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Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

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Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –

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Amazon, Apple, Breaking, Business, Exclusive, Google, Microsoft, Mobile, Mobile Computing, News, Smartphones, Tablets

Microsoft to Offer Data Plans, Mobile Service

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MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator is becoming a thing of fashion among IT giants, and could start to slowly squeeze conventional telecom operators, especially among the early adopters. Among the traditional IT names, IBM was the first that ran its own MVNO that was accessible to non-employees (back in 1990s, you could subscribe to IBM’s modem service and use it globally), but that was not widely adopted until Amazon launched its Kindle tablet, which used Qualcomm’s MVNO, and later replaced it with an in-house, SIM-free architecture for Kindle devices more known as the Whispernet. As Google seeked a path to grow, the company decided to become a fully fledged

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Apple, Are You Serious?

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Maybe you’ve heard; Apple has a bright idea to change the 3.5mm jack for the headphones on their upcoming devices. While the reason for this may only be known to their executives and some genius in the marketing department, it is one of the most retarded decisions a corporate giant can make. No, I don’t believe going digital or doing anything that “improves sound quality” for their devices has any real-world yield on items like these. No, there is no real need to remove the tried and tested, albeit old way of connecting your headphones. There is however the question of corporate ethics, morality and

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Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Apple Gives Holiday Gifts For Their Employees

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If you thought Apple is a big corporate entity that doesn’t give a crap about their employees, you might want to think again. The Cuppertino based tech giant is giving away a few items for their retail sales employees, making their holidays a bit more cheerful. Unlike other companies, Apple’s employees will be gifted with a few items from the company’s range. Apple currently employs 110,000 people with around 30,000 of them working in retail stores. For the holiday season, Apple will be giving its retail employees a 9 month free subscription to Apple Music. This service is one of the more appealing streaming services

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Apple, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Apple launches official iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

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As an avid Apple iPhone user, I welcome this innovative product with great zeal. The Apple Smart Battery Case is just what you think it is. It’s a lightweight solution that connects to your iPhone, allowing you a prolonged battery life. While some other companies have made their own accessories in similar fashion, this is officially released by the Cuppertino giant and it should definitely work better. For example, it plugs in to iOS of your Apple smartphone giving you the battery charge information. A small convenience compared to third-party cases, but one after all. The device promises to add an additional usage life. According to

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Apple, Companies

Apple Releases Swift as Open Source

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Apple today announced that its Swift™ programming language is now open source. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. Introduced in 2014, Swift is the fastest growing programming language in history and combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.* Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Mobile, Operating Systems

Apple Advances Past The $1 billion sales mark in India

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Apple crossed the $1-billion sales mark in Indian operations for the first time, according to results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday. The company posted a 44% increase in sales and have doubled their profits overall. This marks success at yet another emerging market for Apple. The Indian market provides impressive sales, growth and revenue for the tech giant. The sales value of over $1 billion also marks another step in turning Apple into one of the biggest companies in the IT sector in the world today. Getting a better grip on markets like this will help in the quest of becoming

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Apple, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT)

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock

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The official Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock is now available to purchase from Apple.com. While the highly hyped Apple Watch didn’t come with an official magnetic charging dock, there were many third-party options available. This sort of rectifies the mistake made by the Cuppertino based company. The Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock comes with well-known Apple’s minimalistic design and it looks good. The white device will serve to charge your smart watch and provide owners with another novelty item to put on their desks and/or nightstands as well. With a white Apple Watch modelling the charger it will be interesting to see how green, red, orange

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, Videos

Apple’s new iPhone 6s ad features NBA star Steph Curry

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Unlike some past product campaigns, Apple went with an A-List of celebrities to promote their newest iPhone 6S. The addition of well-known public figures like Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez and Bill Hader helps with the product’s relevancy. This newest advert shows NBA star Stephen Curry, fresh off a championship campaign, doing some interesting bits and tricks with an Apple iPhone. The short video has the Golden State’s favorite player hitting a half court shot, confidently turning his back against the basket as the ball heads in the net and walking towards the camera with swag pouring from every step he takes. This advert gives us a

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Apple, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays

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Apple just updated the entire iMac family. The update brings brand new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. As you know, the Retina display brings superb and detailed image quality. It also provides the users with a great alternative for third-party displays. This in turn allows the workspace to be tidy and ensures a stylish work setup as well. Additionally the new Apple iMacs also bring updated and more powerful processors, graphics and two Thunderbolt 2 ports, alongside ew storage options that make the high-performance Fusion Drive even more affordable. Apple

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Apple Slated To Expand iCloud Data centers

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Even though their iCloud service has experienced growing pains, the need for additional space to provide safe storage for millions of their users is growing by the day. Everybody wishes to have their photos, videos and personal documents, all stored up safely and easily. Thanks to services such as iCloud from Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Amazon etc. – they are (most of the times) completely available. Currently, the tech giant from Cuppertino is doing a lot of new work to expand their iCloud data centers worldwide. They are rapidly building several new clusters of buildings for its data center near Reno, Nevada, but also, the company

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Report: Amazon To Ban Sales Of Apple TV And Google Chromecast

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In a true “gloves off” scenario, Amazon will ban the sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices in their shop, starting October 29th. This marks another chapter in the ever going battle of streaming services and providers. It seems that the online store giant is taking none of it from Google and Apple as it won’t allow Prime Video on neither the Apple TV and Chromecast devices. Likewise, the app is also not available for the Chromecast. The current generation of Apple TV (not the newly released one) is the 14th best selling device in the entire electronics section of Amazon. Currently is ranks 4th place

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Apple, VR World

Apple Sells Staggering 13 million iPhone 6s in launch weekend

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If you thought that 10 million Apple iPhone 6 devices sold during last year’s launch weekend was impressive, what will you then think about this year’s numbers. The company just sold a staggering 13 million iPhone 6S devices during the launch weekend, completing the amazing rollout of this device. “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history,” Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said. “Customers’ feedback is incredible and they are loving 3D Touch and Live Photos, and we can’t wait to bring iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to customers in

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It seems Apple’s decision to craft iPhone 6s out of 7000 series aluminum paid off

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Remember the whole ‘Bendgate’ scenario when the Apple iPhone 6 was released? It seems that the companie’s investment into crafting the new model out of sturdy and durable 7000 series aluminum paid off. The new iPhone 6S seems stronger, more resilient to bending and looking like a better made phone overall. The two guys from FoneFox will give you a real-life test of its capabilities and strength now. They’ve recorded a video, where they, employing various techniques and levels of force, try to bend the newest iPhone. In what looks like an impressive amount of force applied to bend the Apple iPhone, it doesn’t really

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Apple, Business, CPU, CPU Reviews, Hardware, VR World

Rumor: Apple’s Upcoming ‘A10’ is a Sexa-core Processor?

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According to a rumor, Apple’s next processor should bear the name ‘A10’ and it may come with as much as six-cores. It would be manufactured using a 14 nanometer production process and it would be produced by either Samsung in Texas or TMSC in Taiwan. Original rumor mentioned 10nm process node, but that just goes to show that original source should be taken with a kilogram of sea salt on its tail. These two companies would be competing for orders, the Weibo source said. We can get behind the naming, but the rest seems a bit off as Apple is not a company known for doing major internal hardware changes.

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Apple, Companies, VR World

T-Mobile CEO Says iPhone 6S Pre-Orders Up 30% From Last Generation

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According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, the mobile company has seen an increase of pre-orders in United States for the Apple iPhone 6S. The increase is stated at around 30 percent, compared to those for the last generation iPhone that was released last year. The claim was made by Legere himself, when he announced a special trade-in plan for people who want an iPhone 6S and already own the previous-generation phones. This enables users to obtain the new iPhone 6S through a lease for just $5 per month or, if they own an iPhone 5S, do the same, and pay $10 per month. That was

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Operating Systems, VR World

Pope’s Visit Might Delay Apple iPhone Deliveries

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It seems that Pope Francis will impact more than only the people who come to see him during his visit to United States. According to The Verge, some customers of the Apple iPhone 6S have been warned by the company that they may experience delays in the delivery of their smartphones. Here is the full letter released: Dear XXXX, Thank you for your recent Apple Store purchase. Your iPhone 6s 64GB Rose Gold is scheduled for delivery on Friday, September 25th. However, due to traffic restrictions expected for that day in New York City, your delivery may be delayed. If we’re unable to complete the

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Apple, Auto, Hardware, VR World

Report: Apple Car May Arrive in 2019, But No Self Driving

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The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday – citing individuals closely familiar with the project – that the upcoming Apple Car won’t have a self driving mode available. Even though the autonomous vehicle/model is still in the company’s long term plans, the first version of the automobile will have to have a human behind the wheel. According to the same report, Apple now employs around 600 people on this project. Trusting the same sources, it is believed that the Apple bosses gave the go ahead to triple that amount. This would add to 1,800 workers, dedicated in producing an Apple Car in the next few years. This

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Apple iPhone 6S Pricing And Availability Information

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After their launch event, Apple finally revealed availability and pricing for the all-new Apple iPhone 6S. While the device itself doesn’t bring a lot of new stuff, it clearly has a tight grip set on the mobile market. You do get the ‘optimized’ iOS9 upgrade (planned obsolescence), some minor styling changes and a more scratch resistant glass, improved aluminum case, changes to the front / rear camera and the way things are done on the phone. But for me as an example, this changes don’t do much to justify switching from the old to the new. The introduction of the 64-bit A9 chip will increase performance, but it is

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Apple, Biotech, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), iOS, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems

Johns Hopkins Will Use Apple Watch, ResearchKit For Upcoming Epilepsy Study

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According to Apple Insider, the Johns Hopkins’ ResearchKit study will utilize the health capabilities of Apple Watch for their upcoming pilepsy study with emphasis on seizure prediction. This marks one of the coolest ways to use this gadget from the Cuppertino based tech company. Event though Apple Watch hasn’t seen stellar sales numbers, its use is fairly well-known and studies like this could prove to be a valuable tool in health applications like this. In a nutshell, the Johns Hopkins University entered in a partnership with developer Thread Research, where they will harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on

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