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Australian graphic design platform Canva reaches valuation of $40 billion

Australian graphic design business Canva has reached a valuation of more than $40 billion. The online design platform said it had grown during the pandemic as more customers worked from home. It has revealed a fresh $200 million round of private equity investment more than doubling the company’s value in five months. That makes it […]

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Apple announces iPhone 13 series, Watch Series 7 and two new iPads

Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series, new version of its wearable Apple Watch and also updated their iPads. iPhone The iPhone 13 comes with a faster A15 chip, a brighter display, and a battery life of up to 2.5 hours longer, and comes in new colours including pink, blue, “midnight starlight” and red. The […]

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Apple rushes to patch spyware that infects iPhones and iPads

Apple has issued a software patch to block so-called “zero-click” spyware that could infect iPhones and iPads. Independent researchers identified the flaw, which lets hackers access devices through the iMessage service even if users do not click on a link or file. The problem affects all of the technology giant’s operating systems, the researchers said. […]

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High amplitude vibrations damage iPhones when mounted on motorbikes: Apple

iPhone owners should beware picking up bad vibrations from powerful motorbikes, as they may damage camera systems, Apple said. The technology giant published a warning that iPhones should not be attached to powerful bikes, MacRumours reported. Engine vibrations can harm phones’ optical-image stabilisation or closed-loop autofocus systems, it says. Owners of scooters and mopeds should […]

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Facebook recommendation software ‘mistakenly’ labels Black men ‘primates’

Facebook has announced that it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and said the recommendation software involve was taken offline. “We apologize to anyone who may have seen these offensive recommendations,” Facebook said […]

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Ireland fines Facebook’s messaging service Whatsapp $267 million for breaching EU privacy rules

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on Thursday fined Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp a record $267 million. The privacy watchdog increased an existing fine for breaking data protection law after European regulators complained it had been too lenient. Ireland is the home of the regional headquarters of major tech players — including Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter. […]

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China limits children’s online gaming to three hours per week

Kids and teens under 18 years old in China will only be allowed up to three hours per week to play online video games, China’s video game regulator said. The National Press and Publication Administration told state-run news agency Xinhua that game-playing would be only allowed between 8:00pm to 9:00pm on Fridays, weekends and legal […]

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Tim Cook: Apple chief executive awarded over $750 million in payout as he marks 10 years in the job

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple received more than five million shares in the technology giant, as he marks ten years in the job. A company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) watchdog shows that he sold most of the shares for more than $750 million. It is part of a […]

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Toyota self-driving vehicle collides with Paralympics Games athlete at Olympic Village

A self-driving Toyota vehicle was barely moving, but it still managed to collide with a visually-impaired athlete at the Paralympic Games, raising potential concerns about the limitations of autonomous driving technology. Toyota’s CEO apologized after one of the company’s self-driving vehicles hit the athlete while driving at 1 to 2 kilometers per hour around the […]

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TikTok and Shopify team up to let shoppers buy directly from the social media app

Canadian ecommerce shopping giant Shopify announced a partnership with TikTok to work on a feature that would let shoppers buy directly from the social media app.Shopify merchants who have a TikTok business account would soon be able to add a shopping tab to their profiles for the first time ever.The pilot version is currently available […]

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Old iPhones work much faster if you change the region to France

Over the past few years Apple’s iPhones have come under scanner over performance issues, especially old iPhones. According to a new report, as long as you change the location to France, the performance of its phones will become faster and smoother. The reason for the smoothness is that Apple has been fined by France for […]

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Rights groups ask Apple to drop plan to inspect users devices for abuse images citing privacy

More than 90 policy rights organisations from around the world signed an open letter pushing Apple to abandon plans to check phones or users for child sex abuse images. “Though these capabilities are intended to protect children and to reduce the spread of child sexual abuse material, we are concerned that they will be used […]