Tag: Apple

USB 3.2 Type-C Specification Announced, Doubles Data Transfer Speeds

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has now announced a new USB Type-C specification – USB 3.2. It brings along double the data rates – with up to 20Gbps. However, while the aim of USB Type-C was to end the saga of multiple ports, this new added one defeats that purpose. The specification is expected to […]

Windows Bug Bounty Program Announced With Payouts Up to $250,000

To ensure Windows 10 is secure and bug-free, Microsoft has announced a fresh round of Windows Bounty Programme that will reward the bug finders up to $250,000 (roughly Rs. 1.6 crores) if they are able to discover exploits in Microsoft’s Hyper V virtualisation software. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000. Microsoft has been running the […]

Apple Changes Maps, App Store Icons in iOS 11 Beta

Since the announcement of iOS 11 in its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple has been tinkering with app icons in the beta version of the operating system with latest changes being made in the Maps and the App Store. The Maps icon now has a sliver of the Cupertino-based giant’s new spaceship campus, known as the Apple Park, The Verge reported on Monday. The […]

iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature that allows users to quickly disable Touch ID by simply tapping the power button five times, in situations where they can be physically forced to unlock their device […]

Apple’s iCloud Facility in China to Be Overseen by Guizhou Province

China’s Guizhou province, where Apple has set up its first data centre in the country, plans to create a working committee chaired by communist party members to oversee the US company’s iCloud facility. China has started to police the Internet more closely and introduced a new cyber-security law on June 1 that imposes tougher controls over data […]

Apple to Spend $1 Billion on TV Programming: Report

The potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix. While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly, a report that the iPhone maker could spend a billion dollars on its own shows suggested more disruption for a sector seeing rapid changes. The move by […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Sport ‘Force Touch’ Pressure Sensitive Display, Pre-Orders Start September 1: Reports

We may be few weeks away from the launch of Samsung’s next Galaxy Note smartphone but there has been no shortage of leaks and reports around the upcoming device. The latest in the series claim that the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may come with its own version of 3D Touch, a pressure sensitive display feature introduced by Apple on its […]

Apple Faces Antitrust Complaint by Developers in China

A Chinese law firm has filed a complaint against Apple on behalf of 28 local developers alleging the firm breached antitrust regulations. The complaint, lodged by Beijing-based Dare & Sure Law Firm, accuses Apple of charging excessive fees and removing apps from its local store without proper explanation, Lin Wei, an attorney at the firm told Reuters […]

Apple starts rolling out first WatchOS 3.2 developer beta with Theater mode, SiriKit

Apple has announced the availability of the first beta build of the upcoming WatchOS 3.2 operating system for Apple Watch. The software update, WatchOS 3.2 (14V5205d) is available for registered developers so that they can build watchOS applications for the next major release of the Apple Watch operating system. The beta reveals some pretty significant […]

Apple’s augmented reality glasses could be coming this year: Report

Apple may be developing a pair of AR glasses, which could launch by the end of 2017. Noted tech evangelist Robert Scoble has predicted the company is planning to release an AR headset in partnership with Germany’s Carl Zeiss. During a recent appearance on “This Week in Tech” podcast, he admitted sources at the “highest […]