Apple

  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media 12-07-2014 04:23 PM

    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...
  • 'Apple iPhone a danger to China's national security' 11-07-2014 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Apple hasn't got a new logo but a variant symbolising inclusiveness 09-07-2014 10:44 PM

    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 09-07-2014 02:08 PM

    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...
  • Apple poaches senior Tag Heuer executive as iWatch nears 05-07-2014 12:50 PM

    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...
  • 'Yes, Steve Jobs took our jobs', says Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb 05-07-2014 12:29 PM

    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...
  • Xiaomi, 'Apple of China', to make India debut on Flipkart; expected to launch two phones this month 01-07-2014 02:15 PM

    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 Indian...
  • Mirroring360: A new app that lets users wirelessly mirror their iPad, iPhone screens to any computer 30-06-2014 01:03 PM

    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...
  • In a new ad Apple presents the iPhone 5S as the ultimate parenting gadget 30-06-2014 07:50 AM

    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...
  • Apple launches new colourful iPod Touch with rear camera at Rs 16,900 onwards 27-06-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: Apple said its 16GB iPod touch portable media player will now be available for Rs 16,900 in India. Available in vibrant colours like pink, yellow and blue, the iPod touch is equipped with a 5 megapixel iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording, 4-inch Retina display, A5 chip...
  • Apple suppliers to start making 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch iPhones next month: Report 24-06-2014 09:46 AM

    Apple Inc's suppliers will begin producing larger versions of the iPhone in China next month, Bloomberg reported citing sources. Apple is ramping up production of iPhones with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, which may be shipped to retailers around September, the report said. Apple launches new versions of the smartphone...
  • Apple, Google, Samsung vying to bring health apps to wearables 23-06-2014 11:08 AM

    San Francisco: For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success. Now, the world's largest mobile technology firms are getting in on the act. Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co and Google Inc, searching for applications that could turn nascent wearable...
  • Hon Hai to recruit over 1,00,000 people in mainland China to produce new iPhone: Report 23-06-2014 09:59 AM

    Taipei: Hon Hai Precision Industry will recruit over 100,000 people in mainland China to produce the newest iPhone from Apple Inc, Taiwan's Economic Daily News said, in what the report called the firm's largest single hiring spree in China. Fellow Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp will expand its workforce in...
  • Apple's iWatch to enter mass production in July; likely to come with a 2.5-inch display, wireless charging capabilities 22-06-2014 10:42 AM

    Taipei: Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, a source familiar with the matter said, as the US tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The still-unnamed watch, which Apple followers have dubbed the...
  • Apple's iWatch may sport multiple sizes, designs; launch this October 21-06-2014 08:05 AM

    San Francsico: Apple plans to launch smartwatches with multiple screen sizes and designs this fall, the Wall Street Journal on Friday cited a person familiar with the matter as saying. Taiwan's Quanta will begin mass production of Apple's first smartwatches from July, in time for an October launch, several sources...
  • 'China's Apple' Xiaomi to come to India soon 19-06-2014 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: Xiaomi, often called the 'Apple' of China, has launched its official website in India, paving the way for its entry into the fiercely competitive Indian smartphone market in the next few weeks. "Namaste, Mi Fans! We have officially arrived in India. Join us on this incredible journey at...
  • Samsung in talks to buy Siri software maker Nuance: Report 17-06-2014 01:59 PM

    Bangalore: Software maker Nuance Communications Inc has held talks with potential buyers for its sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, whose software powers the Siri feature on Apple Inc's iPhones, recently spoke to Samsung Electronics Co and some private equity firms for...
  • Leaked images: Is this the Apple iPhone 6? 15-06-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: We have already seen the upcoming iPhone 6 in a spate of leaked images, and now Sonny Dickson, the Australian teen who has built an online following by leaking pictures of upcoming Apple products, has tweeted two new pictures showing the front and back of what is claimed...
  • Google Fit: Google developing health data service; likely to be announced later this month 14-06-2014 10:52 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported. The new service, to be called Google Fit, will make its debut at the Internet company's developer conference...
  • Your iPhone earplugs may not work with other devices in future 12-06-2014 07:21 PM

    Washington: You will not be able to use your iPhone earplugs with other devices in the near future. Apple has modified the "Made for iPhone" (MFi) standard to include headphones that connect to iOS devices via the "Lightning" port instead of the headphone jack, according to media reports. Currently, the...
  • Amazon set to launch a music streaming service this week: Report 12-06-2014 11:23 AM

    New York: US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The report, citing unnamed sources, said the service would have a more limited catalogue than some rivals but would be offered free and without advertising...
  • EU investigates tax rulings on Apple, Starbucks, Fiat 12-06-2014 09:15 AM

    London: The European Commission raised pressure on Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over their corporate tax practices, saying it was investigating deals the countries have cut with Apple, Starbucks and Fiat. The EU is looking at whether the countries' tax treatment of multinationals, which help to attract investment and jobs...
  • An online store in India that exclusively sells Apple products 10-06-2014 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: While there are many online stores selling Apple products in India, a new store MacSlatch.com, which is claimed to be India's first online exclusive store for Apple products, has been launched. According to the company, Macslatch is the first online store to provide services to both existing and...
  • iFone trumps iPhone in Mexico trademark ruling 07-06-2014 03:45 PM

    Mexico City: Mexico's intellectual property agency said Friday it has ruled in favor of a small local firm's rights to the "iFone" name, saying that ads for Apple's iPhone have encroached on the trademark. The Mexican firm iFone S.A. de C.V. registered the name in 2003 to cover specialized telephone...
  • Apple to launch its first wearable device in October: Report 07-06-2014 10:55 AM

    San Francisco: Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter. Specifications are still being finalised,...
  • China state media wants Apple, Google to be severely punished for spying 04-06-2014 04:46 PM

    Beijing: Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc...
  • WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum takes a dig at Apple for 'copying' features 03-06-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: Apple previewed a spate of new features in its upcoming iOS 8 software at the annual developers conference in San Francisco on Monday, and quite a few of them appeared to be borrowed or copied from existing services. The Cupertino giant appears to have lifted a few of...
  • Apple to let developers include virtual-currency transactions in their apps 03-06-2014 04:05 PM

    Bangalore: Apple will let software developers include virtual-currency transactions in their applications, paving the way for new forms of money to appear on iPhones and iPads. "Apps may facilitate transmission of approved virtual currencies provided that they do so in compliance with all state and federal laws for the territories...