The Week's top tech stories, 19 September

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks during an Apple special event

How to update to iOS 8: Apple’s new OS is here at last

Briefing Thu 18 Sep, AT 13:56

New operating system for iPhones and iPads wins plaudits, but some users report 'teething problems'

Microsoft swallows Mojang: the cynics have got it wrong

Thu 18 Sep, AT 08:55 Edie Lush

Minecraft developer was proud of its independence – but the tiny company couldn't take it any further

Netropolitan: the new Facebook for rich people?

Briefing Wed 17 Sep, AT 15:17

Your privacy is 'guaranteed' – but would you pay $9000 to talk to people about fine wines and classic cars?

Gaming: Female players now outnumber men

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Sep, AT 13:48

More than half of all gamers in the UK are now women, yet sexism within the industry remains widespread

Texting

China introduces e-lanes for texting pedestrians

One-Minute Read Mon 15 Sep, AT 15:50

But the city's attempt to reduce injuries caused by smartphone 'zombies' seems to be having the opposite effect

Lip-reading computer raises privacy fears

Briefing Mon 15 Sep, AT 15:30

Automated system can read lips with 76 per cent accuracy – and more powerful machines are on the way

The Week's top tech stories, 12 September

A need-to-know round-up of the essential tech stories that broke this week

Apple Pay is the future: just look at Starbucks experience

Fri 12 Sep, AT 08:40 Edie Lush

Another step forward in the payments revolution – will the banks ever manage to keep up?

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