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Apple's iPhone battery 'slowdown' to be optional

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The iPhone 7 Plus is one of the affected devices A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed. The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, …

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Knife-threatening app banned by Google

Image copyright Alamy An app aimed at children that featured a voiceover making threats to cut them with a knife, has been banned by Google. Blaze and the Monster Machines was removed from the Google Play Store following complaints from parents. There is mounting pressure on firms to make their …

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Grumpy Cat wins $710,000 payout in copyright lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cat achieved popularity because of the distinctive expression it was born with A cat made famous online because of its permanent scowl has been awarded $710,000 (£500,000) in a copyright case by a California federal court. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of …

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Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power

Image copyright Getty Images The world is rapidly “running out of computing capacity”, the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned. Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems. Mr Nadella cited the quest …

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The millionaires' club with too few women

Image copyright Booking.com Image caption Gillian Tans is chief executive of Booking.com Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but the elite annual gathering still has its own issues to solve. Gillian …

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HQ Trivia app launches UK version

Image copyright HQ Trivia Image caption The Android version of HQ Trivia is currently under development Popular app-based quiz show HQ Trivia has launched in the UK. Until now, anyone wanting to compete in the real-time quiz had to sign up to play the US version. But on Sunday, the …

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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bug might mean wi-fi suddenly drops out or becomes unreliable Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their …

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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing …

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TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Overall the trend of complaints to Ofcom is down, suggesting providers are improving their services TalkTalk has been named as the most complained-about broadband firm in the UK, according to the latest report from regulator Ofcom. The watchdog received nearly 250 complaints a day …

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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The firms have improved since the scheme was introduced in 2016 Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for …

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