I want to be Apple when I grow up

56 minutes ago

Apple released its quarterly results a few days ago, and I do wish I had a part in it, writes Kheepe Moremi.

Apple hits iPhone jackpot in China

2015-01-28 07:45

Apple's quarterly profit has soared to a record $18bn on the back of booming iPhone sales, especially in China.

Apple granted patent for GoPro-like camera

2015-01-14 10:07

Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro.

iPhone anniversary marks new day for Apple

2015-01-09 10:18

The anniversary of the debut of the iPhone's introduction in 2007 marks a new market share push by tech giant Apple.

Monster sues Apple's Beats over headphone tech

2015-01-07 16:30

American audio equipment maker Monster is suing rival Beats over claims it ripped off headphone technology ahead of the firm's sale to Apple for more than $3bn.

Boom or bust for Apple in 2015

2014-12-31 10:39

Apple has had a very strong year: its stock is up almost 46% year-to-date, its earnings grew over 20% year-on-year and 2014 saw the successful launch of the iPhone 6.


Top tech stories in 2014

2014-12-23 10:42

From a controversial Cell C slam banner to a R1bn local e-commerce deal and the Apple Watch being unveiled, this year has been a big one for technology.

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Tag Heuer now looking at smartwatches

2014-12-17 15:12

Months after dismissing Apple's smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded that such a gadget might be in his firm's line-up.

US appeals court hears Apple ebooks challenge

2014-12-16 09:27

A US judge has expressed doubt towards the government's ebook antitrust case against Apple, saying the tech giant was challenging "predatory" pricing from Amazon.

US trial to hear videotaped Steve Jobs testimony

2014-12-02 11:31

Testimony from the late Steve Jobs is expected to be heard in a 10-year-old Apple lawsuit over iTunes and iPod music players in a California federal court.

Buy an app, help cure AIDS

2014-12-01 15:53

In support of World AIDS Day, apple is donating a portion of it's revenue to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

Longer product life-cycles slow global tablet sales

2014-11-30 09:30

Headwinds face the global tablet computer market which is forecast to experience slowing growth of 7.2% in 2014, down from 52.5% last year according to researchers.

Apple market value hits $700bn

2014-11-25 18:34

A rise in Apple shares has pushed the market value of the trend-setting US tech icon above $700bn, becoming the first company to hit that milestone.

Judge approves $450m Apple ebook settlement

2014-11-23 07:23

A US judge has signed off on Apple's $450m legal deal to compensate consumers harmed by an illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books.

Firefox OS eyes grabbing Google's emerging market lunch

2014-11-12 08:55

Firefox OS is targeted at people who are yet to experience what a smartphone is capable of, but may eventually provide a direct challenge to Google.

Alert over Apple iOS bug

2014-11-10 19:59

Researchers have uncovered a bug in Apple's iOS operating system for the iPad and iPhone that makes most devices vulnerable to remote cyber attacks.

Original Apple computer could fetch $600 000

2014-11-03 19:19

A fully operational Apple computer that company co-founder Steve Jobs sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 for $600 will hit the auction block in December.

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device

2014-10-30 12:02

Microsoft has launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime.

New iPad SIM allows operator switching

2014-10-29 09:23

Apple's new iPad comes with a feature that could shake up the telecom industry: A reprogrammable SIM card that can be used to switch between different network providers.

Apple CEO furious as retailers block Pay

2014-10-28 07:48

Apple CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS and Rite Aid after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service.

SA queues up for latest iPhone

2014-10-24 13:31

South Africans braved the early morning hours as hype built around the local launch of the latest iPhone.

Outcry over double charges on Apple Pay

2014-10-23 07:42

A glitch in Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, has caused some Bank of America customers to get charged twice for a single transaction.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

2014-10-22 11:18

Apple has issued a security warning for users of iCloud amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

China-backed hackers attacked Apple iCloud - blog

2014-10-21 11:01

Apple's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials and other information, a cyber security blog has charged.


Saving money on fuel - there’s an app for that

2015-01-29 11:22

Taking advantage of falling or rising fuel prices is now easier thanks to SA developed mobile application 'FillApp' which notifies drivers of the best time to fill up at the pump.

Ericsson and Apple in legal showdown

2015-01-14 15:44

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has filed a complaint against Apple in a US court over the iconic American brand's use of its technology in iPhones.

Strong dollar forces Apple app price changes

2015-01-12 11:00

Apple has told software makers that it’s increasing app prices in the European Union, Norway, Canada and Russia because of foreign exchange rates and taxes.

Apple ID users warned on super security

2015-01-07 19:30

Recent steps have made it much harder for outsiders to gain access to data locked away by a person's Apple ID. But owners of the data run the risk of getting locked out themselves.

Felicity Duncan: Apple in 2015 - boom or bust

2014-12-31 10:39

Apple has had a very strong year: its stock is up almost 46% year-to-date, its earnings grew over 20% year-on-year and 2014 saw the successful launch of the iPhone 6.

Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness

2014-12-22 14:00

Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers.

Apple supplier workers treated poorly - report

2014-12-19 10:35

Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, the BBC has found.

Apple wins in iPod antitrust suit

2014-12-17 09:40

A US jury has found in Apple's favour in a $350m lawsuit that accused the tech giant of illegally forcing iPod users to purchase their music on its iTunes service.

Canada's competition watchdog probing Apple

2014-12-14 10:50

Canada's Competition Bureau said Friday it is poring over Apple's contracts with local wireless carriers to determine if the company illegally stifled competition..

Smartphone market slows, prices dropping - survey

2014-12-02 08:15

The global smartphone market will see slower growth in the next few years amid competition that will bring down prices for many consumers, according to research.

Buy an app, help cure Aids

2014-12-01 15:52

In support of World Aids Day, apple is donating a portion of it's revenue to the Global Fund to fight Aids.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

2014-11-26 14:12

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

Apple ebook suit is not yet over

2014-11-23 12:25

Apple is appealing a settle which upholds 2013 ruling that is violated antitrust laws by orchestrating a conspiracy with five publishers to raise e-book prices.

Microsoft surges past Exxon on value list

2014-11-15 13:33

Microsoft has climbed past Exxon Mobil to become the 2nd most valuable company with a $410bn market capitalisation.

Free Microsoft Word surges on Apple's App Store

2014-11-11 09:32

The popular document editing and creation application has rocketed to briefly become the most popular application on the marketplace.

New malware affects Apple devices

2014-11-06 09:01

Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new family of malware affecting Apple's OS X desktop and iOS mobile operating systems.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: I'm proud to be gay

2014-10-30 13:38

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote.

Apple looks to sell iPhone in Iran

2014-10-30 07:45

Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Alibaba open to working with Apple on payments

2014-10-28 11:49

Alibaba Group Holdings executive chair Jack Ma has said he's open to working with Apple on mobile payments.

Big tech winning battle against patent trolls

2014-10-27 07:28

In the wake of several changes in US law, which make it easier to challenge software patents, trolls are in retreat from the tech titans.

Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

2014-10-22 13:26

If Anick Jesdanun has ever seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, he's probably made fun of you, but the new iPad Air 2 has changed his mind.

Apple, IBM to reveal apps soon

2014-10-21 14:12

Apple and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and will announce the first batch of apps and software soon.

Samsung eyes SA for tech win

2014-10-21 09:20

Samsung has a strategy for South Africa and Africa that should see the South Korean company make deep inroads with its mobile devices while its major competitors sleep at the wheel.

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