iOS 7 update delays causes concerns amongst users
Apple customers have been voicing their concerns over the lengthy delays in downloading the latest iOS 7 software.
The update was available yesterday at 6pm BST, however many were complaining that the download was taking a number of hours to complete.
The download required a Wi-Fi signal, but many found that even with a good internet connection, the download took several hours.
Many users took to Twitter and Facebook to vent about the delays, with some people unable to download the new software at all, they were instead getting error messages on their screen.
The new iOS 7 software, which includes fresh camera functions and a streaming radio feature, has been designed to make the iPhone appear bigger, with features crafted to take advantage of the entire screen. Text is said to appear sharper, while a 'control centre' on the phone allows users to adjust settings with just one swipe from the bottom of the screen.
Facebook issues apology to family of cyber bullying victim after her photo was used in dating ad
Facebook has apologised for publishing a dating advert featuring a photo of 17 year old Rehtaeh Parsons, who had killed herself after complaining of being cyber bullied on the social networking site.
The advert had used the title "Find Love in Canada!" and referred users to ionechat.com.
Facebook said it had banned the company involved from appearing on their site, however the website is now no longer online and its owner could not be reached for comment.
"This is an extremely unfortunate example of an advertiser scraping an image from the internet and using it in their ad campaign," a Facebook spokesman said.
"This is a gross violation of our ad policies and we have removed the ad and permanently deleted the advertiser's account.
"We apologise for any harm this caused."
Google teams up with Apple for latest venture
Google has said it plans to set up a new company called Calico, headed by Apple and Genentech chairman, Art Levinson, to develop new technologies to help tackle health issues related to ageing.
Calico will be run separately from Google, with a focus on issues including life-threatening diseases and problems affecting mental and physical agility.
Google chief executive, Larry Page, said in an online posting on Wednesday: "While this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people".
Google did not provide any other details about the new company, including where it will be based or how many employees it will have.
Google, which makes more than 90% of its revenue from advertising, has invested in numerous other projects since cofounder Page reassumed the role of CEO in 2011. Google is currently is working on self-driving cars, wearable computers, and air balloons that beam wireless internet access to remote regions of the world.