The McDonald’s sexual harassment strike isn’t just brave it’s historic

It will be the first multi-state US strike focused on sexual harassment, which is exceptionally rife in the restaurant industry The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of whats happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If youre not already receiving it by email, make sure to stage a one-day strike next week, […]

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The ‘green line of death’ is the iPhone X’s most concerning issue yet

One case closes, two more open. Users are reporting yet another problem with the iPhone X, this time, with its new OLED display. Images showing an unsightly green line on the phone’s screen are popping up on numerous social media sites, including Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook. The issue is already being dubbed the “green line […]

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptops operating system to […]

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#Splitgate is the latest controversy to hit Apples new iPhones

Apple’s newest smartphones are only a few weeks old, and there’s already a “gate” controversy going around social media. Apple confirmed on Monday that it’s investigating two reported cases of iPhone 8 Pluses splitting apart while charging. An iPhone 8 Plus owner in Taiwan said her five-day-old device split open when it was connected to the […]

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iPhone at 10: how it changed everything

Alex Hern bought the first iPhone a decade ago. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, he looks back on how it changed the world and his life Ten years ago today, the first iPhone hit stores in the US. On paper, the device was nothing special: it lacked the 3G connectivity which was becoming standard […]

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Life and death in Apples forbidden city

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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Apple becomes first company worth $800bn

The iPhone makers market capitalisation is well on the way to $1 trillion after a huge 50% rise since the US election Apple has become the first company in history to top the $800bn mark in market capitalisation, slightly more than two years after it crossed the

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China to question Apple about use of app streaming to beat censors

Three government agencies lead crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese authorities will question Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business environment for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural law enforcement team will […]

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Apple to fix ‘touch disease’ flaw for iPhone 6 Plus

The significant flaw in touchscreens can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times, Apple claimed Apple has acknowledged a significant flaw that causes touchscreens to fail in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, claiming the problem can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times. Announcing the Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus on […]

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Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump’s possible tech policies

Silicon Valley has enjoyed its relationship with Obama, but how will companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook fare under a Trump administration? Americas technology industry has enjoyed a close relationship with President Obamas administration since he was elected in 2008 a fact that will not be lost on president-elect Donald Trump, who pitched his […]

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