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Apple acknowledges influx of false alarm 911 calls originating from repair center in California

iOS includes a feature called Emergency SOS that makes it easy to call 911 in times of need, but the feature has also reportedly led to a slew of accidental phone calls to emergency officials.

A report from CBS Sacramento says that emergency dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California have seen an influx of false alarm calls that appear to be originating from an Apple repair and refurbishing center in the area…

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Report: Intel intentionally hid Meltdown and Spectre security flaws from U.S. cyber security officials

Intel reportedly did not disclose Meltdown or Spectre security flaws to U.S. cyber security officials after being notified of the flaws because hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities yet, Reuters reports.

The company did not disclose the information to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, better known as US-CERT, until January 3. This was after the details of the vulnerabilities had leaked online.

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161: Twitter for Mac abandoned, iOS 11’s Telugu fix, iPad refresh rumors | 9to5Mac Happy Hour

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the slow death of Twitter for Mac, Apple requiring app updates to support iPhone X, Nokia probably killing Withings and how HealthKit will be affected, the Telugu character bug in iOS 11, a small change in watchOS 4.3 beta, CarPool Karaoke returning for season 2, hints of new iPads coming soon, iOS 12 features rumored to be on the way, the current state of the not-yet-shipped AirPlay 2 feature, and HomePod’s ring issue.

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Apple Pay reportedly has 127M users, is supported by 2700+ banks

Apple said during recent earnings calls that the number of active Apple Pay users had doubled year-on-year, with transactions more than tripling – but didn’t reveal any numbers.

Loup Ventures has today published new estimates, suggesting that there are now 127M active Apple Pay users globally, up from 62M a year ago. However, says the firm, that still represents a relatively small percentage of active iPhones …

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Leveraging Breaking News: The Journey, Episode 18

The Journey, a Social Media Examiner production, is an episodic video documentary that shows you what really happens inside a growing business. //http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qk9lJq6MXA Watch The Journey: Episode 18 Episode 18 of The Journey follows Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner, as he continues to pursue what many will see as an impossible goal: to […]

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