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Apple expected to liven up iPad range in face of fierce competition in tablets

Apple is expected to rev up its iPad line on Tuesday as the tablet market heats up with competition from devices powered by software from Google and Microsoft.

Monday, 21 October, 2013, 12:56pm 1 comment

Apple to pay back parents for in-app purchases made by children

Parents shocked by children running up massive bills - some up to US$1,400 - by making "in-app purchases" on their Apple iPhone or iPad, will get cash or iTunes Store credit as part of a settlement that could cost the company up to US$100 million.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:03am

Facebook apps for iPhone-iPad add free calls

Facebook allowed users on Friday to make free calls to friends at the leading social network using its application tailored for iPhones or iPads.

An updated Facebook “app” for the popular Apple mobile devices shows when friends are online and then gives the option of ringing them up by tapping an icon on the screen.

23 Feb 2013 - 10:56am

Apple's 'cool' versus Samsung muscle

Its products may not, as one British judge put it, be as “cool” as bitter rival Apple’s, but Samsung Electronics is speeding away from the iconic iPhone maker in the race for the global smartphone market.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Proview's Shenzhen subsidiary faces liquidation

Proview Technology (Shenzhen) is headed for liquidation, just four months after taking a record settlement from Apple for the iPad's trademarks on the mainland.

In a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday, parent Proview International Holdings said the Shenzhen Intermediate Court had appointed a liquidation administrator for its debt-mired subsidiary on October 24.

3 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Apple profit forecast falls short of market target

Apple forecast profit that fell short of analysts' predictions as chief executive Tim Cook boosts spending to revamp the company's product line and get new iPhones and iPads in stores by year-end holidays.

27 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Apple about to unveil a 'mini iPad'?

Just weeks after launching the iPhone 5, Apple is back with what is expected to be another hot device, a "mini" version of its market-leading iPad tablet.

Apple sent out invitations for an event today in San Jose, California, saying only: "We've got a little more to show you."

Reports have been swirling for months about the "iPad Mini", Apple has made no comment

23 Oct 2012 - 4:26am

With Surface, Microsoft becomes friend and foe to PC partners

With the launch of its Surface tablet computer, Microsoft is becoming a genuine “frenemy” – part friend, part enemy – to its longtime manufacturing partners.

Since its founding 37 years ago, the company has had a mutual understanding with makers of computer hardware: Microsoft creates software.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am