Apple inks content deal with Spielberg, NBCUniversal

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Apple Inc has signed a content deal with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal television production business, the Wall Street Journal reported. The deal involves a 10 episode reboot of “Amazing Stories,” a science fiction and horror anthology series that ran on NBC in the 1980s and was created by Spielberg, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The budget for the series will be more than $5 ...

EU takes Ireland to court for not claiming Apple tax windfall

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The European Commission said on Wednesday it was taking Ireland to the European Court of Justice for its failure to recover up to 13 billion euros ($15.3 billion) of tax due from Apple Inc, a move labelled as “regrettable” by Dublin. The Commission ordered the US tech giant in August 2016 to pay the unpaid taxes as it ruled the firm had received illegal state aid, one of a number of deals the EU has targeted between multinationals and usually smaller EU states. ...


Apple unveils iPhone X

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Apple unveils iPhone X in major product launch

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a redesigned product of glass and stainless steel with an edge-to-edge display that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook called "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." The phone features wireless charging, an infrared camera and special hardware for facial recognition, which will replace the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone. The home button found on previous iPhones is also gone, and users will instead ...

iPhone X: New Apple gadget leaks days before official release

Monday, 11 September 2017

Only two days before the iPhone 8’s official release, a leak on Saturday revealed that Apple has another device in store, the iPhone X. The news first appeared on an Apple news website 9to5Mac, claiming that the iPhone X will be revealed on Tuesday alongside the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, reported The Guardian. The phone is rumored to be priced at $1,000. READ ALSO: 24 carat gold plated iPhone 8 starts at $50,000 While recent news suggests the release date may be pushed back due to ...

24 carat gold plated iPhone 8 starts at $50,000

Saturday, 9 September 2017

While the world awaits Apple’s new iPhone 8, set to be unveiled on September 12, there are rumors claiming that due to some production malfunctions, the launch date may be delayed. READ ALSO: Apple’s new iPhone could face supply shortfalls after launch It also appears that the iPhone 8 will be the most expensive smartphone in comparison to its predecessors. According to technology experts, the new OLED screen used in the iPhone 8, provided by Samsung, costs twice as much ...

Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streaming

Friday, 8 September 2017

Television is one of the few screens that has Apple hasn’t conquered, but that may soon change. The world’s richest company is appears ready to aim for its own Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.”Apple lured away two longtime TV executives Jaime Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg from Sony Corp. in June and has given them $1 billion to spend on original shows during the next year, according to ...

New grounds broken by Microsoft and Amazon on AI voice wars

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 and Microsoft Corp have joined forces to let their voice-controlled virtual assistants talk to each other, offering users the ability to seamlessly tap into work, their homes and shop online. The partnership is the first time two technology companies open up their artificial intelligence-powered virtual aides to each other, and will be aimed at outsmarting rivals Google Assistant and Apple’s Siri. The move in itself is rare as most virtual assistants ...

Know the next big leap for Apple after the iPhone

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Apple’s iPhone may be ready for its next big act - as a springboard into “augmented reality,” a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.If you’ve heard about AR at all, it’s most likely because you’ve encountered “Pokemon Go,” in which players wander around neighborhoods trying to capture monsters only they can see on their phones.AR is also making its way into education and some industrial ...

Dubai firm behind Apple’s ‘flying’ roof creating largest sliding dome in Mecca

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A Dubai-based technology firm who was behind Apple’s new flying roof has revealed to Al Arabiya English their latest project - a sliding dome in Mecca, believed to be the largest in the world. Premier Composite Technologies (PTC) was recently in the spotlight for creating the saucer-shaped roof of the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s new headquarters in California. After grabbing headlines for creating the world’s largest freestanding carbon fiber roof that is expected to be the ...

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