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  • Apple, Samsung settle epic patent infringement battle

    San Francisco: Apple and Samsung have decided to end their epic patent infringement battle that began in 2011 and went all the way to the US Supreme Court. In a filing at a district court in San Jose, California, late on Wednesday, the two tech giants notified the judge that “they have agreed to drop and settle their remaining claims and counterclaims in this matter”.

  • Apple rolls out free Schoolwork app for teachers

    San Francisco: Apple has launched its free Schoolwork app for teachers, making it easier for them to create assignments, collaborate one-on-one with students, and understand students’ progress. The app was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago early in March.

  • Apple may rope in rival Samsung for making ‘A13’ chip

    San Francisco: Apple is mulling to either rope in its biggest rival Samsung or PC microprocessors manufacturer Intel for making its top-of-the-line “A13” chip for iPhone models in 2019. The iPhone-maker is likely to stick with 7-nanometer chipset designs for 2019 iPhone and iPad processors. “Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) enjoyed the benefits of being the go-to pick for chipmaking. But the 7+ nanometer processor with ‘Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography’ won’t be integrated by TSMC

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    Samsung challenges USD 539 million verdict in Apple patent case

    San Francisco: Samsung has filed a motion with the US District Court in San Jose, California, to appeal a verdict that asked the South Korean giant to pay Apple $539 million for copying patented iPhone designs – a legal battle that dates back to 2011. Samsung thinks the verdict is wrong and wants a refund of some damages already paid, CNET reported on Monday.

  • Apple grabs top spot in global wearables market

    New Delhi: With four million shipments in the first quarter of 2018, Apple has become the leader in the global wearables market, according to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.

  • Requested zero personal data from Facebook: Apple CEO Tim Cook

    San Francisco: Apple neither requested any personal data from Facebook nor did it receive any, Apple CEO Tim Cook said while responding to a New York Times report that claimed that the social networking giant allowed about 60 device makers, including Apple and Samsung, to access personal information of users and their friends.

  • Apple previews iOS 12, introduces macOS ‘Mojave’

    San Jose (California): Apple has announced iOS 12, the latest version of the most advanced mobile operating system, which will make daily tasks faster and more responsive. iOS 12 will ensure better Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and new ways to communicate.

  • iOS 11.4 update to jazz up HomePod experience

    San Francisco: Apple has introduced a software update for HomePod just ahead of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 that will bring features such as AirPlay 2 or multi-room audio and iMessages in iCloud. “HomePod, the wireless speaker from Apple, now delivers an even more immersive listening experience throughout the home with support for HomePod stereo pairs and a new multi-room audio system in iOS 11.4,” the iPhone maker said in

  • Samsung must pay Apple $539mn in patent lawsuit: US court

    San Francisco, A US court has finally asked Samsung to pay $539 million to Apple for copying patented iPhone designs, after the two giants got entangled in a legal battle in 2011. According to a report in Fortune late Thursday, Samsung was found liable in the initial verdict in 2012 and was initially asked to pay over $1 billion to Apple but the amount was later reduced in further court hearings. Under

  • Amazon, Google lead global smart speaker market, Apple fourth

    London: Amazon and Google accounted for 70 percent share of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, with Apple selling 600,000 HomePods in the period, a new report said on Friday.

  • What is at stake in Samsung vs Apple patent retrial

    San Francisco: Two of the world’s biggest smartphone makers — Samsung and Apple — have resumed a seven-year-old patent infringement dispute in the US. The retrial of the patent suit in San Jose, California, is about determining the financial damages Samsung owes Apple for infringing on design patents covering the original iPhone, the USA Today reported on Monday.

  • Apple iMac turns 20

    California: Apple’s first-generation iMac computer has turned 20. It was on May 6, 1998, that the Cupertino-based company introduced its first-ever all-in-one desktop, paving way for advanced computing technologies as we know today.

  • With $61.1 billion in revenue, Apple bullish on Indian market

    San Francisco: As Apple posted a healthy revenue of $61.1 billion for its fiscal 2018 second quarter — defying global reports of a weakened demand for its iPhones — the company’s CEO Tim Cook said he will now put great energy into the growing Indian market.

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    ‘Apple Watch Series 3’ coming to Airtel, Jio stores

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel on Tuesday announced the sale of “Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)”, starting May 11, a company statement said. According to industry sources, Reliance Jio is also planning to bring Apple watch Series 3 at its stores with pre-orders starting May 4.

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    US customs fined $500 to woman over apple

    Washington: A woman said on Monday that she was facing a $500 fine from the US customs agency after a free apple that she was given as a snack on a plane was found in her bag. Crystal Tadlock, travelling to the US from Paris, said she was saving the fruit for her onward flight to Denver, Colorado, reports the BBC.

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    Apple offers battery replacement for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

    San Francisco: In a bid to compensate for some manufacturing defects, Apple has rolled out a battery replacement programme for its “non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro” devices. The Cupertino-headquartered tech giant claimed that there have been issues with a “small” number of MacBook Pros, assembled between October 2016 and October 2017, 9to5Mac reported on Friday.

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    Apple to donate to mark Earth Day

    San Francisco: In its mission to create a healthier planet through innovation, Apple on Friday announced a donation programme and debuted a disassembly robot “Daisy” as a part of its ongoing recycling effort. Ahead of Earth Day — which would be celebrated on April 22 — Apple said that for every device received at its stores and apple.com through the “Apple GiveBack” programme till April 30, the company would make a donation

  • Data breach row: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is quitting Facebook

    San Francisco: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is shutting down his Facebook account as the social media giant struggles to cope with the worst privacy crisis in its history. In an email to USA Today, Wozniak says Facebook makes a lot of advertising money from personal details provided by users.

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    Apple likely to introduce iPhone 8, 8 Plus in red

    San Francisco: Apple is likely to introduce the red colour to its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus lineup on Monday as part of its partnership with Product (RED), an advocacy group dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa. Apple last year announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a vibrant red aluminium finish as part of the partnership with Product (RED) charity.