Free Press Journal
  • Apple iOS 11.3 lets users control battery performance

    San Francisco: After facing the flak over the revelation that it was purposefully slowing down iPhones to save battery life, Apple has released iOS 11.3 update that gives users more power over battery performance.

  • Facebook Data Breach Row: It’s too late for Facebook to regulate itself says Tim Cook

    San Francisco: Facebook should have had regulated itself long back but it’s too late for that now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reiterated. In an interview with Recode and MSNBC scheduled to be aired on April 6, Cook also made a harsh rebuke of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others who use customer data to make revenues.

  • Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad, classroom software

    Chicago: Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad that will be available for schools in the US for just $299 ($329 for consumers) and some classroom software. In India, the popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil will be available from April, starting at Rs 28,000.

  • Apple to launch over-ear headphones in 2018

    San Francisco: Apple is updating its wireless AirPods and is working on its own brand of high-quality over-ear headphones which could arrive later this year, an analyst said.

  • Apple releases fix for Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

    San Francisco: Apple has released a new iOS 11.2.6 update that includes a fix for the bug that is causing iPhones and apps like Facebook and WhatsApp to crash when a Telugu single character is received via iMessage.

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    Apple acknowledges serious iOS bug, to fix it soon

    San Francisco: Apple has admitted that the iOS 11.2.5 has a serious bug which is capable of crashing apps and Apple devices via iMessage, saying that it was working on to fix it. The vulnerability was discovered earlier this week and involves sending an Indian language character (in Telugu) to devices that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible.

  • iPhone, Apple watch prices in India rise after custom duty hike during Budget 2018; check out new rates

    In a development that would dampen the spirits of tech geeks and enthusiasts, within a few days of the Indian government’s decision to increase customs duty on mobile phones from 15 percent to 20 percent, Apple India has announced a marginal increase in prices of iPhone and Apple Watch models. An increase of up to 3.6 percent has been observed in the prices of iPhone models and up to 8.3 percent in

  • Apple posts record $88.3 bn in revenue despite fall in iPhone sales

    San Francisco: Despite a fall in iPhone sales, Apple has posted a record revenue of $88.3 billion — a 13 per cent increase from a year ago — for the holiday season quarter that ended on December 30 — pocketing $20.1 billion in profits.

  • Apple sold record 22 million handsets in US, iPhone X steals the show

    New York: Apple sold a record 22.39 million smartphones in the US in the holiday season last year, increasing its market share from 37 per cent to 44 per cent — the highest ever for Apple on home turf, a new report said on Wednesday.

  • Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

    San Francisco: Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models.  The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software in 2018 so customers can monitor their phone’s battery health, BBC reported on Thursday.

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook will fly private, after making $13 million in 2017

    San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who saw his salary and perks jump 47 per cent to almost $13 million in 2017, will now fly on private aircraft even for personal travel for “security and safety reasons”. According to a new shareholder proxy statement from Apple, the board of directors has approved that Cook will fly on private aircraft whenever he travels, be it for business or personal purpose, Business

  • Apple slows iPhones as batteries age

    San Francisco : Apple has confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age. The admission played into concerns that Apple was stealthily nudging iPhone users to upgrade to newer models by letting them think it was the handsets that needed replacing and not just a matter of getting new batteries.

  • Apple invests $390mn in US-made iPhone lasers

    San Francisco: As part of its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers, Apple has invested $390 million in optical communication component manufacturer Finisar whose technology has made the iPhone’s Face ID feature viable.

  • Apple acquires music recognition app Shazam

    San Francisco: In keeping with its plan to expand the company’s music business, Apple confirmed that it is acquiring popular music recognition app Shazam beating Snapchat and Spotify. It has come to an agreement with the London-based service late on Monday, Tech Crunch reported.

  • Apple Inc agrees to pay Ireland over USD 15 billion in back taxes

    Washington : iPhone maker Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) to pay Ireland USD 15.46 billion in back taxes by early 2018. Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that both sides agreed to the terms of an escrow fund for the money, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The payout amounts to 5.9% of the iPad maker’s total cash pile as of August 2017, when