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  1. Jamie McKane

    The forbidden words Apple employees aren't allowed to say

    The forbidden words Apple employees aren't allowed to say Apple's "Genius" technical support employees base their interactions with customers around the Genius Training Student Workbook, which focuses on the use empathetic communication. According to a report by The Guardian, Geniuses should...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Apple's latest accessory - a R400 USB-C fast charger

    Apple's latest accessory - a R400 USB-C fast charger Apple has added a $29 (R400), 18-watt USB-C power adapter to the Apple Store that can be used to fast charge your iPad or iPhone. The new charging device serves as an alternative to the more expensive 30-watt USB-C charger that is usually...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Apple to sell HomePod speaker in China

    Apple to sell HomePod speaker in China Apple Inc. on Wednesday said its HomePod wireless speaker will go on sale in China next year, potentially beating Amazon.com Inc. and Google to the world’s most-populous nation. On its website in China, Apple added a banner that said the speaker will go...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Apple reassigns marketing staff to boost iPhone sales

    Apple reassigns marketing staff to boost iPhone sales Apple Inc. is experimenting with iPhone marketing strategies it rarely uses -- such as discount promotions via generous device buyback terms -- to help goose sales of its flagship product. Company executives moved some marketing staff from...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Android smartphones will offer 5G before Apple

    Android smartphones will offer 5G before Apple Apple Inc. plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people familiar with its plans. The delay may make it easier for rivals...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Samsung not worried about Huawei Pay and Apple Pay in South Africa

    Samsung not worried about Huawei Pay and Apple Pay in South Africa Samsung is not worried about competition from other mobile payment apps in South Africa, including platform-linked services such as Huawei Pay and Apple Pay. Huawei recently revealed that it expects to launch its mobile...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Apple overtaken by Microsoft as world's most valuable company

    Apple overtaken by Microsoft as world's most valuable company Microsoft has surpassed a struggling Apple to become the most valuable company in the world, Softpedia reports. Microsoft is worth $753 billion, while Apple's value is now $746 billion.
  8. Jamie McKane

    Apple continues to plummet due to slow iPhone demand

    Apple continues to plummet due to slow iPhone demand Apple Inc. shares dropped close to bear market territory Monday on concern consumers are no longer clamoring for its cornerstone product, the iPhone. The stock closed at a record of $232.07 on Oct. 3. Since then it’s plunged almost 20...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Apple and Microsoft fixing serious iCloud bug

    Apple and Microsoft fixing serious iCloud bug Microsoft has confirmed that iCloud for Windows users may suffer an issue when trying to sync shared albums if they have updated to the latest version of Windows 10. As a result, Microsoft has blocked devices that use iCloud for Windows 10 from...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Google's search engine is the best - Apple

    Google's search engine is the best - Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook told an interviewer on HBO that despite the company's distrust of Google's security stance, Apple still chooses to use Google's search engine because it is superior to the alternatives. He added that Apple had implemented a variety...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Apple devices have suffered 500% more ransomware attacks than last year

    Apple devices have suffered 500% more ransomware attacks than last year According to a report by Datto, ransomware attacks on Apple OS and iOS devices are up by nearly 500% compared to last year. This finding forms part of a comprehensive report on how ransomware is affecting SMBs worldwide.
  12. Jamie McKane

    Apple suppliers suffer due to weak iPhone demand

    Apple suppliers suffer due to weak iPhone demand The bad news keeps piling up for Apple Inc. ahead of the crucial holiday season. AMS AG, a Switzerland-based maker of light sensors for smartphones, became at least the fourth key supplier to the U.S. company this week to reduce revenue...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Apple suppliers fall due to weak iPhone demand

    Apple suppliers fall due to weak iPhone demand Major suppliers to Apple Inc.’s iPhone fell Tuesday as investors fretted that one of the most important product lines in the technology sector was seeing weak demand. In Asia, Japan Display Inc. slashed its forecasts for sales growth and operating...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Amazon to begin selling latest Apple devices

    Amazon to begin selling latest Apple devices Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., two of the world’s most valuable technology companies, struck a deal to get the newest iPhones into the hands of Amazon customers. Amazon said Friday it would begin selling the most-recent iPhone, iPad, Mac computer...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Apple cancels iPhone Xr production boost

    Apple cancels iPhone Xr production boost Apple Inc. has told Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to iPhone XR, the Nikkei reports, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. Apple’s lower-priced XR model was expected to be popular over the...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Apple's decision to stop reporting iPhone sales raises concern

    Apple's decision to stop reporting iPhone sales raises concern Apple Inc.’s decision to stop reporting how many iPhones it sells landed with a thud. While some pundits praised the move as a way to highlight a potent new business model, many analysts complained it was an attempt to hide the...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Apple is $7 billion behind in royalty payments - Qualcomm

    Apple is $7 billion behind in royalty payments - Qualcomm Qualcomm Inc. says its fight with Apple Inc. over how much the chipmaker can charge for essential patented technology used in iPhones and iPads is getting pricey. “They’re trying to destroy our business," Qualcomm lawyer Evan Chesler...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Samsung to take on Apple with 5G and foldable smartphones

    Samsung to take on Apple with 5G and foldable smartphones Samsung Electronics Co. is overhauling its line-up of premium phones for next year, preparing to launch its first 5G-capable smartphone, a cheaper flagship model and a foldable-screen device to challenge Apple Inc. and stay ahead of...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Apple's iCloud hit by extended downtime

    Apple's iCloud hit by extended downtime Apple's iCloud service appears to have experienced extended outages as many users reported issues accessing some iCloud-based apps, The Verge reported. Apple noted that iCloud was experiencing some sort of widespread service disruption, which was...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Apple to unveil new iPad and low-cost MacBook this month

    Apple to unveil new iPad and low-cost MacBook this month Apple Inc. said it will hold a product announcement Oct. 30 in Brooklyn, New York, likely to unveil new iPads and Mac computers. The invitation to media reads, "There’s more in the making," without specifying what would be introduced...
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