Apple pulls New York Times app from China app store

The paper said the move was aimed at preventing readers in China "from accessing independent news coverage".

Apple said they had been informed the app violated Chinese regulations but did not say what rules had been broken.

Western media have long been facing difficulties making their content available in China with many outlets frequently or permanently blocked.

Russia wants Apple to unlock iPhone belonging to killer of Russian ambassador

Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead by an off-duty police officer in Ankara on December 19 when the ambassador was giving a speech at an art gallery. The shooter managed to pretend himself as his official bodyguard and later shot to death by Turkish special forces.

Apple says iPhones safe despite China fires

Eight users have complained to Shanghai's consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded.

The US tech giant said it had conducted tests on the devices and had found "no cause for concern with these products".

One technology analyst told the BBC she did not believe it to be a widespread problem.

Apple said the iPhones had external physical damage "which led to the thermal event".

Apple to swap 'faulty' iPhone 6S batteries

The phones with this fault were manufactured between September and October 2015, it said in a statement.

Affected devices will suddenly stop working even though the handset's battery has plenty of charge.

Anyone with an eligible phone who takes up the offer will get a free replacement battery for their handset.


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Apple to fix iPhone 6 Plus 'touch disease' for a fee

Touchscreens on smartphones that have this problem gradually become unresponsive.

The fault was highlighted by gadget sites which said it was caused by a manufacturing issue that meant some screen controller chips became loose.

Apple was criticised by one expert who said it was the phonemaker's responsibility to fix it.

Apple is charging $149 in the USA for the service that will only be available on phones that are "in working order".


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iPhone secretly sends your call history to Apple even if iCloud Backups are turned off

However, a new report from a security firm suggests Apple's online syncing service iCloud secretly stores logs of its users' private information for as long as four months — even when iCloud backup is switched off.

Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft discovered that Apple's mobile devices automatically send its users' call history to the company's servers if iCloud is enabled, and stored that data for up to four months.

Microsoft goes after Apple users with sleek Surface desktop

The company showed off a collection of shiny new tech products Wednesday morning ahead of the holiday shopping season.

As expected, Microsoft (MSFTTech30) debuted an all-in-one Surface PC called Surface Studio ($2,999), which has a strong focus on creativity. It's clear the company wants users to start thinking of its products as more than just productivity tools.

Apple unveils MacBook Pro

At an event held at its headquarters, the company showed off new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. Both include a new display called the Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard.

The display, positioned where the function keys used to be, allows you to control Mac apps with your fingertips. It will adjust in real time based on what software, such as Photoshop, you're using.

'Facebook 'most secure' for instant messaging services, says Amnesty

"We are already in an age where incredible amounts of people's personal data is online and that is rapidly increasing," says Joe Westby, a technology researcher for the human rights group.

Snapchat and Skype were much lower down the list and Westby warns that "there won't be any privacy in the future".

Part of the research looked at how open companies are to requests for data from governments.

Apple fires staff amid claims intimate photos shared in Australia store

Brisbane's Courier-Mail, said dozens of photos were taken without knowledge or consent and that other images were stolen from customer phones.

Apple confirmed an inquiry and said "several" jobs had been terminated.

But it said its inquiry had so far not shown that any photos had been stolen.