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Proton, a new malware that targets Mac, is spread through Handbrake

Some Mac users may have fallen victim to a new Mac malware called Proton. Over the weekend, the malware infected unsuspecting users by hitching a ride on a trusted server that hosted downloads for HandBrake, a popular DVD ripper and media encoding program. The malware provides a backdoor for malicious…

Apple now has a cash reserve of over US$250 billion

Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world. It generates so much profit that the latest reports indicate that its cash reserves have swollen to over US$250 billion, with the actual number of its cash reserves expected to be revealed later this week during its earnings call. To offer some perspective,…

Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo is almost complete

Apple’s next big thing could be a rival product of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. According to well-known tipster Sonny Dickson, Apple is currently finalizing the designs for a product which will compete against the Amazon Echo and Google Home. He added that Apple is likely to market it…

Apple and Nike release special edition Apple Watch

To celebrate the partnership between Apple and Nike, both have collaborated on a new limited edition Apple Watch Series 2 called the NikeLab.   Nike also announced that the NikeLab will only be sold through the company’s website and not Apple’s. The NikeLab will also be available at NikeLab locations and…

Apple now has a 9.7-inch iPad and updated iPad mini 4 option

Rumors of a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad model are true after all! Apple just unveiled a new 9.7-inch tablet, simply named the iPad which replaces the iPad Air 2.  The new iPad comes with a brighter Retina Display and is powered by an A9 chipset. In comparison, the retired iPad Air…

Office for Mac testers get Touch Bar controls

When Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar laptops, Microsoft was on stage to announce that Office for Mac is adding support for that multi-talented OLED strip. While it isn’t really here yet, we’re inching a bit closer, as participants in the Office Insider program are now able…

Apple Watch took almost 80-percent of total smartwatch revenue in Q4 2016

Just like the iPhone, the Apple Watch is estimated to have taken the lion’s share of revenue in the smartwatch market last quarter. While Strategy Analytics estimated that 5.2 million units were shipped last quarter, research firm Canalys put the figure higher at around 6 million units. This helped Apple…

Former Amazon Fire TV Chief will now lead Apple TV business

Apple has hired an industry veteran to head its Apple TV business. According to Bloomberg, Timothy Twerdahl, former Amazon Fire TV,  joined Apple earlier this month as a vice president for product marketing. Twerdahl has a wealth of experience in internet-connected TV devices; he was the General Manager and Director of…

Some iPhone 7 units fitted with better-performing modem

Apple is known to use different components with comparable performance for its devices as a means to diversify its supply chain. Last year, Chipworks discovered that there were two different sized A9 chipsets in the iPhone 6s with the TSMC-made chipset performing better. With the iPhone 7, Apple is once…

Google paid Apple US$1 billion to become the default search engine on iPhones

  It looks like Google is willing to go to great lengths to keep their search engine at the top of the list in the mobile platform. So much so that they have agreed to share a percentage of their revenue with Apple to keep their search bar up, front,…