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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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Oct 31, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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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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Sep 13, 2018 - 2:16 PM

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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


EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:45 PM

Officials say Shazam's data would not increase Apple's ability to target customers, and the app was of 'limited importance' as an entry point to rival streaming services

UK demands action from tech giants over online child abuse

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:49 PM

'I've been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation,' British interior minister Sajid Javid says

Apple admits iPhone 8 logic board defect, sets up replacement program

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:14 PM

If your iPhone 8 has been having random restarts and screen freezes, it might be one of the 'very small percentage' of units Apple claims as having a defective logic board

Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at September 12 event

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Three new iPhone models are expected to be revealed

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Under-fire Apple removes 25,000 apps in China

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Apple removed 25,000 apps suspected of facilitating gambling and illegal lotteries, state broadcaster CCTV reports, emphasizing there was still work to be done.

APPLE'S CHINA WOES. 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

U.S. gov't asked Facebook to help wiretap Messenger – report

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The case is reminiscent of Apple's case in 2016 when the FBI asked it to break into a locked iPhone for an investigation

Photo from Shutterstock


Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Apple and Facebook delete content of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Alex Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being 'actors' in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, the social network says

Upcoming iPhones might not come with headphone dongle – report

Aug 06, 2018 - 12:11 PM

If you're considering using your wired headphones with this year's iPhones, you may need to purchase the dongle separately

IPHONE 7. This file photo taken on September 7, 2016 shows the iPhone 7 is seen on display during an Apple media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


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Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Apple shines in history-making style, despite some bruises

Aug 03, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Apple's strict stance on protecting user privacy solidifies their reputation – especially during in an era when data privacy issues have become humongous concerns

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook looks on during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide in Vreden, western Germany, on February 7, 2017. File photo by Bernd Thissen/AFP


These tech giants are the world's top 5 in stock value

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Apple leads in the profits column by a mile with $48.4 billion in 2017. Microsoft comes in at a far second with $16.6 billion in its 2018 fiscal year, and Facebook at third with $15.9 billion


Milestones: Apple's road to being a trillion-dollar enterprise

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:41 AM

Nearing bankruptcy in 1997, Microsoft lends Apple a helping hand in the form of a $150M cash injection. About 21 years later, Apple becomes the first trillion-dollar company, surpassing its benefactor

JOBS. This file photo taken on January 9, 2007 at the Macworld Conference in San Francisco, California shows the late Apple chief executive Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone, then revolutionary for being just about half-an-inch (1.3 centimeters) thick, its touchscreen, and combining phone functionalities, internet capability an MP3 player, and a two megapixel digital camera. File photo by Tony Avelar/AFP


Apple is world's first trillion-dollar company

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:29 AM

US tech companies make up the top 5 most valuable enterprises based on share prices. Behind Apple are Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook.

NEW HEIGHTS. On Thursday, August 2, US time, the technology company and iPhone maker became the first American public company to cross $1 trillion in value. Apple stock is up more than 20% this year. Pictured is the Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP


Huawei tops Apple in tightening smartphone market – IDC

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:48 AM

In the second quarter of 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2 million phones worldwide, second only to Samsung's 71.5 million, and ahead of Apple's 41.3 million, IDC reports

NOVA 3. Huawei's flagship devices launched earlier in the year have seen some excellent reviews, owing to their distinctive design, and industry-leading cameras. The recently launched Nova 3 approximates the flagship P20 series, making high-end technologies more accessible in an increasingly competitive market. Photo from Huawei

Apple quarterly profit leaps in 'best June quarter ever'

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:52 AM

Apple reports that it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the recently ended quarter, just shy of the 42 million figure anticipated by analysts

HISTORICAL MONEY. Apple flirts with a history-making, trillion-dollar market value based on its share price. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Images of alleged upsized iPhone X emerge online

Aug 01, 2018 - 6:28 AM

Alongside it is the 'midrange iPhone' which will reportedly sport a 6.1-inch LCD screen

COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a product launch event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Apple inches closer to $1-T market value with earnings on the horizon

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:05 PM

A 7% rise in share price following the earnings report will make Apple the first trillion-dollar company

IPHONE. A customer touches the screen of an iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square in San Francisco, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP