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# Apple

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# State Aid
Apple tax: Ireland's appeal over the €14.3bn due to Ireland will be heard next week
The appeal is due before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
# Apple TV
Apple unveils new iPhones and streaming service to rival Netflix
The TV+ service will launch in more than 100 countries on 1 November and is set to cost €4.99 per month.
# are you Sirious
Hundreds of Cork-based Apple contractors lose jobs after hearing Siri users' private conversations
Apple has apologised to Siri users after it emerged that workers heard people having sex and discussing private medical matters.
# Apple
Apple recalls wall adaptors used in Mac and iPhone travel kits
It said the adaptors are mainly used in Ireland, the UK and Singapore.
# Payback
Apple agrees €500 million tax settlement with France
Apple is one of several American technology giants in the line of fire in Europe over their tax strategies.
# Privacy
Apple fixes bug that allowed FaceTime users to listen to a person before they answer call
In some cases, users could also watch a person before they answered the FaceTime call.
# Apple
Bug allows Facetime users to listen to and, in some cases, watch a person before they answer call
Apple is working to fix the issue.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you ever consider buying a self-driving car?
Would you ever get in an autonomous car, or do you love driving too much?
# screen time
Now you can finally limit how often you use apps on your phone
Here’s how to use Screen Time if you’re an iOS user.
# Tech giants
Poll: Should Ireland follow the UK in introducing a 'Google tax'?
The measure was announced in the UK’s Budget yesterday but, with many tech giants located here, should Ireland do the same?
# an apple a day
Tipperary farmer gives away 120,000 apples to local schools in a bid to promote healthy eating
Cornelius Traas said he wants to encourage healthy eating among children.
# State Aid
European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.
# hitting the trading floor
US stocks plunge to worst day in months as Apple and Microsoft take big hit
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.
# apple tax
Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed
Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you buy a new phone?
Three new iPhones were launched during the week.
# Technology
Here's what you need to know about Apple's three new iPhones
The company has also launched an upgraded smartwatch that detects falls.
# loaded
Amazon has become a trillion dollar company
The company, which was created in a garage in Washington, has come a long way.
# infowars
Twitter suspends personal account of Infowars' host Alex Jones
It comes a week after Twitter said it would not follow other social media companies in banning Jones from its platform.
# GIVE WHAT BACK
Apple reaches new landmark with $1 trillion valuation
Shares of Apple hit $207.91 in afternoon trading on Wall Street.
# apple tax
Apple has paid around €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account
Just in time for the weekend and all.
# Hammer Blow
'A massive black mark on Ireland' - Calls for review of planning laws after Apple scraps Athenry plan
Planning delays have scuppered the plans.
# policy and economy
Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree
Tech giant Apple has made a meteoric rise up the leaderboard of the country’s largest businesses.
# IMF
iPhone exports accounted for a quarter of Ireland's economic growth last year
That’s according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund.
# Cyber Attack
Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.
# security risks
Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
# slowing iPhones
Apple apologises for slowing iPhones and offers discounted batteries
The company says it will reduce the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement from €66 to €24 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced.
# slow down
Apple admits it slows down some older iPhones - but says it has a good reason for doing it
Theories have often abounded that older phones would become obsolete automatically.
# Public Accounts Committee
The government isn't saying when the €13 billion from Apple will be recovered
Collecting the money requires a “bespoke solution”, a top official said.
# Security Flaw
Apple trying to fix password bug that would allow anyone easily access a Mac
A web developer found the way to get around password protection on Apple’s latest Mac operating system.
# Rich and Famous
Here are the Paradise Paper highlights - and why they matter
The Queen, Bono, Shakira, Madonna, Apple and Nike are among those whose tax details were leaked this week.
# Corporation Tax
Apple and Google to be asked to appear before the PAC to explain their tax affairs
Google, Apple, JP Morgan, City Bank, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer will be invited to appear before a government committee.
# Leo Actually
Leo, Zuckerberg and Tim Cook: Varadkar's mission to woo US tech companies
Microsoft, Facebook and Apple – the Taoiseach made pitstop visits to them all this week.
# Internet
Despite planning approval, Apple is still 'considering' its €850 million Galway data centre
The proposed Athenry facility has been mired in the planning process.
# Athenry
High Court judge refuses to allow residents appeal Apple data centre decision
Mr Justice Paul McDermott dismissed the residents’ case last month.
# data epicentre
How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world
The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.
# data and security
The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre
The tech company has faced a near three-year wait for the development.
Voices
Debate Room: We should take Apple's €13 billion to halve housing lists
The European Commission announced last week that it is taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover €13 billion of tax due from Apple.
# apple tax
The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple
The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.
# Planning Permission
Why Apple has been stuck in a three-year battle over its Athenry data centre
The US multinational is said to be tired of waiting for planning permission.
# Money Money Money
How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? Over €3.6 million and counting
The government has spent €1.7m on legal fees this year alone.