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…

Apple granted second patent for its fold-able smartphone design

  Apple has been granted a second patent for its fold-able design for the iPhone, with screen folded inside it and another where the display wraps around the outside of the device like a book and double-hinged design which can carry both. Apple received its first patent back in 2016 for a fold-able phone. The…

Apple first US company to hit $1 trillion market value

Apple Shares hit the $1 trillion market value milestone on Thursday 2nd August 2018. The stock briefly hit the $207.05 per share price that was needed to bring it to the $1 trillion mark before retreating. The shares have soared after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Tuesday after the bell. The stock leapt 5.9 per…

Apple to stop Facebook fingerprinting web users

Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems. Apple’ software chief Craig Federighi, said at the WWDC developers conference, “We’re shutting down automatic tracking of web users without the owner’s permission,  unlike the web browser Safari which would…

Microsoft once saved Apple from Bankruptcy by investing $150m

Microsoft founded on April 1975, once invested $150 million to save Apple from Bankruptcy in 1997, when Microsoft’s market capitalisation was $146.68 billion. A deal was struck after Microsoft promised to support Microsoft Office for the Mac in return Apple agreed to make Internet Explorer its default web browser.

Apple reported record profits £14bn in quarterly profits.

Apple reported a record $20bn (£14bn) in quarterly profits, driven by strong growth in Japan and Europe, the result was a glimpse of sales figures for Apple’s expensive iPhone X. Tim Cook, CEO said demand for the product which starts at £1000 had surpassed expectations. Quarterly sales at Apple climbed by 13 per cent year-on-year…