Tag: Apple

Amazon boots out Apple & Google as world’s most valuable brand

High-tech behemoths Apple and Google have been unseated by US retail giant Amazon as the world's most valuable brand, a major survey released June 11 indicated. The brand value of Amazon skyrocketed by 52% to US$315 billion (S$430 billion), global market research agency Kantar said...

Say goodbye to iTunes as Apple plans to dissect the popular app into 3, more Apple updates to be released

San Jose, California – On June 3 (Monday), Apple will be unveiling updates that include the end of iTunes, the iPad replacing a PC, a unified app strategy, and better Watch independence. Apple Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other leaders will be presenting...

Apple unveils first new iPod model in four years

Apple on Tuesday introduced its first new iPod model in four years, highlighting music and games as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content. The new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhone without the phone calls, was available in more than two...

Apple tops forecasts as pivot to services shows progress

by Julie CHARPENTRAT / with Rob Lever in Washington Apple delivered stronger-than-expected results Tuesday for the past quarter as gains in services helped offset slumping iPhone sales, sparking a rally in shares of the technology giant. California-based Apple reported a 16 percent drop in profits in...

Two students scam Apple of about US$1 million using fake iPhones

Owning an iPhone is perhaps considered a status symbol in both Western and Asian cultures. Fake phones abound in the marketplace for those who cannot afford the real thing. Some counterfeit iPhones are now so similar to the original that Apple cannot even distinguish between...

Apple’s latest iOS update fixes bug allowing hackers to make video calls from your phone

Apple launched its latest iOS update 12.1.3 on Tuesday, January 22, and iPhone, iPad, and HomePod users have been enabled to fix bugs on different apps. Included among these ‘bugs’ is one that apparently let hackers control FaceTime calls. Don’t panic. Just update your phone...

Ouch! Huawei punishes 2 employees who used iPhones for official greetings on Twitter

Even if 2018 was not that great of a year for tech giant Apple, since it’s faced stiff competition from Chinese smartphone makers Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi and OnePlus—employees of rivals seem to keep using iPhones anyway. But, if any tech company is the winner...

Scammers getting smarter: cheats S$15,700 in one week

Singapore – Technological advancements is both a blessing and a curse. The latter especially when it is used for disrespectful purposes such as scamming other people. A new modus operandi has surfaced wherein scammers pretend to be Google or Apple employees and were able...

Is Apple’s big holiday promo one more sign of poor sales?

This year has not been good for electronics giant Apple, with stiff competition coming from Chinese phone manufacturers, and more and more people reluctant to pay top prices for the iPhone XR and XS, which came out this year, since many new phones have...

New study in China shows it’s the poor who buy iPhones, while the rich use Huawei phones

MobData, a research agency based in Shanghai, recently released a report showing iPhone users have less education and fewer assets than those who use Huawei or Xiaomi phones. The majority of iPhone users are single females who are between 18 and 34 years old, high...