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Tech titan chiefs to testify at US antitrust committee

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:07 AM

The hearing takes place on July 27, US time, amid calls by some activists and politicians to break up the Silicon Valley giants

GAFA. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA's, named after US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google, US online retail giant Amazon, US social media Facebook and US multinational technology company Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


The New York Times pulls out of Apple News

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The daily's exit comes as news organizations around the world struggle with declining print readership and an online environment where ad revenue is dominated by Google and Facebook

NYT. People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Pre-orders open for iPhone SE in the Philippines

Jun 24, 2020 - 11:48 AM

The second-generation iPhone SE arrives on July 14

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple

New Apple Watch feature to check if you're washing your hands correctly

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:38 AM

A feature for those who've gotten tired of singing 'Happy Birthday'

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Dance tracking comes to Apple Watch

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:14 AM

Apple's new watchOS 7 allows the Apple Watch to track dancing accurately, along with 3 other workout types: core training, functional strength training, and cooldown

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Apple unveils iOS 14

Jun 23, 2020 - 6:47 AM

iOS 14 turns iPhones into digital car keys, offers new Translate app, and expands 'Find My' feature for third-party devices

NEW IOS. Apple shows a glimpse of the new iPhone interface. Photo from Apple

New chips to bring Mac computers into iPhone ecosystem

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:40 AM

The new 'Apple silicon' initiative ends a longstanding partnership with chipmaker Intel and enables the computers to run the same apps as those on iPhones

APPLE. Apple transitions to own custom chips for its Mac computers, said to have been designed to offer a more unified ecosystem. Photo from Apple

What we expect to be announced at Apple’s WWDC 2020

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Here’s a round-up of what Apple may unveil at its annual developer conference

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


EU takes aim at Apple in landmark antitrust cases

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:25 PM

(UPDATED) The European Commission also launches an in-depth investigation into Apple Pay, due to concerns the payment system is shutting out rivals

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

Apple to shift from Intel to ARM-based processors in Macs – report

Jun 10, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Reports say Apple will announce the initiative, codenamed Kalamata, at its Worldwide Developer Conference on the week of June 22

APPLE'S CHIPS. In this file photo taken on June 03, 2019 Apple CEO Tim Cook presents the keynote address during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. File photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP

Apple releases patch to disable latest iOS jailbreaking tool

Jun 02, 2020 - 1:48 PM

The update, iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1, addresses the vulnerability that would have allowed Apple's devices to be jailbroken

Security researcher gets $100,000 Apple bounty for 'Sign in with Apple' bug

Jun 01, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Because of Bhavuk's Jain's report, Apple is able to fix the sign-in bug quickly. Apple tells him they investigated their logs and found 'no misuse or account compromise due to this vulnerability.'

SIGN IN WITH APPLE. Apple quashes a bug with its Sign in with Apple feature. Screenshot from Apple video.


Jailbreak tool released for latest version of iOS

May 25, 2020 - 7:45 PM

The new tool from Unc0ver is said to work across all iOS versions from 11 to 13.5

Apple, Google launch contact tracing platform

May 21, 2020 - 10:11 AM

The two US firms say 22 countries have asked so far to use their platform, and they expect more to come on board in the coming weeks


France looks past Google, Apple for virus contact tracing

May 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM

The move, which leaves France relatively isolated in Europe alongside Britain and Norway, reflects differences on how such apps should be structured, who has access to sensitive data, and their effectiveness

CORONAVIRUS. Nurses wearing protective equipment prior to entering a room with a patient infected with the novel coronavirus, at the intensive care service of the Nantes CHU hospital, on May 19, 2020 in Nantes, western France. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

New Apple-Google coronavirus tool rules say no location data, 1 app per country

May 05, 2020 - 3:13 PM

The app using the new Apple-Google API must also be made by and for the use of the country's government public health authority


How the Apple-Google exposure notification system plans to keep users anonymous

May 02, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Using constantly changing tracing keys and long, random numbers to track contact between phones, Apple and Google hope to keep users of the system from being personally identifiable


Apple boosts revenues, profits dip in pandemic-hit quarter

May 01, 2020 - 8:25 AM

CEO Tim Cook says that Apple feels its supply chain rebounded well from the pandemic disruption and that it isn't planning any dramatic shift from relying on partners in China

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Hackers can 'leak, modify, and delete' emails through iOS Mail exploit – firm

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

The vulnerability has been observed from 2012's iOS 6 to the current latest iOS 13.4.1, according to US-based cybersecurity firm ZecOps. But older versions may also be vulnerable


Apple data shows dramatic impact of virus on movement

Apr 16, 2020 - 1:02 PM

The tool visualizes the movement of people based on the number of requests made for directions on Apple Maps since January 13

APPLE. A man wearing walks outside an Apple Store in Beijing on February 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


iPhone SE priced at P26,490 in the Philippines

Apr 16, 2020 - 12:55 AM

No word yet on availability

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple


Apple announces $399 iPhone SE

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:54 PM

The phone will come with the A13 Bionic chip, the same one found in the iPhone 11 series. Proceeds from the PRODUCT(RED) variant will go to a COVID-19 relief fund.

IPHONE SE. Photo from Apple


New iPhone may be coming as locked-down consumers seek bargains

Apr 15, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Apple is widely believed to be getting ready to release a reduced-price handset

APPLE. This illustration picture shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Apple and Google team up on virus 'contact tracing' by smartphone

Apr 11, 2020 - 9:52 AM

'Privacy, transparency, and consent' are top priorities in the joint initiative, say Apple and Google

Apple to ship 1 million face shields a week for medical workers

Apr 06, 2020 - 2:05 PM

The tech giant had already sourced 20 million surgical masks from around the world to help address a global shortage, chief executive Tim Cook says in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, April 5

MAKING FACE SHIELDS. Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. File photo Mandel Ngan/AFP

Apple to launch new entry-level 'iPhone SE' model – reports

Apr 03, 2020 - 3:50 PM

It's been speculated an iPhone SE announcement is coming sooner rather than later

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the Apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple to consider 5G iPhone launch delay – report

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:08 PM

The Nikkei Asian Review, citing sources familiar with the discussions, says a launch delay of a few months for the 5G iPhone is possible

APPLE. A man wearing walks outside an Apple Store in Beijing on February 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

France slaps Apple with record $1.2 billion fine

Mar 16, 2020 - 7:07 PM

France's competition authority says it found Apple acted to prevent independent retailers in France from competing on price and abused its economic power over them

APPLE FINED. This illustration picture shows the US multinational technology company Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Last of Apple's 42 stores in China reopen

Mar 13, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Apple's stores gradually reopen over the past few days, and a spokeswoman for the company told AFP the remaining few would throw their doors open Friday, March 13

APPLE. A security guard checks the temperature of customers at the entrance of an Apple store in Shanghai on February 28, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Apple agrees to $500M deal in iPhone-slowing lawsuit

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:20 PM

People in the US who owned iPhone 7 models or older will get $25 for each handset, with the amount rising or falling depending on how many people file claims and costs of getting word to them

APPLE. A man walks outside an Apple Store in Beijing on February 22, 2020. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested over pro-democracy rally

Feb 28, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Hong Kong police say they also arrested and charged along with Lai, veteran pro-democracy activists Lee Cheuk Yan and Yeung Sum

ARRESTED. This photograph taken on June 19, 2015 shows media tycoon Jimmy Lai gesturing during an interview in Hong Kong. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

'Plague Inc.' game pulled from Apple's App Store in China – developer

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:42 PM

Ndemic Creations, the app's maker, says it is unclear if the decision is linked to the deadly new coronavirus outbreak, which began in central China in December

Apple says it will not meet revenue forecasts due to virus

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:13 AM

'We do not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter,' Apple says


Big Tech acquisitions over past decade to face fresh U.S. scrutiny

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The bombshell announcement by the US Federal Trade Commission opens the door to fresh scrutiny of deals made by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet since 2010

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building is seen 19 September 2006 in Washington, DC. File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Apple closes China stores until Feb 9 due to virus

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:42 PM

Apple's online store remains open, and the company says it would closely monitor the situation

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFPNet profit hit an all-time high of $22 billion on record quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, the California tech giant said. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

Apple unveils revamped map app in U.S. to challenge Google

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:10 PM

In its revamped map app, Apple stresses the work it has done to protect user privacy, such as obscuring search terms, routing, and other data

MAPS. Images show how the new map app from Apple looks. Photos from Apple


Apple, Broadcom ordered to pay $1.1B for patent infringement

Jan 30, 2020 - 11:48 AM

Apple is ordered to pay $837 million and Broadcom must pay $270 million to the California Institute of Technology, in what is thought to be one of the largest patent verdicts ever

PATENT FINES. A Los Angeles jury on January 29, 2020 orders Apple and Broadcom to pay $1.1 billion to a university in California for infringing on four Wi-Fi technology patents. Photo by Justin Sullivan, Loic Venance/AFP


Apple delivers best-ever quarter, powered by iPhones, services

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The results come with Apple seeking to shift its revenue mix amid a slumping smartphone market and growing competition, relying more on services like music, video streaming, and digital content

APPLE'S SHINE. In this file photo taken on September 10, 2019 the apple logo is projected on a screen before the start of a product launch event at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Trump says Apple 'has to help' on police access to encrypted phones

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Apple and the US government are at loggerheads for the second time in 4 years over unlocking iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks with President of the Kurdistan Regional government during a meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

CEO Tim Cook sees pay ebb along with Apple performance

Jan 04, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Tim Cook's 2019 incentive bonus, which is tied to Apple's performance, tallies at about $7.7 million compared with $12 million in 2018

TIM COOK. Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 6, 2016 in Sun Valley, Idaho. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

5G laptops, 8K TVs, the return of Apple: What to expect at CES 2020

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The world's biggest consumer tech conference is just around the corner. Here's a preview.

U.S. tech giants sued over cobalt mine child labor deaths

Dec 17, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The case is lodged on December 15 in the name of 14 unidentified victims, who are members of the families of children killed in tunnel collapses, as well as children maimed as they worked

COBALT CULPABILITY. A child and a woman break rocks extracted from a cobalt mine at a copper quarry and cobalt pit in Lubumbashi on May 23, 2016. Photo by Junior Kannah/AFP

Russia makes local apps mandatory on smartphones

Dec 03, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The legislation, which will take effect in July 2020, is aimed at promoting Russian-made software. But it has been dubbed the 'anti-Apple' law because it would force the US tech giant to pre-install non-Apple software on its products.

Apple to 'carefully' examine Crimea map controversy

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We are going to study more carefully the question of designating disputed borders in our services,' Apple says

CRIMEA. An illustration picture taken on November 28, 2019 in Moscow shows an Apple map with the Crimea peninsula on a smartphone screen. AFP photo

Ukraine slams Apple for calling Crimea part of Russia

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:21 PM

'@Apple, please, please, stick to high-tech and entertainment. Global politics is not your strong side,' Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko says on Twitter

Apple bans vaping apps from App Store

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Apple says it agrees with the assessment of US health experts who called the spread of e-cigarette and vaping products 'a public health crisis and a youth epidemic'

HEALTH HAZARD. In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018, a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

U.S. poet Emily Dickinson gets a 21st century reboot on Apple TV+

Nov 02, 2019 - 2:44 PM

'Dickinson' takes a look at the life of 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, played by 22-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld

Unboxing: iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Apple's latest iPhones have arrived. We unbox them here!

IPHONE 11. The new Iphones are now available in the Philippines


Apple TV+ seeks stardom on streaming service stage

Nov 01, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Apple seeks to attract viewers from a massive worldwide customer base of approximately 1.4 billion active iOS device users

OPRAH. Oprah Winfrey has 2 new documentaries on sexual harassment in the workplace and mental health coming to Apple TV+