Apple will pay up to $500 million US to settle slow iPhone lawsuit

Apple will pay up to $500 million US to settle slow iPhone lawsuit

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay up to $ 500 million US to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward […]

Apple TV Plus promises star-studded content, but can it compete in the streaming wars?

Apple TV Plus promises star-studded content, but can it compete in the streaming wars?

Apple TV Plus, which launches Nov. 1, is betting on A-list content and a lower subscription price as a means of competing in the increasingly saturated market of streaming services. Its headline series is The Morning Show, a high-production-value show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon as TV journalists in the post-#MeToo era. The cast also includes The Office‘s Steve Carell and Spotlight‘s […]

Apple hits record $1 trillion US stock market valuation

Apple hits record $1 trillion US stock market valuation

Apple Inc. became the first $ 1 trillion US publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fuelled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications. The tech company’s stock jumped 2.9 per cent to end the day at […]

Apple closing tech loophole police use to crack iPhones

Apple closing tech loophole police use to crack iPhones

Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.  The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are readily obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources. The privacy standard-bearer of the tech industry said it will […]

Apple removes Iranian apps from App Store: Reports

Amir Vahdat, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug 25, 2017 , Last Updated: 1:21 PM ET TEHRAN, Iran — Apple Inc. has removed all Iranian mobile apps from its App Store, authorities said Friday. Ali Maleki, who works for Iran’s biggest e-commerce site Digikala, told The Associated Press that the app was shut down around 10 days […]

Apple discontinues iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jul 28, 2017 , Last Updated: 4:27 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store […]

Apple teases virtual reality on Mac, updates to Siri, but no sign of Alexa-like speaker

Apple teases virtual reality on Mac, updates to Siri, but no sign of Alexa-like speaker

Apple unveiled a smart speaker called HomePod featuring the company’s Siri personal assistant on Monday, pitting the company against similar products from Google and Amazon. It was one of a string of updates announced during Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference conference, which included health-focused software updates for the Apple Watch, the next version of the mobile operating system iOS, and the arrival of […]

Faulty iPads lead to Apple customer service ordeal: Roseman

When a consumer product is defective and the manufacturer won’t help, I ask the retailer to step in. This did the trick for Verna Harrison and Don Dolson, whose Oreck air purifier stopped working after two years. The Truman Cell, the air purifier’s key component, had a three-year warranty. So, when the cell started to […]

Non-browning apple coming to U.S. next month but Canada will have to wait

Non-browning apple coming to U.S. next month but Canada will have to wait

The genetically modified non-browning apples a B.C. man has been developing for more than two decades will finally show up on some U.S. produce shelves next month. But Canada will have to wait to take its bite. The Arctic apple, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF), will start being sold in February at 10 different stores in the U.S Midwest — marking […]