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Apple users today joked that the company was deliberately slowing down current devices with a new security update just weeks before the new iPhone 14 is released. The claims, which technology experts insist are false, come ahead of the much-anticipated release of the model which Apple is expected to reveal on September 7. The company has disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of them. And billions of Apple users were today urged to update their devices after the firm revealed it was 'aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited'. But some joked that it wants 'to slow down old models because iPhone 14 is coming out' and their device will then 'be unusably slow, forcing me to buy a new iPhone'. A further Twitter user said: 'Yes, time to push that f***ing update and slow down every one. Yearly refresh cycle is near now that new iPhone is coming.' Another added: 'Apple make me die, apparently there is a serious security issue with all iPhones, that is unless of course you buy the new iPhone 14 coming next month.' But mobile security expert Tom Davison told MailOnline that the impact on battery life of such 'minor security' updates should 'generally be non-existent or negligible'.

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Sir Alex Ferguson (pictured left arriving in court today) today told a court how he would make an example out of Ryan Giggs (pictured right: Arriving at court this morning) in the Manchester United dressing room, but insisted he never saw him get 'angry or aggressive'. The legendary ex-football boss, 80, who personally helped convince a teenage Giggs to join the football club, and who managed him throughout the vast majority of his career, said he would give the Welsh midfielder the 'sharp end of my tongue' when he was upset at his team's performance. But the Scottish manager insisted 'I knew he could take it'. Speaking from the witness box in Giggs' domestic assault trial, also praised his former player's temperament as 'wonderful'. Sir Alex appeared as a character witness for Giggs, who is accused of 'headbutting' his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville during a row at his £1.7million mansion in Worsley, Greater Manchester, in November 2020. The former Wales midfielder is also accused of assaulting Ms Greville's sister Emma during the same row and using coercive and controlling behaviour. He denies the allegations and is on trial.

The celebrity chef, 47, said Jools Oliver had a tough time when she contracted Covid and is still struggling with the long-term effects.

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Ifan Wedros Owen-Jones, from Crymych, Pembrokeshire, was found dead on August 7 after he disappeared while playing in a sandpit. He was later found in a pond near his home, an inquest heard.

Sarah Everard's killer Wayne Couzens, 49, will be charged with two further offences of exposure, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Friday, 19 August

People in the UK and US are among those affected, as well as those in several European countries, including Spain and Italy.

Kate Greville wrote the letter - naming several women who she believed he was having an affair with - after allegedly finding proof of Giggs' infidelity, the court heard.

A man charged with the murder of an 87-year-old busker, who was stabbed in the chest in a 'vicious attack' on a mobility scooter, was today remanded in custody. Lee Byer, 44, appeared at Willesden Magistrates' Court over the alleged killing of grandfather Thomas O'Halloran three days ago in Greenford, West London. Byer, from nearby Southall, stood in the dock this morning wearing a grey prison-issue tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt, with a sweater tied around his waist. He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and that he was of no fixed abode. Malik Aldeiri, defending, made no application for bail. Byer was not asked to enter pleas to charges of murder and possession of an offensive weapon - a large knife - and was remanded in custody by Deputy District Judge Ross Cohen ahead of his next appearance at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

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Steve Syer, who died after a short illness, was one of the first people in the UK to receive the transplant back in 1984 after receiving the heart from a young motorbike accident victim.

Glyn Razzell (pictured left) who had his parole rejected could be free in months after serving a life sentence for the murder of his 41-year-old wife Linda (pictured left).

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The alleged victim of a sex attack by Premier league star Benjamin Mendy (pictured left) was planning to sue Manchester City, a court heard yesterday. The woman was also in a WhatsApp group called 'Sunday Shlagggs' with another complainant who has claimed she was raped three times by the City star. The details were revealed yesterday at Chester Crown Court where the alleged triple rape victim was cross examined by Mendy's defence barrister Eleanor Laws QC. Although she told police she met the other alleged sex attack victim just once, they holidayed together with other members of the group which organised drinks or dinner 25 times in a year. Mendy, 28, denies eight counts of rape against five women, one attempted rape and one sexual assault. His co-defendant and alleged 'fixer' Louis Saha Matturie (pictured right), 41, from Eccles, Greater Manchester, denies eight counts of rape and four sexual assaults.

EXCLUSIVE: Thomas O'Halloran had lived in West London for decades, where he was a well-known and popular figure - but originally came from a small village in Ireland.

This year's number is the highest since at least 2013, and compares with 39,230 in clearing at the same point last year. Above: Students opening their A-level results in Southwark yesterday.

Richard Dyson, 38, who had worked on Four in Bed and Come Dine With Me, and Simon Midgley, 32, a PR manager, both from London, died following the fire at the five-star Cameron House hotel.

London's business owners and motorists have warned New York City faces a world of pain should it implement a congestion charge similar to that seen in the capital. Plans to carve up parts of the Big Apple and implement charges of up to $23 (£18.95) to enter central Manhattan were outlined yesterday as the iconic American city aims to slash the number of cars on its gridlocked roads. New York Governor Kathy Hochul is ploughing ahead with the controversial idea in a bid to raise billions - following in the footsteps of London's Transport for London which has raised more than £4bn from the congestion charge since 2003. The proposals come just months after Sadiq Khan - himself a staunch defender of burdening motorists with pollution charges for driving their cars - visited New York City during his £10m taxpayer-funded tour of America. During the visit, Mr Khan had been gushing in his praise for the capital's congestion charge, telling reporters congestion pricing was a 'massive success' and was necessity in major cities to cut pollution and gridlock. But businesses and motorists closer to home have warned of the dire impacts the additional levy has had on the capital, as millions of cars are still being clocked in the congestion zone each month. Meanwhile, business owners, such as those pictured above) and local residents (pictured top centre: City centre resident Ann Bearpark) have told MailOnline how their companies and lives have already suffered, including through loss of trade - with some even warning 'our future is in danger'. Some small business owners - such as hairdressers, takeaways and dry cleaners - claim their takings are being cut by as much as 70 per cent.

'Toxic influencer' Andrew Tate, 35, has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Meta, who owns the social media platforms, said he violated its policies.

An old North Sea oil rig turned into an art exhibit named the 'See Monster' is set to be unveiled as a tourist attraction in Weston-Super-Mare within days after weeks of delays

The British Medical Association said the move to declare earnings could lead to GPs reducing their hours or retiring early. NHS England announced the plan in October last year.

Two eco-activists, including a John Lennon-lookalike, have been remanded in custody after appearing in court over storming onto the track at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. A total of six people appeared in front of the judge at Northampton Crown Court on Friday, all charged over the track invasion.

Barclays is writing to some of its current account customers informing them their overdraft limit will be removed if they haven't used it for 12 months.

Shoppers phoning up Tesco in the UK to enquire about their order are being met with a message informing them that all deliveries after 1pm have been cancelled.

As the UK enters next week, Met Office forecasters are predicting highs in the mid-twenties, as high pressure keeps building to create a more settled weather pattern.

While singing 'Sky Full of Stars' on the Music of the Spheres tour at Wembley, the Coldplay frontman, 45, suddenly stopped singing to fans' surprise to ask fans to not film during the song. He asked: 'If we could just have one song with no cell phones, no cameras, no devices, nothing, just the power of people, people power.'

Cineworld Group Plc, the owner of Cineworld cinemas in the UK, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy within weeks after struggling to rebuild attendance from pandemic lows.

Thomas Griggs, 28, died from multiple injuries and blunt force trauma after his motorbike collided with Kem Cetinay's car in Romford, East London, an inquest heard.

Ronnie Wood is planning to chop down four trees on his £3million country estate, including one he fears may fall onto his beloved gypsy caravan. The trees are located within a conservation area.

The 39-year-old, who was confirmed as Jeremy Paxman's replacement on Tuesday, was born to Hindu parents in Calcutta, India, and moved to London aged three. His father (left) was a general manager at a trading company while his mother was a dinner lady and a nursery teacher and eventually worked in administration at the Foreign Office. State-school educated and living in Tooting, south London, he applied to read English at Downing College, Cambridge, buying a pair of mustard corduroys for the interview. Pictured right: Rajan in a celebrity version of University Challenge.

Patrycja Wierowska, claimed that one of the reasons she was sacked as a carer by HC-One was because she refused to have a Covid vaccine on religious grounds.

Yacht salesman Christopher Benjamin Martin, 43, died from a single bullet wound after getting into an argument with his Nicaraguan wife, who has been named as Maria Ixel Amador, 36.

Elizabeth Holmes, 27, from Paisley, was found by prison guards on August 14 while she awaited trial for charges including assaulting a police officer and threatening and abusive manner.

The owner will only rent the flat on North Road, Islington, which has two rooms including the bathroom (bottom) and open plan kitchen, bedroom and living room area (the rest, pictured) to someone on at least £29,250 per year. This is when the average annual worker's salary is £38,600 for full-time employees and £13,803 for those working part-time. The property, featured on OpenRent, does come with a bathroom with a full-sized bath, though along with a toilet, shower curtain and sink. In the kitchen, there is also an oven, a microwave, fridge and kettle which is also in the same room as the sofa and the bedroom which is in an alcove upstairs overlooking the living room below. And in a revealing move showing just how dire London's rental market is, the property has actually just been let - having been listed for under two weeks.

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This age group spends more of their earnings on rent than any other working-age groups, according to data provided by property market consultancy Dataloft.

Haleigh Kavanagh, 25, a beautician from County Tipperary, has a wake-up call when she went on holiday to Portugal and was so scared she wouldn't fit the seat that she booked two.

Companies such as Klarna and Clearpay offering 'buy now pay later' schemes, advertised by social media influencers, could be misleading consumers by not warning them of debt risks, a watchdog said.

From swimming in tropical lakes, to travelling around Europe and trekking in South America, Milly Goodwin, 30, has definitely maxed-out her maternity leave. The NHS midwife saved-up so she and her partner Stu, 33, a civil engineer, could travel the world with their newborn Poppy. Poppy, now one, has now been to 17 countries in her short time on earth. Left: Breastfeeding in in Costa Rica. Top right: Exploring the South of France. Bottom right: Enjoying Playa Blanca in Costa Rica.

Sirin Murad, 25, was on holiday in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, in June when she fell asleep in the 21C (70F) heat with no sunscreen on. The next day her forehead resembled the Klingon species in Star Trek.

The prime minister's father, 82, claimed he was unable to cast his ballot because he had lost his voting card. Speaking to Talk TV he also said he would be out of the country from Monday.

The crop, which provides tubers to be stored for the winter, has been decimated by the high temperatures the UK has suffered during its summer heatwaves.

Li Hunan is alleged to have murdered Il Sung after the two men argued about the way the victim was preparing food with the defendant querying his skill as a chef. A court heard today that the 60-year-old, thought to be a Chinese national, swung at Mr Sung, who had a knife sharpener, with a knife he was using to prepare food when they were in the kitchen. The 58-year-old, from Southwark, south London, was pronounced dead in Poland Street, a side road near Oxford Street in central London at 12.20pm, on Monday. Police had been alerted at 11.40am (pictured, arresting a suspect, main and at the scene, inset) and found the victim collapsed in the kitchen of the restaurant, understood to be called Arirang Korean, with two fatal stab wounds to the chest as well as slash wounds, including one to the face.

It was first spotted in May in the southern state of Kerala and it is feared to be a new variant of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Experts are also probing whether it is a mosquito-borne infection.

Jon Andrewes, 69, spent a decade working as chairman of two NHS trusts and chief executive of a hospice after pretending to have a PhD, an MBA and a history of senior management roles.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysts estimate just over 1.4million people had the virus in the week up to August 6 in England. It was down 32 per cent on the week ending July 26.

Charissa Brown (pictured main), 36, took a lethal cocktail of drugs on February 2 at her flat in Bury, Greater Manchester, after previously telling family she was trapped in a 'living hell' with Bobby Hardman (inset), 33, nicknamed 'The Devil'. At Minshull Crown Court, Hardman was jailed for four years after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm and false imprisonment. The court heard how Hardman found Ms Brown's body unresponsive in the bathroom of their flat and later texted 'Game Over' to her mother, who was shocked to find bruises all over her daughter's body when identifying her. Tests established Ms Brown had died due to the drugs in her system but police inquiries revealed Hardman had bragged about his abuse in the run-up to the tragedy, telling family and friends about 'smashing her face in' and he boasted to his own father, 'I broke her nose'. He had a history of violence dating back to 2008 and had previously terrorised and beat up a former girlfriend during explosive bouts of jealousy.

Syed Bukhari, 22, from Walthamstow, London, was on the second of a three-day hiking holiday in Haramosh in Pakistan when he was sent flying off the mountain.

The Mayor of London said the public were 'caught in the crossfire' of Government policy decisions, after six suspected murders in just four days.

The token fell as much as 7.7 per cent to $21,404 (£18,057) in early trading, before recovering slightly to reach $21,714 (£18,311) by just after 10.30am.

The findings come after industry bosses revealed in a report earlier this week that menu prices in the local pub could increase by six per cent, meaning Londoners could face over £8 for a pint. In June, hospitality trade analysts CGA reported the most expensive pint it had found was in London and priced at £8. The new figures mean that pint of beer would cost £8.48 this time next year.

Thomas Nutt, who murdered his wife Dawn Walker and stuffed her dead body into a suitcase, was jailed at Bradford Crown Court for life with a minimum term of 21 years.

Graham Linehan, 54, whose writing credits also include The IT Crowd, has been attacked by trans activists for his defence of women's rights. Above: Mr Linehan airing his claims on GB News.

Anthony Tutt, 23, had a cocaine blood level that was too high to measure on laboratory equipment, and was seen speeding in his Audi A3 around Eastbourne before being pursued to his home.

The Dubai-based ports group DP World raked in a profit of $884million (£736million) over the six months to the end of June, an increase of more than 51 per cent compared with the same period in 2021. It comes after the company drew condemnation in March when P&O Ferries abruptly fired 800 staff in order to replace them with cheaper agency workers - in a move the firm's boss Peter Hebblethwaite (inset) later admitted had been illegal but was 'saving the business'. DP World boss Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem (right) said he is 'delighted' at the record results.

Darius Campbell Danesh's closest friends have celebrated his 42nd birthday today by sharing a video of him singing Happy Birthday as well as unseen photographs of the star over the years. His stylist Taylor Ferguson posted unseen photographs (pictured above) of the Scottish star with friends. Darius was found dead in his hotel room on August 11 in Minnesota on the 20th anniversary of his hit Colourblind. Now the Pop Idol star's hair stylist Taylor Ferguson, his wife Anne and their staff have released a personal video and once private photos of them welcoming him home in the early days his stardom to more recent times in a moving tribute to him.

Parents have shared their radical ideas for halting climate change in a far-reaching online thread sparked by a British woman who asked for ideas on Mumsnet.

Anas Aboearab, 18, confronted the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, after one of his friends threw a food bag at his table in the Northumberland Street McDonald's in Newcastle.

The Gypsy King, 34, says he is willing to splash the cash on the nine carat 9ins-long cross to save it from the 'scrap pile' and add to his collection of flashy jewellery.

Nurse Elyse Hibbs (pictured left) and custody officer Ruth Shmylo (right), both 25, face misconduct charges over the alleged 'inappropriate relationships' while working at HMP Parc in Bridgend, Wales, last year. The two women have been allegedly involved with the same inmate at the category B prison although he has not been named in court charges. Shmylo's alleged five month long relationship is said to have taken place between December and April 2021 - before Hibbs' allegedly followed between May and July. Hibbs, a qualified nurse, is accused of misconduct while working at two prisons - HMP Parc and HMP Manchester, known as Strangeways 210 miles away. The two women will appear together at Cardiff Crown Court next month for a plea and trial preparation hearing following their appearances at Cardiff Magistrates earlier this week.

A study by Imperial College London found two-thirds of cases can pass it on five days after their symptoms begin, with a quarter still infectious after a week - longer than the NHS says.

A man has been arrested after a six-year-old girl was snatched while she was playing on the street in Droylsden, Tameside, Greater Manchester and allegedly sexually assaulted.

This England, which stars Sir Kenneth Branagh, 61, as Mr Johnson, 58, tells the story of the early days of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

Scores of young people appeared in high spirits as photos emerged of them hitting bars and clubs to celebrate with their friends into the small hours after completing their A-levels and preparing to head off for university. Birmingham saw a very busy night for its famous Broadway strip of nightclubs too, as students took to the streets, in good practice for their approaching university days. Partiers were pictured in ecstatic moods and posing for the cameras before heading inside night-time venues, many of which had long queues for entry. As the night wore on into the early hours of this morning, some revellers had rather too much excitement and looked as though they will have extremely sore heads this morning.

The British Medical Association polled 3,100 doctors between July 20 and August 5 in Scotland after the Government's 4.5 per cent pay rise offer. Some 78 per cent said they would like to strike.

Charlotte and Dale Leach-Le Planche of Alrewas, Staffordshire, founded themselves stranded in mid Wales with their 14-month-old baby and three dogs for over 24 hours waiting for the AA to assist.

A Cornwall family whose father David Wakeley, 87, faced an a 15-hour wait for an ambulance and had to build him a makeshift shelter, have said the 'system is broken'.

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Sanna Marin, Finland's party prime minister, has today defended her actions after she was filmed enjoying a wild night out with friends earlier this month. Ms Marin, a 36-year-old married mother-of-one, said 'nothing inappropriate' happens in footage which captured her dancing hip-to-hip in a nightclub with a male pop star at 4am, and said that 'everyone needs a fun night out'. Ms Marin also denied ever taking drugs but said she had submitted to a test anyway to prove her innocence after more footage, captured earlier the same evening, caught one of her friends using a slang term for cocaine. Journalists questioned whether she would have been in a position to make snap decisions if a crisis had begun during the party, but Ms Marin shot back that her entire time in office has been during a 'crisis - including Covid an the Ukraine war - and that she has never been called upon in the middle of a Saturday night.

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The Kremlin is busy seeking to allocate blame for the debacle and President Vladimir Putin is struggling to hide Ukraine's success from the Russian population.

Pro-Kremlin rapper Timati and Russian restaurateur Anton Pinskiy acquired Starbucks' Russian operations in July and gave it a new name under the slogan 'bucks is gone, stars stay'.

Flight ET343 was travelling from Khartoum to Addis Ababa on August 15 when the incident happened. Pictured: The flight's route before it finally came into land.

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