Tag Archives: Apple

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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Google and Apple report jump in requests for user data


US government requests to Google for individuals’ data reached a six-year high in the first half of 2017, the company says. A report published last week said the country had sought details about 48,902 accounts – 24% more than over the last six months of 2016. Apple reported a 62% jump in the number of user account requests from the ...

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Apple Macs and PCs at risk from boot bug


Apple Mac computers are being exposed to security risks because core software is outdated, research suggests. Duo Security found that 4.2% of the 74,000 Macs it tested ran insecure versions of software that helps get the machines running. It said the figure was likely to be replicated in the global population of Macs and worse on PCs. Apple welcomed the research ...

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Apple suffers ‘major iPhone X leak’


Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak. Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS operating system. The code refers to an iPhone X in addition to two new iPhone 8 handsets. It also details facial recognition tech that acts both as an ID system and ...

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Apple R&D spends almost $3 billion on self-driving and AR


Apple increased its R&D investment to $2.94 billion in the third quarter of 2017, around 6.5 percent of the company’s total sales in the quarter. It is a large advancement on the past years, and shows Apple has a few things big planned in the coming years. The most talked about, at least by Apple executives, is augmented reality. At ...

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Apple ‘working on non-iPhone Apple Watch’


Apple is working on an Apple Watch that does not need to be paired to an iPhone, according to a report. Bloomberg reports that the new Watch will connect directly to LTE mobile networks. The company has begun talks with providers in the US and Europe about offering the device later this year, the report says. Apple launched the Watch in ...

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Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry


The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017 Black Hat conference. He said there was too much focus on technically complex “stunt” hacks and not enough on finding ways to help the mass of people stay safe. The ...

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How iOS 14 will be Apple’s smartest software ever


We’ve repeated this many times here before, but there are a few truisms that can be said for any future iPhone: it will have the fastest processor, the best camera and at least one unique feature you can’t get on any other iPhone. That’s as true now as it will be in 2020. But it’s time to add one more ...

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Apple’s iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C


Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released in the autumn. It means those with the older devices will no longer receive software or security updates. The iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade but some older apps will no longer work ...

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Ghanaian marketing exec heads to Uber from Apple


Uber just made a big hire amid months-long turmoil at the company. Bozoma Saint John will leave her role as the head of global consumer marketing at Apple Music and join the ride-hailing company as chief brand officer. “Boz has a long track record of successfully creating emotional connections between people and the products they love,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick ...

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