Why the iPhone has a mysterious little hole next to its camera?

The iPhone has a hole next to its rear camera lens. It’s easy to miss because it’s so small, and you might never have noticed it before, let alone wondered what it’s for. However, the hole actually serves a very important purpose. It is, in fact, a microphone, one of three on the device. Another is hidden under the speaker grill on the front, and another sits on the phone’s bottom edge. The

Apple adds PayPal support to its ecosystem

Apple has now added the support for online payment gateway PayPal for purchases through its ecosystem, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music and iBooks across iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices using a PayPal account. The PayPal support is available for users in the US, Britain, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. “This provides a secure and versatile payment method to meet the

Apple to launch iPhone 6 today

Apple is all set to unveil two models of iPhone 6 – with 4.7″ and 5.5″ screens. There are also speculations that the technology giant will also unveil its first wearable technology. While the smaller iPhone will have a 4.7-inch screen (a popular size among Android phones), the larger model’s screen will measure 5.5 inches diagonally, making it a “phablet” that would compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note and other phones.

Apple suppliers begin production of new iPad tablets

Apple Inc`s suppliers have begun manufacturing new iPad tablets in an attempt to revive flagging sales of the tablet, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.Apple, which helped create the tablet market in 2010 with its first iPad, has seen growth plummet from 2012, as larger phones became more popular and people delayed replacing their tablets.Mass production of the iPad with a 9.7-inch (24.6-cm) screen has already started,

Swatch Denies Working With Apple for the Smartwatch iWatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report saying it was working with technology company Apple on a smartwatch, a wearable device with interactive functions. Technology website VentureBeat said in a report on Wednesday Apple was working with “at least one partner, Swatch” on a smartwatch project, citing an unnamed source. A spokeswoman for Swatch Group said on Thursday the report was unfounded. She said the only business relationship

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. He was adopted at birth by Paul Reinhold Jobs (1922–1993) and Clara Jobs (1924–1986). The Jobs family moved from San Francisco to Mountain View, California when Jobs was five years old. The parents later adopted a daughter, Patty.Paul worked as a mechanic and a carpenter, and taught his

iWatch coming? Apple poaches Tag Heuer Senior VP

Apple has poached a senior executive from Swiss luxury watch brand Tag Heuer, which could be to help it with the launch of its iWatch expected this autumn. Tag Heuer, part of luxury goods group LVMH, said on Friday its vice president for sales, Patrick Pruniaux, who had been with the brand for seven years, was leaving on Monday to join Apple. It did not say what his new job

Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet ad claims Apple iPad not suitable for outdoors

Taking a dig at rival Apple’s iPad, Nokia has reportedly released a new ad for its Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet in which it is telling people that unlike the iPad, the Lumia tablet can be used in the brightest of lights and is suitable for outdoor use. The new ad stressing on the difficulties of owning a dachshund and an iPad, because the dachshund just wants to play outside but

Apple iPad bursts into flames in Australia Vodafone store

An Apple iPad has reportedly burst into flames, while being demoed at a Vodafone store in Australia The accident forced the store to evacuate customers, but no one was injured, Cnet reports Fire fighters later discovered that sparks were coming from the iPad’s charging port, the report added.

Apple set to unveil latest iPads

Apple is reportedly set to unveil its latest range of iPads in the coming week, which are touted to be lighter and thinner in design and have better processors. The latest iPads are set to go for sales on October 22, against Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets and other gadgets made by Samsung. According to news.com.au, supply chain sources said that Apple may run into a shortage of the ‘retina’ displays

Cheaper for Apple, not for you - IPhone 5S and 5C

The much-speculated Apple event on Tuesday night (IST) resulted in the unveiling of two new phone models and the announcement of a software update. The premium iPhone 5s, the world’s first 64-bit smartphone with Touch ID, will cost $649 (Rs41,750) for 16 GB. But it was the cheaper model — the iPhone 5c — that was a disappointment. Targeting emerging markets around the world, including India and China, the phone was

Apple to introduce thinner iPad and high-resolution iPad mini

Software and mobile manufacturer Apple is reportedly on its way to unveil a thinner version of its flagship iPad tablet along with a high-resolution iPad mini. Sources close to the company said that the new iPad models are set to be introduced towards the end of the year. Despite the growing competition in the tablet market from makers like Samsung, Google and Asustek, IDC found that Apple’s lack of new