Google Pixel 4 May Offer Improved Dual-SIM Functionality Like 2018 iPhones, Tips AOSP Commit

The Google Pixel 4 might support Dual SIM, Dual Standby (DSDS) protocol Google’s next Pixel flagship is still a long time away, but it appears that the upcoming smartphone might offer better dual SIM functionality than the current crop and previous generation Pixel smartphones. As per the recent commit changes spotted in the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Gerrit, the Pixel 4 might offer true dual SIM functionality that will allow users to choose which SIM they want to utilize for handling calls and messages. It is believed that the…

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UAE Said to Use Cyber Super-Weapon to Spy on iPhones of Foes

A team of former US government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations. The cyber tool allowed the small Gulf country to monitor hundreds of targets beginning in 2016, from the Emir of Qatar and a senior Turkish official to a Nobel Peace laureate human-rights activist in Yemen,…

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Tim Cook Reveals Why Apple Is Struggling to Sell iPhones in Emerging Markets Like India

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook skipped mentioning India directly during the company’s earnings call with analysts, he stressed that there are several factors why iPhone sales are not picking up in the emerging markets. “The customers are holding on to their older iPhones a bit longer than in the past. “When you pair this with the macroeconomic factors, particularly in emerging markets, it resulted in iPhone revenue that was down 15 per cent from last year,” Cook told analysts late Tuesday. “One of those factors, weak macro-conditions in some emerging…

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Apple Considered Samsung, MediaTek to Supply 5G Modems for 2019 iPhones

Apple held talks with Samsung Electronics Co, and MediaTek along with existing vendor Intel Corp to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm and the US Federal Trade Commission on Friday. Between 2011 and 2016, Apple relied on San Diego-based Qualcomm as the sole supplier of such chips, which help iPhones connect to wireless networks. Starting in 2016, Apple split the business between Intel and Qualcomm, but in 2018, Apple moved solely to Intel for its newest phones. But Apple supply chain executive Tony…

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Apple Rival Qualcomm Paves Way for Ban on Some iPhones in Germany

The court in the German city of Munich had ruled in favour of Qualcomm last month but said an injunction banning sales of affected iPhones could only be imposed immediately if the company laid down a security deposit. AFP Updated:January 3, 2019, 11:20 PM IST An employee of German Apple retailer Gravis displays an iPhone 7 and 8 in a store in Berlin on Germany. (Image: Reuters) Berlin: US chipmaker Qualcomm said on Thursday it had fulfilled the requirements set out by a court in a patent dispute case against…

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Qualcomm Says It Won Case Banning Sale of Older iPhones in China

A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm, although Apple said all of its phone models remained on sale in the mainland. The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patents dispute between the two US companies that includes dozens of lawsuits. It creates uncertainty over Apple’s business in one of its biggest markets at a time when its falling share prices reflect concerns over waning demand for new iPhones. Apple said…

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Norwegian Man Accused of Luring Hundreds of Boys Into Online Sex Acts With Promise of Sweets, iPhones

Norway: Posing online as a girl named “Sandra”, a Norwegian man duped hundreds of minor boys into sex acts with promises of sweets, nude pictures, or iPhones, according to the charge sheet in the country’s biggest-ever sex abuse case. For years, the now 26-year-old suspect manipulated the boys into committing sex acts online and then threatened to expose them if they did not carry on. Some of the boys he met in person and sexually assaulted, prosecutors say. “It is the biggest case of sexual abuse in Norway to date,”…

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Amazon Strikes Deal With Apple to Officially Sell iPhones, iPads, and Macs

Amazon on Friday said it would carry more Apple products globally in time for the holiday shopping season, as the technology rivals put aside past differences to boost sales. In coming weeks, the world’s biggest online retailer will sell the latest editions of Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and other devices in the United States, Europe, Japan, and India. Amazon sold a limited assortment from Apple previously that included Mac computers and Beats headphones. The deal underscores how top brands such as Apple and Nike, which long resisted distributing products via Amazon,…

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Apple Sold 46.9 Million iPhones in the Last Quarter, Slightly Below Expectations

Apple on Thursday warned that sales for the crucial holiday quarter would likely miss Wall Street expectations, which Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets and foreign exchange costs. The disappointing forecast by the world’s most valuable technology company helped send shares down as much as 7 percent, taking roughly $70 billion (roughly Rs. 5.1 lakh crores) off Apple’s market value and forcing that value below $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 73 lakh crores). The forecast could also deepen concerns for technology companies that saw a sell-off after misses…

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Intel Bucks Chip Industry Woes; Powered by PCs, iPhones

Intel Corp beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, driven by its high-margin data centre business and strong demand for its PC chips, sending its shares up as much as 6.0 percent in extended trading, though those gains later evaporated on concerns about US trade tensions with China. The company’s 39 percent rise in profits and better-than-expected fourth-quarter forecast should come as a relief for investors after three days of grim news from other major chipmakers that have shaken stock markets globally. Amazon and Alphabet also reported disappointing earnings…

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