Google Is Now The World’s Most Valuable Brand, Apple Overthrown

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After 5 years of ruling the brand market and establishing its reign, Google has taken over the company’s position and is now the world’s most valuable brand. Google ranks top with a $109.5 billion monetary value, a 24 percent increase compared to last year. Apple, meanwhile, declined to $107.1 billion compared to $145.9 billion last year. Read More

Apple To Patent A Vaporizer

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Apple is reportedly working on its own vaporizer that uses high temperatures to ‘cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize’ and could be used for both solid and liquid chemicals, hinting the use of the unit for marijuana. The patent application doesn’t mention whether it’s a standalone product intended for recreational use.  Read More

Apple Sues Qualcomm Over Royalties For Over $1 Billion

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Apple has filed suit against the world’s biggest chip maker and supplier company, Qualcomm, and suing it for over $ 1 billion, for “charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with”.  The suit follows the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Qualcomm earlier this week over unfair patent licensing practices.

The company said in its suit that Qualcomm should be paid royalties based on the value of its particular contribution, not for contributions from other patent holders. Currently, Qualcomm’s royalties are based off the selling price of a phone, rather than what portion Qualcomm’s technology enabled.

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Google Soon To Launch ‘Android One’ In The US

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Android fans in the US were left surprised with the rumor that leaked the launch of  the budget phone, Android One, that has already been deemed successful in the Asian market. Google wishes to expand its Android One phone program in the US by mid 2017 and would promote this launch by funding a big ad campaign for this first US-based phone.

Android One is a low cost line of consumer electronics devices that run the Android operating system. It is a hardware and software standard created by Google for Android systems, and customers in the developing world. Google manages the design, development, marketing, and support of these devices while all manufacturing are carried out by partnering original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  Read More

Deadroad Assault – Shoot And Crush Them All, For iOS And Android

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Deadroad Assault, developed and published by The Radiobush, is a challenging game involving zombies, who have to be shot and crushed before they reach you and consume you.

Your truck has crashed on eerie Exit 51, and the plague infested zombies are after you! Kill them all.

The game is supported on both, iOS and Android platforms. Read More

Apple’s Team To Fly Down To India For Discussing Production & Factory Plans

 

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The Apple team is all set to meet the Indian Government officials next week to discuss and plan the setting up of the proposed production unit in Bangalore. They are flying down from the US to present the company’s case and to seek tax and revenue benefits from the government. Officials from various departments such as industry, revenue and information technology are expected to be present in the meeting that is to be held in New Delhi.

Apple is bound and determined to begin the assembly operations and hence full manufacture is set to begin by the end of next year. Read More

TSC by Earlogic- The New Way Of Hearing

jwIv-yZNTSC by Earlogic, is the first music platform app that fully integrates into the personal hearing condition and prevents hearing loss.

TSC features exclusive ‘Threshold Sound Conditioning’ technology that you can routinely test your hearing condition and improve your hearing capacity with customized sound signals.

The app is compatible on the iOS platform and is available to download for absolutely no cost. Read More

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Nokia 6 To Begin Its Sale From February 26

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HMD Global, the Finnish company that was founded to create phones under the Nokia brand name revealed the Nokia 6 (first ever android based Nokia phone) this weekend and the same is supposed to arrive in the market by February 26, 2017. The phone will currently be available for purchase in China only. It is assumed to arrive in other parts of the world in the coming months. More announcements are to be expected on February 26, a date that lines up perfectly with the start of the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, as the company is also planning to unveil around seven additional smartphones under the Nokia-branding at the world’s largest mobile show.

Nokia’s classic hardware design is recreated by HMD Global and is paired well with Android. We’ll have to wait until the next month so as to see what the launch has in store for us. Read More

Apple’s iPhone Completes 10 Years Of Accomplishment

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It was on January 9, 2007, that the late Apple founder and chief executive Steve Jobs went on stage at the company’s Macworld event to reveal a single device that was an amalgamation of an iPod, a phone and an internet communicator, which turned out to be the best selling phone that year and ever since, Apple managed to sell one billion iPhones around the world eventually became one of the wealthiest companies. Read More

Tim Cook Faces Salary Cut By 15% As iPhone Sales Shrink

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The disappointing performance of the iPhone 7 sales and the near death of the iPad are the reason behind the pay cut of the top executives associated with Apple, including company CEO Tim Cook who faced a reduction in his incentive based salary by almost $1.5 million. For the first time after 2009, Apple missed its revenue and profit goals in 2016 and the weak performance took a toll on its top executives’ pay.

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