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Tags results for 'Apple'

Apple profits decline despite iPhone sales boost

Posted in Business on 28th Oct, 2013 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has reported a fourth quarter profit of $7.5bn (£4.6bn), beating analysts' expectations.

Wozniak: I wish Apple & Google were partners

Posted in Business on 4th Nov, 2013 02:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Wozniak and Jobs became firm friends and although Steve Jobs often gets the credit for Apple's success, it was Woz, as he's known, who was the brains behind the silicon.

OS X Mavericks Is Now Installed On More Than 10% Of Macs

Posted in Software on 4th Nov, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Market adoption of the new OS X Mavericks operating system has beaten adoption of the preceding Mountain Lion version by a large margin.

Apple plans big iPhones with pressure sensors, curved screens

Posted in Hardware on 11th Nov, 2013 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is working on two large iPhones that will have curved screens, and also touch screens that can register different levels of pressure.

Google's mysterious barge is just a very pretty publicity stunt

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2013 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
The barge is a floating sales floor, a creative way to siphon attention away from Apple, famous for its packed stores and high-profile keynote rollouts.

Google Challenges Apple’s Dominance In Schools With Google Play For Education

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2013 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the last year or so, the search giant has been quietly expanding its footprint in education.

Google quietly brings Siri-style conversations to Google Now

Posted in Online on 15th Nov, 2013 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Google Now is getting smarter, more conversational, and more Siri-like.

Android tablet revenue surpasses iPad for the first time (but not the last)

Posted in Business on 16th Nov, 2013 06:57 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s only in the last quarter that Android tablet revenue has surpassed iPad revenue for the first time.

Apple acquires Kinect-tech maker PrimeSense for $345M

Posted in Hardware on 18th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple’s much-rumored iTV (and other iGadgets) could be getting Kinect-like motion sensing tech.

Samsung to pay Apple $290m (£180m) for copying phones

Posted in Software on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A Silicon Valley jury has ruled that Samsung must pay $290m (£180m) to Apple for copying iPhone and iPad features in its devices.

We will buy 285 million tablets next year, and almost 400 million in 2017

Posted in Business on 27th Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Next year, tablet sales will make up a full 50 percent of all PC sales, when you define a PC as one of a tablet, desktop, or laptop.

iOS brings developers 5x more revenue per download than Android

Posted in Software on 30th Nov, 2013 02:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite Android's significantly larger installed base, iOS continues to dominate in monetization.

Android’s share of global device sales growing 14-times faster than iOS

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2013 02:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Of course, install base isn’t everything. Apple’s mobile operating system continues to best Android in terms of gaming revenue.

Apple 'sales barometer' indicates record 20% month-over-month growth

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2013 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The company’s sales performance in November was very likely the strongest in history.

Apple’s iBeacon will put the internet of things in your pocket

Posted in Hardware on 10th Dec, 2013 10:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple switched on “iBeacons” across its 254 U.S. stores Friday, using low-power Bluetooth transmitters to offer tips to customers.

International authors launch petition calling for end to mass surveillance

Posted in Online on 11th Dec, 2013 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
562 of the world's authors, including five Nobel Prize laureates, came together to call for sweeping surveillance reform in the wake of the ongoing spying scandal.

iQi Mobile offers stealthy wireless charging for iPhone

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2013 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
iQi Mobile is designed to let you take advantage of wireless charging using standard soft cases.

Patent Filings Suggest Future iPhone May Have Wraparound Display

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2013 05:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Patents are suggesting Apple’s looking to Samsung and LG for inspiration in creating an iPhone with a wraparound display.

Shares in Apple rise after iPhone deal with China Mobile

Posted in Hardware on 24th Dec, 2013 03:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been looking to boost its sales in China, the world's largest smartphone market, but has struggled amid growing competition from rivals.

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Posted in Software on 25th Dec, 2013 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting closer to letting you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.

Google dethrones Apple to become most talked about company of 2013

Posted in Business on 28th Dec, 2013 04:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google dethroned Apple in 2013 and became the most talked about company in terms of global media attention.

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Posted in Hardware on 29th Dec, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
We’ve all been there: you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.

The iPhone has reportedly been fully hacked by the NSA since 2008

Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2013 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
As 2013 edges to a close, reports of the NSA’s widespread surveillance capabilities have reached new heights of absurdity.

Apple gears up for the iPhone 5S China Mobile launch with over 1 million phones

Posted in Business on 15th Jan, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
China Mobile is huge, the largest mobile network in the world, with more than 760 million customers.

Samsung 'infringed' Apple's auto-complete text patent

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:42 AM
by AlexMuller
A US judge has ruled that Samsung infringed Apple's patent-protected word recommendation technology.

Rumor: Apple intends to release two large-screen iPhones this year

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jan, 2014 12:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A third of Americans want to see a totally redesigned iPhone from Apple.

Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn't say how all encompassing the agreement was.

1 smartphone for every 7 humans: Smartphone shipments top a billion in 2013

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 04:50 AM
by AlexMuller
That’s just counting last year’s shipments.

Apple Facing Slowing Tablet Growth as U.S. Market Gets Saturated

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Shipments from Apple grew at a slowing rate in the fourth quarter, hurt by an increasingly saturated market in the U.S.

Google sells Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3bn

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2014 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Google will keep the majority of Motorola's lucrative patents, which include one for Android software.

Apple patent could lead to solar-powered touchscreen displays

Posted in Hardware on 1st Feb, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple's new devices could be solar powered, with touchscreen controls mounted outside to monitor charge status.

Why Android apps make less money, and how to change that

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:22 AM
by AlexMuller
An average Android app makes 5 times less money per download than an iOS app.

Is Wozniak Trolling by Suggesting Apple Should Make an Android Phone?

Posted in Business on 7th Feb, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Though still a staunch Apple supporter, Steve Wozniak isn’t afraid to critique the company he once helped to form.

Sapphire iPhone screen rumors get a boost:

Posted in Hardware on 8th Feb, 2014 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple reportedly acquires crystal manufacturing components.

Google Briefly Tops Exxon as 2nd-Most Valuable U.S. Firm

Posted in Business on 9th Feb, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the second-most valuable company, trailing only Apple, and underscoring the growing role of technology in the economy.

iPhone 6 with larger screen possibly revealed in new leak

Posted in Hardware on 14th Feb, 2014 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
At first glance, the "leaked" photos of the purported iPhone look like the fifth-generation iPod touch.

Report: Apple is Working on Medical Devices and Mulling Cars

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2014 03:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A report from the San Francisco Chronicle suggests that Apple is working to develop new product lines, including medical devices and cars.

Hackers may have jailbroken Apple’s iOS 7.1, before it’s even out

Posted in Software on 24th Feb, 2014 04:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The coders behind the jailbreak tools may already be finding ways around Apple’s defensive measures.

Apple CEO Shuts Down Anti-Environmental Investors

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2014 02:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Tim Cook laid the verbal smack down on investors who want the company to abandon some of its progressive policies.

Apple is Hiring Engineers in Asia to Launch More Products, Faster

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is "hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers" across Asia in an attempt to "speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices."

iPhone case attempts to make Star Trek's tricorder a reality

Posted in Medicine on 11th Mar, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function, just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds.

Google may launch its first U.S. retail store in New York; right next to the Apple Store

Posted in Online on 13th Mar, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Google may debut its very first U.S. retail location in SoHo, New York,

Apple gets patent for iPhone camera remote control

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is toying with the idea of creating a remote control for your iPhone, according to a newly approved patent application.

Apple engineer reveals where the iPhone’s original software came from

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 01:18 AM
by AlexMuller
One of Apple’s lead engineers is finally telling the tale of the first iPhone’s software.

Apple, Google, and Intel are laying the foundation for the 'Internet of you'

Posted in Software on 27th Mar, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Wearable technology is on a collision course with the Internet of everything. When the two collide, we will enter into a new era of the Internet of you.

Fanboys be Warned: Turns Out iOS Apps are Twice as Likely to Crash

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It turns out iOS apps are twice as likely to crash compared to their Android counterparts.

New Apple vs. Samsung legal battle even more important for Google than last time

Posted in Software on 2nd Apr, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The $930M Apple win in the first case is pocket change for Apple and Samsung, the only companies that make money in smartphones.

iPhone 6 screens reportedly start production in May

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2014 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple’s manufacturing partners are reportedly gearing up production for the iPhone 6′s screens in May, which will come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch varieties:

Apple worries cheaper Android 'phablets' will hurt iPhone sales

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is concerned that iPhone growth will slow due to the growing number of Android smartphones with larger screens.

Rumors say the iPhone 6 will cost $100 more than the iPhone 5

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2014 04:00 AM
by AlexMuller
An analyst at investment banking firm Jefferies claims Apple is looking to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by as much as $100.

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system

Posted in Software on 19th Apr, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.

Apple announces share buyback as earnings rise

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Technology giant Apple reported profits of $10.2bn (£6.1bn) after selling 43.7 million iPhones during the three-month period ending 29 March.

Tech giants settle no-poaching court case

Posted in Online on 27th Apr, 2014 04:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - have settled a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Posted in Hardware on 5th May, 2014 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents.

iPhone app tells you if you have skin cancer in seconds

Posted in Medicine on 10th May, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
You can't beat cancer if you don't know if you have it or not. Fortunately, there's an app that can detect if you have skin cancer.

Apple and Google settle patent row

Posted in Software on 17th May, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Mobile phone industry giants Apple and Google have agreed to dismiss lawsuits they had brought against each other over technology patents.

Apple dethroned by Google as world's most valuable brand

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2014 07:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple's brand value fell by 20 percent, according to a survey by Millward Brown research company.

Apple reportedly working on smart home features for iPhone

Posted in Software on 28th May, 2014 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Your iPhone could soon become the key to your smart home.

10 features Apple should steal from jailbreakers for iOS 8

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Jailbreaking has evolved to allow users hundreds of extra features that iOS doesn’t (yet), such as a personalized control center and a low battery power-saving mode.

Apple unveils OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 with HealthKit and home automation

Posted in Business on 4th Jun, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple announced a lot of exciting software features and updates at WWDC.

As Apple opens up with iOS 8, Google needs to give Android users a reason to stay

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market.

Apple warms to apps using virtual currencies

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Apps accepting payments made with virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, could soon appear in Apple's app store.

iPhone 6 will feature NFC, wireless charging, better 4G antenna, & a much bigger screen

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The new iPhone is nearing completion and is now being tested for things like durability, speed, and network performance.

Apple manufacturer Foxconn starts deploying robots to assemble iPhones

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2014 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is replacing some of its employees with robots.

You Can Scratch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Off Your Christmas List

Posted in Business on 15th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Production issues are said to have considerably delayed the smartphone.

Apple and IBM join forces to bring iPhones and iPads to businesses

Posted in Software on 16th Jul, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
We now live in a world where Apple and IBM, two former PC industry rivals, are working together in a big way.

Your next iPhone could lock itself if it senses you’re not the one using it

Posted in Hardware on 19th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Imagine your iPhone could tell someone else was using it and lock them out.

Apple scolded by Europe over in-app purchase protections

Posted in Business on 20th Jul, 2014 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has been criticized by the European Commission for not offering any "concrete and immediate" plans to stop users being misled by "free" apps.

Apple earnings beat estimates thanks to 35M iPhones sold

Posted in Business on 23rd Jul, 2014 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Although Apple missed revenue estimates, the company’s says its stronger than expected earnings per share is the result of solid iPhone sales.

Apple reportedly holding its next big iPhone event on Sept. 9

Posted in Business on 6th Aug, 2014 11:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is expected to show off two new iPhone 6 models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, according to the most recent rumors.

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK

Rumours Show Apple May (Finally) Turn Your Phone Into a Digital Wallet

Posted in Business on 1st Sep, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Re/code reports that Apple has "reached an agreement" with American Express to integrate its services into the e-payment system.

iPhone 6’s NFC chip may do far more than just mobile payments

Posted in Business on 5th Sep, 2014 03:06 AM
by AlexMuller
NFC is a technology standard that specifies a set of radio frequencies used by two devices in close physical proximity to exchange files and data.

Cheap 99p Smartphone Chargers are Putting People's Lives at Risk

Posted in Hardware on 6th Sep, 2014 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
If you're an iPhone user you don't want to have to fork out £15 if you ever find yourself in need of a new USB adaptor, so finding one for a pound might seem like an absolute bargain.

Apple Watch unveiled alongside new larger iPhones

Posted in Hardware on 10th Sep, 2014 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has unveiled a smartwatch, the Apple Watch, its first new product line since the first iPad and the death of its co-founder Steve Jobs.

Apple Tried to Buy Mobile Payment Company Square

Posted in Business on 13th Sep, 2014 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to TechCrunch Apple was offering $3 billion (£1.4 billion) in exchange for control over the company.

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.

Google vs Apple Rivalry is at its Most "Brutal" in Years, Says Eric Schmidt

Posted in Business on 25th Sep, 2014 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Schmidt has seen life on both sides of the fence at the two companies.

Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2014 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
We’re at the end of the beginning of a consumer-centric health revolution.

The Future Of AI Will Be Stacked

Posted in Software on 20th Oct, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s reasonable to expect that major players like Apple, IBM, Google and Microsoft will lead a fierce consolidation effort for the AI market over the next five years.

'Steve Jobs had a very deep understanding of history.' Here’s why all engineers should, too.

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
“I think great innovators tend to know the data points that got us to where we are.”

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.

Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Andy Rubin co-founded the world's most popular mobile operating system, Android.

Apple Is Now Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2014 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
It might seem odd that one single company is now worth more than the entire publicly traded market of a major economy. But that’s what has happened to Apple recently.

Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2014 11:38 PM
by AlexMuller
At least on the software side of things, Apple is beginning to make some moves investigating what it sees as the "next generation" of computing.

Chromebooks are beating iPads in the classroom

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Don’t underestimate how much this might bother Apple. The company has a long history in the education market, going to back to the early 1980s

Google is now officially beating Apple in the TV streaming market

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2014 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Roku and Apple dominated the TV streaming market last year, but now Google’s Chromecast has pulled ahead of Apple to become a front-runner.

Ex-Apple Exec Jailed For Selling Supply Chain Secrets

Posted in Business on 8th Dec, 2014 08:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Paul Devine, Apple's former Global Supply Manager, has been sentenced to a year in prison and fined $4.5 million (£2.88 million) for conspiring to sell Apple product secrets.

Apple building massive new R&D center in Japan, says prime minister

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2014 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple has decided to undertake cutting-edge R&D in Japan

Rouble turmoil leads to Apple halting online sales in Russia

Posted in Online on 17th Dec, 2014 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Technology giant Apple says it cannot sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.

Christmas online sales up 8.3%, iOS numbers nearly quadruple Android’s

Posted in Business on 27th Dec, 2014 08:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Christmas is a religious celebration for billions of people, which means its a big day for Apple.

How Android beat iOS in 2014, and vice versa

Posted in Business on 1st Jan, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
There is no single way to declare a winner. They may be competitors, but Google and Apple have very different strategies for their mobile platforms.

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2015 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012.

Everything Apple announced during its Apple Watch and Retina MacBook event

Posted in Hardware on 10th Mar, 2015 09:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple announced a host of new products and updates at its Spring Forward event today in San Francisco.

Apple isn’t just satisfied reinventing health care, it’s targeting clinical trials as well​

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2015 12:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The tech industry now sees medicine as the next frontier for exponential growth.

Google launches Project Fi mobile phone network

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Google intends to run a mobile phone network in the US. The firm will rent voice and data capacity from existing operators, and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure.

Millennials have a clear favorite when asked which tech company is their 'ideal employer'

Posted in Online on 24th May, 2015 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Millennials overwhelmingly want to work in tech more than any other sector. And nearly 20% say Google is their ideal employer.

US firms to commit $140B to address climate change

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140B to shrink their carbon footprints.

Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Records In July

Posted in Software on 9th Aug, 2015 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The App Store today features over 1.5 million mobile applications and games available for download, and the growth in new app releases shows no signs of slowing down.

Huawei announces a phone that weighs objects with force touch

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
During their IFA press conference on Wednesday, the Chinese phone manufacturer unveiled its inclusion of Force Touch by weighing an orange using the device.

Its that time of the year again for Apple; A load of new stuff

Posted in Hardware on 10th Sep, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has unveiled a larger iPad tablet, a TV box with its own app store and new iPhones that can detect how firmly their screens are being pressed.

Google takes on Apple with Android Pay

Posted in Business on 12th Sep, 2015 04:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Google has made its mobile payments system, Android Pay, available at more than one million locations in the United States.

Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack

Posted in Online on 21st Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular software outlet.

Apple reportedly approves electric car project for 2019 release

Posted in Business on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The company gave the approval for tripling the 600 employees already working on the project to speed up production.

Apple reportedly buys secretive deep learning startup Perceptio

Posted in Business on 6th Oct, 2015 01:26 PM
by AlexMuller
The news comes just three days after a report that Apple had bought another artificial intelligence startup, VocalIQ.

Apple Purchases AI company Emotient to read users’ expressions

Posted in Software on 11th Jan, 2016 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Emotient presents themselves as 'the leader in emotion detection and sentiment analysis’, which can be used to help organizations understand audience reactions.

What Apple's latest VR hire means for this growing market

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2016 08:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is getting even more serious about VR and AR, which are markets that could generate as much as $120 billion in revenue by 2020.

Google (aka Alphabet) Is About to Surpass Apple as the Most Valuable Company

Posted in Online on 24th Jan, 2016 01:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Google split into projects and consolidated under a brand named Alphabet. Now Alphabet is close to being the world’s most valuable company.

Apple reportedly has a huge team working on VR and AR headsets

Posted in Hardware on 31st Jan, 2016 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is known most for selling iPhones, iPads and Macs. But in the future, it could be known for selling cars and headsets for virtual reality and augmented reality.

Alphabet/Google passes Apple as the most valuable company on Earth

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet is now worth around $568bn, compared with Apple, which has a value of $535bn.

Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI snooping

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
'Forcing companies to enable hacking could compromise users’ privacy'

The FBI has succeeded in uniting silicon valley...against the FBI

Posted in Business on 26th Feb, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Never have we seen so many tech companies united against the US government.

FBI 'may be able to unlock San Bernardino iPhone' on their own

Posted in Software on 22nd Mar, 2016 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI says it may have found a way to unlock the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone without Apple's assistance.

Apple unveils a smaller iPhone and a smaller version of iPad Pro

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2016 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The iPhone SE has the same processing and graphics performance of the larger Apple 6S. The new iPad Pro will have a 9.7 inch screen, the same size as the original iPad.

FBI-Apple case: Investigators break into iPhone without Apple's help, ending a court case

Posted in Software on 29th Mar, 2016 01:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Last week, prosecutors said "an outside party" had demonstrated a possible way of unlocking the iPhone without the need to seek Apple's help.

The quest for an unbreakable phone is 'impossible,' says Apple

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2016 07:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple is pushing hard to make its phones more secure, but says the quest for perfect security will never be met.

US pushes Apple for access to iPhones in criminal cases

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2016 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The FBI had said it was able to gain access to the device independently. This method is said only work on certain older models of the iPhone.

Apple revenue falls for first time since 2003

Posted in Business on 27th Apr, 2016 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a 13% drop in its second quarter revenue on Tuesday as sales of iPhones slipped. China was a particular weak spot. Apple shares fell 8% in after hours trading.

Apple to lower App Store 'tax' for loyal subscribers

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2016 11:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple will for the first time lower its App Store commission on one condition: if an app can retain a subscriber for over a year, the revenue split will be 85/15.

Apple WWDC 2016: iPhone maker announces iOS 10, Siri for Mac and new iMessage

Posted in Software on 14th Jun, 2016 07:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple has revealed plans including a more intelligent Siri and Messages app, quicker Apple Watch and easier to use laptops.

Apple hits 1 billion iPhone sales

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
It’s a noteworthy milestone for a company recently knocked around by investors over the smartphone’s declining sales momentum.

Apple is 'doing a lot of things' in augmented reality, Tim Cook says

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2016 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'I think AR is extremely interesting and sort of a core technology. So, yes, it’s something we’re doing a lot of things on behind that curtain that we talked about.'

Apple chief Tim Cook says tax ruling 'maddening'

Posted in Business on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Tim Cook says the European Commission ruling that Apple should pay billions of euros in back taxes to the Republic of Ireland is "maddening" and "political".

Apple September 2016 Special Event: The key points from Apple's conference:

Posted in Hardware on 8th Sep, 2016 01:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple launched a new iPhone that comes with improved processor, cameras and no headphone jack, along with a new Apple Watch.

Tim Cook says augmented reality will be bigger than virtual reality

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 09:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Cook has been dropping hints about Apple's interest in augmented and virtual reality since the beginning of the year.

In quest for better AI, tech behemoths gobble up smaller companies

Posted in Software on 11th Oct, 2016 09:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet's Google and iPhone maker Apple have been quietly snapping up dozens of artificial intelligence companies over the last five years.

Apple is no longer building its own car

Posted in Hardware on 18th Oct, 2016 11:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple's tumultuous Project Titan no longer has the objective of making its own car. Apple will instead focus on providing autonomous technology.

Foxconn's profit is up as increased deployment of robots improves cost control

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2016 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Foxconn has been working to expand automation on its campuses, including the iPhone assembly facility in Zhengzhou.

iPhone manufacturer Foxconn plans to replace almost every human worker with robots

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:54 PM
by AlexMuller
China's iPhone factories are being automated

The most important iPhone feature Steve Jobs didn't predict 10 years ago today

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day Steve Jobs took to the stage to introduce the world to the iPhone.

Apple is nearing $1 trillion in iOS revenue

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2017 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is on pace to generate a cumulative $1 trillion in revenue from iOS-related products since the company introduced its first such device, the iPhone, in 2007.

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Posted in Business on 18th Jan, 2017 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.

Apple shares back in vogue as Wall Street bets on iPhone surge

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2017 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Investors bet that the release of a 10th-anniversary iPhone and pent up customer demand will shore up shrinking sales.

Apple’s share price hits record-high close

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Its increase helped balloon the S&P 500’s market capitalisation on Monday beyond $20 trillion for the first time.

Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump

Posted in Online on 9th Mar, 2017 12:01 AM
by Alex Muller
Allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.

Apple’s New Hires Signal It May Be Looking At Satellite Broadband internet

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2017 05:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple has hired two top satellite executives from Google for a new hardware team, which suggests that the it may be looking at satellite broadband.

Here are the six big announcements Apple just made

Posted in Software on 6th Jun, 2017 03:33 AM
by Alex Muller
Here's what you might have missed if you didn't tune in.

Why Apple is struggling to become an AI powerhouse

Posted in Business on 12th Jun, 2017 04:49 PM
by Alex Muller
AI programming demands a level of data collection and mining that is at odds with Apple's rigorous approach to privacy.

Apple's Tim Cook confirms self-driving car plans

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple's chief executive has confirmed it is developing a self-driving car system.

Understanding the Real Innovation Behind the iPhone

Posted in Software on 5th Jul, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
We know now that the iPhone transformed the mobile phone business, the internet economy and, in many ways, society as a whole.

Apple removes VPN services from App Store in China

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2017 05:29 PM
by Alex Muller
VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called 'Great Firewall' aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.

Google needs to pay Apple a fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2017 07:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Google could pay as much as $3 billion a year just to remain the default option in Safari.

Apple suffers major code leak

Posted in Software on 10th Sep, 2017 10:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak.

Everything Apple announced during the special event:

Posted in Software on 13th Sep, 2017 05:30 PM
by Alex Muller
Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8, iPhone X, and more

Google's A.I. has nearly twice the IQ of Siri, study says; but a six-year-old child is smarter than both

Posted in Software on 4th Oct, 2017 12:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Google's 2016 AI IQ score was considerably higher than it was in 2014.

Steve Wozniak launches his own online tech education platform

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 08:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, is launching a new online tech education platform he's calling Woz U.

Apple stock hits record thanks to analysts bullish on iPhone X

Posted in Business on 31st Oct, 2017 08:09 AM
by Alex Muller
Positive commentary from analysts on Monday signalled strong demand for the pricey device with pre-orders starting this past Friday.

iEyes? An Apple AR wearable device is reportedly on track for 2020

Posted in Business on 10th Nov, 2017 10:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Tim Cook has been touting the new tech as the next big revolution even before Apple released ARKit for iOS at WWDC in June.

The Apple Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, a new study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 14th Nov, 2017 01:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Cardiogram and UCSF previously demonstrated the ability for the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rhythm with a 97 percent accuracy.

Apple's iPhones slowed to tackle ageing batteries

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2017 07:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age.

Apple faces lawsuits over slowing of older iPhones

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Dec, 2017 07:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Two class action lawsuits have been launched against Apple in the US following the tech giant's admission that it slows down older models of the iPhone as they age.

Apple patent filings and Energous FCC approval suggest non-contact wireless charging is almost ready

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2017 02:55 PM
by Alex Muller
It looks like we might finally get truly wireless charging devices in 2018.

Meltdown and Spectre: All Mac devices affected says Apple

Posted in Business on 5th Jan, 2018 03:49 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple has said that all Mac systems and ioS devices are affected by major bugs in computer chips

Apple pledges $350 billion investment in US economy over next five years

Posted in Business on 18th Jan, 2018 09:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The amount of money and investment involved from a private company here is just staggering

Apple’s 'Everyone Can Code' program expands more broadly in Europe

Posted in Business on 19th Jan, 2018 08:55 PM
by Alex Muller
The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S.

EU fines Qualcomm $1.23 billion for payments to Apple that violated antitrust rules

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2018 01:43 AM
by Alex Muller
A $1.23 billion fine against Qualcomm for a deal with Apple that prevented companies from competing fairly.

Apple chip maker TSMC plans 5-nanometer chips for 2020, 3-nanometer in 2022

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2018 03:01 AM
by Alex Muller
The new processors mean future smartphones will offer superior performance and battery life to today’s models.

Apple reportedly halves iPhone X production after low sales

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2018 10:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Starting at $999, the iPhone X is Apple’s most advanced model to date, but it’s apparently not selling well enough to keep manufacturing at current rates.

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet: The race to a trillion dollars

Posted in Business on 1st Feb, 2018 11:08 PM
by Alex Muller
One of these tech firms is likely to become America’s first ever trillion dollar company.

Apple reports record $88.3 billion revenue in Q1 2018 despite flat device sales

Posted in Business on 1st Feb, 2018 11:15 PM
by Alex Muller
Quarterly revenue of $88.3 billion on sales of 77.3 million iPhones, 13.17 million iPads, 5.1 million Macs, and $8.471 million in services.

Study: Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy

Posted in Hardware on 10th Feb, 2018 01:20 AM
by Alex Muller
According to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest study, Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with 85% accuracy.

Google and Apple are in a tight race to acquire the most promising AI startups

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2018 05:10 AM
by Alex Muller
AI is quickly becoming an integral part of every tech company’s strategy, so it’s no surprise that big firms are ramping up their acquisition of AI startups.

Study: Apple Watch Cardiogram app bested EKG band in spotting errant heartbeat

Posted in Hardware on 21st Mar, 2018 08:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The study raises the prospect that advanced AI will enable wearable devices to detect dangerous medical conditions using only basic sensors.

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2018 05:04 AM
by Alex Muller
The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around a newly announced iPad. Here’s a look at all the biggest news today.

Apple is reportedly building an insane ’16K’ VR headset

Posted in Business on 29th Apr, 2018 07:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple may be looking to compete with Google, Microsoft and Facebook in the virtual reality space.

Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2018 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple’s App Store turns 10 years old next month.

Experimental new app lets iPhones monitor blood pressure

Posted in Software on 10th Sep, 2018 07:59 PM
by Alex Muller
They've created an app that does the job using nothing but an unadorned iPhone.

Apple Q4 2018 earnings call: iPhone XS and Apple Watch fueled growth

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2018 05:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple’s revenues for the quarter were up sharply, roughly 20 percent over the year-ago quarter.

Most Valuable Company Title Moved Between Amazon, Apple and Microsoft

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2018 02:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Nearly a Three-Way Tie for Most Valuable Company in the World

Apple will build a new $1 billion campus in Austin amid its ongoing U.S. hiring spree

Posted in Business on 13th Dec, 2018 02:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple announced it will spend $1 billion on a new campus in North Austin while also opening new offices in Seattle and Southern California.

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