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Odd iOS bug leaves devices dead if date set to January 1st, 1970

A new and intriguing bug has been found in Apple's iOS software used on the iPhone and iPad. Manually setting the date to the earliest time possible, January 1st 1970, leaves devices completely bricked and unusable with no confirmed known fix.

Apple CEO Tim Cook teases new products and more Android apps

Tim Cook hinted at the existence of new Apple products and a plan to make the company's services available on other platforms during an employee "Town Hall" meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters this week.

Apple confirms third-party repairs will leave iPhone 6 dead

Apple has confirmed that getting a third-party repair shop to replace the home button or Touch ID sensor on an iPhone 6 will 'brick' the device and leave it unusable. Owners have reacted angrily to what Apple calls a "security feature."

iPad Air 3 and iPhone 5se reportedly coming March 15

Apple is said to have set a date for its rumoured March device launch event which will see the company unveil an updated iPad Air, revived 4-inch compact iPhone and revised Apple Watch. It is possible the 'event' will be online only though.

Apple team of 'hundreds' secretly working with virtual reality

Apple is reportedly building its own virtual reality headset to rival devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The highly secretive team is said to number in the hundreds and has already assembled several prototypes.

Apple building long-range wireless charging for future iPhones

Apple is developing next-generation proprietary wireless charging technology to use in future versions of the iPhone, according to a report today. Apple wants to do away with the wireless charging pads of today and create a longer-range system.

Apple recalls wall plug adapters sold outside U.S.

San Francisco - Apple announced a recall of 12 years' worth of wall plug adapters it sold outside the United States, warning of the risk of electric shock.

1.4 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015

1.4 billion smartphones were sold during 2015 according to market analysts IDC. Smartphone sales may be slowing but overall volumes are still very high. Samsung remains the largest manufacturer, followed by Apple and Huawei.

Apple recalls dangerous power adapters sold worldwide for years

Apple has announced a voluntary recall of some international AC power adapters shipped with its Mac and iPad computers between 2003 and 2015. The company says the adapters can fail and cause an electric shock.

Apple rushes to patch Safari bug preventing people from searching

Apple has acted quickly to fix a bug in its Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that caused it to crash instantly every time a search was made from the web browser. Reports of the crashes were widespread earlier today.

Apple Watch 2 now coming in fall, revised original in March

The next Apple Watch might not be coming in March after all. Instead, a completely redesigned version of the smartwatch is reportedly planned for the fall and a refreshed Apple Watch 1 line-up will arrive in spring.

Google paid Apple $1b in 2014 to remain default iOS search engine

Google reportedly paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain as the default search engine in the company's iOS software used on the iPhone and iPad. The information was revealed as part of Google's ongoing legal case with Oracle.

U.S. judge bans sale of Samsung phones in meaningless patent case

Apple has won a victory in its patent dispute with Samsung as a U.S. court has ruled Samsung should be banned from selling its smartphones in the country. The case is meaningless though because the phones are all years old and the patents almost invalid.

iOS source reveals Apple is working to add Li-Fi to the iPhone

References to Li-Fi in the source code of the latest versions of iOS have provided a strong hint that Apple is working on integrating the next-generation wireless tech into future iPhones. Li-Fi uses light to transmit data 100x faster than Wi-Fi.

Apple admits the iPhone 6s battery indicator may get stuck

Apple is investigating an issue with its newest smartphones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, that causes the battery indicator in the status bar to stick on one percentage for several hours. The announcement comes after wide-spread complaints.

iTunes Radio free streaming to end as it folds into Apple Music

Apple has announced it will be folding iTunes Radio into Apple Music from the end of January, discontinuing free streaming and requiring users buy an Apple Music subscription to keep listening. The company will continue its free Beats 1 service.

Developers of 'original night mode' app f.lux respond to iOS 9.3

A new feature in Apple's latest iOS update, iOS 9.3,made headlines this week. Night Mode automatically shifts the brightness and temperature of the display to reduce blue light at night. It is similar to established app f.lux, recently blocked on iOS.

Months before iPhone 7 launch, rumours begin for iPhone 8

We're still over nine months away from the launch of the iPhone 7 but the rumour mill is already starting to churn out alleged specifications for the iPhone 8, due in no less than 21 months. Reports claim it will have a flexible AMOLED display.

CES 2016 showcased the best in consumer tech

Las Vegas - The annual International Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2016) that took place in Las Vegas featured hundreds of next generation innovations in consumer tech.

Microsoft: Apple's iPad Pro is a 'companion device,' not a PC

Microsoft has publicly discussed its feelings on Apple's iPad Pro and how it compares to its own range of Surface tablets. The company considers the newest member of the iPad family to be only a 'companion device' that can't do productivity on its own.

Apple admits it 'doesn’t know' how many people use its News app

Apple has said a glitch in its analytics software means it has been underestimating the number of people using its Apple News app since the service launched in September 2015. The company "doesn't know" what the correct figure is.

Apple's App Store made $1.1 billion in the past two weeks

Apple has announced its App Store experienced a "record-breaking" holiday in which customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases in just two weeks. $144 million was spent on January 1 alone, breaking records for traffic and purchases.

iPhone users report speed increase from App Store 'tapping tip'

In what may initially sound like a bizarre hoax created online, owners of slow iPhones are reporting a speed increase in some apps after trying a "tapping tip" making its way around Twitter. It comes as Apple faces a lawsuit for sluggish software.

Boy spends nearly $6,000 playing 'Jurassic World' on Dad's iPad

One boy who lives in West Sussex, England, seems to know a thing or two about ingenuity. The child, 7, already knew his dad's iPad password. He also memorized said dad's Apple ID password.

Apple agrees to pay $347 million to settle Italian tax dispute

Milan - California-based computer giant Apple has agreed to pay €318 million ($347 million) to settle a long-running tax dispute in Italy.

Apple criticizes proposed UK expanded surveillance law

London - California-based computer giant Apple on Monday criticized a proposed British law that would grant national security and law enforcement officials expanded surveillance powers.

Google and Samsung want to give Android 'more fluency' than iOS

Google and Samsung are reportedly working to make Android feel more fluid to use than Apple's iOS. iOS is generally considered the most consistently responsive mobile OS, something that Android fans and manufacturers are understandably unhappy about.

Apple's list of the top 25 iOS apps of 2015 has something for all

Apple has released its list of the top 25 iOS apps this year, shortly after Google detailed its favourite Android apps. Ranging from favourite social networks and photography tools to productivity helpers, Apple has also picked something for everyone.

Apple preparing iPad Air 3 and 4-inch iPhone for March launch

Renowned Apple leaker and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed some details on the current state of Apple's 2016 products. The company is expected to launch a 4-inch iPhone, Apple Watch 2 and awaited iPad Air 3 in March but the latter may not have 3D Touch.

Sales of iPhones will 'tumble' in 2016

Sales of Apple's wildly popular iPhone will "tumble" next year, according to predictions in a new report by Morgan Stanley.
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