10 things in tech you need to know today

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Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know to start your week.

1. Up to six million people’s info has been compromised in a hack of Instagram, The Verge reports. Phone numbers were being sold for $US10 per search.

2. New Apple products launched under CEO Tim Cook are dominating. The Apple Watch and AirPods are both selling well.

3. Slack is making its way out of the office. The enterprise chat app is now being used in restaurants and on farms.

4. A 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful he turned down jobs at Uber and Facebook, all while fighting cancer. Khahlil Mangalji is CTO of Fiix, a startup that lets you book house calls from mechanics.

5. Mark Zuckerberg is personally responding to Facebook users that challenge his support for “Dreamers.” The social networking CEO is currently on paternity leave.

6. Tinder is now the top-grossing app in Apple’s App Store. TechCrunch reports the dating app recently launched Tinder Gold, which lets you see which users have liked you.

7. A leaked document obtained by Business Insider shows how Apple decides to replace or repair your iPhone. Apple will fix debris under the screen under warranty, but not chips in the glass.

8. We’re already hearing rumours about Samsung’s Galaxy S9 smartphone. It will allegedly launch in February 2018.

9. Siri has a new boss. Software SVP Craig Federighi is now in charge of Apple AI-powered virtual assistant.

10. The maker of an infamous $US400 (£309) juicer is shutting down. Juicero laid off a quarter of its staff in July.

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