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Paris attacks: female suicide bomber Hasna Aitboulahcen liked wearing cowboy hats but joined an Islamic State terror cell

Friends knew Hasna Aitboulahcen as an extrovert girl who liked wearing cowboy hats. But she went on to blow herself up when police stormed the terrorist lair where she was holed up<p>To her friends and neighbours she was bubbly and outgoing, if a bit “clueless”.<p>But on Wednesday morning Hasna …

Mini shock-absorbers could save your next iPhone from a nasty drop

Apple’s always on the lookout for ways to improve the resiliency of its devices. For this reason, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office today published a new patent application from the company — calling for retractable drop-proof bumpers to be built into future iPhone housing, capable of doubling …

Apple

Opinion: Apple is right to stand firm on encryption however much terrorist attacks ramp up the pressure

Nobody who watched the news coverage of the terrorist attacks in Paris could fail to be moved by the scenes and the stories emerging from it. It was undeniably a horrific series of events, and it’s only human nature to want action to be taken to reduce the likelihood of future such atrocities.<p>But …

Terrorism

California judge dismisses class action suit against Apple over retail worker bag searches

Nearly a year ago, a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit Apple employees filed against the company for wages they lost while standing in bag-check lines for 10 to 15 minutes before and after their shifts. The case, however, lived on in California. Until today, that is. According to a …

San Francisco

Apple debuts amusing new ‘Hey Siri’ iPhone 6s ad featuring Bill Hader

Apple today has continued its barrage of new advertisements for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This company this evening shared yet another new video to its YouTube channel promoting the device. This ad, called “Prince Oseph,” features SNL star Bill Hader.<p>Much like the ads debuted over the weekend, …

IPhone 6S

Apple’s suppliers are hurting over weak iPad demand

iPad sales dipped below 10 million this quarter for the first time since 2011 — and the lack of demand for tablets is hurting Apple’s suppliers.<p>According to a new report, the Taiwan-based company Coretronic, which provides backlight units for Apple, has been forced to cut down its work force at …