Apple Acquires RealFace, an Israeli Facial Recognition Startup [Report]

Apple Acquires RealFace, an Israeli Facial Recognition Startup [Report]

Apple has reportedly acquired facial recognition startup RealFace in a deal pegged at “several million dollars.” The startup has apparently developed facial recognition software which offers a biometric login. The Realface website was offline Sunday and the LinkedIn description read as follows, “Our technology provides our customers and end-users with the highest level of authentication and security available on all […]

     
 
 

Apple’s WWDC is Happening on June 5th; Comes Back to San Jose After 15 Years

Apple’s WWDC is Happening on June 5th; Comes Back to San Jose After 15 Years

Apple will be showcasing the next versions of its platforms this year on June 5th at their 28th annual Worldwide Developer Conference, WWDC. Although, the biggest change this time is the location which is moved over to San Jose, closer to the company’s corporate campus in Cupertino, instead of San Francisco. The event will be held the week of June […]

     
 
 

Samsung to Supply Additional 60 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8 [Report]

Samsung to Supply Additional 60 Million OLED Panels for iPhone 8 [Report]

Apple has reportedly placed an order for an additional 60 million AMOLED panels from the display wing of its arch-rival, Samsung Electronics. This comes soon after the Cupertino giant inked a deal with Samsung Display for supplying a total of 100 million OLED panels. It is believed that all these OLED displays, that are reportedly being sourced from Samsung, would […]

     
 
 

iPhones to get Wireless Charging and new 3D Touch Sensor in 2017 [KGI Report]

iPhones to get Wireless Charging and new 3D Touch Sensor in 2017 [KGI Report]

Apple’s iPhone lineup commands a great deal of interest from all quarters even before the new iteration is released. With the onset of 2017, most of us are already looking forward to the Apple’s next iPhone and it is only natural that the predictions and speculations start rolling. A new report from KGI suggests that all the iPhone models launched […]

     
 
 

Apple to Start Making iPhones at Bengaluru Facility in India

Apple to Start Making iPhones at Bengaluru Facility in India

Apple had been mulling to establish an iPhone production facility in India and had also submitted a list of preconditions, including 15-year custom duty holiday for importing various iPhone kits and other equipment. The government agreed to the terms but they were not concurring with the 15-years time frame. In the meanwhile, Apple has zeroed in on Bengaluru as the […]

     
 
 

Chip and Charge: The Qualcomm-Apple Fracas

Chip and Charge: The Qualcomm-Apple Fracas

Qualcomm is one of the best-known names in the mobile phone industry. The company’s Snapdragon line of chipsets has now become the equivalent of “Intel Inside” for smartphones. Considering the fact that SoC (System on Chip) plays a very important role in smartphones, Qualcomm’s influence amongst component makers far outweighs everyone else’s. The Snapdragon 810 might have been a disaster […]

 
     
 
 

Why did Apple Sue Qualcomm in the US and Now in China? [FAQ]

Why did Apple Sue Qualcomm in the US and Now in China? [FAQ]

After suing Qualcomm in the US, Apple has now sued the American chipmaker in China in a lawsuit which states that the chipmakers patent-practicing amounts to “extortion.” Since Apple filed two more lawsuits in Beijing’s Intellectual Property Court, the accusations are much clearer and in the wild. Furthermore, the lawsuits state that Qualcomm abused its dominant position. As part of […]

     
 
 

[Tech Ad-Ons] Apple AirPods: Eye Candy for Ear Candy!

[Tech Ad-Ons] Apple AirPods: Eye Candy for Ear Candy!

It has been around 41 years since the Cupertino mammoth has been advertising and it has been a roller coaster so far. From early Macintosh ads to ‘Shot on iPhone’ ads, Apple has tried to provide something new on the table each time it has advertised any of its product in the simplest possible way. Yes, the release of the […]

     
 
 

Apple Hikes App Store Pricing by 33% in India

Apple Hikes App Store Pricing by 33% in India

Following alterations in exchange rates and taxation policy, Apple is deploying a significant price hike on its app store in certain regions. The change will be implemented across apps and games of all tiers including in-app purchases bringing India, Turkey and the United Kingdom on par with the rates in the United States. The Cupertino giant has sent notifications to […]