"New" Apple bug lets outsiders fiddle with your house
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You probably weren't expecting this

Apple's Homekit has a bug which allowed people to not only open your front door remotely, but unlock your garage, switch your smart plugs off and on, and mess around with your thermostat.

Europe set to clamp down on Bitcoins
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Cryptocurrencies used for money laundering, claim

European Union and United Kingdom regulators will take action to prevent trading in the Bitcoin cryptocurrency being conducted under conditions of anonymity, amid claims that people are hopping on the bandwagon to finance drug dealing, terrorism and money laundering.

Apple plans a cheaper iPad
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Wants to hold on to market share

A report said that Apple will introduce a 9.7-inch iPad next year, with a comparatively low price tag.

Apple ups the legal ante
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You say tit, and I say tat

The legal team at Apple have fired off a countersuit against Qualcomm, claiming that the chip firms' Snapdragon semiconductors use elements of its own patents.

Android phones track your every move
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Big Bother is watching you

A report said that even if you turn off location services on an Android phone and even if you haven't a SIM card, Google has been sending your data back to Big Bother central.

Apple’s Siri will be always on
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Is that a good thing or not?

Rumours are circulating that the next generation of the iMac Pro will use Apple’s A10 Fusion processor and will come with its voice assistant Siri always on and ready to hear your whispered, dulcet tones.

Japan, Europe say “yes” to Qualcomm, NXP takeover
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The Broadcom problem remains

A report said that Qualcomm will gain permission from Japanese and European regulators that will allow it to press ahead with its acquisition of NXP.

Toshiba gets share relief
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Phew, that was close

Troubled Japanese giant Toshiba will have an injection of funds which may help it get over its Westinghouse infection.

Samsung pips Apple in tablet market
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Overall consumer sales decrease in Europe

A report from market research company IDC said that sales of Samsung tablets exceeded Apple machines during the third calendar quarter of 2017.

Russian hackers attack major UK sectors
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GCHQ is on the case

The chief executive of Britain's GCHQ cyber security centre said today that its spooks are aware of attempts to disrupt the UK's energy, telecomms and media by attempted hacks.