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A split for HP, a separation for eBay and a billion dollar disagreement for Samsung

Podcast - 8th October 2014

We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.

We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.

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Check if an Apple iPhone has been reported as stolen

Check if an Apple iPhone has been reported as stolen

Apple has created an online tool that lets iPhone users and potential customers check the Activation Lock of a handset.

This reduces the risk of a customer unwittingly buying a stolen iPhone that turns out to be worthless.

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Apple confirms its "commitment to your privacy"

Apple confirms its "commitment to your privacy"

Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an online letter that emphasises the company’s focus on privacy and data protection.

It follows an incident a couple of weeks ago when a number of high-profile Apple iCloud accounts were hacked.

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Mobile malware infections continue to rise, with Android devices a favourite target

The number of mobile malware infections increased by 17% during the first six months of 2014, which is almost double the rate seen in 2013.

It mirrors a similar infection rate in residential fixed-line networks, from a 9% increase in December 2013 to 18% at the end of June 2014.

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Apple plans enhanced security after celebrity photo attack

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken to the Wall Street Journal following the ‘photo hacking’ revelations that surfaced last weekend.

Personal photos that claimed to be of over 100 celebrities were posted on image sharing website 4Chan, with a number of the famous victims confirming their pictures had been stolen and uploaded.

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