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Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy – yours, mine, all of ours,' the Apple CEO writes in Time magazine.

PRIVACY. Apple CEO Tim Cook ask US legislators to pass a law strengthening data privacy. Photo by Shutterstock

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The replacement program is cited by Apple CEO Tim Cook as one of the factors for weak iPhone sales

Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Apple's soured partnership with Qualcomm may have hurt its chance to release a 5G iPhone early

APPLE. People queue before the opening of the new Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The successor of the XS Max will reportedly sport 3 rear cameras

Apple warning pummels markets worried about growth outlook

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Apple cites steeper-than-expected 'economic deceleration' in China and emerging markets for cutting its revenue outlook for the latest quarter

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.


Qualcomm paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Qualcomm posts security bonds totaling $1.53 billion that would be awarded to Apple if the Munich iPhone ban is overturned by a higher court


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Jan 03, 2019 - 1:37 PM

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Apple cuts outlook, sees 'challenges' in China, emerging markets

Jan 03, 2019 - 7:35 AM

The company slashes its revenue guidance for the first fiscal quarter of 2019, ended December 29, to $84 billion – sharply lower than analyst forecasts averaging $91 billion

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. File photo from AFP

Apple risks iPhone ban in Germany after court case loss

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X may be banned in Germany after Qualcomm wins its case against Apple

IPHONE 7. The iPhone 7 smartphone is on display on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London on September 16, 2016.  Photo by Jack Taylor/AFP


How the world's top smartphone brands fared in 2018

Dec 15, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Here we assess the world's 5 biggest phone makers of 2018 – Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and OPPO, according to International Data Corporation's Q3 2018 sales figures

Apple to roll out new Snoopy, Peanuts cartoon series

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:13 PM

DHX MEDIA will be releasing new series, specials, and educational programs featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts gang exclusively for Apple

SNOOPY IS BACK. Apple will showcase Snoopy and the Peanuts gang for its new video platform. Photo from Wikimedia


Qualcomm wants iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR banned in China too

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This follows the ban on some older iPhone models – the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and the X – earlier this week

IPHONE XR. Photo from Apple


Apple unveils plan for $1 billion campus in Texas, U.S. expansion

Dec 13, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) The new campus – for engineering and other functions, but not manufacturing – will be near Apple's existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 new employees, with room to grow to 15,000

A NEW APPLE CAMPUS. A reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute – Qualcomm

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The move marks the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between California tech giants Apple and Qualcomm playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 20, 2018 an iPhone sits on display at an Apple store in lower Manhattan in New York City. A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement on December 10, 2018. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court had granted Qualcomm's request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. SPENCER PLATT / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Sarah Geronimo wins 2 awards at Big Apple Music Awards 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 11:24 AM

The pop princess is hailed this year's Best Pilipino Artist by the New York-based awards body

Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle – report

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Apple's original notched phone makes its return

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo


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Nov 19, 2018 - 1:46 PM

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New tech regulation 'inevitable,' Apple CEO says

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Following the scandal that saw data consultancy Cambridge Analytica obtain data from millions of Facebook users, Apple CEO Tim Cook says the industry was now 'beyond' the scope of self-regulation

Huawei tops Apple for 2 consecutive quarters in phone market

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:18 PM

It's the longest that Huawei has been on the second spot

Apple cancels iPhone XR production boost due to low demand – report

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Budget-conscious buyers are going for last year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus instead


Apple's 5G iPhone expected in 2020 - report

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Apple wants to use an Intel 8161 5G modem chip for the 2020 devices

A FUTURE 5G IPHONE? A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Apple quarterly profit leaps but shares slip on outlook

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Apple says net profit climbs thanks to growing sales of digital content and services to of users and other Apple gadgetry including iPhones

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple pulls WatchOS 5.1 after reports of bricking

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Reports say updating the operating system appears to force the watch to get stuck on the Apple logo. Restarting the phone doesn't seem to resolve the issue

WATCHOS 5.1. Screenshot from livestream.


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Apple Watch supplier under fire over China student labor

Oct 31, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The report raises fresh questions about the practices of suppliers Apple uses to build its gadgets in China following the deaths of a number of workers in 2010 apparently linked to tough working conditions.

APPLE IN CHINA. Customers queue outside an Apple store to get their hands on the new iPhone XR in Shanghai on October 26, 2018. Photo by AFP

Apple announces new iPad Pro models at New York event

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:34 PM

The new iPad is 'going to push what you can do on iPad or on any computer even further,' Tim Cook says

THE LATEST IPAD PRO. Screenshot from livestream.

Apple's new MacBook Air now has a Retina display

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Prior to the 2018 model, the Air has been using the same 1,440 x 900 display since 2010


Bloomberg not invited to Apple’s upcoming event – report

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Amazon also pulls its ads from the publisher’s site

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing down phones

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) Apple and Samsung are fined 10 and 5 million euros, respectively, for the 'planned obsolescence' of their smartphones

IPHONE 6. This file photo taken on July 21, 2015 shows the Apple logo on an iPhone 6 in San Francisco. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


Apple chief pushes for US privacy law

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Apple CEO Tim Cook applauds the European Union's efforts towards the protection of data privacy, especially its General Data Protection Regulation

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California on October 27, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Smart postpaid rates

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Smart releases its iPhone Xs and Xs Max packages shortly after Globe releases theirs

Screenshot from Apple livestream.


Apple to hold October 30 event in New York

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The event will likely announce new iPads or Macs, as the company recently revealed a lineup of new iPhones

APPLE'S BIG EVENT. Apple has more in store for everyone. Screen shot from Apple's events page.

iPhone Xs and Xs Max: Globe postpaid rates

Oct 19, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Globe releases their postpaid rates for Apple's new iPhones


Apple releases PH prices for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Oct 16, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The most expensive variant is just about P2,500 away from breaching the P100,000 mark

IPHONE XR. The XR is Apple's 'budget' offering. Photo from Apple


iPhone XS, XS Max available on Globe on October 26

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Pre-orders start on October 19

IPHONE X S and X S Max, Screenshot from livestream.


Apple software prevents independent or 3rd party Macbook repairs – report

Oct 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Proprietary software by Apple renders 2018 Macbook Pros and iMac Pros inoperative if not repaired by authorized service centers

Photo from Apple


Apple, Amazon, SuperMicro deny reports of Chinese microchip infiltration

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:11 PM

The forceful denial of Apple, Amazon, and SuperMicro is backed by the Department of Homeland Security

Is apple cider vinegar good for you? A doctor weighs in

Oct 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM

As a practicing physician and professor of medicine, people ask me about the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar all the time

POPULAR CONDIMENT. Vinegar has become as popular for some as nectar of the gods. It has a long history of high hopes for healing. Koy_Hipster/Shutterstock.com

Steve Nash's Apple appearance is this year's Shigeru Miyamoto moment

Sep 13, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Steve Nash introduces the Homecourt app, which tracks a basketball player's shots and other factors such as release angle and leg angle


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Updated Apple system takes on smartphone addiction

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Parents will be able to impose time limits on apps from games and news to social media and messaging that children use, and will able to designate "down time" for themselves too

APP LIMITS. Apple's app limitation system combines with its parental controls to provide everyone with a means of controlling their usage, or that of a loved one's obsession with technoloy. Screen shot from WWDC 2018 livestream


New Apple smartwatch boasts ECG function, fall detection

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:09 AM

The watch comes to stores in the United States with a starting price tag of $399 on September 21

MORE CAPABLE. The Series 4 Apple Watch has ECG scanning and fall detection capabilities. Photo from Apple


iPhones now dual-sim capable with the XS and XS Max

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:46 AM

The iPhone XS starts at $999 while the XS Max starts at $1,099

DUAL-SIM. The XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to have a dual-sim feature. Screenshot from Apple presentation


With iPhone XR, Apple says goodbye to bezels, legacy design

Sep 13, 2018 - 3:20 AM

It sports a new screen called 'liquid retina'

XR. Apple says goodbye to the bezeled era with the entry-level XR. Photo from Apple


At a glance: The major announcements from Apple's September 2018 keynote

Sep 13, 2018 - 2:05 AM

Check out Apple's announcements at a glance!

Here's how you can watch Apple's September 2018 keynote event

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Apple is livestreaming its keynote on Twitter for the first time ever!


What to expect: Apple's iPhone launch for 2018

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Apple is expected to unveil 3 new iPhone models this year and we’re rounding up what to expect during Apple's latest keynote

NEW IPHONES! A man takes a photo before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on June 4, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson / AFP

Apple takes down popular Mac utility app that stole users’ browser data

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Adware Doctor secretly records users’ app data and browser history and sends it to a server in China

Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says tariffs would hurt products

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The tariffs are top of mind for Apple chief executive Tim Cook, who has personally lobbied Trump for months on issues of taxes and trade

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP