Posts tagged with: Apple

Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    The least popular of the world’s big five web browsers, according to both W3 and StatCounter, is looking to gain users with a big push for privacy and unrestricted access to social networks and video streaming services. Opera, or rather the Norwegian software company behind it, today announces the iOS launch of an app very recently made available on desktops as well. It’s called Opera VPN, and it unsurprisingly aims to “unblock the web for free.” No more having to pay to change your virtual location to score admission to Netflix where it’s still prohibited, Facebook at work, ...

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    Just as we're talking about the A10 chip that's going to go in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone Pro ... okay, we're not exactly sure about that last one, but of course we'd have to be crazy not to look forward to next year's iPhone. Industry sources are reporting to Digitimes out of Taiwan that TSMC is starting to wrap up design work on the chip for next year's iPhone, supposedly being the A11. Sources say that the 10nm FinFET process will be certified in Q4. TSMC will follow on with samples in Q1 2017, ramp up production in Q2 and will start seeing revenue from deliveries ...

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    Wither the pogo pins. Macotakara is reporting that the idea of Apple implementing its Smart Connector pins as seen on the original iPad Pro onto the iPhone 7 Plus has been shelved. We saw a suspicious looking picture from Bastillepost a while ago that showed off the Connector in composite with revised antenna lines and a dual-camera unit, both rumored for the aforementioned device. 9to5Mac is also throwing around the iPhone Pro as the non-candidate for the Smart Connector — we saw some schematics for a so-called device in a Japanese publication last week and they do look to match ...

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    Shortly after reaching the 13 million active user milestone less than ten months in, and amid growing speculation of an imminent redesign, Apple Music rolls out a new type of membership destined to give Spotify a run for its money. In fact, this is an exact replica of the arch-rival’s student discount inaugurated back in 2014. While premium Apple Music access typically costs $10 a month on a single license, college and university-goers can knock 50 percent off their expenses for up to four years. Don’t forget your first three months are completely free of charge too, and you can get ...

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    The journalistic paradigm of referring to national governments by their capitals carried over to our little techie circle of blogging. What's Redmond doing? Who are we talking about in Seoul? How about Cupertino? Maybe we should stop this practice. Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang confessed to The Guardian today that his city's infrastructure is terrible. "We are the center of technology, and our public transit system is old and embarrassing, and the politicians have no backbone. They get scared," Chang said. The mayor goes on to say that "they" are scared of Apple. And they're scared of ...

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    Chalk another loss up for Apple. And the FBI. Around the same time that the agency ordered the iPhone manufacturer to assist in decrypting an iPhone 5c that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino shootings, Los Angeles police were able to source a "forensic cellphone expert" to crack into an iPhone 5s that belonged to the wife of actor Michael Jace. He's accused of murdering her back in May of 2014. In a search warrant obtained and reviewed by The Los Angeles Times, investigators wanted to support their claim that both husband and wife, April, were arguing "about their relationship". ...

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    Galaxy Note 6 rumors are heating up. What might be in store for Samsung's next phablet? We ask our viewers, which HTC has the best BoomSound? HTC 10 or the One M9? And we're wrapping up our time with the iPad Pro 9.7. Can this tablet really be used for work? We've been hard at work covering news stories and producing the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into camera performance and phone comparisons, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's time for episode 199 of the ...

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    Deeming the US this ultimate indicator of brand recognition and even product quality remains a common misconception among tech consumers worldwide, many of which believe Americans put impartial device functionality and productivity above affordability when making an informed buying decision. But while iPhones and high-end Samsung Galaxy handhelds are generally preferred over everything else, despite their extravagant costs, it appears cheap activity trackers command the budding local wearable market. Kantar Worldpanel claims the prevalent US popularity of Fitbits has little to do with the ...

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    With Mother’s Day literally around the corner now, and T-Mobile the only major electronics retailer eager to close a few mutually beneficial deals, it might feel like you’re running out of time to find that perfect, hip, affordable gift. But Best Buy comes to the rescue of at least Apple devotees in the eleventh hour, rebooting its already customary “iWatch” discounts, as well as marking down all iPad mini 4 configurations by a cool $100. The 7.9-incher launched last fall as essentially an iPad Air 2 in a more compact body starts at $300 after the rebates, with 64GB storage ...

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    This year's WWDC will come nearly a year after Apple Music launched service. The app had a launch experience that allowed users to tailor their own tastes for Apple's algorithms to conform to in order to ferry over suggestions that those users might like. But while it has been growing in subscribers, it still faces criticism for its user interface. So, the top-line story from all of this, according to sources tipping off Bloomberg, is that Apple Music will re-launch with a new UI at WWDC. It wasn't enough that the service was able to score exclusive artists and a deep catalog. Investor ...

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    Apple's apocalypse/demise/plateau has firmed up enough for the time being to give Samsung the biggest portion of the US smartphone market. At least, it was the case back in March. Counterpoint Research reports that Apple had 23 percent market share, short of Samsung's 28.8 percent. It's the first monthly win for Samsung in 11 months and signals that the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge did indeed have great first-month results, especially when pitting them against the Galaxy S6's sales. Rounding the top five are LG (17.1 percent), ZTE (6.6 percent) and Alcatel (4.5 percent). Global ...

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    If Apple wants to prove Wall Street wrong, overturn tumbling profits, raise iPhone sales numbers again, and recover major lost investors, it definitely needs big wins in the world’s two largest handheld markets. Especially in India, where the industry’s growth potential far exceeds that of saturated China and the US, with Android OEMs however the main beneficiaries of local mobile tech expansion, as the vast majority of consumers remain strapped for cash or simply unwilling to spend small fortunes on new iPhones. There are of course ways to boost Apple’s brand recognition and ...

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    Trademark regulators often work in mysterious ways, especially in countries like China, where shameless copies of everything from popular gadgets to luxury cars are allowed in stores and on the streets, despite constant opposition by Western and even Eastern companies with their copyright infringed upon. But while most Shanzhai-involved goods manufacturers/intellectual property thieves make a minimal effort to at least mask their misdeeds with cringey product names like Vphone i6, Goophone S6, PolyStation or WiWi, a handbag maker called Xintong Tiandi Technology goes so far as to sell ...

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    After listing Steve Jobs among the 100 most influential people in the American world five times, and then Tim Cook thrice, including this year, news magazine Time just bestowed the ultimate honor upon the trend-setting, history-changing and money-making juggernaut that is Apple. Credited for ushering in a “new era of flat, touchscreen phones with buttons that appeared on screen as you needed them”, the iPhone has been named the most influential gadget of all time. It wasn’t the world’s first smartphone, but it paved the way for a “family of very successful products” that ...

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    If you're the odd Droid out in one of those iMessage circles, you're probably carrying one more reason to switch over to an iPhone or are desperately looking for an app to fix this issue. Well, developer Eric Chee may have you covered here. At least, part of the way there. You'll need a Mac to route messages from your iCloud account over to your phone and you'll also need to jump through a few more hoops like setting up a couple of projects in the IntelliJ IDE and changing values around. And even after you've successfully executed all the string changes you need, you'll still only have a ...

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    Okay, so do you have an iPad Pro? With an Apple Pencil? You might want to be on the lookout for a new Apple Pencil that can act as a flashlight, a camera, an eyedropper or paintbrush tool or even an actual pencil — but all of it smarter. It's only a possibility, but Cupertino may be up to the challenge of making such a pencil as it has a patent for it, dating back all the way to 2012. Sure, with such tiny tips, fiddly handling could be expected. In fact, the lack of elegance in the whole act doesn't sound like something Apple would promote. But perhaps a beautiful accessory deserves ...

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    Of course the CEO of Apple would hype up a market-leading product that it makes. That's part of his job. But Fitbit's CEO isn't having any of it. Let's rewind back to yesterday when Tim Cook appeared on CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer. In the face of investors calling it a day for Apple's dominance, Cook insisted that they're all missing a point about what the company does with its products. Customers love Apple products. And the relationship doesn't stop with Apple when you buy an iPhone. It continues — you might buy apps across the App Store, you might subscribe to Apple Music, you ...

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    You don’t need to be a financial analyst or pundit to tell, based on common sense and elementary math, that a company posting quarterly revenue of over $50 billion and $10.5 billion net profits in today’s economic climate is doing pretty darn well by any standards. That’s the main, straightforward point Apple CEO Tim Cook tried to get across in an extensive interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer for the finance TV talk show “Mad Money” on Monday following a “huge overreaction” by Wall Street in the wake of Cupertino’s latest earnings call. Cook even took the time to highlight ...

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    Those of you who love surprises and hate having leaksters, tipsters, insiders and industry analysts reveal every little thing about every new high-profile gadget well in advance of their actual formal announcements should be happy to see so many iPhone 7 puzzle pieces still missing. It’s possible Apple will take the wraps off the follow-up duo to the 6s and 6s Plus as early as August, and yet even the move away from a 3.5mm headphone jack isn’t set in stone for the time being. It sure seemed so, but a fresh and semi-credible supply chain leak changes everything, starring some ...

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    While many iFans might deem the aftermath of Apple’s latest earnings call a massive overreaction from people habituated to making easy money without taking risks, the signs that suggest the Cupertino juggernaut will not return to form anytime soon continue to pile up. The iPhone 7 is still a little ways down the road, the OG Apple Watch can only maintain sales momentum with profit margin-shrinking discounts, and the iPhone SE simply doesn’t look like a mainstream blockbuster. Thus, you shouldn’t be shocked to hear market researchers and “sources from Taiwan’s handset supply ...

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    1984. Just the mention of those four digits together brings to mind the advertising hall of fame that was the commercial for the Apple Macintosh. But you look back to when HTC had its marketing mojo and you'll find that you have a place in its commercials. Well, since we're talking about a Verizon-exclusive phone made by Motorola, we aren't necessarily expecting something spectacular here, but hey, the DROID Turbo 2 is definitely something worthy to advertise — particularly that one killer feature it has of a shatterproof screen. And so we have two 15-second spots that break eggs to ...

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    The story of the FBI's efforts to access the iPhone 5c in its San Bernardino terrorism investigation may seem like it's over – and has been over for weeks, following the agency dropping its efforts to force Apple to help break into the phone – but the story keeps going strong. And why wouldn't it? This one has it all: technology, civil liberties, national security – we could go on. And even with the meat of the story wrapped up, we're continuing to learn more and more about how this all went down. Last week we got our first sense of just how much the FBI paid for access to whatever ...

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    Apple used to sell just one size of iPhone. But now, between the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE, there are three different … iPhones? iPhone? iPhone models? In a debate better suited for a grammar-school classroom than the digital halls of Twitter, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller has taken some users to task over how they form the plural of Apple products – and in doing so, has created quite the little controversy for himself. It all started innocently enough, with a tweet about “iPads Pro.” That's an awkward construction, and we'd probably find ourselves ...

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    Apple is at the beginnings of a transition. The high end smartphone market is maturing. Mac sales continue to fall. Cupertino supports two different computing environments between OSX and iOS. Pushing to find new sales growth, Apple is working to bring more professional features to iOS instead of adding multi-mode or touchscreen options to MacBooks and iMacs. We now have our hands on the second iOS "Pro" product following this philosophy. The 9.7 retains most of the design of the iPad Air 2, but includes more storage, better cameras, a new display, quad speaker sound, and support for the ...

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    Following a holiday season that saw it both breaking profit records and falling short of sales expectations, and its first year-on-year quarterly revenue dip in over a decade, Apple needs a box-office winner more than ever, and it needs it soon. Unfortunately, the iPhone SE is probably not it, while the Apple Watch 2 and iPhone 7/7 Plus duo still require time before entering the rocky picture. But at least one very high-profile investor looks to have lost his patience already, capitalizing on his company stock and earning a cool $2 billion paycheck amid worries Cupertino is going down. ...

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