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Last Build Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:06:00 +0000

 



Comment on Apple Deserves What It Gets From This Battery Fiasco by Bob Plankers

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:06:00 +0000

The reason they slow the phone down is because the CPU can consume power faster than an older battery can supply it, thereby causing brownouts. A new battery can keep up with the CPU, so no need to throttle the phone.



Comment on Apple Deserves What It Gets From This Battery Fiasco by Paul Harris

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:00:16 +0000

Does the replacement battery reverse the slowdown fix? You can buy a new battery but the phone will remain slower? Frankly, speed is more important to me and probably most users, than the occasional reboot.



Comment on Intel CPU Design Flaw, Performance Degradation, Security Updates by J

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:46:58 +0000

Any modern out of order CPU is affected by Spectre, where the process' memory contents can be acquired (for example by javascript) - including CPUs in mobile phones. The Intel flaw (Meltdown) allows the contents of kernel memory, and hence all RAM, to be acquired - allowing unprivileged processes to access all system RAM, and in the case of some VMs (and containers) to access the memory of other VMs and the hypervisor. You are doing AMD, Digital, and Jim Keller a dis-service sir.









Comment on Apple Deserves What It Gets From This Battery Fiasco by Grace Thompson

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:46:32 +0000

I know that I can be naive but I have always been pretty proud of my iPhone and ergo apple for making it possible to have one and update when I am able. This scam from a group I thought were so honest has got me polaxed. I feel so let down and having noticed this problem on two of my iPhone's and my daughters, makes me angry. How dare they do this when their phones are not cheap in the first place. I am glad that this has come to light and I hope that this will force them to be more upfront and truly try to be the company they have pretended to be so far. The battery issue is also a little immoral as people are being charged for what Apple seems to be responsible for. How is that right?



Comment on Intel CPU Design Flaw, Performance Degradation, Security Updates by Bob Plankers

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:26:35 +0000

Well yeah, they do the same speculative execution so there's no reason they wouldn't have been affected. AMD got their start by copying Intel so they inherit all the fundamental problems, too.



Comment on Intel CPU Design Flaw, Performance Degradation, Security Updates by Gary Birtch

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:03:36 +0000

....and now it comes out that ARM and AMD are somehow affected as well.



Comment on Intel CPU Design Flaw, Performance Degradation, Security Updates by DTNS 3191 – Let The Chips Flaw Where They May | Tom Merritt All Audio Feed

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:13:12 +0000

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Comment on Should We Panic About the KPTI/KAISER Intel CPU Design Flaw? by Intel CPU Design Flaw, Performance Degradation, Security Updates - The Lone Sysadmin

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:16:12 +0000

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