Category Archive: Technology

Apple agrees to cough up for $15 billion Irish tax bill

Apple is just one of many technology companies whose tax arrangements in Europe have been criticized. Like other firms, Apple made use of Ireland to help reduce its tax bills, and this is something that the European Commission took exception to. Last year the EC said that tax benefits received by the company in Ireland …

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Apple Pay Cash rolls out to iOS 11.2 users in the US

Over the weekend, Apple pushed out iOS 11.2 a little earlier than planned to address a crashing problems affecting iPhone users. The update included a non-functioning version of Apple Pay Cash, but now Apple is flicking the switch to activate the new payment options. Apple Pay Cash makes it possible for people to send and …

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Windows Update in Windows 7 starts throwing up 80248015 error

Despite Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of Windows 10, Windows 7 remains staggeringly popular. A growing number of users are currently reporting an issue with Windows Update at the moment — specifically error 80248015. The full error message reads: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart …

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Now you can stream Neil Young’s entire back catalog for free

The massively prolific Neil Young has just made his entire musical back catalog available to stream free of charge. Obsessed with audio quality — you might well remember Young’s Pono music player and streaming service, as well as his hatred of the MP3 format — tracks are provided at an extremely high bit rate. Of …

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Facebook launches Messenger Kids for under-13s

In a move that’s likely to raise a few eyebrows, Facebook today opened up its messaging platform to children under the age of 13. A new app, Messenger Kids, is now available in the US for iOS users. The app is currently available as a preview, and Facebook says that it has worked with parents …

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UK and EU to expand Bitcoin regulation to combat money laundering and tax evasion

Following concerns that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are being used for not only tax evasion but also money laundering, governments in the UK and across Europe are planning to introduce new regulatory measures. One of the key proposals will bring to an end the anonymity Bitcoin users have enjoyed thus far. In an attempt to …

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Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data

Google is introducing changes to its Safe Browsing policies, requiring Android apps to display their own privacy warning if they collect users’ personal data. The company says that if app developers refuse to comply, Google will display a warning of its own. Developers have been given 60 days to comply with what is described as …

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Apple Support now offers tips, tricks and tutorials on YouTube

Apple’s presence on YouTube is not exactly new, but the iPhone maker has not been the most prolific of posters. All this looks set to change as Apple is now pushing its dedicated channel. Video tutorials seems to be an obvious thing for Apple to offer on the massively popular video-sharing site, and it’s something …

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Apple SNAFU means updating to macOS 10.13.1 could reactive root access bug

A few days ago, a serious security flaw with macOS High Sierra came to light. It was discovered that it was possible to log into the “root” account without entering a password, and — although the company seemed to have been alerted to the issue a couple of weeks back — praise was heaped on …

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UK government turns against Russian software

There have been concerns about Russian security firm Kaspersky in the US for some time, and now these fears have spread across the Atlantic to the UK. The director of the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning that no Russian-made security software should be used on systems that could represent a …

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