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Despite iPhone profits, Apple now pays half of Samsung’s corporate tax rate

September 28, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

After the huge tax cut that went into effect last year, and the one-time overseas profit repatriation fee, Apple’s effective tax rate has fallen to just 14%. That’s a far cry from the “we have the highest tax rate of […]


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WhatsApp is getting ads next year, but will it lose end-to-end encryption?

September 27, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

An interview with one of WhatsApp’s co-founders earlier this week confirmed that Brian Acton and Jan Koum left Facebook over huge differences with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s leadership about how WhatsApp should make money. The same article reveals that WhatsApp […]


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Instagram is finally bringing notifications to your browser

September 26, 2018

Via: Tech Radar

Instagram is beginning to roll out notification support to users who’d prefer to scroll through photos from their friends and people they follow from a browser rather than the mobile app. Although you’ve long been able to scroll through Instagram’s […]


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Instagram co-founders resign following tensions with Mark Zuckerberg

September 25, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Following a number of recent reports surrounding the matter, Instagram’s CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post earlier today that he would be departing the photo sharing platform and Facebook within just a few weeks’ time. Similarly, […]


Android Phone, News and Press, Products

Huawei has no plans to spin off Honor into an independent company

September 24, 2018

Via: Phone Arena

Honor’s plans to become one of the five biggest smartphone brands worldwide within the next few years are certainly no secret. But despite this, the company has confirmed that it will not be spun off as an independent company. Honor […]


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Huawei promotes Mate 20 Pro by shamelessly trolling Apple on iPhone Xs launch day

September 21, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world’s second smartphone vendor. The challenge ahead is not only reaching Samsung for the number one spot, but also maintaining the second place. Today being the iPhone Xs launch day, what better way is […]


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Apple is going to track your calls and emails and give your device a ‘trust score’ to combat fraud

September 19, 2018

Via: Bussinessinsider

Apple will start using call and email data to calculate trust scores for your devices in a bid to combat fraud. First spotted by Venture Beat, a new provision has quietly appeared updated in the iTunes Store privacy page: “To […]


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As expected, Apple largely escapes China tariffs but iPhone could still be hit later

September 18, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

It was expected that most Apple products would be excluded from the final list of tariffs to be imposed on Chinese imports, and that has now been confirmed – for now … Happily for Apple, both the Apple Watch and […]


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Apple suppliers concerend about high iPhone prices

September 17, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

iPhone prices for the new models announced on September 12, 2018, are worrying for Apple’s suppliers. Starting at $749, they could go as high as $1,099 for the largest iPhone Xs Max. $1,449 plus tax is the most expensive iPhone […]


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iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Plus, and Apple Watch Series 4 now available for pre-order

September 14, 2018

Via: 9to5Mac

The Apple Online Store and Apple Store app for iOS have come back online, and with them come pre-orders of the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Plus, and Apple Watch Series 4. All three devices are now available, with the first […]