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WWDC ’22 – here’s the changes coming to your favourite Apple devices

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Apple has just wrapped up its Worldwide Developer Conference in California, unveiling a brand new MacBook Air with the M2 chip, iOS 16 and even its own version of a buy now, pay later scheme to help you purchase all of the latest tech

In what is the iPhone’s most substantial operational revamp since the introduction of the iPhone X users will now be able to select a customised lock screen to suit their day.

While a ‘work’ lock screen might pin emails and turn off social media notifications, a weekend lock screen could actually mute communications from your job, and prioritise different apps.

Apple’s head of software engineering says the redesign allows ‘an incredible set of new personalisation features, making the experience feel incredibly ‘you’.

This release comes just months before Apple is expected to release its iPhone 14, which will have these new features and is rumoured to have an ‘always-on’ display.

In its buy now, pay later offering, the tech giant will allow consumers to take out an interest-free four-month loan on payments made with its Apple Pay service, but unfortunately it’s limited to the U.S. for now.

A redesigned MacBook Air will see a new MagSafe charging port, and a design similar to the current MacBook Pro computers.

Apple has also introduced more customisable watch faces, an enhanced Workout app, sleep stages and an all-new Medications app.

Now sporting a High Definition camera, it will operate through an M2 chip, which is 40 per cent faster than the previous generation.

When it comes to iOS 16, there’s one feature that stands out above the rest.

Users can expect a Messages app that allows the editing or the recall of texts sent impulsively or by mistake.

The dictation service has been revamped, and live text will now work with video, with users able to copy and paste text from paused footage.

In Apple Maps, you will now be able to add multiple stops to a route, while a new  “shared photo library” will allow families and groups of people to bundle all pictures taken together in one shared library.

Finally, a new feature called “Safety Check” will help people leaving abusive relationships terminate device access given to other people with just one click.

Amanda Gunn contributed to this report.

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Twitter Files: Jack Dorsey urges Elon Musk to ‘release everything without filter’

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The fallout continues as Elon Musk keeps pursuing transparency

Ex-Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is calling on the new CEO Elon Musk to make all the ‘Twitter files’ public.

The move comes after the company’s former deputy general counsel James Baker was fired for his role in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Baker is accused of being part of a ‘deep state’ at the social media platform and sabotaging or obstructing the recent efforts by Musk in releasing information to the public.

Twitter’s former deputy general counsel James Baker is also former counsel to FBI director James Comey.

The situation allegedly came to Musk’s attention on Tuesday after revelations that Baker was delaying the release of files showing government collusion with Twitter to journalists Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss.

In a Tuesday thread Taibbi wrote, “On Friday, the first installment of the Twitter files was published here. We expected to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay.”

“We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ — without knowledge of new management.”

Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan promised investigations into this and other Big Tech firms colluding with government officials to suppress information.

“I am very concerned about the government influencing big tech in this collusion we now see big tech, big media, big government all working to keep information from with the people,” Jordan said.

When asked about this story during the White House daily press briefing, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she will not comment of things that happened during U.S. President Joe Biden’s presidential election.

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How did Musk lose his title as the world’s richest person?

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Elon Musk has briefly lost his title as the world’s richest person

This is all following a steep drop in the value of his stake in Tesla and his $44 billion purchase of Twitter.

Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, which includes luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, briefly took over the title, with a personal wealth of $185 billion.

Musk has held the top position since late 2021, but has seen his wealth drop, as Tesla investors are worried that he is focused more on Twitter than the electric vehicle company.

Tesla has lost nearly half of its market value and Musk’s value has fallen approximately $70 billion since he made a bid for Twitter back in April.

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Musk slams investigation of bedrooms at Twitter HQ

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It’s every office worker’s dream, turning headquarters into a snooze zone… but Elon Musk has slammed concerns

Elon Musk has criticised San Francisco Mayor over an investigation into offices turned into bedrooms at Twitter’s headquarters.

Musk accused the city of attacking companies providing bedrooms for “tired employees”.

The new Twitter boss recently demanded staff committed to long hours or left.

San Fran authorities are investigating potential violations of the building code

A Department of Building Inspection official told local media ‘We need to make sure the building is being used as intended.”

It follows this tweet from the director of product management, attracting thousands of eyeballs for her hashtag ‘sleep where you work’ post.

In May 2020, prior to Musk’s takeover, Twitter told employees they could work from home “forever” if they wished too.

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