Apple India asked to return money after phone crash

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December 27, 2017

AHMEDABAD: A consumer court has ordered Apple India Pvt Ltd to either to refund the cost of an iPhone to a customer or to give him a higher version of the phone by accepting extra money after computing the difference in prices. The court also asked the company to pay Rs 4,000 to the consumer as compensation towards mental agony and legal expenditure. The case involved Iqbal Dandhal, a student from Dhoraji town in Saurashtra, who had…


Apple faces lawsuit over slowed iPhones

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December 23, 2017

CHICAGO: iPhone owners from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer, saying Apple’s silence led them to wrongly conclude that their only option was to buy newer, pricier iPhones. The allegations were in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina, all of whom…


Twitter to now penalise hateful, abusive accounts

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December 19, 2017

Aimed at reducing hateful content on its platform, Twitter will start penalising accounts from Monday that include “hateful imagery and display names”, or those who “use username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behaviour”, the media reported. According to a report in ReCode late on Sunday, “for Twitter, the two new restrictions are attempts to combat rampant harassment and abuse on the site”. Twitter announced new guidelines…


Facebook Acknowledges Negative Effects of Social Media

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December 18, 2017

Facebook on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticised the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion. Facebook, in a corporate blog post, said that social media can be good for people’s well-being if they use the technology in a way that is active, such as messaging with friends, rather than passive, such as scrolling through…