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

Samsung is currently the sole supplier of the iPhone X's OLED screen

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Apple is in urgent need of finding a second source of OLED a KGI Securities analyst says

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

 Labisindaw Belo looks after her grandchid inside Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. the parents of the child had to 60 days after the Marawi siege started, the Internally Displaced are still not sure if they have a home to return to. Government forces are still fighting the IS-linked Maute group in Marawi city. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: A rundown of Apple's new iPhones in 2 minutes

Sep 13, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Here s a rundown of the iPhone 8 8 Plus and the X s specs and features

IPHONE X. The X has a new edge-to-edge display called 'Super Retina'. Photo from Apple.

Sereno impeachment, Reynaldo de Guzman, iPhone X | Evening wRap

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

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Mengenal fitur dan spesifikasi 3 iPhone terbaru

Sep 13, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Apple baru saja memperkenalkan iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus dan iPhone X

NEW IPHONES. The X, the 8 Plus and the 8 are introduced at Apple's September 12 event. All photos from Apple

Duterte on Gascon, Duterte on Trillanes, iPhone X | Midday wRap

Sep 13, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

WATCH: Meet the iPhone X

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Here s a sneak peek of the newest most advanced iPhone that Apple has built

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

APPROVED BUDGET. Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday jubilantly pose and flash the famous clenched fist sign of President Rodrigo Duterte after the lawmakers approved on second reading House Bill 6215 or the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Photo from the House Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Apple unveils 3 new iPhones, hails 'biggest leap forward'

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:39 AM

Meet Apple s new batch of iPhones the X the 8 and the 8 Plus See their specs and features here

NEW IPHONES. The X, the 8 Plus and the 8 are introduced at Apple's September 12 event. All photos from Apple

What to expect from Apple at its September 12 event aside from iPhones

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The iPhone 8 and X aren t the only stars of the Apple show

iOS 11. The new version of the mobile OS may get a lot of stage time at Apple's event. It is shown here on the iPad and iPhone. Image from Apple

Here's how you can watch Apple's iPhone event

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Watch live as Apple unveils its new iPhones among other products at its special September 12 event

Image from Apple website

13 rumored iPhone 8 details solidified by iOS 11 leak

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The code for the phone s new OS leaks from Apple s servers Here s a list of iPhone 8 details that have emerged from the leakage days before Apple s September 12 event

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. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

20 rumored specs and features of the next iPhone

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Excited for the next iPhone? Here s how it has shaped up online before its official reveal on September 12

Huawei overtakes Apple in global smartphone market for the first time

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The Chinese giant moves to second place in sales race outselling Apple in June and July 2017 according to research firm Counterpoint

HUAWEI. The brand's logo appears at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, June 28 to 30, 2017. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Tinder is now top-grossing app in Apple's app store

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:30 AM

New premium service that allows users to see who liked them propels app to the top

EXTRA FEATURES. Tinder's 'Gold' service has helped the app attract more downloads since its introduction. Image from Tinder

Samsung okay to test self-driving cars in California

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The company most of us know for smartphones and other gadgets has joined the self driving car race in California

NEW MARKETS. Samsung attempts to expand its scope by stepping into the self-driving car race. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Apple sets likely iPhone event for September 12

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Analysts expect a major design refresh for the next iPhone

IPHONE 7. The next iPhone is rumored to have a significantly different appearance from its predecessors such as the 7 pictured here. Photo by Jack Taylor / AFP

Apple's deep pockets could take on Hollywood, Netflix

Aug 18, 2017 - 6:33 PM

While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly a report that the iPhone maker could spend a billion dollars on its own shows suggests more disruption for a sector seeing rapid changes

APPLE AND STREAMING? 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

Apple sells 41 million iPhones in past quarter, profit up by 12%

Aug 02, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The iPhone accounts for 60 of the company s revenue even as other product and service categories improve

BIG REVEAL. Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 7 during an event inside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 US time. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP