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Apple pulls older iPhone models from stores in Germany

Apple pulls older iPhone models from stores in Germany

Technology
Apple is to stop selling older iPhone models at its stores in Germany after losing two patent cases brought by a chip manufacturer, the company has announced. A Munich court ruled that the smartphone maker and its subsidiaries breached a European patent held by Qualcomm.In a statement, Apple said: "Qualcomm's campaign is a desperate attempt to distract from the real issues between our companies."Their tactics, in the courts and in their everyday business, are harming innovation and harming consumers."Qualcomm insists on charging exorbitant fees based on work they didn't do and they are being investigated by governments all around the world for their behaviour." The San Diego-based chipmaker has pursued similar cases in other jurisdictions in the past.Pending an appeal, ...
Facebook pulls Iran accounts trying to influence UK politics

Facebook pulls Iran accounts trying to influence UK politics

Technology
Facebook has removed dozens of accounts linked to Iran for spreading disinformation to more than a million followers in the UK and US. Around 82 pages, including groups and accounts, were deleted after posting about topics such as race relations and immigration in a pattern of "coordinated inauthentic behaviour," the social media giant said.It comes after the social network removed hundreds of pages, groups and profiles linked to Iran which posed as news organisations or activists in the English-speaking world in August.:: Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs Some posts targeted Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, while others attacked US President Donald Trump.Facebook, which has more than two billion users, detected the suspiciou...
Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

Watch: Juwan Johnson pulls off insane one-handed catch vs. Ohio State

Sports
Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson needed just one hand to grab one of the best catches of the night during the Nittany Lions' loss to Ohio State. The spectacular snare came in the first quarter of Ohio State's 27-26 win on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions had the ball on the Ohio State 48-yard-line for a 1st and 10 during the sequence. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley called for the snap with about 7:20 remaining in the quarter. He eyed his receiving options before deciding to loft a pass down the left flank. The pass dropped out of the sky at about the 20-yard-line, where the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Johnson turned his body and elevated over 6-foot, 195-pound Buckeyes cornerback Damon Arnette. Johnson was able to stab the ball wi...
Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Mars pulls ads from YouTube drill videos

Business
Mars has pulled its advertising from YouTube after one of its brands was shown with a drill rap music video. The move was prompted after an advert for Starburst sweets was put at the start of a video by group Moscow17.One of the group's members, Siddique Kamara, also known as Incognito and SK, was stabbed to death in south London earlier this week. The confectionery company said it was "unacceptable" to see its brand alongside that type of content. A report from the Sun said the advertising was worth around £5m to the video sharing website - but the company would not confirm this, saying it did not plan to provide any detail on its advertising budget. Grime: Dead, dying or back underground? Drill music video stopped by arm...
Murray pulls out of Washington quarter-final & Rogers Cup

Murray pulls out of Washington quarter-final & Rogers Cup

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Andy Murray has pulled out of his Washington Open quarter-final on Friday after only finishing his last-16 win at 03:02 local time earlier the same day.The 31-year-old Briton, playing in his third tournament after hip surgery, was due to play Australian Alex de Minaur.The former world number one broke down in tears after beating Romanian Marius Copil in the early hours of Friday. Murray has also withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup in Toronto to continue his recovery.The Scot says he will now focus on preparing for the Ci...