ARTICLES RELATING TO APPLE

Amazon to release smartphone

2014-04-12 19:35

Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models.

Judge tosses claim of Facebook ownership

2014-04-02 11:15

A US judge has dismissed a New York man's claim that he is entitled to part-ownership of Facebook.

Apple hits growth roadblock

2014-03-31 13:10

Apple has hit a roadblock of its own making and it is critical for the iPhone maker to up its game to stay relevant, a research company has said.

Microsoft chief crows on Twitter as iPad Office soars

2014-03-28 22:31

Microsoft chief Satya Nadella took to Twitter to crow as Office software tailored for iPads soared to the top of the charts at Apple's online App Store.

Apple in talks about streaming TV - report

2014-03-24 07:26

Apple is in talks with US cable and internet giant Comcast about a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set top box, a report says.

Apple iPad lead evaporating

2014-03-05 09:30

Apple is the top tablet vendor, though its lead is becoming slim, research data shows.

US Drivers can read cellphone maps

2014-02-28 15:21

A California appeals court says it's legal for drivers to read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel.

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

2014-02-27 09:45

Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

Fingerprint security apt, but not perfect

2014-02-26 09:09

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.

BlackBerry release new phones, services

2014-02-25 11:10

BlackBerry is set to release a low-cost phone in Indonesia and plans a broader release of a phone that restores the beloved row of control keys with a track pad.

Apple, Samsung fail to settle patent case

2014-02-23 13:29

Apple and its South Korean rival Samsung will return to court next month after failing to agree on a settlement to end a legal battle over patents in the US.

What would an Apple iCAR look like?

2014-02-21 12:45

Rumours have made the rounds about a possible iCar. The rumours surfaced when news broke that Apple's top brass and the CEO of electric car maker Tesla had met.

What would an Apple iCAR look like?

2014-02-21 07:21

Rumours have made the rounds about a possible iCar. The rumours surfaced when news broke that Apple's top brass and the CEO of electric car maker Tesla had met.

South America's first Apple store opens

2014-02-16 14:00

Some 1 700 impatient shoppers lined up for hours for the grand opening of Apple's store in Rio de Janeiro - the first official outpost in South America.

'Flappy Bird' has only hours to live

2014-02-09 14:08

The developer of Flappy Bird, currently the most popular free mobile game on Apple's App Store and Google's Android Play store, has announced that he is taking the game down.

Apple claws back share in US

2014-02-04 22:49

Apple has regained ground in the US smartphone market with its latest iPhone release.

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Apple reveals US data requests, promises more privacy

2014-01-28 11:05

Apple has updated methods of reporting so-called blab orders as the iPhone maker seeks to re-assure customers that it is taking all measures possible to protect personal data.

Apple 'mulling move' into mobile payments

2014-01-25 22:53

Apple is considering launching a mobile-payments service for its iPhone and iPad, which would compete with major players such as PayPal, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

Icahn: Apple investment surpasses $3bn

2014-01-22 20:00

Activist investor Carl Icahn says he has purchased $500m worth of Apple stock lately, bringing his total holdings in the company to more than $3bn.

Top China firm starts iPhone sales

2014-01-17 10:00

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, has started selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait.

Apple fights for bigger slice of China's pie

2014-01-15 12:30

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle.

Mobile apps not a lottery win, says Gartner

2014-01-14 09:30

Most mobile apps make no money for their developers, instead they generally create brand awareness or are designed for fun, Gartner research has found.

 

Smartphone trial judge annoyed - by phones

2014-04-09 13:15

US District Judge Lucy Koh has become increasingly frustrated during the first few days of the trial pitting Apple against Samsung because of the number of smartphones and wireless devices in the courtroom.

Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers

2014-04-02 07:37

Samsung attorneys have said that patents contested by Apple were developed by Google engineers.

Apple and Samsung to renew patent battle

2014-03-30 18:08

Apple and Samsung will return to federal court in the heart of Silicon Valley for a new round in their seemingly perpetual patent war.

'iPhone 6' out in September, says report

2014-03-28 08:30

Apple is likely to release its newest iPhone globally in September with a higher resolution and bigger screens, Japan's leading Nikkei business daily reported Friday.

iPad 2 replacement pricing announced for SA

2014-03-25 10:25

Apple has discontinued the iPad 2 and the company has, through its local distributor, announced the pricing for the replacement tablet.

Apps aid fashion wannabes

2014-03-17 14:29

TORONTO, March 17 - Fashionistas envious of clothing, shoes and accessories worn by strangers or seen on websites can turn to new apps for hassle-free shopping to find, and buy or rent, similar items.

Tablets power ahead on Android

2014-03-04 11:35

Worldwide tablet sales have continued their upward momentum, capturing a massive growth curve, despite a sluggish economy.

Firefox aims to power $25 smartphone

2014-02-28 11:08

Firefox OS aims to challenge the Apple and Google duopoly, by creating a new category of smartphones for developing countries, the non-profit Mozilla Foundation says.

Apple files appeal in e-book antitrust case

2014-02-26 18:23

Apple has filed an appeal against a judge's finding that it violated antitrust laws by manipulating electronic book prices, stating this "is a radical departure" from modern antitrust laws.

TiVo founders shift their focus to internet

2014-02-26 08:37

The founders of TiVo are shifting their focus from TV to broadband Internet as they introduce a new device designed to make it easier for people to find and manage video content.

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 smartphone

2014-02-25 09:02

Samsung has unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world's industry leader.

What would an Apple iCAR look like?

2014-02-21 13:05

Rumours have made the rounds about a possible iCar. Read more to find out if it will happen.

Cops access some info on Pistorius's phone

2014-02-21 10:19
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Investigators have managed to access a large part of the information on Oscar Pistorius's iPhone, but still need assistance from Apple in the US to access the rest, according to a report.

Samsung leads smartphone juggernaut

2014-02-17 14:44

Smartphone sales have outsold feature phones for the first time as people increasingly shift to smart devices, new research has shown.

Icahn steps back from battle with Apple

2014-02-10 19:30

Activist investor Carl Icahn says he would no longer press Apple to boost its share buyback plan after a proxy advisory firm recommended against his proposal.

California pushes for smartphone kill switch

2014-02-08 09:04

Legislation unveiled in the state of California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen.

Can Apple regain the top slot? Check out our video

2014-01-31 08:35

Apple shares have taken a tumble as investors worry that the iPhone maker does not have the capacity to shake up the market.

Android in 79% of smartphones sold - survey

2014-01-29 21:13

The Google Android system has been used on 78.9% of smartphones sold globally in 2013, a survey shows.

Android gains in key markets

2014-01-27 19:40

The Android smartphone platform has extended its lead over Apple's iPhone in key markets including the United States, Europe and China.

Toy tablets for toddlers

2014-01-26 12:32

The big players in the traditional toy market have come out fighting in Britain as little fingers are increasingly occupied by iPad-type devices at playtime.

Mac turns 30 in changing computer world

2014-01-23 09:00

Apple's Macintosh turns 30 this month and before iPhones and iPads, the company transformed home computing with the device.

Apple iPhone goes on sale in China

2014-01-17 13:16

China Mobile, the country's biggest services provider, has started selling Apple's iPhone to its millions of customers nationwide, ending a six-year wait in a key market for the US technology giant.

Apple refunds $32.5m for kids' purchases

2014-01-15 22:31

Apple has agreed to refund at least $32.5m to US customers for children's purchases from its online App Store without parental consent.

Apple fights for China market

2014-01-15 12:20

The world's biggest mobile network is ready to offer Apple's iPhone, but while the US technology giant has declared China its biggest future market, it faces an uphill battle to unseat Samsung and homegrown competitors.

New app allows you to quit your job via SMS

2014-01-13 13:30

A humorous new app aims to relieve the stress and anxiety of confronting the boss with the news of resignation by sending a text message instead.

 
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