Apple replaces user’s iPad for free after NASA rocket mishap

By on October 30, 2014 at 7:29 PM.

Apple replaces user’s iPad for free after NASA rocket mishap

Yesterday's NASA private Antares rocket mishap had a rather peculiar casualty. Along with the rocket that blasted seconds after the launch, a bystander witnessing the moment also had his iPad knocked down into a swamp, after which it refused to turn on. However, in a happier turn of events, Apple keeping its goodwill alive, replaced the iPad with a new one free of cost. More →
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is gay and proud

By on October 30, 2014 at 5:07 PM.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is gay and proud

Over the last couple of years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken a strong stance when it comes to LGBT rights, but has always remained silent on his sexuality. Today, in a public essay published on Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced his sexual orientation as gay. More →
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RCom’s zero plan offers iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for Rs 3,099 and Rs 3,599 respectively

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM.

RCom’s zero plan offers iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for Rs 3,099 and Rs 3,599 respectively

Last year, RCom announced its Zero plan offers for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, wherein you could buy these phones without any down payment on a two-year Rs 2,599 and Rs 2,999 monthly plans. Seems like RCom is set to introduce similar plans for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More →
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Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says Apple’s iPhone 6 design is very ‘HTC-like’, defends design theft allegations

By on October 29, 2014 at 3:17 PM.

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra says Apple’s iPhone 6 design is very ‘HTC-like’, defends design theft allegations

Xiaomi's Hugo Barra was at WSJD conference yesterday where he touched upon various topics including the long-standing accusation of Xiaomi stealing Apple's design. Barra, combating design theft allegations from Apple design chief Jony Ive, voiced his opinion saying that the design and engineering team at Xiaomi are inspired by great products just like everyone out there. He said that even Apple's iOS is inspired by many Android features, which it then later innovates around adding their own twist, and then later embedding it into its own eco-system. He also felt that the new iPhone 6 carried 'design elements that were very HTC-like'. More →
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iTunes music downloads are in a decline, Apple reveals in SEC filing

By on October 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM.

iTunes music downloads are in a decline, Apple reveals in SEC filing

Apple has today confirmed what has long been suspected — iTunes music sales have been falling. The Cupertino-based giant admitted in its annual report for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). More →
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Here’s why Apple discontinued the iPod Classic

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Here’s why Apple discontinued the iPod Classic

At Wall Street Journal’s WSJD Conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the reason behind discontinuing the iPod Classic. As is Apple’s traditions, after the launch of a new device it discontinues older devices, and this year post the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch, it quietly discontinued the iPod Classic and the iPhone 4S. More →
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Apple Pay crossed 1 million activations in first 72 hours: Tim Cook

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

Apple Pay crossed 1 million activations in first 72 hours: Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook today said that adoption of Apple Pay has been overwhelming. In a live interview at The Wall Street Journal: Digital conference, he revealed Apple Pay received over 1 million activations in first 72 hours. He added that the mobile payments platform is bigger than all contactless competitors combined. More →
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Apple is reportedly working on making iPhone’s NFC chips unlock building gates and in transit fare systems

By on October 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM.

Apple is reportedly working on making iPhone’s NFC chips unlock building gates and in transit fare systems

Apple will soon use the NFC chip found inside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for doing things other than enabling mobile payment Apple Pay. The Information reports that the company is in talks with keycard maker HID Global and Cubic to enable security features that will allow the NFC-equipped iPhone to be used as a pass to enter buildings and transit fare systems. More →
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Bendgate is back, iPad Air 2 also vulnerable to bending [video]

By on October 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

Bendgate is back, iPad Air 2 also vulnerable to bending [video]

As if the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate fiasco - where several people reported and demonstrated how seemingly easy it was to bend the phablet - wasn’t enough, Apple has a new thing to worry about. Its latest flagship iPad, the iPad Air 2 is also vulnerable to bending when put against a reasonably high amount of pressure, it seems. More →
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iFixit cracks open iPad mini 3, as expected finds exactly one major change

By on October 26, 2014 at 12:06 PM.

iFixit cracks open iPad mini 3, as expected finds exactly one major change

Apple launched the new iPad Mini 3 among several other devices, earlier this month. The successor to last year’s iPad mini with Retina display, the iPad mini 3 comes with a Touch ID sensor, and apparently that’s it. The iFixit folks cracked open the device to find exactly no other major changes inside the iPad mini 3. More →
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