Tag: Apple

Coronavirus update for June 16, 2020

As of 8 am, June 16, 2020: World count: 8,003,021 cases, 3,832,784 recoveries, 435,619 deaths There are now 8,003,021 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 2,153,782 infections, followed by Brazil (891,556) and Russia (537,210).  There have been 435,619...

Apple and Google team up on virus ‘contact tracing’ by smartphone

by Glenn CHAPMAN Google and Apple unveiled a joint initiative Friday to develop a coronavirus smartphone "contact tracing" tool that could potentially alert people when they have crossed paths with an infected person. The move brings together the largest mobile operating systems in an effort to...

Apple to miss revenue forecast as iPhone supply hit by coronavirus

Apple announced Monday it would miss its March quarter revenue forecast and global iPhone supplies would fall because of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, triggering a fall in Asian stock markets. The COVID-19 death toll now exceeds 1,800 in China, where it has infected more than...

Apple fined in France over iPhone-slowing software

France's consumer watchdog said Friday that Apple had agreed to pay 25 million euros ($27.4 million) for failing to tell iPhone users that software updates could slow down older devices. The scandal erupted in December 2017, when the US tech giant admitted that its most...

Apple unveils revamped map app to challenge Google

Apple on Thursday said it has finished rolling out an overhauled map app in the US in another attempt to challenge Google's popular smartphone navigation software. Apple spent years rebuilding the application, its cars traveling millions of miles to map roads, after a version launched...

Apple, Broadcom ordered to pay $1.1bn for patent infringement

A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay $1.1 billion to a California university for infringing wifi technology patents in what is thought to be one of the largest patent verdicts ever. Apple was ordered to pay $837 million and Broadcom...

Apple is developing a low-cost iPhone to be launched by March 2020

Apple, Inc. is reportedly developing a new low-cost iPhone. The new model will be assembled in February and is targeted for release by March 2020. The California-based tech giant aims to release the new low-cost iPhones ahead of its 5G model roll out later in...

Are the Apple AirPods Pro really that good?

When Apple's latest earbuds, the AirPods Pro, hit the stores last Wednesday (Oct 30), customers went crazy, braving long queues patiently to purchase the US$249 (S$338) wireless earphones. The AirPods Pro is a more souped-up, upscale version of Apple's popular wireless earbuds. They cost way more—...

Gender neutral emojis hit screens in new Apple update

Apple has put out new gender neutral emojis of most of its people icons -- including punks, clowns and zombies -- as part of an update to its mobile operating system. The tech giant has offered growing numbers of inclusive emoji designs in recent years,...

Huawei CEO caught in airport carrying an Apple iPad

Looks like the top executive of Huawei is an Apple fanboy. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei was recently photographed at an airport security checkpoint. The photo depicts Ren packing up his belongings, as the airport security officer inspects what appears to be Ren's Apple iPad. The photo...