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Apple confirms Macs, iPhones, iPads exposed to chip security flaws

Apple Inc. says software updates for iPads, iPhones and other products mitigate a vulnerability known as the Meltdown.


HP Canada recalling certain batteries due to fire hazard

Health Canada says HP Inc. Canada is recalling certain lithium-ion batteries used in notebook computers and mobile workstations because they can overheat and cause a fire hazard.


Microsoft is already fixing the big chip bug — here are the Windows PCs that will be most affected

The fixes for the vulnerability will have different effects on PCs, depending on the vintage of their processors. PCs with processors based on Intel’s two-and-a-half-year-old Skylake architecture or newer won’t see a “significant” performance reduction, The Verge reported, citing sources familiar with Microsoft’s thinking. But PCs with older processors could see a noticeable slowdown in their processor speeds.

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