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TikTok still unavailable on Google, Apple app stores

New Delhi: TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app. Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be […]

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Google, Apple block TikTok download in India

New Delhi: Google and Apple have blocked the download of TikTok from Play Store and App Store respectively in India, following a request from the government to ban access to the Chinese short video-sharing app that has been downloaded over 230 million times in the country. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had asked Google […]

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Foxconn set for mass production of iPhones in India

Taipai: In a clear signal that India is Apple’s next growth market, Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn’s Chairman Terry Gou said, here on Monday, the company would begin mass production of iPhones in India this year. Addressing an event, Gou said the move “will get Foxconn more deeply involved in the development of the country’s smartphone […]

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Netflix intensifies OTT price war in India

New Delhi: The price war among various OTT players in India has intensified, with content streaming leader Netflix experimenting a weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65 a month in the country. Netflix is also charging Rs 250 per month for mobile users but it still costs more than Amazon Prime which costs Rs 129 a […]

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Netflix withdraws support for Apple AirPlay

San Francisco: Netflix has suddenly withdrawn support for Apple’s AirPlay, a feature that let people watching Netflix on their iPads and iPhones to instantly play the content on their TVs, the media reported. The move came as a shock to may fans as Netflix for iOS had been supporting AirPlay since 2013. The news comes […]

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Airtel, Jio to fight for Zee Entertainment stake

New Delhi: Telecom majors Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio are set for another face-off, this time in the entertainment segment as both the companies plan to offer bids for stake in the Zee Entertainment Enterprises, sources privy to the development said. Bharti Airtel has already initiated the efforts and is likely to make a formal […]

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Apple starts iPhone 7 production in India

New Delhi: Giving an impetus to its India manufacturing plans, Apple has started the assembling of iPhone 7 at its supplier Wistron’s facility in Bengaluru. Taiwanese industrial major Wistron already assembles iPhone 6S in the country. “We are proud to be producing iPhone 7 in Bengaluru for our local customers furthering our long-term commitment in […]

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Sony to slash smartphone workforce by half by 2020

Tokyo: Once an iconic brand, Sony is now going to slash its mobile division workforce by half by 2020 in the wake of stiff competition and poor sales. The move could result in roughly 2,000 staffers either losing their jobs or getting shifted to a new department at Sony. “Sony’s share of the smartphone market […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook's biography's India launch soon

New Delhi: The India edition of the first biography of Apple CEO Tim Cook, ‘Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level’, will hit the stands here on April 18, publisher Penguin India said. The book will draw on authorised insiders to give a peek into the life of the man who […]

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Streaming this fall: Apple TV+, gaming service

Cupertino: Taking Netflix, Amazon Prime and hordes of video streaming giants head on, Apple on Monday announced the much-awaited Apple TV+ that will stream highest-quality original TV shows, movies and documentaries across genre. The on-demand subscription service will come in over 100 countries this fall with a brand new programming from the world’s celebrated artists […]

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Wistron not to make high-end iPhones in India

New Delhi: All eyes are on Apple how the tech giant is planning to turn around its India story and a lot depends on how it will strategise local assembly and manufacturing of iPhones in a country where over 450 million people now use smartphones. Some media reports claim Apple’s Taiwanese industrial major Wistron Technologies […]

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Now Spotify hits back, calls Apple 'monopolist'

San Francisco: The tug of war between Spotify and Apple has intensified, with the Swedish music streaming service now calling Apple a “monopolist”. Taking exception to Spotify’s complaint with the European Union (EU) last week alleging iOS App Store rules to be unfair, Apple slammed Spotify for wanting “all the benefits of a free app […]

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Apple Watch can safely detect irregular heartbeat

San Francisco: Apple Watch can detect and notify users when they experience irregular heart rhythms, finds a study demonstrating the ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation. In 2017, Apple had partnered with researchers from the Stanford University and launched an app called “Apple Heart Study” to determine whether a mobile app that uses […]

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US court dismisses lawsuit against Apple, Infosys

San Francisco: A US court in the state of California has dismissed lawsuit against Apple and Infosys over allegations that it abused the visa system to save money. The California federal judge nixed a whistleblower’s suit accusing Apple of bringing two trainers from India into the country using B-1 visas instead of the necessary and […]

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US Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for break up of Apple

San Francisco: Stressing that tech giants have too much influence over our lives, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said she wanted Apple to surrender control over the iOS App Store or cease selling its own apps within it. The Democratic Senator, who recently launched her 2020 presidential bid, is in favour of passing laws that prevent […]

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Apple tops global wearables market, Xiaomi 2nd: IDC

San Francisco: Apple continued to rule the global wearables market with 10.4 million Apple Watches among 16.2 million devices shipped in the Q4 2018, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4 per cent during the fourth quarter, reaching a new high of 59.3 million units, according to […]

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Apple to empower over 90,000 US girls in coding

San Francisco: In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with “Girls Who Code”, a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US. “Using the ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum, 90,000 girls and ‘Girls Who Code’ club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple’s easy […]

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Apple leads global smartwatch market with 51% share in Q4 2018

San Francisco: Apple captured 51 per cent share of a record 18 million smartwatch shipments worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2018, a new report has said. The global smartwatch shipments hit an all-time high of 45 million units in 2018, said the market research firm Strategy Analytics on Wednesday. Apple shipped 9.2 million smartwatches […]

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Apple submits blueprint of foldable smartphone for patent

San Francisco: After Samsung showcased it $2,000 foldable smartphone here, Apple has submitted a blueprint of a bendable smartphone at the US Patent and Trademark Office, indicating Apple’s progressive development towards building a foldable device. The patent application describes a display with hinges that can fold in half or in thirds. The display could be […]

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Apple slips to 17th spot in '50 Most Innovative Companies' list: Report

San Francisco: In the wake of dwindling iPhone sales amid overall sluggish global smartphone growth, Apple fell from the first position in 2018 to the 17th spot in the annual “50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2019” by US-based business publication Fast Company. Last year, on the basis of innovations like AirPods, Augmented Reality (AR) […]

Apple reportedly sued over time consuming two-factor authentication process

San Francisco: A recent lawsuit filed against Apple accused the two-factor authentication process of the iPhone-maker of being disruptive to users, time consuming and abusive since it cannot be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days. The suit, filed by Jay Brodsky in California, alleged that Apple did not get user […]

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Apple apologises for FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug

San Francisco: Apple has apologised for a flaw in FaceTime software that allowed people to eavesdrop on others, even if they never answered a FaceTime call, the media reported. The Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant said a fix for the bug which will re-enable the group FaceTime feature will be available to users next week, CNBC […]

Here's why Apple is celebrating February as 'Heart Month'

San Francisco: Apple marks February as “Heart Month” during which the company will educate people about their heart health and bring an “Activity Challenge” for Apple Watch users. “Apple will host ‘Heart Health with Apple’ sessions in Apple Stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco with celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkin where the attendees […]

Apple rushes to fix FaceTime 'eavesdropping' bug

San Francisco: Apple has acknowledged a flaw in its FaceTime software that allowed for brief eavesdropping — even if the recipient did not pick up. In some cases the target iPhone would send video, probably without the receiver’s knowledge, the BBC reported. The flaw, first revealed by the 9to5Mac blog, appears to occur when both […]

Apple employees donated $125 mn in charity in 2018

San Francisco:  Keeping up with the ongoing Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Apple announced that as part of its “Giving” programme, the amount donated by its employees in 2018 to help non-profit organisations globally exceeded $125 million with over 250,000 hours of volunteer work. The programme came into existence three years ago where for every […]