iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but Apple could benefit from upcoming regulatory change

A pair of reports this week detail Apple’s ongoing struggles in India, but also note a point of hope for the company. The Economic Times reports that iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but that India regulators are looking to ease local sourcing rules – which could help Apple’s efforts to open retail stores in the country. … Read more iPhone sales continue to fall in India, but Apple could benefit from upcoming regulatory change

Apple May Finally Shutter iTunes, But the iTunes Era Ended Long Ago

Apple is widely expected to formalize the end of iTunes as we know it at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose, Calif. Monday, when the company will give us a first view at the next versions of its desktop and mobile operating systems. As part of that update, Apple is poised to unveil new standalone music, TV and podcasts … Read more Apple May Finally Shutter iTunes, But the iTunes Era Ended Long Ago

Apple became the greatest. But is its crown slipping?

 ‘Back up, sucker!’: Muhammad Ali in Apple’s memorable 1997 advertising campaign. Photograph: The Advertising Archives In 1997, as it was attempting to resuscitate itself from corporate near-suicide, the tech company Apple ran a series of adverts imploring punters to “Think Different”. One used old footage of former heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, shadow-boxing at a camera and mocking … Read more Apple became the greatest. But is its crown slipping?

Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Shareholders and parents have been asking Apple for months to address how addictive smartphones are and to offer tools to deal with the problem. Late Wednesday, Apple posted a new resource page outlining what parents can do now to monitor their kids’ iPad and iPhone use. There are no new features on this resource page, though Apple in January said that it … Read more Apple’s New Families Section Has Parental Control Tips, but No New Tools

Kitchen gadgets review: Penneli garlic peeler – weird and ugly but works

Rhik ponders the possiblities of the Penneli garlic peeler. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian What? The Penneli garlic peeler (£8.95 luckies.co.uk) is an externally ridged silicone pipe. When garlic cloves are placed within, axial rotation under pressure dislodges their protective sheathes. Why? When cooking, you don’t want skin in the game. Well? As in the … Read more Kitchen gadgets review: Penneli garlic peeler – weird and ugly but works

Tablet shipments kept going down in Q3, but Apple gained

The third quarter of 2017 ended with 40 million tablets shipped globally, IDC said in its latest report. Growing demand for phones and traditional PCs strengthening their positions have been pointed out as the main reasons for the shipments decline for a 12th consecutive quarter. According to the analysts, the fall is 5.4% from 42.3 … Read more Tablet shipments kept going down in Q3, but Apple gained

iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug

Now that iOS 11 is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and users who have already jumped onto the latest mobile operating system version from Apple will have found tons of new features to play around with. The most noticeable and talked about features among them is the new customisable Control Centre that brings all quick controls … Read more iOS 11’s Control Centre Does Not Turn Off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Completely but Apple Says It’s Not a Bug

Facebook Did Shut Down AI System, But Not Because Things Went Out Of Control

Amid the battle of words between billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk over the future of artificial intelligence last week, a story that suggested that Facebook had to shut down an AI program went viral. We may have gotten carried away by the pun, however. According to reports, Facebook had to shut down an AI program after two bots created their … Read more Facebook Did Shut Down AI System, But Not Because Things Went Out Of Control

Apple is losing staff by the dozen. But that’s not a problem

Dozens of high-ranking Apple staffers have departed the company for rivals this year, the latest of which is Tanya Ridd, head of Apple’s corporate PR in Europe, who last week ditched the iPhone maker for Snap.Ridd’s move follows a swathe of Apple employees running to Tesla, including Bas Ording, Apple UI designer; Chris Lattner, head developer … Read more Apple is losing staff by the dozen. But that’s not a problem

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Finally Launched in India, But You Can Buy Only One of Them in June

At the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 India launch event, HMD Global announced the  in Delhi saw the three smartphones finally make their debut in the Indian market. However, only the budget Nokia 3 will be available for purchase in the country in June, and consumers will have to wait till July to get … Read more Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 Finally Launched in India, But You Can Buy Only One of Them in June