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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.

New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple

2014-10-21 07:45

New big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the last quarter, as the California tech giant smashed earnings expectations.

Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades

2014-10-16 20:31

Apple has introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2, adding that the new electronic payments service will launch in a few days time.

Facebook, Apple find novel way to help women

2014-10-14 21:48

Facebook and Apple are covering the costs for female employees to freeze their eggs to delay childbearing which could hamper their careers, NBC News has reported.

Sapphire screen maker wants Apple contracts nixed

2014-10-13 08:53

A supplier enlisted to make sapphire screens for Apple mobile devices has urged a bankruptcy court to free it from contracts it branded "oppressive and burdensome".

Crooks hit CT iStore, steal R1m worth of iPhones, iPads

2014-10-09 13:05

Criminals have struck Canal Walk in Cape Town and made off with iPhones and iPads worth an estimated R1m.

Bidding hot for Apple iPhone 6 prototype

2014-10-07 05:00

Bidding for a rare prototype of Apple's iPhone 6 neared a whopping $100 000 on eBay, after the device appeared to have accidentally landed in a buyer's hands.

 

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.

Apple iPad error gets giggles

2014-10-17 13:19

Social media users are taking delight in an Apple faux pas which occurred when the company launched its new iPad.

Businesses go green, little faith in UN plan

2014-10-16 18:05

Big businesses say they will not deter from green investment because it makes economic sense, despite the UN process being bogged down by disputes.

Tablet sales get a kick in the teeth

2014-10-16 07:46

The market for tablet computers is cooling off rapidly as consumers take another look at newer PCs and turn to large-screen smartphones.

Latest Apple iPhone to hit SA in days

2014-10-14 07:44

Apple has confirmed that the latest iPhones will arrive in South Africa as the company rolls out the smartphone to a number of additional countries.

Icahn urges Apple to boost share buybacks

2014-10-09 15:51

Activist investor Carl Icahn has urged Apple to accelerate its share buybacks, saying the tech giant remains "dramatically undervalued".

iPhone - brace yourself for #hairgate

2014-10-07 19:50

Apple's iPhone 6 has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls.

Apple sets date for iPad event - report

2014-10-06 08:31

Apple has scheduled an event to update its iPad line as the company hopes to claw back market share for its tablets, a reports says.

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