California Legislature Approves Strict Net Neutrality Laws

Lawmakers in California have sent a new net neutrality bill to Governor Jerry Brown in the hopes of restoring regulations. The bill was approved by the California Assembly 58-17 and later the Senate 27-12. With both houses approving the bill, it only needs Governor Brown’s signature to become law. The move is a rebuke of Trump’s FCC, which negated the Obama-era net neutrality laws earlier this year. The california bill makes it illegal for internet providers to throttle or block content, or offer provide paid prioritization (fast lanes). Governor Brown has not said if he will sign the bill. The FCC’s move to relax the rules was seen as a win for internet providers. Chairman Ajit Pai believes the industry will self regulate and has left oversight to the FTC. Many do not share in that belief. The attorneys general from nearly two dozen states have beseeched the federal appeals court to reinstate net neutrality. In May, the U.S. Senate voted to restore the rules, though the House did not.

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Apple to Repair Faulty iPhone 8 Logic Boards for Free

Apple has launched a repair program to fix defective logic boards in the iPhone 8. The company says a small number of faulty units were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and the U.S. People who own an iPhone 8 can enter their serial number to see if it qualifies for a fix. The issue, accord to Apple, led to screen freezes, random restarts, and defective startups. The iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X are not affected. People with an eligible iPhone 8 can drop it off at an Apple Store, mail it in, or bring it to an authorized repair shop. Apple suggests people backup their phone before bringing it in. The program will be available for up to three years from the iPhone 8’s September 2017 launch.

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Apple Pushes Minor iOS 12 Beta Update to Squash Bug

Apple has made a fresh beta of iOS 12 available to developers and public testers alike. The update resolves an annoying bug that has pestered users with a notification to update their device. The popup notification, which read “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 12 beta,” appeared every time the phone was unlocked or the notification shade was pulled down. The latest beta takes care of the issue. iOS 12 is nearly ready for prime time. The new operating system should become available to iPhones and iPads later this month.

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