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Apple selling iPhone SE devices again in US

San Francisco: Apple is reselling iPhone SE devices in the US from clearance stores just four months after declaring discontinuation of its sale, media reports said. As part of the sale, the company is offering the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of iPhone SE for $249 and $299, respectively. Prior to being pulled off, it […]

Watch Apple iTunes movies, TV shows on Samsung Smart TVs

Las Vegas: In a first such collaboration between two arch rivals, Samsung has announced it will offer Apple iTunes movies and TV shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Smart TV models beginning this spring. So if you’ve bought movies or TV shows from Apple’s iTunes store, you will be able to watch those […]

Apple provided customers' data on Indian government requests

New Delhi: The Indian government has asked Apple to provide information for 27 devices and 18 accounts in the January-June 2018 period, with the company providing data in most of the cases owing to an iTunes Gift Card fraud investigation. The number of government requests — in various formats such as subpoenas, court orders, warrants […]

Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is 'sin'

San Francisco: Apple has removed a religious app from App Store after a petition by an LGBTQ rights organisation called for its removal as the app portrayed homosexuality as “sickness” and “sin”. According to a report in Fortune on Sunday, the app was created by Living Hope Ministries, a Texas-based religious group. The app sought […]

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Apple accused of making false claims about iPhone X series

San Francisco: A lawsuit filed in a US court has accused Apple of making false claims about the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X series, CNET reported. The suit filed on Friday in the District Court of Northern California alleges that the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant lied about the […]

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Apple appeals against broad iPhone sales ban in China

Beijing: Apple has appealed against a Chinese court ruling that banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple, a stunning decision that comes amid the trade war between the US and China, CNBC reported. Apple accused Qualcomm of playing dirty tricks, including asserting a patent that had […]

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Apple hires ex-Mango Health CEO

San Francisco: Apple has hired Jason Oberfest, former CEO of Mango Health, to reportedly help its users adhere to prescription instructions and build on the ambition to gain a bigger share of the global health care market. “Oberfest will look into opportunities for Apple in the medication adherence space, meaning helping people take their medicines […]

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TRAI's DND app now on Apple App Store

San Francisco: Apple puts a spam-filtering app “Do Not Disturb” on its iOS App Store, months after regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) threatened to ban iPhones if the firm did not approve the app by January 2019. “Fed up with years of waiting for Apple to implement anti-spam measures for iPhones, India’s telecom […]

Apple launches free coding education program for students

San Francisco: Apple said Monday it will offer new resources to open thousands of free “Hour of Code” sessions at its Apple Store facilities across the world to bring coding education to students. The Cupertino, California-based company said customers can register for coding education, made available through the Everyone Can Code programme, at the Apple […]

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Apple in court battle over App Store

San Francisco: Apple will head to the US Supreme Court this week to block a group of customers from suing the tech giant for monopoly abuse, media has reported. The company is battling a group of iPhone owners who claim Apple forces them to overpay for apps by forbidding rivals to the multibillion-dollar App Store. […]

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Microsoft surpasses Apple to become most valuable US company

San Francisco: Microsoft has become the most valuable US company with $753.3 billion in market capitalisation, riding past Apple for the first time since 2010 when it came close to the Cupertino-based tech giant. Apple, which became the first $1-trillion US company in August, came down to $746.8 billion on Friday, owing to lower-than-expected iPhone […]

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Apple acquires AI startup Silk Labs

San Francisco: Apple has acquired a Startup called Silk Labs that works on Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based personal assistant technology for smartphones and smart home devices. According to a report in The Registrar, the quietly-done acquisition for an undisclosed sum is aimed at strengthening Apple’s AI capabilities towards smart home devices. Silk Labs had about a […]

Apple may delete 'WhatsApp Stickers' from App Store

San Francisco: Apple may delete all “WhatsApp Stickers” from the App Store as these apps have found to be violating the company’s guidelines for developers, according to WABetaInfo — a fan website that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features. The main reason why Apple could take the decision is that, “there are too many apps with similar behaviour […]

Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens

San Francisco:Google’s parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work. The aim of the project was to turn contact lens into a cutting-edge medical device that could measure blood glucose levels through detection of glucose level in […]

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Apple appoints Nokia veteran Ashish Chowdhary to lead India operations

New Delhi: In a fillip to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s big future plans for the Indian market, Apple has appointed Ashish Chowdhary, Chief Customer Operations Officer at Nokia Networks, as its India operation head, reliable industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. Chowdhary will join as Apple India head from January next year, the sources confirmed. […]

First 5G iPhone to hit the stores in 2020: Report

San Francisco: The first 5G iPhone is likely to use an Intel modem, the 8161, and it could hit the stores in 2020, according to a report in the Fast Company. If everything goes as planned, Intel will be the sole provider of iPhone modems, said the report. For prototyping and testing the 5G iPhone, […]

With $62.9 bn revenue, Apple has $237 bn in cash on hand

San Francisco: Riding on robust growth in Services, App Store purchases and device sales, Apple reported $62.9 billion in revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter for 2018, ending with $237.1 billion in cash on hand. Apple sold 46,889 iPhones (it sold 41,300 units in fiscal Q3), 9,699 iPads and 5,299 Macs in the fiscal fourth […]

Apple likely to launch iPads, Macs on Oct 30

San Francisco: Apple is likely to launch new iPads and Mac computer lineup on October 30 at an event in Brooklyn, the media reported. Apple sent at least two versions of its invite. One, colourful with sketched of images of people, buildings and other items, possibly indicating a new Apple Pencil or other artistic features, […]

Apple Watch to now connect hip, knee patients to doctors

San Francisco: Apple and Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculo-skeletal healthcare, have launched a major clinical study where an app on Apple Watch and iPhone will guide knee and hip replacement patients through pre- and post-operation care. The “mymobility” app that uses Apple Watch to facilitate a new level of connection between patients and […]

Apple acquires music analytics start-up 'Asaii'

San Francisco: In a bid to further cement its position in the global music space, Apple has acquired “Asaii,” a start-up developed music analytics engine for music labels and artist managers, the media reported on Monday. According to a report in Axios, the deal was worth nearly $100 million. “Asaii’s products collect data from music […]

Apple inks $600 mn pact with Dialog Semiconductor

London: In line with its efforts to build faster chips, Apple has committed $600 million to buy a part of Dialog Semiconductor and also purchase products from the remaining part of the chipmaker which is headquartered near London. The pact involves Dialog giving Apple license to certain of its power management integrated circuits (PMICs), transferring […]

Apple loses billions of dollars over iphone repair fraud

San Francisco: Fraudulent iPhone repair claims made in China cost Apple billions of dollars over a period of five years, according to a report in The Information. As part of the highly sophisticated fraud scheme run by organised teams, rings of thieves were buying or stealing iPhones and removing valuable components like CPUs, screens and […]

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Airtel launches VoLTE for high-speed data

India’s leading telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Bengal and Sikkim. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will enable customers across the two states to enjoy HD quality voice calls with faster call set up time. Customers can call any mobile, landline network […]

Apple world's top brand, Facebook slips to 9th spot: Report

San Francisco: Apple displaced Google to become the top brand in the world in 2018 while Facebook, mired in data breach controversies, fell to ninth place in the top 100 brands globally, an annual report said on Thursday. According to global brand consultancy Interbrand’s “Best 100 Global Brands 2018” report, Amazon achieved a 56 per […]

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Google may pay $9 bn to remain Apple's default search engine

San Francisco: Google is reportedly paying Apple a whopping $9 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine for iPhone’s Safari browser on iOS, the media reported. According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall (via Business Insider), this number would only continue to grow, potentially leading to a payment of $12 billion in 2019, […]