The Daily Populous

Thursday November 5th, 2020 day edition

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Apple has listed the iPhone 5c as “vintage,” limiting the support offered.

The company regularly adds older products to its vintage and obsolete product listings page, and in the process limits technical support that can be offered.

When a product moves into vintage status, Apple limits the availability of support available to consumers, including in-store tech help.

Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple TV vintage products continue to receive hardware service from Apple service providers, including Apple Retail Stores, subject to availability of inventory, or as required by law,” Apple says on its website, outlining the services offered.

Apple first released the iPhone 5c in September 2013, serving as a low-cost alternative to the iPhone 5.

Following other Apple products, the iPhone 5c will be made obsolete in 2022, meaning that the company will no longer offer any support.

Users who want to hold onto their iPhone 5c should keep it in good condition and only use Apple Authorized partners for repairs. »

Colorado passes resolution to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote

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Colorado has passed Proposition 113, joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which is an agreement to give all of a state’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

The ballot measure passed with 52 percent of the vote, the Denver Post reports, with 88 percent of votes reported statewide.

As the nonprofit group “National Popular Vote” reports, the 16 states that have enacted Proposition 113 into law account for 196 electoral votes. »

Israeli army destroys Palestinian village in Jordan Valley

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ISRAEL’S ARMY HAS demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank, officials and witnesses said today, in a rare operation targeting an entire community at once.

Late yesterday, Israeli bulldozers razed the village — including tents, sheds, portable toilets and solar panels — near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, according to an AFP photographer at the scene, who found dozens of people left homeless.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh accused Israeli troops of having “completely demolished the village of Homsa al-Baqia, leaving around 80 people homeless”. »

Jeffrey Epstein's $22 million Palm Beach mansion will be demolished

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The $22 million Palm Beach mansion owned by financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will be demolished to make way for an even more expensive home, according to the developer who is buying it.

The six-bedroom, 14,000-square-foot waterfront home with a staff house and pool house was previously owned by Epstein, who died while in prison in 2019 after being arrested on federal charges for allegedly running a sex-trafficking enterprise between his Manhattan home and his Palm Beach estate.

The home was put on the market in July and Corcoran agent Kerry Warwick confirmed it is currently in contract for purchase. »

49% Facebook Employees Don’t Believe It Had Positive Impact On World

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One of the key findings reported by Buzzfeed is that only 51% of employees believe that Facebook is having a positive impact on the world.

Only 51% of Facebook employees believe that the company is making a positive impact on the world.

In a nutshell, more and more employees from within a company are not sure about Facebook being a positive influence. »