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  • Apple to lay off about 200 people at Beats: Report 6 hours 20 minutes ago

    Apple intends to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company, Bloomberg cited a person with knowledge of the restructuring as saying. The job cuts will mainly hit human resources, finance and other departments with significant overlap between...
  • Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops with Retina Display, cuts price of older model by Rs 11,000 Yesterday

    Bangalore: Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory. Apple also lowered the starting price of the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro by Rs 11,000 to Rs 78,900. MacBook Pro with Retina display and MacBook Pro are available through...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad 2 days ago

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance 4 days ago

    Toronto: IBM Corp's recent move to partner with Apple Inc to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now. Top executives at Dell and BlackBerry Ltd scoffed at the threat posed by the alliance this week,...
  • Apple iPhones let others access your personal data; are there 'back doors' running on every iOS device? 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which...
  • Tablet market growth slows, Apple and Samsung lose ground 6 days ago

    New York: Apple and Samsung have lost ground in the tablet computer market as growth cools in the once-hot segment, the research firm IDC said Thursday. An IDC survey said sales of tablets in the March-June period were 49.3 million, up a modest 11 per cent from a year ago but...
  • Swatch working with Apple on iWatch? The Swiss watchmaker says no 6 days ago

    Zurich Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Technology website VentureBeat said in a report on Wednesday Apple was working with "at least one partner, Swatch" on a smartwatch project, citing an...
  • Facebook achieved in two years what took Apple three decades 6 days ago

    New York: In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company's $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It's not a member of...
  • Android grabs 70 per cent of the tablet market, Apple's market share slips to 25 per cent: Survey 1 week ago

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm Strategy Analytics said Wednesday. The research firm said global tablet shipments reached 52.9 million units, up just six per cent from the same period a year ago. Growth was led by devices...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...
  • Apple's profit climbs along with iPhone sales, but iPad sales slump July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Tuesday reported that its quarterly profit climbed with strong iPhone demand, but a decline in iPad tablet sales put a damper on its results. The California-based company posted a profit of $7.7 billion on revenue of $37.4 billion in the three months period to June 28, an...
  • Apple gets patent for 'iTime' smartwatch July 23, 2014

    San Francisco: A US patent made public on Tuesday bolstered rumours that Apple has designs on a smartwatch. "The invention pertains to an electronic wristwatch," said a summary in Apple patent paperwork on record with the US Patent and Trade Office. The patent describes an wrist band, possible with a touch screen,...
  • Apple to produce up to 80 million iPhone 6 units: Report July 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Apple has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for the iPhones with 4.7-inch (11.9-cm)...
  • Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to enter mass production this month: Report July 20, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc's next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported Friday. Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third...
  • Bill Campbell, one of Steve Jobs' most trusted advisers, steps down from Apple board July 18, 2014

    San Francisco: One of the most trusted advisers to late Apple CEO Steve Jobs is retiring from the iPhone maker's board of directors. Bill Campbell's departure after 17 years on Apple's board cleared the way for the company to appoint Susan Wagner, a founding partner of money manager BlackRock, as a...
  • Apple to give Samsung a taste of its own medicine with iPhone 6 July 16, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is losing smartphone ground not only to cheaper Chinese rivals but also at the high end to Apple Inc, a survey showed, in an ominous sign for the South Korean giant as Apple readies to launch its next-generation iPhone 6. Samsung last week gave second-quarter earnings...
  • Apple teams up with former nemesis IBM to sell more iPhones and iPads July 16, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies. The partnership announced Tuesday calls for the two technology companies to work together on about 100 different mobile applications designed for a wide range of industries. The applications,...
  • 'China's Apple' Xiaomi to enter Indian smartphone market today; likely to launch Mi3 and two other smartphones July 15, 2014

    Update: Xiaomi Mi 3 - The Chinese electronics giant comes to India with its flagship phone priced at Rs 13,999 New Delhi: Xiaomi, which is often referred to as 'Apple of China', is all set to enter the highly competitive Indian smartphone market today. The company, which will announce the launch...
  • Apple may not launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this year: Report July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple may not launch its highly-rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this year. According to an Apple Insider report citing KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a proven track record of revealing Apple's future product plans, the release of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model could be postponed to 2015...
  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media July 12, 2014

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state secrets,...
  • 'Apple iPhone a danger to China's national security' July 11, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations. A report by broadcaster CCTV criticized the iPhone's "Frequent Locations" function for allowing users to be tracked and information about them revealed. "This is extremely sensitive data,"...
  • Apple hasn't got a new logo but a variant symbolising inclusiveness July 9, 2014

    While some reports give the impression that Apple has a new logo, but that is not exactly the case. This variant of Apple logo in the colours of the rainbow flag, a symbol of the gay pride movement, appears in a new video shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in...
  • Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case July 9, 2014

    Beijing: US technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said. The legal battle begun in 2012 when Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology pursued Apple for allegedly infringing its Chinese patent with Siri,...
  • Apple poaches senior Tag Heuer executive as iWatch nears July 5, 2014

    Paris: Apple has poached a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn. Tag Heuer, part of luxury goods group LVMH, said on Friday its vice president for sales, Patrick Pruniaux, who had been with...
  • 'Yes, Steve Jobs took our jobs', says Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb July 5, 2014

    Stockholm: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb on Friday accused Apple's late founder Steve Jobs of crushing his Nordic country's job market by selling innovations that caught Finland's companies off guard. "We had two pillars we stood on: one was the IT industry, the other one was the paper industry," Stubb told...
  • Xiaomi, 'Apple of China', to make India debut on Flipkart; expected to launch two phones this month July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Following the footsteps of Motorola, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is also teaming up with e-Commerce major Flipkart to launch its handsets in India. Touted as the 'Apple' of China, Xiaomi had launched its official website in India earlier this month, announcing its entry into the fiercely competitive...
  • Mirroring360: A new app that lets users wirelessly mirror their iPad, iPhone screens to any computer June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Here is a new app, Mirroring360, that lets users share their iPad and iPhone screens without the need of cables or Apple TVs. Once installed, Mirroring360 acts as an Airplay receiver on your computer. You can then select it from the Airplay menu on your iPad or iPhone to...
  • In a new ad Apple presents the iPhone 5S as the ultimate parenting gadget June 30, 2014

    Becoming a parent is one of the most exhilarating and overwhelming experiences in a person's life and modern day gadgets aim to further enhance the experience. In its latest television advertisement, Apple presents the iPhone 5S as a credible parenting tool. The video showcases the different ways in which parents...