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Apple’s new iPad Pro is aimed at anyone still using an old PC

Apple’s new iPad Pro is aimed at anyone still using an old PC

Last week, Apple Inc’s marketing chief Phil Schiller said that the new iPad Pro of the company is aimed at the ones who still use an old PC. So far, there isn’t any assurance over whether Apple’s iPad Pro can withstand that promise or not. Firstly, it doesn’t have some tools that are must for PC-like work, mainly a mouse or a trackpad.

Moreover, Apple will reduce the utility of the tablets by making it harder than it must be for workplace software creators to earn money via its App Store.

As there is much competition in this field with competitors including Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., in the race to come up with hybrids of tablets and PCs that can work as both, Apple has missed a golden chance to dominate the touch-based world it led with the iPhone.

Apple CareKit lets patients share data with researchers and keep tabs on their medical conditions

Apple CareKit lets patients share data with researchers and keep tabs on their

CareKit is a brand new tool that allows patients share data with researchers and stay updated on their medical conditions.

CareKit is new project under Apple's medical-research platform, ResearchKit. The tool is meant for a wide spectrum of patients, not only for the ones participating in medical studies. The tool can be used by any health-app maker to let patients easily share their health details with the ones concerned about their health. Users can also get other information related to their health, like exercise results.

Thomas Goetz, founder of Iodine, which is one of six CareKit launch partners, said that the software is free and open-source, which means in theory, it may even function on other platforms such as Android.

Samsung Electronics Co. agrees to pay Apple Inc. $548 million this month in court-ordered damages

Samsung Electronics Co. agrees to pay Apple Inc. $548 million this month in cour

Samsung Electronics Co. has decided to pay $548 million to Apple Inc. this month in court-ordered damages. The agreement has marked that the first meaningful exchange of money from a roughly 5- year-long patent quarrel between the smartphone companies.

On Thursday, in a filing in US District Court in San Jose, Calif., Samsung said that it is going to pay the damages after the company’s latest appeal in the case got denied by a court. But, Samsung said that it could look for reimbursement from Apple on the basis of any future rulings from the US Supreme Court or the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Businesses squeezed between Apps and Mobile Web

Businesses squeezed between Apps and Mobile Web

Tech giants Apple and Google are the most valuable brands in the world. Apple’s iPhones and other gadgets are gaining attention of smartphone lovers, while Google’s mobile web is making several things easy for users. Today, the main objective of tech giants should be to offer simple and inexpensive Internet to users, but Apple’s focus on apps and Google’s focus on mobile web are making businesses grappling with online world.

World’s Famous Medical Research Facilities Join Hands with Apple in Effort to Cure Autism

World’s Famous Medical Research Facilities Join Hands with Apple in Effort

Recently several famous medical facilities of the world showed interest in collaborating with Apple’s ResearchKit for iPhone and Apple Watch to support the effort to help cure diseases like autism, epilepsy, and melanoma.

In the new research, studies using ResearchKit researchers will rely on participants that use the mobile apps. It will allow the users to complete active tasks, submit survey responses, and choose how their health data is shared with researchers. The major goal of ResearchKit is to make contributions to medical research even easier.

Researchers from Duke University and Duke Medicine will review Apple's ResearchKit for its ‘Autism & Beyond’ app that has been specifically designed for parents with concerns about autism and other developmental issues.

iPhone 6S Finally Available To Customers

iPhone 6S Finally Available To Customers

Gadget lovers or the entire world has been eyeing Apple’s new handsets i.e. iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus and now the tech giant has finally unveiled the new iPhones and has finally made it available to public.

This year’s release is the second generation to feature the 4.7-in and 5.5-in displays. As per gadget experts these new handsets are slightly larger and heavier, but look very similar to their predecessors.

This year the company has launched a new color for the iPhones i.e. the ‘Rose Gold’ color. Apart from their appearance, the iPhone 6S models are very different from the once previously launched by the company.

17-Year-Old credits His Apple Watch for Saving His Life

17-Year-Old credits His Apple Watch for Saving His Life

A high school senior from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, said his Apple Watch helped to save his life after he fell ill during a football practice. The high school senior, Paul Houle Jr., said he started to have sudden pain in his chest.

Houle, Tabor Academy senior in Cape Cod, said after the practice, he went to take a nap. It was the time when his Apple watch showed that his heart rate was 145. Later when he went to hospital, he learned that he had heart, liver and kidney failure, which could have been fatal if not diagnosed on time.

The teenager said that if his Apple Watch had not shown him the heart rates, he would have not gone to hospital and the situation might have worsened.

Apple releases watchOS 2 Software

Apple releases watchOS 2 Software

On Monday, Apple finally released watchOS 2. Earlier, the tech giant delayed the launch after finding a critical bug. The newly released software will allow users of Apple Watch access third-party apps, custom photo watch faces, a brand new Time Travel function, nightstand mode, and a many other exciting services.

Now, Apple Watch owners will be able to download the new update by going on Apple Watch iPhone app and then selecting Software Update after navigating to the General menu. According to experts, users are advised to install the new version wirelessly.

The company said that users who want to install the new update should connect their watch to its charger. The new watchOS 2 enables users to make their own watch face complications.

Apple really building an Electric Car

Apple really building an Electric Car

Earlier, there were rumors that American multinational technology company Apple was planning to build an electric car. Some new reports have suggested that the iphone-maker was serious about manufacturing the car. There are possibilities that Apple will launch its long-rumored electric car in 2019.

While talking to The Wall Street Journal, sources familiar with the company's plan said the Apple's future car will be electric, and a later model could be fully autonomous. According to the sources, the company is seriously working on its Project Titan and could soon triple the employees working on the project.

Apple watch helps save Massachusetts teen athlete’s life

Apple watch helps save Massachusetts teen athlete’s life

A Massachusetts teen has given credit to his Apple Watch for saving his life, and the ordeal has earned him an internship with the tech giant. Paul Houle, a high school football player, checked his heart rate using watch after he experienced chest and back pains following a long day practice in the heat.

Houle said that he tested his heart rate, and it was around 145 for about two hours after practice. He was diagnosed with a condition known as rhabdomyolysis, or rhabdo for short.

Houle stayed in the hospital for three days, and was not able to move. Even seven days after the incident, he still wasn't allowed to play football.

Apple comes out with leasing offer for latest iPhone

Apple comes out with leasing offer for latest iPhone

Apple has habit of surprising its customers through its new launches. In its September 9 event, Apple has launched many new products including a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a sophisticated stylus, a revised Apple TV, and the refreshed iPhone. The company has also announced that the latest iPhone can also be purchased through monthly payments starting at $32 and customers getting free upgrades after every year.

Peter Karazeris, a senior equity analyst for Thrivent Asset Management, who owns $400 million worth of Apple's shares, said that the announcement will definitely move Apple's stock and especially when iPhone's sales account for 56% of Apple's revenue.

Apple’s New Plan Allow Users to Finance New iPhones through Monthly Installments

Apple’s New Plan Allow Users to Finance New iPhones through Monthly Installments

The American multinational technology giant Apple Inc has just introduced a new plan under which it allows users to finance unlocked versions of the new iPhones through monthly installments.

The monthly installment will be starting from $32, said Apple. Until now, customers could only lease subsidized phones on two-year contracts requiring an up-front payment.

Susquehanna analysts wrote in a note on Thursday that they hope this program would act as a tailwind for iPhone sales, since they serve to shorten the replacement cycle.

The deal for iPhone owners, which will initially apply to the United States and 11 other key markets including China, has so far emerged as one of the most positive announcements that has been made at Apple’s annual launch event.

Apple's two-year contract struggles to impress Buyers

Apple's two-year contract struggles to impress Buyers

Apple Inc's new financing plan for sale of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus does not seem to have gone down well with the American population that has been fed of the 'two-year contract' system.

The two-year contract, which limits the buyers from owning the phone, has been already annoying the population in America. Now that Apple took up the same policy, it came as a jolt to smartphone pricing index.

On Wednesday, Apple announced iPhone 6S that would start at $199 EMI with a new two-year contract, and the 6S Plus would be available at $299 on contract. Apple banked too much on this new marketing policy. However, the absence of any discount plans in the announcements disappointed the buyers.

Apple heavily reliant on its iPhone

Apple heavily reliant on its iPhone

There was a time when Apple was known as Apple Computer Inc. and was famous for the Apple Macintosh. But now things have changed and it’s now a hardcore smartphone company. It is being said that Apple relies heavily on its iPhone.

It does not happen with any other smartphone company that people camp outside their stores the way they do outside Apple stores. They do so just to have the latest iPhones and it happens every time when the company launches the new model. It is something that becomes something of legend.

It has been seen Apple is known for maintaining complete secrecy about its gadgets before launch. It may have to do with the company’s protocol. But the rumors before the launch with regard to new features take excitement to a different level.

Apple likely to come up with fuel cell that could power a MacBook for weeks

Apple likely to come up with fuel cell that could power a MacBook for weeks

A patent has been filed by Apple for a new power technology that could possibly be able to keep a MacBook running for weeks without a recharge. The patent is for a fuel cell system, small internal power source that is not going to add weight to the flagship laptop. Referring especially to Apple's MagSafe charger for MacBooks, it might not be used for iPhones or iPads.

Apple has filed a patent for a latest power technology that is likely to keep a MacBook running for weeks without recharging. The patent has been made for a fuel cell system which will be so tiny that it won't add any weight to the flagship laptop. It is referred especially for Apple's MagSafe charger for MacBooks, which shows that it might not work for iPhones or iPads.

Apple’s Ad Blocking is likely to be a nightmare for Publishers

Apple’s Ad Blocking is likely to be a nightmare for Publishers

pple Inc.'s initiative to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads has troubled publishers and heightened tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors. With the upcoming version of Apple's mobile-operating system, users will be able to install apps that prevent ads from showing up in its Safari browser. The version is going to be out next month.

Apple's move of putting such 'ad blockers' within reach of a huge number of iPhone and iPad users has threatened to disrupt the $70 billion yearly mobile-marketing business. There are many publishers and tech firms that look up to generate far more revenue from an increasing mobile audience. As a result if less number of users will see ads than publishers etc. will get to collect very less revenue.

Next Apple TV could be double in price, says new report

Next Apple TV could be double in price, says new report

According to reports, on September, a new Apple TV is likely to be shown at Apple’s big iPhone event. Reports suggested that it could be more than double in price. 9to5Mac has reported that you need to spend between $US149 and $US199 for the next generation Apple TV. It would probably translate to around $250 in Australia. It’s a huge hike as compared to the present cost that is $US69 in the States and $109 locally.

If we take a look over the price hike then it would mean that Apple’s streaming box is notably going to be more costly in comparison to Google’s Chromecast and even Telstra’s soon to hit the market gadget, Roku based Telstra TV which is likely to cost around $100.

Apple CEO reassures Shareholders about Its Business in China

Apple CEO reassures Shareholders about Its Business in China

Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer, took an unusual step reassuring shareholders on Monday about its business in China. The statement came ahead of a 13% drop and rebound in stock of the iPhone maker.

Sudden drop in the Chinese stock market and Beijing’s recent devaluation of yuan have shaken Apple investors that were already worried about slowing growth in the world’s No. 2 economy.

Cook took a daring step by commenting on Apple’s business health midway through a financial quarter. Before the opening bell on Wall Street, Cook sent his response in an email saying that iPhone activations in China had accelerated over the past few weeks.

Apple announces Replacement Programme for some iPhone 6 plus models taking blurry photos

Apple announces Replacement Programme for some iPhone 6 plus models

On Saturday, Apple announced some of the iPhone 6 plus handsets sold between September 2014 and January 215 could be affected by manufacturing defect and there could be a camera flaw in the handsets. The eligible handsets will be replaced for free.

The defect is in the real iSight camera. Due to the defect, the handsets provide blurry photos. The company has mentioned that customers can submit their affected iPhones at any authorized Apple service provider.

Inspection will be carried out to verify the eligibility of device under the replacement program and the eligible handsets will be replaced for free. Apple has also started a support page in which owners can known if their phone is included in the recall or not by entering their iPhone 6 Plus' serial number on the website.

Apple Working To Build Self-Driving Car

Apple Working To Build Self-Driving Car

The Guardian has learned that Apple is building a self-driving car in Silicon Valley. The multinational technology giant is looking for some secure locations in the San Francisco bay area to test the car.

In May, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project team met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles.

In correspondence obtained by the Guardian under a public records act request, Apple engineer Frank Fearon wrote, “We would ... like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need to coordinate around other parties who would be using [it].”



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