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Apple Focused on Performance after iPhone Slowdown Fiasco

Apple Focused on Performance after iPhone Slowdown Fiasco

Apple announced its iOS 12 will make every iPhone – even older ones dating back to iPhones 5s – noticeably faster. This announcement comes after months of dealing with problems related to iPhone performance, and a great deal of negative publicity regarding the company’s alleged intentional slowdown of old phones.

According to Craig Federighi, the company’s senior vice president of software engineering, Apple is “doubling down” on performance with the iOS 12. He claims phones will be faster and smoother no matter what they’re doing, whether it’s swiping to open the camera or launching an app.

Weyerhauser Issues Notification about TJI Joists with “Flak Jacket” Coating

Weyerhauser Issues Notification about TJI Joists with “Flak Jacket” Coating

Weyerhauser issued a warning to homeowners living concerning the risks of living in homes built with the company’s TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection. Many families have been forced into temporary housing because of the problem.

The coating on the joists contains formaldehyde that releases dangerous chemicals into the homes and puts homeowners at risk for health complications, including nosebleeds, scratchy eyes, coughing, and sort throat. Long-term exposure increases risk for cancer.

E. Coli Tainted Lettuce Still Poses a Risk

E. Coli Tainted Lettuce Still Poses a Risk

The recent E. coli outbreak that caused people to become severely ill after eating romaine lettuce is not over.

According to federal health officials, there are likely still tainted heads of romaine on grocery store shelves and being used across the country.

The recent outbreak was the worst concerning E. coli in more than a decade.

Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

There is growing concern that Roundup weed killer and gardening products could be carcinogenic.

Many homeowners have concerns over the safety of the items they use in their yards. Many opt for natural or organic products to avoid overuse of chemicals around their children, pets, and themselves. In most cases, these concerns are limited to mild illnesses and just wanting to do what’s best for their loved ones.

FDA Warns of the Dangers of Caffeine Supplements

FDA Warns of the Dangers of Caffeine Supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially issued a warning to users of caffeine supplements and products that are pure caffeine.

According to the April 13, 2018, FDA warning, “These products present a significant public health threat because of the high risk that they will be erroneously used at excessive, potentially dangerous doses.”

Luxury German Vehicle Makers Allegedly Violated Collusion Laws

Luxury German Vehicle Makers Allegedly Violated Collusion Laws

According to news reports, several German automakers held secret meetings to discuss “clean diesel” technology, costs, suppliers, and pricing. Their activity was conspiratorial and likely violated a number of laws.

Vehicle manufacturers named in the investigation include:

Audi
Bentley
BMW
Mercedes-Benz
Porsche
Volkswagen and Daimler

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