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iPhone update adds privacy ‘transparency’

Apple has updated its iOS, MacOS and tvOS operating systems to give people more information about how their personal data is collected and used. After updating, customers will see new information screens when they use Apple-made apps that collect personal data, such as App Store. The change comes ahead of new EU data protection rules, which take effect on 23 ...

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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps most of its iOS source code private and ordered Github to remove the content. But it said the leak had ...

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Apple’s iPhone battery ‘slowdown’ to be optional

A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed. The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models. Last month, Apple apologised after it was found to be deliberately slowing down some of ...

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Apple investors want action over iPhone ‘addiction’ among children

Two of the largest investors in Apple are urging the iPhone maker to take action against smartphone addiction among children over growing concerns about the effects of technology and social media on the youth. In an open letter to Apple on Monday, New York-based Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) said the firm must do more to help children ...

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J.B. Danquah-Adu’s autopsy report missing — Pathologist

The autopsy report on the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Mr J.B. Danquah-Adu, who was murdered on February 9, 2016, is missing. Dr Lawrence Edusei, the pathologist who conducted the autopsy on the former legislator, revealed this at the Accra Central District Court on Thursday. According to him, his house was burgled in September 2017 and the ...

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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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Girl, 14, is electrocuted by faulty iPhone charger

A teenage girl has died in Vietnam after being electrocuted in her sleep by her faulty iPhone charging cable. Le Thi Xoan, aged 14, had reportedly rolled over onto the torn cable and had as a result been exposed to the live wire, police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi said. She was found unconscious by her parents and rushed to a local ...

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Apple iPhone X adopts facial recognition and OLED screen

Apple has revealed a high-end smartphone with an “edge-to-edge” screen that has no physical home button. The iPhone X – which is referred to as “ten” – uses a facial recognition system to recognise its owner rather than a fingerprint-based one. Apple said FaceID can work in the dark by using 30,000 infra-red dots to check an identity, and was ...

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong faces verdict in his bribery trial

A court in Seoul is set to decide whether the billionaire heir-apparent of the Samsung conglomerate will be jailed for corruption. Lee Jae-yong is facing accusations of bribery linked to a scandal that triggered the impeachment of South Korea’s former president. Prosecutors are asking for a 12-year jail sentence. He denies all charges. The case has gripped the public amid ...

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iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However the ransomware was fake – and clearing the browser cache was actually enough to restore full ...

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