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OK, I've got a smoothie for Alistair, one organic orange for Dave and a whole pineapple for Dante. Dante?

Deliveroo to bike food to hungry fanbois queuing to buy iPhones

The most shameless press release of the week award goes to Deliveroo for trying to share the limelight with Apple by offering to bike food to fanbois queuing for the latest iPhones released tomorrow. “Forget crushed crisps and soggy sandwiches to snack on when waiting in the cold and rain to get the newest iPhone,” PR babble …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2018
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Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland

Apple has paid the Irish government €14.3bn in back taxes after the European Commission ruled that arrangements between the pair had broken the state aid rules. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered the Cupertino firm to pay up the €13.1bn plus interest two years ago after an investigation ruled the emerald isle …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Sep 2018
Swiss cheese

Kronos crims go retro, Apple builds cop portal, Swiss cheesed over Russian hack bid, etc

Roundup This was the week of ice cold exploits, re-appearing JavaScript nasties, and of course Patch Tuesday. A few other things happened too… Android gets its monthly patch-up Microsoft and Adobe weren't the only ones to kick out monthly updates recently. Google also issued the September update for Android. This month, fixes …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Sep 2018

Probably for the best: Apple makes sure eSIMs won't nuke the operators

Analysis The great techno-utopian fantasy for years has been that eSIMs will destroy mobile networks' lock on customers – allowing real-time switching. The phone would tune into the best signal. This notion was touted by the same sort of people who 15 years ago thought Wi-Fi would kill off mobile networks – Clay Shirky, WiReD magazine …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Sep 2018
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The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

Analysis So. The £1,000 iPhone X was not an aberration – Apple wants it to be the new normal. A grand is the new "mid-range". Yesterday Apple discontinued its budget iPhone SE and unveiled new models costing £1,500. Since relatively few people switch between platforms, Apple's growth relies in part from making more money from people …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Sep 2018
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Apple in XS new sensation: Latest iPhone carries XS-sive price tag

Apple on Wednesday held its annual mobile device pageant at its Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino to acquaint the fascinated with its latest fondleslabs, phones and wrist wraps. Despite the secrecy – which failed after developer Steve Troughton-Smith found Apple's products listed in an XML file on the company's website – and the …
Thomas Claburn, 12 Sep 2018
Man confused by laptop

You know all those movies you bought from Apple? Um, well, think different: You didn't

Remember when you decided to buy, rather than rent, that movie online? We have some bad news for you – you didn't. Biologist Anders Gonçalves da Silva was surprised this week to find three movies he had purchased through iTunes simply disappeared one day from his library. So he contacted Apple to find out what had happened. …
Kieren McCarthy, 12 Sep 2018

Safari, Edge fans: Is that really the website you think you're visiting? URL spoof bug blabbed

A security researcher has disclosed a bug that could be abused to spoof website addresses in either Edge or Safari. Rafay Baloch told The Register that while Microsoft has since patched the flaw (CVE-2018-8383) in its browser, Apple has been dragging its feet on a fix for Safari for weeks, and the browser remains vulnerable …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Sep 2018
sinister doctor

Top antivirus tool nuked from macOS App Store – after it phoned browser histories to China

Apple has removed an app called Adware Doctor:Anti Malware &Ad from the macOS App Store following claims it sent users' browser histories to a remote server in China. The app's misbehavior was first noted by a security researcher who goes by name Privacyis1st on Twitter and claims to have alerted Apple to the weirdness in …
J. Lekavicius

Apple cops to iPhone 8 production oops, offers to fix borked phones

Apple has 'fessed up to a production issue that affects iPhone 8s – but not those sold in Europe. It said that a "very small percentage" of the devices "contain logic boards with a manufacturing defect". "Affected devices may experience unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won't turn on. Apple will repair eligible devices …

Apple to require privacy policy on all apps

Apple will require all apps developers to include a privacy policy that outlines what they will do with their users' data, starting October 3. The new policy was announced this week on the company's developer forum and will affect all apps, including those under testing. As well as requiring a policy to exist, Apple also notes …
Kieren McCarthy, 31 Aug 2018
Man at desk overwhelmed by flood of messages

Apple pushes new iOS 12 beta build to silence notification spam

Apple on Friday issued its 12th developer beta version of iOS 12, which should see general release in September, just days after the previous version began spamming beta testers and developers with errant update notifications. Greater control over intrusive notifications is one of the relatively few marquee features in iOS 12 …
Thomas Claburn, 31 Aug 2018
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Apple sees the (augmented) light, buys holo-glass tech startup

Apple has reportedly snaffled holographic glassware biz Akonia Holographics for an undisclosed fee, presumably to use its tech in augmented reality gadgets. Akonia is a six-year-old company with roots that extend back to InPhase and its holographic optical disks. It moved on from holographic storage to displays, and has …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2018

A decade on, Apple and Google's 30% app store cut looks pretty cheesy

Analysis The Google-Fortnite spat will be being watched keenly in Brussels and DC, although we understand no formal complaint to the competition authorities has yet been made. The free-to-play "battle royale" third-person shooter has become a cultural phenomenon since it launched last year on PC and consoles – spawning dance crazes. …
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Aug 2018
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Huawei elbows aside Apple to claim number-two phone maker spot

Huawei overtook Apple in Q2 as the world's number-two phone maker, according to fresh stats from Gartner. Some analysts had recorded months in 2017 where Huawei took the silver, but for Gartner, April to June was the first full quarter in which the Shenzhen upstart outsold Apple globally. The analyst house also confirmed that …
Andrew Orlowski, 28 Aug 2018
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Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

One of only 50 working Apple-1 computers goes up for auction next month in Boston. The board is a later model than the one that fetched $815,000 in 2016. That model was bought by Glamglow cosmetics founder Glenn Dellimore, who predicted it may have the value of a Picasso or Monet painting one day. Dellimore was prepared to pay …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Aug 2018
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Android data slurping measured and monitored

Google's passive collection of personal data from Android and iOS has been monitored and measured in a significant academic study. The report confirms that Google is no respecter of the Chrome browser's "incognito mode" aka "porn mode", collecting Chrome data to add to your personal profile, as we pointed out earlier this year …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Aug 2018
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Apple leaks rekindle some hope for iPhone 'supercycle' this year

Leaks of a forthcoming budget iPhone have boosted predictions that Apple will sell more smartphones in 2019. In 2017, the launch of the iPhone X marked the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. It was predicted to spark a "supercycle" of demand – a term coined by Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi – given that Apple received …
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Aug 2018

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