Rivals take bite out of Apple
APPLE's reign over the smartphone market faces an uncertain future as rivals are catching up with the technology giant, according to industry experts.
The firm's share price has slipped below 500 US dollars for the first time in 11 months as investors reacted to reports suggesting its latest iPhone is falling further behind alternatives running Google's Android software.
The slump comes as electronics giant Samsung reported that global sales of its Galaxy S smartphone series have passed 100 million since the first model was launched less than three years ago.
It reached the milestone faster than its competitor – it took about four years for Apple to sell more than 100 million iPhones.
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WOMEN with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication on the NHS under new plans outlined by the health regulator.
Officials are examining whether women who are at "high risk" of developing the disease should be offered hormone therapy to prevent breast cancer.
Charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer said the consultation is an "historic step" for the prevention of the disease which claims the lives of 12,000 people in the UK each year.
The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has launched a draft consultation to see whether drugs tamoxifen or raloxifene should be offered to high-risk post-menopausal women in England and Wales.
FEARS over the future of policing have been fuelled as the Home Secretary approved a radical shake-up of officers' pay that will see salaries for new starters slashed by almost 20%.
Theresa May is to press ahead with a package of far-reaching reforms, which will include cutting annual pay for new police constables by £4,000 to £19,000.
The Police Federation warned the pay packet failed to reflect the demands of the job, while Labour said forces would struggle to recruit officers with the right skills.
"There is a real worry that the proposed starting salary for all police officers will damage the ability of police forces to recruit officers of the right skills and experience," David Hanson, shadow policing minister, said.