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Apple confirms iPhone source code leak

San Francisco: Apple has confirmed that it was aware of a source code leak that could have compromised the iPhone’s security system and has asked web-based hosting service GitHub to remove the code. An Apple employee told technology website Motherboard that the company knew of the leak before it was posted on GitHub but the […]

Apple rolls out 'Heart Survey'

San Francisco: Apple has started sending out notifications to users of its Apple Watch announcing the commencement of its “Heart Survey”, the media reported. In November 2017, Apple had asked the users of its Apple Watch if they wanted to take part in a study called the “Apple Heart Survey” being conducted by the technology […]

Holiday sales push Apple revenue to record $88.3 bn

San Francisco: Buoyed by iPhone sales in the holiday season, Apple posted a record revenue of $88.3 billion — a 13 per cent increase from a year-ago — for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 that ended on December 30. According to the company, it now has 1.3 billion active installed base of devices globally. […]

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Apple will automatically send location to emergency services

San Francisco: The latest Apple iOS 11.3 update supports Advanced Mobile Location (AML) that automatically sends a user’s location to emergency services when the user calls. “Additional iOS 11.3 features include support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML […]

Apple to release HomePod speaker on February 9

San Francisco: Taking on Amazon and Google, Apple has announced that it will release the HomePod on February 9 and the pre-orders for the device will start from January 26 in the US, Britain and Australia. According to The Verge, the smart speaker — that will use Siri voice assistant — will then arrive in […]

Apple to infuse $350 bn into US economy in next 5 years

San Francisco: Apple has announced to contribute $350 billion to the US economy over the next five years that includes an estimated $55 billion investment this year. The investments will concentrate in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers […]

Apple's Lisa OS to be publicly released in 2018

San Francisco: The Computer History Museum in California has planned to release Apple’s legendary Lisa operating system (OS) for free as open source this year, the media reported. The Mountain View-based museum announced that the source code for Lisa, Apple’s computer that predated the Mac, has been recovered and was being reviewed by the tech […]

Apple could buy Netflix, say analysts

San Francisco: Contrary to the reports of Apple launching a video subscription product in 2018 to counter Netflix, analysts from Citi have said that the iPhone maker could possibly buy the entertainment company by taking advantage of US President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut. According to Citi analysts, Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant, there is […]

Apple invests $390mn in Finisar for iPhone lasers

San Francisco: As part of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers, Apple has invested $390 million in optical communication component manufacturer Finisar whose technology has made the iPhone’s Face ID feature viable. The fund was awarded to increase the production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which […]

Apple likely to acquire music recognition app Shazam

San Francisco: Apple is reportedly acquiring popular music recognition app Shazam for a likely sum of nearly $400 million, media reported. According to a report in TechCrunch on Saturday, the iPhone maker may officially announce the deal on Monday. “One source describes the deal as in the nine figures; another puts it at around $401 […]

Facebook best place to work, Apple slips to 84th spot

San Francisco: While Facebook has become the best place to work in America, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple has tumbled to number 84 this year from its 36th position last year in the leading job website Glassdoor’s “100 Best Places to Work in the US”. Apple still remains a highly rated employer — with 4.3 out […]

Google's work boon for Chinese companies, says Sundar Pichai in China

Shanghai: Hinting at a possible resumption of a harmonius relationship with China, Google’s India-born Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Sunday said that a lot of the tech giant’s work actually helps Chinese companies. Attending the fourth edition of the Chinese state-run “World Internet Conference” in Wuzhen, near Shanghai, Pichai said that many small and medium-sized […]

AI-enabled 6GB Honor V10 coming to India in January

New Delhi: Aiming to take on OnePlus 5T, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is to bring its bezel-less V10 smartphone with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chipset — the first from Honor — to India in January. Industry sources told IANS that V10 is likely to be launched in the China market early this week and Honor will […]

Apple files patent for foldable iPhone: Sources

San Francisco: Following recent reports that Apple was working with LG on a future foldable iPhone, the company has filed a patent application for a unnamed foldable device which can be “opened and closed like a book”. “An electronic device may have a flexible portion that allows the device to be folded. The device may […]

Apple delays launch of HomePod speaker till next year

San Francisco: Apple has postpone the release of its new smart home speaker HomePod until next year and reportedly said that it required more time to work on it. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for […]

Low supply disappoints iPhone X lovers in India

New Delhi: Apple’s much awaited iPhone X was launched in India amid heavy demand on Friday but only few people who had pre-booked it received their units as retailers and online players were handed over a thin supply of the device on Day 1. At the iWorld Store in North Delhi’s Kamla Nagar, only three […]

Apple likely to ditch Qualcomm chips for 2018 iPhones

San Francisco: Escalating its longstanding dispute with chipset maker Qualcomm over licensing fees and patents, iPhone maker, Apple is reportedly designing products for 2018 that will not feature chips by Qualcomm. The Cupertino-based giant is exploring to get its modem chips from Intel and possibly MediaTek, The Wall Street Journal reported late on Monday. Qualcomm is […]

Apple engineer sacked after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

San Francisco: Apple has allegedly sacked an engineer after his daughter’s video of an unreleased iPhone X went viral on YouTube, the media reported. In the video posted earlier this week, Brooke Amelia Peterson documented her trip to Apple’s campus, where her father is an employee and was seen carrying an iPhone X. The video […]

Apple buys out wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi

San Francisco: Apple has bought New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless charging technologies for an undisclosed amount. “PowerbyProxi employs about 55 staff and holds more than 300 patents relating to wireless charging,” a report published in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday. Powerbyproxi’s team would be “a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless […]

Samsung vs Apple: Tech giants to face each other in court

San Francisco: Tech giants Samsung Electronics and Apple will face each other in court for another trial looking into design patent infringement as a US federal judge has ordered a new trial in the case. “The judgement was made by Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, […]

Apple, GE to bring 'Predix' industrial IoT apps to iPhones, iPads

San Francisco: Apple and GE on Wednesday joined hands to deliver industrial Internet of Things (IoT) apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics on iPhones and iPads. The two companies unveiled a new Predix (GE’s industrial IoT platform) software development kit (SDK) for iOS, which gives developers the tools to make their own powerful […]

Apple partners LG Display for foldable iPhone

Seoul: As Samsung plans to launch a bendable smartphone “Galaxy X” in 2018, Apple has reportedly begun work on a foldable iPhone with LG Display. According to a report in the Korean website The Investor, Apple has decided to go with LG and not Samsung (Samsung OLED displays are the best in the industry) owing to […]

Apple joins hands with Rahman to set up 2 music labs in India

Mumbai: Apple Music on Wednesday said it will set up two Mac Labs at the A.R. Rahman-founded KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai. The Mac Labs will teach students how to create music using Logic Pro X, Apple’s professional music creation app for the Mac. Apple Music said […]

Apple, Spielberg to reboot 'Amazing Stories'

San Francisco: After scrapping a deal with the Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series, Apple has reportedly struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series “Amazing Stories,” earmarking $5 million per episode. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal late on Tuesday, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment production company will produce […]

Apple terminates Weinstein-produced Elvis Presley series

San Francisco: Apple has scrapped a deal with Weinstein Company for a Elvis Presley biopic series after producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the company he co-founded. Weinstein was asked to leave after a New York Times investigation detailed numerous incidents of alleged sexual harassment by the media mogul. According to a report in Deadline.com […]