Technology

Apple Pay takes on China’s internet kings in mobile payments

Apple Inc launched its mobile payment system in China on Thursday in a bid to convince the hundreds of millions of users of the country’s entrenched, dominant services to switch. “We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told Reuters in an interview in Beijing. In an early boost, China’s biggest ... Read More »

What Apple and the U.S. government are fighting over

Apple Inc is resisting a federal court order that it help the U.S. government break into the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in a December shooting in San Bernardino, California, which the government has described as a terror attack. The following is an explanation of the technology and data privacy issues at ... Read More »

Exclusive: Amazon expanding deliveries by its ‘on-demand’ drivers

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. The move, which has not been announced publicly, is the latest sign that the world’s ... Read More »

U.S. DOJ is asking Apple for access to one device – White House

The court ruling ordering Apple Inc. to help unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers represents just one case, the White House said on Wednesday, emphasizing that the U.S. Department of Justice is asking the tech giant for access to a single device. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest deferred to the ... Read More »

Apple opposes order to help unlock California shooter’s phone

Apple Inc opposed a court ruling on Tuesday that ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from a San Bernardino shooter, heightening a dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over the limits of encryption. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the court’s demand threatened the security of Apple’s customers and had “implications far beyond the legal ... Read More »

Aston Martin to develop electric car with China’s LeEco

Aston Martin set up a venture with Chinese consumer electronics group LeEco to jointly develop the British luxury car brand’s first electric vehicle, an example of the deepening ties between the technology and automotive industries. Companies like Alphabet and LeEco are developing automotive expertise because they want to broaden their reach beyond computers and cellphones into cars, while automakers want ... Read More »

Twitter not reliable predictor of election outcomes: study

In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate gets, according to the study from the Social Science Computer Review. The study, ... Read More »

U.S. planned major cyber attack on Iran if diplomacy failed – NYT

The United States had a plan for an extensive cyber attack on Iran in case diplomatic attempts to curtail its nuclear programme failed, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a forthcoming documentary and military and intelligence officials. Code-named Nitro Zeus, the plan was aimed at crippling Iran’s air defences, communications systems and key parts of its electrical power ... Read More »

U.S. appeals court upholds Apple e-book settlement

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Apple Inc’s $450 million settlement of claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected a challenge by e-books purchaser John Bradley to the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of Apple’s class-action antitrust settlement with consumers and 33 state ... Read More »

Air by Leaf Technologies – The Future of Home Automation is Already Knocking at Your Doors

Air is a fabulous product that intelligently manages all the electrical appliances in your home. This device carefully understands and learns the patterns of your usage of electrical equipment in your home and manages the same efficiently. Air is gaining immense popularity and the customer base of Leaf Technologies has shot up drastically. Air cleverly reduces your energy consumption, thereby ... Read More »