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Apple's always-on Homepod microphones can be MUTED to prevent the £350 ‘Echo-killer’ from eavesdropping on your private conversations
The find was reported by Apple expert Filipe Espósito, based in Londrina, Brazil, who discovered Homepod icons with microphone off symbols in the developer build of iOS 11.2.5.
Will Apple cancel the iPhone X this summer? Disappointing sales caused by a 'lack of interesting innovations' will end production of the £999 handset, leak claims
Disinterest in China is the main reason the iPhone X (pictured) could be cancelled as reports have revealed interest in the phone has hit record lows, according to Taipei City-based firm KGI Securities.
Apple joins the battle to put a microphone in every home: Firm's £319 HomePod smart speaker will go on sale on February 9th at around three times the price of its Google Home and Amazon Echo rivals
The new Apple HomePod will be available in white and space grey on the Apple Store app and on the Apple website from 9th February in the US, UK and Australia.
'Fake' iPhone battery explodes in man's mouth when he makes bizarre decision to bite down on it to check if it's real at a market stall
The customer asked to inspect the used battery at a second-hand market somewhere in China, but for some reason he puts the device to his mouth.
Marshall Wace and Coltrane Asset Management have both taken short positions in Welsh firm IQE, which makes technology used in the iPhone X.
'Do I think you should use technology a lot? Probably not': Apple CEO Tim Cook reveals he doesn’t even want his own nephew using social media as he vows to help fight iPhone addiction
Tim Cook talked at Harlow College in Essex, U.K., for the Friday announcement that 70 institutions across Europe will use Apple's Everyone Can Code.
The ultimate iPhone fail! Woman is HUMILIATED by Siri after asking if her crush would ever text her - only for the Apple assistant to send that exact question to the man himself
Cecilia Mula, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee, took to Twitter earlier this week to recount the hilarious mishap, explaining how she accidentally sent the text composed by Siri.
Update your Messenger app now! Facebook releases fix for annoying bug that causes the iOS app to freeze after typing a few words
Users from across the globe reported that the keyboard in Facebook Messenger's iOS app repeatedly froze, making conversations difficult.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Trump can take some of the credit for their $350billion investment in the U.S. - which will create 20,000 new jobs following his tax reform bill
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about the company's plans to invest $350billion in the U.S. economy in an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis.
Is YOUR iPhone slow? Tim Cook says Apple will soon let you turn OFF the controversial performance-throttling feature that helps save battery life
Tim Cook, CEO of the Cupertino-based firm, says that the slowdown feature was introduced to prevent unexpected shutdowns and not to force users to upgrade, as has been suggested,
From checking app storage in iOS to the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trick, there are simple ways to free up storage on your iPhone. Read our simple guide of how to check your memory and free up space.
'I was nervous': Khloe Kardashian reveals she used FACETIME to tell Tristan she was pregnant... as she notes he's helped her 'overcome anxiety'
Khloe Kardashian said she was 'nervous' about telling her boyfriend Tristan Thompson she was pregnant with his child. The star took to her website to reveal how she shared the news.
Workers at Apple factory toil for 10-hour shifts in loud, toxic workshops before returning to filthy dormitories with cold showers, rights group claims
Workers at a Chinese factory which produces parts for Apple have to work 10-hour shifts under harsh conditions and are exposed to chemicals without protections, a rights group has claimed.
The HomePod is almost here: Suppliers ship a million smart speakers to Apple as it prepares to launch $349 'Echo killer' to take on Amazon and Google
The Taipei Times claims Apple supplier Inventec has begun a limited shipment of one million speakers to Apple.
If you get this message, do NOT open it: Devastating Apple ChaiOS 'text bomb' can crash your iPhone or Mac with a single link
The hack was discovered by software developer Abraham Masri, based in Chicago, who shared a link, which can be used to crash the app, on social media.
Alex Nomernoy, from Moscow, hangs off the front of a moving train in this terrifying clip before getting out his phone and choosing a song. The 19-year-old fist-bumps his friend in a second clip.
Apple's park takes root: Drone footage reveals the incredible landscaping inside the firm's $5bn HQ complete with 9,000 trees, two miles of running tracks and its own orchard and meadow
Landscaping has transformed the giant building site into a green park with over 9,000 trees, two miles of walking and running paths, plus an orchard, meadow and pond.
Apple's App Store set to eclipse Hollywood: Revenue will 'overtake global box office revenues this year'
Asymco analyst Horace Dediu predicts people will spend $100m a day on apps by the end of 2018, and Apple's App Store alone will overtake Global Box Office revenues this year.
How my dad saved my life: Woman shares terrifying story of how her father prevented her abduction by a known criminal after spotting his van parked in a VERY suspicious spot
Rayleen Tritt, 31, shared her story on Quora. The photographer, based in northern Connecticut, said she was 21 when her father noticed a van parked very close to her car.
Shocking moment 20-person brawl breaks out at pizza restaurant over missing iPhone... which was in lost and found the whole time
The fight erupted at John's Incredible Pizza Company in Newark's NewPark Mall in California on Saturday night.
Apple health app data ‘shows asylum seeker who raped and drowned German girl was performing strenuous activity when he would have been dragging her to a riverbank’
The pre-installed Health app recorded Hussein Khavari performing 'strenuous activity' at the time when Maria Ladenburger, 19, was attacked in Freiburg in October 2016.
From perfecting the freckles on eggplants to reusing the poo swirl design on the ice cream cone: Apple intern who helped create the first emojis reveals secrets behind the smileys
Angela Guzma (pictured) and her mentor, who she names only as Raymond, are the individuals responsible for creating Apple's first emoji set, in 2008. Guzman was an intern at the time.
Apple has already run out of replacement iPhone batteries after admitting it deliberately slows down old handsets, and it says it won't have more stock until MARCH
News of the delay first emerged from internal documents distributed by the Cupertino based company to Apple Stores and Apple authorised service providers.
Siri to the rescue - just in time! Seeing double and on the verge of collapse, a quick-thinking teacher, 24, asked the cyber assistant to call for help as he suffered a deadly stroke at the roadside
Rob Belt, 24, stopped to post a parcel on his way home to Cherry Willingham, Lincolnshire, on December 18, 2017, when he started feeling dizzy. He managed to ask Siri to call his fiancée.
Poop patrol! Dad reveals his daughter hilariously FaceTimed him to reveal the gross 'accident' her baby brother had on the carpet while the siblings were in another room
Detroit dad Dante received a FaceTime call from his daughter, London, who told him that younger brother Dominic had pooped on the rug.
Apple is hit by another 'embarrassing' security flaw in its latest MacOS that lets hackers access your App Store preferences with ANY password
The flaw with the Cupertino, California, company's operating system was first highlighted via a bug report on the Open Radar developer community website.
Billionaire Apple shareholder Warren Buffett says he still prefers using his retro Samsung flip phone, despite Tim Cook's best efforts to sell him an iPhone
Omaha-based billionaire Warren Buffett said he's not interested in upgrading to an iPhone. 'When I actually buy it, it's all over, folks. The last person has bought it,' he said.
No Apple Watches or Fitbits Kelly tells West Wing staff as full details of anti-leaking cell phone purge are revealed
Chief of Staff John Kelly's electronics ban goes even further than anticipated, as West Wing staffers will be barred from bringing 'any portable device that emits an electric signal' to work.
GPS saved my life: Georgia college student, 21, reveals how she used her iPhone's 'share my location' feature to escape the kidnapper who raped her at knife point
University of West Georgia senior Jaila Gladden, 21, was kidnapped in her own car from a Kroger parking lot in Carrollton in September.
The chairman of a U.S. Senate committee overseeing business issues asked Apple Inc to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.
Barclays estimates Apple will swap 54 million batteries, giving up around $10B from the potential loss of the estimated 16M iPhone sales.
Probe into whether Apple deliberately builds its iPhones so they have to be replaced due to 'planned obsolescence' is launched by French prosecutors
'Planned obsolescence', which means slowing down products to force consumers to buy new ones, is illegal in France, and if found guilty, Apple could be fined five per cent of its annual sales.
Heartless Apple investors claim kids getting hooked on iPhones could be a GOOD thing (for them) amid growing addiction row
Apple investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.
Fifty people flee Apple store and one worker suffers burns after smoking iPhone battery overheats in Zurich
Zurich police said the incident occurred as the repair worker was removing the battery, which burned his hand, before it started smoking and forcing an evacuation of the Apple Store.
Florida teen, 17, claims she was BURNED by her iPhone 7 Plus after resting the device on her stomach and Apple was more concerned with the phone than her
Tina Pierre, from Ocoee, Florida, was waiting on a text and claims to have started feeling pain where she placed her phone and noted that it was hot to touch. The teen, 17, was just given a replacement.
Husband claims he can easily open his wife's iPhone X with his own FACE 'after it got used to him using it'
Phill Bland, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, was astonished when his wife Paula's phone began responding to his face.
The latest updates, 11.2.2 for iOS and 10.13.2 for macOS High Sierra, are available now for iPhones, iPads, and Macs to protect users.
Apple set for smart speaker war with Amazon and Google: $349 'Echo killer' HomePod to finally go on sale 'within 4-6 weeks'
The gadget will battle Amazon 's Echo and Google's Home for the lucrative smart speaker market, using Apple Music and Siri to do everything from play music to give news and traffic updates.
Apple iPhone factory worker 'jumps to his death from a 12-storey window' as colleagues claim he was upset about being refused a 'referral fee'
Reports claimed a worker died on Saturday at a Foxconn factory in China. The worker apparently jumped from a high-rise building. A colleague claimed the worker had failed to get a referral fee.
Apple must fight toxic iPhone addiction among children, urge two large investors with $2 billion in shares
New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers' Retirement System said in an open letter that the company must offer more tools to help children fight addiction (stock image).
MARKET REPORT: UK tech firms sink as Apple admits iPhones and other gadgets are affected by chip scandal
Reading-based Dialog Semiconductor, whose chips are used in some of Intel's processors, dropped as investors started to digest the scale of the revelations.
Apple reveals ALL iPhones, iPads and Macs are at risk from devastating Intel and ARM chip 'design flaws' that could expose billions of people's personal data to hackers
Companies are scrambling to fix the serious security issues after it was determined the two hardware bugs discovered could be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked.
Will Apple buy Netflix? Tech giant may acquire streaming service after Trump tax cut allows company to move $252B of its overseas cash back to the US
Under the new bill, which was signed into law just before Christmas, Apple will be able to bring $252 billion of its overseas cash back to the United States at a tax rate of 15.5 percent.
Updating your iPhone and Mac software will NOT prevent hackers from stealing your private data: Security expert warns cyber criminals will still find a way to exploit 'design flaw' in Intel, ARM and AMD chips
Ido Naor, senior security researcher at Moscow based Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team, believes patches are still worth installing but that they do not guarantee protection.
Is this the future of ordering coffee? New facial recognition systems allows customers to order and pay without even speaking to the barista
When you enter Bahista Cafe, an iPad scans your face and your name, favourite order and rewards points immediately flash up on another iPad facing the barista.
Apple blames smart roof software bug for blunder that caused Chicago store to dump snow and ice on surrounding areas
After social media users slammed Apple last week for falling ice and snow around its Chicago store, the firm says the issue was the result of a malfunction in the roof warming system.
Get ready for the iPhone XL: LG to make 6.5inch screen for Apple's 2018 handset (although you'll have to wait until September to buy one)
Experts say there are three new iPhones on the way - including Apple's biggest ever phone with a gigantic 6.5 inch screen. The Korea Herald says LG Display will begin shipping the screens later this year.
Apple will replace your iPhone battery for £25 EVEN if it passes a diagnostic test as lawsuits mount over the firm's deliberate slow-down of old handsets
An internal memo from the Cupertino-based firm revealed customers should receive a battery for $29 (£25) for iPhone 6 phones (pictured) and newer - even if they pass their Genius Bar diagnostic test.
Do YOU save passwords on your browser? Major security flaw in autofill tool means your personal details and online habits could be revealed to hackers
Experts at Princeton University in New Jersey say the security loophole could be used to access people's passwords, raising concerns that hackers could exploit the flaw.
A tax amnesty could allow the American tech giant to repatriate its £185billion foreign cash pile, giving it a huge war chest to bankroll takeovers, say Citi analysts.
Your iPhone has a hidden one-handed keyboard that makes it easier to type on bigger devices: Here's how to activate it
Apple, based in Cupertino, California, has crafted a one-handed keyboard mode as part of its latest software update to help those who struggle to type one-handed on its larger devices.
Apple's new patent was published on December 28. The document describes a system that could supply power to multiple devices, using both wired and wireless connections.
A fair bite of the apple: Italian brothers win the right to use Steve Jobs' name and logo for their clothing and accessories company
Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato trademarked the Steve Joibs name in 2012 and since then have faced legal action from Apple for the right to carry on using it - but they now have the backing of the courts.
REVEALED: The 17-year-old high school student who exposed Apple's iPhone slowdown which could cost the tech-giant BILLIONS in lawsuits
Tyler Barney, a high school student in Mt Juliet, said he made the discovery that decreased performance has to do with phones lithium-ion batteries when his iPhone 6s 'became buggy,
Oops! Apple's fancy new flagship store in Chicago beset with problems because the roof wasn't designed to handle all the snow that falls in the 'Windy City'
Perilous icicles are hanging from the roof of Apple's new flagship retail store in Chicago after the architects Macbook Air-inspired roof failed to account for gutters to catch snow and ice.
Texas joins the list of states where Apple is facing legal action over its slowdown of older iPhones
Today Texas has joined the ever growing list of places Apple is facing legal action over its slowdown of older iPhonee, with three owners claiming Apple misled customers.
Apple could face an Australian class action after tech giant admits it deliberately slows down old iPhones 'to preserve battery life'
A Queensland law firm is considering a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, after the company admitted to slowing down old versions of the iPhones.
Could the next iPhone feature an augmented reality 'window'? Patent reveals plans for a handset with a clear panel that could be used to view virtual objects in the real-world
The new Apple patent filed with the Alexandria-based US Patent and Trademark Office details a 'hybrid' display which could be used for augmented reality.
Apple apologizes over handling of iPhone slowdown and slashes price of a replacement battery from $79 to $29
The tech giant said 'We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down', and revealed it is slashing the price of a replacement battery, and will show users exactly how much their battery has degraded.
Pressure grows on Apple over iPhone slowdowns as South Korea demands explanation and France sees first legal complaint
South Korea's Communications Commission has asked for an explanation of the issue from Apple, while in France a consumer group has filed filed preliminary, legal complaints in court.
Apple chief Tim Cook's earnings go up 74% in 2017 to $102 million, and he now flies everywhere in a private jet for his 'personal safety'
A bonus of 560,000 shares paid out in September added $89 million (£66 million) to Tim Cook's earnings, Cupertino-based company Apple disclosed in a regulatory filing.
Apple and Amazon are in talks to establish a presence in Saudi Arabia as the country continues its high-tech makeover
The move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look. Both companies already sell products in Saudi Arabia via third parties.
Is Face ID racist? Apple's iPhone X is slammed by Chinese users who claim its facial recognition system can't tell them apart
Increasingly iPhone users in China - a country of more than a billion people - are concerned about their iPhone X's security features. Pictured is a son unlocking his mother's iphone using Face ID.
Apple now facing EIGHT class action lawsuits after admitting it DOES slow down old iPhones to save battery life
All the lawsuits - filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.
Stock-ing stuffers! Kim Kardashian is giftted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of shares for various companies by Kanye West
The reality TV queen, 37, took to Instagram Stories on Tuesday to show off her windfall over the holiday, which included presents from Disney, Adidas, Netflix, Amazon and Apple.
Trouble for the iPhone X? Analysts say shipments of Apple's $999 device could drop by 10 MILLION amid falling post-holiday demand
According to Sinolink analyst Zhang Bin, shipments could be as low as 35 million in first quarter – roughly 10 million less than previously estimated. Apple will also slash sales forecast to 30 million units.
Look what Santa scent me! Hilarious video shows thrilled New Mexico woman opening her iPhone X and thinking it is PERFUME
A hilarious video posted on Monday shows a mom opening a gift to reveal an iPhone X that she assumed was perfume in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Multitasking mama! Roxy Jacenko stashes her iPhone in her bikini bottoms as she dotes on daughter Pixie at Sydney's Bondi Beach
Bikini-clad Roxy Jacenko, 37, multitasks at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Sunday. The PR queen was joined by husband Oliver Curtis, and their children Pixie, six, and Hunter, three.
Apple is hit by wave of class action lawsuits after admitting it DOES slow down old iPhones to save battery life - so can YOU make a claim?
Apple customers from Los Angeles have filed a lawsuit with the US District Court for the Central District of California accusing the firm of interfering with their devices without consent.
Apple is developing higher capacity batteries for 2019 iPhones (but new features like AR mean you probably WON'T get longer battery life)
New 3D sensing and AR functions expected to come to the iPhone's rear camera in 2019 will require more power consumption - prompting Apple to find ways to increase battery capacity.
Fraudsters con old and vulnerable victims out of £1.7m in new scam by threatening them with jail over non-existent tax bills then ordering them to buy iTunes gift cards to pay off 'debts'
The scammers are cold-calling victims and impersonating UK government officials, telling them that they owe large amounts of tax which they can only pay off through gift cards.
iParrot! Pet cockatiel sings the Apple ringtone every time it gets upset - but can't stand it when his own song is played back to him
Los Angeles Vimeo user and TV director Ben Pluimer recently filmed his friend Mike McCafferty's bird Lucky singing as he ties his shoes.
Apple under fire as it admits it DOES deliberately 'smooth out' the performance of older iPhones to keep them running as their batteries age
Apple says the software update is actually prolonging the life of the phone and stopping them from shutting down as their batteries age and become less effective.
Does Apple deliberately slow down old iPhones? Watchdog claims performance is reduced in early models to help maintain battery life
In benchmark tests, experts from Toronto firm Geekbench found that on certain versions of the Apple operating system, phones with older batteries achieved much lower performance scores.
'This breaks my Christmas heart': Twitter users react as Apple's wireless AirPod earphones sell out until JANUARY at stores worldwide
There are worldwide shortages of the popular Apple AirPods just one week before Christmas for the second year running.
Shhh Siri! Apple is developing a voice assistant that can detect when you're whispering and know when to whisper back, patent suggests
Cupertino-based Apple has filed a patent to allow Siri to understand when you're whispering and to respond accordingly, allowing users more privacy.
Dalai Lama launches iPhone app... but it's blocked on Apple's China app store so most Tibetans can't access it
The Buddhist monk, 82, announced the new app, which will allow users to watch live video of his teachings, to his 16.6 million Twitter followers yesterday. But it is blocked by China's Apple store.
Sleight-of-hand thieves unbox and steal a pair of iPhone 8s under the nose of a shop assistant using a Call of Duty video game as distraction
Scottish electronics shop Replay It in Musselburgh, East Lothian, fell victim to the two con men (pictured) yesterday as cashier Tasha McDonald, 18, worked behind the till.
Amazon to start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast again after claiming for two years the Fire TV rivals would 'confuse customers'
Amazon.com will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.