Taylor Swift still has bad blood with Spotify over streaming music dispute

Pop star finds it ironic that ‘multi-billion-dollar company’ Apple reacted to criticism with humility, while ‘the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine’

The prospect of Taylor Swift and music streaming service Spotify ever ever getting back together looks remote, after Swift negatively compared the company’s response to her withdrawal of her music in 2014 to that of her recent criticism of Apple.

“Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about,” Swift told Vanity Fair about the latter dispute, which saw Apple change its plans not to pay rightsholders for streams on its Apple Music service’s free trial shortly after she criticised them in a blog post.

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Two Mac viruses strike at the heart of the platform’s secure image

‘Thunderstrike 2′, a worm which moves from macbook to macbook using hardware, joins privilege escalation bug seen in the wild for the first time

For years, Mac users have been safe in the knowledge that their platform was relatively safe from malware. A combination of the lower number of users on the platform, less attention from security researchers and, in general, fewer security holes in the operating system than Windows has led to a history generally free of damaging viruses and malware. So proud has Apple been of its security that it even ran several spots in its Mac vs PC ad campaign dedicated to the idea that Macs don’t get viruses.

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Best free Android games of 2015

Our list of the best free Android games to play in 2015 that you can get from the Google Play Store and enjoy without the spectre of in-app purchases hanging over you.

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