Recently, Green American and China Labor Watch approached Apple Inc to remove the utilization of benzene and n-hexane from its hardware manufacturing process. Both the chemicals are known to be extremely poisonous, yet are still being used in Apple’s industrial facilities during assembly and a few other processes. Benzene and n-hexane are found as common [...]
A recent US patent granted to Apple bolstered rumours that the California-based company has designs on a smartwatch which is expected to launch this fall. Published on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Tradebook Office, the tech giant was granted Patent No. 8,787,006 originally filed in 2011, it describes an electronic wrist band possible with [...]
Two tech titans who were historically fierce rivals are partnering up. Apple and International Business Machines Corp announced an agreement on Tuesday where IBM will develop exclusive iPhone and iPad apps for Apple devices geared at enterprise clients. Neither Apple nor IBM disclosed the financial terms of the deal. The announcement of the deal was [...]
Apple Inc. has assured that location tracking on its iPhone can’t be utilized to track activities of its users, a day after China’s state-owned TV broadcaster made public revelation that its software could cause a serious security hazard. On July 11, China Central Television citing Ma Ding, head of the online security institute at People’s [...]
Recently Apple categorically denied knowledge about the potential exploit in its iPhones that might have helped the US spy agencies to install backdoors into its products. The software implant for Apple iPhone is codenamed DROPOUTJEEP that has various kinds of handy spy capabilities.
According to reports Android was planning to team up with auto makers to get larger market share in information and entertainment market. However, the platform experienced fierce opposition. Many car makers want to defend their branding over their in-car systems. Google Inc. also plans to use Miracast, a Wi-Fi Direct integrated screen-casting standard to display apps from an Android smartphone on an in-car system.
Apple Inc.’s buying spree continues. It has reportedly acquired two companies, mapping company BroadMap and note-taking firm Catch. The Cupertino-based company purchased both the companies for an undisclosed amount. While BroadMap, which is a mapping firm, was acquired in the first half of 2013, Catch was acquired in recent months.
The Five Internet Companies, Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are accused of UK Tax dodging. The money owed to the exchequer is known by the officials as the tax Gap has grown to an epiphora of 35 billion HM Revenue and Customs has admitted.
Apple buys the Cue App, the popular personal assistant app that had announced that it was shutting down. The terms of the deal is still undisclosed but as reports suggest it could be anywhere between $35 million to $60 million.
Apple Inc. introduced a pair of new iPhones, including a cheaper plastic version in bright colours and an updated high-end device with a fingerprint scanner. The new devices, which were unveiled by Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California is seen as a strategy shift to reach a broader range of customers around the world.
Since the release of iPhone 5, rumours about its follower have filled the internet, analyzing how the next gen Apple smartphone could evolve. Apple’s iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, depending on which name the Apple Inc. goes for, is arguably the most hotly anticipated smartphone of the year.
At WWDC 2013, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook did what this technology giant has always been famous for- setting the industry standards – from presentation to the slew of software updates and revamps, new service products for their top of the line desktop and mobile operating systems.
Apple Inc. has begun a new program in continuation to its earlier programs to offer latest models to loyal users. Most analysts believe it is also a step to counter the Samsung Electronics Co.’s deluge of latest smartphones and devices.
It is nothing new that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. have been at war with each other for infringing technology patents held by the respective companies, so simply the story, which is full of twists in the plot, continues. Considering that Samsung Electronics Co. provides the processors used in Apple’s products, the patent wars are long-drawn and involve a lot of subtle contesting.
Apple Inc. continues to be embroiled in legal hassles with the US government. On the 3rd of June 2013, the high net-worth technology company will be facing a non-jury trial filed by Department of Justice.
Apple Inc. set foot in the ebook market space in 2010 with its iBookstore. Prior to setting up of the ebook store, Apple Inc. had tied with several publishers to sell books on its platform. However, the company chose a pricing-model for its ebooks that was different from existing market structures.
Samsung Electronics Co., which has established itself as the market leader in the Android tablet and smartphone categories, was on display at 2013 E-Tech Awards on the 23rd of May at the CTIA trade show held in Las Vegas. In an interesting development, Apple Inc. has added one more Samsung model to its long list of Samsung devices that it wants the federal judges to review for patent infringement.
Black clouds are gathering over Apple Inc. and its CEO Tim Cook as the Senate panel has found that the smartphone giant avoids paying corporate income tax. The Apple CEO is due to excuse the company’s tax practices to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation on the 21st of May and it seems that he will face bitter criticism over the company’s operations.
Famed Google Developer Conference Google I/O held between the 15th May and the 17th May in San Francisco emblazons the technology giant’s latest products, services and more. Google Inc. is expected to soon bring music streaming product as it wants to gain share in the market dominated by Apple Inc.
The competition among the top players in the smartphone and tablet segments has now reached the corridors of the US Department of Defense. Undeniably, the recent approval of Blackberry Operating System 10 by Pentagon implies that personnel can use Blackberry devices and applications for communication.