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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 […]

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 […]