Mobile 

Sprint and T-Mobile face another legal challenge to merger

The long-time effort by Sprint and T-Mobile to merge has hit another roadblock. New York and California’s state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger Tuesday, along with seven other states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. “When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” said Attorney General Letitia James. Both companies’ stocks fell on the news of the lawsuit. Shares of Sprint (S) dropped more than 6%, while T-Mobile (TMUS) fell 2%. The companies did not respond…

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Apple 

Apple has capacity to make all iPhones for US outside of China

Apple Inc. has a backup plan if the U.S.-China trade war gets out of hand. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s primary manufacturing partner has enough capacity to make all iPhones bound for the U.S. market outside of China if necessary, according to a senior executive at Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The Taiwanese partner now makes most of the smartphones in the Chinese mainland. Hon Hai board nominee and semiconductor division chief Young Liu made the comments at an investor briefing in Taipei on Tuesday. As the U.S.-China trade war is getting more grim…

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Mobile 

Daily mobile internet consumption to touch 79 minutes by 2021: Study

Television continues to engage consumers globally, including India, but the mobile internet is set to set to witness higher consumption per person on a daily basis. Indians spend an average of 144 minutes daily watching television, up from 140 minutes in 2013, according to a media consumption forecast by media agency Zenith. However, the growth in the time spent on the internet is the highest with media consumption on mobile internet going up from 9.4 minutes daily in 2013 to 54 minutes this year. According to the estimates, the time…

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Apple 

Apple dials accessibility as Indian developers begin to empower all

California: Helping people with disabilities to enjoy technology the way most of us do is a new challenge for the tech companies and Apple Inc. has stepped up efforts to make its devices accessible to more than one billion people living with some kind of disability. For the visually-challenged, the company last week introduced ‘Voice Control’ — a new experience that enables users to operate their iPhone, iPad or Mac entirely by their voice. Using the latest Siri speech recognition technology, Voice Control gets even more accurate text transcription and editing. Users can even use gestures like…

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Computer 

Chinese computer research body to cut ties with division of U.S.-based IEEE

SHANGHAI: Beijing-based technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) is suspending communications with a U.S. based engineers’ association in the latest example of fallout from the U.S. embargo on phone maker Huawei Technologies. The CCF said on Thursday it would suspend dealings with the publications division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a day after the latter confirmed it will bar Huawei staff from participating in certain aspects of the peer review process for its research papers. The conflict between the two organizations highlights how trade restrictions imposed on Huawei…

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Uncategorized 

First Apple computer made in 1976 to be auctioned online

In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever made, have survived and one of them could be yours as it goes for an online sale starting Thursday. A rare Apple-1 computer, the first personal computer ever made, will be sold by global auction house Christie’s during an online sale “On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World”. It is estimated to be sold between $4,00,000-$650,000 (Rs 2.81 to Rs 4.56 crore). Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and…

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Mobile 

Japan takes India to WTO over mobile phone import duties

Japan has complained at the World Trade Organisation about India’s duties on mobile phones, base stations and routers, and the circuit boards and other components that go into them, a WTO filing showed on Tuesday. Japan’s complaint, the first step in a legal dispute, said India had sought to foster domestic production by adjusting various taxes including customs duties, especially since it launched the “Make in India” campaign in September 2014. Some of the tariffs on goods of substantial interest to Japan were now “clearly in excess” of the rates…

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Apple Employees Starting to Receive Apple Cards (Photos)

Mobile leaker Ben Geskin shared images on Twitter of the consumer packaging of the new Apple credit card coming from Apple. Geskin reports some Apple employees are already starting to get the card which was announced in March. In the images, the actual Apple employee’s name was replaced by Geskin’s to protect their identify. The packaging shows a similar pairing process as the AirPods, with instructions to “Wake iPhone and hold here.” The Apple Card resides both digitally in your iPhone for Apple Pay payments but also comes in a physical form made entirely of titanium. The card…

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Apple 

Apple To Reveal Super-Cool New Apple Watch watchOS 6 Features, Report Says

It’s not long now until the keynote that will launch Apple’s World Wide Developers’ Conference – 10AM Pacific, Monday, June 3, as it happens. CEO Tim Cook has already hinted it’s going to be a good one. “This is one you won’t want to miss,” he insisted in the recent financials call. Apple Watch with colorful faces, ready for Spring. APPLE Now, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has indicated that the event will offer new tools and striking extra features in the software announced. Including for the next iteration of operating software for Apple Watch, doubtless…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy M40 to replace Galaxy M30 as most premium Galaxy M phone: All you need to know

Samsung Galaxy M40 is coming soon(Samsung ) Samsung earlier this year introduced a new Galaxy M series of budget and mid-range phones for India. Taking on Xiaomi’s popular Redmi series, Samsung’s new Galaxy M phones offer competitive set of specifications along with affordable price tags. Its Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 have received mostly positive reviews. So far, Galaxy M30 has been the most premium Galaxy M phone. But it might change soon as Samsung is working on a new Galaxy M40 smartphone with better specifications and features. The latest Galaxy M…

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