Apple, Google Face Growing Revolt Over App Store ‘Tax

A backlash against the app stores of Apple and Googleis gaining steam, with a growing number of companies saying the tech giants are collecting too high a “tax” for connecting consumers to developers’ wares. Netflix and video game makers Epic Games and Valve Corp. are among companies that have recently tried to usurp the app stores or complained about the cost […]

Operating System

Apple Releases Third Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the second beta and a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. watchOS 5 is the newest version of the software that runs on the Apple Watch. To install the beta, you’ll need the proper configuration […]


Apple Seeks ‘Siri Event Maven’ to Keep the Assistant Up-to-Date on Culture

  HIGHLIGHTS Apple is looking to hire human assistant, to be named as Siri Event Maven It will help Siri assistant stay updated on the non-traditional holidays It will also scan social media to inform Siri about them Apple is looking to hire a person to help its Siri assistant stay updated on all the […]


Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

  Share prices for Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft all appeared at $123.47, which would’ve marked a whopping crash if it were true. Amazon’s opening price, for instance, is $972.79 per share — it’s a long way down to $123.47 and would’ve been catastrophic. For Amazon, for instance, it would’ve marked a catastrophic drop from its opening […]


Apple iOS 10.3.2 Is Causing New Problems

Apple AAPL +0.38% iOS 10.3.2 is a deceptively important update, but unfortunately it also carries a serious problem – and Apple has just made it a lot worse… What Apple has done is what it normally does after an iOS release: it stopped signing the previous version. This means users running iOS 10.3.2 can no longer downgrade (eg […]


iPhone 8 does NOT exist, new Apple leak reveals

  The iPhone 8 does not exist. Apple will not launch a next-generation smartphone with the long-rumoured iPhone 8 branding this September, it has been claimed. Instead, the new flagship phone will be marketed as iPhone Edition, according to a new report from reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara. The iPhone Edition brand would reportedly be […]


Apple found guilty of Russian price-fixing

  Russia’s competition watchdog has found that Apple fixed the prices of certain iPhone models sold in the country. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (Fas) said that Apple’s local subsidiary told 16 retailers to maintain the recommended prices of phones in the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 families. Non-compliance with the pricing guidelines may have led […]


A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling

  Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a win. On Friday, the courts overturned a May 2016 ruling that said Apple had violated design patents of a small, and now defunct, Chinese company […]


Apple Makes an Uncharacteristic Move

  Apple decided to let reporters in on a secret this week: a new Mac Pro is coming sometime next year. ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES Apple is famously tight-lipped between product announcements, preferring to let fans merely speculate about what’s to come. The company made an exception Monday, when its marketing chief Phil Schiller invited a group of […]


Apple Malware Appears to Be Skyrocketing

  If you’re a Mac user, you might want to look out for an increase of unwanted advertisements popping out from your web browsers. Security firm McAfee released a report this week that showed a big jump in 2016 regarding malware hitting the Mac operating system. The McAfee report said there were 460,000 malware instances […]