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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Apple

All time
# heating up
WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage - which is your winner?
All the major messaging apps are fighting for the same users as they transform into something more.
# Bye Bye
You'll FINALLY be able to remove most of those annoying iPhone stock apps
iOS 10 will let you remove most of Apple’s stock apps like Maps, Contacts, Mail and Music.
# Coming Soon
These are the big features that are coming to your iPhone
Some new features and redesigns feature in the next version of iOS which will arrive in September.
# Changes
Could Apple's iMessage be making its way to Android?
When one major Apple event approaches, the rumours and speculation quickly follow.
# Upgrade
Google has greatly improved one of the iPhone's forgotten features
Anyone remember Live Photos? Anyone?
# Under Threat
Now Apple's Facetime and iMessage could be under threat
Another US company claims both services infringe on its patents and wants them shut down.
# long shot
Apple is being sued because the iPhone can make calls and send emails
As well as other features like blocking calls and having a front-facing camera.
# still breathing
No, Apple isn't getting rid of iTunes music downloads any time soon
Even if the future points towards streaming.
# banjaxed
It's not just you! Apple's App Store is malfunctioning for everyone
Those searching for apps like Google and Spotify won’t see the correct results.
# Money Money Money
Apple's quarterly revenue is 10 times bigger than Malawi's GDP
The tech giant had an income of €44.8 billion in the first three months of this year. The African country had a GDP of €3.8 billion in 2014, according to the World Bank.
# access granted
Apple complied with a lot of data requests made by Irish authorities
The requests would involve information relating to registration, subscribers, services, and purchases.
# staying power
Apple expects any new iPhone you buy to last three years
While Macs are expected to last four years on average.
# problem
If you still have Apple QuickTime on your PC, you need to uninstall it asap
Newly discovered flaws and no more security updates makes it a significant risk to you.
# decisions decisions
Should you buy the iPhone SE?
A simple question but one with a more complicated answer.
# Blocked
US politicians want unbreakable encryption on your smartphone to be illegal
Apple said it wasn’t able to break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernado
# quick fix
iPhone freezing up after tapping on links? The latest update will fix it
The bug was found in the latest update to iOS, version 9.3, and caused iPhones to freeze after clicking on app links.
# Anniversary
Apple is 40 today so here are the best and worst products it released
The company has a long and varied history, releasing both hits and flops over its 40 year history.
# Gunman
The FBI has hacked into the San Bernardino iPhone without Apple's help
The agency has dropped its legal case against Apple as a result.
# Apple
Is your iPhone acting weird after the latest update?
Some users are complaining about the screen freezing and other issues associated with the iOS 9.3 update.
# new release
Apple's new iPhone is a lot smaller (and a bit cheaper)*
*If you count a €20 difference between it and the iPhone 5s cheaper.
# jobs predictor
Here are nine things about the internet that Steve Jobs knew to be true - 20 years ago
The late, great Apple supremo had a somewhat eerie insight into how our web-dominated world was set to develop in 1996.
# microsoft landing
The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world
He’s worth about €80 billion.
# Now safe for work
Apple changed its site's code so 'click' wouldn't look like something else
No prizes for guessing what word we’re talking about.
# taking sides
Now Bill Gates is taking the FBI's side in its stand-off against Apple
The co-founder of Microsoft says Apple should comply with the order as it’s a specific case.
# heating up
The FBI gives its reasons for wanting an iPhone unlocked, but Apple is having none of it
The FBI director argues the order is for “the victims and justice” but Apple says it “threatens everyone’s civil liberties”.
# resolved
Apple apologises for 'Error 53' bug and issues an update fixing it
While more tech companies come out in support of its decision to not follow a court order regarding easier access to its iPhones.
# at loggerheads
Apple is challenging a court order to unlock gunman's iPhone
A US judge ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the attackers of the San Bernardino shooting.
# better than nothing
Apple has acknowledged the '1970' bug but isn't saying when a fix will arrive
It didn’t say what caused the problem in the first place either.
# alphabet
The world's most valuable company begins with an A, but it's no longer Apple
Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is now the world’s most valuable company.
# where now?
The iPhone may have finally reached its peak
Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.
# momentum shift
Investors are worried that iPhone sales have finally reached their limit
Analysts are expecting Apple to report a significant slowdown in sales growth at its earnings call.
# Poll
Poll: Should Apple be forced to pay more tax in Ireland?
Ireland’s tax dealings with the company could face censure from the EU.
Voices
Is Ireland a one-trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?
Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.
# fix it
Your iPhone could be showing you the wrong battery percentage
The bug is caused by changing the time either manually or by traveling to different time zones.
# fancy
Tim Cook has his very own style of Apple Watch that no-one else gets to wear
The CEO’s wristwear isn’t available in the shops.
# return to sender
Here are the most talked about letters of 2015
From the desks of Enda Kenny, Taylor Swift and a teenager with two dads, to name a few.
# damn you autocorrect
Someone in Apple really doesn't like the Kardashians
If this autocorrect blunder is anything to go by.
# Sort it out
7 problems that are too real for iPhone users
Please Apple. Please.
# New York
Man walks into Apple store, draws sword, shouts "I just want an iPhone"
The incident happened in the store on Manhattan’s upmarket Fifth Avenue.
# jimmy jimmy no
An Apple music exec said it's difficult for women to find music and it's caused a storm
He’s apologised but the controversy rumbles on.