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Apple ‘to buy Shazam for $400m’

Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly users, makes most of its revenue from commissions ...

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Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

Apple has fixed a security flaw in its HomeKit system that could have let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets such as door locks and lights. The bug appeared in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 11.2, and could have let criminals unlock internet-connected doors. A researcher disclosed the problem to tech news site 9to5Mac. Apple said it ...

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Apple Mac security issue may reoccur

A software fix Apple released to close a serious Mac security bug may not have fixed the problem on some machines. The bug meant anyone with physical access to a Mac running High Sierra could get admin access to the machine. Wired magazine has found that the bug returns if Mac owners upgrade to the latest version of High Sierra after ...

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Developers using Apple platform earned $17b from China App Store

Apple Inc’s chief executive Tim Cook said developers using its platform in China number 1.8 million and have earned a total 112 billion yuan ($16.93 billion), representing roughly a quarter of total global App Store earnings. Cook shared the data on Sunday during a speech at China’s top public cyber policy forum, organized by the Cybersecurity Administration of China (CAC), ...

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Apple rushes to fix password bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra – the most recent version – makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful administrator rights. “We are working on a software update to address this issue,” Apple ...

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Paradise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed

The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven. It then moved the firm holding most of its untaxed offshore cash, now $252bn, to the ...

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Apple fires iPhone X engineer after daughter’s hands-on video goes viral

Apple has reportedly dismissed an engineer after his daughter’s iPhone X hands-on video went viral on YouTube. Brooke Amelia Peterson published a vlog earlier this week, which included a trip to the Apple campus to visit her father and see an unreleased iPhone X. Peterson’s video was quickly picked up by sites like 9to5Mac, and it spread even further on YouTube. ...

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iPhone X pre-orders are being scalped on eBay for $1,500, on average

Demand for the iPhone X has been “off the charts,” according to Apple, which led to the new device selling out in a matter of minutes. Well, that and the limited quantities available at launch. According to several reports, ship times dropped from two to three weeks for all models to up to five weeks only 10 minutes after pre-orders opened up. Because of the scarcity ...

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iPhone X pre-orders ‘off the charts’ – Apple

Apple Inc quashed any concern of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. The company’s shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it would launch two iPhones within two months, rose nearly 3 percent in response. Pre-orders for the much-anticipated 10th anniversary phone started ...

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Apple investigating swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus handsets

Apple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. Over the last week, six reports have come to light which show the phones splitting apart soon after they start to be used. In all cases the battery inside the phone has swollen rendering the phone unusable. It is not yet ...

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