iPhone 8 Plus Said to Pop Open Again With a Swollen Battery, Reports Chinese State Media

A fresh case of Apple’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the US firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing […]

Google Said to Offer to Display Rival Sites via Auction

Alphabet unit Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction as part of an EU compliance order following a landmark fine for favouring its own service, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The proposal, submitted to the European Commission on August 29 following a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.87 billion) penalty, would allow competitors to bid […]

OnePlus 5 Said to Sport 16-Megapixel Camera with Sony IMX398 Sensor

The OnePlus 5 rumoured dual-camera setup is fast becoming the talk of the tech world as we get closer to the smartphone’s Summer launch. After the confusion caused regarding the orientation of the dual rear camera setup, new information regarding the phone’s camera setup has surfaced on the Internet and sits in line with the […]

Lenovo, Fujitsu Said to Discuss Merger of PC Businesses

Lenovo, Fujitsu Said to Discuss Merger of PC Businesses HIGHLIGHTS The companies are aiming to reach agreement this month: Nikkei Lenovo is also seeking to make further inroads into smartphones Fujitsu would move its PC planning, development, manufacturing divisions Lenovo Group Ltd. is in talks with Fujitsu Ltd. to merge their personal-computer businesses, with the […]

Apple Is Said to Plan Improved Cloud Services by Unifying Teams

Apple Inc. plans to unify its separate Internet services groups into a single campus to better compete with Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Amazon.com Inc. in the cloud, according to people familiar with the plans. Apple cloud services teams run by executive Eddy Cue, including Siri, Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News and parts of iTunes […]

Apple Said to Plan iPhone for Japan With Tap-to-Pay for Subways

HIGHLIGHTS A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa Apple intends to work with multiple transit card providers The FeliCa chip is able to process a transaction in 0.1 seconds Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment […]

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee

TPG Said to Be Among Possible Bidders for Intel Security Unit McAfee HIGHLIGHTS Deal could value McAfee at as much as $3 billion Intel is also talking to other potential bidders Intel’s strategy to focus on its more profitable data-center business TPG is among potential bidders for Intel Corp.’s computer-security unit McAfee, people with knowledge […]

Daimler’s MyTaxi Said to Merge With Hailo to Take on Uber

Daimler will deepen its European footprint in the ride-hailing business when its MyTaxi smartphone app unveils an all-share merger deal with UK rival Hailo as soon as Tuesday, three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. It is the latest push by traditional carmakers to enter the taxi ride hailing services market dominated by technology […]

Sony’s Vue Web TV Service Said to Surpass 100,000 Subscribers

PlayStation Vue, the web-TV service for owners of Sony Corp.’s video-game consoles, has signed up more than 100,000 subscribers since its March 2015 debut, people with knowledge of the matter said, good news for entertainment companies that are losing pay-TV subscribers. The service has been adding customers at a faster rate since Sony began a […]