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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple told to turn over internal documents | Technology

The US government’s investigations into big tech widened on Friday as lawmakers announced they were seeking internal documents from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Letters went out to the four companies on Friday from the leaders of the House judiciary committee and its subcommittee on antitrust, which has been conducting a sweeping antitrust investigation of […]

Can I still use my Chromebook now it is no longer supported? | Technology

I have recently got the message that my Acer Chromebook C720 will not be receiving any further updates as Google no longer supports Chromebooks older than six years. I use mine for surfing the internet, email and creating documents, which I send as email attachments. The machine still works as well as when I first […]

Apple to launch most expensive iPhone ever in UK next week | Technology

Apple is set to release the most expensive iPhone ever in the UK next week against the backdrop of a Brexit-battered pound, just two years after the company broke its own records with the iPhone X. The iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, revealed during a press event on Tuesday, will hit the US […]

iPhone 11: Apple launches new Pro smartphones with better cameras | Technology

Apple has launched its latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max featuring new cameras, improved screens, faster processors and longer battery life. Announced at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California on Thursday, the iPhone 11 series of smartphones carries on where the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR left off last year. […]

iPhone launch live: new Apple phones, watches and laptops expected | Technology

11.58am EDT11:58 Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s liveblog of Apple’s autumn press conference. We’ll be kicking off at 10am Pacific Time – that’s 6pm UK time, and 3am in New South Wales if you’re staying up for all the latest news. If you want to watch along live, Apple is streaming the event on […]

Apple rewrote Siri to ‘deflect’ questions about feminism | Technology

An internal project to rewrite how Apple’s Siri voice assistant handles “sensitive topics” such as feminism and the #MeToo movement advised developers to respond in one of three ways: “don’t engage”, “deflect” and finally “inform”. The project saw Siri’s responses explicitly rewritten to ensure that the service would say it was in favour of “equality”, […]

How can I force my Windows 10 laptop to update? | Technology

Why does my HP Pavilion laptop tell me that Windows 10 is up to date, but at the same time tells me I’m running a version that’s nearing the end of support, and recommends that I update to the most recent version? Frank First, some background. Microsoft used to provide new versions of Windows every […]

A ‘deep fake’ app will make us film stars – but will we regret our narcissism? | Technology

‘You oughta be in pictures,” goes the 1934 Rudy Vallée song. And, as of last week, pretty much anyone can be. The entry requirements for being a star fell dramatically thanks to the launch, in China, of a face-swapping app that can decant users into film and TV clips. Zao, which has quickly become China’s […]

Android 10 released: everything you need to know about Google’s update | Technology

Google has released its big new update to Android 10, and for the first time it is available for more than just a couple of Google-made smartphones. Announced in May, Android Q – known as Android 10 – ditches the pudding-based names that have been used for versions of Google’s software for the past 10 […]

What’s the best tech to take to university? | Money

Tablet iPad mini – £399 Tablets can be a handy addition to any student’s toolset, often lasting far longer on a charge than a computer or phone, with a big enough screen to get things done or catch up on the latest episode of The Expanse. Apple’s recently updated 7.9in iPad Mini is my pick. […]