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

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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

Creator Of Apple’s Programming Language, Swift, Bids Apple Goodbye

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Chris Lattner, the creator of Apple’s premiere coding language, Swift, bid his goodbye to the company as he announced his resignation on the Swift mailing list on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. No reason was given by him so as to why he left Apple, as he only stated that he wishes to ‘pursue an opportunity in another space’.

Swift is a powerful and intuitive programming language for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Writing Swift code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and Swift includes modern features developers love. Swift code is safe by design, yet also produces software that runs lightning-fast.
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Tim Cook Faces Salary Cut By 15% As iPhone Sales Shrink

CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 27: Apple CEO Tim Cook waves after a product launch event on October 27, 2016 in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. unveiled the latest iterations of its MacBook Pro line of laptops and TV app. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

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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Samsung Galaxy S8 to drop the ‘Home Button’, So Will The iPhone 8

Apple always intends to do something revolutionary with each of its product and eventually sets a trend. With 2017 marking the company’s 10th Anniversary, our expectations are high with the upcoming releases. There are steady rumours of Apple removing home button in iPhone 8. The phone will feature an edge-to-edge display that’ll make the iPhone look like a single piece of glass. This will bring about a major change in the way we use the iPhone. It is assumed to be launched around late autumn this year.

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The ‘New York Times’ App Removed From China’s iTunes App Store

Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request. Both the English and the Chinese versions of the app has been removed since the government considered it a violation of the country’s security terms and law regulations. It is assumed to be a part of the Chinese authority’s wider attempt to prevent readers in China from accessing independent news coverage by the New York Times of that country.

Apps from other international publications like the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times are still available in the iTunes Store.

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Apple To Now Manufacture iPhones In India

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The year 2016 started off on a promising note for Apple. During his maiden visit to India, Mr. Tim Cook, the chief executive officer, announced the setting up of an app development centre in Bengaluru and another one in Hyderabad for maps. The news has now been confirmed officially. The facility will start production from next April, according to industry sources.

Mr. Cook met the Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi earlier this year and discussed sensitive issues relating to cyber-security, data encryption, the possibility of fabricating the production in the country and extracting India’s young talent.  The Apple CEO appreciated the breadth of young talent in India with significant skills that Apple would like to acquire and the immense potential for ‘app-development’ in the country.

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What To Expect From Google In 2017

In 2016, Google displayed its vision for a more pervasive and conventional way of interacting with technology. This year, we experienced the company’s focus on more of hardware offerings and launch of top notch devices such as The Android Wear 2.0, Daydream View VR headset, Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home Speaker, Chromecast Ultra and Google Wi-Fi router, were met with a good market response.

Google also announced improvements to Android by launching a new major update to the software, Android Nougat 7.1.1, which will be available for most of the android devices by early 2017. There was Google Duo as well, the FaceTime competitor, dedicated to a video-only experience, and not to forget Google Allo, the messaging app with a resident chatbot, the Google Assistant.

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Cyanogen Fails To Kill Android, Shuts Down Itself

The ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google, has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder, and is now shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. The company revealed that the move is a part of the ongoing unification of Cyanogen. With this, CyanogenMod will be killed though the company has also confirmed its next open-source initiative designated as LineageOS.

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Google Announces New Self-Driven Minivan

Waymo, formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, is a self-governing car developer and an independent company under Alphabet Inc. The company began in 2009 as a project under Google. In 2015, the project completed its first driverless ride on public roads, giving a ride to a sole blind man in Austin, Texas.

In December 2016, Google evolved the project into a new company called Waymo, furnished under Google’s parent company Alphabet.

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