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Apple fixes crackling noise issue of iPhone 8 though update

San Francisco: Within a couple of weeks after the rollout of iOS 11, Apple has released its second update to address bugs which include a crackling noise coming from the earpiece of some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. The latest update — “iOS 11.0.2” was released over-the-air, that can be downloaded to all […]

Huawei pips Apple to become top smartphone brand in China

Beijing: In a setback for Apple that is trying to make deeper inroads into China, smartphone buyers in the country have chosen domestic brands over the iPhone maker with Huawei being their first choice, a survey revealed on Monday. According to a survey by Financial Times, Huawei was the top choice, with more than 31.4 […]

Lack of innovation, high prices discouraging people from buying iPhones

New Delhi: After a cold response at the doors of Apple corporate resellers for the latest iPhones — iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, smartphone users have said the lack of innovation coupled with high price of the devices have affected their decision to buy the flagship models. The iPhone 8 64GB costs Rs 64,000 […]

iPhone 8 Plus screen split open while charging: Reports

San Francisco:  A user from Taiwan claimed her iPhone 8 Plus, which belongs to Apple’s latest line-up of devices, split open while it was charging. “So far, the finger of blame is being pointed at the battery. Unconfirmed reports state the iPhone 8 Plus uses the same battery manufacturer, Amperex Technology Limited (ATL), as the […]

Apple drops Bing search for Google

San Francisco: Apple has switched the default provider of its web searches for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on the Mac to Google from Microsoft’s Bing. Now if you ask Siri to search something on the internet, you will get Google results instead of Bing on iOS and Spotlight — a system-wide desktop search feature of […]

Apple's new devices cannot run superfast wireless networks

San Francisco: Apple’s newly-launched devices — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X — do not have the requisite supporting apparatus that enables Android smartphones to use superfast wireless network technology being developed by internet service providers. The devices cannot deliver high speed under the superfast netwrok called Gigabit LTE while several premium Android […]

Apple working to resolve LTE issues in latest smartwatch

San Francisco: Apple’s new Series 3 smartwatch was reported to have an issue with its LTE connectivity which the US tech giant was now working on before it starts shipping on Friday, a media report said. As per reviewers from The Verge, Apple Watch Series 3 that has LTE capabilities has notable connectivity issues. The […]

US senator raises privacy fears over Face ID in iPhone X

San Francisco: A day after Apple announced facial recognition system to unlock iPhone X, a US senator has written a letter to CEO Tim Cook, conveying concerns on users’ privacy and security. According to a report in appleinsider.com on Thursday, Senator Al Franken (Democrat-Minnesota) has asked several questions related to Apple’s implementation of Face ID technology. […]

iPhone 8, 8 Plus to retail in India from September 29

New Delhi: Retail major Brightstar India on Wednesday said iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus would be available for pre-orders starting September 22 at its authorised stores in north and east India. The new iPhone models would start retailing in retail stores starting September 29, it added. Apple’s high-end iPhone X (starting price of Rs […]

Apple's new flagship device may be $1000 'iPhone X'

San Francisco: Apple’s upcoming iPhone will be called the “iPhone X” and is expected to be priced at nearly $1,000, media reports said, adding that two other new smartphones may be called “iPhone 8” and “iPhone 8 Plus”. Reported by Apple news website 9to5Mac late Sunday, the new devices will be unveiled at Apple’s mega event, […]

Over 2.5 lakh people pre-book Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in India

New Delhi: Over 2.5 lakh people in India have registered to buy Samsung Galaxy Note 8 device which will be launched in the country on September 12 — the same day when Apple would unveil its next big device in the US — which may be iPhone 8. Nearly 1.5 lakh people have registered on […]

Google to pay Apple $3bn to remain on iPhone

San Francisco: Google will pay Apple nearly $3 billion this year to remain as the default search engine on iOS devices, US-based research and brokerage firm Bernstein has said. According to a note to investors on Monday, Google has increased the amount this year — from $1 billion three years ago to $3 billion this […]

No under-glass Touch ID in Apple iPhone 8

San Francisco: In a breather to its rival Samsung, Apple has decided to give its Touch ID security solution for its forthcoming “iPhone 8” handset a pass and will instead rely on face unlock feature for all works, an analyst has said. The move has left the door open for Samsung to bring the similar […]

Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military

San Francisco: Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination […]

Why you should update your Apple devices immediately

San Francisco: If you are an Apple device user and want to dodge a potential hacking, you must download the new software update for iOS and MacOS that the Cupertino-based giant has released. According to a report in Fortune, for users of iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, downloading the patch is critical to secure the […]

Apple appoints Deirdre O'Brien new VP of People

San Francisco: Apple has appointed Deirdre O’Brien as Vice President of People, who will report to CEO Tim Cook. A nearly 30-year Apple veteran, O’Brien, currently Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations, will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation and business support, as well as overseeing Apple University. “As long […]

Qualcomm CEO for 'out of court' settlement with Apple

San Francisco: Global chip maker Qualcomm that recently filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple now expects ‘out of court’ settlement with the Cupertino-based iPhone maker. According to a Fortune report on Tuesday, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said during the Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, that “those things tend to get resolved out […]

Apple to turn iPhone into hub of medical info

San Francisco: Managing your health information and sharing them with your trusted doctor may soon become a lot less cumbersome than it is now as Apple is on works to turn the iPhone into a hub of all your medical information, the media reported. A secretive team within Apple’s growing health unit has been in […]

WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

San Francisco: Apple on Monday introduced a music speaker, its first hardware since Apple Watch was rolled out two years ago, at this year’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). To be “smart,” the latest product in Apple’s portfolio, known as HomePod, comes with an A8 microprocessor chip, the same power engine in the company’s flagship […]

Apple reportedly building AI chip for iPhone

San Francisco: US tech giant Apple is reportedly developing a dedicated artificial intelligence (AI) chip, called the Apple Neural Engine, that would power AI-related tasks on mobile devices. “The chip would be used to offload tasks that require sophisticated algorithms related to facial and speech recognition and augmented reality tasks that rely heavily on computer […]

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Qualcomm tells court to force Apple to pay up

San Francisco: Chip manufacturer Qualcomm has asked a US court to force Apple to pay up royalties for phone patents owned by Qualcomm. Apple has stopped paying royalties to contract manufacturers for phone patents owned by Qualcomm over an “unresolved issue” — a move that will hit the US-chip maker’s financial results. In a court […]

Tim Cook spotted testing Apple's glucose monitor

San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted testing a glucose monitor prototype which was connected to his Apple Watch to understand how his blood sugar is affected by food and exercise. “The company is said to have a team of biomedical engineers working on developing sensors for non-invasively monitoring blood sugar levels,” CNBC […]

Apple's market cap crosses $800 bn for first time

San Francisco: In yet another milestone, Apple’s market capitalisation briefly soared past $800 billion threshold, making it the first company ever with such a mammoth valuation. Apple’s shares closed up 2.7 per cent for the day at $153.01 late on Monday, taking the company to a market value of $797.8 billion, Fortune reported. Earlier, analyst […]

Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router

San Francisco: US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router. “Apple’s patent application for ‘Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas’ is a method for transferring power to electronic devices over frequencies normally dedicated to data communications,” appleinsider.com reported on […]

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Apple, Cisco, IBM owe their success to world-wide talent sourcing: RBI chief

New York: The titans at the commanding heights of the tech world owe their success to talent from across the globe, according to Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel, who pointed to what could be the Achilles heel of the ‘America First’ policy that seeks to restrict H1-B visas and imports. “Where would Apple […]