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Creaky old phones: Now that U.S. carriers have quit giving us new free phones every 18 months to two years, smartphone users have come to realize that the devices do not, in fact, cost $0-$200, and maybe we should keep using them for longer.
And here we go: Consumer advocates have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to stop Comcast from exempting its own stuff from data caps.
Not budging: In the latest round of Apple vs. the FBI, the tech company officially filed its objection to a court order directing it to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone that belonged to one of the terrorists who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, CA last year.
Bringing down the paywall: Need some work done at your house? Angie’s List will make basic rating and review offerings available for free to all site visitors at some point this year.
A question of cheese: Why is it that low-fat cheese products so often feature lady mascots on their packaging? We don't know, but it keeps happening.