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Brexit: Theresa May to update MPs on talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May will update Parliament later on her latest round of Brexit talks, as she continues to try to gather backing for her deal. The PM is due to make a statement to MPs, ahead of a debate on Thursday on the next steps for Brexit. She visited Dublin and Brussels last week seeking changes to the backstop – the “insurance” policy to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. The EU has reiterated it will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement. Speaking after a dinner…

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Apple fixes FaceTime privacy bug, will issue update next week

FILE PHOTO: An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Friday it has fixed a privacy flaw in its group video chat software and that it plans to improve how it handles reports of software bugs after a teenager and his mother tried for days to warn the iPhone maker of the bug. Apple said on Monday it would fix a flaw in its FaceTime chat software that allowed users…

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AT&T mocked over 5G phone icon ‘update’

Image copyright T-Mobile Image caption AT&T was mocked in a video showing a phone being “upgraded” Mobile carrier AT&T has been criticised for making some Android phones appear to use 5G services, even though they are not widely available. A software update issued by AT&T means icons used to display a connection’s status will, in some situations, suggest a handset is on a 5G network. Instead of being true 5G, the phones are using add-ons to existing 4G technology that seek to boost speeds. AT&T said the move was “laying…

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Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. FILE PHOTO : An attendee uses a new iPhone X during a presentation for the media in Beijing, China October 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order”,…

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Apple China says it will push software update in bid to resolve Qualcomm case

An Apple company logo is seen behind tree branches outside an Apple store in Beijing, China December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc, facing a court ban in China on some of its iPhone models over alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc patents, said on Friday it will push software updates to users in a bid to resolve potential issues. Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order”, the firm said…

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Samsung Nigeria tweets update using Apple iPhone

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actress Gal Gadot was caught using an iPhone to promote a Samsung smartphone Samsung Mobile’s promotional Twitter account in Nigeria has been caught sending updates about the Korean firm’s phones via an Apple iPhone. YouTuber Marques Brownlee spotted the mistake and shared an image of a tweet sent out using the iPhone Twitter app. A separate analysis suggested that more than 300 of its tweets had been sent via the same mobile app. The @SamsungMobileNG account was shut down and deleted soon after news…

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Apple Watches owners asked to return devices for repair after update glitch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some users who installed the latest WatchOS software say it caused their devices to stop working Apple has pulled an update for its smartwatches after some owners complained the software had caused their devices to stop working. The problem appears to have baffled the firm’s repair staff, and there appears to be no way at present for owners to restore the products themselves. Several have said they have been told they need to send in the devices for a fix. Apple said it intended…

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Apple gives aging Macs, iPad Pros an update in New York

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) refreshed some of its lower-profile products at a New York event on Tuesday, adding iPhone features like facial recognition to the iPad Pro and faster processors and better displays to some Mac computers that have not had a major update in years. A line of new iPad Pros stands ready for demos during an Apple launch event in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The Cupertino, California, company introduced new versions of the iPad Pro, its higher-end tablet that…

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Microsoft pauses Windows 10 update after files disappear

Image copyright Getty Images Microsoft has paused the October update of its Windows 10 operating system after reports that some users found their documents disappeared once it was installed. On its support page, the firm asks affected customers to use their device as little as possible and to phone their local helpline. It is also asking people who have downloaded the update manually not to install it. The firm said the cases were isolated. “Microsoft has paused the roll-out of the update while we continue to investigate reports from some…

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Apple approves update to messaging app Telegram amid Russia flap

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple has approved an updated version of the Telegram messaging service, a day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements into the hands of iPhone owners worldwide. FILE PHOTO – The Telegram logo is seen on a screen of a smartphone in this picture illustration taken April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin Telegram Chief Executive Pavel Durov announced the turnabout on Twitter, thanking Apple and CEO Tim Cook for getting the latest Telegram version “to millions of users, despite the recent setbacks.”…

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