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Apple cracks down on 3rd-party parental control apps

LONDON: Apple has always believed that parents should have tools to manage their children’s device usage. It’s the reason they created, and continue to develop, Screen Time. Other apps in the App Store, including Balance Screen Time by Moment Health and Verizon Smart Family, give parents the power to balance ...

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Apple sued for $1 billion after accusing teen of theft

NEW YORK: Apple is being sued for $1 billion by an 18-year-old New Yorker, identified as Ousmane Bah, who claims that the multi-billion-dollar company made several false accusations of theft against him and caused “severe stress and hardship.” The teen has filed a lawsuit at the Southern District Court of ...

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Apple pulls plug on AirPower wireless charging mat

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple confirmed that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices. The project announced in late 2017 proved to be an engineering challenge, Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told AFP. ...

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Apple to introduce a foldable mobile phone

LONDON: Taking a cue from Samsung, Apple is working to launch a phone that folds. A new patent filed by the Cupertino, California based iPhone maker, is all set to introduce the phone that it describes as ‘the purported device with a flexible display that enables it to fold in ...

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Huawei ranks world’s third biggest chip buyer

BEIJING – Huawei Technologies Co. ranked the world’s third-largest buyer of semiconductors in 2018, following Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc, the China Daily reported, citing a recent report by U.S.-based research firm Gartner Inc. The Chinese tech company spent over 21 billion U.S. dollars on semiconductor chips last year, ...

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Apple agrees 500-mln-euro tax settlement with France

PARIS: Apple said Tuesday it had reached an agreement with French authorities to settle 10 years of back taxes, becoming the latest US company to reach a deal with France which has led a European push for higher taxes on tech giants. French news weekly L’Express reported that Apple had ...

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Apple apologizes for FaceTime bug

LONDON: Apple recently acknowledged the Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on others, and apologized for it. However, the fix, which was supposed to come this week, has been delayed to next week. The bug was discovered earlier this week after people caused uproar about privacy concerns. However, ...

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Apple announces debut of Microsoft Office in online App Store

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc. announced that Microsoft Office 365 is available for the first time on Mac App Store where Apple users can download directly the signature apps such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel that are popular in Microsoft Windows system. The debut of the Microsoft Office in Apple Store ...

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Chinese court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering ...

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Facebook to Pay $100 Million in Italian Fiscal Accord

LONDON: Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay more than 100 million ($114 million or roughly Rs. 800 crores) to end a fiscal fraud dispute, Italian tax authorities said. Italy has already drawn similar agreements from Amazon, Apple, and Google, joining EU neighbours seeking a bigger tax take from multinationals ...

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