Post Tagged with: "Apple"

Apple health data used in murder trial

January 12, 2018 10:50 am0 comments
Apple health data used in murder trial

Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models. Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging […]

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Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

January 5, 2018 2:21 am0 comments
Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple said it had already released some […]

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Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

December 28, 2017 5:56 pm0 comments
Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models. The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software in 2018 so customers can monitor their phone’s battery health. Some customers had long suspected the company slowed older iPhones […]

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Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

December 22, 2017 8:55 pm0 comments
Apple faces lawsuits over slowed iPhones

Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant’s admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age. Apple has said that it did this to “prolong the life” of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power. The lawsuits […]

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Apple changes rules on app 'loot boxes'

December 21, 2017 9:24 pm0 comments
Apple changes rules on app 'loot boxes'

Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store use loot boxes. These boxes are random rewards for gameplay and often give players benefits and power-ups that can be used in games. In a change to its developer guidelines, Apple said games must now let players know […]

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Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

December 11, 2017 2:34 pm0 comments
Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Scan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the song-identifying software squeezed its way into the iOS App Store’s top 10. So, why has Apple confirmed it is “combining” its business […]

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Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

December 10, 2017 3:21 am0 comments
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 […]

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Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

December 8, 2017 4:02 pm0 comments
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 […]

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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

November 17, 2017 2:36 pm0 comments
Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia […]

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Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

November 11, 2017 5:47 am0 comments
Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug

Apple has addressed a glitch that caused some iPhones to unexpectedly start auto-correcting the letter “i” to a capital “A” and a question mark. The issue emerged when people updated their phones to version 11.1 of the iOS operating system. In a tweet, Apple said people could “fix it by […]

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