 for slowing down your iPhone
Apple has agreed to a preliminary settlement of $500 million as part of a class-action lawsuit alleging the company released software that intentionally slowed down aging iPhones. If you owned an iPhone 6, 7, or SE, and you updated that phone to a specific version of iOS before December 2017, Apple might owe you settlement money—though the company has yet to share information on where or how consumers can file their claims.
Your phone may soon receive 4G service … from space!
About 2 billion people worldwide live in areas that lack mobile coverage. Satellite phones could solve that problem, but they’re expensive and inconvenient. That’s why a handful of companies are now working to build satellites that can connect to regular cell phones, providing high-bandwidth, convenient mobile data anywhere on Earth.
Fast Fact: 1,357
That’s how many delegates are at stake in tonight’s Super Tuesday Democratic Primary voting. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to win, so while tonight’s results won’t settle the contest, they’ll go a long way in determining who the democratic nominee will be.
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