EU unveils digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:59 PM

The special tax is the latest measure by the 28-nation European Union to rein in Silicon Valley giants and could further embitter the bad-tempered trade row pitting the EU against US President Donald Trump

France to take legal action against Google, Apple for 'abusive' practices

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:58 PM

The action against Google and Apple comes as US President Donald Trump moves towards imposing a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% tariff on imports of aluminium

LEGAL ACTION. France will take legal action against Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices. Background from Shutterstock.

$50 iPhone 5S swarmed by thousands in Malaysia

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:46 PM

A Malaysian Apple reseller cancels its clearance sale last weekend after 11,000 buyers queued up for old Apple products including MacBooks and iMacs

iPhone photo from Apple

Cheaper MacBook Air expected for Q2 of this year – report

Mar 05, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Apple is reportedly releasing a budget-friendly version of the MacBook Air. The Macbook Air currently sells for $999.

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

EU aims to tax internet giants at '2-6%' – France

Mar 04, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Critics say the tax-avoidance strategies used by the tech titans like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – deprive EU governments of billions of euros while giving them an unfair advantage over smaller rivals

TAXED. The European plans to tax giant technology companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple.

3 new iPhones, including upsized iPhone X, expected for September – report

Feb 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The reported trio coming out later this year includes an upgraded iPhone X, a larger version of the same upgraded model, and a more affordable iPhone with flagship features

MORE NEW IPHONES? The Brooklyn Apple Store is seen during a media preview in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn on July 28, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP

An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The bug, discovered a few days ago, allegedly crashes and blocks access to messenger apps when rendering or viewing the specific Indian Telugu character

APPLE. This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Samsung hunting for OLED panel buyers as Apple slashes iPhone X production

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Samsung, who hoped other smartphone makers would adopt its OLED panels, finds the manufacturers sticking to LCD panels instead

IPHONE X. The new iPhone X is seen in the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Why the media is a key dimension of global inequality

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The story of expanding global media networks is often told as if they spread freedom everywhere, liberally and evenly. But when we ask freedom for whom, the tale gets more complex.

Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities are more widely shared. by Facebook/Facebook

LOOK: 10 iPhone X clones from China

Feb 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

While a number of Chinese brands have made a name for themselves with their own designs, a considerable number still choose to make straight-up imitations

Photo from Oukitel

Apple signs NBA star Durant to produce new TV series

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Apple has been reaching deep into its cash holdings to ramp up its original television offerings in a bid to grow its market share in the streaming business

SHOWRUNNER. Apple signs NBA star Kevin Durant to produce a show for their online streaming service. File photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

Tear-jerking iPhone X short film goes viral in time for Chinese New Year

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'If your family reunion only lasts three minutes, what will you do?' asks this 7-minute feature, shot entirely on an iPhone X

WAITING GAME. A boy waits for his mother in this screenshot from '3 Minutes,' a short film shot on an iPhone X. Screenshot from Apple/YouTube

Apple downplays iBoot source code leak

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Apple says the source code leaked is 3 years old, and 'by design, the security of our products doesn’t depend on the secrecy of our source code'

APPLE'S IBOOT LEAK. This file photo taken on January 30, 2015 shows an iphone next to the Apple logo in Lille. File photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

iPhone X bug prevents users from answering calls

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:19 PM

According to one user, it takes 6 to 8 seconds after the call ringtone is first heard for the display to activate

Photo from Apple

Child pornography led Apple to pull Telegram apps from store last week

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Apple reinstates Telegram and Telegram X only after new safeguards were put in place and the offending content and users taken off the messaging service

Apple Music growing faster in U.S. vs. Spotify – report

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:59 AM

The rate of growth for Apple Music in the US compared to Spotify may be somewhat obscured, depending on whether or not you factor in trial accounts

Apple delivers record profit, seeks to allay iPhone X fears

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'The iPhone X surpassed our expectations,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook, contrary to rumors that said that the Apple flagship wasn't doing well

IPHONE X. The new iPhone X is seen in the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

U.S. agencies investigate Apple over iPhone slowdown

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Authorities are looking into whether Apple investors were misled about the performance of iPhones

IPHONE SNAFU. iPhone 7s or older are affected by the forced slowdown from the early 2017 iOS update. Photo from Apple

EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm 1 billion euros for Apple deal

Jan 24, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The fine is the latest blow struck by the EU against US tech giants and also a fresh hit for Qualcomm, the leading global supplier of smartphone chips, following another antitrust fine of $800 million imposed by authorities in Taiwan last year

Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Apple faces hundreds of lawsuits in Russia, in addition to a US class action and a legal enquiry in France because of the planned obsolescence of its smartphones

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

Apple to pay $38B in US taxes on repatriated profits

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Apple becomes one of the biggest beneficiaries of a new US tax bill which lowers the rate of repatriated profits to around 15% and cut the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%.

APPLE. This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows the Apple logo displayed on a screen at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference presentation at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. File photo by Gabrielle Lurie/AFP

SciTech wRap for January 13, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Here's a roundup of our favorite science and technology stories for this week!

10 predictions for smartphones this 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

What innovations and features should we expect from the smartphone industry this coming year? We take a look into our crystal ball

Smoking iPhone battery forces evacuation at Zurich store

Jan 10, 2018 - 12:23 AM

'A shop assistant sustained minor burns while removing the battery that overheated,' a police statement says, adding that 7 others received medical attention but did not need to be taken to hospital for treatment

OVERHEATING IPHONE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple urged to study iPhone addiction in children

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Two Apple shareholders warn the company of the growing body of evidence that there may be negative consequences on young iPhone users

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

Tech firms battle to resolve major security flaw

Jan 06, 2018 - 10:17 AM

Apple, for its part, advises only getting apps from its online App Store which vets programs for safety

Apple acquires Buddybuild, an app development service

Jan 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Buddybuild says it will be joining the Xcode engineering group of Apple, and will be ending Android app development on March 1

Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect

Dec 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Apple says the $29 replacement price will be made effective immediately, rather than in late January

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement from $79 to $29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced

IPHONE. Apple offers discounted batteries to users needing a battery upgrade as the firm apologizes for slowing down the performance of the iPhone. AFP photo.

Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:05 PM

Apple says it's to help older iPhone adapt to new OS features, but admission fuels theories that it's to nudge people to buy newer models

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE. Apple confirms a long-held belief among conspiracy theorists that Apple slows down older iPhones through time. Pictured is Apple CEO Tim Cook speaking at a launch event in 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Dalai Lama turns to iPhone to spread app-iness

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The app promises official news, videos, and photos from the office of the Tibetan spiritual leader

DALAI LAMA GETS AN APP. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures at a function in Dharamsala on October 10, 2015. File Photo by AFP.

Seeking music edge, Apple buys song recognition app Shazam

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Apple and Shazam did not disclose financial terms. Technology news sites Recode and TechCrunch, quoting unnamed sources, both put the deal at around $400 million.

Apple to buy music recognizing app Shazam – report

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The deal between Apple and Shazam could be announced Monday, December 11, with financial terms not yet clear

Apple planning lower-cost iPhone for 2018 – reports

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:31 PM

We're talking about Apple here though

BACK TO METAL. Pictured are the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which have metal backs – just like one of the rumored 2018 iPhones. The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, the 2017 releases, all have glass backs for wireless charging. Photo from Apple

High Sierra flaw lets in anyone onto a Mac as admin

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Apple is working on a software fix to the issue, but advises people to set a root password in the meantime to prevent unauthorized access

Apple removes games glorifying PH drug war

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Games like 'Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter' and 'Tsip Bato: Ang Bumangga Giba!' have been taken down from Apple's app store

Screenshot from 'Duterte Fighting Crime 2'

Apple releases Philippine off-contract prices for iPhone 8 series, iPhone X

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Be prepared to shell out up to P74,000 for the iPhone X with the 256GB storage capacity!

Globe releases iPhone 8 and 8 Plus postpaid plan details

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Check out how much the initial cash-outs are for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, coming November 17

Globe confirms iPhone X pre-orders to start November 24

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Globe remains quiet on the Philippine price of the iPhone X

'Paradise Papers' reveal offshore deals of Apple, Nike, Lewis Hamilton

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:16 AM

They are the latest disclosures from a trove of documents released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) concerning secretive offshore deals that have proved deeply embarrassing

This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

New Samsung ad mocks iPhone and its history of launches

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

The minute-long ad features a young man growing slowly dissatisfied with the iPhone as he gets older

A CHOICE. A man makes the switch from iOS to Android using a Samsung phone. Screen shot from YouTube video

Top 5 highest-selling smartphone makers in the world for Q3 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 5:04 PM

IDC reports that an estimated 373.1 million smartphones were sold worldwide from July 1 to September 30, 2017. Samsung leads once again, selling 83.3 million of those

STANDING TALL. Samsung continues to lead the pack, with solid choices across the range. But Chinese brands led by Huawei are gaining ground fast, posting some of the biggest gains. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Social media being used for manipulation, division – Tim Cook

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:59 PM

Apple's CEO reiterates that social media is being 'used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers, and so, to influence their thinking'

TIM COOK. Apple CEO speaks out regarding the misuse of social media today. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP

Apple posts $48B profit for fiscal year 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 9:19 AM

Profits rise by 5.8% compared to last year on revenues of $229B, up 6.3% from the previous year

IPHONE 8. The iPhone remains Apple's biggest sales driver. Photo from Apple

Rossa dan Anggun dapatkan penghargaan ‘Big Apple Music Awards 2017’

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Nama Anggun dan Rossa bersanding dengan musisi dunia lainnya

Rossa dan Anggun C. Sasmi mendapatkan penghargaan 'Big Apple Music Awards 2017'. Foto dari Instagram itsrossa910 dan anggun_cipta

Ireland approves massive Apple data center

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The project, first announced more than two-and-a-half years ago, would be the biggest private investment in western Ireland

Benchmarks show that iOS updates don't slow down old iPhones

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

New 3DMark test results show a minimal performance decrease among older iPhones after upgrading to iOS 11

Specs comparison: iPhone 8 and 8 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Check out how the new phones from Apple and Google stack up with one another in this side-by-side spec comparison

Apple releases macOS High Sierra update

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:34 PM

macOS High Sierra is out and ready for users to download. Are you upgrading to the new operating system?

HIGH SIERRA. The High Sierra update for macOS is live. Image from Apple.

With iPhone X, Apple is hoping to augment reality for the everyman

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The iPhone X is here which means Apple’s push into augmented reality AR begins in earnest