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News Roundup – December 31, 2015

All the essential Apple news from the last seven days

Apple set to finalize OLED deal – it looks like previously reported stories about OLED displays for future iterations of the iPhone are coming true. Apple is on the verge of finalizing an agreement with Samsung Display and LG Display to build the screens, reports CultofMac.

Investor wants more racial diversity at Apple – an investor has submitted a proposal for an “accelerated recruitment policy” at Apple, aimed at increasing the racial diversity, particularly in high-level roles. The investor said he was moved to act after his teenage son looked at photos of Apple’s directors and asked why nearly all of them were white, reports Bloomberg.

Problems with the App store? Try this force refresh trick – a neat trick has been revealed to help users force the App Store to refresh. The tip came to light after one Twitter user found that the App Store was telling him an app needed an update, but never would start actually updating. Another user told him to try tapping on any of the tabs at the bottom of the store 10 times, which would force a refresh and start working properly again. Via CultofMac.

Photography workshops at Apple stores – Apple will start mobile photography and art workshops at retails stores from next month. The workshops will focus on techniques and accessory to improve the quality of the users photos. The events are an hour long, titled “Start Something New”, reports engadget.

Apple TV proved popular over Christmas – the new Apple TV which dropped towards the end of 2015 proved to be a popular Christmas gift, reports AppAdvice.

Apple settles Italian tax probe – Apple has been ordered to pay €318 million to settle a tax dispute, reports AppAdvice.

Apple Watch time accuracy – The Apple Watch is four times more accurate than the iPhone, reports CultofMac.