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Apple Fires Engineer Over iPhone X Leak?
Engineer reportedly fired after his daughter posted a video of the iPhone X before the official launch. There’s a tale or two going around the internet, one that leaves so many unanswered questions as to be nearly unbelievable. Reportedly, an engineer at Apple invited his daughter – Brooke Peterson... Read more
Apple Investigating Reports Of ‘Serious Battery Failure’ On iPhone 8 Plus
Apple has admitted it’s looking into multiple reports of  swelling batteries in its new flagship iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. Pictures on social media and growing reports from tech websites and mainstream news media have shown a number of the high end iPhone 8 Plus handsets that appeared to have... Read more
Are Millennials Killing Apple, Too?
Price tag and wait for new iPhone X proving a turn off for Generation Y buyers. Millennials have been blamed for the death of everything good, from child-rearing, to date night, to home ownership. But a new finding from the tech sector might place the blame for yet another... Read more
Apple Watch Helped Red Sox ‘Cheat’
Boston baseball team accused of using tech to beat New York Yankees.  Major league baseball  – like mot other professional sports – has its ups and downs when it comes to scandals, but this one might be the most ridiculous one since the infamous New England Patriots “deflategate” fiasco. The... Read more
Tinder Tops Apple Store With New ‘Premium’ Feature
-For the first in its history, Tinder has become the top-grossing app in Apple’s online app store, beating the likes of Netflix, Candy-Crush, and other hit apps such as Clash Royale.  The sudden burst to the top of the charts comes straight after Tinder launched a paid-for ‘premium’ feature... Read more
Samsung vs iPhone Still A Game Of Catchup
Is the Galaxy Note 8 Samsung’s phoenix phone? It’s been a rough year-and-a-half for Samsung, who suffered the single most damaging product recall in smartphone history when its Galaxy 7 handsets began exploding. The situation was so dire that some airlines banned the phones from their planes, even while... Read more
Oops. Apple Leaks iPhone 8 While Testing A Firmware Update
Image adds weight to facial-recognition unlock rumours.  The internet is a-buzz right now with news garnered from a very uncharacteristic Apple foible, one that is so unlike the company that it smells intentional. It seems that months of speculation about the features and upgrades to the anticipated iPhone 8 (name... Read more
Apple Removes VPN Apps From China Store After Government Pressure. 
Apple puts profit and market access ahead of principles. Apple has bowed pressure from the Chinese government and has admitted it has removed all VPN (Virtual Private Network) services from the Chinese App store. VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas... Read more
Your iPhone May Soon Store Your Medical File
Apple appear to be making medical moves. In the latest “this could be amazing but no it’s probably not but oh wait yes it might be headline,” reports have surfaced that Apple might be engaged in some top-secret research and acquisitions that will someday enable your iPhone to store... Read more
Apple Defends Claims That It Violated Consumer Law
Case brought against Apple in Australia by ACCC. Consumer protection laws are tricky, and as such they can vary widely from one international market to another. Apple is learning that the hard way after investigators in Australia claim the company violated the protections already in place for the public.... Read more
iPhone 8 Features Rumored Ahead Of Fall Launch
The most accurate sneak peek yet at Apple’s flagship phone. There are already so many rumors swirling about the anticipated launch of the next generation of iPhone, even down to what the device will be called. While most of are habitually referring to it as an 8, other names... Read more
Apple Says Goodbye To iPhone 5 With iOS 11 Update
Full support for sixth generation handset ends.  Bad news for holdouts who don’t want to upgrade to the newest models of iPhone: Apple is discontinuing support for the iPhone 5 family of devices with the newest update to its mobile operating system. The announcements comes on the heels of... Read more
Apple Launches VA Music Speaker HomePod
HomePod combines Apple Music and natural voice interaction with Siri. As consumers, we can argue that a lot of the “new” technology launched in competitive retail isn’t really all that new. Certainly some eye-opening innovations come along every few years – many of us still remember the first time we held... Read more
Buying A New MacBook? Apple Says You Are
Apple’s sneaky strategy to replace your Mac laptop Longtime i-Something owners can attest to a common practice from Apple, and that’s the ongoing release of new versions of old hardware. The iPhone and iPads specifically release new models that come with key changes and upgrades, and even if you’re not... Read more
Update Your iOS Device Now
Latest iPhone Software Update ‘Addresses Some Serious Problems’ Apple released its iOS 10.2.1 recently, and many users probably hit “remind me later” more than a few times. But a new report on the content of the update sheds a little light on it: you should probably update this one... Read more
Apple And Ireland Appeal EU 13 billion Tax Fine
Apple has filed an appeal against the European Union ruling that says it has to pay up to €13 billion in back taxes to the Republic of Ireland, and across the globe. The ruling centres on an adjudication by the EU in August that stated categorically that Apple’s tax... Read more
U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Samsung In Apple Smartphone Battle
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with a whopping 8-0 majority on Tuesday in favour of Samsung in its big-money long running smartphone feud with Apple. The court rejected an earlier ruling that Samsung must pay $399 million to Apple for copying some parts from earlier model iPhone designs. In... Read more
New Emoji Set, Set To Arrive In 2017
New 2017 emoji collection to include Dracula, a breast-feeding icon, and a giraffe… A whole new generation of socially liberal and progressive emojis will be added to a digital device near you from March 2017. Unlike how many media commentators and pollsters failed to foresee a Trump victory in... Read more