Apple Card woos users with White titanium bank card

Apple’s first foray into personal finance includes a white platinum bank card with 16-digit numbers. Apple actually wants people to pay for goods using Apple Pay via iPhone or Apple Watch. The card’s hardware is mostly irrelevant as Apple incentivises consumers not to use it, giving 1 per cent cashback on purchases made with the…

Alphabet ovetakes Apple and becomes king of cash pile

Alphabet, Google’s parent company has become the King of the corporate cash pile after beating Apple the iPhone maker who had this title for the last decade, but reduced its financial reserves by $60bn in the past 18 months. Apple’s holding of cash and marketable securities, net of debt, has dropped to $102bn, down from…

Jony Ive Apple Design Genius leaving the company

Sir Jonathan Paul Ive (Jony Ive), the British born industrial designer who created the first iPhone, The MAC, iPod, and turned a faded Silicon Valley giant into the world’s most valuable company, will leave Apple this year after more than two decades to start his own design company after nearly 30 years with the tech…

Apple brakes through $1tn barrier

  Apple revisited $1tn valuation on iPhone yesterday as Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief at signs that it has put the worst of the iPhone tumble behind it. The tech had predicted a quicker rebound than expected from a six month revenue slide, caused by weaker iPhone handset sales, especially in China. The…

Apple and Qualcomm settle after two years of patent disputes

Apple and Qualcomm have decided to drop all ongoing litigation and settle their royalty disputes by reaching an agreement on global patent license and chipset supply. The Trump administration’s  vision of finding a national technology front runner for the forthcoming wave of 5G wireless communication may be coming true. Qualcomm’s legal settlement with Apple this…

Bugs shut down 24-hour US-Apple store

Bugs of a different kind, bed bugs temporarily shut down a 24-hours on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Staff were ordered to pack their belongings in plastic bags last Friday after a bed bug was spotted in a manager’s office. Eventually a beagle dog sniffed out the bugs in the locker area. According to an…

Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…

Apple in the process for fixing eavesdropping Face Time bug

Apple Face Time software  has a major flaw acknowledged by Apple, which allowed for brief eavesdropping –even if the recipient did not pick up and in some cases the target iPhone could send video without the receiver’s knowledge. Apple’s status page shows it has disabled the ability for users to make group calls on Face…