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Apple Finds Out a Solution for Fixing FaceTime Bug

The bug was reported by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona.

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Apple rolls out fix for FaceTime bug. Pixabay

Apple has released the fix for its recently discovered bug in the FaceTime software that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using its group video chat feature.

“We again apologise and we thank our customers for their patience. In addition to addressing the bug that was reported, our team conducted a thorough security audit of the FaceTime service and made additional updates to both the FaceTime app and server to improve security,” The Washington Post quoted Apple as saying on Friday.

Even as Apple rolled out a security fix for consumers, New York Attorney General Letitia James is reportedly investigating the company’s response to the FaceTime bug.

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Apple to pay certain amount to the boy who reported bug in Facetime. Pixabay

The bug was reported earlier this week by a 14-year-old boy from Arizona named Grant Thompson.

Rewarding him for his discovery, Apple has decided to pay an undisclosed amount to the Thompson family along with making a gift towards Grant’s education, the report said.

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With iOS 12.1 and later versions, Group FaceTime is designed to make it easy to chat with multiple people at the same time. (IANS)

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Apple Unveils New AirPods Designed to Deliver More Talk Time

With this feature one would be able to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions while keeping their hands in pockets

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Introducing its second generation of wireless headphones, Apple on Wednesday launched new AirPods designed to deliver more talk time.

The new AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new wireless charging case.

Apple said the AirPods with standard charging case will be available for Rs 14,900 and those with wireless charging case for Rs 18,900.

They will be available to order through Apple authorised resellers later this spring, the company said.

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Representational image. Pixabay

Powered by Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, the new AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” – meaning users could invoke the assistant without touching the earbud.

With this feature one would be able to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions while keeping their hands in pockets.

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“The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. (IANS)