Apple’s ‘Batterygate’ Saga Wraps Up With $113 Million Settlement

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes his settlement face.

Apple CEO Tim Cook makes his settlement face.
Photo: Mandel Ngan (Getty Images)

Younger readers might not know, but there was once an annual tradition in which Apple would release a new iPhone, old iPhones would suddenly start performing poorly, and users would speculate about a conspiracy to get them to buy the shiny new thing. It turned out that a conspiracy, of sorts, did exist, and Apple has been trying to make the whole embarrassing saga go away for years. On Wednesday, the finish line came into view after Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that an investigation involving 34 states is concluding with a settlement and no admission of guilt from Apple.

In 2017, Apple admitted that updates to iOS were throttling older iPhone models but framed it as a misunderstanding. Apple said that the software tweaks were intended to mitigate unwanted shutdowns in devices

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Zoomlion Wraps up Third Successful Family Day and Cultural Experience Day Event

The event was elaborately designed with interactive activities suitable for all ages. In the “Little Excavator Expert” section, children are encouraged to operate the excavator under proper guidance and can win a machine model after completing a set of tasks with their parents. The Cultural Experience Exhibition displays a variety of art and craft from all around the globe that are collected by Zoomlion’s overseas subsidiaries, including Matryoshka Doll and hand-made porcelain paintings from Russia, traditional musical instruments Dombra from Kazakhstan, genre painting from Mongolia, trunk clay sculpture from India, and more.

Other sections include interactive quizzes at the Annulus Cinema, creative backdrops for family photos, and an exhibition themed “WE”, which shows how the company has worked as a team to combat COVID-19 earlier this year.

“We received an overwhelmingly positive feedback, and think this translates to better relationships in the workplace and their families,”

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Maryland STEM festival wraps up with free science lesson concert

The Maryland STEM festival wraps up this weekend with a free concert that doubles as a science lesson.

Marsha and the Positrons is a children’s indie band known for its science-themed songs. Lead singer Marsha Goodman-Ward is the creative force behind the lyrics. She draws inspiration from the years that she worked as a neuroscientist.

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“We know that music is really important for brain development and for sort of forming all the pathways for kids as they are growing, and music ties a lot of things together,” Goodman-Ward said.

“One of my favorite of Marsha’s songs is called ‘Why can’t we dance on Jupiter?’. And one of the things I love about that is that it has the names of Jupiter’s moons in it, and I will never forget Jupiter’s moons again,” said Chelle Fulk, the band’s fiddler.

“Music is a science and it is

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