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Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said he does not want his nephew to be on a social network. His comments come as a survey suggests the wider British public is becoming increasingly distrustful of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The platforms have all acknowledged problems in recent days. One expert suggested technology companies should face tougher regulations despite their efforts to resist the prospect. Age limits At a coding-related event at Harlow college, in Essex, Mr Cook told a Guardian reporter: “I don’t have a kid, but I have a…

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Apple's iPhones slowed to tackle ageing batteries

Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age. Many customers have long suspected that Apple slows down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade. The company has now said it does slow down some models as they age, but only because the phones’ battery performance diminishes over time. Apple said it wanted to “prolong the life” of customers’ devices. The practice was confirmed after a customer shared performance tests on Reddit, suggesting their iPhone…

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Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven. It then moved the firm holding most of its huge untaxed offshore cash reserve to the Channel Island of Jersey. Apple said the new structure had not lowered its taxes. It said it remained the world’s largest taxpayer, paying about $ 35bn (£26bn) in…

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Apple's Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple’s chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality. Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead. AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than solely filling a person’s view with computer-generated images. One expert suggested Mr Cook’s view was becoming more popular in tech circles. Mr Cook expressed his opinion at an event hosted by the University of Oxford, in response to a student’s…

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Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Owners of iPhones and iPads who install the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system will find that some older apps will stop working. The move will generally affect apps that have not been updated in the past two years. Although many will have been abandoned by their developers, owners will still use some of them frequently. It is a consequence of iOS 11 being restricted to running apps written in what is known as 64-bit code. The number signifies how much data a processor can handle at once –…

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Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online

An advert for an engineer at Apple has been found hidden in the tech giant’s website. The text begins: “Hey there! You found us”, and says the firm is looking for “a talented engineer to develop a critical infrastructure component”. It has since been either removed or moved elsewhere. Cyber-security reporter Zack Whittaker discovered it by chance while analysing some data being sent from iPhone apps – but he is not applying for the job. “As part of the stream of traffic I could see, it was connecting to this…

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Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C

Apple’s iOS 11 mobile operating system will not be available for the iPhone 5 and 5C or the iPad 4 when it is released in the autumn. It means those with the older devices will no longer receive software or security updates. The iPhone 5S and newer devices will receive the upgrade but some older apps will no longer work afterwards. The news is the result of Apple’s decision to end support for devices and apps using 32-bit processors. Apple has been making devices with 64-bit processors rather than 32-bit…

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