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Apple to open second R&D centre in China: Report

Beijing: In a fresh move to bolster its ties with China, Apple has announced it would open a research and development centre in Shenzhen — the hardware manufacturing hub for the world, media reported on Wednesday. It is the second R&D centre in China announced by the Cupertino-based tech giant lately. “We are excited to

Google, Apple, Disney out from Twitter acquisition race: Report

San Francisco: Twitter stocks fell significantly after Google and Walt Disney reportedly ruled out to acquire the struggling micro-blogging platform – leaving only Salesforce in the bidding race. According to a Re/Code report, Twitter’s shares dropped 17 per cent in pre-market trading on Thursday after “deep-pocketed companies Google, Apple and Walt Disney” were reported to

Apple bids goodbye to third-gen Apple TV: Report

New York: Apple has reportedly bid goodbye to its third-gen Apple TV, shifting its focus on the new fourth-gen model, media reported on Thursday. According to 9to5mac.com, in an email sent out to employees and education partners, Apple said that it is discontinuing the device. “The third-gen model was introduced in 2012 and was quietly

Apple teams up with Deloitte to help firms boost efficiency

New York: Apple and Deloitte on Thursday joined hands to help companies accelerate their work via solutions available on iPhones and iPads across platforms. Deloitte is creating a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors focused on helping businesses change the way they work across enterprise, retail, field services and recruiting, research and development,

Apple acquires Hyderabad-based machine learning startup

San Francisco: US tech giant Apple has acquired Tuplejump — a Hyderabad-based machine learning startup that helps companies to store, process and visualise big data with its unique software. Founded in 2013, Tuplejump’s two co-founders Rohit Rai and Satyaprakash Buddhavarapu have already joined Apple while third cofounder, Deepak Alur, joined Anaplan – a Cloud-based business modelling

McLaren refutes acquisition talks with Apple

London: British automotive manufacturer and Formula One team owner McLaren has denied reports that tech giant Apple is set to acquire it The company said there were no discussions over a sale or investment from Apple, Telegraph reported on Thursday. “We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any

Starting Rs 60,000, Apple iphone7 in India from October 7

San Francisco: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for iOS lovers in India beginning October 7 – the last in the list of countries. Available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish (jet black), iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB

Apple unveils stunning iPhone7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series

San Francisco:  Ending round-the-clock rumours that had sent the world of technology into a tizzy for quite some time now, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday unveiled stunning iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with next-generation ‘Apple Watch Series 2’ at the jam-packed Bill Graham Civic Auditorium here. iPhone 7 will cost the same

Apple ups iPhone 7 production by 10%: Reports

New York: Cupertino-based giant Apple seems confident that its next generation iPhone 7 — which is just a day away from launch — is going to be a huge success as the company has reportedly increased orders of the components needed to manufacture the handset by 10 per cent. “It is also well known that

Chandigarh apple traders threaten to shift wholesale market to P’kula

Chandigarh: Chandigarh Apple Traders of Sector 26 grain market has threatened to shift their base to Panchkula. The traders feel that UT is not accepting their demand to waive off 2 percent market fee on total sale. Whereas there is no market fee charged from traders in Panchkula and Parwanoo, said Apple Traders Association, vice

Apple to unveil Beats products at September 7 event

San Francisco:  US tech giant Apple is set to unveil new Beats by Dre products at the company’s much-anticipated iPhone 7 launch event on September 7. The mega event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco will unveil the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones along with the next-generation Apple Watch,

Jio does Apple, people throng Reliance Stores for free 4G test SIM

New Delhi: If you are in awe of those famous queues outside Apple stores, hang on. From Bhubaneswar to Ahmedabad and from Lucknow to Mohali, people on Thursday made a beeline — some even as early as 2 a.m. — outside Reliance Digital Stores and Digital Xpress Mini Stores to get a free Jio test

US warns EU ahead of Apple tax evasion ruling

Washington/London: As Brussels is slated to deliver a verdict next month on Apple and other US companies for evading billions of pounds in taxes, the US Treasury Department has warned the European Commission (EU) about taking such action. In a white paper commissioned by US Treasury secretary Jack Lew, the Obama administration warned that Brussels

Apple buys health startup founded by Indian-origin duo

New York: Taking its interest in the digital health sector to the next level, tech giant Apple has quietly acquired personal health data startup Gliimpse founded by two Indian-origin entrepreneurs. According to media reports, the acquisition reportedly happened earlier but was not publicly announced yet. An Apple spokesperson has now responded, saying: “Apple buys smaller

Apple to set up research, development facility in China: Cook

Beijing: Concerned over falling iPhone sales and the phenomenal rise of Chinese smartphone players, Apple CEO has pledged to set up a full-fledged research and development facility to be open later this year in the country. According to a wall Street Journal report, Cook met senior Chinese government officials including Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, during

Apple plans to revamp its MacBook Pro line this year

New York: US tech giant Apple is planning to revamp its entire MacBook Pro line this year, with a new design and a number of new features, a media report said. The company is working on a new programmable strip of OLED-based function keys that can be switched to perform different functions depending on which application

Apple buys machine learning startup Turi to make Siri better

San Francisco: Taking another foray into the field of artificial intelligence (AI) AND machine learning and to make its digital assistant Siri better, Apple has acquired Seattle-based machine learning startup Turi for nearly $200 million. According to a GeekWire report, the move is set to increase Apple’s presence in the Seattle region where the tech giant

Apple production in HP takes a dip this year

Shimla: It is no good news for the apple lovers…The apple production in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh has reduced to half this year owing to the same old story of hostile weather. Even as the apples of early varieties have started rolling out of the state to bigger markets of Delhi, Chandigarh and

Apple brings gender equality in iOS 10 emoji pack

New York: Technology giant Apple on Tuesday launched a new iOS emoji pack that show women playing more sports and performing jobs that, prior to the launch, were male-oriented. The icons will be available on devices running the new iOS 10, the company announced in a statement. “This exciting update brings more gender options to


Apple may block iPhone from taking photos, videos at concerts

Los Angeles: Filming videos and clicking photographs at live concerts may soon be a thing of the past, as Apple is working on a technology that could disable photo and video functionality at events. The company won approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday for a patent it applied for in 2009