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  • After selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in three months, what does Apple do next? 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its stock for a rally Wednesday. But after selling a record 74.5 million iPhones in three months that ended...
  • Apple overtakes Samsung, Xiaomi in Chinese smartphone market for the first time 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Apple has shipped the most number of smartphones in China in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics and homegrown companies such as Xiaomi for the first time, according to data firm Canalys. Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launched last September have proved to be popular in Asia despite being...
  • Samsung to be the main processor supplier for Apple's next iPhone: Report 2 days ago

    Seoul: South Korea's Samsung Electronics will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will be responsible for around 75 per cent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said. The...
  • Tutorial: How to start using WhatsApp on your desktop in 5 easy steps 6 days ago

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has finally rolled out what most of you may have been waiting for a long time - the ability to use WhatsApp on your desktop. Wondering how to bring the app to your computer? Not anymore. Our step-by-step tutorial here will guide you through the process of...
  • Will Apple launch a stylus for the rumoured 12.9-inch 'iPad Pro'? January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple is likely to launch a stylus alongside the much-anticipated 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," said KGI Securities' Ming-chi Kuo - an industry analyst who has a good track record when it comes to Apple predictions. The new tablet and the rumoured stylus are expected to be introduced in the...
  • Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe settle poaching lawsuit for $415 million January 16, 2015

    San Francisco: Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple and Google agreed to pay $415 million to resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees, according to a court filing on Thursday. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe...
  • What is Apple's HomeKit? What's the big deal? All that you should know about it January 15, 2015

    Las Vegas: Apple didn't attend last week's gadget show but its presence was felt. Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling lights and appliances through a mobile app. There are other efforts to unify smart-home devices, but many of them...
  • Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. The iPhone maker said it has not infringed on the patents and does not owe royalties for them. Apple says that...
  • Apple granted patent for GoPro-like wearable cameras January 14, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro. The patent, which cites specific weaknesses in GoPro's cameras, includes details about a camera system that can be mounted on bike helmets or scuba masks, Apple said in an application filed...
  • Apple is turning its retail stores into galleries for iPhone, iPad artists January 9, 2015

    New York: Apple is turning its retail stores into art galleries featuring the work of professional photographers and other artists who use iPads, iPhones and Mac computers to create. Travel photographer Austin Mann used an iPhone 6 to take otherworldly panoramic photos of an Icelandic glacier. Mann, who recalls mowing lawns...
  • Apple users spent $500 million on apps in the first week of 2015 January 9, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple and thousands of mobile software developers are feasting on people's ravenous app-etite for apps. Users of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches spent nearly $500 million on applications and in-app services during the first week of the year, according to figures released Thursday. That's the highest weekly volume recorded...
  • Apple Watch to go on sale in March: Report January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple which has plans to release its first wearable device, Apple Watch, early this year, could launch the watch in March. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple is likely to make its Apple Watch available in stores by the end of March. If the report is to...
  • Apple sued for being deceptive about storage space January 3, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple faced a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The suit filed early this week in US District Court in Northern California argues that while Apple touts 16 gigabytes of digital storage on lower price...
  • China's Huawei 2014 smartphone shipments grow by 40 per cent January 1, 2015

    Beijing: Huawei Technology's smartphone shipments rose by more than 40 per cent in 2014, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, failing to match its own target and the performance of faster growing rivals such as Xiaomi. Although Huawei's shipments reached 75 million, the figure came in below its previously...
  • Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, other smartphone brands don't breach privacy rules: Taiwan December 30, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwanese regulators cleared on Tuesday China's Xiaomi and other smartphone brands of breaching local data protection laws after national security concerns triggered the government to launch a probe in September. The National Communications Commission, in a report concluding the investigation, said all the 12 brands it had tested, which include...
  • 'Hackers scouting for vulnerabilities in Apple Pay' December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Cyber criminals are looking at ways to exploit tech giant Apple's recently-launched digital payment solution Apple Pay, according to top cyber security solutions firm Trend Micro. Even though no actual attacks on Apple Pay have been reported yet, Trend Micro's 'Security Prediction for 2015 and Beyond' warned that cyber...
  • Apple makes 'The Interview' movie available on iTunes December 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple said its iTunes store is now carrying Sony's "The Interview", the film that angered North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio. "We're pleased to offer 'The Interview' for rental or purchase on the iTunes Store," Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in a statement. The movie, steeped in...
  • Tizen TV no substitute for Samsung's long-awaited answer to Android December 27, 2014

    Seoul: Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics is planning a new product launch next year based on its own Tizen operating system, the South Korean giant's strategic push to free itself from Android and blaze its own software path. But after years of development and a handful of Tizen-powered smartwatches and cameras,...
  • Group led by Apple and Microsoft sells about 4,000 technology patents for $900 million December 25, 2014

    San Francisco: A group led by Apple and Microsoft has sold about 4,000 technology patents to patent management company RPX Corp. for $900 million. The deal announced marks another shift in the ownership of a patent portfolio auctioned off in 2011 after telecommunications company Nortel Networks went bankrupt. Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry,...
  • Steve Jobs biopic: Katherine Waterston to play the role of Apple founder's partner December 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Katherine Waterston will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' longtime girlfriend and the mother of his first child in the upcoming biopic, to be directed by Danny Boyle. Waterston will be seen in the role of Chrisnann Brennan. The length of her role is uncertain but it is said...
  • Tech in 2014: The first-of-its-kind products launched this year December 24, 2014

    Though the year 2014, in consumer technology, has not been the year of anything that we can remember it by, it, however, witnessed the arrival of a few first-of-its-kind products and ideas that might have laid the foundation for coming trends. For instance, Apple that had redefined the smartphone market...
  • Apple pushes first-ever automated security update to Macs; aims to protect them against newly identified bugs December 23, 2014

    Boston: Apple has pushed out its first-ever automated security update to Macintosh computers to help defend against newly identified bugs that security researchers have warned could enable hackers to gain remote control of machines. The company pushed out the software on Monday to fix critical security vulnerabilities in a component of...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak December 19, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • Apple Pay gets more support from banks December 18, 2014

    San Francisco: The electronic payment system Apple Pay, which allows the new iPhone to make payments in stores, has the backing of banks that dominate 90 per cent of all credit cards transactions from the US, the company has announced. The technology giant introduced the new system in September, coinciding with...
  • Tag Heuer plans to launch a smartwatch; to take on Apple Watch December 17, 2014

    La Chaux-de-Fonds: Tag Heuer is pushing ahead with plans for a smartwatch to more directly compete with the likes of the Apple Watch and may make acquisitions to help drive the strategy, its head said on Tuesday. Swiss watch makers like Tag Heuer, the biggest brand in luxury goods group LVMH's...
  • Ex-Google employees launch an app to make you smarter about health, fitness December 16, 2014

    San Francisco: A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPad, includes 10,000 questions across 300 topics, such as food allergies, childhood health, and portion control. After taking the test,...
  • Original Apple computer sells for $365,000 at New York auction December 12, 2014

    New York: A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 sold for $365,000 at Christie's on Thursday. The Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer, named after its original owner Charles Ricketts, is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been...
  • Corrupt Apple executive sentenced to 1 year in prison December 6, 2014

    San Jose: A former Apple executive who sold some of the iPhone maker's secrets to suppliers will serve a year in prison and repay $4.5 million for his crimes. Paul S Devine was sentenced in San Jose federal court earlier this week, more than three years after he pleaded guilty to...